Monday, January 15, 2007

the big 100

this took me a long time. i have been taking notes on my many lists for about a week.

1. i had a saturday detention on my 16th birthday because of tardiness. fresh baked bagels at the price chopper bakery after seminary were really important when you were eating breakfast at 5:30am.
2. in high school, i joined as many clubs as possible on picture day so i could be in the yearbook photo and then i would never attend the club again.
3. i can fit 24 large green grapes in my mouth at one time.
4. i read the entire anne of green gables series in 6 days. even the more obscure ones like rilla of ingleside.
5. i sang alto in the choir in high school. for a long time i couldn't even hear the melody line anymore because i was trained to harmonize.
6. i love making lists. i have several pads of paper around the house with things i need to do, movies i need to watch, books to read, recipes to make, rooms to organize...
7. on my first date with thomas i was hooked. i wouldn't say love at first site or "i knew he was the one", but everything just made sense. we talked non-stop. the talking has yet to abate. we are loud people.
8. my grandma williams is my hero. she has done so many things and visited so many places and raised 7 successful children. and then recently she got veneers on her teeth so now she looks like a movie star. she is 80 years old!
9. for being such an illogical person i am obsessed with being on time and watches and clocks.
10. recently i have developed a love of crossword puzzles.
11. i love reading advice columns. i would love to have my own someday.
12. i talk to my mom every morning at 7:28am on her way to work.
13. i love bleu cheese burgers.
14. i love(am obsessed) with exercise. my goal for this year is to be a certified instructor.
15. i love watching football. and i really know what is going on 90% of the time. guys that don't think i do and try to explain things to me drive me nuts. girls that don't understand and don't bother to ask questions really bug me too.
16. i was meant to be an aesthetician. i love popping zits and blackheads and i could do it all day.
17. i hate clutter, but i have things that i find hard to throw away. throwing away christmas cards makes me feel guilty. i never take the handout in relief society because i know i will just throw it away.
18. i love reading trashy novels, teenage romance and cookbooks.
19. i feel awkward everytime i get my hair cut or colored. i feel like i have to been nice, or chit chat the whole time they are working. i would rather read or stare off into space.
20. i am a firm believer that drinking lots of water and slathering on gobs of cocoa butter cream prevents stretch marks.
21. politics are of utmost importance to me. everyone should have a least a little interest in them.
22. i think video/computer games are a complete waste of time. and i was addicted to computer solitaire my sophomore year of college.
23. i DETEST when there is a traffic jam and certain people think they are above waiting and they drive to the front of the line. i NEVER let them in and i stare at them as i drive by.

24. my favorite shows growing up were the jetsons, the price is right and i love lucy.
25. when i was little i would change my clothes constantly. my favorite thing to wear was a white satin dance skirt. it was an everyday item.

26. i would secretly try and watch jem and the holograms when i was little. my mom thought they dressed like sluts.
27. when i was in elementary i dreamed of being the homecoming queen of my high school. i didn't win queen but i was on court my senior year.
28. my first true love is my pound puppy ruffy. he still watches over my bed to this day.
29. i love the band chicago and i have been to their concert 3 times.
30. i used to have my tregas(that flap of skin on the opposite side of your ear lobe) pierced.
31. i had my belly button pierced too.
32. i hate nuts. i think they are satan's food. they ruin all sorts of good food, ice cream, cookies, fudge...
33. i love chocolate milk. but baby #2 doesn't.
34. my freshman year of college, first semester, there was a week that i only slept 4 hours total. it was horrible.
35. on my first date i wore a darth vader t-shirt.
36. after first semester freshman year i wanted to drop out of byu and never come back. most of my roomates were a little weird and i never felt like i had any bosom friends. anyone remember candessa? she told me once that we all HAD to be best friends; that's what roomates were for. and then she said i wasn't "pretty" just "striking", whatever that means. and a couple of them would call me high maintenance. 2nd semester the "posse" saved me.
37. i have never broken a bone, but i have always wanted a cast. i recall once rolling toilet paper on my arm, getting it all wet and hoping that it would dry into a cast.
38. my first car was a 1982 buick skylark. it cost $500.
39. when reagan was born, it was not love at first site. it was "why does my baby have all those tubes in him?"

40. i read gone with the wind for the first time when i was 11. it was my secret dream to get married at age 16 like scarlett o'hara so i wouldn't be an old maid.
41. my senior year of high school i was the cook in the play clue. i had to wear a fat suit and be killed on stage. they had to stop a rehearsal when i lost blood flow to my head and almost passed out.
42. i hate looking at dead bodies at funerals.
43. during college i worked at the byu bookstore. a co-worker and i would wear fake engagement rings and talk about our wedding plans in front of customers.
44. i hate my wedding dress. a lot.
45. i never met thomas's family until after we were married.
46. before i got prego again, i did 500 crunches every other day. take that britney spears.
47. growing up, my mom made brownies for us nearly everyday.
48. in high school, someone told me that i couldn't be a model. she said that you have to be really thin, really tall and really pretty. i still hate her.
49. i was in 3 muscials in high school: annie, hello dolly and guys and dolls.
50. the longest i have ever ran at one time was 4 miles. i don't think i could ever do it again.
51. i have had glasses since the 3rd grade. i cheated on the eye exam because i thought glasses were so cool. i was so wrong.
52. one summer i was the assistant manager of a jamba juice.
53. that same summer my cousin jen and i dared each other to drive around town only wearing our sexiest bras(we were wearing pants, you sicko). not one of our brightest ideas.
54. the only color my hair hasn't been is red.
55. i was born in provo, utah while my dad was in law school.
56. i failed intro to aerobics my freshman year of college. i missed the final because i went to the temple.
57. my biggest fear is getting my teeth knocked out.
58. i am a terrible dancer and i have no athletic ability.
59. in high school i got sunburned so bad that my skin turned purple.
60. from the age 12 on, my bedroom was in our basement and i was afraid of the dark until i went to college. i loved my night light.
61. i almost failed the 6th grade because i would rather read than do class work. i hid all my bad papers in the rafters above my closet. they are probably still there.
62. there was a man shot dead by police on the street behind my house.
63. i had a huge crush on ben murray from the 5th grade until sometime in high school. then i switched to jason wood.
64. at my senior prom i had a large mermaid tatoo on my back. a gift from my date.
65. i wet my pants at my friend emily clark's house when i was 12. i couldn't get my shorts down in time and i went all over their floor. thankfully, they were complete slobs and the bathroom had water and a bunch of towels on the floor anyway. so i just tried to mop it up as best i could and then i tied my cardigan around my waist and i ran home without saying anything.
66. i have a tiny, little bald patch on my head where hair never grows.
67. i was mad at my sister for a long time when she was expressing desire to serve a mission. i was like "what is she thinking? who i am supposed to call and talk to when i am driving around town? who is going to get my jokes?" i am trying to be less selfish.
68. i have never given blood. i really want to though.
69. i am deathly afraid of having a birthday party for myself for fear that no one would show up. i has happened in the past...
70. i cannot drive a stick shift past 2nd gear and that is fine with me. people drive too fast anyway.
71. all my clothes are grouped by color and they MUST face the same direction. AND NO WIRE HANGERS!
72. i hate flying because i have the worst ear pain ever. gum only helps sometimes.
73. i used to take all sorts of arts and ceramics classes when i was younger. i wanted to be an artist.
74. my earliest memory is going to take my dad to work when it was still dark out. my parents only had one car and my mom drove him to the bus station to take him downtown. i vaguely remember sitting in my carseat.
75. my older brother steve made me eat rocks once because he told me they were candy.
76. i quit taking dance lessons from these people at church because one day they decided that they were going to start a cult and then threaten to kill anyone that went against them.

77. thomas and my "official song" is "the good stuff" by kenny chesney. we hated it at first because we had heard it about 58,493 times on our honeymoon. and then we heard it again a few months later and we were instantly endeared to it forever.
78. i really like guns and i would like to own one someday and carry it in my purse or maybe strapped to my ankle.
79. i would love to live in either NYC or LA, just for a little while.
80. i would like to have the physical ability to instill fear in people just by flexing.
81. i had white blond hair when i was a toddler.
82. i am highly dependent on my blood sugar. i get mean and thomas always ask "have you eaten anything recently?" and then because i am so mean i want to punch him.
83. i am loyal to wal-mart. i hate when people bad mouth it because of their so-called "low wages" and all that. they have the best prices and the worst service. deal with it.
84. i would really like to teach an adult education class on marriage or child rearing skills. my major really filled me with a lot of good information.
85. i really really really like pointless tv show where all the people wear great clothes or at least trendy things. i am always looking for ideas.
86. for a long time i thought i was 5'7. i'm only 5'5. thomas is 6'3, nearly a foot in height difference.
87. i don't like talking on the phone. i would rather you just come to my house so we could hang out.

88. my favorite conditioner is ion moisturizing treatment. it is a hair mask that you are only supposed to use one a week, but i use it almost daily.
89. i have 9 different bottles of shampoo in my shower.
90. this pregnancy i didn't crave or eat anything for the first 3 months and i was sick and lost weight. that all changed last week and i am craving cookie cakes from the great american cookie company.
91. i hated my name growing up because outside of mormon circles it is a little unusual. i always wanted to be amy or andrea. then one day my mom told me that she always loved the name heidi and she always wanted to have a daughter with that name. now i love my name!
92. i grew up in the methanphetamine capital of the world, jackson county, mo.
93. i worked at the public library, a movie theater, a concession stand, and at my dad's law office while i was in high school.
94. i never missed a single day of seminary EVER. there are no awards or prizes for that accomplishment.
95. i threw up at school twice while in the second grade.
96. i have always wanted to shave my head and just start my hair over.
97. i once went on a double date and i wasn't sure which date was mine was until about 30 minutes into it.
98. i used to torment this girl named tedi(real name) in another neighborhood by telling her that i was twins. sometimes i would talk to her and i would be heidi and then later i would see her again and be my sister "lucy".
99. i was EXTREMELY shy growing up. i used to cry at all of rachel bahr's birthday parties. it still hurts to think about.
100. i was "gifted" but all the other "gifted" kids bugged me because they only wanted to talk about school work.


Jessica said...

yay! i'm so excited you posted your list. i LOVED it. it made me wish we were still living together in an unairconditioned apartment in the summer of 2001 lounging in our underwear and eating otter pops to stay cool. i'm glad to hear you are loyal to wal-mart, because i am too. and i also am not big on phone-talking and would rather just hang out and talk in person. and i can't believe candessa told you that your were not pretty, but striking. what a freak! i'm glad the posse saved you second semester. love ya!

Will & Natalie Giddens said...

WOW! I must say, I'm mighty impressed with that list. Very thorough. I especially liked the BYU Bookstore antics, the goal of becoming an instructor this year, the Darth Vader tee, and yes, you should be an aesthetician (and a hair stylist - but only the kind that does fancy do's like for formal occasions). I just have to say, I can't believe how rude people have been to you! Just remember - they stink (figuratively and probably literally as well) and you are a billion, gazillion, million, trillion times cooler than they are!

Anonymous said...

That was pretty cool! I would be so bored at work without to entertain me! You're so funny.

Rachel Connett said...

Very impressive. Knowing many of the people on the list made it so much more enjoyable. Seriously, I cried laughing. You seriously peed in the Clarks bathroon?! Awesome. Who in high school told you that?I have a feeling it was...JL?? She was SO wrong, obviously.
I was also shocked to notice my name on the list, I hope the only reason you cried at my bday parties was because you couldn't find the candy. Remember the time I tried to hide in your car when your family came over so that I could go home with you? I think Steve busted us.
Well I have many more questions about some of the points on your list. You have inspired me to start my own. Thanks for the laughs! Did you get my email with the pictures? I am sorry you will have to talk to me on the phone...but someday I will come and hang out at your place.

Lachelle & Rob Bodine said...

I loved your list! We have some things in common. Like you - I never missed a day of early morning seminary. I love that Kenny Chesney song but hated it when it first came out! And I'm laughing at Candessa - what a weirdo. Either way - I think striking is a compliment! :)

Caroline said...

So, what exactly is the big 100? Just 100 random things? That must have taken you forever!
Thanks for keeping me laughing! Especially at the first date t-shirt and peeing on the floor! Too funny! Miss you tons!

katherine said...

Ha! Loved your list! I'm glad you posted a comment on my site. I've been checking out your blog and I even checked out Steve's, but I was too embarassed to comment. I guess I kept thinking that it would be so sad if you were like...Bucky who? Loved the over mexico picture by the way--too funny, I laughed way so hard at that one.

Meghan said...

There is so much I never knew about you. I love your list. I thought that I was crazy about lists...You are amazing and very brave to have posted so many personal things. That is something I could never do, I'm way too worried about what other people think.

Emily said...


diito #2 girl! all about the yearbook pictures. i can't believe a person (to add to that a person I know) is obsessed with excersize!! How do I become obsessed?? I'm in desperate need! help!!
i loved that you worte about not taking RS flyers - they tend to go heavy on the handouts - what's the point of those things anyways??
I'm right there with you at the hair salon - I really never want to talk to them - I just want to enjoy one of the most relaxing moments possible - getting my hair played with - i'm not paying for the conversation that's fo sure.
I'm defintely gonna try the cocoa butter- i'm so paranoid about stretch marks.
loved the BYU bookstore/engagement ring story.
#98 - you are hilarious! I wish I would have thaought of that as a child.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading your list. thanks for posting!