Wednesday, September 23, 2009

100 Things...

I can't think of anything interesting to blog about lately...I think I have some blog anxiety actually, I know this is really just for me, but I worry about what I will write and if it will be interesting to anyone and then I don't! Yeah, kind of the opposite of why I started blogging in the first place!

OK, so I am going to attempt to write more, even if I don't have awesome pictures to post or fun vacations to report on, or amazing food or recipes that I've cooked, etc. So I thought one way to help me get over this is to post the infamous "100 Things About Me" list. Wish me luck!

1- I love Justin
2- I love spending time with my family
3- I love shopping, even when it's just to look
4- I like the thought of cooking and wish that I wanted to do it more often.
5- I really enjoy watching lots of different TV shows
6- I love going to movies, especially with Justin and/or Kellie
7- I keep in touch with friends for years and years. I'm still friends with Brandi since 5th grade.
8- I like to go on drives up the canyon or in the mountains, my mom's fault :)
9- I wish I was as talented as my parents- Mom paints, dad photographs, Susan sews and cooks
10- I love chocolate and prefer it over any candy
11- I love my nephews- Jeremy, Kris and Elias
12- I secretly wish I had been a nurse, paramedic or firefighter (except I only want to work 9-5)
13- I wanted to be a wedding dress designer when I was a kid and used to draw designs in notebooks that are long, long gone.
14- I'm very sentimental and have a hard time parting with things that remind me of good times, ticket stubs, programs, etc.
15- I love taking pictures
16- I want to go to Paris, Rome and London so, so, so, so bad
17- I pretty much want to go everywhere in the world, I want to see everything
18- I think people are so interesting and I'm fascinated by them
19- I would love to be a wife and mother one day
20- I would love to own a home and fix it up just the way I like it
21- I want to have a garden and pick vine ripened tomatoes
22- I wish I had someone who would do all my food prep and then I'd just cook it!
23- I wish I didn't have hypothyroidism
24- I wish I didn't have problems with my ears, but I know these challenges keep me humble, and could be worse!
25- I love my Church
26- I loved going on a mission and wish that everyone could have such an experience
27- I wish I was rich and could just be a philanthropist
28- I want to go to Malawi, Africa and see the 100,000 trees we've planted there
29- I wish that no one went hungry
30- I wish that people didn't abuse each other
31- I wish that we took better care of our Earth
32- I wish that we could prevent any other animals from becoming extinct
33- I love giraffes
34- I'm 5' 0, which is why I think I love giraffes, they are so tall!
35- I love cute babies and could play with them all day
36- I love looking at other people's photography web sites
37- I love reading people's blogs, I am constantly surprised at the depth, passion, love and beauty in everyone's lives.
38- I love Summer and warm weather
39- I'm trying to love Winter more
40- I can't ever give blood again because of a stupid false testing the Red Cross gave me one time, even though they admit it was their mistake!
41- I play the flute but don't have one anymore
42- I can twirl a giant flag and march at the same time
43- I love roller coasters and hope to go to Cedar Point one day!
44- I love fun surprises
45- I envy families that take big vacations all together
46- I have never been to Hawaii yet
47- I love going to the Sundance Film Festival every year
48- I've seen Brad Pitt in the flesh twice!
49- I've also seen Bruce Willis, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Jennifer Aniston and I talked to Jack Black
50- I shook hands with Mikael Gorbechev, met the King and Queen of Sweden and the President of Finland. (The first in DC, the other at the 2002 Olympics)
51- Concerts I've been to- Tiffany, MC Hammer, Gun's N' Roses, R.E.M., Jack Johnson, Norah Jones, NickelCreek, The Fray, Damien Rice, Coldplay- I know there's more but my brain is forgetting now
52- I wish I could take a nap every day
53- I have a hard time going to sleep at night (as you can see)
54- I wish there was more time in the day for myself instead of for my job :)
55- I love reading
56- I used to be an Amway Distributor with my dad and went on super fun trips
57- I used to listen to motivational tapes a lot!
58- In high school my dad paid me to read: Man's Search for Meaning, How to Win Friends and Influence People, The Richest Man in Babylon, and other good reads.
59- I love listening to CNN and The Morning Zoo on ZHT in the morning
60- I usually drink a chocolate SlimFast shake every morning and I never get sick of it!
61- I love when I'm consistent about working out
62- I ran my first half-marathon last month
63- I'm still deciding if I will ever run a full marathon
64- I love Asics running shoes
65- I admire Olympians
66- I used to want to be a US Ambassador
67- I think it would be fun to live in Washington DC, New York, or Boston for a while
68- I love almost all music
69- I love laughing so hard it hurts your belly
70- I love helping others and making their lives better
71- I think mother's and father's have a hard and amazing job
72- I miss my grandparents
73- I love going to our family's cabin in Ruby Valley, NV and fishing for bass
74- I love flowers and plants
75- I wish I could have a dog or cat
76- I love riding horses
77- I love sushi, especially the Vegas Roll from The Happy Sumo
78- I love the movie Pride & Prejudice and watch it over and over
79- I love getting massages, and would have one every day if I could
80- I love having my hair washed and blown out by a stylist
81- I love reading magazines
82- I daydream of laying on a beach by beautiful clear blue waters
83- I have a lot of perfume and usually wear a different scent every day
84- I also have a lot of makeup, but still probably need lessons in application!
85- I love snuggling with Justin and watching videos all night
86- I love cleaning and organizing things and that clean, fresh smell after cleaning!
87- I wish everyone was as clean as I am :)
88- I wish the war was over, but I am so grateful for our soldiers
89- I love America
90- I love patriotism
91- I really like cars and hope one day I can drive a Ferrari just one time!
92- I hope to inspire my primary kids- and hope that something I teach them they'll remember forever
93- I'm so grateful for Justin, Kellie, my parents, other sisters and brothers, friends and anyone else who touches my life for the good.
94- I hope to always prove my loyalty
95- I hope to be remembered by others as someone who cares...
96- I love the rain
97- I wish that I could sing the National Anthem at the opening of the World Series, but alas, I can't sing :)
98- I pray that in the next life I will be able to swim, surf, snorkel, and scuba dive- especially so I'll learn not to be afraid of the ocean any more.
99- I am so blessed.
100- I hope that everyone else's lives are as full and abundant as mine. :)

There you have it! Maybe I'll try to do this at least once and year now and see how it changes.


  1. It was so fun to read this, we love a lot of the same things.

  2. great idea! I learned alot about you from this post. Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. ok i tagged you so now you HAVE to do it, orange stuff away!

  4. I love this! I feel as tho I know you even more. Love to my sister!