Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Way More Than You Want To Know

100 things about me, me, me!!

  1. My name is Katherine, and when I was little I was called Katie. I switched to Kate at about 15 and still get really pissed when people call me Katie, though I can't really explain why.
  2. I was such a tomboy.
  3. I have never been girly, ever.
  4. I only started wearing makeup regularly when my friend's mom gave me a Mary Kay makeover during my junior year in college.
  5. I hardly ever wear makeup now.
  6. I am Italian and Irish.
  7. We only really 'do' Italian stuff.
  8. I have brown hair but most people think it's black.
  9. I have extremely fair skin.
  10. I have a master's degree in education.
  11. I hate thong underwear.
  12. I met my husband in a bar.
  13. While I was out with another guy.
  14. My husband proposed to me in the supermarket.
  15. My wedding dress cost less than my bridesmaids' dresses (each).
  16. I insisted on a small wedding and got my way (97 people including the wedding party), even though my mother-in-law's original guest list alone (120) was much longer than the final tally.
  17. I hate malls.
  18. I love to shop online.
  19. I have been knitting since I was about 8 years old.
  20. I learned when I was home sick with the chicken pox and my mom needed to give me something to do.
  21. I also crochet, embroider, and sew.
  22. I feel recycling is important.
  23. But I don't always do it.
  24. I talk too fast.
  25. I am excellent at doing math in my head.
  26. I also have excellent reading comprehension skills.
  27. I have had one poem published.
  28. The day of my daughter's birth was the best day of my life.
  29. I am often overly emotional.
  30. I twirl my hair obsessively when it is long enough.
  31. I have done this since I was a baby in the crib.
  32. I don't care if my daughter grows up to be beautiful, but I pray she is smart.
  33. I love root beer.
  34. I always have a cup of tea nearby. Always.
  35. I hate decaf anything.
  36. But I drink it because I am breastfeeding my daughter.
  37. I think every woman should breastfeed if it is at all possible.
  38. I was a competitive swimmer for 13 years.
  39. I have a varsity letter.
  40. My biggest regret is not joining anything in college.
  41. I studied for one semester in Perth, Western Australia.
  42. Mostly we didn't study, we went to the beach.
  43. I went through gallons of sunblock in Australia.
  44. I was a vegetarian from age 21 until I got pregnant.
  45. I craved only one thing while pregnant: ham.
  46. I have eaten a ham and cheese sandwich almost every day since I found out I was pregnant.
  47. I'm not a vegetarian anymore.
  48. I adore english muffins, toasted till crispy, with butter.
  49. I don't like flavored coffee creamers.
  50. I hate bugs.
  51. I am afraid of the dark.
  52. I would rather knit than do anything else.
  53. Except play with my daughter.
  54. I like to cook.
  55. I'm good at it.
  56. I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.
  57. I hate vacuuming.
  58. I love fireplaces and woodburning stoves.
  59. I am obsessed with Little House on the Prairie.
  60. I love to read.
  61. I have tons of books.
  62. Even after giving away more than half of my collection to the Buffalo library system.
  63. I like chocolate.
  64. I really like sour candy.
  65. I love granny smith apples.
  66. I dislike delicate crystal, china, and silver.
  67. This was a major problem between me and my mom when I got married.
  68. I prefer primitive, chunky, antique-y pottery type stuff.
  69. I am good with money.
  70. I refuse to mow the lawn.
  71. I hate to garden but I do it anyway.
  72. Because I love having colorful flowers in front of my house.
  73. I like men to have very short hair.
  74. I love John Cusack.
  75. I think Shel Silverstein was absolutely brilliant.
  76. I am a conservative republican most of the time, but not always.
  77. I think Bush is a dim bulb.
  78. I am Roman Catholic.
  79. And I'm ok with that.
  80. I don't go to church anymore.
  81. I try not to fear the future.
  82. Or dwell on the past.
  83. But I have been known to google ex-boyfriends on occasion.
  84. I've always had more/better friends who were male.
  85. I don't have a favorite color.
  86. I prefer cats to dogs.
  87. My first pet was a fish named Elizabeth.
  88. When I was 17 I went to Harvard Summer School.
  89. Which is when Boston became my favorite city of all time.
  90. I've only been west of Chicago once.
  91. In 2001 I spent a week in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands by myself.
  92. I have an unhealthy love for jigsaw puzzles of 1500 pieces or more.
  93. I used to teach preschool.
  94. I am extremely phone-shy.
  95. I played the bassoon in high school.
  96. I like to watch educational television.
  97. I don't like movie theaters.
  98. I have two sisters, both younger.
  99. We all went to the same college.
  100. I store massive amounts of useless trivia in my head.


Jenn said...

Wow, we have way too much in common. Scary! :) I didn't know you had your M.Ed. -me too! And I spent two years teaching preschool while I got my degree. Love these lists - so neat to find out what makes everyone tick!

Ann-Marie said...

wow, we have some of the fun things in
i like your blog....
g/luck w/ the olympics.