Tuesday, November 01, 2005

101 Things About Me

  1. I am married (18 years)with 2 great kids (12 and 14)
  2. I believe I had an identical twin that either died during birth or was sold on the black market. (I blogged this experience, click here if you want to read the blog entry)
  3. I have the greatest mom in the entire world
  4. I have one brother who is 3.5 years older than me and I think he is fabulous! I almost lost my brother in a near fatal car accident when he was 16, I do not think I could have continued life without him. This accident completely changed my brother, he had a severe life threatening head injury. I lost my brother that day but I received the best brother in the entire world when he finally came back to us. He was different but he was much happier and much more settled.
  5. My entire family have the same eyes. It must be a dominant gene in our family; grandfather, my mom and Uncle, my cousins (Uncle's children), my brother and his children, myself and my children. You can tell everyone who is not directly linked to our family (e.g. my dad, sister in law, my husband) because their eyes are different.
  6. I was the only girl born to our family in 29 years on my mother's side of the family, my daughter is the only girl born in 24 years and still standing. She complains about all the boys and I tell her I know her pain. I explain to her in 53 years her and I were the only girls ever born into our family.
  7. On my dad's side I have 47 cousins, 41 boy cousins and 6 girl cousins, I am second to the youngest. Can you all feel my pain? hehe
  8. I am a child of divorce I never saw anyone from my dad's side of the family after the divorce when I was in 7th grade.
  9. I have never drank alcohol and do not intend to ever try it.
  10. I am an Adult Child of an Alcoholic Father (who is sober 17 years)
  11. I work as a Parish Administrator in an Episcopal Church. (I am Catholic)
  12. I am Italian and a Leo
  13. I adore the Christmas Holiday.
  14. I have a new car (well almost a year old now) and still drive the same car I have been driving for 6 years (it took me about a year to drive this car when it was new). I try to drive the new car once a week. It is awesome and I love it just waiting to get over the sticker shock and feel comfortable driving it.
  15. I can not watch shows or movies where animals kill each other, but I love Cold Case files and American Justice.
  16. I do not watch anything that makes me cry, I hate crying!
  17. I love the rain
  18. My favorite color is purple
  19. I wake up every morning at 4ish to make my husband coffee and lunch, I bring his coffee to him, I have all his stuff at the front door for him and I start his truck when the weather is cold. shhhhh I actually enjoy it but do not tell!!
  20. I love Green Day, Audio Slave, Foo Fighters and Alan Jackson
  21. I will listen to my favorite song over and over again nonstop, driving my family nuts.
  22. I will watch my favorite movie over and over again, this also seems to bother the family.
  23. I am intrigued by gay porn
  24. I am a submissive but a very dominant woman
  25. I have obsessive compulsive personality, that is much more apparent when I am stressed or upset.
  26. I love to write in my blog but my feelings are hurt when people do not comment. I know it is silly and I am trying very hard to get past it.
  27. I chat in a D/s chat room, and I enjoy it moderately.
  28. I have a LOW tolerance for nonsense, lies and head games.
  29. I speak my mind freely whether the person wishes to hear it or not.
  30. I am so proud of my children. They are so beautiful inside and out. I love when people compliment me on them.
  31. I am definitely a Mamma Bear mess with my kids and you are opening a can of worms that I do not think you wish to deal with. For some reason when it comes to the kids I can not be rational.
  32. I have the patience of a fruit fly.
  33. Mentally challenged people love me. No matter where I am be it at a restaurant or in the store if there is a person that is mentally challenged they will approach me and talk to me. I have been like this since I started school, the special kids were always attracted to me.
  34. I love this because they are some of the most interesting, geniune, loving and kind people on this earth.
  35. This is the same for babies, children and animals. My children think I am goofy but their friends all love me.
  36. I love to laugh.
  37. I love when someone laughs because of something I said or did.
  38. I enjoy traveling but only if my children are with me.
  39. But I hate to travel by car.
  40. I love the computer.
  41. I enjoy the relationships I have online, and I sometimes think I prefer them to my real time friends.
  42. I have a black thumb with inside plants.
  43. I have a green thumb with outside plants.
  44. I hate to cook, someone in the family will complain about what I am fixing for dinner.
  45. But I love to bake, family appreciates goodies
  46. I love to have people at my house visiting.
  47. I am great one on one.
  48. I am horrible in a crowd.
  49. I am not moody at all.
  50. I hate to be alone in the car, I am always on my cell phone chatting to friends.
  51. I love to be alone in my house and enjoy the quiet.
  52. When I do not feel good I lay my forehead on my husband's shoulder. I am not sure why I do that
  53. My husband always says what does not feel good when I put my forehead on him.
  54. I love music videos and it can make or a break a song for me.
  55. I do not like to read because my 2nd grade teacher would tape my mouth shut during silent reading because my lips moved. I believe that changed the roadmap of the person I was suppose to be.
  56. I am currently trying to put that nightmare behind me by finding stuff to read that really catches my attention. I have a great belief that when traumatic things happen it changes who we were ultimately meant to be.
  57. I rarely take off from work. I have to be half dead to stay home.
  58. I do not like anyone to know it is my birthday because it embarrasses me when they say happy birthday or buy me presents
  59. I am very polite. I always say thank you, please and have a great day to strangers, I am even more polite to my friends and loved ones. I believe charity and politeness should start at the home.
  60. I never realized how wonderful family rituals were until they were gone. With the death of my grandfather I have seen many of our family rituals die with him.
  61. We have continued one family ritual, which is eating 7 courses of fish on Christmas eve.
  62. Spaghetti with homemade sauce and meatballs on a Sunday afternoon (2:00pm) feels like home to me.
  63. I love chocolate
  64. I love the smell of Noxema because it reminds me of my grandparents; their bathroom always smelled like noxema. My grandfather use to shave with Noxema and my grandmother washed her face with it.
  65. I hate dark chocolate but I love Peanut Chews because they remind me of my grandparents. They always had peanut chews in the refrigerator.
  66. I will sometimes buy peanut chews, park in a secluded area, eat them slowly with my eyes closed as I remember all the wonderful things about my grandparents that I loved and never want to forget.
  67. I know sign language and use to correct my children with sign language when they were younger. Then they realized all they had to do was look away so I had to begin talking to them to correct them in public.
  68. I do NOT lick envelopes.
  69. I hate public restrooms.
  70. I always carry antibacterial wipes and antibacterial lotion.
  71. I do not like to be touched by strangers e.g. bumped into at the mall, someone standing too close to me in line.
  72. I hate the mall.
  73. I love to eat dinner out.
  74. I have a laundry ritual, which everyone finds funny. I can not wash the clothes out of order.
  75. I never eat Italian food out.
  76. Seafood is my favorite choice for dining out.
  77. Mexican is second.
  78. I love Dr. Phil.
  79. I have one dog who is an absolute doll and the best dog in the entire world (in my humble opinion)
  80. I could ride a two wheeler, rollerskate and swim underwater at 2 years old
  81. I could read and write by the time I was 3
  82. I fractured my skull when I was 1 year old from throwing a tempertantrum. I wanted to go outside and my mom said no so I threw myself backwards hitting my head on the concrete floor.
  83. At 2 years old I split the back of my head open from top to bottom. Again I was throwing a tempertantrum, my mom was trying to show me how to brush my teeth and I did not like it so I threw myself back hitting the corner of the wall. I still have a scar on the back of my head.
  84. When I was 2.5 years old I went to throw myself backwards in yet another tempertantrum and my father picked me up, beat the crap out of me and I never threw another tempertantrum again.
  85. I love the show I Love Lucy, I probably know every episode word for word. I also like Bewitched and I Dream of Jeanie.
  86. I love watching storms across the water sitting in my car.
  87. I love tattoos, my husband hates them.
  88. I love to gaze upon the stars at night and in the early morning
  89. I love the water.
  90. I live on an Island and I do not think I could live away from the water.
  91. If I were to win the lottery my ultimate dream would be to buy a huge piece of property on the Island, right on the water and build three wonderful homes. One for my family, one for my mother and one for my brother's family. That would be heaven on earth.
  92. I hate to watch the news on television, but I read the news on the computer.
  93. I love to hear my children talk to each other, when they are having a conversation I feel I did something right.
  94. I love to turn the music up real loud in the car, then the kids and I sing so loud. A perk of liking the same music as your children
  95. I prefer sunsets to sunrises.
  96. I love quotes.
  97. I miss Barney... that was a very sad day when the kids went to school and someone told them Barney sucked. They refused to watch Barney when the other kids said he sucked.
  98. I played the flute in the marching band and the concert band. I had a boyfriend in highschool who had a rock band and I played Stairway to Heaven with his band.
  99. I did gymnastics from age 2 until age 11 and I was very good (at least my mom said I was, hehe actually I was on a gymnastic's team). My gymnastics career ended when I was in 6th grade because of severe tendonitis. I had to stop gymnastics completely, and I believe that is something else that changed the roadmap of who I was suppose to be.
  100. I believe in fate but I do not believe in leaving all in the hands of fate because she is very busy.
  101. I prefer to live my life as if there is a God and die to find there is not, then to live my life as if there is no God and die to find there is. (this is not verbatim but I received it in an email long ago) WOWWWWWWWW looks at bloody fingertips and goes to take a nap!!! If you decide to take on this task I would love to see my friend's answers.


At 11/01/2005, Blogger :phil: said...

These are great Cherish. I don't think I would have the courage to write this or I don't think I could come up with 101 things.
excuse the picture, I was playing today

At 11/01/2005, Blogger cherish said...

Thanks Phil smiles! Great pic!! oooo lalala

It was much easier than I thought. I would love to see your list. Smiles

Hopes you are okay!

At 11/01/2005, Blogger Lori said...

Wow my sexy soul sister what a great list. Somewhere in my archives is my 100 list LOL.

At 11/01/2005, Blogger Underachiever said...

Great List Cherishy!

My 200 thangs are under Undr's Worst...

but you are way cooler than me anyway.


At 11/02/2005, Blogger cherish said...

Lori and Undr: I will definitely check out your archives! I can not wait to see your answers.. Thank you for taking the time to read this entry.
huggss and smoochesss
Lori: You have given me a great idea I am going to get my archives organized so they are easier to refer to. Thanks
Undr: You are way cooler than me!!!

At 11/02/2005, Blogger Lori said...

I had to comment again, My fav color is purple, I never go to the mall I hate it and I dont lick envelopes either.

PS: I like Phils pic up there.

At 11/02/2005, Blogger cherish said...

I knew we were separated at birth, I keep telling you that Linda and you were triplets and they just lied about my birthday, hehehe...

I love the Phil's pic too hubba hubba

At 11/02/2005, Blogger beadinggalinMS said...

What was I going to write?? I got distracted by Phil's pic LOL

I have 100 things in my archives
also. I must be the odd ball cause I lick envelopes :)

At 11/02/2005, Blogger cherish said...

I keep checking comments just to look at Phil's pic. hehe...

EWWWW Linda do not lick envelopes ughhh you do not know where they have been. Imagine a million envelopes in a warehouse, roaches and rodents crawling all over them and that is just the first leg of their journey to you.

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, grinz!!

At 11/02/2005, Blogger Beth Schofield said...

Cherish, I'm not sure that I would have 101 things to write about myself. Maybe I should try it one day. Although, I enjoyed reading yours. Stop by sometime.
Beth Schofield

At 11/02/2005, Blogger cherish said...

Thanks so much for stopping by!! It was actually fun to think of things. It really makes one think. But once I got rolling, it was easier. I would love to see you answers!!

I will peek in and visit your blog. Thanks again for commenting!

At 11/02/2005, Blogger Your Favorite Brunette said...

I loved the 101! I am working on my own - question though - what order do you do your laundry in and why that particular order?

At 11/02/2005, Blogger Lori said...

I luv 101 list so much I had to read again and leave another comment and to look at Phils pic again LOL.

At 11/03/2005, Blogger DietKing said...

Damn, Cherish, what an interesting person you are! Whew!
But then again, I already knew that...

P.S. I have to remember to carry my antibacterial hand cream and wipes around with me too! I dread those public restrooms! Yikes!!! LOL

At 11/03/2005, Blogger cherish said...

Laughing So Hard

I wondered if someone would ask me about the list My favorite Brunette.

I always wash in this order:
1. Dark No Dry w/Liquid Tide,one stain removal cube and I always use the Green Downy.(I have no reason)
2. Light No Dry w/Powder Tide w/bleach,stain removal cube, oxywash, and Downy(I like to get all the no dry clothes done and hung up first so they start drying)
3. Dark Dry Clothes (same as no dry but I use Bounce Original Sheets (7))(I do dark dry clothes first because they take longer to dry)
4. Light Dry Clothes (same as no dry but again with bounce dryer sheets (5))(Not sure why either)
5. Then I take out the light dry clothes and start my husband's work clothes (which soak for 45 minutes, then a prewash, then a regular wash, then two rinse cycles)(Psstt he gets compliments on how good his clothes smell and how clean they are, hehe) I use liguid tide,3 stain cubes and downey in both rinses.
Then finally I finish up with my towels. Powder Tide with/bleach, liquid bleach and no downy (I finish with towels because they are a big load and I figure if there is any dirt from the work clothes the towels will wipe up.) I never use dryer sheets or downey on my towel or they become less absorbant.

I am laughing so hard as I type this out. Yes I am this whackey. It drives my mom nuts. One time my machine broke and she had to do my clothes. I had bags with tags on them what detergent, downey and dryer sheet to use. She just asked me what planet I am from. If I run out of stain cubes, oxywash, detergent or downey my laundry ritual comes to a dead holt because I can not move forward. This takes me the better part of the day to accomplish.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I look forward to checking out your list.

At 11/03/2005, Blogger cherish said...

Lori my soul sister huggss you tight thank you for commenting again, I know you know how much I love it!!! I peeked at Phil's pic too. hehe

At 11/03/2005, Blogger cherish said...


Huggss I have missed you. I hope you are well and thank you for compliment. You are so fantastic!!!

Kiss on the cheek for saying I am interesting even though I am boring, chuckles.

Actually I have an email started to you, I have something to talk to you about but have not had a chance to finish the email.

At 11/03/2005, Blogger Still Searching... said...

Great list! We have SO much in common.

Pssst...who is this phil person, yummy picture! ;-)

At 11/03/2005, Blogger cherish said...

SMILES!!! Hi Still Searching thanks for visiting!! Phil's picture is yummy, grins. Phil has two great blogs, stop in and visit him. Its cool we have a lot in common.

Thank you for leaving a comment

At 11/05/2005, Blogger beadinggalinMS said...

UMMM why am I here again?? Could it be Phil's pic?? ;) yummmie yummmie!! Oh I and I wanted to tell you I will not be liking anymore envelopes.

At 11/07/2005, Blogger cherish said...


GOOD GIRL!!!!!!!! no envelopesssss

Checks out Phil's pic!! hehe

At 1/15/2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really REALLY enjoyed reading these things about you, I think your spirit is more beautiful than I thought before(if that's possible).

At 1/15/2006, Blogger cherish said...

Thank you so much TC, you make me feel so wonderful! I appreciate you and your kind words but mostly I appreciate your frienship!

At 8/04/2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Cherish! I am so impressed with you - your willingness to look at who you REALLY are, your insight, your tenacity and your determination. I also feel like it is almost eerie how much we have in common. No, I am not your twin etc... I am going to be 45 this month. But... we could be sibs. You never know... *wink, wink* I'm going to take your challenge and try to make a list like yours.

At 8/04/2006, Blogger Maia said...

Sorry this published anonymously... I am new to this site.
Wow, Cherish! I am so impressed with you - your willingness to look at who you REALLY are, your insight, your tenacity and your determination. I also feel like it is almost eerie how much we have in common. No, I am not your twin etc... I am going to be 45 this month. But... we could be sibs. You never know... *wink, wink* I'm going to take your challenge and try to make a list like yours.


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