100th Post Tradition

key-lime-pie-617705_1280Apparently it’s blogging tradition on your 100th post to list 100 things about yourself. Here goes (in no particular order):

  1. I love horses.
  2. I wish Narnia were real.
  3. My lively imagination used to scare me in dark hallways. (Sometimes still does.)
  4. Once my sister and friend tried to get me to eat cookies with cat food in them! LOL
  5. I love my sister and friend anyway. 
  6. My brother can fix anything. Not quite with just a “Fonzie whack,” but almost! I love him, too.
  7. I think Renaissance music is heavenly.
  8. I think J. S. Bach was a genius.
  9. I think my Dad is a genius, too. And the best Dad in the world.
  10. My Mom is the best Mom in the world, and very encouraging and very sweet and very beautiful.
  11. My husband is my knight in shining armor and very sweet.
  12. Our kids are lovable, fun, funny, creative, and dear—all three of them.
  13. Sometimes a photo is so beautiful it hurts.
  14. I’m a rainbow addict.
  15. I have an “adopted” sister whom I love dearly. I’ve never even met her face-to-face, but we are bonded together!
  16. I pronounce “foreign” with three syllables. (And everyone laughs at me.)
  17. I miss my kitty (who passed away Jan. 2013).
  18. I love cows and sheep.
  19. I miss ballet.
  20. If I could do anything in the world the rest of my life, it would be organic gardening and farming (minus the frustrations of failure and difficulties of weeds and pests…. Oh. Well, I guess that’s heaven, not earth!)
  21. I am drawn to lavender (the color) like bees to flowers.
  22. I like pink, sky blue, and yellow, too.
  23. I can’t stand turtlenecks (feel like I’m choking).
  24. I have so much brain fog that I’ll probably end up putting the same thing on here twice.
  25. My favorite stuffed animal as a kid was a pink bunny (no name).
  26. My favorite stuffed animal as a teenager was a brown dog (named Valentine).
  27. Good grief—this is hard! I’m a perfectionist….
  28. One of my teachers in elementary school made us laugh a lot. (He was always telling us to turn to page elevendy seven, calling out non-existent students at roll, and standing on squeaky parts of the wood floor and rocking on them to make them squeak more.)
  29. I hate spiders.
  30. And snakes.
  31. I’ve been in 44 of the 50 United States and 4 Canadian Provinces. (But no other countries.)
  32. If I could travel abroad, I would go to England, Germany, Hungary, Australia, and the Philippines.
  33. I’m slowly writing a novel for adults, maybe the only adult fiction book I will ever write. I got the idea for it in a dream!
  34. I secretly hope I also have time before I die to write adult science-fiction.
  35. I watched Dr. Who in high school (and liked the experience because it was fun with friends but thought all the bad guys were creepy).
  36. I have so much brain fog that I’ll probably end up putting the same thing on here twice.
  37. I like to ride horses bareback, even galloping (which is probably the most “dangerous” thing I’ve ever done in my life, and pretty good considering I’m a bit of a scaredy cat).
  38. My favorite movies are Facing the Giants and Gods and Generals.
  39. My favorite TV show is Monk.
  40. I like Sue Thomas, F. B. Eye also—a lot.
  41. I like most of the Agatha Christie mysteries made for TV/movies.
  42. Except for some very bad swear words and a couple scenes, I love the movie Source Code.
  43. I stay awake at night wondering what happened to Shawn Fentress (from Source Code). LOL
  44. I didn’t get any altitude sickness when we moved here—strange but wonderful!
  45. I love birds, especially Mountain Bluebirds, Blue Jays, Cardinals, and Chick-a-dees.
  46. I have so much brain fog that I’ll probably end up putting the same thing on here twice.
  47. I like to be organized.
  48. Organizing relaxes me.
  49. My feet are small for my height.
  50. I’m eating a brownie right now.
  51. I love Hungary.
  52. I am hungry.
  53. This reminds me of the gold miser’s journals in “Mr. Monk Gets Married” (Season 2).
  54. I have memorized way too many Monk episodes.
  55. I wouldn’t have done that if I were not sick in bed so much, though.
  56. But it is fun to have a “Monk quote” for everything.
  57. I love my purple quilted purse, my quilts, and my embroidered pillowcase my dear mother-in-law made for me.
  58. My parents-in-law are wonderful.
  59. The first time I met my (future) father-in-law, he gave me a cough drop because I was coughing after a choir concert I had just participated in. I loved that. It made me feel cared about.
  60. I love people.
  61. If I get involved in a project, sometimes I forget to eat.
  62. My favorite musical is…. Oh, wait, I hate musicals.
  63. I like the A & E series Zorro (from the 1990s).
  64. My favorite rocks are amethyst, rose quartz, and mica.
  65. My favorite lake is Sylvan Lake in Custer County, South Dakota.
  66. I didn’t know they used to make aluminum Christmas trees until Christmas 2013. (I thought it was just a joke in the old “Charlie Brown Christmas” TV show.)
  67. I think aluminum Christmas trees are kind of pretty.
  68. But I still think Charlie Brown is right about Christmas.
  69. Actually, I was kidding on #62. I like The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, White Christmas, West Side Story, Psych the Musical, and Singing in the Rain.
  70. I do not like the Disney version of Prince Caspian. My kids don’t think it’s as bad as I think it is.
  71. I love Veggie Tales, especially Gideon, Tuba Warrior and Little Joe.
  72. I like tea cups.
  73. I like Depression glass.
  74. I like other glass.
  75. I like huge windows.
  76. I like Chanticleer (the singing group).
  77. I like the CD Celtic Treasure.
  78. I have so much brain fog that I’ll probably end up putting the same thing on here twice.
  79. I like cheese-less pizza a lot if it has mushrooms all over it.
  80. I like chicken pot pie (especially on Tuesday nights).
  81. I like skirts and dresses that touch the floor.
  82. I feel like Laura Ingalls Wilder or Jane Bennett when I walk in the long grass in a long skirt.
  83. I’m more like Jane Bennett than Lizzy Bennett.
  84. But my first name IS Elizabeth. For real.
  85. I collect rocks, feathers, and tea cups.
  86. I love the show “Worst Cooks” on Food Network.
  87. I also like “Good Eats,” “30 Minute Meals,” “Cupcake Wars,” “Challenge,” “Iron Chef America,” “Cutthroat Kitchen,” “Guy’s Grocery Games,” and “Dinner Impossible.” (shows on Food Network).
  88. I learned how to chop veggies from Food Network.
  89. I used to hate to chop veggies, and now I love it.
  90. Good grief, I still have 11 more things to think of? Hm. My volleyball number in high school was 11.
  91. I only chose number 11 for my volleyball number because number 7 was already taken.
  92. WAY before we met, number 7 was also my husband’s favorite number.
  93. AND we both liked purple before we met.
  94. PLUS we both had the same favorite Scripture verses before we met!!! (Proverbs 3:5-6) Can you believe that?
  95. My favorite thing about our mulch pile a couple years ago was that the wild turkeys and deer came to eat out of it.
  96. I think it’s weird to have a “favorite thing” about a mulch pile.
  97. I wonder what Legos do at night while I’m asleep.
  98. I used to think the fruits of the Spirit were love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, beakness, and self-control. I wondered what beakness was.
  99. My kids think the weirdest thing about me is that I like to plan things in detail months or even years in advance or even plan things that will never happen (like designing my own restaurants). AND FINALLY NUMBER
  100. I really, really want a piece of banana cream pie right now, because I am looking at an illustration in my new picture book “The Cat Race,” and the banana cream pie looks yummy.

If you read this whole list, you are either my Mom or sister or very bored or very nice. LOL

About Christa Upton

I am a wife and mother of three children ages 11, 14, and 18. I used to be a stay-at-home mom (teaching piano & dance, volunteering, etc). From 2007 to 2010, I suffered accidental Toxic Injury (also called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS). MCS has had major impact on our family, but the forced time in bed has given me time to write. So far, I have published 4 children's books (2 in e-book format on Kindle, one in Print-on-Demand at CreateSpace, and one printed by a local printer). Sometimes I miss my old life, but I love writing for children!
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2 Responses to 100th Post Tradition

  1. cathy says:

    Well, yes, I am your sister, and I read the whole thing. 🙂 But one of my sons was reading along with me as well. 🙂 Your list made us laugh. 🙂

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