100 things about vintage lilac

100 things about vintagelilac@hotmail.com


1.)I am tall. (5'11")
2.)I am the youngest of two boys and a girl.
3.)My husband is the oldest of two boys and a girl.
4.)I have been married for almost 5 years. (Together for 8 (or is it 9?) years.)
5.)No kids yet.
6.) I graduated from Western Michigan University.
7.) It took me nearly 8 years to do it.
8.) I have no student loans.
9.) Kalamazoo is one of my most favorite cities in the world.
10.) Honolulu is a close second.
11.) I love to travel.
12.) I get cranky and depressed if I haven't been anywhere new for a while.
13.) I have a cat named Venus. She is a hand me down from my friend, Amy.
14.) I love my niece and nephew as if they are my own.
15.) I only have eight toes.
16.) I've performed at the Kennedy Center.
17.) I was a DJ on my college radio station.
18.) I volunteered at the Cherokee Nation during college.
19.) I love to read.
21.) I've been sewing since I was 8 years old (quilting since I was 16)
22.) I stopped biting my nails 10 years ago.
23.) I have brown curly hair.
25.) I cry while watching just about every movie.
26.) I never cried before my grandmother died.
27.) I have psychic dreams although I haven't had one in awhile.
28.) my grandmother did, too. So did her mother.
29.) I'm left-handed.
30.) I'm a Pisces.
31.) I have brown eyes.
32.) I wear tinted contacts so when I loose them I can find them (yes, I am that blind.)
33.) I've worked for 3 museums and they were all related to Michigan history- Maritime, local/automotive and natural history/science.
34.) I have a degree in Museum Studies and Public History.
35.) I fell in love with museums when my parents took me to Washington D.C. when I was 5 years old and then again after reading “From The Mixed-up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler", one of my most favorite books of all times.
36.) I remember the United States Bicentennial. It was a very exciting time for me.
37.) I have no phobias that I’m aware of.
38.) I can't watch surgeries on T.V.
39.) I (used to) drive a green Jeep Cherokee. It has been my dream car since high school.
40.) All of my good friends I met before the 9th grade. Some as early as the 3rd grade.
41.) I’ve swam in the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico and all 5 of the Great Lakes.
42.) I'm very cheap and frugal. I get it from my Dad.
43.) I love my parents dearly and don't know what I'm going to do when they are gone.
44.) I have a thing for Canadian Mounties and Lumberjacks.
45.) I’ve swam with sharks.
47.) my brothers picked out my name.
48.) My initials are ATM.
49.) They used to be ACT.
50.) I love retro and vintage things. (pre-1960's).
51.) I worked on the Las Vegas Strip one summer.
52.) I had a dream that we had a little girl and named her Annabelle.
53.) We plan on naming our first girl Annabelle.
54.) I was born and raised in Michigan.
55.) The movie "Roger and Me" is about the city I was born in and now live in again.
56.) I learned a lot about food and food service from an organic catering job I had in college.
57.) I worked at Kmart during high school.
58.) I wish to own a bearded collie again someday.
60.) I used to make my own clothes in high school.
61.) I was and forever will be a Duranie.
62.) I met my three best friends from being Duran Duran maniacs.
63.) My first concert was the Carpenters when I was 5 years old.
64.) I met my husband at work.
65.) I can do stained glass.
66.) I can play the piano and saxophone.
67.) I wish I could play the fiddle and the ukulele.
68.) I have a fiddle and a ukulele but I can’t play them.
69.) I love to swim. It’s just about the only sport I like to do.
70.) I don't drink. I'm severely allergic to alcohol.
71.) I don't gamble. I'm too cheap.
72.) I love getting things in the mail except for bills.
73.) I love thunderstorms.
74.) I love to do hula dancing. It's very good exercise.
75.) I don't like closed-minded people.
76.) I really don't like hypocrites.
78.) I love public radio. It's all I listen to on the weekends.
79.) I worked at a bagel factory in college.
80.) I've talked face-to-face with Muhammad Ali. He can't talk much anymore.
81.) I like to do yoga but never get around to doing it.
82.) I don't mind doing laundry.
83.) I can't stand cleaning the kitchen but I’m getting better at it though.
84.) I'm a night owl. So are 4 out of 5 in my family.
85.) I LOVE to go garage saling. I do it almost every Saturday in the summer. It makes me feel like I'm treasure hunting.
86.) I love dollar stores and thrift stores.
88.) I'm a news junkie.
89.) Twins and little people fascinate me. As do child beauty pageants.
90.) I am a firm believer in six degrees of separation.
91.) I love to drink tea. I very rarely drink coffee and only for the caffeine when I do.
93.) We used to be able to see the Northern Lights from my parent's backyard. I doubt you could see them anymore. (UPDATE: my BFF saw them from her house this winter so I guess you still can.)
94.) I’ve always worn a lot of black since I was about 13 years old. (It’s an easy color to match with and it’s slimming.)
96.) I can rub my belly and pat my head at the same time. I can switch hand positions and still do it.
97.) I can't walk and chew gum at the same time.
98.) I love Middle Eastern food.
99.) My mom and I did a road trip to the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. We never actually saw any sporting events though because by that point we just wanted to get the heck out of dodge.
100.) If I could have one super power I wish I could read people's minds.


January 2008  

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