one hundred things... in progress

  1. I have set foot on 6 of the 7 continents.
  2. I fulfilled a life long dream in 2008 when I sang 'Don't Cry for me Argentina' from our balcony in Buenos Aires. 
  3. I find myself vulnerable and make impulse purchases at animal rescues and car dealers. I can easily practice self-restraint in all other shopping scenarios. 
  4. My undergrad honors thesis was on fruit flies, cactus rot, and the 11 genes I discovered.
  5. I aspire to have a shoe arsenal rivaling that of Imelda Marcos.
  6. My shyness is often misinterpreted by others.
  7. My shopping mantra is 'it was practically free' and it typically is!
  8. I believe there is no such thing as a coincidence.
  9. I have personified my hound girls, which isn't always widely accepted.
  10. I am not athletically inclined in any way, shape, or form, especially if it is a sport involving a balls as typically, I get hit in the head.
  11. Contrary to Jules Verne's assertions, I made it around the world in 8 days. 
  12. I have seen a ghost. 
  13. I finished undergrad in 3 years and grad school in 1 year. Yes, I was in a hurry. 
  14. I bought my dream car. I hated it.
  15. I do not like wearing flat shoes.
  16.  Growing up, I received an annual hoard of dresses for Christmas. Little did I know (or understand at the time) that all those dresses 'fell off the back of a truck'. Because I received this annual dress hoard, I was forced me to wear a dress every other day. All these years later, contrary to all the forcing, I still love wearing dresses.
  17. I am a southern belle at heart.
  18. I don't wear foundation.
  19. I thrive under pressure and live for challenges. As such, I get bored easily.
  20. I have flown over 500,000 miles. I have stopped counting.
  21. The first time I ever did laundry, I was 28 years old.
  22. If I stay in one location too long, I get restless. My various hit-and-run trips help to keep my twitchiness at bay.
  23. I plan to live by the sea one day.
  24. I plan on getting arrested for drunken disorderly conduct when I am 81 years old. 
  25. I am now the proud mama of a three-legged greyhound. My Lulu is an amazing wonder hound!
  26. On November 14, 2011, I had to say goodbye to my dear sweet Lulu. Her death has crushed me. Utterly crushed me. I knew it would be bad, but it is so much worse than I ever imagined.
  27. I love running. Quite sick for the girl who dreaded doing the mile run in high school gym class. I always walked the mile. Always. 
  28. Strong black coffee is mandatory to start my day. 
  29. I despise road trips. Give me an airline ticket and two hours to get somewhere. Endless hours in the car are pure torture.  
  30. I finally find myself okay with who I am in most circumstances.
  31. I am a dismal failure at online dating. Like poking myself in the eye with a dull butter knife dismal.
  32. I desperately miss life south of the Mason-Dixon line. See #17.
  33. When with a Southerner, I slide right back into a thick southern accent. Yes, it is extremely noticeable.
  34. I secretly aspire to become an awesome seamstress.
  35. I cannot stand wall-to-wall carpeting.
  36. The mirrored walls at the gym drive me crazy. I don't need to stare at myself that much.
  37. Even though it is considered politically incorrect by some, I love fur. However, I will only wear vintage fur.
  38. Children and small animals love me. I am their pied piper.
  39. I do not subscribe to cable.
  40. Cardio is important for the zombie apocalypse.