Thursday, June 26, 2008

100th Post

This sort of snuck up on me. 100 posts! In keeping with what appears to be a blogging tradition, I will present 100 (boring and useless) facts about myself, 25 at a time.

100 (Boring) Things about me

1. I have lived in three states: Oregon, California, and Massachusetts.

2. I acquired my old kitty, who died last year at the age of 19, when I lived in California in the late 80’s.

3. When I moved back to Oregon I drove a U-haul truck with old kitty next to me on the seat.

4. When I moved to Massachusetts, old kitty was next to me on the seat of a U-haul.

5. Old kitty was better traveled than a lot of people in my family!

6. I always wanted to see New England – just never dreamed I’d end up living here.

7. My love of New England started when I saw the movie “Jaws” the summer of 1975.

8. I fell in love with the beaches and dunes and storm fencing and beach roses.

9. Since moving here, we spend 2-4 weeks at Cape Cod every summer and I absolutely love it.

10. I went to see “Jaws” with my sister and our two cousins (a shout out to Kelly, Linda and Susan!)

11. The movie theater was so packed we had to sit nearly in the front row.

12. When that eyeless head fell through the boat window while Richard Dreyfus was underwater we SCREAMED, baby.

13. “Jaws” has continued to be one of my favorite movies of all time.

14. People think I’m nuts because “Jaws” is one of my favorite movies.

15. My husband rather resembles the Richard Dreyfus character (beard, glasses, flannel shirts).

16. I’m guessing you’re pretty sick of hearing about “Jaws” by now.

17. I do love New England but I’m constantly homesick for Oregon.

18. I’m secretly hoping Darling Daughter goes to the University of Oregon. (Go Ducks!)

19. Currently my cell phone ring tone is the U of O fight song.

20. Although UMass wouldn’t be bad either.

21. I’m married to a man with an I.Q. at genius level, and the people skills of toast.

22. This has created more than a few problems in our marriage.

23. I’ve been a church secretary for seven years.

24. Prior to being a church secretary, I worked in the corporate world for many years.

25. After working in the corporate world for so long I felt very jaded. (Golden parachute clauses; $50,000 company cars every three years; expensive golf club memberships paid for by the company; meanwhile people at lower levels were getting laid off).

Next post: 26-50

5 comments:

The Little Woman and Hubby said...

Funny post. Would you believe I've never seen Jaws?

noble pig said...

Your cat was 19? Really? Holy moley, I can't get over that. Stealth Kitty.

MoziEsmé said...

Old kitty sounds like quite the accomplished traveler. Did he walk on a leash, too?

Just 5 years in high tech had me jaded by regular old business, too.

Sue said...

I went to ski camp in Oregon on Mt. Hood one summer. It was so beautiful out there, I loved all the waterfalls and mountains!
Jaws is also my husband's favorite movie. Although I have seen pieces of it, I have never sat and watched the whole thing. Too afraid that I would never swim in the ocean again!
Looking forward to the next 25!

Queen Goob said...

....the people skills of toast....your man sounds great!

Congrats on your one hundredth post! ( I have no idea how many I've done but I know it's not THAT many cause I'm lame like that!)