Diane’s 100

  1. I love music. It is a huge part of my life.
  2. I can play the Clarinet – though probably not very good anymore, even though in school I was first chair.
  3. I can play the piano even better. It is the essence of who I am and I just got my piano moved to my place again. For that I am so happy.
  4. I have taken a recent partiality to baking. It has become a stress-reliever and I am enjoying learning how to make new things.
  5. I love God and accepted Him into my life when I was five years old.
  6. God has called me to ministry and I was a youth “pastor” for five years. Waiting for God to reveal His next plan for my life.
  7. I have an obsession with ice. Mostly crushed ice. It is my favorite, especially with an ice cold Pepsi poured over it.
  8. I think soda tastes better out of a Styrofoam cup. I know it is bad for the earth. But a Styrofoam cup filled to the top with crushed ice and the above listed ice cold Pepsi poured over it, drank through a straw, is amazing!
  9. I like scrapbooking, though I don’t find the time/patience for it too often. It is kind of one of those things I have to be in the mood to do.
  10. I love to read. I will sacrifice sleep to finish a good book. I mainly like reading inspirational books. Max Lucado books are some of my favorites.
  11. Growing up I loved reading the Baby-Sitters Club series. Well, I loved everything Baby-Sitters Club. I had the movies, the calendars, the posters – you name it. I was THE biggest fan ever. Remember – I love reading!
  12. I love writing utensils. Pencils, pens – you name it, I want it. I LOVE them. You will find lots of them around my house!
  13. I like containers. Maybe that is why I sold Tupperware for awhile. The other day I dyed my hubby’s hair and the gloves came in this little plastic container and I grabbed it and said “ooh what a COOL container.” Nate just looked at me like I was crazy.
  14. I was the class of 2000 but graduated in 1999. I finished on Independent Study.
  15. I LOVE Chocolate Chip Cookies. I have made and tried several recipes. I found one my hubby loves!
  16. I like cake a lot too. Carrot cake is one of my favorites.
  17. I despise Tea. And no it does not matter what flavor it is or how “it really doesn’t taste like tea.” I don’t like it. It makes me want to gag.
  18. I love having acrylic nails, but hate the process of getting them done. I just love the way they look when they are done. So pretty!
  19. I have taken a recent liking to the rain. I seem to feel better in the rain.
  20. I do not like the frigid COLD however. When it is too cold all I want to do is snuggle up in a blanket with a cup of hot cocoa.
  21. I have a hard time sleeping. My mind just does not turn off.
  22. I have really, really blue eyes. Growing up everyone said they looked like porcelain doll eyes. Now people think I am wearing blue contacts – nope – they are mine!
  23. Chocolate and peanut-butter ice cream is really yummy (thanks mom).
  24. Frozen Reeses Peanut-Butter Cups are the best!
  25. Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream is one of my favorites – though I really only like it from Baskin Robbins.
  26. I discovered when doing a very strict diet that I am allergic to Kiwis. They give me horrible headaches.
  27. I like to travel – most of the time!
  28. Disneyland is my favorite place to go. It really is the happiest place on earth. And yes, there is something magical about walking down Main Street USA!
  29. My favorite person to go to Disneyland with is my mom. We just have a routine and like to do the same things. We just work together!
  30. I went to college to become a teacher. I have not finished – but plan to. I am only a few classes short. My health got in the way.
  31. Growing up my friends and I played “school” for fun. And yes, I was always the teacher and I loved to tell them they had messy handwriting.
  32. I like to proofread. I have a very hard time reading something with spelling or grammar errors. I even comment on my friends’ blogs when they mess up. I can’t help it! This has proved a good thing in jobs however. Employers like having someone to proofread their work.
  33. I am just learning to sew, and I love it. Mom bought me a sewing machine and it is getting lots of use!
  34. Dark Purple and Dark Green are my two favorite colors.
  35. I love Winnie the Pooh. I have several plush Pooh Bears and some ceramic ones that I love. I have not added to my collection in awhile. *note to self – buy a new one. J*
  36. I also love Precious Moments. I wish I could afford more of the figurines but they are so expensive.
  37. I love getting fresh flowers. You know, I don’t really think I have a favorite.
  38. English was my best subject in school. However my teachers never really liked my style of writing. Too bad for them…now that I am a world-famous blogger. *smile*
  39. I have to sleep with a fan on in the room, preferably blowing on me. I have to have the noise or I cannot sleep.
  40. I have an older brother who I absolutely adore. He means the world to me. I love and respect him SO much.
  41. I am related to President James Buchanan.
  42. I am Cherokee Indian.
  43. I am also Portuguese.
  44. Pork Chops are one of my favorite foods. One of my favorite ways to make pork chops is to put them in the slow cooker with BBQ sauce!
  45. I love photos. I take lots of pictures. I have recently begun learning to edit some of my work and have gotten some requests to photograph some people!
  46. I was blessed with making a couple really close friends in my adult life. That does not happen often. I am so grateful for them.
  47. I am a “Miss Diane” to four amazing munchkins.
  48. I am an “Aunty” to several more.
  49. I have a heart for children – hints wanting to teach.
  50. I love to run. I haven’t in a long time because of my health, but I ran cross country in high school and loved it. I know it’s weird, but it is so stress relieving.
  51. I am a night person. I am not a morning person at all. And no – you will not win the argument that you can train your body to “do mornings.” NO, I can’t. I function SO much better at night.
  52. I require a lot of sleep – which isn’t easy when you can’t get your brain to shut off to go to sleep.
  53. My favorite books of the Bible are Psalms, Proverbs and 1 John.
  54. When I am stressed out, I clean. So if you come over and my house is spotless and smells super clean – something stressful probably happened in my life recently. That or I must really be trying to impress you – not likely.
  55. I save manuals to everything I own. They do come in handy sometimes!
  56. I had my ears pierced when I was 12. Then around age 25, my right one closed. I was finally able to re-pierce it myself, with a lot of prayer and poking an earring through the hole over and over again, right before my brother got married in 2010, so I could wear the matching jewelry with the other girls in the wedding.
  57. I love making late-night runs to Walmart with friends. It has become a tradition. And yes sometimes in my PJ Pants.
  58. It is fun to live in a college town sometimes because you can always get away with wearing pajamas out in public. Flannel pants and a sweatshirt – screams college town!
  59. I was a Girl Scout for Thirteen years. K-12th grade. I earned my Silver Award.
  60. Later I worked for Girl Scouts as their Camp Director. That was the most fun ever. Getting paid to camp and white-water raft – rough life!
  61. I LOVE camping. I don’t get to do that often enough anymore.
  62. I collect pressed pennies. I probably have around 300 or so from around the country. I started collecting them when I was little.
  63. I like to play cards. My two favorite card games are Canasta and Dutch Blitz.
  64. Christmas is my favorite holiday.  I like giving for one. I love driving around and looking at Christmas lights. There is just something magical about the Christmas season. Hmmm…perhaps it’s because of Jesus!
  65. Can you tell I am a hopeless romantic?
  66. I love chick-flicks. I will admit it. My mom and I have many girl nights for this reason!
  67. I love the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies – both that have come out so far. I hope they make the next two.
  68. I despise filling out those captcha things on the internet sites. I know they prevent spam and all, but they are annoying!
  69. Hmm. I have a thing about even numbers and am just realizing this. I was going to stop working on this list, but I was on #69 “I can’t stop now…it’s an odd number.” Okay, all better. Moving on to #70. Time for a break.
  70. I was studying to get my Real Estate License. I have passed my classes, and would just need to take the state test, however that area of my life has moved on for now. I am focusing on other things now.
  71. I love cats. I have always had a cat pretty much in my life. I had my precious Siamese, Snowball for sixteen years. I sadly had to put her down due to serious illness in February of 2010. I have a precious black cat named Onyx now who is four years old. I love him!
  72. I have not been blessed with good health and have had to have far too many surgeries.
  73. I have to sleep where it is cool, dark, and quiet, but also need the white noise of a fan humming away, plus that helps it to be cool. And sometimes I put an ice pack on my head as well.
  74. I love the movie Grease. I recently, finally bought it on DVD.
  75. I love shopping. Not grocery shopping. Shopping for stuff. Clothes, shoes, household items. I even like window shopping. Put me in a mall and I can easily find my way around. When I was fourteen I visited my Aunt in Iowa. We went to a mall in Minnesota and I was leading her around, when I had never been there! She was quite impressed.
  76. I love shoes. I must have like 30 pair or so. You have to have one for every outfit, right?
  77. 7 is my favorite number.
  78. My dream house – that I will own someday – will include a wrap-around porch. I also want some bay windows – at least one.
  79. I have been to almost every state in the USA. I think there are maybe seven or so I have not been to. When I was six my family drove across country from California to Maryland. Then in college I flew from California to New York and then drove with my brother and his friends from New York to Florida for a Campus Crusade for Christ Retreat. So I have been blessed to see a lot of this great Country we live in.
  80. Growing up my favorite movie was “Hugga Bunch”. I would like to watch it again now as an adult. Yes I am a child of the Eighties.
  81. Speaking of the Eighties….have you seen that leggings and over-sized shirts/short dresses are back in style!? I am SO excited!
  82. Steven Curtis Chapman is my favorite Christian singer. I have been to every concert tour in the last ten years. His life speaks volumes about faith in God.
  83. I love watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It is a tradition for me every year.
  84. I like writing encouraging notes to people. Since I was a teenager that has been something I have done. It is amazing how a simple note can brighten someone’s day. Getting an unexpected note in the mail that is uplifting is always encouraging. God has given me the gift of encouragement.
  85. I was in choir of some sort most of my life. In High School I even got to perform with my school choir at Disneyland. That was the neatest experience ever. Like I said before…Disneyland is so magical, and it was awesome to be a part of Magic Music Days!
  86. I love taking drives. It is especially fun at Christmas time when you can go “light looking” through all the neighborhoods. I look forward to that time of year all year long!
  87. When the Kindle electronic book reader came out, I always wanted one. I thought they were the coolest invention ever! Then for Christmas 2010, my dad and his wife got me another e-reader for Christmas. The story of how it came to be is pretty funny. If you want to hear it, ask me!
  88. I have been reverse bungee jumping. This is where they strap you into a cage and fling you up first, not down. Then you go up and down several times. I went with my brother. I probably told him I loved him 100 times before we went, sure we were going to die! But really, it was SO much fun and I am glad he talked me into it.
  89. I have attended four colleges: Butte Community College, Chico State, Northwest Nazarene and Nazarene Bible College.
  90. I like to learn. I feel like my brain becomes mush when I haven’t taken a class of SOME sort for awhile. I am hitting that point again now. I am thinking of taking some sewing classes.
  91. I wear reading glasses. Though I am kind of bad about remembering them, until my eyes are burning so bad that they are burning so much I just have to close them!
  92. I have never gotten a speeding ticket (knock on wood…lol) Yet I still get totally freaked out when I have a cop behind me when I am driving.
  93. I have been in several accidents. Only one when I was the driver and I totaled my car – a desk was flying at me on the freeway okay? No I am not a bad driver!
  94. I look better with short hair. However it is long right now and I am kind of liking it. We will see what I decide to do with it. My mom and I have twenty bucks riding on the line to see if I can make it until May 2011 without chopping it off. We shall see!
  95. I have been in several weddings. Singing, playing the piano, bridesmaid, or maid of honor. Do you know how expensive being in weddings is? It’s crazy! But I love my friends dearly so I won’t complain. My brother’s wedding was the last one I was in and the last one I expected to be a part of. We will see if I am ever asked again, but I think everyone who’d ask me is now married!
  96. I collect ceramic bears. It started with bears from Home Interior Parties years ago. I haven’t gotten any recently but have several on shelves in my home. I really like them. They are so cute.
  97. I like tomatoes…with mayonnaise and salt and pepper on them. I know, it might sound weird, but it is so good.
  98. I talk to my best friend Mommy Reg on the phone every day at least once. I love her.
  99. I love my other best friends Sarah and Sara too, for the record. They are my besties! Lol. No one could ever replace them.
  100. My heart now is to serve the Lord. I don’t know exactly where life is taking me but as I journey on this road I strive to glorify God in all I do.
This is Me!

This is Me!

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Responses

  1. Ahem. I’m not married yet! And you WILL be in my wedding 🙂

  2. Hey Diane,

    I think you need to update this list to reflect your life now. 🙂 Thanks for “teaching” me how to have good handwriting and for always letting me know that I didn’t read the ENTIRE BSC series because of the 3rd chapters. LOL I love you dearly and I’ll always be here for you. I hope you have a wonderful day.

    Love ya,
    Carrie

    • Hee hee hee. You are SO welcome. And I plan to make a new list for my 200th blog post. I will update it then! Love ya girl.

  3. I loved reading this! I kept laughing to myself, because we have MANY similarities, and I kept reading more and more that we have in common! Glad to have found you on Facebook – I’ll have to start catching up on all your blogs now!
    ~Elizabeth Dake

    • Liz,
      That is too funny. We need to hang out soon. I want to meet your son and I miss ya! Thanks for reading my blog. Now you can catch up with my life. It is oh so exciting. lol 🙂

  4. Hi Diane, I really enjoyed reading your 100. I find we have a lot in common, too.

    I was at the store last night and after reading this, could not pass up buying you some pens I found. Guess what? They are Winnie the Pooh pens. 🙂

    I am sleeping days and working nights right now, but maybe I can get them to you sometime Sat. I will need to get directions again, though. LOL

    I should have been over way before this.

    Blessings, Bev

    • Bev,

      Thanks for picking up something special for me. You are too kind! Just let me know or drop by!


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