May 14, 2004

100 Things

  1. I like to write.

  2. I adore Scrabble.

  3. I usually win.

  4. Unless I'm playing my mother.

  5. I like to keep the score sheets documenting my victories.

  6. I'm the only one who enjoys looking at them.

  7. I know, I know. It shocks me too.

  8. I don't always like being in charge.

  9. But I often end up there.

  10. I'm 5'-9".

  11. In my family, I'm considered short.

  12. I used to be painfully shy.

  13. I forced myself to become good at interacting with strangers.

  14. I'm glad I did because it makes life easier.

  15. I still consider myself shy but now only I know it.

  16. I fell in love at age 25.

  17. With a woman.

  18. I was married to a man at the time.

  19. Yes, it was a f*cked up situation.

  20. I'm good at analyzing numbers.

  21. Spreadsheets and budgets rock my world.

  22. But I'm not good at doing math in my head.

  23. I find that embarrassing.

  24. I'm a naturally good speller.

  25. I am a voracious reader.

  26. My father taught me how to play chess.

  27. I didn't beat him at it until I was 18.

  28. We haven't played since.

  29. I don't like mashed potatoes.

  30. I don't like beans either.

  31. It's a texture thing.

  32. My friend Tina thinks I am sensorily challenged.

  33. I don't hold that against her.

  34. She's probably right.

  35. I'm a parent by choice.

  36. I like to think I'm a good one.

  37. I don't fit many of the stereotypical lesbian prototypes.

  38. People get confused because I don't.

  39. My son is a music theatre major in college.

  40. No, he's not gay.

  41. Hypocritically enough, I think I'd struggle with it if he was.

  42. So sue me.

  43. I changed the oil in my car once.

  44. I don't ever want to do it again.

  45. But I can if I have to.

  46. I have a sweet tooth.

  47. Typing was the only class I ever failed in school.

  48. After graduation, I earned my living as a typist for awhile.

  49. I didn't starve.

  50. I'm clumsy.

  51. I don't wear makeup except for special events.

  52. Sometimes I have trouble sitting still.

  53. I played clarinet in the marching band in high school.

  54. I love marching bands.

  55. I make up silly words for songs.

  56. I often sing them out loud.

  57. Yes, even when I'm not alone.

  58. I like to dance with my dogs.

  59. I consider myself conservative.

  60. Other people don't.

  61. I've always adored sex.

  62. Well, ever since I was introduced to it anyway.

  63. I'm not a morning person.

  64. I drink my coffee black.

  65. I remember what I was wearing when I heard the space shuttle Challenger had exploded.

  66. I threw that dress away the next day.

  67. It made me feel better for some reason.

  68. I worry a lot.

  69. I don't own a hairbrush.

  70. I have naturally curly hair.

  71. It is prematurely gray.

  72. I make really good spaghetti with meat sauce.

  73. I have one sister, two step-sisters, and three step-brothers.

  74. My mother is an only child.

  75. I used to think my father was an only child too, but then I found out he had an older sister who died as an adult under suspicious circumstances.

  76. One day I'm going to write a story about her.

  77. It'll be fiction.

  78. I love dogs.

  79. I love cats too but I am allergic.

  80. I adore football and baseball.

  81. I am a reformed cigarette smoker.

  82. I've lived in the same general geographic area for 37 years.

  83. I am irrationally fearful of heights.

  84. I like pepperoni and mushrooms on my pizza.

  85. I rate Chinese restaurants based on the quality of their hot and sour soup.

  86. My neck is very long.

  87. Think giraffe-like long.

  88. I love wearing turtlenecks in the winter.

  89. I have big feet.

  90. And freakishly large hands.

  91. My girlfriend loves my hands.

  92. I love hers, too. Along with the rest of her.

  93. I really want to live closer to the ocean.

  94. I love the beach in all seasons.

  95. My computer is my friend.

  96. I hope to grow old gracefully.

  97. If successful, it will be the first graceful thing I ever accomplish.

  98. I want to spend the rest of my life with Wendy.

  99. I'd love to have grandchildren someday.

  100. But I'm in no hurry.


Eyes for Lies said...

I enjoyed learning more about you...

Gel said...

VICTORY~~~~~ Hi! Blogger let me on to comment. Meanwhile, I've enjoyed reading many selections on your blog. I'm here via Jack's (QuickQuack) blog. I love scrabble too and am allergic to cats, plus we share the same weird weather. I put you in my favorites. BTW, like the green eye. ;)
~Green-Eyed Lady

Lioness said...

Oh I can see I'll be spending loads of time here, and using it as an excuse not to study. I LOVE these 100 Things list, I loved yours. They always tug at my heart strings, fro some reason. I suppose it is the privilege of being allowed in, glimpsing it from within.

Yup, I'm hooked. You had me at the by-heading actually. (Hope that's what it's called)

Serialangel said...

Ooh, lovely :) Very creative, and I'll be borrowing this...and reading more of you. Hooray.

Kathryn said...

Suburban Lesbian,
Fell onto your site and will enjoy reading more of your story. You and I have a bit in common!

sirbarrett said...

Is there a certain age when your hair is suddenly allowed to be curly? Personally, I have to tame that stuff; my hair. Are you coming back soon someday? I'd like to see some continuance. So far, so good. Keep it going on and on and on.

Di said...

I am so-so at Scrabble. Mostly 'cause I really enjoy coming up with the words, but I have a difficult time scoring. (Go figure.)

At Boggle, though, I have been beaten only once!

: )

Not sure how I stumbled upon your site, but I like it ... and not just because our templates are similar!

Kim Carney said...

I love the personal journey into your life. Thank you!

Taradharma said...

I love that you make up silly words for songs...and sing them out loud...even when alone! Great to find your site, I'll be comin' back, as I have been looking for bloggers who identify as lesbian/queer/whatever and so much more. And in the burbs! It just doesn't get much better than this.

Anonymous said...

Oh Em Gee. You did not tell me you had a blog.
I love it, by the way.

Anonymous said...

I love your list so much, I want to try one myself....I don't know if I can think of 100 things to say.... :) You have a great blog. I've enjoyed reading it.

Everette said...

What a refreshing, classy blog!

I, too, loved how your 100 Things landed in the blog. I might dare that, but it seems kinda scary.

I bookmarked you.

I hope your vision rubs off on me.

Anonymous said...

I stumbled on to your site because I was looking up tramp stamp and there was your site. I enjoyed your site so much I forgot what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing you with us.


Mia said...

I followed you from your comment on Deb's blog. Nice blog you have here.

We're a bit similar too, as I fell inlove...with a woman...I was married to a man at the time too. And gawd yes, it was and still is a f*cked up situation.

Anonymous said...

wow a lesbian who considers herself a Conservative
*goes into shock*

Debbie said...

If you love Scrabble, you'll love Scrabble Scramble at AOL games ... all the fun of playing Scrabble wihtout having to get someone to play with you.

Jackie said...

Hi. I like your blog! This is Emily, not Jackie. I am Jackie's girlfriend. Perhaps you remember me from that lovely night of phase ten and miller lites at your house? Your gracious and kind lady-friend called me Little Bit. I believe I will be seeing you this Sunday at Jackie's house. I am quite excited to visit with you again! Have a really nice day! ( I am also a naturally good speller. What fun, yes?)