100 Things About Me

Since "things" change from time to time, I update this list every two (or so) years.

  1. My birthday is October 1.
  2. I'm a Christian.
  3. Keeping Romans 8:28 in mind encourages me during bad times.
  4. My family and I have attended the same Southern Baptist church since 1986.
  5. My home is in Alabama - specifically, Athens.
  6. I have an apartment elsewhere to be near work.
  7. I have one sibling, a sister named Sara who is four years older than me.
  8. I have a degree in Civil Engineering, with a minor in Math.
  9. I also have a strong aptitude in English, and spelling/grammatical mistakes annoy me.
  10. But yes, I make them too.
  11. I tend to answer questions in complete sentences.
  12. Having been a waitress, I'm extra nice when talking to employees at restaurants/stores I visit.
  13. I was fired from a brief job at a telephone answering service for being "too nice" to tell irate callers what they didn't want to hear.
  14. For years, I worked two jobs.
  15. One semester, I worked three.
  16. Because I worked my way through college, it took me longer than four years to finish.
  17. I'm still glad I did it the way I did.
  18. After two years of looking, I found a job in my field of study.
  19. I like my job and the people I work with.
  20. My father passed away in 1998.
  21. All of my grandparents have passed on as well. I never knew my grandmothers.
  22. I've never owned a dog, but for years, I've wanted one.
  23. My family's always had cats.
  24. I have a mildly suspicious nature, so I don't post details like my real last name, my place of employment, pictures of my car, etc.
  25. I have a boyfriend named Jeff.
  26. In over a year of dating, I've not yet told my boyfriend about my websites.
  27. He might have found them if he's investigated the source of a graphic I've emailed him.
  28. If he does find them, I hope he doesn't tell me.
  29. I love it when a guy wears Halston cologne. (The kind for men, of course.)
  30. Unfortunately, Jeff isn't into cologne.
  31. When I was in high school, I wrote a lengthy fanfiction story about meeting Richard Grieco.
  32. My most recent celebrity crush was Tobey Maguire.
  33. Now that he has a child, he's much less attractive to me. I don't date men who have children.
  34. I consider myself an atypical woman in that I've no desire to get married or have kids.
  35. I've felt that way since I was a child.
  36. I grew up with my family in debt, so now I tend to be frugal.
  37. I am a packrat.
  38. My high school graduating class consisted of approximately 45 people.
  39. I'm one of those people who feels cold while everyone else is comfortable.
  40. To date, I've never broken a bone.
  41. I only had three wisdom teeth. They've all been removed.
  42. I've never had braces, but my teeth are (mostly) decent-looking.
  43. Still, I don't often give a toothy smile in pictures.
  44. I once appeared as a model in an ad for the clothing store where I worked.
  45. Usually, I exercise at least twice a week.
  46. I don't tan well.
  47. I am a vegetarian.
  48. Typically, I have coffee in the morning, then drink water for the rest of the day.
  49. I prefer my coffee with real milk and no sugar.
  50. I only drink sodas when I'm sick or traveling.
  51. I don't eat out much. I prefer to cook my own food.
  52. At one point, I had 17 email accounts.
  53. I started my first website on April 18, 2001.
  54. Without looking, I'm not sure exactly how many I have now. Somewhere between 10 and 20, I guess, depending on how you define "website."
  55. Although I'm no expert, I wrote up a list of web design tips.
  56. I do not like talk radio or talk shows. Or reality shows. Except Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
  57. I don't watch any current TV shows, but I loosely follow a few by reading recaps on the Internet.
  58. I spend my TV-watching time on DVDs of my favorite old shows.
  59. In 2005, some other fans and I met the Guys Next Door.
  60. Lately my celebrity obsessions are more character obsessions, and the biggest is Wolverine from the X-men movie series.
  61. I love music of most kinds, but not so much rap.
  62. I know at least most of the lyrics for a large number of songs, especially songs from the '80s.
  63. I sing in the choir at my church, and while I'm driving around in my car.
  64. When I was a bit younger, I sang several solos at church.
  65. I was on the volleyball team my senior year in high school.
  66. During lunch time at school, sometimes I hid in the restroom rather than be stuck looking for a place to sit.
  67. Because of that, I still I hate going to a busy cafeteria, holding a tray of food as I scan the room for an empty table.
  68. Needless to say, as a teenager, I was extremely shy.
  69. As an adult, I'm much more self-assured, even though I consider myself an awkward dork.
  70. I'm still quiet around large groups. (Large being five or more people.)
  71. Most of the time, I'm not the best at making conversation.
  72. I'm a really good listener.
  73. I am ridiculously expressive when I talk.
  74. This is why I'm more comfortable expressing myself in writing.
  75. I also like that writing allows me time to compose my thoughts.
  76. I know I have PMS when I get extremely peeved over some little thing.
  77. Most of the time, I'm very even tempered, and I rarely get really angry.
  78. I don't follow sports or politics with any regularity.
  79. I tend to acknowledge that there's another side to an issue, even if I don't agree.
  80. I hesitate to label any one thing as my favorite, since I like different aspects of similar things.
  81. I hate it when people call Christmas "Xmas." (Don't give me that "X is an old abbreviation for Christ" excuse: today, that's hardly common knowledge, yes?)
  82. Another pet peeve is when people interrupt me while I'm speaking.
  83. I'm soft-spoken, but I'd appreciate people showing the same respect I do by listening.
  84. According to an on-line test, I have an IQ of 131.
  85. I'm logical, and I tend to look for patterns in things.
  86. I'm very visually-oriented, and seeing things helps me remember them.
  87. Because of this, I do not watch horror movies.
  88. I haven't yet bought anything on ebay. I don't even have an account there.
  89. If I could have one super-power, it would be the ability to fly.
  90. One of my biggest dreams is to have a house built. This house.
  91. Between work (usually over 40 hours a week) and my hobbies, I very rarely get bored.
  92. I've taken over 2000 pictures since 2003, and over 400 of them are posted here.
  93. I've had my current car since August of 1998.
  94. When I was really young I stole a roll of Life Savers from a store, and my mother insisted on going back and paying for them.
  95. I often paint my toenails, but hardly ever my fingernails.
  96. I can't stand to kill insects. I usually catch them in something and put them outside.
  97. I've been accused of being goofy.
  98. I think being goofy can make a person more interesting.
  99. It's certainly more fun than the alternative. ;)
  100. I worked on this list on and off for almost a week. I plan to update it when something changes.
  101. You can find more (entirely too much) information about me at this site.

100 Things About Me - Updated

The original list (above) was done in mid-2007. This update was done in mid-2009.

#18. After two years of looking, I found a job in my field of study. Unfortunately I was fired from it two years and six months after I started work there.

#19. I liked my job and the people I worked with.

#26. In almost four years of dating, I've not yet told my boyfriend about my websites.

#32. My most recent celebrity crush was Tom Petty.

#33. I don't date men who have children.

#60. Lately my celebrity obsessions are musicians.

#92. I've taken almost 4000 pictures since 2003, and over 400 of them are posted here.

#93. I've had my current car since August of 1998 March of 2008.


100 Things About Me - Updated (Again)

Again, the original list was done in mid-2007. This update was done in mid-2011.

#18. After two years of looking, I found a job in my field of study. Unfortunately I was fired from it two years and six months after I started work there. After nine months of being unemployed, I found another job in October of 2009.

#19. I like my job and the people I work with.

#26. In almost four years of dating, I've not yet On the 4-year anniversary of our first date, I finally told my boyfriend about my websites.

#27. He might could have found them much earlier if he's had investigated the source of a graphic I've had emailed him.

#28. If he does find them, I hope he doesn't tell me. To my great disappointment, since I told him about the sites (in August of 2009), he has shown no interest whatsoever in reading anything I've written/posted any of my websites. I had hoped it would help him get to know me better; instead it's now a sore subject between us, since it shouts to me, "Hey, Anne! I care NOTHING about what you have to say!"

#32. My most recent celebrity crush is Bono.

#92. I've taken almost 4000 over 5000 pictures since 2003, and over 400 600 of them are posted on-line.

#95. I often paint my toenails, but hardly ever my fingernails. I haven't painted my fingernails or toenails in years.


100 Things About Me - Updated III

Again, the original list was done in mid-2007. This update was done in mid-2013. As before, if it's not changed below, it still applies.

#6. I have an apartment elsewhere to be near work. I had to give it up during my last round of unemployment.

#18. After two years of looking, I found a job in my field of study. Unfortunately I was fired from it two years and six months after I started work there. After nine months of being unemployed, I found another job in October of 2009. I was let go from that job in December of 2011 after they lost a contract. Happily, I was hired at my current job in July of 2012.

#32. My most recent celebrity crush is Jeremy Renner. I *really* liked his character in The Bourne Legacy.

#60. Lately my celebrity obsessions are more character obsessions, and the biggest is Loki from Thor/The Avengers movies.

#100. I worked on this list on and off for almost a week update for about 20 minutes. I plan to update the list every two years.


100 Things About Me - Updated IV

This update was done in mid-2015. As ever, if it's not changed below, it still applies.

#19. I like my job and the people I work with... although some days are a challenge. A big one!

#25. I have had a long-distance boyfriend named Jeff for years. In 2014, I finally mustered up the nerve to tell him that my feelings for him had grown cold, and we broke up.

#32. My most recent celebrity crush is Jeremy Renner. I *really* liked his character in The Bourne Legacy. Steven Weber as his Wings character, Brian Hackett, because Brian reminds me of smarmier, much-less-megalomaniacal Loki (see #60).

#45. Usually, I exercise at least twice once a week, with additional activity such as walking whenever I can squeeze it in, since work takes up nearly 11 hours of my day.

#47. I am was a vegetarian for many years. I ultimately gave it up because I realized I was doing it improperly and not getting the nutrition I need.

#50. I only drink sodas when I'm sick or traveling. Or in the occasional root beer float.

#57. I don't watch any current TV shows, but I loosely follow a few by reading recaps on the Internet.

#92. I've taken over 5000 6000 pictures since 2003, and over 600 of them are posted on-line.

#96. I can't stand to kill insects. I usually catch them in something and put them outside. However, after home infestations of both ants and pantry moths for two years in a row, plus being caught in a cloud of termites at work, I have become quite the killing machine.

(P.S. Woo hoo! An update where I didn't have to revise #18!)

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