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July 14, 2009 at 11:00 am 15 comments

It seems so soon, but this is my 100th post!  Who knew I would get hooked on the blogging business! 🙂  I thought in celebration of my “100 post birthday” I would attempt to think of 100 tidbits about me.

Here goes!

100 random things about me!

  1. I’ve been to Japan twice
  2. I’m terrified of bees
  3. I like zz-top
  4. I play flute (haha)
  5. I wanted to play trombone but the teacher said my arms were too short.
  6. I always wanted to have 4boys
  7. God gave us 3boys and 1 girl
  8. My little girls real name is Davie.  Matt and I picked her name while we were dating NOT after our 3 boys.  She has the same initials as my best friend and mom which is a promise I made to my best friend in the 6th grade.
  9. I love antiques
  10. I used to say I would live CA over my dead body
  11. Thankfully I’m alive after living in CA 4yrs
  12. I learned to drive a horse and buggy in Chino CA
  13. I designed and physically hand drew the  plans to the house we now live in.
  14. I like sunflowers and stinky daisies (weeds really)
  15. My husband and I met when I was on vacation- we lived 1700 mi apart.
  16. My husband and I courted online (yikes!)
  17. My first car was a “horse”- my grandpa’s Ford Pinto
  18. My third car was also a “horse” a Ford Mustang (I still have it)Mustang
  19. On that subject my Mustang “introduced” my husband and I.  More on that later.
  20. I have lived in Alberta Canada
  21. I like to collect rocks
  22. I speak some Japanese
  23. I understand some Spanish (my husband speaks Spanish)
  24. I’m most happy when I’m busy
  25. My love language is quality time
  26. I am terrible at bowling
  27. I hate pink
  28. In highschool my nickname was “Nick” (don’t ask)
  29. In highschool I played basketball (pretty funny for being only 4’11”)
  30. I can play about 10 chords on the guitar (slowly)!
  31. I play a little piano
  32. I like to write songs on occasion
  33. I was assistant band director for 1yr
  34. I can’t play violin
  35. I taught violin class
  36. I’ve never been a bridesmaid only a “matron”
  37. I was in a wedding in Tokyo Japan
  38. We fit all our possessions and two vehicles in the moving semi when we left CA
  39. My sis lived with us when she was 16, I only had one child of my own then.
  40. I did Pampered Chef before going gluten free
  41. My favorite item of clothing is jeansMy Jeans
  42. I have had 4 home businesses since I’ve been married and made about $4! Hehe
  43. I had my first son in a hospital, assisted
  44. I had my middle two sons in birthing centers with midwives, unassisted
  45. I had my daughter at home
  46. I was homeschooled when I was a kid
  47. I attended public school when I was a kid
  48. I attended private school  when I was a kid
  49. I only moved once as a kid (you do the math, haha)
  50. I went to school to be a teacher
  51. I went to school for music
  52. I homeschool my kids
  53. My kids attend public school (ask me if you care)
  54. My husband teaches public school
  55. As a kid I couldn’t wait to move away from “small town America”
  56. As a grown kid I couldn’t wait to get back to “small town America”
  57. I like trucks
  58. I think buying a dog is dumb
  59. I have a purebred illegitimate CoonhoundWillamina
  60. I’ve had pet rats- two “boys” we were told -they had babies!
  61. I’ve had guinea pigs
  62. I’ve had pet snakes
  63. I’ve had a pet parakeet
  64. I’ve had a pet tarantula (really my brothers) he escaped into the wall of our house, my dad had to remove the trim and wait for him to come out.
  65. I’ve had a pet hedgehog (really my sisters)
  66. Right now I have 18 pets
  67. I sponsor a child in Guatemala
  68. I worked at McDonald’s (4 different stores)
  69. I like to run
  70. I hate to ride bikes (my boys love it!)
  71. I like motorcycles
  72. I am the only one in my family with a motorcycle endorsement.
  73. I am the only one in my family NOT to own a motorcycle of my own.
  74. My favorite school subject is English
  75.  My least fav subject was History (my Hubby’s fav- History)
  76. If I hate a food it is probably the texture
  77. I can’t help but touch different fabrics and textures when I’m shopping.
  78. I don’t really like to shop much
  79. I love yard saleing
  80. I was going to be a vet when I grew up
  81. I don’t consider myself grown up- I’m 30
  82. My favorite color is green
  83. My real name is Jessie – not Jessica
  84. I’m named after Jessie Colter– though my dad recently discovered that her name appears to be spelled Jessi
  85. I’ve been a lifeguard
  86. I love  backpacking/ camping in the boon-docks!
  87. I lived 11mo in a camping trailer with two/three kids
  88. I lived one winter with no running water.
  89. I lived through one winter with no working potty, pregnant!
  90. My favorite time of the year is Autumn
  91. I tried learning how to shoe my own horses (I can only do it when the ground is soft otherwise the hooves are too tough!)
  92. I have had stitches in my head
  93. I could get lost in a round room
  94. I love to ride in the mountains alone – yeah that’s smart eh?
  95. I used to compete and  jump horses
  96. I grew up in the city
  97. I don’t have any carpet in my house
  98. My favorite wedding gift (besides my wonderful husband) was Fiestaware- thanks Grandma
  99. I don’t jump on bandwagons- that’s why I “don’t blog”
  100. Most importantly I am saved by grace through faith!
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  • 1. Erin Jackson  |  July 14, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Okay every time I read your blog I wish we lived closer! Hope that doesn’t sound weird but your comments always make me think we would get along great! Kudos on #89 and not killing someone! Too funny!

    Reply
    • 2. glutenfree4goofs  |  July 14, 2009 at 6:05 pm

      Ha ha, I’ve often felt that way when reading and chatting with some of my favorite bloggers, it’s not wierd at all!

      Reply
  • 3. Jennifer  |  July 14, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    100! Very cool. You are an interesting gal. Jessie, NOT Jessica. 🙂

    One whole winter, no working potty??? AND pregnant? That takes talent.

    Very good list. Love it.

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    • 4. glutenfree4goofs  |  July 15, 2009 at 10:36 am

      Ha ha, funny you put it that way, when I was little I would introduce myself this way, “Hi I’m Jessie, not Jessica I live at 813 ~~~ downtown are you a stranger!”

      Reply
  • 5. Carrie  |  July 15, 2009 at 1:45 am

    Ohhh, some of these make me VERY curious!

    Reply
  • 6. naomig  |  July 15, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Fun list… I have a feeling we would get along great. 🙂

    Reply
  • 7. glutenfree4goofs  |  July 15, 2009 at 10:39 am

    It’s a teaser, hopefully I’ll get around to telling you about them all! 🙂 Which #’s make you most curious and/or familiar!? I have a feeling I know!

    Reply
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  • 9. purplemoose  |  July 20, 2009 at 10:04 am

    OOOOH!! My first was born in hospital, too, my second two at home attended by midwives (and if we ever get to again, we’d definitely choose home!)

    I’m glad you survived CA, too. That’s another on my (long) list of places to not live.

    And Ive done the “rustic” no running water thing, too. Not fun, but it got us where we wanted to be. . . out of debt. . . for a time anyway!

    And, congrats on your 100th non-blog post. 🙂 Wonder if you’ll do 200 for your 200th non-post?

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    • 10. glutenfree4goofs  |  July 20, 2009 at 11:19 am

      200!!! Ha, I’m not THAT exciting.

      Reply
  • 11. Jen B  |  July 24, 2009 at 7:24 am

    Hello! Thanks for stopping by. Nice to “meet” you! I did a 100 things post on my 100th post awhile back. What curriculum do you use to homeschool. We’re in our 3rd year (my daughter is going into 2nd grade) and I’m trying to see what all my options are, and get people’s opinions. I did a post asking people to link up with their homeschool curriculum. If you’ve posted that or plan to I’d love for you to link up. Thanks!

    Reply
  • 12. Andi  |  January 6, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    pet snakes, rats, but scared of bees?

    Nice to meet you Jess!

    Reply
  • 14. john  |  April 14, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Stumbled in here because of the Mustang [it came up on google images]. Liked your list – cant imagine the no running water/no potty thing though! LOVE the dog. Might make a friendly suggestion tho that you re-read Acts 2:38, Matthew 16:16 etc. Faith alone does not save. And you’re worth saving!!!

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  • 15. Jess @ Blog Schmog  |  April 15, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Thank you for your comment. I’m glad you like my mustang and Willamina!

    On your suggestion, I’m not seeing a contradiction. Here is Acts 8

    “I mean that you have been saved by grace through believing. You did not save yourselves; it was a gift from God.9 It was not the result of your own efforts, so you cannot brag about it.10 God has made us what we are. In Christ Jesus, God made us to do good works, which God planned in advance for us to live our lives doing.”

    I hope I didn’t imply that I am saved by my own effort but by the grace of God and by the renewing of my spirit. Neither verse you mentioned contradicts this, only adds to the benefits we have in knowing Christ. When we are baptised we receive the Holy Spirit. When we believe that Jesus is Lord we are allowed the choice to follow him. Do you not agree?

    See also James 2:19

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