Monday, February 23, 2009

25 things

In honor of ICLW, I'm posting this random meme that I did on facebook. Sorry I don't have anything more interesting to post right now... I've been kinda short on time this week....

1.I'm not really sure that there are 25 things about me that people will care about.

2. There are currently 11 people living in my parents house. 2 are my parents and 3 are my siblings. The rest are members of my extended family. (There have been no less than 10 people there since 2001)

3.I've always had a dream to open my own bridal boutique.

4. I still have no idea what I really want to do "when I grow up."

5. My biggest regret is not getting a bachelor's degree.

6. My second biggest regret is not going away to college. (although, I might not have met my husband had a done that..... so I guess it was meant to be)

7. I hate my name. I thought about going by my middle name (Renee) when I got to High School but that would have been too much trouble.

8. I don't have a favorite anything (color, band, food, movie, book, etc...) there are too many to choose from.

9. I'm indecisive.

10. Sometimes, when I'm out in public with my nieces, I like to pretend they're my kids. Especially when I'm being told how cute they are!

11.I was really excited to get Jillian Michaels' 30 day shred in the mail, but I haven't touched it since it got here.

12. I sometimes still sleep with a stuffed animal. His name is Bowsers and he's a yellow stuffed dog.

13. I have a friend that is an astrophysicist. Thinking about it makes me giggle every time.

14. I have absolutely no idea how to decorate my house. Anyone wanna come give me ideas?

15. I can't stand monotony. As soon as one big event is over, I have to focus on the next big event coming up, so that I don't get too bored with the every day.

16. My biggest fear is being forgotten. That said, I always assume that people I haven't seen in a while don't remember me.

17. I saw Titanic in the theater 3 times. I bought the score and cried while listening to it. When the movie came out, I bought it and never watched it!

18. I could totally be a shopaholic.

19. I am a self-proclaimed chocoholic.

20. I watch WAY too much tv.

21.I would love to live on a farm- if I could pay someone to do all of the hard work and just hang out with the animals when I felt like it.

22. Sometimes I wish the whole women's lib thing never happened so I wouldn't be expected to work outside the house.

23. I have a list of things I would get done if I was ever chosen to be on extreme makeover.

24. I once almost moved to Chicago to go to fashion merchandising school.... but then I chickened out.

25. I LOVE presents! But I would rather someone spend $5 on me and get me something that shows they really know me than spend $5000 on something impersonal.


Staci said...

um if i were your parents, i would go nuts.....why?? lol how have you been?

Soralis said...

I am still stuck on how many people live in your parents house! Wow that is amazing!


Beautiful Mess said...

In regards to number 11, OPEN IT AND DO IT! You're gonna be sore the first few days and will have trouble doing things such as getting up from the sitting position on ANYTHING, but if you keep at it, the soreness will go away. I did it for about a week and the soreness went away. I'm not doing it now, but doing another one. It's REALLY worth it! *stepping off my soap box now* ;o)

Rebecca said...

#11: Me too!!! I'm petrified of doing it, but I just might break it out this afternoon if I get brave...I'll let you know how it goes!

#25: I totally agree.

#7: You have a beautiful name! I always thought my name was boring and tried to go by my middle name for a while (Anne), but it was a no-go. I love the name Jill, and if we ever have a girl, her middle name will be Jillian (named after my husband's best friend Jill and my middle name).


carrie said...

I'm with previous commenters - I'd go insane in your parents house! But good for them :)

And Happy belated anniversary - your wedding was beautiful!


Cara said...

Now that was a great way to introduce yourself!!!

So many click with me!


Jill said...

I should probably add... I did try the 30 day shred (#11) workout before, but I've been having some issues with my heels that have been the real reason I haven't broken it out.......

Well, and fear! as much as I love Jillian, she scares the crap out of me! I'm so glad she's not my in real life personal trainer!

Cassandra said...

Returning your ICLW comment...

#22: Wow. I don't think I've ever read anything on a blog (an IF blog at least) that's so exactly the opposite of how I feel. To me, the whole point of Second and Third Wave Feminism has been to give women choices, to work or not work, to have children or not have children, etc.

I absolutely love my career. It took me more than a decade of schooling and training, but now that I'm a full member of my profession it's all worth it (and I really enjoyed grad school and post-grad training as well, at least most of the time). I think it's really unfortunate that most people, men and women, don't love what they do every day. In response to the hypothetical question about whether you'd still work if you won the lottery, both DH and I unquestioningly say yes -- though we would add in more vacations!

That being said, wanting to work because you enjoy it and needing to work for financial reasons are very different, and often at odds. Having taken a job that I love less this year for the sake of money and health insurance, I can sympathize with that aspect.

If your work doesn't make you truly happy, I hope that you find other things in life that do.

Jill said...


I hope I didn't offend you or anyone else by writing that. When I wrote it, it was meant to be a little snarky. I, in NO way, oppose women working. I'm just opposed to ME working! I've tried a bunch of things, but I haven't yet found something that I LOVE to do (or even really like) so that's where that comment came from.

Seriously? - Erin said...

Here from ICLW. First, Happy anniversary! You were a beautiful bride.

I am sorry about your friend, how very sad.

Thanks for the 25 things, it was nice to get to know about you. I have no idea what I want to be when I grow up either.