Thursday, July 3, 2008

102 Things

I am so sad. My 100th post came and went, and I missed my opportunity to commemorate the moment (by copying a really fun idea my friends did over at PD&H).

In honour of my 102nd post, I present to you..... "102 Things About Me!"

1. My name is Tyler, but it's actually not.
2. My first name is Erin, but only family is allowed to call me by this name (all others who have tried have been mysteriously found unconscious in a ditch in Mexico)
3. I married my high school sweetheart, only he wasn't really.
4. I had a crush on Pat since grade 10, but we didn't start dating until after high school.
5. Pat only wanted to have one child.
6. I always dreamed of having six.
7. Today is our 9-year anniversary.
8. I LOVE math.
9. I won a math contest in grade 10 - top score in our school, top 10% in Canada.
10. I get bad (read: super moody) PMS.
11. Country music makes me happy (even the songs about wives leaving with best friends and dogs dying).
12. Before Pat, my longest dating relationship lasted four months, max.
13. I have worked as a gas jockey (though the politically correct term is gas station attendant).
14. My very best childhood friend died at the young age of 17.
15. I always look at peoples' teeth.
16. I have personal space issues.
17. I can sometimes be a bit bossy. :)
18. I was an only child until the age of 12.
19. I am always worried that I've got bad breath.
20. I hate chewing gum.
21. My mom is one of my best friends.
22. I am a yeller.
23. I used to yell at Pat when we fought. It was nasty.
24. I know a lot of people, but have few friends.
25. My favourite place to be is in the mountains.
26. My other favourite place is the beach.
27. If anyone knows a place where there are both mountains and beach, please tell me so I can move there.
28. I like to raise my hands during worship.
29. I like to sing worship music at the top of my lungs whenever I'm driving alone.
30. All this loud singing and hand-raising in the vehicle may come across as crazy to other drivers.
31. I care, but I push past it and act like I don't care what they think.
32. I am a voracious reader.
33. I have been know to stay up all night to finish a good book - even as recently as this past year.
34. Shrimp make me gag. Even just looking at them.
35. I have a super-sensitive sniffer.
36. Perfumes give me headaches.
37. I can detect baby poop a mile away.
38. I don't really like pets.
39. We have a hamster.
40. We are thinking of getting a dog.
41. We had a cat once.
42. She lives with my mom.
43. My mom doesn't think we should get a dog. ;)
44. I have pathetic and miserable pregnancies.
45. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
46. Heartburn is one of the worst things I've ever felt.
47. Someday I'd like to be a doula.
48. I was fired from a job as a waitress in a sports bar.
49. I was fired from a job pumping gas.
50. Honestly, both were cases of wrongful dismissal.
51. I worked as a nanny for a few months.
52. They only paid me $4.50 per hour!
53. I have my Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.
54. I still have $21,000 in student loans.
55. I am now, and plan to forever be, a homemaker.
56. I LOVE volunteer work.
57. I got beat up by another girl in grade 8.
58. It hurt. A lot.
59. I used to be willing to do anything to be accepted.
60. I'm surprised my mom survived it.
61. I still care a lot about being accepted.
62. Singing is one of my most fave things to do.
63. I wish I had taken singing lessons.
64. As a child, I was in dance lessons.
65. I miss it still.
66. My biggest weakness is fast food.
67. Or maybe potato chips.
68. Or perhaps sour candies.
69. Or chocolate.
70. I have a lot of vices.
71. I quit smoking for each pregnancy.
72. I quit for good in June of 2004.
73. God called me to women's ministry in June of 2004.
74. I totally miss the bar scene.
75. Not for reasons you might think - I sooooo love to dance.
76. I used to weigh 108 lbs - before children.
77. Now I'd be satisfied with 140.
78. I let myself gain way too much weight during pregnancy.
79. I love a good cry.
80. I don't do well with 'alone time.'
81. I attempted suicide in grade 7.
82. I don't think I was emotionally healthy again until my 20s.
83. I have been pregnant 7 times (one miscarriage, one ectopic, 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed).
84. My best friend and I met in college.
85. She was an adamant feminist.
86. My teen years were tumultuous, ask my mom.
87. My fave show is ER - has been since the very first episode.
88. I'm addicted to Lost.
89. I used to record Days of Our Lives.
90. Pat and my fave date is going to a movie.
91. We'll be going to a movie tonight.
92. I put my kids to bed at 8pm, strictly.
93. I am a morning person.
94. I love doing Bible studies that give daily homework.
95. Whenever I nap, I wake up grouchy.
96. I get my eyebrows tinted.
97. They're invisible without it.
98. I bite my nails.
99. I don't even notice I'm doing it.
100. I hate exercising.
101. I love blogging.
102. I adore making lists! (Have you noticed?)


  1. That was SO fun!! How long did that take you? It would have taken me days to make list that long!!!

  2. Erin, (hahaha...I can call you that!) 102 reasons to love you...not that you needed any reasons! And, it's never too late for those singing lessons, or dance lessons. By the way, when are we going to hear about #6 coming on the scene? I always thought there would be another.

  3. Fun list Tyler! I am heading to the land of BOTH mountain and beach today...

    I also agree with your Mom about not getting a dog. They are so much work!

    Happy anniversary!

  4. Judith - surprisingly, it was much easier than I expected. Took me about 30 minutes yesterday afternoon (during nap time, ahhhh).

    Lucille - though I don't have medical confirmation, I'm fairly certain that Pat's 2nd go-round with 'the procedure' had success. So I don't think #6 is in the works. Oh well - 5 is pretty fun (and busy)! And I totally will do those lessons...someday.

    Louise - BC has mountains and beach?! I totally forgot. But all that rain might get depressing... (I'm a little bit afraid of how much work a dog would be, but man-oh-man would a dog be GOOD for Braeden.)

  5. Your too funny!
    Happy Anniversary!
    Yup a dog would be great for Braeden but would all that poop in the backyard be good for
    A dog would be great for Gabriel too..but the poop issue would make the dog "disappear"
    Have a great date night..
    What movie are you guys going to watch?
    Love ya

  6. Thanks Nadine. We haven't picked a movie yet - whatever looks good at the cheap theatre. I know, the poop turns me off, too.

  7. What interesting facts you reveal! Life is so full of stuff. Good to hear about your life . Have a wonderful Anniversary Day and Year!

  8. That was so fun! I am addicted to lost, too.... can you believe they MOVED the island?!!

    And...Southern California has both moutians and beaches. La Jolla, California... probably my favorite place on earth- the mountians just end and the oceans begin suddenly!


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