Friday, July 4, 2008

100th Post

My 100th Post!

Who would have thought 100 random facts about myself would be so hard!

1. Wayne and I have been together for 13 years, married for 8.

2. I've never lived anywhere apart from Wellington, New Zealand

3. I've visited 31 countries

4. If I could holiday anywhere I would go to France or China

5. I collect Effiel Towers

6. I have a BCA majoring in Marketing from Victoria University

7. I left school early and took a while before finding my feet

8. I'm a really good receptionist but I hate it!

9. I was a PA to the CEO of Wellington City Council before I had Trelise

10. Losing 60 pounds a couple of years ago is one of my biggest achievements

11. I only have 1 filling in my teeth

12. I was teased a lot at school for my skin colour - I don't tan

13. I have size 5-6 feet and can shop in the children sizes

14. My cat is 15 years old

15. I love animals and cry when ever animal cruelty comes on TV

16. Passing cyclists while driving terrifies me

17. I decorated Trelise's room totally myself

18. I love french fries

19. I like my bacon microwaved - not grilled

20. I watch far to much TV

21. I'm so sick of changing nappies

22. I'm very proud of my girls

23. I did ballet for years as a child

24. I have two silblings and I'm the eldest

25. There is 16 years difference in age between me and my sister Chloe

26. I love living in New Zealand but wish it wasn't so cold and it had an Ikea

27. My first trip overseas was to Bali and I wanted to go home on about day number 2. I did change my mind!

28. Wayne and I traveled around Europe for 6 months sleeping in a car for most of it

29. We decided on Madeleine and Juliette's name's over lunch at a Belgian cafe

30. We decided that the first baby out was to be called Madeleine and the second Juliette then changed our minds and named the bigger one Madeleine and the smaller Juliette. It didn't matter as both ways had the same outcome

31. I like drinking Berroca and Diet Coke together

32. I take things to heart

33. I'm able to feel guilty about just about anything

34. I eat far to much salt

35. I hate washing dishes

36. I can't spell to save myself

37. I develop little obsessions which seem to take over my life - like collecting plastic animals for Trelise!

38. I wish we had more outdoor living

39. I'm looking forward to going back to work part-time when the girls get older

40. I used to spend hours and hours doing my nails now it's the last thing I do

41. I need to do a home disaster kit but I keep putting it off

42. We collect fridge magnets from anywhere we go on holiday

43. I don't like spicy food

44. My favourite wine is Chardonnay

45. I once watched the entire first season of Kath and Kim in 1 day and I think it changed my personality forever!

46. I really need a holiday and would love to spend a couple of weeks lounging around a Pacific Island. I'm not really fussy which one!

47. I've been friends with Sarah Jane my whole life

48. I think I'm really lucky to have a few close friends

49. Sometimes I regret getting Carlos. Now is one of those times as he is barking like a maniac in the hallway

50. I didn't learn to drive until I was 25

51. I used to love gardening but haven't since having children

52. I watch Shortland Street pretty much every night

53. I think Julian McMahon from Nip/Tuck is extremely sexy but I have to tape the show as I tend to fall asleep in it

54. I'm making Chicken Curry for dinner tonight

55. I love skiing but can only go fast and have no turning ability. I have a story that I will blog about one day.

56. Every time I try and dye my hair blonde and home I go a color like Fanta. You would think I would have only tried this once!

57. I'm more of a cat person than a dog person.

58. I've just talked Wayne out of getting chickens!

59. I have a fascination with guinea pigs and if they weren't so much work I might be tempted to add to our animal family

60. I don't wear gloss lipstick because I hate my hair sticking to my lips in the wind

61. I wanted to be a pilot growing up

62. I feel sad that my children won't have the same freedom in childhood that I had growing up

63. I only like trim milk

64. I can't reach our clothes line so I have to put everything into the dryer

65. I need to get out more by myself

66. I can see lions out my lounge window

67. I would rather be cold than to hot

68. I want to take a photography class

69. As a teenager my favourite show was 21 Jump Street - Go Johnny Depp!

70. I was obsessed by George Michael as a teenager

71. I still know all the words of all of George Michael's songs

72. My first favourite band was A-ha

73. I don't like peanut butter or tomato sauce

74. I refuse to buy food products made in China

75. My hair has got more frizzy and out of control with each pregnancy

76. I don't like rudeness

77. I have difficulty hearing with background noise

78. I don't enjoy watersports

79. I enjoy doing yoga

80. I can completely turn my tongue upside down

81. I spend far to much time on the internet

82. I like doing arts and crafts

83. I love the living channel

84. I'm right handed

85. I prefer instant coffee over plunger

86. I'm allergic to many perfumes

87. My ipod has Britney Spears, The Cult, Bon Jovi and Dora the Explorer on it

88. I once won a $300 pair of sunglasses by catching a red ping pong ball

89. My first car was a 1982 Honda Civic - the super Civic

90. The only bone I've ever broken is a finger I slammed in a car door

91. I pick my hairs split ends off when I'm nervous, stressed or bored

92. I'm short so it's always hard to find trousers that are the right length

93. I don't own any socks - I borrow Wayne's!

94. I no longer wear high heels because I think it looks slapperish pushing a double buggy

95. I bribe my child to tell me she loves me

96. Dirty Dancing is my favourite movie

97. I gave up smoking just over 4 years ago

98. I love amusement parks and dream of visiting Disneyland

99. Marion Keyes is my favourite author

100. My family is the most important thing in my life

Phew - that's all folks!


Threeundertwo said...


Great list! I learned a lot about you. I might do this for my 100th post too.

angie said...

THis list is great Jocasta! If you don't get many comments today, it's because it's our Independance Day and everyone is out BBQing.

Can you really see lions from your lounge window? Are they real lions?

Your feet are really small. I'll bet you can get lots of great shoes for a great price since it's not an average size.

I loved 21 Jump Street too. In fact, a long time a go a worked in a post production sound studio in Hollywood. I think just about every member of the cast came in for different projects at one time or another. Except Johnny Depp. Sigh.

Good & Crazy said...

I vote for number 67.


Will it be 200 for the 200th post? That's a lotta list! Congrats.

jenni anne said...

yeah, the lions from your window is pretty awesome. it was fun learning so much about you, i'll have to start working on my 100 list, i think it'll be really hard to get all 100!!

Laura said...

I am so glad you did this! I felt like I got to know you a lot better. You and I have a lot in common too!

I think you already mentioned that once.

I am so impressed by your loosing 60 pounds! I lost 40 and it was/is hard. Good for you for also quitting smoking few can do that! I tend to get obsessed with stupid things too!

You are quite a traveler. Great post!!!

Jaime said...

I have to agree with everyone else, this was awesome! I learned a lot about you.
And lions? Seriously??
I loved George Michael, too. Wham! to be more specific.
I also watched 21 Jump Street.

Laurie said...

Girl you and I have so much in common that it is not even funny!!! I loved reading this!!

Kellan said...

This is a great list, Jocasta! So nice to learn so many interesting things about you. Take care - Kellan

girlytwins said...

These are some of my favorite posts to read.

I feel like I learned so much about you. You were so diverse in your facts it was fun.

I was also a huge 21 Jump street fan.

I also pick my split ends when bored or stressed :)

60 lbs!!! you are awesome. I bet it felt great.

So great.

Lala said...

I love this! Such a great idea and we get to find out so much about you! *wink

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

real lions?? Yikes. I dont' think I'd be able to sleep at night. I'd just be thinking, "Ok, any minute now a lion is going to appear and eat me."

I love this post. I think the "100 things" posts are the best!

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

Oh, and I loved A-ha, too. I also love yoga and Johnny Depp!! He's pretty darn HOT!

Tam said...

HI I came over from another blog and LOVE your LIST! I can not bring myself to do one I like reading everyone else's!

Churchill said...

Wow. What a fun list. I learned a lot.

I have been obsessed with moving to New Zealand recently because the weather in DC in the summer is dreadfully hot and humid... so don't be surprised if we show up at your doorstep.

21 Jump Street is a classic. I wonder if anyone will start rerunning it... or maybe they are and I am just missing it : (

Connie said...

I learned so much about you!! I'm working on mine now as well..

Stephanie said...

What a fun list! Since I just recently did this, I can totally relate to the difficulty of listing 100 things about yourself! It's a fun way to get to know people though.