Monday, July 16, 2007
100 Things About Me!
Well, here it is... my 100th Post!

When I first started my blog, I would have never imagined that I could write more than 12 posts. I just started it to collect my thoughts. But here it is... 100 Posts later and I'm still carrying on with my thoughts.

So to carry on the blog tradition, I now give you more than you ever wanted to know about me...

1. My name is Lori Jane.

2. Not Lori Ann like every other Lori I know.

3. I was born and raised in Missouri.

4. And I have lived in the KC metro area my entire life.

5. I am 43 years old and honestly can't believe it.

6. I met my husband at church when I was 29 years old. At church.

7. We were engaged just 10 months after we started dating. When you know, you know.

8. Phil and I married when we were 30.

9. I thought before I married that I did not want to have children.

10. We have an 8 year old son who is the highlight of our life. I love him more than anything else in the world.

11. I suffered post-partum depression for about a year after Perry was born.

12. I generally wish that we would have had more than one child.

13. I have worked at an advertising agency for 18+ years for the same boss who hired me 18 years ago.

14. I once forged his signature on a check request... I needed to get the check out in the mail.

15. I got caught by the accts. payable clerk - she looked at it and immediately knew I forged his initials.

16. She laughs about it now, but it was seriously my best initial forgery ever.

17. I started working only 3 days a week after Perry was born, and I still only work those 3 days. It saves my sanity.

18. If you work at the agency for 20 years, you get an all expense paid vacation.

19. I'm holding out for the big trip.

20. I'm taking all suggestions on where we should go.

21. I like to go on vacation, but not be gone longer than a week.

22. Usually when I'm on vacation, I'm antsy to go home by the second to the last day.

23. I love my
home... hence The Comfort Zone.

24. I start each morning with a cup of coffee from
Starbucks, either at the cafe or in my home. I'm a coffee snob.

25. We waited until the NFL schedule came out to plan the date of our wedding... we needed to make sure there wasn't a home Chiefs game the next day.

26. My dad worked with him at the time and wasn't too sure about me dating him. He has since changed his mind - always a good thing.

27. Phil brought into the marriage a cat that I really don't care for... and she feels the same way about me.

28. The cat is now 14 years old and I keep wondering how much longer she really is going to hang around.

29. He also brought to the marriage a
"former" family". I love them as much as my own family.

30. I am 5 days younger than Phil... and always reminding him that he is older than me.

31. I'm a loyalist... see #13.

32. One of my very first jobs was for a nut and candy store when I was in high school. I continued to work there during college and part-time after college while holding down a full-time job.

33. My parents live exactly 2.1 miles from our home.

34. My dad makes the best bbq brisket and meat-loaf.

35. I need to learn these recipes someday... but why try when he is always willing to make them for me.

36. My mother taught 5th grade for 30 years and was one of my 5th grade teachers.

37. I don't remember if I called her mom or Mrs. "---"

38. Math was always her favorite subject to teach.

39. I am terrible in math.

40. When I was a freshman in college, my dad showed up at my dorm room unexpectedly and asked for my checkbook. He took it home with him.

41. I kept bouncing checks and he worked for the bank that was bouncing my checks... they were not real happy with me.

42. I flunked college algebra.

43. I went to William Jewell College my freshman year.

44. I majored in Perkin's denver omelettes and a pot of coffee.

45. I gained the Freshman 30, not the Freshman 15 (lbs. that is)

46. I went to Southwest Baptist University my sophomore year of college.

47. I majored in Pac-Man at the local pizza shoppe.

48. I worked at Ridgecrest Baptist Conference Center one summer during college.

49. I scooped ice cream at The Nibble Nook... all summer long.

50. I finally stayed home and finished college at the local university. I went to 4 colleges before finishing my degree.

51. My degree is in Communications with an emphasis in Advertising and I actually work in advertising.

52. My fondest memories are of spending almost every weekend at my grandparent's home.

53. My grandma was a church secretary and that is secretly my dream job.

54. I loved spending days at work with her when I was young.

55. I'm hoping my son is developing those same fond memories of spending time with his grandparents.

56. I have 2 brothers - one is 21 months younger than me and the other is 13 years younger.

57. We are good kids with great spouses and my parents thank the good Lord every day for that.

58. I have 3 nieces and 1 nephew.

59. I love to read.

60. I am in a book club and have been very inconsistent in the reading of the book club books.

61. It could be because I like to read fiction... mostly fluff/escape books.

62. Book club books are not typically fluff books... they make me think.

63. I skipped second grade in elementary school - I truly don't know why I never went to second grade... or why the other 20 some kids in my 3rd grade class never did either.

64. I was not in the National Honor Society in high school, but was in the Who's Who Among American High School Students book. (I truly don't know why about that either.)

65. I never played any sports in high school. None.

66. I still get together for lunch periodically with my
3 favorite girlfriends from high school and church youth group. We were quite a "foursome" back in the day and still to this day remain the best of friends.

67. I have a lot of very good girlfriends, but not one deep orange.

68. I love to scrapbook - not just for the memory-keeping value, but for the socialization of it all.

69. Friday night scrapbooking once a month, or mega-crop Saturdays every quarter with my very good friends makes me very very happy. It is my therapy.

70. I would love to learn how to knit.

71. I love Broadway shows and if we were rich able, I would travel to New York City on a regular basis to experience the magical nights on Broadway.

72. My very first ever Broadway musical was Kiss Me Kate.

73. My favorite Broadway show was Movin' Out.

74. Billy Joel is one of my all-time favorite musicians.

75. I met 10 moms on-line when Perry was 3 months old. We started an on-line group called the 11Moms and those moms literally saved my life.

76. We have all met each other in person (some of us several times) and will
always be connected.

77. I like to treat myself to a hot cup of green tea and a 100-calorie pack each night after Perry is in bed. These are my new personal

78. I think I may be pre-menopausal as I have been experiencing terrible headaches and night sweats in the past few months.

79. I am a terrible sleeper and have been very consistent in taking
this... in which I'm now trying to wean myself off of and stay asleep on my own (though I'm not doing a good job of that).

80. I love TiVO and am addicted to a few television programs... see my sidebar... I will update it this fall.

81. Fall is my favorite season... new television and football begins.

82. I used to be addicted to two soap operas. I don't watch them now, but read about them online. I once skipped out of class in high school so that I could run home to watch Beth and Phillip get married on The Guiding Light. I wasn't caught...

83. I treat myself to a pedicure on a regular basis.

84. But I've never had a full-body massage... I'm told that is just not normal so I'm thinking of going for it before I turn 45.

85. I enjoy a good bottle of wine and playing cards with good friends rather than going to a large party.

86. I tend to hang back in large parties... they make me anxious.

87. I went to church every. single. Sunday. my entire life until Perry was born.

88. Then I was too afraid to take him to the nursery so we stopped going.

89. We are still trying to get back in the groove of going to church.

90. We are Southern Baptists who are considering the Methodist church that is just a few miles from our home.

91. We love the service and Perry loves the Sunday school there with many close friends.

92. I am very indecisive and can't make decisions.

93. I had to make a decision about paint color this week... I truly rely on my husband to help me make decisions.

94. I love my husband not just because he makes decisions for me, but because he truly is the love of my life.

95. He balances me.

96. I love diet coke from McDonald's... and Sonic.

97. I do not enjoy cola from a can.

98. I love football season. We are Chiefs season ticket holders.

99. I am sad when football season is over.

100. I am truly blessed.

There ya go... I did it!! Thanks for reading my 100th Post.

Leave me a comment and let me know if we have any similarities... wouldn't it be cool to find fellow Nibble Nook scoopers on this here blog?!


  posted at 10:46 PM
  Comments (8)

At 9:41 AM, Blogger Katrina said...

Oh, I loved reading your 100 things, and I'm SO glad that you've stuck with blogging. I always enjoy stopping by your comfort zone!

We're waiting for our cat to die, too... she's almost 12 and is showing no signs of expiring. Also, I've never had a pedicure, but I have had several massages -- I highly recommend them!

And of course, I'm so glad that we, the 11moms, found each other. I don't think I would have survived Camden's infancy without all of you. I think of you as a sister, Lori, and am so thankful for you!

At 9:57 AM, Blogger Jennifer, Snapshot said...

This was SO great, Lori! I loved reading about your first two "majors" in college.

Of course, I'm "down with" the 11moms as well. . . .

I think you're a great blogger, and I'm glad you've made it to 100. If the company truly pays your vacation anywhere--I have a few suggestions.

I'm a coffee snob, too.

I didn't know that your mom was your teacher.

A can is my least favorite way to drink cola as well. I like fountain best, and a bottle is okay, too.

At 12:13 PM, Blogger Lisa M said...

I really enjoyed reading through your 100 things about you. Congrats on your 100th post! There were a lot of things that were similar to me. I'm 44 - must be just a couple of days older than you. LOL! I have an 8 yr old. I had dealt with post-partum for a few months after my son was born. I too work part-time to maintain sanity. I also sometimes wish we had more than one child. I love to read. I love reading your blog because it does feel like a "comfort zone" for me. I love hearing about your life. Keep it up! Lisa

At 7:52 PM, Blogger Rach said...

I wish I could say that I knew everything that you listed, but I didn't even know your middle name! I also didn't know that your dad worked with Phil. I learn a few things everyday.

At 8:39 PM, Blogger Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Lori- I just loved this. Your college "majors" made me laugh... and that is so cool about the 20 yr. vacation at your job. Not much longer!

At 8:24 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Ohhhhh.....we have SO MANY THINGS in common!! I LOVED PacMan and was VERY good at it! I LOVE football and Broadway. I just got to go in December (don't think you were reading my blog then) as a surprise trip from my DH. He took me to see Wicked, Spamalot, and The Producers.

You are a blessing to those around you, I know. Cause you are a blessing to me via the blogosphere!! Happy 100!

:-) Susan

At 12:09 AM, Anonymous Cindy said...

II'm learning so many new things about you!

I am catching up to you regarding the number of colleges attended. I am on college number three, and I'm crossing my fingers that I won't need to find a fourth.

I can’t believe you have never had a massage! Especially since your brother gets one once a month. You should have Brad give you the number for Becky, his masseuse. She lives out your way, and she comes to your house. Brad usually gets massages at work, but he has had her come out to the house a couple times to work on me. It is nice not having to drive home after you get all relaxed.

At 4:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe this. Started reading and...MY NAME IS LORI JANE AND I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN MISSOURI TOO! I am 43. DOB 11/20/63 Now live in KY. Just letting you know that there is another Lori Jane out here!


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