Sunday, December 18, 2011

100th post!!! I can't believe it, but I've already reached that 100th post, and I wanted to do something to commemorate this moment! I was going to answer 100 questions about myself, but I'm just honestly not very interesting, so I decided to go with 25 questions about myself, and a few other lists of 25 things! I hope this is much more interesting!

What is your name?
Crystal

What is your favorite color?
Purple and Pink

What's your favorite food?
Chicken and Rice

If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
Ireland

What is your favorite movie of all time?
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

What about your favorite show?
Cupcake Wars!

Favorite drink (alcoholic or non)?
Margarita!!!

Where do you like to shop the most?
Walmart... Affectionately referred to as "Hell"

What is the name of your best friend?

What is your eye color?
Blue-Gray

What is one thing you could not live without?


Favorite animal?
Striped Dolphins

Relationship status?

What's your favorite clothing item?
Something comfy

Who are you with right now?

Who is your celebrity crush?
Ian Somerhalder

What's your best feature?
I like my eyes

If you could describe yourself in one word, what would it be?
Scatterbrained!

How do you feel right now?

What is one thing you're involved in?
Homeschooling!


Okay, that was 25 random questions... Now for 25 things I've learned about blogging...

1. My posts aren't read as often as I would like, but that's the life of a blogger.
2. Anything I say CAN and WILL be taken the wrong way by someone, so as careful as I try to be, I can't make a post without stepping on any toes.
3. The more boring your life is, the more you have to work to make an interesting post.
4. I have met some of the coolest people, and seen some of the most awesome blogs since I started! 
5. Knowing that I will attempt to make a post before the day ends makes me want to do more interesting things with my day... 
6. Those bloggers who get the awesome giveaways like Kindles and iPads have worked their rear-ends OFF to get where they are, and I've got serious respect for that!
7. The giveaways that I really expect to take off don't do as well as I thought, and the ones that I am concerned about do better than I thought they would.
8. Manipulating the HTML of your blog can be a VERY scary experience... and when it goes wrong, the panic that ensues is NOT lessened by the fact that you downloaded your template.
9. Blog hops gather lots of links, but no one reads the rules.
10. Finding cute backgrounds for your blog for free is NOT easy.
11. You can contact 15 companies and only hear from 1 or 2...
12. Getting readers isn't easy
13. There's a wealth of information on blogs, and it's fun reading!
14. I have no idea how anyone can make a blog about only 1 thing, and keep it interesting. It's not easy.
15. A blog can be a great way to express the things you can't explain out loud.
16. Getting comments lowers your Alexa ranking
17. I need to get business cards to share my blog address.
18. Self-hosted blogs are more appealing to companies, but making it worth it isn't easy.
19. Nothing about blogging is easy.
20. Doing special events for your blog is hard work
21. I've been trying to write this post for a while, because I knew this was coming
22. Writing a blog can show you exactly how uninteresting you are
23. People are much more willing to be rude or crass online than in person.
24. Keeping your readers happy is hard!
25. Coming up with 25 things about ANYTHING isn't easy!!!


Okay... How about 25 Useless Facts?! I know all kinds of stuff that will never be of use. LOL

1. The first product to have a barcode was a pack of Wrigley's chewing gum.
2. Daylight Savings is not observed in parts of Arizona and Indiana.
3. Every time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/10th of a calorie...
4. Ants appear to stretch and yawn upon waking.
5. 1 in every 4 Americans has appeared on television in some way or another
6. That dip below your nose is called a philtrum.
7. There was never supposed to be an answer to the riddle "Why is a raven like a writing desk?" but because he was inundated with requests for the answer, Lewis Carroll finally made one up. The answer? "Because it can produce a few notes, though they are very flat. And it is 'nevar' put with the wrong end in front!" Unfortunately, and editor caught the misspelling, and not the joke. It was printed as "never" instead.
8. According to some studies, people with naturally red hair have a higher tolerance to pain.
9. The average human can only access 10% of their brain at any time.
10. Da Vinci could write with one hand while drawing with the other. I think he was using more than 10% of his brain.
11. Birmingham, Alabama is the only place in the entire world where significant amounts of the three minerals needed for steel production can be found in close proximity.
12. After sending frogs to space, scientists learned how frogs vomit. They vomit their stomach out of their mouth, and using their forearms, scrape the offending content out of the stomach, and then push the now empty organ back into their mouth and swallow it. Yummy.
13. Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
14. Men's buttons are on the right side because most people are right handed... Women's are on the left, because women used to be dressed by maids, most of which were right handed. They would face the woman they were dressing, and thus, the buttons were placed for their ease of use.
15. You should cut the stem of a rose under water, because the stem will inhale when cut, and if it inhales air, it will start to wilt faster.
16. Your thumb and your nose should be the  same length. (My thumb is longer)
17. According to legend, the wedding ring is worn on the left ring finger because it is the only finger with a vein straight to the heart.
18. 14 years before the Titanic sank, a book was written about a ship called Titan that hit an iceberg in April, and sank.
19. There isn't an English word that rhymes with the words month, orange, silver or purple.
20. Your stomach must produce a new lining every 2 weeks, or it will digest itself.
21. A time between a person yawning, and someone in the vicinity yawning is relative to the relationship between the two people. Basically, if you are close (friends or family or whatever) and they yawn, you will yawn quickly in response. But if the person that triggers your yawn is a stranger, it will take you a little longer to respond.
22. There are 13 bell tolls at the beginning of "Hells Bells" by AC/DC
23. The proper response to the Irish greeting "Top o' the mornin' to you" is "And the rest of the day to yourself!"
24. The name "Wendy" was never seen in print before the book "Peter Pan" and is thus believed to be the creation of the author, J.M. Barrie.
25. Beauty products contain disgusting ingredients. Lipstick has fish scales and lead. Perfume has whale vomit, and some red blushes and lipsticks have boiled bug insides in them... NASTY!


And finally...

25 things I would like to do before I die... Because everyone needs a bucket list. :)

1. Visit Ireland (I have a real fear of flying, so this is definitely a bucket list item)
2. Publish a novel
3. Adopt at least one child
4. Own my home outright
5. Go on a cruise to the Bahamas
6. See the Grand Canyon
7. Renew my marriage vows on the beach
8. Go on a cruise to Alaska
9. Be able to say that I've stepped foot in every single state in the US
10. Experience New Year's Eve in Times Square, NY
11. Experience Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama (where it started)
12. See the Northern Lights
13. Learn another language to fluency
14. Explore Brazil
15. Assist Habitat for Humanity on a build
16. Homeschool my daughter through high school
17. Design my own home
18. Swim with dolphins
19. Hit the jackpot (Lottery or gambling)
20. Visit Disney World again
21. Learn American Sign Language fluently
22. Break my caffeine and sugar addictions
23. Get a tattoo
24. Get my knee fixed
25. Purchase gasoline for under $1.00 per gallon


I really hope you've enjoyed these lists! It took me a LONG time to write them! :)

4 comments:

  1. I love the list! I want to go to Ireland very bad also but am also scared to death to fly.

    I can relate to so many things in the 25 notes about blogging, that I don't even know where to start.

    And the bit about the frogs...so very cool.

    Congrats on your 100th post.

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  2. Congratulations on your 100th post!! Willy Wonka is one of my favorite movies, too. ^.^

    Btw, thank you so fairy much for participating in my last seasonal blog hop. I hope you'll come join the Winter Blog Hop fun, too - even if the 9th thing you've learned about blogging is true. ;D

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  3. I enjoyed reading this post. #18 on your bucket list is a must! You will LOVE it! Several years ago we went to Discovery Cove and we had a blast! It was worth every penny spent. We hope to go back some day. Also, I love your homeschool pic regarding socialization. So true! I read a post about socialization just a bit ago on one of my favorite blogs. Here is the link if you'd like to read it: http://sistersncloth.com/2012/02/04/schooling-saturday-why-i-dont-worry-about-socialization

    http://allthingszoo.blogspot.com

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  4. I just found your blog by searching for a homeschooling jpeg.. I clicked on one and it took me here... I have to say I love this post... Also FYI Hawaii does not observe Day Light Savings time. I too would LOVE LOVE LOVE to visit Ireland..
    Have a great day. I look forward to reading more of your posts

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