For the past few Bloggy Giveaways, I’ve included a day for reading enthusiasts and it’s always well received. Two winners will each receive a book from the following titles:
The Notebook and The Wedding, Nicholas Sparks; The Tenth Circle and Vanishing Acts, Jodi Picoult; Sam’s Letters to Jennifer and Suzanne’s Diary for Nicolas, James Patterson; The Prayer that Changes Everything, Stormie Omartian; Point Man, Steve Farrar; Future Grace, John Piper, Mind Siege, Tim LaHaye & David Noebel, The Majestic Tapestry, Robert Webber; Unveiled, Francine Rivers; The Real Mary, Scot McKnight; Power of a Praying Wife, Stormie Omartian, Sushi for Beginners, Marian Keyes, The Last Juror and The Broker, John Grisham, As the Crow Flies, Jeffery Archer.
Because hundreds of people have entered giveaways all week, I’d like to get to know YOU a bit better. To win your choice of one of these books, please read my 100 Things linked on my left sidebar. Then, in comments let me know how we’re similar or different (so sorry that due to shipping cost, open to U.S. residents only). Also, if you’ve liked the little you’ve read here during BG week, I’d love for you to bookmark my page or subscribe to PENSIEVE in your reader or by email if you haven’t already :).
Please note, entrants who simply comment "Count me in!", "Great giveaway", etc. will automatically be disqualified.
Thanks y’all!! Remember, $100s in GREAT GIVEAWAYS have been up for grabs all week long–be sure to click this link and enter! Giveaways open through Sunday midnight and I’ll post winners by Monday at midnight.
I am right alongside you with the recycling thing. I have been meticulously sorting paper (and tearing out the plastic windows), cardboard, cans, glass, and plastics for years now. It bothers me to put any little scrap of paper in the trash when it could have been recycled. I even tear the paper labels off of the food cans so that I can recycle each part separately. It bothers me when we get a food item in a plastic container and I find out that container isn’t made with a kind of plastic we can recycle and I have to throw it out. The people at my husband’s work think I am crazy, but I can’t help it. It is the one little thing that I can do.
Thanks for hosting a giveaway. I loved when you have done this same giveaway in the past.
I cannot roll my R’s either. It would be nice though. ~lol~
I”ve never done ballet or tap.
I’m not a great swimmer, but I can get from one end of the pool to the other.
I like cashews. I’m not sure they are my favorites, but they are up there.
Like you, I don’t collect anything and I can’t roll my Rs.
Unlike you, I prefer carnations to roses. (they last so much longer!)
This is a really great book selection! I would love the opportunity to win , I’d have enough books throughout the rest of the summer into winter!
I checked out your 100 things about Me, (inspired me to do one on my blog, coming soon!) and what we have in common is the following:
24. I love how Jesus lived the gospel, showing us how to love God and love others.
(This is the greatest thing I have ever learned in my entire existence, God’s love for us, its the strongest I will ever find)
35. I wish I had paid better attention in ALL my history classes. I can’t remember much of anything now, but I find it fascinating, and wish I had retained more :/.
(For the life of me my mind draws a blank when it comes to certain historic events, my hubby says I’ll learn it over again with my children, hope so LOL, or I need to start watching the History Channel!)
#77 all the way!!!
I don’t just love drinking coffee for the taste or caffeine…it’s for the warmth in my hands, its divine aroma, and an excuse to use fun mugs.
#84 I’m pretty much cold all the time
Me tooo.. I don’t know why other than at times I’m anemic which causes that they say..
This was a lot of fun! Hope my comment isn’t too long and of course we are subscribers!!! VIA email and RSS!
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One of my all time favorite movies is The Sting. I have weird dreams that I can preforms feats of daring and that my teeth are falling out. If you are cold all the time, do you love hot and humid weather like I do? People want to hurt me I’m sure.
I like to read also and am reading more this year.
I am recycling more and learning to be more green.
Dirty fingernails gross me out too.
I have absolutely no sense of direction..people have to give me landmarks if they want me to show up (Big Target, past the Arbys etc)
Thanks for the contest!
Like you, I LOVE the sound of laughter. I especially love a baby’s laugh….it’s just so sweet and innocent! It’s my favorite sound in the world.
I too have a scar from chicken pox on my forehead…it’s between my eyes, but up in the middle of my forehead!
Oh and I’m glad to meet someone else that is geographically impaired!
Dirty fingernails or toenails gross me out too! These books are great… thanks for the giveaway!
I also love to laugh unti I cry and I do it quite often! I have also seen end of life dementia face to face with my great grandmother and my boyfriend’s grandmother, who he takes care of. It is a very hard thing.
Little things in creation also inspire me!
I also have several favorite flowers!
I hope I win! Thanks for the giveaway!
Here are a few things we have in common:
Creme brulee is my favorite dessert,
I love cashews as a snack,
and I can’t roll my R’s eaither.
Here are things we don’t have in common:
I don’t recycle a whole lot (I need to work on that),
I collect things–owls and rubber stamps are a few of my collections,
and I love the taste of coffee and the caffeine.
I just love your blog! I’m subscribing through Google Reader. 🙂
Even though I’ve read your 100’s list a couple of times before now, I’ll play along for the books and because I don’t want to break any rules.
Okay, I identify with #’s 13, 14, 15 (the ones about recycling) because all of our family is trying to be more conscious of that, more around our home for starters than in public. This is becoming increasingly more important to us.
I would love to have one of the three following books, my dear: Future Grace, Sushi for Beginners, or Power of a Praying Wife.
You had nice giveaways. Thanks for offering us some good stuff. Have a restful weekend girlie.
I also like drinking coffee for the warmth in my hands and cool mugs.
I agree with the more I read Scripture the more I want to read Scripture. The less I read Scripture the less I want to read Scripture.
I’ve also noticed that since I’ve started blogging I am reading less. So I’m trying to set aside time to read like I used to before blogging.
Ok, to similarities:
1. I lost my mom to breast cancer too :(.
2. My favorite sound is my husband and son’s laughter. They both have deep belly laughs.
All of the knives in my kitchen need to be sharpened or replaced too! AND I can’t stand dirty nails either!
Thank you for the giveaway!
dirty nails are the worst, it just makes you look totally unkempt! I love your 100 things 🙂
I have Unveiled and Sushi for Beginners. They were both great.
I don’t like carnations either, they smell like lettuce. Why would I want flowers that smell like lettuce?
Ways were the same-dirty fingernails gross me out, and I love deep fried foods.Ways were different- I am a terrible dancer and I have never collected elephants,horses or elephants.
Ok – I’m so with you when you say the hardest job you ever had was nursery director. I was the founding director for our church’s preschool & daycare. I’m telling you, I never worked harder in my entire life. I did it 5 years which was too long. I left with a heart condition similar to your’s & still go “ugh”.
I, too, am awed by God’s majestic beauty in the enormity of mountains, waterfalls & the ocean. After I lost my mom 2 years ago, I gathered the postcards I sent to her over the years while traveling. Nearly every time, I noted how creation declares His glory, power, creativity & splendor.
The exchange between the Rabbit and the Skin Horse about “becoming real” is beautiful to me as well.
I wish I was like you and made my bed everyday…it’s on my lifelist – to be an everyday bedmaker.
R’s trip me up bigtime…even when I don’t have to roll them. Sweatbeads begin to form when I think about using words like “bureau” & “rural” – so I use other words instead. My good friends tease me about it every chance they get.
Unlike you, I do enjoy singing & passionately do so whenever I get the chance. My daughter has grown up (all four years) going to choir rehearsal, so is very comfortable with singing herself. She often sings her stories & it makes my heart smile.
Car dancing rocks!
Not a coffee drinker, but I try to like it. While in Poland, I had 2 cups though it was really sweet with cream & milk. I can’t really call that coffee, but my friends took a picture of me drinking it. I do love the smell…yum!
Gerber daisies and zinnias are on the top of my flower list. Since living in Germany, I surround myself with geraniums in my planters.
Wow – that’s the longest comment I’ve ever left for anyone and I didn’t even talk about recycling. :o) Have a good one…a really good one today!
I’m doing more to go “green”, trying to read at least a book a month, I can’t read a compass either, you had me at the “Please” and “Thank You”
, I sooooooooooooooo agree on the dreadlocks, my daughter & I both have scoliosis and have never worn a brace, I’m so attached to my clothes I had Closet World turn a spare bedroom into my closet, I LOVE all things deep fried,my kids (24 & 18) just die when I do my car dance.
I took ballet and tap for a number of years as well. Wasn’t all that great though. I love Tiramisu and Creme Brulee as well. I also love whipped cream more than marshmallows on my hot cocoa. One thing we differ in is that I am an avid reader. I have a book or magazine in my hands constantly. It is a big stress reliever for me. Thanks for the contest!
Gerbera dasies are also a favorite of mine. And, I’m not sure you mentioned it in your list but we both share a love of the Carolina Coast.
I’ve been a subscriber since the last blog giveaway & enjoy your blog. I have to say though we are pretty different, lol. I do agree with the good manors &
# Dirty fingernails gross me out.
# Dirty, long toenails REALLY gross me out.
Yuck, me too!
I wish I’d paid more attention in a lot of my classes! I loved singing to my babies. I detest the vicim mentality too: I firmly believe that we are responsible for our own actions and our own decisions. I also firmly believe that personal happiness is dependent on one person: yourself.
Oh, and I subscribed earlier this week!
Oh my favorite story was Gift of the Maji, too! I loved how the couple could really put the other person before their own happiness…a truly selfless act. I put you on my bookmark, too, because I enjoy your blog!
There are actually a ton of things…but a few that stand out…
I dream the same kinds of dreams about contacts not fitting and my teeth falling out.
Someone told me that meant I was afraid of failure.
Thinking about eternity makes my head hurt, too. I keep saying, “yeah, but then what.”
Since you are much, much older than I am, we don’t have many things in common. But I did take one year of ballet because I was inspired by Barbie. After I got on stage for the first time, I never came back for the second year!
I also took dance when I was little, only it was only one year, and I don’t remember anything except running and leaping over the teddy bear! For some reason we didn’t continue, but when I got into high school I got involved in dance again, and even minored in it in college. I also wish I had tapes of all my performances.
Another big thing that we share is our faith in God. He gave us everything, and it’s amazing where we can see his touch in the beauty all around us. Thanks for doing such a great giveaway!
How are are alike—-well, good manners are very important to me too. I hate when people are rude! And tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts too! YUUMMMMM!
If I win a book, I’d love anything by Jodi Picoult. I’ve just started reading her, and want to read more.
I stink at swimming. I hate the water. I love laughter too. My daughter has the heartiest laugh I’ve ever heard and it gives me incredible joy to hear it. I like my smallpox scar too. I’m kinda proud to have been of the generation that still has those. I hated history in school, never paid attention and am completely disgusted with myself for it now. This was fun!
The only things I saw in common were no musical talent and liking to recycle. We recycle absolutely everything possible. Thanks for the great prize!
I love to laugh until I cry! My first car was an electric blue cavalier…. I hate the victim mentality too…. and I Love gerber daisies!
Okay…I’ve read through your 100 list awhile back when I first started reading your blog and have now read through it again. I think I got more out of it the second time around than the first time. Go figure.
Okay…I found out that we are alike in items 5, 19, 20, 60, 63, 69, 96, and 77.
But I must ask …. WHY? for number 87.
Sorry I didn’t list what each one is. I had to write them down because there were so many and I am honestly being lazy today.
Oh…guess I need to say here that I’m a subscriber…long time now I think. 🙂
We are similar in a lot of ways, but I’ve never taken ballet or tap (I’ve wanted to take both, along with ballroom dancing). The ones that jump out at me are #63, I may hate everything about it and never wear it, but because it’s mine, I can’t get rid of it, and #83.
I’m wearing a jacket indoors right now too (84).
Oh my goodness I have many of the same recurring dreams you do. When I was in high school I used to always have the being chased dream. If I’m really stressed out I have the teeth falling out dream. I don’t have the contacts dream, but mine is trying to dial someone’s phone number over and over like a million times in my dream and never being able to get it right once (the last time I had this dream it was with “911” how hard can it be to dial that number? I still had a million wrong attempts in my dream. I also used to have the flying dream in high school, but it was always a happy dream. I’m kind of sad I haven’t had that dream in years, it’s a fun one.
We have several things in common…but the ones that stood out for me was a distinct hatred of long, dirty toenails ( I am not a fan of other peoples feet…just my babies) and I too have a large chicken pox scar…not on my face but my leg.
I think I would pick a Picoult book if I won.
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While Tiramisu is by far my favorite dessert, it is definitely NOT the texture that appeals to me! In fact, I almost gave up on it after the first time I had it. I’m not a fan of suspiciously mushy foods (which is why I hate hate HATE cooked fruit). However, I am totally with you on the cheap thrill of torching some creme brulee.
mmm sushi! lets see I love whipped cream. hate long toenails(danged dh). I have a pox scar between my eyebrows too. solta(at)hotmaildotcom
I can’t read a compass for the life of me, and am even worse with maps. My husband has gotten quite frustrated with me over the years and has made sure the kids know how.
My watch battery died over a year ago and since then I’ve also been using my cell phone. I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one.
aI think we have quite a few things in common. And a few things not in common. I don’t drink coffee, sorry. I also never took ballet, but I love to watch it. It’s amazing!
Now for what we have in common.
1. I am Christian and also often marvel at the wonder and beauty of God’s creations
2. I LOVE cashews
3. I have mild scoliosis and never had to wear a brace, but I get backackes a LOT
4. I also love to laugh till I cry…And it doesn’t happen often enough
5. I LOVE to read and I read as much as I can…with 3 kids
6. I use my cell phone to tell time since my watch died also
7. I love elephants and every time I see a figurine of one I want it, but I don’t get it since I dont’ have room…I collect cookbooks, I love to cook and bake (I’ve been doing it since I was 7)
8. I can’t roll my R’s either, hubby thinks it’s hilarious since he is fluent in Spanish.
9. I agree with the more I read scripture the more I want to read, and the less I read the less I want to read. I see it as an ebb and flow sort of thing. Right now i’m in an ebb, unfortunately.
10. I also agree about smiling with your mouth and your eyes…it’s the best way to smile.
11. I HATE shopping, unless it’s for groceries. I enjoy the supermarket, when I don’t have a gaggle of kids with me.
I know I saw a lot more that we had in common, but these are the things I made a note of.
I can’t stand dirty fingernails either. Good manners are VERY important to me too.
Oh my, there are so many similarities you’re going to think I’m a stalker! I’m really not. I’ll just list the many that I found in common . . . 6, 11, 15 (although I’ve been recycling for a while–seems like they make it hard to recycle in the South), 17, 19, 20, 24, 25, 29, 43 (I rarely dream, but I do clench my teeth), 48 (manners! Don’t get me started!), 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 66 (I’m not a collector AT ALL), 70, 77 (ah, coffee! My one vice.), 80 & 81(I absolutely HATE victimization too), 82, 84 (this is the reason I long to move South someday), 88, 89 (made me laugh!), 96 (gerbera daisys are my fave!), 97. Whew! That’s a long list of things in common.
A couple of things are different. I got kicked out of my first ballet class when I was six because I couldn’t touch my toes to my nose while lying on my stomach. And your geography challenge just makes me sad. I’m one of those people who could be somewhere 10 years ago and find it without a map no problem. Thus, I love to travel.
Have a very great weekend!
Definitely dittoes on the fingernails thing, bleh *shudder*. And I teach violin lessons, so I get to stare at much more than my fair share of yucky fingernails. And trim them, too! Can’t play with long fingernails…
I don’t just love drinking coffee for the taste or caffeine…it’s for the warmth in my hands, its divine aroma, and an excuse to use fun mugs.
I’m geography impaired, too! And I took years and years of dance! I couldn’t continue because when I moved in with my dad there was no access to dance. I had to settle for cheerleading.
Like you I do not collect anything…I can’t stand the clutter. I also hate shopping unless it’s at a thrift store or yard sale, that’s where treasure is!
My favorite salty snack is cashews, and they’re fattening. I so wanna believe they’re healthy nuts.
I love cashews.
Of course I’ve already subscribed to your feed.
Let me start with the similarities:
26, 27 – Both lost parent at age 9, but you knew that before. My mom is a breast cancer survivor but her mother, my grandmother, lost that same battle.
56 – Love tiramisu!
64 – The dress I wore for my 8th grade graduation should never be worn by anyone ever again it was that unstylish but it is still taking up space in my closet. (#64)
77 – cute mugs, warm hands mmmm….
82 – I’ve had a very similar experience with the desire to read Scripture
84 – it is rare to find me wearing shorts for this reason
And some differences:
36 & 37 – I’m far from geographically impaired and have great sense of direction. Armed with a map I’m better than a GPS system
56 – I can live without crème brulee. Cheesecake is my other favorite dessert.
71, 72, 75 – I have a pretty good singing voice and have even gone into a recording studio as a backup vocalist.
91 – I’m an only child
We are alike in the following ways: lover of books, words, and song; newly committed recycler (you inspired me, thank you very much!), lover of Jesus, coffee lover for the sheer taste of it!; and I must, MUST M.U.S.T. make it to the beach at least one time each summer, or I will B.U.S.T.!
Anyway, if your random number generator chooses my name, I’d love to read “The Prayer that Changes Anything” by O’Martien–amazing woman, btw, or “Mindseige” by LaHay. Thanks for your very generous giveaways!
Hi! I also love cashews, too!
i took ballet when i was younger. only 5 years though. i love to hear my 9 month old son giggle. and the toenails……don’t get me started. i am guilty of clipping my almost hubby’s when they get too gross for me and not long enough to bother him (love you sweetie)
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i pretty much always laugh until i cry, haha. it’s the best kind of laughing there it 🙂
and oh man i love jodi picoult, granted i’ve only read two of her books so far i have loved them.
I remember your blog from the last Bloggy Carnival. I had absolutely nothing in common with you then, and have absolutely nothing in common with you still, except apparently we both like to read (oh and the whole mother thing). Still, you seem like a cool person!
You would SO not want to see me try my legs at ballet…no no no. I lOVE to read, can’t get enough time to do it to my heart’s content…i LOVE to laugh and hear laughter!! 😀 Thanks!!!
Things we have in common:
I, too, love the sound of laughter.
Ooooooo – cashews.
I’m all over the whipped cream in hot chocolate.
And #80 – I don’t like those who seem to thrive on being victims, either. Sh*t happens – get over it!
So, do I win? Anything? I really like books. =)
My favorite sound is laughter, especially when a baby belly laughs!
My favorite scent on a person is freshly showered too. Every night I always smell my daughter. She gets annoyed, but I say…Mmmmm, you smell nice! And she says…Mom, it’s just soap!
The Trinity and eternity – mind boggling, but PTL I’m going to Heaven because He is my Savior!
I wish I had paid better attention in history too. I can’t remember anything, but I, on the other hand, do not find it fascinating. Right now I am too busy listening to 3 kids and a husband. And I can’t forget the dog soemtimes wants to talk as well!
I’m geography impaired and have no sense of direction. My husband get very frustrated with this! I try, but the harder I try the more lost I get!
My favorite childhood stories was “The Gift of the Magi” too. And I loved it when they made a tv movie starring Marie Osmond. The story is better!
I have sentimental attachment to clothes. I have kept my Donny & Marie and Rick Springfield concert tee shirts. Sad, but true!
I wish I could purr like a cat. I make my family laugh when I try.
I can’t roll my R’s even though I took four years of spanish. I can, however, say Taco Bell!
Have a great weekend!
I love to laugh and laugh, and I can’t remember history either. I took two semester’s of Civil War from one of the best historians in the country, and I don’t remember anything.
Where to begin….
Laughing till I cry or wet my pants…(that comes with age!)
I have a big chicken pox scar between my eyebrows, like you it was embarrassing as a teen, now I don’t even notice it.
I’m so geography impaired that I rely on my nav system way too much! Heaven help me if it ever goes out!
My mom was very big on good manners. It is very important to me and I have passed that on to my children. Bad manners are just not acceptable.
How did I do? (I linked to you earlier this week! 😉 )
I relate to; “I’ve found one of the downsides to blogging is I don’t read as many books.” I love to read, and it seems to be less and less anymore. I enjoy reading blogs just as much as I do reading!
I’ve never done ballet or tap, though I am a good swimmer, and I can roll my R’s. Thanks so much for the opportunity.
I can’t roll my r’s either, and if I didn’t live in the desert, I’d be cold all the time too. It’s 80-something degrees in our house right now. Air conditioning and I don’t get along so well ;-), but I use it some because 110+ degrees really is hot, even if you are cold-blooded like I am.
I found things in common right off the bat! I never got ‘spotting’ down pat either after 9 years of ballet! And I too, love to laugh til I cry! Thanks for sharing!
I love to laugh, and make others laugh as well. Laughing makes me feel alive. Whether you’re laughing because you hit your funny bone or you’re laughing at a really funny joke, laughing makes you realize you’re alive. We all walk through life as a zombie every now and then, a good belly laugh snaps m out of it and makes me look around and realize how darn good it feels to be me and alive.
Dirty long toenails gross me out too!!! EEEW. And I too am cold always. I would love to win some of those books!
We are similar in recycling. What the pick up won’t take (glass and shredded paper) we drive to the center at the dump.
I’m all for book giveaways. 🙂
Ok, never took ballet or any dance class at all. My husband’s likes to say I’m heavy on my feet. Such a lovely compliment to hear. 😉
The Sting is a great movie. Often forgotten I think.
You know you totally dated yourself with the small pox vaccine comment. Sorry, I couldn’t resist commenting on that one. I do not have a scar. I did have chicken pox and shingles when I was pregnant.
I do agree that good manners and incredibly important. Start early.
I’m all for scented lotion. 😉
I’m right there with you on #82. It’s hard to get back into the habit of reading scripture when you’ve let that slide, but once you get going again you realize it’s something you can’t live without!
What a list! We have some things similar like loving hearing my husband’s and children’s laughter. I was just thinking that today. I’m not big on recycling, though. We share faith in Jesus, and a love for reading. Also, I have a horrible sense of direction. My recurring dreams always have to do with going to school, like being late for class or not knowing what my schedule is or where to go. Funny, huh? (I hope I’m not posting this too late, it’d be fun to win.)
I have a chicken pox scar on my face, but mine is on my nose.
I’ve never taken dance lessons.
I’m trying to “go green”!
I’m a subscriber!
71.I have no musical ability outside of appreciating it in others
I love music, yet have no talent
We are different in that I never took ballet.
I also danced as a child. Two years ago I started dancing again in the “adult” class and it’s a blast! Thanks for the giveaway!
I found your blog a few days ago but it wasn’t until this morning that I really got a little bit of insight into who you are from your 100 Things list. What a refreshing list! We are more a like than different.
I love drinking coffee for the same reasons as you, and yes, we get to use our favorite mugs.
I, too, have a recurring dream of not being about to put in my vastly huge contact lenses. How the heck they got to be as big as saucers is beyond my comprehension.
I love to hear my children (3 boys) and DH laugh, especially if it’s the big belly laugh. I agree laughter is not only in the lips, but in the eyes, too.
I took years of ballet as a child, though I was never in a pageant. I would love to see tapes of those recitals though.
I could pick out my family in a line-up based on their smells.
Our differences. I don’t blog. I tried and found the process too revealing. I also stressed too much on what to write and/or reveal, so I deleted my blog and have felt much better about that decision. I’m a lover of other peoples’ blogs and love to explore new ones like yours.
Thanks for hosting all these giveaways. It’s very generous of you. Take-care. Lisa
You are a strong swimmer while I have never learned to swim. It’s not that I never tried–I still try to this day and people still try teaching me, but for some reason I can’t get myself to float. Sometimes I think it is a lack of coordination–trying to move arms and legs while trying to stay atop water. One of these days I will surprise myself.
1. I took dance lessons for about 3 years as a child, and would love to have videos of the dance recitals. My favorite routine was to this song, “Five-foot-two, eyes of blue, oh what those five feet can do, has anybody seen my gal?”
2. Laughter is good for the soul, and I feel like a whole person when everyone in my house is laughing.
3. Even though he’s old enough to be my grandfather, I still think Paul Newman is one of the best-looking men Hollywood has to offer.
4. I love to read, but as a teacher, sometimes I find I don’t have time for reading for pleasure. This summer, however, I went into a reading frenzy and read about 20 books or more.
5. I recycle paper, glass, and aluminum. I also sell scrap metal from all the old basement junk lying around.
6. Dirty fingernails gross me out, too. Unfortunately, those come with the territory for my husband. He works around industrial motors all day long and comes home filthy. Thank God he cleans up nicely!
7. My mouth is partially paralyzed, and has been since birth. I never think about it unless someone else notices it and points it out. Then, I flashback to being teased so much as a child by other children about my “crooked mouth.” Even in high school, some kids made fun of me.
8. I have a great sense of direction and rarely get lost. However, I’m terrible at geography, outside of the US, the continents, and the oceans. My excuse is that the names of countries change so much, particularly in Africa and parts of Europe.
9. My favorite childhood stories were all the books by Louisa May Alcott, and also Black Beauty.
10. “Large things” in creation inspire me–the ocean, waterfalls, mountains, thunderstorms–and perhaps more than anything else I can put my hands on, speak to the imagination, creativity, power, grace, beauty and generosity of God. Can’t reword this – agree with you completely.
11. “Little things” in creation inspire me, too–ants working in a colony, snowflakes, fireflies; they remind me that God’s interested in the details and little things matter. Agree completely here too.
12. I too drink coffee for the entire experience; taste, smell, caffeine, warmth, the way the mug feels in my hands. Drinking a cup of coffee is actually a moment to slow down for me, rather than the opposite.
13. I d.e.t.e.s.t. a victim mentality and blaming others for your circumstances. TOTALLY AGREE. Also, needy, whiny people drive me away; I end relationships with people who always play the eternal victim.
14. I also have several favorite flowers — tulips, orchids, white roses, lilies, and daffodils.
I LOVE cashews! I buy some and never share!
Have you tried chocolate covered cashews?
I never use a watch and always use my cell phone to tell time too!! Thanks for the chance to win!
It was so much fun reading your 100 Things, and I found some surprising similarities. The first big WOW was that I also have a chicken pox scar between my eyebrows; it looks like a cat’s paw. Other not so common similarities: Starbuck’s orders are ALWAYS BREVE, any time, and hot — I love the warmth; love, love, love books and once kept a New Year’s resolution for 3 years to read a book a month; tiramisu and creme brulee right up there — even have coffee creamers in those flavors; also have scoliosis resulting in disc deterioration as the years go by; dull knives (don’t know why — I don’t cook much); no perfumes, just white tea and ginger spray from Bath and Body Works — when I can find it; can’t roll my r’s.
Of course there are the really biggies: love of my Lord Jesus, love of laughter, especially babies’; daughter of breast cancer survivor; important to preserve and recycle; in awe of God’s really big things and fascinated by the little things.
Along with all that, I have really pretty feet, too!
All my knives are dull too–I’m always slicing myself with them which irritates Andrew. 🙂
reading more books is on my list of new year’s resolutions every year.
I had to laugh when I read what you wrote about history because I feel the same way! For all the years I spent in school passing history tests, I surely should know more!
Oh, and my cell phone always serves as a watch too! 🙂
I’m glad I saw your Tweet (@tag156) just now because I love books, and I love reading other people’s 100 things. Are you ready for this? I’m the same as you on #s 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 15, 18, 19, 25, 52, 68, 69, 72, 79, 80, 80, 80, 80 (did I mention 80?), 81, 82, and 97.
And I think 41 is poignant and sad and wonderful.
We’re alike in that one of my fave sounds is my hubby and kids’ laughter, I love to laugh until I cry, dirty, long toenails are gross, it blows my mind, too, when thinking about the Trinity and eternity, love Jesus and how He lived, I agree about the smallpox and the scar lol, dreams: being chased and teeth falling out – what is up with that one, but glad to see I’m not alone lol, good manners are important, oh boy do i relate to number 51 and 52, I agree with the dreadlocks, I can meow, but wish I could purr, can’t roll r’s, love deep fried, switch tea for coffee and I’m so there for number 77, bring on the whipped cream and hot chocolate, yes to 79-82, I’m usually cold, I have a brother and a sister, I’m the same when playing games, same for 95 & 96…wow – we have a lot in common and I wrote a HUGE comment. Sorry about that. 🙂
I always enjoy reading your blog.
I too have scoliosis
I love the Sting and Paul Newman and Robert Redford have aged REALLY well
I lost my mom to breast (and other) cancers and my father at a very young age to heart disease, but I don’t obsess about those illnesses either.
I adore coffee for all the reasons you mention and whipped cream in my hot chocolate too.
I never took ballet and would never win any dance contest.
I still wear perfume and often combine it with matched scented lotion.
I simply couldn’t live without my watch, but I’m trying.
Thanks…this was fun. I may try a list myself!
I enjoyed your 100 things. A few times I had to laugh out loud and now my husband thinks I’m a nut. I too have a chicken pox scar between my eyebrows that I no longer even notice! And my favorite thing in the whole world is hearing my husband and my 4 and 2 yr olds abandon themselves to laughing until they are weak!
I took ballet when I was younger, but don’t remember a lick of it. lol I also love to read- Jodi Picoult is a fave of mine.