Wednesday, September 28, 2011

400 random things about me.

So, this is my 400th post.  That is crazy, huh?  So, I'm NOT going to post 400 random things about me.  But here's some random stuff anyways.  First, some other random stuff about the number 400, then a meme from Life Candy (thanks!).
  • 400 is the square of 20.
  • Prime Factors of 400=2x2x2x2x5x5. 
  • 400 is HTTP status code for a bad client request.
  • The 400th wealthiest person in the U.S. is Peter Lewis (O.K., he shares the spot with 3 other guys). Peter is in his late 70's, is chairman of Progressive Insurance, and spends his pocket change ($200K here, $200K there) on efforts to legalize marijuana. He smokes pot regularly to reduce pain from leg amputation.
  • "The Four Hundred" -- In the late nineteenth century Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor, the wife of William Astor, used her position as the heir and wife of a wealthy man to become the arbiter of New York high society and the protector of the status of family and old wealth against the claims of the nouveau rich. Her annual January ball was the social event of the year. In 1892 Mrs. Astor, finding that her list of guests exceeded her ball-room's capacity, asked Ward McAllister, a well-known socialite, to reduce it to four hundred. McAllister afterward boasted that "there were about four hundred people in New York society." The number had no significance because new millionaires soon received the social recognition to which, by American standards of conspicuous spending, they were entitled. Rather, "The Four Hundred" became a cliché denoting social exclusivity.
  • .400 (2 hits out of 5 at-bats) is a numerically significant annual batting average statistic in Major League Baseball, last accomplished by Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox in 1941.

 And now, a meme...

1. Name someone with the same birthday as you. Alyson Hannigan was born on the same exact day as me. Damn -- she even looks adorable pregnant.

2. What has been your favorite age so far? 29. I'm still 29. Oh, wait -- I was pregnant when I was 29. Doh.

3. Where did you meet your husband? My husband and I met by him asking to live with me. OK... he was actually finding out if there was space in the college co-op (where I lived), but the first way sounds so much better!

 4. How many children do you have? Two, unless you count the two fur ball kitties and our soon-to-be adopted doggie. We consider them part of the family, too.

5. Have you ever sung in front of a large number of people? I was in choir as a kid, and I've been dragged up for Karaoke under duress.

6. What’s the first thing you notice about your preferred sex? Shoulders. Unless they are wearing kilts. Teehee.

7. What really turns you off? People who walk like ducks. For real.

8. What do you order at Starbucks? I don't. I don't think I've been in one in years.

9. What is your biggest mistake? I don't make mistakes. Ever. Mwahahahaha.

10. As a child, what did you want to grow up to be? A teacher. But I tried that, and it wasn't for me.

11. Say something totally random about yourself. I have a comforting habit of rubbing my thumbnail. My thumbnail is very shiny.

12. Do you still watch kiddie movies or TV shows? Of course. I love iCarly, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Phineas and Ferb.

13. Did you have braces? Yep. And yet, my lower teeth are still all jammed together...

14. Favorite Social Network? I frequent Facebook, that doesn't mean I'd call it a "favorite."

15. What is the most romantic thing someone of the preferred sex has done for you? My hubby has done a lot of romantic things, but I'll just mention that he often brings me flowers for no reason.

16. When do you know it’s love? When you just know.

17. Do you speak any other languages? In theory, I'm "proficient" in Spanish. But I'm not.

18. Have you ever been to a tanning salon? Have you seen how white I am? That would be instant cancerous death.

19. What magazines do you read? The Week.

20. What is playing on your iPod right now? Nothing. I rarely pick it up. I do listen to Pandora, and it usually plays a mix of techno, hip hop, rap, trance, Bollywood pop, and anything else with a good dance beat.

21. Have you ever ridden in a limo? Yeah, it's not all it's cracked up to be.

22. Has anyone you were really close to passed away? My dog passed away in June. And yes, that counts.

23. Do you watch MTV? I don't even have cable.

24. What’s something that really annoys you? Whining. Especially when adults do it.

25. Which television show were you sad to say goodbye to? Detroit 187.

26. Can you dance? I like to dance, but that doesn't mean I can dance. My son usually says "Stop dancing!" whenever I start.

27. What’s your favorite place in the world? Where ever my family is. Aww... *puke* Or... my bed.

28. Have you ever been rushed by an ambulance into the emergency room? No, but I have been rushed to the ER by my T.A. (teacher's assistant) in her truck.

29. If you could meet anyone (dead or alive) who would it be? Let's go with Cleopatra. Cuz it would be pretty cool to meet a woman from that long ago with that much power.

30. If you could change one thing in the world for your child, what would it be? No more asthma, thank you very much.

This post was ALSO prompted by "30 days of shamelessness." I'm planning to get through the whole list, in order, but not necessarily in 30 days. Enjoy. Feel free to steal and join in the fun.

1.declare your love for an uncool TV show.
2.look a fool. Whatever you feel like eating.
4.waste time.
5.declare your love for an uncool movie.
6.act “girly” or “manly” in a way you’d normally avoid.
7.share your efforts at something you don’t think you do well.
9.expose something messy or dirty you’d usually hide.
10.declare your love for an uncool band.
11.dress to show some skin.
12.share about a health struggle.
13.speak up about something crap that was done to you.
14.hold yourself accountable — not guilty — for something crappy you did to someone else.
15.dress, walk, and act like you know you’re all that.
16.spend money on a non-necessity or share a financial struggle.
17.discuss the reality of your work situation.
19.share details about a bodily function or fluid. about sex a strong feeling.
22.set a boundary.
23.air one of your secrets.
24.share a struggle you have yet to “just get over.”
25.ask for help.
26.make a mistake. a dissenting opinion.
28.discuss a failure.
29.look a fool. 3 more ways you can live shamelessly and commit to doing them…


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