100 Things About Me You Probably Didn't Know

100 Things About Me

by Lindsay on May 2, 2012

in Miscellaneous, Souls

I said I like my life. If I have to give it back, if they take it from me, let me only not feel I wasted any, let me not feel I forgot to love anyone I meant to love, that I forgot to give what I held in my hands, that I forgot to do some little piece of the work that wanted to come through.

Last week, my friend Julie posted 100 things about her on her blog, A Clear Sign. Actually Julie, I think it was 60! She encouraged me to do the same, and although the idea of hitting “publish” on this post makes my palms sweaty, I’m going to do it anyway.

We all have unique stories – there’s no one out there with the exact experiences as you – yet we are all connected. Read through my list, take notes and tell me in the comments what we have in common, or what about my memories/list triggered a memory recall for you.

  1. I was born in the middle of July during a hail-storm. The hailstones were huge and ruined people’s roofs and vehicles.
  2. My parents were both 19 when I was born and even if they weren’t ready, I know I was loved from the very beginning.
  3. I am the oldest of 3 girls.
  4. I have always liked being the oldest.
  5. My sisters are among my best friends.
  6. My mom is my best friend, too.
  7. Before she passed away, my maternal grandmother was also on my list of best friends. Actually, she still is.
  8. People sometimes ask if my sister Michelle and I are twins. She is 3 years younger than me and I’ve always thought she is the prettier one, so I take that as a compliment.
  9. My dad’s side of the family never really bothered much with us. It used to make me sad and bitter. Now I know it’s a loss for them.

10. I have two dimples. My grandpa used to say the angels kissed me on my cheeks before I was born and that’s what gave me my dimples.

11. Alcoholism runs on both sides of my family.

12. I love singing, but won’t do it in front of you unless I know you very well or, in my wilder days, drunk.

13. I once yelled at a group of people in a bar while I was singing karaoke because I felt they weren’t being quiet enough.

14. I crack my knuckles. And neck. And back. And toes.

15. My mom was in Lamaze class with my first girlfriend’s mom. We are 16 days apart.

16. Although we’d known each other for years and years, we didn’t become friends until 11th grade.  16 years later and we still talk on a weekly basis.

17. The only part I’ve ever had in a play was a non-speaking role.

18. I was forced “out” in high school and the last two weeks of my high school career were spent being made fun of and teased in cruel ways.

19. In 6th grade, two boys used to call me “bat face”. To this day, I still don’t understand why.

20. I have a 3rd grade level comprehension of math. When I see numbers, I freeze.

21. I am what some might call a grammar ‘nazi’. If you don’t know the difference between you’re and your, there, their or they’re or its and it’s, I lose a lot of respect for you.

22. I am a Cancer, but my moon and ascendant are both in Virgo. That’s probably why I’m a stickler for grammar.

23. My hair is naturally blonde and I get compliments on it every time I get my hair cut.

24. I never go to the same hair stylist twice.

25. Small talk makes me uncomfortable. I’d sooner talk about someone’s labor & delivery rather than the weather.

26. I have been a surrogate mom.

27. Most days, I wish I hadn’t done that.

28. I love witnessing birth. There is nothing more miraculous and beautiful.

29. I have two nieces and a nephew.

30. I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania.

31. I always knew I wouldn’t spend my whole life there, even though that’s where my family is.

32. Everyone in Central Pennsylvania drops the “g” off the end of words. I’ve since lost the accent, but when I go back home, my Central PA accent comes right back.

33. I was a vegetarian for a year. And although I’d love to be a vegetarian, I just enjoy eating meat too much.

34. I used to shoot a BB gun at the pigeons in my grandparents’ back yard when I was a young girl.

35. Pigeons sought their revenge – one attacked me while I was on the phone with my mom when I was about 23 years old. I was screaming so much, my mom thought I was being mugged.

36. A week later, a pigeon flew into my car, breaking the windshield.

37. I will never understand why anyone would have a bird for a pet.

38. I have FAR more patience for babies and children than I do for adults. In fact, I prefer their company most of the time.

39. I’m a dog person and although cats are cute when they purr, I don’t like how you have to beg for their affection most of the time. Give me the wagging tail of a dog any day.

40. I used the shed in my grandparents’ back yard as the “Girls Club”. I charged dues and I was the President.

41. When I was a young girl, I used to play “school” with the spirits in my bedroom. I was the teacher and they were my students. I never told anyone until I was an adult.

42. A red-headed ghost used to visit me before I would fall asleep at night. He always carried a grocery bag with carrots in it. I would get scared and sleep with my head under the covers.

43. I have always been a voracious reader. As a kid, I would use a flashlight under the covers and read until I fell asleep.

44. A tornado could rip through my living room and if I’m reading a book, I might not notice.

45. Everyone who knows me gets annoyed when they call my name and I don’t listen. I have an uncanny ability to block out all noises.

46. Except for people chewing. My #1 pet peeve is the sound of people chewing crunchy foods. Followed second by people slurping and gulping.

47. If you drag your teeth across your fork or spoon, my feelings of affection for you plummet significantly.

48. I love the occasional cigarette, but hate the taste. I always have to have something in my mouth if I’m smoking (gum or a candy).

49. Even as an adult, I prefer the taste of bubble gum over mint gum.

50. I am an introvert. INFJ, actually.

51. Although 80% of the population is extroverted, I’d say 80% of my friends are fellow introverts.

52. Some of my best friends I know only via online, including my intuitive buddies.

53. If I am upset about something, I do a much better job of writing it all out rather than verbalizing it.

54. I am a writer and always have been – I used to write notes all over my grandparents’ house.

55. I catch my niece doing this now and it makes me so happy.

56. When I was 19 years old, I moved to Montreal to be with the woman I loved.

57. As a small town girl, this was culture shock for me. I used to look up at the tall buildings and stare in awe.

58. Now I live in one of the largest cities in the world and rarely take time out to look up at the buildings.

59. I’ve lived in Vancouver, BC and want to move back to be close to the mountains and ocean.

60. The ocean brings me a feeling of inner calm that nothing else can.

61. When I die, I want to be cremated and my ashes thrown into the ocean.

62. I am a volunteer for Hospice Toronto.

63. Spending time with the dying has been one of the most life-changing experiences I’ve ever had. Also one of the most beautiful.

64. I am fairly certain that in one of my recent past lives, I was hit by a vehicle coming from my right side and that’s what killed me. I am always afraid of getting side-swiped and being taken out that way.

65. In one of my past lives I was a Native American male. In another, I was a Mormon woman more interested in my sister wives than my husband.

66. I once threw a Miracle Berry party, became an affiliate and have since made $300 from being a miracle berry affiliate.

67. I am a cyclist and get sour when I see people driving big SUVs and Hummers in the city (or anywhere, for that matter).

68. Until last year, I never wore a helmet while cycling. The story of a pregnant woman getting hit by a truck and dying is what inspired me to wear one at all times.

69. I used to think fruit in dessert was a cardinal sin.

70. I don’t really like sweets – I’ll take a bag of chips over a sweet any day.

71. My favorite chips are Middleswarth BBQ chips – you can only buy them in Central PA.

72. I have love handles and no desire to exercise to get rid of them.

73. I am a Reiki practitioner.

74. I want to learn how to drive a motorcycle.

75. I am highly sensitive and my feelings get hurt more than I’d like to admit.

76. I am an empath and can feel what you’re feeling, so there’s no point in lying to me and saying you’re “OK” when you’re not.

77. I once ‘saw’ numbers and told my mom about them and that day, they were the winning numbers in the PA lottery. My mom didn’t play.

78. There are 100 items on my “things I want to do by 2013” list.

79. I love lists.

80. Being organized comes naturally to me. If your home is unorganized, give me a call. I love pilfering through stuff and purging & organizing.

81. Girls who wear glasses = hot.

82. Scrabble is my favorite board game.

83. If you have a way with words, you have my heart.

84. I can’t stand losing and am fiercely competitive.

85. My teammate and I placed 11th in last year’s Toronto City Chase competition. There were over 400 teams. I am still proud.

86. My dog Chester who recently died visits me in my dreams. In the dreams, his ears are longer than we ever let them get. He was deaf, but in my dreams he tells me he can hear now.

87. I love my new puppy Solo and it’s amazing to me how deep the love is, yet how different it is for the love I shared with Chester.

88. I played softball in the summer of 2010. My team was called “Run Bitch Run” and I sucked. So when I hit a homerun in one of our last games, my teammates were so shocked they were jumping up and down and screaming in disbelief.

89. The first concert I ever went to was Kris Kross. I wore my clothes backwards for the occasion.

90. I intuitively know what is wrong with someone physically by placing my hands on their body.

91. I have all the faith in the world that some day I will be self-employed.

92. I am bitter that I have to work for someone else right now. I hate being told what to do and I resent sitting at the same desk for 8 hours/day.

93. There aren’t very many men in my life. I wish I had more of them around, I like how they’re usually straight-forward and don’t (usually) don’t backstab.

94. I love alone-time and I’m never bored or lonely.

95. I once drove across the entire country of Canada (over 5,000 kilometers) in 3 days with my best friend. We didn’t stop to sleep or shower even once – just took turns driving & napping. We saw a moose on the road one morning at dawn and screamed our heads off. But we just swerved and kept driving.

96. I don’t like having over 200 friends on Facebook. If I haven’t talked to you in 6 months or more, then I delete you from my list.

97. The look, feel and scent of burning candles always makes me feel peaceful. I almost always have one burning in my home. I go through a lot of candles as a result.

98. Sharing this list is the most open I’ve been to strangers in a while. Maybe ever.

99. I know I am going to be giving birth to a girl again in the future…I just hope it’s sooner rather than later.

100. This article took me almost triple the amount of time it takes me to write the average weekly column for the blog.

Did reading this trigger any memories for you? Make you remember something about yourself? Do we have anything in common? Do me a solid and share something about yourself here in the comments. 

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Ängry umlÄut May 2, 2012 at 8:26 pm

I laughed at the run bitch run! Team name. Jesus that’s a riot. Also am an extreme introvert (i used to think o was extroverted..but also drank a lot socially and it made me seem that way. I drank so much because..i was really socially anxious/crowd averse/ introverted! Yay hindsight! Also am remedial in math..loatghe small talk so much i’m the oddball who ends up discussing deep thoughts/intense stuff with strangers (often they tell me out of the blue lol). And sounds of people masticating …*gags* awful. How about people chewing at theaters (close second the the rustling of their wrappers) it’s a huge reason we love our Netflix now. Or people dry coughing/sneezing…i recoil. I’m a freak i think i am more like that weird “Monk” character on tv the older i get lol. Great list, lots of fun. It’s funny you know at least one past life you were male..i was told once by someone i was a man in many past lives! Haha. And apparently one where i was a warrior in mongolia, who knew. Wish i could find out if that really is true!

Lindsay May 2, 2012 at 8:49 pm

We sure do have a lot in common! I am SO with you on the crunching in movie theatres and the rustling of the wrappers….ohhh I see RED!!. Like you, I used to drink a lot in social situations to make myself be an “extrovert”. Never really worked out too well for me…especially the next day! 😉

Thanks for sharing your thoughts & stuff about you! A warrior in Mongolia? Now that is cool!

Julie | A Clear Sign May 2, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Yea, you did it! You are the third blogger I influenced to do this list – I am so proud of you 🙂

I am also a INFJ (it changed from INTJ, I was borderline when I was in MBA school, which I think is funny). Do you have a copy of the Vogue article? Was it about the surrogacy?

I think we are pretty well opposites except for the big stuff like empathy and alone-time. When we have our intuitive party, Lisa and I will bring the cake and cookies – you can bring the chips and candles.

Lindsay May 2, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Lookit you! You’re are an influential blogger and intuitive extraordinaire!

I do have a copy of the Vogue article…I’ll scan it and send it to you. It was indeed about my surrogacy experience.

Laura Warnke May 3, 2012 at 1:01 am

Oh, I loved this Lindsay! Yeah, you did it! Thank you so much for sharing, I did learn a lot about you. So much fun!

I really felt some of the “raw stuff” exposed in a few of the things that you mentioned. Even though we are only connected online, know that you have support when you need it.

Re: #37 I think the same as you about why anyone would have a bird for a pet, yet we do. We ended up with a parakeet that used to belong to my mother-in-law until she went into assisted living. My husband and I both think it is just not right that a bird should be in a small cage for its entire life. We do the best we can to care for it and give it a good life.

I am an INFJ also.

btw – your new pup is an absolute cutie.

Lindsay May 3, 2012 at 8:17 am

Thank you so much, Laura. A few times since I’ve published this I’ve thought, “Go delete that!” It’s nice to know I have support. 🙂 I won’t delete it…I shared for a reason and I don’t usually share much at all about myself on here!

Awww, that poor parakeet. I suppose at this point it wouldn’t know what to do if it was freed and wouldn’t survive in the wild, so you guys giving it a good home is the best you can do.

For being 5% of the population, us INFJs sure do travel in packs – you, me, Julie and I *think* Lisa is an INFJ, too!

Karly May 3, 2012 at 9:09 am

Wow, Lindsay! I admire you for making this list, even though it sounds like it scared the crap out of you! It’s funny, we just learned about the Myers Briggs personality test in class, and I actually took one. Not surprising, I’m an INFJ as well. You and I also have a lot of other things in common, ranging from family dynamics to our love of proper grammar and reading!

p.s. you should really learn to ride a motorcycle if you have a chance. It’s awesome. I’m actually in the process of buying a bike!

Lindsay May 3, 2012 at 9:16 am

Hi Karly! Yep – it scared the crap out of me! It’s funny b/c I blog weekly but don’t share much personal stuff. This is a new thing for me, but I figure it’s an opportunity for growth in putting myself out there.

We really do have lots in common! I can’t believe you’re a fellow INFJ! Well, I can but you know what I mean. We’d get along famously in person, I am sure.

You ride a motorcycle? How cool! Hope you get a cool bike! Take a picture with you on it and send it to me! 🙂

Karly May 4, 2012 at 11:00 am

In class, I never really gave a thought to what INFJ actually meant- the teacher explained each of the 8 components briefly; however, it’s a psychology class, so of course they consider all of these spiritual/intuitive concepts to be “woo-woo stuff”. When I read the responses to your post yesterday and everyone started making a big deal out of being an INFJ, I thought, “Uh gee, maybe I should look this up…!” It all makes sense now. I have been told by so many people that I’m too sensitive. I’ve tried to change it totally, but now I realize that I can’t change who I am, and I just have to work on ways to regulate and manage it. I’ve also worked on trying to see the logical side of things as well, and that helps me a bit. It always comes down to the “brain vs. heart” argument with me.

Mireille May 3, 2012 at 10:10 am

Thank you for sharing Lindsay. It is unbelievable how many things we have in common. Sensitivity? From now on, I won’t think that I am crazy for being so darn sensitive. So many other things, wow.

Thank you.

Lindsay May 3, 2012 at 10:19 am

Oh yeah…I spent a lot of years being told I’m “too sensitive”. Actually, I still get that from time to time! Sensitive doesn’t = crazy. I used to wish I was thicker skinned but now I see it as a gift. 🙂 At least, I do most days.

I’m glad to know you, Mireille! Btw – Solo’s puppy sitter’s name is Mireille, too!

Mireille May 3, 2012 at 11:53 am

I am glad to know you too Sweetie xxxx

Angry Umlaut May 3, 2012 at 10:46 am

For anyone reading this (I would looove to know my personality profile..like INTJ, INFJ, etc but no idea where to take those tests) I read a book that really made a difference for me. ‘The Highly S sensitive Person’ I think by Elaine Aron I think…totally explained ME. If anyone who is reading this has been told they are too sensitive in the past this might be a nice book for you to check out.

Thanks again, so glad i found this blog~!

Lindsay May 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Hiya! You can take your Meyers-Briggs personality test here:


Be sure to come back and tell me what you are!

I have read The HSP book before…long before I knew what an empath was/is. Very good book for sensitive people, I agree! I’m so glad you found this blog, too. 🙂

Tangy May 3, 2012 at 10:48 am

Ah, I loved this. I smiled through the whole thing, sometimes laughed, but really loved to see some of these “inside” things!!

Lindsay May 3, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Now it’s your turn to make the list and share it with ME!

Sandee May 3, 2012 at 10:56 am

Hi Lindsay!

Thank you so much for sharing! As you know, I know your Mom, and when you mentioned about cracking knuckles, I remember your Mom doing it, too. ( I remember odd things, sorry). I am more of an intovert. I’m always afraid I’ll say something wrong or stupid to adults. Love kids and animals, they don’t judge like adults do. Love my lists and reading, and my numbers. I do love my sweets! I feel a little funny writing this stuff to you, but I’ve been drawn to what you’ve been writing and it makes me stop and think.

Thanks Lindsay!

P.S. I loved the video of your new puppy, Solo!!

Lindsay May 3, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Hi Sandee,

Sounds like we have a lot in common! TOO funny that you remember my mom cracking her knuckles, too. Is that b/c it’s a noise most people can’t stand? haha

I’m so glad you found my blog. I felt weird sharing this whole list, so I’m grateful to you for sharing a bit about you with me, too. Makes me feel better. 🙂

PS – Solo says hi!

Heather May 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I think this is The. Best. 100. list I’ve ever read! and I enjoyed reading it, maybe it’s because I could relate to so much stuff on your list 🙂 There were so many things that I could comment on that this comment would be super long. I might send you an email with my comments, that would be fun 🙂 One thing is for sure and that is, You are an awesome writer and great at conveying your thoughts. If we would have gone to the same high school growing up, there’s no doubt that we would have been friends….know what I’m sayin’? (that’s my PA slang).

Lindsay May 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Oh, Heather I know if we went to the same high school we would’ve been fast & best friends! I WISH you were in my life back then!

Write your 100 list and post it on your blog or send it to me. I’d LOVE to read it and see how similar we are and learn a little more about you. This was a real exercise for me to remember fun things and an exercise in being brave & putting myself out there. Comments like yours make it all worth it! Thank you!

Anne McCarroll May 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Julie’s inspiration is waving on and I love this! One of my dearest friends on this earth lives in Toronto.she looks like Audrey Hepburn. Her husband looks like John Travolta (with hair). They get stopped constantly because of this.

Alcoholics abound in my clan as well. I don’t drink because of it.

I am amazed about your surrogacy – you brave trailblazer. Very selfless and wonderful.

I love to sing, too. I wail like pat benetar but only when I’m in the car. I wanted to be a singer or makeup artist but my parents told me those weren’t proper professions for a young lady like me (?!)

I was a salon whore until I stumbled across the man who has cut my hair for the last five years. I have gotten more compliments about my hair in the last five years than the other years I’ve drawn breath. He is the kindest and handsomest man I’ve ever known. Ever. He looks like Sean Bean.

I want to learn to drive a motorcycle but my husband says no way.
I am going to figure a way around his veto.

Would Solo be named for Han Solo? The first crush of my life? The man who inspired me to want to fly the Millenium Falcon and make friends with wookies.

I’m an INFP

When my mother died she stood next to me as I looked at her body and told me who to call (‘not the ambulance- too late for that, love. Call your sister’) because I was in shock and couldn’t move. Her spirit stayed with me for three days until she told me she was ‘on her way’ and I’d be fine. When I told my sister this she did not believe me.
My husband did.
His mother did not. 😉 she believes I am a wayward soul.

I am so glad I found your blog- and Julie’s.

Lindsay May 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Hi Anne!

Thanks so much for sharing a bit about you, too. Isn’t Julie the best? I told her she’s an influential blogger extraordinaire. If I ever see a John Travolta/Audrey Hepburn couple in Toronto, I’ll know they’re your friends!

Singing in the car is the BEST. I always close my mouth at a stop light though, lest my fellow drivers catch me singing to myself!

Maybe I’ll get lucky and find a Sean Bean lookalike to cut MY hair and make it look good, too.

I totally believe you that your mom spoke to you as she died (I guess your mother in law would fancy me a wayward soul, too!). I’ve always heard that 3 days is when souls really cross over and leave the physical world. I guess your story just confirmed that for me! Has she reached out to you in any way since then?

Thanks again for commenting and reading. 🙂

Patti May 3, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I laughed and cried the whole way through your list. I have known you for almost 32 years and still learned a few things about you that I never knew. I love you, sweet daughter of mine. ♥

Lindsay May 3, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Awww, I’m surprised you learned something. You know me so well. I love you so much!

Patti May 3, 2012 at 7:51 pm

I wish I could have protected you from all of the hurt you endured. You are and always have been one of the strongest and also one of the most tender person I know. ♥♥♥

Anne McCarroll May 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm

My mom does communicate – but not necessarily frequently…the last time was when my 3 yr old son had to go for an MRI and I was terrified – she came in the room -I could smell her perfume- and her ‘my mom’ smell- and she sat down with a newspaper and said, ‘everything will be fine. He is strong, but you are afraid, and that doesn’t help him, does it?’ she crossed her legs and read the paper. Then she bent the paper to look at me and smiled. ‘I’ll stay the whole time, of course, love. But do stop crying.’
My husband came in, took one look at me and said, your mom, huh? What’s that smell?

Lindsay May 3, 2012 at 6:46 pm

I guess your Mom just comes around when you really, really need a mom’s support. Like when your 3 year old gets an MRI. Wow…how beautiful. Your mom sounds like a very wise, kind soul. I can’t believe your husband smelled her too. What an awesome experience! Do you blog about this stuff or have you thought about it?

Carolyn May 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Hey Linds!

I love your posts but this one really got to me… There are so many things we have in common that I didn’t realize until reading this. #46… I have a really hard time with chewing and slurping. It really just makes me want to vomit. #18… I’m sorry that happened. I’m sorry I didn’t know about that. Or maybe I did but don’t remember. You’d think I would remember that though. I’m sorry that I wasn’t a better friend to you then… it really makes me sad that I might have been too “busy” to help you.

Do you remember our summer at Upward Bound when we played with that Ouija board and the person (spirit?) said they were my grandma and I freaked out? Was that real?

I think you are an amazing person and I really admire you for your honesty… and if you ever want to come clean my house and organize it for me, the door is always open!

XO, Carolyn

Lindsay May 3, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Hi Carolyn,

Thanks so much for commenting and also, for reading and being such a big supporter. I so appreciate it. I sure do remember EVERYTHING about our Upward Bound summer! I don’t know if that was your grandma who came through (hard to remember that far back!). I wouldn’t mess with Ouija boards because I think more often than not they are inviting spirits we don’t necessarily want around us.

As for #18…it made me a stronger person. It FELT like the whole school knew at the time, but I suppose it was just a handful of people who found out/were gossiping. It was enough for some teachers to catch wind of it, though. The whole thing sucked – someone even called Shannon an awful name during our high school graduation practice/run-through. Now we can both look back on it and laugh.

You probably don’t realize it, but you were very important to me, especially that summer we were together at Upward Bound. I really enjoyed our friendship. You taught me a lot and you introduced me to my love for Tori Amos. 🙂

If I ever make it back to the West Coast, I’ll come clean! 😉


Linda Hanrahan May 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Hi Lindsay,

I must I’m a spelling freak, especially the word received I before E except after C, amazing how many get it wrong!! Thanks for your openess re both sides of your family being alcoholics. Mostly people would not be as open about family backgrounds.

Lindsay May 3, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Hi Linda – oh, that one gets my goat, too! Isn’t that something we learned in 3rd grade? Ugh!

Thanks for appreciating my openness about alcoholism in my family. I suppose I “get” why people aren’t always open about family stuff. It’s a really vulnerable & important topic.

Veeh Cirra May 3, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Hi Lindsay,

I love your list, such an enjoyable read.

My heart warmed up when I read about your grandpa saying angels kissed your cheeks before your were born and that’s why you have dimples. That’s just a magical thing to grow up believing in. And I saw myself, when you said that you a voracious reader. For me, reading is my secret obsession. Thank you for sharing such beautiful thoughts of you.


Lindsay May 3, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Hi Veeh,

Thank you so much! Ah, a fellow voracious reader. 🙂 What are you reading right now? What genre do you enjoy most or is that too hard to pick? I couldn’t possibly…but I am really on a historical fiction kick at the moment!

Jen Brunett May 3, 2012 at 6:38 pm

I seriously heart this post. Nice one, Lindsay!

Jen Brunett May 3, 2012 at 6:41 pm

And i forgot to leave a comment about me. lol Well i can tell you that i can relate to a whole bunch of things on your list! Small talk, not being so outgoing, writing, grammar police. lol It’s sort of uncanny really. 🙂

Lindsay May 4, 2012 at 6:25 am

We’d get along so well in “real life”, wouldn’t we? Maybe one day we’ll meet! 🙂

Lindsay May 3, 2012 at 6:42 pm

So glad you like it, Jen! The positive responses make me feel grateful I bit the bullet and did it!

Ängry umlÄut May 3, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Thanks for the personality test link..will report my findings lol. Also..i assiduously trim my fb friend list (i am anti hoarder in real life, i adore triaging stuff/save/toss/donate!) And the one thing i ‘hoard’ is my books:) if i lend a book it’s rare and usually if i think the book needs to be read/owned by that person. Weirdly i often scuttle the books into a hiding spot when someone i don’t know well comes over. I have this weird aversion to people ‘reading’ me or evaluating me so i hide my range of books to avoid that! Ha. I like mostly fiction and lots of life after death stuff (elisabeth kubler ross, holler!) And also like michael newton’s stuff on past lives, etc. Non fiction is my favorite but occasionally some historical fiction as well. I am obsessed with medieval stuff/music/art and esp. Medieval Eglish history. Love ancient Rome everything and listen to madrigal music and dork out. Candles are a ritual too so i discovered the Dollar General to supply my habit! Both sides of my family are alcholic too, I suspect my heritage has a hand there. And everywhere i live there seems to be spirit activity of some sort..so far not negative but it’s odd. Perhaps b.c i read tons about the paranormal and it’s the one thing i will never get tired of. It’s fascinating. I tell people scared of spirits most you encounter were once people too, nothing more. Be respectful and keep boundaries and it’s a good rule of thumb. This was typed on my phone so excuse any errors (i have club thumb when it comes to this small keyboard) #sausagefingersforreal

Lisa | Practically Intuitive May 4, 2012 at 8:04 am

That was FASCINATING, Lindsay! I love love love things like this. So glad you did it.

(Hubs tells me I’m a fork/teeth dragger but I am highly conscious of it and work hard not to do it. So, I trust that when we meet, you won’t lose respect for me!)

I was most surprised at the surrogate mom thing – what a lovely gift you gave. So like you. 🙂

Lindsay May 4, 2012 at 10:09 am

Thank you, Lisa! I wouldn’t have had you pegged as a teeth scraper! 😉

Yeah…I gave birth to a baby girl 8 years ago. Hard to believe it was that long ago! She’s the blonde little girl featured in some of my FB profile pictures and the blonde baby in the article about Chester a couple weeks ago. I love her very much – she has 2 daddies…and me! 🙂

Kim May 4, 2012 at 11:54 am

Top 5 reasons reading this list means we could be best friends:

1. I just got my first motorcycle and am dying for a riding partner.

2. I, too, wish I had more male friends because of their straightforwardness…I carry similar masculine energy :).

3. I’m also an empath and can feel what you’re feeling…so we wouldn’t have to talk very much…but I’d be sure to try and impress you with my words and proper usage of their & they’re.

4. One of my famous lines has always been, “I’m not a huge fan of sweets. I’ll take a bag of chips any day over sweets.”

5. I tried being a vegetarian for about 5 minutes but couldn’t resist the roast beef sandwich at the sandwich shop I was in.

*bonus = I’m a virgo with a fierce love of organization. I’ll organize just about anything. I can organize emotions if you let me ;).

Thanks for sharing yourself with us. I would love to hear more about you being a surrogate & the article in Vogue. Very interesting.

love to you,


Lindsay May 4, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I’ve not a doubt in my mind that if geography placed us in the same vicinity we’d be best friends. You spoke the other day (on FB) about community – I have friends, but I lack a community of like-minded friends. I so wish we lived closer so we could build one together!

I would love to read your 100 things list if you made one! I bet we’d find even more things in common!

PS – Jealous of your motorcycle!! Send me a pic!

Kim May 4, 2012 at 6:21 pm

You’ve def inspired me to write one…I even told my sister her & I should write a collective top 100. If I do ever write my top 100 I’ll be sure to send it your way.

Mehrsa May 5, 2012 at 11:39 am

The best thing I’ve read in a long time. Thanks for Sharing sweet Lindsay!

Lindsay May 6, 2012 at 8:25 am

Mehrsa I have a huge grin on my face now after reading your comment. Thank you so much! I hope all is well with you! 🙂

AJ May 6, 2012 at 9:35 pm

You’ve encouraged me to create 100 things about me 🙂

After reading point 21, I now have to make sure that I check my grammar twice before posting on here. Love your blog Lindsay!

Lindsay May 7, 2012 at 11:27 am

AJ you’re so cute – I love your blog, too! I just discovered it through our PI group on Facebook. Nice to ‘meet’ you!

Patti Foy | Lightspirited Being May 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Oh, Lindsay, I loved this! (And from the looks of it, so did everyone else.) Thank you so much. ♥

Now I see we have 97 things in common.

Lindsay May 11, 2012 at 7:27 am

LOL 97 things, eh? Why am I not surprised?! <3

Sundeep May 11, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Wonderfully honest & brave.

Lindsay May 12, 2012 at 7:31 am

Thank you Sundeep. <3

Becki August 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Re: 89, I was at the same concert as you and had my clothes on backwards too!!! My uncle got my cousin and I backstage, I was not impressed. They were both mean. lol.

Re: 53, 60, 61, and about 50 more…DITTO!!! I can’t get over how stinkin similar we are!!!

Re: 19, I too had a great name in 6th grade…mine was oatmeal..and I would bet money it was the same 2 boys..jerks.

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