Saturday, August 23, 2008

My 100th Post Give-Away and 100 Things About Me

Wow, I made it to 100! When I started this blog, I didn't know if I would write more than a couple of posts. Obviously, I found a new hobby! It's funny to think that six months ago, I had no idea this blogging world existed. I'm glad I found it. :) I've had a lot of fun even though there's still a ton of stuff I would like to learn.

To celebrate, I'm having my first give-away! One lucky reader will win a book and a snack. To enter leave me a comment on this post sometime between now and Monday at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time. If you post a link to this contest on your blog and let me know, you'll have two entries! Somone will receive a copy of a book I recently read, The Shack by William P. Young. Everyone that doesn't win needs to go out, buy a copy, and read it! Anyone who has already read it needs to enter anyway, so she can give it to someone who hasn't read it! In The Shack, a man comes face-to-face with God. This book really presents a lot to think about and could transform your relationship with the Lord!

The winner will also win a bag of glorious chocolatey deliciousness a.k.a. Poppycock! I was introduced to Poppycock through a post on Jennifer's blog, so it's a fitting 100th post give-away item. Without blogging, I may never have known about this tasty snack. The horror!

Good luck everyone! Make sure you leave a comment for a chance to win! I'll announce the winner on Tuesday, so check back!


I also have a list of 100 things about me for my 100th post. In no particular order and in typical Jenelle randomess, here they are!

1. I adore my family.
2. I have green eyes.
3. I have an extremely precious son whom I am so enamored with.
4. My husband is one of my best friends.
5. My mother is another.
6. I am right handed and right brained.
7. I like blue M&Ms best.
8. My first car was a gold, 1978 Dodge Aspen. How cool is that?
9. Sometimes I cuss in my head when I’m driving.
10. I sometimes got reprimanded in school for reading.
11. When I’m teaching, it doesn’t really bother me if kids are reading and ignoring me.
12. I spent the last year growing my hair out because I wasn’t sure what my natural color was anymore. Now that I know it’s a very uninteresting brown, I suspect I will be getting highlights soon.
13. I confess…I’m Big Foot. Not really. But I do wear a size 10.
14. I once was bit by a hungry pig.
15. I HATE pigs.
16. I like B.L.T.s
17. I love the mountains.
18. I think I might love the ocean even more, but I haven’t been there enough times to be sure.
19. I am blind as a bat. The person who invented contact lenses is my hero.
20. I sometimes think I would like to move out west…maybe Wyoming…maybe Montana…but I probably never will.
21. I don’t remember not believing in God,
22. but sometimes I ignore God. Isn’t that weird?
23. I like to be outdoors,
24. but I loathe ticks and mosquitoes.
25. Hamburger from Wal Mart sometimes makes me gag. I like the farm fresh stuff.
26. When I was little, a pitch fork went through my leg.
27. I don’t do well on less than eight hours of sleep.
28. I cried during The Lion King.
29. My fingernails are long, strong, and fast growing. Too bad I don’t keep them painted.
30. I’m a procrastinator.
31. I’m taking on two new part-time jobs soon—teaching a few classes at a local college and teaching some online classes.
32. A little part of me still believes in Santa Claus.
33. Christmas is my favorite holiday.
34. I’m a Scorpio.
35. I went home practically every weekend during college.
36. I need to shave my legs.
37. I could eat chocolate at every meal.
38. I like to garden.
39. I’m not very good at keeping up with laundry.
40. I grind my teeth when I sleep.
41. I’m the oldest of five kids.
42. Supposedly, I’m pretty bossy. Whatever.
43. I have only flown once, and it terrified me.
44. I love flowers.
45. I won a bunch of medals throwing the shot put in junior high. Then everyone else grew and I stayed the same size, so I wasn’t any good at it anymore.
46. I used to work as a waitress.
47. I stole a piece of two cent candy when I was little and had nightmares about policemen coming to get me.
48. I grew up on a farm.
49. I loved being pregnant.
50. I love being a mommy more.
51. The direction our country seems to be headed scares me.
52. I hate it when people are rude.
53. I have a love/hate relationship with my cell phone.
54. Sometimes I want a dog,
55. but most of the time I don’t.
56. I like to watch movies curled up on the couch with my husband.
57. I also like to beat him at miniature golf.
58. I sold underwear on Ebay.
59. I love Ebay.
60. I am becoming a blog addict,
61. but I haven’t taken the time to figure out exactly what I’m doing.
62. I like camping...RV camping.
63. I think it would be cool to go on a really, really long bike trip--like across the state or something.
64. I like to listen to audio books when I’m cleaning.
65. I daydream a lot.
66. I don’t like coffee,
67. but I love the smell.
68. When my brother was four, and I was eight, I had him stand on my shoulders for our circus game, and I accidentally let him fall. He had to get stitches and has a scar in the shape of an X on his forehead. Oops.
69. I love to take pictures.
70. I like to cook.
71. I don’t like to do dishes.
72. In fact, I would love to have a housekeeper. Who wouldn’t though, huh?
73. I changed my major four times.
74. I finally decided on English. Don’t judge my grammar though. Some of these blog posts get written very quickly during nap time.
75. I want to kidnap my thirteen-year-old little brother, because I miss him.
76. I like to go to historical tourist places.
77. I have copies of my photographs in five places. Paranoid?
78. I have young parents. My mom was only eighteen when she had me.
79. Sometimes I ignore my husband when he talks about fantasy baseball. I’m sorry, honey.
80. I had my ten-year high school reunion this summer. Ugh!
81. Sometimes I stay up way too late. Like now.
82. I used to have a beta fish named Barbarossa.
83. I had a roommate in college that had a séance in her room, and we think she burnt a bird as some sort of offering. It was super weird.
84. I need to lose about fifteen pounds or go buy a whole new wardrobe.
85. I like video games.
86. I really want a Wii Fit.
87. Spring is my favorite season.
88. I didn’t like math in school, and I ended up married to a math teacher.
89. I think it would be cool to meet an alien. Well, a friendly alien anyway.
90. I’ve been married for five and a half years.
91. I have two warts on my thumb. Ick.
92. I love Cadbury Crème Eggs.
93. I have seven holes in my ears. It used to be eight, but I decided the fourth row was just too much so I let them grow in. One of the holes has never sealed up though.
94. I need to learn a foreign language, so I can finish my M.A.
95. In a high school writing contest, my two entries tied for first place in the tanka poem division.

96. John and I tried to have a baby for almost three years before I finally got pregnant. We did fertility treatments for about nine months, and then as soon as we couldn’t afford it anymore and had to quit, Colter showed up!
97. I like to go on walks.
98. I am disgusted by my husband's fungus-infected little toenail.
99. I wish my girlfriends and I got together more.
100. I’ve written 100 blog posts. Hooray for me!


Jennifer said...

I'm first, I'm first, oh yeah, I'm first!

I am posting a link to your blog on my blog so I guess that makes me first and second, right!?!

You know I need that poppycock! Ha! Actually, I am more interested in the book, believe it or not!

Oh I hope I win!!!!

Amanda said...

It took us 3 years to have our Matthew boy too. It was on our 3rd round of fertility meds that he FINALLY came along!

I loved reading all about you!

-GASP- I'm not much of a book reader so please don't include me in the give away. Give it to someone who would really enjoy it. I wanted to comment anyway. Woohoo to your 100th post!!!

Rachel said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! That's awesome.
Loving the look!! Sorry, I've been absent.
This book sounds awesome and chocolate, yummy! Hope I win ( I won't) but I can hope right :-)

I always got in trouble in school for reading. That's how my parents punished me, they took away my books. GRRRR.

Jenn said...

Congrats on winning my contest today and congrats on your 100th post!
I would love to win because I love to read and I love chocolate !
I have alot of the same answers as you put on your list.
Most people I know that needed help the first time with getting a baby ,had a second one with no help at all!
I don't know why it is messing up when you try to mail me,I have been getting mails all morning saying people are telling me happy birthday on my facebook wall,weird !
Sorry now my comment is almost as long as your post!

micaela6955 said...

I already have the book so if I were to win, would donate it to my librarian friend for the public library...and the chocolate goodness, well that I would have to share with my coworkers at the office! Thanks for having this giveaway and congrats on 100 posts!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Gina said...

Congrats on your 100th post, I'm getting closer to 100, but still have a little ways to go.
I've posted a link to your blog so enter me for your great prizes. That poppycock sounds great, I've never had it, so keeping my fingers crossed to win it, and I'm always eager for a good book.

Leesa Coulter said...

"89.I think it would be cool to meet an alien. Well, a friendly alien anyway."

I can remember a time when you didn't feel that way. :)

robin_titan said...

congratulations on your 100th post!! you know i've never heard of that snack before you sound like it you like it a lot i hope to taste it!! oooh the shack i've heard soo much about this book : ) thanks!

lc_intocable at

Steve & Amy said...

The book sounds like a very good read and the poppycock...yum:) Love the 100 fun facts!!! Congrats on post #100!!

Amydeanne said...

hey! Congrat's! how exciting is this! I've really enjoyed reading your blog and getting to know you a bit better! :)

I've heard that "the shack" is really good! and poppycock.. hmmmmm thinking of the expression i know with that word lol.. sounds like an interesting treat lol

God Bless!

KCAimee said...

I came over via the link on Jennifer's blog. So glad I did because I'm approaching 100 posts too and I think I might have to steal your idea of doing a giveaway. I'm also glad I came over because I've been wanting to read "The Shack" but so does everybody else and I'm #326 on the library's waiting list to check it out.

Christina said...

Congrats on your 100th post! If I don't win I will for sure check the book out! Sounds interesting!
Hope you're having a great weekend!
Take care and congrats again!

Ronda said...

Hey, I just recieved a post about your blog from my sister Gina Phillips! Congrats on your 100th blog. I have 3 going right now and 2 are getting close to that mark! I love to read so hope to get my hands on the book!


Heidi said...

I loved that you came up with 100 things about yourself! I want a Wii Fit too. That book sounds really good and I love anything chocolate so I hope I win! :)

Tiffany said...

I love that you hate pigs and love BLTs.... that is cracking me up.

Thanks for stopping by my 100th post!

I am always looking for a new book.. and don't even get me started in Poppycock!

Not Your Regular Mini Van Mom said...

Congrats on your 100th post!

PS I never knew anyone who was bit by a pig before, now I can check that one off of my list lol

Hippie Family... said...

I need to know how you just cuss in your head while your driving.. My husband said that our daughter is going to need ear plugs and therapy by the time she learns to talk.. I am getting better.. I try so hard!!
Cute blog, welcome to the MO crowd and stop in and say hi anytime!! I'll be back.
and --p.s. if I win, the shipping is closer (Wink Wink hint hint!!)

Rachel said...

Jenelle - I love you and I love that you always make me laugh and I love that when I read your list, I knew every one of those things about you (well I think everything except the fungus on John's toenail but that doesn't count). I love that I'm reading that book right now - it's good, although I did kinda get the creeps about the Ladybug guy though........hugs!

Heidi said...

This was fun to read and learn all these quirky things about you!

Congrats on your 100th post!!!

Gina said...

Ok So I'm a little late in entering, but I should win because I NEED the book and I REALLY NEED the poppycock. I've been dieting, ok attempting to diet and could really use some poppycock to help me out. And I am one of your best friends plenty of reason to win your contest. Oh one more reason you wouldn't have to waist money on the shipping, you could bring it to me. Oh and that would mean you would get to see me. WOW thats a lot of reasons to pick me, and I will laugh if I really do randomly win.

Scott said...

Thanks for stopping buy my post!

Congratulations on your 100th post!

I've heard about this book and it sounds great! And chocolate. Well, chocolate is always good! :)

I'm off to check out more of your blog!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe I found your blog and your giving away the book "The Shack!" I had never heard of the book until yesterday. My husband and I are attending RCIA classes after mass on Sundays ... and yesterday the wife of the deacon who teaches the class was just going nuts over this book. She was just adamant we had to go out and get it. Anyway ... I'm subscribing to your feed & congrats on your 100th post!!!

jill marie said...

Oh, I am too late... I just loved reading your 100! I hate to fly... only did it once, and it almost prevented us from adopting.. thank goodness others like to fly, NOT ME! Ugh!

I liked "getting to know you"!