Archive | March 12, 2011

100 Pieces Of Me…

One of the items on …The List… was to make a list of 100 random things about myself and share it on my blog…

It took wayyyyyyy longer to compile than I thought it would, but I hope you find it interesting…

I really enjoyed taking the time to compile this random collection of bits ‘n pieces of all that makes me who I am… it actually was a phenomenal reflection for me on who I am, why I am and how I got here.

If you think of anything else you’d like to know, just ask!  I’d be glad to answer any questions you may have.

This list can also be found on the page of the same name “100 pieces of me” at the top of my blog, replacing “bits ‘n pieces of me.”

100 pieces of me

  1. Teacher by trade and heart; crafter of all things; lover of music; daughter, sister, aunt, friend.
  2. My name is not Maggie, its Megan… Maggie Mae is a combination of nicknames and my grandma’s name.
  3. I also go by Meg, Mae, Aunt Mae, Aunt Megan, Mae Mae, Megs, Meggers, Ginski, Speedy, Ladybug, sis, and a number of other names the kiddos at work call me.
  4. I wanted to be a ballerina and then a teacher when I was little.
  5. When I went away to college, I decided I wanted to be a CPA and majored in Accounting.
  6. I failed Accounting I during my Freshman year of college; changed my major to Elementary Education.
  7. I was the queen band dork in high school… played the flute, was a band officer for several years, then President, Drum Major/Field Conductor for 2 years, was in honors band, won the John Philip Sousa Award. Had the best friends I could have ever asked for back in the day… spending that much time with people on a school bus and at King’s afterwards you never knew what would happen.
  8. I LoVe candles.
  9. I participated in 2 musicals during my high school career.  My junior year was my first experience participating in a production… “The Pajama Game.” I still catch myself at times singing, “Hurry up… can’t waste time.”  During my senior year, I had a small (one line) speaking role in the musical “Anything Goes” and also was a dancer.  AWESOME time with a wonderful group of people.
  10. My eyes are hazel.
  11. I attended Catholic school from Kindergarten through 12th grade.
  12. I purchased my first car in March 2010.
  13. A few years ago, I swore I would never join Facebook.  I was wrong, very, very wrong. I caved in about 2 years ago, I think.  Happy that I did, but it can become a bit of a black hole for time management… Happy to say I am sticking with one of my Lenten promises of only logging on one time a day.
  14. My shoe size is now a size 9… After having worn 8 ½’s for most of my life my feet somehow grew in the last couple of years.
  15. I have an absurd amount of frames hanging on the walls of my home.
  16. I had a pet bunny named Kokimo.
  17.  Learning to speak my mind rather than hold things in…This has both its advantages and disadvantages…Learning to find a balance in the middle.
  18. Love the “just blown out” smell of matches.
  19. My desk is always a mess.
  20. Believe I should live in a bubble as I am allergic to trees, dust, grass, ragweed, mold, cats and dogs.
  21. One of my happy places is sitting at a campfire.
  22. I am me…I am who I am because of choices and circumstances of the past…Wouldn’t change anything…Trying to perfect that as best I can keeping in mind there is no such thing as PERFECT…
  23. If I had to choose between listening to music or watching tv for the rest of my life I would without a doubt choose music.
  24. Accept me for who I am or don’t…I’m okay with that…
  25. I am the middle child of 5 children…made possible through divorces and remarriage.
  26. I was a cheerleader in elementary school for the St. Angela Bruins.
  27. Wish I was ambidextrous, but am right-handed.
  28. I read the entire Twilight Saga FOUR times and LOVE it!  Team Edward all the way! 
  29. Music is my saving grace….happy, sad and everything in between turning tunes on helps me breathe…gets me through it all.
  30. Have always had a star crush on Nicholas Cage. His voice and his eyes do it for me.
  31. Was 17 years old when I graduated high school thanks to a summer birthday.
  32. I met Jon Knight from the New Kids on the Block after their performance at Starlake Amphitheatre way back in the day.
  33. Learning not to invest too much time into people and things that are just not worth it only to get burned in the end…again something I am trying to improve upon.
  34. There are a little over 7,200 songs in my iTunes library.
  35. I am 5’6” tall.
  36. I ALWAYS sleep on the right side of the bed no matter what.
  37. I started collecting crackle glass several years ago and can attribute a couple of my pieces to family members.
  38. I have 3 nephews and 1 niece with one more nephew on the way in July. The oldest being 16 and the youngest being almost 9 months old.
  39. The first cd I remember purchasing was Boyz II Men’s , Cooleyhighharmony.
  40. I got my first pair of glasses in 5th grade… They were so small they looked like they belonged on a Cabbage Patch Kid.
  41. I adore comfy clothes.
  42. Christmas is my favorite holiday.
  43. Wear my emotions on my sleeve.
  44. My first Cabbage Patch Kid’s name was Gwendolyn Merlina… I was so EXCITED when I got her even if her clothes didn’t match at all.
  45. I’ve been blessed beyond belief with the best friends and family and thank my lucky stars for them each and everyday.
  46. I would much rather clean a bathroom than wash the dishes.
  47. I worked at Kennywood Amusement Park for about 8 years and had a BLAST doing so.
  48. I have been maid of honor in 2 weddings.
  49. My birthday is July 28.
  50. I am a TALKER.  Just ask anyone, I don’t shut up!
  51. I once had 12 earrings in my ears… 8 in one ear and 4 in the other.  Now only 1 in each.
  52. I prefer ground turkey over ground beef.
  53. If I could change any one thing in my life, it would be my move to Maryland… It wouldn’t have happened, but hey, live and learn.
  54. Can’t sleep with my feet under the covers.
  55. My favorite movies…Almost Famous, High Fidelity, Beaches, The Notebook, The Day After Tomorrow, The Parent Trap, Across the Universe.
  56. Can be a perfectionist to a fault in some areas, especially writing and being crafty.
  57. I still believe that my prince charming is out there somewhere…He must have taken a wrong turn and got lost trying to find me
  58. The first concert I went to was New Kids on the Block.
  59. The first concert I WANTED to go see, but wasn’t allowed to see was the Grateful Dead.  (Love ya mom.)
  60. Believe I have an addiction to paper… My stash of scrapbooking paper has taken over my front entryway closet, leaving very little room for much else.
  61. When I was little, I cried when the tape player ate the Hall and Oates tape while playing my favorite song, Maneater.
  62. Loved the original Beverly Hills, 90210.
  63. My childhood dog’s name was Nuppy.
  64. Would much rather give gifts than receive.
  65. One of my best friends lives in Washington State and we have only seen each other TWICE in the last13 years.
  66. I have never flown in an airplane.
  67. I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was 18.
  68. I have more cousins than I can keep track of! Love each and every one of ‘em .
  69. I currently have no pets.
  70. Favorite Disney movie has always been The Fox and the Hound.
  71. My favorite grades to teach are preschool and kindergarten.  LOVE being a child’s first teacher.
  72. LOVE being “crafty.”
  73. Guilty of giving too much of myself to people at times.
  74. I’m a HUGE worrier.
  75. I have been to more Dave Matthews Band concerts than any other band (with the exception of the Buzz Poets some years back).
  76. I saw the Phantom of the Opera 2x; once in Toronto and once in Pittsburgh.
  77. My beauty MUST-HAVE that I can’t live without is Urban Decay’s eye shadow Primer Potion in SIN.  My eye shadow doesn’t budge thanks to this little miracle worker.
  78. I’ve been told I have a good eye for coordinating colors.
  79. In elementary school I just HAD to have a pair of blue glasses.  I got them and wore them proudly…Not sure what I was thinking.
  80.  I don’t have a favorite number.
  81. Sometimes my memory, or lack there of frightens me.
  82. I have entirely too many reusable grocery store bags.  I always forget to take them with me and end up buying a couple more.
  83. I LOVE flip flops and have entirely too many, but only end up wearing a few pairs over and over again. 
  84. LOVE my Nike+ sneakers…Need to start putting them on more often 😉
  85. Favorite children’s books: Love you Forever by Robert Munsch,  The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein and ANYTHING by Eric Carle and Jan Brett.
  86. Addicted to Glee…Also love Grey’s Anatomy and Brothers & Sisters.
  87. There are 4 remote controls on my coffee table; tv, cable, dvd player and stereo.
  88. My scrapbooking/crafting supplies are stored in my entry closet, living room, dining room, under my bed and in storage.
  89. I went to Edinboro University, in the snow belt of PA… where we walked to the bar/parties in blizzard conditions and classes were never cancelled due to the weather even if 2 feet of freshly laid snow covered the ground.
  90. I am a procrastinator to the maximum.
  91. I am at my happiest when at a concert experiencing live music.
  92. I LOVE seafood but have never tried sushi.
  93. Vision in my right eye is much worse than my left.
  94. My favorite beverages include orange pop and iced tea though I mostly drink water… favorite adult beverages would have to be cranberry with vodka or whiskey and ginger.
  95. I didn’t inherit the baking genes of my mother… Everything she bakes turns out beautifully, my peanut butter cookies turn out horribly.
  96. I love the color combinations of red /black and teal/navy blue/ green.
  97. I never took typing classes, but type pretty efficiently.
  98.  I have a few too many Vera Bradley bags… In my defense though many were purchased on the website and on sale!
  99. My middle name is Faith… A constant reminder to have faith in myself, others and from above.
  100. I love LISTS!

Are you up for the challenge?  I’d love to see your list of 100 random things about yourself!