100 Things

So, I have finally composed my 100 Things list, because this is what bloggers do, apparently. This list offers up some new tidbits of information about me and my life, and some of these items I will be highlighting in future posts. So read, enjoy, and if you’ve got any questions… you know where the comments are.

1) My name is Deanna.
2) That’s why this blog is called “Deanna’s Corner”.
3) I was married in August of 2000.
4) I am married to the man whose name is this website – surprise!
5) We have two kids (so far).
6) Our daughter was born in December of 2003.
7) Our son was born on our fifth wedding anniversary in August of 2005.
8) They are much closer in age than we intended them to be.
9) I am the oldest of four children.
10) My brother (second oldest, only boy) is a captain in the Army, married, and has a daughter (due March 2006).
11) My sister (middle girl) is married to a second lieutenant in the Army, and has a daughter (born June 2005).
12) My youngest sister is a teenager in junior high.
13) There is a 14 year age difference between my youngest sister and myself.
14) Yes, we all have the same parents, and they are still married.
15) I am often mistaken for my youngest sister’s mother when we are out in public.
16) She used to call me “Mom” in public to just to make me mad.
17) I graduated from high school in 1996.
18) I graduated from the University of Washington in 2000.
19) I have two BA degrees.
20) One is in journalism, the other in Japanese linguistics.
21) I am half-Japanese, half-white, all-American.
22) I do not look very Japanese at all.
23) I did not grow up speaking Japanese.
24) I was accused of cheating in my Japanese class my freshman year in high school by my classmates because they thought I did speak Japanese at home.
25) My father is sansei (third-generation Japanese-American).
26) He doesn’t speak a word of Japanese, except food names.
27) My father’s parents met in internment camp during World War II.
28) I have been to Japan.
29) I lived in Tokyo for 3 months during my freshman year in college in 1997.
30) Japanese people do not consider me Japanese.
31) My middle name is Japanese.
32) I also gave my kids Japanese middle names.
33) My passport really threw the Japanese people off.
34) I have also been to Canada and Mexico.
35) I met my husband shortly before my 16th birthday.
36) He had just turned 19.
37) We were introduced my a good friend of mine who wanted to date him.
38) We started dating nearly six years later.
39) I quit working to be a stay-at-home mom.
40) I made yo-yos in a factory during high school and my first year of college.
41) I can string 100 yo-yos in less than 15 minutes.
42) I also was a photographer at a department store photo studio.
43) I like taking pictures… of my own kids.
44) I have worked in the health care industry.
45) I am a dangerous patient because I know too much.
46) I have morning sickness while pregnant.
47) It usually goes away after the end of the first trimester.
48) My daughter was 4 days late.
49) My son was 3 days early.
50) Both times, the doctor had to break my water.
51) I love writing.
52) I blog because I can’t have a journalism career at the moment.
53) I love reading.
54) I taught myself to read when I was three.
55) I also speed-read naturally.
56) I love histories and biographies.
57) I am a science-fiction nut.
58) This includes both Star Trek and Star Wars.
59) I own a lot of books.
60) I own a lot of rubber stamps.
61) I make cards.
62) I don’t do a lot of scrapbooking.
63) I do want to scrapbook my honeymoon in Disneyland.
64) I love Disneyland.
65) I am a Christian.
66) I attended the same church from my birth until I was 16.
67) The church then planted another church closer to where I grew up.
68) My parents moved us all there and I’ve attended there ever since.
69) I am pretty conservative.
70) I tend to vote Republican.
71) I listen to talk radio.
72) I do not suffer fools gladly.
73) I have lived in the Seattle/Puget Sound area my entire life.
74) I love to sing, but I am often flat.
75) My kids don’t mind.
76) I can play the violin.
77) My siblings prefer that I not play in front of them.
78) My dog used to run away when I practiced, howling.
79) I love to cook and bake.
80) I can make a really good dessert.
81) I have a weakness for fine china and crystal.
82) I like to cross-stitch.
83) I love to give presents and send cards.
84) I love to shop.
85) I cannot watch the movie “E.T.”
86) I still sleep with my security blanket.
87) I did not take it on my honeymoon, though.
88) I am applying for a concealed weapons permit.
89) I have fired a gun.
90) I am a die-hard baseball and auto racing fan.
91) I have a major sweet tooth.
92) I love reading other people’s blogs.
93) I love to help out, if I can.
94) I have a quick temper, but I try to control it.
95) I have a good memory, especially for events and dates.
96) I love hunting for good deals, especially on eBay.
97) I have to keep reminding myself to be more assertive.
98) I inherited my father’s sense of humor and my mother’s love of learning.
99)I love being a mommy.
100) I love God, my family, and my country with all my heart.

3 Responses to “100 Things”

  1. Little Cousin-s Mommy, The Middle Sister
    February 28th, 2006 08:00

    Well, as your sister and a witness to the majority of your childhood, I concur with the contents your list. All the information is accurate. However, I noticed you did not mention *why* we, your siblings, do not want you to play the violin. 🙂

  2. Oddball
    February 28th, 2006 16:16

    Drop the Star Trek, only greeks like that. Cool people like the real deal: Star Wars.

  3. Deanna
    February 28th, 2006 20:25

    Only Greeks like Star Trek, Oddball? Hmm…