Monday, August 29, 2005

100 Things About Me

Jacob did it. So did Girl With an Alibi, Evercurious, and True Jersey Girl. And I, being the follower that I am, have now done it as well. Yes, I've succumbed to the 100 Things You Didn't Know About Me post. And I am not even halfway to the 100th post point. But this is yet another excuse to talk about ME! Cause let's face it, nobody in my daily life is interested in hearing 100 things about me. If you are not interested in reading 100 things about me, then feel free to click the next blog button at the top of the page. And then you can bite me.

Here we go.
  1. I was born and raised in South Jersey.
  2. But I do not have the "Joisey" accent.
  3. I moved to South Florida five years ago.
  4. I really hate hurricanes.
  5. And I really miss the change of seasons.
  6. I am on my second career.
  7. I was a chef in my first career.
  8. At 19, I was running a catering service.
  9. I didn't think it was a big deal at the time.
  10. Now I realize what a big deal it was.
  11. I was known as the "Soup Queen" when I was a chef.
  12. I should have written a cookbook.
  13. I graduated college two months ago - at the age of 39.
  14. I missed graduating with highest honors by .011.
  15. Now I am an elementary school teacher.
  16. I once worked as a nanny - which could be why I became a teacher.
  17. I abhor the word "bored" - only boring people get bored.
  18. I can be very stubborn.
  19. I have a tendency to be a tad anal retentive.
  20. I can quote more movies than I would like to admit.
  21. My favorite all-time tv show is Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  22. I have a magazine addiction.
  23. I am a huge football (go Packers!) fan.
  24. I cry when I am really happy.
  25. I spend too much time on my computer.
  26. I spend a lot of time with my family.
  27. Sometimes more than I would choose to if it were up to me.
  28. I am turning 40 on September 7th.
  29. I'm a little freaked out by this.
  30. Mostly because I never thought I would live this long.
  31. Most people guess that I am in my mid to late 20's.
  32. They say it's because I look young.
  33. I say it's because I'm immature.
  34. I am not married.
  35. I don't know if I want to be married.
  36. I would rather be alone than settle.
  37. I don't have any children.
  38. I don't know if I want to have any children.
  39. I have a new movie star crush every few months.
  40. Currently it's Viggo Mortensen.
  41. I think I would have his children.
  42. If I do have children, I know what I will name them.
  43. But I won't say the names here.
  44. I have never been to Disneyworld.
  45. I lived in Australia for almost 2 years.
  46. I was in love with a boy there.
  47. If he had asked me to stay, I would have.
  48. Sydney is my favorite city in the world.
  49. Florence is a close second.
  50. I backpacked in Europe for six months.
  51. I was on the Berlin Wall New Year's Eve 89 - the year the wall came down.
  52. It was one of the greatest nights of my life.
  53. I have a tattoo of a rose on my ass.
  54. It was done by Tattoo Molly at the Hanky Panky in Amsterdam.
  55. I think that Molly is somewhat famous in the tattoo world.
  56. Molly got me stinking drunk the night before he tattooed me.
  57. He also saved me from being killed by a homicidal prostitute.
  58. I should blog about that night.
  59. I should have written a book about my travels.
  60. I have always wanted to go to Bora Bora.
  61. Maybe Viggo will take me there for our honeymoon.
  62. I have had many nicknames, none of which I am willing to reveal here.
  63. One of my favorite things to eat for dinner is a big bowl of popcorn.
  64. I play the flute.
  65. I do not like shopping.
  66. I would like to own my own home - with a yard - someday.
  67. I really want a dog, hence the need for a yard.
  68. I collect Russel Wright dinnerware.
  69. I have a lot of cool antiques.
  70. I love to decorate.
  71. I like to imagine what I would do if I won millions in the lottery.
  72. I tend to procrastinate.
  73. I like spending time alone.
  74. I can go for days without talking to anyone.
  75. Although most people would say I am very social.
  76. I have had sex on three of the seven continents.
  77. I have not had a boyfriend in waaaaaaaay too long.
  78. Two of my former boyfriends are seven years younger than I am.
  79. I have a weakness for dimples.
  80. And Levi's jeans that fit just right.
  81. I have seen Bruce Springsteen in concert six times.
  82. I hate getting out of bed in the morning.
  83. I love bubble baths.
  84. I used to smoke.
  85. I am still trying to lose the weight I gained from quitting.
  86. My parents divorced when I was 12.
  87. According to my mother, I was a wild teenager.
  88. Mom was no picnic herself in those days.
  89. Now we are the best of friends.
  90. I am not religious, but I do have faith.
  91. I believe that everything happens for a reason.
  92. I used to ride my bike every single day.
  93. It's too hot to ride in Florida.
  94. That is one of the reasons I want to move back to Jersey.
  95. I have moved 16 times in my life, not including my travels.
  96. I believe in love at first sight.
  97. It happened to me a long time ago.
  98. And I still love him now.
  99. I wonder sometimes if I'll ever get over him.
  100. Or if I should.


Jack's Shack said...

The burning love is the best.

Brookelina said...

Hi all!
I survived the hurricane unscathed. Lost all power for four days - yucky and uncomfortable. Lost all food in fridge and freezer - smelly and expensive. Lost NO friends, family, or property - happy and overjoyed.

Won't be writing about the hurricane as it's not worth blogging about - especially considering what's happening with it now. I'll do my best to catch up with everyone's blogs. Thanks everyone who was worried about me!

gone said...

Brooke, maybe you should never get over him. I believe in that passionate/unrequited kind of thing...wholeheartedly. Funny, coming from happily married man. But it's true.

Brian said...


Wasn't it fun to do!? I found it way more difficult than I ever thought.

yournamehere said...

Brooke, first of all I'm glad you're alright!

I like the "hit the next blog button and bite me line." It's cool when you're feisty.

Neil said...

Playing the flute, according to Aristotle in his "Politics"':

"According to philosophical principles, we can infer that the flute should not be allowed to play music. The flute is not an instrument which is expressive of moral character; it is too exciting. The performance aims not at instruction, but at the relief of the passions. The ancients therefore were right in forbidding the flute to youths and freemen ... which is intended only to give pleasure to the hearer. The Socrates of the Republic rejects the flute; for Bacchic frenzy and all similar emotions are most suitably expressed by the flute."

Which means...playing the flute is sexy.

Brookelina said...

Jack - seems to be.

Jacob - I've given up trying to get over him. And not falling for him all over again every time I see him.

Brian - and yet there's so much more! I may have to do a part deux.

Neil - thank God something I do is sexy!

Übermilf said...

Viggo is married to the former lead singer of the punk band X.

They have children together.


Brookelina said...

They are divorced. Ha!

Not like I have a chance anyway, but a girl can dream.

evercurious said...

I loved it! So glad you shared. I'm glad you are alright. She didn't visit us in Punta Gorda.

evercurious said...

P.S. I hate to do this. I wanted to send an e-mail, but couldn't, so... Please take part in my sex survey and invite all your friends. God I feel like such a skeev. Sorry Brooke.

Anonymous said...

Viggo... ooooh he's yummy and on my short list for celeb wanna-f*cks.

He writes poetry, paints, does photography... very artistic.

I'm afraid though, that we would be forced to have some kind of writing/photography contest to see who he would choose between the 2 of us almost 40-yr old babes.
(I turn 40 in April... 2007. I'm already freaking out over that fact!)

No FFF this week for you... too bad. Have fun catching up - they're all fabulous this week. Have read at least 10 very outstanding stories.

MoDigli said...

More, More, More!!! I want more!!!

And I wanna be just like you, Brooke! Dang, you've had an exciting life so far. And I'm sure you've got a lot more excitement on the way!

And BTW, I LOVE Dimples too -- total sucker for those! (Oh! but haven't we talked about that before?) I can hardly beleive you didn't mention BRAD once in all those 100 things, but you said you were willing to have VIGGO's kids??? GASP! ... I gotta say, though, I'd pick Viggo over Brad ANYDAY. How about you? If forced to choose, who would it be?

Sigh.... I think I may need to start my list of 100 things. I've never done it.

Marel Lecone said...

Your stuff is always great to read. Great list. Take care. Are you doing anything special for your birthday? :)

Übermilf said...

Oh, I guess they are divorced. Whoops.

I love my word verification. I shall print it as is: toezjam

BamaGirl said...

Brooke, I was worried about you! I wondered...
Anyway, I love the 100 things I didn't know about you. I really learned a lot. It makes me feel like my life experiences kinda suck in comparison. You've done a lot, chica!

Girl With An Alibi said...

You are a truly fascinating woman. I'm glad you did your list. I feel like I've seen a whole new side of you.

Loz said...

let's hear it for Sydney!!!

Anonymous said...

We have a few things in common for example numbers:18, 21, 25, and 35 on your list.

JJ said...

It's me, right? And no you shouldn't.

Melanie was here said...

Brooke, happy to hear you are ok and survived that beyotch!

Great post. If you move to Cleveland I will give you a job as my decorator/chef and when I have children you can home school them!! :-)

Oh my! Word verification is fun!

thephoenixnyc said...

You forgot: "I look hot in a bikini."

gone said...

I don't care what the differance in our age is, I wish we lived close enough to hang out.

Thanks for the window into your life.

Anonymous said...

I want to hear the Tatoo full story..loved this 100 Thingie Thing Thing

Cactus Prick said...

You are a gem. But enough about you. Let's talk about me:
- I have dimples;
- My jeans fit just right;
- I am not married; and
- I am almost seven years younger than you are.

Go figure.

P.S. Glad the hurricane didn't get 'ya.
P.P.S. ukohgypl. Unusually kind ostriches haven given young people laughter.

Damien said...

Yeah your first true love is your most memorable, great list Brookster.

Brookelina said...

EC - I'll be sure to check out your blog first chance I get to see about this "sex survey". You are not a skeev, and I'm very glad that you and Punta Gorda did not get hit by the hurricane - you got it bad enough last year!

RM - a writing contest for Viggo! Interesting. Though I think there would be several million other applicants as well.

MoMo - you SO do NOT want to be like me. Remember my loser post please. As for Brad, he's still on my short list, but Viggo seems a little more solid and long term to me. (as if!)

Marel - going home to Jersey this weekend to celebrate with my old friends! Should be a good one. :)

Ubie - but of course you would know who he was married to, you wild punk rock woman you.

Bama and GWA- most of what I've done was in my twenties. Now I am as dull as a butter knife!

Loz - woohoo!!!! Sydney rocks!

Ruben - another Buffy fan! I knew you were cool.

JJ - uhhhh....right! Of course!

Mel - sounds good. How much are you paying? Better be substantial to move me to Cleveland!


Brookelina said...

Phoenix - I used to look hot in a bikini. Old picture. Now I look....not hot.

Sarah - I would love to hang out with you. One of these days we will.

MQ - I will definitely blog about that night sometime soon. It's a good story. And I have pictures!

Prick - not only are you perfect for me, but you're a prick too. Which means you are exactly my type. Got pictures?

Damien - wow, how bizarre is it that you say that - and call me the nickname that he always called me too. Spooky.

quick man quite an extra bummer

Anonymous said...

B, I have to read more of you, you sound like a perfect coach for "How to enjoy being single" course. I'm a bit rusty myself, after 20 yrs of NOT being single. Oh, and nobody gives me my age, either.

Happy you're OK.


Brookelina said...

YNH - how did I miss responding to you! I will work on my fiestiness. I know you like it.

Brookelina said...

Tatyanna - do I really come off as some joyful singleton?!? Wow. Whoda thunk it?

Anonymous said...

You come off as my model women - a dog person, traveller, on a second career (I'm on my 3rd), good taste in decorating (I'm an interior designer) - oh, and bunch of other hits, including the past (and future?) loves.
If only I could be content with not talking for days...


ginonymous said...


i also very much want to hear/read the tattoo story. so glad you're okay.

oh, and here's an idea. we'll use FFF for viggo's writing contest. i mean, the forum already exists, right? that's one step closer to potential little br-iggos running all over the world.


Anonymous said...

Oy vey! Numbers 96-99 really resonated with me!

Number 100 is a cliffhanger of a way to end the list. I vote for getting over him because you deserve to be in love with someone who's actually there in front of you rather than in the past.

Those heartstrings that connect you to the memory of him... oooh,ouch. Get the scissors out, girlfriend, and cut 'em loose. Just my 2 cents.

P.S. You are most definitely not dull as a butter knife! You're more like buttah!

: )

Harley Quinn said...

What a fun list. I never would've guessed you had a tattoo much less on your ass. Viggo - oh yes :)hot-E. I'll be in Tahiti in about 3 or 4 years (planning a trip) and I cant wait to see Bora Bora. :)

Cincysundevil said...

We totally need a pic of the rose tatoo!!

Cactus Prick said...

Upon further review, I hereby move to strike Entry No. 43 as non-responsive. It provides absolutely no information. As such, your list is deficient, and should be promptly supplemented.

That is all.

oyoidvr: Our yuckiest odor is decaying vermin, right?

Lo Lo Lova said...

Thank God you're okay - and your friends/fam, too!!!

Very interesting post. I feel like I know you so much better now, my twin :)

Egan said...

Brooke, I hear they pay Jersey teachers pretty well. We have a friend near Morristown that teaches and she can't stop raving about teaching salarie in Jersey. I toy with the idea of being a French teacher, but can't commit.

I procrastinate too. It's a tough habit to break.


Brookelina said...

T - I'm no model woman, trust me. But thanks for the vote of confidence. ;)

AA - now all we have to do is get Viggo to read them! And I will write about my tattoo, one of these days.

Sunny - oy vey! I wish scissors could do the trick!

HLD - I'm so jealous, tell me more about your plans!

Cincy - oh I don't know if I am that much of a hussy!

Prick - you aren't bored yet? You want more? Ok, I like coffee and eggs benedict for breakfast. ;)

Lo Lo - you da bomb!

Egan - after this past hurricane, and the fact that more are expected, Jersey is looking better and better everyday. Not to mention the good pay!

im here somewhere said...

brooke, i am having some issues. first of all, i am proud that buffy is your favorite show (angel coming in second..holy david boreanaz) but, im having issues with you being a packer fan. for cripes sake woman, you dont even live in wisconsin?? they are mean smelly boys!

Kris said...

AMEN, #94. You can take the girl outta jersey . . . :)

I KNEW we were kindred spirits.

honkeie2 said...

Once a jersey-an always a jersey-an. congrats on making the 100-I have yet to complete mine lol! and i would never move to florida due to the whole year round summer weather.

Lo Lo Lova said...

No, Brooke: YOU da bomb!

none - ya said...

Brooke I must say that I identify with you on many many levels. I enjoy coming here and reading your blog. I just want to say thank you for being you, without sounding too sappy. "Thanks".