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Everyone has a 101 things about me list …. I have a 102 about me list … =0)

102 Random and Useless Facts about Amanda

  1. My goal in life is to inspire others to be themselves all the time without hesitation. > Kreative Journal
  2. I wear my heart on my sleeve.
  3. My weakness is helpless animals (ie., shelter animals, strays)
  4. I love teaching and tutoring.
  5. I am a firefighter.
  6. I drive a crappy little Geo Prism car that is  the most dependable car I have ever owned.
  7. I am still a die-hard fan of Buick. I hope to buy another Buick Century when income taxes come in. I’m stoked!
  8. I work from home authoring articles & doing freelance work.
  9. I love education.
  10. I think humor is the best medicine. Laugh a lot – smile always!
  11. Being a volunteer firefighter has taught me so much about leadership, sacrifice and myself. (Read Here)
  12. I can’t thank the fire department enough for being there when I’ve needed them.
  13. I tend to bite off more than I can chew and enjoy the pressure.
  14. I work very well under stress.
  15. I’m weird. I wouldn’t want to be normal.
  16. My family is awesome – dad’s a redneck, mom is embarrassed by dad and I love the laughter.
  17. I have an older 1/2 brother that I located on my own just a few months ago. On my parent’s 30th wedding anniversary I surprised my dad by having my 1/2 brother show up. It was the best thing I have ever witnessed!
  18. I swear so much that I don’t realize I swear.
  19. I LOVE photography and am currently a student of NY Institute of Photography.
  20. I started scrap-booking a month ago and am totally addicted!
  21. A short goal: Take EMT-B test & pass.
  22. I collect antique bottles/glass and wolf stuff. Weird mix – huh?
  23. I also collect kids and cats – I have three of each.
  24. I believe in higher powers – however, I describe my beliefs as eclectic.
  25. I love the look on people’s faces when I blurt out my kid’s names: Cam, Conner, & Cadey. It was on purpose.
  26. I like writing – about anything that interests me. You should check out my Suite101 & Associated Content profiles.
  27. I love reading. Anything, but romance & westerns.
  28. I don’t watch television and only watch movies I really want to see. My favorite being How to Tame a Dragon.
  29. My favorite book is She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb. You should read it.
  30. I drink entirely way too much coffee.
  31. I still like ketchup on my eggs.
  32. I hate doing dishes, but don’t mind vacuuming.
  33. The only time I ever drink is at the annual Fireman’s Banquet. I usually get pretty loaded. X0D
  34. If my house is a mess, I get really cranky and anxious.
  35. My special area of the house is an unorganized disaster.
  36. I love when my kids make artsy fartsy stuff. My fridge is plastered with their creativity.
  37. I have two fears: Spiders & being stuck in a car under water (drowning).
  38. I will NOT under any circumstances kill a spider. I’m so terrified of them I can’t even go in the same room.
  39. My favorite dog breed is a German Shepard.
  40. My childhood dog & best friend was a GSD/Husky, her name was Misty but I called her Sissy. She passed in 2005. I miss her so very much. =0(
  41. I have three cats, all girls, all fixed (that’s important!!) .. Morgan, Cinnamon and Olivia. One adopted, one rescued and the other my husband just randomly brought home b/c she was cute. ❤
  42. I live in my parent’s house in the North Country. I have always LOVED their house and was ecstatic when they let me take it over. I know quite a bit about it’s history too – 14o years worth of history. Pretty neat!
  43. I’m a freak about things matching. Colors, items – everything needs to have a theme.
  44. My very first car was a 1982 Chevy Camaro. I hope to get another someday – just for kicks.
  45. I despise Ford vehicles. However, I did work for Ford at one point. LoL.
  46. I’ve been with my husband since I was sixteen years old. He was my first & only true love.
  47. Rainbow Brite was my favorite cartoon when I was little.
  48. My kids love Tom & Jerry.
  49. I believe in Karma.
  50. I live simple, laugh a lot and just enjoy life.
  51. My mom & dad are my best friends.
  52. Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love giving gifts to people.
  53. I throw birthday parties for our animals – the kids just LOVE it.
  54. I’ve lost over 25 pounds in the past six months. It has been quite the journey.
  55. I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, so I’m getting an associates in Social Sciences to keep the opportunities open.
  56. My grandfather (dad’s dad) was a law-enforcement officer. Wayne County Sheriff – I’m proud of my history.
  57. I almost went into the Army when I was 17. I regret not going.
  58. I’m 28 years old and still love Lisa Frank’s art work.
  59. Someday I hope to own my own Metaphysical store.
  60. I love Christmas trees – they’re so pretty.
  61. I am a freak about keeping my floors clean/spotless.
  62. I’m also crazy about cluttered counter space. Ack – can’t stand it.
  63. I like to help people.
  64. I hope to raise my children w/ an open mind, good spirit and kind heart.
  65. I have the coolest dog – Bear – Border Control/Aussie
  66. I got Bear b/c of our first Border Collie/Aussie -> Merlin R.I.P – I miss him.
  67. My heart still aches when I think about Misty or Merlin and it’s been almost 6 years since their passing. They BOTH passed in 2005 – it was HORRIBLE!
  68. My favorite board game is Yahtzee.
  69. My favorite card game is Rummy.
  70. I LOVE Pogo but can never afford their membership. LoL.
  71. I tell my mom everything – she could answer ANY question about me.
  72. I’m very protective over my family.
  73. I have never been in a physical fight.
  74. I still throw temper tantrums. What!??
  75. I donate extra money I have to organizations I believe in – sometimes too much, but it’s a good feeling.
  76. I LOVE making people laugh.

Have to go to work so I’ll finish later! =0)

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