Saturday, May 20, 2006

100 Things About Me

1. I'm 45, married 23 years to my husband, Lamar, and have one daughter, Jessica, 21, who is married to Jason, 20. They presented me with my first grandbaby, Princess Emmy, on May 8, 2007.

I have 4 sisters who are featured here on my blog quite often: Sue, the oldest at 59, Martha, AKA Ducky, 57, Donna, AKA zztop, 55, then me, then Lisa, AKA Cecil, 43.

My Mama and Daddy both died in the last few years, only 4 months apart, and I miss them every day.

I am a born again, Bible-believing Christian, and you'll often hear about that in these pages.

I'm a born and bred Arkansan. Southern through and through.

I am a Mama-taught Southern cook, and I love to cook.

I also love to eat, as you can tell by the photo above.

I love animals of all kinds.

Yes, all kinds. I am not scared of bugs or spiders or snakes.

I've had pet rats, mice, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs and most anything else you can imagine.

I have a certain affinity for animals and they seem to sense that in me.

I love babies and have a way with them, and most all of them love me too.

Before I got online and discovered blogging, I was a voracious reader. Not so much now.

I love most music, especially Christian, gospel, country, classic rock and pop.

I love to fish, anytime. 16. I'll eat almost anything, but I don't like eggplant.

I like to crochet, cross stitch, sew and quilt. I don't do much of it anymore, but I like to do it.

I have green eyes, and all the sisters have brown.

I love to watch meteor showers.

I love to sing, and I'm pretty good at it. So I'm told, anyway.

My drink of choice is Coke Zero, but I will drink Dr. Pepper or almost anything but grape.

I lead pretty good, but I don't push worth a hoot. Thanks, Mama.

One of my favorite things on this earth is riding around with the windows down, listening to music.

I've never been drunk. Not even tipsy. I have sampled here and there, but that's all.

I've never taken any drug with the intent of getting high, including prescriptions. Or smoked anything.

26. Regarding 24 & 25, a lot of that is due to the fact I'm a control freak, I think.

I never sleep in a car or any moving vehicle. Period. (See #26.)

I have never had a speeding ticket or been in jail.

29. I love flowers of almost any type, blossoms and foliage.

I absolutely despise housework. I'd rather dig ditches by hand.

Anybody who comes to my apartment very often knows about # 30 firsthand.

32. Even though it's messy, you're welcome here anyway.

I am fiercely loyal to my family and friends.

Math is utterly confusing and foreign to me. Numbers hate me. Honestly, they do.

I wear makeup 3 or 4 times a year.

I have way too much makeup for someone who only wears it 3 or 4 times a year.

I do a mean job of clucking like a chicken. Really.

I also do a mean job of barking like a dog.

I eat way too much salt, especially for someone with high blood pressure. But I love it.

I love to grow vegetables and flowers, and I wish I could still do it.

I prefer inside biscuits and rolls rather than outside ones.

I like gold and silver jewelry equally. So send me either kind.

I hate to walk across wooden bridges. I weigh 300 pounds, but I might fall through one of those cracks.

My daughter Jessica is terribly amused that I don't like to walk across wooden bridges, because nothing else phases me much like that.

I love roller coasters and rides that spin.

If pressed, I would say that pink and red are my favorite colors.

I don't smoke, although I played at it when I was younger.

I graduated high school with honors, but never went to college.

If I went to college now, I still don't know what I'd want to major in.

I'd rather have cheesecake, pastries or fruit desserts than chocolate most of the time.

I like casual more than dressy clothes.

I love shoes and purses.

I hate fall colors, but fall and winter are my favorite seasons.

Catfish and seafood are my favorite eat-out foods.

I need at least 8 hours sleep every night, and 9 is better, or everyone suffers.

I love snow.

Christmas is my favorite holiday.

I'd rather go camping in the boonies than to an expensive resort. (The resort ain't likely to happen, anyway.)

Growing up, I didn't have indoor plumbing until I got married in 1985. We had a commode but no tub in the house we lived in when I got married.

I like showers over baths.

I love to stargaze and look at the night sky and the moon.

I love the mountains, especially the Ozarks.

I am very sentimental, and cry at the drop of a hat. Sometimes I drop the hat.

I used to like to work on cars with my Dad.

I used to like to cut and split wood.

I like a wood fire in a fireplace. I wish I had one.

I would take in every stray that came along if I could.

I tend to collect stray people, too.

I love to swim and will stay in the water till I shrivel when I get a chance to go.

I will attempt to whup someone over mistreating a helpless person or animal.

I like to walk over old house sites in fields, looking for old money and marbles, etc.

I like to sit in the woods and just watch and listen to the animals and nature.

My daughter says I'm loud.

74. I tend to speak my mind. Sometimes before I'm asked for my opinion.

Jessica also says, in her words: "You're absolutely freakin' hilarious!!"

I'm not shy. (That's probably an understatement.)

I've been told I give great massages, but I don't like to get them myself.

I'm fascinated by thunderstorms and tornadoes, especially storm-chaser shows.

Nine times out of ten, I'll choose plain ol' vanilla ice cream over any other. Soft-serve, please.

I'm not scared of much of anything, so if you see me running, don't ask questions, just run faster.

I have been called hard-headed and stubborn. I prefer to think I'm determined.

I can barely draw flies, much less anything artistic.

I love to dance, though my arthritis keeps me from doing much dancing these days.

I can't knit for beans, though I've tried many times over the years. It escapes me.

I made all my maternity clothes and a lot of Jessica's fancy dresses when she was younger.

I'm not very good at it, but I love to take pictures.

I had one permanent when I was 21, and the Lord be my helper, it will probably be my last.

I've always wanted to play the piano or guitar, but have never learned.

I love card and board games.

I speak Southern English fluently, and a word here and there of several others.

I despise the color orange, and I'm not too fond of yellow, either.

I know all the verses to "Found A Peanut."

All my daughter's ex-boyfriends still call me "Mom."

It's a good thing I married for love rather than money.

I'm only ticklish on the bottoms of my feet.

My iced tea can never be too cold, or my black coffee too hot.

If I pick the movie, it's probably a comedy or fantasy.

I can't believe anybody will read all this trivia about me.

If you have read all this, either you were really bored, or you love me, or both.

I'm glad this is all of it, because I was having trouble coming up with things to say.

May 19, 2006


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Blogger Andre said...

Thank you Diane. You've just given me a hundred more reasons to love you! But, I think you forgot 101: You have an uncanny ability to touch other people's lives.

I can imagine how hard it was to come up with this list. I mean, I have a hard time describing myself in 100 words let alone an entire list. But, now that you've done it, I guess it's my turn. Stay tuned...

BTW, I love that you "whup" people and not spank them. I came from some "whuppin'" parents, so I can appreciate that...

Friday, May 19, 2006 5:16:00 AM

Blogger Sue said...

Andre is right! These are 100 reasons why your cyber friends love you to pieces. You are so sweet and considerate and always remember little things about what is happening in everyone's lives. As my Mom used to say "You have a heart of gold"
One question, though, what are inside biscuits and rolls?

Friday, May 19, 2006 7:32:00 AM

Blogger Praying for your Prodigal said...

Nope--not bored...just love ya!

Great job!

Now that Jessica is going off to college--I think it's time for Momma to go off to college! I did just that and graduated last May (a year ago!). The first time I went to college I got my degree in marriage! I quit school to marry my hubby--with the plan of returning to school immediately after he graduated. Well--31 years later (no, it didn't take him THAT long to graduate!!!!) I finally finished school. Life a very good way--and school just took a back seat. But what an adventure I had! It was great! So glad I did it this way--instead of going back as a youngster!


Friday, May 19, 2006 9:19:00 AM

Blogger zztop357 said...

andre,we grew up with whupping parents too,our kids did too.and it didn't damage any of us.
sue inside biscuits are the ones in the middle of the pan.the outside ones are browner.
joe,you have out-done yourself.
but you missed a are one of the most tender-hearted of us all..and harder headed..but the most dependable are are the most loving of us all...and it shows.some of us are a little slow
but we are learning:)you never ask for anything for yourself..but you need to sometimes.
you are a big woman with a big heart,and we love you for it.
your the first one to lend a helping hand,regardless of what we need,i thank you for that.
thanks for being my sister...i'll love you always. donna

Friday, May 19, 2006 1:21:00 PM

Blogger Diane said...

Thank you for your sweet words! And I can't wait for your list, bring it on, brother! :-)

And other kids may have got spankings, but WE got WHUPPIN'S! LOL :-)

Friday, May 19, 2006 8:42:00 PM

Blogger green eyed girl on planet earth said...

Hi Diane
why wouldnt we want to read them all , give us more ! Must show I loves you,,XOX I love reading what you write , it is like you are speaking to me , and your sense of humour is like a whip, wonderful, you are so witty I think you are great ,Give us a 100 more please :)

Friday, May 19, 2006 8:46:00 PM

Blogger Diane said...

You always have such sweet things to say when you visit me! Thank you.....

And I think my sister, zztop, answered this, but inside biscuits are the center ones, with no browned edges, only the bottom is brown. I just like the fluffy soft parts of the roll or bisuit best. :-)

I doubt I will ever have the opportunity to go to college, and I think I am content as I am, really.
I'm glad you got to go back to college, though, and that you're happy with your decision. Thanks for visiting, and for your sweet words, too. :-)

Saturday, May 20, 2006 12:21:00 AM

Blogger Diane said...

Thank you, sister for your sweet words.......what did you say you were smoking again? LOL ;-)
Really, I appreciate all your nice words. You made me cry again...I've been blubbering all day anyway, with Jessica's graduation and all. Thanks to you and Johnny and Jon for coming, it meant a lot to Jessica and to me and Lamar, too. Thank you for your gift to Jessica, too. I know she appreciates it, and you should be getting Thank You card in a few days for it. Thanks for being my sister-friend, too, and I love you so much, you'll never know how much.
Joe :-)

Saturday, May 20, 2006 12:27:00 AM

Blogger Diane said...

Hey, Green Eyes,
Thank you for visiting and for being my friend. You have a gift for encouraging and uplifting, and I love you for it. :-)

Mercy, girl, I almost ruptured myself coming up with 100, I doubt I have 100 more things about me that I can think of, or that would be printable, LOL. :-) Maybe later, but I'm all tapped out right now. The well is dry. :-)

Saturday, May 20, 2006 12:30:00 AM

Blogger BooMama said...

You have no idea how much I needed the lift that this post gave me. SO entertaining. Diane, I don't think you'd know how to be anybody other than yourself if somebody offered you a million dollars to do it. You are as real and genuine as they come. And you and Jessica were in my dream a couple of nights funny.

Saturday, May 20, 2006 4:57:00 PM

Blogger Sister said...

AS ALWAYS, I have been thoroughly entertained by your writing. There are so many of your "100 things" that made me laugh...and I loved #80. Boomama and I were talking the other day about how it might seem easy to adapt another persona when you blog/write, but a person's true self always shines through. I love that you are always just you...and I'm so glad we "met" you!

Saturday, May 20, 2006 8:11:00 PM

Blogger Diane said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this post. Nope, I'm afraid I'm me, just as I am, wherever and whenever you see me, for good or bad. ;-)

Hmmmm........I'd like to hear about the dream we featured in.....I think, LOL. ;-)

I'm glad you liked my 100 things, too. I wouldn't even know where to begin trying to be someone I'm not. Too much trouble putting on airs, and I can't be bothered with it. Like you said, sooner or later the truth shines through, so why bother? I'll just be myself, thank you, and you can take me or leave me. :-)

And I'm so blessed to have met you and BooMama, too. I'm thankful for your help when I first started blogging, and the way you both took me under your wings. I try to help other new bloggers and encourage them as y'all did for me. I try to pass on what you both gave me when I was a new blogger. :-)

Saturday, May 20, 2006 9:33:00 PM

Blogger Brenda said...

#63 is my fave. Diane, I have a feeling you just barely scratched the surface of all the things there are to love about you.

It's a blessing to know you, if only through blogging. You know, I come to Arkansas fairly often...
wouldn't it be fun to meet sometime?

Saturday, May 20, 2006 9:41:00 PM

Blogger Diane said...

I'm glad you liked the post, but I honestly struggled to think of some of these things, and just asked Jessica for some of these things. :-)

And I am blessed to get to know you, too, and all my blogger friends. :-)

Next time you're coming this way, let me know, and we'll see what we can do. I don't have a car, but maybe we can gee and haw and get together. :-)

Saturday, May 20, 2006 9:45:00 PM

Blogger Connie and Rob said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!

You did a wonderful job on your list and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Honestly I don't think I could do it.

You are always such a joy. So glad that I met you and have you as a blogging friend. Can't wait to read 100 more posts.

All the best to you.

Sunday, May 21, 2006 8:01:00 AM

Blogger green eyed girl on planet earth said...

Hi Diane ,
I think the same about you , I love your humor and to think I was intimidated to post here because of my horrible spelling and stuff , ha ha ha bet you didnt know that did ya , but I am so glad I did , and found your friendship, I would nt want to miss it for the world , you take care
and I'll wait for the next 100 hehe .....................ready yet ???? LOL

Sunday, May 21, 2006 8:55:00 PM

Blogger Diane said...

Thanks, glad you like the list, and I'm sure you could do it easily, as well as you write. Try it sometime, I'd be very interested in reading your list. :-)

Hope your Mom is doing well. :-)

Monday, May 22, 2006 3:28:00 PM

Blogger Diane said...

Green Eyes,
I'm as about as intimidating as a teddy bear!! And my typing is not all that good, either, so never be afraid to leave a comment because of that. I love to read what you have to say, regardless of mistakes or misspelled words. It's always nice to see your budding rose and know you've left me a sweet comment. :-)

Sorry, nope, don't have another 100 things ready yet, L0L. ;-)

Monday, May 22, 2006 3:34:00 PM

Blogger Barb said...

I love that photo of you, Diane -- very pretty. You don't need makeup!

I'm glad to know I'm not the only person in the world who doesn't like chocolate. Cheesecake's my favorite.

And it's been years since I heard a toilet called a commode but I remember now when I was little that's what we called it!

Good for you. Tell me, since I'm new at this. Is this 100 things about me something it's just assumed people do when they've done 100 posts? Must be. Man! Congratulations for coming up with 100! I don't know if I could do it!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 5:25:00 PM

Blogger Diane said...

Hey, thanks for visiting!!

And, I DO have makeup on in that pic, actually, LOL. ;-) Thanks for the compliment, though.

I'm pretty new at this blogging thing, too, but yes, some people do a 100 things post when they make their 100th post on their blog. Not everyone does, and it was harder for me than I first thought it might be.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 6:37:00 PM

Blogger Judith said...

Lenadiane, Now that's a nice Southern name. I read your one hundred list, and noticed that you like singing. I hope you're sharing your talent with others. How nice, meeting someone who likes herself. Lots don't, you know. Judith.

Friday, June 09, 2006 2:10:00 PM

Blogger Peace said...

Hi Diane, I read all of it not because I am bored, as to whether I love you a not... well, I think it could not be that kind of real love, cause I hardly know you, but you struck me as one who is helpful and cheerful; visiting your first blog as an interesting one, I would like to know more about you. I love yellow and orange (something which you despise :P haha ). You must be really a kind and jovial person. Nice 'knowing' you. I have added you to my blog.

Saturday, June 10, 2006 7:13:00 AM

Blogger Peace said...

Hi Diane, I really like the idea of 100 things about Diane. Probably I must have 100 things about Peace.... Is it Copyright? :P You are beautiful.

Saturday, June 10, 2006 7:18:00 AM

Blogger kim said...

Well Hello There Diane! how nice to meet you. I must say, I laughed out loud with some of your 100 things and cringed at others but I'll never tell which ones were which! hehehe

Isn't it great that God made each of us unique and we can all find wonderful things to love about each other?

I'm thinking if I spend much more time reading all these blogs I'll never get anything up on my site and I really really want visitors to come visit and comment and tell me what you think!!

thanks again for the smiles! I'll be back!

Monday, July 17, 2006 8:35:00 PM

Blogger Mountain Mama said...

Well I read every single one and I learned that we have a lot in common, dispite the fact that I am old enough to be your mama.
I like how you write so am adding you to my blogroll.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 10:00:00 PM

Blogger Overwhelmed! said...

So this is your 100th post! Thanks so much for linking on my "Hooray for 100" link exchange so I could come take a look. :)

I love these 100-things-about-me lists. I can relate to many of the things on yours.

Thanks again for stopping by my blog!

Friday, August 04, 2006 7:24:00 AM

Blogger kansasrose said...

I loved reading are all about honesty and kindness and take me for what I am and that is MY kind of people!!!! High Five Diane! There needs to be more folks on this earth just like ya! And I mean that from my heart...I love to camp too...and fish and eat. I love Southern women. You go girl!

Saturday, September 16, 2006 10:53:00 AM

Blogger Hannele said...

I have read the most, nice.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006 11:57:00 AM

Blogger Lee-ann said...

Diane, gosh I did read it all! lol lol.

It has been a long time since I visited your blog and am so pleased I did today your meme was so honest and very interesting I feel I know you rather well now! have a lovely day. Thursday has reached us a little cooler then a summer day here.


Wednesday, December 06, 2006 1:37:00 PM

Blogger Susie said...

Yes, I did read through the entire list. It was wonderful to learn so much about you. You are a wonderful and giving person. We have several things in common. I love pink and red, I've never taken drugs (or even smoked before), and I am with you on the shoes and purses. A girl can never have too many. Happy Blogversary!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 9:29:00 PM

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007 3:29:00 PM

Blogger Jenny said...

I really identify with 24-26. It's a control issue for me, too. And you might have the clucking and barking cornered, but I can do a mean job of baaaing like a goat. ... Enjoyed the read!

Saturday, February 10, 2007 6:47:00 AM

Blogger doggerel maker said...

Diane, you say you're "Southern". Are you a Racist?

Sunday, May 20, 2007 12:54:00 PM

Blogger inspired said...

you have yo go for 101 thing now.. have a great weekend

Saturday, June 02, 2007 1:19:00 PM

Blogger Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Well done wasn´t bored a bit! You are so gifted! Love from Tyra in Sweden

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 10:56:00 PM

Blogger Mohawk Chieftain said...

100 Things is one helluva lot of things!

Saturday, August 11, 2007 8:17:00 AM

Blogger Susie Q said...

This is just wonderful Diane! I so enjoyed it all and what a great sense of humor you have! I love that quality in a person. You are such a sweetie and I am so glad we met through blogging. I hope we can get to know each other better in the future.


Oh, and I hate math and numbers and and multiplying and dividing and fractions...I just do not have the brain for numbers and they do not like me at all. Phooey.

And I cried so hard at your dropped hat...then I laughed!

Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:14:00 PM

Blogger NAME: CIELO said...

Hi Diane.... came by way of Karen's page just to say hi and introduce my self... so nice meeting you. Come visit me at my house in the roses


Sunday, November 18, 2007 4:38:00 PM

Blogger NAME: CIELO said...

Hi...just stopping by to say hi, and wish you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

Every new friend is a new door to a different world…. To be depressed is to be lonely; to have a friend is to be happy...

See you again soon.


Wednesday, November 21, 2007 10:40:00 AM

Blogger Lisa said...

I enjoyed reading your 100 nthings. I feel Like I know you better now. It seems we have some things in common.

Thursday, April 10, 2008 11:12:00 PM

Blogger Diane said...

Now THAT was both entertaining and informative. You are quite humorous. You're my kind of gal. Have you considered writing a book? I would buy everything you wrote...LOL

Diane Too

Thursday, May 22, 2008 1:01:00 PM

Blogger Nancy said...

I have to agree with Diane above, who is also my're my kind of gal, too! You are incredible!!! I found your 100 Things a fun read! Quite a sense of humor you have there! I am going to have to start reading all your posts next!!! Keep us entertained....I just love it!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008 7:46:00 PM

Blogger Down on the Farm said...

Oh my! I just found you and it was thru "It's all good" blog. I wish we lived close to each other. I would tear myself away from my family and let you keep me entertained.

I just have to know where you live. When you commented "It's perty" about the porch on "It's...." I knew I had to check you out. I loved each and every one of your discriptions about yourself.

I was born in Thayer, MO. which is just 3 miles north of Mammoth Spring, AR. Let me know if you are anyplace close to that location. I just gotta know. Connie

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 12:31:00 PM

Blogger BigDadGib said...

I read it all too :)

I think true joy comes from knowing Jesus and having Him with you everyday.

I'm very happy you and Lamar know this. :)

Happy, happy, luggs and hove...Gib

Sunday, July 06, 2008 1:24:00 PM

Blogger Cookie Sunshine said...

Dear Diane,
Thank you so much for your kindness and for caring about my Mother. We have very happy news! They have honored their promise and she is being given a room on Friday!

I appreciate your help!

Thursday, July 17, 2008 5:26:00 AM

Blogger tabithas1950 said...

Diane, I love your blog! And after reading the "100 Things about Diane" section, it seems that we have a whole lot in common.

I live in Texas now but spent a lot of my teenage years in DeQueen, Ark.

My husband and I were going to be moving to Rogers in August 2008 but I developed so many health problems with RA that we though it would be better to stay here for now. And since I'm not getting any younger, this will probably mean that we stay here permenantly, I guess.

I love your recipe section...just the kind of recipes I love (down home cooking). However, is there anyway that you can post the recipe for refrigerator pickles. I used to love them when I lived in Ark but haven't had them since then and have no idea how to make them.

Take care and keep up the good works with your blogs.


Sunday, July 27, 2008 11:30:00 PM

Blogger Aunt Jenny said...

I loved reading this. WE certainly have alot in common..but you can keep the snakes.

Friday, August 08, 2008 5:08:00 PM

Blogger kkryno said...

Dear Diane;
I loved this! No wonder I think I'd love to meet you, we have a lot of the same traits! BTW, this was a great way to learn about you, AND your great sense of humor!
Love, Vikki :)

Friday, September 26, 2008 2:18:00 PM


MightyMom said...

OKay, I'm not sure why this came up on my google reader as new for today. But I will say I've always loved #80. Just cracks me up!!

Dawn said...

Thanks for re-posting this. When we spend so much time coming up with these things, we ought to do them over once in awhile!

I would do mine, but it took 4 days to do it all. I got way too detailed! And I about cry every time I think of all the pictures that I had on old posts that are gone because I canceled my Flickr account in a panic when I had to go private. That guy has done so much damage!

Have a great Thanksgiving - I say again!

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

re 3. that must have been really hard for you HUGS

although we dont have snakes in New Zealand im not very keen on them anyway. Bugs and spiders dont worry me though

re 10. Im not keen on rats and mice. I had a guinea pig when I was a girl

Im not sure that Ive ever tasted eggplant

re 17. wish I could some of those things

re 21. only like fanta.

I was no good at maths until i went to uni. I think it depends on the teacher making it fun

I never wear makeup

I dont like bridges either I have a fear of heights and falling

Ive never been on a roller coaster and dont plan to either

I LOVE red too

I LOVE seafood too

I usually cry at the end of movies

I love you