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Posted: 01.29.2002
More than you never wanted to know...
This was a lot harder than it looked! But thanks to Ashley, Nikki, Angela, Cheryl, and a few other blogs near you...I followed suit with 100 things you may or may or not know about me.

  1. I've had three last names and I've never been divorced.
  2. I was born Robyn [edited for safety].
  3. I was adopted by my step-dad as [edited for safety].
  4. And I married Todd to become Robyn [edited for safety].
  5. Even though I'm from Oklahoma, I haven't worn cowboy boots since I was 5.
  6. I was raised an only-child until I was 9 years old.
  7. I was brought up Southern Baptist, and I was saved on Easter Sunday. I was baptized on Mother's Day. I no longer consider myself Southern Baptist, but rather a Christian. We still haven't found a church we like in Tampa Bay.
  8. My half-sister Jennifer is nothing but a full-blooded sibling in my mind.
  9. I have three other half-siblings I didn't meet until I was 21.
  10. My grandmother owned a children's specialty clothing store, which meant as a child I had all of the free Izod, Guess, Ocean Pacific, etc. clothing I could ever want.
  11. My friends hated me for it.
  12. I was a Duranie.
  13. I was a cheerleader.
  14. My photo has appeared in Sports Illustrated. I knew Mark Price when he played for Georgia Tech, and was photographed with him. He went on to play for the Dream Team II that won gold in '94.
  15. I wore a fork around my wrist, stolen from the cafeteria, in high school.
  16. My little sister wore a spoon around her wrist when she went to high school almost 10 years later.
  17. I was voted Honor Society secretary, sophomore class president, and participated in student council.
  18. I attended three different high schools in three different towns.
  19. I was a Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) delegate -- any others out there? I went to the national congress in Baltimore in 1989, and served as the Oklahoma Alumni secretary for four years.
  20. I got mono when I was 15 and have fought chronic illness ever since.
  21. Even though I was on the yearbook staff my senior year, my name is misspelled in the 1991 Po-Hi yearbook 3 different times.
  22. Three of my boyfriends in high school came out of the closet after graduation.
  23. My friends never let me live it down.
  24. I have kissed a girl. I was then, and still am, straight.
  25. I went to OU on a full "tuition, books, and fees" academic scholarship.
  26. I lived in the Honors Dorm, but couldn't have beat any of the residents in a game of Jeopardy.
  27. I noticed Todd a full year before noticed me.
  28. I don't do well with the subject of Botany. I flunked it the first time, trashing my honor roll average at OU, and made a D the second time (barely passing).
  29. I still managed to keep my GPA high enough to keep my scholarship.
  30. And I made a B+ the following semester in Physical Geography.
  31. Todd and I only dated six consecutive weeks in college, but were friends my last three years at OU.
  32. Our engagement story has been published in this book.
  33. I was elected "prom queen" at the 1994 El Pollo del Mar Ball.
  34. I made it on national TV three times during OU football games when I was in college -- once for having the ABC logo painted on my stomach (while wearing a sports bra).
  35. I also appeared in a local Channel 5 sports commercial.
  36. I've had to file a restraining order against someone.
  37. I have never smoked a cigarette in my 29 years.
  38. I didn't take my first drink until just before my sophomore year of college.
  39. I quickly made up for lost time.
  40. I can't stand the taste of beer. Any beer. I was a "girl-drink-drunk".
  41. I have never used 'illegal' drugs.
  42. All of my friends in college did though.
  43. I went to two OU/tx games in college and OU lost both of them.
  44. I think there is a special swingin' lounge in hell reserved for boy bands.
  45. I'm still not over the grunge era being over.
  46. I miss flannel shirts.
  47. I still wear Doc Martens.
  48. I own over 30 bras in various designs and colors.
  49. I wear Comptoir sud Pacifique's Vanille Abricot and Obsession perfume.
  50. Todd drives me legally insane when he wears Obsession for Men.
  51. I am a natural blonde, and no, you can't check. Just ask Todd.
  52. I cried the day I learned Michael Hutchence had killed himself.
  53. I'm addicted to Schweppe's Ginger Ale.
  54. I don't like eating at Chili's or Applebee's, but Todd does.
  55. I had never turned on a PC until the Blizzard of '96 in the Philadelphia area.
  56. I graduated college using an Apple IIE and friends' Macs.
  57. I am entirely self-taught with HTML.
  58. I do all of my coding in Notepad.
  59. I don't even know how to use Dreamweaver or Frontpage.
  60. I think Photoshop is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
  61. My favorite movie is "Jezebel" with Bette Davis and Henry Fonda.
  62. My favorite actor is Cary Grant.
  63. My favorite actress is Katharine Hepburn.
  64. I never seem to be able to reply to e-mail in a timely manner.
  65. I'm a really good cook.
  66. My mom has been married four times, but has finally found love.
  67. I don't speak with my former step-dad.
  68. My biological father only seems to show up for big life events, and I haven't heard from him since shortly after our wedding when we moved to Florida.
  69. My husband doesn't have contact with his biological father either.
  70. We didn't become homeowners until we'd been married five years.
  71. We still don't know our neighbors.
  72. We met our closest friends in Tampa Bay online.
  73. Yes, that bothers me, because I've always made friends easily no matter where in the country I've landed.
  74. I miss driving. I haven't driven a car since 1996 and unfortunately don't see that changing any time soon.
  75. I used to take off for cross-country trips by myself "just because".
  76. My favorite vacation destination is New Orleans.
  77. We ran off there to get married with about 30 friends and family, and scrapped our 400+ guest wedding. I wouldn't do it any other way.
  78. I still look at my husband when he's asleep and feel that "rush" of falling in love all over again, over 5 ½ years later.
  79. My happiest time of day is when I wake up to see "I love you" from Todd on our private forum each and every morning.
  80. I didn't step foot inside of a Disney park until I was 25, and then we got annual passes.
  81. I didn't step foot on a beach until I was 22, and two years later we moved to Florida.
  82. I'm the whitest shade of pale, but I don't sunburn.
  83. I am at least 1/8 Cherokee but I can't claim it because my relatives didn't go on the rolls.
  84. I am 3/128 Choctaw and I am a card-carrying member of the tribe, blonde hair and all.
  85. I like the smell of gasoline.
  86. I hate the smell of cut grass.
  87. Even though I'm 5'10", I have never played basketball.
  88. This visibly crushed guidance counselors when I would enroll at a new school.
  89. I played softball and soccer instead.
  90. John was my favorite Beatle.
  91. I think more things in life should have chili and cheese on top. Right Christine, Ashley, and Tara?
  92. The first places I want to go when I step foot back in Oklahoma are always Braums and Sonic.
  93. My favorite ice cream flavor is Braums peppermint.
  94. I'm a horrible speller with poor grammar.
  95. The TV is constantly on but I rarely "watch" it.
  96. My favorite waste of time is InStyle Magazine.
  97. I am a Democrat and darn proud of it.
  98. I'm getting tired of thinking up things for this list.
  99. I'm wondering if you're even still reading...
  100. I'm so vain, I do think this blog is about me. Don't I. Don't I.
For a list of my top 20 food neuroses just click here.

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

"I was elected "prom queen" at the 1994 El Pollo del Mar Ball. "

Isn't that Chicken-of-the-Sea? You went to tuna school?

¤ ¤ credit: hoopty | 01.29.02 at 06:05 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I was hoping someone would catch that! ;-) Yes, it was the Chicken of the Sea Ball (the name used in "Back to the Future" for their prom) -- and the formal was for our anti-sorority Kappa Kappa Chino. We had letter shirts made and everything!

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 01.29.02 at 06:09 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Cary Grant, *sigh*... The Girl Drink Drunk skit from KITH was probably my favorite one. And yes, I do like chili cheese dogs ;)

¤ ¤ credit: Ashley | 01.29.02 at 06:11 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I still wear flannel shirts and I'm not ashamed to admit it! :)

¤ ¤ credit: cheryl | 01.29.02 at 06:21 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

A cheerleader? This changes everything for me Robyn... ;) The fork on your wrist...LOL!
I enjoyed learning more about you!

¤ ¤ credit: Linh | 01.29.02 at 06:30 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

That was great Robyn! :)

¤ ¤ credit: Christi | 01.29.02 at 06:49 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

LOL! What a great list! Most informative!

I have to say... I'm not an extremely mushy person by any means, and I don't believe I've ever said this before, but you and Todd are the cutest couple I've ever seen. It's so touching how much you're in love. *sighs*

¤ ¤ credit: revolution9 | 01.29.02 at 09:21 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Hey, I own my house -- it's a townhouse -- and I don't know my neighbors, either. And my roommate is pretty sure she was in HOBY at the same time as you were.

¤ ¤ credit: Mike | 01.29.02 at 11:23 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

That's it. I have to do this list now. It might take me a few days to do it, but I'll give it a go. I didn't realise you didn't drive. There were many CFS years of mine where I just didn't feel safe driving, so I didn't. Here's to getting back behind the wheel :) I thought 22 was funny, and can understand 23 ;) - it was a very interesting read Robyn.

¤ ¤ credit: Joanne | 01.29.02 at 11:51 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

wow!! it would take me three years to compile that much info about myself... What's with the fork and spoon on your wrists in high school?! Did you keep running out of utensils? And we have the same drinking history & tastes. :) #78 & 79... aww!! Peppermint is my fav ice cream too! yummy! Fun info!!

¤ ¤ credit: Lisa | 01.29.02 at 11:55 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Yep Lisa, I was a few days behind the pack in getting my list cranked out. I'd save and come back to it. :-) As for the fork, one day we were sitting in the cafeteria bending silverware (oh to be a young, bored teen again) and I slipped mine around my wrist. It stayed there and caught on. My sister remembered it, and did the same when she got to high school -- starting the trend all over again.

And Jo, the day I couldn't remember the difference between the brake and gas pedal was the last day I drove. I shuddered to think if there had been a child standing in front of the car, and couldn't exactly yell at senile senior citizens for doing the same thing if I couldn't be equally responsible myself. I do miss it terribly. But the Explorer is just too big for me to even try again, even out in the wide open spaces of suburbia.

And everyone, it looks like I was Mike's roommate's junior counselor coordinator at an Oklahoma HOBY leadership conference. It IS a small world!

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 01.30.02 at 12:07 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I'm STILL a Durannie!

¤ ¤ credit: Meredith | 01.30.02 at 09:23 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

it was the "enchantment under the sea" dance in back to the future :)

¤ ¤ credit: ericalynn | 02.05.02 at 10:23 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

prom, homecoming... what's the difference? and hey, there's nothing wrong with still wearing docs (i think i said the same thing last time you posted this). and i wouldn'ta pegged you as a bad speler with badly grammer...

¤ ¤ credit: mikey | 06.12.02 at 07:01 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I kissed a girl once or twice too.

¤ ¤ credit: peat | 07.21.02 at 05:24 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Wow! What a list. Yes I made it all the way through. I connected on #95 - The TV is constantly on but I rarely "watch" it. Currently "Trading Spaces" is on somewhere behind me. I couldn't tell you what the rooms look like. Genevieve isn't on so I could care less. Anyway, enjoyed the list, wish I had more time and talent to put into my site, it might be half as good as this one.

¤ ¤ credit: Bill | 08.05.02 at 04:57 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I loved reading your list. I am still working on mine, I think I am on #17 -- LOL.

Thanks for sharing it!

¤ ¤ credit: Robin | 10.18.02 at 05:25 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

i know what you mean about braums and sonic...there the first things i go to as well when im home.........i live in florida as well........nice to see some okies here every now and then.....except i am an osu grad.

¤ ¤ credit: cody | 12.26.02 at 01:05 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

HI! I'm a PO-HI graduate too! I found you by a link from one of my fav's "Crazy Tracy" - how's that for a SMALL world! I graduated in 89, so I'm a few years older than you...but I bet I saw you at least a few times! I was on the yearbook staff as well - a photographer. Good luck in the future, and I am enjoying your site!

¤ ¤ credit: Michele | 01.06.03 at 06:39 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

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