πŸŽ‰200th li.st πŸŽ‰- 21 Things You Didn't Know About Me Because Why Would You?

Inspired by @DG & @taylormorley
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    My maiden name was/is Heck. Like the family in "The Middle".
    1) why would you pick a weird last name, like Heck for a TV sitcom family? 2) Because it's not only weird but it's dorky and funny. Welcome to my real life 'freaks & geeks' childhood. Heck yeah.
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    I love hotels & hotel rooms.
    Whether choosing a suite or upgraded to one, I can TOTALLY see myself living there. No cooking, daily maid service, send out your laundry and a separate sitting area to relax in-hotel rooms have it all.
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    I won a contest for best penmanship in 5th grade.
    Hard to believe as my writing is so bad I can't even read my grocery list sometimes. (My prize was a book titled 'The Presidents and their Wives' which I loved and still own, though old and tattered).
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    Pay attention to opening credits to see who directed episodes of House of Cards, Homeland etc. because episodes directed by certain people have a distinct feel.
    And always watch end credits for locations and soundtrack. My plug for Homeland-I love you Carrie Mathison.
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    Some of my favorite shows are PBS Newshour and McLaughlin Group.*
    Boring to some but news on PBS is delivered without a lot of sensationalism and IMO, lack of bias. πŸ“McLaughlin Group has a lot of hubris but these folks are some are the smartest people around. *I started this list long ago and sadly, we lost both John and Gwen within months of each other. RIP John McLaughlin 3/29/27-8/16/16 RIP Gwen Ifill 9/29/1955-11/14/2016
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    My Instagram feed is mostly food, cats, humor and travel.
    Following a few friends but mostly stuff that delights and brightens my day. Beautiful scenery, rag doll cats, flowers are great but so is smartassery.
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    I don't like Nutella
    Don't like it. I know I'm the weird one. Now I have a giant jar I need to pawn off on somebody. (Update: safely in the custody of a mom with two littles)
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    I've taken the Jeopardy Online Test twice.
    Thanks for reminding me from your li.st hereβ€”> JEOPARDY CATEGORIES I WOULD DOMINATE After the test (50 questions-passing is 35 correct), you receive an email. Basically it says, if you're not picked to audition, you might have passed. Most of the contestants have entered multiple times before being chosen. I say, at least tell me if I passed!
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    I LIKE waiting in lines at WDW, Disneyland, for movie tickets and at Starbucks.
    I've had some really memorable conversations with people in these lines! Especially one at Test Track at WDW. It was raining and for safety reasons, they shut it down for an hour-we got to know a family from Oklahoma. And the kid who collected Disney trading pins & his family from Utah at the Cars Land ride. Not a fan of lines at Costco though-everyone's grumpy there ☹️
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    Whatever song was playing in my car when I turn it off, continues to play in my head and starts back up when I get back in.
    This feels like a weird confession for some reason. Maybe I have an undiagnosed condition πŸ€“
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    Love me some punctuation!!
    Over use of exclamation points, parentheses, commas and yes, I still use periods. Period. I'm gonna throw emojis in this pile too-love love love them!! My favorites? πŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌβ€οΈπŸ˜‚πŸ’πŸ˜‰πŸŽ‰πŸ€“πŸ’žπŸ˜³πŸ€“πŸ˜πŸ˜‹πŸ’–πŸ˜œπŸ˜»πŸ‘‘πŸŽ„πŸ€πŸ’β­οΈβœ¨πŸŒŠπŸ»πŸŽ―πŸ†. I'd like to use more of πŸŽˆπŸŽ€πŸŒˆπŸš€πŸŽ­πŸ†β˜€οΈπŸ¦„πŸ’ƒπŸΌ. πŸ˜‰β€οΈ
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    I often cry at things other people only see then forget or ignore.
    Reaching the top of a mountain after a hike. Cried when I saw Wings of Victory statue. Cloud formations. Children at the park. Seeing a dead cat on the highway-I sobbed so hard, my husband turned around on the 101 FREEWAY and moved it to the shoulder after I said I couldn't bear for it to be run over again. Says more about him than me probably πŸ˜”
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    If I had three wishes, I'd use them all on myself.
    My God, she's so selfish! What about World Peace? So I'd turn everyone into a robot with no free will? Would we have religion or no religion, be the same race, have the same hopes, dreams desires. To attain anything with the magnitude for world peace would require too much homogenization. And the wishes? Wash & wear hair, the perfect nose and my mortgage paid in full.
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    Don't freak out but I think my son might be the ideal man.
    Not the perfect man but pretty close. I feel more in tune with him than anyone. Might be pretty common with parents & children, not sure. He's so much like me. Interested in everything. We can talk for hours about life's minutiae and the big stuff too. We disagree about things, have heated discussions and patch things up with a trip to Starbucks. He's finally forgiven me for teasing him about his hatred for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese πŸ§€
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    Often, I wish I had only 20% of my current possessions.
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    Almost all my boyfriends, and one husband, have been musicians.
    Not on purpose and it was never my idea. I swear. All guitarists and one drummer. (First husband was a school administrator 😴)
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    My first husband and I were complete opposites.
    He was very athletic, I was not. Our first date wasn't dinner or coffee but he took me to play tennis-what? I don't play tennis. Racquetball, skiing, golf, softball, volleyball (I was pretty good), speed biking-he tried to get me to do it all. Hiking was our only compatibility.
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    Now that I've found li.st, I feel like it will be part of my life, for the rest of my life.
    Why do I feel this way? To use a word from @cvlop61 list, A to Z of ME I feel ALTERED. You all are the best. Thanks for opening my mind. 🎢 You're in my heart, you're in my soul πŸ’ž
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    Though I haven't finished counting (a list is in the works), I've seen over a 100 concerts. 🎢
    Mostly the old school musicians. Bruce and Blur, Earth, Wind & Fire to Fleetwood Mac, James Brown, Prince, Parliament, Aimee Mann (3 times), Heart, Huey and The Who. BUT haven't seen The Rolling Stones 🎀
  20. 20.
    I don't really think my life's been all that interesting.
    And after trying to come up with 20 things? I need a break from me. Read these to clear the palate. 20 Things' li.sts that are bettter than this one ~ 20 Things You Didn't Know About Me Because Why Would You? Things 20 year old me would be shocked to discover about being a grown up. 20 Things You Didn't Know About Me Because Why Would You?
  21. 21.
    My Love Language is 'Acts of Service'
    Finally took the test. I'm fluent in Acts of Service. No habla affirmations.