About

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  1. My name is Terra.
  2. I get really annoyed when people spell it T-A-R-A.
  3. I was born in Bedford, Va.
  4. I move to Richmond, Va. for college years ago and just never left.
  5. My middle name is Christine.
  6. I am a Pisces, all the way.
  7. I have snorkeled in Haiti.
  8. I am a sergeant in the Virginia Army National Guard.
  9. I work them full time as a Broadcast Journalist.
  10. It might be the best job ever.
  11. I was deployed to Kosovo from November 2006 – November 2007.
  12. I had to take time off from college to deploy, obviously, and have just recently started taking classes again.
  13. It’s been a little scary.
  14. I’m a Sociology major. And I love it.
  15. Popcorn is my favorite food.
  16. I’m not religious, but I am spiritual.
  17. I have great big brown eyes that are, in my opinion, my best asset.
  18. I want to save the world.
  19. My favorite holiday is Halloween, which, incidentally, is my husband’s birthday.
  20. After years of being indecisive, I’ve finally settled on a favorite color – green.
  21. I can’t swim.
  22. Or ride a bike.
  23. My feet have to be uncovered when I fall asleep. If they’re covered I get overheated.
  24. Due to an unreasonable fear of vampires and ear-dwelling spiders I developed in childhood, I have to sleep with either my hair, or a blanket covering my neck and my ears.
  25. I only like eggs scrambled or boiled (or deviled, but I think that counts as a sub-category of boiled).3470579811_871941ae34
  26. I love Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream.
  27. If I could, I would wear my black, $10, American Eagle flip-flops all year round.
  28. I don’t eat any seafood at all. I think it’s gross. All of it.
  29. Every single time I go to Olive Garden, I get the exact same thing – soup (always, always, always the minestrone), salad and bread sticks.
  30. I will never die of a sodium deficiency because I put salt on and in everything I eat.
  31. I still love fairy tales.
  32. I got married in Las Vegas because I’m cool like that.
  33. My favorite flower is the tulip.
  34. I have five tattoos.
  35. It’s possible that I’m mildly obsessive compulsive.
  36. I was 17 the last time I got a tattoo.
  37. I rarely drink soda.
  38. If my handwriting is messy on my grocery list, I rewrite it. And then I feel guilty for wasting paper.
  39. From birth to age eleven, I lived on farms.
  40. I’ve been attacked by an angry, possibly hungry rooster.
  41. I have no sense of direction.  But I can find my way on a map.  Usually.
  42. I love driving by myself, windows rolled all the way down and music blaring.
  43. I was born March 12, 1984.
  44. I have a dog named Sadie.
  45. She’s a Husky and absolutely wonderful.
  46. I’m Italian (and some other stuff too).
  47. I’m 5’6″.
  48. All I’ve ever wanted is one more inch so I could be 5’7″.
  49. I really love trashy tabloid magazines.
  50. At one point in my life I helped make maple syrup from scratch.

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  51. In December ’08 my husband and I became homeowners.
  52. Our house was built in 1924.
  53. Since we bought it, I’ve become obsessed with all things domestic.
  54. I finally quit smoking after 10 years on May 1, 2009.
  55. It wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be. I was just ready to quit, I guess.
  56. I wish I lived closer to an Ikea.
  57. In my opinion, I’m pretty handy.
  58. I love finally living in a house and being able to have a garden.
  59. I’m a big fan of bright colors.
  60. I love inappropriate and offensive comedy.
  61. I think humor is one of the best ways to bring uncomfortable subjects out into the open.
  62. Everyone thinks I was a goth kid in high school, but I think that’s too narrow of a category for me. I was just a mistfit.
  63. I could eat Chinese Food every single day and not get tired of it.
  64. If I could, I would spend all of my time either on vacation, or planning for vacation.
  65. I lived on a farm growing up.
  66. Because of that, I’ve seen all sorts of animals be born. Sheep, cats, dogs, cows.
  67. I’ve also seen both chickens and ducks hatch.
  68. For the record, ducks are better animals than chickens.
  69. I’m kind of a dork.
  70. And I’m totally okay with that.
  71. I loved to run when I was a kid.
  72. But then I had knee surgery when I was 13 and I just sort of stopped running.I
  73. I’m sort of obsessed with the Sims 3.
  74. In fact, I’ve considered taking a day off work just so I can play it.
  75. I love reading.2249223017_aaeb12d7ac
  76. Third Eye Blind is one of my most favorite bands of all time. Just because all their songs are relevant to my life in some sort of crazy way.
  77. I can pick things up with my feet.
  78. It freaks some people out.
  79. I hate East Coast seagulls.
  80. But not West Coast seagulls.
  81. Trust me, there is a difference.
  82. I have absolutely no desire to have children.
  83. Although I recognize the fact that at some point I might change my mind and want a whole brood.
  84. At this point though, my clock is not ticking. At all.
  85. I will probably stay in the military until they make me leave.
  86. Because I love it and because I’m a glutton for punishment.
  87. It took me a long time to come to terms with the fact that I’m just NOT a girly-girl.
  88. Although I do like the color pink.
  89. And glitter.
  90. My favorite season is either Spring or Fall.
  91. It’s definitely not Winter or Summer.
  92. I used to hate wine and now it’s the only thing I drink.
  93. I can’t totally relax at home unless my house is clean.
  94. Which makes me feel sort of crazy.
  95. I met my husband through the Army.
  96. We actually work together.
  97. That means I’m with him on average of 23 hours of every day, which might make some couples crazy, but works quite well for us.
  98. We’re weird like that, I guess.
  99. I totally addicted to my crackberry.
  100. If I win the lottery, I’m totally moving to San Francisco.
  101. Because I love it there.
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13 Responses to “About”

  1. katiebuss December 11, 2009 at 2:13 AM #

    I love that this is in list form.. 🙂

  2. Khadra March 9, 2010 at 6:07 PM #

    Very cool page! Came across it looking for a particular quote that you have on your other page. Really cool blog! Makes me want to make my own..want to..probably wont..

    Keep up the good work

  3. Tasha March 9, 2010 at 6:11 PM #

    I love your list, what a lovely way to introduce yourself 🙂

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    I’m following your blog 🙂

    cheers,

    Tasha

  4. Mom April 7, 2010 at 10:52 AM #

    #66 is just a tad short. You’ve also seen goats (heck, saw your first, second & third goat be born when you were only a few weeks old), and horses, though maybe not the actual being born part, cause horses are sneaky like that, but certainly got there while they were still all wet. And wolves, too.

    And wasn’t there a certain Toulouse Goose that just hated everyone but especially you, and used to chase you around all the time? I think you saw him hatch, too.

  5. Mom April 16, 2010 at 4:37 PM #

    Oh, and re. #24, I’m pretty sure the vampire thing/covered neck is hereditary. Your sis (and I) suffer from this as well. Though, I’m pretty sure your uncle had something to do with it, for me at least.

    The ear dwelling spiders, well, that’s just plain weird. Though I bet that started when we lived in Ohio in the woods…

  6. Herself June 3, 2010 at 10:02 AM #

    Excellent way to tell people about yourself without the regular boring, “Hi, I’m 26 and I’m a blah blah blah”.

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading all 101 points. 🙂 And I agree with and can identify with many of them. Especially the chinese food one.

  7. titus2woman June 3, 2010 at 2:10 PM #

    LOVE THIS! I wanna do it, too!!!! I also use cover on/off my feet to regulate my body temp~LOL! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

    • titus2woman June 3, 2010 at 2:16 PM #

      HA! Just realized how weird that would be, seeing as I’ve unknowingly changed to the same theme~LOL!

  8. Mayank August 27, 2010 at 1:04 PM #

    “Married with two dogs”!! How’s that turning out for you? 😀

  9. virginia November 1, 2010 at 9:50 PM #

    i have really enjoyed looking through your site :o)

  10. Runce Loh March 13, 2011 at 1:39 PM #

    Hooah!

  11. stephen March 11, 2012 at 7:25 AM #

    Liked reading about your time in Kosovo as I’m currently stationed here. Base is a little smaller than it was then. WLC isn’t quite the same either, but hey, it’s better than stateside.

  12. david ayala September 15, 2012 at 5:28 PM #

    nice!

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