a thing i give away

100 things

001. I’m only doing this because paige and mkh did.
002. I don’t like to think of myself as a follower.
003. i’m listening to the new grandpaboy (aka paul westerberg) cd.
004. it’s making me happy.
005. i’m already having troubles wondering what 100 things i could tell you about me that you don’t already know.
006. i don’t know how much i weigh.
007. i’ve never met my biological father.
008. my earliest memory is of my cousin colleen’s funeral, i was 4.
009. i haven’t the foggiest notion of how to spell colleen.
010. sometimes i have dreams that come true.
011. this has never, ever been a good thing.
012. six people i know have died after i dreamt about them dying.
013. this weirds out most everyone i know.
014. i just went up and put 0s in front of all the numbers so they line up right.
015. my apartment is so messy, i’d be embarrassed if you came over right now.
016. i have to be at the bowling alley at 7 a.m. tomorrow.
017. at work they call me jodi chromey, supergenius.
018. i think i might reveal too much on iwilldare.com.
019. there are things i could tell you that i won’t.
020. i will write and publish a novel someday.
021. i used to worry about being cool.
022. i don’t anymore.
023. because i know i am.
024. i think i’ll be a bad mom because i always forget to turn off the oven.
025. no man has ever told me he loved me.
026. i write the date on my checks like this: 01 Mar 02.
027. i can’t remember the last time i shaved my legs.
028. i’d very much like a reason to shave my legs.
029. i like my job.
030. i don’t know my cell phone number.
031. i like to watch tv with one hand down my pants ala al bundy.
032. i’m not good with movie quotes.
033. when i was younger i thought maybe i was supposed to be a boy.
034. my left thigh itches.
035. my phone can go weeks without ringing.
036. i love kids.
037. i don’t like babies so much.
038. i think i’m easily forgotten.
039. my family moved to wisconsin when i was a junior in high school.
040. i didn’t move with them.
041. i played alto saxophone for six years.
042. i still follow AP style.
043. i never took a typing class.
044. i’ve read the book “written on the body” five times.
045. i was once told that i have an endless capacity for love.
046. i want to be a good singer.
047. my friendboy jeff isn’t helping out at all.
048. i’ve had scarlet fever, the mumps, measles and whooping cough.
049. i fake self-confidence really well.
050. i lie.
051. some times.
052. i got my nose pierced for my 24th birthday.
053. i’m trying to convince tom to write about how wonderful i am.
054. sadly, he’s not having any of my nonesense.
055. each time i meet a man, i wonder what it’s like to kiss him.
056. this is for all men, even the old bowlerguys.
057. i’ve been at this for over an hour.
058. when i get lonely i like to buy stuff.
059. i act like a four year old when i am tired.
060. i had an affair with a married man.
061. sometimes i find republicans sexxy.
062. if i were facing starvation, i would not eat my cat.
063. i wish my vagina had a name (like my computers and truck do).
064. i fully expect to be visted by aliens while driving home from work.
065. i have four burnt sienna crayons.
066. i was born the sixth day of the sixth month at 6:36 p.m.
067. i really dislike the serial comma.
068. i have a super-secret e-crush right now.
069. i haven’t had sex since september.
070. i’m smiling right now.
071. i’m a bulldozer.
072. i like it when people don’t let me push them around.
073. i cried wednesday when rufus sang “halleluiah.”
074. i’m afraid of worms and snakes.
075. standing at the base of a tall building and looking up makes me sick.
076. i have two free plane tickets to anywhere in the u.s. and i don’t know where to go.
077. i want a pen pal.
078. i thought about cheating and adding the things from 29 things to this list.
079. 42D
080. nobody understands why i haven’t met my biological father.
081. i was once charged with obstructing an officer.
082. i spent not one, but two different nights in jail when i was 21 for writing a bad check.
083. the check was for $4.67.
084. i still get pissed off thinking about it.
085. i can gleek.
086. i never went on a date all through high school.
087. i want to give birth to a little boy and call him henry.
088. or jonas.
089. i’m pretty close to having all the songs on this grandpaboy cd memorized.
090. i like phone sex.
091. at one point i wanted to go to law school and study freedom of expression issues.
092. i graduated high school on my 18th birthday.
093. as i near the end i’m getting a giddy sense of accomplishment.
094. i think i might be immune to nyquil.
095. i took a year of russian in college and all i can remember how to say is, “i forgot my newspaper.”
096. i wish i had my own barbie doll.
097. my best bowling score is a 184.
098. i bowled that in college.
099. i am wearing an orange bra, it’s my favorite.
100. i don’t have any plants.

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  1. laural 02.Mar.02 at 2:02 am

    What??? You don’t have ANY PANTS?? what kind of a sick freak doesn’t have any…




  2. Calli 02.Mar.02 at 6:08 am

    I know a Colleen. You spelled it right. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    My right thigh itches. It’s been itching since I woke up this morning. It’s driving me insane!

    I’m glad I’m not the only one that doesn’t know their cell number. People keep looking at me funny when I tell them.

    And I like phone sex, too hehe

    Maybe I should do my own list. Kinda looks like fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. wendy 02.Mar.02 at 9:05 pm

    Try as I might, I’ve never ever been able to gleek… Oh, the horror.

  4. Kevin 02.Mar.02 at 9:47 pm

    Jodi, you are a brave woman (no. 101?). I don’t know why you share what you do on your site, but it amazes me. It’s honest and heartfelt and thank you. I’m glad you share too much. It’s so much more interesting than the people who gloss over things as too personal (which is entirely their choice, and a valid one that makes you that much more courageous). Keep it up, tall chick.

  5. tyson 02.Mar.02 at 10:09 pm

    001. jodi is cool.

    002. i like jodi.

    003. number 050 makes me sad

    004. most of them made me smile

  6. mkh 03.Mar.02 at 5:36 am

    Wonderful list, Jodi. I seldom indulge memes, either, but I was threatened into cooperation. You had the courage to do it on your own. I admire that.

    Oh, and I used the leading zeros, too.

  7. Bob Boyd 03.Mar.02 at 10:34 am

    Sorry to hear “no man has ever told you he loved you.” Take heart, that day will come. One can see in your writing that you are a beautiful and interesting person, and I am sure many people see this in you.

  8. paige 03.Mar.02 at 11:07 am

    I’m glad you did the list, Jodi. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. lola 29.Apr.02 at 6:36 pm

    jodi…i think that you seem like a very unique individual, you seem to have the qualities that make a very important friend to people! your friends and family are very lucky to have someone like you to touch their lives, i hope that they realize this and show you how much they care for you!! have fun jodi, smile and live and love..be all that you have to offer!!!! a fan of yours, lola!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Tony 03.May.02 at 2:21 am


    That was very cool. Well I guess you already know that due to #23. Your wit always seems to brighten my day. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Judy 06.Jun.02 at 10:28 am

    What a cool idea for your birthday!! This is one of the coolest little birthday pages I’ve ever seen. Thanks for sharing that with me.

    I got your url from the Birthday site. Have a great day!

  12. Anonymous Coward 26.Aug.02 at 10:21 pm

    Jodi… Thanks for sharing! First time I’ve read your weblog. I’ll be back I’m sure.

    Regarding #78…. See #24. I think that was mentioned! So you owe us one more.

    I love you babe! Now strike #25, and you owe us 2 more! ๐Ÿ™‚

    We could work on #69, but that would just change the date. BTW, was that a coincidence? Probably not.

    Seriously… thank you for sharing.

    do svidaniya moi drug!

  13. jimmy 19.Oct.02 at 11:43 pm

    I never know what to write on these things ,i don’t even know how i got here.I was pretty shocked by #050 and i hope you find happiness.
    By the way i’m from the highlands of scotland,i just thought i’d share that wee bit of info incase i was the only one from scotland that’s visited this site.

  14. Chris 21.Oct.02 at 12:22 am

    Hi Jodie–really enjoyed the list but I found #38 sad. You think you’re easily forgotten? I won’t forget you after enjoying your list so much. See #70!

  15. peter 02.Dec.02 at 3:37 am

    dear jodi you seem to have devote a lot of thought to knowing why you are the way you are. G’luck in yer struggles.

  16. jodi 03.Dec.02 at 2:50 pm

    hiya jodi, i really enjoyed your list babe, hope u have a nice life chick, u deserve it honey, by the way whats gleek? (im english and darn proud of it , ya yank)

  17. rebecca 12.Dec.02 at 9:05 pm

    your list made me cry a little. i’ve been crying for most of the afternoon anyway. my furniture left atlanta on 25 nov and hasn’t arrived here in california yet. i don’t have a chair. just a computer and a bed. i like your list. i’m only 5’3″.

  18. Martin 29.Dec.02 at 3:02 am

    I never spent 2 precious hours of my life reading someone’s blog before, but, Jodi, I like you. See ya down at the lanes somewhere way, way down the road.
    001 what?

  19. todd priest 03.Jan.03 at 12:52 pm

    Hwello Jodi.I left a message on a different site before I ran into this one.You are so true and there needs to be more people like you around.I am from Florida and would love to talk to you sometime.You are very inspiring.Take care.

  20. Flแvia 20.Feb.03 at 10:51 am

    Most of them made me sad. But I liked them hard. You seem to be a very good person!


  21. Martin Smith 24.Feb.03 at 3:08 pm

    Hi, put in the word “dare” in a search for nothing in particular and found you. Tou have made me smile, cry & think. There are lots of men out there who love you, you just havn’t met them yet.
    6’4″ wow
    42D wow
    phone sex wow
    your no’s line up very well with the addition of the extra O’s, well done, nice attention to detail.
    I shall be back to read more and write more.
    ps I’m looking fwd to my 40th.
    take care x

  22. C M Martin 09.Mar.03 at 4:31 pm

    My best bowling score was a 266. I was practicing at about 2 a.m at the Boulevard Bowl in Petaluma, California, circa 1978, started with nine strikes and in the 10th I got a 4-6, only hit one. Claude, the graveyard desk man, witnessed it.

    Boulevard Bowl was a great place to hang out. I hope you will treasure your Bowling Alley memories!

  23. Megan 03.Apr.03 at 12:24 pm

    I like orange 2.

  24. Brady Hegberg 28.Apr.03 at 7:37 pm

    Favorite Book: Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto or Cunt by Inga Muschio
    Favorite Unfinished Project: A book about the Replacements working titled “Answering Machine: the History of the Replacements”
    Favorite Finished Project: Either “Best of the Surfaces” – a 2 disk best of the Replacements or http://lili.net – a site dedicated to Lili Taylor or my daughter – who once when I told her to chill, said to me “But daddy, kids are playful humans.” or maybe my Replacements tour page – http://www2.bitstream.net/~bradyh/mats/matstour.html

  25. Je 30.Apr.03 at 1:43 pm

    Martin Smith has it just about right. Never met you, never talked to you, yet somehow I have a secret crush on you. Found you somehow at one of your other web-sites. But never got a chance with you and moved on. But typing “spiderman checks” in a search engine and found my way back to you. And it adds to my not knowing the difference of Fate and Destiny?

  26. tommytoony 04.May.03 at 11:33 pm

    well…my name’s Tom…I guess i should start writing…

    Missed ya hon…

  27. Anonymous 27.May.03 at 2:30 pm

    we am the borg. resistance is futile, Unless you like have a nuke or something….

  28. can't say 13.Aug.03 at 8:44 pm

    Well, I think you sound cool.
    I’d be your friend.
    Write to me and I’ll tell you my westerberg secret.

  29. jacob 13.Oct.03 at 2:23 pm

    after reading this site I know more about you than I do myself. I think it would be good for me to site down and wrote out 100 thing about myself to get a better Idea of who I am I have moved around so much I forget

  30. lina 21.Oct.03 at 11:16 am

    isn’t it interesting that sometimes what you could tell one thousand and fifty two strangers so much, and you couldn’t tell those that are supposed to be closest? thats how i am, anyway.

    i tried making a list of my own, once
    my favorite bra is purple, like my hair. i have strange ‘feelings’, rather than dreams. thats a massive burden.

    ive read your feelings on your site. it makes me wonder if someone loved you so much and never let you know about it.

  31. James 04.Nov.03 at 12:36 pm

    Hey chromey, Very cool its amasing how open people are without knowing it. insprational. ps: come down to Texas were everything is the bigger the better.

  32. jodi 04.Nov.03 at 1:34 pm

    do i know you? mostly only people i know i call me chromey.

  33. xcrafts 14.Nov.03 at 9:30 pm

    i can gleek!!!!!!!!!! hint to any onw who knows how to if u drink some cold drink and than gleek it will go alot farther and easier thanks for letting me putt this up 8]

  34. ofir 04.Feb.04 at 5:19 pm

    hey there
    never mind how i came acrros your web page but i stayed way longer then expected.
    i can see you have fun doing it so im happy for u
    i head fun reading some.
    ps:sorry for my spelling

  35. Del Cordero 09.Mar.04 at 10:46 am


    Read all 100.


    1. Fellow Minneapolis native
    2. Fellow word lover (musician)

  36. Del Cordero 09.Mar.04 at 10:51 am


    Read all 100. Thanks.


    1. Fellow Minneapolis resident
    2. Fellow word lover (musician)

    P.S. Due to automatic centering, could not get numbers to align.

  37. lou 30.Mar.04 at 8:17 pm

    I don’t know if this is the right place to do this, but so what. Hi Jodi, we haven’t talked in ages and I stumbled on a lost bookmark for your site and came to poke around, I checked but you are not on aim right now, we should catch up!

  38. jodi 30.Mar.04 at 9:10 pm

    hey lou! how are you?

  39. Robert Paul 18.Apr.04 at 6:29 am

    Wow!!! Not exactly sure how i got to this site, i was looking at Hedgwig and the angry inch sites and poof here i am. By the way, tall is good, 6’4″ here…and im wearing spiderman boxers too…coincidence? I dont think so. :o)

  40. C M Martin 30.May.04 at 3:18 pm

    I shouted out at you last year in march; now I’ve run across you again.

    060 I’ve had an affair with a married woman
    060.1 I’m a libertarian, but I vote republican sometimes
    060.2 I’m driving cross country in July, from Atlanta to D.C. to Reno. Are you anywhere near my route?

    C M Martin

  41. mac_user1979 17.Jun.04 at 5:54 am

    hi, your post is very important for me, thanks

  42. Eric 29.Sep.04 at 4:06 pm

    Hey, even though you don’t know me, please don’t dream about me, thanks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  43. theshadowbox 13.Nov.04 at 1:03 am

    After reading #012, I’m kinda spooked. Especially since I just finished writing a post on this very subject about an hour ago.

    Nice to meet you…and I share your dislike mentioned in #067.

  44. James 14.Nov.04 at 2:14 pm

    I found this page whilst trying to buy the game “hungry, hungry hippos” on the internet and felt inclined to read the whole list.

    By the end my right thigh was itching too.

    Cheerio from the UK.



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