100 Things

My name is Dacia.
Dacia was a province of present-day Romania during Bible times.
My parents did not know that when they named me.
I was born in Kansas.
I’ve also lived in Seattle, Alabama, Oklahoma, Italy, New York City, and Connecticut.
Seattle is my favorite city to live in.
I went to 11 different schools.
I cook a lot of Southern foods.
I’m a vegetarian.
I got married when I was 20.
My husband and I are very much in love.
We adopted a cat.
We also want to adopt a child.
I graduated from college when I was 20.
My degree is in journalism.
I’ve worked at two magazines.
I prefer editing to writing.
I hate sitting at a desk for eight or more hours.
I get so bored I start biting my cheek and thinking up excuses to leave my chair.
I was a barista at independent coffee shops for three years.
I am a coffee snob.
My favorite place to get espresso is Vivace.
Damn I miss espresso.
My favorite cocktail is a cosmopolitan… sometimes a dark and stormy.
I love Thai and Chinese food.
I like to sleep.
I watch a lot of movies.
I’ve rated over 900 movies on my Netflix account.
I also like to read.
I haven’t read much lately.
I have a hard time remembering the names of books I read.
I have three computers in my home.
My husband is a tech junky.
I like to make pretty things.
I like to wear pretty things.
I have over 50 pairs of shoes.
Some of them cost more than my heating bill in January.
I buy things because they are on sale.
I think that’s bad.
I get frustrated with consumerism.
Politics make me angry.
I am a Christian.
I did not vote for Bush.
I am a member of a young church in Tukwila, Wash.
I lived two blocks from Times Square.
I love New York, but it’s too expensive, smelly, and dirty.
I don’t own a car.
I try to buy organic.
I recycle.
We rarely eat out.
I like my house to be clean.
I almost never make my bed.
I think it’s still a rebellion thing.
I have one sibling, a younger brother.
I think he’s great.
I have green eyes.
I look a lot like my father’s mom.
I have 9 piercings.
Eight of those are in my ears and the ninth is in my belly button.
My belly button has been pierced for 10 years.
I like stinky cheeses.
I also like lamps.
This is the first apartment I’ve lived in with a dishwasher.
I like to make things.
I think the East Coast is weird.
People here scare me.
I like Italian culture.
I make really good Italian food.
I like French wine.
I keep the corks from bottles I drink and write the date and occasion on them.
Sometimes I pour them out and look at them.
I would like to own a home and start a garden.
I like farmer’s markets.
I think the farmer’s market in NYC is a joke compared to Seattle’s markets.
I like hot weather.
I speak Italian and French – at least I did at some point.
Glitter is my friend.
My husband is almost a foot taller than me.
I’m 5’6″.
My favorite designer is Moschino.
I like modern art.
My apartment is very minimalist, despite my love of tchochkes.
I have a complete set of dishware from the 50s.
I don’t have many friends.
I never have.
I have bad circulation.
I put my cold toes on my husband’s belly before we go to sleep.
I think that’s funny.
I eat a lot of sweets.
I don’t have dental insurance.
Injustice makes me mad.
I think Americans are generally unaware of the world around them and self-absorbed.
This also makes me mad.
I know my neighbors.
I have to live in the city.
I like lights.
My first word was light.
I believe in heaven.
I believe in hell.

18 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mimi  |  May 23rd, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    I just love your list of 100 things.
    I am very thankful for your tutorial to hem jeans.
    Have a great weekend!

  • 2. robin  |  June 18th, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    I enjoyed your 100 things. I’m working on writing a “personal ethic” and your list is a sort of milder version that would be a good start to easing into my, perhaps more serious, ethic. I mentioned your list in my blog! Your site is really pretty, too! Lovely colors! Take care…

  • 3. Stacy  |  July 28th, 2008 at 5:55 pm


  • 4. Alison  |  October 6th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    I did my own list of 100 things after reading yours….it inspired me. About half-way through, I felt like I was running out of things to say. So, I had to tell myself that there’s a lot more to me than just 50 things. The last half came much easier. :)

  • 5. Jacquelyn  |  November 2nd, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    I have to say, I was also inspired by the 100 things list. I want to write my own too–I’ll put it on my list. Thank you for your great ideas!

  • 6. Tess  |  November 27th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    I love your 100 things! You made me laugh!! You inspired me! Thank you for your grate jean hem! I bookmarked you and will come back soon! Happy Thanksgiving!!!!:)

  • 7. Julie  |  January 3rd, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    I am inspired to write my own 100 things list. I like your site. You remind me very much of one of my daughters and myself. Thanks for sharing !

  • 8. Margie  |  April 4th, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Thanks for the suggestion on heming jeans. I own an Old West Clothing store and one of my favorite clients needed some jeans hemed. I told him I would do it for him because he just wanted them for work and didn’t care how fancy they looked. I got the idea to see if there was help on the web and THERE YOU WERE! Now I’m finding all the other neat things on your site, and I too want to make my 100 list. I have gifts and jewelry in my store but they aren’t on our web site as they turn over so fast. Thanks for sharing, its been wonderful.

  • 9. Alfred  |  July 30th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Over 50 pairs of shoes? That’s too many shoes. There should be some sort of shoe limit imposed on people.

  • 10. Annetta Kabler  |  September 3rd, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    I love your list – I am a young widow. This list has inspired me to make my list in one of my journals. Yes, I write a lot. I wish you were my neighbor because I know that we would like each other, we would giggle, love, and reach out to the world. I have had a lot of sad things happen to me but…. every day I try to make one person I don’t know smile or know that there are people in this world that are good, decent and that we all need to reach out and spread positive loving messages in this great big world. If that would catch on ….. I think there would be no more hatred, and no more concept of war.

  • 11. Angie  |  March 4th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Love your list! I put my cold feet on my husband too! LOL!!!! That was my favorite thing you listed!


  • 12. Rebecca  |  April 5th, 2010 at 9:56 am

    I think we are soul mates. In a non-lesbianic, twin souls across the continent kind of way. :) I have no idea the order of events that brought me to your blog, actually I believe it had something to do with looking for a silk headband pattern that I saw at Eastern Market in DC…. After bookmarking your page due to your creative ideas (in food and crafts) I then read your 100 things and it felt strangely familiar. There are few things different, such as I studied physics instead of journalism in school, and I am not married but can say all the same things about my boyfriend of many years (including the cold toes part). But also your thought process seems to be the same as mine, as I had the same progression in my head as I read your list. I too have never had many close friends (except for the boyfriend who is also my best friend) and I don”t mind. But I like the idea of knowing there is someone else out there just like me, skipping along through life in a very similar manner. So I just thought I”d let you know in case it makes you smile and gives you an extra bounce knowing there are other people out there trying to live clean, green, creative, good, and very content happy lives. :)

  • 13. Mrs. Vicki Wade  |  May 2nd, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Hi Dacia,
    Thanks to your website I learned how to hem a
    pair of jeans. I would like to make a v-neck insert
    for my blouses that are too low. Can you help
    me with this on how to make them. If you have
    pictures of how to make these that would be
    great. Thank you and look forward to hearing
    from you. Vicki

  • 14. lifeadream  |  May 14th, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Hi Dacia,

    Love your website. Hemming tutorial is awesome , hopefully it works for me :)

    keep writing…

  • 15. Isobel Shaw  |  May 19th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    i love Italian Food specially those juicy pastas. They are really delicious.:.”

  • 16. cecelia  |  September 9th, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for the hemming tutorial! You saved me so much money. They charge $14.50 a pair here to hem them at the dry cleaners. I told my kids I am open for business for all of the kids at school!~

    Thanks :)

  • 17. Watch out for the Nicenes&hellip  |  October 21st, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    [...] Many of my friends do not know that over my lifetime I have taken about four years of martial arts training – back when I was ~28, again at 32. So, how did this all get started again? Well, I’m reading a book called Anxious to Please: 7 Revolutionary Practices for the Chronically Nice. (This link goes to the book’s authors’ site.) I chose the book based on some recent self-reflection – not just for the obvious subject matter (chronic niceness!), but other things that the book lists in its table of contents. One of my favorite sections talks about writing down – even if it exists vaguely in your head – your personal ethic. I think the act of writing it down is what makes it different – seeing it all there in words. I enjoyed a milder version of an “ethic” here at this cool blog called Dacia Ray. [...]

  • 18. salman  |  July 19th, 2012 at 12:14 am

    I am inspired to write my own 100 things list. You remind me very much of one of my daughters and myself. Thanks for sharing !

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