Saturday, March 5, 2011

Everything you ever wanted to know and more.

In order to redeem myself after that last rather embarrassing post, I'm doing this.
It's The ABC's of You. Well, me.
Lori over at For the Run of It posted her ABC's and I thought I would too.

So, here goes...

A. Age: 36 on December 28. I'm still in denial about that, though. Next year, I may just be 35 and stick with that for awhile.

B. Bed size: Queen. MB and I both had craptastic mattresses when we bought our house. One of our first big purchases for the new home was our queen size mattress. It takes up pretty much the entire bedroom, but that's okay.

C. Chore you disklike: There are several. The bathroom and toilet are high on the list.

For some reason, I have been designated the poop/pee/barf cleaner in my home. Whenever the pup spews either bodily fluid, I'm the one who has to clean it up.

I also have to clean the pond pump. That is the most disgusting job I've ever had. Ever. Way worse than the toilet.
Don't ever get a fish pond. Just saying.

D. Dogs: I love dogs! Dogs of any kind. Dogs of any size. It doesn't matter. I love them all. If I had my way, I'd have a house full of dogs. Especially old dogs and dogs with special needs.

My current dog is a 10 year old Siberian Husky who we believe to be autistic. That's the best way to describe her. She is my little princess.
Insert obligatory adorable dog picture here...

E. Essential start to your day: Shower. I can not function without a shower.
Fun Fact: I don't drink coffee. Never have. Never will.

F. Favorite color: Purple.
Insert obligatory purple sofa (and adorable dog) picture here...

G. Gold or silver: Silver. I don't wear a lot of jewelry though. Half the time, I don't even wear my engagement ring!

H. Height: 5'7" I try to wear heels as often as possible. In my mind, tall equals skinny, or at least skinnier.
I sure hope W isn't Weight.

I. Instrument(s) you played: I played the flute in middle school. My family has a long history of musical talent, mostly bluegrass. I have always wanted to learn to play the banjo.
Maybe someday.

J. Job Title: Psychiatric Social Worker.
This is tattooed on my person somewhere because no matter where I go, people in crisis seem to find me. Or just people who are completely insane with no social boundaries.
I love my job, though. It's what I was meant to do and although I jest, I do really love it.
Jesting is how I am able to keep doing it.

K. Kids: No kids. I want kids. I think. I'm still not sure, but I need to decide soon since I'm getting pretty old.

L. Live: in Delaware. Feel free to make all the 'Slower Lower' jokes you care to. I'm not a Delaware native and I live in the Northern, more citified part of Delaware.
Not that I'm mocking the hillbilly ways of Southern Delaware. I come from a long line of hillbillies and rednecks (see I) and I could not be prouder.

M. Mom's name: Norma.
Fun Fact: My grandmother's name is Alpha and I think that's really cool.

N. Nicknames: My aunt has always called me Fannie May and I'm not sure why. My brother calls me Buckethead. MB calls me Babe, Babycakes, Muffincakes, Woman, etc.
Fun Fact: People mispronounce my real name all the time. Sometimes on purpose. I have no real identity apparently.

O. Overnight hospital stays: Never. Why? Is someone coming to get me? Why is that guy wearing a white coat?!?!?

P. Pet peeves: I think you all know what I'm going to say here...Pajamas in public. Yep.
It just says that you don't care enough to shower or make any effort at all. At least put some freakin pants on so I can pretend you didn't just roll out of bed, bringing all of your disgusting funk and apathy out into the produce aisle.

Q. Quote from a movie: "We all go a little mad sometimes." - Norman Bates in Psycho.
Don't you dare ask me if that's the one with Vince Vaughn. It is not. That version doesn't even exist to me.
Hence, no link.

Fun Fact: I also love to quote The Fox and The Hound, where the hound dog says "I'm a hound dog" and howls all awkward and adorable like. Heeheehee.
And yes, I do the awkward howl.

R. Righty or lefty: righty

S. Siblings: Brother, age 41 in June. Half-brother, not sure how old. Half-sister, not sure how old.
Yes. I'm the baby in the family.

T. Time you wake up: It varies depending on my work schedule.
Shift work can be a real pain sometimes.

U. Underwear: Under where?

V. Veggies you don't like: I'm not big on greens. Collard greens or mustard greens. They stink.
Also beets. I can't eat beets because I remember the stench of beets in the house when my mother would can them.
That kind of a smell stays with you.

W. What makes you run late: Trying on a hundred outfits to find the one that won't make me look and feel super fat.

X. X-rays you've had: I had an MRI in my 20's because of my migraines. It was a horrible experience that I'm in no hurry to repeat.
Although, the picture of my brain was pretty cool.
I wonder where that is now.

I also had x-rays of my foot when I had a bad cellulitis infection. They couldn't figure out what it was and had ordered x-rays, bloodwork, name it.
I remember the x-ray tech was amazed at how badly swollen and infected my leg was while doing the x-ray. She called in the other techs so they could all see it.

Y. Yummy food you make: My chili is pretty good. I made jambalaya last night that was pretty good too. MB and I both love my brussels sprouts. I saute them with garam masala, garlic and a little salt. Yummy.

Z. Zoo animal favorites: Tortoises. I just love them. One day, I would like to have a tortoise of my own. MB's not on board with that plan yet.

Tag, you're it! I challenge you to share the ABCs of you!


  1. LOVE the purple couch. Love. I now have to work "funk and apathy" into a conversation. And, uh, I might be known to utter that line from The Fox and The Hound, too... ;)

  2. This is tattooed on my person somewhere because no matter where I go, people in crisis seem to find me. Or just people who are completely insane with no social boundaries.

    I stumbled across you blog and just had to comment on this. I am a counsellor and I get the EXACT same thing happen to me. A psychologist friend said to me once that no matter where you go the most broken people will always find you, and boy is it true. Gonna add you to my reader :)


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