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Long day, so tired, can’t resist ABC meme anymore

• Accent: Tidewater Virginia, modified by many years of living in New England, although I find in my mid-forties it is coming back in what “Ah fee-yuhl” is a charming way.
• Booze: Infrequently. I’ve been known to enjoy a Cosmopolitan.
• Chore I hate: Lord. Where to start? Checkbook, that’s the one. Picking up poo in the backyard is bad, too.
• Dog or cat: Dogs (2—see above) and cats (3).
• Essential electronics: laptop, cellphone, nano.
• Favorite cologne(s): I loved the way my dad smelled wearing Old Spice, and I really don’t like anything else, and I probably wouldn’t like that anymore. We’re scent-free due to allergies and sensitivities around this household.
• Gold or silver: Silver or White Gold.
• Hometown: Portsmouth, Virginia, but City By the Sea has now been home for 19 years and feels like it, really.
• Insomnia: On occasion.
• Job title: Pastor, parent, partner, petter (of cats and dogs).
• Kids: 3
• Living arrangements: A 1928 Dutch Colonial shared with husband and children, bought 8 years ago after divorce, the first place I have lived that is mine.
• Most admirable trait: Gosh. Admirable? You can tell me the worst thing you have ever done, and I will still love you.
• Number of sexual partners: my kids read this blog, so let’s just say many fewer than most people who went to college before we knew about HIV and AIDS.
• Overnight hospital stays: When I was born, three times to have my children, one time for postpartum depression.
• Phobias: No, just anxieties and complexes.
• Quote: “Hades and Dionysus, for whom the women rage and go mad, are one and the same.” (What? You were expecting scripture?)
• Religion: Progressive Protesant Christian.
• Siblings: One adopted brother, younger, and one biological half-brother, also younger (and who knows from the other side of the birth family tree?).
• Time I wake up: Often at about 5:50 a.m., but the alarm goes off at 6:18, just before the local weather on our public radio station.
• Unusual talent or skill: Until I had vocal cord damage, I was an awesome mimic.
• Vegetable I refuse to eat: Lima beans, bleh. My mother *loved* succotash, such an abomination. Why would you ruin corn that way?
• Worst habit: here’s the one that drives my husband crazy. Our toilet paper holder broke off the bathroom wall, so the toilet paper migrates from a basket on the back of the toilet (where it is supposed to be), to the windowsill, to the sink, where it gets wet and ruined and useless. Guess where I tend to put it after I use it? (Satisfied now?)
• X-rays: Oh, yes. Chest x-ray, teeth, mammograms, and an abdominal x-ray that time I ate sand on Cape Cod. (I was little, but not as little as I should have been for having a tea party and eating sand off the shells.)
• Yummy foods I make: Apocalypse Chocolate Cake
• Zodiac sign: Taurus. And that’s no bull.

16 thoughts on “Long day, so tired, can’t resist ABC meme anymore”

  1. Did you deliberately leave worst habit blank?
    If so, there is a wry joke in there somewhere. Like your worst habit is glossing over your bad habits or something.
    I love lima beans.

  2. Here’s a little tidbit about limas. I bought R the “Best Light Recipe” cookbook from Cook’s Illustrated. In it is a recipe for light guacamole, made with avocado (obviously), and mashed lima beans. No joke.
    We were so torn. As much as we like lima beans, and want to watch our fat grams, this seemed like an abomination to us. But we had to try it. And y’know? It’s pretty good! You’d be hard pressed to tell the difference.
    But my thought is, eat the real thing in moderation.

  3. Hey songbird I am still resisting the A – Z meme but
    I have tagged you. this will make sense when you next visit my blog
    Blessings

  4. Oh, I didn’t mean to leave it blank! I was still thinking about it and went on to XYZ. I got so excited about sand I forgot to go back!
    Hmmm, worst habit, worst habit. Okay, here’s the one that drives my husband crazy. Our toilet paper holder broke off the bathroom wall, so the toilet paper migrates from a basket on the back of the toilet (where it is supposed to be), to the windowsill, to the sink, where it gets wet and ruined and useless. Guess where I tend to put it after I use it?

  5. Revem, I’ll get over there and take a look.
    ppb, I think I was in the high single digits, but I don’t want to work too hard at confirming that.

  6. Wow, the coincidences keep coming. Not only do you share the same name as my daughter, but the same Zodiac sign. That must be the reason I keep coming back to read.

  7. KathyR, I’m very sorry to hear that!
    miss muffet,you’re always welcome.
    rach and cheesehead, you are good women, anti-lima team players.

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