Monday, June 22, 2009

An ABC Meme

Looks like Monday has morphed from "Music Monday" to "Music or Meme Monday." Today, it's a meme. My nieces (from whom I get most of these things) tagged me for this one on Facebook. It's kind of fun, so I thought I'd bring it over here.

You've been tagged; you are supposed to write a note with the ABCs of YOU. (I'm then supposed to tag 26 people, but I'm not going to do that -- way too much work. Just consider yourself tagged if you'd like to do this one.)

A - An advantage that you have: I'm an educated WASP living in America. Need I say more?

B - Blue or brown eyes: I don't really understand the question. Does it mean do I have blue or brown eyes? (The answer is neither. My eyes are gray), or does it mean do I like blue or brown eyes? (The answer is both. I like expressive eyes, no matter what the color.)

C - Chore you hate: I hate just about anything that has to do with housework, except cooking, which I don't consider a chore.

D - Dad's name: Hewson, but he goes by the nickname he's had since he was a child, which is Wukka (don't ask. We're Southern).

E - Essential start of your day: First, I have to manage to drag myself out of bed, and then it's coffee time.

F - Favorite color: Everyone knows it's green, right?

G - Greatest thing you've ever done that made you feel really good: Believe it or not, it's probably giving up smoking, which was one of the hardest things I've ever done, but has made me feel good both mentally and physically.

H - Habit you have: I leave my shoes all over the house, and then can't find them when I want them. Even though I love shoes, I most like not wearing them, and I take them off at every opportunity.

I - Issue you hate that the world tries to make you pursue: No one is supposed to age. We're all supposed to look and act like we're 25 until when? The day we die?

J - Job title: I don't have a job right now, but my last job title was Executive Editor, Math and Science.

K - Khols or Target: I've never been to Khols, so I guess it's Target by default (but I don't go there much either. I shop at local businesses whenever possible).

L - Living arrangements: I live in the manse that is part of my husband's salary, provided by his church. Oh, and he lives here, too, as does our cat Francis.

M - Music you like: The better question is what I don't like, which is basically rap and heavy metal.

N - Nicknames: I have many. Here are a few: Bleep (family only), Bing (Bob only), Em (friends), Mouse (friends who knew me when my last name was Michie, because it's pronounced like Mickey Mouse)

O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: I had an ovarian cyst removed when I was 18 and was in the hospital for a week. These days, I think that's day surgery.

P - Pet Peeve: I hate all the grammatical/spelling errors that abound on Facebook, and I've edited this meme in the hopes that I've managed to get rid of all the ones it had (need someone to edit my answers for me, though, because I'm sure I've missed my own errors).

Q - Quote that you like most: "It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all," and I also like this variation on it, "It's better to have loved and lost than to have been stuck with a real loser for the rest of your miserable existence." (That was on a mug a friend of mine gave me when one of my exes broke up with me. I passed it on to a friend of mine when she was going through her divorce.)

R - Right or left handed: I'm hopelessly right-handed, although, when I broke my left wrist, after years of thinking that my left hand was basically pretty useless, I discovered that my left hand/arm come in awfully handy.

S - Siblings: Forsyth, Lindsay, and Ian, and I'd link to all their blogs, but none of them ever posts anything, so you've probably already read their last posts.

T - Time you wake up: Are we talking about time I wake up when I'm suffering from insomnia (between 1:00 and 2:00 a.m.), or time I wake up when I get up for the day (between 5:00 and 7:00, depending on when I've gone to bed and whether or not it's been a night I've suffered from insomnia)?

U - Underwear: I have absolutely no idea how I am supposed to answer this "question." What the hell?

V - Vegetable you dislike: I've learned to eat them if I disguise them enough, but I'm still not a huge fan of Brussels sprouts.

W - What makes you run late: If I'm late, you can guarantee Bob's at fault :-)!

X-rays you've had: I've had tons of X-rays.

Y - Yummy food you make: I make all kinds of yummy food. Today I'm thinking about the yummy cream of asparagus soup I ate up yesterday and wishing I had some more.

Z- Zoo Animal- I love pandas, but they're pretty scarce, even in zoos. Good thing I also love elephants.


Stefanie said...

That was fun! I don't like wearing shoes either but seem to have quite a few pairs in spite of it. I, however, don't leave them all over the house. I just pile them in front of the closet door.

Dorothy W. said...

This is a fun meme. It's good as a way to get to know quirky details about people. I shudder to think of all the grammatical errors that were in this meme before you cleaned it up ...

Emily Barton said...

Stef, mine, as well as being left all over the house, get piled on the closet floor, but not usually in front of the door, as that would require my going upstairs when I'm down or going into the bedroom when I'm in the TV room, etc.

Dorr, and some of those details are very quirky. Facebook memes clean up quite well with just a little editing.