The A to Z of Me

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I don’t do a lot of memes, but I found this one pretty entertaining. Also, it’s Saturday night, my husband is at a concert and I should be cleaning but instead I am procrastinating on the Internet. I have learned a lot of fun things about other bloggers who have completed this (such as Beautifully Invisible), and thought you may enjoy it too!

A. Age: 36, and damn proud of it!

B. Bed size: Queen. We considered upping to a king but after vacationing for a week in such a big bed we decided to stay as-is. We like having our own space, but knowing that snuggling is just a foot away.

C. Chore that you hate: Cleaning the bathroom, especially the tub. But I do it because I do a far better job than my husband. When he cleans the bathroom he says he “buffed it up.” I don’t want to know what that means, so I head in there with a bottle of BioKleen All Purpose Cleaner, a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s and a box of baking soda (mix the last two for a great eco-friendly soft scrub).

D. Dogs: I have three – a 12-year old Boxer and two blonde rescue dogs of unknown origin and age. We adopted the two blondies when my father-in-law passed away at the end of 2008. It has been a rough transition, it’s true what they say about teaching old dogs new tricks. However, they are family and we love them.

E. Essential start to your day: A hardcore teeth brushing and flossing. I brush my teeth at least four times a day.  And coffee (3/4 of a Splenda, splash of French Vanilla La Creme).

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I like orange. The painters thought I was insane.

F. Favorite color: Rainbow? If I have to pick one, it would be orange. My half-bath is bright orange and it’s one of my favorite rooms in the house. Though bright green is a close second fave.

G. Gold or Silver: Silver. I do wear a lot of gold lately, but am still partial to silver!

H. Height: 5’3”

I. Instruments you play: I took piano lessons until 8th grade and then decided boys were more interesting. I can still read music, but don’t know any songs by memory other than Heart and Soul and Chopsticks.

J. Job title: My 9-5 title is Senior Web Meetings Manager, but I do much more than that. How about High Priestess of Web Communications? Think they would be okay with that on a business card?

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My favorite little person

K. Kids: Emerson Elaine – she’s two and a half, she cracks me up and amazes me on a daily basis.

L. Live: The ‘burbs outside of DC.

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Me & Sister with Mommy

M. Mother’s name: I call her Mommy. My friends even call her Mommy.

N. Nicknames: Allie by those who read my blog or knew me before high school, Beeb by my husband, Mommy by Emerson, Sister by my sister (she calls me Sister, as in, “Sister, what would you like to drink?” I also call her Sister).

O. Overnight hospital stays: Other than being born, never until I was induced to deliver Emerson. I hope that is the last time.

P. Pet peeves: People who talk on cell phones when in public bathroom stalls. Women who pee on public toilet seats and don’t clean up after themselves. Folks who don’t realize that in DC on escalators it’s Stand to the Right, Walk to the Left. Judgmental parents.

No one at Westerberg is going to let you play their reindeer games. 

Q. Quote from a movie: I have one from Heathers that I quote, especially after a couple glasses of wine. I won’t write it here, but you can find it here at 0.54. I can almost quote the entirety of Heathers.

R. Right or left handed: Right.

Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters.  Never had to have a chaperone, no sir, I'm there to keep my eye on her.

S. Siblings: Sister. She’s three years younger, one of my best friends, and the first I go to when I need style (home or fashion or life) advice.

T: Time you wake up: Between 4:30 – 5:45 on weekdays, on weekends I usually sleep in until 7.  If I didn't have dogs or a child to wake me, I still think I would be up by 8am.

U. Underwear: Hanky Panky retro thongs – comfy, pretty, and they don’t roll down or cut the lower tummy. Love them!

V. Vegetable you hate: Eggplant. Yeah, made it pretty hard back when I was a vegetarian.

W. What makes you run late: Blogging, surfing the ‘net, my husband. If I didn’t have a netbook or a husband I would be 15 minutes early to everything. I am never on time, I am either uber early or slightly late.

X. X-Rays you’ve had: My hands and feet and ankles 50,000 times (I am a klutz and have broken or sprained almost every bone from my wrists down and my ankles down).

Y. Yummy food that you make: I don’t have a signature dish, but I love to cook. I’m pretty good with making off the cuff meals from the randomness leftover in the pantry and fridge.

Z. Zoo animal: None. I don’t like zoos. I haven’t been to one since I was in elementary school. I find them sad, and every time I have been I have gotten stung by a bee.

Now it’s your turn! I’d love to read your responses, so if you choose to do this meme, please leave a link in the comments!

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  1. Why am I not surprised that you can quote that movie too?  Do you ever do the BQ or plain… BQ! in public and people don’t know what the heck you are talking about?  Don’t bring up corn nuts near me or I’ll get all Heather on you! 🙂

  2. Heheheh, I knew the quote without even clicking. Oh, the humanity! BQ or plain? We’ll all miss Sherwood’s little Eskimo…

  3. I’ve been meaning to ask you about the hanky panky panties.  Do you buy the one-size retro thongs?  I have friends who swear by them, but they are more than a bit smaller in size than I am.  I wear between a size 8-10…

  4. Fun to get to know you better! I’m 20 years older than you, so I did have to look up the Heathers quote — hilarious  : >  And I’m sure you’ve heard this before but — you and your sis are TWINS.

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