Thursday, August 14, 2008

As Easy as A, B, C

Explain to me, my dear three readers, why I have chosen to do another meme? When I just don't do memes? Chalk it up to...dang, I don't know what to chalk it up to. This one comes from Bubba's Sis, someone whom I make sure to read everyday, even after I culled my Bloglines down to fewer than 20 at the beginning of the year. She's got that Texan twang in her that I just love to embody as I read her posts.


Anyway, I'm supposed to post an award with this and pass it on, but I'm a bitch who never passes things on -- well, except that time with the STD, but that's an entirely different kind of meme -- so I'm just going to kindly thank Bubba's Sis and do the meme part instead.


A. attached or single? Attached.

B. best friend? I'm not at liberty to say. Let's put it this way: my best friend moved to New Zealand; my other best friend has just moved back to the Bay Area, but we're about as far apart as two people can be and still say we both live in the Bay Area.

C. cake or pie? Frankly, I'll take the creme brulee.

D. day of choice? Christmas morning. Oh, you meant the day of the week, eh? Any day of the week during the summer.

E. essential item? Children. And, a close second, chocolate.

F. favorite color? Yellow, but only because my Eldest, when a little lad, used to call it "Lellow." Awwww!

G. gummy bears or worms? Chocolate-covered gummy bears.

H. hometown? Born on Offut AFB in Omaha, but I've no memory of it. [The birth or the town.]

I. favorite indulgence? British chocolate.

J. January or July? July, so long as I'm not in the hottest places on earth. It's hot enough in my neck of the woods, thanks.

K. kids? Yeah, three of 'em. Want to make something of it?

L. life isn't complete without? Chocolate. (Are you sensing a theme here?)

M. marriage date? Yeah, I had one two.

N. number of brothers & sisters? One sister and three brothers. Birth order: boy, girl, boy, girl, boy. I'm the second girl. In other words, nothing particularly special.

O. oranges or apples? Granny Smith apples.

P. phobias? "I don't like spiders and snakes, but that ain't what it takes to love me, you fool, you fool." Don't remember the song? I told you I was old.

Q. quotes? Something along the lines of "We've already established what you are, madam, now we're just negotiating price."

R. reasons to smile? Unicorns, rainbows, butterflies and puppies. [That is so not me!]

S. season of choice? Too hard to choose. I guess it's a toss-up between summer and winter. Oh, and fall, too. [Starting to understand why I suck at memes?]

T. tag seven peeps! Ain't gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent.

U. unknown fact about me? My idea of dressing up is wearing my pair of jeans without the holes in them.

V. vegetable? Quite coherent and very much alive right now. Oh, you mean, like to eat? Not a fan of much -- thanks, Mom, for trying to force-feed me peas in my childhood -- but I do enjoy spicy green beans.

W. worst habits? Snarky in the face of dire situations.

X. x-ray or ultrasound? Okay, clearly, no one could come up with an "x" for this or I am supremely stupid about what this is asking. Thus, I shall offer a new one for "x." X-rated or G-rated? I'll take G-rated, thanks. The only time I saw an X-rated film was as a college student on a lark with friends in Atlantic City. Word of advice, if you're looking for some, is never go to a porn theater in the middle of a weekday afternoon.

Y. your favorite food? Duh -- or "dur," as my friend Joanne would say -- chocolate.

Z. zodiac sign? Could I really be anything other than a Virgo?


That's it. A to Z. Finished. Done. Do at your own peril.

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