Diapers and Dragons

Monday, November 10, 2008

A-B-Cs of Me

I saw this meme over on Fiddledeedee and thought it looked fun. I am an English teacher, so the alphabet is my friend, although I certainly hope that students have learned a bit more than the alphabet by the time they reach me!

A - Available: Nope. As per last week, I've been with ComputerDaddy for 13 years and counting.
B - Best friend: This has changed over the course of the years, and there are those who are still very close, but my bestest female friend is a wonderful person named Melissa.
C - Cake or pie: Oh, definitely cake. Especially chocolate. Except for homemade pumpkin pie, preferably made by either ComputerDaddy or his mother. Oh, and the absolutely luscious apple pie sold at Erwin's Apple Orchard. Pricey, but to die for! I had a big ol' slice last night with a glass of milk--it's one of the few things that actually makes milk taste good to me!
D - Drink of choice: Coffee. I can't start a work day without it.
E - Essential item you use everyday: Um...my computer(s), I think! I go into a panic when either my work or home computer stops working.
F - Favorite color: Used to be green, then blue, but currently is purple.
G - Gummy bears or worms: Ooh...that's a toughy. I guess worms, but really only when they're included in that so fun Dirt Pudding--you know, when you take chocolate pudding and mix in chunks of Oreo cookies and gummy worms, then sprinkle the top with crushed Oreo. If you really want to have fun with it, you can put it in a big clean flower pot and stick a rose or something in it. Great fun with kids!
H - Hometown: Ferkessedougou, Republic of Cote d'Ivoire (a.k.a. "the Ivory Coast") in West Africa. I know. Kinda different. And yes, I am Caucasian. You wouldn't believe how many people can't remember the region and assume I'm from South Africa instead.
I - Indulgence: Nutella, scooped by the spoon. And Godiva chocolates. And books. Lots and lots of books.
J - January or February: Do I have to? February, I guess, but they're both my least favorite months of the year.
K - Kids: Two boys under the age of three and a husband and a dog and a cat. Oh, and about 150 at work. I am a busy woman.
L - Life is incomplete without: Books.
M - Marriage date: The legal one or the wedding? Um, November 7th for the legal one, and June 27th for the wedding.
N - Number of siblings: 2--one sister, one brother, both younger.
O - Oranges or Apples: Oranges, if they're those massive ones from North Africa with the peel so sweet you can eat it along with the segments. Though I do love a good Granny Smith with slices of cheese, especially Muenster. ComputerDaddy introduced me to that joy back when he was still ComputerBoyfriend.
P - Phobias/Fears: Heights. I nearly fell to my death over a waterfall when I was four and I've never recovered. Though I love plane rides and roller coasters--but then, they're not freefall. Strap me in a bungee or a parachute and I'll be dead of fright before I hit the ground.
Q - Favorite Quote: "If you care about something, you have to protect it--if you're lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it." (John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany)
R - Reason to smile: The pink Smurfette t-shirt and fluffy white bathrobe that ComputerDaddy left for me in a box on our bed Saturday night. I knew there had to be a reason he was gone so long getting a haircut...
S - Season: Oh, definitely Autumn. There's nothing like it. I just wish it lasted longer. Winter has arrived already here, as demonstrated by the barren trees and the layer of snow that greeted me this morning. Thank goodness for garages!
T - Tag: I tag Katy at Treasured Chapters, Lauren at Sparkling Adventures, and Heidi at Hortus Deliciarum.
U - Unknown fact about myself: Whew...this one is tough. Not too much that the people who actually read this blog don't know. At least, of the sort of thing I don't mind them knowing! ;) OK. How about this: I have a secret, shameful taste for trashy romance novels. Every now and then I get a craving and get one, reading it secretly where no one can see the cover...I know, I know. Bad TeacherMommy!
V - Vegetable you don’t like: Pureed squash. *Shudder*
W - Worst habit: Like I'd confess that here! Of the type I'll actually ADMIT to, Procrastination. It gets me in a world of trouble.
X - X-rays: Um, sure? Kinda scary when everyone else has to wear lead aprons and you're there exposed to the radiation, but necessary at times.
Y - Your favorite food: I love food too much! This depends on my mood. Maybe, as a group, cheese.
Z - Zodiac: Capricorn. Except when I took Astronomy in college the professor said the dates for the signs are no longer accurate because the Earth has changed its position relative to the stars and constellations since the Zodiac was first determined, so I would actually be a Sagittarius if they fixed it. Which goes to show it's all bunk anyhow.

1 bits of love:

LoriM said...

Oh the South Africa comments I have gotten. ("Lori grew up in from South Africa" or "How did you like it there in South Africa?") Or Japan. Or some other country in the world (???) So I laughed last week about the "thinks Africa is a country" comment in the news. Many, many Americans think Africa is a country, I have learned. [Of course, most of them don't want to be my vice president. But I don't believe the news story anyway. And yes - I'm trying to Move On, too.]

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