Due to the ridiculous downpour outside and a cancelled meeting, I am trying to work from home today. Trying being the operative word in that sentence. We had the misfortune of our garburator deciding to bust open a few days ago, which we only discovered after turning on the dishwasher left our kitchen floor resembling a pond, minus the cool parts, like lilypads and frogs, and plus the nasty parts, like chunkies of garburator goodness. Today has so far been spent with plumbers and such darting in and out of my front door-- not fantastic for concentration. So, instead of hearing my musings on the current state of the literature in intergroup relations, you get to read all sorts of random facts about yours truly, thanks to some alphabetty taggage by the lovely Miss Libby!
A. Attached or Single? Attached, to a certain dapper fellow I call the Duke. It is our three month living-together-aversary in a couple days!
B. Best Friend? It always makes me sting a little to admit that I don't really have a best-best friend. For the bulk of my life, I did have the prototypical spent-every-spare-moment-with and tell-everything best friend. However, our closeness was seriously damaged at one point, and then, as some of you may recall, a cherry was put on top on my last visit home.
C. Cake or pie? Most definitely pie... the fillings are too damn good. Key lime pie is destined to be my downfall.
D. Day of choice? Saturday. I know its cliched, but do I really have to explain?
E. Essential item? This is a little vague... in life? In my house? In my purse?
F. Favorite color? Dark red, like a burgandy.
G. Gummy bears or worms? Worms!! They make for way more fun pre-eating (you can wiggle them, tie them in knots, stretch them out), have more gummy goodness, and usually have two different flavours in one! This is no competition! And don't even get me started on sour gummy worms...
H. Hometown? Anonymity reigns here, I'm afraid. I'll just say that you can read more about my little HomeTown here.
I. Favorite indulgence? Dr. Loosen's Riesling, saltwater taffy, and a massage. Heaven!
J. January or July? How is this even a question? The month after Christmas, full of rain & snow, where holidays are pretty much the furthest away than any other point in the year, or sunshine and beaches? July, please.
K. Kids? One of these days... and by these days, I mean years. I do really want children, but I have this pesky PhD to get through first, and would to actually experience some stability before I throw everything out of whack again.
L. Life isn’t complete without? Coffee?? Oh, and friendship & family, plus little bits of joy and excitement inserted into day-to-day routines.
M. Marriage date? I'm definitely thinking I would like a late spring/early summer outdoor wedding. But I can't get much more specific than that!
N. Number of brothers and sisters? One younger sister... three years younger than me.
O. Oranges or Apples? Christmas oranges (aka. mandarins) always dominate. I pretty much live off of boxes of them come December.
P. Phobias? Spiders. HATE THEM.
Q. Quotes? I always feel so put on the spot with these questions, because I know there are approximately two billion quotes that I should be using. Instead, I'll go with old faithful:
R. Reasons to smile? I live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, where I easily can get to a beach, a lake, the forest, the mountains, or killer shopping.
S. Season of choice? I'm a summer girl, through and through. I look best with bare feet and a tan.
T. Tag 5 people: I always like to pick some of my newer reads for this one...
U. Unknown fact about me? I was such a crier in elementary school that my teacher taped a calendar to my desk, and drew a sad face on every day that I cried. I got a prize if it was under two days a week. This may explain why I now hate hate hate crying in front of anyone.
V. Vegetable? I adore green beans. Especially this kick ass garlic-chili green recipe I recently discovered. I would easily eat bowls full of that as a snack.
W. Worst habit? I talk too fast. My mom claims it is because I think too fast. Whether that is true or not, it takes a huge effort for me to slow down, and I always feel like a parody of myself when I do. "Asssssss I wassss saaaaayyyyyinnnnnggggg...."
X. X-ray or Ultrasound? Wow. Was this really all they could come up with for X? How about xylophones versus maracas? (Kazoos always win, by the way.)
Y. Your favorite food? As a general rule, probably cheese, in its many delicious forms. My friend told me she lots 10 lbs by just dropping cheese from her diet, and I almost started to cry at the possibility.
Z. Zodiac sign? Sagittarius. Maybe I should be brushing up on my archery.