Sunday, July 6, 2008

the ABCs of me

Since I'm still recovering from the stress and sleeplessness of party planning, party hosting and post-party clean up and am actively avoiding going into my kitchen because the mess in there is scary and overwhelming, I'm going to steal a meme from Squeaky. Memes are fun little time wasters and I've always believed that if you're having a massive case of bloggersblock, do a meme or post a cat photo. Plus, it might help you all get to know me a bit better. That is, if you're curious. If not, there's a blogroll over to the right of the screen, filled with links to people who are super smart, incredibly witty and probably much more interesting than me - especially today.

The ABCs of Me

Accent: I'm from the Cleveland area. They send newscasters here to learn a non-accent accent.

Breakfast or no breakfast: Coffee first. Must be conscious to even start considering food. But I'm notorious for eating what is not typically breakfast food for breakfast - I horrified my father with my "grilled cheese sandwich & dill pickles for breakfast" phase. I hardly ever eat cold cereal.

Chore I don’t care for: I hate folding laundry.

Dog or Cat: 6 cats - my pride of little lions.

Essential Electronics: The computer is about the extent of the "electronics" in our house. We don't have a fancy stereo or entertainment center.

Favorite Cologne: I don't wear one specific brand of fragrance but when the weather is warm, I like to wear things that smell like orange blossoms, citrus, herbs or green leaves. In the wintertime, I wear a perfume called "Loukhoum" - it makes me smell delicious.

Gold or Silver: I used to only wear silver or white gold but when Mike bought me my engagement ring, he chose yellow gold. One day I asked why and he said he thinks white gold looks cheap. Okay then. Yellow gold it is.

Handbag I carry most often: I'm carrying a dark green purse that I bought on sale at Target. I am so not a fancy purse type of girl. It's shaped like a little duffle bag and has room enough for my wallet, my lipgloss collection, some polyhedral dice and even my pistol, if I have to unholster.

Insomnia: Only if I'm upset, otherwise I could sleep and sleep. Lots of pillows, a rotating selection of cats, soft fleece blankets and a warm man? Snuggle city.

Job Title: SWMBO, reference desk

Kids: Kind of cute, sticky fingered noise makers. Need to learn to use the litterbox.

Living Arrangements: I live with my husband in a nice old house in a fun neighborhood. Would be totally perfect if we could figure out how to run a pipe to the brewery and have a tap in the basement.

Naughtiest Childhood Behavior: I had the worst temper. The worst.

Most Admirable Trait: Um. I have no idea. (learning to control my temper?) Others could answer this better than I could.

Overnight hospital stays: I had to have surgeries on my leg when I was a kid. I would ring the night nurse and ask her to come to my room and tuck me in because I was lonely.

Phobias: I went through a period (not too long ago) where I was developing a phobia about driving on this one road. On one side it drops off and looks like you're driving along the edge of a steep cliff. Every time I traveled on this road I could feel myself getting panicky and anxious, convinced that the car would somehow slide off that edge and I would die either horribly mangled or burned in a fiery car crash. So I forced myself to drive that road over and over. Phobia vanquished.

Quote: My herb garden is right next to my garage. Above the little side window I painted, "Everything that grows holds in perfection but a little moment".... it's Shakespeare

Reason to smile: I know how lucky I truly am.

Siblings: Two half-brothers, one from each of my parents.

Time I wake up: My alarm goes off at 7:15AM but Mike sets the clock ahead. So it might be more like 6:45AM.

Unusual Talent or Skill: You know how some people have perfect pitch? I'm like that with color.

Vegetable I Refuse to Eat: Cauliflower. I spent a summer in Ireland when I was 16 and honestly, I think it's the only vegetable I ate the whole time I was there. With cream sauce. Blech.

Worst Habit: Procrastinating.

X-rays: Yes. Lots. When the doctors are planning on cutting bone out of your leg, they tend to like to see what they're doing first.

Yummy Stuff: Men with shaved heads and goatees. Yes, I have a thing. (Oh? Was this supposed to be about food? Everything is better with butter or bacon.)

Zoo Animal I Like Most: I won the contest to name the twin Siberian tiger cubs at the Cleveland zoo. I like to think of them as "my" tigers. I also really like those teeny tamarin monkeys.

Now you know a little more about The Breda Fallacy - but if you're still not satisfied, here's the cat photo...

9 comments:

BobG said...

"If not, there's a blogroll over to the right of the screen, filled with links to people who are super smart, incredibly witty and probably much more interesting than me..."

Since I'm in it, I might have to disagree with you there.

"But I'm notorious for eating what is not typically breakfast food for breakfast..."

I've been known to eat grits with kimchi.

Nice herb garden.

"I went through a period (not too long ago) where I was developing a phobia about driving on this one road."

Was it anything like this one? I was afraid to drive on it, so I just took pictures.

"Men with shaved heads and goatees."

If you saw me, you'd get over that quick. ;)

Breda said...

Oh, Bob - the Schaeffer Trail! Eeek!

phlegmfatale said...

Loukhoum sounds GLORIOUS - I must check it out, scent whore that I am.

Less said...

Naughtiest Childhood Behavior: I had the worst temper. The worst.

heh. I think I may've been in the same boat!

doubletrouble said...

"Men with shaved heads and goatees."

//Paging Jay G., Jay G. please report to the reference librarian’s desk.//

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness, the "overnight hospital stays" one made me tear up a little bit. I'll bet those nurses still remember you.

LOVE your herb garden. What an inspiration. I never got around to planting herbs this spring -- got the vegetables in and kind of forgot about them. Now I'm all ready to go clear a spot by the garage and just do it. :) (Except, of course, that it's the absolutely wrong time of year for that.)

Assrot said...

SWMBO ???

I know this is wrong but it's what some smartaleck said that was looking over my shoulder and I don't know what SWMBO stands for so please clarify.

The idiot behind me said "Single White Master of Body Odor".

I said no way, not her.

Joe

pax said...

So what did you name them?

Breda said...

Danya and Dasha, the names both mean "gift from God"