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 ShakespeareReason 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.