Sunday, August 10, 2008

Another tag--A to Z facts about me

Kirsty tagged me.

A. Attached or Single? Attached

B. Best Friend? Jesse (awwww!)

C. Cake or Pie? Cake, if I have to choose between those, but my favorite desserts starting with C are cobbler and creme brulee

D. Day of the week? Friday--now that I don't work on the weekend anymore (as I did in graduate school), I find my brain takes a few days (starting cold on Mondays) to get into it's most productive mode at work. By Friday, I often think I'm a genius. Mondays, I feel like my brain is pumping molasses. Also, I do somewhat look forward to the weekend, so that makes Fridays fun.

E. Essential Items? Crocs

F. Favorite Color? Blue for looking at, brown for wearing

G. Gummy Bears or Worms? Worms. But really neither, since I try to avoid eating gelatine. Favorite gummy candies are Swedish Fish and Sour Patch Kids and Jelly Tots (South African--thanks for reminding me of those Kirsty!)

H. Hometown? Johannesburg, South Africa

I. Indulgences? Sitting on the couch, surfing the Internet, good desserts

J. January or July? January--my birthday month. And July can be too hot (January can also be too cold, as I can attest from my years of living in Wisconsin)

K. Kids? Someday

L. Life isn't complete without? A good workout. And family.

M. Marriage Date? Never! Okay, maybe someday, in a judge's chambers or something. But probably just to take care of a health care issue.

N. Number of Brothers and Sisters? 1 sister

O. Oranges or Apples? Apples, though not as much as when I was a teenager (forget 1 a day... I was doing 3 a day or so), and oranges are gaining

P. Phobias or Fears? Human-made objects under water (including Kreepy-Kraulys--just looking for a photo of one freaked me out--and pipes) and natural objects under water that shouldn't be there--like whole trees, as I saw in the clear, clear water of Quetico when I went canoeing there a couple of years ago. FREAKY! I hyperventilate for the first 5 minutes of snorkeling. Then I start loving it (if there are pretty fish and none of the above objects).

Q. Quote: "Efficiency is intelligent laziness"--David Dunham; but just last night I saw this on a new facebook friend's page: "the best way to get something done is to begin" and I quite like that one too

R. Reasons to Smile: I have a good family

S. Superman or Wonder Woman: don't know enough to decide. I think I liked Wonder Woman when I was a kid though, so I'll go with her. Actually, when I was 6 and living in Athens, Georgia, I successfully blew all the seeds off a dandelion and wished I were Wonder Woman, but it didn't come true, so the next dandelion I tried, I wished it again but couldn't blow all the seeds off. When I told me mom about my wish not coming true, she told me that it was because I had tried again and failed. Or at least that's how I remember the story

T. Tag 5 people: you, you, you, you and you. I still don't think I even have 5 readers, and one of my readers is the person who tagged me :-)

U. Unknown Fact about Me? I have a mole shaped like a fried egg (with a "yolk" higher than the "whites") on my stomach

V. Vegetables? Oh yeah! Love them. I'm a subscriber of the Be Wise Ranch Community-Supporter Agriculture (CSA) program. Favorites are tomatoes (okay, that's a fruit, but whatever), chard, green (or purple or yellow) beans and potatoes (fried in oil, of course).

W. Worst Habit? Checking email frequently

X. X-ray or ultrasound? Never had an ultrasound. One time I had an X-ray, I got to lie on a mighty comfy camp mattress--and so I learned about Thermarest camping mattresses and went out and bought myself one for backpacking

Y. Your favorite food? No one favorite, but plenty of favorites: Twix, Creme brulee, Sunkist fruit gems, caprese salads (tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil), good baby potatoes (with oil-crisped skin), good cheese, South African-style fudge, cobbler crumb topping, good lentil soup, tempura vegetables, avocado sushi, pecans, dried fruit, Terra chips... I could go on and on

Z.Zodiac sign: Aquarius

1 comment:

Kirsty said...

Oh I loved reading this! It was so interesting. I wanted to comment on almost every letter :)

Kreepy Kraulies-Hahahaha, I had almost forgotten they existed.Yes they ARE so sinister aren't they??! Especially that noise when they crawl up the side and start sucking air. Omigosh too funny.

You have me craving Twix. Thanks.

January in South Africa! I can get behind that.

Love your quotes. Efficiency really is about laziness isn't it? It saves so much time and energy in the long run.

You do have a good family :) Love your family!

I remember Genevieve always ranting about gelatine except she used to pronounce it GelaTIN. That was the one time she seemed American to me.

South African fudge! How does one make it?? I was like..Whhhaaaa?? The first time someone gave me "fudge" here. No dear, that is not fudge. Aaron does not appreciate our fudge. Your entire fav food list got my mouth literally watering.

Love the "by Friday I think I am a genius". You are you know :)

Thanks for answering the tag! Fascinating, as always.