Tuesday, May 01, 2007

An ABC meme

Robbie tagged me for this.

A-Available or Single? Strange choices. I'm not available (except of course to Cliff) and I'm not single.

B-Best Friend: I have never cultivated friends much. My husband, Cliff, is my best friend, hands down. Growing up, it's a good thing I had cousins, or I'd never have had anybody to play with!

C-Cake or Pie: Pie! Preferably warm fruit pie with ice cream.

D-Drink of Choice: These days I'd say water, since I have a daily goal of drinking 8 cups of it; by the time you drink that much water, there isn't room for much else.

E-Essential Item(s): My Canon Powershot camera, the computer, coffee in the morning

F- Favorite Color(s): blue

G- Gummi Bears or Worms? I don't like gummy-candy. If I must choose, I'll take bears.

H- Hometown: My parents moved so much when I was young, it's hard to say: I've always felt like Eagleville, Missouri, was my hometown because although we only lived there three years, lots of relatives were there, so we returned often to visit. In some ways I consider Kansas City as my home town. As far as where I've lived the longest, that would be the little burg on whose outskirts I live and blog right now.

I- Indulgence: Horses. An expensive steak every once in awhile.

J- January or February: February, only because it's shorter and closer to spring.

K- Kids: I bore two, only to find out they aren't just toys or pets that you can play with and then put on a shelf. They require time, effort, and money. Much more than I invested. They do grow up. Thank God they've made it so far, although not unscathed. But they seem to have good times.

L- Life is incomplete without: a pet

M- Marriage Date: June 16, 1966

N- Number of Siblings: When my mom and dad married, Daddy came equipped with a son and a daughter (his first wife died in childbirth). My brother, Jack, passed away some years ago. My wonderful sister is in her late 70's and is the healthiest person I know... she exercises, stays slim and trim, isn't even on blood pressure meds. She married when I was two, so I was pretty much raised like an only child.

O- Oranges or Apples? Apples, specifically Fuji apples. I like oranges, but you have to take all that time peeling them.

P- Phobias/Fears: I can't think of any fear of mine that's serious enough to call it a phobia. As much as I enjoy riding the motorcycle with Cliff, sometimes a fearful thought crosses my mind when we're riding, like, "What would happen to me if I went flying through a barbed-wire fence?" or, "What would happen to us if a tire blew out?"

Q- Favorite Quote: "Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."

R- Reasons to smile: babies and toddlers, sunrises, the antics of pets, vacation plans, the twenty-third Psalm... I could fill a page with these.

S- Season: Summer

T- Tag Three: I won't tag anybody. If you want to do the meme, just let me know you did it, OK?

U- Unknown Fact About Me: I did not date until I was twenty years old.

V – Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animals? I like meat. Although these days I keep it to a four-ounce-or-less serving at home. Which is probably why I get these cravings at least once a month for steak!

W- Worst Habit(s): Telling people what I really think. At least I guess it's my worst habit, since Cliff is constantly mortified and embarrassed by my speaking my mind.

X – X-rays or Ultrasounds? Neither one hurts does it? Doesn't the insurance pay for them both? Then I don't care which.

Y- Your Favorite Foods: Pizza Hut Super Supreme Pan Pizza, hand-tossed crust. Anything with ice cream, especially chocolate malts.

Z- zodiac? Cancer


  1. I found yours quite interesting. I didn't know about the sibling situation. We have speaking minds in common and the color blue, also the moving around a lot.

  2. Loved your meme answers, makes me feel like I know you better. I have embarrassed my husband a few times by being rather blunt. Once at a horse show I was rather upset because the judge flipped a coin to get the winner as I was tied with a man and he had already put his horse up and we couldn't do the trail class again to break the tie. I thought I should have won as I was still standing there with my horse ready to ride again. Anyway to make a long story short I kind of mouthed off at the man saying it wasn't fair that he won from the flipping of a coin. Now it seems really foolish and funny but at that time I was putting points on my mare and I wanted those points. Oh brother, the things we get upset about that really don't matter. Should get upset about the things that DO matter. Great meme!

  3. I did it - in my journal.

  4. We share a camera, a zodiac sign and an appreciation of meat. Lovely quote! :)


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