This is courtesy of my good friend, Stacy over at Never Wanted Nothin' More.
Feel free to steal it if you have blogger's block like me.
The Alphabet Meme.
A is for your age:
B is for your burger of choice:
I am a huge fan of turkey burgers, especially when Bing makes them on the grill. I like them with avocado slices all over them and lots of pepper.
C is for the car that you drive:
We have three cars and one motorcycle. (That makes me feel so wasteful!) We have a cargo van because Bing is a musician and often needs it to haul her instruments for various gigs. Since she plays (and I am not kidding, the list is looooonnnngg) marimba, vibes, piano, drums of all kinds including bongos, congas and steel pan plus good old drum set, guitar, banjo, violin, french horn and sax. We also have a small truck, don't ask me what kind. It is small and gold. I usually drive a little yellow volks bug. I refuse to talk about the motorcycle other than to say it is purple and Liv is forbidden to EVER ride on it. I don't even like Bing on it, except that she insists on living on it in the summer to save money on gas.
D is for dog's name:
Socks. He is a scottish terrier and had two small white spots on his front feet when he was a puppy but they somehow disappeared and now he is jet black and I'm sure people wonder why we named him that. He will be one next month and is already getting some gray hairs around his ass. I told him not to be embarrassed, Bing has them too. She didn't find this too funny....
E is for an essential item you use each day:
Toothpaste. I could never stand to be on Survivor because if I don't brush my teeth, I feel yucky all day. I like Tom's Natural. Bing and Liv are Crest users.
F is for your favorite television show:
That is a hard one because I like several. I think that I look forward to LOST the most, though. I AM a bit pissy that they keep throwing curve balls at us in the plot. And I am sick, sick, sick of Jack's limpid, moist, suffering eyes and Kate being such a dumb ass that she doesn't see that Sawyer is nuts about her. I also developed a small crush on the new character of Dan, but I have no idea if he survived or not. Anyone know?
G is for favorite game:
I like a complicated card game called Knockers. It is nothing you can learn in a book, but a family game of an old college friend. Her father made it up and it is complicated and twisty. Bing HATES this game, says it gives her a headache and she refuses to play with me. Liv will soon be old enough and I intend to make her a devotee too...
H is for hometown:
I'll give you two hints: John Wayne and the bridges of Madison County.
I is for instruments played:
Snorting. NONE. I let Bing and Liv be the musicians. Even Liv's father plays guitar. I took one piano lesson when I was nine and the piano teacher sent a note home to my mother saying not to bother sending me again....
J is for favorite juice:
I like good old fashioned orange juice. Can only drink it in small amounts, though, as it is loaded with carbs and that messes up my diabetes, but I love it...love the taste, the color, the smell...
K is for what you'd like to kick:
All the ants that are invading our home because we have had so much rain. Bing was cleaning the gutters today on the house and called down to me that they are all over the roof too. That made me almost feel nauseated. They are those rather large black ants that somehow manage to live even after they are stomped on. They look up at you and laugh and mutter something about hauling rubber plants, sucker.
L is for last restaurant you dined at:
I went to this trendy place called The Hollywood Diner when my sister was visiting with her grandson. He likes their malts and was having surgery the next day, so we let him pick. I had a guacamole burger and ate way too many potato chips. Liv and her cousin shared a sundae that was so outrageously huge that I felt like a big fat tubby American just looking at it. I mean, I kid you not, it was literally in a bowl that I would mix cake batter in at home.
M is for your favorite muppet:
It has been awhile since Liv was into the muppets, but I always liked Kermit. Mostly because he sang so poignantly about how it wasn't easy being green.
N is for number of piercings you have:
None. When I was a teenager, I tried FOUR times to pierce my ears and each and every time they became infected no matter how scrupulously clean I kept them. I decided that I was not meant to be a pierced woman. Now, I have a huge box of old fashioned clip and screw in earrings and I rather like them. I also like it that when I talk on the phone, I can just slip them off.
O is for overnight hospital stays:
Five. Tonsils. Asthma twice. Diabetes. Colitis. The first four were when I was a child. I DETEST hospitals in general. This is rather funny, considering that I worked and trained in them for the better part of my life.
P is for people you were with today:
Bing, Liv, co-worker at college, Liv's swim coach and a very short and funny encounter with a deranged drive thru window operator when I went through Wendy's to get Liv and I some chili for lunch. This woman should honestly have been an auctioneer, she had this rapid fire speech that neither Liv nor I could understand and a relatively easy order turned into a nightmare. ("Did you say you wanted chili? Or do you mean a frosty" You had to be there....)
Q is for what you do in quiet times:
Read. Blog. Sleep.
R is for regrets:
I regret that I didn't become a high school English teacher. It was where my heart was, but I was money hungry and went for the higher salaried career.
S is for status:
Technically, I am a single parent. In my heart, I am a married woman with a child and a female partner. I really wish this country would man up and let us get married. We could use the appliances we'd get as wedding gifts.
T is for time you woke up today:
8 a.m. Another reason to love summertime. Bing takes Liv to swim practice on her way to teach summer school and I don't have to pick her up until 9:30...so I get to sleep in. Ah.
U is for what you consider unique:
My dog's smile. He smiles. I swear it.
V is for favorite vegetable:
I really love creamed spinach. Yes. Me. The junkaholic.
W is for your worst habit:
Forgetting to clean the shower/bathtub after I am done. I use lots of baby oil and Bing swears that showering after me is treacherous, like ice skating.
X is for x-rays you have had:
Probably nearly every bone in my body. With rheumatoid arthritis, they always want a picture of dem bones. I was told by my rheumatologist that I have the bones of a 70 year old woman. Yeah. I am just THAT sexy.
Y is for yummy food you ate today:
Bing brought home a roast chicken from the grocery store. I confess to liking the skin best.
Z is for zodiac sign:
I am an Aquarius, married to a Virgo with a Leo daughter. Life is interesting at Maria's house of love and pain and the whole damn thing.
Almost to the weekend now...I can touch it with my fingertips.....