Sunday, April 10, 2011


I have not been keeping up on the blog posts. Partly because, as it turns out, waiting to adopt is not all that exciting. No two week waits over here. And partly because I've been traveling for work, which makes me busy and tired. And not very creative. And in need of a writing crutch. So I'm going to steal an idea from A Woman My Age.

ABC meme

A. Age: 36. But I swear I feel at least 50. Last week, my 6 year old niece asked me, "what are those lines?" as she reached up to touch my crow's feet (although I guess I got off easy, as she also told all of her classmates that her mom is pregnant and, "that's why she has a big belly." She's not. Pregnant.)

B. Bed size: Queen.

C. Chore you dislike: Cleaning out the drain in the kitchen sink. Ugh. Gives me the chills just thinking about it. My lovely wife graciously takes care of that.

D. Dogs: None, much to my wife's dismay. The deal is the next living thing to come into the house is a kid. Then we'll talk dogs.

E. Essential start to your day: Coffee. You *don't* want to talk to me before I've had my coffee. Or really any time before 10am. I am not a morning person.

F. Favorite color: Blue.

G. Gold or silver: Silver.

H. Height: 5’3", if I stand real tall and strreeeetch my neck.

I. Instruments you play(ed): Piano and violin when I was a kid.

J. Job title: Word hustler.

K. Kids: Hoping.

L. Live: The South, unfortunately.

M. Mom’s name: Carole

N. Nicknames: J Bean.

O. Overnight hospital stays: Just once when I was a kid. I have 2 memories of the event: 1) Throwing up all over the nurse and 2) Getting a box of plastic horses as a get well present from a family friend.

P. Pet peeves: People at the grocery store who can't get off their cell phones, can't figure out where the bar codes are, and don't know how to use the scanner thingy, but insist on being in the self-checkout lane.

Q. Quote from a movie: I can't think of a single one. My wife is appalled by my lack of movie exposure...I've never seen the Star Wars movies or Top Gun or anything else my hippie mother thought was overtly violent.

R. Righty or lefty: Righty.

S. Siblings: None. (Um, the niece in line A is actually my cousin's kid. It's a long story.)

T. Time you wake up: Depends. Around 7:30 or 8, on a "normal" work day. Guess that whole having kids thing is really going to change my lifestyle.

U. Underwear: Yes, usually.

V. Vegetables you don’t like: Cucumber! I don't see how so many people like a vegetable that tastes just like dirty water.

W.What makes you run late: Reading blogs.

X. X-rays you’ve had: feet, mouth, lady bits, left arm.

Y. Yummy food you make: I'm sort of a hit or miss cook. But I did make a batch of cinnamon rolls that people still talk about.

Z. Zoo animal favorites: I'm not a big zoo person. Although I did see wild turkeys last weekend and that was pretty amazing.


  1. I will never eat a cucumber again without thinking about dirty water. I see more dip in my future. LOL


  2. On the dog thing - trust me, once you have a baby in your house, you will not even think about getting a dog - cause seriously, it's like having two kids. When you're exhausted, haven't had your coffee (I too can't deal with the day without one) and the baby is crying, the last thing you'll want to do is take the dog for a walk in the pouring rain. Or maybe that's just me. I still love my dog, but I know I wouldn't have gotten her after our child.