Wednesday, May 24, 2006
A to Z Meme
I've been tagged by mb for another meme.
accent: When I'm in my hometown, I lapse into a Boston accent; at other times, people have thought I'm Irish. But mostly, I'm as neutral as a newscaster from Nebraska. (Nice alliteration, huh?)
booze: pale wine in the winter, dark beer in the summer
chore I hate: cleaning the tub--or the fridge. The oven, too, though at least, it no longer involves those noxious fumes. And the microwave when people forget to use a paper towel....Am I only allowed to hate one chore?
dogs/cats: one aging shepherd/lab mix, a jack russell, and two cats.
essential electronics: computer, stereo, and my digital camera, if that counts
favorite perfume/cologne: anything that smells really clean
gold/silver: probably silver, but jewelry isn't my passion
hometown: Brockton, Massachusetts, former "shoe city of the world". Also home to legendary boxers Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler
insomnia: If it were an Olympic sport, I'd be a gold medalist.
job title: Writer. Always have been, though this is the first year I got to write it on my tax form.
living arrangements: Live in a house with people I love and lots of plants and animals.
most admired trait: Willingness to learn
number of sexual partners: Does anyone really answer this one?
overnight hospital stays: Every time I go near the place, I leave with a baby.
phobia: Public speaking! (Oh my god, how will I ever give readings?)
quote: "No fear. No envy. No meanness." — Liam Clancy
religion: According to a quiz I recently took on Stephanie Anagnoson's blog, I'm a mix of Bhakta, which is a pure lover of God, and a philosopher type.
siblings: Just me and an army of imaginary friends.
time I usually wake up: Late. Old waitressing habits die hard.
unusual talent: I can do more sit-ups than anyone I know, even if I never practice.
vegetable I refuse to eat: Don't much like beets, but I wouldn't turn down a bowl of borscht with sour cream.
worst habit: Disorganized. Lazy, too. Grumpy when overtired. Prone to melodramama. Which is considered "worst" depends on who you ask.
x-rays: lots of dental
yummy foods I make: Start with tomatoes, garlic and cayenne...and take it from there. Also make a great chocolate cake with cream cheese icing.
zodiac sign: Leo
Now for my taggees: How about getting some men involved: Perfect Virgo maybe? Fred Garber? Floots? (If I picked on you last time, you are exempt.) P.A Moed, Marilyn, Jordan Rosenfeld, and anyone else who'd like to share their bad habits and number of sex partners on the world wide web...have at it.