Laurel of Wads Of Stuff recently did an 'ABCs of Me' post to share a little bit about herself, and she inspired me to do the same. So here are some facts about me, alphabet-style! As she did, I'm taking a couple of liberties with a few letters that I felt were not the best for me.
A- Age? Yes, sadly, every day I age a little more. Oh, this is about how old I am? Look! Over there! A squirrel on a spaceship!!
B- Best day? The day I got my Ph.D.
C-Craving? Chocolate. Always chocolate. Or cheese. That'll work, too.
D-Difficult? Losing the ones I love.
E-Embarrassed? I don't get embarrassed easily, but when I do, I turn about as red as a tomato. I do stupid things all the time, though, so I've inured myself to most of that. The fastest way to embarrass me is to say something nice about me in front of a group of people. I suddenly don't know where to put any of my limbs, or my eyes.
F-Fear? I fear spinning my wheels because I haven't learned lessons I'm supposed to learn.
G-Gross? Scatalogical humor. Yuck!
I-Interests? Reading, writing, genealogy, psychology, scrapbooking/paper-crafting, cooking, tarot, history, art, nail art.
K-Kids? Four kitties and one puppy. The cats may or may not be plotting to kill me (ala The Oatmeal), but my puppy has mah back.
L-Likes? Pina Coladas and walks in the rain. Oh wait, that's a song...
M-Music? Anything that makes me feel good and makes me want to dance.
N-Never? I will never watch E.T. Don't ask, you don't want to know.
O-Once? Once I climbed a volcano. Next time I'll take the helicopter tour.
P-Pet peeves? I have several grammatical quirks that drive me nuts. I hate it when people misuse 'literally'. I hate it when people say 'less' when they should say 'fewer' (things you can count = fewer. So you have less sugar, but fewer oranges--you don't have less oranges. That's just ungrammatical). I hate it when people say 'The proof is in the pudding'--no, no it isn't. The expression is 'The proof of the pudding is in the taste.', and if you think about it, you'll see that makes a lot more sense. Also, if you say you 'could care less', that means you do actually care. What you're trying to say is you *couldn't* care less. And, to round off my list of crazy, I hate it when people say 'You want to have your cake and eat it, too.'. Everyone has their cake, and then eats it. The trick is to eat your cake, and still have it. The expression is 'You want to eat your cake and have it, too.'. Yes, I do know how crazy this sounds and that the only other Americans who says it this way was the Unibomber, and it's one of the reasons they were able to figure out who he was. So no, I'm not proud of it, but it is correct, dammit!!
Q-Quote: "I'm not afraid to fall, it means I climbed up high. To fall is not to fail, you fail when you don't try."
S-Siblings? I have one half-sister. Love you!!!
T-TV shows? Right now, it's Walking Dead, Orange Is The New Black, House Of Cards, The Big Bang Theory, The Goldbergs, Masterchef, Project Runway, and, if I'm honest...Real Housewives of New Jersey. I'm not ashamed. Not at all. Maybe a little. Don't judge me!!
U-Unique: I'm probably the only person on the planet who has a Ph.D but can't figure out how to get the battery out of my laptop computer.
V-Vacation: I love Europe, cruises, and more and more I like nature-related vacations, like hiking in Point Reyes.
W-Web? I have a website and two blogs. (see the 'About Me' in the upper-right corner if you want to check them out :) )
X-X-ray? I've had pretty much every part of my body X-rayed. And I've had a several scans, as well. I've had a bumpy life, injury-wise!
Y-Why? Why not?
Z-Zoo Animal? Tasmanian Devil. Although I would have also accepted meerkat and mongoose.
So what questions would you add to a list like this, for bloggers to discuss about themselves?