Friday, March 18, 2011

ABCs of Me

I don't think I've done this one yet...

A. Age: Ummmm.... 50 (eeeekkk...)

B. Bed size: Queen.

C. Chore you dislike: Washing the floor. Love it when it's done, but I always procrastinate on doing it.

D. Dogs: None. I briefly had a mutt named Honey when I was a preschooler. She went to live on my grandparents' farm & was run over by a car. :(

E. Essential start to your day: A bowl of oatmeal with brown sugar & cinnamon, & a cup of tea.

F. Favorite color: Blue.

G. Gold or silver: Ummm... can I have both?? ; )

H. Height: Just under 5'5"

I. Instruments you play(ed): Piano & alto saxophone.

J. Job title: Assistant Manager, Executive Communications

K. Kids: None living, one stillborn.

L. Live: near Toronto

M. Mom’s name: Donna

N. Nicknames: don't really have any (that I'm going to repeat, anyway, lol)

O. Overnight hospital stays: aside from when I lost Katie, several when I was in elementary school, for tests to monitor my bladder/ureter/kidney condition. Thankfully, I eventually outgrew it. After losing Katie, I learned there is a high co-relation between kidney problems & uterine abnormalities. I often wonder whether they could tell that I had a uterine malformation as a child.

P. Pet peeves: People who talk on their cellphones on public transit, in restaurants, etc., as if they're in their living room. :p

Q. Quote from a movie: Casablanca is probably my favourite movie of all time -- it has a fabulous script, chock full of memorable lines. Among my favourites:

Captain Renault: What in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca?
Rick: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.
Captain Renault: The waters? What waters? We're in the desert.
Rick: I was misinformed.


Major Strasser: What is your nationality?
Rick: I'm a drunkard.
Captain Renault: That makes Rick a citizen of the world.

R. Righty or lefty: Righty.

S. Siblings: Younger sister.

T. Time you wake up: 5 a.m. :p

U. Underwear: Yes??

V. Vegetables you don’t like: Mushrooms & peppers. I LOVE tomatos, but unfortunately can't eat them anymore. :(

W.What makes you run late: Underestimating the amount of time I will need.

X. X-rays you’ve had: pelvis, skull, teeth.

Y. Yummy food you make: cookies, although I don't make them often these days. And I am an excellent popcorn maker (following in my dad's footsteps...!). : )

Z. Zoo animal favorites: penguins! I also stood in line for an hour to see a pair of visiting panda bears once.

Now it is YOUR turn.... let me know if you do this one & I'll come visit!


  1. This was so fun Loribeth! I really enjoyed reading your answers (espeically letters E, N, O, Q, W, Y & Z) and learned lots of new and intersting things about you.:)

    At first I thought you were going to have to come up with something for each letter on your own. It seems less daunting with a prompt for each one. Maybe I will try it?! I will let you know if I do. ;)

  2. I love this! And we share a passion for penguins :-)

  3. Me Likey!! I will borrow this when its a slow blog day soon!!

  4. Fun! I love Casablanca too. It's up there with "Princess Bride" as the most quotable movie in my book.
    "You despise me, don't you?"
    "If I gave you any thought I probably would."

    I'm going to do my own ABCs later in the day. Thanks for the great idea :)

  5. Meme has been completed. Thanks for sharing it, I had fun :)

  6. a - Is it wrong that I can't wait for 50? I'm thinking I'd kick 50's butt (and I only have 9 years to wait *g*).

    c - you're supposed to wash them too?
    Re-reading your list I feel like a bit of a dork, you quote Casablanca and mine are Planes, Trains and Automobiles and So I Married an Ax Murderer! Sooo deep (and I totally oooh'd at the mention of Princess Bride above...but that's really one of my favorite books *g*)

    Thanks for posting this.

  7. Loved reading this Loribeth! Sometimes, memes are a lovely little escape aren't they? Anyway, I loved reading it so much that I just indulged and did it myself!

  8. Fun! I can always count on you to kickstart my blogging. Just did this over at my place.

    Thanks for sharing more bits of you.


    Oh, I did it!

  10. Ahha !! what an innovative way of writing a post!! Bravo !!