ABC’s of Amy

I am nothing if not a late-to-the-party sheep. Also, I didn’t have anything else to say today. Between work & school & my volunteer shit & trying to get ready to run a 5K on Sunday & being mostly sick the last week, I have zero brain cells left for interesting, informative stuff.

ALTHOUGH – if you’re lucky (and you will be, trust), in the coming weeks, you’ll get informative posts on BEER! CHEESE! BACON! SAUSAGE! LAUNDRY DETERGENT! and maybe, eventually, a couple of brew reviews.

ANYWAYS! the meme:

(A) Age: 34
(B) Bed Size: Queen
(C) Chore You Really Dislike: Pretty much all of them, although I don’t mind laundry
(D) Dogs: None. Three cats, though.
(E) Essential Start To Your Day: Meditation & a fruit smoothie
(F) Favorite Color: Green; pretty much all shades
(G) Gold or Silver: Silver (although my wedding ring is titanium)
(H) Height: 5’2″
(I) Instruments You Play: Ha! lots – I play piano, organ, flute, piccolo, and the bassoon. I can also play “Blister in the Sun” on the guitar. I can do a few recognizable songs on the clarinet, I’ve played a recognizable xylophone, marimba, and in high school marching band, played the bell lyre.
(J) Job Title: Grant Administrator
(K) Kids: None. See Letter D.
(L) Live: Portland, OR
(M) Mom’s Name: Marie
(N) Nicknames: the Gazelle. Also Grace (in college). The high school nicknames will never be revealed. I’m kinda partial to “that hippie chick.”
(O) Overnight Hospital Stays: One – I had my gall bladder removed in January 2007
(P) Pet Peeve: reply to all, “could of,” people who talk during presentations, the trashy neighbor who lets her dog shit in my garden & doesn’t clean it up
(Q) Quote From A Movie: “Faster. Faster. Faster would be better!”  (Serenity); “What a wonderful smell you’ve discovered, princess.” (Star Wars IV). And many, many things from Monty Python.
(R) Right or Left Handed: Right
(S) Siblings: 1 younger sister, 1 excellent older sister (in law), and a  couple of brothers-in-law (also not too shabby, of course)
(T) Time You Wake Up: Work days – about 5:30 most days; Fridays at about 7, Saturdays at 8, Sundays at 7ish…and I’m in bed by 10 most nights. I am a party animal. 🙂
(U) Underwear: Big fan.
(V) Vegetable You Dislike: I love vegetables. I’m even finally warming up to radishes. I’m not a huge fan of mustard greens – too horseradishy. And, I guess by that token – horseradish.
(W) What Makes You Run Late: The internet. Sometimes I get distracted. I hate being late, though, so that doesn’t happen too often.
(X) X-Rays: Where do I start…most recently – right foot (several times both pre- and post-surgery); right knee (at least three separate times, it’s also been MRI’s more than once), left foot (tragic falling-down-the-stairs incident in college), right ankle (skiing accident), right arm (fell off the swingset in elementary school), head, neck, and back (car accident in high school), dental, of course.  I think that just leaves the left arm, left leg, and right thigh region un-X-rayed.  I should get on that to complete the set.
(Y) Yummy Food You Make: The architect suggested my roasted Brussels sprouts, my lasagna (it is fantastico) and my cornbread. I would also say that I make a really awesome red velvet cake.
(Z) Zoo, Favorite Animal: I love the Zoo. I’m partial to Burrow Owls (I like you, Stuart!), but my favorites are the medium cats – ocelots, cheetahs, cougars, bobcats.

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