My Life as the Alphabet

I discovered this little survey on the Graceful Fitness blog and thought it might be fun!

A is for age: 35 and still a kid at heart!
B is for breakfast today: Cocoa Goji Berry Granola with Almond Milk
C is for currently craving: Tortilla chips
D is for dinner tonight: Quinoa with spinach, toasted almonds, dried cranberries, avocado, shredded carrot, and lemon dijon dressing
E is for favorite type of exercise: backpacking

F is for an irrational fear: spiders and water over my head are tied
G is for gross food: meat
H is for hometown: Fairview, PA
I is for something important: compassion
J is for current favorite jam: homemade strawberry-orange with locally picked berries

K is for kids: I don’t like ‘em
L is for current location: Portland, OR

M is for the most recent way you spent money: on my weekly groceries
N is for something you need: confidence
O is for occupation: freelance photographer
P is for pet peeve: people who walk too close behind me (especially if they have loud shoes on)
Q is for a quote: “Live simply so that others may simply live.”
R is for random fact about you: I still suck my thumb
S is for favorite healthy snack: hummus with carrot sticks
T is for favorite treat: cupcakes

U is for something that makes you unique: the huge birthmark on my left arm (and the one on my knee, and the one on my bottom, and the other zillion that cover me from head to toe)
V is for favorite vegetable: kale, if leafy greens count as vegetables, and carrots if they don’t
W is for today’s workout: a bike ride in the rain!
X is for X-rays you’ve had: teeth, upper gastro-intestinal
Y is for yesterday’s highlight: talked to my parents on the phone
Z is for your time zone: Pacific

Wanna play too? Copy the template from here and post on your blog!

When Boredom Strikes at Work

I am plenty busy at work, but some days I find myself drifting off to places that keep me from being productive (meaning the internet). Today was a perfect example of low work output. Perhaps it was the lure of the clouds before the sun appeared or the cookies I had for my lunch dessert that I craved as a mid-morning snack… Who knows? Often when I am clicking around on the internet I visit blogs, as most of us do, right?! Well, Jennifer from Veg*n Cooking and Other Random Musings posted an alphabet-ish meme not too long ago, and those are sometimes fun, so here goes:

A – Age: 32

B – Bed size: Double (or nothing… Hahaa… Get it?!)

C – Chore you hate: Washing dishes

D – Dogs’ names: I grew up with a Bichon named McDuff and when I was really little, a Great Dane named Tara

E – Essential start your day item: A smoothie

F – Favorite color: Brown

G – Gold or Silver or Platinum: I hate jewelry

H – Height: Just under 5’2″

I – Instruments you play: I played the clarinet in 6th grade and I was in handbell choir in my church growing up, but I don’t play any instruments now.

J – Job title: Legal Assistant

K – Kid(s): Zero

L – Living arrangements: Apartment

M – Mom’s name: Mom

N – Nicknames: Noddle, Mitts, Lil’ Nutmeg, Conseener, Ammo

O – Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Nope

P – Pet Peeve: Too many to list, way too many

Q – Quote from a movie: “It’s a damn shame when folks be throwing away a perfectly good white boy.” – Better Off Dead

R – Right handed or left handed: Right

S – Siblings: Two sisters

T – Time you wake up: 6:23 am on weekdays and whenever I want on the weekends

U- Underwear: Is this a yes/no question? I like my bum to be covered.

V – Vegetable you dislike: Eggplant

W – Ways you run late: It’s rare that I am late, and if I am, it’s because I was waiting on somebody else

X – X-rays you’ve had: teeth, intestines (bleh, right?!)

Y – Yummy food you make: Cookies and pizzas are my specialties

Z – Zoo favorite: I don’t go to zoos.