Saturday, April 19, 2008

The ABCs and XYZs of me

I totally stole this from Dixie Chick, who stole it from somewheres else. We're all about the sharing here ...

Accent: What accent? I don't have one. It's all y'all who do.

Bra size: 36 A or B. Yeah, I have a broad back and little boobies. Ya wanna make something out of it??

Chore I hate: Cleaning the bathroom -- or cleaning anything, for that matter.

Dad’s name: Chester. Seriously. NO ONE is really named Chester.

Essential make-up: Concealer for the massive dark circles under my eyes. Nothing I do can fix them.

Favorite perfume: Don't have favorite, though my favorite scent would totally be vanilla.

Gold or Silver: Actually I really prefer gold, but for some reason, everything is turning out to be silver or white gold. Platinum would be nice, too. (Hi, honey!)

Hometown: Second-generation West Coastish.

Interesting fact: None of my four children were conceived using the same method. (One adopted, one artificial insemination, one GIFT, one the old-fashioned way.) And none of the three children I gave birth to have the same genetic father. Oh, and I gained one child by marriage (easiest birth ever!).

Job title: Features design chief. Sounds more glamorous than it is. Trust me.

Kids: three sons, one daughter, one stepdaughter who might as well have been my own.

Living arrangements: Four-bedroom townhome with a LOT of stairs, shared with the Wonderhubby, the two girls, the college boy, two dogs, two turtles, a rat (new addition following the death of the bearded dragon -- yuck) and countless freakin' FISH (I hate fish).

Mom’s Birthplace: West Coastish (Gawd, I'm so cagey).

Number of apples eaten in last week: 1

Overnight hospital stays: four -- for the birth of three children and the miscarriage of one more.

Phobia: Rodentia. Any kind of rodent, especially the rat kind. I loved the movie "Ratatouille," but the scene of the rats overrunning the kitchen totally did me in!

Question you ask yourself a lot: Why do I work here again? (Or, sometimes, on an exceptionally bad day: Why did I have children again?)

Religious affiliation: Jewish ... and quite possibly the most observant and religious one in my entire family.

Siblings: two brothers (a doctor and a lawyer) and one sister (an Indian chief). Oh, I kid about that last part. She is not really an Indian chief, but she IS the most delusional creature ever to parent a child. She is worthy of an entire post of her very own. Remind me sometime! Oh, and I'm the oldest.

Time I wake up: The alarm goes off at 6:35 a.m., but I usually use the time between then and about 8 to read blogs, talk to computer friends, answer emails and play scrabble! Then I get up in a hellacious hurry so I can get showered, dressed and have Roo-girl at school by 9. Except on Tuesdays and Thursdays, when I actually do get up and am exercising my brains out (and apparently gaining weight for my trouble) at the gym by 7 a.m.

Unnatural hair color: I am a reddish-head. I like it that way. My natural color is darker (and I USED to have natural red highlights in my hair until they went gray -- bitches!), and what led me directly to Miss Clairol was the skunk streak I had right smack dab in the front!

Vegetable I refuse to eat: Brussel sprouts. *shudder*

Worst habit: I'm inherently lazy. Oh, and I have a potty mouth.

X-rays: Had my share. Nothing unusual: Hairline fracture at 14. Chest x-rays. Mammograms. I DID, however, have a CAT scan when I miscarried in 1992 and promptly had some weird seizure in my doctor's office. Now THAT was a treat!

Yummy food I make: My brownies. You can't beat 'em.

Zodiac sign: Sagittarius.

Like this one? Take it for yourself. I'm not tagging today.


Sadie said...

I love reading these types of memes!! You learn such interesting things about people!!

If I had more time this month I would so do it...but I'm way behind on other posts I've promised! *lol*

Kaytabug said...

Cool! I learned something new today..or 2...and a whole lotta new about you! Loved it!! Ya might be seeing this on my blog sometime in the near future!

The Immoral Matriarch said...

Cleaning SUCKS.

Phoenix said...

I do love this one and I prolly will steal it...I mean borrow it at one point.

I love these because you learn things about people that you normally would never learn in the blog world.

Cathy said...

Fun! I just did it!

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

I actually gained some Janet knowledge here. And, I love you even more.

LceeL said...

Filed away for future reference. Just kidding. Very interesting stuff.

Karly said...

I got to C and I had to stop reading to comment and say just two words: The Molester.

I know! I'm totally lame and thats totally rude and now you think I'm a jerk. I just couldn't help myself. I'm sorry.

Janet said...

Hey, I'm back. Sounds like you've had a hell of a week. Hope this week goes better. My grandfather's name was Gurley. Kinda explains the alcoholism, no? I might do this meme if I can get caught up after not blogging for over a week.

Auds at Barking Mad said...

I am so totally stealing this from you.

This is way more interesting than the typical meme I get about 142 of a week.


Honey, you can take anything you want from was fun reading your take on it...the part about the kids, from different dads, you know I can relate to that....Hugs to you!

Pamela said...

I'm not a rat fancier, either.
However, I do like Brussel Sprouts.
My dad called them "poor mans cabbage." I guess you had to be there.

I quit coloring my hair. I'm just gray dull and dry. Nasty.

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