from bridgett’s blog:
A. Attached or single? I’m done with seeking attachments. Thank God. No really, I mean it. With my body in the shape it is now, celibacy, something I once thought I could never face, gives me some peace of mind.
B. Best friend? In the 70’s it was Melanie, Tiffany and Peter.
In the eighties it was Peter, Steve, Bridgett. [I loved Brian who was also a good friend and life partner, but our connection was so deep, unmovable, complicated and [from my side after the *** hit the fan ] ambivalent, I don’t know what to call it.}
In the 90’s Peter, Steve and Bridgett. Add in Joanne, [name withheld] and Marta late in the decade.
In the 2000’s Joanne, Peter, Steve Bridgett. That’s all.
. Cake or Pie?: Whole Foods Two Bite Brownies man.
D. Day of choice? Saturday morning resting my tired brain, shoulders, hands ankles…
E. Essential item. This computer.
F. Favorite color? Blue. [duh] Specifically that misty blue/grey often called slate blue.
G. Gummy bears or worms? Christmas M and M’s
H. Hometown? Lyndhurst [Cleveland], Ohio.
I. Favorite indulgence? Vegas, baby.
J. July? July. In Ontario, in a lake, swimming.
K. Kids? None, which bums me out. But I may get an actuall pet next summertime
L. Life isn’t complete without? Books. Music. DVDS. But I’d pitch them all for more face time with family and friends
M. Marriage date[span]? September 5th 1987-January 11. 1993
N. Number of brothers and sisters? One younger brother and one younger sister. Oops, wait they’re my cousins, but cousins in name only. They’re my sibs and I love em.
O. Oranges or Apples? Oranges.
P. Phobias? Bees. Wasps. Hornets. The abject humiliation brought about by a flare up of one of my less socially acceptable impairments.
Q. Quotes? [Lewis Black, about cold cold winters] “…..It’s so cold, I have not been able to hold a single thought in my own head. I go out, and say “You know what I should really…***K ITS COLD!!!”
R. Reasons to smile? Paychecks. Calls from home. Comfortable clothing.
S. Season of choice? Spring, when the sun comes out and tells me that it will get to be fun, living in Denver eventually, and I won’t miss my family back east so much.
T. Tag 5 people: If you feel so moved, go right ahead.
U. Unknown fact about me? Um. Honestly? Each of the people that know me only know part of the story. But if they all sat around together (maybe at my wake?) They’d all find out that there is not a single unknown fact about me.
V. Vegetable? Spinach with some onion, and a bit of vinegar. Heaven.
W. Worst habit? Expecting that the electronic fax machine at my job will work better next time. Stupid of me.
X. X-ray or Ultrasound? Cat scan, darn it. So the fool doctors can’t *miss* cancer for over a year, next time.
Y. Your favorite food? one homemade burger with a dash of A-1 and some grilled onions. and the Citrus adventure salad from the restaurant chain “The Elephant Bar.”
Z. Zodiac sign? Scorpio with Scorpio Rising. And I am a textbook example, for those who put stock in those characteristics. So watch the **** out.
As usuall I’m late as hell to respond to these but Zephyr tagged me eight days ago to list eight random things so…
Here I go…
1. I am irrationally,screamingly, amazingly terrified of bees wasps or hornets. I don’t stay or go outside much because I might run into one. Yes, really.
2. I have two first cousins that I’ve never spoken to as adults that I’m dying to meet. They live in the southeast and I’m close to their mom, but I’ve never met one at all, and the other I only saw when he was a baby….. She’s an artist and he’s in business I think…Paul and Laura are their first names.
3. I hate most veggies, but adore spinach and fresh tomatoes diced cold or hot. Yum.
4.My deferred dream: To sing big band and blues standards in a jazz club once a week.
5. Another one: to try um (no pun intended) stand up comedy.
6. I love to cook and want to learn Asian dishes beyond basic stir fry… Thai, Vietnamese, and Indian. I’d also like to learn how to cook some Greek food.
7. I speak French…a bit.
8. At work, I’m very professional, pleasant, and nervous. Unlike here.
In return: I tag :
Because some bloggers I know have done it, but I’m not up to tagging.
Adults who can still chin quiver at their parents/in laws to have a barbecue, and in so doing and help to create a great picnic..have my utmost respect.
I see mountaintops every day on my way to work…and that little thing makes it bearable.
One possible for me in the next five years: homebuying (through a low interest program specifically for PWD’s)
Another: Learning Spanish
I’m learning how to marinate shrimp, chicken, and beef in ways that are less sugar, less salt, more taste….fun in the kitchen! (event though some of the tasks take more time than for an ablebodied cook… Savory, the store at 15th and Wyncoop will let you purchase single dish amounts of the right spices, eliminating the need for buying some jar of some spice you’ll use twice a year…yum)
I would leave my job to become a session singer or a voice-over actor. Immediately.
I’ll *not* be voting for Hillary…for reasons that have nothing to do with my politics, or hers…
I’ve been banned from a well known blog. 🙂 I’m so proud.
Nickie’s Nook, because she’s young *and* sharp minded (must be all that coffee *grin*) Note: LJ login needed.
because she’s not afraid to talk about difficult things.
And, yes I’m shamelessly nominating my good friend at My Beautiful Wickedness, because she’s been making me think (on and off) for more than twenty years now.
because she makes me think and laugh at the same time….
And The 19th Floor that I wish I’d found sooner…