Friday, April 29, 2011

Me from A to Z (in a nutshell...and a little nutty)

Okay, so I totally saw this done on a non-pet blog weeks ago, but was too chicken to be the "first" pet person to do it. So all your "thanks" for getting all these juicy facts about me are owed to Lori over at According to Gus, because she wasn't chicken. Oh, and this is not going to be as good as hers, just sayin.

(Also, several other pet bloggers have already followed Lori's lead - before me - and I can't remember all of them here - except for Life with LuLu, who posted her fun list earlier today. And this won't be as good as hers either.)


A. Age: My age equals the sum of 6. (Hint: The factors are 2 and 4.) You decide. Also, I married younger.

B. Bed Size: King (sometimes couch).

C. Chore I Dislike: All. (In my mind, if it's pleasant, it's not a chore.)

D. Dogs or Cats?: Dogs - 2, Cats - 4 (I was a cat person first.)

E. Essential Start to My Day: Waking up, then dogs in my face, then coffee.

F. Favorite Color: Butter Yellow (especially when I'm spreading it on warm bread).

G. Gold or Silver: Silver (especially if it comes from Tiffany).

H. Height: Between 5'8" and 5'9" (it's different each time).

I. Instruments I Play: Piano (Chopsticks is all I can remember). My immediate family members, however, play trombone, saxophone and double bass (all at the same time, when I'm trying to write blog posts).

J. Job Title: I don't receive monetary compensation; however, someone has to manage all these people and animals. It's too bad that I hate housework. Incidentally, I wanted to be a vet when I grew up, but instead I studied Economics, because it's so much more interesting.

K. Kids: Three, at home, and needy.

L. Live: In a house in Chester, Virginia, USA (near Richmond). Originally from Greensboro, North Carolina.

M. (Note: I changed this to suit myself.) Mother's Maiden Name: Vaughn.

N. Nicknames: None; however, I answer to "mommy" and most derivations.

O. Overnight Hospital Stays: Yes, three baby occasions.

P. Pet Peeve: I try not to have any, but please try not to get on my nerves.

Q. Quote from a Movie: Not appropriate for this blog, but it's in The King's Speech, you know, when Bertie (Colin Firth) is in a speech therapy session and, at his instructor's urging, spews a string of obscenities that would make your dog blush. (It's hilarious, people.)

R. Right- or Left-handed: Right.

S. Siblings: Yes, each gender.

T. Time I Wake Up: 6:45 a.m., generally.

U. Underwear: Yes, and I loathe undie lines.

V. (No one else did 'V', so I'm making one up.) Vacation Wish: Two weeks in the British Isles. Now.

W. What Makes Me Run Late?: Selfishness and poor planning.

X. X-rays: Many - I've broken, sprained or dislocated my collarbone, toe, wrist, finger, knee and shoulder.

Y. Yummy Food I Make: Thanksgiving Roasted Turkey.

Z. Zoo - Fave Animal: The American Bison that stuck its whole head in my car window HERE.

27th Letter (yet to be designated): I watched the Royal Wedding (live on TV, in its entirety), and I loved it. ;)


Now that you know all my juicy secrets, feel free to share some of your own!

P.S. Be back Monday, if not before. Have a great weekend!


  1. so fun reading your ABC's! We did em last week!

  2. oooh, now that we know all the juicy details about you... *cue evil laugh* Mwuahahaha!

    Ok, so they're not so juicy that one could blackmail you or something, but it was still fun to read. ;-] Thanks for sharing! Since it's going to be my first weekend free from the perils of moving/unpacking/cleaning, etc...{Thanksbetoheaven!} I might not know what to do with my time...but now I have an idea. hehe

  3. It was so fun to read more about you! I also loathe undie lines. Grrr...

    I cannot believe I didn't notice there was no V question! My hubby's a teacher, maybe I should have him give me a lesson on the alphabet? ;)

    Have a great weekend, Elizabeth!

  4. Interesting stuff! Now I'm curious to know, what did you do to break, sprain or dislocate your collarbone, toe, wrist, finger, knee & shoulder??

  5. @Two Grad. Students and a Pittie - Nice to meet you! I'll be popping over to your list soon!

    @Ashley - I'm waiting for your juicy details...

    @Lori/Gus - I used to get paid to proofread; so I notice everything (eventually). It's partly a curse.

    @Amber-Mae - One of the injuries was sports-related (shoulder dislocation during swimming). The others, I'm humiliated to say, were because of falls or running into walls, beginning at 18 mos. when I fell out of my high chair and broke my collar bone. :(

  6. Thanks for sharing. We like to know more about the authors behind the blog because it makes things feel more personal.


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