Meme For You (Now, with S!)
I've been thinking about doing my version of this one, which I'm stealing from American Family
. I sat down to do it yesterday, even dug out my lappy and fired it up only to discover that our damn DSL was down.
But today, it's up! So here you are:
Accent: Hailing from the very center of the Midwest, that no-mans land of accents and bland food, I'm pretty accent-free. Though I do mumble more than I'd like to admit.
Booze: This one is a little tougher and a lot more personal. Not because I have any great secret love of booze but because my relationship with the stuff could best be described as tumultuous, or, at times, tragic or destructive. In college, I drank A LOT most days of the week (I think we took Tuesdays off, for no good reason) until it got to a point where getting my hands on some beer was a driving force in my life and then I thought, hey, I don't want to live my life this way.
So I scaled way the hell back and for a long time, that was just fine. The occasional beer or 3, not really getting sauced like I used to back in the day. Again, all well and good until the year I decided to get rip-roaring drunk not once, but twice. Each occurence came with diastrous results, someday maybe I'll discuss them here but I still just can't.
It's been almost a year since I've had even one beer and I cannot wait to enjoy just one after this baby's born. But I'd be quite surprised if in my lifetime I ever get drunk again.
Chore I Hate: Anything that involves cleaning.
Dog or Cat: Y'all know this already. 4 dogs. Gus, 12ish year old pointer/hound mix who not sports a nice limp that we're hoping will go away soon. Zeus, a 13 1/2 year old indestructable beagle with a death wish. Rainie and Patrick, 5 1/2 year old basset hound littermates who still cause a lot of trouble but who are without question the center of our pack.
Essential Electronics: Tivo and my sidekick. If you can't IM from your phone, seriously, you're missing out.
Favorite Cologne: Soap.
Gold or Silver: Silver.
Hometown: The heart of it all, Columbus Ohio.
Insomnia: Usually not, but then again I'm not usually 38 weeks pregnant and forced to do a 1000 point turn every time I turn over or have limbs that randomly fall asleep when I do.
Job Title: Web Developer, which means that I build stuff you might see on the Internet. Though right now it's 'Short Term Disability' due to the large growth in my belly.
Kids: One on the way. Very very soon.
Living Arrangements: Small house in a very convenient location in Silicon Valley. We could live in a bigger house somewhere farther away, but it's worth the trade to us to live close to work, to a bunch of hockey rinks, to our friend's houses. So we're here, crowded but closeby.
Most Admirable Traits: Uh. That I'm funny?
Number of Sexual Partners: Not really okay answering this with concrete numbers. Rest assured that those numbers are not large.
Overnight Hospital Stays: So far none, but we're hoping for one any minute now as we welcome our wee daughter to the group.
Quote: "See you tomorrow, corn!" This also applies to peas.
Religion: Grew up Catholic, a legacy I find that I can't leave behind.
Siblings: This is both easy and complicated. 1 brother I grew up with. 2 half brothers I found about 10 years ago and have a pretty good relationship with, and 2 half-sisters and another half-brother that I found around the same time but hardly know.
Time I Wake Up: There's no rhyme or reason to that these days.
Unusual Talent or Skill: I can juggle.
Vegetable I Love: Candy corn.
Worst Habit: Talking too much when I really should be listening.
X-Rays: A lifetime of clumsiness and hockey playing has enabled the following: ankle and shoulder. Though nothing has even been broken, just sprained, torn or maimed.
Yummy Foods I Make: Potato stuff, but only like once a year. Maybe becoming a parent will convert me into a cook, but for now, no such luck.