The A to Z of Me

After my last post, I thought I should lighten the mood a bit.  Laura over at her Wee Farm posted this on her blog.  She in turn had seen in on Living the Good Life.  I thought it was a nice, simple bit of fun and had been meaning to fill it out for myself since I first saw it.

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B=Bed size; Queen, generously given to us by Matt’s brother and sister-in-law.  Believe it or not, for nearly the first year we lived together Matt and I shared a twin bed.  I can’t even figure out how we managed it now….

C=Chore that you hate; cleaning the bathroom.  Matt sheds so much hair and then with potty germs and all it is the chore I find most disgusting.  I always feel I must take a shower afterwards.

D=Dogs; None.  I am not a dog person.

E=Essential start to you day; Nothing really.  I like tea, but don’t require it.  I used to never eat breakfast and though I do nearly every day now I still don’t find it essential.  I hope to someday!

F= Favourite colour; Hmmmm….I can only pick one?!  I guess, blue. 

G=Gold or silver; Silver most definitely.

H= Height; 5ft 7in

I=- Instruments you play; Guitar and the flute (I am still quite poor at the latter).

J=Job title; Library Associate, Tie-dye Artist.

K-Kids; none for us thank you!

L=Live; Montana….the best state in the US….okay, I am biased.

M=Mother's name; Donette

N=Nickname; Beth.  My birth name is actually Bethany, but only a handful of my family members call me that. 

O=Overnight hospital stays; Never once since my birth. Thank heavens.

P=Pet peeves; When people I am hanging out with spend a lot of that time doing things on their cell phones instead of just being with me and the other people they are really with.  Drinking and driving.  Cellphone use while driving.  Being able to see someone’s underpants over the waistband of their pants.  When my neighbor parks his commercial tree trimming truck at the end of my driveway for weeks.  Hmmm....I guess I have a few!

Q=Quotes from a film;  I don't want to quote a film.  I want to quote The Simpsons!  

R=Right or left handed; Right, but I can do lots of things with both.

S= Siblings; Two big sisters whom are awesome.

T=Time you wake up; It varies like my work schedule.

U=Underwear; What about them?!  I wear them.  I have one pair I made myself.  I don't know what else to say!

V=Vegetable I hate:  I can't think of one that I "hate" off the top of my head.  I used to hate broccoli, but now I think it is okay, but only if roasted.  There are lots that might not be my favorite, but I really can't think of one that makes me shrink in horror.

W=What makes you run late; I don’t leave on time.  It is as simple as that.  I know when I should leave, but I don’t plan ahead enough so when that time comes I am scrambling to find a water bottle or my keys or whathaveyou.  I have an aversion to being early so I strive to show up on time, but really it usually results in being late.

X=Xrays you've had; regular dental X-rays, but other than that I can’t really think of any time I might have been X-rayed.  I had an MRI when I was being diagnosed with arthritis.

Y=Yummy food that you make; Oh, so many…..  Bread was the first to come to mind though.

Z=Zoo animals;
I worked at our local zoo which left me with many mixed feelings about zoos as institutions.  I am not really a zoo-goer these days.  My favorite zoo animal ever was Pawhee, a porcupine who on my first day with her sat on my feet to teach me to be gentle, but brave. 


  1. "Drinking & driving" does get to be a peeve in a state where many are proud of it--have you read Bill Kittredge's essay about it?

  2. I always wondered what kind of job you had! And no kids.. are you ever planning on having any? My hubby and I are leaning towards no and we get a lot of smack from people (which we obviously ignore).

  3. EcoRover- Thanks for the suggestion. I had never read that essay, but quite enjoyed it. (Being as I work in a library I just had to run downstairs and pull the book from the shelf in order to read the essay!) I think I shall have to read more Kittredge. His turn of phrase was quite pleasing to me. And, then of course, anything regional is more moving as I relate more strongly.

    TLC -We get a lot of disbelief and "Oh, you'll change your mind..." when we tell people we don't ever want children, especially since I am rather good with children (I love being an auntie). But, no, Matt and I don't ever want to have kids. We don't feel that anything is missing in our life together and that children might in fact be a hindrance to the life we desire to lead instead of a bonus. Also, on a really personal note, I find the idea of being pregnant utterly off-putting...something I have zero desire to do myself.

    Its too bad that we don't desire kids really, as I think we'd make pretty good parents. But, it is just not for us. Besides, the title of world's best aunt will do just fine.

  4. It's nice to hear that my hubby and I aren't the only ones, lol. I figure there are lots of great experiences in life, and you've got to decide what's most important to you as an individual and as a couple. For my husband and I, kids aren't anywhere near the top of that list. And we feel the same way, I think we'd make wonderful parents, but just because we'd be good at something doesn't mean we'd necessarily like it.


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