Sunday, August 16, 2009

ABCs for a Sunday afternoon

It's Sunday, it's overcast, and it's incredibly humid. Mom is shopping (she needs a 12-step program, seriously) and Dad is watching golf from behind his eyelids. So I've been amusing myself with this:

A. Attached or single? Single…yet emotionally attached. My love life is a Gordian knot.

B. Best friend? Mary Alice. The BFFest BFF ever.

C. Cake or pie? Cake…is there really another option??

D. Dog or cat? Dogs, although I am currently sans chien.

E. Essential item? Contacts. I am too vain to wear my glasses out of the house.

F. Favorite color? Green. The rich, verdant green of June.

G. Gummy bears or worms? Ick.

H. Hometown? I am not one who is particularly tied to a place. Where I live is home, but wherever those I love live is home, too. If you must put a pin on the map, Champaign, Illinois, is where I grew up.

I. Favorite indulgence? Beautiful perfume. I don’t care how poor I am, I will not be without it.

J. January or July? July, hands down. There is no wind chill in July.

K. Kids? My two favorite boys (aged 3 and 7) flirted with me at church today. I wonder if one of them will marry me if I wait long enough?

L. Life isn’t complete without? Love, in all its forms.

M. Marriage date? There was a wedding in September 1992…but not much of a marriage followed, and then there was a divorce 6 years ago this month. There is a marriage in my future…I just don’t know who or when yet.

N. Number of brothers and sisters? 2 sisters, no brothers.

O. Oranges or apples? Hmmm, I’d say oranges but a good, crisp apple certainly has its place.

P. Phobias? June bugs. I get hinky even when I hear one beating its nasty little exoskeleton against the window. And those sticky feet? *shudder*

Q. Quote? “Fortune favors the bold.” Virgil

R. Reasons to smile? 4 nieces and one nephew.

S. Season of choice? Summer.

T. Travel dreams? I have dreamed of visiting Barbados since I read “The Witch of Blackbird Pond” when I was 9 or 10.

U. Unknown fact about me? The second toe on my right foot is shorter than the rest. Not freakishly short, but people do notice it often.

V. Vegetable? Zucchini.

W. Worst habit? I am a world-class over-analyzer.

X. X-ray or ultrasound? Ummm…not if I can help it?

Y. Your favorite restaurants? Dos Reales (local Mexican), Bombay Grill (local Indian), Red Lobster (I live in Illinois, shuddup), Culver’s (yummy burgers), 5 Guys (yummier burgers but only available on the East Coast)

Z. Zodiac sign? Aquarius


  1. I LOVE Dos Reales! Hubby and I will drive over from Decatur just to eat there!

    We also like the Original Pancake House. They have incredible breakfasts! :-)

  2. Im with ya on the gummy bears!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Ms. Lizzy - IMO Dos is the best Mexican restaurant anywhere! We should share some salsa sometime! :)

    Trey - I think the roaches will be eating gummy bears after the nuclear holocaust.

  4. Just came to see you from 47 and Starting Over. Loved the quote you listed. Speaking of quotes, I like this one of yours:

    Q. Quote? “Fortune favors the bold.” Virgil

  5. Yeah, cake. Definitely cake. Everyone needs more cake.

  6. freakin love gloomy days.

    and don't get me STARTED on the whole love life thing. i am a problem that will never, ever be solved.

  7. "Dad is watching golf from behind his eyelids."

    That's the greatest line! Here in my house we call it "resting our eyes."

  8. How about Shaw's Crab House? It's in Schaumburg, if you get up this way. It's delish, totally a splurge but nicer than Red Lobster, if you're in the mood for fish or seafood...