Monday, July 11, 2011

The abc’s of me…

A: Age.  37.  That seems old.  But I got a kick out of our neighbor coming over a couple weekends ago to tell me to turn down my music (I had been home alone blasting my iPod for hours not realizing the outside speakers were on) and he thought I was the house-sitter.  And of course that means the young college aged house sitter, right? 

B: Bed size.  We recently upgraded to a king.  Love!

C: Chores you dislike.  Dusting the blinds, scooping/cleaning the litter box (another dust issue), and pretty much anything that needs to be done that I’m not in the mood to do. 

D: Dad's name.  Norman.  Jennifer Aniston likes it so much she got it tattooed on her foot.  Smile 

E: Essential start to your day. Coffee and exercise not always in that order. 

F: Favorite color.  Black.

G: Gold or silver.  Silver but I am liking gold more and more.

H: Height. 6” 0’

I: Instruments you play(ed).  I played tenor sax in 5th and 6th grade (go Silver Star ES Jazz Band!)…switched to clarinet for Junior High and High School (cause I felt less dorky with a clarinet case than a huge tenor sax case).  And in college I took one quarter of piano. 

And yes, I went to band camp. 

J: Job title.  Chief Executive Mommy

K: Kids.  Hannah – 5, Eli – 3, and my step-daughter Macy (15). 

L: Live.  Beautiful Bellingham Washington.  A town of 70,000 that feels much smaller.  I am often bumping into familiar faces around town. 

M: Mom's name.  Karen….which is Kalena in Hawaiian.  She also goes by “Tutu”….which is grandma in Hawaiian. 

N: Nicknames. Teri Beri, TJ. 

O: Overnight hospital stays. Yep – when I had Eli, when I had Hannah, when I fractured my hip, and maybe for one of my ear surgeries. 

P: Pet peeves.  Those who know me know that list is long and plentiful. 

Q: Quote from a movie:

R: Righty or lefty. Right handed. 

S: Siblings. My sisters Jeni and Jaime.  I also have step-siblings Ralph, Sherri, Jason, Tony, and Jon (who just finished his medical residency!!). 

T: Time you wake up. Between 5 and 7 am depending on A. If I’m working out B. What day of the week it is and C. How many times I hit the snooze button.

U: Underwear. Is this a question? 

V: Vegetables you don't like.  Peas.  Brussel sprouts.  Lima beans. 

W: What makes you run late.  My kids and that includes you Macy!!  Smile 

X: X-rays you've had.  Too many to list out here!

Y: Yummy food you make.  Most of my desserts as long as I don’t try to make them “healthy”, then my family likes them less. 

Z: Zoo animal favorites.  Any of the babies!  Seems like the animals are always hiding when I’m at the zoo! 

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wakefield said...

I think it would be fun for all of your friends to list your pet peeves. I'm first. Loud chewing.

Bliss said...

what a fun list. I love reading these lists when my friends do them but I am very bad about doing them myself...

Connie Weiss said...

Great list!

My Pet Peeve: People that are late.

Veggies I don't like: Beets

jwilskey said...

Great ABC'S Teri! My hubby's middle name is Norman! I might have to "borrow" this idea, if you don't mind. :)

Brian Miller said...

ha turn the music down...nice...teri beri, interesting...smiles.

Tamela said...

haha I bet your neighbor was surprised when it was you blasting the music! Bet you got a good laugh!

Helene said...

Cute meme! I hate dusting the blinds too! Probably more than I hate cleaning the toilets...isn't that sad??!

Trac~ said...

Love your answers and especially love the "yummy dessert as long as you don't make it healthy" - boy does THAT sound familiar?! - oh and the one of the young college aged babysitter too - LMBO! LOL P.S. Yes, I have a feeling I will feel VERY LOW to the ground in my new ride - ACK!

Kaci said...

YA!!! I didn't realize you lived on the West Coast! I'm trying to get us to move back. This midwest living is just not for me.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

heheh I hear you about the healthy dessert same thing happens here :)

Black fav color ... hmm love it :)

Well on the undies I was watching the Talk the other day and it seems they are optional in many ppl's life. YIKES!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

I want a king bed!!! Also, 6 feet? I wouldn't have guessed.. lucky you to have those long legs!

Amy said...

This is fun.. I have seen this around.. I want to do it.. At some point and time.. Have a great night..

Sandra said...

Well Teriberi, I noticed you didn't answer the underwear question. So should we assume you go commando? See, this is why you need to answer all of them :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a fun post!! I think I might do this also!! Hugs!

The Blonde Duck said...

What kind of workouts do you do? Most moms tell me they can't work out, so I'm curious because that's one of my biggest fears about having kids, that I'll have no time to workout or eat or shower...

ModernMom said...

Love this meme. Have to tell you I didn't realize you were a tall girl too!

blueviolet said...

I love having a king sized bed. There's no chance of contact and I love that! LOL

My ex sis in law lives in Bellingham! You do NOT want to meet her. Icky.

Together We Save said...

This is a fun way to get to know someone!! Oh and the litter box.... a good reason to not have a cat. I just couldn't do it.

Amy said...

it was a fun party..

TUTU said...

Thanks for letting me borrow Teri. Come on Jaime.. lots of fun!

debi9kids said...

LOVE reading stuff like this. So nice to get to know you more :)

You're 6 ft? I wouldn't guess that one. I usually assume everyone is freakishly short like me (barely 5ft)
Are your kids tall as well?

I'm right there with you on the veggies. blech!

Anti-Supermom said...

My favorite: underwear... is that a question?


HeatherOz said...

Wow! What a fun way to give us a little insight!
No movie quotes?

Pinkie said...

Dang! Six feet tall?!! Dang! I'm a shrimp.