Everybody has already done this survey.
I’m super late to the party, which is fine by me because somebody has to be fashionable late and obviously I’m fashionable. Alright so maybe I just like to think so, but since I don’t own a pair of Crocs, I’d say there’s hope.
My girl, Madison, tagged me in this ABC survey so long ago she’s probably forgotten about it. Plus she’s back at school now, and I’m sure she’s already buried under a mountain of paperwork. Or perhaps, she’s having a wild night of debauchery. One can only hope. Hint, hint. Part of the college experience is wild nights of debauchery with friends, so go get wild; in moderation of course, but wild nonetheless.
On with the survey.
A- Attached or single? Attached. Locked and loaded to the Hubby, despite the Cheese Man’s attempts to whisk me away. His cheese may be good, but the Hubby is the total package. I said package (snort).
B- Best friend? My besties are two lovely ladies I went to college with way back when, and yes, we took part in more wild nights of debauchery than I care to admit, except I just did. I don’t regret a single moment or crazy time, although getting a record expunged takes some serious work….I kid.
Side note: I thought I was “fat” when all of these picture were taken. I know I’m a fool, but this is proof we don’t always see ourselves clearly and most times we’re our own worst critic. Lesson to be learned: go easy on yourself and stop wasting time worrying about an extra five pounds because it’s not worth it and chances are you look beautiful.
C- Cake or pie? I’m a big fan of pie because they’re usually crammed with fruit, and we all know I have a serious fruit addiction. I can also make a mean apple pie, and I find store-bought versions to be mildly offensive.
D- Day of choice? It used to be Saturday because I could sleep in (until the ripe old hour of 8 a.m., 9 a.m. if I’m lucky) and frolic in the kitchen all the live long day, but since the Hubby comes home from school on Friday’s, that’s my new favorite day. Frolicking still happens, just not in the kitchen…well, except that one time.
E- Essential item? My iPhone; I wouldn’t leave home without it, although considering part of my real job is being accessible twenty-four seven, I have to carry it and hope to hell I’m not needed. In hindsight, looking to hell might not be the best idea.
F- Favorite color? Green. You thought I was going to say something like pink or sparkles, right. Wildcard bitches. Don’t get me wrong, I love glittery things, but I don’t even own any glitter. I do have one sequined tank top though; see note above about being fashionable.
G- Gummy bears or worms? Neither. Back in the day, sugar candy was my crack. Now, I just say no to drugs because Crack is Whack.
H- Hometown? Buffalo, what, what!
I- Indulgence? “Me” time, although I wouldn’t call this an indulgence so much as a necessity.
J- January or July? July and not only because it’s sunny and warm, but because January is one of my busiest times at the office. I work in an Accounting Department, which means it’s balls to the wall from October to February. January might as well be the eye of the storm.
K- Kids? Nope, and has anyone else seen the Time magazine article: The Childfree Live: When Having It All Means Not Having Children? It’s controversial and interesting, but then again most controversial things are interesting.
L- Life isn’t complete without…? My Hubby, my family, my friends, my felines.
M- Marriage date? April 23rd. Confession: I forgot our anniversary this past year (sorry Hubby) and ended up making a homemade card with construction paper and crayons. Sadly no glitter, because we don’t own any, and I wasn’t willing to cut apart my sequined tank top just for a little sparkle. I’m certain I included a dirty limerick though.
N- Number of siblings? Two brothers, one older and one younger, which goes a long way towards explaining my eight year old boy sense of humor. Case in point, I’m still giggling over the use of the word package.
O- Oranges or apples? Apples, only because they’re easier to eat. Plus you can’t slather oranges in peanut butter. Or I suppose you could, but you really probably shouldn’t. I wouldn’t recommend it, but I do recommend wild nights of debauchery so you should obviously listen to me. I clearly have my priorities in order.
P- Phobias? Creepy, crawly bugs. Go ahead and google House Centipede (they’re so disturbing I can’t link to them) and you’ll know what gives me night terrors. Not only do they do exist, but they live in my basement. Sometimes they come out and upstairs. Shudder.
Q- Quotes? I like this quote simply because I can relate to it on a very emotional level.
I have been in the storm before, where the rug was snatched out from under me, where my world was crumbling around me and a loved one’s health was no longer a certainty. My storm lasted almost two years, and in that time, I stood and I weathered it. I might not have stood proud and I certainly didn’t stand tall, but I stood dammit because that’s what you do. If you’re lucky, and I was, you come out stronger and better for it.
R- Reasons to smile? Surviving the storm. It gives me a reason to smile every day.
S- Season of choice? I’m a seasons girl so I can’t pick one, or rather I won’t pick one, because I love them all equally. Since we are on the cusp of Fall though, I will share my reasons for loving that particular season: the crisp cool air, sleeping with blankets at night, curling up by the fireplace with a great book, apples (NOT pumpkins you crazy, obsessed bloggers; I still heart you though), the changing leaves, sweater dresses and knee-high boots; further reminders of why I’m fashionable.
T- Tag 5 People… Nope, not gonna do it. Wouldn’t be prudent.
U- Unknown fact about me? I’m fashionable. Oh wait, I told you that already. How about, I was a total tomboy growing up.
V- Vegetable? Are you kidding me? This is even worse than the seasons question. I flat-out refuse to pick a favorite, and you can’t make me.
W- Worst habit? I’m not a great listener, but I will say it’s something I’m aware of and working on. Here’s the thing, everybody has some kind of ugly habit, but knowing it and choosing to do something about it is a beautiful thing.
X- X-rays or Ultrasounds? Ok, that’s a weird question. I suppose I opt for whichever one is medically necessary at the time.
Y- Your favorite food? Again, not picking. Although I do love fruit…and cheese and any type of potato. Oh wait, don’t forget about pizza or vegetables. Or veggie pizzas for that matter.
Z- Zodiac sign? Pisces. I’m swimming with the fishes like a boss; a Mob Boss that is.
Your turn. Answer any of the questions above. Try picking your favorite vegetable or food.