a – animal i love
Cats, of course. Who doesn’t like cats? I don’t mind chickens, either, when they’re not destroying my garden like miniature Godzillas. And possums aren’t bad when they’re not eating the miniature Godzillas. It’s sort of a vicious cycle.
b – best feature/trait
Stubbornness, I guess? I inherited it from both sides of the family, with one being Irish and the other German. That makes for an unholy combination.
c – color i like
If it’s blue, I’ll take it. If it’s purple or green, I’ll also take it. If it’s all three, you bet your sweet bell bottoms I’m taking it.
d – dream of mine
If you’ve hung around this blog for two seconds, you know that I’d love to become a published (read: successful) author. It’s more feasible than becoming an astronaut, anyway.
e – element i connect with
Argon, because I too am inert and probably pretty lazy by ancient Greek standards. Oh, did we not mean those elements? I guess water. Water is pretty chill.
f – favorite tv show
I don’t have an absolute favorite that I would watch above all others, but Rat Patrol comes dang near close. Laramie is up there, too, somewhere between Starsky & Hutch and Hawaii Five-O. The good one, not the new one.
g – great achievement
I’m not dead yet! That’s something, right?
h – height
If you want God’s Honest Truth, I’m 5 feet and 5 3/4 inches. If you want what I tell people at the doctor’s office to avoid confusion, I’m 5’6″.
i – in love with
Coffee. There are worse recreational drugs to sell your soul to.
j – job of my dreams
We sort of touched on this already up at D, but I’d love to become an author and be able to stay that way.
k – kids i want
It depends. If they’re like me? Never. Like my brother? Also never. Like Dean Stockwell in Anchors Aweigh? Fourteen.
l – languages i speak
English, both Standard and Texan. I’ve been taking German lessons long enough that if you dropped me in the middle of Berlin I wouldn’t die immediately. It would definitely take a few minutes before I was lynched by the locals.
m – magical powers i want
Riffing off the last letter, the ability to communicate with anyone or anything would be neat. Flight wouldn’t be so bad, but it probably gets cold up there zipping around in the clouds, and I am a certified Cold Weather Coward.
n – number of siblings
Just the one, a brother who’s four years older. He does not often let me forget this, either.
o – one favorite song
Oh, dear. I want to say “This Boy”, but then I want to say “Rave On”, but then I want to say the entire Everly Brothers catalog. Maybe the theme for The Hallelujah Trail. But also maybe “Delilah” by Tom Jones. Maybe all of it. I give up.
p – personality
Reserved, I guess? I want to put this nicely, but I also want to be vaguely honest because we all know one must never tell a lie on the internet. Anyone privy to my repertoire of two facial expressions would also say stoic, so we’ll go with that and tack on chilly for good measure.
q – quote i live by
This one I can do! “If a man does his best, what else is there?” Thanks, General Patton. It’s too bad Bill O’Reilly killed you before you could get some more of those neat quotes out.
r – reasons to smile
1) I got up this morning. 2) It can always be worse. 3) I already have two whole reasons.
s – style
Casual, I guess. I’ve seen it described as classic some places, but are t-shirts really classic when James Dean isn’t wearing them? Also denim. Lots of denim.
t – time i wake up
This one, she fluctuates. My usual is anywhere from 9:00 to 9:30, but that depends on how late I stayed up the night before working on some stupid project I could easily have finished the next day.
u – underrated feature/skill of yours
Um? I honestly don’t know on this one. I guess my only attribute of note is that I’m more or less ambidextrous. Or maybe it’s cross-dominance. Or maybe I’m just confused.
v – vacation place
I’m a homebody in the worst of ways, so anywhere in South Texas, unless it’s by Houston. Those folks are crazy.
w – worst habit
Procrastinating? Scab picking? Procrastinating about stopping my scab picking?
x – x-rays i had
None, besides the occasional radiation zap at the dentist. I’ve only broken one bone, and the doctors thought it was a pinched nerve so nobody checked it out and it healed crooked. As a result I can shove all four fingertips of one hand under the arch of my once-busted collarbone and unnerve people should I so choose.
y – your comfort movie
I’ve got a lot of ’em. Hatari! is a good one, but so are Help! and Rio Bravo. I might have to say The Great Escape. Where else can you see Charles Bronson, James Coburn, and Steve McQueen all at the same time, and none of them die?
z – zodiac sign
Sagittarius. I am absolutely nothing like a Sagittarius, though, so I avoid the crazy astrology people who try to tell me that Jupiter is in an auspicious quarter or my third moon is in the last lap of the House on Telegraph Hill, or however that stuff goes. It’s healthier for all of us that way.
And that’s it. Thanks again to Brooke for finding all these fun challenges and tags and saving me the effort of looking for them. If y’all haven’t tried this one out yet, go ahead! It’s as fun as it looks, and twice as easy.