ABC’s About Me

I credit Brooke over at Low Expectations for bringing this fun tag to my attention. The original is here. Now, on to the onslaught of unnecessary information!

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.


5 thoughts on “ABC’s About Me

  1. AAAAAA THE GREAT ESCAPE IS SO GOOD. We’re gonna pretend like I dont cry during it every time but it’s so so good. I’ve admittedly only seen Rio Bravo once or twice but those were very pleasant watches. I love how I can recognize most if not all of your lovely references to old media because it makes me feel so understood (as everyone else in my friend group is interested in the more current things coming out which is fine but as I have stated before, it’s rare that I find a modern movie that really hits the spot).

    Lovely work on this tag by the way. Your answers were both interesting and hilarious.

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    1. Ugh, YES! If I’m channel-flipping and it’s on TV, I watch it. It doesn’t matter what I was doing, because The Great Escape is obviously more important. How could it not be, with that storyline and star-studded cast? Rio Bravo can be so corny, especially the scenes where they’re all singing, but it’s such a good movie. I’m glad you know what I’m talking about! I like plenty of modern actors and modern movies, but I always come back to the classics. Maybe it’s only the fuzzy nostalgia of my childhood, or else they just made things better back then.

      Thanks. Talking about myself can be so awkward sometimes (why, I don’t know), so I figured I might as well make it as funny as possible.

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      1. Ahhh but corny can sometimes be the best. I mean, there’s a reason the Hallmark movie industry continues to boom! Corny and comforting sometimes compliment each other rather well strangely enough!

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      2. Ah yes, Hallmark. I both love and hate those movies. I think that corny means you don’t have to think too hard about the plot so you can just snuggle up and enjoy. Plus they’re almost all about Christmas, anyhow, and who doesn’t love that?

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  2. Hello favorite niece. I didn’t know you had a broken bone. Or if I did know, I don’t remember.I have no doubt you will be a famous author. No doubt at all.Love you. Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

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