Thursday, May 26, 2005

the alphabet meme

via Steven of Flos Carmeli:

A is for Age - old enough to remember the "dialogue Mass" and the very first postCounciliar liturgy change, which happened in my parish the Sunday following my First Communion. [a month shy of 49]

B is for Booze - even my best friends think I'm teetotal! A very rare (once or twice a year) glass of wine. Hot lemonade or limeade with a shot of dark Bacardi rum, medicinally when the stuffed sinuses are just too much to bear anymore.

C is for Career - "Anchor Hold Dweller" (also, retired library clerk)

D is for Dad’s name - Mick, but the birth certificate says Lawrence.

E is for Essential items to bring to a party - lots of cold beverages

F is for Favorite song at the moment - "All My Hope" Dave Brubeck

G is for Golf? - yes to watch, no to play

H is for Hometown - Akron, Ohio

I is for Instrument you [used to] play - Recorder, Transverse Flute, Piccolo.

J is for Jam or Jelly you like - Blueberry Simply Fruit

K is for Kids - None

L is for Living arrangement - two stories & basement, 4 bedrooms, one bathroom, three tenants. Lots of books. A couple of millipedes that run around after midnight to remind me it's time to go to bed. Two magnificently productive rhubarb plants, neighborhood birds, feral cats, and overeducated squirrels who have learned how to rip window screens.....

M is for Mom’s name - Mary, but the birth certificate says Janet.

N is for Names of best friends - Peter, two Dennises, Terri, Marie-Aimee, two Jeffreys, Gina

O is for overnight hospital stays - too many!

P is for Phobias - fear of becoming a burden

Q is for Quote you like - "Every family should have a room where Christ is welcome in the person of the hungry and thirsty stranger." St. John Chrysostom.

R is for Relationship that lasted longest - Other than siblings, Gina, who I met in the cafeteria line in college back in 1975 --- I made a sick joke about how they ought to hand out plenary indulgences for eating what they were serving that day.....

S is for Siblings - three brothers and four sisters, all younger.

T is for Television? - EWTN, CNN, the C-Spans. current Guilty Pleasures are Alton Brown's Good Eats, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, What Not to Wear, and Overhaulin'

U is for Unique trait - Propensity to give commands to inanimate objects

V if for Vegetable you love - brussels sprouts

W is for Worst trait - Too detached from what others think, Over-reclusive

X - is for XRays you’ve had - teeth, chest, knees, ankle

Y is for Yummy food you make - Braised Beef Shank, 10-minute Vegetarian Vegetable Soup, Splendad Rhubarb Crisp, Sugar-free Key Limeade (Steven, that's bottled Key Lime juice! which is cheaper than RealLime, I don't know why!)

Z is for Zodiac sign - Cancer
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5 comments:

Julie D. said...

I like the fact that both your parents were incognito (so to speak). :-)

cj said...

In one sense I learned more about you in one alphabet than in two years of reading your blog! Thank you for sharing, it's very cool.

Franklin Jennings said...

"neighborhood birds, feral cats"

I want to see how long that one lasts!

Karen Marie said...

Been lasting in stable-state since long before I moved in, and that was 15 years ago. There are two chief tribes of feral cats who wander the court --- and love my yard because I have mints instead of grass --- and they can be told apart by family-specific markings.

The birds are too smart and fast for the cats, so the cats have to make do with mice and moles and handouts from the humans.....

Franklin Jennings said...

Oh, Ok. You have two tribes of poor hunters. Or maybe our birds are slower down here?

If she wasn't now 21 years old and suffering (ha! three cans of food per day is not suffering!) from hyperthyroidism, I have just the kitty to teach your tribes a thing or two about birds. ;-)