Friday, June 17, 2011

My A-Z

Picked up at One Step Up (and Two Steps Back)


A. Age - 55
B. Bed size - double
C. Chore that you hate the most – drying the dishes
D. Dogs – None, I used to have a Border Collie called Elkie
E. Essential start to your day – an orange
F. Favourite colour - purple
G. Gold or silver - gold
H. Height - 5'6"
I. Instruments you play – I played the ‘cello for four years at school and I used to have a guitar
J. Job title – self employed deltiologist (postcards)
K. Kids - 3
L. Live – Charente Maritime, France
M. Mother's name - Margaret
N. Nicknames – Anji, gorgeous mummykins
O. Overnight hospital stays – For each baby, 5 days and nights in hospital and one night when Olivier had concussion
P. Pet peeve – can’t think of one for the moment
Q. Quote from a movie - "Don’t cry” Tom Hanks in You’ve Got Mail
R. Right or left handed - right
S. Siblings – two younger sisters and a little brother
T. Time you wake up – the alarm goes off at 6am
U. Underwear – clean and paid for
V. Vegetable you hate – cabbage
W. What makes you run late – Having to look for someone else’s lost property
X. X-rays you've had – back and lots of my teeth
Y. Yummy food that you make - Quiche
Z. Zoo animal – elephant, but not in the zoo

11 comments:

Susan said...

I forgot about the teeth x-rays on my A-Z.
For some reason I thought you lived in Canada, not France.

Véronique said...

You didn't actually say what time you wake up. :)

Lucy Melford said...

Hmmm, here's my own A-Z:

A. Age - Very nearly 59
B. Bed size - king size, just for me!
C. Chore that you hate the most – cleaning, but I have a cleaning lady to do it for me
D. Dogs – None
E. Essential start to your day – a cup of tea
F. Favourite colour - blue
G. Gold or silver - silver
H. Height - 5'9"
I. Instruments you play – none: sadly no musical talent!
J. Job title – retired
K. Kids - one step-daughter
L. Live – Sussex, England
M. Mother's name - Dorothy
N. Nicknames – none
O. Overnight hospital stays – a few when 7, for a tonsilectomy; eight for vaginoplasty when 58
P. Pet peeve – all the rubbish on TV
Q. Quote from a movie - can't think of one
R. Right or left handed - right
S. Siblings – a younger brother, who was killed in 1995
T. Time you wake up – anytime between 6am and 8am
U. Underwear – comfortable and clean
V. Vegetable you hate – none
W. What makes you run late – sidetracking myself
X. X-rays you've had – teeth and breasts
Y. Yummy food that you make - my cooking is tasty rather than yummy!
Z. Zoo animal – meerkat

I think this still leaves out quite a lot that I'd want anyone to know about me!

Lucy

Doris said...

LOL Great stuff :-) A mini novel in an A to Z. xxx

Melissa said...

A. Age - None of your bee's wax! (Just kidding. 62)
B. Bed size - Queen size
C. Chore that you hate the most – Cleaning, but I don't have a cleaning lady to do it for me, so my house is a filthy hovel.
D. Dogs – None
E. Essential start to your day – A bowl of oatmeal and a cup of coffee
F. Favourite colour - Purple
G. Gold or silver - Gold
H. Height - Too tall
I. Instruments you play – The guitar and harmonica, but not very well. I do play a mean kazoo though, and I can play some lovely Hawaiian music on the nose harp.
J. Job title – retired
K. Kids - None
L. Live – Central Virginia
M. Mother's name - Adelyn
N. Nicknames – None
O. Overnight hospital stays – Two weeks for a plural effusion and collapsed lung when I was 15, a week for an upper respiratory infection, and another week for measles and pneumonia when I was in the Army, and five days for my recent cancer surgery.
P. Pet peeve – Commercials on TV
Q. Quote from a movie - Claude Raines in Casablanca, "Round up all the usual suspects!"
R. Right or left handed - right
S. Siblings – A twin sister who died in 2009, and an older sister still living.
T. Time you wake up – At 1:30 AM, 3:00 AM, 5:00 AM, 7:00 AM and every fifteen minutes after that until I give up and get up!
U. Underwear – Always!
V. Vegetable you hate – Raw okra (Does anyone actually eat raw okra?)
W. What makes you run late – Procrastination
X. X-rays you've had – Every bone in my body when I first went to work for DuPont in 1970. I think they wanted to be sure I wasn't damaged goods.
Y. Yummy food that you make - Chili con carne
Z. Zoo animal – The humans in the London zoo

Caroline said...

I have enjoyed so many of these answers but don't think I can come up with anything interesting to entertain or compete. Extra insights have been interesting but it is 1am and too late for my poor brain to join in.

Is it significant that three of us never had nicknames?

Keith said...

Nice to see you back Anji. I daren't put my A - Z up, you would be shocked!

Mausie1 said...

thanks for sharing..hugs Birgit

crowworld2 said...

Ooh-er. Alarm time, 6am! And my mum was called Margaret! Quiche to die for! And right handed too. So much the same...but a few varies too...

xx Graham

Anji said...

Thank you all for taking the time to read it. I did post individual answers to your comments but they seem to have been swallowed up and are floating around somewhere in cyberspace.

HS said...

its very interesting, and its good thing to try hehehe

HS