Monday, February 05, 2007

An alphabetical list of some stuff!

I've been tagged! Thom issued the challenge, and I accept.

A – Available/Single? - Engaged, and married in 61 days! Which, by the way, is the longest 61 days of my life. Holy. Fricking. Crap.

B – Best Friend? – Stephen is my best friend. My best girl-type-friend from high school is named Mel, but we're sort of messed up right now. It's a long story.

C – Cake or Pie? – Cheesecake. I hate traditional cake, but certain types of pie are ok. It depends on how bread-y they are. Chocolate cheesecake is a good option.

D – Drink Of Choice? – Vanilla Latte, Jasmine Tea, Wine, (not necessarily in that order). I just found a fantastic Pinot Grigio at whole foods but I don't remember the name.

E – Essential Item You Use Everyday? – My cell phone and a good book (at the moment, The Two Towers by Tolkien). Also chocolate, if that counts as an "essential item" that I "use" every "day".

F – Favourite Colour? - Brown, green.

G – Gummy Bears Or Worms? – Gummy worms, or actual worms? Because my answer hinges on the differentiation between the two. Gummy worms are better than Gummy Bears, especially if they're sour gummy worms. I just can't bear to eat cute animal shaped candy. Anyway, I don't like hard or gummy candy that much.

H – Hometown? – Denver, thought I technically was born in WA. I've lived here since I was too little to remember anything about Washington except the blueberry field by my house and the little girl who could already read next door.

I – Indulgence? – Chocolate. My favorite thing is to have an evening to myself to spend reading/bathing/drinking wine/reading in the bathtub while drinking wine. I love my alone time.

J – January Or February? – February, because ... I don't know why, actually. Weird.

K – Kids & Their Names? – No kids for 3-7 years. Stephen likes Amelia, I like Eliana, and we haven't talked about boys names. If things go my way, we'll have a boy first (because I always wanted an older brother), then a girl. A third child is optional, and it would be cool to have a boy (because I think good men come from having an older sister), but a girl would be cool too.

L – Life Is Incomplete Without? – Jesus Christ, first and foremost. My life is completely empty if I'm not spending time with Him. Everything I do is meaningless if Jesus isn't coming first. After that, life is incomplete without my family and dearest friends, music, being outside, and... chocolate...

M – Marriage date? – April 7! By the way, being so close to marriage but not actually married yet, and Christian, therefore abstaining... well, it sucks. A lot. 2 more months of this?!? I've said it once, and I'll say it again. Holy. Fricking. Crap!

N – Number Of Siblings? – Just 1, Amy. I love her to pieces. We've always gotten along really well, and our relationship keeps getting better as we get older.

O – Oranges Or Apples? – Oranges. Oranges are sectioned and clean and organized and delicious and pretty!

P – Phobias/Fears? – I am not just afraid of spiders... I am terrified of them. Mortified. Horrified. Yet somehow, fascinated by the little suckers.

Q – Favourite Quote? – C.S. Lewis (of course), from Mere Christianity: "I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: 'I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God.' That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would be either a lunatic — on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to."

R – Reason to Smile? – I'm alive, healthy, and have true salvation. I'm blessed out my ears, getting married, gainfully employed, have a fantastic family, I have a bag of chocolate in my desk, and I live in Colorado where I can see the mountains every single day. Happiness is based on circumstances (I am happy), but joy remains despite circumstances, and I have been given joy, which means I can smile no matter what my circumstances are, because a good God is in control. I know that I know that I KNOW that He is absolutely faithful.

S – Season? Summer. I get depressed in winter when it's dark in the morning as I walk into work, and it's already dark when I leave in the afternoon. I love summer.

T – Tag people? – Melissa, Beth.

U – Unknown Fact About Me? – I'm a little (I use the word little loosely) OCD. My brain processes things in a peculiar way, thus I am very picky about the arrangement of the food on my plate and in which order the dishes get stacked. I like things to go in order and to match and to be organized (like oranges), but order and matching and organization means something entirely different to me than it does to anyone else.

V – Vegetable you don’t like? – I love vegetables! The closest I get to not liking a vegetable is preferring orange, red, and yellow peppers to green ones. Did you ever lean out from the grocery cart and steal pieces of candy when you were little? I stole grapes.

W – Worst Habit? – I speak negativity a lot, and I am not naturally inclined to pick up/clean up as I am in the process of cooking (read: making a mess).

X – X–rays You’ve Had? – Dental x-rays, back x-rays at the chiropractor (I have a very mild case of scoliosis).

Y – Your Favourite Food(s)? – Salads with lots of good stuff in them. Fillet Mignon, medium-rare, A1 on the side, with seared asparagus and a glass of really good red wine. Sushi (I love nigiri and sashimi) with chilled sake. Fruits and vegetables, especially avocados. Mozzarella cheese. Dark Chocolate. Wow, I'm hungry all the sudden.

Z – Zodiac Sign? – I'm a virgo (and a rat, ha!), though most of the characteristics don't fit me and I think it's stupid that so many people find it necessary to categorize themselves and thus define their identity based on this crap.

Wow. I think chocolate made it in that list 6 times. Anyone want to guess what time of the month it is?


ThomG said...

You big chocoholic.

Beth said...

Hi you. I enjoyed reading that, great quote by the way!

Melissa said...

It's always interesting to get a glimpse of what someone is really like inside. :)