Wednesday, March 9, 2011

ABCs of Me

The ABC's of Me...

My friend Jenn runs an amazing blog over at Please take a minute to check it out. She writes about “Food, friends and fun in New York City”) She just posted a blog saying that other bloggers are taking this little survey so their readers can know more about them. Although I think I have one reader (his name is Mitch), I still felt like taking the time out to do this as well. So without further ado…
A. Age: 33
B. Bed size: Queen, but hoping to get a King soon to allow all the cats and dogs my girlfriend and I will have soon.
C. Chore you dislike: Once I get going, I really don’t hate any chore but I’m also not very good at any of them. But my favorite chore is cleaning out my DVR.
D. Dogs: Not yet and never had one. But I do often dog-sit and will hopefully by the end of the year.
E. Essential start to your day: Cracking my knuckles. It’s an awful habit, but it’s mine.
F. Favorite color: Due to my unfortunate condition (color blindness), I always answer this question as simply black. Everyone hates me for it.
What do you see? All I see a bunch of dots
G. Gold or silver: Besides the pouch of gold always worn around my neck, I haven’t worn anything gold since the early 90s.
H. Height: I honestly don’t know. I always answer this question somewhere between 5’7” and 5’10”. I am pretty sure I’m somewhere in that range.
I. Instruments you play(ed): Throughout my life I’ve pretty much played them all. In musical instruments I consider myself a “Jack of all Trades and Master of None”. Third grade I started with Piano, Fifth grade was the beginning of my violin years, Then in 7th grade I started playing trumpet and in 9th grade I finally convinced my parents to allow me to get an electric guitar. I’ve dabbled with everything since then, but guitar is still my love, I just wish I was better and had more time to play.
J. Job title: Business Analyst for a large International Bank. I know, It’s so boring I have to find a way to be creative by typing about movies, books and television shows that other people create.
K. Kids: I don’t have any, but have the greatest niece in the world.

L. Live: In a part of Queens, NY called Forest Hills. It took me a very long time to leave the island of Manhattan, but I have learned to love my neighborhood very much.
M. Mom’s name: Leona. My dad’s name is Arthur. Growing up I thought they were the most classic “parents’ names” that could be given. I still agree with this statement.
N. Nicknames: None that have ever stuck for any given period of time. Some have included over the years: Mee-Tool, Mitchy, MitchyMitchyMitchy, Mitch Kramer, Young Mitchell (YM), peanut, Mitty, Mickey, Snitchell, and shitface.
O. Overnight hospital stays: Only birth so far. Frankly, that’s not something I’m looking to change anytime either.
P. Pet peeves: Subway etiquette like when people stand too close for no reason, people that block me from walking on the left of the escalator. Really, I just don’t like people much.
Q. Quote from a movie: Most of my life is spent quoting movies. How can anyone choose just one quote from a movie. Therefore I will simply say “And Leon’s getting LARRRRGER!”
R. Righty or lefty: Righty. There is nothing witty I can even think about writing.
S. Siblings: I have one brother; his name is Rodger. Don’t you dare forget that D in the middle of his name if you are writing him either. I’m pretty sure he’s killed at least two people for this.
T. Time you wake up: Sometime between 7 and 7:30.
U. Underwear: T-shirt cotton boxers. If I have regular cotton or nylon/polyester I am uncomfortable all day.
V. Vegetables you don’t like: If mushrooms are considered a vegetable, than I will say mushrooms.
W. What makes you run late: Aubrey.
X. X-rays you’ve had: Just once a year at the dentist. Why do they have to put the lead thing on your chest but then point the x-ray machine directly at your face and zap you with it? I would think direct zapping is more harmful than some indirect rays that may float around. I never understood this.
Y. Yummy food you make: I actually make a damn good omelet and a decent peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Z. Zoo animal favorites: Is there such a thing as a non-favorite zoo animal? Going to the zoo is great. However, about 6 years ago I went to the Bronx Zoo and they had giraffes in a habitat that looked like someone’s living room. Since then, I can’t say giraffe without following it with “in a living room”.


AJ said...

I did not know u were color blind! My childhood best friend can only see red and green -- which is not only rare, but even more so because she's a SHE.

Jenn from Much to My Delight said...

Consider yourself to have two readers, as I am a loyal follower of this blogarino. Thanks for the shout-out too!

Your niece is too darn cute.