Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Just for Fun: The ABCs of Me

Sinta over at Pink Pincushion did a fun post yesterday. Since I have done zero sewing or quilting the last 2 days, I figured it would be fun to do my version.

The ABC's of Me
A- Age: 53

B- Bed size: Queen

C- Chore you hate: Bathrooms

D- Dog's name: Steve

E- Essential food/item: Cheese

F- Favorite color: Honestly, I have the hardest time with this; I like just about all colors except I’ve never cared much for orange.

G- Gold or silver: Silver

H- Height: 5'9"

I- I am: going to beat this procrastination thing!!

J- Job: Retired high school English teacher; adjunct university instructor

K- Kids: 3: son, 27; daughter 24; daughter 17

L- Living arrangements: We live in a very rural area of south-central Ohio in a 17-yr.-old 2-story house that we had built; we have a pond, woods, and a very long driveway.

M-Mom's name: Jeannie – she is a sports fanatic and a ton of fun.

N- Nickname: When I taught, the kids called me Mrs. H. A few people call me Jaynie.

O- Overnight hospital stay: A week when I was in 6th grade (pneumonia and mono); 3 births; a 3-day gall bladder scare (false alarm, it turned out); and the most unusual: on a trip with students to Italy, one girl came down with appendicitis, and I spent the night in a Venice hospital with her!

P- Pet peeve: Loud, obnoxious people

Q- Quote from a movie: From Pride & Prejudice: “you have bewitched me, body and soul” (Darcy to Elizabeth); From The Count of Monte Cristo: “I don't believe in God.” “It doesn't matter. He believes in you.” (exchange between the priest and Edmond)

R- Right or left handed: Lefty

S- Siblings: 2 younger brothers and 2 younger sisters

T- Time you wake up: 6am on weekdays (I fix breakfast every morning for hubby and daughter!) Just whenever on weekends.

U- Unique thing about your car: Chrysler Town and Country van-a glittery Disney Mickey Mouse ears decorates my antenna.

V- Vegetable you hate: I think I like them all – even brussel sprouts and beets!

W- Ways you run late: I waste time on the computer.

X- X-rays you've had: Just at the dentist’s, I think!

Y- Yummy food you make: Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo. Quiche. “Chocolate Stuff.”

Z- Zoo favorite: I enjoy watching monkeys and gorillas.


  1. Fun! J - Jealous that you are a retired English teacher. I've been teaching English for thirty-four years, but I don't see retirement in the near future. We moved from St. Louis to Huntsville, AL back in 1992, so I only have in eighteen years in our Alabama retirement system. It's too expensive to buy in the rest of the years. I enjoy your blog.

  2. Lucky you to be retired! We do have several things in common! I love the Count of Monte Cristo quote! Perfect! But I have a question... how did your dog get the name Steve?

  3. Jean, I couldn't imagine teaching that long; in Ohio we can retire after 30 years, and so I did! I love it. Good luck to you! You need quilting as therapy, I'm sure!!

    Sinta, we inherited Steve from our son, when he moved into an apartment. Adam, our son, is a distance runner, and Steve is named for Steve Prefontaine, a famous runner from the 70s. He loves living here in the country where he can run freely, chasing rabbits, squirrels, and (unfortunately) skunks.


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