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Posted on Tuesday 5 July 2011 at 3:52 pm

Now I Know My ABCs...

Quick announcement, Sunday evening I posted the full story of the DC trip to see Neil Gaiman. It is long but I helpfully used lj cuts to set off the NG part for anyone who only wanted that. A few people had requested the full story and since I posted on a holiday weekend in the US and probably at a time when a lot of the rest of the world was in bed, I figured I should let people know it's there in case anyone just missed it.

Now, on to the latest alphabet meme that I stole from mrstater.

A is for Age: 29

B is for Bed Size: Queen and Tall. I have a bed frame with built-in full drawers under it that isn't designed for a box springs but I have a box springs so the top of my mattress hits about my belly button and I have to climb up into my bed, which I normally think is pretty cool but which I am not enjoying as much lately as it is a significantly more difficult task with a broken ankle than it was without one.

C is for a Chore I Hate: Washing loads of dishes by hand. Bending over the sink makes my back hurt.

D is for Dogs: I'm a big fan. I like small to medium dogs better than tiny or huge ones, but really I'll take all kinds. My parents currently have three that I still call mine.

E is for the Essential Start to My Day: Internet. I don't feel right without checking email, facebook, twitter, LJ, and my RSS reader for news and fun blogs beginning within about 5 minutes of rolling out of bed.

F is for Favorite Color: Blue.

G is for Gold or Silver?Silver, but gold is OK too. I really like Black Hills gold.

H is for Height: 5'3"

I is for an Instrument I Play: I took piano in elementary school then did percussion in middle school. Haven't played much since then, but I want to learn the harmonica.

J is for my Job Title: Graduate Student / Adjunct Professor of History

K is for Kids: Oh, maybe someday. I really like the idea of raising kids, but the older I get the less appealing I find the thought of being pregnant and giving birth. Adoption, perhaps? Of course, I'm not really set on "No" to the whole pregnancy and birth thing so maybe once there's a prospective father in the picture, I'll have a different answer.

L is for Where you Live: Williamsburg, VA

M is for my Mother's Name: Her first name shall remain unsaid as she might smack you if you call her that. Her middle name and the name she uses is Lorraine.

N is for my Nicknames: Rach, Rachie, Rae, BrattyJedi, Bratty, Brat. There are a few others, but mostly things only my mother is allowed to call me. My childhood nickname was Turbo Tongue because I talked a lot and always very fast. Nothing has changed on my end, but I had to drop the nickname around puberty when the boys suddenly thought it meant something different.

O is for Overnight Hospital Stays: Uh... when I was born?

P is for Pet Peeves: People who drive the same speed no matter the speed limit (e.g. go 50 in a 45 mph zone and in a 55 mph zone); Calling all carbonated sugary drinks "Coke" (*grin* at Lisa); Students who won't read the syllabus or follow simple directions

Q is for a Quote from a Movie: Uh... I don't know. "May The Force Be With You?"

R is for Right or Left-handed? Right.

S is for Siblings: One big sister.

T is for Time I Wake Up: Whenever. Usually somewhere between 6:45 and 8:00 with 7:15 to 7:45 being the main window. I've been sleeping in a lot lately, as in to 8:30 or 9:00. I'm hoping my body is sucking up energy to heal my ankle.

U is for Umbrella: I have a little Mickey Mouse one in my book bag.

V is for Vegetables I Dislike: Pretty much all of them. The ones I do like I can only eat in small quantities as they don't like me.

W is for What Makes Me Run Late: Getting distracted by the interwebs or a book or talking too long with my friends. On the unpleasant, eating too many of the aforementioned vegetables and not being able to leave the restroom.

X is for X- rays I've had:Y is for Yummy Foods I Make: All kinds of stuff with a slight preference for baking over cooking

Z is for Zoo: I've always been a huge fan and still really enjoy going. I requested a trip with my buds to the DC zoo for my birthday this year. But I've begun to feel more and more sorry for the animals every time I've gone over the past few years.

Am I the only one who has noticed that L, Where I Live, and W, What Makes Me Late, could swap letters and still work? More importantly, am I the only one bothered by this? There are other letters I could nitpick, but the interchangeability of this one really bugs me.
Feeling: Blah
Exploring: Office waiting for my roommate to take me home


What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 8:33 pm on 05 July 2011 (UTC) (Link)
LOL I was thinking about changing some of these because they were stretching to fill the letter, but I wasn't feeling that anal. Leave it to you... ;) (That was payback for the Coke snark. I'm going to go have a Cherry Pepsi Coke now.)
bratty_jedi at 9:51 pm on 05 July 2011 (UTC) (Link)
Have pet peeves ever been mentioned in one of these memes or similar without us having the coke fight? It was a tradition I felt obligated to continue.
What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 10:06 pm on 05 July 2011 (UTC) (Link)
It's totally tradition!
godricgal at 10:08 pm on 05 July 2011 (UTC) (Link)
Your order for checking things in the morning is pretty much the same as mine, though I don't check LJ till the afternoon, anymore. Mostly because LJ can be a bit frustrating on the iPhone.

Keep meaning to say I'm really sorry about your ankle. I hope it's mending well.
bratty_jedi at 12:53 am on 06 July 2011 (UTC) (Link)
Keep meaning to say I'm really sorry about your ankle. I hope it's mending well.

I'm starting to feel like I need to do a post of nothing but shout outs to people basically saying "Read your posts on this, this, and this. This is awesome, this sucks I'm sorry for you, and this is a fantastically cool idea." Or something along those lines. I think I owe you comments about job stuff sounds stressful but interesting, I sorry dress shopping is not going well, but, hey, wedding soon so hopefully the craziness is almost over, and probably other stuff I'm forgetting at the moment.

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