Welcome to the first day of Blog Me, MAYbe, a blogfest that is the genius brainchild of the fabulous Sara McClung, one in which you can choose to blog every week day in the month of May (or as often as you would like) following this schedule:
Monday: MAY I tell you something about writing?
Tuesday: MAY I tell you something about myself?
Wednesday: MAY I ask something about you?
Thursday: MAY I tell you something about someone else?
Friday: MAY I share something funny?
FUN! You don't have to blog every day. You don't even have to sign up. But you can. Click here for the linky on Sara's blog.
Today's Tuesday, and since I just finished up the A-Z blogfest, and since my writer friend Katy Upperman shared about herself in A-Z fashion and encouraged us to do the same, I thought I'd use today to go A-Z, all about me. Enjoy.
A is for age: Care to take a guess? I’ll reveal at the end of the post.
B is for breakfast today: Cinnamon Raisin Bagel with Cream Cheese. Or a Pop Tart. Such healthy living.
C is for currently craving: It’s 6 AM. I don’t really crave anything but coffee at this hour.
D is for dinner tonight: Cici’s Pizza, fundraiser night for Aidan’s school. A cheap alternative for parents on the go. And my kids like it. Mom does too.
E is for favorite type of exercise: Tap dancing. I’ve taken lessons since I was four, and this is the first year in a while that I’ve not been in a class. I miss it.
F is for an irrational fear: Driving over bridges and thinking I’m just going to drive off of one.
G is for gross food: Anything with red meat. Blech.
H is for hometown: I grew up in Douglassville, Pennsylvania. Tiny dot on the map an hour west of Philly, twenty minutes east of Reading. Right next to Amityville. And no, not the one from the horror movie.
I is for something important: My family. Some days I wish I could do nothing else but hang out with them.
J is for current favorite jam: Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad by Def Leppard. Beyond perfect for my current WIP.
K is for kids: McKenzie (13) and Aidan (7). Click on their names if you want to know more about them.
L is for current location: My dining room aka pseudo-office.
M is for the most recent way you spent money: Paying bills. Boo.
N is for something you need: About
O is for occupation: Wife, Mommy, Writer, Teacher/Tutor. I have prioritized that list with my heart. Unfortunately, my daily agenda dictates a different order.
P is for pet peeve: Misspelling. But just for me. I can tolerate the most horrid butchering of words by other people, but I can’t send a text or an email unless I’ve triple-checked the spelling.
Q is for a quote: Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. (James Dean)
R is for random fact about you: I love Eeyore. My collection could fill up a Disney store. Possibly even Tomorrow Land.
S is for favorite healthy snack: Grapes. Juicy green ones especially.
T is for favorite treat: York Peppermint Patties
U is for something that makes you unique: I have this tattooed on my leg, in a Bernoulli spiral.
It’s Latin for I arise the same though changed. Jakob Bernoulli had it engraved on his tombstone. Who is Jakob Bernoulli? Swiss mathematician famous for his contributions to Calculus, logarithms, probability. He also made great contributions to my first writing project.
And yes, this does further support the theory that I am the world’s biggest nerd.
V is for favorite vegetable: Asparagus—yeah, I know. I’m weird.
W is for today’s workout: Walking up the stairs in my house? Sad, I know. It’s about all I get some days.
X is for X-rays you’ve had: Of my foot—fractured when I tried to carry my then four year old daughter down a set of wooden stairs that were just a little unstable.
Y is for yesterday’s highlight: Two of the students I tutor made 95s on their tests. My husband made curry chicken for dinner. And then we had that rare moment of everyone eating dinner at the same time around the same table (even if that table was the coffee table).
It’s the little things.
Z is for your time zone: Eastern.
Now, MAY I encourage YOU to do your own A-Z share? Let me know if you do one (or have already done one) in the comments. I'll definitely check it out!
Oh yeah, that age thing: You'll have to work for it.
My age = the number of Wonders of the Ancient World times the number of sides on a stop sign minus the ides of March.
It's 41. Did you guess correctly?