A. Age: 32. Holy smokes, is that right? OY!
B. Bed size: Queen. Our bedroom won’t fit a bigger bed but I wouldn’t want one anyway. King sized beds always make me feel like I’m sleeping on the other side of the room from Garrett. Obviously I feel this way because we have no kids, I reserve the right to change my mind.
C. Chore you dislike:
I don’t like many chores, but I am lucky in that Garrett does most of the household management. I REALLY hate dishes, but since Garrett does just about everything else I will at least do those. Well, I wash — I make him dry.
D. Dogs: We don’t have one but definitely want one. We’ve already agreed on a name: Lyndon “Bones” Jizzle.
E. Essential start to your day: Coffee + a HOT ASS shower. I do not do anything luke warm. Even if I can feel my skin drying out the entire time, the shower must be hotter than hot. It’s why I buy lotion, yo.
F. Favorite color: Acid Green.
G. Gold or silver: Silver, mostly. But I can rock a little gold every once in a while.
H. Height: 5’10 in flats. This is why I don’t really wear heels much anymore.
I. Instruments you play(ed): I have no musical skills whatsoever. I “played” the violin for months without ever knowing how to read music in Elementary School. I was a total rock start, I assure you.
J. Job title: Senior Commercial Underwriter. It sounds a lot more exciting that it probably is in real life.
K. Kids: Yes please. Sooner, rather than later. Not that we’ll be getting knocked up tomorrow or anything, but you know — if it happens….
L. Live: Sacramento, CA for now.
M. Mom’s name: Sharon
N. Nicknames: My last name is Woodcock. I’ve had A LOT of nicknames.
O. Overnight hospital stays: None that I can remember.
P. Pet peeves: People who try and make themselves sound more interesting or erudite by listing things they hate.
Q. Quote from a movie: “Melrose Place was a really good show.”
R. Righty or lefty: Righty!
S. Siblings: None. I’m a lonely only. Except I’m not lonely! Remember all those cousins I have who are my age? It’s like the best of both worlds.
T. Time you wake up: 5 am on weekdays, 7 ish on weekends. But I go to bed suuuuper early. Like Nursing Home early. I love my sleep!
Yes, I wear them. And I’m not the type of person who is interested in talking about my underwear with the internet thankyouverymuch.
Oh wait, would you look at that
, I guess I am. Huh.
V. Vegetables you don’t like: mushrooms. Just not really a fan.
W. What makes you run late: The fact that I get up early. I know, you think I’m nuts but it’s true. I used to have to be at work at 8 but would get up at 5, remember? That’s a lot of time to get sidetracked watching Real Housewives or making chili or whatever. I just lose track of time and start projects that take longer than I anticipate.
X. X-rays you’ve had: Many X-rays of my chest and sinus cavity to discover what the hell was causing my persistent cough and severe allergies. Turns out switching to a Paleo diet made all my symptoms go away. Sweet!
Y. Yummy food you make: I make some sweet ass Artichoke Parmesan Dip. Remind me to give you the recipe sometime.
Z. Zoo animal favorites: Zoos are depressing, just like circuses. UGH!
*Idea unoriginally and shamelessly stolen from Ashley at NeverHomeMaker
What I want:
- An unlimited Gift Card to Burpee
- A weekend out of town
- The Day Off
- Sushi Delivery for lunch
- A Giant Pool and a Grotto to come home to tonight
- Cocktails to have by said pool
- A beautifully catered dinner on our lounge chairs by the pool
What I’ve Got:
- Plenty of time to save for the stuff I want to plant in Fall
- A weekend that includes pickling, reading, and wine-tasting
- Hey, at least today is Friday
- Homemade Chili for lunch, and that is free, yo! (sort of)
- The second set of landscapers coming by this afternoon to address our front and back yard. No Porno Pool planned, but I am getting an Extreme Garden Makeover (yay!)
- There is champagne in the fridge for when I get home from the gym tonight
- Tandoori Chicken is in the fridge marinating, and I will happily (and let’s be real, probably sweatily since I will be post-gym) chow down on it on my couch with Garrett.
All in all, things aren’t exactly perfect, but on this Friday they are looking pretty good from where I am sitting.
>You are only as young as you feel and all that, and this post is in no way me declaring my old lady-ness, but lately I have realized that there are some things that I used to love or be very involved in that I just can no longer get behind. Here is the abbreviated list:
- Friday thru Sunday weekend trips that involve flying (unless it is for something Super BADASS, of course)
- Trying to connect with people who can’t put their cell phones down
- Weeknight shows that are in San Francisco when I have to work the next day
- Picking up my life and starting over in a different city without a SIGNIFICANT raise in pay
- Girl Drama
(RIP cute and perky Lindsay…)
- Moving every year
- Dying my hair (oh the bad hair color I have sported!)
- Starting a night out at 10 pm
- Piercings in places other than my ears
- Passive Agressive Facebook/Twitter Statuses
(Although regular Passive Aggressive Notes still make me laugh…)
What are you too old for???
Friday Afternoon Edition. What a difference a week makes!
Excited About…2009. I have some big plans, and I just love a blank slate. I have lots on my mind about what I want to accomplish.
Worried About…Garrett’s stress level. Hopefully I can expand more on this soon, but right now I’m going to leave it at that.
Reading…The Superficial. I’m not gonna lie.
Creating…a game plan for my health.
Loving…the fact that I get to sleep in tomorrow.
Hating…the feeling of being anxious! (See ‘Garrett’s stress’ answer above).
Wondering…why the caged bird sings.
Craving…a facelift for this blog.
Listening to…the voices in my head tell me how good dinner with Kelly and Gersson is going to be tonight.
Renting… Absolutely nothing. Because the thought of commiting to any television or movie watching right now is too much drama.
Monday Morning Edition
Excited About…being home from LA. I was down there teaching a class on Business Writing and Grammar and it was a bit nerve-wracking! (sp?) It is nice to be home and have that off my plate.
Worried About…managing our December social calendar. Garrett and I have lots going on and lots we want to do and HELLO, it’s Christmas. I’m wishing weekends were at least a day or two longer!
Reading…The Sookie Stackhouse Series I know, I know..enough with the vampires already! These books are smart, fun, and an easy read though. They are the basis of the HBO series True Blood.
Creating…a list a mile long of things to do, including Christmas Cards…argh! It maybe almost be too late!
Loving…Cinnamon Dolce Lattes from Starbucks. Holy Moly, those are delicious! Even Garrett thinks they are tasty and he basically hates Starbucks and all of their offerings.
Hating…that the weekend is already over. It was definitely too short! But other than that I am not hating much. Life is good!
Wondering…about all the exciting things that 2009 will bring!
Craving…a cranberry bliss bar. Y-U-M!
Listening to…my students typing. But if I were to insert an album recommendation in this category, it would be “She’s The Dutchess, He’s the Duke” by (not surprisingly) The Dutchess and the Duke. I’m exceptionally partial to the track Reservoir Park. I can’t get it out of my head!
Watching… True Blood. Duh.
Renting… Season One of Mad Men. LOVE!