Me: A to Z

I’m snarfing this one from The Persian Guy’s blog (see link on right). I love these things…they’re revealing and (usually) easy to complete on those days when I have nothing to say.

A is for Age: 35

B is for Beer of choice: I have no clue – I’m not a drinker

C is for Career: I’m in academia; Administrative Director for a research program

D is for favorite Drink: Water, preferably carbonated

E is for Essential item I use everyday: Chapstick

F is for Favorite song at the moment: “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” (from the Verve remixed Christmas album – it’s that time of year)

G is for favorite Game: Rummy

H is for Hometown: Osterville. Well, that’s my home-village, does that count?

I is for Instruments I play: Officially? None. I took piano lessons as a kid, though.

J is for favorite Juice: orange juice

K is for Kids: Better seen and not heard. None for me, thanks.

L is for Last kiss: Monday morning

M is for Marriage: not yet…but being from Massachusetts, at least I’m allowed to consider it.

N is for Name of my best friend: Sadly, I’m without one right now.

O is for Overnight Hospital stays: Two

P is for Phobias: I’m not sure. I mean, I fear certain things (pain/suffering) but they don’t necessarily prevent me from doing things. I don’t have any irrational fears toward spiders or heights or anything.

Q is for Quote: “You know, I cried when I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet. And then I laughed….really hard.” Jerri Blank in Strangers with Candy.

R is for biggest Regret: Looking back, I wished I’d acted upon my instincts and realized things weren’t working out in my 10-year relationship with Matt. We probably should have broken up 4 or 5 years earlier. I think staying together so long delayed us from discovering who we really are. We’re both in better places now, I believe.

S is for Self confidence: What’s that? Are we supposed to possess that? I sure as hell don’t.

T is for Time I wake up: 7:15AM on weekdays, 9:00AM on weekends

U is for Underwear: briefs (not tighty-whities) or boxer briefs

V is for Vegetable I love: broccoli, cauliflower or green beans

W is for Worst habit: OOH, I have lots. Self deprecation, impatience, incessant humming, avoiding the phone, TV addiction, reading on the toilet

X is for X-rays I’ve had: Annual dental x-rays, a few CAT scans and a full body MRI.

Y is for Yummy food I make: I don’t make food, I eat it.

Z is for Zodiac: Gemini

Well that was fun. Your turn!




  1. Comment by karyn on November 15, 2006 11:41 am

    Kids are better seen and not heard?

    I’m stealing this meme, you big grinch.

  2. Comment by Lise on November 15, 2006 4:56 pm

    If not your best friend can I be your #1 Fag Hag?

  3. Comment by snarl on November 15, 2006 5:13 pm


    F is for Fag-hag!

  4. Comment by Mike on November 15, 2006 7:33 pm

    Okay, fine…

    A is for age: 34
    B is for beer of choice: Harpoon IPA. It’s been a while.
    C is for career: urban middle-school principal. So goddamn insane. Is this a place where people learn or One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest?
    D is for favorite drink: defying expectations…carbonated water, and maybe some Fresca once in a while
    E is for essential item I use every day: this Powerbook. Really, there’s an umbilical cord attached. It hurts when it’s asleep.
    F is for favorite song at the moment: “Children Will Listen,” from Into the Woods. What, you think I’m some kind of homosexual? Just because it makes me cry doesn’t mean I kiss boys.
    G is for favorite game: Gowi Bowi Bo. Some weird Korean game we played in college, where you wind up slapping someone else in the face.
    H is for hometown: I abstain. I deny all connection to North Easton, Massachusetts. That it’s in the same universe as Boston is as impossible to believe as evolution or gravity.
    I is for instruments: Okay, again with the gay. Organ (!) in middle school, and then violin in high school.
    J is for favorite juice: cranberry.
    K is for kids: God yes. They’re my life. They’re so interesting, and so weird.
    L is for last kiss: Sunday morning. I apparently can’t keep up with Karl.
    M is for marriage: Who is asking these questions??
    N is for name of my best friend: Justin
    O is for overnight hospital stays: Just the one, dear. (Appendix.)
    P is for phobias: none that I know of. Karl could testify otherwise.
    Q is for quote: at the moment, “I’m not no Limburger, Just a limburger”
    R is for biggest regret: It’s an obvious one, but dating my best friend, Cynthia, for so long. I missed out on much of my twenties by hiding in the closet. Thank God we’re still friends.
    S is for self-confidence: I’m with Karl.
    T is for time: I wake up at 6:45 every goddamn day of the week.
    U is for underwear: A fierce hatred of briefs and boxer-briefs leads me to the freedom of boxers.
    V is for vegetable I love: tomato. God’s gift to humanity. I used to go into the garden in nothing but shorts and a salt shaker and eat my way through Nature.
    W is for worst habit: Um, I suppose that smoking habit I picked up from that Australian jerk I met a year ago. Ugh.
    X is for x-rays: Only orthodontal.
    Y is for yummy food I make: I make my own gnocchi. It’s fairly sublime.
    Z is for zodiac: Capricorn. Like Jesus.

  5. Comment by Karl on November 15, 2006 9:13 pm

    Wow – Mike!

    I never tasted your gnocchi.

    Who were you kissing on Sunday? And your mother at brunch does NOT count.

  6. Comment by karyn on November 15, 2006 10:17 pm

    Karl, quit being a bitch. I liked Mike’s list. (Mike? Nobody can keep up with Karl. He sets the pace, you know. For all of us.)

  7. Comment by snarl on November 16, 2006 10:31 am


  8. Comment by The Persian on November 16, 2006 6:23 pm

    That was a great read, learned a few new things about you in the process!

    We have a few things in common, especially staying in a relationship a bit longer than we should have. I am also a Gemini!

    That Jerri quote is just evil!


  9. Comment by Randy on November 17, 2006 4:01 pm

    OK so why did you have a full body MRI? Ive had my knees done and quite odd. Although the strangest thing was having my hip xrayed and they did it all electronically and so the doctor pulled up my xray on the computer screen in the office hallway and there goes.. my hip. Oh and my limp dick and balls and all. perfect form let me say. Good thing theres not jewerly down there cause it would have glowed like christmas.

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