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ABC, Easy as 123

Taking another cue from Jenn because apparently, my brain just doesn’t want to give me ideas to blog.

A. Age: 30. (DO.NOT.WANT!)

B. Bed size: King. It was our present to ourselves when we bought the house, since before that we were in a full size Ikea bed leftover from when I lived by myself.

C. Chore that you hate: Folding laundry. I have no problem with washing it. But actually folding and put away – yea, my second couch is CONSTANTLY covered in piles of clean clothes.

D. Dogs: Two, Sammy and Baxter. They’re pretty much our children.

E. Essential start to your day: Diet Coke, hard-boiled egg (white only) and yogurt.

F. Favorite color: Purple.

G. Gold or Silver: Silver. I don’t like gold, never have, which is interesting because I ordered my class ring in gold.

H. Height: 5’6”.

I. Instruments you play: Proficiently? None.

J. Job title: Systems Analyst.

K. Kids: None except the furbabies.

L. Live: Charleston, SC.

M. Mother’s name: Sandy.

N. Nicknames: Kristy (my full name is Kristen), Baby (<– Steve)

O. Overnight hospital stays: None in a long time, maybe only once when I had my appendix out.

P. Pet peeves: People who block the straight lane to get to the turn lane, people who use their cell phones while doing any face to face business with others (checking out at the store, at the bank, etc.), people who treat animals like property. Pretty much bad people behavior in general.

Q. Quote from a movie: Remember what Daddy always says – an ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure!

R. Right or left handed: Left.

S. Siblings: One full brother, Eric, who is 27. One brother from my mom’s second marriage – Tyler, who is 16. And two sisters from my dad’s second marriage – Alex, who is 19 and Tresalynn, who is 16.

T. (This was missing how about..) Tacos: LOVE TACOS!!!! Now I want to go to Taco Bell.

U. Underwear: Comfortable cotton, still sexy, at least in my house!

V. Vegetable you hate: Carrots. I’ve tried – really, really tried but I just can’t get on board. Also not a big fan of spinach by itself but LOVE it in anything – like pastas or soups.

W. What makes you run late: I am rarely late – I’d rather be early than late so I’m usually sitting outside waiting for the time I’m supposed to be there.

X. X-Rays you’ve had: Ankle – many, many times. Teeth. Arm. I’ve had MRI’s of my brain, with and without contrast (for headaches).

Y. Yummy food that you make: Steve likes pretty much anything I make – he’s a big fan of my chili and my Italian wedding soup.

Z. Zoo animal:  Any of the cats. PENGUINS!

Handwriting Meme

Handwriting Meme

Jenn did a splendid little handwriting meme that she got from Amanda so I’m going to follow suit and join in.

Basically, write the answers to these questions on a piece of paper.  (Note: I skipped #8 – tagging people – because I don’t know who reads here anymore but figured I’d go ahead and leave it in so those people who have bloggy friends that want to do it, can! LOL)

  1. Name/Name of website.
  2. Left or right-handed?
  3. Favorite letters to write?
  4. Least favorite letters to write?
  5. Write this: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
  6. Write these in all capitals: CRAB, HUMOR, KALEIDOSCOPE, PAJAMAS, GAZILLION.
  7. Write your favorite lyrics to a song.
  8. Tag some people to do this meme next.
  9. Anything else you’d like to say?
Agenda Day in the Life

One Day

To further elaborate on what I was talking about yesterday – how fascinated I am with the other people’s jobs and other people’s offices, I figured it might be fun to do something like Annie did at turning pages and post a day in my life. It’s certainly not the first time I’ve seen this on the Internet and probably won’t be the last but it looked fun and interesting nonetheless.

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IT Issues

Ten for Tuesday

This is actually an older Ten for Tuesday that I saw awhile back on Echo’s site and had put aside in my blog ideas notebook for later use.

I have been kind of thoughtful lately about jobs and work and how other people’s days function. Sometimes I think it’s because I get so content at my job that when I talk to others or visit other offices, it all seems much cooler or nicer or better – as in, if you have a different color of Post-It’s or nicer office furniture or newer computers, I’m probably envious of you, how cool it would be work to there instead of where I’m at. Not to say I don’t love my job but I guess it’s more of a switch up of a routine.

Though I am and will always be envious of you if you get to actually wear jeans to work because I have been trying to find a gig like that for years and thought I had it with a hospital job (hello, scrubs & sneakers!) but since I am not clinical, I am stuck in a “business semi-professional” that I try my damnedest to skirt the line closer towards “business casual” than I probably should.

Without further ado, here’s the Ten for Tuesday about work:

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Where I'm From
Literary, Memes

Where I’m From

I am from babydoll dresses and mini-backpacks, from Kid Sister and Lisa Frank, from frozen pizzas and Flavor Ice, from Electric Youth perfume and Avon and from playing Nintendo and watching The Cosby Show, TGIF and Beverly Hills 90210.

I am from Rayburn and Lafayette Streets, from Roberts Road and from Village Square, from white wicker front furniture and woven blankets and puke beige walls and boxes and packing tape and the echoes off the walls when it’s empty.  I am from the asphalt, from wheels humming along the highway, from eleven schools in twelve years and always making new friends.

I am from pampas grass, whose blades never failed to slice my fingers, and oak trees and Palmettos rising stately in the air, waving their leaves as if fingers brushing the sky.

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