A-Z Meme

Today's post is brought to you by the letters A and Z... and all the other ones in between, because Mini and I were battling some evil stomach bug this weekend, and it left me with nothing interesting to post.

But one of the bazillion voices in my head said "You need to write something today!"  So, before that other voice -- you know, the one that screams "Kill them all!!!" -- decided to speak up again and get me all sidetracked, I rushed around to find something to post.

I stole the idea for this post from my fellow sick person Stephanie at How to Survive Life in the Suburbs (although she down with the flu and not a stomach bug) who called this her "Sick Meme".

Go ahead.  You steal it too.  And no, you don't have to be sick to do it.

A. Age: 41... so I'm still young.  yes, I am.  stop laughing.

B. Bed size: Queen.  we were going to upgrade to King, but the rest of the bed would just be wasted space.  We love to cuddle.  See? 

C. Chore you dislikewashing floors.  Ugh!  So gross.

D. Dogsyes...  small, two-year-old, brown and black, and answers to the name Mittens.  Oh, and she's the cat variety of dog.

E. Essential start to your daymy cup of green tea.  After that, I'm awake enough to make breakfast and pack lunch before my kids come down and demand to give Mommy-fortifying cuddles.

F. Favorite colorburgundy.  I love it so much, I'd paint the right side of my body with it.  Okay, I lie.  I'd paint the left side of my body with it.

G. Gold or silver: Gold.  Silver is too cold.
H. Height: 5' 3".  I thought I was 5'4" for the longest time.  Then I was measured just before my surgery last September.  Yup, I'm shrinking.

I. Instruments you play(ed): piano, organ, bass guitar.  See?

my bass & me - circa 1987
J. Job title: SAHM, freelance word person, hula instructor.

K. Kids:  I have 2 of 'em!  Lam - my handsome little brainiac, who'll probably use his computer genius to make his first billion at 15, then spend it all on french fries and video games.  And Mini - my gorgeous gamer, who'll be the first rocket scientist supermodel, freaking out the boys with her beauty, intelligence, and lightning fast wit.

L. Live: In Canada. In the middle of a flood plain.  Thank heavens for the Red River Floodway, or we'd be spit-shining our canoes about now.  Which would be bad since I don't have a canoe... so, I'd just be spitting.

M. Mom’s namePetronila.

N. NicknamesCandy, Nette, NenGirlie used to be one of them, but then I gave birth to Mini and had to relinquish that title to her.

O. Overnight hospital staystwice.  For Baby #1 and for Baby #2... so only for awesome life-altering events, not bad life-altering events.

P. Pet peeves: too many... for the complete list, check out this post.

Q. Quote from a movie: "Goin' on a year now I ain't had nothin' twixt my nethers weren't run on batteries!" - Serenity

R. Righty or Lefty: Righty.  But, to be fair and give you a fighting chance, I will duel with you with my left.

S. Siblings: One older sister, who I love to pieces and has been through hell with me.

T. Time you wake up4am with a truck load of anxiety.  Then after I talk myself off the crazy bus and get back to sleep, I wake at 6:30-ish.  Yes, even on weekends and holidays.

U. UnderwearBlack panties.  Always.

V. Vegetables you don’t like:  I like to eat all veggies, but I don't like to prepare all veggies.  Some are just way too freakin' high-maintenance.  Like potatoes.  Stupid potatoes.

W. What makes you run lateGetting my kids ready.  "Mom, where's my x?!"  "I don't want to wear my boots!"  "Oh, wait, Mom, could you get my watch on the nightstand?"  Next thing you know, they're out the door, and I've only managed to put mascara on one eye and my hair looks like Zoolander.

X. X-rays you’ve hadMy teeth and my spine.  My spine is gorgeous by the way.

Y. Yummy food you make:   Tocino.  It's a filipino pork dish.  My kids snarf this stuff down like it's their job!

Z. Zoo Animal Favouritesprairie dogs here at Assiniboine Park Zoo.  They pop out of their holes and start to chirp.  It's awesome!  Once I've seen them, I can go home... zoo trip is officially a success.


  1. This is hilarious Nenette. I'm glad you're feeling better this week!

  2. Silver IS cold! I always warm up my necklace in my hands before putting it on! LOL! :)

  3. I almost bought a Yamaha bass once...

  4. I might just be in love with that pic of you with the HAIR from the 80s. LOVE.

  5. hi- found you on the studio30 facebook group!

    that bass pic is badass.

  6. That bass pic is priceless girl!!