Sunday, April 18, 2010

Evening Edition | Getting To Know Me

I was hanging out over at Mean Girl Garage a few minutes ago and felt like filling this out. I seriously try to stick with my retro topics, so after midnight, I'll most likely yank it.

a. area code: Starts with a 9.
b. bed size: Queen, our crappy bedroom would never allow for a King-sized bed.

c. chore you hate: Honestly, I'm so not domestic. If hubs would allow, I'd hire someone, anyone to clean for us. If I had to narrow it down to just one type of chore, I'd say anything having to do with floors though. Vacuuming and mopping.
d. dog's name: Never had a dog. Ever. Not a dog person. It's a mutual thing, dogs and I just don't mesh well. Our cat's name is Chawklit--that's how it sounds when you're from Long Island, so we spell it phonetically.

e. essential "start of the day" item:  French Toast flavored coffee or Toasted Almond flavored coffee.

f. favorite color: Black - don't gimme that, "Black is not a color" BS, because in my gloomy world it is! My entire closet is basically filled with black or brown.

g. gold or silver: Silver, white gold or platinum -- regular old-school gold hurts my eyes.
h. height: 5'4   

i. instruments you play: [inappropriate and deleted]
j. job: They pay me to write things. Are these things any good, I have no idea.
k. kids: Doubtful seeing as I have a fatal case of Peter Pan syndrome.
l. living arrangements: Hubs and Chawklit in a cozy suburban apartment
m. mom's name: Just Mom.
n. nickname: People love giving me nicknames. Spazz (a play on my last name). Ally-Baba in college.  As a little kid it was "Son Of Ally" (as in Allyson). Freak-out-icka at one job because I tend to freak out a lot. Nugz at one job because I was obsessed with ordering a 4-piece Wendy's chicken nuggets and side salad (can't beat a $2 lunch!) -- I'd cut up the nugz, put them over the salad and say, "I'm being healthy."
o. overnight hospital stay: One for a sleep study - I thought I snored and had sleep apnea--but they said I didn't based on the testing. November 2008--for five nights as soon as we returned from our honeymoon, it turned out what I thought was Tourista from Punta Cana, was actually Pancreatitis from gall stones the size of Texas. That basically ruined my honey moon. It was cool losing 13 lbs in three weeks though.
p. pet peeve: I could go on forever. People who park too close to me. People who don't signal. People who bring little kids and babies out to dinner after 9PM or to bars. Dirty dishes my hubs leaves for me after I've already cleaned the kitchen. Messing up my mani or pedi a minute after I leave the nail salon. People who do not like me. I could go on for hours...
q. quote from movie: So many... 
From Rushmore: "Take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs and take them down. Just remember, they can buy anything but they can't buy backbone. Don't let them forget it." 
From Rushmore: "I wrote a hit play, and I'm in love with you."
From River's Edge: "You're in love with his middle-aged ass!" and "What are you dying in there?" and "Two dollars money for gas, one of has to get a job!"

r. righty or lefty:  I'm right-handed however, some of my fave male bloggers, Jesse, Ian and Black as Obama are all lefties.
s. siblings: Just a lil bro who isn't very little anymore.
t. time you wake up: I don't really sleep, but when I do I'm up by 8 or 9 on non-working days and 6 or 7 on working days.
u. underwear: What about it? Black like everything else.

v. vegetables you dislike: More like veggie I like - spinach. Not a big fruit or veggie fan. Working on this though!
w. ways or reasons you are late: Busy leaving comments on blogs or messing about on Facebook. Really. So pathetically true!

x. x-rays: On my gall bladder which is gone now. On a foot that's just chubby-thought I had gout. Dental x-rays a few weeks ago.

y. yummy food you make: Lean meatloaf, anything breakfasty, baked mac and cheese (when I ate carbs) and soft and dee-lish gingerbread men at Christmas time.

z. zoo animals you like: Zoos make me sad. Animals held captive. Bronx and Central Park I guess.


Copyboy said...

What a crazy inventive except for the instrument answer. Um?
Is the going to be an ongoing series? Hoping that's the case.

Joe Cap said...

I wish I had seen this post earlier, to know what the secret instrument was!

Sam said...

Hehee, loved reading the answers! Especially the cat's name -- awesome hahaha.

I used to love black. I loved the way it made me look thinner, I loved the way it made my hair stand out, it was a great color to wear... But now, when all I'm allowed to wear at work 3-4 days a week are black shirts, I'm ready to divorce the color entirely. :p

Hmm.. those pet peeves would have you HATING my work... as I do. :p

By the way, I love vacuuming. so if you ever need someone.. :p

Anonymous said...

I'm so with you on this: Vacuuming and mopping is the worst!

I don't like gold either :-)

Rebekah said...

I'm so glad I got to read your answers before you "yank" 'em! I might have to join you in these. I like the different spin on it by doing it alphabetically.

I know, I'm a geek.

Ms. A said...

Black is totally a color and my favorite.

Cheeseboy said...

Rushmore is the most underrated comedy of all time.

Amy said...

I also had Pancreatitis from gall stones and had my gall bladder removed and lost a bunch of weight. It also almost ruined a super important and romantic trip for me. I also love Rushmore. I'm now pretty sure we're the same person!

Ally said...

Happy now, Copyboy? I deleted it right after your comment.

Joe, I shouldn't say :(

Sam & Kathie, Hubs does most of the vacuuming because he is in love with our Dyson.

Rebekah, I may leave 'em up.

Cheese and Ms. Anthropy totally!

Amy, glad you stopped by. Following you now.

Blast from the Past said...

Way too fun... should we all copy this and post our own answers? We could delineate this as a "getting to know us all" posting period...


Riot Kitty said...

i. cracks me up! Totally with you on so many of these. Love the cat's name.

Melanie's Randomness said...

Your hilarious. Black is totally a color & I really gotta see Rushmore. If you don't mind I might do this during the week! If I do I'll totally link back to your blog!

Michelle Pixie said...

Black is my favorite color so it has to be a color and I have to say my wardrobe consists pretty much of all black too and is what I consider to be my signature color! ;-) said...

Who says black isn't a color. Black is made of all colors, people! Don't let anyone tell you differently, Ally. I'm with you on that one, but I'm not wearing black undies right now. Orangish.

Ashley King said...

instrument, skin flute? am i right? lol
sorry, TOTALLY inappropriate!

Ashley King said...

i totally snagged this too. buuuut i let everyone know where i got it. =)
you are great! =)

California Keys said...

Woo hoo! Thanks for the Lefty Love!

What kind of bars do you go to where people bring their kids in past nine? lol

Speaking of the job, how's it going?

Seriously, did you write SF for instrument? Am I right? Is that what you put? lol

No kids? The Peter Pan thing is exactly why you should have kids! I let my wife be the boss, and I get to play all the time! Just let the hubby be the boss.... You get to take them to Neverland!


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