Friday, March 04, 2011

A-Z Things about me: (idea copied from Petra, but it is fun)

A~Age: 54, whew not possible. I was sure that by this time I'd have had the makeup and high heel things sorted. 
B~ Bed Size: Tiny to fit antique 4 poster... that squeaks ...TMI?? :-)  
C~Chore you hate: Hoovering - dealing with the tangled cord, dog hair that is impossible to pick up, and so noisy I can't listen to my ipod.
D~Dogs: Nelly, sweetheart GSD
E~Essential Start your Day Item: Cafe Latte - worth getting up 10 min early to fuss with the machine. 
F~Favorite Color: That's so hard to answer - the green of newly leafed-out beech trees, the turquoise of  tropical seas, frosty greys and blues of the mountains.... depends! 
G~Gold or Silver: Gold, but can't afford to replace the gold earring I lost, so I wear silver.
H~Height: 5'2" - and I refuse to measure myself because my Mom says she has shrunk... horrors, NO!
I~Instruments you play: cello once, expertise long forgotten. Some days I wonder at all the stuff I once knew...
J~Job Title: Sr Geoscientist, little do they know. Should be "enthusiastic amateur". 
K~Kids: Ali is 24 and Nick is 26, again not possible, how could this happen so fast!
L~Live: Commuter faux village outside London, but the train ride to Westminster is not too bad.
M~Mom’s name: Eleanor, but I don't blame her for going by Ellie
N~Nemesis: Glazing. I can throw beautiful pots but continually destroy them with incredibly ugly glazes and cracks from smoking naked raku.
O~Outlook: optimist, definitely.
P~Pet Peeve: Television noise, particularly when there's no even anyone watching it!
Q~Quote from a Movie: Dune - Litany against fear
      "I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing......Only I will remain." 

R~Right or Left Handed: Right, boring I know.
S~Siblings: Three, all younger and wiser, Linnie, Missi and Miller
T~Time you wake up: 5:20 and rush for 6:10 train.
U~Underwear:Daydream about vampy sexy stuff, but alway reach for comfy.
V~Vegetable you Dislike: beets, and the way they can contaminate a whole plate of food!
W~What Makes You Late: looking for stuff, keys, ipod, wallet, blackberry, train pass...
X~Xenophobia : fear of confident people with perfect hair, polished nails and expensive suits.
Y~Yummy Food you Make: can't claim any but cinnamon toast.
Z~Zoo Animal Favorite: Always the big cats.