Accent: I would guess we all have accents, at least to people that don’t live around us. I have a hard time saying words with R sounds near each other (like Rory, Aurora, rural, etc.), but I think that’s a pronunciation problem, not an accent. British accents always sound made-up to me. A few days in London almost made me insane.
Booze: I’m a total girl-drink drunk; anything blended and sweet has my vote. The only beer I can tolerate is Hefeweizen, and I don’t really like it much. I desperately want to be able to perfect a meal by pairing the right wine with it. Wine is just so civilized. The fact that I mention wine under “booze” just shows how uncivilized I am!
Chore I hate: Cleaning the kitchen. Ask any roommate I ever had. In the ten years we’ve lived in our house, I’ve emptied the dishwasher three times, I think.
Dog or cat: Although we have dogs, I really do prefer cats. Vic’s allergic though.
Essential electronics: My laptop goes with me everywhere. I sometimes rely on my PDA (a Dell Axim) a lot. Love my MP3 player while traveling.
Favorite cologne: The last perfume I bought myself is Ralph Lauren Style. The scent is intoxicating.
Gold or silver: Silver or white gold. Yellow gold looks funny against my very pink skin.
Hometown: Born in Medford, Oregon, but consider my hometown Portland
Insomnia: Way too often. Sucks.
Job title: Mom. Wife. Outside the family, software consultant.
Kids: Two fabulous ones
Living arrangements: I live with my husband and two kids in the suburbs of Portland
Most admirable traits: I’m creative, have a good sense of humor. Gud spellar. Geez, I don’t know what people admire about me.
Number of siblings: One, the best seester ever
Overnight hospital stays: Only twice, both three nights at a time, and both after C-sections
Phobias: I hate spiders. I’m a little bit claustrophobic.
Quote: Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it. ~author unknown
Religion: Raised Seventh-day Adventist. Not anymore.
Season: Spring is probably my favorite because it’s not usually too hot yet but everything is green and fresh—very welcome after Oregon’s dreary winters
Time I wake up: 7 a.m., later if possible
Unusual talent or skill: I can unscramble most words in just a few seconds
Vegetable I love: Broccoli
Worst habit: Procrastination
X-rays: I lost count a long time ago
Yummy foods I make: My favorite is tortilla soup
Zodiac sign: Virgo, but I’ve never followed astrological stuff
Now you go. You know who I’m talkin’ to...