As Easy as ABC

Remember getting emails with the surveys that you needed to fill out and send to all your friends?  Yes?  Well apparently the blogging world did the surveys too (who know? Not me…I was blogging, but I had no idea other people were blogging). All of this brings back memories of being recently graduated from WMU and getting the latest survey forwarded to me with my witty friends’ responses.

Because retro is sooo “in” right now, a bloggy friend or two of mine have brought back the surveys in a blogging meme called Old School Blogging.  I have resisted up until now, but as my friends from college know, I simply cannot resist a good survey for long.  So here goes…

Alphabet Meme

A. Attached or Single? I prefer Kraft SINGLES since I have never heard of Kraft ATTACHES.

B. Best Friend? the guy at Starbucks who is not too chipper, and always does the whip cream just right with the perfect amount of caramel swirl on my frap.

C. Cake or pie? Let them eat cake!

D. Day of choice? Tomorrow

E. Essential Item? a private, flushing toilet.  This may be related to why I don’t camp.

F. Favorite color? yellow. It’s the color of cheese…and of happy.  Yes, those are related.

G. Gummy bears or worms? Neither. I don’t like gummy bears and I sure don’t like worms. Blech.

H. Hometown? Zeeland, Mi or as we called it in college, StinkTown

I. Favorite Indulgence? Starbucks. I perhaps need to raise my bar a bit.

J. January or July? July. January is for Nazis.  Just kidding, but it’s cold and snowy and stupid.  July means no school and swimming. It’s an obvious choice.

K. Kids? Why yes…two freakishly handsome sons.

Eddie and Charlie both at 15 months

Eddie and Charlie both at 15 months

L. Life isn’t complete without? Words. Written, spoken, whatever. Words are my air.

M. Marriage date? June 18, 2005. We are coming on 8 years.  Or as I like to say, Gr8 Years! (Cort does NOT join me in loving to say that)

N. Number of brothers/sisters? Two wiener brothers that are mine because my parents thought they could replicate the awesome that is me.  They failed.  Obviously.  Luckily they weren’t such wieners that they didn’t give me two awesome sisters-in-law whom I consider my sisters.  And because Cort is so generous, he bequeathed his sister and brother upon me and they, in turn, picked awesome spouces to add another brother and sister to the group.  So if you’re keeping track at home, that’s four sisters, and four brothers (two of those being wieners. Don’t worry, I can say that, they never read my blog anyway.  Hurumph).

my wiener brothers

my wiener brothers

O. Oranges or Apples. Apples for eatin’, Oranges for drinkin’.

P. Phobias? I can’t even get started on this. I have anxiety, remember? Life (and consequently Death) are my phobias.

Q. Quotes? There’s a beverage here, man.” ~The Big Lewbowski also “1.21 gigawatts?” ~Back to the Future.  I am sure I like some that are actually meaningful too, but we say these things a lot around the house.  We also ask each other if we have dry mouth a lot. I blame a terrible commercial for that one.

R. Reasons to smile?  I’m alive and if I open my eyes, there are more things to smile about than frown about. Also foot rubs. Those make me smile every time.
S. Season of choice? You would think I would say summer here, and while I do love to spray my kids with the hose, fall will always be my favorite.

T. Tag 5 People. Cortney, Todd, Phil, Mat, and Erin. They always had the best answers to these…especially Todd.  But only Cort blogs and since I’m pretty sure he hasn’t cracked open his dashboard since last summer, I’m not going to expect any one of the to actually do this.

U. Unknown fact about me? In 12th grade I applied to, was accepted to, and toured Hope College (a small Christian college in my town) with the idea that I would go there and be pre-law. Thank GOODNESS I didn’t pursue that.

V. Vegetable? No, I am not a vegetable, but if I do become one, Cort has my permission to pull the plug.

W. Worst habit? snapping at my loved ones.  I forget sometimes that other people have feelings and the world doesn’t revolve around my frustrations.

X. Xray or Ultrasound? I’ve had both, yes. Do I prefer one? Well, I would rather have an xray than an internal ultrasound, that’s for sure. It’s less…violating. Any procedure that requires a condom is not my favorite.

utrasound with Eddie

ultrasound of Eddie

ultrasound of Charlie

ultrasound of Charlie

Y. Your favorite food? Mexican Food.  Any of it. All the time. Comida Mexicana for the win, yo.

Z. Zodiac sign? Aries.  The Ram. Fire Sign.  Not that I believe in all that hooey, but I am a typical Aries.  Also I have the ram tattooed on my neck since the design I got also means “Woman” in Egyptian Hieroglyphics because it’s shaped like a womb.

So there you go.  Did you learn anything fascinating about me?

Probably not, but it was a fun way to give you some of the most random things you never wanted to know about me.

 


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About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a high school English teacher, college adjunct instructor, freelance writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.

Comments

  1. You had me in laughs right from the beginning. Kraft singles! Classic.

    • I lied a little there…I prefer the Velveeta slices, but they aren’t called Singles. They aren’t called Attaches either, so I had to go with Kraft Singles.

      Also? I am weird.

  2. I started cracking up and “B” and kinda didn’t stop. I love all your answers. :D

    • Well good. That was the point. I like these because it’s always a challenge for me to not take them too literally :)

  3. You are awesome!!

  4. You have a neck tattoo???? I have a tattoo on my back. Shhh.
    And I agree – cheese = happy. :)

    • I do have a neck tattoo! And hopefully before this summer is done I will have one on my wrist too!

      mmm…cheese. (even though Kraft Singles are not really cheese so much as a cheese like product)

  5. Oh did I LEARN that I am now IN LOVE with you!!!!! I am hooked to your awesomeness NOW. :) SO glad I stopped by to get to know you better, Katie!!!! Btw- I want a tattoo!!! When I turn fifty. Yo. ;)

    • Oh well. LOVE, you say? I am flattered! I hope you stick around, I like new faces!

      And tattoos are easy peasy.

  6. I want to see your neck tattoo….it sounds so tough, and feminine at the same time. :) Wiener brothers are wieners….I grew up with three of them. That picture, though? Cracks me UP.

    • Hmm. perhaps I will have to show off my tat. I do love it. Hoping to add to the tattoo family this summer :) And yes, my brothers are wiener brothers but damn it if I don’t love them to bits.