Old School Blogging A – Z

Alphabet Blocks

We bloggers know how to have a good time.  Really, we do!  For the past few weeks, we have been tagging one another in a blogging game, where we are prompted answer the following questions, that cleverly, follow the letters of the alphabet.  This prompt was originated by Elaine, and last week, I was tagged by Kim, Christine, and Christine to play along.

I was thinking about writing this post three different times, once for each tag, but I’ll spare you the agony!   Here we go:

A.  Attached or single? – Single…unless today’s the day JT finally comes around

B.  Best friend? – Many.  Grateful for them all.

C.  Cake or pie? –  Neither.  If I’m going to do the sugar thing, it will be for ice cream.

D.  Day of choice? – Any day where I start it with a good night’s sleep and a strong cup of coffee is a candidate for this!

E.  Essential item? – Coffee

F.  Favorite color? – Green – all shades

G.  Gummie bears or worms? – Neither – unless you count the gummie vitamins I sometimes steal from my kids.

H.  Hometown? – Long Branch, New Jersey, and lucky enough to grow up a half mile from the beach.  I was a Jersey shore girl before there even was such a thing!

I. Favorite indulgence? – It would be a toss-up between a pedicure, a Grande Soy Misto from Starbucks, or lying in bed with my laptop.

J.  January or July? – July

K.  Kids? – Three…unless there are more I’m unaware of!

L.  Life isn’t complete without?  – coffee (That’s the fourth time in 11 questions so far that I’ve mentioned coffee.  Hmmm)

M.  Marriage date? – I’m thinking that may be irrelevant.

N.  Number of brothers/sisters? 1 sister

O.  Oranges or apples? – Either

P.  Phobias? – I’m not sure.  Which I guess is a good thing!

Q.  Quote? – Is it tacky to quote myself?  I recently said this in a post I wrote about difficult relationships and it’s been on my mind a lot lately.

“There are people who see you for who they think you are, and the people who see you for who you think you are.

 And then, there are the people who see you for who you really are.

 I want those to be my people.”

The people who see me for who I am without judgment and love me anyway are those best friends that I was talking about in the second question.  Thank God for you.

R.  Reasons to smile? – Healthy kids, wonderful friends, the understanding that I am responsible for my own happiness.

S.  Season of choice? – Spring

T.  Tag 5 people to tag – I am pretty certain that everyone I know has either written an A – Z post or has been tagged to write one.  So I am at a loss.  If you haven’t written one yet and are reading this, consider yourself tagged!

U.  Unknown fact about me? –  This was a challenge, since I tell you guys just about everything!  If you only know me from the blog world, you’re probably unaware that I have 4 tattoos, 2 on my upper back and 2 on my lower. Each of them comes with a story.  I may have to blog about those stories one day.

V.  Vegetable? – Butternut squash.  I just had it for dinner over pasta!

W.  Worst habit? Four letter words.  Sometimes, nothing else will get the job done!

X.  X-Ray or ultrasound? – Ultrasounds.  So far, only for my babies, thank goodness.

Y.  Your favorite food?   Pizza.  From Brother’s in Red Bank, to be specific.

Z.  Zodiac sign? – I’m a Taurus through and through!

What about you?  Your favorite color, indulgence, day, season? Unknown fact?  Tattoos?  Come on!  Spill it!


Old School Blogging A – Z — 42 Comments

  1. I did this, too but now that I read yours, my bad habit is totally swearing. I am the worst. I can’t even stop myself because like you said, sometimes those are the only words that get the job done. I think you should definitely do a post about your tattoos. I don’t have any but am addicted to the shows, Best Ink and Tattoo Nightmares.
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    • After reading through all of these comments, I have to do at LEAST one post on my tattoos. They story for each one is really it’s own! And thank you for bakcing me up on the curse words. Sometimes no other word will do!

  2. Coffee would appear near the top of many of my responses, too – I do love a good cup of coffee!
    And I love our choice of quote – it is so very true. 🙂
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    • Thanks, Kim! And yes, coffee makes the world go round, for sure! And thanks for tagging me! This was fun!

  3. That’s a lot of coffee. You and I would get along well because I would let you have all the coffee and all the green!

    • I’m caught! You’re right. I’d even take olives over ice cream. I just felt for certain that no one would believe that!

    • Thanks! Like I said, I was afraid of coming off tacky, quoting myself, but the older I get, the more important I see that it is to surround myself with the right people. The others, I can love from afar. 🙂

  4. I totally steal my daughter’s yummy vitamins as well. Cause the ones I have are giant and gross. But they do the trick, I suppose. Also Red Bank is one of my favorite places on earth. Once upon a time I almost settled down there, but my heart took me to California and Mass instead. Red Bank was as close as Jersey can get for me, though!
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    • I lived in Red Bank for a year – and I loved living in that town. So I 100% agree with what you are saying. If you ever pass through again, make sure you get yourself some pizza from Bothers!

    • I think I am going to start a Google group called “Nice Girls Who Swear a Lot.” 🙂

    • I have been loving reading these A-Z posts and getting to know people better in both little and big ways!

    • I should have known you were ea Taurus! And another “Nice Girl Who Swears.” I love it. I am moving closer to Chicago for 3 days next month for Blogher. What are the chances of my seeing you there???

  5. Loved learning more about you. And I agree with the Dose Girls. It would have to be olives! I am as coffee obsessed as you! And, I have NOT been tagged yet. So maybe I’ll write one of these up sometime soon and say you tagged me! Your comment about marriage date made me laugh out loud (I’m sorry, I know divorce is not a laughing matter.) Your quote is beautiful!
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    • I feel like I have to write a tattoo post, if for no other reason, by popular demand. I can’t wait to read your A-Z!

    • That quote says it all for me. There were a lot of people in my life at one time, who didn’t see me for who I was and loved to point out my “flaws.” It’s one thing to be constructive and another to be judgmental. I have no space for people like that – at least close up. As I said earlier, those are the folks I can love from afar.

  6. Great post! I think we are alike in some of our answers. Except the coffee thing. None for me, thank you!

    It’s not tacky to quote yourself. It’s a wonderful quote.
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  7. We have M, N, and V as well as a love of coffee in common. I think W is a northern thing… I hear them a lot less down here and it makes me feel like a truck driver even though up north I was someone who rarely cursed. In fact, The Girl has a new love for “dang” and asked me last night why I always say, “dam with ‘it’ on the end” little did she know if she’d spelled it correctly, it’s a 4-letter word!
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  8. Now HOW did I miss this one? Geesh girl… I can’t keep up with you!!! I LOVE it!!! I want to go change my answers now- cause I wanna copy yours!!! Coffee- oh yes oh yes oh yes….
    Lets add that to our pizza and drinks and movies and snuggling!! Oh, and we both know ‘four letter words’ are a must with us!!! 😉

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