The ABCs of fredlet.

A – Age: 39.65384615384615384615384615384615

B – Bed size: Queen (that being said, Bunny takes up most of it)

C – Chore you hate: Putting away laundry.

D – Dog’s name: I borrow other people’s dogs.

E – Essential “start your day” item: COFFEE.

F – Favorite color: Burnt Orange.

G – Gold or Silver: Silver.

H – Height: 5’3″

I – Instruments you play(ed): Piano (in kindergarten)

J – Job title: Geek.

K – Kids: She’s kinda furry.

L – Living arrangements: In a messy apartment.

M – Mom’s name: Mama.

N – Nicknames: fredlet. Tiger. Smartass.

O – Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Once in kindergarten (clearly a busy year for me).

P – Pet Peeve:”Supposably”

Q – Quote from a movie: “When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the bar room wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol’ Jack Burton always says at a time like that: “Have ya paid your dues, Jack?” “Yessir, the check is in the mail.” “

R – Right or left handed: Right.

S – Siblings: None that are human.

T – Time you wake up: 10.

U – Underwear: I’m familiar with their work.

V – Vegetable you dislike: cooked broccoli.

W – Ways you run late: Other people.

X – X-rays you’ve had: mouth, shoulder, knees, foot.

Y – Yummy food you make: Please see list.

Z – Zoo favorite:Zoos make me cry. I do like the jellyfish at the Monterey Aquarium.

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Snapshots in Time

10 years ago I was deciding to get married…MORON

8 years ago I lost my job and then shortly found out that my then husband lost his job the friday before… and didn’t tell me.

6 years ago I gave him the ultimatum that he had to get a job by the following February or I was leaving him, also was diagnosed with an stomach ulcer brought on by stress.

2 years ago I was a project manager

Five Yummy Things
1. my cat (not literally)
2. black beans made with applewood smoked bacon cooked in a crock-pot for 12 hours
3. backpacking
4. Trader Joe’s Citrus body lotion (again, not literally)
5. Eddie Izzard (literally)

Five Songs I know By Heart
1. Fingers of Love – Crowded House
2. American Tune – Paul Simon
3. I Love You, Goodbye – Thomas Dolby
4. Closer to God – Nine Inch Nails
5. One Week – Barenaked Ladies
(actually just about any song I have on my iPod. I can remember lyrics, but javascript kicks my arse.)

Five Places I’d Like To Escape To
1. The magical land where my cat’s kidneys work.
2. Paris
3. St Maarten
4. Carcassonne
5. on the A.T.

Five Things I’d Never Wear
1. A “W was a great president” t-shirt
2. pink
3. matching outfits with my boyfriend
4. business suits
5. velour jogging suits (I don’t have the chest hair or the gold chains to really make them WORK)

Five Favorite TV Shows
1. Burn Notice
2. AbFab
3. Friends
4. Gilmore Girls (seasons 1-6…season 7 is something else. Don’t know what, but it ain’t GG.)
5. The Young Ones

Five Things I Enjoy Doing
1. backpacking
2. reading
3. knitting
4. singing
5. cooking

Five Favorite Toys
1. Bunnycat
2. teh intarweb
3. A Gameboy (generally with Tetris in there)
4. my brain
5. other people’s brains (while still in their heads…what were YOU thinking?)

43 things

I took the 43 Things
Personality Quiz and found out I’m an

Extroverted Creative Money Manager

Whatever, this was the interesting bit:
0% of the 40682 people who have taken this quiz are like you.

ZERO?
Really?
Damn.

brain thingy

Your Brain Usage Profile:

Auditory : 40%
Visual : 60%
Left : 57%
Right : 42%

fredlet, you are somewhat left-hemisphere dominant and show a preference for visual learning, although not extreme in either characteristic. You probably tend to do most things in moderation, but not always.

Your left-hemisphere dominance implies that your learning style is organized and structured, detail oriented and logical. Your visual preference, though, has you seeking stimulation and multiple data. Such an outlook can overwhelm structure and logic and create an almost continuous state of uncertainty and agitation. You may well suffer a feeling of continually trying to “catch up” with yourself.

Your tendency to be organized and logical and attend to details is reasonably well-established which should afford you success regardless of your chosen field of endeavor. You can “size up” situations and take in information rapidly. However, you must then subject that data to being classified and organized which causes you to “lose touch” with the immediacy of the problem.

Your logical and methodical nature hamper you in this regard though in the long run it may work to your advantage since you “learn from experience” and can go through the process more rapidly on subsequent occasions.

You remain predominantly functional in your orientation and practical. Abstraction and theory are secondary to application. In keeping with this, you focus on details until they manifest themselves in a unique pattern and only then work with the “larger whole.”

With regards to your career choices, you have a mentality that would be good as a scientist, coach, athlete, design consultant, or an engineering technician. You can “see where you want to go” and even be able to “tell yourself,” but find that you are “fighting yourself” at the darndest times.

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Easy As ABC (yoinked from Mary)

A is for age: 38

B is for beer of choice: Shiner Bock

C is for career: geek, evolving daily.

D is for favorite drink: Diet Orange Sunkist

E is for essential item you use everyday: Treo 650

F is for favorite song at the moment: Hold On, Hold On | Neko Case

G is for favorite game: Loco Roco

H is for hometown: Kermit, Texas

I is for instruments you play: Nintendo DS Electroplankton

J is for favorite juice: Orange juice, pulpy

K is for kids: meh…

L is for: Longhorns

M is for marriage: been there done that, lost the t-shirt in the divorce.

N is for name: fredlet

O is for overnight hospital stays: once when I was 4? 5? nothing really life threatening.

P is for phobias: being laid off, heights and touching wet things in the drain

Q is for quote: “Kill them all and let their god sort them out.”

R is for regret: There’s no point. Everything you do makes you who you are (or what you are); just try not to repeat mistakes.

S is for self confidence: I have some somewhere…I think it might be behind the couch.

T is for time you wake up: 10:00 am is when I wake up; I usually get up earlier though.

U is for underwear: I like ones with polka dots

V is for vegetable you love: roast carrots and mushrooms

W is for worst habit: luggage

X is for x-rays you’ve had: Dental, shoulder, chest, knee.

Y is for yummy food you make: Cornbread

Z is for zodiac sign: Sun — Leo. Moon — Gemini. Rising — Sagittarius.

…Mary’s.

I’m an asshole.

You Are a Colon

You are very orderly and fact driven.
You aren’t concerned much with theories or dreams… only what’s true or untrue.

You are brilliant and incredibly learned. Anything you know is well researched.
You like to make lists and sort through things step by step. You aren’t subject to whim or emotions.

Your friends see you as a constant source of knowledge and advice.
(But they are a little sick of you being right all of the time!)

You excel in: Leadership positions

You get along best with: The Semi-Colon