Bubs tagged me! So, this is Mizbubs, in expository mode.
A- Available or Single?
Even when I was single, I was never truly "available" to anyone but Bubs.
B- Best Friend?
Bubs, my daughters Nora and Hannah, my sister Kate, my niece Terra. It's all about family...
C- Cake or Pie?
Totally pie. You can put anything, sweet or savory in a pie, and it's fabulous. Even a moose turd, right Dad?
D- Drink of Choice?
We're talking alcohol here, right? C'mon, you know we are! Beer. Really good beer. Dark and rich, malty with a creamy head in the winter. Paler, hoppy, but still full-bodied in the summer...
E- Essential Item?
I know it sounds ingenuous, but I'm not much for essential items. Ask Bubs. Ask my kids how I react when a beautiful vase, piece of china, etc. is broken. I like to be warm, dry and well-fed, but I have low standards for all of those things.
F- Favorite Color?
G- Gummi Bears or worms?
Who can resist sour gummi worms slithering down your throat?
Chicago. I'm from an area that was called Hollywood Park when I was a kid. Now I think it's called Peterson Park for the park that used to be a tuberculosis sanitarium. I was only in grammar school, but I cried when Mayor Daley died.
Undeserved self-pity. And chocolate, of course.
J- January or February?
February. If I make it to my birthday (February 28), the rest of the year is a piece of cake!
Yes, thank god. If life were a sci-fi novel, Bubs and I would've been designated breeders. We breed easily, and produce a superior product.
L- Life is incomplete without?
M- Marriage date?
June 21, 1986. Twenty-one calendar years, and yet I haven't aged a day...
N- Number of siblings?
Oh, this can get complicated! Three much older brothers on my mothers side, one much younger sister on my fathers side. I also have a nephew and niece who are near my age, and endured much of the same childhood trauma I did. How many does that make?
O- Oranges or apples?
Apples, but fruit nirvana for me is a perfect, sweet/tart, juice-running-down-your-chin plum.
Heights. Especially standing at the top of a flight of stairs. Don't ask.
Q- Favorite Quote?
"Take it easy, but take it." Woody Guthrie
R- Reasons to smile?
Fall. I would love ten months of October, punctuated by July and December.
T- Tag 3 people
No, it's not in my nature to tag anyone.
U- Unknown fact about me
I'm a repressed girly-girl.
V- Vegetable you hate?
I have learned there are no bad vegetables, only bad methods of preparation. What made my mother think boiled carrots and celery would be good?
W- Worst habit?
Not really listening.
X- X-rays you've had?
Chest (bike injury as a kid), left ankle (snapped the tendons jumping over a puddle), right ankle (slipped on ice down the stairs), MRI's of neck for herniated disk, obligatory mammogram when I turned 40.
Y- Your favorite foods?
Hmmm, I really like food....
OK, it's often accurate, but isn't that how it's written?