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September 27, 2011

A-Z of Me.

How 7th grade is this post? This A-Z of Me thing is going around on the blogs. Everyone else was jumping off the bridge so here I am doing it, too. C'mon, it's fun! 

A. Age: 29
B. Bed size: King
C. Chore that you hate: The dishes

D. Dogs: We have two eight-year-old dogs: Hattie (schipperke mix) & Garp (cairn terrier). One is grossly overweight and one smells like feet, but I can’t imagine life without them. Plus, who would eat all the foods that Tessa hurls against the wall?

E. Essential start to your day: Bringing Tessa into bed with us for a few minutes while we all wake up. After that: coffee.

F. Favorite color: Mustard.

G. Gold or Silver: Gold.

H. Height: 5’10”
I. Instruments you play: None.  
J. Job title: Freelance writer. I mostly write blogs for a Nashville advertising agency that represents lawyers. That means I write about lots of freak car accidents, horrific plane crashes, and Social Security scam artists. I also do some music writing for BMI.
K. Kids: One little girl: Tessa Jean, 18 months. Definitely no immediate desire for another one anytime soon. But (God willing and the creek don’t rise…) there will be another one at some point.

L. Live: Nashville, TN, and have lived here my whole life, with the exception of the five years I spent in Knoxville for college and my first job. I used to be all about getting out of dodge, but I’ve fallen more in love with Nashville every year. So, as long as I get to do some traveling, I’m content with staying here indefinitely. We are happy here.
M. Mother’s name: Laura
N. Nicknames: Elz, Buddha Bear (that’s Nekos’s)
O. Overnight hospital stays: Two. Once when I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Uh, yeah. That was about three (or four?) years ago, and I haven’t had any symptoms or a relapse since. I am blissfully in denial about it, and hoping that it was a freak one-time medical occurrence and that my neurologist was mistaken. The other time was when I popped out a Tessa!
P. Pet peeves: The sound of chewing, drivers who won’t LET ME OVER, mothers who think they have it all figured out.
Q. Quote from a movie: People are always saying you should be yourself, like yourself is this definite thing, like a toaster. Like you can know what it is even. But every so often I'll have, like, a moment, where just being myself in my life right where I am is, like, enough.” – My So-Called Life (Can a TV show quote count for this one?) 
R. Right or left handed: Right.
S. Siblings: None. Though Nekos and I often say we are like brother and sister. Lots of teasing going on.
U. Underwear: Anything but a thong.
V. Vegetable you hate: Green beans.

W. What makes you run late: Gathering up all the accessories it takes to keep Tessa happy: sippy cup of milk, crackers, diapers, wipes, blanket, pacifier, toys, books etc.

X. X-Rays you’ve had: Can’t remember any but have had lots of MRIs, brain scans, and ultrasounds.

Y. Yummy food that you make:  Muffins, cookies, cakes: any kind of baked good is my bag.
Z. Zoo animal: Seals. 


  1. EmilySeptember 27, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    I like it.
    And I love that you don't apologize for yourself! I can't stand Mom's who pretend that they know everything and they never struggle with their children!!
    Now I know more about you, and if I ever take a trip to Nashville YOU are the person to ask about places to visit!!

  2. AnnaSeptember 27, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Just filled out mine last night and will be posting it later this week. As I did it, I was thinking- man, in junior high I would have LOVED this (and I still do)!

  3. Ellen Mallernee BarnesSeptember 27, 2011 at 11:10 PM

    Aw I would love to give you Nashville advice, Emily! Lots of fun stuff to do/see, food to eat.

    Anna, I look forward to reading yours, too. ;)

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