Thursday, March 31, 2011

The ABC's of Brown Eyed Girl Jenn :)

Well, since I didn't participate in PBJ Dreamer's Gratituesday (and she called me out on that too!), I decided to follow her lead and do the ABC's of me.

BTW - do you know one of my favorite things about her blog???  The name...because I L-O-V-E peanut butter & jelly.  I believe that I ate one for lunch everyday during my school days.  To this day, if I have nothing in my cabinets but peanut butter, bread & jelly...I am one happy girl.  Of course, Dylan is not a sandwich kind of he requires more than PB&J...loser! Just kidding...although if the kid would eat a sandwich not purchased at Subway, that would make me happy.

Anyrandomkidrant...Miss PBJ Dreamer also wanted me to point out that she's not funny all the time...which is true.  Some of her posts are very serious and poignant.  But they are still good...and definitely worth a read.

How's that for a shout out??? ;), without further are MY ABC's of me!

A. Age: 34...I'll be 35 in June.  I know how old I am...but sometimes it's hard to believe I'm almost 35.

Especially, when I'm sitting on my couch watching Spongebob, Scooby Doo or Ned's Declassified.

By myself...

B. Bed size: Full size. I *heart* my has real box springs...not just a plywood box. I love it.

C. Chore you dislike:'s so pointless.  You get rid of the dust for about 5 minutes...and then it comes back.

Of course, I hate seeing dusty furniture too...

Although right now, if you saw my house, you'd highly doubt that.

D. Dogs: I love basset hounds & beagles.  We had a basset hound for several years who had to be put to sleep last spring.  She was such a sweetheart.  Then my parents got another basset a couple of months ago.  I didn't think it was possible to find a dog sweeter than Rosie, but then my parents found Cookie.  And she's doubly sweet.

Although, I think I actually found her for them!

Go me! :)

E. Essential start to your day: Coffee, of course.  Followed by lots of water.  I must caf up...then hydrate! :)

BTW - did you know there's a Brown Eyed Girl Coffee on the internet??? I'm going to have to order some coffee from there...just once!

F. Favorite color: My favorite color is blue.  I love blue...and at one point had so much blue in my wardrobe that I had to force myself to look at other colors of clothing.  Now, very little of that blue clothing fits anymore...


Although, I do have to admit, I'm a fan of any bright, rainbow-y color!

G. Gold or silver: I mostly wear silver these days.

H. Height: 5'4"

I. Instruments you play(ed): recorder...I mean, didn't everyone have to learn recorder at one point in their life?

I also learned (very badly) to play the guitar.

And for a short time in my life, I took piano lessons...but I didn't have time or the $ to keep that up.

Nor did I actually own a piano...made practice tough.

J. Job title: Office Manager

Also known as, Chief Coffee Maker...

And the one who has to do all the "grunt" work...

And has even had to do babysitting as part of my job...

And some other "personal assistant" things - like booking my boss' personal trip to see a baseball game or buy his wife a birthday gift.

Who am I to complain?  His name appears at the bottom of my virtual check each week.

Virtual because I have direct deposit, of course...not because it's non-existent. I don't complain about my wages...I'm probably overpaid anyway! ;)

K. Kids: Dylan - age 14

He's alright...I'm not trading him in anytime soon...


L. Live: In a very small town outside of Winston-Salem, NC...Winston-Salem being the home of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons...which I have never quite understood, seeing as the school began as a religiously owned school. 

My town is so small, there is no main was just incorporated a few years ago...and they are building a town hall...which I've heard will double as a recreation center.

It's fab! :)

M. Mom’s name: Brenda

Although I mostly know her as "Mom"

Sometimes you will see her comment on my blog as "Mom"...but my favorite is "Your Mom"


N. Nicknames: Jenny, Jenny B, Jay

Those are all previous nicknames...

None of which I like anymore...

Just call me Jenn.

For real - don't add the Y

or the Y & the B

O. Overseas travel: none, yet.  Although Dylan & I have decided we are going somewhere in Europe when he graduates high school.

P. People you admire: Our Pastor's wife Rhonda - she is simply amazing.  She was diagnosed almost 8 years ago with breast cancer...she beat it, only to find out about 6 months later that a tumor had formed in her brain.  However, she completely gave it over to God and not only did He bring her through the surgery, He brought her through AMAZINGLY.  As in, most people who have brain surgery such as what she had spend at least one day in ICU...she went straight from recovery to a regular room.  The doctors & nurses were amazed.  I was amazed to see her at church only a few days later.

She has endured I don't know how many rounds of chemo and total brain radiation.  And she does have some long term effects.  But the best news of all is that as of today, she is cancer free.  And has been cancer free for several years.

She is amazing!

Q. Quote from a movie: I'm so bad at these...I don't even know which one I'd quote here!

You'd think with all of the movies I watch, I'd be able to pull out just one.

But I can't.

R. Righty or lefty: I'm a lefty! :)

S. Siblings: One - Missy.  She's 3 1/2 years younger.

T. Time you wake up: 6ish during the week...but I don't actually move until after 6:15...or closer to 6:30.  *See "B" regarding my bed! :)

U. Underwear: yeah I'm talking about my underwear here...

V. Vegetables you don’t like: I don't think there are too many vegetables I don't like. I'm not a huge fan of squash.  I definitely don't like "greens".  And sometimes, I like a veggie prepared one way, but not another. i.e. cabbage - I love it raw...hate it cooked.

W. What makes you run late: see "T" and then "B"...

And I blame ironing often...because I only iron as I need to...because I always think that if I iron in advance, my clothes will just get wrinkly in my closet...and I will have to iron them again anyway.

Of course, I've never tried "pre" ironing to test my theory.

Hmm...a thought...

X. X-rays you’ve had: Teeth & both arms...and possibly my ankle

Only one broken bone - my right arm

Y. Yummy food you make: chicken pie, green beans, pound cake, box brownies...these are my favorites

Z. Zoo animal favorites: I love the polar bears...although I have to wonder how they survive the NC summers when sometimes I don't think I will survive the NC summers...and I am more prone to warmer climates than polar bears. 

And yes, they do live outside.  Supposedly their water tank is kept very cold, so they can go swimming and they have a refrigerated area that they can escape to when it's hot.  But you can't see them in their "cold" area.

I also like the seals.

NC has one of the best zoo's in Asheboro.  I love it because all of the exhibits are (loosely) based on the animal's natural habitat.  So the elephants and gazelles have large areas of land to roam.

Of course, this makes it sometimes difficult to see the animals.

And with everything so spread out, you do A LOT of walking when you go to the zoo.  Like miles of walking.

I hope you've enjoyed my ABC's! :) Have a great Thursday!


Katie said...

We could call you J-Dub like the Pioneer Woman!! :)

Yeah, my bed is definitely what makes me run late in the morning. Haha. It's just to warm and cozy!!

Marianne said...

Fun! I might steal this from you, if you don't mind ;).

Is waking up not the worst part of the day? My bed is soo cozy, it's a struggle to get up every time. Even if I've slept 13 hrs haha

heidi said...

I think Polar Bears in NC is weird, too. That's like seeing giraffes or hippos at a zoo here in Montana.

PBJdreamer said...

awe Jenn!!

Thanks for the shout out!

Anything you find on my blog that you want to use or copy--


I probably got it from someone else anyway HA

Love your ABC's

Europe for graduation? Fabulous!

I recommend Rick Steve's Guides

He has great insider info to make any trip to Europe 10X better

that is all

Your Mom said...

I love you, Jenn! I really enjoyed your ABC's! Now there are a couple that I am kind of surprised about ... Quote ... I can not believe as much as we watched Anne of Green Gables and then there was that time at the movies when you decided to quote exactly what Captain Kirk said, bad words and all!

And I like that you like for me to sign your comments as "Your Mom"!

Rachel said...

I love this list!! Can I still the idea? My favorite color is blue too!! :)

I remember playing the recorder in elementary school. It helped because in junior high I played the clarinet and some of the notes are similar.

I also hate dusting.

Have a great day!