Alphabet Post – More and More Random Stuff About Me


I had a ‘Take Care Tuesday’ post all scheduled, but after my rant yesterday I decided to shift things around to have something a little lighter for today, the ‘take care’ post on Thursday with tomorrow’s post as yet undecided.

Social Media is an interesting thing for bloggers … many have accounts on all media related to their blog, unlike me, I’m just ‘me’ everywhere. Anyway, some accounts use ‘robo-blasts’ to post older blog items to their Facebook and Twitter feeds on occasion … and generally with no differentiation between whether a post is new or old.

This has caused problems for some bloggers when contests come up in the auto-feed, but generally I enjoy them because it is a great way to randomly catch posts I missed. That happened the other day when a post from Amanda popped up on Twitter, and I thought it was great fun … so I decided to do it! I’m sure this sort of post was all the rage a couple of years ago, but I wasn’t blogging then, so deal with it! haha

[update: I didn’t realize I hadn’t done a ‘unique’ item]

A is for age: 48 years old, Lisa still calls me ‘one of her boys’.

B is for breakfast today: Greek yogurt, fruit (dates and prunes), whole wheat tortilla with peanut butter.

C is for currently craving: a sweet, ripe, juicy pear. The last bag I bought was mediocre … and I still have a couple left.

D is for dinner tonight: Meatloaf and mashed potatoes

E is for favorite type of exercise: Running

F is for irrational fear: Getting trapped and stuck

G is for gross food: I’ll go with clams, as they are the only thing my body has a negative reaction to

H is for hometown: born in Stoughton, MA, a southern suburb of Boston.

I is for something important: my marriage

J is for current favorite jam: Strawberry? Oh, you mean music! I have been re-tooling my iPod lately, going back to try to emulate the music I had on there a decade ago, and one gem I have really been digging is Prime Directive from the Dave Holland Quintet, from a 1999 recording. Check it out:

K is for kids: two boys – Danny (almost 18) and Chris (16.5)

L is for current location: Horseheads, NY, near Corning

M is for the most recent way you spent money: Paying mortgage … not sexy, but has to be done!

N is for something you need: new mattress! I really don’t want to discuss

O is for occupation: statistical engineer for Corning

P is for pet peeve: dishonesty

Q is for a quote: ‘Find Excess Within Moderation’ – this got me through weight loss when I was 23, I still indulged in things I loved, but found the joy in small, infrequent portions.

My beautiful picture
R is for random fact about you: I had a goatee for a few months in 1988 when I was graduating college … and everyone agrees it is better left it the past.

S is for favorite healthy snack: Can I just say fruit? OK, I will single out pears. I just love them

T is for favorite treat: ICE CREAM

U is for something that makes you unique: Thanks to Lisa for noting I had left this blank … I would definitely go with ‘non-injured runner’. 25.5 years at this point, estimated more than 30,000 miles … no injuries.

V is for favorite vegetable: Corn … yeah, I know it is about the least nutritional veggie. I also love asparagus

W is for today’s workout: 9 mile run

X is for X-rays you’ve had: last one was chest for a football-related hairline fracture, in 1981

Y is for yesterday’s highlights: Coffee on the porch with Lisa, breakfast with the whole crew, relazing chat with Lisa, and a few hours of cleaning.

Z is for your time zone: EST, New York time πŸ™‚

Pick a letter and tell me something about YOU!

22 thoughts on “Alphabet Post – More and More Random Stuff About Me

  1. This is a fun post! The last X-ray I had was when I broke my finger when I fell while I was running last fall. They actually told me it wasn’t broken and called the next day to say they misread the X-ray and it actually was. The only bones I have ever broken were both in fingers, kind of weird.
    And my favorite vegetable is broccoli! I think you forgot to tell us something unique about you? (I think that one thing that is very unique about you is that you NEVER get running injuries, but I’m sure that you can come up with a better answer than that:))

    • Thanks for alerting me that I missed ‘U’ haha … I went back and filled it in. πŸ™‚

      I love all veggies and all fruits – it made choosing ‘gross food’ harder because I like them all.

      Thinking about X-Ray, I suppose there was one as part of my full cardiac workup last year, but it wasn’t really done as a test by itself, just to see where things were at the moment.

  2. You missed U! Funny that you don’t want to discuss the new mattress, we just concluded within the last week that we also need a new one. So if you do a post about mattress shopping, count on one reader for sure!

    • When we moved here our bed was several years old but not quite ready, so we got loads of new furniture but not for our room. Now 6 years later … um, yeah, it is time!

      Yeah, I missed U – Lisa noted that so I went back and filled it in! πŸ™‚

    • Mmm Never had frozen gummy bears. I love frozen greek yogurt bars, discovered those during my months of work travel last year.

      And after Lisa noted I missed U I went back and fixed it πŸ™‚

  3. Fun! And super jealous that you’ve never had a running injury haha. Last x ray I had was in 2010 for a stress fractured tibia (fun…not). Age is 25, almost 26. Important to me are the relationships in my life. And healthy snack would be froyo…it keeps my mind healthy so I count it here πŸ˜‰

    • Healthy mind, healthy body, right? So definitely count the froyo! Yeah, I don’t take my ability to run uninjured for granted …

      Funny you say’almost 26′, the way my older son says ‘almost 18’ πŸ™‚ I wonder when that stops … because I didn’t say ‘almost 48’ this year! haha

  4. G is for glad I’m not a rant today haha (JUST PLAYING). I’m going to make up a U–useless knowledge: I can name all of the states and old testament Bible books in order (thanks, Christian prep school), which actually isn’t that useless as it comes into play during crossword puzzles, which I love.
    Last thing I spent money on was Rock Tape, an exercise band, and medicine, also not sexy but also necessary. Injury, sickness, and homelessness are far, far worse.
    Breakfast this morning was my oats! I have Remicade today so I decided to give myself a rest day, sleep in a little bit, and treat myself to something that I don’t have if I have an early workout.

    • Love your G πŸ™‚ Seriously, I would never have said anything if I didn’t know you were in possession of a great pair of Hammer-pants (probably glittery and everything) and we hadn’t already gone past the initial concern.

      I am a total font of useless knowledge, amaze my friends and family with the random crap stored in my brain πŸ™‚ haha

      And I hope the Remicade today goes well, and as you said in your post ‘duh, no wonder you felt the way you did’. Hope you feel super-charged tomorrow πŸ™‚ But be safe either way!

  5. R for random fact: I had to wear corrective shoes as a toddler because I was pigeon-toed. They were red patent leather and I pretended they were Dorothy’s ruby slippers.

    • Thanks Michele – paying bills is definitely not something we want to do … but oh well.

      Green beans, eh? My younger son hates peas, but is fine with most everything else. You really never know what or why will bug you. I had canned veggies for most of my childhood … which meant getting real veggies in my high school years was like a revelation!

    • Thanks Charlotte! I loved your Subway post as someone who grew up south of Boston (take 95 South to go north to get to Boston!). Actually compared to NYC I think Boston makes much more sense … but maybe that is because I know it by heart! We lived in Acton for 5 years before buying a house in Townsend where we lived until moving out here.

      We’re actually headed that way for college visits in a few days … will be headed on the T to BU πŸ™‚

  6. You will always be one of your wife’s boys, it is one of our endearing qualities, we are boys who try to never grow up πŸ™‚ at least that is what TheWife says about me.

    Shhhhh please do not tease/temp Karma, she can be very fickle and if you bring things to her attention too much, she has ways of making you miserable. πŸ˜‰

    Fear – Alzheimer’s – enough said.

    Treat – Coffee or Vanilla Ice cream, whoopie pies and of course homemade from scratch cake πŸ™‚

    X-Ray – Last year with my Achilles

    I like this one it is a fun one πŸ˜‰

    • Thanks – definitely fun and I love your answers! And yeah, I thought about that … I feel I talk WAY too much about being uninjured … ugh, definitely tempting fate!

    • True – I don’t really think about the sand factor anymore, but definitely growing up south of Boston we would have ‘steamers’ several times every summer, and you were pretty much guaranteed at least one would have sand to deal with …

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