A - Age: 35
B - Bed size: Queen.
C - Chore you hate: Cat litter boxes
D - Don’t eat: uncooked tomatoes, mainly.
E - Essential start-your-day item: breakfast, a shower, a podcast on the way to work.
F - Favorite board game: old school, Clue; new school, Word on the Street
G - Gold or Silver: Gold
H - Height: 5' 4"
I - Instruments you play: none
J - Job title: Information Resources Supervisor Intermediate-Moving-to-Senior; Novelist
K - Kid(s): stepdaughter K, 16
L - Love or lust: a little from column A, a little from column B...
M - Mom’s name: Beverly
N - Nicknames: Mer
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: besides 2 sleep studies which only barely count? numerous nights in the hospital as a daughter of a single nurse when the power went out in ice storms or I had an illness so bad I couldn't be left alone or with a babysitter. I can only readily identify six or seven of those events, except I'm sure it happened in times before I could remember, too.
P - Pants or pantyhose: PANTS. Pantyhose are the devil. Tights are okay now and then.
Q - Favorite Movie Quote: Er. I don't really think in quotes.
R - Right or left handed: Right.
S - Siblings: 3 half-sibs, only one of which I ever knew more than passingly.
T - Time you wake up: 7, 7:30. Ish.
U - Underwear: Yes, please!
V - Vegetable favorite: Probably a good Brussels sprout. I like things that are layered, bitter, and that others find challenging.
W - Ways you run late: usually, stopping to check my email.
X - X-rays you’ve had: One ankle (sprain); one foot (soft tissue injury); one foot (bone spur). Nothing else, but I have had an MRI of my head (hearing loss).
Y - Yummy food you make: enchiladas?
Z - Zoo favourite: well, frankly, zoos kinda depress me. But if you said, "what non-domesticated animals do you like watching?" -- I find olive baboons absolutely fascinating.