Comments: ABCs of Me(me)

We were married on May 28th, 1994.

Sure it's on my ring, but honestly, I know that one.

Posted by Mr. Husband at December 28, 2006 11:30 AM

Should you care to peruse the ABC's of your cyber-rabid-stalker fan. . .I am consoling myself via computer since my family in Louisiana all have a stomach bug meaning we had to cancel our trip to see them. Eight hours there just to share the love and germs is not in the cards. Bummer.

Posted by Roxanne at December 28, 2006 12:10 PM

A- Available or single? Huh? Neither, I guess, unless you're counting personalities, in which case, single, I swear.

B- Best Friend? Besides my husband? Mary. We went to high school together.

C- Cake or Pie? Cake

D- Drink of Choice? Coffee, coffee, coffee

E- Essential Item? A ball of yarn and a couple of sticks

F- Favorite Color? Green

G- Gummi Bears or Worms? Neither, ick.

H- Hometown? Charlestown, RI

I- Indulgence? Good, good chocolate, preferably combined with mocha or hazlenut but never, ever with fruity stuffs

J- January or February? In New England? Neither.

K- Kids and names? Vaughan & Nicholas

L- Life is incomplete without? Husband & kids

M- Marriage Date? 9-11-99. Unfortunately, we share that date with a horrifying anniversary of another kind...but we did have it first.

N- Number of Siblings? 2, but estranged from one (you wouldn't blame me if you knew)

O- Oranges or apples? apples

P- Phobias/Fears? suffocation, drowning, claustrophobia--anything along those lines
also, my paranoid unrealistic fear--being somehow separated from my kids

Q- Favorite Quote? Currently, this one from the New Yorker's Oct 30 profile of playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (the quote is hers): "I wake up every day and say, 'Yes! I'm a writer!' When you make that commitment, all sorts of things move toward you." It's hanging over my monitor.

R- Reason to Smile? Wild turkeys strutting through the backyard

S- Season? Fall. A New England fall is just about perfection.

T- Tag three people! I'm too clueless to know what this means.

U- Unknown Fact About Me? every day I feel guilty about not being a good enough mother (well, my husband knows this)

V- Vegetable you hate? Brussels sprouts

W- Worst habit? Cracking my knuckles

X- X-Rays you've had? teeth, chest, arm

Y- Your favorite food? Popcorn

Z- Zodiac? Virgo

Posted by amy at December 28, 2006 12:53 PM

uh....mmm.... what is a Meme? I've been wondering that for a few days now.....

Posted by Peggy Spence at December 28, 2006 3:08 PM

A- Available or single? Married- so, neither

B- Best Friend? McKendra, who just got back from living in Thailand and is now leaving me for New Jersey. Thailand I could understand, but New Jersey?

C- Cake or Pie? Both

D- Drink of Choice? Diet Dr. Pepper, which I am pretty sure they put crack in because I drink them like crazy and with alcohol- White Russian.

E- Essential Item? iPod

F- Favorite Color? Green

G- Gummi Bears or Worms? Bears- the hard chewy Swedish kind you get at the movies for $100 or at Wal-Mart for 99 cents

H- Hometown? Hot Springs, AR

I- Indulgence? S'mores

J- January or February? Neither- I do not like the cold, but I guess February because it is closer to the warm

K- Kids and names? I have no kids; however, if I have a little boy he will be Henry Lee and if I have a little girl she will be Race LeeAnn. Thus I spake.

L- Life is incomplete without? Michael and the dog (Sunny) who is better than Prozac.

M- Marriage Date? July 30th 2005.

N- Number of Siblings? 2 half brothers plus one step sister= 1.5?

O- Oranges or apples? Naval oranges (navel?)

P- Phobias/Fears? Flying roaches sometimes known as palmetto bugs and around my house refered to as KILL IT! KILL IT! and driving in the rain

Q- Favorite Quote? "Whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should."

R- Reason to Smile? Did I mention the dog with the Prozac like qualities?

S- Season? Spring. My birthday is in May, baseball is on, everything is green again, and graduation is in the spring.

T- Tag three people!

U- Unknown Fact About Me? I hate Lassie movies and the Sound of Music and Grease- I've been told this makes me a soulless freak.

V- Vegetable you hate? Cabbage. Is that a vegetable? If not, then celery.

W- Worst habit? Chewing my cuticles until they bleed.

X- X-Rays you've had? Teeth, chest, back

Y- Your favorite food? macaroni and cheese

Z- Zodiac? Taurus

Posted by megan at December 28, 2006 3:27 PM

A- Available or single? Yes.

B- Best Friend? Heather.

C- Cake or Pie? Depends on the mood. I am much more likely to make cake.

D- Drink of Choice? Diet Coke or Earl Grey tea.

E- Essential Item? Laptop.

F- Favorite Color? Red

G- Gummi Bears or Worms? Neither, ick.

H- Hometown? Palmer, AK

I- Indulgence? Pedicures, bubble baths, good chocolate.

J- January or February? January feels new and shiny, but by February I'm just ready for winter to be over.

K- Kids and names? Dog named Kiska, no human kids yet.

L- Life is incomplete without? Friend.

M- Marriage Date? TBA, assuming I ever meet anyone who I feel inspired to marry.

N- Number of Siblings? 1 sister

O- Oranges or apples? Cut apples or whole oranges.

P- Phobias/Fears? Plane crashes.

Q- Favorite Quote? "Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein

R- Reason to Smile? Seasonal holidays.

S- Season? Fall. Or spring - I love the transition times.

T- Tag three people! Whoever comments next...

U- Unknown Fact About Me? I can juggle.

V- Vegetable you hate? Water Chestnuts (although I could debate whether they are actually a food product, much less a vvegetable).

W- Worst habit? Procrastination

X- X-Rays you've had? teeth

Y- Your favorite food? Spaghetti

Z- Zodiac? Scorpio

Posted by redzils at December 28, 2006 3:29 PM

You're so dang cool.

Posted by Angela at December 28, 2006 5:02 PM

ABC's of Me(me)
A- Available or single? Those are the same thing, I think…but no neither for me.

B- Best Friend? Whoa this is a hard one…I’d have to say…nope I can’t...never mind too many feeling out there to hurt.

C- Cake or Pie? Pie all the way baby…I really do not like cake very much. I do like Little Debbie cakes though, does that count?

D- Drink of Choice? Coca-Cola of course.

E- Essential Item? A book to read.

F- Favorite Color? Today…it is blue.

G- Gummi Bears or Worms? Gummi everything but bears if I must choose and I prefer the clear ones, I believe they taste like Pina Coladas ;)

H- Hometown? Warner Robins, Georgia

I- Indulgence? Starbucks Venti Iced Chai, light on the ice.

J- January or February? February. For no other reason except that it isn’t packed full of expectations from forgotten resolutions.

K- Kids and names? I have no children…I kind of hope it stays that way. I do have four pets though…Bridgette the Lhasa Apso, Raven the black cat with white panties, Max the MaineCoon cat who is dumb as a rock, and Charlotte the crazy crawled out of the woods in Homerville, Ohio kitten who I swear was born to be wild!

L- Life is incomplete without? Books and music.

M- Marriage Date? Not married

N- Number of Siblings? 2 sisters Diann and Joann and 1 new found brother David

O- Oranges or apples? I don’t particularly care for either. But If I had to choose one I’d most definitely choose oranges.

P- Phobias/Fears? The dark, car crashes, drowning, and saying something that can never ever being taken back or forgiven.

Q- Favorite Quote? “I am here to live out loud.” ~Emile Zola

R- Reason to Smile? Snow makes me smile…puppies and kittens also make me smile…I know it is sickening isn’t it?

S- Season? Winter all the way baby. Haven’t you read my license plate? I LV SNOW. Or as my friends say ILVS NOW (Elvis Now) or I Las Vegas Now (whatever freaks)!

T- Tag three people! Panda, Beth, and Kristine.

U- Unknown Fact About Me? Very few people know that in 5th grade I had a horrible accident that left me in a back brace for about a year and a half. If you want the whole story you gotta ask ;)

V- Vegetable you hate? I hate pretty much all vegetables but I could never, ever, ever see myself eating Collard Greens. Those are all kinds of wrong.

W- Worst habit? Laziness and I am all kinds of lazy...but not anymore. I was just asked to be a bride's maid yesterday so I must, I must, I must get on the damn treadmill. Today I have already walked by the Rolo's about 5oo times and I haven't eaten one. I did think about how good they are melted on top of pretzels but still...I haven't even licked one.

X- X-Rays you've had? Um geez…spine, teeth, arm, leg, foot…let’s just say X-Ray techs. have seen it all ;)

Y- Your favorite food? Green olives or dill pickles.

Z- Zodiac? Gemini

That was fun!

Posted by Dawn at December 28, 2006 5:23 PM

YOU are so grossly funny!
BUTT ART! only you could find that. OR did you ...oh never mind.

Posted by Desi at December 28, 2006 8:54 PM

Loved the butt-art pic Joshilyn!! Too cute!!

Oy, but dark-chocolate dipped dried cherries sound yummy!!

Posted by North at December 28, 2006 10:04 PM

ABCs of Me(me)

A- Available or single? single & expensive : )

B- Best Friend? Helen, my sil.

C- Cake or Pie? Apple pie, if you please?

D- Drink of Choice? coffee, diet coke; water
E- Essential Item? Cat.

F- Favorite Color? red

G- Gummi Bears or Worms? WORMS! Preferably in my mouth!!

H- Hometown? Kirkland Lake, Ontario Canada!

I- Indulgence? chocolate & toasted banana bread/loaf, but not together.

J- January or February? February. It reminds me I have a heart, and a secret admirer somewhere.

K- Kids and names? Lee, 18, college.

L- Life is incomplete without? Lee, and I"m not going there, as I still get teary.. apron-string cutting is NOT nice!

M- Marriage Date? August 27th/1977--seperated June 2001--still legally married.

N- Number of Siblings? 2 older sisters, and an older brother(deceased 2003), and one younger brother(estranged, b/c he's strange.)Too many when I were little, being 4th youngest and they are a great comfort in old age(they can't chase me no more!!))

O- Oranges or apples? Oh dear, a choice of two fave? OK< apples--they keep the doctor away.. geez!

P- Phobias/Fears? Germophobic who fears poverty, and becoming crippled.

Q- Favorite Quote? "I am a student of life" with no pay."

R- Reason to Smile? my son, Lee; being in college, and northern lites!!

S- Season? Fall. Being in the north country; the trees are just too beautiful.. and it does not last long enough!

T- Tag three people! I tag you back, and 2 ppl.. same proposal.

U- Unknown Fact About Me? When I find one, I'll report immediately!

V- Vegetable you hate? passion fruit--oh, that's not a veg!! OK< not fussy on mushrooms bigger than they should be...

W- Worst habit? cigareetes, coffee & diet coke

X- X-Rays you've had? ON every body part... literally.

Y- Your favorite food? Pizza, or peanut butter on toast!

Z- Zodiac? Leo!

This was fun to do, Joshilyn.. my son and I make time-capsules.. we put this kind of stuff into it... and collectable memorabilia.. and reopen it 5 years later, longer... WE love it. and we are often surprised at what we did put in it...

(thankyou in french, NOT mercy)giggles(
in buckets,

Posted by North at December 28, 2006 10:18 PM

Oh, wow, ABC's of MeMe...was errrr, MeMe :)

ABC’s of MeMe

A- Available or single? Heee, hee are you looking?

B- Best Friend? Ducky, my husband

C- Cake or Pie? Hmmmm, Banoffe pie (okay I’ve
only had it once, but it was decadant)

D- Drink of Choice? Coffee

E- Essential Item? Mascara

F- Favorite Color? Green (1st) Cinnamon (2nd)

G- Gummi Bears or Worms? Worms, Benjamin shares them with me

H- Hometown? Florence, Oregon (well I was raised in LaMirada CA)

I- Indulgence? General Hospital (I’m a junkie)

J- January or February? February, left over sweethearts

K- Kids and names? 1 and 2 halves – Krista, 30, Jenny 32, Missy 26

L- Life is incomplete without? Laughter and love

M- Marriage Date? July 23rd (you do mean the most recent, right?)

N- Number of Siblings? 3; one sister, two brothers

O- Oranges or apples? pears

P- Phobias/Fears? Snakes – and there’s nothing unreasonable about it.

Q- Favorite Quote? “Snakes, it had to be snakes.” Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones

R- Reason to Smile? My grandson - Benjamin

S- Season? Spring – need you ask?

T- Tag three people! You, you, and you over there

U- Unknown Fact About Me? I tried out for the roller derby when I was 16

V- Vegetable you hate? Beets, I always thought that is what your parents gave you when they were mad.

W- Worst habit? Procrastination.

X- X-Rays you've had? Denta scan, kind of kewl, but expensive.

Y- Your favorite food? Ice Cream – BJ’s Cappaccino Fudge…or a rare, BBQ’d steak

Z- Zodiac? Aquarius

Posted by Cele at December 29, 2006 1:17 AM

A- Available or single? No, yes in that order.

B- Best Friend? Mickey

C- Cake or Pie? Cake esp blueberry muffins

D- Drink of Choice? Tropicana smooth orange

E- Essential Item? spectacles.

F- Favorite Color? purple

G- Gummi Bears or Worms? Neither. Yuck

H- Hometown? Birmingham UK

I- Indulgence? Shoes

J- January or February? February, the nights are lighter

K- Kids and names? None of my own. I love unusual cat names though. I've had Twilight (arrived at that time of day), Goggins 9looked like Postman Pat's cat), Ratbag 9 Flea bag was too horrible for such a lovely cat), Malmesley (should have been Malmesly after the madeira wine but no-one could say that), Mr Grey (he's grey), Nelson (nearly lost one eye), Vertical (very short legs), Honey-bunch (Very soppy and honey coloured)and Napoleon (stoical fighter).

L- Life is incomplete without? My net friends

M- Marriage Date? None, and long may it stay that way.

N- Number of Siblings? One sister.

O- Oranges or apples? Oranges picked from the tree on a Greek hillside.

P- Phobias/Fears? Snakes. I hate them.

Q- Favorite Quote? "I could marry my shed" Grandson aged 5

R- Reason to Smile? Grandchildren see above

S- Season? Summer, long days, short nights and warmth.

T- Tag three people! Who me???

U- Unknown Fact About Me? I wanted to be a weather forecaster

V- Vegetable you hate? Courgettes

W- Worst habit? Indecision

X- X-Rays you've had? back, hands feet, hips, face.

Y- Your favorite food? Greek

Z- Zodiac? Libra

Posted by Jas at December 29, 2006 5:29 AM

This is driving me nuts because I could have SWORN I did this meme fairly recently and I wanted to link to my answers, but if I did it, I can't find it. I found a different meme which was called the same thing,but had different questions. I know I read this one before....maybe I thought about doing it and then didn't. Hhhmmm.... Oh well it was fun to read your answers!

Posted by DebR at December 29, 2006 9:04 AM

I do not remember you calling and burping. Though you do often launch right into a discussion which may or may not be with me. My favorite was when you started off by apologizing for hanging up on me, and it turned out you thought I was your mother. I would like some of what you're smoking.

Posted by Mir at December 29, 2006 10:07 AM

First off, LOVED Mir's comment. And I want what you're smoking too!
Second... yes, I shamelessly stole this MeMe from you, but hey, I did it, since you tagged me (well, ok, you tagged ALL of us, but I took it personally, as did many others here, so whatever!)
you can see my answers here:

Posted by dee at December 29, 2006 3:20 PM

Someone once asked me what is it about girls from Georgia and their morbid fear of cockroaches. I explained that it was the combination of those tiny German cockroaches (that could potentially crawl in your ear) with the giant palmetto bugs (who could potentially get caught in your hair.) :-)

BTW...I loved your first book and will have to get the new one.

Posted by Rissa at December 29, 2006 9:53 PM

This was a fun one, though I had to think for awhile about the quote.

Posted by Laura at December 30, 2006 1:50 AM

Okay, I ended up with some similar answer to you...but I decided to do this one. :-) No big surprise, in general, I like the meme concept.

Posted by Rissa at December 30, 2006 12:18 PM

Oh yay, I love these! Like I needed another excuse to waste time. :)
I think I'll post mine tomorrow night while I'm desperately trying to stay up past ten o'clock.

Posted by Michelle at December 30, 2006 1:39 PM

Okay I just spent half an hour doing this got all the way to U hit a wrong button somewhere and the whole thing VANISHED. POOF. No more meme. SOOOOO...
U- Unknown fact about me? I SUCK at using the computer. Clearly.

I'm so bitter right now.

Posted by Amy-Go at December 30, 2006 2:54 PM

I can always remember your anniversary because its the day after mine and Gene's. same year and all.

Posted by tina samuels at December 30, 2006 5:18 PM

Hi Joshilyn --

I just discovered that you have a blog. So exciting! I have read both your novels and they touched me in so many ways. I have been telling everyone I can to read both of your books. I just wanted to say hi and I hope you have a wonderful 2007.

~From A HUGE fan :O)

Posted by Alicat at December 30, 2006 8:55 PM

A- Available or single? I like to think so.

B- Best Friend? Elizabeth, even though we're not speaking.

C- Cake or Pie? Pie.

D- Drink of Choice? Lemonade.

E- Essential Item? Lip balm.

F- Favorite Color? Purple.

G- Gummi Bears or Worms? Bears: All the yellows then all the greens then all the oranges then all the reds then all the whites.

H- Hometown? So many from which to choose!

I- Indulgence? Reading biographies on the beach.

J- January or February? February.

K- Kids and names? Griffin and Willa.

L- Life is incomplete without? Love.

M- Marriage Date? Sometime in 2008? Are you listening?!

N- Number of Siblings? 1 Brother (and 1 sister-in-law)

O- Oranges or apples? Pineapple, even though I'm allergic.

P- Phobias/Fears? Strangulation and drag queens.

Q- Favorite Quote? Like I'm going to go look it up. That thing from Faulkner's Nobel Prize speech about "blowing up" the world with good writing.

R- Reason to Smile? My students (also reason to cringe).

S- Season? Don't care, as long as it comes with thunderstorms.

T- Tag three people! No thanks.

U- Unknown Fact About Me? I'm a much better singer than people think I am.

V- Vegetable you hate? Kale.

W- Worst habit? General laziness.

X- X-Rays you've had? I think everything except my arms and spleen and intestines.

Y- Your favorite food? Peanut butter. No, cheese. Or raspberries. No! Raffles Hotel Chocolate Mousse.

Z- Zodiac? Taurus.

Posted by Courtney at January 1, 2007 10:51 AM

A- Available or single? Hubby tells me to give either one a try if I like. But he would miss me. I know it. I'm sure he would. He's just kidding. I know it. He's not really like that.

B- Best Friend? I'm in the market. Guess I need to lower my standards. But if I were to pick my dearest friend, it would be Lizard (Elizabeth).

C- Cake or Pie? Cake. I like the group named Cake too. They sing about lots of things. But not pie.

D- Drink of Choice? Mountain Dew when I'm being naughty. Nourishment tea when I'm behaving.

E- Essential Item? Pilot G2 Gel Pens in medium or fine. Black.

F- Favorite Color? Some purples and oranges. Red! Baby blue. Pink. Ooooh magenta...

G- Gummi Bears or Worms? Bears. Nip the arm buds off first, then the legs. Then the ears. Then the head.

H- Hometown? Dundee, New York.

I- Indulgence? Time alone. All alooooone.

J- January or February? April. Janury and February could completely disappear and I wouldn't care - so long as April was still spring.

K- Kids and names? 3 boys and trying for baby #4. Yes, they all have names, do you think I would skip those? Taylor, Alex, Jack. Puppy named Charlie. Tons of foster kitties that have been adopted or are still with us: Leo, Dusty, Lancelot, Pharaoh, Crescent (Cressie), Pepperanne, Noxie, Patooty, Nacho, Fisher, Lennox, Siamese kitty (still unnamed), Hester, Tippy, Yeti.

L- Life is incomplete without? My husband. Sunshine. Babies. Pens and paper.

M- Marriage Date? September 23, 200.... (asking husband).... 2004.

N- Number of Siblings? 1 Brother. I'll let you know when he gets mature enough to claim me as a sister. But I am finally going to be an Aunt!

O- Oranges or apples? Avacado.

P- Phobias/Fears? Rape. Being the only adult in a house at night. One of my kids getting kidnapped, killed and/or molested. Getting old.

Q- Favorite Quote? Well behaved Women Rarely Make History - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

R- Reason to Smile? My kids' smart mouths.

S- Season? Spring! I was born in April, so it could be that, but I love the rebirth, the smell, the warmth....

T- Tag three people! Not a friggin' chance!

U- Unknown Fact About Me? I'm cuter than I look.

V- Vegetable you hate? Cooked tomato. The ones left in chunks in a pot of stew or chili. Oh gawd I could spew!!!

W- Worst habit? Procrastination. Laziness. Oh wait... impatience! That's my worst!

X- X-Rays you've had? MRI on my head, teeth... I think that's it.

Y- Your favorite food? I'm just crackers about cheeeeeese.

Z- Zodiac? Taurus. Is there any other option for me?

Posted by Gina at January 1, 2007 5:35 PM