Sunday, September 25, 2011

the A to Z's of Clare

I found this meme from a blog I follow, Wardrobe Oxygen. Since it's Sunday morning and I'm feeling lazy, I thought I'd share it with you. Here's all you needed to know about me, from A to Z:


A: Age: 26


B. Bed size: Full. It’s the bed I (and by “I” I mean my parents, lol) bought for my senior year in college when I lived off campus. Seriously considering upgrading to a queen, just waiting to win the lottery.


C. Chore that you hate: Unloading the dishwasher. Even though it takes just a few minutes, I always put it off.


D. Dogs: Biscuit, my adorable 2 year old miniature poodle. I love him!

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E. Essential start to your day: a hot shower. I’m not awake until I shower.


F. Favorite color: pink


G. Gold or Silver: Silver. I don’t think gold looks good on me for some reason.


H. Height: 5’3.5” after my surgery I was 5’4” but I think I’ve settled a half an inch


I. Instruments you play: I took piano lessons for a little while when I was 9-10 years old. But it’s hard to play anything when you can’t really read music! My siblings got all the musical talent.


J. Job title: Kindergarten teacher extraordinaire


K. Kids: currently I have 17 (my students, lol)


L. Live: in my hometown


M. Mother’s name: Mom, Mama or Mommy. Usually Mama


N. Nicknames: Clare-Bear by most of my friends, Clara-belle by my parents, the Belle by my cousin, and my sister calls me Sister (I call her Sister too)


O. Overnight hospital stays: being born, brain surgery when I was 5, spinal fusion when I was 26


P. Pet peeves: cracking knuckles, people who aren’t on time, people who drive with their turn signal on


Q. Quote from a movie: I can pretty much quote Legally Blonde in its entirety, but my favorite is “whoever said orange is the new pink, is seriously disturbed”


R. Right or left handed: Right.


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S. Siblings: Sister. She’s three years younger and probably my best friend. Although we still fight like we’re teenagers a lot of the time. Going to visit her in a few weeks and I can’t wait! (she’s a super genius and currently at Brown University getting her 2nd master’s degree) And my brother is 2 years old and my hero because he beat Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and is now in law school.


T: Time you wake up: my alarm is set for 6:02, but in reality that’s 5:53 because my bedroom clock is 9 minutes fast. It’s odd but works for me.


U. Underwear: I’m a VS girl


V. Vegetable you hate: raw tomatoes- I like them cooked, like tomato sauce and tomato soup, like ketchup but if you give me a sandwich, I will pick them off.


W. What makes you run late: Facebook and Pinterest


X. X-Rays you’ve had: Oh lord, I can’t even count how many x-rays I’ve had. I’ve had scoliosis since I was 5, so that’s 21 years of x-rays several times a year. Add that to several for my right ankle (sprained 6 times, never broken) and a few wrist/hand x-rays. I’m surprised I’m not glowing right now.


Y. Yummy food that you make: Where to start? Last night I made apple dumplings and chocolate-chip oreo brownies. Both got rave reviews. I also make a killer macaroni and cheese.

Z: Zoo animal: Flamingo. Because they’re pink!


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my students at the zoo this past spring, standing like flamingos



So there you go! If you want to fill it out and share, please post a comment. I'd love to learn more about you!

3 comments:

Chrissy said...

I set all of my clocks 7 minutes ahead! Like you, it works for me :-) (drives my family crazy!)

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Allie (Wardrobe Oxygen) said...

My clock is 15 minutes early! I have gotten used to it, though hate it. It's to keep my husband on time.

Love that you too call your sister Sister! :) Thanks for linking to this on my blog, it has been fun getting to know you through it!

MJ said...

My clock is 20 minutes ahead. It really does make you feel better. Also, woo hoo for teachers! And it seems a lot of us grew up with the Berenstain Bears. Lots of Brothers and Sisters out there.