I saw this meme on Marie’s blog, Daisy’s Book Journal (she grabbed it from Cathy at Kittling: Books) and thought it would make a perfect Really Random Tuesday post for you while I’m away at Kripalu (!) for the week. So here goes...
Bed size: Queen
Chore you hate: Pretty much any type of housework, though cleaning the toilet probably ranks lowest (thanks to Mr. B, it’s not something I do very often!)
Dogs: Nope. I’m a cat person. I miss my Thelma every day, but I’m happy to share my life (and my lap) with Cairo.
Essential start to your day: After getting out of bed? Peeing is first on the list, followed soon after by feeding the cat.
Favourite colours: Orange and red
Gold or silver: Silver, though I wear a gold opal ring that used to belong to my nana
Instruments you play(ed): Piano, once upon a time, long long ago. I also learned to play a djembe, but I’m shy about playing in front of anybody.
Job title: Freelance translator (French to English)
Mother’s name: Ann (that’s where the “annschild” comes from in my username)
Nicknames: None. (The only nickname I know of for Avis is Ave, which is my aunt’s name.)
Overnight hospital stays: Can’t remember any.
Pet peeves: Books that contain misused words, sloppy spelling
Quote from a movie: “Yummy yummy!” (from Gosford Park directed by Robert Altman: the Maggie Smith character says it in anticipation of breakfast in bed at Gosford Park)
Right- or left-handed: Right
Siblings: Two younger sisters
Time you wake up: Do I have to answer this question? 9-ish on weekdays. (Thank goodness I work from home.)
Underwear: What about it? (Yes, I wear underwear, if anybody really wants to know.)
Vegetable you hate: Mushrooms (except for portabellas and maybe porcini—I’m undecided about those), though I’m not sure mushrooms qualify as vegetables. Cabbage. Brussel sprouts. Raw tomatoes and onions (cooked are fine).
What makes you run late: Life
X-rays you’ve had: Dental
Yummy food that you make: Vegetarian carbonara (Mr. B and I made up the recipe)
Zoo animal: Giraffe, though zoos make me feel sad. (If we’re talking exotic animals in general, I’d have to go with the blue-footed booby!)
Really Random Tuesday is hosted by Suko at Suko’s Notebook. Feel free to join in, copy the button and link back to Suko’s blog.
The blue-footed booby pic is courtesy of Hans Stieglitz via the Wikimedia Commons site. It is under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 licence.