Blame it on the Red Bull I had at 5:00 p.m. yesterday, but I just did NOT get enough sleep last night. Thus, I'm lifting the following meme from Mac and saving myself the trouble of trying to think of something else to write about.
accent: I'm the child and grandchild, respectively, of Swedes and South Dakotans, so there's a lot of extra roundedness to my vowels. Add to that the English Major accent and I don't sound like anyone else who grew up with me.
booze: I've really cut back lately, but I'll go for wine, wheat beer, ale or stout. I still like a nice dirty martini (vodka), but only on special occasions.
chore I hate: Cleaning out the cat boxes. I can't ever do it without yelling up the stairs, to no one in particular, "I hate the cats!" And yet I really love them, except for their nasty excretions.
dogs/cats: Three cats, ages 16, 15 and somewhere in the neighborhood of 13.
essential electronics: Computer, TiVo and Bose Wave Radio
favorite perfume/cologne: I'm between colognes right now, but I'd love to have a bottle of Marc Jacobs' Essence. And what do you know? My birthday is coming up in about three weeks! Hint, hint (darn it - my husband doesn't read this).
gold/silver: I always wore silver until I got a gold wedding band. I have a beautiful white gold three diamond anniversary band that I could wear instead of the gold band, but the plain ring is more to my taste and it's what I wear 99% of the time.
hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
insomnia: See Red Bull comment above. But no, I sleep pretty well.
job title: Senior Copywriter
kids: No thanks.
living arrangements: Just me, the hubby and the cats in a two-and-a-half bedroom house with a recording studio over the garage.
most admired trait: A sense of humor
number of jobs I've had: About 7
overnight hospital stays: One kidney stone, one appendectomy
phobia: My knees get all woogy when I'm up high, even inside a building.
"Just because we wear lipstick doesn't mean we can't kick your ass."
- Vince Neil, Motley Crue
I prefer to think of it applying to women rather than glam rockers, though.
rock song I like: Hell Bent for Leather by Judas Priest
siblings: One sister
time I usually wake up: 6:00 a.m.
unusual talent: Does insane multi-tasking count?
vegetables I refuse to eat: I've really, really tried to like brussels sprouts, but it's just not happening.
worst habit: Procrastination (I know that doesn't seem to fit with the whole multi-tasking thing, but yet it all works out in the end.)
x-rays: Dental, chiropractic, respiratory - repeat.
yummy foods I make: Minestrone, cheesecake and much more.
zodiac sign: Cancer. What a horrible-sounding zodiac sign to have!