Sunday, March 29, 2015

My Life - From A to Z

A - Available/Single?  I am single.  Not by choice, though.  I'm technically widowed.  I was married for a total of 4 years and 9 months out of my almost 46 years on this planet.  And I've spent no time off planet, as far as I know.

B - Best Friend?  My father.  I just don't have anyone else that I can talk to like I do my dad.  From sports, to finances, to relationships, to...well, anything.  Faithful Pup Scout is also a pretty good best friend.

C - Cake or Pie?  Pie, though as a type 2 diabetic, there better be little to no sugar in it.  Pre-diabetes, Boston Cream Pie was my favorite.

D - Drink of choice?  Milk.  I don't drink alcohol or sodas.  I drink coffee, but I don't like it.  I've cut way back on juices.  Organic skim milk is a mainstay.  I drink it on cereal, or with a snack.  Add some Ovaltine, and it IS a snack!  I still love a good milkshake, but sugar-free only.

Pizza is essential

E - Essential item you use everyday?  Toothbrush.  I hate not having my teeth brushed, and I'm extremely paranoid of having bad breath or something stuck in my teeth.  Floss would be a close second.  Then comes my iPhone.  If I could eat pizza everyday, it would be essential, too.

F - Favorite color?  Growing up, I liked the color blue.  As a student at the University of Maryland, I came to hate the color blue (Duke blue, Carolina blue...), and red quickly surpassed it.  Now I'm back to blue, though black is a close second.  Steelers black.  And gold!

G - Gummy bears or worms?  Blech.  Do I have to answer?  I hate gummy anything.

H - Hometown?  Technically, I guess it's Riverdale, Maryland, where my parents lived when I was born.  But I was there for only 4 years and barely remember it.  We lived in Upper Marlboro, MD, for 20 years after that, and I have mostly good memories of it, I always say it's my hometown.  Upper Marlboro.  But I wish Pittsburgh was my hometown.

Indulging in pizza

I - Indulgence?  Pizza.  I can't eat it like I used to, but I still try to get it regularly.  It is the best combination of ingredients in the world, and can be customized according to mood and taste.  It's awesome!

J - January or February?  I like January, mostly because of the potential for snow.  I also like how Christmas, my favorite season, seems to linger into January.  That said, I like February for the potential for significant, shut-down-everything snow.

K - Kids and their names?  My daughter, Melody. She's pretty awesome.

L - Life is incomplete without?  Life is incomplete without my savior, Jesus Christ.  'Nuff said.

M - Marriage Date?  July 24.  We chose that date because it gave us the maximum amount of time to prepare a wedding while still giving us time for a honeymoon and setting up our home before my wife, a teacher, had to begin the school year.  I'll note that we were very traditional, and went on our honeymoon directly after our wedding, and we did NOT live together before getting married.  And the honeymoon lasted the length of our marriage.

N - Number of siblings?  I have two, a younger sister and brother.  I'm the firstborn.

O - Oranges or apples?  For the longest time, I loved a nice, sweet apple.  But now I'm partial to big, juicy oranges.

P - Phobias/Fears?  I make no secret that I'm an introvert, which keeps me from wanting to be in the spotlight. I hate the spotlight.  I also have a strong fear of falling, which might be confused with a fear of heights, but is actually very different.  If I know I can't fall, I don't fear heights.  Otherwise, heights are just a higher place to fall from.

Q - Favorite Quote?  I'm partial to Bible verses, many of which can be seen to the left of this post.  My favorite:  1 Peter 5:10 - "And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast."

R - Reason to smile?  I have a toothbrush!  No, seriously, how can we not smile?  Yeah, I have my moments, but, really, I have nothing to worry about when I really think about it.  Life is good.

S - Season?  Fall into Winter.  I love Fall when it starts to get a little chill in the air.  From that point, all the way through the Christmas season, I love the cooler temps and the potential for snow.

T - Tag three or four people?  Nah...but if anyone's interested, feel free to borrow this one.

U - Unknown fact about me?  I'm missing a small organ in my digestive system that I really didn't need, especially after it malfunctioned.  Though that may not be unknown anymore.

V - Vegetable you don't like?  Too many to list.  Among my least favorites are peas and asparagus and Brussels sprouts.

W - Worst habit?  I eat more than I should...especially pizza.  I like to be lazy.  I spend too much time doing wasteful things.  I give sports way too much importance.  I don't get enough sleep.  I'm materialistic.  And I don't pray enough.

X - X-Rays you've had?  Aside from teeth, I've had X-rays on my wrist, head (twice), abdomen, shoulder, and ankle.


Y - Your favorite food?  Pizza.  Have I mentioned how much I like pizza?  It's the perfect food.

Z - Zodiac sign?  Gemini.  But I'm not into astrology.  And I'm not a twin.

Have a great evening, everyone!


  1. I think I'm going to "borrow" this idea. Thanks!

    1. Oh, yeah...please do. I kind of like these things.