oh yes! The best lays are from New York!

A – Age: 14694 days

B – Bed size: Queen

C – Chore you hate: dusting

D – Dog’s name: Pickles (R.I.P.)

E – Essential start your day item: caffeine

F – Favorite color: steel blue-gray

G – Gold or Silver: silver

H – Height: 4165.6 mm (give or take)

I – Instruments you play: clarinet (rusty at best); a little piano

J – Job title: ...never does appear in the blog, does it?

K – Kid(s): 3 godsons, 1 great-nephew and a great-niece to be

L – Living arrangements: 2-BR apt. on the busiest street in town

M – Mom’s name: same as a comedienne who tugged her ear

N – Nicknames: right now, the only one that means very much to me is the one I'll not likely be called again--xiii

O – Overnight hospital stay other than birth: none

P – Pet Peeve(s): work

Q – Quote from a movie: "You go down to the bottom of the sea, where the water isn't even blue anymore, where the sky is only a memory, and you float there, in the silence. And you stay there, and you decide, that you'll die for them. Only then do they start coming out. They come, and they greet you, and they judge the love you have for them. If it's sincere, if it's pure, they'll be with you, and take you away forever." [from Le Grand Blue: The Big Blue]

R – Right or Left handed: right

S – Siblings: by blood, one of each. By luck and grace, four real sisters.

T – Time you wake up: alarms are set for 7:21, 7:39 and 8:05

UUnderwear: yep

V – Vegetable you dislike: there shall be no iceberg!

W – Ways you run late: since Wednesday, I'm taking a hard look at this. Have been reminded that it's among the more...manipulative things that I can do, so if I don't want to be like that, I can try just a little bit harder to live up to my word.

X – X-rays you’ve had: skull (and multiple CAT scans and one MRI), mouth, back, arms/elbows/wrists/hands/fingers, hip, knees, ankles, feet, toes

Y – Yummy food you make: Puerto Rican chicken fricassee; lasagna; chicken tortilla soup; Mexican chocolate wedding cakes (cookies); various other desserts

Z – Zodiac Sign: Virgo, and it just so defines me...

[from the Cat, naturally, who got it here; title quotation also from The Big Blue]


  1. If 'V' is true, I'm never eating at Olive Garden with you again. Just sayin'...