Thursday, May 10, 2007

Rhymes With Theme

She called me pretty! How can you say no to someone who tells you you're pretty? It can't be done. When the amazing Miss Julieness tagged me for this meme (ryhmes with theme... yes it does! Wikipedia says so) and called me pretty all in the same sentence I was olbiged to acquiesce to her request.

So here goes... The ABCs of Courtney

A - Attached or Single: Attached, thank you very much, to a melt me with his eyes and make my toes curl with his touch hottie.

B - Best Friend: I am fortunate enough to have more than one – My sister, Caitlin, who my mom had especially for me so I would have a playmate (thanks mom!); my bff from kindergarten, Kim, who still loves me even though she was grounded for 95% of high school because of me and my bad influence; my bff from college, Sara, who was my roommate and partner in crime all four years – oh the fun we had running amuck in Berkeley; and Kyle, who is there for me everyday and gets me on every level. It is so reassuring to know you have someone who will listen to you without judgment and will always love you no matter what. That I have four such people is a blessing beyond words.

C - Cake or Pie: Normally, I’m not much of a dessert person – unless it’s cookies, I’m quite the cookie monster – but Kyle makes a mean apple pie (it’s reason enough to date him, really) that I could probably live on forever. So I’ll say pie.

D - Drink of Choice: Good German Beer.

E - Essential Item: My point and shoot camera. You never know when a moment will need capturing.

F - Favorite Color: Blue and Gold, baby. Go Bears.

G - Gummi Bears or Worms: Bears for sure, see above. But really, give me a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie over fruit candy any day of the week.

H - Hometown: Tarzana, California – The San Fernando Valley. Yes, the Valley, where true valley girls are born and raise. And yes, it also happens to be the porn capital of the world.

I – Indulgence(s): (Everyday, or heads will roll.) The Daily Show and The Colbert Report (I have absolutely no time for television – but sometimes, when no one’s looking, I sneak in an hour to watch these two shows.) Sunday morning brunch. (No matter what else is going on, I almost always try to save Sunday mornings for a leisurely brunch with Kyle – it gives us a chance to take a deep breath, slow down for a second, and catch up.)

J - January or July*: (*I edited this one… it used to say January or February but what kind of choice is that?) July! Summer makes me happy all over.

K - Kids: Please God. Please God. Please God. A boy and two girls, if at all possible. But not quite yet. Let’s let me get married first, m’kay?

L - Life is incomplete without: My fam. Chocolate. A really comfortable mattress. A hairdryer. My kitties. Good beer. Good wine. Good conversation. Sunshine.

M - Marriage Date: Wish I knew. If you hear something from Kyle, for the love of all that is good and holy, let me know!

N - Number of Siblings: 3. A little sister and two older half brothers. 2 of each, how very balanced.

O - Oranges or Apples: Oranges! No scurvy for me. Unless it’s Rosh Hashanah – in which case I’m all about the apples and honey. (Note: I’m not actually Jewish, but sometimes I like to pretend I am.)

P - Phobias/Fears: Grilled onions. Falling asleep in the sun and burning my eyelids. Spiders falling from the ceiling and landing on my FACE.

Q - Favorite Quote: Oh I have so many…

“You need only two tools in life: WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use the WD-40. If it moves and it shouldn't, use the Duct Tape.”
“It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.”
“Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.” -Faith Whittleseny
“Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.” -Alex Levine
“Don't be afraid to take one large leap… you can't cross a chasm in two small steps.”
“Live Well. Laugh Often. Love Much.”
“If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.”

“Good Judgment comes from Experience. Experience comes from Bad Judgment.”
“Wherever you wander, wherever you roam, be happy and healthy and glad to come home.” “Life’s not fair” – my mom
“If you want to hear God laugh, tell Him your plans.”

R - Reason to smile: I’m gonna be an aunt in just 2 ½ months!!!!! Eeeeeeeeeeee!

S - Season: Summer. Warm Santa Anna winds on a clear August night in L.A. – perfection.

T- Tag Three: Oh! So tough to pick… eenie meenie minie moe…Miss L over at Love This Life. Miss Katie over at White Skinned Goddess. And Miss K over at The Misadventures of K. There. Done. Oh the pressure. It was intense.

U - Unknown Fact About Me: I have absolutely no desire to go into outer space. None. Oh, I’ll send widgets into space all day long – but please don’t make me go.

V - Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animals: If God didn’t want us to eat animals, He wouldn’t have made them so tasty.

W - Worst Habit: Procrasti-cleaning. On the one hand, my house is spic and span, but on the other hand I’m 9000 hours behind on my homework. Ugh.

X - X-rays or Ultrasounds: X-rays = broken bones. Ultrasounds = babies. Call me crazy, but I’m rooting for Ultrasounds.

Y - Your Favorite Foods: Medium rare steak – which just a touch of salt and pepper. Broccoli. Salad. Chocolate chip cookies. Strawberry shortcake. Ripe plums. Hummus and pita. Fresh cherries. String cheese. German salami with mustard and pickles. Chicken in white wine sauce. Glazed donuts. York peppermint patties. Kyle’s apple pie. Good German rye bread with butter.

Z- Zodiac: Center of attention loving Leo over here. Meow.

Ta-Duh! Wasn't that fun?

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