I saw this on a fellow blogger’s page today who saw it on another blogger’s site and so forth. I thought it would be a great way to open up conversation.
A Art I love creating art. When I was in high school, I was in the National Art Honor Society. I used to have a big portfolio of my work; but an ex made me get rid of it.
B Bananas I can’t stand bananas. I’ve tried to like them; but I just don’t. My kids both love them though. Beets I dislike beets anymore. Just the smell of them make me sick.
C Car I was almost 22 when I got my driver’s license. I got my first car when I was almost 24. It was a standard and I had no idea how to drive it.
D Donor I donated blood for the first time recently then decided to go grocery shopping. I almost passed out in Target.
E Elevators I’m afraid of elevators. I do okay with them as long as there are only a handful of floors. Anything over that–I’m not getting in.
F Ferns I’m not a big fan of ferns ever since a snake crawled out of one at my aunt’s house when I was a kid.
G Gaelic I love all forms of Gaelic. I even have a tattoo in it. It says, “Gras, dilseacht, agus cairdeas,” the symbolism of the Claddagh ring . It means love, loyalty, and friendship.
H Heat I am very sensitive to the heat. I hate the summer. Winter is my favorite season. Sweater weather!
I Ice Cream Alas, I am allergic to traditional ice cream. I used to love Tofutti non dairy ice cream; but now soy is really bad for you. Boo.
J Jars I want to buy a bunch of jars one day and just spend the weekend canning. The only thing I’ve ever canned was pepper jelly.
K Kicked Out When I was a freshman, I got kicked out of pep squad. They made me “loan” my pompoms to the new girl. I never got them back.
L Learning Disability I’m dyslexic. I went to eye therapy for it as a kid. I still have trouble with it from time to time. I’m also offended when people make fun of dyslexia. It’s not a laughing matter for me.
M Myopia Yes, I’m nearsighted. I’ve been wearing glasses since the age of four when I was found to be farsighted.
N Nineteen I was nineteen when I got my first real job. I had to work because the student loan office messed up all my financial aid and I had to sit out a year.
O Opera I was once planning to become an opera singer. Until my audition and no sound came out of my mouth.
P Presents I like to make homemade presents for people. I’ve given elaborate gift baskets for Christmas. One year, I made a bunch of homemade things like barbecue sauce. I hope no one got food poisoning.
Q Quail My grandfather used to raise quail, so I decided to try it at a restaurant one day. I overpaid.
R Rabbit I used to go rabbit hunting with my dad. Rabbit is gross.
S Sushi I love sushi, especially the raw kind. I wish I had some sushi right now. A grocery store near my house was giving out samples the other day. I tried to get W to eat one (non raw) but she said it was yucky.
T Turtle I once bought a turtle from my neighbor for a dollar. In pennies. Then I lost it for a week.
U Understand Because of my hearing loss, I have trouble understanding people when they talk. I have to be right next to them with them looking at me. No, I can’t read lips. It’s just an idiosyncrasy of mine.
V Violin I’ve always wanted to play the violin. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: L’Estate is the reason for that. Beautiful violins!
W Wilderness I used to belong to the Wilderness and Adventure club in high school. One chilly November we were camping and decided to cross a river. As in getting in the water and crossing it.
X X-Ray I’ve had several x-rays in my life, including at least two chest x-rays and many on my feet. The first x-ray I received was after I fell off a bus and sprained my ankle.
Y Young For most of my adult life, I’ve been told I look a lot younger than my years. After I had kids, that didn’t happen any more although I got carded recently.
Z Zoology I was disappointed in my zoölogy class in college because the teacher couldn’t pronounce anything and didn’t let us do any dissections as on the original syllabus.
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