8 Mar

I saw this Alphabet style survey on a blog I follow, Girl Meets Life, and figured I´d steal the gimmick to let you guys know a little bit more about my obessions and neuroses.

A. Age: 23, Yes, I know, I´m old.

B. Bed size: Twin…but it´s a Spanish Twin so I think that means it´s longer or wider or something. It´s not terrible but it is really spring-y.

C. Chore you hate: I´m sort of of the mindset that if you just don´t go in the room where the mess is, it doesn´t matter. I don´t really have a least favorite chore (they´re all sort of un-fun). I´d take doing the dishes over dusting, though, any day.

D. Dogs: They´re okay. Never really been a huge animal person. When my elementary schoolers ask me what my favorite animal is, my most common response is ¨monkey¨ or ¨dolphin.¨

E. Essential start to your day: Breakfast, a cup of coffee, and some internet time. Wish I were kidding about the last one.

F. Favorite color: Purple or turquoise.

G. Gold or silver: Silver. Gold can look cheap, even when it´s real.

H. Height: 5’7. Funny story: My license says I´m 5´8¨ (because I am JUST under 5´8¨). The first time I went to the Berkeley bars after turning 21, the bouncer at Raleigh´s didn´t believe my REAL ID was really me. He asked me how tall I was and I said 5´7¨ and he retorted ¨Well it says 5´8¨ on here.¨ I responded ¨Yeah, well I lied about my weight too.¨ Who knew a few short months later I´d be buddies with the bouncer.

I. Instruments you play: None. Too antsy to be dedicated to music, although I did take 2 years of flute lessons when I was younger.

J. Job title: Auxiliar de Conversación.

K. Kids: I love kids, but contrary to what some of the 5 year olds at my school believe, I don´t have any ¨hijos.¨

L. Live: Right now? Madrid. At home? Oak Park, California. Next August? TBD.

M. Mom’s name: Valerie aka Val.

N. Nicknames: Gilly, Gill, Gill-Bill, G, Juliana, Juli, Gilzo

O. Overnight hospital stays: None. I don´t do hospitals very well.

P. Pet peeve: This could be a blog post all on it´s own, but here are what are currently topping the list: blatant grammar violations, self-centered people, slow walkers, large crowds, etc.

Q. Quote from a movie:

Alan Garner: [after Chow crushes his bag] Hey, there’s skittles in there!

Mugatu: [hypnotizing Derek] Hi Derek! My name’s Little Cletus and I’m here to tell you a few things about child labor laws, ok? They’re silly and outdated. Why back in the 30s, children as young as five could work as they pleased; from textile factories to iron smelts. Yippee! Hurray!

R. Right or left handed: Right-handed.

S. Siblings: Little brother, Reid…So weird he´ll be 20 this month.

T. Time you wake up: On weekdays? 7:20. Gotta build in time for breakfast, coffee, and internet.

U. Unlikely to hear me say: ¨Let´s go to a country music concert!!!¨

V. Vegetables you dislike: I really like most vegetables, but I´m not the biggest fan of cauliflower. I don´t really think it tastes like much.

W. What makes you run late: Other people. Or the Madrid Metro. Whoever coined the phrase ¨Madrid Metro. Llega rápido, Llega a tiempo¨ has clearly never commuted using said service.

X. X-Rays you’ve had: Let´s see: numerous x-rays for my teeth, one for my right wrist in 3rd  grade because I sprained it falling on my front porch, and probably some others I don´t remember. Luckily I haven´t been TOO injury prone (knock on wood).

Y. Yummy food you make: I recently ventured into Moroccan-spiced chicken, but my favorite guilty-pleasure cooking is of the baking variety. Can´t wait to whip these Chocolately Chocolate Chip Cookies (also stolen from another blog I like, Cupcakes and Cashmere) up next time I have access to all of the ingredients.

Z. Zoo- favorite animal: Monkey and Dolphins.

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