Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Me in 26 Letters

I've seen  this floating around, and so I thought I'd pick it up myself! Have you done the A-Z? If so, post a link in the comments!

A is for age: Twenty-three, but my birthday is this month!

B is for breakfast today: Oatmeal from Trader Joe's. I hated oatmeal most of my life. When I turned 21, I LOVED it. I guess it's true what they say about your taste buds--whatever it is they actually say.

C is for currently craving: I want one of those Hershey's Cookies and Cream bars. This is a pretty frequent craving and, unfortunately (fortunately?), a fairly frequent indulgence.

D is for dinner tonight: I was going to pick up a salad from Chipotle, but my husband's sick. So I may change plans!

E is for favorite type of exercise: I just tried body pump for the first time last night, and I LOVED IT. I like Pilates a lot too. And cycling.

F is for an irrational fear: Elevators. I hate hate hate elevators. I'll ride them, sure, but the entire time I'm afraid it's going to get stuck, the lights are going to go out, and then--of course because it's the only logical next step--I will die.

Photo from here.

G is for gross food: The only foods I really don't like (not because I've tried them--I assure you I have not) involve bugs: chocolate-covered ants, grasshopper lollipops, fried grub (like the kind you find in Botswana...where I absolutely refused to eat one).

H is for hometown: Born in Elko, Nevada. Raised in Brentwood, Tenn.

I is for something important: Truth. I think it's more important to tell the truth than it is to be comfortable.

J is for current favorite jam: Two songs--"Gray or Blue" by Jaymay and "Comes and Goes" by Greg Laswell. Enjoy:

K is for kids: None. And probably not any for at least another four years. Or more. The thought of being a parent terrifies me--but I'd also like to be a grandparent someday. So I guess that means I need to be a parent at some point.

L is for current location: Nashville, Tenn.

M is for the most recent way you spent money: Buying cold medicine and orange juice for the sick husband I mentioned earlier.

N is for something you need: Patience and a little bit of grace for other people. Also, more kindness--that's the opposite of envy, right?

O is for occupation: Public relations assistant account executive/writer (I do this blog.)

P is for pet peeve: People who want to get ahead and will do whatever it takes to get there. Also, I dislike lists that leave out the Oxford comma. This can be rather frustrating since we use the AP Stylebook in PR.

Q is for a quote: “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” Madeleine L'Engle

Also from her: "Maybe you have to know darkness before you can appreciate the light."

R is for random fact about you: I used to write for an online gaming website called It went down a while ago, but it was a whole lot of fun.

S is for favorite healthy snack: Does hummus count?

T is for favorite treat: Frozen peanut butter pie.

U is for something that makes you unique: The only sleeping bag in my house is in the shape of a Tauntaun.
You can get one here!

V is for favorite vegetable: Avocado. Or is that a fruit? If it's a fruit then I'll go with potatoes. Or I guess that's a root. Are roots vegetables? Fine, broccoli.

W is for today’s workout: I'm hoping for a spin class tonight!

X is for X-rays you’ve had: Teeth and spine. I have slight scoliosis.

Y is for yesterday’s highlight: Learning how to get more likes on Facebook.

Z is for your time zone: Central.


  1. Oh my goodness, I love that quote! And Nashville... I'm so jealous that you get to live there. One of my very favorite cities! So glad you shared this, Liz... It was fun to learn more about you!

    1. Isn't it so good? She said so many profound things during her life. If you're ever in Nashville, let me know! I do love it here, but the summers can get pretty sticky--literally.

  2. Great post- learned a lot about you fast! I think avacado is a fruit too. Does it grow on trees? I think that's some kind of rule. Or maybe it's the pit thing. I dunno:) lol

    1. I think it grows on trees. Maybe it's the pit. I really don't know either, but man I could live on avocados if I had to.

  3. It's great to learn more about you! I love that quote--it's definitely one of the most inspiring ones I've come across.

    1. Thanks! I love her quotes. That's why I have one at the top of the blog. :)

  4. I had actually not seen this list before but after reading yours I got inspired to do my own here! I of course gave you the inspiration credit due ;)