Accent: California with a little Texas once in awhile and an almost imperceptible lisp
Book I Like: Too many! How about Child of My Heart
by Alice McDermott. Beautiful happy/sad story.
Chore I Hate: Cleaning anything in the bathroom -- vile.
Dog or Cat: Dog, although I don't have one right now.
Essential Electronics: cell phone -- I don't even nurse without it; TV -- same.
Favorite Flower: lavender
Gold or Silver: silver (and black
Handbag I Carry Most Often: tan Save the Back bag
Insomnia: hahaha! I'm the one that posts at 2am!
Job Title: Sign Language Interpreter on extended maternity leave; Mommy & CT for short
Kids: 1 DS, hoping for 2 more
Living Arrangements: 3 of us renting the house I grew up in from my Mom
Most Admirable Trait: Loyal (ranging from being like a mama bear to protect my friends to keeping their secrets)
Naughtiest Childhood Behavior: Not being nicer to my mom. I still struggle not to act like a 13-year-old when I feel she's manipulating me. But the naughtiest thing I thought
about doing was to consider throwing my brother through a plate glass window. I was 5 and he was 2 and he called our step-dad "Daddy." Pissed me off something fierce. The only thing that stopped me was that I knew grown-ups were close enough to grab him from me before I could actually toss him, so I didn't try. I still feel guilty for thinking it though.
Overnight Hospital Stays: 4 days when DS was born because of c-section, 1 night when DS was 1 month old (stayed in his room), 5 days in April for his heart surgery (stayed in his room again). Hospitals seem so "normal" now, it's odd that I was barely in them before last year.
Phobias: Ants. I hate their hive brain.
Quote: Mark Twain quoting Benjamin Disraeli: "There are three kinds of lies - lies, damned lies and statistics."
Religion: Presbyterian? Not a practicing anything. I have a dread of religion and a love of faith.
Siblings: 1 younger brother, 37
Time I Wake Up: When my Biscuit Alarm goes off. My alarm clock is set for 8:00 so we don't miss morning meds, but I can't remember the last time I heard it.
Unusual Talent/Skill: Fluent in ASL, but I don't know if that's unusual. Maybe my uncanny ability to recognize voices, esp voice-overs on TV and in movies.
Vegetable I Refuse to Eat: cooked mushrooms
Worst Habit: staying up late instead of going to bed
X-Rays: all dental related -- the little bite-wings every once in a while and a full head one before having my wisdom teeth removed.
Yummy Stuff I Cook: Mostly chocolate dessert items (I worked at a bakery), but I can also make a mean Cioppino (Rachel Ray's recipe)
Zoo Animal I Like: Giraffes, I think because they seemed the friendliest and least discontent at the local zoo when I was a kid.