A. Age: 32
B. Bed size: California King. It's hard to sleep in anything else.
C. Chore you dislike: Most, but if I have to pick I'd say vacuuming.
D. Dogs: None. Not a big dog person.
E. Essential start to your day: Bathroom, meds, shower.
F. Favorite color: Blue.
G. Gold or silver: Silver. Most of my jewelry is silver and my wedding rings are platinum.
H. Height: 5'7" ish.
I. Instruments you play(ed): Played the clarinet for (...doing the math...) 12 years? Started in fifth grade and was a certified band nerd throughout high school and college. Even marched in college.
J. Job title: Early Intervention Service Coordinator
K. Kids: Two and a half year old Noah Taylor, the coolest kid I know.
L. Live: In a split-level house in Winfield, IL
M. Mom’s name: Kathleen
N. Nicknames: Mindy, since my full name is Melinda, but I also get Min or Mind a lot.
O. Overnight hospital stays: Lots. Was in a week after my gall bladder was removed. Was in a few days after my lung biopsy. Was in for five days due to a post-op infection. And several days following Noah's birth.
P. Pet Peeve: Again, lots. Ignorance and stupidity are probably on top of the list.
Q. Quote from a movie: I'm terrible with quotes. I blame it on my 80 year old memory.
R. Righty or lefty: Righty. I think Noah's gonna be a south-paw.
S. Siblings: One sister, one half-sister, three brothers-in-law, and two sisters-in-law.
T. Time you wake up: Depends on the day, but since Noah started on a normal sleep schedule, I can't sleep much past 8:00.
U. Underwear: Boring cotton bikinis. Usually Hanes from Target cuz they're cheap.
V. Vegetables you don’t like: I like most, but definitely can't do brussel sprouts or peas. Blech.
W. What makes you run late: Usually Ben. Honestly, if it's just me, I can usually have my shit together in time, but when it's the two (or three) of us going anywhere, we're always late. But sometimes it's just because we oversleep.
X. X-rays you’ve had: So many. Probably every joint has been x-rayed at some point.
Y. Yummy food you make: If you know me, you know I don't cook. :/ Wish I did, but fortunately, I don't have to. ;)
Z. Zoo animal favorites: Whatever gets Noah excited. This last zoo trip, he was excited to see the giraffes, and they were actually pretty cool.