The A to Z of Me (Rebecca Hart): What Makes Me Tick? #writing #author
Posted by Rebecca Hart
So, I saw this little list of A to Z’s on fellow Inkspell author, Stephanie Lawton’s blog today and it looked like fun, so I stole it (thanks, Steph!) from her (and she apparently hijacked it from another Inkspell author, Brooke Moss).
Maybe this will give you all a little insight into my personal sanity issues
Here we go…
A. Age: I’m one of the oldies, I guess, though I never much considered myself as being old. I am a very young, and somewhat immature 42.
B. Bed size: KING — I have to have room to poke at least one foot out from beneath the covers to be able to sleep properly. Not to mention, I snore when on my back, so my boyfriend, Pete needs some extra space for when he has to push me over on my side to keep me from sawing wood so loud he can’t sleep. Sexy, right?
C. Chore that you hate: Laundry. The pile never seems to get any smaller no matter how many loads I do. In addition, my “High Efficiency” washer eats one article of clothing per load. (Yes, it is as inefficient as it sounds)
D. Dogs: Gotta have em. We have always been a dog family – since I was a child, so when I grew up and had my own place, one of the first things I did was get a dog. I’ve had a few over the years, but our current dog is a very adorable beagle named Digger.
E. Essential start to your day: Coffee — and usually more coffee.
F. Favorite color: Green — of any type. Just love the cool, natural feel to the green hues. That and what self respecting irish lass doesn’t love green?
G. Gold or Silver: I’m not one of those ladies that loves jewelry (or chocolate for that matter). I have always been a bit of a tom boy. But, I guess I would pick gold, since my boyfriend’s favorite hobby is gold prospecting. (Yes, people still actually do that)
H. Height: 5’10″ – A tall drink of water, as my pop would say. I take after the Brennan side of the family on that one. It didn’t serve well at HS proms and dances, as I would always have to take off my shoes so I wasnt taller than my dates, but it was great for playing volleyball in HS and later, in college.
I. Instruments you play: Absolutely none. My sister, Chris and I made up names for bands with a friend growing up, even though none of us played any instruments or could really sing. Does that still count?
J. Job title: Impatient, soon to be published novelist. In the real world, I am a full time IT geek for a state agency.
K. Kids: I’ve got three. My son, Steven is out on his own at age 21, but my two daughters, Casey (17) and Shelby(11) still live with me at home… and usually find a way to make me giggle every day.
L. Live: I was born and raised in Upstate NY, and currently live in a small (rural) town named, Cambridge. You know, where it takes a ten minute drive to buy a gallon of milk and the air smells a bit like cows when the wind is just right. Ahhh, country living…
M. Mother’s name: Catherine (everyone calls her Cathy). My mother rules… that is all
N. Nicknames: I have had a few over the years, some good, some not so much. Most of my friends call me Becca and the ones that don’t call me Bex
O. Overnight hospital stays: My appendix burst when I was a senior in HS, so I spent about a week in the hospital then. I also don’t dilate, so I had overnight stays for C-sections for all three of my children. Yay me
P. Pet peeves: Mean people, anyone driving less than 5 MPH under the speed limit when I am on my daily commute. Oh, alright, I’ll be honest — anyone who drives 5 MPH under the speed limit if they are in front of me, period.
Q. Quote from a movie: Gotta go with one from my all time favorite movie. “Stay alive no matter what occurs. I will find you.” Should I make you guess the movie?
R. Right or left handed: Right-handed, thought two of my three children are left handed.
S. Siblings: I’m the oldest of four children. I have a sister a year younger than myself, followed by a set of twins (a brother and sister).
T. Time you wake up: As late as possible. (About 7am on weekdays after 30 mins of snooze button abuse)
U. Underwear:This goes back to that whole tomboy thing. I prefer wearing men’s boxers or none at all. (God, I hope my mother isn’t reading this)
V. Vegetable you hate: Brussel Sprouts and cooked cauliflower (love the stuff raw, though)
W. What makes you run late: My snooze bar, and the fact that sleeping rules.
X. X-Rays you’ve had: Hrmm… some broken bones during the sports years. No major physical issues *knock on wood*
Y. Yummy food that you make: Pete tells me I am an expert cook as long as it comes out of a box. I would disagree. I don’t cook because, well, he is home (retired) and does, so I don’t have to. I am quite talented with homemade soups, and potato and macaroni salads.
(I have no idea what the hell happened to Z. I’ll make one up.) – ME EITHER SINCE I STOLE THIS FROM YOU, STEPH
Z. Zamboni-related story: Holy cow, really? ermmm… ZERO (hey, it starts with a Z, anyway) I’ve seen one at a hockey game before. How’s that for a story? Oh, wait… happy ending… And my team won!
There ya have it. Anything revealed that you find shocking? Or spurred a follow-up question? Feel free to toss it below and I promise I will answer them.