The A to Z of ME! (You are next!)

I am sure most of your probably know this, but that the reason I have been MIA the last couple of weeks is because I came down with a case of pneumonia.  It couldn’t have come at a worse time and resulted in me having to cancel my trip to NYC and missing IFBCon.  Though that was devastating in itself, missing the chance to finally meet up with some of my blogging besties is what really killed me (Vahni – can I have a do-over in February?!).

Thankfully, today, my health is much-improved and I am starting to get back to normal.  Blogging is still quite an effort (foggy brains,y’all!), but I miss the community that goes hand-in-hand with it so much that I had to do something.

When I saw this “A to Z of Me… and You” post on Smaggle Style I knew it would be the perfect thing to get me inspired again.  I loved learning more about Carly through her answers and hope you all the feel same reading mine.

So, let’s get cracking:

A. Age: 35… going on 15. Or 50. Depending on the day.

B. Bed size: Queen with one of those feathertops that make it about 8 feet high.  Yeah.  I love my bed – it’s like it’s own little island.  The only things missing are Vin Diesel and Gerard Butler.  Don’t make me choose.

C. Chore that you hate:  Ironing laundry.   I don’t have any problems washing and folding. Ironing?  Yuck.

D. Dogs:  I always wanted an Akita or a Siberian husky.  Alas, I have neither.  No dogs for me.

E. Essential start to your day: Cream with some coffee.

F. Favorite color: Every shade of blue imaginable. And black.  Black is always my go-to.

G. Gold or Silver: I used to be a strictly silver girl but am adding more and more gold to my collection lately.  It really depends on the piece.

I still have one finger left!

H. Height:  6’0.  Unless I am barefoot… then it’s more like 5’7.

I. Instruments you play: My computer keyboard and iPhone touchscreen. Do those count?

J. Job title: 9 – 5: Director of Annual Giving.  Other: Writer/Blogger and Tom Ford Expert Extraordinaire.

K. Kids:  I love them as long as they aren’t mine.

L. Live:  Yup, still breathing.

M. Mother’s name:  She has one, but I won’t share it online.

N. Nicknames:  I have two – a “real world” nickname that some close blogging friends know, and “B” which is what I go by online.  I quite like “B” – much thanks to the blogging buddies who thought of it!

O. Overnight hospital stays: All too recently.  As mentioned above, pneumonia got in the way of my planned trip to NYC and IFBCon!  Boo!  Hiss!

P. Pet peeves: People who feel a sense of entitlement.  Liars.  Cowards. People who are cruel.  And men who leave the toilet seat up.

Image Credit: Christine Slusser Blog


Q. Quote from a movie: I regret nothing, ever.” – Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean and “Do, or do not. There is no ‘try’.” – Yoda from The Empire Strikes Back

R. Right or left handed: Right.

S. Siblings: One younger brother whom I adore.

T: Time you wake up: Sometime between 6 and 6:15AM.  Any earlier than that I am dead to the world.

U. Underwear: Don’t leave home without it!

V. Vegetable you hate: Is okra a vegetable?  Okra is n-a-s-t-y.

W. What makes you run late:  Staying up all hours blogging… and a gremlin who keeps messing with my alarm in the mornings.

Image Credit: Photobucket

X. X-Rays you’ve had: Seriously?  I think every body part I have has been x-rayed by now.

Y. Yummy food that you make: My cheesecake is to die for. Or so I have been told.

Z. Zoo animal:  Awwwww I love them all!  I love them even more when they aren’t stuck IN the zoo.  I’d love to go on a safari one day…. THAT is a dream of mine.

Now it’s your turn – I’d love to read YOUR answers. 

If you decide to answer them yourself leave the link in the comments so I can check them out!


Additional Image Credits: Vin and Gerard

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  • Zia October 24, 2011, 1:20 AM

    Oh how I love the A-Z list here…It’s time to make my own then….Great idea!!

  • Gia October 18, 2011, 10:08 PM

    Hi…This is awesome and I am looking forward to create my own and be an inspiration to most people…

  • Keira October 12, 2011, 1:03 AM

    This is a nice idea…I think I can make my own too…

  • Helga October 4, 2011, 11:21 PM

    I love those A to Z…I want to make my own too…Thanks for the idea!!

  • The Red Head October 1, 2011, 7:50 AM

    I love these! It’s always interesting finding out random bits of information about people.

    If anyone’s interested, here are my responses:

  • Casee Marie September 28, 2011, 7:48 PM

    (Okay, I had a legit ROFLMAO moment at Arash’s comment re: the Vin pic. That was awesome.)

    Totally delayed in seeing this post, but I loved learning more about you! (The mattress-related question wasn’t a big shock – though it was a big shock to not see Tom or Alexander. Look at you, narrowing down your list!) Again, I’m so so so sorry you couldn’t make it to New York and I demand a do-over. We’re gonna have to wrap you up in a big plastic bubble around February to make sure no ailments keep you away!

  • UN-stitched September 26, 2011, 10:36 PM

    You are so funny and witty! The 6′ tall answer is the best. Thanks for the chuckles and glad you are better!

  • Fabienne Jach September 26, 2011, 10:14 PM

    Always love learning more about you, B. I can’t believe you got so sick, what a major bummer. I hope you’re recovering and feeling the spirit of life in a good positive way!
    xo, f
    PS: Yeah, I’ll probably play sometime. I’m a sucker for revealing unusual facts:) I’ll keep you posted when I do.

  • Heidi/The Closet Coach September 26, 2011, 4:16 PM

    Cheesecake? You win! (My wedding cake was a cheesecake.)

    Which reminds me, I haven’t made some in a while. Must rectify that promptly.

    I also hear it has restorative powers. Consider this a prescription 🙂

  • Lauren September 26, 2011, 11:04 AM

    This was great – I may have to steal this survey. They are always fun!


  • Franca September 26, 2011, 6:42 AM

    I loved finding out more about you! I am so sorry to hear about your pneumonia, I totally missed this because I had a month off for my wedding and honeymoon. Hope you are all back to normal now! I might do this myself as a bit of a break from the bazillions of photo based posts I’ve got scheduled over the next couple of weeks.

  • Jessica September 24, 2011, 11:31 PM

  • Any Second Now September 24, 2011, 9:08 PM

    Awww, sorry you missed IFB! I’ve been MIA myself because of mommie duties and such. I loved reading this, B! I’m going to borrow this and do one on my blog, with credit to you & Smaggle Style. I’m a cheesecake baker, too. I wish I could try your’s!

    (I have a crush on Gerard Butler, too!)


  • Fajr | Stylish Thought September 23, 2011, 3:38 PM

    Sorry about your pneumonia B! Glad you are feeling better. What a fun meme! I’ve seen other bloggers do it and I may have to take a crack at it! Those rings are amazing!

  • Arash Mazinani September 23, 2011, 1:49 PM

    Hey… where’d you get that picture of me in the shower from??

    I love this post I think I’m definitely going to do one it’s always fun to learn about your favourite bloggers. The Louboutin style nails and the knuckle duster ring were both awesome as well.

  • Pearl Westwood September 23, 2011, 11:04 AM

    Oh so glad to hear you are feeling better, sorry you had to miss out on all the fashion week stuff, but I am sure it will mean next season will be even better xx

  • Cameron September 22, 2011, 10:49 PM

    Happy to know that you’re feeling better B! *hugs* And your two-tone nails are awesome!

  • Kirstin Marie September 22, 2011, 12:29 PM

    And you totally need to add Alexander S. to the man deliciousness above.

  • Kirstin Marie September 22, 2011, 12:27 PM

    Hooray!! I love this post. Learning more about the secret you is fantastic. I’m glad to hear that you are feeling better. No more hospital trips any time soon!!

  • Trend-setter September 22, 2011, 5:44 AM

    So glad to hear you are getting better….fun post.

  • Jane September 22, 2011, 2:06 AM

    This is something new and seems very interesting to read. I’m sure everyone would also get in and read your blog. At this time, I am glad to hear you’re feeling better! We missed you terribly at IFBCon. Looking forward on you.

  • Heather Fonseca September 22, 2011, 12:49 AM

    That was really fun! Thanks for sharing.


  • Marissa September 21, 2011, 4:19 PM

    So glad to hear you’re feeling better! We missed you terribly at IFBCon, but I guess I’ll just have to go in Feb. to meet you. Also, I’m not trying to flatter you, but you’re 35? You look like a baby!

  • Gabrielle September 21, 2011, 3:02 PM

    Hey B! I loved this post. I learned so much about you. 🙂 Gerard Butler is a bit distracting though….

    I did this post too so if you want to take a look:

  • faye September 21, 2011, 12:38 PM

    Hehe love this post especially the pics of the half naked men 🙂

    I’ve answered your call and posted my answers

  • Suze September 21, 2011, 11:14 AM

    I am so doing this! 🙂

  • THE-LOUDMOUTH September 21, 2011, 3:01 AM

    Okay, that sexy man meat was a TOTAL distraction from your answers. If I were you, I would choose both. Sexiest cuddle party ever.

    I need to go back and re-read.

    I love that you’re tall! I’m 6′ too (or 5’8″ barefoot mwahaha).

  • FASHION TALES September 21, 2011, 2:28 AM

    haha, I cannot stand men who leave the toilet seat up either.. how insensitive! I love this!! getting to know more of our beautiful B! I’m so glad that you are feeling alot better though… hhmm lovely instruments to play & clever answer. lol. I do love okra though…
    Cheers darling.

  • Jamillah September 21, 2011, 12:10 AM

    OH and your A answer I can totally relate! I am definitely 29 going on 11 or 100 depending on my mood.

  • Jamillah September 21, 2011, 12:09 AM

    I’m so happy you’re back!!! Like sooooo happy. There was such a chasm in my reader and in NY by the way since you were not able to attend. But there will be a next time. I LOVE your W answer with the little gizmo :D.

    I shall save this. I am rarely revealing on the blog and this is super fun and just right! Thanks B!!! Love ya!

  • Tanvi September 20, 2011, 10:41 PM

    Good to hear from you. I was thinking about you only TODAY! So that means you have a long life! 😀 … I was looking forward to meeting you in NYC and then heard from Cassie you were not well. Hopefully soon!!!

    I have this post in my drafts for about 3 months. About time I posted it!!!

    P.S. Have you tried Okra, Indian style? 🙂 If you like Indian food, you might like it! And hope to try your cheese cake one day!

  • Metsy September 20, 2011, 9:08 PM

    Ok, now that was very entertaining. I always knew you were awesome, but now I have proof all packed into one page. I’m starting my A to Z stat… not sure I can be the witty though. You set the bar high, B!

  • September 20, 2011, 4:33 PM

    I love your answer to L!! Made me LOL (:

  • Alexis of NorthOnHarper September 20, 2011, 4:21 PM

    This was fun!!!! And I am glad you are on the mend… I was so sorry not to meet you in NY!

  • Rocquelle September 20, 2011, 4:15 PM

    I’m so glad you are feeling better B (I rather like calling you that)!!

    I love when people do this A to Z thing; it’s great learning things about you, you wouldn’t usually share in a post!

    As a dessert/junk food junky, can you bring some of that to die for cheesecake to IFB in February? 🙂

  • Jenmarie September 20, 2011, 3:59 PM

    I’ve missed you and I’m glad you’re starting to feel better! These posts are so fun and I’ll be sure to come back and leave my link if I should decided to do it myself. It’s so tempting!

    You’ve seen The Phantom of the Opera right? I remember when I first found out Gerard Butler learned how to sing for his role as the Phantom! He’s an amazing Phantom. I LOVE his cape-swinging action.

  • alyson September 20, 2011, 3:30 PM

    What fun to read! Great quotes, hot men pics, lots of gold bling, your witty sense of humor… I’m pretty much sold, B! 🙂

  • A Brit Greek September 20, 2011, 3:29 PM

    Welcome back B! We missed ya! Good to hear you’re back on form again.
    So many great answers, i wouldn’t expect anything less! Also hate laundry/ironing and would one day love to check out your cheesecake – one of my fave things in the world! Yum!
    LOL at the Yoda quote! – There are so many good ones.


  • GRIT & GLAMOUR September 20, 2011, 3:16 PM

    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Love your answers, B! Wish I had thought of a couple of them. You’re so clever. And dang, we even have the same taste in men? But of course. I mean, duh.

    I want to do this too, going over to read Carly’s answers now!