"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The ABCs of Me...

I saw this for the first time on my friend Kym's blog and thought it would be a fun ICLW intro. If you are here but have no clue what ICLW is, check out that little dark purple rectangular button with the cute dog on it. It will take you to all the explanation you need. Go on. I'll wait right here for you.

If you want an overview of my family building/IF history, check out my ICLW intro from back in January. And, if you want to win a prize, check out last weekend's Show and Tell.

A - Army ROTC scholarship - what paid for my first 2 years at school before my knee couldn't take it any more
B - blue - what color my face was painted when I met Mikhail Baryshnikov
C - crafts, crochet, and cross stitching - hobbies, passions, sanity savers
D - Duke University - my alma mater, GO BLUE DEVILS!
E - eleven - the number of times I've been pregnant
F - firefighter - my husband's career when I met him
G - green - one of my favorite colors
H - horse trainer - I spent the summer training horses at Hy-Mirage Arabian farms the summer after I graduated from college
I - Irish - almost 1/2 of my heritage
J - Japan - where my parents met
K - Kristin - my name - notice the in not en - that's the Scandinavian spelling
L - lovenox - if I get to use it again, I am forewarned that it makes me bruise badly so I think I will inject myself in a smiley face pattern
M - murderer - what the man my roommate had living with her turned out to be
N - nine - the number of bones I have broken - 6 out of my ten toes (thanks to horses), a metatarsal (foot bone, again thanks to horses), my right tibia, and my right femur
O - Orange County Rescue Squad - where Vic and I were both volunteering when we met almost 17 years ago
P - pneumonia - what hospitalized me when my second son was 8 days old
Q - quiet - something my house never is - 3 boys, 1 husband, 2 cats, and 2 dogs
R - reading - another passion...everyone in my family reads voraciously...see my 2009 book list
S - Sweden - 1/4 of my heritage
T - Taipei, Taiwan - my place of birth
U - unaffected, unpretentious - what you see is what you get with me
V - Victor - my husband, my soulmate, the love of my life
W - warped - my sense of humor - just ask anyone who knows me
X - xrays - something I've had a lot of
Y - yell - I won a Tae Kwon Do yelling contest for the parents of TKD students
Z - zoo - probably the most accurate description of my house

So, do you have any questions?


WiseGuy said...

Yes, I have a question..

How many people have told you till date that you are so sweet?

Coz, you could add +1 to that list!

It is so fun to read all that about you!


Serendipity said...

I just love the idea of a smiley faced bruise! Great into :)

Jaymee said...

i am so stealing the smiley face pattern!! might add in a peace sign. that is if i ever get to poke myself in the arse.

thanks for all the comments, you make my day.


Carrie27 said...

6 bones?! Ouch!

GeekByMarriage said...

Of course you're welcome to join C.U.N.T!!!

Although, WiseGuy is right. You are one of the sweetest women ever.

Beautiful Mess said...

Happy ICLW! No matter how sweet one is, we ALL have our days! Not saying that you aren't sweet, cuz you are and I love you bunches and bunches! I love your sense of humor, warped and un-warped!

Sheliza said...

no questions here! I enjoyed reading this and can agree with the letter "Z" in my house!!

Antonia said...

That is a great way to learn a little bit about someone!! Thanks! :)


K said...

What a wondeful way to tell thing sabout yourdelf!!!

Danifred said...

What a fun list this is! With all that you have going on, no wonder you can't get any Q: Quiet time :)

looking4#3 said...

Fun way of getting to know you!!! I just might have to steal it for next month---or tomorrow!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a fun introduction. We share our alma mater. Go Devils! Thanks for stopping by my blog.


Gina said...

No questions, great intro!

I tried to write the A,B,C's myself, but then deleted them, because they stunk,lol.

Happy ICLW

jon and tracy g said...

Smiley face bruise? I love it! I also love the list, I may steal it to make my own. ;)


Anonymous said...

i love that you won a Tae Kwon Do yelling contest! and thank you for visiting on my blog!


Anonymous said...

Hey there!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! And thanks for the book challenge info! Looks like you have a busy reading year ahead of you!! :)


Indigo said...

nope, no questions, I think you've covered it all! :-)


Mr. Shelby said...

I stole the A to Z from you. Thanks for the idea :)

Great read, thanks for letting us learn about you.

Mr. Shelby

Another Dreamer said...

Great list :) I find it fascinating that you were born in Japan, wow.

And the potential smiley faced bruise... oh dear, if you ever get to use them you HAVE to post pictures. Rooting for ya.

jenn said...

LOL Smiley face bruises! I love that, and I might do a pattern next time. I'm thinking star... or heart :)


tomi said...

Hi! Thanks for your comments on my first ICLW :)

My only question is how does a Tae-kwon-do yelling contest work?



Kristin said...

Tomi...they just had us stand in a row and we all had to do our best TKD yell. As I've always been a loud mouth, I did quite well...LOL.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Great list! Great idea!


A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

1. Super cool intro.

2. Green is my fav color!

3. TKD yelling...go girl! :)

BB said...

Thank you for stopping by and for your support! Love your A - Z!


Meari said...

Awesome facts!