my friend releasing lunacy did a blog post called ‘it’s me, by the numbers’ and i thought that was very clever. so as not to be a great big turtley copycat, i’m going to do my letters. so here are the ABCs of the turtle:
a = age: 43
b = books: love them, read them, keep buying them even though i have so many to read right now i’ll be finish about 2 years after i die.
c = chore i hate: dusting
d = dog’s name: lucy the rescue corgi
e = essential music: nina simone
f = favourite colour: purple
g = gold or silver: silver
h = health quirks: i have an anaphylactic reaction to latex, the kind where you stop breathing and swell up like a float in the macy’s parade. i also have a clotting disorder called antiphospholipid syndrome & lupus anticoagulant antibody positive. it all makes life very interesting.
i = instruments: played the violin decades and decades ago
j = job title: part-time customer service rep
k = kids: couldn’t have any but i think lucy the rescue corgi counts.
l = living arrangements: 1-1/2 story brick cape cod with my husband and lucy the rescue corgi.
m = movie you hate: open water, truly the most terrifying movie i have ever seen.
n = nicknames: just turtle or turtlesong (i know, you thought that was my real name.)
o = open-minded or closed: probably closed
p = pet peeve: poor customer service
r = right or left handed: right (i was left-handed until first grade, though.)
s = siblings: yes.
t = torchwood or doctor who: can’t i have both? i would really like to have both.
u = underwater or on top of the water: i’m afraid of the water, see letter ‘m’.
v = vegetable you dislike: brussels sprouts
w = workout style: the turtle is allergic to the word ‘workout’.
x = x-rays: yes, i’ve had some.
y = yesterday’s best moment: listening to an audiobook and looking over to see lucy the rescue corgi flopped over onto her back with all four paws in the air.
z = zirconia or diamond: neither, i prefer blue or green stones.