I love a good list, so when I saw this on one of my favourite blogger’s website, I needed no encouragement to join in!
So sit down, make yourself comfortable…and here is the A to Z of me!
A: If you were an ANIMAL, what would you be?
I would have to say one of our dogs….well loved, well fed, walked….basically enjoying the best life!
B: BOOKS: What’s on your reading list?
The entire list of the Miss Phryne Fishers series by Kerry Greenwood. Have joined the local library, and my aim is to work my way through the entire series!
C: COMPULSIVE about anything?
I am not particularly compulsive….but the car doors always have to be locked…thank goodness for the invention of auto locking doors….and I always worry that I haven’t turned the iron/hair straighteners off…and will go back to check, even though I have never actually left either of them on…yet!
D: DREAMS – Do you…dream in color? Remember your dreams? Keep a dream journal?
I very rarely dream…that is, I don’t remember if I do…but I do have a good imagination!
E: EATING – what’s your usual snack?
Corn chips….and cashews!
F: A few of your FAVOURITE Things
I am very materialistic….my favourite things include my igadgets (iphone and ipad)….my “midlife crisis” car…my Fuji X100s with the tele lens attached…I adore this camera…
G: GIGGLES! What (or who) makes you laugh? Do you have a good sense of humor?
I have a very strange sense of humour….I guess you would call it very left of centre! My husband makes me laugh…he has some superb one liners that come out of nowhere!
H: Major HOT Button:
At the moment, bad drivers….and people who use others for their own purposes…
I: I am…
Forgetful…have a memory of a goldfish….caring….passionate about what I believe in… a worrier…easily distracted…
J… JOBS What do you do? What have you done? What would you like to do?
My real job involves working in IT….developing and maintaining websites, product photography, graphic art etc….none of which I have trained for….I have three degrees…in teaching music, and working with the deaf….but I am the perfect example of how life can take you in a totally different direction!
I would love to be able to combine my real job, with my love of blogging….a nice life balance! At the moment, I work during the day,and do my blogging at night and weekends!
K: Also KNOWN As… Aliases? Screen names? A non de plume perhaps?
L: I LOVE…
Spending time with my husband, shopping for vintage, drinking good tea, sleeping in, photography, blogging, exploring new places….basically living life!
M: How do you feel about MEETING people? Do it all the time? Rarely? Parties or 1-on-1?
I usually dread events that involve meeting people…I get very nervous and talk way too much! But in reality, 9 times out of 10 I end up thoroughly enjoying myself, and realise that I actually love meeting interesting people….so I am a bit of a contradiction really….
N: What’s the story of your NAME? Were you named after anyone? Do you go by a nickname? Any aliases?
No story….that I know of….no nicknames…or aliases….just Sarah!
O: OBSERVANT – What’s around you right now? What do you see?
I am looking at my big computer screen, which is attached to my Surface Pro….and I also am looking at the side fence outside the window.
And today, I am also enjoying the sun streaming in!
P: Who are the special PEOPLE in your life?
My gorgeous husband, our furkids…because they are “people” to us…family, good friends…you know who you are!
Q: Any little QUIRKS about yourself?
I love having hot showers…often have at least two a day!
R: What do you like to do for RECREATION?
Reading, walking, writing and researching for Zinc Moon….love long weekends away too!
S: Do You SING in the Shower? In the car? For your friends?
I am guilty of turning my ipod up loud in the car and singing along….but never in front of anyone! I did some singing when I did my music degree…thought I did ok, but my husband says otherwise…
T: What’s at the top of your TO DO list?
To complete everything on my To Do list….it never seems to get any shorter!
U: Any UNUSUAL experiences?
Healthwise, I have had a rather unusual, and very tough, experience…I supported my husband though getting very sick and almost dying, to seeing him have a liver transplant, and now support him in his amazing recovery! Going through something like that….watching a loved one suffer and not being able to do anything to fix them…can certainly change your view of life….how things can change from one minute to the next, and just how fragile our health can be.
V: VEGAS, Vienna, Venice, Vladivostok… How far have you travelled? What’s your favourite city?
I was lucky to do a lot of travelling when I was young….various places in Australia, Europe, Japan, Canada, a cruise through the South Pacific, and another one starting in Los Angeles, going down through Mexico, through the Panama and up to New York. Later, I did some travelling with my husband, before he got too sick and was unable to travel….including the Maldives and New Zealand, and a few trips to North Queensland. Now we are able to travel again, we look forward to lots of trips, including road trips…we love jumping in the car and going for a drive!
W: WINTER, Spring, Summer, Fall… What’s your favourite season? What makes it special?
Summer – I love the heat….hot days and balmy nights! Followed by Spring, as it signifies the end of the cold winter!
Stay in the past….
Y: Any secret/deep YEARNINGS?
To be successful…to achieve something worthwhile….just got to figure out what…
Z: ZERO to ZENITH – Where are you in your life? Still growing? On an upward (or downward) curve? Just skating along?
To be honest, I am still trying to get back to full strength after a couple of tough years….I don’t have the energy that I used to,but I have the desire to live every moment, and take up every opportunity offered!
I never want to stop learning or experiencing new things so I guess I am always on an upward curve!
And that is me…A to Z….
Join in the fun….it’s now your turn!