An Alphabet Lesson for you Knuckleheads

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I was perusing this blog yesterday: Two Adults, One Brown Baby. I happen to enjoy this blog quite a bit, and I enjoyed even more the fact that she urged us to copy her post. That’s almost like plagiarism! Fun! So I present to you an alphabetized account of my entire being.

A to Z by Jeanette Nyberg

A. Age: My earth age is 41

B. Bed size: Queen, but I wish we had a King because I’m a rowdy little minx in the sack.

C. Chore that you hate: Being polite to people. That or dishes.

D. Dogs: I find dogs to be one of the most lovely species in the world. Until they fart, and then it’s GAME OVER.

E. Essential start to your day: Copious amounts of iced green tea.

iced green tea

F. Favorite color: Grey. But If I were to be completely honest, I’d be annoying and tell you that I don’t like one single color, I like what colors do when they work together: pink and burgundy, dark and light blue, yellow and grey, yumyumyum.

G. Gold or silver: Silver. Gold seems to have the effect of making me look like a corpse.

H. Height: 5’6″

I. Instruments that you play: Sometimes I crack my big toe bones.

J. Job title: Slug puppet. (Can I just say how much I hate the title “Stay at Home Mom”?)

K. Kids: Fen (9), Beckett (2), Erik (13 stepson), Annie (15 stepdaughter)

L. Live: Outside ‘o’ Chicago

M. Mother’s name: Margaret McKinley Brabston Hoffower

Margaret Hoffower

N. Nicknames: Not really. I tend to be the nicknamer in my house, and I’m really annoying about it, so I think everyone calls me by my real name as a desperate plea for me to stop calling them stupid things.

O. Overnight hospital stays: 2003 for Fen and 2009 for Bex. Both c-sections. Both breech because of my wonky uterus. Hospitals are torturous places to try to be avoided at all cost.

P. Pet peeves: Anyone who gets in my way when I’m just trying to be fabulous.

Q. Quote from a movie: Stupid, stupid rain. My sister and I enjoy saying this to each other in our best British accents. Look how young Hugh Grant looks.

Impromptu movie

R: Right or left handed: Right except when I shoot pool and deal cards.

S: Siblings: One sister who is 3 years older than I and lives 10 miles away only. Squish.

T. T mysteriously disappeared somewhere along the way, so I’ll add one for T: turnip.

U. Underwear: Yes, please

V. Vegetable(s) you hate: Button mushrooms can promptly go to hell.

W. What makes you run late: Kids because they like to try to slowly kill you with dawdling

X. X-rays you’ve had: My teeth and I think that’s all. But I think x-rays are so so cool.

Y. Yummy food that you make: Turkey burgers

Z. Zoo animal:  gir-damn-affes. They are the best.


  1. 02/04/2012 / 7:33 am

    Great post and great idea – will check out the link! You are so effortlessly funny!!!

    tea not coffee – interesting, love gray n yellow together, and beautiful Mom!

  2. 02/04/2012 / 8:08 am

    Wonderful! I like my iced tea in a mason jar, too. Have you seen the jars with handles? Quick! Go get some before they're too cool for us!

  3. 02/04/2012 / 2:38 pm

    Someone told me about mason jars on stems, ala wine glasses. Faaaaancy.

  4. 02/04/2012 / 2:39 pm

    I liked yours. Wasn't it fun to do?

  5. 02/04/2012 / 2:39 pm

    Heading over! I was too lazy to dig around…

  6. 02/04/2012 / 2:39 pm

    I will grill you a turkey burger and mail it to you.

  7. 02/05/2012 / 2:51 am

    This was fun and I'm silver too. Gold looks terrible on me! (Just a little hint for anyone seeking to buy me jewelry.)

  8. 02/05/2012 / 6:38 am

    Your answers are the funniest ones I've read so far. I did the pinched-closed-lips laugh (only because I'm at work…) when you shared that you are a rowdy minx in the sack.

    Also, I am pro-undies as well.

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  10. 02/06/2012 / 3:28 am

    Yay for giraffes and underwear!!

  11. 02/06/2012 / 4:03 am

    That pic of your mom is gorgeous!

  12. 02/06/2012 / 12:14 pm

    you mom is stunning. as are you my friend. You are effortlessly clever and interesting and lovely. too much? never. xo

  13. 02/06/2012 / 8:05 pm

    Love this, u made me laugh, more than once. And your tea in the mason jar, yums.

  14. 02/07/2012 / 1:43 am

    That would have been fun to see, but I hope you didn't burst a blood vessel. It's important to laugh really loudly at work!

  15. 02/07/2012 / 2:02 am

    I'd like to see giraffes in underwear.

  16. 02/07/2012 / 2:03 am

    Hi Tania! Thanks- yes I need to go slurp down some of that tea right now.

  17. 02/08/2012 / 2:15 pm

    ooh that is a fun one! you are hilarious, even in an A-Z post.

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