April 27, 2011

The ABCs of Mandy

I've been seeing this meme/survey pop up on the blogosphere lately (most recently at Wattlebird), and I thought it would be a great way to transition from the first half of this week into the second. Easy, and yet both entertaining and informative (maybe?). And oh-so-reminiscent of my college years. So here goes.

GPOY, feeling the mid-week sleepies

Age: 27

Bed size: Queen. I really think we need a new one, however, since I've had this one since high school. (Ew?)

Chore you hate: Weeding. Thank goodness I live in an apartment.

Dogs: One—Mrs. Mollie Weasley, the chihuahua-mutt.

Essential start of your day: Shower. Email. Coffee.

Favorite color: Red.

Gold or silver: Silver or white gold. However, occasionally mix in some yellow.

Height: 5'6". Although Colt swears I'm shorter. I really need to measure myself.

Instruments I play (or have played): Does my voice count?

Job title: Copy editor/staff writer.

Kids: Eventually, yes. But I've got a good decade left, at least according to the ages at which my mom and both my grandmothers had kids.

Live: Austin, TX.

Mom's name: Cheryl.

Nickname: Mandy is acually a nickname, for Amanda. But I also go/have gone by Pants, Mama Mandy, one half of The Murtis, Manders, Mando, Mandustries, Mandalay, Mandalay Industries, Mandolin, Manderpants ... pretty much anything that starts with m-a-n.

Overnight hospital stays: Never. Unless you count when I was born. I've gone to the emergency room late at night for myself and for others, however.

Pet peeve: Improper grammar. Tailgaiting. The inability to listen before arguing/jumping to conclusions (which I myself am guilty of from time to time).

Quote: "I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream."—Vincent Van Gogh

"Something doesn't make sense ... let's go and poke it with a stick."—The Doctor

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."—Roald Dahl

Right or left handed: Right.

Siblings: None, officially. I have a lovely SIL and BIL, however, who I adore.

Time you wake up: Between 5:40 and 6:10 on weekdays, 8:00 or later on weekends.

Underwear: Every day? Clean?

Vegetables you dislike: Sun-dried tomatoes. Although, those are a fruit ...

What makes you run late: Me being too picky about myself.

X-rays you've had done: Teeth, hand ... I had an MRI on my brain, too, which sort of counts.

Yummy food you make: Penne pasta and red sauce with Italian sausage. Colt's favorite.

Zoo animal: Rhinoceros. (It's the first one that came to mind.)

Hope you enjoyed my answers. Please let me know if you take part? I'd love to read yours!


Also, I want to give a big thank you! to Liz of Liz Lemon, who honored me with this really sweet award:

That "funked up" spelling drives me crazy too, Liz.


  1. I think you're 5'6". I'm 5'5" (technically 5' 4 3/4") and you're taller than I am.
    Also, your SIL & BIL adore you too. <3!

    P.S. Super cute pic, missy.

  2. Chey, I will have to measure us both, then. <3!

  3. i love that picture - your hair is too cute!! i like your thoughts on underwear (thank goodness that question wasn't under 'p', right?)

  4. Aw, thanks Megan! And yes. Thank goodness! :D

  5. That one's my favorite, I'll be honest.

  6. I did this not that long ago. My answer for the underwear question was somewhere along those same lines. How else are you supposed to answer?

    Love the picture of you too btw.

  7. Is your Pet Peeve when people drive too close to you? Or do you really not enjoy BBQ in a parking lot before a football game?

  8. Blace-Thank you!

    Jen-The former. ;) I got really worried that I was putting the wrong thing, because I had never really thought about tailgating having such different meanings.

  9. Can I just say I love how you added "but those are a fruit.." about tomatoes. Makes my day, lol. ^_^