Tuesday, May 8, 2012

BMM Blogfest: Myself in survey form

Last Tuesday, all the cool BMM kids were filling out this A-Z survey from last month's blogfest, so this week I'm following their example:

A is for age: Halfway to seventy, baby, as of tomorrow.
B is for breakfast today: Latte (which is what I call my morning ritual of espresso and nuked milk, not sure how legit that is) and a homemade breakfast burrito, which I make ahead in large batches and freeze like the Suzy Homemaker I am.
C is for currently craving: Red velvet cake. Always.
D is for dinner tonight: Going to try the paella for two from Cooking for Two 2009, my current favorite cookbook.
E is for favorite type of exercise: Running or rollerblading on the beach.
F is for an irrational fear: Two things I worry unnecessarily about are getting caught in a fire and home invasion. Hooray for fear-based media!
G is for gross food: I'll eat just about anything, including offal. The only thing that really turns my stomach, if you can call it a food, is chewing gum. Blarg.
H is for hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the oldest European settlement in the Midwest.
I is for something important: Health. As long as you've got that, everything else is gravy.
J is for current favorite jam: Raspberry. Blueberry. Rhubarb. I'm a fan. Oh wait, you meant music? I'm not terribly savvy...We Are Young is a fun one. Right now I'm listening to Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E Minor. I'm kinda all over the place.
K is for kids: Not yet, but I've hit The Age, so...I'll keep you updated.
L is for current location: Home office, curled up on my chair in a most un-ergonomic way.
M is for the most recent way you spent money: Registering for LA SCBWI 2012, baby!
N is for something you need: Me time.
O is for occupation: i'm in ur internets, cleaning ur searches 
P is for pet peeve: People who make a right turn on a red light when there's oncoming traffic. It's an LA thing.
Q is for a quote: "Precision of language, Jonah." -From The Giver.
R is for random fact about you: I used to play on an adult kickball team with Mena Suvari. 
S is for favorite healthy snack: Baked kale chips!
T is for favorite treat: Paaaastries.
U is for something that makes you unique: My middle name is Zouri, and I've yet to meet anyone else with that name.
V is for favorite vegetable: Cauliflower, kale, pretty much fresh anything. Love all my veggies.
W is for today’s workout: Yoga at lunchtime.
X is for X-rays you’ve had: Broken foot, dysfunctional sinuses.
Y is for yesterday’s highlight: Tennis class and dinner with two of my oldest LA friends.
Z is for your time zone: Pacific--it's 500 feet from my house!

Can you see the tiny sliver of beach visible from my office? It's right behind the tattoo parlor...


  1. It's great learning more about you. :) Have a wonderful birthday! :)

  2. Rachel-- thanks for the comment on my post-- it makes me feel better about the whole thing. It's great to learn more about you in rapid-fire style! Please explain the kale chip thing to me. I don't get it. What do you do to them? Just bake? Thx! :0)

    1. Kale chips are wonderful! Just toss in a little oil and bake--here's a recipe: http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/03/baked-kale-chips/. They are savory and addictive, I promise :)

  3. Half-way to seventy? Heck, you still have a long way to go! I hope you had a great birthday. Red Velvet cake is one of my favorite, too. I hope you had some for your birthday!