Saturday, October 22, 2011

TheCrankyCrow A-Z....

I've been meaning to do this....and now I am....
Wanna know this Cranky Crow a little better?  (Probably not...smart answer....), but here goes anyway....Hey - you probably knew most of it anyways:

A~Age:  What? Really??? You expect me to do math NOW??? Ok....Lemme find the calculator....Oh.....wow...53....Yeah - I'm surprised too...


B~Bed:  Full size early 20th century mahogany with headboard and footboard....bought at an auction I made my mother wait out for me as I had to run off to my cocktailing job.  (Yup, it's followed me that long...)  Relatively recently outfitted with a wondermattress (my term, not theirs) from Sleep Number....Best thing I ever did.  Covered with a cat-hair covered quilt and two snuggle cats.  Too bad there's no room for Mr. Crow. (That's why there's a couch in the basement!)


C~Chore You Hate:  I truly despise ALL chores.  Really.  Ok....If I have to pick just one, I'd say cleaning the bathroom.  I'm a wee bit OCD, and doing a bathroom perfectionist style just takes too dang long.....


D~Dog:  Two....One Shih Tzu named Gazoo; and one Siberian Husky named Mason (a/k/a "The Snow Dog").



E~Essential To Start My Day:  An alarm clock....If I didn't have an alarm, I would sleep the rest of my life.  Truly, really.

F~Favorite Color:  Black, black and every kind of black.  No, I'm not Goth. I just like black.

G~Gold or Silver:  Silver or White Gold...and pewter does me fine as well....

H~Height:  5'6-1/2 and shrinking.....

I~Instruments I Play:  None you would want to hear me play (trust me on this one....)  But took lessons for, and own/owned a violin, guitar, and a harmonica.


J~Job Title:  Attorney, Wife, Mother, Supervisor, Boss Lady, She Who Must Be Obeyed, and once before, and soon to be again, "Instructor"


K~Kids:  One and only one...My beloved son, Jordan....aged 20.


L~ Live In:  Nod....Come on folks, you knew THAT!!

M~Make of Car:  My "regular" ride:  2001 Toyota 4-Runner Limited 4WD.  My "fun" (i.e., "summer") ride: a 1984 Mercedes 380sl convertible... Yeah...Life is goood.... ;o)


N~Nicknames:  The Crow, Dolly, Squirrel....(don't ask...)


O~Overnight Hospital Stay:  Oh yeah...way too many...How many times can one crow have their beak broken??? And how many pounds of flesh can one surgeon want???



P~Pet Peeve:  Politics (on ANY level) without ethics...


Q~Quote From a Movie:  "I've a feeling we're not in Kansas in anymore...."


R~Right or Left Handed:  Right...oh, definitely right....(Why do I have this left hand anyway??)

S~Siblings:  An older brother and an older sister; and one younger brother....(Also, one older brother who died way too young...)

T~T.V. Shows:  Hmmmm....more fond of movies than regular t.v. shows....would have to say Little House on the Prairie; Andy Griffith; Scooby Doo...Ok...maybe Twilight Zone....

U~Underwear:  Hmmmm...again...Depends on the occasion... ;o)


V~Vegetable You Hate:  Brussels Sprouts...hands down.


W~What Makes You Late:  Absolutely everything.  I wasn't born to be on time.  And I am hoping I will be late to my own funeral as well.


X~X-Rays:  More than I could ever count on my right hand or my useless left hand...

Y~Yummy Foods I Make:  I make a really mean Boeuf Bourguignon....

Z~Zoo Animals:  Lions and Tigers and Bears...OH MY!

To make this a little more fun, Misi from 1890 Gable House Musings added a fun little twist to the A-Z game and asked us to spill on what scares us....
Ok....Here you have it folks....THIS scares me:



Drowning....I have had nightmares of it since childhood....

Silly, yes....but scares me all the same....

60 comments:

Farmhouse prims said...

Robin, so nice to learn all of these things about you. I love your baby picture, I am 53 also, how about that. I enjoyed seeing your likes and dislikes, also enjoyed the pictures. I do know that you are a wonderful prim friend. Hugs, Lecia

Kaisievic said...

What a great, post - I have just turned 53, also! Lovely to learn more about you.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

deb said...

Goodness I have learned so much!!!!! BUT have you tried Brussel sprouts sliced and sauteed with bacon ...omg....try it youll like it!!!!

basketsnprims said...

Oh, Robin ~ how fun to learn a little more about you. Just curious ~ what will you be instructing? Those two pics at the end are too scary, I can barely look at them. I'm such a wimp, lol. thanks for sharing
hugs,
pam

Pam at Antique or Not said...

I'm a new reader of your blog...saw your comments on blogs I already follow, so knew I'd like you ;o). Looks like this was a good day to come over and get to know you a little better.

Love your bed, by the way. The quilt is so home-y. Mine's got some snuggle cats too...

Pam

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I loved reading your a-z's..always learn something new..and I too am so afraid of drowning..I do not know how to swim..so deathly afraid of the water.;) have a great sunday.:)

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Fun reading about you. This is fun stuff. Have a great week.
Janet

Rhissanna said...

First of all, Dearest Crow, you made the sweetest comments on my poor, ugly, scary dead fairy I just want to hug you and YES! Clearly, twins separated at birth (by one year, apparently)

I make a deeply indulgent Boeuf Bourguiginon, I'm horrified by drowning and, in my opinion, Planet Earth is running about 7 minutes too fast, because I'm late. Just always late.

This is a cute little game you've found, dear Crow, (Crows are clever birds, but you already know that) and I'll just have to post my own

PS. Is it just me, or the season, somehow the motif of a single black bird, usually in silhouette, is appearing on more and more things. You're not just a corvidae, you're a symbol of our times.

Rhissanna said...

Oh! Oh! Wherever did you get that Lunar Calendar gadget? I absolutely need one. Before the New Moon!

tamera-country at heart said...

Learned a lot about you with your A to Z's. Not much scares me except water. Never learned how to swim, I try to stay clear of water but that is hard to do with having two ponds on the place and living near the river.
Tamera
Country at heart

laurie said...

I loved learning more about you and this is a great way,, I would like you to do it again so we can learn more about you!!Very interesting,

Carmen and the Primcats said...

So nice to learn so many fun facts about Robin.lots I didn't know.

have a great day friend!

Carmen

Ann said...

Robin, Glad to get to know you a little better. Had to laugh at the cat hair covered quilt- can totally relate to that one. ~Ann

Vicky said...

Robin,
You made me smile today! LOVED getting to know you and your 'not-so-cranky self' a little better!
}}Hugs{{
Vicky

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Robin it was fun to get to know you better! I can't wait to feature you this week! I will need your stuff on Thurs!

Me and My Stitches said...

Nice to know more...thanks for sharing. I love the cute picture from when you were little!

Traci said...

and...I thought I knew you ;).. fun post Robin! I don't like those bitter sprouts either, yuk.

Hugs,
Traci

bettyj said...

Well it certainly was interesting getting to know you better. Loved some of the comments, you are so funny. Your summer ride is a beauty. Before I bought my car, I thought about a BMW convertible, but went sensible with my sedan.lol You know what I am afraid of? Feathers!!!!

Ronda said...

Great post my dear friend...nice to get to know you better..
Blessings,
~Ronda

Stacy said...

I loved learning more about you :)
All I have to say is I am coming in the summer to ride in that awesome car! Love it!!
Hugs~Stacy

old crow said...

Robin, it was really fun reading your blog!! Put a smile on my face!! From the "old crow"....I am 54!! :)
Hugs, Mona

thanks for visiting my blog!!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I love Jordan and I love brussel sprouts! I also love broccoli and fresh spinach. Get with the program. Give brussel sprouts a chance. Cut up some bacon and saute it with a bit of onion. Quarter those brussel sprouts and stirfry them in. Get them kind of carmelized. Oh, my! So good.....
Anyway, I will love you despite this slight quirk you have. It's all acceptable.
BTW~I used to have nightmares about the bridge collapsing and our car falling into the river and our whole family drowning. Now, as an adult, I know that kind of thing happens. Our daughter's friend and adoption social worker and her 2 young daughters died this summer when the road washed away on a camping trip. That is the most frightening way to go.......

~Madalynne~ said...

Great post Robin! I'm sure your clever wit serves you well as an "Instructor" :)

And I completely understand your alarm clock remark ~ I'm pretty sure Rip Van Winkle was one of my ancestors.

Debbie Geiger said...

Iloved getting to know you a little better, and we have something in common I have only one child my son who just turned 20 on October the 20th.
Glad to know that you are really not all that cranky!!

Debbie Geiger said...

Iloved getting to know you a little better, and we have something in common I have only one child my son who just turned 20 on October the 20th.
Glad to know that you are really not all that cranky!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Well that was really fun Robyn!
Your tv shows are my hubbies faves and we're only 2 years apart in age.
Plus we live in the same cold state!
I have 2-21 years olds..daughter and step-son and a son in his early thirties. I was very young when he was born...hehe.
Now the pics of you as a little girl is very cute but we need a newer one too!
Hugs,
Cindy

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Thanks for sharing your personal history!!! And the pic!!!! Cute.
Lois

outjunking said...

Ok, that was fun. Glad to hear we have things in common. Like when a penny actually bought something. Ah the good old days.
Lisa

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Hey , Robin !

I am older than you ! So listen to your elders and eat those brussel sprouts ! LOL I love brussel sprouts, but hate green peas and mushrooms.

Love your little baby photo !

Cute son ! My sons are as old as me ! Well, not quite.

Loved your post as always !


Hugs,
Linda

Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing with us Robin ~ this is so much fun! I'm going to have to get on board too! :O)

Kim said...

Robin, LOVE this. Getting to know more about the Cranky Crow. I think you are over coming that shyness thing :)

The Cranky Queen said...

What a fun blog idea! Love it and now know so much more about YOU! You are so funny! The "funny finch" instead of the "cranky crow" LOL

Tiffany

oldgreymare said...

love this post and sending you this recipe. I hated them too until I tried these recipes

http://oldgreymareprimitives.blogspot.com/2008/12/you-have-to-try-these.html


http://oldgreymareprimitives.blogspot.com/2011/03/creating-and-creator.html

be brave..try them <3
xx
z

Sew Many Raggedies said...

Love your post and really enjoyed reading it! But, why in the world would anyone NOT LIKE BRUSSEL SPROUTS???:)

Mary said...

Loved it! Oh so many things in common (and not, LOL). May I just make one suggestion? Don't use the word Depends under under? I about fell over laughing, tehe. ;o)

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Crow, you are always interesting~ enjoyed getting to know the things I didn't~Love your bed~ you want to sell it? giggles, that is a keeper!! Beautiful!!
smiles
Teresa

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Carol Stuck said...

What an amusing way to learn more about the Cranky Crow and her great sense of humor. But....ugh....you are a puppy...I am older than you. EEK!!

Hugs!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Oh, OK, now I DO know you a bit better. And anything that makes me laugh out loud is a GOOD thing.

You brought sunshine to a dreary day!

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Margie from Hungry Hook Primitives said...

Well thatnks for that...now I have to change my underwear since I wet myself laughing so hard. Girl, you crack me up on even my worst day !!! Seriously, you're just not right (well, yeah, you're right handed, but you know, you're not "right"...like in the head). DO other people find you odd, yet hysterical or is that just me ? Perhaps I just dont get out much...oh, yeah, I DONT get out much, which I guess says more about the patheticness of my life than yours, so I shall go shower change my undies now !

Hugs you crazy crow,
Margie

Sherry said...

hi, just found your blog! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. It was fun learning little snippets about you. I really really loved the blog with all the pictures of the trees. I absolutely LOVE trees so I spent several minutes there. I don't know why I do or what it is about them that holds my interest but each one is so different and I love them.
Anyway, I love your blog and will be back again. Have a great week.

Courtney said...

Love this, madam! I love getting to know the "crowness" of you better. Way scary last pics, though...mine would be falling from great heights! Don't even want to put a pic with that! I'm entering you twice on the giveaway anyway, you lucky lady you!
Hugs!!!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

We have too many things in common .. now I have goosebumps .. Thanks a bunch CC !
Joy : ) wink wink

Lynn said...

HI Robin,
Thanks for all the info about you!! I also want to thank you for all the wonderful comments you leave on my blog. I think you always comment on my every post! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and check on me and for always leaving a kind word!! Thank you so much for taking the time to say a prayer for me everyday too!
Hugs!!
Lynn

Interwebs Fails said...

Very good post! (:

Cindy said...

I have that same scary nightmare about drowning too! Eerie picture, but very sweet picture of you as a child! I am 53 also and love it!
Great post!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Robin, you are so funny! Drowning scares me, too. Lost my cousin at age 17 to that.

Your Jordan is SO HANDSOME!!!!!! HI JORDAN!!! ;)

I had to re-read that marker..I thought it said 1962. Poor dear..... bless her soul.

Have a super day!!! Attorney, huh? Did you like Perry Mason shows, too?

:) Becky


PS: Nice Benz!!!!!

frontporchprims said...

What a darling little girl you were. Drowning scares the crap out of me. That would be the worst way to die. I always get in the pool with my girls to make sure they don't drown. I had to save my 7 year old last summer. I jumped in and swam as fast as I could to reach her before she went under. AHHHH. Anyway, thanks for sharing. Good to get to know you better. -Steph-

myomyohi said...

I see at least you and I share a number, our age, we both hate to do chores, prefer black, own a convertible, have spent too much time in hospitals and are afraid of drowning. (and burning for me) Maybe I drown in a previous life....

Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed getting to know you better.

Myra

Vicki said...

Great post! I love the main photo you posted...And the photo of the little girl...TOO cute.....

Siobhan said...

What a fun post!! Your pups are adorable, especially the Husky!

Beckyjean said...

Hi Robin~

Glad to get to know ya a little better!! Nod is beautiful!!

Have a wonderful day~Becky

Jeanne said...

Very interesting and funny bio!!! I love your blog !!!
~Jeanne~

LV said...

My but that is a lot of personal information. You sound like a typical, lady that has many friends. I will not go in water either. I have no reason as I have never even come close to drowning. I have this fear and do not know why.

Theresa said...

I loved this post! I am now changing my name to She who must be obeyed! hilarious! So tell me please, how do you keep hurting yourself? your pet peeve is my pet peeve, you were too adorable as a little girl, I too am late far more than on time, I do try though, really! Your boeuf bourguignon looks delish... I have only had it once a few years ago my sis made it, it was heavenly. Since now a vegan I guess it's out for me ;) I loved getting to know you better, but i already knew you were funny and very sweet! t. xoxoxooxoxxo

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Robin this was the most fun A to Z yet....how creative and wow, I didn't know!!!! lol

And you know that last thing...that scares you...YIKES....that scares me too. Are you a Cancer????

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and making such a nice comment. I always get such a kick out of things you say...glad I know you (well, as a blog friend that is!)

Hugs,
Karen

Linda said...

Great fun post...I learned so much!! I gag on Brussels sprouts too! Yuck!

Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

Glad I checked in and didn't miss this post. Enjoyed learning a little more about you. I was 53 too until yesterday. I've never owned a cool car, much to the chagrin of my sons. My older son (the engineer) just bought an '83 Mercedes and hopes it will hold up for awhile. Yours still looks great! Are you going to share later what you'll be teaching? ~Roberta

Nancy said...

Hello Dolly Crow. Had to write that. Say now I know more about you. I love the water. The picture of the hand in sand was creepy, will give nightmares. I have one son too! He's 36. I am still in my 50's, ok 59 3/4.I love your doggies! Oh so cute!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Great post Robin!!!
Loved all your answers from A to Z!
Glad to you know you that much more!!!
But I have one question for ya ~ Are you sure you're a witch and not a vampire????
(hence the wanting to sleep all day)
Prim Blessings
Robin