Friday, January 05, 2007

The Alphabet Tag

My first tag of the year from Leo!

A is for age: 35. I'm going out on a limb here. I realize I just announced my age to the world.

B is for beer of choice: Ugh! Can't stand the taste. I go for Bailey's or tequila

C is for career: HR practitioner and mom. Frustrated supermodel.

D is for favorite Drink: It's a toss-up between coffee and diet Pepsi

E is for Essential item you use everyday: moisturizer and lipstick

F is for Favorite song at the moment: Spirit by Chicane

G is for favorite Game: Poker, Taboo and Scrabble (but only when I'm beating the hubby)

I is for Instruments played: Used to play the piano but wasn't very good at it and hated practicing

J is for favorite Juice: Orange, no pulp

K is for Kids: A 4 1/2 year old son and 2 1/2 year old daughter

L is for last kiss: My husband, before dropping him off this morning

M is for marriage: 6 years and 2 months

N is for full Name: Maria Felisa Craig Jackman Routh Villaluz

O is for Overnight hospital stays: Twice when I gave birth. Hated it both times -- only the lifestyle channel kept me sane.

P is for phobias: Birds or Chickens

Q is for quote: "I admit it's tempting to wish for the perfect boss, the perfect parent, or the perfect outfit. But maybe the best any of us can do is not quit, play the hand we've been dealt, and accessorize what we've got." Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

R is for biggest Regret: Not wearing a bikini when I was younger and much much thinner.

S is for sports: Tennis and I think I'm going to love watching the World Cup next time it happens

T is for Time you wake up: Quarter to 6 on workdays and depends on how long the kids leave me alone on weekends

U is for color underwear: Usually neutrals with the occasional pink stripes

V is for Vegetable you love: Ugh!

W is for Worst Habit: reading the ending of a book first and wanting to know how a movie ended even before I've watched it -- I like torturing people about movie endings

X is for X-rays you’ve had: Every time I get my annual physical exam and once when I got pneumonia while I was in grad school

Y is for Yummy food you make: crabstick and mango salad and a spicy sinigang (pork broth)

Z is for zodiac sign: Virgo


kj said...

menchie, i love learning all this info about you, but what i love most is carrie's quote. i remember it vividly. accesorize! what advice could be more important?


Menchie said...

I know! It made me think how much I miss watching the series. It was like having four best friends.

Caroline said...

Loved this. I know you more now and that's made me smile.
Confession - I've never seen Sex and the City!! I need to watch it ... don't I??????


Menchie said...

OMG Caroline! You absolutely have to watch it. I guarantee you'll love it!

Ces said...

Loved reading your list Menchie.

"Craig Jackman Routh"?

You mostly gave honest answers. I usually respond to these memes facetiously,

I have never seen Sex In The City and I have no desire to watch it. I cannot stand or sit in front of a television unless it is some catastrophic event.

kj said...

menchie, i feel the exact same way. the four of them really FELT like friends. i miss them too.

caroline: you should watch.

ces: you should watch too. the sex and sensual innuendo alone will tickle your whatever..

right, menchie?

Marie said...

I enjoyed reading this Menchie, so thanks for sharing. I might do it myself. I miss Sex and the City too.

-Princess Shin- said...

I admit it's tempting to wish for the perfect boss, the perfect parent, or the perfect outfit. But maybe the best any of us can do is not quit, play the hand we've been dealt, and accessorize what we've got." Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

Oooh.. I like that quote! How true.. but coming from her..? Interesting!

I love veggies though.. Absolutely love them! =( Hehe..

Menchie said...

kj is absolutely right. i think you're going to like watching SATC. Just watch one episode and see how you like it. I'm also not much of a TV person -- my schedule's not very good for watching regular series during weekdays plus the tv's mostly on the disney playhouse channel. But SATC is really something.

I hear they have a new program on HBO, sort of like a male version of sex and the city but I haven't seen any episode yet.

well, I don't hate all veggies but it's not my food of choice. :D

Ces said...

Menchie, KJ is probably going to force me to watch it and I will watch it if she watches an episode of Bill O-Reilly in Fox News! :-)

Menchie said...

Oh please Ces! Just watch 1 episode and if you don't like it, kj and i will shut up. :D

kj said...

ok: menchie, ces watching sex and the city is officially resolved. because: i watch bill o'reilly already sometimes. so i will happily watch him again for the pleasure of hearing ces squeal and watching her shake her head while she meets our 4 favorite girls. it is a shame you will not be here to see this event in action.

i won't be surprised if she ends up borrowing all 7 seasons from me....

Menchie said...

O ayan. Kj has already watched Bill O'Reilly so now you have to watch SATC.

You're right kj, I would love to see her reaction when she watches for the first time. You know I only have Season 1 on DVD? I'm planning to get the whole 7 seasons this year.

Maria said...

mench, mench, mench... didn't we already resolve this? the Craig Jackman you can have but Brandon Routh is MINE! you'll forever just be a mistress! hahahhaha!

i started today at my new job... it almost feels like I'm back in INTC, but with nicer people. I would do this meme if I weren't too tired.

For now, I'll be blog hopping, lurking and leaving comments here and there.

take care!

Menchie said...


Sigh! I had hoped not to have to tell you this but Brandon and I had a talk. I told him he's slipped down to third because I am currently crazy about Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman was really intense in the last X-men movie. Plus my new carwash is keeping me busy. He begged me on his knees and said he'd make sure I will co-star in his next Superman film but I just shook my head and told him, "Hey, I still like you and there's always Maria." HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!

Your new job sounds great! Especially the nicer people part. You are so lucky to have found that kind of environment.

kj said...

menchie, i spent $ 200 (!) at target for all 7 seasons. i felt ridiculous but it was SO worth it. jb and i spent a couple of months watching a few episodes at a time. plus the dvd box had color pictures of all our 'friends'.

oooooh. i loved it.......

Menchie said...

Whoa kj! That's expensive! But I so agree that SATC is worth it.