Monday, April 24, 2006

Me - from A to Z

No. I wasn't tagged. Not by Ezzie, Jameel, Mirty or PsychoToddler. I see no reason why that should stop me from doing this meme.

Accent:
For my English speaking, I am fortunate to have been saved from the dreaded New York accent by a Philadelphian father. And, thanks to my mama, I have a pretty decent Israeli accent when I speak Hebrew. When I was little, I would say my name in each "language". Although, in each language, the name is "Ayelet", I would vary the accent when asked to say it in Hebrew or English!

Booze:
Quite infrequently. Whiskey sour on a rare occasion. Wine - dry or semi-dry - on festive occasions. Zima on any occasion I can find a store that carries it.

Chore I Hate:
That's easy. Cleaning the bathroom!

Dogs:
Like them but would never have the patience to actually care for one. Plus, Sari is morbidly afraid of them.

Essential Electronics:
Not quite essential, but I sure would miss my laptop and cell-phone if they were ever to disappear. Does a microwave count? 'Cuz that is definitely essential.

Favorite Perfume/Cologne:
Samsara. Bobbi Brown. They're sitting in my drawer. Can't remember the last time I ever used them though.

Gold & Silver:
Platinum! I do adore jewelry - rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets. Diamond is my birthstone and my best friend. I do sound shallow, don't I?

Hometown:
Jerusalem. Born in Haddassa Hospital on Har Ha'tzofim.

Insomnia:
Ever since my first child, rarely. What is the opposite of insomnia? When you could fall asleep at any given moment if given the opportunity to get comfortable enough? I have that.

Job Title:
Mom - wife - chef - housekeeper - chauffer - first-aid administrator - teacher - referee - consoler - program director - dresser - secretary - shopper - advisor - etc. Oh, and Speech-Language Pathologist.

Kids:
Gorgeous, brilliant, and irresistably adorable.

Living Arrangements:
Small 2-bedroom apartment on the seventh floor of a rather unattractive building. One bathroom, but have use of neighbor's bathroom in case both kids have to go simultaneously. Elevator is a vintage model which requires that you pull open a heavy metal door once the elevator has arrived at your floor. I would never have thought it would happen at such a tender age, but I regularly make use of a granny cart.

Most Admired Trait:
I'm stumped.

Number of ...
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Overnight Hospital Stays:
Mordechai - 5 nights (He was born by c-section)
Sari - 2 nights (VBAC)
Ada - 2 nights (Over three-day yom tov. Didn't have to check out till late the 3rd day, after Shabbat.)
Ada (again) - dehydration. 1 night in ER on stretcher with her in arms, 1 night in chair beside her cage crib. The pits.

Phobia:
failure

Quote:
There are lists of them that I love. I'm always scribbling them down when I find them. Here's one I came across fairly recently : "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." (Will Rogers - according to Rachel)

Religion:
Jewish, by birth and choice

Siblings:
Raphael and Mordechai.

Time I Usually Wake Up:
6:53. Dress and pack up Mordechai. If the girls are still sleeping, tiptoe back to bed at 7:12. Reset alarm for 7:32. Snooze till 7:41. Roll out of bed reluctantly. ETD to work: 8:03 AM.

Unusual Talent:
None of my talents are remarkably unusual. Unless you count the ability to smell a grammatical error from miles away a talent.... Yeah. I didn't think so.

Vegetable I Refuse To Eat:
Celery.

Worst Habit:
Worrying. Assuming the worst case scenario.

X-ray's:
Huh? I don't get the question. My dental x-ray records indicate that I have 5 permanent teeth missing. Fascinating tidbit, I know.

Yummy Foods I Make:
Mmmm. Pecan pie, anyone?

Zodiac Sign:
Aries. Couldn't you tell?

8 comments:

Ezzie said...

Microwaves are the root of all evil. :)

And, hey, I was just trying to spread the wealth, ya know?

Rachel said...

Yeah! I got quoted! And it is Will Rogers...but I have been looking around for a good quote by a more learned Jew...I'll let you know when I find one. Also, after perusing your job title, I am hoping that you get a yearly raise. If not, I hope you are protesting! :)

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Ayelet - My sincerest apoligies for not tagging you...Don't worry, there will be alot more MEME's going around :)

Jerusalemcop said...

wow, 5 missing permanant teeth? I have one and always thought taht was strange. The baby tooth has started to loosen up a bit lately, so I guess it'll be out pretty soon.

J.

S.I.L. said...

Hey! I was born in that hospital, too! Don't remember seeing you.

Pre-Narcolepsy?

Rebecca said...

it's funny, I was so tempted to do the meme even though I wasn't tagged!

Ayelet said...

Ezzie, Jameel - no hard feelings. I didn't mean it to come off sounding like an admonishment!

Jcop - You still have baby teeth? How old are you?

SIL - So you were that funny-lookin' baby girl living two bassinets over!
And, yes. I do believe that's what I have.

Rebecca - You're officially tagged.

PsychoToddler said...

It's either sleep apnea or narcolepsy. Or having small kids.