How many languages do you you speak?

Only one fluently.  I remember bits and pieces of French from high school (s’il vous plaît, bonjour, au revoir, and je ne sais pas come to mind).  My college Italian stuck a little better (ciao, mi dispiaceper favore, and grazie roll off the tongue).  But to count either one I’d have to actually study it again.

What are you reading, watching, listening to, eating?

I’m reading small great things by Jodi Piccoult and Front Burner: Al Qaeda’s Attack on the USS Cole by Kirk Lippold, USN (ret).  I’m watching season three of The Americans.  I’m usually listening to the Sirius POTUS channel in the car and the Jason Mraz station on Amazon at home.

And then there was eating.  Sigh.  In a desperate attempt to feel better (hello, Hail Mary pass) I’m looking into the blood type diet.  You’ve heard of this, right?  It’s the study of our biological breakdowns, specifically that our bodies are designed to process certain foods more easily than others.  Me?  My blood type is A (shocker, right?), so apparently I have lower levels of stomach acid and (insert enzyme and alkaline mumbo jumbo here) which means I have a harder time digesting animal protein and fat.  (What the what?!)

So this is what I’m trying to eat:  Chicken or turkey.  (Not that they’re beneficial, but my system can tolerate them.)  Seafood, except not any of the seafood I’ve been eating for years like clams, crab, lobster, scallops, or shrimp.  Carrots, romaine, and…I’m out.

Foods I am mourning:  Beef.  I don’t eat a lot of it, but I don’t like that I don’t have the option.  Basically all the seafood listed above.  Ice cream, because apparently dairy is the devil, and cashews.  All the beverages.  Beer, soda, liquor…it seems I’m welcome to drink green tea and alfalfa.  Shoot me now.  Peppers, olives, potatoes, tomatoes, and mushrooms – these are all the vegetables that allow me to claim I eat vegetables.  Really?!  Oh, and all the condiments.  Apparently Type As don’t get to eat condiments.  Sweet Jesus.

What was the last photo you took with your phone?

A pic of the “F” Bombs bath fizzers I got for Mother’s Day.  Bwahahaha!!!

What is your favorite time of day?

Early evening.  I like when the heat starts to ease off, and instead of the harsh noonday sun we have something a little softer.  Unfortunately this is also when the buggy bugs are most active, so I usually enjoy this time of day from indoors.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

That the kids and I enjoyed some (ahem) quality time together while BrightSide was on a business trip.

This week I’m looking forward to knocking some things off my long-overdue list.  I’m finally going for my eye exam and getting that weird knot on my knee checked out so good on me!


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