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ABC’s of Me


Can someone please make it warm and dry again??? I miss my tan! And not putting on a million items before running so I don’t freeze to death.

Okay, it seems like everyone has done this but me in the blogging world. Here it goes!!

A: Age. 27 for the next few weeks. My birthday is this month which doesn’t mean I get a “birthday month.” I only need a day.:)

B: Bed size. Queen. We need a much larger bed since Kai is up to 55 lbs and likes to sleep between us. I am often left without any covers while my husband and dog are toasty warm under them. I don’t look very happy in this pic. haha



C: Chores you dislike. I hate unloading the dishwasher but I love loading it in an orderly way. I like organizing things. I’m a freak, yes I know.

D: Dogs. Kai (6 months). Thanks for all your kind words from the other day by the way. His kennel cough saved his “manhood” for one more week.

E: Essential start to your day. A glass of water. I don’t drink coffee or green tea in the mornings. I just need my water!! I drink a huge glass of water with my breakfast every morning, and that wakes me up pretty well.

F: Favorite color. It depends on the month. It used to be red. At the moment, it is purple, but I’m starting to like turquoise a lot now.

G: Gold or silver. Either. It depends on what I’m wearing. I know that your skin tone dictates which one looks better on you, but I’m not sure which one fits me the best. What do you think?

H: Height. 5’5″. I wish I was taller. I wish I was a baller. I wish I was a …… You don’t know that song? haha. I went through a stage in the beginning of my undergrad where I wore heels everywhere, but then I went through my hippie stage at the end of my undergrad where I wore my flip flops everywhere. People were surprised to see how short I really am.

I: Instruments you play(ed). I played the clarinet for 5 years. I wanted to play the saxophone, but the music teacher said that I was too small to play it. If someone tells my future kids that, I will tell them to suck it!

J: Job title. Environmental Scientist. Currently looking for a job. If you want to hire me, email me!! Β Also, Fitness Instructor.

K: Kids. NOOOOOOOOOOOO! Kai is really enough for us to handle right now. He is my baby!

L: Live. Spokane, WA. I’m from NM, but before Spokane my husband and I lived in Germany for 2 1/2 years.

M: Mom’s name. Elaine. I love my mom!! She worked so hard to give my sister and I what we needed while we were growing up.

N: Nicknames. Nick, Nikki, Nikkicole, Nick at Nite (I loved Nickelodeon growing up), Nicolina. These are only reserved for family members or very close friends. I don’t mind if other people call me Nikki, but it is just feels weird if they aren’t a family member or bridesmaids. My husband doesn’t even call me any of those names.

O: Overnight hospital stays. I’m so lucky that I haven’t had to deal with this yet! I did catch a crazy virus out at a mine site when I lived in Tucson a few years ago that left me with vertigo that had me puking up everything for 2 weeks. Imagine being so drunk the room is spinning nonstop for 2 weeks. It sucked. My husband had to hold me up in the shower; I couldn’t work; and I lost 8 pounds in that time period. By the time it was over, I lost most of my hearing in my left ear. That is permanent.

P: Pet peeves. People who load the dishwasher “incorrectly.” People who do things “half-ass.” People who have no have no urge to better their lives.

Q: Quote from a movie: Yikes, I don’t usually quote movies, but I have been known to repeat “Get off me B$#%@” from an old Dave Chappelle movie. Do you know which one I’m talking about?

R: Righty or lefty. Righty.

S: Siblings. My seeeester (exaggerated Hispanic accent), Kimberly. And yes, I get insulted when anyone else besides me or my family members that grew up with my sister call her Kimmy. That is OUR name for her. I guess I have thing for names.

T: Time you wake up. I usually wake up at 6 with my husband even though I’m unemployed (My cycling instructor job doesn’t count). I don’t like sleeping in, and I feel guilty if I sleep in past 7:30.

U: Underwear. Yes, I do. And if you were on twitter a few weeks ago, you would know what I prefer. For some reason, I’m feeling shy today.

V: Vegetables you don’t like. Brussel sprouts and okra. I have tried them many ways, and I just can’t do it! The brussel sprouts are too bitter, and the okra is too slimy. Unless the okra is fried. I might eat it then.

W: What makes you run late. I’m better than how I used to be, but I’m still late sometimes. I always think I have more time than I actually do, and try to get little things done. Then, I realize I’m late, and I’m screwed.

X: X-rays you’ve had. Just the teeth and my wrist when I fractured it in HS.

Y: Yummy food you make. I consider myself a great cook, but not every dish is a winner. Some experiments go really well and some don’t. That is what cooking is about.

Z: Zoo animal favorites. I don’t do zoos unless my nephews are set on going. I think the animals should be out roaming freely instead of caged in an enclosure for our enjoyment. That is NOT the way they are supposed to live.

Did you learn anything new about me??

Pick 3 ABC’s, and tell me about yourself!

{ 17 comments… add one }
  • Erica March 5, 2011, 8:37 am

    No brussels??? I <3 the sprouts :). Our sleeping situation sounds a lot like yours- I'm usually either falling off the bed, freezing, or both. Kai is so cute though… is Frank, just makes it ok ;). 5’5β€³ is an awesome height! I consider that tall haha. Enjoy your weekend

    • Nicole March 5, 2011, 2:55 pm

      haha. Well, my sis and other cousin who is about my age are 5’7.” I’m the oldest. I’m supposed to be the taller one. And apparently, I’m still 5 yrs old! Thanks. I hope you enjoy your weekend!

  • Alanna @ Blood, Sweat, and Cupcakes March 5, 2011, 8:39 am

    I love organizing the dishes in the dishwasher too, you’re not alone πŸ™‚

    A: Age: 25
    L: Live: St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.
    Y: Yummy Food You Make: Cupcakes and one hell of a curry.
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    • Nicole March 5, 2011, 2:56 pm

      Thus the great blog name!! I wish I made more cupcakes.

  • lindsay March 5, 2011, 10:21 am

    i love this ABC thing. I get to know so much more about a person and find out how much we have in common, like the organizing thang!
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  • Beth March 5, 2011, 1:20 pm

    I agree with the pet peeves. It annoys me when someone isn’t working towards some goal or improvement. Being stagnant is just no ok with me.
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    • Nicole March 5, 2011, 2:57 pm

      I have to remind myself that not everyone is like me, blah, blah, blah. But it is hard sometimes!!

  • Lisa March 5, 2011, 4:59 pm

    I have the same pet peeve! And I had no idea you were short like me! πŸ˜‰

  • Melie March 5, 2011, 6:40 pm

    I really like this little survey! I get to know so many new things about you! But you really look a lot taller in the photos! And I find it quite entertaining that we both said that a glass of water is the essential start for the day! πŸ™‚

    • Nicole March 5, 2011, 7:13 pm

      I get that a lot. People never think I’m that short!

  • Holly March 6, 2011, 7:31 pm

    i wish i was a little bit taller i wish i was a baller i wish i had a girl who looked good i would call her…awwww yeah, LOVE that song. brings me right back to middle school.

    g = gold. always gold.

    n = nicknames = hol, ho, hobag, hollister, hols, hollyanna, hollybelle, hollis, hollis anne…the list could go on

    w = what makes me run late = queen procrastinator, right here.

  • Sarah for Real March 6, 2011, 10:26 pm

    I need to make Brussels Sprouts for you. It’s got bacon, shallots and vinegar. I think the vinegar cuts the bitter flavor pretty well… unless you’re not a vinegar fan.

    I’m the same way about the dishwasher. It’s all about water efficiency!

  • Andy March 7, 2011, 8:54 am

    Thanks for letting us get to know you better!

    Here are 3 ABC’s about me

    Age: 31
    Mom’s Name: Christine
    Zoo animal favs: Pandas!
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  • Kara March 7, 2011, 9:43 am

    I just found your blog and your puppy is adorable. We have a hound dog that would LOVE to sleep in bed with us. Luckily, my husband is the hard ass who says no (I can never say no to those eyes) so I only have to deal with one person stealing my covers.

    Also, that virus you got sounds scary! I’m sad that you lost some hearing, but I’m glad you got better!
    Kara recently posted..Sometimes the perfect guy does just fall out of the sky

    • Nicole March 7, 2011, 11:13 am

      Unfortunately, neither of us are hard asses. haha That is what we get I guess! πŸ™‚


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