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ABCs of Yours Truly

A. Attached or Single? Very much attached and very happy :)

Happy hubby :)

B. Best friend? My sister Shar. She’s way rad.


C. Cake or Pie?  Pie. Always pie. Say “YES!” to Pie!


D. Day of choice? Saturday. Middle of the weekend, still a day left, and a whole day to spend however I want!

E. Essential Item?  Wedding rings, iPhone, Chapstick, ID

F. Favorite color?  Green

G. Gummy bears or worms?  Ew

H. Home town?  Being a professor’s kid I moved around a lot as a kid. I was born in New Delhi, India. But then I moved to Columbus, OH; Pullman, WA; Houghton, MI; Oxford, MS; and then Grand Blanc, MI and now Ann Arbor, MI. Pop Quiz! name the universities at each city (except for GB).

I. Favorite indulgence?  Gelato

Coffee flavored nomz!

J. January or July?  July. Middle of summer, warm weather (although sometimes ungodly hot), July 4!

K. Kids?  None, unless you count the four-legged fur kid. Not sure kids are in the future for us, though.

L. Life isn’t complete without?  Laughter

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M. Marriage date?  August 20, 2011. We beat Kim Kardashian!


N. Number of brothers/sisters?  1 older and wiser sister. She’s rad.

O. Oranges or Apples?  Apples, but then I have to share with the four legged fur kid

P. Phobias?  I have several: Entomophobia – the fear of insects; Arachnephobia (MAJORLY); Coulrophobia – fear of clowns; Achluophobia – fear of the dark.

Q. Quotes?  “Life is full of surprises, but never when you need one.” -Calvin & Hobbes

R. Reasons to smile? 

  • When I see other people smiling
  • When REB holds my hand, then kisses it -swoon-
  • When my dog gets “greedy eyes” when we’re eating apples or carrots
  • When we gift a present to my mom or dad and they smile
  • When I see older people who I know have been married for 40+ years
  • Texting my best friends random inside jokes (DFB…B…B…)
  • This could go on and on….

S. Season of choice?   Fall: football (college and NFL), cider mills, pumpkins, Halloween, sweater weather, boots!

T. Tag 5 People.  All of you! <3

U. Unknown fact about me?  I don’t really like beer.

V. Vegetable?  Any and all. Om nom nom.


W. Worst habit?  Biting my nails. I know how gross it is yet it’s a terrible, nervous habit.

X. X-ray or Ultrasound?  Is this asking what I prefer? I’ve never had an ultrasound, so x-ray?

Y. Your favorite food?  Indian street food (chole batura, chaat, etc.); risotto, pickles, mom’s southie Indian home cooking ;)

Z. Zodiac sign?  Libra. I’m balanced and shit ;)

Big thanks to Parita for tagging! Hope you all have a wonderful week! <3

Friday Happenings


Happy Friday my lovely friends!!

I hope your week has been a good one and your weekend is even better!
I popped on over to Sarah’s blog (something I do every day along with so many other great blogs!) and saw an a-z survey and I just had to participate! I remember the craze of these things in the MySpace era and I haven’t done one in a long time, so why not now?

A is for age: I’m 28 years old. I like being 28. This past year has been one of the best years of my life, but I know 29  - which is just around the corner – and 30 will be even more awesome-o! I’ll have to make my “30 to accomplish before 30″ later on this year!

B is for breakfast today: I was bad and didn’t have my usual oatmeal. I did have my coffee – necessity. I had meetings all day at work so I just had a LUNA bar some time in the morning. It held me over until lunch, though!

C is for currently craving: Not a thing! I’m pretty satiated at the moment.

D is for dinner tonight: That depends what my sister will be making when I get to her place in Chicago tonight!

E is for favorite type of exercise: Interval & circuit training! I get bored so easily so I have to always make sure I’m changing things up to keep it fun. I also love walking the dog as a warm-up and cool down :)

F is for an irrational fear: I have three fears/phobias and I think they’re all legit: spiders, clowns and the dark. I think most people would say the one about clowns or the dark are the most irrational. I just don’t like how happy clowns look. It’s eerie and frightening. And I don’t like the dark. I have bad eyes as it is, so seeing things in the dark just makes my mind play more tricks on me!

G is for gross food: Hmm…I can’t really think of any at the moment! I used to hate mushrooms and olives but have since learned to love them. I guess a food I really don’t like eating is the bitter gourd. Look it up. It looks gross and tastes even worse.

H is for hometown: Hard to say when you’ve moved around your whole life! I was born in New Delhi, moved to America when I was 3 and have since lived in: Columbus OH; Pullman, WA; Houghton, MI; Oxford, MS and then Grand Blanc, MI.

I is for something important: Making sure the last words on the phone, or any time, when I speak to my husband is “I love you.”

J is for current favorite jam: Is it weird that I thought of food instead of music? My favorite food jam is any kind of preserves where you can see the seeds (raspberry especially – yum!) My current favorite music jam is Nine Inch Nails. They’re one of my favorite groups of all time (I love you, Trent Reznor!) and I’ve been on a bit of a kick lately.

K is for kids: I have a fur kid. He’s awkward, special and pretty rad.

L is for current location: Downtown Ann Arbor, MI!

M is for the most recent way you spent money: Had to buy more body mist/perfume. I looove Vicki’s Desire!

N is for something you need: Time. I always need more time.

O is for occupation: Quality Assurance Testing Engineer – that’s the fancy title anyway ;)

P is for pet peeve: I have so many my sister’s best friend once called them “Angercasts” instead of podcasts. I get highly irritated most with other drivers: USE YOUR SIGNAL, YIELD TO PEDESTRIANS, YIELD DOES NOT MEAN STOP and on and on.

Q is for a quote: “The more you know, the more you know you don’t know.” I don’t know what made me think of that just now – ha!

R is for random fact about you: My name means “not a leaf” or “without leaves” hence the blog name ;) oooooh – the more you know!

S is for favorite healthy snack: Good ‘ol raw almonds!

T is for favorite treat: Gelato!! Unique flavors like sea salt caramel, orange cardamom, anything with nuts!

U is for something that makes you unique: Despite having a pretty good English accent, I wasn’t born in America. I didn’t become an American citizen until I was 16 years old. I love everything about the U.S. but every day I think about what life would have been like if I had stayed in India…

V is for favorite vegetable: No way! I don’t think I could choose just one! I love them all! Mushrooms, asparagus, bell peppers, broccoli, green beans, yum yum yum!

W is for today’s workout: Haven’t worked out yet today. Normally I’d be doing that when I get home, but I have a flight to catch this evening!

X is for X-rays you’ve had: Teeth (of course) and chest. When I volunteered at the hospital in high school, we had to get TB tests. I screened positive for the skin test and had to get a chest x-ray. Everything was normal.

Y is for yesterday’s highlight: I don’t know if it was a highlight, but we had a tornado come through about 10 miles west of Ann Arbor. The damage was horrible, but luckily no injuries! REB was stuck on the highway next to the funnel cloud:

I was holed up in our hallway apartment bathroom with the big-ass bird case and the dog. Not a fun evening, but glad we were all save! Plus, this photo was featured on the front page of annarbor.com!

Z is for your time zone: Eastern.

Well, there you have it. Now you know a little bit more about me. I won’t be around this weekend since I’ll be in Chicago spending the weekend with my sister! I’m so excited to see her and Diana from Veggie Next Door. I’m sure I’ll have plenty to write about when I get back!

What do your weekend plans include?