Tuesday, January 18, 2011

ABC Wednesday Challenge, Year 4, Part 2, Round 8, A

I should just title this ABC.4.2.8(A)

Welcome to ABC Wednesday. A blog party that I have been somewhat delinquent in attending regularly.

I have discovered that blogging, and especially weekly parties, is kind of like going to church. The more you skip, the easier it is to keep skipping.

But starting a new round, and starting with A, it's a good time to jump back in.

So A is for Alphabet.

Here is an alphabet meme I found (copied/stole) from another blog recently. I had fun with it, maybe it will give you a glimpse into my world.

A is for Age: I will turn 30 for the 17th time this year. (that's 46 for those who are mathematically impaired.)

B is for Beverage of choice: Orange Juice. I could easily drink over a gallon a day.

C is for Career: C is also for Crash & Burn, which is what my fomrer career as a truck driver did when I got hurt.

D is for favorite Dessert: Cheesecake, but Coconut Cream Pie runs a close second.

E is for Essential item you use everyday: I feel naked without my keys, my wallet, and a pen. My phone is a close runner up.

F is for Favorite song at the moment: Anything with words! I have been listening to wordless "on hold" music for the last 2 hours with this stupid insurance company. Insurance is the bane of humanity!

G is for favorite Game: Probably rabbit...or elk. I'm really more of a fish guy than a game guy.

H is for Home town: Kearns, Utah, USA (Go Cougars!)

I is for Instruments you play: Not sure if I could play any now. but 30 years ago, I played trumpet, baritone, french horn, and tuba.

J is for favorite Juice: Orange... See B is for Beverage...

K is for Kids: I have three grown sons and one grown daughter who live far, far away. We are also raising One rambunctious three year old granddaughter who has enough energy for four kids.

L is for Last kiss: Not sure, see either K, or M.

M is for marriage: April 1, 2000 I married my very best friend, Diann.

N is for Name: Well, Troy is my middle name, my first name is Jonathon, which everyone assumes gives them permission to call me Jon. I have gone by Troy since birth.

O is for Overnight hospital stays:Overnight is a short stay. most of my stays have been at least a week...

P is for phobias: As I get older I fear less. I am still uneasy with heights though, and even more so since I fell and got broke. (pun intended)

Q is for quote:
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

both by Martin Luther King, Jr.

R is for biggest Regret: Never going to college.

S is for Sports: I don't play much any more. I used to really enjoy basketball. I love to watch rodeo.

T is for Time you wake up: Usually about every four hours all night, but I generally try to be out of bed about 8 hours after I go to sleep, +/- an hour or two.

U is for color of Underwear: Wow, getting kind of personal aren't we? What if I said fuchsia and satin... would you think any less of me? OK, They were white when they were new, but the washer and dryer take their toll. Probably a dingy grey by now.

V is for Vegetable you love: I love green salad, is that a vegetable?

W is for Worst Habit: W is for, Wish I had any bad habits, so I would have something to write here... oh wait... I do bite my nails...

X is for X-rays you've had: I'm sorry... I can't stop laughing long enough to list them all...
I seriously do not believe there is any part of me that has not been x-rayed at one point or another

Y is for Yummy food you make: I make a mean scallopini sauce, but it has chunks of vegetables in it, so I don't make it at home. Everyone always asks me to make a cheese ball for family parties.

Z is for zodiac sign: Gemini

Now everyone head over to ABC Wednesday, to see what others were inspired to write about this week.


  1. What a great idea for the letter A. Fun post.

  2. very abecedarian of you.

    Oh, and because you're too damn modest, THANKS for the header this round (and last round, for that matter).

    But actually, it's year 4!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. Ah, you are alphabetized aren't you, Troy? I really love the new header you designed! You're very talented! Hope your week is off to a great start!

    ABC Team

  4. Interesting A-Z and enjoy a great season of ABCW ahead!! Thank you for the new header!!

  5. Oh yes Troy a fantastic header! I have e-mailed it to many! Yes Year 4. Give me a dig - I will do this quiz in the next couple of days. A great start!

  6. Troy this was fun to learn more about you. Love the way your blog is looking! hugs, Linda

  7. Very interesting alphabet you have there, Troy-not-Jon. I loved your answer to L, and I can relate to your answer to X. (I didn't fall out of a truck, but I did get fired from my long-time job for being sick.)
    So, you're the header-designer. Good work, very good work. Thanks.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  8. Now I am wondering why you can't make things with vegetables in at home. Great A-Z all in one go.

  9. I will have to refer back to this post if I get stumped on a letter in the future.

    An Arkies Musings

  10. Terrific post Troy. Nice to get a glimpse of who you are and welcome back to ABC Wednesday.

  11. Troy you are a remarkable man... loved this meme. Can I borrow it!!!!

  12. Love your post! I may have to do my own take on it sometime.

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    Take Care

  14. Visiting from ABC Wednesday. I also followed your blog. I hope you can visit mine too:

    A is for Angels

  15. Nice choice for A day. What a cute meme. Much more creative then the average Answer Questions About You/Favourites list.

  16. that was a super take on the theme!