May 22, 2012

The ABCs of Me

I've seen this post on several blogs lately, and I wanted to give it a whirl.

(Okay, I was getting desperate at 10:27pm and needed a post for today, so bear with me.)

The ABCs of Me

Adaptable - Thanks to moving on average every 3 years my whole life, I'm nothing if not adaptable.

Bach - Tia Bach seems so short to me (see S below as to why), but I've been a Bach for 17 years and counting, so I'm growing quite fond of it.

Crazy Creative - I was just going to put creative, but the two are often tied together for me. I'm always crazed and it brings out the creative in me. I wouldn't know what to do with calm.

Depression Cookies - my first book and one I'm blessed to have co-written with my mother. (Notice the optimism in saying "first" here.)

Edward "Ed" - my hubby. I met him my third day of college and never looked back. Best decision I ever made.

Family - My family means the world to me. Not all the people I consider family are blood related (you know who you are, and the majority of you live in Colorado!). Friends are an important F to me, too.

Grateful - I am a very blessed woman. I know it, and try to pay it forward as much as possible.

Hungry - Pretty much always. I love food. And not the good-for-you kind of food, sadly. I'm all about comfort food.

Impatient - It's true. I'd rather be in motion than in limbo, so I tend to want to rush forward and act. And nothing strains my patience like a computer (or any electronics).

Jacqueline "Jackie" - my first born daughter. She paves the way and teaches me something new every day. She just turned 12, and I can't believe how fast it's gone.

Kind - I try to always be considerate of people's feelings. I constantly say to my kids, "If you can't say something kind, don't say anything." This has been shortened to, "Kind or nothing." When need be, I handle adversity the classic Southern gal way: Kill 'em with Kindness.

Loves to Laugh - And more than willing to laugh at myself. A day without laughter is a sad day indeed.

Madeleine "Maddie" - my baby girl. She's spirited and endearing. And even though I swore I'd never baby her, I do. She's just too darn cute. I named her Maddie after Maddie Hayes on Moonlighting, one of my favorite shows as a teen. (I so had a crush on Bruce Willis.)

Naughty - Get your mind out of the gutter. I just like to be a bit rotten with my children  (dancing around the house when they beg me not to, eating a pile of chocolate chips and telling them they can't, etc.).

Optimistic - Not about everything, but I try to believe the best in people. It takes quite a lot for a person to convince me not to believe in them. I like to say I'm optimistic, but practical. Some people will never change.

Passionate - When it comes to writing and family, I'm devoted. When I find something I love, I devote as much of myself as I can to it. My kids find it annoying now, but I hope they'll feel differently some day.

Questioning - To my husband's chagrin, I constantly question people's motives. Why people do what they do fascinates me. It's why I love creating characters.

Reagan - My middle daughter. I named her after the President as a tribute to my father (so her middle name is my dad's, Dallas). She looks like me and acts like her father. If you ever need to laugh, she's your girl (and she kicks butt as a Lacrosse goalie).

Silverthorne - My maiden name is Tia Cher (yes, Cher, like Sonny and...) Silverthorne.

Truthful - To a fault sometimes. I'd rather go down with honesty than in a web of lies. The only time I feel comfortable making up stories is when I'm writing fiction. I love that my name, TIA, stands for Truth in Advertising.

Unicorns - I collected them when I was young. Unfortunately, I ended up with a collection of three-legged unicorns and horses after too many poorly packed moving boxes.

Violet - One of my favorite colors. (V is hard, and I do love purples.)

Wishes - I wish throughout my day: at all the same number times (e.g., 1:11, 2:22, etc.) and on eyelashes. Eyelashes? Yes. If you have one of your eyelashes, you place it on the tip of your finger, close your eyes, make a wish, and blow. When you open your eyes, you will get your wish if the eyelash is gone.

Xi - I love Scrabble and have beaten many a foe with this must-know two letter word. Another great one is Qi. (I'm quite addicted to Words with Friends.)

Young at Heart - I turn 40 in August, but I still feel so young. I've decided age is a frame of mind and not just the counting of days on a calendar.

Zonked - Lately, I need more sleep. Glad I'm at Z, so I can Zzzzzzz. (And it's 11:25pm, so still in time for posting today!)

Now you know my ABCs
Next time won't you play with me!

Tell me something about yourself with a letter (any letter).


Donna B. McNicol said...

I love this...saved the idea for my blog some rainy day in the future.

F = Froggi, my nickname that was acquired after I started riding a motorcycle at age 55.

Anonymous said...

I really like this idea, I may steal it from you for my own blog! :)

Tia Bach said...

Donna, I love Froggi and that you started riding a motorcycle at 55!

Magical Miss, Please do. I love posts like this for those days I can't come up with something.