Thursday, June 01, 2006

Ten things about U

Which are actually ten things about me and what I think of the letter U. The game is, you get a letter and have to select ten words beginning with that letter. Then you must explain why you chose those words. And so, of course, when everyone else gets letters like "C" and "S" that allow them to say nice things, I get U. Hmmmm.

Ukelele--It's such a fun word to say. I'm pretty sure my mysterious antique four-string banjo is not a ukelele, though. It's just a weird four-string banjo.

Unreasonable--Being awake at 4:30 a.m. when I only got to bed at 11:30 last night and have to get up at 5:30. I think I'm being paranoid that I got food poisoning when in reality I just feel queasy because I haven't had enough sleep. But because I'm just a tad paranoid, I can't sleep. Vicious cycle.

Underwear--What should end up in the hamper, but too often doesn't.

Umbrella--I don't own an umbrella. I haven't used one since I moved from Seattle. Out here, you can usually just wait for the storm to pass. I don't really mind getting wet, either. And I don't have a free hand to carry one.

Ulaan Bataar--The capital of Mongolia. Mongolia is one of the areas I find particularly fascinating, along with Patagonia, Hungary, Basque country in Spain, Iceland, and Wales. Basically anywhere relatively exotic-sounding that isn't hot all the time.

Ucomics--We don't have a subscription to, so we have to check our favorites every two weeks or we can't read them. We missed two days this past time. However, we have a subscription to Daily Ink, because they don't have hardly any available for free. Our favorites are Calvin and Hobbes, FoxTrot, and Baby Blues.

Universe--It's such a fascinating place. I'm glad I live in it. I'm glad God made it.

Ulnar Nerve--This is the technical name for the funnybone, which I bang quite frequently.

Ultrasound--What I decided would be a preferrable medical intervention to a C-section about 20 minutes before I had a C-section with D2. I avoided the ultrasound, though!

Unity--I have mixed feelings about unity. On the one hand, it's nice for everyone to get along. On the other hand, it's quite boring. What I would like is for everyone to disagree, but politely.

Do you want to play? Of course you do! Leave a comment and I'll assign you a letter. Unfortunately (there's another U, but I've already done my ten), we don't yet have any magnetic letters, so you will simply place yourself open to my potentially-malignant whims.


Carrie said...

Ok, I'll play! What's my letter.

Barb, sfo said...

I think you did a great job with such an Unusual letter!

Queen of Carrots said...

C~Your letter is . . . W

(Which was selected because it was the second letter on the word verification thing when I wrote this.)

Sarah M. said...

I'd like to play. :) Unique game. :)

Queen of Carrots said...

Sarah: for the same reason, you get H.

the Joneses said...

Oh, why not? I'll take a letter, Vanna.


eLr said...

May I have a letter?

Rachel's Jeremy said...

Sign me up!

Queen of Carrots said...

Hmm, with three at once, I can't just do the second-letter thing.

So, DJ, since you mentioned Vanna, V is your letter.

ELR, you get I, because it's the first letter on the calligraphy on the wall.

Jeremy, you do NOT get R. How about P? (Which is the second letter this time.)

herself said...

Me too! I wanna play...

Queen of Carrots said...

OK, you get B.

Rachel's Jeremy said...

Sorry I'm so slow...


People. I like people. Without people, life would be dull.

Pumpkins. Pumpkins are around in the fall and I like the fall.

Pork. Yum.

Porcelain. It's shiny and easy to clean.

Patriots. without them we'd be speaking some other language.

Pillows. Because when I am touching one I am either getting or about to get much needed sleep.

Pink. Because It's one of Rachel's favorite colors.

Prayer. It's our way to talk directly to God. (Ever since that veil rent from top to bottom!)

Praise. Because we are supposed to praise God and others.

Preaching. without preaching, how would we hear?

Sarah M. said...

I finally played the game, QOC. Thanks. :)