Our Fearless Huntington Sharp not ONLY is a big time video star, but he also throws down a mean meme. Check him out here! Now, I've picked up the challenge...
ME FROM A TO Z
A is for age: 47
B is for beer of choice: Not big on the beer -- I like GOOD stuff. Not from a can. You're buying? You choose.
C is for career right now: Author + UC Berkeley Faculty + Writing Consultant.
D is for your dog's name? TWO! Mollie, the 9-year-old grumpy yellow lab-shepherd mix. Lola, the 2-year-old bounce-a-matic Ripple Rump Retriever: they're very rare. She's the only one anybody has ever seen.
E is for essential item you use everyday: Goddamn #%^%@ computer. And toothbrush.
F is for favorite TV: I don't indulge. (Hey, I'm on the goddamn #%^%@ computer all day, why should I look at another screen?)
G is for favorite game: Backgammon (IRL) and Scrabulous (online). Find me on Facebook. Let's PLAY.
H is for home town: San Francisco and Larkspur, California.
I is for instruments you play: Hawaiian Nose Harp.
J is for favorite juice: Ice juice. (I drink water, get it?)
K is for whose butt you'd like to kick: I'd like to kick Jessica Barksdale Inclan's butt in the Red Room contest (but gently and with grace). (Not that I really have an ultimate chance.) (But it's been fun being in first place for the first few days.) (I know, we have months to go.)
L is for last place you ate: Silver Dragon in Oakland Chinatown. Best old-style Cantonese left in the Bay Area. Try the BBQ pork won ton soup.
M is for marriage: Why, yes I am.
N is for your full name: Ericka Lutz. No, no middle name.
O is for overnight hospital stays: Ten days in Paris for pneumonia when I was 23. Two nights in Walnut Creek when I was giving birth.
P is for people you were with today: My daughter. Since my husband is off in the wilds of Madagascar (which is not redundant -- I know Madagascar is wild, but some parts of it are wilder than others. If you're interested, google earth Cap Diego, Madagascar. Nothing there. Nada. Except a really fancy French hotel with minimal and intermittant Internet access).
Q is for quote: Oooh... my favorite quote? Well since I have a collection of HUNDREDS I can't do my favorite. But try this:
"I am always doing things I can't do. That's how I get to do them." Pablo Picasso
R is for biggest regret: Saying "No" a couple of times too many...
S is for status: Waiting. In Between. Missing my husband who is far, far away.
T is for time you woke up today: 6:00 A.M. And before that, 4:00 A.M. And before that, 2:30 A.M.
U is for underwear you have on now: Well, aren't YOU lucky because today I am wearing my one and only THONG. (Not really. I'm not wearing ANY underwear. I'm NAKED under my morning bathrobe.)
V is for vegetable you love: Artichokes.
W is for worst habit: Procrastination.
X is for x-rays you've had: Dental, various appendages for various injuries... who knows, I'm OLD.
Y is for yummy food you ate today yesterday (I changed this from "today" because I haven't eaten yet): WOW! A good day for eating. Beautiful tapas at Cesar's with the aforementioned J.B.I. and also won ton soup at the aforementioned Silver Dragon.
Z is for the zodiac sign: Libra.
And now I throw it down, for YOU. Let's get the party started in here!