Sunday June 11, 2006

C is For...

WordPlay: The Personal Dictionary Meme

(See the game description for further details.)

C is For...

  • California - Where we live; it's a great place to live.

  • Cardinals - Cardinals are one of my favorite types of bird. We had cardinals in Pennsylvania but we don't have any in California. They're one of the things I miss.

  • Carnations - Carnations are my favorite "winter" flower. They smell like cinnamon.

  • Catnip - We have cats so we have catnip. I, myself, enjoy the smell of fresh catnip. When I name "my" computer for whateve job I have, I usually name it "catnip'.

  • Cats - My muse (mews),. My stabilizers, sanity levelers, and stress reducers. Rich says I'm addicted to cats. I think he's right about that.

  • C - C was, probably, the 5th programming language I learned. Although C is by no means my favorite programming language, I can get by if I have to.

  • Chiropractic - Rich and I both visit the chiropractor once a month or so. A regular adjustment helps keep our backs and necks from going too far out of whack.

  • Chocolate Cake with White Icing and Coconut - My Dad's favorite cake. The icing is white "7-minute" frosting and oh so good homemade!

  • Chocolate - Specifically, semi-sweet. Vitamin T (for theobromine).

  • Cinnamon Toast - When I was little, my Mom kept a mixture of cinnamon and sugar in a glass bear-shaped bottle with a shaker-style lid. I think the bottle original held cinnamon sugar but by the time it enters my memories, it had been cleaned and refilled many times. Mom would butter some toast and sprinkle on cinnamon sugar.

  • Coffee - I love iced coffee and Irish coffee. The best Irish Coffee I've ever had was at a pub in Dublin, Ireland. I also like coffee ice cream. I never drink regular hot coffee, although I might have a sip if Rich gets some. I think the coffee in most company breakrooms is vile. How can anyone drink that stuff?

  • Colt - My first car was a used, 1979 Dodge Colt. It was a weird shade of pea soup green, four-door, stick shift, and I loved it.

  • Computer Science - When I entered College, my declared majors were Biochemistry and Computer Science. I changed majors in my third year and got my B.S. in Microbiology but I'm a computer programmer by preference and profession, even without the official degree.

  • Computers - I wanted a computer when I was in College but the available "personal computers" weren't very powerful or capable. Also, I really wasn't sure what I would do with one - keep recipes? balance my checkbook?. Then, in grad school, I met Rich and his relatively new Sun 1 workstation. I learned what I could do with a computer (everything. :-) Twenty-plus years later it's hard to recall how I ever got along without a computer.

  • Congestion - Of the sinus variety, rather than traffic. I seem to be perpetually congested. Most days, I just live with it.

  • Connecticut - I lived in West Haven, CT for 7 months in my first "try" at grad School. That program didn't work out for me, but I stayed for two trimesters until a replacement lab assistant could be found.

  • Cookie - "C is for Cookie, that's good enough for me, Oh! Cookie, Cookie, Cookie starts with C". My favorite Sesame Street Muppet monster is the Cookie Monster.

  • Cornet - Starting in the 4th grade and going all the way through High School, I played a cornet in the school band. In High School, that included marching band. (For those who don't know, a cornet is a brass instrument, essentially a short trumpet.) After I graduated from High School, we sold my cornet to a family friend whose daughter was about to enter 4th grade herself.

  • Corn on the cob - Sweet corn, white, yellow, or variegated (but preferably white). Tiny crisp kernels. Picked fresh within a few hours of being sold on a farm in central Pennsylvania. Dropped into boiling water for 30 seconds. A regular dinner-time vegetable at our house when I was growing up. We'd buy it by the several-dozen. Some nights, I ate a dozen ears all by myself.

  • Crayons - A fresh pack of Crayola crayons, crisp and colorful. According to a Yale University study, the scent of Crayola crayons is among the 20 most recognizable to American adults. (Coffee and peanut butter are 1 one and 2. Crayons are number 18.)

  • Creative - I may not consider myself to be artistic but I am creative.

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