The A to Z of Me… and you.

The A to Z of Me… and you.
Carly Jacobs

I was cruising through one of my new favourite sites Pencil Box and found this sweet post. I decided to keep the tradition going and do a list of my own. Please feel free to do one on your own blog or in the comments.

A. Age: 27… almost 28.
B. Bed size: Queen, but one day I’ll have a giant king sized bed where I can get far enough way from Mr Lava (my partner) so I don’t get sweated out of bed every summer from his man heat.
C. Chore that you hate: Anything to do with floors. Mopping, vacuuming. I’d honestly rather clean the toilet.
D. Dogs: My family has a rat dog called Maggie with one eye. She’s… interesting.
E. Essential start to your day: A healthy breakfast and a snuggle with my man.
F. Favorite color: In design and house interior, I’m having a very orange moment. For clothing, I’m doing off-white a lot recently.
G. Gold or Silver: Either but only one at a time. Including hardware on my handbag and metal on my sunglasses. I’m weird like that.
H. Height: Just a smidge under 5’8, which makes me too short to dance at the Moulin Rouge and/or be a runway model. I’m heartbroken. Seriously.
I. Instruments you play: None, unless you include the recorder when I was in year three. Or guitar in Guitar Hero. I’m ace at that.
J. Job title: Freelance writer.
K. Kids: Not now thank you, I have a plant.
L. Live: Melbourne.
M. Mother’s name: Sally.
N. Nicknames: None. ‘Carly’ doesn’t really lend itself to nicknames which is why my parents chose it. I have a friend who is trying to make C-Jobs work. It’s not really happening though.
O. Overnight hospital stays: Not that I can recall. Although I’m clumsy, I’m also a ninja which means I’ve saved myself stitches and broken bones on many occasions. Like yesterday when I got hit by a car on my bike. I kind of stepped off the bike mid-air and was able to stand and watch as my basket-bearing Nancy bike rolled over the top of the car. I’m fine by the way and so is my bike. As I said, I’m a ninja.
P. Pet peeves: People with no spacial awareness, people who start sentences with ‘I’m not racist but…’, people who offer to help when you’re almost finished and A Current Affair or similar sensationalist ‘news’ shows.
Q. Quote from a movie: “Some birds aren’t meant to be caged, their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away the part of you that knows it was a sin to keep them locked up, does rejoice, but your world is that much more drab and empty that they are gone.” – Morgan Freeman in The Shawshank Redemption.
R. Right or left handed: Right but I’m ambidextrous so I eat with my fork in my right hand. I also slice things with my left hand. I’m a little odd.
S. Siblings: One brother. Who is thirty and single with a beautiful 1-year-old daughter. Any takers…?
U. Underwear: Nude and seamless. It’s the only kind.
V. Vegetable you hate: Are pickles a vegetable? I don’t even really hate pickles… I’m such a food nerd. Are chokos a vegetable? I don’t like chokos. My grandparents grew them and they taste like wet roasted toilet paper.
W. What makes you run late: I don’t do late. I’m far too uptight to be late to things.
X. X-Rays you’ve had: None. As above, I’m far too uptight to require x rays.
Y. Yummy food that you make: My chilli beef is pretty amazing.
Z. Zoo animal: Monkeys or apes. Especially the really, really tiny ones. Any tiny animals are good but they have to be REALLY tiny. Small just won’t cut it.

Oh and do feel free to let me know about your lists on Twitter or Facebook.


  1. ScribblesNZ 6 years ago

    That quote from Shawshank has to be one of my favourite movie quotes of all time… the English literature teacher in me loves the extended metaphor!

  2. Sarah Rooftops 6 years ago

    I’m also just under 5’8″. I always wanted to grow that fraction of an inch more just so I had THE OPTION of being a model. Because, you know, I didn’t WANT to be, but I COULD have been. Totally. For sure. The big hips and the frizzy hair would not otherwise have hampered me.

  3. Stacey B 6 years ago

    Where does your bro live? My friend is looking for love…

  4. Katrinaonus 6 years ago

    As always, your post has brightened my day xo

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      Smaggle 6 years ago

      And your comment brightened mine!

  5. Judy-May 6 years ago

    Great post C. I had to RSS pencilbox after browsing through it! It’s fab! I can’t believe how ninja you are. I’m more like Miranda than ninja. 

  6. Susan Tiner 6 years ago

    Yes, morning snuggles are the best way to start a new day.

  7. Grit and Glamour 6 years ago

    I love these kinds of posts! I came over immediately when I saw the B of Beautifully Invisible did a similar post after she saw yours. Sometimes it’s just nice to be able to read facts about your bloggy friends that are straightforward and accessory-free.

  8. Grit and Glamour 6 years ago

    I love these kinds of posts! I came over immediately when I saw the B of Beautifully Invisible did a similar post after she saw yours. Sometimes it’s just nice to be able to read facts about your bloggy friends that are straightforward and accessory-free.

  9. Cameron Miquelon 6 years ago

    Where’s T? Anyway, I’m working on my list now; found this post through Mme B of Beautifully Invisible, found you through Wendy Brandes. 🙂

  10. Metsy 6 years ago

    Yes, I think the really tiny monkeys are cute. Besides, if a monkey is going to throw poo at you, you *want* it to be the tiny monkey.

  11. Kirstin Marie 6 years ago

    This is the fourth A to Z post I’ve read and I’ve come to realize that everyone and their mother is taller than me!! I found your blog from B of Beautifully Invisible’s A to Z post.  🙂

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