Another cool quiz for your enjoyment…


Welcome to the next edition of getting to know your friends. Okay,
here's what you're supposed to do…and try not to be LAME and spoil
the fun! Copy (not forward) this entire e-mail and paste it into a new
e-mail that you can send. Change all of the answers so that they apply
to you. Then, send this to a whole bunch of people you know *INCLUDING*
the person who sent it to you. The theory is that you will learn a lot
of little known facts about your friends. It is fun and easy.

P.S. TRY TO MAKE IT AS ENTERTAINING AS POSSIBLE

1. WHAT COLOR PANTS ARE YOU WEARING?
Pants? I'm wearing *looks down* Zone C Regionals Lloydminster 1998 shorts. They are grey, mens style and would be too big if it weren't for the elasticized waist. Yep… I was the height of fashion in swim team back in 1998… there's even a matching T-shirt (which I'm not wearing at the moment… I'm wearing a different t-shirt in case you were wondering 😉 ) that says Drink my Wake.

2. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Listening to my roommate and his friend watch Straw Dogs apparently (it's a movie).

3. SOUPS OR SALAD?
Mmmmm… depends on the type of soup and/or salad. In a perfect world I'd have both (I rather like 4 course meals) but since the 3 course variety are much more common (in my life at the moment in any case), I'd go with soup if it's a one I like, or salad also if it's one I like (I used to think Soup… but been to enough things that I'm now undecided… gotta love having those three course plated meals as often as I do… I much prefer them to the buffet style of eating for some odd reason)

4. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
Uhh… fast food sushi from my grocery store where I work. Not the greatest thing in the world but they were out of the cream of broccoli soup that I'd been eyeing all day by the time that I was free to go buy some for supper. *sighs*

5. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Hmmm… I like Red. I don't know what shade though. How about Red? Not only is it my favorite colour (and a popular one at that), but it looks darn good when you take it out of the box, etc. *smiles*

6. WEATHER RIGHT NOW?
Whether or not what? 😉 Uh… It's not raining. It feels like fall. It's still August darn it!

7. Last Person you TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
My good friend Kim I believe. She's one of the few people I have LONNNGG phone conversations with to this very day… not that I don't have them with others… but well, she's a local friend unlike those CKIers (and otherwise) from afar.

8. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT YOU THIS?
Hmmm… I dunno… he's awfully far away… perhaps I'd like him more if he were to *ACTUALLY* visit my district at some point 😉 No really, of course I do! Would we still be in touch otherwise??

9. HOW ARE YOU TODAY?
I'm doing well, thank you very much. Now when will someone give me one of those most excellent time turners like in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban? Will Santa? I've been a good girl, right? 😉

10.FAVORITE DRINK?
Well… there's a lot of good ones… like Steak 'n Shake shakes, Virgin Margheritas, Fruit juice, the most excellent punch from various parties, Skim milk, Booster Juice Smoothies, tea, Ginger Ale, Hot Chocolate, Slurpees, Frosters, Orange Juliuses, Iced Tea (THAT IS SWEETENED!), Sweet Tea is good too!, Root Beer, Water, Chocolate Milk, Egg Nog, etc.

11. FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM?
Well… I rather do like the Golden Bears and the Pandas (the UofA school team) but I'm going to have to go with Team Canada (from the Salt Lake Olympics for example in Hockey, men and women!) in general.

12. EYE COLOR?
Mine are brown. Yepppers… boring ol' brown. And yet, people have said that they're pretty intriguing… Now if only I could ensure that they were open during a higher percentage of photos taken…

13. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Nope. I either wear my glasses or I don't. I've odd eyes, and thus can get by. Mind you, this means that my depth perception is rather shot.

14. SIBLINGS AND THEIR AGES?
One brother that is 19. One brother that is almost 16. Both live at home with my parents (although this is unlikely to last for too much longer as I understand it).

15. FAVORITE FOOD?
Too many great ones to pick one favorite, really. I just like food thank you very much.

16. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Harry Potter and the PHILOSOPHER'S Stone. Yeah… I like that movie. Reminds me of why my mom always thought that *I* was Hermione.

17. FAV! ORITE DAY OF THE YEAR?
Every day that I'm alive and smiling is a good one. Not much to say on this topic, but really it's about the truth.

18. ARE YOU TOO SHY TO ASK SOMEONE OUT?
Uh… apparently not. But never been successful on that score. And would much rather be asked out by someone. But the waiting game is rediculous, and really who's ever going to ask me out who isn't a creepy stalker type or, just plain not a possibility? (if I sound pessimistic, I'm not actually, it's just that that's the experience usually… if only I were more perceptive on matters that involve myself *rolls eyes* Ah well… eventually)

19.SUMMER OR WINTER?
Spring and Fall are best. I couldn't choose between summer and winter: Summer's got the bestest conventions and easiest way of getting there… but winter's got Christmas, and well some rather interesting Winter adventures on average.

20.RELATIONSHIPS OR ONE NIGHT STANDS?
Relationships, thank you very much. Whether romantic, or Platonic, or simply friendships, these are best! 🙂

21. CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA?
Vanilla wins hands down. Chocolate, while great and all, is so mundane. Now, don't get me wrong, I don't mind some good quality Chocolate at times in small quantities (sugar headaches = bad/annoying), but vanilla done right is amazing!

22. DO YOU WANT YOUR FRIENDS TO WRITE BACK?
If they so choose. Most people are likely innundated with these quiz things, as much as I do like them.

23. WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
Hmmm… I dunno… depends on who's less swamped with these and who hasn't done this particular one before, and who has the time (what time?) and wants to fill it out!

24. LEAST LIKELY?
Probably all of my friends who take stances against ever filling these out… or those who won't read this anyway!

25. LIVING ARRANGEMENT:
Well… I have the same 2-bedroom apt as I've had since the year 2000 when I moved out. my current roommate is moving out this week, and hypothetically my next roommate will move in come Sept sometime, once he's in town. Roommates help pay the bills and let me continue my pursuit of excellence/school things/CKI/working at my job/doing so much service etc.

26. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
Uhhh… I'm not reading any books currently. Books = bad. Why? 'cause I get NOTHING accomplished when I'm stuck in a good book. Mind you I adore reading… but given that my ENTIRE school year will be READING and WRITING, I can wait until that starts to worry about it.

27. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
My mouse (fancy that!) also the University of Alberta Libraries logo etc.

28. WHAT DID YOU DO LAST NIGHT?
Had a meeting on campus, left 3hrs early, came home for meeting on phone, went back to meeting on campus, went back home (note that each travel from home to and/or from campus was a half hour (or longer) walk) went online again.

29. CAN YOU TOUCH YOUR NOSE WITH YOUR TONGUE?
Nope. I'm not a lizard. That's not the type of stupid human trick that I'm capable of (although I dunno what I WOULD be capable of!)

30. WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Uhhh… a lot of things: Anastasia does, Josh does, Pete does, the International Board does, Kiwanis does, my fave authors do, a good book does, good movies do, my brother does (sometimes), my parents do (sometimes), and my other friends (sometimes)… etc.

31. POPCORN, BUTTERED OR SALTED?
Well… Buttered is nice… and salted is too… but I rather like what Anastasia first introduced me to: Salt 'n Vinegar popcorn I believe it was.

32. FAVORITE CAR?
I like classic cars. But really I'd prefer a good ol' friendly flying dragon any day of the week

33. FAVORITE FLOWERS?
Non-dead ones. (I'm not a green thumb though). Roses are pretty to dance with in teeth (memories, dear memories… *tears*), and well… ones that smell repulsive aren't fun flowers. I'm not very particular when it comes to flowers though. Venus Flytraps are fun though. And Cactus Flowers too. I'm not a big flowers person though… so whatever.

34. HOW MANY KEYS ON YOUR KEY RING?

Since the person who sent me this listed his:
One for my building door, one for my apt door, one for my mailbox, one for my suitcase, one for my parent's house's door, which makes 5 I guess. but really that's on two key rings (both mine).

35. CAN YOU JUGGLE?
Objects: no. Tasks: yeppers! Almost always multitasking whilst online.

36. WHO WOULD YOU HATE TO BE TRAPPED IN A ROOM WITH ?
Well… honestly, people who are incredibly unkind would not make the best people to be trapped in a room with (eg. some people from my youth). I'd list more options, but I'm not getting myself in trouble now

7UP OR SPRITE?
Mmmm… either really. Both are yummy… but GingerAle is better. Sprite has good extra varieties (like Sprite Remix) also. I would expect that 7up does too.

38. COFFEE?
I HATE COFFEE. Even Coffee Crisp is repulsive to me. And all those coffee flavoured desserts. YUCK! (some people wonder how I made it through a whole entire degree without coffee consumption. But whatever… now if only I could manage to stay awake during ALL my classes this year, and perhaps not fall asleep (AGAIN) in an important meeting, I'll be pleased)

39. FAVORITE PERFUME / cologne?
No clue. Don't use, and don't often appreciate. Too often repulsive.

40. DOGS OR CATS?
Uhh… well Cats are good from experience. Evil Dogs = bad. Nice dogs are good.

41. FAVORITE PLACE TO VISIT?
I dunno. I need to do more travel to figure that out. Currently I rather like visiting CKI locales… the city of my birthplace in BC, places I've never been before, and well… yeah… lots of great places like my Grandparents' house. *sighs*

That should work!

I miss The Procrastinator's Aid… and roommate dillemma likely solved.

So when I was younger, and used to use the internet for procrastination purposes (oh, wait… scratch that. I still do… but then again YOU'D know that by now if you're reading this), I used to frequent The Procrastinator's Aid a fabulous website of great procrastination found at http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/1915/ (yeah, it's still there). Unfortunately like with many other great internet sources of procrastination, procrastination has likely overcome its creator…. so I've gone on to other things.

In the past year or so, it's been a lot more about reading blogs. And while there's a lot of great ones, there certainly are my favorites out there still. And I guess I spend a fair bit of my time frequenting them.

In the time since I started using the Internet for procrastination purposes, I've done such things as being a TPO player avidly (Trivial Pursuit Online… which USED to exist on the Sony Station), being a certain contest site frequenter (I'm an avid contest enterer… and tend to win on occasion… that site went so sour that I refuse to give ANY credence to it's old name), a messageboard junkie (mostly at one point at the That 70s Show site… before THAT got filled with well… not so interesting stuff), and various other things…. like internet based gaming at such places like games.com or popcap etc. Really, I spend much time online procrastinating in the time since I first discovered The Procrastinator's Aid.

In other news… since my musing about procrastination is probably pretty boring… I wanted to mention that I have a replacement roommate lined up now most likely. Thanks to all who helped by suggesting possible individuals etc.

In still more news, I suppose. Apparently I'm able to grill good hamburgers… and get a fire semi-back to a good marshmellow roasting state after WAY too much effort. Yep… I got to do the grilling at our CKI social today. Odd that, but hey there's a first time for everything!

Barrage Raises!

1. I ADORE my new Barrage CDs… I've adored this band since WAY back when I first saw their 1998 television special on CBC… and well, now I have all the songs that I truly adored!! YAY for the Barrage website at www.barrage.org ! Gotta love the VARIETY of stuff! Swing, Ukrainian, celtic, pop, traditional and SO much more! 🙂 Totally worth every penny (especially after seeing them live *sighs contentedly*) I especially adored the fact that the CDs came 3 or more weeks before they said to expect them! 🙂 Gotta love getting them the week I order them within days… !

2. I got a raise! 🙂 Not much of course (just the usual 500 hrs thing), but I'm pleased! Every penny helps!

And Life goes on!

Roommate wanted!

Hi all!
I'm looking for a roommate yet again. If anyone knows of someone (reasonable that is) that needs a place to live, I'm currently looking. Hopefully someone will turn up before I have to resort to taking out ads. I like my wonderful apt too much to want to move, it's most excellent here!

American songs?

So, all day today (and yesterday to a lesser extent) I have had American songs running through my brain. What is most amusing by it all is the sheer volume of American songs that have gone through my mind. The primary one is the Montana song… which I really loved the first time I ever heard it, and really enjoyed each rendition at Kiwanis DCON. (reminds me of the KDCON two years back when I had memorized the New Zealand National Anthem, which I had stuck in my head for about a month afterward). But there's also God Bless America and The Star Spangled Banner, Yankee-Doodle and various other American tunes. Really amusing… especially having Yankee-Doodle in my head of all things… I mean, really!! *sighs* I wonder how long this will last?

Back from Bridging Borders!

So I attended the Kiwanis Bi-District Convention with Montana and We-Can this weekend. And you know what? I had an absolutely awesome time! I ADORE Kiwanis events, ESPECIALLY DCON. Perhaps this indicates a willingness to interact with age groups outside my own, but I think it's more because of the great deal of pleasure I have with my interactions with my Kiwanis Family.

Now, this weekend is also one of the only times I have EVER been called god, so that really caught me off guard. But I guess it comes with the territory of being in my particular position in my district, maybe? And well… Kiwanians listen to me, so perhaps that may have something to do with that really bizarre comment.

It was GREAT to see the sights of Lethbridge again… especially with Josh looking around with that fascinated look in his eyes. Such a great friend, it's too bad he's so far away sometimes….

Again, an AMAZING conference… sleep lacking of course, but the company, food, entertainment and SO much more was OUTSTANDING…

And you better believe I bought one of those Kiwanis Calendar Boys Calendars! Strategic placement of objects… MY WORD! I got it mostly autographed too. Quite the fun thing… and really tasteful. Hard to believe the fun shown in that Calendar…. and the publicity that it garnered locally!

So… things went rather amazingly well. I am VERY pleased. Now if only I didn't miss my Montana friends so much… *sighs* Such AWESOME people!!!

A new fangled interesting long quiz


(T) I Never Have Been Drunk
(T) I Never Have Smoked Pot
(F) I Never Have Kissed A Member Of The Opposite Sex
(T) I Never Have Kissed (made out with) A Member Of The Same Sex
(T) I Never Have Had Sex
(T) I Never Crashed A Friend's Car
(T) I Never Have Been To Japan
(F) I Never Rode In A Taxi
(T) I Never Had Anal Sex
(T) I Never Have Been In Love
(T) I Never Have Had Sex In Public
(T) I Never Have Been Dumped
(T) I Never Done Cocaine
(T) I Never Shoplifted
(T) I Never Have Been Fired
(T) I Never Been In A Fist Fight
(T) I Never Had A Threesome
(T) I Never Snuck Out Of My Parent's House
(T) I Never Have Been Tied Up
(T) I Never Have Been Caught Masturbating
(T) I Never Pissed On Myself
(T) I Never Had Sex With A Member Of The Same Sex
(T) I Never Been Arrested
(T) I Never Made Out With A Stranger
(T) I Never Stole Something From My Job
(T) I Never Celebrated New Years In Time Square
(T) I Never Went On A Blind Date
(F) I Never Lied To A Friend
(T) I Never Had A Crush On A Teacher
(T) I Never Celebrated Mardi-Gras In New Orleans
(T) I Never Been To Europe
(T) I Never Skipped School
(T) I Never Slept With A Co-Worker
(T) I Never Cut Myself On Purpose
(T) I Never Had Sex At The Office
(T) I Never Have Been Married
(T) I Never Have Been Divorced
(T) I Never Had Sex With More Than One Person Within The Same Week
(T) I Never Have Posed Nude
(T) I Never Got Someone Drunk Just To Have Sex With Them
(T) I Never Have Killed Anyone
(T) I Never Received Scars From My Sex Partner
(T) I Have Never Thrown Up In A Bar
(T) I Have Never Purposely Set A Part Of Myself On Fire
(F) I Have Never Eaten Sushi
(T) I Have Never Been Snowboarding
(T) I Have Never Had Sex At A Friend's House While They Were Throwing A Party
(T) I Have Never Had Sex In A Dressing Room
(T) I Have Never Flashed Anyone
(T) I Have Never Hooked Up with a Friend's Sibling
(T) I Have Never Purchased Pornography

1 MINUTE AGO: I was sitting in front of the computer screen
1 HOUR AGO: I was still sitting in front of the computer screen
1 DAY AGO: I was preparing to hopefully go to sleep (didn't happen very soon afterwards though)

I HURT: Frequently. Nothing serious or anything. Just my body trying to tell me that yep, I'm alive (that's my take on it)
I LOVE: Life's good for starters… but many things and people etc. I suppose.
I FEAR: Mostly that things won't work out anything close to how I would like them to with relation to my most important goals and dreams.
I HOPE: That I continue to be happy with the place where I am in my life.
I FEEL: tired, yet relaxed… hopeful, yet stressed. Busy yet unproductive (etc.)
I HIDE: In my shell less frequently than I did years ago.
I DRIVE: Drive? I do not drive! It's called: walking. 😉
I MISS: too many people memories etc.
I LEARNED: Too much to put into a simple sentence… however one learns not from experiences alone but from reflection on experiences 😉
I NEED: Sleep?
I THINK: way too much about other things whilst at work. Can get stressful if not careful.

current mood: Relaxed.
current music: Philip Glass – Vessels
current taste: Sort of cracker-y flavour
current hair: held back in a low ponytail with shorter strands hanging in face.
current annoyance: Desire to have more time to get everything done.
current smell: my feet don't smell to pleasant.
current thing i should be doing: Sleeping, most likely!
current desktop picture: I don't have a desktop picture currently.
current refreshment: I drank some really watered down (on purpose) GingerAle. Gotta love that! 🙂
current worry: Not being able to get it all done before Lethbridge… or remembering to do it all before then!

1. What do you most like about your body? My shoulders… when they're not mosquito bitten.
2. And least? Honestly, my smile irks me on occasion… why does everyone else get a movie star smile, while mine looks rather unusual?
3. How many fillings do you have? NONE!
4. Do you think you're good looking? I'm as good looking as I need to be.
5. Do other people often tell you that you're good looking? Yes, sometimes. Mostly complete strangers… mostly for no good reason (polite gesture)… but then there was that homeless guy… he looked so pitiful, really!
6. Do you look like any celebrities? I've been told that I did… but I can't remember whom.

A – Act your age – not particularly… I act older or younger… or act in a way that transcends age.
B – Breast size – Uhh… (ask me in person if you really wanna know… or e-mail me. I'm not posting that publicly on the internet)
C – Chore you hate – well asides from the obvious cleaning up after other people's messes when I don't expect to have to, vacuuming would probably be one of the least liked.
D – Dads name – (ask me sometime)
E – Essential make up item – Lipgloss/lipstick
F – Favorite holiday – Christmas
G – Gold or silver – White gold/silver/platinum
H – Hometown – (ask me in person if you don't already know)
I – Instruments you play – percussion in general. Technically I can play recorder and flute… but stink at both.
J – Job title – Customer Service Specialist I believe is the term. Unless you want unpaid job titles of which there are several.
K – Kids – I don't have any yet. But eventually do want some.
L – Living arrangements – currently living in apt. with roommate.
M – Mum's name – (ask me sometime)
N – Number of people you've slept with – 0. (if you're talking about it in THAT way 😉 )
O – Overnight hospital stays – none asides from sometime around my hatching (afterall I wasn't born exactly… but hatched… so the story goes 😉 )
P – Phobia – Uhhh… I don't think I really have one in particular (although being alone forever would be very bad…)
Q – Quote you like – Sanity is a sign of a weak mind – Anon.
R – Religious affiliation – none.
S – Siblings – I have two younger brothers.
T – Time you wake up? – Depends. Any time of day between 3AM and 3PM currently.
U – Unique habit – What exactly is unique?
V – Vegetable you refuse to eat – Cilantro! 😉
W – Worst habit – Not getting enough sleep I guess… or getting rather too over scheduled
X – X-rays you've had – one… I had a chest x-ray once… came back normal. (dental x-rays not included!)
Y – Yummy food you make – my fake Udon soup stuff among other things.
Z – Zodiac Sign – Leo.

Go get your text pertaining to your birth month at http://www.sdf-1.org/special/archives/000104.html#more and then use the strike tag to cross out things that don't apply to you.

JULY:
Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people's feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

Because I have just *so* much free time on my hands *sarcasm*

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The Downtown Farmers Market

Sometimes me thinks that I miss out on way too much of the good things. But today, I went and enjoyed once more. For the first time, I went and checked out the downtown Edmonton Farmers Market. It's small, but cozy located in the street in front of Mezza Lunas (my fave local latin club) open on Saturday mornings (this being one reason why I hadn't gone yet… if I'm up Saturday mornings, I'm usually busy). Now, the fact that the weather is beautiful today helps muchly. And the fact that I somehow kept from spending too much money also helps (I bought mini cheesecakes and pyrogies… I would have bought some veggies and fruit… but decided against it (and they fortunately ran out of raspberries before I went back for them… thank goodness! Otherwise I would have surely spent much more!). I'm glad that they have so many yummy free samples. It really helps, especially since that way I know that I won't be buying cilantro laden food for example… and sometimes I find out that something I was considering is really really good. Also it was rather nice to have some good samples of foods that I keep neglecting to have/make/buy for myself due to cost/effort etc.

In any case things are going well… and my lunch (since I had samples, I just cooked me some baby potatoes and seasoned with cheese) is yummy. Off to work with me!