Very long survey about me — from Tifanie! :)


1. EVER BEEN GIVEN A Ring?
Kim gave me an awesome ring that was later stolen when my apt was robbed way back when.
2. LONGEST RELATIONSHIP?
4 months?
3. LAST GIFT YOU RECEIVCED?
Yummy food! 🙂
4. EVER DROPPED A CELL PHONE?
Nope… since I've never owned one!
5. WHEN'S THE LAST TIME YOU WORKED OUT?
Friday night.
6. THING(S) YOU SPEND A LOT OF MONEY ON?
Living expenses and travel
7. LAST FOOD YOU ATE?
Pita pizza with turkey and gravy and mozza cheese on it (it was good!)
8. FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT THE OPPOSITE SEX?
General physical appearance.
9. ONE FAVORITE SONG?
I'm supposed to just have one? *shrugs* I'll fall back on Bonfire by Lamb although I haven't listened to it in ages.
10. WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
Here! 🙂
11. HIGH SCHOOL YOU ATTENDED:
Sal
12. CELL PHONE SERVICE PROVIDER:
n/a
13. FAVORITE MALL STORE:
Mac Cosmetics
14. LONGEST JOB YOU HAD:
Customer Service Specialist at Save-On-Foods (oh wait, I'm still doing that!)
15. DO YOU OWN A PAIR OF DICE?
I own a set of dice… and more!
16. DO YOU PRANK CALL PEOPLE?:
nope
17. LAST WEDDING YOU ATTENDED:
Margaret and Morgan's in the summer. I don't tend to go to many weddings.
18. FIRST FRIEND YOU'D CALL IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY:
Well, since I don't enter the lottery, that would be hard, but if I won a huge contest then it would depend on the prize… hmmm…
19. LAST TIME YOU SAW YOUR BEST FRIEND:
Depends which friend we're talking about
20. FAVORITE FAST-FOOD RESTAURANT:
Moo's or Jacket Potato Man, or Steak 'n Shake, or Wendy's or Tim Hortons or…
21. BIGGEST LIE YOU HAVE EVER HEARD:
No idea
23. WHERE'S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT WITH FRIENDS?
Don't care as long as I'm with them! (ditto!)
24. CAN YOU COOK?
Yeppers — but as my apron says: I'd rather party than cook!
25. WHAT CAR DO YOU DRIVE?:
n/a
26. BEST KISSER:
*laughs* probably some movie star or someone who's had lots of practice. But for me? *shrugs* they keep getting better!
27. LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
I honestly don't remember.
28. MOST DISLIKED FOODS:
Cilantro!!
29. THING YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOURSELF:
My ability to manage time and fit in what's important
30. THING YOU DISLIKE MOST ABOUT YOURSELF:
I tend to procrastinate a bit some of the things that would make life easier if they were done, and I get in emotional funks a little bit easily.
32. LONGEST SHIFT YOU HAVE WORKED AT A JOB?
*shrugs* at a paying job probably only something like 10ish hours… at a volunteer job far longer!
33. FAVORITE MOVIE(s)?
Too many great ones to list!! For example Pan's Labyrinth was great!
34. CAN YOU SING?
sure…doesn't mean others will agree!!
35. LAST CONCERT ATTENDED?
The Be Good Tanyas! Can't wait to see Iris Dement on the 9th!
36. LAST KISS?
Uh… a week ago.
37. LAST MOVIE RENTED:
Beats me! I don't often rent them myself, others usually do that.
38.ONE THING YOU NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT:
my keys so that I can get back in!
39. FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:
*shrugs* I can't wait until Vegas and Europe and Portland and…
43. LAPTOP OR DESKTOP COMPUTER?
Desktop!!
44. FAVORITE COMEDIAN?
Good gosh! YouTube! 😉
45. DO YOU SMOKE?
never!!
46. SLEEP WITH OR WITHOUT CLOTHES?
wouldn't you like to know 😉
47. WHO SLEEPS WITH YOU EVERY NIGHT?
no one.
48. DO LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIPS WORK?
If you're committed fully to the person, they can for awhile
49. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU BEEN PULLED OVER BY THE POLICE?
Me personally, none, since I don't drive. However our vehicle was pulled over by the Mexican police while we were in Mexico on the Mammoth trip this December… they thought our vehicles were fully armed (yikes!) and that we were potential kidnappers (we weren't) although that was quite frightening… it all worked out.
50. PANCAKES OR FRENCH TOAST?
depends on my mood!
51. DO YOU LIKE COFFEE?
HATE coffee.
52 HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR EGGS?
cooked. I love eggs! They are so yummy! Especially a la Jackie! 😉
54. LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
Someone just called and it was a wrong number.
55. LAST PERSON ON YOUR MISSED CALL LIST?
Chelsea I believe.
56. WHAT WAS THE LAST TEXT MESSAGE YOU RECIEVED?
I don't have text messaging.
58. NUMBER OF PILLOWS?
There's 4 on my bed… at least now there is. But I only use one at a time usually.
59. WHAT ARE YOU WEARING RIGHT NOW?
Jeans, t-shirt, underwear, belt. I'm thinking of putting on socks.
60. PICK A LYRIC, ANY LYRIC:
Smile like you mean it
61. WHAT KIND OF JELLY DO YOU LIKE ON YOUR PB & J?
Freezer strawberry jam made by my mom!
62. CAN YOU PLAY POOL?
I can, I suck however — helps to have good coordination and depth perception!!
63. CAN YOU SWIM?
excellently!!
64. WHAT IS YOU FAVORITE KIND OF ICE CREAM?
Gelato! 🙂
65. DO YOU LIKE MAPS?
sure!
66. TELL ME A RANDOM FACT ABOUT YOURSELF:
My feet smell like coconuts today! 😉
68. EVER ATTEND A THEME PARTY?
sure.
69. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SEASON?
Fall/Spring
70. LAST TIME YOU LAUGHED AT SOMETHING STUPID?
often!
71. WHAT TIME DID YOU WAKE UP THIS MORNING?
8:15ish I think.
72. BEST THING ABOUT WINTER?
The spirit of Christmas and all the great CKI projects!
73. LAST TIME A COP GAVE YOU A TICKET?
never.
75. NAME OF YOUR FIRST PET?
I had a pet rock. It didn't have a name.
76. DO YOU THINK PIRATES ARE COOL OR OVERRATED?
*shrugs* depends on the pirate. I like the dread pirate Roberts a lot for example… 😉
77. WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS WEEKEND?
Some working, some training at work, some homework, some relaxing, some housework, some reading, some business work, some writing… 😉 oh did I mention some fun??!
78. BIRTHDATE:
July 24
79. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE:
ME! 🙂
85. ARE YOU ON A LAPTOP?
nope
86. ARE YOU IN COLLEGE?
University.
87. ARE YOU SMILING?
why wouldn't I be?
88. WISH YOU WERE SOMEWHERE?
I wish I were here! 🙂
89. DO YOU MISS SOMEONE RIGHT NOW?
always!!
90. IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WHERE WOULD YOU GO?
Everywhere! 🙂
91. WHAT TIME IS IT?
1pm
92. ARE YOU IN HIGH SCHOOL?
nope.
93. DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH?
not currently.
94. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NAME?
I have too many to list.
95. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR BATHING SUIT?
um…depends which one… One's black and white, one's blue and gold.
96. DOES YOUR SCHOOL START IN AUGUST?
Nope.
97. DID YOU GO ON VACATION LAST MONTH?
Nope.
98. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ON A CRUISE?
nope.
99. DO YOU HAVE A SISTER?
nope.
100. ARE YOU UPSTAIRS?
definitely not.
101. ARE YOU IN LOVE?
nope.
102. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL?
not for myself really… to visit others or for tests or something sure.
103. DO YOU WISH YOU COULD SEE ANYONE PARTICULAR RIGHT NOW?
absolutely!
104. WHAT JEWELRY ARE YOU WEARING?
none
105. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO AFTER THIS SURVEY?
Finish compiling my essay to hand in… spend some more time online? and get ready for class.

Seduction and Paper writing…. (the seduction of paper writing?)

So I'm finally finished writing this enjoyable (once I got started! I had to totally limit myself from using too much — and I still think I probably did *oups!*) paper! Typing about seduction and Don Juan for 7 pages (plus a couple pages of references) felt great! And to think I was worried I wouldn't finish? Bah! I wasn't in the mood to watch the Oscars anyway…. now to look at the pretty Oscars pictures (I've already checked to see who won… and was remarkably pleased with some of them!).

Reading week is now over for sure… *sighs* but hey, no harm! I'm enjoying life anyhow!

Through the Looking Glass

Finished reading Through the Looking Glass today… started a paper… and reflected on life a bunch. Paper needs to get itself finished tomorrow… I'm too tired right now (considering that I switched to a VERY early morning shift tomorrow) to finish it. Unfortunately this means that the two papers I need to get done this week aren't at all finished — both are started however which is a good thing.

It's been a whirlwind of a week… in all realms really: Schoolwork took the backburner [it was reading week] so I was learning a TONNE at work, caught up with some friends, had some social engagements, went to CKI stuff, did some sports, cleaned, did some business stuff and so on. Balance? Not really. But it was a productive Reading week, if only because I decided to listen to Jackie's advice not to settle… and to follow the directions that life leads toward.

Now to get some sleep so that tomorrow's essay work will get accomplished. Maybe I'll even do some more readings for class — not quite as fun as reading about Alice or Charlie or Dorothy or any of those other children's novel heroes/heroines, but productive just the same.

Hands meme

What Your Hands Say About You

You are logical, analytical, and rational. You have good verbal skills.

Flexible and broad minded, you can fit in to any situation. There's no telling where your life will take you.

Consistent and reliable, you like to count on structure and routine in your life.

Your emotions tend to be well though out. You're willing to wait out a bad situation, and you're never too quick to act.

Guilty Pleasures meme

Since Pete tagged me with this one… I thought I'd give it some thought and answer

Guilt
What is yours?
Explain yourself
Culinary: Eating too much food I LOVE to eat. So if the food is fantastic I want that taste sensation pleasure to go on and on and on… and I eat a rather lot. Mind you, I don't think it's that much of a problem except for the fact that stomach aches afterward are rather annoying.
Literary: Mercedes Lackey Books Yes they're comfort literature. Yes I love them. Yes I tend to procrastinate LIFE during exams by reading them… and frankly I rather like them, regardless of their formulaic nature and so on and so forth!! Why do I HAVE to read big L Literature all the time?
Audiovisual: TLC shows (when I have access to cable) and shows like Seventh Heaven (when I don't) As much as these aren't my favorite shows (like CSI/Criminal Minds/Numb3rs/Gilmore Girls/That 70s Show) I find myself easily addicted to shows like Trading Spaces, What not to Wear and other TLC programming when I have access to it, and strangely enough got myself hooked on the tv show Seventh Heaven's automatic happy endings [mixed in with religious values!] when I didn't have access to cable.
Musical: Boy bands and Girl bands As much as I'm not a HUGE fan of the Britneys and Justins of the world, I still do enjoy the occasional song by these types of artists… and not only 'cause there's an entire (awesome) line dance to Larger than Life that the whole ballroom crew knows.
Celebrity: A lot of 'em I work in a grocery store. And as much as I'd like to say that I only know what happens in the celebrity world because of all the tabloids and consumer magazines sold there, I'm frankly actually interested in the cult of the celebrity anyhow.


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Brains!!

Your Brain is Purple

Of all the brain types, yours is the most idealistic.
You tend to think wild, amazing thoughts. Your dreams and fantasies are intense.
Your thoughts are creative, inventive, and without boundaries.

You tend to spend a lot of time thinking of fictional people and places – or a very different life for yourself.

Adventures in Ali's world! :)

So apparently the last few weeks have been filled with adventures. This past weekend is certainly a great example!
Friday and Saturday were CKI DCON. Perhaps it was the most informal, and least convention-like District Convention I've had the pleasure to attend, but I did have a great time (and how else can green paint in my hair be a good accessory to my purple dress??)! I met Ian at the bus station around noon, and took him to Tim Hortons for lunch before heading off to the Royal Alberta Museum for the afternoon. I hadn't actually seen the new Wild Alberta gallery yet so it was great to see the dioramas after the huge renovation. The rest of the galleries were a lot of fun (as per the usual). Ian seemed to really enjoy himself, especially in the Aboriginal gallery, since he was rather familiar with the majority of the historical quotes.

After we somehow found the NON-LABELED room that Mike rented (yep he chose the room that wasn't on the map and wasn't labeled for the meeting), the evening with the CKI-Kiwanis meeting was great! I talked too much again, however I think that the group accomplished a great deal. I guess I'm starting to really see it: that I will be a Kiwanian in a few year's time.

Saturday morning was entertaining to say the least — Sheena and I took the bus down to the Bissell South store for the service project where we painted the employee kitchen and two washrooms a good primary green colour. I don't even know how I managed to get paint in my hair again since I was always either on a ladder OR perched on the top of the employee lockers — unfortunately I was also the culprit who dripped paint on others' hair. *sighs* The clean up was an adventure also… we seem to be having this wonderful trend of 'expect the unexpected at this convention' since breathing issues were ultimately an issue for many during the cleaning process. We also ate some fabulous Indian buffet food for lunch after deciding against soup and bread.

The banquet was also highly entertaining and unexpected: The food was the typical Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel fare (good stuff of course, and buffet style so we all overate). Attendance was low-ish but good all things considered. We also had a new-old board meeting with everyone present… of course that is after a fire alarm — including evacuation and staff not knowing what was wrong — interrupted the proceedings. Sheena put on an amazing LSSP presentation (including Mike's not knowing how to read his script very well!), and the raffle with prizes was fun — none of the joke names being drawn (they're so unlucky!). I gave my chance to win prizes to other members since I've won far too much over the years. The annual boys vs. girls pictionary game was also a great tradition — watching people draw clues such as powerpoint presentation, international board, robot chicken and V for Vendetta is just plain amusing — afterall I wrote the clues relating them to events from those two days (including conversations).

Sunday was mine to catch up on the internet. This was of course followed by work — supposedly my official training shift for the customer service desk. That said, my trainer didn't show up so it was highly entertaining. Fortunately I knew the majority of my job already so was able to run the service desk with minor pointers and such to help, but it was still odd! In addition, for the second day running I ate too much — I think this comes with having bought too much food followed by free fruit in the breakroom. I ADORE pineapple and so ate so many pineapple slices and strawberry pieces that my mouth felt it. As did my stomach. *shrugs*

Woo! I'm Canadian, eh? ;) and other quiz fun from Beth

You are 100% Canuck!

You rock, you are an almighty Canadian through and through. You have proven your worthiness and have won the elite prize of living in a country as awesome as Canada. Yes I know other countries think they are better, but we let them have that cuz we know better than they do, eh?

How Canadian Are You?
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What American accent do you have?

Your Result: The Inland North
 

You may think you speak Standard English straight out of the dictionary but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like Are you from Wisconsin? or Are you from Chicago? Chances are you call carbonated drinks pop.

North Central
 
The Northeast
 
The South
 
Philadelphia
 
The Midland
 
The West
 
Boston
 
What American accent do you have?
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