They interviewed me: Interview Questions from Jackie and Beth

If you want me to ask you a different set of five questions, just post a comment to this entry, and ask.

Do you want to stay in Edmonton (and if not, where do you want to go)?
Edmonton (surprisingly to some people I suppose) is home. That said I'm open to the idea of living elsewhere (temporarily or permanently) depending on the proposal. Canada is home though. Alberta is home… and really unless I have rather good reasons, I'm staying in Edmonton 'cause I happen to really like it here. Of course I still want to travel loads!

What do you want to be doing in 5 years (I know this question is unoriginal, but I want to know)?
Well… there are several things. I'd like to be either raising a family or en route to raising a family (in otherwords either on route to a long term relationship/marriage/etc. to get to the having a family of my own, or already there). I will be a Kiwanian, and a member of a Kiwanis club with a relatively young average age. I will be a relatively successful TEAM True North member with my own business. I will be volunteering. I will likely be relatively financially secure. Hopefully I'll be writing more frequently with a modicum of success. I would like to be volunteering and helping people however possible. I will be done school… but still and always learning. I want to be traveling on a semi-regular basis.

What are the thoughts that plague you at night when you can't sleep?
Honestly… the dream of a family of my own… or in otherwords… men. I want to find someone eventually to settle down with and build dreams with. I'm not going to be a spring chicken forever and I worry (yeah… I'm still young and stuff but!)

What's the most positive sign you've seen that the world is going to be okay?
Kiwanians helping others. I mean CKIers/Kiwanians etc. are some of the most amazing people I know and every day they're out there working to make the world a better place. Everything from Arnold Nordstrom who's working on his http://www.anythingispossibletour.com to my friends consoling each other after the VT massacre to the chartering of the newest Kiwanis club in the area (North Edmonton), to CKIers doing all sorts of projects to… stuff like this always brings a smile to my face

What are your top 5 favourite books? Tough one! I don't know if these are my real answers but they'll do! 🙂
The Arrows of the Queen trilogy by Mercedes Lackey (and Many other Mercedes Lackey Books)
Harper Hall trilogy by Anne McCaffery (she was one of my fave authors for a long long time)
The Princess Bride by William Goldman (book's still better than the movie)
Sophie's World by Jostein Gaardner (the history of philosophy in a novel! So fun and thought provoking!)
The Electrical Field by Kerri Sakamoto (I love CanLit. And Sakamoto's books are great stuff!)


1. If you could go back to Montreal to live there permanently, what would you do (professionally, or otherwise)? Or is there ANOTHER place you'd rather spend your days?
I'd be a writer. Realistically I wouldn't necessarily want to live there permanently unless I had a job lined up first or some other good reason drawing me there, but it is a good place to be. I rather like living in Edmonton (see above!).

2. What puts you off the most?
I honestly don't know. Probably people who are completely and entirely superficial in their actions… but really I can't know that about anyone. How about using an apostrophe to pluralize words (gah!)? Bob the Angry Flower was SO right about that one!
3. If you could take back one action that you regret, what would it be?
One action? I don't know. One feeling — worthlessness, which affects many actions, yes.
4. If you were a character in 'Fiddler on the Roof' (whether this was 'Fiddler' on stage, or somehow in real life), who would you MOST like to be, and who would you LEAST like to be?
Most: Tzeitel. She gets to marry the love of her life, and he is her childhood best friend… plus nothing terribly horrible (except having to move away) happens to her.
Least: Perchik. Face it, as much as I like to do stuff for what I believe in, being imprisoned in Siberia wouldn't be much fun… even if the woman I loved were working nearby to help me.
5. If some evil alien decided he was going to take away your ability to speak or comprehend one of your languages, and you had no choice but to relent, which language would you give up?
I'd go with Japanese, since I remember the least of it. That said, I'd much rather not have to give up any languages!

Another set of quizzes ('cause I liked the first question of the first one) from people named Kelly!


001.Would you kiss the last person you kissed again? No.
002. Do your jeans have rips, tears, and holes in them?: Not often… although one pair is getting to that point, and another (the one covered in paint) has a hole in it.
003. What are you dreading right now?: *shrugs* nothing in particular.
004. Do you celebrate 4/20?: huh?
005. Favorite country singer?: Gosh… Paul Brandt?
006. What face cleanser do you use?: Artistry
007. When was your last doctors visit?: January… unless you include paramedics on March 30th
008. Do you get the full 8 hours of sleep?: Rarely, but I try to.
009. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?: Something between half an hour and an hour depending on what I'm getting ready for
010. First Loves Are Never Over is this true for you?: I'd like to say no.
011. Think of all your exes: Thinking…
012. If anyone came over to your house on one of your lazy days would you go get ready real quick?: *shrugs* If I'm dressed I think it's sufficient.
013. Does your school have tornado drills: nope.
014. Have you ever been on your schools track team?: nope.
015. Do you own a pair of Converse shoes? Nope
016. Who did you cut and paste this survey from?: Kelly
017. Do you eat raw cookie dough?: nope.
018. What color shirt are you wearing?: Navy blue with red and white writing on it.
019. What did you do for your last birthday?: had people over and played board games.
020. What time did you wake up today?: uh just after 6am.
021. What were you doing 3 nights ago?: selling 50/50 tickets and drink tickets at the charter ceremony for a new Kiwanis club!
022. Last time you saw your mom?: a few weeks ago.
023. Do you like having your hair pulled?: not terribly much.
024. Are you cocky?: I would hope not.
025. Shortest relationship?: ten days?
026. Longest relationship?: four months
027. How many boyfriends/girlfriends have told you they love you?: One.
028. Last gift you received?: money
029. Biggest lie you have ever told?: *shrugs*
030. Could you live without a computer?: yes… but it's such fun!
031. Do you wear shoes in your house?: nope
032. When you watch movies at home, do you turn the lights off?: not usually
033. Ever been given an engagement ring?: No.
034. Ever dropped your cell phone?: n/a
035. What do you do when you're sad?: cry?
036. Who would you call first if you won the lottery?: Uh… the Western Canada Lottery Corporation to confirm that it's real… since I don't actually buy tickets.
037. When was the last time you saw your best Girlfriend?: That would require my having a BEST girlfriend.
039. What is your favorite month?: I don't have one.
040. What sleeps with you every night?: just me! 🙂
041. How many times have you been pulled over? none… unless you count in Mexico!
043.Who is the last person you texted?: n/a
044. What is your favorite dessert?: well last night the tempura ice cream was great!
045. Is anyone on your bad side right now?: naw.
046. What jewelry are you wearing?: n/a
047. What's the first thing you do when you get online?: check email.
049. Do you watch Grey's Anatomy?: not usually.
050. How do most people spell your name?: My first name usually the way it's spelt… the last one gets mangled.
051. Do you wear your boyfriend/girlfriends clothes?: n/a.
052. Do you watch pro sports on TV?: on occasion… but pretty rarely.
053. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?: chatting with Ian online and other internet stuff.
054. What was the first movie that gave you nightmares?: *shrugs* I don't remember.
055. What is in your cd player?: a motivational CD
056. Name one person that made you smile today?: Beth
057. What were you doing around 8 am this morning?: Working as a cashier at checkout 6
058. Do you know anyone who wasn't born in the United States?: MANY
059. Favorite name(s) for a girl: I have lots! 🙂
060. Will you keep your last name when you get married?: *shrugs* depends.
061. Your favorite resturant you don't get to eat at much?: There are too many of 'em! 🙂
062: Favorite boy names: I have many! 🙂
063. Do you buy your own school supplies?: yep.
064. Do you already have your school supplies?: sure… some stuff's still left over from grade eleven! 🙂
065. How often do you wash clothes?: uh… sometimes… I have a lot of clothes so it can often wait.
066. How do you eat your steak?: I cut it into little pieces, and put them in my mouth and chew them and…
067. What is the farthest point North you've been?: Uh… Fairview? I don't know.
068. How do you get to school?: Walk/LRT
069. If you heard your phone ringing right now, who do you expect it to be?: I honestly wouldn't know.
070. What do you hear??: The motivational CD I'm listening to.
071. Would you survive in prison?: probably… but that doesn't mean I plan on ever living there or getting there or enjoying it!
072. Who was the last person you messaged on Facebook?: I don't remember… Susan?
073. Do you get along with your co-workers?: Yes.
074. When was the last time you said I love you, and meant it?: uh… over a year ago.
075. What song is playing right now? The theme song to CSI since I just started watching it.
076. If all of your friends were going on a road trip, who would most likely over pack the most?: Good gosh… how would I know?
077. Do you know anyone with the same name as you?: Sure… but women with the full first name nope… and matching first AND last names no.
078. When was the last time you went clubbing?: I don't really 'go clubbing' per say… I was at New City for Jackie's birthday on Saturday night.
079. What was the weather like today?: Beautiful.
080. What is the next holiday you have off?: Who knows?
081. What was the last movie you saw?: Uh… The Lost Boys
082. What's for dinner?: I had pasta at Fiore
083. Whats the last thing you purchased?: That meal at Fiore
084. What's your favorite gardening tool?: I don't particularly have one.
085. Where is your cell phone?: n/a
086. Is your phone on vibrate or ring most?: n/a
087. Describe your Underwear?: black
088. How did your first pet die?: n/a
089. Did you have breakfast this morning?: always
091. Who knows you the best?: me!
092. What brand is your digital camera?: Kodak
093. Do you smoke?: No
094. Are you ticklish?: sometimes.
095. Last person to text you?: n/a
096. What song describes your love life at the moment?: *shrugs* *sighs*
097. Do you own expensive perfume/cologne etc?: nope.
098. On average, how much do your jeans cost?: *shrugs* something between $20 and $60 usually
099. Are you taking college classes?: Finished as of now!
100. Would you rather sleep alone or with someone?: depends on with whom!


LAST PERSON WHO

2. Saw you cry: I don't know.
4. You went to the mall with? Jackie
5. You went to dinner with? Beth
6. You talked on the phone? Asides from the wrong number? Probably my mom
7. Said 'I love you' to you and really meant it? *shrugs*
8. Made you laugh? Beth

WOULD YOU RATHER?
1. Pierce your nose or tongue? Nose (really: neither)
2. Be serious or be funny? serious
3. Drink whole or skim milk? Skim
4. Die in a fire or drown? Drown.
5. Spend time with your parents or enemies? Parents

ARE YOU..
1. Simple or complicated? Simple?

DO YOU PREFER. .
1. Flowers or candy? Candy
2. Grey or black? Black
3. Color or Black and white photos? No preference
5. Sunrise or sunset? Sunset
6. M&Ms or Skittles? skittles (or peanut M&Ms!)
8. Staying up late or waking up early? either… just preferably a bit less of BOTH simultaneously!

DO YOU PREFER…
1. Sun or moon? no preference
2. Winter or Fall? Fall
3. Left or right? either.
4. 10 acquaintances or having two best friends? Two best friends… although I actually have the 10 acquaintances thing! 🙂
5. Sun or rain? Sun.
6. Vanilla ice cream or chocolate ice cream? Vanilla

UNIQUE!
1. Nervous Habits: continuing to stay moving and always busy.
2. Are you double jointed? No
3. Can you roll your tongue? in at least one or two ways.
4. Can you raise one eyebrow? Yes, but the other one goes up simultaneously
5. Can you cross your eyes? nope
6. Do you make your bed daily? not particularly well, but it looks made.
7. Which shoe goes on first? Depends… I think the right one though.
8. Ever thrown one at someone? naw… not that I remember.
9. On the average, how much money do you carry on you? between $20 and $100… usually more like $30 or $40 though… depends on plans… sometimes I have very little with me.
10. What jewelry do you wear? occasionally necklaces, bracelets, screw on earrings… and rarely rings

OTHER
1. Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it? twirl
2. Have you ever eaten Spam? yes
3. Favorite ice cream: The tempura strawberry ice cream from last night was great!
4. How many kinds cereal are in your cabinet? one
5. What's your favorite beverage? I don't actually know
7. Do you cook? Yes — rarely.

IN THE LAST MONTH, HAVE YOU? (YES OR NO)
1. Had a b/f or g/f? No
2. Bought something you didn't need: yes
4. Sang in front of people: possibly… but not well.
5. Been kissed: no
6. Been hugged: Yes
12.Gotten your hair cut: nope… I ought to make an appointment with Jackie soon though!
13. Cried: nope.


What was once 50 Random Questions
1. Where were you 3 hours ago? In front of the computer screen
3. Have you ever eaten a crayon? nope.
4. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you? A book or three 🙂
6. Are you wearing socks right now? Yes
7. Do you have a car worth over $2,000? no
8. When was the last time you drove out of town? uh… 2001.
9. Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days? No.
10. Are you hot? It's warm in here, does that count?
11. What was the last thing you had to drink? Water!
13. Do you wash your car or let the car wash do it? I'm not sure how ETS washes their bus fleet.
17. When is the last time you ran? probably at the sport and social nights that no longer run since it's summerish *sighs*
18. What's the last sporting event you watched? sports highlights on the employee breakroom TV
22. Worst injury you've ever had? probably my annoying nerve injury to the sub-cutaneous nerve of my left arm.
25. Last play you saw? Mim's Fiddler on the Roof
26. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex? I have one? I so wish! 🙂
29. Next trip you are going to take? Vegas
32. What do you want to know about the future? If I'll meet a guy I want to settle down with… *sighs*
37. Do you have a tan? nope.
38. What are you listening to right now? The Univ. of IL Other Guys — Basket Case cover accapella
44. Do you like hot sauce? sometimes
46. Do you need to do laundry? Yes, but I still have clothes
49. Are you rich? Not in the traditional sense, but compared to many I am!
50. What were you doing at 12AM last night? Studying for today's exam!

I'm exhausted so to bed with me soonish! 🙂 Life's mad-busy lately!

Accent quiz

What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

North Central. This is what everyone calls a Minnesota accent. If you saw Fargo or Drop Dead Gorgeous you probably didn't think the characters sounded very out of the ordinary. Some Americans may mistake you for a Canadian.

Canada. You probably get irritated when British people and Europeans think you're from the States, but over here we wouldn't make a mistake like that.

Take this quiz now – it's easy!
We're going to start with cot and caught. When you say those words do they sound the same or different?

I've been rather busy as of late… but I'm looking forward to exams ending on Thursday for me!

Somehow email messages make it feel like a long week…

First the VT shootings… now this.

Rest In Peace Dale Clark. You were one of the many Kiwanians that helped make my experience these past few years as a Kiwanis family member memorable. You filled many Kiwanis events with your smile and excellent personality and my inbox with wonderfully encouraging emails and forwards. I'll miss you, as will many in the Kiwanis family and beyond. Your good works have changed the lives of many and will live on.
Thank you.

*sighs* makes me glad that my next little while continues to be busy and active… and that I have happy plans to balance out the sad news.

things I like that start with 'L'

This is a letter-meme in which I list 10 things I like that start with the letter L. If you post a comment to this entry, asking for a letter yourself, then I will give you one at random. Then you must post 10 things you like starting with YOUR letter, and so on. My letter was donated by Beth.

In no particular order:
1. Life: I happen to be very much enamored with living, thus life happens to be something I rather like.
2. Love: even in the 'tru love' sense sought after in fantasy and fiction (like The Princess Bride) love is a great concept… and it most certainly is for friendships and family as well.
3. Lasagna: I think what I liked best about Garfield was his great love for lasagna. What irks me though is when I'm craving lasagna with lots of spinach AND meat in it when I'm at a restaurant and have to choose between veggie or meat lasagna… *sighs*
4. Larger Than Life Line Dance: It's a UADC tradition to do this huge line dance whenever Larger Than Life is played at a dance… it's crazy challenging and fun, and thus I like it! 🙂
5. Limes: thanks to Kim, I rather like limes! I'm much more likely to have limeade than lemonade… plus I really like having a lime slice in my gingerale.
6. Lamb: A band I've enjoyed for quite some time… Especially the song Bonfire.
7. Lines: as in good lines of poetry! (actually good lines of prose and good lines as in quotes are also cool!)
8. Luck: hey… as much as luck is really just chance… I happen to have a contest entering hobby… so it's useful! 😉
9. Lifesavers: the candy's yummy… but I also like people who save people's lives…
10. Lemmings: The ol' computer game rocked! 🙂

In other news Mim's play was fantastic… although it really made me HATE people who TALK in the audience during a performance. Talking, singing along and stamping feet are NOT acceptable behaviours during Fiddler on the Roof!

Awesome thought provoking quiz from Amissa


1. Last time you had butterflies in your stomach? Hmmm… I don't know. Probably at some point where I was doing something outside of my comfort zone… fairly recently I bet.
2. What was your last alcoholic beverage? uh… given that I can't remember it, it has definitely been a while.
3. Where was your first kiss? Scott, in front of the butterdome on a date back when we were dating.
4. Favorite Band? *shrugs* beats me… Barrage maybe?
5. What is something you've learned about yourself recently? that I actually rather like pilates.
7. Do you like anyone? Of course.
8. Do you know anyone who is engaged? Quite a few people actually.
9. What's your favorite number? 14, ever since second grade!
10. Who was the last person to make you cry? Uh… I don't know at the moment.
11. Did you ever go to camp as a kid? French camp, Swim camp, summer camp… yeah I went to camp!
12. When was the last time you cried? *shrugs* I don't actually know.
13. What is one thing you miss about your past? spending more time with certain of my friends.
14. What is one thing you've learned about life? That life is complicated but more than worthwhile.
15. Are you jealous of anyone? sometimes.
16. Is anyone jealous of you? possibly
17. Has a friend ever used you? used? How?
18. Has anyone recently told you that they like you more than as a friend? not recently.
19. Who was the last person you drove with in the car? I didn't drive… but if you include as a passenger, then Erik.
20. What are you looking forward to? Vegas, Europe, Portland…
21. How are you today? invigorated
24. How many things in your past do you regret? Being inconsiderate, unperceptive, and dreaming when I should have been seeing.
25. Do you have a best friend? *shrugs* I have several close friends, but no particular best friend at the moment.
26. Have you ever kissed two people in one night? nope.
27. Who was the last person you hugged? Jackie I think.
28. Have you ever wanted someone but you knew you couldn't have them? happens relatively frequently… eventually I'll have someone I want though.
29. If you could change anything about your past, what would it be? I don't know… unless it was to behave more adult-like in certain situations, and less in others.
30. Have you ever felt like killing somebody? honestly, no.
31. Do you like your life? Yes
32. Has one of your friends ever stabbed you in the back? nope.
33. Did you forgive them? n/a
34. Do you like gum? no, it hurts my jaw
35. Do you have more friends that are girls or boys? I don't honestly know.
36. Has anyone ever cheated on you? I would hope not!
37. Has anyone ever cheated on their gf/bf with you? nope.
40. What are some of your biggest fears of your life? being alone forever… burning alive in a fire…
41. Have you ever cried yourself to sleep? Of course.
42. Have you ever not been able to get someone out of your head? definitely.
43. Are you a player? nope… unless you count board games and whatnot!
46. What's the largest age difference between yourself and someone you dated? just over a decade. I have noticed that I tend to be attracted to older men.
47. Have you ever dated/fooled around with a co-worker? nope.
48. Are looks important? Looks matter, as attraction is important, but there are more important things than appearances.
49. Does how many people a person has slept with affect the way you view them? nope… unless there's something in the way that they're treating others or something else that spills over into the rest of their life.
50. Do you believe in love? yes.

I went to the gym today and did pilates for the very first time. I was surprised and pleased just how willing and helpful the instructor was in modifying movements so that I didn't put undue stress on my wrist… along with the challenge of doing the exercises. It was nice. Waking up to snow/slush was less pleasant (since it was slippery) but 'tis life!

Update and awesome widget from Lana! :)

I rather liked this quiz — more than most. It's not displaying correctly but it's still cool.

In other news, my left wrist has been acting up a lot lately, which isn't very fun (to put it mildly) — it's almost how it was when I first got the injury (but not quite as bad since I am semi-taking care of it). Shopping with Jackie was great fun (I love my new coat!! I've walked in the glorious light rain in it twice now!). Catching up with Heather was a great and recharging experience. I've decided that I need to play more board games (Poleconomy would be so much fun if we played version 2 with 4 or 6 players!! Gotta love weird and interesting games — not to mention Canadian Content!)… and I'm looking forward to finally getting Bandu.

I think I'm becoming mildly addicted to the Metro newspaper (it's definitely my favorite free daily), and I'm getting better at the crosswords (but still not good enough to finish them completely). The sudoku is easy enough that I can usually finish them rather decently — mind you I keep the distractions going in the background!!

Also, I'm thinking that Jackie would definitely love the Alice, I think series of books (which I will lend to her if she's interested), given some certain pop culture references — especially in the later books (I can't wait to find out what happens next in the third book!).

I'm very proud to have so many friends who have kept the VT massacre in their hearts… knowing that people I know are safe is great, but the loss of so many amazing others is traumatic… including those well-known to people I hold dear. Every story seems to tear at one's heart. Let us not forget.

Aimee's quiz to waste my time (and take my mind off of the VT shootings)


1. How old will you be in five years? 29
2. What month is your birthday? July
3. How tall are you? 5'3
4. What do you look forward to most in the next six weeks? Vegas!
5. Last person you ate with? Jackie
6. Who is the last person you called? Jackie
7. Who was the last person to call you? National Courier
8.What are you wearing? A western/farmer/jean outfit (for work!)
9. Do you prefer call or text? call… although I do that rarely.
10. Do you have any pets? nope (strange how I chatted with Jackie about pets yesterday)
11. What were you doing at 2am last night? Sleeping
12. Are your parents married/separated/divorced? married
13. When is the last time you saw your mum? Friday
14. What color are your eyes? brown
15. What time did you wake up today? 8:30ish
16. What's the last song you sang? some random song from the playlist at work.
17. What's your favorite Christmas song? I honestly don't know… although I do like the Christians and the Pagans
18. Where is your favorite place to be? with friends
19. Where is your least favorite place to be? alone with my fears and worries..
20. Where would you go if you could go anywhere? around the world.
21. Where do you think you'll be in 10 yrs? alive and well… somewheres.
22. Do you tan or burn? depends on how long I've been out in the sun, and whether I'm wearing sunscreen or not.
23. What did you fear was going to get you at night as a child? *shrugs* I don't know.
24. What was the last thing that made you laugh? The humourous video about telemarketers that Derek posted.
25. How many TVs do you have in your house? one
26. Who do you miss most? I don't know.
27. Do you have a laptop or desktop computer? desktop
28. Do you sleep with or without clothes on? depends
29. What color are your sheets? red
30. How many pillows do you sleep with? there's 4 on my bed.
31. What is your favorite season? spring/fall
32. What do you like about fall? it's gorgeous weather.
33. What do you like about winter? Christmas season, snow/snowsports, etc.
34. What do you like about the summer? travelling, CKI ICON etc.
35. What do you like about spring? gorgeous weather… greening!
36. How many provinces have you lived in? 2: BC and Alberta, (plus a month in Quebec)
37. How many cities/towns have you lived in? 3: Revelstoke, Fort Saskatchewan, Edmonton (plus a month in Montreal)
38. Do you prefer shoes, socks, or bare feet? barefoot or sandals
39. Are you a social person? I like to be.
40. What was the last thing you ate? pyrogies
41. What is your favorite restaurant? I don't have one.
42. What is your favorite ice cream? There's lots of choices!
43. What is your favorite dessert? *shrugs* you mean I have to choose?
44. What is your favorite kind of soap? *shrugs* Body series and Body blends have good stuff.
45. What kind of jelly do you like on your PB & J sandwich? *shrugs* I prefer fresh strawberries.
46. Do you like Chinese food? sure
47. Do you like coffee? NO WAY!
48. How many glasses of water a day do you drink? varies from far too little to enough.
49. What do you drink in the morning? water or juice
50. Would you rather sleep with someone else or alone? depends on the someone!
51. Do you sleep on a certain side of the bed? the top side! 😉
52. Do you know how to play poker? yeah… but I play so rarely that I forget some aspects depending on the variation on the game.
53. Do you like to cuddle? yes.
54. Have you ever been to the States? yes.
55. Do you have an addictive personality? unlikely.
56. Do you eat out or at home more often? at home and at SaveOn!
58. Do you know anyone with the same birthday as you? Actually I know two people locally (one year difference) and I know of one celebrity with the exact same birthday (and others with different ages and the same date)
59. Do you want kids? yes.
60. Do you speak any other languages? yes: French and a tiny bit of Japanese.
61. Have you ever gotten stitches? nope
62. Have you ever ridden in an ambulance? nope
63. Do you prefer an ocean or a pool? *shrugs* I've spent more time in pools.
64. Do you prefer a window seat or an aisle seats? window
65. Do you know how to drive stick? conceptually I would know how… but I don't drive.
66. What is your favorite thing to spend money on? living?
67. Do you wear any jewellery 24/7? nope.
68. What are your favorite TV shows? Gilmore Girls, and many more.
69. Can you roll your tongue? sure… in some ways.
70. Who is the funniest person you know? *shrugs* I dunno… there's a bunch.
71. Do you sleep with stuffed animals? not unless I fall asleep on the couch.
72. What is the main ring tone on your phone? n/a
73. Do you still have clothes from when you were little? sure.
74. What color are your bedroom walls? cream
75. Do you turn off the water while you brush your teeth? yes.
76. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? open
77. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees? swarm of bees… or better yet, a mascot bear costume!
78. Do you flirt a lot? naw.
79. What do you dip a chicken nugget in? something yummy sauce wise.
80. What is your favorite food? *shrugs* yummy food!
81. Can you change the oil on a car? nope.
82. Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket? nope
83. Have you ever run out of gas? nope… unless you consider food gas…
84. What is your usual bedtime? sometime between midnight and 2am
86. Do you read the newspaper? yep! The Metro usually, but also The Gateway, and sometimes the SUN or The Journal.
87. Do you have any magazine subscriptions? Good Magazine… and supposedly the Circle K magazine (although I never seem to get it anymore)
88. Best comedian? *shrugs* there's lots of good ones.
89. Do you watch soap operas? nope.
90. Do you dance in the car? not practical
91. What's something people might not know about you? *shrugs* I'm a survey addict? 😉
92. Do you prefer silver or gold? *shrugs* probably silver… but gold's nice too.
93. First thing on your to do list? call Heather.
94. Coke or Pepsi? neither!!
95. How often are you on Facebook? almost daily…
96. Do you have any bad habits? yep… like not taking good enough care of my left wrist injury.
97. Are you a romantic? sometimes… I really really need to pick up that love languages book!
98. Crayons or markers? pencils! 😉
99. Weirdest pet you've owned? n/a
100. Are you waiting for something or someone? *shrugs*

Working on the weekend (and yet somehow it's still a weekend, so I'm still out having fun!)

My stomach is still pleased from the wonderful dinner I had with Jackie and Brooke at Padamanadi (I hope that's spelled right)… it's been a busy but full weekend though… enjoyable overall, even with working every day (I work most weekends… this is a fact that rarely escapes my notice, whether good or bad).

Friday was also filling: I went out for lunch with my mom to Kyoto and caught up while eating some awesome sushi. We also went for a most excellent walk around downtown… One of the best things about spring is that the weather invites good walks. The walk was short this time (a downside) but given time constraints it was good.

Saturday I saw the Lego exhibit (and many other science-y fun exhibits) with Erik at the Telus World of Science (which I still think of as the Space and Science Center… the logo for the Odyssium also still present in some exhibits). I rather liked getting face to face with the fish… and I think my attention span wasn't as good as it normally is with relation to the experiments. Too many distractions perhaps? *shrugs* Watching the guy from NALUG work at building the scale model of one of the Great Pyramids from Giza was fun though, as was racing our Lego cars. I wish I had a camera to capture us both in the lego mummy thing (where you can insert your head and look as if you're part of the exhibit) or the astronaut thing (in the other exhibit). Lego is very impressive… some of the other exhibits aren't as good as I remembered them being from my (comparative) youth… I missed the Challenger Mission thing they used to have when I was little — that was fun. The Lego robots that you can program to do stuff were also interesting looking, but we didn't get the chance to play with them. Lunar lander also reminded me of just how bad I am at that game. After the Lego thing, we went for a walk in the park outside, and also enjoyed the weather (another short walk… one of these days I need to go for a walk of significant length).

And then today… after work this time I walked down Jasper to catch a bus and then walk to Padamanadi to meet up with Jackie and Brooke. It feels great for it to still be daylight late into the day, nice to not run into too many questionable characters on the walk through Chinatown! 🙂 [I actually saw/smelled more of them during my shift at work today]… good food, good company… and so on.

Also, it's chicken week at work so I get to dress as a farmer/cowboy (or whatever) these days… yay for wearing jeans at work! 🙂