Feb 18, 2012


I received this tag a few weeks ago. (Thanks Heather)

Here are the rules:

  1. Post these rules
  2. You must post 11 random things about yourself
  3. Answer the questions set for you in their post
  4. Are jokes about "there is no Fight Club" still funny?
 11 random things about yourself:

  1. I'm obsessed with octopuses. And other oddly adapted animals like the Aye Aye and Kiwi.  
  2. I cannot comprehend the logic in why people replace original building materials with new inferior ones (ie wood windows for vinyl, wood floors for laminate)
  3. I always take on way more than I can handle. Then get overwhelmed and just end up watching bad tv and drinking wine.
  4. I love road trips.  One of my lifelong dreams is to rent a winnibego with my closest girlfriends, visit the 'Biggest of [ball of string, honeybee, logger]" along the way and wind it all up with a beauty pageant somewhere in Texas. 
  5. I have a fear of revolving doors.   
  6. I am terrible at mailing things.  Abysmal.  I have packages waiting to be mailed in my house that I should have mailed 7 years ago (through 4 moves)
  7. I believe that most ailments can be cured with local honey and fish oil. 
  8. I have phone phobia (is there an official name?)
  9. My house is for the most part, clean and my closets are neurotically organized (colour coded and labelled).  But my car is always a disgusting pigpen.  
  10. I have dance parties with my kids in the kitchen every night while making dinner. 
  11. I love chips. 
What is your #1 best memory – the one that will always make you smile?
Oh, so many # 1 best memories.  One was finishing a 10 day hike in the Stein Valley, BC, when I was 16 after being lost for 4 days.  

If you could do anything (career wise), and money was no object, what would that be?
I love what I do (heritage consultant / conservation specialist) but.... probably a naturopath. Then I could encourage more people to eat local honey and fish oil. 

What is the most awesome place you’ve ever visited?
Comanche National Grassland in southeastern Colorado is the most spectacular place on earth. I worked there for 4 summers in Grad school and try to go back every year.  

What is your go-to comfort food?
I'm a big fan of rice crackers and hot sauce. I lived on it when I first moved out of my parents' house at 22.  

What is your guilty pleasure (that you’re willing to admit to in a public forum?)
I have an unhealthy addiction to Mamma Yamma's tweets (@mammayamma). She's a yam puppet on kids CBC. I'm in my 30s... 

Favourite way to relieve stress?
Hot yoga.  I think about going a lot.

Favourite book?
Tale of Two Cities. 

Favorite movie?
The Sweetest Thing with Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate. When Harry Met Sally. I am hoping Hunger Games will be added to this list {please don't be crappy}.  

What are you good at that hardly ever gets recognized? (example, are you a masterful karaoke singer? do you play a mean harmonica? is your hidden talent hopscotch?)
I'm quite unusually skilled at making children's Halloween costumes using primarily glue and iron ons. 

What did your 10-year-old self want to be when you grew up? Do you still want that? (Are you that?)
From a very young age I wanted to be an archaeologist.  Then I grew up, became an archaeologist, and didn't want to be one anymore.  I used to bury toys in the fall in my dad's garden and dig them up in the spring. 

What's holding you back?
I don't like digging in the snow. 



Heather said...

This is so great! I had no idea that you were an archeologist or obsessed with a yam puppet. I don't know which one was more surprising, really.

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