Montag, Mai 30, 2005

Interview Questions for Therese

Questions for Therese:

1. What was your first kiss like?
2. If a hobby could make you money, what would you be doing?
3. If you had to choose only 5 foods to eat for a year (don’t worry about maintaining a balanced diet) what would you choose?
4. If you decided to live abroad, which country would you choose?
5. How would you title your memoirs?

Raspberry and Brea, I'm still waiting for your answers chickies!

partee in the garden, yo!

e-vite is such a fun way to plan a party. People write their RSVPs, and everyone else can read them. I had one friend call me to say she recognized a name on the list and was that the same girl who stayed with her cousins in Australia last year? Why yes, it is! Small world.
I had a fairly successful shopping trip Friday night in preparation for Saturday’s events. My favorite item was a stack of paper plates that all looked like heads different animals. There were monkeys, lions, pandas, elephants, …And I had a couple of angels come to my rescue as I was quickly running out of time (and patience) Sat morning- they returned all the empty bottles and came back with all of the things on the shopping list I had forgotten. And then some! We have enough s’more making materials to last us till Summer 2007!! Another fun thing about e-vite is that you can suggest to people what to bring. Since my party had a garden theme, I put all things garden related on it (sprinkler, hose, shears, birdhouse, fertilizer, supersoaker). My sister signed up to bring the Hoe (of course), and I got all kinds of little plants and seeds, as well as some very cute gardening gloves. Which I promptly put to good use on Sunday to start digging. No, my garden had not yet been dug. That’s this week’s after work project. Until it rains, then we’re having mud wrestling competitions.

Mittwoch, Mai 25, 2005

Good Hump Day to You

The day after my birthday always feels a little like Boxing Day. Recovering from certain overindulgences, always a little let down after the anticipation leading up to the Big Day. But since my party is on Saturday, I have even more to look forward to before this whole birthday thing is over for this year. Plus, I had an absolutely wonderful day with my mommy dearest showing up to take me out for lunch AND bring a deliciously sinful chocolate cake, as well as a beautiful bouquet of flowers being delivered to my desk. A tied soccer game and a perfectly prepared cheesy omelet completed the day.

Wednesdays have always been all right, in my books. Over the hump and slide tackling towards the weekend. I have an acupuncture appointment later on (yet another attempt to quell the allergic reactions which have plagued me over the past few weeks). And then a quiet hour or two with a new book? Unless my roommate returns home from her long weekend camping extravaganza. Then we’ll be having us some wine drinkin’ leg waxin’ catching up to do.

Dienstag, Mai 24, 2005

31 things

I was thinking about trying out 28 again, staying there for awhile, but eh- with age comes wisdom, right?

By accepting my age with grace, I also get to add three things to my list: 31 things about me.

Here goes:

1. I lived on a farm in Quebec till age 5, and according to pictures (and some hilarious home movies) spent the majority of the time roaming around naked with sister Barb and cousin Carina. Hardly ever saw/knew about traffic, airplanes, etc.

2. I visited that very farm for the first time since moving away two Septembers ago, as part of a cross country odyssey with Louise, my partner in crime. Just about smack in the middle of 5 and 6,000 kms we drove the beast to that beautiful potato laden red isle out east.

3. I got to visit the absolute furthest possible point west in Canada from there just a few weeks ago on a surfing trip.

4. I believe in trying things you have never done before (especially if it scares you) every once in awhile. Take surfing, for example. Well, body surfing in my case ;)

5. I have one big unexplainable irrational fear: deep water that I can’t see the bottom of. Nope, can’t say I like boats much and if I ever won a cruise, I’d have to send my mom instead.

6. I have never been to Vegas

7. I have been in love 2.5 times (if you don’t count the at-first-sight infatuation with one Sean Robinson at age 12 ½).

8. I love to bake and cook, although I rarely follow a recipe accurately and tend to throw in anything and everything I can find around the kitchen (new taste sensations!). I also will hardly ever try a soup/sauce until I’m done making it.

9. Wine is a big passion that I intend to follow through with a Sommelier course in early 2006.

10. I have experienced a handful of nights where a few hours ‘go missing’ as the after effects of consuming too much of the red in too short a time period.

11. I absolutely love fresh flowers. If I could afford it, I would have a bunch around my home & desk at work at all times.

12. Amsterdam is my favorite city in the whole world. I think everyone should have the chance to visit it once in their lifetimes.

13. I am only superstitious about black cats and walking under ladders.

14. I love hip hop (and reggae) and used to ride my bike through a shady part of Munich to go dance to it by myself at a nightclub that played it on Friday nights. One night when I resurfaced to go home, I found that said bike had been stolen. By some miracle, I had enough change to catch a cab back home.

15. The only time I have ever thought about killing myself was on a trip to Turkey in 1996.

16. My mom and I were visiting Malta at the same time as ‘Gladiator’ was being filmed there.

17. J’ai passé tout mes années a l’école dans un programme bilingue. J’aimerai bien etre capable de parler comme avant.

18. My most memorable ‘trip’ to a museum was in Paris to see Monet and co. I twisted my ankle walking in (too busy reading the brochure to look down, missed a step). Ended up getting callused thumbs rolling myself around in a wheelchair, all for the sake of Art!

19. Volunteered in the following races:
Cross Calgary Marathon
24 hours of Adrenaline in Canmore
Parkinsons Super Walk, Fish Creek Park

20. I have never bungee jumped, parachuted, been tattooed or pierced anything other than my earlobes.

21. I had my first orgasm at age 24. Have been playing catch up ever since!

22. As a teenager, I adored George Michael, River Phoenix, Robert Downey, Jr. and Johnny Depp (who remembers 21 Jump Street?)

23. I am a Gemini Tiger and believe I match a few of the qualities of each.

24. I believe in the power of crystals.

25. I tend to have bad dreams if I watch anything violent on tv just before going to bed.

26. I haven’t watched more than an hour or two if tv a month in the past 3 or 4 years.

27. I met my best friend in Grade 6 while we were both attending Westgate Elementary. She and her husband have very recently purchased a home right down the block from it.

28. I stopped eating red meat 17 years ago. The only exception I make is at my dad’s house two or three times a year (especially for his moose sauerbraten mmmmm)

29. Ich habe fast neun Jahre lang in Deutschland gelebt, verheiratet und alleine (manchmal sogar gleichseitig!)

30. The mountains, my hammock, the movie theater, the highway, the hot springs and the beach are a few of my favorite places to frequent.

31. Every year I get wiser and a little closer to figuring out (and achieving) my goals to live out the ideal life for myself…

yes, I know there's one extra line in the bday song

it's cause I'm *eeek* 31 now...

note to self:

Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday dear Sassafrass
Happy Birthday to me

That is all.

Freitag, Mai 20, 2005

also interesting (if I were american)


American Cities That Best Fit You:

65% Denver

65% San Francisco

65% Seattle

60% Austin

60% Portland


Your Political Profile

Overall: 20% Conservative, 80% Liberal

Social Issues: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal

Personal Responsibility: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal

Fiscal Issues: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal

Ethics: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal

Defense and Crime: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal

Mittwoch, Mai 11, 2005

Interview Questions

OK, I’m lazy and I copied questions from 2 Hot Chicks
But they’re really good questions! Here you go, girls:

For Brea :

1. Describe yourself using one word for each letter of the alphabet.

2. What’s the most fun you’ve ever had with your clothes on?

3. Describe what’s on tonight’s dinner menu if food is you and your personality.

4. A mad billionaire scientist offers you $500,000 if you will gain 25 pounds. The only catch … not only do you have to gain the weight, you also have to hang on to it for at least 5 years. If you fail, you have to give all the money back (with interest). What would you do?

5. What do you want for breakfast, and how do you take your coffee?

For Raspberry :

1. you’ve been transformed into a man. You will only stay this way for 24 hours. What do you plan to do? What do you hope to learn?

2. What’s the most generous thing someone has ever done for you? What about it was meaningful?

3. You notice three people standing before you. One is your son when he’s a 21-year old man. The second is your mother when she was pregnant with you. The third is yourself when you were 12 years old. You are allowed to say a few words to each of them before they vanish. What do you say?

4. How long do you have to know a guy before you feel okay about farting around him? Explain.

5. You see before you three unusual cocktails.~ The first is a Potion of Love. If you drink it, you will meet your perfect match, fall blissfully in love, and live happily ever after.~ The second is a Potion of Success. If you drink it, you will be extremely successful in your chosen vocation and earn the admiration, respect, and sometimes envy, of your colleagues.~ The third is a Potion of Wisdom. If you drink it, you will feel at peace throughout your life, regardless of the difficulties you face. Irrational feelings of doubt and fear will be a thing of the past.Which potion will you drink? Why?

Donnerstag, Mai 05, 2005

It's interview time!

Blog-A-Thon Instructions:
It will be my pleasure to interview the next however many people respond to this post who want to be interviewed.

Here’s how it works:

1. Leave a comment saying "interview me" if you’d like to be interviewed.
2. I’ll respond by asking you 5 questions here. They’ll be different than the ones I was asked.
3. Update your blog with your answers to the questions.
4. When you do so, include this same explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same manner.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you’ll ask them five new questions.

Welcome to the World, David Andrew!

Born at 12:05 a.m. on 05/05/05, 5 lbs, 11 oz.



I have to agree with Omni on this one, definitely the artist gift.
I love to create and be creative, and it would be cool to be able to do it well.
I kind of hesitated at the beginning when I read this question, as none of the fame of the other occupations really appealed to me. I would like to live somewhere close to nature and just do my thing. And leave the novel writing up to DJW. *wink*
Simple as that.