Friday Feast #196

When was the last time you had your hair cut/trimmed?
Must have been a couple of months ago. I’m in the midst of trying to grow out my bangs so there isn’t much I can do with it.

Name one thing you miss about being a child.
I worried less.

Pick one: butter, margarine, olive oil.
Olive oil.

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If you could learn another language, which one would you pick, and why?
French, as it would be most practical, living in a bilingual province. I took it from kindergarden to grade 12 and have a basic understanding of it, but just don’t feel comfortable speaking it. But then I enjoy Spanish, which seems rather similar, and I’d like to learn more of that.

Finish this sentence: In 5 years I expect to be…
five years older and wiser. And hopefully still in good health and keeping up with the fitness regime.

Friday Feast #194

If you could live on another continent for 1 year, which one would you choose?
Europe. There’s so much there that I’d love to see, I doubt I could do it all in one year.

Which browser do you use to surf the Internet?
IE7 at work, Safari at home.

On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being highest), how much do you know about the history of your country?
7. I’ve been taugh Canadian history so many times, thanks to moving around, and being an army brat and going to military schools. But I’ve forgotten some of it. It’s just hazy…. Also, I’m sure they didn’t cover EVERYTHING. For example, I only ever got a glazing of Aboriginal history. Scratch that 7, I’ll say I know maybe 4.

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Finish this sentence: Love is…
a many splendid thing.

Have you ever been in or near a tornado?
Not in one, thankfully. There was a nice big category 3 in Southern Ontario that I saw once. It was a few kilometers away, and thankfully not heading in our direction. And once, when driving back to Winnipeg from Mineappolis (a 9-hour drive), I counted 9 twisters. That gave me dreams for years….

Friday Feast #193

Do you consider yourself to be an optimist or a pessimist?
I’m more of a realist.

What is your favorite color of ink to write with?

How often do you get a manicure or pedicure? Do you do them yourself or go to a salon and pay for them?
I go to a salon with friends about once or twice a year for a pedicure. Otherwise I prefer to take care of my own nails. Salons are expensive.

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Have you ever won anything online? If so, what was it?

In which room in your house do you keep your home computer?
It lives in the living room, but since I have wireless, it visits my kitchen and bedroom at times.


What is the first thing you think of when you see the word…

.. snow? White.
.. rain? Wet.
.. tornado? I think of the twisters I have seen. Scary.
.. summer love? Grease – the movie. Yeah, that’s right.
.. Jon? Crowe – a friend from high school.
.. Mike? D. – I enjoyed his blog about his adventures in NZ.
.. Shea? Lori – my cousin.
.. banana? Potassium.
.. dizzy? Being spun a whole bunch of times in a row while dancing Salsa.
.. Laura? Wolfe – who shared my birthday. I wonder how she is….
.. Juan? The Hurricaine.
.. car? My car, and the fact that my lease will be up in a few short months.
.. white? Aa blank canvass. (Where to start?)
.. peppermint? Not a fan. I prefer Spearmint.
.. New Found Glory? Is that some American catch phrase or something?
.. placebo? Meds.
.. orange juice? Acidic.
.. candid camera? Generally not funny – too embarassing for my tastes.
.. sister? Lots of people have them.
.. brother? Lots of people have them.
.. hate? Sad.
.. school? Done.
.. President? Who’s next?
.. football? Soccer!
.. rap? Meh.
.. pop? Cute.
.. rock? Energy.
.. punk? Fun.
.. sex? Enjoyable.
.. death? Inevitable.
.. baby? “Gurgle.”
.. duuude? Pardon?
.. the end? Of this post – for now.

Friday Feast #186

Invent a new flower; give it a name and describe it.
Litamelia – lightly scented – a cross between snap-dragons and lillies, light in colour.

Name someone whom you think has a wonderful voice.
Kelly Meyers. Alex Ferguson.

On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how clean do you keep your car?
8.5 or 9. During the winter it’s hard to keep on top of the dirt that gets tracked inside.

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How do you feel about poetry?

What was the last person/place/thing you took a picture of?
My boyfriend Keith in his awesome new coat. I have been meaning to upload it. :-)

Friday Feast #183

On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 as highest), how much do you like your own handwriting?

Do you prefer baths or showers?
Showers. By far.

What was the last bad movie you watched?
I watched Superbad last Sunday and didn’t enjoy it (sorry to my friends who did, but I just don’t like that type of humor and couldn’t relate to the characters at all.)

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Name something you are addicted to and describe how it affects your life.
Hmmm… sometimes I can get pretty wrapped up in gaming. I try to keep it balanced.

Which instrument is your favorite to listen to?
The Cello.

Friday Feast #182

If you could be any current celebrity for one whole week, who would you want to be?
Hmm… maybe Daniel Craig. I wouldn’t mind playing an action hero for a bit. Of course I’d probably spend the entire week in front of the mirror….

On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being highest), how much do you enjoy talking on the phone?
Two. Not terribly fond of chatting on the phone.

Name a charitable organization to which you have donated (or would like to).
The Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Canadian Cancer Society, IWK

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What is a food you like so much you could eat it every single day for a month?

Have you or anyone in your family had the flu this year?
I have been lucky that I haven’t gotten one. I usually get a couple at least. I did, however get a terrible cold with a sinus & throat infection that caused laryngitis.

Friday Feast #180

Have you ever played a practical joke on anyone? If so, what did you do and who was your victim?
No. I am not fond of practical jokes.

What do your salt and pepper shakers look like?
they are grinders. I prefer fresh-gound sea salt and fresh-ground pepper.

Where is the next place you plan to visit (on vacation or business)?

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What kind of lotion or cream do you use to keep your hands from getting too dry?
Gold Bond.

Make up a dessert, tell us its ingredients, and give it a name.
Sweet Saturday Delight:
baked pear drizzled with melted dark chocolate and amber rum.

Friday Feast #176

Name one thing that is unique about you.
My name.

Fill in the blank: My favorite _________ is __________ but I like _________ too.
My favorite fitness activity is running but I like weights too.

What type of wood do you have for your home’s furnishings?
I have a lot of maple.

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Who do you talk to most often on the phone?

What level of responsibility do you have in your job?
What level of responsibility does any graphic designer have?

Friday Feast #175

What is your middle name? Would you change any of your names if you could? If so, what would you like to be called?
Nadine. No, I would not change any of my names.

If you were a fashion designer, which fabrics, colors, and styles would you probably use the most?
I would be fond of using purples and teals. The designs would be on the dressier side of things.

What is your least favorite chore, and why?
Cleaning the bathroom – hard on the back.

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What is something that really frightens you, and can you trace it back to an event in your life?
I cannot think of anything that really frightens me. War, I suppose. Glad I live where I live.

Where are you sitting right now? Name 3 things you can see at this moment.
On my couch. I can see my new ceramic WonderWoman figurine adorning the clock on the mantle (thanks, Keith, for that awesome Christmas gift!). Above that, I can see the framed watercolor painting of a samurai that I did. Also on the mantle (among other things) is a miniature of Minas Tirith, from The Lord of the Rings.