Borrowed from the lovely Roots & Rings blog!
1. If you could change anything about your physical appearance, what would it be?
Probably my complexion. I break-out quite often and I’m really self conscious about it. It was really bad in high school and I was made fun of a bit. One girl asked me if I had chicken pox; it was horrible.
2. Is there a habit in others that you find annoying?
People who are always late really annoy me. I’m always early for everything because I can’t stand being late. Yeah.
3. What is your favorite recipe using ground beef?
Probably spaghetti. I looooove pasta but spaghetti has been my favourite since I was little. Next would be lasagna (again, pasta!)
4. What was your favourite book as a kid?
I loved James and the Giant Peach. My Grade 3 teacher read it to us and it was fabulous. I also really like The Secret Garden and anything by Robert Munsch.
5. Did you work as a teenager and if so, where?
My first summer jobs (Yes, I had two of them) was at a gift shop that sold a lot of fine gemstone jewelry, trinkets and whatnot, and an Chinese restaurant. I was a sales associate (I guess that’s what you’d call me) at the gift shop and a bus girl at the restaurant. I think I liked the restaurant more because it was less boring and I got tips! Cash in your hand was amazing as a teenager!
I also worked at an amazing farm/market/restaurant. They’ve changed hands since I’ve worked there and it hasn’t really been the same. I worked in the kitchen, dishing out homemade sandwiches, huge ice cream cones, and to-die-for soup. The original owners were amazingly down to earth.
6. Did you work while in college and if so, where?
I worked at the farm for one summer in between 1st and 2nd year and then I got a job at Save On Foods. I worked there for about 2 1/2 years before I left for a summer job at Highland Valley Copper as a student labourer. That job was FUN! I went back to Save On after that job was done and worked there until I graduated university :)
Me, just “hanging” out! I worked with the Mine Rescue Team for a week while
they trained for their big Mine Rescue competition! This was probably
the most memorable part of working at HVC for the summer!
7. When you go to sleep do you like total darkness or semi? When you go to sleep do you need quiet or is some noise ok?
I usually like near darkness. It doesn’t have to be pitch black but I like not having light shining in my eyes. Of course, if I’m tired enough, it doesn’t matter. Same with noise; I haaaate repeatative noises, like clocks ticking or water dripping, but if I’m tired enough, I could sleep with a t.v. on or something similar.
8. When doing laundry, fabric softener or not?
I don’t buy Downy or anything like that, but I use Bounce sheets or something similar (like no-name brand). I always use great detergent though!
9. Open toed or closed toed shoes?
I don’t really have a preference. I actually live in flip-flops in the summer and warm snuggly Uggs (well, knock-offs) in the winter.
10. Would you rather be blind or deaf?
I think I would rather be deaf than blind, although both are awful. I could still see and get around on my own and enjoy life. Not being able to hear music would suck, but I’d pull a Beethoven and create amazing music instead – without the whole “going crazy” thing.
11. Dangle or stud earrings?
Neither – my lobes are stretched to 1/2″ so I wear plugs and such! A lot of people have said to me, “Well, what are you going to do when you’re older and you wished you never stretched your ears?” Trust me, I thought about that long before I hit the “no going back” point. If anything, I’ll hang my cane from my ears when I’m 90. :D
12. Bottled water or tap?
At home we have a Britta water filter jug, so technically, it’s tap water. Kamloops has an amazing water processing plant, so the water is actually decent to drink straight from the tap.
13. What do you put on pancakes?
Butter and maple syrup! Man, that makes me want blueberry pancakes …
14. On a long trip would you rather drive or fly?
First, you have to define “long.” I don’t mind driving a few hours to get to where I need to go, but flying is a lot of fun. Basically, if it’s going to take me longer to drive somewhere than it is to fly, then I’d fly. But – driving is fun because you can stop and enjoy the scenery.
15. Do you prefer classic old movies or new?
I really enjoy both. I really like some of John Wayne’s old films, but new ones like The Dark Knight and such are sure to be classics eventually. I can already imagine nagging at my grandchildren that a certain movie they discovered actually came out when I was their age.
“You know, back in my daaaay, we had to drive or walk to get to where we wanted to go! We didn’t have teleportation vessels! Be more appreciative, you little buggers … “