Ten on Tuesday

1. What was the last gift someone gave you for no reason at all?
Kyle bought me the original “ShamWow”the other day (not the one the creepy guy sells on TV, but the original one). I was pretty excited about it, and it works 1000x better than the ShamWow!

2.What is the last gift you gave someone for no reason at all?
I believe it would’ve been for Kyle, but what it was eludes me.

3.What is your favorite thing you like to do alone?
Read in bed. It’s relaxing and I enjoy “quiet” time. (That is, if I can get the dogs to settle down!)

4.What is your favorite thing to with a group of friends?
It depends on which friends I’m with, but usually we like to sit around, BS, and play board games. I don’t need to go out to have a good time for the most part, although going out to watch UFC events at the pub is always a fun time!

5.What is on your agenda for tomorrow?
Work – How exciting am I?!

6.What would you do tomorrow if you didn’t have any responsibilities?
Sit around in my pajamas all day and watch trash TV. I’m trying to relax as much as possible now because once the baby gets here I know I won’t get much time to myself!

7.What is something you miss from your childhood?
Family vacations, which is one of the things I’m most looking forward to with having kids of my own. We’re going to have the best vacations ever, I swear.

8.What is something you don’t miss at all from your childhood?
Being made fun of on the playground, among other things which I won’t mention as they’re personal.

9.What is your favourite word?
Of the moment? “Stool”, and I don’t mean the thing you sit on. Yeah, I’m gross.

10. What is your least favorite word?
I HATE the words “moist” and “secrete” the most. *shudder*

Ten on Tuesday

1. Do you prefer fabric or plastic plasters? (or Band-Aids if American)
Plastic, I think. But it’s gotta be good-quality plastic. I HATE cheap-o Band-Aids! I also hate Band-Aids in general, but obviously for hygienic reasons I wear them.

2. Do you prefer gel pens, biro or fine liners for everyday writing?
Biro pens, preferably ones that click (I hate lids and always lose them). Fine liners always bleed or smudge. Gel pens always smudge or just don’t work properly.

3. Do you have a fear or needles/dentists/blood (if all three, which is the worst) and is there a story behind it?
Having blood taken, so that involves blood and needles. I just can’t stand the sight of my blood pulsing out of me. Ugggh. I also hate needles in general (other than for tattooing or piercing purposes), so it’s going to make needing/wanting an epidural when I’m in labour that much more terrifying.

4. Do you like jelly?  Do you eat it at any time other than when poorly?
Jelly? Poorly? What? Jelly as in jam? Because yes, I like it, and I usually eat it when I feel like having a good ol’ PB&J!

5. What are your Easter traditions? (if not Christian, insert your own meaningful festival here and tell us about that instead)
We don’t really have any Easter traditions (I’m not Christian either). When I was little my grandparents and aunt (on my dad’s side) would come visit and we’d do that normal stuff – colour Easter eggs, hunt for them, etc.

6. What’s your favourite book that you have read so far this year?
Sarah’s Key was really amazing. I think that was the last really good book I read.

7. Do you have any magazine subscriptions or recommendations that we should know about?
You know, I’m not big into reading magazines. The only ones I flip through are the gossipy ones, and that’s usually when I’m in a waiting room somewhere.

8. Favourite etsy store (if you know the owner IRL, also include your favourite that you didn’t originally know IRL)?
I don’t do a lot of Etsy shopping! I think I’ve only made three purchases in total off of Etsy –  from Ritzy Misfit (bridesmaid gifts for my wedding), Seasons Change Boutique (wedding guest book), and Forgotten Cotton (my awesome yellow infinity scarf).

9. If you had play money (£100/$150) that could only be used on shoes, what shoes would you buy?
Probably a really great pair of boots for the winter. I totally lack winter footwear.

10. If you were going pet shopping tomorrow, what would you choose?
If city by-laws let us have more than two dogs, it would be a puppy. What kind of dog we’d get – I have no idea. I really want either a beagle or a basset hound, lol

Ten on Tuesday

First, I’d just like to thank everyone for their kind words yesterday in regards to my Grandma. It really means a lot :)

1. How do you feel about April Fool’s Day?
I’m generally not a fan of being pranked, and I’m so bad at keeping a straight face that I rarely pull them either. When I was little I put saran wrap over the toilet bowl and my dad really didn’t appreciate that. That was the end of my trickery.

2. Do you like birds?
Depends on the bird. Penguins are awesome, magpies are not. Crows also concern me. I love the sound of seagulls but don’t trust them when they fly over my head.

3. How often do you wear your hair in a ponytail?
Once or twice a week, depending on how lazy I’m feeling or if I’m running late.

4. Do you believe in love at first sight?
I really don’t know. Part of my wants to, but I think a lot of people confuse love with lust at the first sight.

5. What is your favourite appetizer?
I love spinach, crab and artichoke dip, as well as crab cakes. (Who doesn’t like a good crab cake?!) Stuffed mushrooms are amazing too – especially with crab meat. I guess I should just say that I love any appy with crab in it! Oooh, and fried cheese is amazing too, specifically fried provolone picante.

6. What is your favorite brand of heels?
I could say Louboutins to be ridiculous, but I don’t own a pair and could never afford to. I’ll go with Aldo – sexy yet still affordable!

7. Are you a picky eater?
Not really, no. There aren’t too many foods or meals I won’t eat.

8. Is there a TV show you like that nobody ever talks about?
I’m starting to like Justified, which I believe originally aired on HBO but is now just starting to appear on Showcase. Timothy Olyphant is wonderful in many, many ways.

9. Do you prefer hot tea or cold tea?
Hot tea, unless it’s sweetened iced tea.

10. Gayle or Peeta? (If you don’t know how to answer, read The Hunger Games.)
Neither?? (I haven’t read the Hunger Games series and don’t plan to. Sorry kids!)