Thursday, 15 May 2008
I will wait here; you go grab a cup of tea and settle in to answer some questions.
I was tagged by my darling friend Heidi and now I am tagging you. Knowing people a little better is what we are all here for.
These questions are for your entire life. If you have done any of them state them on the comment part of my blog. If you can, expand on your answers just because it is more fun that way.
Gone on a blind date = no, but one time when I was 16 a neighbour guy who was about 22 came to the door all dressed up in a suit and had flowers in his hands. He asked me to go out to the movies and tried to give me the flowers he was holding. I said no, but that I would set him up with my sister Suzie who was more his age, so I called Suzie to the door and she went out with him.
Skipped school = yes, more than once. Ms. Heidi, I believe I skipped with you.
Watched someone die = yes I have seen my friends Jill and Angie while they were dying and it was both horrible and an honour. I also saw my Nana in a coma after a house fire where I believe she tried to save her dog. And every Tuesday I get to see brave women who are living while they are in different stages of dying. Seeing my dear friend Darlene dying was also especially hard. I did not find any peace from any of my dear ones dying.
Been to Canada = I live in Canada but as a teenager I was lucky enough to travel all across Canada. I have not been to Newfoundland and I have never been in the Territories.
Been to Mexico = yes, but I have only been in a border town. Tijuana? I am a shallow tourist because I don’t want to see the poverty in front of me. I guess I would be called an ostrich tourist.
Been to Florida = yes on my honeymoon. A little story. This is the time before credit cards being common and we didn’t have much money. It was a honeymoon on a budget. I remember being at the airport and wanting to spend our last $100 and Wahid wanting to save it in case we got bumped somewhere (by the way, we did). I remember being so pissed off and thinking why did I marry such a cheap bastard. My prince charming had sprung a leak.
Been on a plane = yes too many to count. I worked for Air Canada at one point and we traveled by plane for free. I use to love it until one time flying from Trinidad to Tobago the plane dropped and we were lifted about 10 inches off of our seats. It still surprises me to this day though that I sat with Angelique and Nadalene (Nathan wasn’t born yet) and said “Wow, wasn’t that fun. I sure hope they do that again.” Now just before I fly I take a fear of flying course on the internet that Shelly hooked me up to.
Been lost = yes. The first time I remember being lost I was 9 years old and we had moved to Windsor Park. I was walking home from Frontenac School at lunch and instead of turning onto Elizabeth Road I kept walking down DuBourmont to Dugas. I then stopped at a house and knocked on the door. An older lady got her neighbour’s son to walk me back to school, when I got to Elizabeth, I remembered it was my street and he walked me home. I have also been left behind by my parents a couple of times when I was a small child but that was not the question, so I will zip those stories back in my lips for now.
Gone to Washington, D.C. = yes.
Swam in the ocean = yes, the Pacific and the Atlantic.
Cried yourself to sleep = yes, I have actually become a pro at that.
Played cops and robbers = yes, only we called it cowboys and Indians.
Recently coloured with crayons = no, although Angelique and I almost bought a giant colouring book at Costco.
Sang Karaoke = no, unless you consider Karaoke singing in Wahid’s ear while we are waltzing. We both sing completely out of tune. But being out-of-tune together has a melody all its own.
Paid for a meal with coins only = absolutely, and those coins had a lot of pennies with them. I mean they are legal tender aren’t they?
Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t = yes, yes, and yes.
Made prank phone calls = yes and I believe these were done when I was in the presence of Heidi and Shirley. I still remember ‘Hello is your fridge running? Well you better go catch it.'
And the scariest mother of them all 'I know who you are and
I saw what you did.'
Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose = yes, and sometimes those are the best kind of laughs because they are so unexpected.
Caught a snowflake on your tongue = yes, hasn’t everyone who has the opportunity to live in a cold country?
Danced in the rain = no, but I am compiling a list of 52 things to do before I am 53 and that seems like a good thing to do.
Written a letter to Santa Claus = yes. I was also Santa Claus’s secretary for many years so I even wrote letters on his behalf.
Been kissed under the mistletoe = yes, but not under real mistletoe. But I have been kissed under fake mistletoe.
Watched the sunrise or moonrise with someone you care about = yes to both.
Blown bubbles = yes, and I still do whenever I get gum in my mouth.
Gone ice-skating = yes, all the time as a kid. Most of the time at Maginot.
Been skinny-dipping outdoors = no.
Gone to the movies = of course. I even went to see the first Lord of the Rings movie alone at St. Vital Centre. Actually I would recommend it to anyone, it was really empowering.
Thanks for the fun Heidi. Ciao.