1.) What was I doing ten years ago?
I was 19, and just wrapping up my second year of university at Trent (in Peterborough, Ontario). I flew out to British Columbia and spent a couple weeks in Vancouver and Victoria. I remember being in Lion’s Bay, and having breakfast down by the water. Everything in front of me was so vast, and I was sitting on a rock with a bowl of Cheerios. I felt so small, like I could have fit on the head of a pin.
2) What are five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today:
- shave legs
- sunless tan (I have to wear a sleeveless, knee-length shift dress to a semi-formal dinner tomorrow night, and my pasty limbs need the help)
-set the alarm clock for an hour earlier (have to get up really early tomororw)
- pack my golf clothes and my dinner dress (I work for an organization that has ties with Prince Edward, who is currently in Canada. I’ll be at a golf tournament and a dinner with him tomorrow night. Not just me, about 50 other people, too. I’m not golfing, I’ll be there in a work capacity)
I just realized that’s all partially work related, except for the pilates. I don’t write lists for non-work stuff!
3) Snacks I enjoy:
- peanut butter, eaten directly from the jar with a spoon
- edamame (steamed with a bit of lime juice, salt and pepper- it’s heaven!)
- McVittie’s chocolate digestive biscuits
4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Tell everyone that I got a job as a travel writer, travel, live modestly, and not tell anyone about the billions. Money changes people, and it changes people’s perception of you, and I like my life the way it is now. I’d never want my family or friendships to be tainted by suddenly being perceived as a human cashpoint machine. I’d donate a lot to charity,set up some education grants, maybe some programmes for underprivledged kids, pay for schooling for any of my friends or family who needed/wanted it, and buy some beautiful holiday homes around the world. I’d only tell very close friends and family the truth.
Who am I kidding- I’d by myself a black Audi TT and drive on the freaking Autobahn as fast as the car will physically go. Woo-hoo!
5) Places I have lived:
- Sudbury (Canada)
- Peterborough (Canada)
- Istanbul (Turkey)
- Toronto (Canada, and where I currently live)
6) Jobs I have had:
- Shop assistant
- Confidential Secretary
- English Teacher
- Programme Coordinator
- Executive Assistant
Kimberley had a few extra questions added in, so I’ll choose my three and list them here:
Q: Do you still sleep with a stuffed animal? We won’t laugh!
A: Yes I do. This is Mr. Weatherby: I’d love to say that I’ve had him since I was a kid, but the truth is I bought him a year and a half ago when I was going through a difficult time (and by difficult time, I mean the entire calendar year of 2007). It helped a lot, to be honest.
Q: Did you ever watch a scary movie that frightened you so much you were afraid of the dark afterward? I mean like you’re lying in bed trying to sleep, but you have to pee, but you’re scared to get up. It doesn’t have to be recently; could be when you were a kid. So what movie was it?
A: Well, Jen loves scary movies, and makes me watch them more than I would ever choose to! but I have no tolerance for them- I’m particularly creeped out by movies with zombies in them. And as awful as it is to admit, I turn on the bedside lamp whenever I have to get up in the night!
Q: What’s the last book you read that you thought was really super, inspiring, you’d recommend it to most anyone?
A: The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I read it about 4 years ago, and it’s still the best novel I’ve read in years.
Peeps I want to know more about:
Hmmm. I think I’ve seen this on quite a few blogs already, so I’m not sure who hasn’t been tagged. If anyone else wants to fill this out, go ahead and consider yourself tagged. Leave me a comment so I can come read your answers. And if you know of a novel that really rocked your world, tell me what it is so I can put it on my to-read list! Thanks!