Saturday, May 27, 2006

Some Random Things About Me

A meme borrowed from Tai's blog who borrowed it from Kim's blog who borrowed it from someone else.I am perpetuating the cycle. Oh, it's all an intricate tapestry...... :)

10 Favorites
Favorite Season: Spring...all that mucking about in the dirt and the birds yelling their heads off and the pure potential of it all...
Favorite Color: I'm hard pressed to say, but if it's in nature it would be that crazy bright blue you sometimes see in Mediterranean bays...think of the Blue Grotto in Capri.
Favorite Time: 10 pm. I get my best reading done in the bathtub round about that hour.
Favorite Food: It probably has ginger or a bit of curry in it.
Favorite Drink: Chai tea lattes from Starbucks. It's a bit morbid perhaps, but if possible, I buy one of these before boarding an airplane. Then, if the plane crashes, and I perish horribly, well at least the last thing I had on earth was a yummy chai latte.
Favorite Ice Cream: I once had an sour-apple flavor in Hell's Gate Park that was rather fabulous, but I'm a fan of chocolate-chip mint generally speaking.
Favorite Place: It's up in the mountains behind Cumberland, off a logging road. A place of sunny white rock and deep chilly pools and little waterfalls.
Favorite Sport: Sometimes, when nobody's looking, I watch hockey. I can't help it. I'm Canadian.
Favorite Actor: Harrison Ford. I think it may be a crush. I mean, first Han Solo, and then Indiana Jones? What's not to like?
Favorite Actress: Angelina Jolie is fun to watch. Audrey Hepburn appeals immensely. I'm fond of Geena Davis and I think Susan Sarandon is marvellous. It would be easier to pick just one if I had a crush though. :)

9 Currents
Current Feeling: Utterly relaxed.
Current Drink: Vanilla Earl Grey, steaming hot with cream, in a rather lovely pottery mug with a dragonfly on it.
Time: 1:15 pm
Current Show on TV: The television is most definitely off.
Mobile used: I've never owned one.
Windows Open: This could be a computer question, but, er, the bedroom window's open.
Current Underwear: Pink, with a sparkly heart.
Current Clothes: Jeans, blue sleeveless tank top, pink and red striped socks. Little blue butterfly barrettes.
Current Thought: Trying to figure out if I'm really hearing the violin music my friend can hear in a nearby apartment or whether it's just the power of suggestion.

8 Firsts
First Nickname: Chopper. I was a jowly baby.
First Kiss: Grade One. The love didn't last though. I can't even recall the little chap's name. I wish I could remember if I ever kissed Eddie in Kindergarten. I'm sure he would have liked me to kiss him as I recall.
First Crush: Danny in Grade Four.
First Best Friend: Andrea Horowitz in kindergarten.
First Vehicle I Drove: An awfully big pick-up truck with no power-steering. I was terrified.
First Date: Shane. He asked me out to dinner and to the movies, but my mom wasn't awfully keen about thirteen year-olds dating, so we went for long romantic hikes around the sewer lagoon instead. Does that count? It felt romantic at the time.
First Pet: A puppy named Rex, but we lived in the city at the time and didn't keep him for long.

7 Lasts
Last Drink: Tea at breakfast
Last Kiss: My husband.
Last Meal: Cornbread and sourdough toast at The Tomato on Cambie St. in Vancouver. I love going out for breakfast.
Last Web Site Visited: Tai's blog.
Last Movie Watched: Ronin, which features scenes from Arles and La Turbie in France. A grocery store that I visited is shot up. It also stars Jean Reno, whom Tai and I agree may not be classically handsome, but nonetheless we find him rather....likeable.
Last Phone Call: To Kim. She was shopping at Ikea at the time.
Last TV show Watched: The news.

6 Have You Ever...
Have You Ever Broken the Law: Yes. As a teenager I liked to climb on to the roofs of public buildings at night, and I can't help but feel that's probably frowned on.
Have You Ever Been Drunk: Yes, pleasantly so.
Have You Ever Kissed Someone You Didn't Know: Yes. On both cheeks.
Have You Ever Been in the Middle/Close to Gunfire: I used to live down the street from the Rod&Gun Club, so my middle childhood was punctuated by the roar of rifles.
Have You Ever Skinny Dipped: Last time I did, I was told I was channelling Aphrodite. How nice of them to say.
Have You Ever Broken Anyone's Heart: I don't suppose I have, but I like to think there's maybe someone out there pining for me, who's just not sayin'.

5 Things
Things You Can Hear Right Now: Mozart's Divertimenti playing on Tai's stereo, Tai reading interesting bits aloud from a book called "Collapse", on the destruction of past civilzations
Things You Can See Right Now: a funky hat on top of the computer, a little vase filled with cat whiskers, my friend reading
Things On Your Bed: pink pyjamas and lots of cushions
Things You Ate Today: Cornbread and toast and tea.'s almost time for lunch.
Things You Do When You Are Bored: Bored? what is this 'bored' thing you speak of?

4 Places You Have Been Today:
Granville Island Market.
A pottery gallery.
Tomato, a great Vancouver bistro
Tai's apartment.

3 Things On Your Desk Right Now:
I'm at my friend's desk right now and she has lot of interesting things on a Killer Rabbit puppet from Monty Python, but I'm going to envision my desk at home...

I have a beat-up journal that I scribbled in on my safaria through Kenya and Tanzania last year.
I have a little framed photo of my old cat Pook as a kitten.
And a faux crow on top of my computer that's real enough looking to have startled a friend of mine who is not particularly fond of birds.

2 Choices
Salt or Pepper: Pepper
Hot or Cold: Hot

1 Place You Want To Visit:
Nepal. I'm planning on going there year after next to visit my little friend Ritika outside Kathmandu. I'm going to Italy next May as well, but that's a place I've travelled to before.


BostonPobble said...

I'm such a geek ~ I love things like this. The little snapshots we get of each other are so delightful. Thanks for sharing.

melanie said...

I had to do it as well..

I enjoyed reading yours Jennye! I hope you are enjoying your weekend away.

kimber the wolfgrrrl said...

I must apologize; the roar of Ikea shoppers was deafening, and I'm certain that I (a) misheard a few of the things you said, and probably gave confusing answers and (b) couldn't talk as long as I'd have liked, because I was in a crushing mob of people all jostling back and forth like pigs to slaughter.

Anonymous said...

Great post. I think I may copy cat off of you.

Liz said...

I kind of like your idea of taking up your last favorite before you board a plane. Think I may have to start that one up myslef. even though I have flew tons, I still get a bit nervous. So silly.

The apple ice cream sound dilicious. Wish I could find it here.

Yasamin said...

Hi i just wanted to post back and thank you for the post. i think i got his link from his wifes blog. im not sure. it was someone's blog.
my boyfriend is an aspiring screenwriter and he loved the idea. :p

so anyway thanks!

Crazy Me said...

Love posts like this!! I wish I had the patience to fill them out .. and Nepal?!! WOW! I so want to be packed in your suitcase for that trip.

Krista said...

sour apple icecream sounds very odd. once, when i was in Vancouver with my youth group we went out for icecream and we had to sample two disgusting flavours before we got our icecream. I had garlic and basil and jackfruit. blech.

i think i might do this on my blog...

Pol* said...

I didn't know you were over there this weekend!?!? I am so jealous!

Ms.L said...

I love your answers:)

Tai said...

Also, I recall there was a Post Office incident, no?

nicki said...

i'm back..i've been soo terrible lazy lately...i love these lists...:) sooo neat-0 :) hope things are good with you :)

Spider Girl said...

You're Canadian!? Cool.
You guys make the best kids shows.
You can't do that on television, degrassi junior high-
ok thats all i can think of but, man, so much better then the american TV fare of the time!