May 1, 2012

Me From A to Z

Circa 1981-ish.
I hadn't planned on blogging today (so much to do!), but then I saw this fun get-to-know-you kind of thing on Elodie's blog which she'd found on Katy's blog. It looks kind of fun, so I'm doing it too.

A is for age: Ugh. Currently 33, which is about a decade older than I'd prefer to be. Though, I honestly don't feel that (icky) age.

B is for breakfast today: Haven't had it yet, but it'll be coffee and boring ole cereal. Or maybe Tim Hortons (I am Canadian).

C is for currently craving: It's morning still, so something like French toast with fresh berries, or a hubby-made yummy omelette.

D is for dinner tonight: Likely something quick and devoid of any nutritional value (*sigh*). We've got so much to do before the trip.

E is for favourite type of exercise: (*snort*) Hmm...tough question. Not a fan. Awhile back I was using the treadmill for the exact length of a Gilmore Girls episode. That made it almost fun.

F is for irrational fear: Too many to count, but I'm going to go big here→ getting in an accident.

G is for gross food: Liver. It's like eating the human body version of a pool filter. So disgusting.

H is for hometown: I was born and spent the first twenty years of my life in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, the sister city of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. I've mostly lived in Alberta since then.

I is for something important: Family→ the one I was born into, and the one I made for myself.

J is for current favourite jam: Food or music? Well, my favourite (food) jam has always been raspberry. My current favourite (music) jam is a handful of Florence + the Machine's sweet tunes.

K is for kids: TBD. Tick Tock.

L is for current location: In my office, in my house, in Red Deer, in Alberta, in Western Canada.

M is for the most recent way you spent money: Pizza and Strongbow at The Rock yesterday.

N is for something you need: Insurgent, like, yesterday. Oh, and more time to pack for our trip.

O is for occupation: Formerly→Barista, Banker, Special Constable, Teacher. Currently→Writer.

P is for pet peeve: A general lack of consideration and manners for others. Like an epidemic now.

Q is for quote: Not that long ago I was feeling particularly down on myself, and then I found this:

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts."
—Winston Churchill

R is for random fact about you: I used to be able to play the recorder with my nose. Now I just settle on playing piano and violin (not very well, I might add). One day I'll add bodhran to the list.

S is for favourite healthy snack: Hmm...not something I'm familiar with. I guess I'll say berries.

T is for favourite treat: Now that's more like it. I've always loved caramel drumsticks. Yummy!

U is for something that makes you unique: In my lifetime, I've called 21 different dwellings 'home', attended 12 different educational institutions, and spent 8.5 years in post-secondary studies.

V is for favourite vegetable: Seriously, who made this questionnaire? If we're talking location in the grocery store, green onions, bell peppers, and pumpkin (the latter two are classified as fruit).

W is for today's workout: Nothing besides running up and down the stairs while I try to pack for our trip, and lifting our just-narrowly-missing-the-weight-cutoff-for-airline-travel suitcases.

X if for x-rays you've had: I'm sure I've had dental x-rays in the past. When I was younger, I had one for a potential curvature of my spine. Three years ago I fractured my sternum in a car accident and had to get an x-ray to find this out (the pain from the airbag made it kinda obvious).

Y is for yesterday's highlight: Having a spontaneous dinner date with my hubby midafternoon.

Z is for your time zone: Mountain (MST) or UTC-6 (because we're in Daylight Savings Time).

Well, I'm sure that's more random junk than you wanted to know about me (or anyone). I'll be away from the blog for the next three weeks, but I'll be back with more random junk before you know it! ☺


31 comments:

  1. Aaaaw look at 1981 you! Cuuuuute!

    Packing is exciting!!!!!

    And I have totally never thought that about liver before. Huh. I'm a relatively fussy easter, so my gross food list is long and, to normal eaters, probably pretty weird ^^;

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    1. I like a lot of foods, but liver just isn't one of them. I also seriously dislike Ranch dressing and sour cream. Ick.

      Packing is exciting, but also exhausting. I feel like I need Hermione's special bag. That would help! :D

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  2. Yay for spontaneous dates! And yeah... I need INSURGENT right now too! Good luck packing and have SO MUCH fun on your trip, Jaime!

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    1. It was lots of fun and also nice because we didn't have to come home and make dinner. Always a treat. :)

      I picked up INSURGENT earlier today, but I won't be cracking it until we're planted at our gate at the airport. Can't wait!

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  3. LOL nice to get to know you more, Jaime!

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  4. Caramel Drumsticks sound YUMMY! :D I am starting INSURGENT tomorrow morning, cannot wait for my commute now!
    Great to know more about you too Jaime, and wow 12 different educational institutions?
    Good luck with packing and have a WONDERFUL time! :D

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    1. I need to add: that is one adorable picture! :D

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    2. They are super yummy! Ice cream, caramel, chocolate...yum. :) I'll be starting INSURGENT tomorrow at the airport when we're at our gate waiting for our flight. Until then, I'm finishing packing and hopefully getting to bed at a decent time.

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  5. See, I love liver (somehow I'm able to separate what I know about it in my head from the experience of eating it) but I haven't been able to bring myself to try kidney (I've been told it sometimes holds the taste of, well, pee). I pride myself on being an adventurous eater so I will try it someday...I just have to find the right setting and preparation.

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    1. I always liked the smell of liver cooking, because my mom did it up with onion and bacon. I was thoroughly disappointed every time despite the yummy add-ons. I'm not overly adventurous when it comes to food, I have to admit. But I have tried haggis and black pudding. Neither will be a repeat experience on this trip, though. :)

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  6. I grew up in Michigan, although itw as the southwest corner which is entirely different than the UP. But I've been up to Sault St. Marie and have been to Canda a few times, but just Onitario. Still, it doesn't seem THAT far when you live in a border state! I like your answer for Kids. Same here.

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    1. Michigan is such a beautiful state. We spent a lot of time in various parts of the state on vacation and passing through. I loved growing up on the border because it meant we got to dip down into the States all the time. Loved it! :)

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  7. I need to have a spontaneous dinner date. I'll have to tell my husband--but then I guess it wouldn't be spontaneous. LOL

    Fun facts!

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    1. They're the best type of dates! :) But it's just as fun if you have to schedule it in advance.

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  8. Great stuff and an adorable pic.

    I could handle the treadmill much better with Gilmore Girls episodes too.

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    1. It was so much easier to stay on the treadmill knowing I had to be on there for 42 minutes (an episode minus commercials). Whenever I exercise with just music, I find myself quitting too soon. I tell myself that I can get off the treadmill after this next song. Watching a show is more pleasantly distracting. :)

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  9. LOVE Florence & The Machine =D Today's my birthday so I am loving to get to know all my bloggy friends through this MAYbe blog fest. :)

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    1. Happy Birthday, Rachel! :) Hope it was a good one. I'll be missing most of the Blog Me MAYbe blog fest, but I'm hoping to join in towards the end.

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  10. Yes, INSURGENT! Also, what's a special constable?

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    1. Can't crack it until tomorrow at the airport, so I'm getting antsy!

      A Special Constable is a sworn police member (same uniform & a similar badge) who works in police communications (9-1-1 and dispatch) or detention (holding). I worked in communications. :)

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    2. Oh cool! I'd love to see the uniform! Also, I passed the Kreativ Blogger Award along to you at my blog. If you've already done it, don't worry about it. but I wanted to let you know :)

      I can't wait to here what you think about INSURGENT!

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  11. Have a great trip! Love that quote :)

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    1. Thanks, we're pretty excited! And the quote is pretty inspiring, especially when I'm down in the dumps. :)

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  12. I love this post! And so glad you did the A-Z, all about me. It was fun! As for Insurgent? I'm sure you're finished by now. I just picked up my copy. Can't wait to dive in!

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    1. Thanks, Alison!

      I haven't even cracked INSURGENT open yet. I have it packed in my carry-on to start reading at the airport tomorrow. No time before then, unfortunately. But V-Roth will have my undivided attention for a good chunk of our 8+ hour flight! :)

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  13. Ha I laughed out loud at the exercise answer. I like to tell people that I don't believe in exercise :) But I'm totally with you on Gilmore Girls being able to make anything almost better. Then, if you're anything like me, you can pretend that you're out of breath from laughing instead of being out of shape.

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    1. I wish I was one of those people who love exercise. I suppose if I found the right thing, and if I actually did it long enough to see results, then I might change my mind. Until then, Gilmore Girls it is. :) And I like your style——blaming the shortness of breath on laughter. Awesome! :)

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  14. Love this! And love Florence & the Machine! Have a wonderful trip!

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  15. What a fun idea! And I love the Winston Churchill quote.

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  16. I'm especially with you on "A." I still think of myself as somewhere in my mid to late twenties, even though I'm halfway through my thirties. I starting to think that's never going to change!

    Oh, and as someone who's also had a fun and varied job history and is always curious about occupations, what is a special constable? It sounds very official.

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