A: Attached or single?
Attached, and amazed every day that I got so lucky.
B: Best friend?
My husband, I’d say, but very grateful for these girls too.
C: Cake or pie?
I don’t generally say no to either, but my husband has perfected pie (crust, filling, the whole deal) so I’ll go with that.
D: Day of choice?
Friday. Right now, anyway. I get the afternoon to write and I like the vibe Fridays have.
E: Essential item?
F: Favourite colour?
G: Gummy bears or worms?
No, thank you. I’m not really a candy eater.
I: Favourite indulgence?
A Smarties Blizzard. You Americans that don’t have Smarties are seriously missing out.
J: January or July?
January. I don’t like hot weather, I dig winter stuff, and it has such a feeling of possibility.
Yes, these two. (There is a second under there. And his hood just fell like that, but his big brother thought it was pretty funny.)
L: Life isn’t complete without?
Walks in the sunshine, a glimpse of the mountains, time by the ocean, an opportunity to learn something new, family time, chocolate.
M: Marriage date?
August 28, 2004.
N: Number of brothers and sisters?
One brother, two sisters. One half-brother, one half-sister.
O: Oranges or apples?
Spiders, claustrophobia, the dark. Yes, I’m afraid of the dark. Shut up.
When I was in high school I had a journal that I collected quotes in. At the time, my goal was to fill it up, which seemed like a lofty goal at the time. I eventually stopped adding quotes to it, though I love them still. But one quote has been my favourite for a long time, and I think it can be applied to most things in life:
R: Reasons to smile?
S: Season of choice?
Winter. I’m Canadian, eh?
T: Tag five people.
I hate tagging people.
U: Unknown fact about me?
Gosh, is there anything? What haven’t I told you? Okay, here’s a story from today:
I have an anaphylactic reaction to shellfish. Or at least I used to. When I was 21 I quite suddenly became allergic after eating it all my life. With the first incident, I got really sick and thought it was food poisoning. Then about a week later I ate it again and ended up in the hospital, where they told me I really ought not to eat shellfish anymore if I wanted to see my 22nd birthday. I carried an EpiPen for years, but I never had to use it because, for the most part, shellfish is an easy thing to avoid. And the darn things cost about $70 a pop, so I got a little tired of paying for something that I never used and that expired pretty fast. My husband was not a fan of this approach, but I’m stubborn.
After today, though, he wins. We were at a farmer’s market just out of town (i.e. fairly far from the hospital) and I ate some samples of curry from a vendor that sells kits. It wasn’t until my sister and I had both tried all three kinds that she pointed out the little sign that said, “Contains shrimp paste.”
I’m fine, though, and it seems that perhaps I have outgrown that particular allergy (which I have long suspected). But I will still get an EpiPen until I can get some testing done just to put my mind at ease (and because after today if I don’t my husband will probably divorce me).
So a generally unknown fact about me? I should carry an EpiPen but I don’t because I’m stupid. (But, man, that curry was good.)
W: Worst habit?
X: X-ray or ultrasound?
Ultrasounds. I had so many ultrasounds with both pregnancies that I’m a pro.
Y: Your favourite food?
Right now it’s this salad.
Z: Zodiac sign?
Sagittarius. Fire sign, baby!
Those are my answers. What about yours?