I’ve been tagged to do this a few times, so here it is at long last. Long meme is long!
25 Random Facts:
1. I’m the eldest of five – three younger sisters, then a brother bringing up the rear.
2. I grew up on a beef farm in western Manitoba. I’ve been a city girl since leaving home at 17, but my heart will always be in the country.
3. I used to be a nurse.
4. I love being with my nearest and dearest, but I also need time totally on my own. I’ve always been that way, even as a child.
5. I’m not a fan of shopping in general, but especially loathe shopping for clothes and shoes.
6. I love coffee, but really dislike flavoured coffees. The same applies to tea, with the exception of chai tea every now and then. I also hate sugar in coffee or tea. I’m sweet enough as is, darlings. 🙂
7. My other major flavour dislike is a blend of any fruit and chocolate. Shudder. Love fruit, and like chocolate, but not together. Ever.
8. I’m left-handed. Very.
9. I’ve never been terribly materialistic, but even less so in the past few years. Material possessions mean very little in the grand scheme of things. I have my little collections of this and that, my precious books and CDs, and a few odds and ends that have serious sentimental value. But I don’t own a single thing that would be worth risking life and limb for in the event of a fire. No object is worth that, ever.
10. Gardening is real therapy for me and I miss it terribly as winter drags on. But having said that, it always feels good to put the garden to sleep in the autumn. Our growing season is short and intense in this part of the world.
11. I’m pretty easy-going as a rule, but I don’t suffer really foolish fools gladly. It also makes me crazy when people dumb themselves down to suit their partner or friends.
12. I have always had an insatiable thirst for new knowledge and soak up trivia like a thirsty sponge. I don’t like clutter in my physical environment, but brain clutter is perfectly fine. 🙂
13. I have never done much in the way of travel, in the literal sense, but I have taken countless fantastic journeys through books. Books have been favourite companions throughout my entire life and thus it shall always remain. I don’t understand people who say that they don’t like to read. Obviously we aren’t all going to enjoy the same genres, but with all of the reading material available, there has to be something for everyone’s tastes.
14. I can touch the tip of my nose with my tongue. Not the most useful of skills, I suppose, but perhaps I’ll be glad of it one day. 😉
15. I love trees and will be very upset with you if you cut one down for no good reason. Especially if it’s an old, but still healthy, one.
16. I think that I would choose to be an archaeologist, if I could do it all over again.
17. I always order vegetarian pizza, even though I’m not a vegetarian. My very favourite topping combo is sundried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, caramelized red onions, black olives, artichoke hearts, and feta cheese. Mmmm.
18. I’ve always had a preference for older men. My first husband was the only exception to that rule. And then I came to my senses again and found myself a proper grown up.
19. I’m named after my two grandmothers. I’m told that there was a war regarding which of the two names would come first, which would explain why it took them a month to register my birth. I wonder what everyone called me during that month.
20. I tend to be fairly quiet and reserved initially, which people often very mistakenly interpret as being aloof and stuck up.
21. I have a great sense of humour, but it can be a bit quirky. 🙂 My favourite people are those who make me laugh out loud, and often.
22. My favourite season is autumn. The temperature is just right, all of my favourite colours are in Nature’s autumn palette, and it’s when I feel the most alive.
23. I can’t and won’t watch a horror movie. I also can’t bear to watch footage from WWII concentration camps.
24. I’m a fan of the Oxford comma, and am grateful that nearly all of my teachers were of the “old school.” I balk something fierce at modern modifications to vocabulary and grammar. I’m just in love with the English language, and hate to see it corrupted.
25. I’m a total night owl. Always have been, really, but especially since the CFS/ME and Fibro set in. I used to fight it, but have come to realize that I feel much better and am more productive when I sleep during the day and prowl around at night. There has been no barking at the moon thus far, but that could change. 😉