It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Themeless meme

1. What is your occupation right now?
If you nonestly don’t know, click that “ABOUT” link over there on the upper right.

2. What is on your feet right now?
Socks. Green.

3. What are you listening to right now?
The neighbourhood children playing street hockey. (The dog just gave a giant sigh, too.)

4. What was the last thing that you ate?
Super-spicy Hungarian salami. Yum.

5. Can you drive a stick shift?

6. Last person you spoke to on the phone?

7. Do you like the person who sent this to you?
I stole it. I like the person I stole it from!

8. How old are you today?

9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
None of the above.

10. What is your favorite drink?
In order of amount consumed: Water, by a mile, then tea. A distant third is coffee, with various alcoholic beverages, depending on my mood and the season, coming in last. I never drink soft drinks and very rarely drink juice.

11. Have you ever dyed your hair?
More to the point to ask me what is my natural hair colour. Answer: I’m not sure… though the label on the box is close to what I remember it being.

12. Favorite food?
Varies like crazy. Love, love, love spicy food, though: Thai, Mexican, Szchechan…

13. What is the last movie you watched?
Sex and Lucia

14. Favorite day of the year?
No idea. Used to be Christmas. Now, not sure.

15. How do you vent anger?
Depending on the circumstances, any or all of:
– Go for a long, fast walk.
– Housework.
– Fix the problem on my own.
– Talking, talking, talking it out. (Talking. Not shouting, not pouting, not fighting. Talking. And I expect the same in return, thankyouverymuch.)

16. What was your favorite toy as a child?
A small brown doll (now called “First Nations”, then called “Indian”), complete with fringed dress, headband and feather. I called her ‘Minehaha’. My grandfather recited the poem while my grandmother made her a nightie and (later, when grandad was done reciting) a few other outfits. I was four or five, maybe six years old.

17. What is your favorite season?

18. Cherries or Blueberries?
Cherries. No, blueberries. No, no, cherries. Or…
Cherries. Yes, I’m sure.
I think.

19. Do you want your friends to complete their own getting to know you post?
I’m always curious to see what people think! (If you’re going to, please let me know in the comments.)

20. Living arrangements?
My two youngest and my husband (my kids’ stepdad) and Indie, our dog, in a lovely, small semi-detached with a great neighbour on the other side of that wall, on a near-dead-end street half a block up from a river in a gorgeous neighbourhood in Ottawa, a truly beauteous city. I love it.

21. When was the last time you cried?
I probably cry once or twice a month, but I can’t remember when or why I last cried.

22. What is on the floor of your closet?
Nothing. Not even dustballs. (See my nice, shiny halo?) Oh, wait. I lied. My husband’s dress shoes. One pair.

23. What did you do last night?
Out for dinner with my sweetie and two friends, then one friend and I headed out, just the two of us, so she could unburden some heartache.

24. What/who are you most afraid of?
Being frail and dependent in my old age.

25. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers?
I loathe hamburgers. Please don’t make me eat one.

26. Favorite dog breed?
Oh, that’s a tough one. Labrador retriever? Burnese Mountain Dog? Golden retriever? I like them big, friendly and smart.

27. Favorite Day of the week?
Thursday or Saturday. Saturday.

28. How many states (or provinces or countries) have you lived in?
One state: New York. One province: Ontario. Two countries: Canada and the US.

29. Diamonds or pearls?
Pearls. Black pearls.

30. What is your favorite flower?
Oh, gee… marigolds, maybe? or miniature phlox? black-eyed Susans, snowdrops, peering through the snow? purple crocuses? purple lilacs? hyacinths? I tend to like small flowers, and I’m particularly fond of spring ones, but I don’t think I have a favourite.

31. Are you married? divorced?
Married, then divorced, then common-law, and now married. And this one’s for keeps. 🙂

32. Do you have any kids? if so how many? what ages?
Oh, you all know this. Three: 23, almost-20, and 15.

33. Where did you go on your last vacation?
REAL vacation? France, eight years ago. Since then, there have been weekends away. Oh, and we honeymooned in Quebec City two years ago, which was lovely.

34. Where would you like go on your next vacation?
Pfft. I’d like to go any number of places (mostly European). I will spend it at home, almost certainly. Que sera, sera… I am, however, sending my youngest to France for three weeks early this summer. Because I am a Good Mother, and she is Spoiled but Delightful. 🙂

March 28, 2009 - Posted by | memes and quizzes


  1. I’ll do it!

    Love your style, by the way.

    Thank you!

    Comment by MJ | March 29, 2009 | Reply

  2. […] 30, 2009 by zaynasgarden I’ve stolen the following themeless meme from MaryP @ It’s Not All Mary Poppins.  I enjoyed her answers and thought I’d give it […]

    Pingback by Another Stolen Meme « Zayna’s Garden | March 30, 2009 | Reply

  3. I love your answers so much that I’ll have to do it. Not for a few days, as I’m writing up a visit to London, then I’ll catch up with now. But after that. I vacillate between cherries and blueberries but finally choose cherries too, btw.

    Comment by Z | March 30, 2009 | Reply

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