Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The 'Everyone's Weird' Meme

I'm still away from home right now. We just dropped British Lion off so he could catch his flight back to the UK today. Booo hoo! British Lion has been with us for nearly a month! I'm going to miss that Brummie friend of mine and his crazy British humour!

Highlights of our trip so far:

* Seeing Nathanial's Mom (and her two adorable kiddies!), Gavie's Gal, and KarenMEG and her adorable Little G in TO. So sad I didn't get to see Fancy Pantsy Momma, but next time I'm in TO, we'll get together :)
* Having supper with my aunt, my uncle, my maid of honour and her hubby in TO.
* Meeting up with my two college/university friends in TO.
* Visiting my grandmother :)
* Hanging out with my cousins and family
* Downtown Montreal and really good sushi!!!
* Montreal at night. This city is gorgeous! Montreal...c'est ma ville!
* Shopping, shopping, shopping. Did I mention shopping yet?
* Cool cafes and restaurants.

Our next stop before returning to the island is Kingston. I can't wait to see my little nephew. He is growing way too fast!!!

Before I sign off, Curiosity Killer tagged me for the 'Everyone's Weird' meme.

1. What kind of SOAP is in your bathtub right now? Olay Body Wash, Kiwi-Passionfruit body wash from Gavie's Gal, oatmeal-milk-honey soap from the Manitoulin Soap Factory and lemongrass soap also from the Soap Factory.

2. Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator? Not at the moment. It's out of season.

3. What would you change about your living room? I'd get hardwood floors and maybe a new window.

4. Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty? We don't have a dishwasher (unless you count me as the dishwasher! LOL!) Oh, and since I am currently out of town and Hubby's at home alone this week, I have a feeling there are dishes in the sink...and they're probably dirty. LOL!

5. What is in your fridge? Uhhh...leftovers from Thanksgiving, milk, spinach salad, pomegranate-blueberry juice, leftover birthday cake from Hubby's surprise party last week, brie, camembert, Korean hot pepper paste, kefir, homemade jams and pickes...need I go on?

6. White or wheat bread? Cracked wheat.

7. What is on top of your refrigerator? My chocolate orchid (yay! It's in full bloom right now and the house smells chocolatey!) and a ceramic aromatherapy thingy with cranberry scented oil in it.

8. What color or design is on your shower curtain? Tee hee! Everyone always comments on this one. My shower curtain has frogs and lilypads on it. My bathroom has a frog motif.

9. How many plants are in your home? Hmmm. 1 ivy, 2 aloe, 1 gigantic spider plant, 1 palm, 1 huge Buddha bamboo (a few feet high), 2 African violet plants, 1 miniature geranium plant, 1 chocolate orchid, 2 cacti, 1 Christmas cactus, 1 Easter cactus, 1 amaryllis (in the dark for the winter). I lost count! I've got about 20 house plants.

10. Is your bed made right now? Hahaha! I have no idea, since I'm out of town. It probably is though, since Hubby always makes the bed in the morning :)

11. Comet or Soft Scrub? Neither.

12. Is your closet organized? Yes.

13. Can you describe your flashlight? It's sort of a transparent blue thingy. It's the type of flashlight that has reusable energy. I love that I don't need batteries! You have to shake it to generate power/light. It's kinda neat, especially since I never seem to know where I leave the spare batteries! Hubby's flashlight is a super duper powerful one. Mine looks like a toy next to his.

14. Do you drink out of glass or plastic most of the time at home? Glass.

15. Do you have iced tea made in a pitcher right now? Nope.

16. If you have a garage, is it cluttered? Hubby keeps the garage pretty tidy. He's organized with his tools and such.

17. Curtains or blinds? Curtains...the light, billowy, airy, flowing type.

18. How many pillows do you sleep with? 5. Don't laugh at me, but Hubby calls me 'The Princess and the Pea' because I sleep with so many pillows.

19. Do you sleep with any lights on at night? No way. Must have complete darkness to fall asleep.

20. How often do you vacuum? As needed. Once or twice a week.

21. Standard toothbrush or electric? Totally old school--standard. I don't know why I'm scared of electric toothbrushes! LOL!

22. What color is your toothbrush? Fuschia. I wanted blue, but the dentist gave us a blue one and a fuschia one during our recent visit, and Hubby refused to take the fuschia one! Grrr.

23. Do you have a welcome mat on your front porch? Yes, and the barn kittens have started sleeping there. They are no longer 'barn kittens'. They are now 'front step kittens'. *sigh*

24. What is in your oven right now? Nada.

25. Is there anything under your bed? Nope. My bed is on the floor.

26. Chore you hate doing the most? Laundry, laundry laundry.

27. What retro items are in your home? The curtains in the kitchen, a few light fixtures...

28. Do you have a separate room that you use as an office? Yes.

29. How many mirrors are in your home? 4.

30. Do you have any hidden emergency money around your home? No. I've got a jar that reads 'inheritance fund', but I've only got pennies and a few American dollars in there. Boo hoo!

31. What color are your walls? Most of the house is wood, but I've painted the living room "Vanilla Ice Cream", the bathroom "Jack Frost", and the foyer a sort of textured grey. It's got sand granules in the paint. It's really cool.

32. Do you keep any kind of protection weapons in your home? I'm not sure. Do kittens, two mama cats, and a dog count as weapons?

33. What does your home smell like right now? I'm hoping it still smells like my chocolate orchid.

34. Favorite candle scent? Cranberry.

35. What kind of pickles (if any) are in your refrigerator right now? My homemade dill pickles, homemade bread and butter pickles, and homemade pickled beets.

36. What color is your favorite Bible? I'm not sure.

37. Ever been on your roof? Yes! Hubby and I did some roofing work last fall. Actually, he did the roofing work and I passed him the shingles and tried not to faint (I'm scared of heights)!

38. Do you own a stereo? Yes.

39. How many TVs do you have? Two. Our flat screen was a bridal shower gift. My wonderful maid of honour gathered up all the girls and they all pitched in to get us a new TV!!! D, you are the BEST! The other TV is in our games room. We use it to play games on our PS2. LOL!

40. How many house phones? 3

41. Do you have a housekeeper? Uhhh...I think that would be me.

42. What style do you decorate in? Hmmm...rustic, natural, country/cottage...lots of wood and cream colours.

43. Do you like solid colors in furniture or prints? Solid colours.

44. Is there a smoke detector in your home? Ummmm...hello...Hubby's a firefighter, so yes.

45. In case of fire, what are the items in your house which you’d grab if you only could make one quick trip? The kittens, the cats, the dog...I'm assuming Hubby wouldn't need to be retrieved and that he'd be putting out the fire! The animals and Hubby are all that really matter. If I had some time, I'd try to rescue my photo albums, books, and art.

I'm going to tag Karen because I'm curious to see what she'll answer (and because she's doing that NoBloPoMo thingy and might need this should she ever run out of something to post). I'm also going to tag Jimmy just to see what kind of quirks he's got. Louann, Mama Doggy Love, and Cherry are also being tagged. If anyone else wants to do this meme, please leave me a note in my comments to I can check out your answers :)


Pinks & Blues said...

I loved reading your answers! Especially the last one - classic! :)
- Audrey
Pinks & Blues
p.s. - YEah!! Facebook!! Jane just helped me sign up today!!

Diesel said...

Hey, I found it! The boringest meme ever!

Hi Chrissy. :)

My word verification word is: iamycesa

I don't know what that means.

Karen MEG said...

Thanks for the tag C! I so enjoyed meeting you, as did little G. We'll have to have a longer visit next time.
And this meme will certainly come in handy when I have to go all bloggerific soon enough. Wish me luck.
And I wish you a great rest-of-your trip, and safe travels back home to the hubby!

Uncivil said...

Thanks for the tag C! I am a quirk!

C said...

Yay! I was so happy to see you on Facebook! LOL!

Yes, I know how much you love memes...not! :)
Hmmmm... iamycesa, eh? LOL! I love how funny some word verifications are.

C said...

Thanks! :) I JUST got back last night. We actually threw in another city on our itinerary. We took my student to Ottawa since it's the Nation's capital. We went to Toronto, Montreal, Kingston, Ottawa and then back to the island (and stopped in a few of the little towns along the way). I wish we had taken my student to Niagara Falls, but we ran out of time. My cousin was just saying, "Jeeeez! I wish my teacher took me everywhere!" LOL!

Hi! Long time no see, my friend! :) Hope you're doing well. I'm off to check out your blog.

Ms. Mamma said...

Hi Chrissy! We both despise the laundry! Hee Hee. OOOOOO! I want a chocolate orchid! That sounds lovely! Don't be afraid of the electric toothbrush, trust me!

C said...

Hola amiga! Hmmmm...electric toothbrush, eh?

curiositykiller said...

I love that new header photo of yours.

I hate you.

garage floor mat said...

Thank you for your answers, your view is full of humor…..try to keep it on. Can we have some garage related topic in your style, the photos are pretty.

C said...

Oh, you know how much I love you! ;) BTW, I posted some Montreal restaurant reviews just for you. xo

Hey!Thanks for popping by and for leaving a comment! I'm going to head off to your blog right now :)

C said...

I just popped by your site...and it was totally not what I was expecting! :) I'll take a better look at it later on today.

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