Melissa at Stirrup Queens recently nominated me for a Liebster Award (thanks, Mel!). Here are the questions she asked me to answer. Feel free to answer them yourself! (and let me know if you do!):
Longest you’ve ever gone without a shower.
I am a pretty consistent daily shower taker. The first thing that popped into my mind was when I had my wisdom teeth out about 20 years ago -- all four at once. My tummy did not take kindly to the Tylenol 3s with codeine that I was given as a pain killer. After throwing up every hour for almost a full day -- unable to keep anything down -- and calling the dental surgeon, I stopped taking the meds on his advice. My tummy finally settled down, but I was weak as a kitten for a few days, could barely get out of bed for a day or two, never mind shower. I had expected to be off work for two or three days & wound up missing an entire week.
Tell us about a recent disappointment.
Our favourite go-to restaurant of many years (a chain outlet, but even so...) has been going downhill lately. Our last several visits there have been less than satisfying -- lukewarm food, rock-hard baked potatos, slow service, etc. We are on the verge of abandoning the place completely. Sad. :( And, yes, disappointing.
Tell us the person you’d most like in the car with you for a road trip.
Dh. :) Lots of places we haven't yet explored.
Which do you like better: goats or sheep?
I have very little real-life experience with either. But I would probably have to go with sheep. I have several PJs with sleepy sheep motifs. Also, I had a sweater back in the '80s with a bunch of white sheep on it, and one black sheep facing the other way. Princess Diana had a similar sweater too. : )
Do you like to watch scary movies?
What do you call yourself when you’re talking to yourself inside your head?
I don't think I call myself anything? Maybe "idiot" when I'm mad at myself?
Name someone from your kindergarten class that you wonder about to this day.
I don't remember his name (Kenneth?)... but there was a little boy on the first day of kindergarten who wouldn't stop crying. His father came & took him away & we never saw him again (!). Kindergarten was optional back then -- my mother paid for me to go, and it was in the basement of the Catholic church. There were two schools in town that had Grade 1 classes; presumably he went to the other school.
I do sometimes wonder about some of the kids I went to kindergarten with... I was in grades 1 & 2 with many of the same kids too. We moved away after that and I haven't managed to stay in touch with any of them. I have tried Googling a few of them, but no luck -- common names, probably married & changed their names, etc. Also, I'm of an age where it's not uncommon to know people who just don't use the Internet much, or at least as much as I do. ; )
The last time we went back to that town, I was 14, starting Grade 9. My mom went for coffee with my one friend's mom, and my friend & I went downtown together looking for another friend, who was working at her aunt's shop. The first friend said, "Do you remember her?" I said, "It's been awhile!" and giggled, and she said, "That laugh! I'd know it anywhere! It's Lori!" lol
I also wonder about my "boyfriend" from those days, David. He was Ukrainian and had that kind of Nordic hair that was so blond it was almost white. I did Google him & picked up a business address but nothing much else.
What is the best song for picking up your mood?
Anything by the Beatles usually puts a smile on my face. : )
Two non-Beatles songs: My Best Friend's Girl by The Cars and More Than A Feeling by Boston. (I had both albums when I was in high school & nearly wore the grooves out.) Anytime those songs come on the radio, I have to crank up the volume & sing along. Instant mood brightener.
How do you organize your socks?
In a drawer, grouped together by colour. (Although they are mostly black & navy, with some grey, brown & white for good measure.)
When no one is home, do you close the bathroom door?