Two inch scar along the meaty part of my right thumb. Was working in a restaurant, it was a Sunday and there were only two of us on. I was bringing freshly washed plates up to the front, slipped on some water in the doorway and fell on my side, smashing all 15 plates. I didn't feel it at first, only saw all the blood pouring down my arm. My first thought, as I jumped up and ran back into the kitchen, was that someone would puke from seeing the blood! I even had bits of china stuck in my forearm. A kind farmer gave me a ride to the hospital. He wasn't at all perturbed by the blood. ;-)
2) WHAT IS ON THE WALLS OF YOUR BEDROOM?
A page from an old National Geographic magazine of a hummingbird hovering in front of some tiny blue flowers. The colours are amazingly metallic and iridescent. It's in one of those frameless glass picture holders. Also an original abstract painting (in purples) that my sister gave me for my birthday this year (one of her coworkers is also an artist), and an original drawing of trees at sunset by Andrea Pratt, who is from Vancouver and is a fellow blogger.
3) WHAT DOES YOUR MOBILE PHONE LOOK LIKE?
It's a Sony Ericcson Xperia 1x. Touch screen (which I have come to hate) and a slide out qwerty keyboard (which I love for texting and emailing). I can upgrade in December... and I will! (Did you notice the initials of this phone spell "SEX"??? Not that that means anything...)
4) WHAT MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO?
Lots of pop, some newer country, occasional bits of just about anything else. Music is almost always on, unless I am reading. Then everything is turned on so I don't get interrupted.
5) DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN?
Yup. 7:25 p.m. I even have photos of me being born. Pretty unusual, considering it was 1958. But my dad was an avid photographer!
6) WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?
To be with someone that I can't be with.
7) WHO DO YOU MISS?
8) IS ANYONE IN LOVE WITH YOU OR HAS A CRUSH ON YOU?
I know he is very fond of me. Does that count?
9) WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU KISSED?
Does Pips count? If not, it would be LHB. And that was too long ago for my liking.
10) WHAT IS YOUR MIDDLE NAME?
11) THE BEST TV SHOW EVER CREATED?
12) THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO?
My younger sister
13) DO YOU GET SCARED IN THE DARK?
No. Not a lot scares me. Only spiders. You want to see me scramble out of the way very quickly? Let loose a big spider and I am so out of there!!!!
14) THE LAST PERSON TO MAKE YOU CRY?
15) WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE COLOGNE/PERFUME?
I don't often wear cologne or perfume so I really can't say.
16) WHAT KIND OF HAIR/EYE COLOUR DO YOU LIKE IN THE OPPOSITE SEX?
I am much more interested in what's on the inside of that person, so exterior colours really mean nothing.
17) WOULD YOU RATHER BE SMART OR FUNNY?
Could I not be smartly funny? Or funnily smart? A combo works so much better than either on its own.
18) COFFEE OR ENERGY DRINKS?
Coffee, as long as I can add something like hot chocolate to it. Those energy drinks taste gross to me. But then again, so does straight coffee. How about a mocha?
19) WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PIZZA TOPPING?
Do I have to choose one? I'd like a whole grain thin crust, with a creamy garlic sauce, topped with chicken, zucchini, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, pineapple, red bell peppers and mozza, please!
20) IF YOU COULD EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Homemade chocolate cake... dark, rich, moist chocolate cake.... yummmmmmmm!
21) WHO IS THE LAST PERSON WHO MADE YOU MAD?
That would (again unfortunately) be LHB.
22) DO YOU SPEAK ANOTHER LANGUAGE?
I don't think a few words in Spanish, French and German count as speaking another language, so I have to stick with just English. The Canadian version...
23) WHAT WAS THE FIRST GIFT THAT YOU REMEMBER SOMEONE GIVING YOU?
That would be Pyewacket, a kitten I got for Christmas when I was seven. (My mum named him. I had nothing to do with it.) I've always had cats since then. And I mean always. That's 46 years of constant catness.
24) DO YOU LIKE SOMEONE?
Quite a few someones, actually. Am I limited to liking only one person?
25) ARE YOU DOUBLE JOINTED?
Yeah, my thumbs are, but as I get older and the arthritis gets worse, bending them that way gets more difficult and more painful, so I just try not to. It's not a useful feature anyway. Not sure why they put it in the Extra Features brochure.
26) FAVOURITE CLOTHING BRAND?
Whatever I can find that is long enough and looks good. That constantly changes, so I can't pick a favourite.
27) WHAT IS YOUR DREAM CAR?
Mazda CX9. I like SUVs... what can I say? ;-)
28) WHAT COLOUR IS IT?
Stormy blue mica.... It's blue. It looks nice. Who cares what they call it?
29) WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE KIND OF EXERCISE?
Horseback riding, but that is in the past now, because of my back being buggered up. So my bicycle has taken over. Except that's out for this year because of my shoulder, so I guess it's walking! I can't really tell you what my favourite kind is, though, because that's kind of personal... ;-)
30) WOULD YOU FALL IN LOVE KNOWING THAT THE PERSON IS LEAVING?
I would, I did, and he did. And I love him still.