Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My posts are of an alarmingly low quality.

     Flyergirl at Drizzled in Awesomeness tagged me in a Question Thing. I filled out her eleven questions in a sinus-infection fuelled haze, but neglected to do the rest of the survey. I'm taking this as an advantage to write a quick and lazy short and sweet blog post. 

First, eleven facts about me. They're apparently supposed to be fun facts. I can do this. 

1) I usually wear colour coordinated mismatched socks.

2) I volunteer with young adults with mental retardation every week. They give amazing hugs.

3) I play guitar, ukulele, and a bit of piano. I tried to learn recorder, but it went missing (i.e. my father hid it.)

4) I can recite 34 digits of pi. I have chosen to view this as a good thing, but you can really interpret it in either way.

5) My favourite Yiddish saying is "You can't dance at two weddings with one butt."

6) I love to bake. One of my fanciest recipes was a custard-pomegranate pie with a chocolate coating on the crust. Chocolate cookies are the standard, though.

7) I have seventeen first cousins, and am in touch with all of them. I am in touch with many more second, third, and fourth cousins. 

8) My heritage includes almost everywhere in Europe. I'm a first, second, and third generation Canadian.

9) I've had over 10 pets. Fish, hermit crabs, a rabbit, guinea pigs, and dogs. My first fish when I was a toddler were named Dis and Dat, because I couldn't make the 'th' sound.

10) I'm a wrestler. A really, really bad wrestler. Still, people are sometimes deluded into thinking that I'm athletic from the 6 practices/week during the season.

11) It's maple syrup season. I've been making it by tapping trees with my grandfather.

See? The colours made it fun!

Now, my 11 questions. I don't want to tag anyone. Just do it if you feel like it.

1) Apple juice or orange juice? Trust me, it's an important question.
2) If all Boops are Beeps, and some Beeps are Blops, then how do you feel about non-sequiturs?
3) What do you mainly do on the internet?
4) If you could compliment yourself, what would you say?
5) Why do you blog?
6) At the moment, what books are you reading?
7) Do you understand modern art?
8) There's this see through toilet stall in Switzerland. You can see out, people can't see in. Would you use it?
9) Which was your favourite childhood TV show?
10) Board game or bored game? (Do you like board games?)
11) If asked to address your country in an emergency, how would you begin your speech?

      Here is a picture of my face with weird webcam effects. I was in a cam-whorey mood. I'll probably take it off in a fit of camera-shyness later.

The Rules:
1. You must post the rules. 
2. Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged. 
4. Tag eleven bloggers, however, you can break the rules and tag fewer people if you want. Make sure you hyperlink their names/blogs.
5. Let them know you've tagged them!
6. Have fun!



  1. Haha, I'm curious to know how many recorders there are in the world that "got lost" :)

  2. I'm trying to learn the ukulele. It's the cutest instrument. WHY exactly did your dad hide the recorder? x)

    These were great little facts. Well done for thinking of all these.

  3. 1) Orange juice. Though I may start drinking apple juice. My friend told me it keeps you awake just as well as caffeine. Mind blown!
    2) Non-sequiturs are like aposiopesis, they make me want to...
    3) Waste time
    4) I'm feeling awesome today!
    5) Because it's fun. I get to say weird things and people like me for it.
    6) "Name of the Star" by Maureen Johnson. "The Hunger Pains" by the Harvard Lampoon.
    7) No.
    8) THAT'S AMAZING. I would wait until someone went in, then put my face up to the mirror and stare into it.
    9) Arthur.
    10) I LOVE board games.
    11) "So, a priest and a rabbi walk into a bar..."

    1. Number 11. Just... oh my god... I can't breathe

    2. 1) Apple juice, I don't like the tangyness of orange juice. Yet a good navel orange (or even better a clementine) beats any apple.

      4) I turned out better than I feared

      5) I started because I had my own on a video game website, but felt the pointlessness of it and went independent.

      8) Sounds pretty cool to me.

      9) Rocko's modern life

      11) How do you know this is a real emergency? I'm the best they could get.

  4. Lol you're the most different person I've ever seen. You came up with some good questions.

  5. And once again, I ignore the individual reply buttons.

    @Jay: I wonder where they all go! >:D

    @Sophia: Ukulele is adorable. The other day I was babysitting these kids who had a plastic pink Barbie ukulele. I couldn't help but tune it and play for them. And my dad hid it for reasons of mental health and irritation levels. Thank you!

    @flyergirl: I keep imagining your answer for number 8 and it kills me every time!

    @Adam: What do you call a seafaring citrus fruit? A naval orange! My pun-skill level is truly incomparable.

    @BT: Thank you! I really like your blog, by the way. :)

  6. Fresh maple syrup?

    You've got to bring me some! :)


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