Friday, February 10, 2006

4 things

OK,

So I am not sure that I am actually supposed to do this or that I am the only Ria that Sweet knows, but it looked kinda fun so here goes.

4 things (Is it natural that I want to pick the least boring things to say)

4 jobs I've had:
  • Telemarketer - first job, 16 years old. Lasted three weeks. I have never been hit on by so many men or hung up on so many times. Never... again!....
  • Tax Preparer - H&R Block. I took the course because my cousin worked there and at 17 scored the highest of all the students and was offered a job. I worked nights and weekends and found it strange to be doing people's taxes when I had never even paid a telephone bill.
  • Caterer - my friend and I worked long into the night after our day jobs to make frozen home-made pasta dishes which she sold to her contacts during the day.
  • Office Manager - for my father's mine engineering firm. I worked for him for 5 1/2 years and learned more about my father in that time as a peer than I ever knew about him as his daughter.

4 movies I could watch over and over

  • Pretty Women (There is just something about getting your own way in the end)
  • Beetlejuice (Isn't Michael Keeton sexy in this role?)
  • Cable Guy (First time I saw it I thought it was the darkest movie, but now that whole "Salt Peanuts" scene is tatooed to my brain)
  • Grosse Point Blank (yum... John Cusack)

4 Places I've lived:

  • Born in Whitehorse, Yukon
  • Stratford, Ontario
  • Toronto
  • North Bay, Ontario (someday, I will have something more exotic to say)

4 TV shows I love:

  • America's Next Top Model
  • Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel)
  • Anything on the Food Network (our friends have pointed out to us that we watch the Food Network like people watch sitcoms-is that strange?)
  • M*A*S*H (I pretty much know all the episodes by heart and I am in withdrawals cause its not on TV anymore)

4 Favorite places I've vacationed:

  • East Coast of Canada - When I was 17, my Aunt (From the Northwest Territories) picked up cousins on her way accross Canada and we drove out to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island for a month. I could write a book on that.
  • Vermont - 7 months pregnant I found myself amongst 3000 mountain bikers in the foothills of Vermont camping in a farmer's field at the Pedro's Mountain Bike Festival. I couldn't bike into the hills (a little to dangerous considering I was pregnant maybe?) but I did join my husband biking all around the small towns.
  • Dominican Republic - Flew our mountain bikes down with us and biked all around Puerto Plata for two weeks. Very awesome.
  • Motorcycle Races - yah I've been other places that would be considered more vacationy, but weekends with my daughter, husband and friends at the races is one of my favourite things.

4 of my favorite dishes:

  • My homemade cheese stuffed tortellinis (used to make a decent dollars catering remember)
  • Homemade chinese sweet and sour chicken balls, chicken fried rice and eggrolls (my husband used to work in a chinese restaurant)
  • My husband's Prime Rib with homemade french onion soup, caesar salad, Yorkshire pudding, au jus, Wolf Blass Yellow Label Cabernet Sauvignon and my baked blueberry cheesecake.
  • Lightly toasted bread smothered in melting butter and dipped into a bowl of corn syrup piece by heavenly piece. My daughter thinks I gross, should I tell her I used to eat toast with brown sugar and butter smeared on it. Oh better yet, should I tell her I used to make toast and dip it into ketchup. Oh oh, and then there's that whole dipping of the bananas into Miracle Whip, ah to be a child again.

4 sites I visit daily

  • Bloglines
  • Google (image search)
  • CBC Radio (I listen online to their Toronto signal every day)
  • probably blogpatrol to see who has come to visit my blog, I can hope right?

4 places I'd rather be

  • in my craftroom
  • homeschooling my daughter
  • on my road bike pedalling for at least 40-50 km in the summer air, all alone on a side road in the country
  • on my motorcycle (I can actually say this now that I have my own bike - yipee!)

4 people I'd like to tag

  • well, anyone who may venture by and read this. Let me know if you take up the challenge.

1 Comments:

Anonymous angharad said...

Of course it was you, and thanks for playing. It's a very interesting glimpse into your life! Have fun on your trip!

:)

8:19 PM  

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