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Ten To One

Found this on a friends blog and thought it was excellent, particularly while trying to guess if any of his 10 things were directed at me. Steal and re-post as you wish.

Ten things you wish you could say to 10 different people right now (don’t list names):

1. Often I am terribly envious of you.
2. I know you are capable of so much more than you give yourself credit for.
3. If I ever wanted a second husband, you’d be my first choice.
4. I avoid talking to you because you are so negative and pessimistic.
5. You deserve so much better than the relationship you are in, why are you wasting your time?
6. When we got the chance to move back to Alberta, I told Jack no because I like being this far away from you.
7. I really want to kiss you, but I’m too chicken.
8. Your life choices are the reason I don’t want to be your friend anymore. Shit or get off the pot.
9. Stop trying to make me feel obligated to help someone who clearly doesn’t want to talk to me about it.
10. I’m so very sorry that I took you for granted and treated you badly. I didn’t appreciate having you around last year, and now I miss you terribly.

Nine things about yourself:

1. I have a very small birthmark on the outer side of my right breast. It’s shape reminds me of a skunk
2. I love shopping at the Dollar Store
3. I loath the color navy blue
4. When I masturbate, I never fantasize about men
5. I have OCD
6. I really like melted marble cheese and mustard sandwiches
7. I never, ever touch wet naps because I find them completely vile
8. I sometimes care more about what other people think that I would lead them to believe
9. I love my kids but I can’t wait for them to grow up so that I can have my life back

Eight ways to win your heart:

1. Spend real, honest to god quality time with me
2. Don’t be afraid to be affectionate with me in public
3. Cook me something
4. Don’t try to fuck me on the first date, but make it clear that you are attracted to me
5. Read books that you know I love
6. Make the first move
7. Let your guard down and trust me with your secrets
8. Love yourself

Seven things that cross your mind a lot:

1. Sex
2. What shall I blog about today?
3. Photography
4. Food/Cooking
5. Is there something wrong with the people here, or is it just me?
6. I think I spend too much time online
7. What the hell can I make for supper tonight?

Six things you wish you never did:

1. Started smoking
2. Spent so much time being depressed
3. Caused emotional pain to others
4. Procrastinated
5. Taken for granted what a wonderful life I have
6. Felt bad about myself

Five turn-offs in a guy/girl:

1. Bad hygiene and teeth
2. Too much baggage
3. Neediness
4. Stupidity
5. Low self-worth

Four turn-ons in a guy/girl:

1. Soulful eyes
2. Positive attitude
3. Intelligence
4. Drive/Motivation

Three smileys that describe your life:

1. :P
2. ;)
3. <3

Two things you want before you die:

1. Get paid to do sometime I love and feel passionate about
2. Travel the world with Jack

One Confession:

1. I often worry that I am a terrible mother

Your Score: Opinionated Soul

You scored 10 Extroversion, -13 Sensitivity, and 18 Openness!

You are a confident and talkative personality. Occasionally people are hurt by the jokes you make, or the things you say. If they are, though, they should tell you. You would tell them. You don’t like passive aggressive people who get upset or hurt but then don’t say anything - instead mentioning it to a friend of yours later, or in a blog post or email. You have no patience for this kind of behaviour. If someone says something that offends you, you tell them, and you would expect the same courtesy in return.

Your loved ones know that you are not as callous as some people think you are. In fact, you don’t like truly cruel people, and you are quick to defend underdogs. You are simply open about your opinions, and you enjoy a good joke. You don’t want to have to - and shouldn’t have to - alter or moderate your behaviour just because somebody touchy is in the room.

You love to spend time with your friends, but you are selective about who you call “friend”. You don’t have much patience with most people. The people whom you admit to your inner circle are people whom you can respect, and who are able to deal with your quick temper and brash humour.

Your daemon’s form would represent your confident, impatient nature, and your opinionated ways. He or she would probably enjoy sparring verbally with you, and would make jokes in your ear at other people’s expense.

Suggested forms: Blue Jay, Terrier, Go-Away Bird, Turaco, Mockingbird.

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Tomorrow is the first of December, and the official (in my mind) kick off to Christmas insanity.

Generally this time of the year makes we want to crawl under a rock and hide until spring.

Not because of how crazy everyone gets, or the snow and cold, or the irritating obligation I feel to spend time with my Family Of Origin. While those things do bug me, I think my dislike of Christmas comes from somewhere deeper.

When a person has children, it becomes difficult to have a hate on for Christmas. The kids get so excited, and in past years I would do my very best to give them the most wonderful Christmas’ ever, because that’s what you do for your kids even when you don’t really feel like it. Jack is also a big lover of the holiday season, so to humor the rest of the household, I would put up the decorations and wrap gifts and make our house feel warm and festive.

Inside though, I never really got into it. I never really felt that anticipation and excitement, never looked forward to the decorating and visiting of family. Last year I don’t even think I bothered sending out Christmas cards.

My mum called me The Grinch.

I was always careful though not to be Scrooge-like in front of the kiddos, because my issues are not their issues and they need not suffer for their mothers lack of holiday spirit.

This year, something very strange has happened. Around mid-November I started to experience an unusual feeling…one that I wasn’t sure I was still capable of. I was actually getting GIDDY over the idea of Christmas being just around the corner.

No explanation. It just sort of…happened.

This year I think I am way more excited than the other members of my household combined. My tree has been up for a week, all of my Christmas cards are signed, sealed, and headed to their respective destinations as I type this. I’m almost DONE buying gifts, since I hate the last-minute scramble that seemed to be our habit in past years. I think for once we’re going to be all finished up weeks before the big day.

I’ve been wrapping and baking and trimming and shopping. I even bought Christmas albums to listen to in my vehicle! It’s totally mind boggling.

I even came up with the perfect gifts for Jack, which is no easy task, since the man has just about everything he could possibly want.

The kids, finally being old enough to understand this whole Christmas bit, were easy to shop for because they both gave us very clear lists, which they have been repeating to me 15 times a day since Halloween.

Honestly, I am sure this whole post sounds totally ridiculous, but I can’t even explain how happy I am to be loving Christmas again. It’s very odd, considering this will be our first Christmas so far away from family and friends…

Maybe that’s really it though.

Perhaps, the reason I can love Christmas again is because finally I am far away from all of the stress and pressure that comes from our (Jack’s and mine) families at this time of the year. It really was horrendous, packing up kids and gifts and traipsing around the province for umpteen days to see everyone. Honestly, by the time we got to the last place to visit, my kids would be totally disinterested in opening any more gifts or eating any more Christmas cookies.

In my family, Christmas is probably the BIGGEST and most stressful event of the year. We are talking about pulling off dinner for up to 25 people, decorations that would put Santa to shame, and so much Christmas baking you felt like you lived in a cookie factory.

Once I was old enough, my mum started foisting some of the responsibility off on me, and who could blame her? That’s a tough act to pull off at the best of times.

I think that because Christmas was not the least bit relaxing or fun (it felt like no one recovered from it until into the New Year) once I became more ‘grown up’ that it really squashed any happiness or excitement. When December 1st rolled around, it always felt like we were bracing for a tremendous disaster to hit. My mum would become completely obsessed with making everything just so. The house had to prefect, the tree had to be huge (I think our tallest ‘live’ tree was 12 or so feet high, I am serious) and we had to make enough baked goods to feed every person within 100 miles. It was totally, and completely nuts.

That really never ended once I left home and married Jack and had kids. We were always going here or there and the days leading up to Christmas consisted of packing and wrapping and last minute shopping. We would open our gifts in the morning, gulp down some breakfast, load up the kids and what seemed like 5,000 gifts for our ridiculously large families, and off we went, and we didn’t usually come home again for a 5 - 7 days. We would arrive back at our house, worn out and so sick of Christmas it was shameful, and all I could think was “Dear God, now I have to take it all down”.

This is the first year in my entire life that I am actually cooking my very own Christmas dinner. We’ve never stayed home on Christmas Day before, so it’s going to be my very own celebration, my way, without all of the anxiety over this or that or the other thing.

I can hardly wait! No dashing around in a kitchen full of 6 women, trying not to get in any ones way, while mum barked orders and Grandma corrected her every other sentence. Meanwhile the kids are tearing around hopped up on sugar and the males are all resting up for the strenuous task of eating. Or maybe getting drunk in the garage. Suddenly dinner is on and everyone and their monkey descends like a swarm of locusts. The women don’t sit down to eat, between feeding kids and refilling plates and passing the gravy 816 times. They just sort of hover, or once they sit down, they have to jump up again because more peas or buns or disgusting pistachio salad are needed.

As quickly as it starts, it ends, like a flash mob, and the men and children vanish into other parts of the house, and the women just sort of regard each other with relief, that at least that part is over, only to look around at the refuse and dishes left behind by 25 people, and there is still enough turkey to have 14 more Christmas dinners.

Does any of that sound like Happy Holidays to you? Me neither, and I’ll have none of it this year. Hooray!

For the first time in years, I am not dreading Christmas.

Padme posted a neat little Christmas Meme over on her blog, and encouraged me to do it too, so here we go!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper for the most part. I tend to use gift bags for harder-to-wrap gifts, and for things like wine or other ‘food’ gifts.

2. Real tree or artificial? Artificial since I got out on my own. As a kid though, we always had real trees, and not the kind you buy in a parking lot. My mum or dad or grandpa would take us out on the family farm, and we would pick our own tree our, and chop it down right there. On year, when my kids are older, I am going to have a real tree, just once, so that they can know what it’s like to decorate a tree that doesn’t come out of a box.

3. When do you put up the tree? I generally try to have it up by December 1st

4. When do you take the tree down? We don’t take it down until after Ukrainian Christmas (which Jacks family has always celebrated) on January 7th

5. Do you like eggnog? Sort of, although when I think of holiday beverages my homemade drinking chocolate comes to mind more prevalently than egg nog.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My first set of skis. We lived really close to a ski hill and I made my step-dad pay for my ski lessons the very next day.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, it belonged to my great grandmother, and I think of her ever time I look at it.

8. Hardest person to buy for? My mother. She pretty much buys herself everything that she wants, which makes gift-giving impossible. I also don’t want to get her any more knick-knacks because already she is threatening to give them all to me when she moves to a smaller house. Eep.

9. Easiest person to buy for? My kids, and V. As I mentioned, the kids are very clear about what they way, and V is easy to buy for because the perfect things seem to just present themselves to me while I am pondering what to give her.

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? My dad gave us the most hideous dish set the first year that Jack and I were together. It was so ugly I could hardly stand it, but I put up with it for quite a few years before Jack eventually bought me a nicer set, last year for my birthday.

11. Mail or email Christmas cards? This year I mailed about 50 cards, and I don’t think I’ll be sending any by e-mail, except maybe to some of my fellow bloggers/internet pals.

12. Favorite Christmas movie? Miracle on 34th Street tops the list, followed closely by How The Grinch Stole Christmas (the cartoon version), and Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Generally in mid-November.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Hmmmmm, I don’t think so, because the idea of re-gifting just seems…somewhat ungrateful to me. Maybe also because, besides that awful dish set, I’ve never gotten many gifts that I didn’t like.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? My grandmas gingerbread cookies, or sugar cookies.

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Clear this year, we bought one of them thar new-fangled pre-lit trees.

17. Favorite Christmas song? Carol Of The Bells, I think because in some ways it sounds a bit foreboding (the tune anyway) but the lyrics and the overall sound is quite beautiful.

18. Travel for Christmas or stay home? Stay home! Woot! I am excited to NOT be travelling this year. Although one year, when my kids are grown and doing their own thing, I have promised myself that I will spend Christmas Day on the beach somewhere, drinking Cuba Libras and getting a tan.

19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Yup, and I can say them out loud really fast (ask my kids): Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen (and Rudolph)

20. Angel on the treetop or a star? Both, depending on which tree you look at (we have two trees, it was a thing my family always did if you happened to have a basement). We have an angel on one and a star on the other.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? My family always had a tradition of opening one gift on Christmas Eve, after mass. That gift was always new pajamas to wear that night. The next day, bright and early, we got to open the rest of our gifts wearing our new PJ’s.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Well, now that I don’t have to participate in the chaos of Christmas at my mums place, nothing seems to be very annoying about it. Although the delays at customs with some of my review items has been a tad irksome.

23. What I love most about Christmas? Being with Jack and my kids, sharing in their excitement, really, truly being happy and joyful this year for the holiday. Also all the baking and treats are pretty alright too ;)



SUPPOSEDLY if you’ve seen over 89 movies, you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 266 movies on this list. Copy this list. Then, put x’s next to the movies you’ve seen, add them up, and share your number. Have fun!

(X) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(X) Grease
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean
() Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
() Boondock Saints
(X) Fight Club
() Starsky and Hutch
(X) Neverending Story
(X) Blazing Saddles
(X) Universal Soldier
(X) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(X) Along Came Polly
() Deep Impact
() KingPin
(X) Never Been Kissed
(X) Meet The Parents
(X) Meet the Fockers
(X) Eight Crazy Nights
() Joe Dirt
() A Cinderella Story
(X) The Terminal
() The Lizzie McGuire Movie
() Passport to Paris
(X) Dumb & Dumber
(X) Dumber & Dumberer
(X) Final Destination
() Final Destination 2
() Final Destination 3
(X) Halloween
() The Ring
() The Ring 2
() Surviving X-MAS
(X) Flubber
() Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
() Practical Magic
() Chicago
() Ghost Ship
() From Hell
() Hellboy
() Secret Window
() I Am Sam
(X) The Whole Nine Yards
() The Whole Ten Yards
() The Day After Tomorrow
(X) Child’s Play
() Seed of Chucky
(X) Bride of Chucky
(X) Ten Things I Hate About You
() Just Married
() Gothika
() Nightmare on Elm Street
() Sixteen Candles
(X) Remember the Titans
() Coach Carter
() The Grudge
() The Grudge 2
(X) The Mask
() Son Of The Mask
(X) Bad Boys
() Bad Boys 2
() Joy Ride
() Lucky Number Seven
() Ocean’s Eleven
() Ocean’s Twelve
(X) Bourne Identity
() Bourne Supremecy
() Lone Star
() Bedazzled
(X) Predator I
() Predator II
() The Fog
(X) Ice Age
() Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
(X) Curious George
(X) Independence Day
(X) Cujo
() A Bronx Tale
() Darkness Falls
() Christine
(X) ET
() Children of the Corn
() My Bosses Daughter
() Maid in Manhattan
() War of the Worlds
(X) Rush Hour
(X) Rush Hour 2
() Best Bet
() How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(X) She’s All That
() Calendar Girls
() Sideways
(X) Mars Attacks
() Event Horizon
(X) Ever After
(X) Wizard of Oz
(X) Forrest Gump
() Big Trouble in Little China
(X) The Terminator
(X) The Terminator 2
() The Terminator 3
(X) X-Men
() X2
() X-3
(X) Spider-Man
(X) Spider-Man 2
() Sky High
() Jeepers Creepers
() Jeepers Creepers 2
() Catch Me If You Can
(X) The Little Mermaid
(X) Freaky Friday
() Reign of Fire
(X) The Skulls
(X) Cruel Intentions
() Cruel Intentions 2
() The Hot Chick
(X) Shrek
(X) Shrek 2
() Swimfan
(X) Miracle on 34th street
() Old School
() The Notebook
() K-Pax
() Kippendorf’s Tribe
() A Walk to Remember
() Ice Castles
() Boogeyman
(X) The 40-year-old-virgin
(X) Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
(X) Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
(X) Lord of the Rings Return Of the King
(X) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(X) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
() Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
(X) Baseketball
() Hostel
() Waiting for Guffman
() House of 1000 Corpses
() Devils Rejects
() Elf
() Highlander
() Mothman Prophecies
(X) American History X
() Three
() The Jacket
() Kung Fu Hustle
() Shaolin Soccer
() Night Watch
(X) Monsters Inc.
(X) Titanic
() Monty Python and the Holy Grail
() Shaun Of the Dead
() Willard
() High Tension
() Club Dread
() Hulk
() Dawn Of the Dead
(X) Hook
(X) Chronicle Of Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
() 28 days later
(X) Orgazmo
() Phantasm
(X) Waterworld
() Kill Bill vol 1
(X) Kill Bill vol 2
(X) Mortal Kombat
() Wolf Creek
() Kingdom of Heaven
() the Hills Have Eyes
() I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
() The Last House on the Left
() Re-Animator
() Army of Darkness
(X) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
() Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
() Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(X) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(X) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(X) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
() Ewoks Caravan Of Courage
() Ewoks The Battle For Endor
(X) The Matrix
(X) The Matrix Reloaded
(X) The Matrix Revolutions
() Animatrix
() Evil Dead
() Evil Dead 2
() Team America: World Police
() Red Dragon
(X) Silence of the Lambs
(X) Hannibal
() Battle Royale
() Battle Royale 2
() Brazil
(X) Contact
() Cube
() Dr. Strangelove
() Enlightenment Guaranteed
() Four Rooms
() Memento
() Pi
() Requiem for a Dream
(X) Pulp Fiction
() Reservoir Dogs
() Run Lola Run
() Russian Ark
() Serenity
() Sin City
() Snatch
() Spider
(X) The Sixth Sense
() The Village
() Waking Life
() Zatoichi
() Ikiru
() The Seven Samurai
() Brick
() Akira

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Guys Think You’re Easy… Maybe Too Easy

You’re a very sexy woman. The problem is, every guy you meet knows it.
You can’t help but put your sexuality out there for everyone to see (and sometimes sample).
And while some guys love this approach, it scares off some good prospects.
Save some of your seductive tricks for the right guy. He’ll appreciate it more!
Are You An Easy Girl?

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Gee, good thing I already found the ‘Right Guy’ and now I can just be a total whore whenever I want! LOL

Since HNT is like, SO last year, I bring you my first ever TMIT!

Note: Yes, I am aware that this meme was designed for Too Much Information Tuesday, but I decided to do it today, just because I wanna :P

1. What is the meanest thing you’ve ever done/said to a lover/loved one?

Hmmmm… well despite the fact that Jack and I don’t fight very often, when we do, I can be quite cruel. I think “Fuck You” is probably right up there with the worst of it, given the situation.

2. Have you ever had sex on an elevator?

Sadly no, but it’s on the list!

3. Have you ever lied about a rash and said it was a birthmark? OR Have you ever lied about a birthmark and said it was a rash?

I don’t really have rashes or birthmarks, so no.

4. Have you ever had sex on a beach or in the water at a beach/pool?

Yes I certainly have :P

5. How old are you? How old do you feel? =P

24, going on 44! Ha Ha, some days I feel like I’ve hit mid-life, but most of the time I still feel like a spunky 18 year old! Just with more sense, ha ha, and a bigger bank account.

6. Have you or your partner been injured so badly during sex that you/they had to go to the hospital?

Thankfully no! But recently I thought I might have to. See this post for details, LOL.

7. Have you been to a strip club or “titty bar”? (Hooters does NOT count.) If so, did you get a lap dance?

I’ve been to the strippers many a time. Lap dances are nearly unheard of here due to the fact that our strippers get totally naked, but Jack got one in Vegas years ago.

Bonus (as in optional): Have you ever had a “blog crush” (i.e., a crush on someone, of whatever gender, that you haven’t met in person but only know through their blog)? Who? (Link, please, if you dare!) =P

I sure have, Tee Hee ;) I don’t feel comfortable sharing the link out of respect for his privacy. However, I’m currently crushing on Cherrie, Esined, Mon-Mon, Him from Blissfully Wed, Piper, and Tom (of The Heron Clan)

Hopefully you enjoyed the first edition of Too Much Information Thursday!


28 Things Later

I want to know 28 things about you. I don’t care if we’ve never talked, never liked each other, or if we already know everything about each other. Copy and Paste this into the comments section and tell me all about you.

1. Your Middle Name:
2. Age:
3. Single or Taken:
4. Favourite Movie:
5. Favourite Song or Album:
6. Favourite Band/Artist:
7. Dirty or Clean:
8. Tattoos and/or Piercings:
9. Do we know each other outside of this blog?
10. What’s your philosophy on life?
11. Is the bottle half-full or half-empty?
12. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?
13. What is your favourite memory of us?
14. What is your favourite guilty pleasure?
15. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you:
16. You can have three wishes (for yourself, so forget all the ‘world peace etc’ malarkey) - what are they :
17. Can we get together and make a cake?
18. Which country is your spiritual home?
19. What is your big weakness?
20. Do you think I’m a good person?
21. What was your best/favourite subject at school:
22. Describe your accent:
23. If you could change anything about me, would you?
24. What do you wear to sleep?
25. Trousers or skirts?
26. Cigarettes or alcohol?
27. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together?
28. Will you repost this so I can fill it out for you?

Tom over at Polyamorously Perverse has tagged me to post five things not otherwise revealed on this blog. Thank you for providing me with a rather simple topic on a day when I don’t particularly feel like writing.

1) I have…an addiction, to coffee. Seriously, I get REALLY cranky if I don’t get to consume at least 2-3 cups per day. I don’t have a ‘favorite’ coffee shop chain. I like to go to Starbucks once in a while to treat myself to a grande Cafe Mocha. I go to Tim Hortons pretty regularly for my usual large double-double (the young cutie at the drive thru window loves flirting with me). I also adore Second Cup for their Moccaccino. However, going out for coffee gets really expensive after awhile, so most days I end up brewing it at home.

2) I rarely wear makeup. It’s more of a hassle than it’s worth, in my opinion.

3) I drive a Dodge Nitro.

4) I love watching infomercials.

5) I have very sensitive hearing. The ticking of a watch will keep me awake, even if it’s on the nightstand. I used to have to put my watch in the closet every night when I went to bed.

There you have it. If you want to know some more strange facts about me, check out my 100 Things post or the Six Weird Things meme.

I tag Mon-Mon, Bella, and Piper.