Friday Five – September 6, 2013

 This week’s Friday Five:

  1. What’s something you think you could have been good at, if you’d started at a young age?  Playing an instrument… I always wanted to learn, but have never found the time or dedication as an adult.
  2. What TV show’s theme song do you really like? Freaks And Geeks! How could you not, it’s Joan Jett!
  3. What’s the dumbest dare you ever took, or what’s the dumbest dare you witnessed someone taking? I ate a worm sandwich once… pretty freaking gross.
  4. What’s the most exotic thing you’ve eaten? See previous question… worm sandwich… barf city.
  5. What was the last thing you changed the batteries for? Wireless mouse

Friday Five – July 5th, 2013

This week’s Friday Five:


  1. What song, album, or artist, disliked by you in high school, now sounds pretty good? I honestly can’t think of any. My musical taste has always been really eclectic, and hasn’t changed much.
  2. What specific high-school memory do you have of discovering some song, album, or artist you considered old? I grew up on “old” music… but the boy I was head over heels for in Grade 12 made me look at Led Zeppelin IV in a completely different manner.
  3. What song or album best serves as the soundtrack for your senior year of high school? (bonus challenge: answer this question with a different song or album for each year of high school!) Grade Eight: Americana – The Offspring      Grade Nine: Hello Nasty – The Beastie Boys      Grade Ten: Issues – KoRn      Grade Eleven: Selftitled – Slipknot       Grade Twelve: … And Out Come The Wolves – Rancid
  4. What’s a song, album, or artist from your high-school years you loved then (and might still love) but have great difficulty listening to now, and what’s the reason? “Stairway To Heaven” hits especially hard… the loss of first real love and memories of The One That Got Away are forever entangled in the lyrics of that song.
  5. What song, album, or artist from your high-school years, seemingly forgotten nowadays, do you still listen to with fondness? I’m not sure if No Use For A Name is considered “seemingly forgotten,” but “For Fiona” always makes my heart swell with happiness.

Friday Five – March 15, 2013

This week’s Friday Five:

  1. What’s the longest line you’ve ever stood in? When I was ten, we went to Disneyland shortly after the Indiana Jones ride opened. The line was about 2 hours, and then the ride broke down…
  2. When did you have the most fun waiting in line? October 4th, 2012 when I went to see Rise Against with one of my best girls! Best line ever.
  3. What line, no matter how long or short it is, always drives you crazy? The line at the post office. It always takes forever.
  4. When did you last behave in a manner that was over the line? I have a short fuse and an inappropriate sense of humour… so probably sometime this week.
  5. What are some lines of poetry you can recite from memory?

Okay, we didn’t work, and all
memories to tell you the truth aren’t good.
But sometimes there were good times.
Love was good. I loved your crooked sleep
beside me and never dreamed afraid.

There should be stars for great wars
like ours. There ought to be awards
and plenty of champagne for the survivors.

Friday Five – February 15th, 2013

This week’s Friday Five:

  1. How well do you receive criticism? Not very well at all. I tend to take criticism as a personal affront.
  2. When did someone else’s criticism of you result in growth? My mother is often very critical of my choices. She’s right about 75% of the time. A lot of her criticisms result in major personal growth.
  3. What do you think of film critics? My taste in movies is a lot different than other people’s, so I don’t put much stock in what critics say. When I do sit down to read a review, I’m usuallly disgusted by the sexism and body shaming (i.e. Rex Reed’s current shaming of Melissa McCarthy under the guise of critiquing “Identity Thief”)
  4. What’s something you’d like to make a critical statement about right now? The blatant disregard for company policy (and common sense) displayed by certain coworkers comes to mind…
  5. Who’s the most critical person you know? Probably me. I’m relentlessly critical of myself (and, often, others).

Friday Five – February 8th, 2013

This week’s Friday Five:

  1. What was your favorite breakfast cereal when you were a kid? Lucky Charms! Mostly because Mom never bought it and Grandma always did, haha.
  2. What’s your favorite breakfast cereal now? Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax 🙂
  3. Where does cereal rank on your list of favorite breakfasts? It’s about middle of the list. I much prefer a bagel and fruit, or a smoothie.
  4. What serial novels or films have you most recently enjoyed? I’m re-discovering my love of the Anne of Green Gables series while reading it with my daughter.
  5. What recently surreal experience have you gone through? Hmm… nothing really surreal… Although realising that my daughter is now seven is pretty unbelievable!

Friday Five – February 1st, 2013

This week’s Friday Five:

  1. What’s the oddest thing you’ve ever witnessed in a public restroom? A teenage couple making out…
  2. What’s the single most beautiful sight you’ve ever seen? My daughter, the first time I held her
  3. What random act of kindness (not perpetrated by you) have you recently witnessed? My daughter asked to have a toonie party for her birthday, where all the guests brought toonies for the SPCA in lieu of gifts.
  4. What are the best and worst tattoos you’ve ever seen in person? Best: My officemate has an ocean-themed half-sleeve that’s incredibly well done. Worst: He also has this weird screw thing on the other arm, which is poorly done.
  5. What’s the coolest act of daring you’ve ever seen in person? Nothing too exciting… dirtbikes at a monster truck rally, maybe?

Friday Five – January 25th, 2013

This week’s Friday Five :

  1. What’s the most surprising or unusual thing to be found in your wallet, purse, or backpack? Nothing really surprising… the most unusual (as in uncommon) would probably be a copy of my restraining order and custody order for kiddo.
  2. What’s the most surprising or unusual thing to be found on your computer’s hard drive? Over 4,000 individual music files. Not very surprising or unusual, but the rest is pretty boring and basic.
  3. What’s the most interesting thing hanging on your walls? Either the Tibetan prayer flags I bought a few summers ago, or a hand-painted canvas I made with a female symbol encompassing a globe and the words “The need for revolution is rising” (heck yes, Rise Against lyrics).
  4. What’s the most uncharacteristic thing in your fridge? Little jars of jelly we got awhile ago when we went for high tea at The Empress Hotel.
  5. What’s something you’ve done in the past year that you thought was going to be awful but turned out pretty good? Stepping outside my comfort zone on a continual basis.