Sunday, August 29, 2010

Part 2 of the 5000 Question Survey

101. What does happiness/joy feel like physically?
It's hard to explain...your body just feels....lighter? and everything is peaceful for that moment

102. List five people you love starting with the one you love the absolute most.

A Mom
B Mike
C Sisters
D Friends
E Kairo (even though shes not a person)

103. How many movies have you gone to see this month?
2 I think... Charlie St. Cloud and Step Up 3D...actually 4 if you count the drive-in...there we saw The Other Guys and Salt

104. If you could have 3 wishes…but none of them could be for yourself, what would you wish for? World peace, End Hunger and that everyone had somewhere to call home

105. In what ways do you relax and de-stress when you are really tense? TV or a Movie...if its really bad lol have a drink...

106. How much money would it take to get you to drive to school naked in the springtime and get out of the car?
a whole hell of a lot..

107. Have you ever killed an animal?
a fish maybe...but not purposely

108. Have you ever lost someone close to you?

109. What do you think of cloning?
I don't know if I agree with me there should only be one of everyone...that's how we were put on this takes away your uniqueness

110. Do you read or watch TV more often?
watch TV...although I will ignore the TV for a good book any day

111. With all this talk of terrorism going around are you willing to sacrifice rights and freedoms for increased safety?
Depends on which rights.

112. What is the punishment you would come up with for Osama Bin Laden if you caught him alive?
I'm just going to leave this one alone...

113. Have you ever named an individual part of your body?
nope...can't say that I have

114. Have you ever been on the radio or on TV?
not that I can remember

115. Have you ever won a lottery, or sweepstakes?
I wish I would win the lottery

116. Have you ever won a contest or competition?
I used to win colouring contests all the time as a kid...and once I one a draw at Burger King for some really cool toy...

117. Do you like to watch The Joy of Painting show with Bob Ross (check out this link if you don’t know who he is. Also please note me if you notice the link is broken)
haha nope...but my Papa used to watch shows like this when I was growing up

118. Do you know what your grandparents and your great grand parents did for a living?
I know what most of my grandparents did...but not really my great grandparents

119. Is there anything really interesting in your family history?
My great grandparents were some of the first settlers out in BC...they are actually in a history book about BC

120. Is there anyone you trust completely?

121. Have you ever lost someone without having the chance to say goodbye?

122. How do you feel about women in politics?
Good for them...

123. Would you rather have an indoor Jacuzzi or an outdoor pool?
Outdoor pool for sure

124. What things are you interested in that you study or read about on your own?
Native culture...Egyptian culture...a lot of historical things like that

125. Would you consider yourself to be intelligent?

126. Would you consider yourself to be wise?

127. Have you ever given or received a lap dance?
never received

128. Have you ever spoken to a homeless person?
don't think so...I haven't really come across a whole lot

129. Would you ever creep into the subway tunnels to go exploring?
If it wasn’t illegal, yes.

130. If you could add 70 years to your life but only by making some random person die 70 years sooner would you?

131. Can you finish any of the following lyrics?

A: Nothing to kill or die for… No

B: Late comings with the late comin’ stretcher… No

C: I could make a film and make you my star… No

132. Were you ever with someone while they died?

133. Would you rather be a world political leader or a rock star?
Rock Star

134. Have you ever given someone a love letter that you wrote?

135. Have you ever sent someone a surprise though the mail?

136. Are you looking forward to any concerts right now?
yes...Carrie Underwood in November

137. Of all animated movies, which is the best one you’ve ever seen?
hmm...Little Mermaid or Lion King or Beauty and the Beast

138. What are the best bands or songs to listen to while driving?
depends on my mood really...usually I just plug in the good ole' iPod

139. What do you think is the most amazing thing that anyone has ever accomplished?
I think to have lived a good life as a good person is one of the most amazing things anyone can accomplish..

140. What could a member of the opposite sex do to impress you?
be honest, make me laugh

141. About how many emails do you get a day?
10 or so...but most are junk

How many of those emails are junk mail?
almost all of them

142. What’s your favorite thing to do online besides write in your diary and hang out at this site?

143. Do you believe Kurt Cobain ( killed himself or was it a conspiracy?
killed himself

144. Have you ever thought about hitchhiking across the country?

145. Who would you bring with you on this kind of a road trip?
Mike and the dog

146. Of the following, which word best describes you: accurate, bold,charming, dependable

147. If you are single, at about what age do you think you will be ready to settle down and get married? If you are married, how old were you at the time?
I got married when I was 24

148. Do you often wonder, when you say goodbye to people, if it is the last time you will ever see them?

149. What movie are you most looking forward to seeing when it comes out?
right now I really want to see Resident Evil...and I`m looking forward to Breaking Dawn

150. What is your quest?
I don't know...

151. What is louder and more annoying: 200 adults talking or one four-year-old screaming?
Four year old.

152. Do you believe the stories about planes, boats and people mysteriously disappearing into the Bermuda triangle?
yea...where else would they have gone when they suddenly disappear there?

153. Who are you the most jealous of?
Nobody...I have jealous moments but I don't stay jealous

154. What is the happiest way you can start your day?
sleeping in and then having a yummy breakfast

155. Do you ever have moments where you feel like everything is all right in the world?

156. Who thinks that you are offensive?
I dunno...

157. If you had to teach a class in something, what would you be able to teach people?
about child development and behaviour

158. Have you ever had a spiritual experience (an experience that cannot be explained by science)?

159. Do you believe that this experience was truly mystical or do you think there is some scientific explanation for it, only you don’t know what it is?

160. Do you get offended easily?
depends what the topic is

161. Would you still love and stay with your signifigant other if he or she had to have a breast or testicle removed?
Of course!

162. Do you believe in fate or free will?
a bit of both...

163. Do you believe that only boring people get bored?

164. Can life change or are we all stuck in vain?
life is always changing

165. What changes are you afraid of?
nothing that I can think of...change can be good

166. Are you a day person or nocturnal?
day person

167. What one CD could you listen to for an entire week (no mixed CD’s, it must be an album)?
going teeny bopper here...BSB...any of them really

168. Which is worse, working in retail, food service, or an office?
Food service...been there...done that...

169. What’s the coolest job you ever had?
working in daycare is pretty fun...

170. What is one central idea that your thoughts seem to come back to?

171. Have you ever wanted to be an actor/tress?
yea...when I was little

172. If you had the power to control one person and make this person do anything you wanted for a whole day, who would you pick and what would they do?
noooo idea...

173. What star sign are you and what is your sign like?
Gemini, we're kind of two people...theres our calm self and our other what that other self is is beyond me..

174. Did the Blair Witch Project scare you?
hell was so stupid

175. Are you in constant fear of death?

176. Does fear of death keep you from building a life?

177. Do you like all your movies to be in wide-screen?
no...I prefer regular

178. Are you a fan of any comic books?

179. At what age did you attend your first funeral?

180. What do you smell like (lotion, cologne, sweat)?
me? I dunno lol...

181. What are your greatest sources for wisdom?
Life experiences.

182. When you were little, where did your parents tell you babies come from?
can't remember...the stork?

183. What is your favorite band?
don't know

184. What’s the best cheesy 80’s song?
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

185. What’s the best kind of movie to see on a date?
Rom Com or Action for me!

186. Do you like to sit in the front, middle or back of the Movie Theater?
in the back in the middle

187. Have you ever been inside an abandoned building?

188. Under what circumstances would you agree to work for free?
Charity work...or something I really like doing

189. Candles or strobe lights?

190. Do you think the Lord of the Rings movies are true to the books or did Hollywood change the story too much?
couldn't tell you because I haven't watched or read them

191. When you see a stranger on the street does your first reaction lean towards thinking of this person as a potential friend or as a potential threat?
depends what they look bad as that sounds

192. Is it natural for human beings to fear and distrust each other, or is it cultural?

193. What do you really want to buy?
a house

194. You have to choose. Would you be happier marrying someone rich for their money or living in the streets and subway tunnels with someone you love?
Streets and tunnels with true love

195. If someone wanted to understand you what book could they read that would help?
none really

196. Do you think it’s odd that Americans have freedom of religion and yet call themselves ‘one nation under god’?
It doesn’t say which God

197. In what sense are you a minority? comment...

198. Are you anti social?

199. Do you photograph well?

200. Do you think that human beings would survivor through a nuclear winter?
some people could...but not everyone

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

Well yesterday was our first wedding anniversary :) It was a fun night and I got to cross something off the list :) Mike had a volleyball championship in the morning so I didn't get to really see him until later in the afternoon. He had made reservations for a restaurant called O. Noir in Toronto. It is something I have been wanting to do since I watched an episode of CSI a while back...dinner in the dark!!

30. Go to dinner in the dark

It was actually a really cool experience. For those who have no idea what dinner in the dark is...basically you go to the restaurant, you are brought into a a lobby type of room and given a menu. You then choose what you want to eat (there is a 2 or 3 course choice) and then you are taken into a room off of this room. A waiter/waitress is then brought out to meet you and take you inside the room. All of the wait staff are visually impaired. You then place your hand on the waitress' shoulder and are brought in to your table and your meal is brought to you! It was so you can't even see your hands infront of your face dark. Dinner itself was amazing. I ordered filet mignon with potatoes and vegetables and had fruit sorbet for dessert. Normally I am a really picky this experience was interesting since I obviously didn't get to see anything before I ate it. At one point I got kind of frustrated because I couldn't find anything with my fork, so I started using my fingers lol. All in all it was GREAT and it is something I would recommend to others and do again myself.

This week I also tried two new foods...arugula and mango sorbet. The arugula I tried in a pasta salad...usually I just pick it out and don't eat it (I'm not big on anything green lol) but I decided to try it. It's not something I would eat again though...kinda just tasted like chewing a leaf...blah. The mango sorbet I had for my dessert at O. Noir. I was kinda nervous eating the first bite, because on the menu it specified the sorbet as "fruit" but not which all honesty I was hoping for raspberry...but it was mango....something that I have never tried before. I actually really enjoyed it...and would definitely eat it again!

I also watched Precious this thats another movie off the alphabet list.

I'm still reading Eat, Pray, Love....its taking me forever because I don't feel 100% committed to the book. Hopefully I'll finish it this week and I can move on to my next book and author!

I have a lot of things on the list in progress, but I feel like I haven't accomplished much yet. I'm going to review the list this week and change a few things....not because I don't feel that I will be able to do them...but because I don't feel like they accurately depict things I want to do before my time is up. I want the list to reflect me a little bit there are probably about 5 things I'm going to change!

Anyways...I hope you are all doing well with your lists!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Food...glorious food!

I didn't cross anything officially off my list this week, but I started a couple of them :)

One of my items on the list is to try a new recipe once a week for 3 months...and in the last 2 weeks, I've started this :) Last week we made burgers and needed a side dish, but neither of us wanted the usual fried potatoes or baked potato, so I decided to try making rosemary oven roasted potatoes....SO YUMMY!! Mind you, I didn't really use a recipe....I just kind of threw together a bunch of spices on some new potatoes that we had sitting around. I covered them in oil, salt, pepper, rosemary, paprika and garlic powder. They were so good, but next time I think I'll use a little more spices on them!

This week we went grocery shopping and we came across small whole I decided we should get one and I would make roast chicken for dinner...which was honestly the best idea ever! I made it tonight for dinner...I cooked the whole chicken, rubbed it with oil, rosemary (yes rosemary again lol), thyme, salt, pepper and garlic powder...added some water and put some onions on top of the chicken and in the water and slow roasted it for a couple of hours. The chicken turned out so tender that it was falling apart as we tried to take it out of the pan. For side dished I made mashed potatoes, cobs of corn (Ontario grown yay!) and crescent rolls. It was the best dinner I've ever lol. I'm becoming quite the little chef!

I also tried something new...which is one of my items (to try 5 new foods). Mike and I were out to dinner on Friday night at East Side's and he ordered scallop carbonara. I have never tried I don't really like seafood. I asked him if I could try it...just to taste it so he let me. So my new food is scallops...can't say that I will eat it again, but at least I can say I know what one tastes like!

I've also been keeping up with the gym this week. I've gone three times, for roughly an hour each night. Hopefully I can keep this up!

I'm still reading Eat, Pray, Love...and it seems to be taking me a while. I don't know why but I can't read this book quickly. I know many many many people LOVE this book...but I'm finding it just OK...but who knows...maybe I'll get into it this week. My goal is to finish reading it by the end of this week.

Well until next week...adios!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Stay Awake...must...stay...awake...

Woohoo...another one bites the dust!

87. Go to the Drive-in and stay awake for all of the movies

Last night Mike and I went to the drive in and I stayed awake for both movies! We watched Salt and The Other Guys. It was actually surprisingly easy to do last night for some reason, normally I fall asleep half way through the first one...sometimes just after it. I'm going to attempt a long weekend at the drive-in when I get the on long weekends there are 3 movies to watch which is a bit more of a challenge.

I also started a few more tasks this week...I started my 1000 piece puzzle, but I'm still kind of in the sorting process, looking for all of the edges at the moment. I have a feeling this one is going to take me a looonnnnnggggg time...but oh well!

This morning I attended a class at the gym...which was a bit disappointing showed me how out of shape I really am. I only made it half way through the class and had to leave...but I'm not giving up! I'm going to go back next week and try again, and I will keep going back until I make it through the entire class. I'm going to try and get to the gym at least 3 times this week as well...I'm finally feeling better so I think I can do it! I'm going to seriously work on my more slacking on a bike...I'm going to use the Treadmill this week!! Yay me haha!

I'm also kind of working on the whole debt thing...I'm going to get my smart serve so that I can work for my sister part-time...she hires people to waitress and pour beer at big events in the city, so she said she would let me know when things come up and I can choose to do them or not. I like the idea, because its not something I have to commit to 100%, I can say no if I don't want to do it and not worry about not being called back. I also have an interview tomorrow for a babysitting job. It's kind of wierd because I've never been interviewed for babysitting before, especially since I'm an ECE...but it's potential extra cash on an occasional basis. Any money I make doing these two things will go directly towards credit cards or school loans...bye bye debt!

Anyways, I'll update again later in the week :) I start Eat, Pray, Love tomorrow!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Another one off the list...

I totally meant to update this weekend...but I honestly felt like crap, so it didn't happen. As I wrote last weekend...I came down with strep throat (I guess it's about 2 weeks ago now) and then this weekend I was taken out by your average cold with a sucks. I'm actually still not feeling good, but meh what can you do?

Anyways...this weekend I knocked another one off my list :)

38. Go on a hike through Rattlesnake Park

Mike and I decided to head up to Rattlesnake Point and go for a hike, we planned out our root, even packed a picnic lunch!

Basically Rattlesnake Point is located up on the escarpment in Milton. There are a few hiking paths, you can camp out if you want and lots of people go rock climbing off the side of the escarpment.

It was a lot of fun, we followed a 3km hiking path through the forested area...well we kind of detoured to the edge of the path so we could check out the view. In this picture I climbed over the barrier, this is where man of the rock climbers could set up, and took a picture with the view behind me...beautiful :)

Another view from the path.

We never actually got around to eating our picnic...I was starting to not feel so good, and Mike was ready to head it actually didn't take us as long as we thought it would, so we just brought out picnic home to eat for lunch.

This week I am not really sure what I'm going to get done off the main goal is to focus on me and feeling better...not sure how I'm going to make that happen other than to take it easy and get some rest. I might go see Step Up 3D by myself...yup...thats myself. It's not on my list, but I really want to do something just for me...and this might be my start!

Anyways...have a great Friday everyone :)