Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Heaven Eleven

Another Sunday, another Steal.  Here's the Heaven Eleven:

1)  If you could live in any other time period, which would you pick?

2150.  There's a post coming about this - I'm very curious about where the human race is going, if it survives.

2)  What is your favourite topic to write about on your blog other than a meme?

Really, I just like to ramble on about whatever crosses my mind.  I'd say Seinfeld experiences and philosophical musings are my favourite things to write about.

3)  What are some traits you admire in a lover?

Admire is an interesting choice of words.  Ignoring my minimum requirements of fidelity and a healthy sense of humour, I admire a man who's kind and affectionate, and secure enough in himself to be proud of being a devoted family man.  I have no patience for conceit, selfishness or a childish obsession with porn/other women's bodies.  You're not 16 anymore.  Grow up.

4)  Could you adjust to life in another country?

I love living in Canada.  I could adjust to life in say, Hawaii, but I'm someone who has a strong connection to home and its memories, and I like to feel rooted.  If we moved somewhere else, I think I'd always feel homesick underneath whatever adventures we were having in the new place.

5)  If you could study anything, what would it be?

Psychology and anthropology.  The human mind and societal structures fascinate me.

6)  What is your favourite possession that cost less than $15?

I can't go more than a half hour without reaching for my Lipsmacker.

7)  Which colour do you wear most often?

It's always been black.

8)  What has been your "theme song" or romantic song this summer?

It's not romantic in a happy way or even a theme in my life, but I love Rolling in the Deep by Adele. 

9)  What's the most romantic thing that's ever been said to you?

"Will you marry me?"

10)  What would be your dream birthday cake?

Marble Slab Creamery...mmm...

11)  What is the coolest thing you've ever done?

First of all, me and cool don't work well in the same sentence.  I'm a nerd and don't give a shit what anyone else thinks of my interests and hobbies (reading, writing, lazing on the couch watching Angel and eating ice cream, zumba and kickboxing). 

That said, the coolest experience I've had was a tie between ziplining upside down in Hawaii and jet-skiing in Grand Cayman. 

This was so so cool - J. got the hang of it first.

I really want to go para-sailing and once this pregnancy is over, I'm gonna do it.  Assuming we can ever afford to leave our house again after two years of paying $4,000/month in day care costs.  No, that was not a typo.


  1. I'd love to have a man like that to.. to bad mines not even close. heheh

  2. I love that song by Adele!! She's amazing!

    My most romantic moment: I woke up to my boyfriend stacking the pillows up beside my head and I sleepily asked him what he was doing.

    He said, "I was just trying to block the sun from hitting your face so you could sleep in."

  3. To pick you up on point three, are you saying that you aren't interested in other men's bodies? Because in point eleven you mention watching Angel and I bet it isn't just for the amusing dialogue and good character interaction.

  4. LOL I have no problem with a healthy interest - I've been known to expound at length on the hotness of Megan Fox or Angelina Jolie, just in case Jer hadn't noticed. It's a constant, X-rated skeeziness I have a problem with.

    Like when I was 15 and working at Mickey D's and a 50-year-old guy said "Nice headlights" to me. My dad's a church-going family guy (that's where I got my idea of what a husband should be)and I can't even imagine him saying something like that to a teenager. Those are the kind of losers I'm talking about.

  5. #3 is one of the reasons I'm now divorced. His addiction to porn. Naturally there were others but it was a big problem.
    #4 You WILL always feel a little homesick. It's 20+ years for me and I still miss living in Canada.
    #6 I'm addicted to the watermelon one.
    #11. Upside down? I didn't even know that was a thing! I'm incredibly jealous at the moment.

  6. There's a big diference in appreciating the female form and making inappropriate comments to a 15 year old. Unfortunately most porn seems to be exploitative rather than sensual and seems to be aimed squarely at the primordial lizard section of men's brains. Sorry, i'm taking this debate down a different path than the original post intended but that's the internet for you.

  7. Holy crap! That is a lot of money for child care. As for the zip line thing that was awesome!
    I'm with you on number 5. Fascinating and I love that song. Her voice is so old soul.

  8. $4 000?!?! HOLY CRAP! That is pretty close to our total family income!

    I love the shot of you preparing to zipline.


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