Laura asked: "What is your engagement story?"
We actually got engaged first when I was 16 and hubs was 17. He gave me a tiny gold ring and we promised to get married one day. This, of course, was a "secret engagement." I'm sure nobody would have taken us seriously at the time, but here we are 13 years later and married for 6 years.
Our "official" engagement came about 5 years later. We were up north at a cottage for a weekend with my FIL, who was hoping to catch the moment on film. Hubs, however, wanted to keep it private and took me down to the lake when FIL wasn't looking. It was a simple but sweet moment and we celebrated afterwards with FIL... and his video camera.
"What is your favorite restaurant?"
Cachet Restaurant - it's a quiet local place with great food and drinks. It's located right alongside our regular running paths, so we are constantly teased by the smells and sounds of a casual summer evening on the patio while we're sweating it out. Hmmm, I think it's time for a date night...
What is your favorite....perfume?
I don't wear perfume... ever. I like fruity and tropical-smelling body sprays sometimes.
Johann's son Rohann asked: "What is your favorite color?"
"What is your favorite animal?"
I have always had a thing for beluga whales and would love to see them in the while one day.
Lish asked: "What would your DREAM vacation be?"
I would like to go on Lindsay's honeymoon. Lindsay and Josh can even come if they want to show us the ropes. But we'll need separate bunks.
Caroline asked: "you are Canadian...parlez vous francais? a little?"
Bien sur! I studied french all through high school and first year university, and also spent one summer at a french college in Québec - but without practicing for the last 10 years, I am very rusty!
"who would you like to meet?"
I feel like I should choose an athlete or a writer or even a politician, but my first thought was: Jon Bon Jovi. He can serenade me.
"favorite Canadian singer or band? please dont say it's Bieber..I will not recover..."
Blue Rodeo, Our Lady Peace, Shania Twain, Bryan Adams - I can't choose!
"Where did you go to College?"
I went to York University.
Amy asked: "If your present day self could travel back in time and have a chat with your high school self, what would you say?"
I would tell myself to take my health seriously. I won't go into details, but I had some very bad habits.
Teamarcia asked: "What was your major in school and are you doing something related to that now?"
I was an English Major and planned to attend Teacher's College subsequently, but that didn't end up happening. I regret that every summer. ;) While I am not specifically in a field related to that, I believe believe it is an area that is useful in most (if not all) jobs as well as every day life.
Alanna: asked: Spud (4) loves your "Neminemy" costume picture and laughs every time he sees it. He wants to know what flavours you and your friend were. :) [thank you for spelling flavours correctly ;)]
I was plain (red) and my friend was peanut (blue)! Peanut butter are actually my favourite. ;)
Lindsay asked: "When are you going to have babies? Do you even want babies?"
I don't know and... I don't know. We're planning to get a fur baby next year... does that count?
"Where did you go to college? What did you major in?" - answered above, so if you skimmed to find the answers to YOUR questions, you'll have to scroll up. :)
"Did you have a crush on any of your professors?"
"How did you and Maurk meet?"
We met in high school. He has just moved here from England with his family. We were in the same math class and I thought he had the cutest accent. I managed to work my way into his circle of friends through a mutual friend and eventually convinced him that I was a catch... but dating one of his friends. Heh.
"Why don't you learn to spell correctly and quit putting U's before R's?"
NEIGHBOUR FLAVOUR HONOUR COLOUR FAVOURITE HUMOUR LABOUR RUMOUR
say that 5 times fast
"How many blogs do you follow/have in your google reader?"
"When are you coming to visit the beautifully humid state of South Carolina?"
Soon, I hope, but it will have to be winter!
Ken: "Okay, is it true that you only get two hours of daylight up there in the winter???"
I thought that was Alaska?
Nicole asked: "Whats your Favorite COLOR??? :)" - answered above!
"Are you an only child?"
I have 2 sisters and 1 brother, all younger!
"Where is the coolest place you've been?"
London, England, mostly because I won the trip and took my Mom - first trip overseas for both of us!
Deb asked: "What is your most embarrassing childhood experience?"
I can remember being teased endlessly for being overweight; no specific instance stands out in my mind, but this is definitely what I was most embarrassed by.
Kristen asked: "If you could live anywhere else, where would it be and why?"
I think Vancouver - no extreme winter weather and no extreme summer weather! Plus, it looks beautiful!
Julie D asked: what is the next thing on your 'bucket' list?...running and non-running related?
Running: BOSTONNon-running: to swim in the Marmora Mine - this is on the way to the place we camp every summer.
|no you aren't supposed to swim there|
Emz asked: "What blogger would you most like to meet in person?"
No way can I choose! I want to meet all of you. For now I'm looking forward to meeting lots this November in Philly!
Tall Mom asked: "My question is when do you plan to come to the West Coast again?"
I'm going to California in March - does that count??
Tricia asked: "do you pluck your eyebrows,wax or thread? They look great!"
LOL, thanks! I have them waxed every 3 weeks and pluck in between.
Thanks everyone for all the questions!
Now pick one and answer it yourself. :)