Monday, April 6, 2009

Manic Monday

How often do you change your toothbrush?

I don't know! Never really thought of least every two months I guess. Or around there...I can't stand when the bristles start to go wonky.

What is your favorite item of clothing to shop for?

If you're really going to make me pick just one item, it's going to have to be underwear! LOVE shopping for the under garments. They're all just so cute, and fun!

Do you use social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)? Which do you use most often?

Facebook would be what I use most often...although, I don't log on half as much as I used to. Just joined Twitter, haven't really caught on to what all the hype is about...but it keeps me occupied during slow points at work!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Manic Monday!

Do you screen your phone calls?

All the time!! It may seem rude, maybe even detached...but I'm not a big phone-talker. I much prefer text messaging, and e-mails! Avoids all awkward silences, as well as the possibility of getting into a conversation that I do not want to be a part of. Usually though, I only screen numbers I don't recognize, or people I don't talk to on a regular basis. If it's important, they'll leave a voicemail!

When was the last time you lost your temper?

Now, this depends on how you define 'temper'. I tend to lose my temper quite easily - I am a redhead afterall! Losing my temper can come in different levels though...I can get ticked off or annoyed, which the last time that happened would have been Friday night, and it puts me in a foul mood where I can be quite the miserable bitch! Or, I can throw an absolute fit - consisting of screaming, sometimes tears, and pretty much every curse word you can think of - but it usually takes a lot to get me to that point. Thankfully, this hasn't happened in while (which I'm sure anyone close to me is relieved by).

When you're lost, do you ask for directions?

I am constantly getting lost - I have even been known to get lost driving home from my own cottage!! Sad, but, yes, I am always asking for directions. Mainly, from my Dad, who is my own, live, GPS system!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Manic Monday

Are you a saver or spender?
I am definitely a spender. As I am writing this, I am already planning what I am going to buy with my paycheck this week. I am trying to be a saver though. I opened a savings account, and will transfer whatever extra I can to start building it up...even it's only a couple of dollars. I'm learning.

Do you prefer to walk around barefoot in your home? Socks? Shoes?
I prefer to be barefoot 24/7. If it were possible, not only would I be barefoot in my home, but I would be barefoot outside, in my car, in the grocery store - EVERYWHERE! Thankfully, I own flip flops in every possible colour, which allows me to be as close to barefoot as possible!

Do you talk to yourself?
All the time. Sometimes, I talk to myself in french too. There are one million and one thoughts flying through my mind everyday. Talking to myself calms me down, helps me think clearly, helps me make decisions. If sometimes, it happens to be in french, it's just because I'm fancy like that!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Manic Monday

What would you do with an extra hour each day?

My first reaction is to say I would sleep...but that seems like a waste of an extra hour. Instead, I would try to spend it with friends, or family. I am truly happy when surrounded by the people I care about, and I think that that would be a better use of extra time!

Do you wear a watch? If so, tell us about it. If not, how do you keep track of time?

I haven't worn a watch since I was eleven, or twelve years old..and it was a purple, digital Timex. Now, I either use my desktop at work, clock-radio in the car, or my cell phone to remind me of the time.

If it was possible, would you want to know how many days you had left to live?

Absolutely not!! For me, I think that would be too depressing. I would much rather enjoy my time, dreaming of what's to come next, instead of knowing I was on the clock to live my life.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Manic Monday

I had such a good weekend...I don't even mind being back to work this Monday morning!!

If I was a car, I'd be:
A bright red Nissan Versa, obviously!! Dependable, sporty and cute!

If I was a drink, I'd be:
Something tasty, and fruity with a slight kick to it - like a rasberry martini. ;)

If I was emotion, I'd be:
Contentment - to be satisfied with what I have, or not want more, or anything else.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I had decided it would be over. I could control myself, and we could just be friends. He has a family, after all. What was I thinking?? It wasn't that my conscience had caught up with me - I muted that a long time ago. The chemistry was too strong, and he's a charmer. True - I started this whole mess, with what had been intended as innocent flirting. But, then again, is any flirtation really innocent? Regardless, it was time to cut the strings. No more funny business. No more almost affair - after all, you can't have an affair if you don't have feelings...and even if you do have those feelings, ignoring them pretty much means they don't exist. Besides, after two dates and more text messages than I can count, I am really starting to like Nick. None of this is fair to him.
Snuggled down for the night, after a great date with Nick, I tuned in to the semi-good finale of Late Night with Conan O'Brien. My phone lit up, stating one new message had arrived. It was him - not Nick. Okay, no problem. A few quick texts back and forth, and I'll say good night.
Okay, so more than a few texts later, and we're talking on the phone. For some reason, he is the only person I don't mind talking on the phone with....I wonder why that is...not important right now. I am exhausted, and at the point of wondering what I am still on the phone. Then, he starts. Like a snake charmer playing his flute, he speaks using soft words and sweet sayings, hypnotizing me. I forget about my earlier declaration and fall. It's 4:30am, and I am in my car, driving to his house, because he really, really wants to see me. On the way over, reality sets in and brings me out of the daze - What am I doing?? The thought is barely out of my head when my phone rings - he's wondering where I am; he needs to see me.
Battling to keep the door firmly shut on my own feelings, I pull up to his house but refuse to go in. Instead, I suggest we go for a drive. Too many lures are inside that house. We drive for an hour, and when I start to head back, he asks me to stop the car. Knowing nothing good would come of this, I stopped the car, turned off the ignition. Adjusting in my seat to face him, he looks straight ahead and blurts out he has feelings for me. Feelings he doesn't know what to do with, because he knows we should just be friends. Not knowing what else to say, I hold on to the second part of his statement, and start to reassure him we are just friends, and all the...physical interaction...will stop. I look away, close my eyes and silently will myself to believe what I am saying. Everything is harder when he is right there..when I can so easily touch him. Control yourself!! I open my eyes and look at him. His face is right there, and without a chance to think, he is kissing me like his sole purpose is to kiss me. Never, have I ever, been kisses like that before. Yikes, I am in trouble here...we are in trouble here. The kissing continued, for how long I couldn't say, and I didn't care. I didn't want it to stop. We didn't move past the kissing, and once it did stop, I started the car and headed back towards his house without saying anything. We were uncharacteristically quite the ride home, and when he got out of the car, I wanted to follow, but stayed, buckled in for more reasons than safety.
I drove back to my house, thinking of him, thinking of Nick. What the hell was going on in my head? I didn't even want to start trying to figure out my heart. Arriving at home, I got back in to bed and tried to sleep. Restless, I lay there trying not to think. My phone lit up - he was calling me. Battling against better judgement, I answered and we talked until the sun came up - 7:30am. Nothing in particular was brought up. There was no more talk of feelings, or anything intense. Just chit chat. Hanging up the phone, for some reason, felt somewhat of a closed chapter with him. I couldn't put my finger on it, but I knew something change.
I woke up on Saturday with an unexplainable urge to talk to Nick. Up until now, I hadn't figured out my feelings for him, but they pointed clear now. I am in like, and do not want to ruin this for anything. As I got ready to go out with friends, I closed the door, locked the latch and tucked away the key to my feelings for him.
My new feelings, for the new guy are meant for a clean, new start. I am going to put everything I've got in to making this work.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Manic Monday

What's one of the simple pleasures in your life?
The relationship I share with my Mum. She is such a wonderful person, and supports me regardless of what decisions I make...good or bad. She will always offer her opinion, of course, but understands that I am my own person and respects my need to do things my own way. I share anything and everything with her. I would be lost without my mum. She is my best friend, and not a lot of people can say that about one of their parents. I am thankful everyday to have her.

What do you like to snack on when you watch a movie?
Movies watched at home are accompanied by any snack I'm craving at the could be anything from a peanut butter & honey sandwhich to cheese & crackers. If I'm at the theater, popcorn is a definite must - with butter, not Becel..ick - and Milkduds. I can never remember which movie I saw it in, but the character added Milkduds to her popcorn..I tried it, and it's amazing!!! Buttery, chocolatey, crunchy and chewy! Savory and's the best snack!! Seriously...try it!!

If you were a Survivor contestant, what would be your luxury item?
Ha ha...I would so fail on Survivor...but, if I were to be a contestant, my cell phone would be the first choice, but the chances of having an reception are unlikely. So, I would probably bring my iPod. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't listen to music - I think I would go through withdrawals without my music.