20 ripped-off questions

there is no other way to put it – i am blatantly stealing today’s blogging idea from clean eating chelsey who answered these same twenty questions in her saturday post. i just typed off the top of my head and here’s what came out my fingers…

oh – but first! very important: one month ago today was christmas day! can you say “whoosh?!”

1) What is one of your favorite ways to spend a Saturday?

i work pretty much every saturday – and that is fun and fine. but my ideal saturday would be: wake up a bit later than usual; go for a run long run; paint my fingernails; go clothes shopping with mom; meet a friend for coffee; watch a movie and knit. (ok, all of that would involve pulling an erv-day!).

2) List your top three favorite TV shows.

jersey shore, real housewives of new york, seinfeld.

3) Would you rather be in pictures or take them?

be in them! i don’t mind having my picture taken!

4) Why do you blog?

i like to write; i like the creative freedom of sharing whatever i want; i like the conversations with comments/blog friends.

5) Share five websites that you visit regularly…

runner’s world forums (lurker); GOMI forum (lurker); the globe and mail (reader); runningmania (lurker); facebook (mostly lurker).

6) If you could have lunch with one person from your Twitter list who would it be?

i only follow 11 people – haha! i would pick the brother. we always have enjoyable conversation, and he is just a really cool guy.

7) List a few of your favorite snacks.

apple + peanut butter; protein bars; a bowl of many cereals.

8 ) Do you have a pet? If so, what kind?

no. i dislike animals, in general.

9) Which three material possessions would you struggle to live without?

my laptop; my blackberry; a working ipod.

10) What’s your favorite drink?

diet coke – that could not be typed out fast enough. but since it has been 17 tedious complete days since i last drank a drop, i will say carbonated water, although that is sorely lagging behind the joys of downing diet coke – but, at least it’s fizzy.

11) Do you enjoy cooking?

not at all.

12) Do you have children?

no – but i love and adore being aunti.

file photo: family christmas 2011

13) What are your favorite hobbies?

knitting; reading; talking; watching movies; doing cardio workouts.

14) Would you consider yourself to be shy or outgoing?

outgoing! although i was definitely shy until about my early 20’s. i’d say i’ve become more and more outgoing as the years have gone by. [i define “outgoing” as personable and chatty; i am NOT forward or in-your-face loud].

15) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?

i can be quite impatient!

16) Who is your favorite actor/actress?

i’ve george clooney’d you to pieces, so let’s go with jason bateman and meryl streep.



17) What’s the coolest thing you’ve done this week?

well, literally cool is walk outside! it’s winter! cool in terms of funky/neat…start a new knitting project – the mcc blanket. it’s cool because of the design and the yarn colours.


18) Do you live near your family or far from them?

very very near! mom and dad are in the condo building next door. g’ma is a five minute walk away. paul, sharon, cousins joel and alex are a 15 minute drive away. cousin kate and the brother/sil ana/the girls are one hour away (driving) in TO. i like this closeness!

19) List three of your talents.

perseverance; organizing; making smalltalk.

20) What is your greatest attribute?

my hope would be that when people think of my name, they think “she is a warm, friendly, caring person.”


your turn!! share one response, share all answers -> do whatever your time permits!

Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.


  • Stephanie  On January 26, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I really wish that I lived closer to my family. I’m beyond jealous that you live just a few steps away!

    • 1970kikiproject  On January 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      …and i wish you lived closer to your family (or is it j-p’s family?) in toronto – purely for selfish “then we could visit in person!” reasons! 🙂

  • Gina Unger  On January 25, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    interesting to read your list… it sheds light on people when i read these lists! i think it’s always interesting to do these lists oneself AND have someone else do what THEY think should be some of the answers (i.e. for #19 i would have put “amazing designer knitter” for one of your talents!)
    way to go with the 17 days and no diet coke! keep it up!

    • 1970kikiproject  On January 25, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      aw, thanks for the knitting compliments, g! i really do enjoy that creative outlet, too! ah – now you have given me an idea for a future questionnaire/blog post – yes, i will answer and then seek out *volunteers* to answer the same question set – i will contact you first! 🙂 i agree that it is most interesting to see what other people answer for themselves!

  • Lisa  On January 25, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I love these types of lists!
    I’ll answer #12 because I share your enthusiasm for this…which you already know, I don’t have kids but I’m a super happy aunti!

    • 1970kikiproject  On January 25, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      …and you are a very ACCOMODATING and INVOLVED aunti, too, lisa!! you get the prize this week for returning matthew’s cell phone to him…although that works out good for you, too, as now you can receive his adorable texts, again! 🙂

  • Johanna B  On January 25, 2012 at 9:37 am

    #2 – current favorite TV shows: Bones, Criminal Minds and Big Bang Theory

    #7 – fave snacks: almonds, Chobani yogurt, and dried fruit (not all together)

    #8 – I have an old black long furred cat. He was my mother’s and I inherited him when she passed a few years back

    #10 – fave drink: Diet Coke (hands down) but coming up in second place a good chai latte

    • 1970kikiproject  On January 25, 2012 at 9:41 am

      i’m going to talk more about diet coke next week, johanna! i will look forward to your opinion, please! 🙂 season one of big bang theory is sitting on my counter here, ready to be checked out – i have heard good things, so am glad to see you’re a fan! i did not know you had your mom’s cat! see, i love learning new things about blog friends thru these questionnaires!

  • Zo  On January 25, 2012 at 8:10 am

    I wish I could hire you to help me with those no. 19 tasks! None are my strong suits!
    I love the knitted quilt.
    My father lived 20 min away from me, but hopes to move to fla. in the near future. My mother lives near San Francisco and my brother and his family (I also love being an auntie) live in England.
    And you probably know way more about my pet than you need to!

    • 1970kikiproject  On January 25, 2012 at 9:03 am

      haha, yes i do feel pretty in the loop about sc kittie’s behaviours and preferences! that is nice that your dad is hoping to move to florida – very nice for vacation purposes for you, too! (along with san fran and england – you are set for traveling!).

  • The Orchard  On January 25, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Thanks for sharing! I might just have to “steal” this idea from you and put in on my blog too!

    • 1970kikiproject  On January 25, 2012 at 9:00 am

      oh yes – steal away, tricia! (since that’s exactly what i did, haha!). i would love to see all of your answers!

  • Andrea Budding (@AndreaBudding)  On January 25, 2012 at 7:00 am

    I’m a total GOMI lurker, too!! 🙂

    • 1970kikiproject  On January 25, 2012 at 8:59 am

      get out!! that is too funny, andrea! i would never have guessed that you’re a GOMI fan. i put lurking on that site into my “guilty pleasures” category! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: