janetha saves the day

so, what do you do when the urge to blog strikes, but you have nothing even remotely interesting exceptional to say? why, you turn to a survey, of course! and luckily, janetha composed an a-z style questionnaire not too long ago. it’s funny because i had been thinking, “it sure would be fun to do a q & a session again,” then bingo, janetha posted her quiz. this techie/crafty girl even produced a template that you can access here should you, too, wish to play along on your blog!

a is for age shall we do the oil of olay “how old do you THINK i am??”

file photo from the december teeth whitening experiment; whiter teeth = a younger look, right?!

actually, since the name of my blog gives away my age, this question is not all that revealing. as of today, i am 42 years, two months and 12 days old.

b is for breakfast today the usual: oatmeal dolloped with peanut butter, apple spread with peanut butter. [it’s getting too warm for hot oats and i am losing the love…].

c is for currently craving to SPRING CLEAN THE CONDO CASA. my fingers are positively ITCHING to get going on this! the overall feeling of dust and grime is driving me batty.

d is for dinner tonight a hugh jass salad including: tinned salmon; avocado; almonds; nutritional yeast; pickles; fresh veg; lite catalina. [sidenote: when i was little, i abhorred the bones in tinned salmon and would freak right out if my sandwich had stray “white crunchy bits” in it. now i LOVE the taste and texture of the salmon bones!]. and cereal before bed, bien sûr!

e is for favourite type of exercise do i have to pick only one?? no can choose between stairmaster and running. back in the day, i would have said aerobics!

f is for an irrational fear i am scared of cats, specifically the look in their eyes. they seem to look right into my interior, and i imagine they are going to bare fangs and pounce on my head. (apologies to all my cat-loving readers). remember, this is an IRRATIONAL fear!


g is for gross food onions of any type, ham, rice pudding.

h is for hometown i was born in kitchener and now live about 10 km away in waterloo.

i is for something important living life with an attitude of optimism and positivity.

j is for current favourite jam as in fruit spread or music?! lately, i really light up when i hear i like how it feels by enrique iglesias.

k is for kids my nieces are the best!!

i love our annual gingerbread house decorating day!!

l is for current location well, it depends on when you are reading this! today i work at theOTHERstore til 5:15 p.m., and am going to friday night knitting club this evening.

m is for the most recent way you spent money groceries at food basics [followed by the dance of joy and chortles of delight because of all the money i saved!].

n is for something you need to win the lottery?? haha! the tanktop with eyeballs?? a facial??…let’s go back to that spring cleaning issue…

o is for occupation i am a proud retail sales professional (assistant manager at the store and theOTHERstore).

p is for pet peeve people who walk slowly, drive slowly, talk slowly, open doors slowly…

q is for a quote: “don’t ask what the world needs. ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~ howard thurman [this is the quote that is on the bottom of emails i send out from my gmail account].

r is for a random fact about you i have not used an alarm clock to wake me up in the morning for at least the past 3-5 years. i just tell myself when i want to wake up, and it works!

s is for favourite healthy snack a protein bar and it must have chocolate in it.

t is for favourite treat any baked squares or cake or crisp with apples in it. the very best apple square can be found at tango palace in toronto.

u is for something that makes you unique i can squish more into a day than you would think possible. “pulling an erv day” is an inherited skill from dad!

v is for favourite vegetable broccoli is great! i would not have said that as a child!

w is for today’s workout today is a srd (scheduled rest day) and i will take a walk after work.

x is for xrays you’ve had teeth (never had a cavity) and lower extremities to rule out stress fractures (a couple of times when i was in my 20s).

y is for yesterday’s highlight a tie: 1) my friends from the store, lee and jeannie, popped in with darling, 10 DAY old baby e [a different “e” than my little e!]. and i got to hold her! chatting with lee and jeannie and snuggling the little newborn was the best. 2) i visited with bff debbie over at her house, last eve. there really is nothing as relaxing and FUN as getting together with a friend, in person. plus, we watched an home tour chez ♥george clooney♥ that debbie had pvr’d. much sighing ensued.

z is for your time zone eastern!

it’s your turn – share away! the key to answering questions like these is not to think too much – i like to shout out type the first responses that pop into my head!

fun facts – janetha also blogs entirely in lower case, is very close with her family, and ♥loves♥ cereal!

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  • janetha  On March 24, 2012 at 11:00 am

    hahaha i think your sourced photo for the irrational fear backs that up

    • 1970kikiproject  On March 24, 2012 at 11:08 am

      that is seriously what i imagine in my head when i see cats! and add bigger fangs to that photo! thanks for your creative questions, j! make another survey any time! 🙂

  • Lisa  On March 24, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Wow—I posted that exact quote yesterday. It’s one of my absolute favorites!

    I loved this list—it’s great to get to know you more, and I completely relate on the irrational cat fear. They scare me to death!

    There is nothing like holding a 10 day old baby—really, that’s just a reminder of the important things in life. And I always think about how people’s lives change in an instant—well, technically it takes many months, but one day being pregnant and the next having a human being, and then 10 days later….seasoned mama?

    Hope your weekend is AWESOME!

    • 1970kikiproject  On March 24, 2012 at 6:43 am

      were we karmically in sync, or what, yesterday?!! i had to laugh when i saw your blog post! these fun questionnaires ARE a cool way to get to know someone…like i did not know about you + cats, too! happy weekend, lisa!

  • strivingcynic  On March 23, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Of course I think it’s funny you’re afraid of cats! Sharks are my thing. I also love broccoli..I love tomatoes, but I guess they’re really fruit. These are always fun posts!

    • 1970kikiproject  On March 23, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      i did think of you when i was typing that cat-confession, zo! while i do enjoy seeing photos of sc kittie…i am also happy to be safely on this side of my computer screen! yes – even though 1001 bloggers have done this survey, i do genuinely enjoy reading each blog post because every one is unique! (you tempted to play along, too??!).

  • g2-55680831163e76fec0743a15184137d2  On March 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

    a = age: I’ll be 62 in July
    b = breakfast: GF granola, topped with cinnamon yogurt, blueberries and chia seeds
    e = exercise: walking
    g = gross foods: les escargots (even when in Paris)
    o = occupation: librarian in a medical library (my dream job)
    p = pet peeve: smokers
    v = vegetable: tomatoes fresh from the garden only
    z = time zone: central

    • Johanna B  On March 23, 2012 at 11:01 am

      I don’t know why my comment is showing a # for my name.

      • 1970kikiproject  On March 23, 2012 at 11:06 am

        fun answers, johanna!! thanks for sharing! my grandpa grew tomatoes in his garden, and you are right, there is nothing from the store that matches a fresh garden tomato. smokers – yes, i hear you! luckily, you cannot smoke indoors, in restaurants – even in cars with children present – in ontario. have a great weekend! maybe you will have the opportunity for a walk!

  • Gina Unger  On March 23, 2012 at 8:51 am

    fun fun… made me laugh a few times! i got the spring cleaning urge, too, and mopped our floor the other day and then got rid of bags of unwanted stuff for charity. feels great! that cat pic is hilarious. i love cats but they can be crazy creatures – unpredictable for sure!

    • 1970kikiproject  On March 23, 2012 at 9:14 am

      here are two memories i have of your cat (but i forget its name!!) 1) we were quite little, like 7 or 8 and we sewed a curtain to go around the cat box down in your basement 2) how much we were grossed out by when your cat would barf up hairballs, when we were teens. i think we laughed a lot, too, about that (because your mom got stuck cleaning it up!!). 🙂

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