Check My Vital Signs, Six Years Later

It’s amazing what a stroll down your blog’s memory lane might lead. I just stumbled upon a list compiled on February 2, 2005, and figured it’d be fun to write an updated version. If this isn’t an occasion that calls out for the Pete Yorn/Scarlett Johansson collaboration Break Up I don’t know what is!

With that…

  1. What color pants are you wearing right now? Blue plaid pyjama pants [note: this is the exact same as the original answer! La plus ca change, etc…]
  2. What are you listening to right now? “Relator”
  3. Last person you talked to on the phone? Kevin, basking in post-Sens-win jubilation
  4. Favorite drink? Dark roast coffee
  5. # of siblings? None
  6. Favorite month? Still September, especially now that I’m living in Calgary (Septembers are beautiful here)
  7. Favorite food? Cheerios
  8. Favorite day of the year? Christmas Eve
  9. Favorite car? The Mirthmobile
  10. Can you juggle? No–but (as was the case in 2005) I own a set of juggling bags
  11. Would you rather read or watch TV? Read, although it’s instructive reading what I wrote in 2005
  12. As a homemaker, what job do you hate the most? Cleaning the bathroom
  13. Do you trust the current president enough to re-elect him? If I were allowed to then absolutely yes.
  14. What time do you get up? 7:30
  15. Gold or silver? Gold
  16. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Believe it or not…Jurassic Park. Last weekend, mind. Not in 1993.
  17. What are your favorite TV shows? Other than sports I don’t really watch TV…so, sports.
  18. What did you have for breakfast? CBM: Cheerios, banana, milk. Plus cheese, orange juice, and, later, a Vendome coffee.
  19. Who would you hate to be stuck in a room with? A velociraptor. Duh.
  20. What inspires you? Lots. Right now running’s a pretty big inspiration.
  21. What is your middle name? Nathaniel
  22. Beach, city or country? City
  23. Favorite ice cream flavor? Vanilla
  24. Butter, plain or salted popcorn? Butter: I still like melting a giant slab o’ butter in the microwave and then pouring it all over my popcorn.
  25. Favorite color? Blue, I guess…
  26. What kind of car do you drive? The Mirthmobile–a.k.a. a 2003 Toyota Echo that was written off in the Great Summer Hail Storm of 2010 and whose surface resembles the moon’s.
  27. Favorite sandwich? Peanut butter and jam
  28. What characteristics do you dislike? Self-aggrandizement’s a big one
  29. Favorite flower? Does the Soundgarden song “Flower” count?
  30. If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? The Galapagos
  31. What color is your bathroom? White
  32. Favorite brand of clothing? Whatever makes me look good
  33. Where would you retire to? A life that revolves around reading, drinking dark roast coffee, and growing old with my soulmate, our children, and our grandchildren.
  34. Favorite day of the week? Friday
  35. What did you do for your last birthday? Pretended like it wasn’t my birthday
  36. Where were you born? Thunder Bay
  37. Favorite sport to watch? Soccer, football, baseball, hockey, and pretty much any sport that isn’t basketball
  38. Who do you least expect to send this back? Send what now? Oh, I get it: this was an email chain survey! Remember those?!
  39. What fabric detergent do you use? Tide Coldwater
  40. Person you expect to send it back first? Send what n…oh, forget it.
  41. Coke or Pepsi? Coke
  42. Morning person or a night owl? Neither right now, although I’m generally moe of a morning person
  43. What size shoe do you wear? Between 9.5-10.5
  44. What do you most like to hear? Music I like
  45. What do you least like to hear? My work phone ringing
  46. What profession would you like to have if you did not have your own? Rock n’ roll star. Duh.
  47. What profession would you least like to do? Any that involves stultifying in front of a computer screen
  48. What is your favorite word? I like a lot of words; I like using them in sentences, either written or oral.
  49. What is your least favorite word? “Cancer”
  50. What is your favorite swear word? I try not to swear…but there’s something about a well-timed f-bomb that still manages to titilate.
  51. What is your favorite candy? Is chocolate a form of a candy?
  52. What is your favorite restaurant? The Hoito; honourable mention to Midori’s

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