Sunday, January 4, 2009

Who knew?

A friend on Facebook tagged me to do this meme and I thought I'd bring it over to the blogosphere. After all, someone out there may have made a New Year's resolution to read more wallowy blogs with too many cat pictures, and they're going to need a fast way to get to know me. So welcome, new friends! Here are

25 Miscellaneous Facts about Nat
  1. Lucy, my cat, used to be owned by a woman who had 6 other cats. Then the woman killed herself.

  2. My grandma taught me how to knit 2 years ago but I'm only able to knit flat, rectangular things like dishcloths or scarves.

  3. I hate touching or tasting food off of new wooden spoons. The feel of the rough wood makes me cringe and shudder. Once they've been broken in and are nice and smooth, they're fine though.

  4. The only radio station I listen to is CBC Radio 1.

  5. One of my favourite bits on CBC Radio 1 is the National Research Council's official time signal, "where the beginning of the long dash followed by 10 seconds of silence indicates exactly twelve o'clock noon." I don't set my clocks to it, I just enjoy that my country actually airs this.

  6. I'm a wonderful procrastinator. Almost every paper I ever wrote for university was done the night before it was due. I'm convinced that I could have received quite good marks if only I had tried harder.

  7. I went to university full time for 7 years and then took 2 additional classes the following year.

  8. I only have bachelor degrees.

  9. I have terra cotta-coloured walls in my living room and bedroom.

  10. I had my first burger from McDonalds this October. I was part of my friend's wedding party and we were between photos and the reception. We were all very hungry at the time and it was delicious.

  11. I don't have a favourite colour. Who can choose with so many lovely ones out there?

  12. Earlier this week I bought a Holga camera on the internet and I CAN'T WAIT until it arrives!

  13. I love Clean Sheet Night, especially when the sheets were hung to dry on the clothesline strung across my courtyard.

  14. I'm a sucker for Shopper's Drug Mart and I could spend hundreds of dollars there on potions and lotions and whatnot. It's dangerous that I live two blocks away from one.

  15. I sleep until something external wakes me up. I seem to be missing an internal clock or that mechanism that says, "Okay, you've had enough sleep. Time to get up!" I have slept for 14 or more hours in one night. I didn't mean to - it's just that nothing woke me up!

  16. I really dislike being by myself.

  17. When I was very little, I wanted to grow up and be a cat. I still don't really know what I want to be when I grow up.

  18. I love the smell of old dusty basements, musty books, and dimly-lit garages. If it hasn't seen the light of day in decades, I'll probably swoon at the scent.

  19. I usually only clean my apartment when I know people are coming over, which sometimes isn't very frequent.

  20. Despite point #19, I don't mind washing dishes.

  21. Daisies are my favourite flower.

  22. I have no patience for people who constantly trash the city in which they live. Either move or learn to love it!

  23. I haven't rented a movie in almost 3 years.

  24. I've had a headache since I was 5 years old. Every. Day.

  25. I love when it's super cold outside and that first breath of air kind of makes my lungs feel like they're collapsing and for a second I can't breathe. Just for fun, I went out about an hour ago and inhaled deeply. Here's a snapshot of the conditions in which I survived:
-45°C with the windchill? Motherfucker!

I think I'm also supposed to tag people but I don't want to put that kind of pressure on anyone. If you read this and want to do one of your own, yay! If not, meh.


  1. -45?!! I will never complain about it being cold in Boston again!

    I also don't mind doing dirty dishes, and I love the smell of used book stores.

  2. oh my, am i a sucker for these dealies... i will be doing this on my site as well, Savia tagged me as well.

  3. I love reading these quirky things about my fellow bloggers. I love the smell of old attics and basements and stuff too! Unfortunately, they give my hubby the sneezies so when I want to stop in an antique shop or flea market we can't stay very long. I'm a recent knitter too. I'm afraid of using double-pointed needles though. I try to find patterns that don't use them because I know they will confuse the heck out of me.

  4. Wow.... I don't think I've ever been out in THAT cold. It sounds delightfully dangerous. I need to do that at least once in my life, I think.