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it’s zed, actually

So, Leah and Bethany both posted this meme and then I said, meme, too! And I copied them. Because in the old days, blogs were full of memes and sometimes I miss them. Sometimes. If any of these answers seem odd, it’s because I forgot to answer and accidentally left Bethany’s answer because copying and pasting is difficult, you see, and I’m dropping balls all over the place today. Such is life.

Oh, but before we get to the meme, here are my last couple Canadian Family posts:
~* Make Your iPhone Baby-Friendly with the Laugh & Learn Apptivity Case
~* To Bumbo, or Not To Bumbo, That is the Question


A. Age: 28.

B. Bed size: Queen. The in-laws bought us a bed for a wedding present, which was quite rad since we left for our honeymoon expecting to come home and sleep on our futon, which would have been alright except that having a real bed is SO MUCH BETTER.

C. Chore that you hate: Dishes. I hate them. We don’t have a dishwasher and we (read: Noah) do(es) them all by hand. We’ve never had a dishwasher, though, so it’s really not a big deal (to me because I don’t do them).

D. Dogs: I’m not really a fan of dogs. I mean, they’re all right and all, but they drool and they shed and they make me sneeze and they don’t use the toilet. I’d rather have five more kids. (I like kids.) Although, it would be nice to have a live-in running partner. (Although I do have Kaylie, and she likes to run, so maybe I really don’t need a dog.)

E. Essential start to your day: Putting on pants.

F. Favorite color: I used to say black, but people keep telling me that’s a shade, not a color, so I’ll go with pink, which I used to hate, but then I had a girl and I liked it and then I had another girl and I really started to like it. And I quite like red, too.

G. Gold or Silver: Silver.

H. Height: 5’4″

I. Instruments you play: Piano, flute, trumpet, saxophone. Or, those are ones I have played, and could probably, maybe still play, if I had one. Although there is a saxophone in our house — maybe I should try.

J. Job title: Mom. Writer. Professional TV watcher.

K. Kids: Three, two girls and a boy. Kaylie (10), Liliana (4), Preston (9 months).

L. Live: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

M. Mother’s name: Florence.

N. Nicknames: I guess you could call “Jen” a nickname, because the only people who call me “Jennifer” are my husband and my father-in-law.

O. Overnight hospital stays: There are four that I can remember. When I had Kaylie (five nights), when I had Liliana (one night), when I had Preston (one night), and when I had my appendix removed (unnecessarily) when I was 7.5 (seven nights). Last year I was in the hospital often, but overnight only when I had Preston.

P. Pet peeves: The improper use of the words there/their/they’re and your/you’re. When someone doesn’t stop for kids at crosswalks in school zones. When someone parks on a corner. When someone parks beside a snowbank, therefore making the road even more narrow than it already was. (I hate driving in Saskatoon.) When one of my girls tell me that Preston is crying WHEN I AM HOLDING HIM. Wearing socks. Hangnails.

Q. Quote from a movie: “My name is Indigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” (Bethany used a quote from this movie, too, and now I cannot think of any other movie that ever existed.)

R. Right- or left-handed: Right.

S. Siblings: Two brothers (one 18 months younger, one five years younger) and a sister (eight years younger).

T. Tastes you do not like: (I added this one because the T was missing and I need my alphabet to be COMPLETE.) Wasabi. Dijon mustard. Most nuts.

U. Underwear: Yes.

V. Vegetable(s) you hate: I actually can’t name a vegetable that I don’t like, except that I no longer eat Brussels sprouts because the last time I had them, I found a maggot in them (I had just bought them that day). Before that, I liked them, though. Also, this is why I no longer eat edamame. (Maggots! Stay away from my veggies!)

W. What makes you run late: My inability to properly judge time. I am late for everything. Yes, even work. All the time. Kaylie makes me bring her to school early so that she is not late.

X. X-Rays you’ve had: About a bazillion, although I’ve never broken a bone.

Y. Yummy food that you make: Homemade pizza. (Extra saucy!) I actually love to cook (given I have some great ingredients), but I’m not a huge fan of baking.

Z. Zoo animal: Giraffes.

Wanna play along? Add your link in the comments, ’cause I’d love to read it.

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  • bethany actually Friday, February 10, 2012, 9:33 am

    I almost called my post “from A to Zed.” :-)

    That’s a good T. Mine would be orange-flavored soda and candy, black licorice and jellybeans (though I like anise-flavored baked goods), Earl Grey tea, flowery flavors. (I have stronger feelings about textures I don’t like than tastes, though.)

  • Bryan Ens Friday, February 10, 2012, 9:38 am

    Thanks for the post, Jen. I’ve stolen the idea for my own blog.

  • JennyBean Friday, February 10, 2012, 2:29 pm

    Since when is black not a colour? :/

    I woke up this morning to find maggots in my kitchen rubbish bin, so I FEEL YOUR PAIN. (no, I’m not gross and in need of hygiene training; it’s just been THAT hot here and they appeared quickly)

    I feel I need to post a meme. I am the laziest blogger in the universe. I write posts in my head but never type them…

  • Becca Friday, February 10, 2012, 2:41 pm

    I think it might be fun to play along and thank you for adding the T, that would drive me nuts too. It’s a good T too.

  • Dawn Friday, February 10, 2012, 10:12 pm

    I did this one too!


  • Dawn Friday, February 10, 2012, 10:12 pm

    I did this one too!

  • Becca Saturday, February 11, 2012, 12:37 am
  • Venessa Patkau Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 10:51 am

    I did it…but don’t know how to add a link…lol. You know how to find me.

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