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Blog Tag

on September 4, 2012

If this was a real game of tag, I would be the fat kid left at the bottom of the flight of stairs. Panting.

Grandmalin at Breathing Space tagged me to play Blog Tag on July 17. I’ll let that sink in. So here I am, almost two months later, finally trying to take a crack at it. Being less lazy at cleaning makes me epically lazy at blogging. Sheesh.

THANK YOU GRANDMALIN!!! It was very nice of you to tag me, and I really do appreciate it – even if I’m super lazy and you may have thought that I forgot or decided not to do it. This is a lot of work, after all… huzzah!!!

The rules for playing blog tag are….

  • You must post the rules
  • Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post
  • Create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged (or use the existing ones)
  • Tag (eleven) people with a link to your post
  • Let them know they’ve been tagged

HOKAI! Here are the questions that I’ve been given:

1.  When is the last time you did something for the first time? Hermmmmmmm…….well, for Phil’s birthday we went to Wonderland and I rode Leviathan for the first time, alternatively I put my arms UP on several roller coasters for the first time. That would have been one month ago.

2.  What would your life be incomplete without? My family! If I had to choose a material possession I would sayyyyyyyy my camera. Or coffee. Probably my camera though.

3. What is your greatest fear? Dying. Leaving my kids because I’ve died and then having them deal with the ensuing mess. Maybe even having them live in different houses after my death.

4.  What makes you smile or laugh out loud? Phil. And when my kids try to be funny, or are funny accidentally.

5.  What’s your worst habit, and what are you doing to change it? My worst habit has been having angry outbursts. I have had to try to relearn how to deal with my anger so that I can teach my children to deal with their anger appropriately.

6.  Who (or what) is your best friend? Aunt Jodi is my bestest friend ever and we didn’t even like each other six years ago. Phil is also my best friend, but I named him second because his main title is “boyfriend”.

7.  What makes you sad (or mad) enough to cry (or punch somebody)? Sad enough to cry? Pretty much anything that shows a parent losing their child or a child being exceptionally amazing at life. Mad enough to punch somebody? Liars.

8.  If you owned a boat, what would you name it? Ally says she’d name her boat “Cana”. The spelling is improvised by me. Kira says she’d name her boat “Lifejacket”. I guess I’d have to name my boat “Cana Lifejacket” and I would require that everyone aboard wore lifejackets. It doesn’t matter how well you can swim if you’re unconscious…

9.  What’s your proudest accomplishment? Other than raising my kids? Ermmmm enrolling in school.

10.  What did you want to be when you grew up and how did that work our for you? A mom! And it’s going pretty well, thanks. My back up plan was to be a teacher, and I’m beginning that journey as well.

11.  If you were making a movie about your life, what actors would you chose to play yourself and your significant other(s)? A movie about my life. Hmmm. I’m not too versed in all of the actorly people out there… I would want to be played by Jennifer Garner. I think she’s could capture me being happy and silly, as well as be able to produce the darker more painful sides of my life.

I guess I would cast Ryan Reynolds to play Phil because he’s versatile enough to show Phil’s softer mushy side while still capturing his sense of humour and intense passion.

(Question number 12 is Do you hate me for tagging you?  but you can skip that one if you think I won’t like the answer.) No, I don’t. I’m flattered. 😀


I’m going to tag eleven people before I write my eleven questions. Here are the people who I TAG to play Blog Tag.

Psst….you’re it!

  1. sillyliss
  2. wifemothereventplanner
  3. Jestidwell’s Blog
  4. Fine Frugality
  5. Pa-BLAM
  6. Don’t Forget to Feed the Baby
  7. themotherofnine
  8. The High Need Baby Blog
  9. no time for ironing
  10. bobthemartian
  11. Perfectly imperfect momma

And now, my lovely and participational friends, my questions for you:

  1. I’m not big on having regrets. What was your biggest regret and why do you think that it helped you to get where you are today? After all, if you had changed it, something else about you would have changed.
  2. Where is your favourite place to be?
  3. How much money do you spend on groceries every month?
  4. Is there an errand that you hate running with a particular vengeance?
  5. Have you ever had surgery? And for what?
  6. What day is garbage day?
  7. Are your parents married? Divorced? Married to other people?
  8. Fill in the blanks. I think people are ___________ when they ___________.
  9. Do you have a recurring dream? About what?
  10. Have you started your Christmas (or other winter holiday) shopping?
  11. Do you have a particular trait, characteristic, etc. that you do NOT want to pass on to your kids?

There we are. Musings from my twisted mind. Huzzah!


13 responses to “Blog Tag

  1. You have given me a warm smile not only on my face but in my heart-You wanted to be a mum- and you ARE doing a great job.
    Thank-you for the insight into your wonderful, coffe powered mind and life

  2. sillyliss says:

    I know it would take me longer than two months to get to this. I’m super stressed out at work. But I appreciate the tag, too! So I will answer question 11.

    I don’t want my kids to inherit my anxieties. There are many qualities I wish they would not absorb from me, but that one is the top. It’s more than just jitteriness. It sometimes makes life unbearable. I don’t want them to go through it. So that’s that!

  3. hnMom says:

    I am not sure I will get around to this any time soon, but I also appreciate the tag.
    It was also interesting to learn a little bit more about you. 🙂

  4. bobthemartian says:

    Aaaaaaaah! I’ve been tagged?! I didn’t even know there was a game going! But thank you. (I mean that happily and sincerely, I just already had too many exclamation points.) I definitely couldn’t live without my family, but I’d choose coffee over a camera. Books over coffee. What made you choose the camera?

    • Being able to capture all of these moments with my family. To be able to look back on the pictures of my kids as little babies and see the first steps, first bike ride, first day of school allllll over again. That sort of thing. My memory is not so good, so my photos help me to remember. 🙂

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