1. When driving, are you more likely to listen to the radio, to CDs, or an iPod, or nothing at all?
I prefer the radio in most circumstances. I switch between CBC Radio 2 (classical, mostly) and The Others (which vary between ‘all the same new music, all the time’ to ‘never repeat’s). I try to keep it to classical in the car during the hours that there is classical playing, because I am not likely to play it at home, unless it’s Christmas. Then you can’t get me to turn the Nutcracker off. Just ask Andy.
2. Do you prefer window or aisle?
Window. If it is a long-haul flight (which mine aren’t, if I fly at all) I’d likely prefer the aisle with the kids. Easier to access facilities and stuff. But I really only fly to Vancouver with any sense of regularity (we’ll say two times in 4 years) and from Saskatoon, that means a stop in Calgary. So my flights are only about an hour each way (Saskatoon-Calgary; Calgary-Vancouver), which doesn’t really require moving much.
Felicity and I airporting it back very early to Saskatoon from Abbotsford (super close to Vancouver)
And I really enjoy watching the take off and landing views. And occasionally the clouds and stuff.
And sometimes I’m super duper lucky and get a whole aisle to myself. Or myself and a baby. Comme ça:
I usually end up falling asleep on my stomach, though if I stay that way overnight, I’ll wake up with a pain in my neck (literally). I feed Felicity during the night, so I usually wake up on one of my sides if I’d been feeding her then had fallen asleep. Ideally I’d prefer to fall asleep on my back because it doesn’t make me wake up hurting (ah, the joys of getting older), but it’s not as comfortable, unfortunately.
4. Do you have a favourite quote or inspirational saying?
Why yes, I do.
This is a Galaxy Quest quote, which is one of the bestest, star-studded spoof movies out there. If you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out on life. I doubt this not.
I really hope you get it. Because if you don’t, I just…there’s not…well, you’re not cool enough, I guess. It encompasses everything cool: Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Star Trek. All in one smack-you-head meme. I need a poster of this. Or a t-shirt.
I suppose one day I might answer this question with something that isn’t funny and more serious, but alas – today is not that day.
5. When was the last time you attended a zoo, circus, carnival, county fair, or parade?
Well, we can definitely count the county fair out, as those don’t exist in Canada. Last summer Spencer and I went to the Exhibition, which makes me feel like I’m in a circus. Does that count? In Cincinnati in January the kids and I went to the aquarium, which is like a zoo…
6. What’s the best thing about summer?
Kicking the kids outside and watching them revel (and complain) about everything they should be reveling at and complaining about at their age. Like how hot it is. And fighting over who goes down the slide next. And spraying each other with water. And prancing through the sprinkler. And spraying everything they can with a hose (though I do get angry when it’s my tomatoes that the boy starts hosing down full blast). Basically, just being outside. We don’t get that freedom in winter, so enjoying it while it lasts, in whatever way that takes form (backyard adventures, splash pads and outdoor pools, biking, walking, etc, etc.)
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