Natalie Zed: Defying Gravity

Monday, April 16, 2007

50 things

I got this from Genevieve Gorski. What the hell.

1. Height?
5'2". I am the shortest person in my family.

2. Have you ever smoked heroin?
No -- I've had much more luck with painkillers.

3. Do you own a gun?
Just the squirt bottle named Mr. Squirty, that we keep around to discipline the cats. I want a marshmallow launcher, though.

5. Do you get nervous before "meeting the parents"?
Not at all. I've had really good luck with all my partners' parents. Especially Ed's mom and dad. Ed's mom wears festive headgear with me.

6. What do you think of hot dogs?
I don't believe I have actually purchased a single uncooked hot dog ever, like in a packet. However, in the contexts of elementary school hot dog days, camping trips with weenie roasts, and Tubby Dog, they're fine.

7. What's your favorite Christmas song?
We Three Kings, The Pogue's Fairytale of New York, and Green Christmas by BNL.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Tea. Glorious, glorious tea.

9. Can you do push ups?
3 on a good day.

11. What's your favorite piece of jewelry?
I don't really wear jewelry. I love my wedding and engagement rings -- they're very plain and wearable. I haven't taken off the earrings Ed got me for our first anniversary since last summer. I also have a pearl necklace that I got when I was a baby and my parents added to as I grew, which is very special to me.

12. Do you like painkillers?
Yes and no. I don't like taking any kind of medication unless I absolutely have to, so taking a single Tylenol because I have a bit of a headache really doesn't happen. However, when things are bad they are very very bad, and on those occasions I adore painkillers. I have a particular fondness for opiates, even though too much over a few days makes me violently ill.

14. Do you have A.D.D.?
Nope -- I am one of the rare few who has an attention span.

16. Middle Name?
Zina. My grandmother's full name is Zinaida, and Zina was her pet name.

17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment?
1. Grapefruit
2. Penelope.
3. Lloydminster

18. Name the last 3 things you bought in the last day:
If food doesn't count, then I'll have to go back a few days (Ed and I really don't buy things). I bought a copy of Lisa Robertson's The Men, Erin Moure's O Cadairo, and some lightbulbs. If food counts, then I bought rosemary sourdough bread, maple pepper ham, and a half kilo of cheddar cheese.

19. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink:
water, tea, and white wine.

20. Dream car?
I don't drive. I really like vintage jags, though, and anything in the BMW M series (M3s and M5s specifically). Though really, as a passenger, whatever.

21. Favorite Concert?
GBS always puts on a great show. I had an awesome time with Ed when we went to Da Vinci's Notebook perform in a tiny club. The last time Tool came through Calgary was pretty great too.

22. Current worry?
The Thesis, The Book, and whatever is wrong with my throat.

23. Current hate?
The fashion industry.

24. Favorite place to be?
Topanga Canyon, California; Toronto, Ontario; having breakfast with friends.

25. Least favorite place to be?
The hospital.

26. Where would you like to go?
I am really looking forward to going to Vancouver, and Seattle for Pax. The next major trip in my life, I think, is going to be going with Ed to France just before I go back to school.

27. Do you own slippers?
Several pairs. I live in Calgary in a basement. Slippers are not optional.

28. What shirt are you wearing?
A tank top that I got in a multi-pack from Costco. It has a built in bra and I want a hundred more. I am lusting after the 'Ceci n'est pas un pipe' shirt from Threadless.

29. Do you burn or tan?
My skin does nothing. It stays the White of the Dead.

30. Favorite color(s).
Cool colours and earth tones. Things that don't make me look dead.

31. Would you be a pirate?

33. What songs do you sing in the shower?
something from the musical theatre genre (The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked) or punk rock.

34. What did you fear was going to get you at night as a child?
Aliens that would dissolve my skin.

35. What's in your pockets right now?
I don't have any.

36. Last thing that made you laugh?
The Science of Sleep has a great moment where Stephane plays a guitar riff and then yells "Fascinating!" I wish I could play that sound whenever I share a fact.

37.Last thing that made you cry?
Missing my mother.

38. Worst injury you've ever had?
Hoo boy. Let's see. There's been severe burns, dislocations, cracked ribs, a broken needle in my foot, cut up hands, broken glass, a staple gun incident -- but getting my wisdom teeth out, having the anaesthetic wear off an hour before I could take any more pain medication (in the car, too), reacting to the opiates and being sick, which tore out stitches -- I think that was the worst.

40. How many tv's do you have in your house?
One. It is for football, Farscape, and movies. and The Food Network. And surgery.

41. Who is your loudest friend?
There's really not one -- the volume tends to multiply as more people gather.

42. Who is your most silent friend?
I am not really sure I have one.

43. Does someone have a crush on you?
Um, no.

44. Do you wish on shooting stars?
No. I am liable to look them up and see which celestial body it was, though.

45. What is your favorite book.
I refuse to answer this question. See my profile. =)

46. What is your favorite candy?
I don't really eat candy. I like good chocolate.

47. What song do/did you want played at your wedding?
The Ode to Joy from Beethoven's 9th was played. It was great.

48. What song do you want played at your funeral?
The Night That Paddy Murphy Died.

49. What were you doing 12 AM last night?
I was in bed. I know. But I actually slept a whole night. Indulgence!

50. If you were stranded on a island what would you want?
a teleporter.


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