Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Poop Face

Today I choose to answer some questions that were asked of me, by Amanda at Rhyme and Ribbons . She is one of my absolute favourite bloggers because she is quirky and weird. She seems to enjoy the small things in life, which I will always admire in a person. I really enjoy reading about her life because she's an American actress, living in the United Kingdom with her cute, english boyfriend and the two of them go on grand adventures all over the UK. If you haven't seen her blog before- check out this post because she gives out some random facts about herself that will make you want to follow her blog from now on!

"Amanda.. these are my 20 blog followers.. 20 blog followers.. Amanda." (You're welcome..)


1. What's one thing you're currently looking forward to?

I am currently looking forward to... Christmas with my baby girl and husband. Of course, another Alina answer. But, she will be nine months old on the 8th of December. (which I can't imagine!!) She'll be crawling around by then and probably speaking more gibberish. I can't imagine how much fun she is going to be. We'll get to do all of our traditional Christmas things as always, but with our baby right there alongside us..! We always go to this gorgeous lights festival, with hot chocolate and flashlights in hand. We take the same pictures every year and then we buy a few Christmas ornaments for our tree. We are serious Christmas people. We do not mess around, which will become more clear once the holiday season is upon us...

This is a cute little room filled with teddy bears. Children are supposed to try and guess how many bears are displayed inside. I couldn't find all of the times that we've been there, taking the same picture. But this is a sample. (I'm pregnant in the bottom one. Heehee)



 2. What is your favourite post on your blog?

This, is quite difficult to answer. A lot of my posts from my past are deep. I was in an ugly place and I was sharing a lot of my feelings back then. I still share my feelings, but I think I have lightened up the content quite a bit since then. There are two in particular that stand out in my memory right now...

 (I am sharing this post from 2006 because I wrote it like a story.. It takes my readers into a time when things were simpler; an average evening from someone's point of view.)
  
(This post was written in 2010, on Remembrance Day. I was inspired because that day we remember those that we've lost. So I was paying tribute to my Fallen Fathers.)

3. Who is your best friend and why? 

 My sister Kyli, is my best friend. She's been there for me since before I existed. She was old enough to be excited about me, before I even knew what me was. She was almost six when I was born and she acted like a doting mother ever since. Ky and I weren't always close, but we always shared a special bond. She just visited in August, with her growing family. I feel so blessed that we got to see each other again, after three years. She lives on the East Coast, while I am living on the West. I joke that she's the Wicked Witch of the East, and I'm the Wicked Witch of the West. The love for my sister is unique because no matter what, I will always, always admire and adore her. She can do no wrong in my eyes...

 4. Are you a spender or a saver?

Oh I am a thrify S.O.B. It is my husband that likes to shop. I always joke that I am like a guy when we go to the mall. I will sit with all the guys, impatiently holding their girlfriends' purses, playing on their Iphones in the change rooms. I have to hold onto his hand when we pass certain stores because he naturally drifts towards them. He is always finding deals and discounts, which I will admit is handy. If it wasn't for Rob I would probably still be wearing clothes that I brought with me eight years ago, from Alberta. 
 I don't necessarily save my money. I just choose not to spend it. When I was a kid, I used to save my allowance, which was a two dollar bill (remember those!?!?) and keep it in an old pickle jar. When I'd have a huge amount of money saved, (like twenty dollars, huge amount to a kid) I would take it with me the next time the family went to Edmonton. My parents would take me to Toys 'R' Us and I would spend it on whatever my heart desired. That is one hell of an amazing feeling as a kid. Actually, it's an amazing feeling as an adult too. When Rob wanted his "dream" guitar, he had to put the guitar on lay away. It took him six months, or more and he slowly went to the music store and paid it off, bit by bit. He took stuff he no longer used to the pawn shops for extra cash. He did everything he could to make some extra money. He later told me that that was the best way to buy something that he really wanted. You feel like you've truly earned it. 



5. What's your favourite joke?

 Well I am horrible at telling jokes. So the first and only one that I remember to tell is pretty simple. So I'm going to have to go with that one....

Why does a squirrel swim on his back?
............................
To keep his nuts dry!

This must be a girl squirrel;)
6. What is one hobby you would like to learn, but haven't? 

 I would love to learn how to knit, or sew, or quilt.. like hardcore! I would love to be able to knit my own sweaters, or socks. I would really love to be able to get behind a sewing machine and just create beautiful, useful items! This is something I don't think I'll ever have the patience to do. Maybe when I'm older I'll finally tackle this dream!!

My sister in law is a knitting machine. She taught Rob and I a couple of Christmas' ago.. I already forget.... sigh!

7. What's your favourite part of the day?

 I enjoy early morning, only when I choose to be up... The streets are empty-ish. There is so much promise to the day.. so many things can be accomplished, it's motivating. Plus I really enjoy the quiet and calm that early morning brings. Although, it's been awhile since I've been out and about early in the morning.


This could be a sunset, but it is a nice picture of our beach.
8. What's your favourite dish to order at a restaurant?

 This is not an easy question to answer, at all! I have so many favourite things to order. BUT- I will say that my all time favourite thing right now.. is the Dinosaur Bones that are only served on Tuesdays at a lounge in town. I am getting hungry just thinking about it. For our 3rd wedding anniversary, we went out for dinner and had them. Y-U-M ! ! !



9. You have a time machine and you can change one thing in your past without having negative consequences, what would it be?

 I would not have gotten into that horrible fight with my dad, months before my wedding. I told him that I would rather just have my mom walk me down the aisle. He flipped his lid. I had never experienced anything like it from him. It was beyond awful. We both screamed at each other over the phone and we both said things we wished we hadn't. In the end, I changed my mind and asked him to walk me down the aisle with my mom. What I didn't realize at the time was just how sick he already was at that point. He had kept that part from me and my siblings. Thinking back I can't believe I got him so worked up, when he was already having such a hard time. I still feel bad about that one. I would definitely skip that fight. ( He traveled to my town for the wedding, and then never made it to the actual event. He was too sick. So in the end, he didn't walk me down the aisle after all of that trouble!)




10. Who is your imaginary celebrity bestie?

 Oooh, good question!! Zooey Deschanel. She is quirky, funny and doesn't give a damn! I think we have the potential to be besties because she isn't like most girls. I don't think drama and Zooey Deschanel go in the same sentence. So, Zooey if you are ever reading my blog; will you be my bestie? Plus, if we were besties I could borrow her cute shoes she is always wearing on New Girl.

This is us at the Oscars. I would wear my wedding dress because I always wanted a reason to wear it again! I would reassure Zooey that she doesn't look pale.. even though she does;)
11. What is the one movie you could watch over and over again?

 I am a movie lover. So there are many movies that I have watched over and over again. But I do have some absolute all time favourites that when I see them on t.v. it doesn't matter if I just saw it a year ago, I am going to watch it again..

I adore this movie. It's based around the holidays so it always gives off that lovely Christmas buzz. I love all of the stories within the movie and it always makes me laugh.. every. single. time.


 Another chick flick, but mixed with comedy, tragedy and a great family dynamic. It tears me up every time and I will always say YES to the viewing of this movie. (Set at Christmas, again..)



I absolutely adore this movie. I am a huge Beatles fan and found that this movie really did their songs justice. I watched the making of this film and was in awe with how much went into it. A total masterpiece. If you have yet to see it, you must!!


 I always enjoy answering questions because it makes creating an idea for a blog, that much easier! I spent a lot of my afternoon writing this post, so I better get to my baby girl who is currently making these faces:

Yes, folks.. that would be Alina's POOP face.



4 comments:

Amanda said...

First of all, you are too sweet.

1- I think it's such a great tradition to take the same pictures every year. Do you do Christmas stockings in Canada? They don't in England and I really miss opening it Christmas morning!

2- I'm going to go back and start reading through your archives!

3-I love your sister's freckles! You two look so beautiful together! I'm a bit jealous of your relationship because I always wanted a sister. I mean, a brothers is nice and all but...... it's just not the same.

4- It's good that you balance each other out with spending and saving. Imagine if you liked shopping as much as Rob did. Also that picture of him playing guitar? Hubba hubba!

6- You guys have the best family photos. I'd like to learn to knit as well, but it's not something that I think I'd have the patience for. I get frustrated really quickly.

8- That plate of Dinosaur Bones looks AMAZING. This is why I could never be a vegetarian. I like meat way too much.

9- Thank you for sharing the story about who was going to walk you down the aisle. You patched things up in the end, and I'm sure your dad knew why you wanted your mom to walk you down the aisle even if he was angry . I love the picture of you and your mom together though.

10- I'm glad your celebrity best friend is Zoe since that's my apparent personality doppleganger! It means that it makes sense for us to be friends!

And okay lady, I want to see more wedding pictures because you are absolutely STUNNING. Your dress was gorgeous and I love the little fascinator veil.

11- Love Actually is my favourite chick flick.

Alina's poop face is pretty great. One of Sam's friends is currently potty training his daughter and she makes a really similar face when she is trying not to poo in her diaper and wait for the toilet.

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Noor said...

Knitting has always been my imaginary talent because ...
1) I don't wear knitted stuff because of warm weather .
2) it's TOO hard .
I love the time of twilight , or mid night . When no one is awake but me , world's so peaceful . I often wake up in middle of night for this weird purpose . Ahhh!
Hahaha I must tag Alina as a cute face "holder".

menopausalweirdness said...

Love this Post!! When you learn to knit you must come teach me. I can make quilts - its fun - but lots of work. And since you are a stingy SOB - may not be the best hobby for you! You have no idea how much money you can drop in a Fabric Store. OMG- I am OLD - only an old person would say that - Right!!

Haley said...

Ali-
Nah, you're not old.. just realistic! AND- you make quilts!!? How fun..! My step mom quilts and she made us a beautiful blanket to snuggle on the couch and I LOVE it. She also made Alina a baby quilt... and I too, love it. Home-made gifts are my new FAV. gifts ever. Rob's sister is very good at crafty stuff. She is always making amazing, cool shit. I wish I could find the time and drive to do it too!!