Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I've been tagged!

The lovely Vanessa, at Designs by Vanessa, tagged me, so here I go. Never been tagged before, so I'm learning something new in the blog world!

1. Your hair? It's dark brown, slightly wavy, and can be very frizzy...which is most often as I live in a very rainy city. It also needs to be cut!!
2. Your favorite food? Maple syrup. It's a condiment, really. Very Canadian, and it goes with everything.
3. Your favorite drink? If I was bad, I'd say sparkling wine or champagne, but because I'm not bad, I'll say ginger ale (the champagne of ginger ales).
4. Your dream/goal? My Aussie husband and I would love to have a little house tucked away in the Victorian (Australia) countryside, and a little cabin in the tropics somewhere. Sigh. I'll keep dreaming.
5. Your hobby? My new hobby seems to be knitting. I've made 3 scarves in the last 2 weeks. They're actually not too bad, but I wouldn't want to show any 'real' knitters!
6. Your fear? A real knitter seeing my scarves! That and body scanners. They see EVERYTHING.
7. Where were you last night? Unfortunately, I was busy watching the Canadian Jr. hockey team lose, in OT, to the U.S. team at the Cascade Room. Being a "good sport" I have to say congratulations U.S.A.!
8. Something you say all the time? Well, I think I'm the same as Vanessa. I say 'fabulous' way too often. My husband would say that I say "it's true, and you know it" way too much!
9. Something that you’re not? Sporty. I don't play sports, but I like to watch sports. I'm not overly outdoorsy either.
I've attached this video of a very sweet song called 'Outdoor Type' by Evan Dando. Vanessa, I think you'll like it too!

10. Wishlist item? A new bathroom.
11. Last thing you did? Spoke to the editor of International Architecture and Design, about a shoot.
12. What are you wearing? I feel like lying, but I won't. Stretchy pants with paints splotches, an old sweater, and mismatched socks. Pretty.
13. Your pets? We had a perfect dog, Plugger, but he died last summer.
14. Friends? Amazing and supportive group of people.
15. Missing someone? Plugger and Nikki (she's in England for the next while).
16. Something you’re not wearing? Anything nice.
17. Your favorite store? Walrus, in Vancouver, and Kabinett in Kyneton (Australia).
18. Your favorite color? Teal(ish) blue, turquoise, greens. It's hard to name just one colour. I love them all, really!
19. The last time you cried? I'm sobbing right now! Ha-ha. I probably cried a couple of days ago. Doesn't take much.
20. When's the last time you laughed? A few minutes ago, with the editor of the magazine I'm shooting a story for. We were laughing about all the great new underwear we should be buying in case we have to go through entire body scanners (see 'fears' above).
21. One place that I go to over and over? Chinatown.
22. Where do you eat? My husband is one of the owners of a couple of restaurants, Habit and The Cascade Room, so we go there often! Oh, and Latitude, my brother's restaurant.

Some of my favourite things. Chinatown, hockey, and maple syrup.

I really don't know how this works, but I think it's my turn to tag a few fellow bloggers. Here we go!
Tiny Warbler
Welcome Home - A Guide to Modern Living
Little Happy Things
Blue Hydrangea


mise said...

I love reading these tags, being inquisitive and all. Now you'll have to show us your scarves. Could you do a post where you distract real knitters in the first paragraph with a link to a new kind of stitch or something, and then sneak in a few furtive shot of the scarves when they've dashed breathlessly off?

briannelee said...

Aw, so sorry about your dog.

Love this song! Thanks for sharing!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

So much fun to read.
And I am so sorry about Plugger.

Pinecone Camp said...

I'm a bit inquisitive myself, Mise. I like your idea of trickery. I just may show something...

Vanessa said...

Great post, you are so cute! Love the music video - I've already listened to it twice! I would also love to learn how to knit, it seems very relaxing.

Laura [What I Like] said...

What wonderful answers...I am a prolific crier as well! And an amateur knitter...

koralee said...

So nice to find out some more about so sorry about your sweet dog. I will have to hunt down the Walrus in Vancouver. Off to check out a few links...xoxo

Chemin des Muguets said...


Welldone girl! Fun to learn more about you. Since you are a fan of Country Victoria, you might enjoy reading about our Flinders Ming Dynasty Beach House.

See you around,


bluehydrangea said...

Thanks for including me!! I better go work on my answers!!!

Courtney said...

Mmmm, I do love ginger ale. That is very cool that your family owns restaurants. You must feel like such a VIP when you eat out! Hope you're enjoying the beginning of '10.

Mmm said...

Love listslike this and learning more about someone. Yes, i wouldn't mind moving there to Australia

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Champagne and ginger ale both mighty fine drinks! Have a great weekend. xx

Robe said...

Don't deny it!

And I agree, What if something's on tv and it's never shown again?!!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

i love what you re wearing..... my fear would be that someone comes to the door. it always happens. never fails.
im not saying that your ensemble is bad,.... im imagining myself in a similar outfit. hehe

Courtney said...

Fun survey. It was great to get to know you better. It was very hard to say "Congratulations" to team USA Juniors, wasn't it. (Especially to that brown haired US player who kept winking at the camera during the game).

bluehydrangea said...

Janis, I just visited your website and I am totally blown away!! I would love to include some of your photos in one of my posts if that is OK with you. Linked back to you of course. Thanks!

c and d said...

you are always full of such delightful sincerity and candour,(is that redundant?)we feel honoured to be your favourite shop in the city, thank you so much and yikes, that's pressure! want to open walrus 2 in the victorian countryside? always a treat to read your about your thoughts...

Federica said...

How fun, it nice to read this post.
Have a nice day darling.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

I am so sorry about Plugger....Big Time animal lovers over here too......Big Time...

Loved reading the list...I don't know why..but they are just FUN to read......

i'll be back to visit you very soon,dear one....


Torie Jayne said...

Thanks for sharing a great list, sorry to hear about your dog, Have a sweet day!

Millie said...

Lovely list Janis! Especially your dream to move to country Victoria. There are so many wonderful places, & lots of people have successfully made the transition. Good luck!
Millie ^_^

PinkPanthress said...

This was a very nice & interesting read!
I love reading Quizzes/Memes whether it's on Blogspot or Livejournal. :D

P.S.: #13 - I'm sorry about that!

Iva said...

what a fun tag!! thats really funny..Maple syrup...I suppose if you ate enough of it maybe it could be your main course? ; Happy Friday, have a great weekend!