Sunday, June 24, 2007

Like you're really interested

If been tagged by XO over at Hip Suburban White Guy for 8 Random Things About Me.

1. I've had a few "partners" in my life before the Hubby. And I really can't remember the sex. Maybe because it's been so long, maybe because the Hubby has wiped the slate clean. I take that back. There is one I remember, a Greek pilot. He was so slow that I was drumming my fingers. The phone rang, he got up to answer & then hit the bathroom. I left before he came out. That was the worst fuck ever!

2. I'm a trained spiritual director. Can you believe it? Sinner, loved & forgiven!

3. Hubby & I nearly split up on our 7th year. He had his head up his ass. He's better now. Actually, we are much better now ( 22 years in July). I believe it was the 7 year itch.

4. I love animals. I've had dogs, cats, birds, fish, rabbits. I want another canary ( mine died years ago). I will always have dogs. You can't turn my dog on me & fire.

5. Like XO I can't learn structured dance but I've been told that I'm a great dancer. I freestyle it. When we slow dance I lead. He doesn't really like to dance so I tell the Hubby that it's like sex standing up: "Hang on & follow my hips!"

6. My parents met as pen pals. I was born in Jacksonville, Fl. but raised till I was 18 in Canada. I took English as a second language, French being my primary one. Blogging has helped my writing skills. Blogging has also become a bit of an addiction. But I have met some great people because of it.

7. We don't have prom queens back in Canada when I was growing up. We had Winter Snow Queens. I had to give a speech in English & in french & have a talent. I did a modern interpretive dance to "Georgy Girl". I was the 1st Snow Princess & rode on the back of the town firetruck with a torch light parade through town.

8. I love Stan Rogers' music: Three Fishers. Cape Islander. Northwest Passage. He was a Canadian who died in an airplane fire. Bob Walkenhorst (Jon Vermeer), formerly of the Rainmakers (Downstream), is a very close second. He is also one of the nicest guys you could meet. I have a mandolin but can't play yet.

Tag: Dan at Gone Mild, Happy in Bag, Emawkc at ThreeO'ClockA.M., Heather at General Blather, Michelle at Well Hell Michelle


emawkc said...

Okay. No promises that it's worth reading, but here it is.

Spyder said...

emawkc-Really, you're not boring.

Zhu said...

Hey, it's always interesting to learn more about you !

I wouldn't think English is your second language. You're a good writer !

Just curious... How did you feel about the language battle in Quebec, growing up with English and French background ?

PS: I'm still reading your blog but sometimes have a lot of troubles to post comments, for some unknown reason...

Spyder said...

I think my parents started me very young speaking both. All my classes were in french, except for the english class. I left Temiscaming in 1975 (were you even born?) and moved to les Etats-Unis. My writing in english has gotten better & in french well, that is not so good any more. I would hang out with french or english speaking so I felt very versatile. But since my father is un tete carre American I did feel a bit different than my school friends.

Consider yourself tagged! If you are up to it. Salut!