Dimitris, who has an awesome literature blog at http://dmelicertes.com/, very kindly nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award (thank you!). I was asked to say 7 things about myself. This turned out to be harder than I thought but here goes!
1. I was definitely a tomboy as a child. I never had any Barbie dolls, instead I watched Turtles, Thundercats and WWE, rode go-karts and climbed (and fell off) trees. I have the scars to prove it. Nobody would ever suspect me of having been a wild child but I really was. I’ve mellowed a lot with age. I’m just glad I wasn’t a teen during the selfie/facebook era.
2. I must have 5-6 notebooks and I use them regularly. There’s really not much of a structure in how I use them.
3. I have a very large extended family. I must have at least 50 cousins. It’s hard keeping track of everyone.
4. I still use British spelling despite having lived in Canada for all these years. It just seems so wrong to spell “tyre” as “tire”. I’m recognizing there are still Britishisms that I use without realizing it. Just the other day I was met by blank stares when I asked someone a question about talcum powder. Turns out it’s called baby powder here. However, I’ve decided tomato is best pronounced the North American way (to-may-to).
5. I am an old soul who has to make a conscious effort to keep up with things in the present (but it’s more interesting in the past at times!). The majority of the authors I read (James Baldwin, George Eliot, Oscar Wilde, Charlotte Bronte, etc.) , the music I listen to (John Coltrane, Queen, Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone) and the movies I watch (Paul Newman) are by people who have already passed away.
6. Caffeine has no effect on me. Absolutely none! It can be considered a good thing or a bad thing.
7. I like to cook and bake for people. If you’re a local friend you have probably been given a loaf of banana bread, some curry or almond roca at some point.
Thanks for reading!