Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Three things

My blogging energy is flagging, so I just resorted to responding to Gina's "three things" tag.

3 names I go by:
Heather, Mom, Buddy

3 screen-names I've had:
maniju, hplauren, gypsywannabe

3 physical things I like about myself:
my hands, my ears, my feet (they’re nice and little and I can often find shoes in the bargain bin, ‘cause they don’t fit anyone else – unfortunately, they’re on their way to becoming my least favourite, ‘cause I’m getting old and now require custom orthotics)

3 physical things I dislike about myself:
my boobs are too big, my butt is too big, my nose is unattractive

3 parts of my heritage:
mennonite, farm-girl, Manitoban

3 things I am wearing right now:
my wedding ring, a “Make Poverty History” white band, my favourite underwear

3 favorite bands / musical artists:
U2, Jann Arden, Sarah McLachlan (ah, c’mon, can’t I say some more… The Waifs, Wailin’ Jennies, Sting… I could go on…)

3 favorite songs:
One Voice (Wailin’ Jennies), World’s on Fire (Sarah McLachlan), London Still (The Waifs)

3 things I want in a relationship:
respect, good conversations, humour

3 physical things about the preferred sex that appeal to me:
muscular legs, a good smile, eyes

3 of my favorite hobbies:
reading, writing, cycling

3 things I want to do really badly right now:
have a nap, have a hot bath, hide (can you tell I’m over-tired from having sick kids and too much work to do?)

3 things that scare me:
watching one of my children get ridiculed and knowing I can’t protect them, finding out I’m not as good at writing as I think I am, and one of my lifelong fears is getting buried alive (I read a story in the Reader’s Digest about that when I was a kid, and I’ve never quite let go of the fear)

3 of my everyday essentials:
my computer, hand lotion (‘cause my hands are ALWAYS dry), and these days, since my feet got old and wimpy, my custom orthotics for my shoes

3 careers you have considered or are considering:
writer, teacher, and this is what my grade 9 prediction was – a social worker living on a ranch (it also turns out that while I was persuing my seemingly useless BA, my mom was busy telling people I was studying social work. Turns out I’d be a lousy social worker, though :-)

3 places you want to go on vacation:
ANYWHERE! but more specifically… Brazil, Thailand, Australia

3 kids' names you like:
I could be boring and say Nicole, Julie, and Madeline (my kids’ names) but here are a few more… Natalie, Samuel, and… here’s one from my childhood – when I was a little girl, I always thought I’d have a daughter named Heidi

3 things you want to do before you die:
skydive (I think I might try on my 40th birthday – next year!), travel to at least 20 more countries, publish a book

3 ways I am stereotypically a boy:
I’m a lousy housekeeper, I hate the mall, I’d rather talk politics than fashion

3 ways I am stereotypically a chick:
I like to soak in a hot bath with candlelight and good music, sometimes I’d rather read a book than have sex (sorry Buddy), I worry about my kids fitting in at school

3 celeb crushes:
Liam Neeson, James Spader (something dangerous about him), Paul Newman (he may not be that hot anymore, but he’s just so noble and strong)

Anyone else want to play?


ccap said...

Well, I have to say, being my sister and all I didn't know I'd learn anything new but I DID! We share Brazil and James Spader in common. I don't know that there's much we can do about James Spader (other than swoon) but perhaps we COULD go to Brazil together someday. :-)

Anonymous said...

Heidi? Boy I'm glad we never thought about that one.

And yes, I understand about reading before sex. :)

Your boy...

Gina said...

Heather! Thanks for playing! A great list, and I know how you felt about only having to list three favorite songs.

James Spader definitely has sex appeal, although not in a conventional sort of way.

And can I say how cute it was that your husband commented? I need to show that to Hubba-hubba because he feels it would be gratuitous. Nothing like peer pressure!

Hopefully you can get a good night's rest and feel better in the next few days.