Share Your World – January 30, 2017
What is the most incredible natural venue that you’ve ever seen in person?
I’ve seen the Canadian Rocky Mountains and Arctic icebergs and glaciers and the Atlantic provinces rocky ocean shores. I’ve been to Niagara Falls. Those are all pretty impressive.
Whenever I see a picture of Glencoe Scotland I remember how being there gave me just the weirdest feeling of chills and deja vu and I get those sensations all over again. In another life maybe I died in battle there. Maybe I just have a green lumpy hills fetish.
I’ve seen the vertical sea cliffs of Santorini from the water and from the bus driving up the zig zag road and from various places at the top of the island looking down. It made me wonder why any sane person living there would ever let their children go outside to play. They didn’t inspire awe in me as much as a rather anxious fear and dread thinking about how we had to go back down them to leave the place.
How many siblings do you have? What’s your birth order?
I had an older brother who loved his visit to Santorini and was the reason we traveled there, to remember him. I have two younger sisters. So three siblings, but now two. I am one of the middle children, but the oldest daughter. How to make a simple question complicated, right? Quite often I make people regret asking me things.
If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why?
Oh, probably an old comfy croc. Because it’s not making much of a fashion statement but it’s really amazingly good for your feet. And bonus, it can also be crazy colours.
What is the strangest/weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
Muktuk, haggis and calamari. Imagine having those three on your plate all at the same time. I liked calamari just fine until finding out what it was. Muktuk was smelly and disgusting. Haggis was surprisingly not so bad. But not good enough to want to ever have it again.
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Hmmm. Laziness without guilt. Or more laziness than usual with less quilt than normal. My knee is fine but I’m still resting it to avoid re-injury. This could go on for weeks. I’ve cut back on the news because I think I finally reached my personal disbelief saturation level. I baked muffins. Amazingly enough that was less stressful for me than baking normally is. More proof that the whole world has gone crazy.
I’m looking forward to getting lab work done (because I will be leaving the house to do it), renewing my passport (not going anywhere, it’s just expiring in April) and closing a bank account which has gone defunct from me ignoring it for two years. If the balance had been higher than sixty seven dollars it might have interested me more.
Enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday! I’ll be watching Netflix and eating muffins.