Tuesday, June 19, 2018

43 Random Things About the Lady

As Lady celebrates another year of life - here are 43 random things about her.

Circa 1977 with my grandparent's dog Cinder

1. Her favourite colour is blue.
2. She has a learning disorder that effects her ability to remember letter and number combinations aka she is a horrible speller.
3. She has 2 undergraduate degrees, a Masters and a Post-Grad Certificate in Behaviour Analysis. 
4. She hated reading until she was 16.
5. The book that made her fall in love with reading was Timothy Findley's The Wars.
6. She has not parallel parked since her driving test in 1992 and has no plans to ever do it again (and she drives a lot).
7. Ketchup chips are her favourite.
8. She can't eat gluten or soy.
9. She thinks the best steak she has ever eaten was at Michael Jordan's in Chicago.
10. She loves to do laundry.
11. She loves to paint but isn't really great at it. 
12. She loves to take pictures and hopes to get better at it some day.
13. Her tonsils ruptured when she was 6.
14. She had 4 wisdom teeth, they were removed in her 20s. 
15. She has worn glasses since she was 5.
This day in 1976
16. She was painfully shy growing up (she never talked in class) and still uncertain in novel social situations.
17. She plans on retiring on January 1, 2030.
18. She and the Man got married when she was 21 (and he was almost 22).
19. Growing up she thought she was a cat person, turns out, she is both a dog and cat person. 
20. She is impatient, more impatient then most people know. 
21. Sleep is one of her number one priorities.
22. She doesn't really like shoes. 
23. She is a podcast junky.
24. She would sell her soul for good chocolate and good cheese.
25. While she respects other's beliefs, she identifies as an atheist.
26. She has a 'stitches' phobia. At 18 months 4 or so adults couldn't hold her down to put
stitches in her head and as an adult she just didn't go to the hospital when she probably should have had some.
27. She is terrified of whales and while she generally loves animals, hopes they become extinct. 
28. She has 2 tattoos. No current plans for a 3rd, but time will tell. 
29. She tore the meniscus in her right knee studying for statistics (yes you read that right) and she had to have 2 surgeries to fix it.
30. She has never liked being upside down.
31. She was always the last kid picked for any gym class etc. and her elementary gym teacher had her sit out a lot as she was a danger to herself and others.
32. People see her as pretty black and white, but as she ages, she is starting to play in the grey.
33. Her accessories of choice are necklaces and watches. 
34. She has never participated in any sort of protest or march.
35. She has visited 24 countries. 
36. She loves nature, but doesn't consider herself an outdoors person.
37. Her bird feeder is one of the biggest joy bringers of her life currently.
38. She hates coffee but loves tea. 
39. The first time she was in a plane was to go sky diving.
40. She would call herself a realist but most people see her as pessimistic.
41. She has had the most vivid dreams and nightmares since she was about 18 months.
42. She is an extremely organized person who is really good at getting things done.
43. She loves, loves, loves, loves, lists.


  1. HAPPY 43rd!
    #6 ... you nailed it!
    #15, 16, 19, 24 ... soul sister!
    #35 ... WOW ... green with envy!
    #43 ... oh yeah, sure, lots of 'em, all over the place, can't live without 'em.
    However: as I approach the "golden 75" could NEVEREVER attempt an amazing list such as this (would get forgetful around number fifty) and besides, no one would
    read that long of a list!
    Happy Birthday LADY ... hoping you get lots of drooly kisses from those pups!

    I luffs that number 43 explains everything above it, hehe
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. wow, the first time on a plane and then it was for sky diving? your lady is a hero, that's for sure!!! a happy happy birthday to her!!!

  4. Happy birthday Lady!
    You and Gail can have a competition on who has the most degree certificates when you meet up at YAM-Aunty's in August!
    Toodle pip!
    PS Gail has had a lot more years in which to collect them...

  5. What about whales are skeery? I'm just curious, because I've never seen one.


  6. How cool for sharing this, we loved learning all these things about you. mags and gussie

  7. Wow! That's a big list! Ghostwriter says she can identify with several of them.

  8. Hari om
    Happy birthday to yooouuuuuuu!!!
    Am with my friend 'Aitch' whose b'day it is also and a fair few of these points describe her!!! YAM xx

  9. Happy birthday, Lady! We LOVE your list. Mom is a little afraid of whales, but she doesn't have a lot of exposure to those guys, so if they become extinct, she may never even know it!

    Love and licks,

  10. Happy happy 43rd to your Lovely lady!!! MY mom is a huge fan of #7 a wee bit of fries with her ketchup and 7 is her favorite number. She knows mom's favorite color
    Hugs madi your bfff

  11. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Happy birthday to your Lady! How pawesome that she loves lists and got to do a list for her birthday! Also, I like ketchup chips too.

  12. What a fun way to get to know the Lady better. We've never heard of ketchup chips.

  13. Happy Birthday to the Lady! That sure was an interesting list about her.

  14. Happy Birthday Lady!!! Our Mama totally gets #16!

  15. Happy Birthday.
    You've done some traveling, we could only dream of.
    # 27 lol made us laugh too.
    xo Astro

  16. Ha! Ha! We loved reading your list but didn't find too many great surprises. Mom said she forgot about the whales!

  17. Your list is very interesting. My Mom and your lady have a few things in Common and and few things that they are polar opposites! And I, Marvelous, shall wish your Lady Happy Birthday and sing her the song!
    ♫♪♥♥♥♥♫♪Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Dear Hailey and Phod's Lady!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥

  18. That's a great list - we learned a lot about the Lady. Happy Birthday to you from all of us!!!

    Woo- Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  19. Happy birthday to her!

    And I wanna hear da knee-statistics story!

  20. Okays, Ma had to Google Ketchup Chips! Never heard of them! Can't say they sound very good, butts I thinks the bestest thingies don't! BOL! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BURTHDAY!!!!!! sendin' lots of slobbery kisses!!!!
    Ruby ♥

  21. Happy Birthday to the Lady! We enjoyed reading your list!
    Hazel & Mabel

  22. This is a VERY fun list of things about The Lady and my Mom says she probably could NEVER list 71 things about herself as she has her next birthday. BUT this is all about your lady and not mine so we want to wish her the VERY VERY VERY BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!

    Hugs, Teddy

  23. Happy Birthday, Lady! My mom can't remember the last time she parallel parked and she will avoid it for the rest of her life if she can! That was a great list!

  24. Hope her birthday celebrations have been pawsome! Loved reading all the deets about her. 💖


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