20(ish) Questions

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I’m taking a break from doing blog awards since they can be time-consuming.  Instead, when I’m nominated for awards I’ll answer the questions posed to me in this 20(ish) questions format.  I’ll also answer questions from assorted other question tags and the like.  Feel free to join in the fun with your own answers to any or all of the questions 🙂


A few questions from A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip‘s Game On series – weird life stuff

  • Why are supposedly easy to open packages always so difficult to open?   To make doofuses like me feel really stupid.
  • Time to fess up … what music from your teenage years do you turn on and still dance to?  It’s not so much from my teenage years as my childhood in the 80’s – a little New Kids on the Block, Belinda Carlisle, Roxette…  Ah, good times…
  • What was either weirdest book you ever read or the weirdest film you ever saw? [Please provide link]  When I was in university a roommate of mine was doing a paper about porn, and so she wanted all of us roomies to watch porn together.  I think we were all virgins at the time.  Anyway, we borrowed Ass-openers 8 (or whatever number it was) on VHS from one of our guy friends, and had a girls night in watching Ass-openers.  It was very educational, and no, I will not be providing a link.
  • Time to fess up again, what was the weirdest or craziest fashion craze you were in to as a kid?  Well, since acid wash jeans have made a comeback that probably doesn’t count.  Perhaps the neon spandex bike shorts.
  • What words did you make up and claim as your own as a kid?  I wasn’t much of a neologist as a kid, but my brother made up a ton of words and the rest of the family adopted many of them.
  • In what game is the word snap used?  Going back to the 80’s theme, one in which you’re wearing a snap bracelet?
  • Have you ever gotten completely and utterly lost? Explain please.  Living in neat, orderly Canada I assumed that streets everywhere had names and signs displaying those names.  And then I started travelling and discovered yeah, not so much.  I have a good sense of direction and am good at reading maps, but there were a few times I got completely lost in India because of the total lack of street signs.
  • Did you have a favourite piece of clothing as a kid or even as an adult? [For me it’s my sneakers, serioulsy old and battered but l love them!]  I am totally in love with Gap maternity leggings.  No, I’m not pregnant, but these leggings fit right over my psych-med-weight-baby and they’re the comfiest thing ever.
  • Do you have any strange family traditions?  I could say we celebrate Festivus, except I’d be lying (unfortunately).
  • Have you ever taken part in some kind of weird adventure?  When I was in university and living in residence my roommates and I had somehow managed to break our toilet tank lid in half.  One night we pulled off a switcheroo and swapped our broken toilet tank lid with one we stole from a washroom elsewhere in the building.  And we were drunk at the time, so we thought it was the funniest thing ever.
  • What is the ‘worst haircut’ you have ever had?  In grade 4 I cut my hair short and used hair gel to make it spiky.  Not a good look at all.
  • Can you remember who your worst school teacher was?  His name was Mr. Boyd.  He taught grade 9 honours math, but he was a PE teacher and hadn’t the slightest clue about math.  We’re talking 3×4=14 kind of thing.
  • We all have one, but who is yours? The crazy relative?  That would have to be me.  But I do recall a hillbilly cousin Gerald that my dad didn’t want visiting back in the day.
  • What completely safe animal are you TOTALLY afraid of??  Moths.  They’re like the ugly drunk uncle of the butterfly stumbling around and just generally being icky.


Come on, you know you want to answer a few – that’s what the comments section is for!


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18 thoughts on “20(ish) Questions

  1. Liz says:

    I liked New Kids on the Block and I loved listening to Roxette.
    I hate moths too. If one is flying around in my bedroom at the time I am going to bed, I have to kill it, before I will go to bed and sleep. I have been like this since I was a kid.

  2. easetheride says:

    My whole Dad’s side of the family are the crazy relatives! Goodness, they make me nuts. And I got a good laugh about the moths as drunk, because they definitely resemble drunks needing their fix of light.

  3. myauthenticmind88 says:

    Great answers and I enjoyed learning more about you. 🙂 We had the same happen to us in Grade 10 Math. Principles of Math 10 was also rated as one of the hardest maths in high school. Our math teacher who was my best math teacher I ever had btw left to go to a different school/area and they replaced him with the PE teacher who only had like a basic degree or understanding of math matics. This unfortunately happened when I was going into grade 10. Math was my worse subject even when I spent hours at home working on math homework/studying etc, so to no surprise I failed my first year of math 10. What was shocking though was my brother who was always an A student in math got record low grades and we got the lowest average exam marks for both our mid term and final. The funny thing is the math teacher tried to say it was our fault. I repeated math 10 with another teacher who was a math geek got the highest marks on his Uni exams, classes etc and was very bright. HOWEVER, he was too egotistical and sucked at teaching it. My math 8 and 9 teacher always brought my mark up to a B even though I struggled and fought hard for it, because he knew like a few different ways to teach math to make it easier for students to understand. He spent more time with the students as well. I failed principles of Math 10 twice although almost passed the second time. I said eff these teachers and school and took Essentials of Math 10 and 11 instead to get credits sinc I had no plans to take anything that had to do with math as a career or college/Uni as a person who hates math. lol.

    The funny thing is I understand why some people need principles of math, but I am not sure why it is forced as part of the curriculum. I haven’t used principles of math besides the very basics since I left the dreadful place they call high school. Essentials of math was all about life skills like how to properly fill out a check, banking etc. I don’t regret switching cause essentials of math did teach me how to survive. lol

    • ashleyleia says:

      It makes such a huge difference with math what kind of teacher you have. The first time I ever failed a test was calculus in 1st year university. The prof was on a totally different plane of reality than the rest of us.

      • myauthenticmind88 says:

        Yes it really does.

        Oh wow, I always Aced English, Social Studies etc, but struggled with just about everything else. Then again my mental illnesses and neurological differences made school a lot more difficult and not just because of the worl. Having to learn with a million distractions with things like my noise sensitivies etc made school hell. I become a lot more overwhelmed than others too. I only had so much energy for things like being social which school kinda forces you to be, so I have no fond memories really of school. lol I also hugely thought the curriculum was broken. I was told what to think in high school especially and there was really no room for creativity or free thinking. Our education system is broken much like our government. 😛

  4. manyofus1980 says:

    A totally safe animal I am scared of? that would have to be a moth too! I hate them! Get totally freaked out by them! Worst school teacher? Mrs. Murphy, my english teacher, she was a demon! xox

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