Good morning and happy Tuesday! Anything good planned today?
Rules: Share 7 things about yourself and then nominate 7 others.
Thanks love! I am all for sharing random tidbits of information (and learning them about others) so I’m happy to bring you seven random bits of info.
1. I’ve never met a ‘real’ celebrity, but I have met a celebrity’s mom.
So, I’ve mentioned before that I used to work at a group home for teenage mothers. The big ‘claim-to-fame’ we had was that Justin Bieber’s mom, Patti Mallette had been staying there when Justin Bieber was born. AKA: we were the first home of Justin Bieber.
When she was writing her book, she came back for a tour – and by some crazy coincidence, I was actually working that day (I was working relief at the time so I usually didn’t get day shifts). She was an absolutely sweetheart and gave the girls a great pep talk about how their situations would not prevent them from being fantastic mothers to their kids. It was so inspiring and uplifting for our girls, which I really respected.
And yes…I read the chapter in her book where she talks about her stay. But that was the only part of the book I read – I’m pretty much the furthest thing from a Bieber fan!
2. I have really weird pinkie toes.
I bet you’re excited you got to see a picture of a foot today.
My baby toes have a weird little hunchback to them, and my pinkie toenails are pretty much non-existent. And the nail that is there, has basically no nerves – I won’t notice if it splits or comes off completely. When I’ve gotten pedicures in the past (and evidently I will be needing one as soon as we’re back in sandal weather) they’ve had to actually paint a toenail onto my toe. Awkward.
3. Years of nail abuse has left me with insanely brittle nails.
I’ve been wearing gel nails on and off for years. I got them for the first time for my grade 8 graduation, had them on and off throughout high school, and wore them pretty much nonstop from when I started university up until this past summer. So now, I have the shortest, most brittle nails ever. As soon as they get past my fingertips, they crack. Don’t abuse your nails, ladies!
I’m not going to lie…I really miss them.
4. There are three reasons why I could never go vegan.
And those are eggs, cheese, and pulled pork. I eat egg almost every day without fail. If I don’t eat them for breakfast, I’m eating them for lunch! And cheese improve everything. Literally everything – I cannot imagine eating pizza or lasagna without it. Pulled pork is just amazing. When I go to London’s ribfest in the summer or to any BBQ joint, I guarantee you I’m getting pulled pork. Best thing ever.
5. My specialization school-wise is in media.
So, I’m currently in the midst of obtaining my MA degree in Criminology. I didn’t expect this when I started, but almost every paper I’ve done has been related to the media in some way – fictional, news representations, or social media. The meanings that are portrayed in our chosen forms of entertainment and news and how we respond to them are fascinating to me.
6. One of goals for the next (school) year is to start learning French.
I live in Canada. If you want to work in government (which I think an MA in crim is gearing me towards) knowing French is a huge asset. Unfortunately, my French teacher from grades 5-8 traumatized me from the subject, so I stopped taking it at the first opportunity. Clearly, I’m now wishing I stuck with it!
7. I’m a fidgety person.
I’m forever twirling my hair, tapping my feet/fingers, shifting positions, playing with something…I kind of suck at sitting still.
And there you go! My seven nominees:
Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
Devon @ Health in Equilibrium
Lisa @ Lisa Lately
Caitlin @ Chasing Chels
Sarah @ Pickyrunner
Sara @ Nourish and Flourish
Tessa @ Amazing Asset
Have a good one!
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<— If you could learn one other language what would it be? I wouldn’t mind learning Italian!