Monday, 3 December 2012

And you are?

1. How many speeding tickets have you gotten?

 Only one I remember. I went back to B.C. now with Sask. plates. I was matching the speed of the fellow in front of me. When the Sicamous officer saw my plates the lights came on. "Round these parts the speed limit is..." (oh flatlander profiling) "...just pay at any ICBC(Insur. Corp of BC) office" I put on my best bewildered yokel expression and drawled "Icy bee cee? Whut?' He even wrote it on the ticket to help the tourist. I still have it.

2. Can you pitch a tent?

Juvenile innuendo aside, it depends how mad I am as to how far it flies. I can put up a tent though.

3. What was your worst vacation ever?

One Christmas in Victoria. Arrogantly laughing at coast drivers not able to handle the snow like us. Dad hit black ice and then a telephone pole with our station wagon nearly ripping a door off and slingshotting our stuff for a block and a half. My brother injured his eye on my sister's then bony shoulder and spent Christmas/New Year's in the hospital. Returning home with a station wagon's worth of holiday loot impossibly crammed into the loaner Chevette we gutlessly slunk back to Williams Lake.

4. What was the last thing you bought over $100?

It started out as a simple oil change, but I'm a sucker for extra services I didn't know I needed.

5. We're handing you the keys to what?

A motor home so my wife and I can travel.

6. What was the last meal cooked that made even you sick?

I was making honey fried ham steak for my brother because mom was working late. I burnt the butter first. The toxic toffee tar topping made it inedible. Even after I went to college cooking course, he never let me forget.

7. Fill in the blank: Oh my gosh! Becky, look at her butt! It is so big. She looks like _____?

...Macy's Christmas day parade called, they want their blimp back.

8. What was your first car?

Funny you should ask. It was the station wagon from question #3. Insurance covered the repairs, and the family drove it for years after. On it's last leg, I paid dad $500.00 for it. I drove it till it died. Then my brother, cousin, and I pulled an 'Office Space' copier routine on it.

9. Your best friend falls and gets hurt. Do you ask if he/she's okay or laugh first?

I'm afraid I laugh first, perform First Aid after. I do that when I get hurt too.

10. What's the worst song ever?

Marilyn Manson's version Eurithmics "Sweet Dreams are made of these' I thought my radio was possessed.