04 February 2009

About Me

Me, at 5 days old

This is cross-posted from facebook. I was tagged, and dutifully replied and tagged others. It occurred to me that my 3 blog readers might like to know what makes me qualified to write about motherhood, so I thought I'd post these 25 random facts about myself. As it turns out, I'm not qualified at all!! Not that that has ever stopped me before...

1. I once lived on a small island in the Indian Ocean called Ile de la Reunion.

2. I play guitar and sing badly but loudly and with great enthusiasm.

3. I'm a control freak, but have learned to settle things with my husband with a coin toss. I lost the first toss and it almost killed me to concede.

4. I am afraid of all rodents, even hamsters. It's not rational, but there it is.

5. If money were not an issue, I would move to Paris and intern with a fashion house.

6. My ideal home includes a room just for musical instruments. In the south of France.

7. I love taking photos and someday hope to take a proper class on the subject.

8. I miss the film industry.

9. I never finished university and it bothers me every day.

10. I succumbed to vanity and started a blog.

11. I make really astoundingly good lemon meringue pie from scratch.

12. I'm terrified of looking foolish and try new things only through sheer force of will.

13. I have tremendous admiration for my husband, one of the smartest, most thoughtful and most compassionate men I've ever met.

14. I was the kid in kindergarten who made the whole class cry when I told them my mom said there was no such thing as Santa Claus.

15. I'm an atheist. I believe in the law of conservation of energy. The energy that makes up me, my body, will continue after I'm dead. Some people call that reincarnation, I call it science.

16. I wish I was funnier than I am.

17. I have a pretty good poker face, except when playing cards.

18. I suck at job interviews, but if thrown into a sink or swim situation, I rock.

19. I suffer from awful motion sickness. It was even worse when I was pregnant.

20. I secretly love "Can't Get You Out of My Head" by Kylie Minogue.

21. I have a really good memory for useless information. My husband calls me "GoogleLexi". You want me on your team for Trivial Pursuit. (Does anyone actually play that anymore?)

22. I am mostly fluent in French and proficient in Spanish.

23. I am fiercely loyal, sometimes to my own detriment.

24. Every time I feel sorry for myself, I turn on the TV and some 10 year old with a terminal illness has just accomplished something tremendous. I then feel sheepish, and then inspired.

25. I walk in the Weekend to End Breast Cancer every year because I dodged the cancer bullet myself many years ago and will never forget how scared I was.


  1. I still cannot believe you actually miss the film industry! I mean the fun, friendships, cool things I got to do yeah, but 70% of it was pretty painful! Actually kinda reminds me of what you "forget" about newborns when you decide to have #2!!! LOL

    Still - there sure were good times! I found a bunch of photos of us when looking for photos of Kim. I need to scan those and pass 'em along!

  2. Hi Lexi, it's me AGAIN, hope you don't find this too odd that I keep commenting on your posts, but I just have to comment on some things you have in common with my husband and me:

    1) He is also an atheist. Although I agree with all the logical atheist arguments that my husband presents to me, when asked I say I am a non-practicing Catholic (my family is Catholic). So I am really what you might say on-the-fence. I convinced hubby to start a blog so that he can siphon all his atheist rants there - if this interests you he would love a comment. http://antithesisoflogic.blogspot.com/

    2) He also knows a lot of useless information. He loves Trivia Pursuit - we play this on long car rides and try to answer all the questions on one card - and, of course, he loves Jeopardy. We own one copy of Trivial Pursuit Genus 5 but we don't have anyone to play with (we moved to Vancouver in 2006 and don't have friends that enjoy this game).

    3) He can play the guitar, and keyboard. No one to jam with here though, so he's stuck jamming himself or sometimes I'll sing along.

    4) He is a digital photog enthusiast - pretty good too, I'm trying to help him set up something on Etsy.

    Anyway, another entertaining post, thanks!


  3. @Izzy - there's a memorial for Kim this weekend. I'll be sure to say hi to any of the old X-Files gang for you.
    @Lucia - I LOVE your comments - it's nice to know I'm not alone in my atheism, musical inclinations, and head for useless facts! If he wants to jam, tell him to get in touch with me. I'm not very good, but I'm enthusiastic!

  4. So funny. My cousin lives on Reunion Island now. She's been there for a while.. Met a local boy and fell in love. We don't expect to see her anytime soon :)

  5. Habbala, I'm dying to go back and see how much it's changed. It's been 30 years (eek!) since we first moved there. We camped on the beach for the first two months we were there. That beach is now wall-to-wall resorts... (St Gilles) Sigh. One day I will take my son there.