This OR That tag

This or that tag

Thanks to Anita at Discovering Your Happiness for tagging me in her This Or That tag. ❤️

Rules:

  • Thank & tag the person that has tagged you
  • Attach the tag photo
  • Answers the ‘This or THAT questions
  • Tag a 10-20 friends.

LET’S GET STARTED!

  • Dog or Cat?
    • Guinea pig!
  • Netflix or YouTube?
    • Netflix.  Youtube’s great but there’s just too much going on.
  • Phone Call or Text?
    • Text – I hate talking on the phone
  • Toast or Eggs?
    • Eggs, preferably in omelette form
  • Cardio or Weights?
    • Going for a walk!
  • Facebook or Twitter?
    • I deleted my Facebook account.  Twitter I use a little bit.
  • Ice Cream Cone or Snow Cone?
    • Ben&Jerry’s.  I prefer cup to cone.  I loved snow cones back in the day.  So much sugar!!!
  • Mobile Games or Console Games?
    • I sometimes play Candy Crush
  • While walking: Music or Podcasts?
    • Listening to the birds 🐦
  • iOS or Android?
    • iOS
  • Cake or Pie?
    • Either cheesecake or apple pie, depending on what I fancy
  • Swimming or Sunbathing?
    • Swimming in the ocean
  • Big Party or Small Gathering?
    • Small gathering of me and the guinea pigs 🙂
  • New Clothes or New Phone?
    • New clothes
  • Rich Friend or Loyal Friend?
    • Loyal
  • Football or Basketball?
    • Football (American)
  • Nice Car or Nice Home Interior?
    • Home
  • What’s worse: Laundry or Dishes?
    • I actually like doing laundry.  I find it peacefully domestic.
  • Jogging or Hiking?
    • Definitely not jogging; hiking is ok as long as its not up a mountain
  • Bath or Shower?
    • Shower.  My boy guinea pigs’ cage is blocking my bathtub, so that’s put a bit of a damper on relaxing baths.
  • Sneakers or Sandals?
    • Boots!
  • Glasses or Contacts?
    • Glasses – I hate the idea of sticking stuff in my eye
  • Hamburger or Taco?
    • Burger!!!!!!
  • Couch or Recliner?
    • Couch all to myself
  • Online Shopping or Shopping in a Store?
    • Online
  • Receive: Email or Letter?
    • email
  • Passenger or Driver?
    • If there are 2 of us in the car, I’d rather not drive.  I still have a complex from my dad criticizing and backseat driving when I was younger.
  • Tablet or Computer?
    • Laptop
  • Most important in a partner: Intelligent or Funny?
    • Life-smart intelligent > funny > school smart
  • Car or Truck?
    • car
  • Blue or Red?
    • Blue is my favourite colour
  • Money or Free Time?
    • Free time
  • Amusement Park or Day at the Beach?
    • Beach 🙂
  • At a movie: Candy or Popcorn?
    • Popcorn with lotsa butter
  • Pen or Pencil?
    • Pen…  I don’t even remember the last time I used a pencil
  • Toilet paper: Over or Under?
    • Don’t even get me started…  OVER!!!!
  • Cups in the cupboard: Right Side Up or Up Side Down?
    • Right side up but I’m flexible on this
  • Pancake or Waffle?
    • Pancakes – no special equipment required
  • Coke or Pepsi?
    • Neither
  • Coffee Cup or Thermos?
    • Coffee cup
  • Blinds or Curtain?
    • Blinds in general, but curtains to keep the bedroom dark
  • Train or Plane?
    • Plane I guess because it’s faster but unfortunately oh so unpleasant.  Both are barfy, but plane more so.
  • Phone or Tablet?
    • Phone
  • Iced Coffee or Hot Coffee?
    • Iced latte
  • Meat or Vegetables?
    • Prefer meat, but trying not to eat it often
  • International Vacation or a New TV?
    • Vacay.  I have never purchased a tv in my life.
  • Save or Spend?
    • Save.  It was hammered into me by my parents when I was a kid.
  • Honesty or Other’s Feelings?
    • It would depend on the person, the truth, and the feelings.
  • Coffee or Tea?
    • Tea when I’m at home, coffee when I’m out
  • TV or Book?
    • Book
  • Movie at Home or Movie at the Theater?
    • Home
  • Ocean or Mountains?
    • Living in Vancouver, I get both!
  • Horror Movie or Comedy Movie?
    • Comedy.  I startle really easily, so I tend to jump up and scream during horror movies.
  • City or Countryside?
    • The idea of the countryside is appealing, but I grew up in a small town and much prefer the city.
  • Winter or Summer?
    • Summer sunshine!
  • Mac or PC?
    • Mac all the way
  • Console Gaming or PC Gaming?
    • I haven’t done either since Minesweeper in my late teens and Legend of Zelda on my brother’s Super Nintendo before that
  • Soup or Sandwich?
    • Split pea soup is one of my comfort foods
  • Card Game or Board Game?
    • Neither very often, but probably Clue would be my top pic
  • Camping or Binge Watching Shows at Home?
    • Camping if I can have a fire and toast hot dogs and marshmallows.
  • Working Alone or Working in a Team?
    • I don’t particularly like people, so I’ll say alone 😉
  • Dine In or Delivery?
    • I guess delivery because most of the time I’m eating by myself
  • Sweater or Hoodie?
    • Cardigan
  • Motorcycle or Bicycle?
    • Neither, really.  My brother has a motorcycle and I refuse to get on it.  They just seem like death traps.
  • Book or eBook?
    • Book if I’m at home, eBook if I’m out and about
  • When sleeping: Fan or No Fan?
    • No fan unless it’s really hot
  • TV Shows or Movies?
    • I like tv shows once I get into them, but I have a hard time committing, so I guess movies.

Whew!  Made it!  Rather than tag specific people, I’ll just invite anyone who’s interested to play along!

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3 days 3 quotes – day 2

I’ve been tagged for 3 days, 3 quotes by A Guy Called Bloke and Doodlepip’s Adventures.  I’m going to borrow an idea from Lawrence at Being Bipolar and go with a Yogi Berra theme, a baseball player with the New York Yankees who had a knack for blending the wise with the ridiculous.

"You can observe a lot by watching" - Yogi Berra

“You can observe a lot by watching” – Yogi Berra

 

The rules for the 3 days 3 quotes tag:

  • Thank you note to the person who nominates you
  • Post one quote per day for 3 consecutive days
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day

Rather than tagging specific bloggers, I’m just going to say that if you want to join in the fun, tag you’re it!

 

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My fav! – food

WYF

What's your fav food

It’s What’s Your Favorite time over at Revenge of Eve.  This week’s fav is food/meal/style of food.

The heart attack on a plate meal that I’m going to construct involves a bacon cheeseburger (and mayo, bbq sauce, and pickles are a necessity on said burger) and yam fries, with strawberry cheesecake for dessert.

And for style of food?  Based on my fav meal, I’m just going to go with unhealthy…

 

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3 days 3 quotes – day 1

I’ve been tagged for 3 days, 3 quotes by A Guy Called Bloke and Doodlepip’s Adventures.  I’m going to borrow an idea from Lawrence at Being Bipolar and go with a Yogi Berra theme, a baseball player with the New York Yankees who had a knack for blending the wise with the ridiculous.

"When you come to a fork in the road... take it" - Yogi Berra

“When you come to a fork in the road… take it” – Yogi Berra

 

The rules for the 3 days 3 quotes tag:

  • Thank you note to the person who nominates you
  • Post one quote per day for 3 consecutive days
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day

It takes me forever to decide who to pick for these kinds of things, so I’m just going to say that if you want to join in the fun, tag you’re it!

 

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One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog award badge

I’ve been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by A Leap of Faith and Bipolar-(notice me aliens).  Thank you!!!

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
  • Share seven things about yourself.
  • Nominate 7 other bloggers and inform them.

7 things about me:

  1. The household task I hate the most is taking out the garbage.
  2. I’ve lived in the same 2-bedroom condo for 13 years.
  3. When I moved in my realtor gave me a plant.  It’s still alive even though I’m normally a plant-killer.
  4. I’ve never bought a tv – I’ve always gotten my family’s rejects.
  5. The boy I had a crush on in grade 3 ended up behind bars as an adult for aggravated sexual assault.  Glad things didn’t work out in grade 3!
  6. I have camped in a snow cave.
  7. I’m very prone to motion sickness.

My nominees: please don’t feel pressured at all to do an award nomination post 🙂

 

Thanks again to A Leap of Faith and Bipolar-(notice me aliens) for the nominations, and I hope people will check out the various blogs I’ve linked to in this post, because they’re all fabulous. ❤️

Thank you blogging community

crafted hearts and flowers

There are so many benefits from blogging, and writing is only part of that.  Mental illness can be so isolating, and while I’m generally pretty open about my illness, through blogging I’ve found this community where there’s no need for any masks.  I’ve never met any of you in person, but in many ways you know me better than a lot of the people in my “real” life.  I feel truly at home in the WordPress community, and that wouldn’t be possible without all of you.

Earlier this week I wrote a post about a simple word that was triggering a lot of pain for me.  I got some amazing suggestions from my fellow bloggers.  I let them percolate in my brain for a while, and then during yoga class (my prime time for being able to see things more clearly) I focused on reassigning a different meaning to that word.  What came up in the process was the realization that what was really being triggered were memories related to but not directly involving the person I originally associated with the trigger word, and these memories are something I’m trying to work through as part of writing my trauma account.  Lo and behold, the next time that I was exposed to my trigger word, I was able to quickly substitute the reassigned word without having a strong emotional reaction come up.

The feedback that I’ve gotten on all my posts has been so valuable.  I’ve gotten new ideas, and I’ve been able to look at things in new ways.  I’ve learned more about myself from the input you’ve given me.  I’m progressing farther in my own healing as a result of what I’ve gained from all of you.  I’ve also built up a steadily growing list of great books to read that have been recommended by community members.

So for all you’ve done, from the bottom of my heart I thank you. ❤️

 

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Get to Know Me Tag

Get to know me tag

I’ve been tagged by Discovering Your Happiness for Get To Know Me Tag, a chance to get to know our fellow bloggers a little bit better.  So let’s just get right to it!  And to put a bit of a twist on it, I’m going to try to use an emoji for every answer.

  • What are my strengths?
    • I’m a smart cookie 🍪
  • What are my short term goals?
    • ✈️ trip to Europe later this year
  • What are my long term goals?
    • Find a job 👩🏻‍⚕️ that I love (same career, different workplace)
  • Who matters the most to me?
    • 🐹 Ok, so the emoji is a hamster, but the answer is my guinea pigs
  • What am I ashamed of?
    • Wasting 💔 heartbreak on dumbasses
  • What do I like to do for fun?
    • ❓ Do I even remember what that is?
  • What new activities am I willing to try?
    • 🏄‍♀️  if I actually tried surfing I don’t think I’d stay on the board for even a second, but oh well…
  • What am I worried about?
  • What are my values?
    • I’ve got a blog post coming up on this very topic, so stay tuned…
  • If I had one wish, it would be…?
    • ❤️
  • Where do I feel the safest?
    • At home 🏠
  • What or who gives me comfort?
    • My guinea pigs 🐹
  • If I was afraid, I would…?
    • 🏃🏻‍♀️ run far, far away
  • What is my proudest accomplishment?
    • Getting my masters degree 👩🏻‍🎓
  • Am I a night owl or early bird?
    • Very much an early bird 🐦
  • What does my inner critic tell me?
    • 👎
  • What do I do to show my self, self-care?
    • 🍪 home-made sweet treats
  • Am I an introvert or extrovert?
    • Introvert 🧠 all the way
  • What am I passionate about?
    • Not much these days, but I used to be passionated about travelling 🛄
  • What do my dreams tell me?
    • That dreams are strange 🦄
  • What is my favourite non-fiction book?
    • 🤷🏻‍♀️ not sure
  • What is my favourite fiction book?
    • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 📚
  • What is my favourite movie?
    • Dirty Dancing 💃🏻🕺
  • What is my favourite band?
    • 🤷🏻‍♀️  don’t really have one
  • What is my favourite food?
    • cheeseburgers 🍔
  • What is my favourite colour?
    • Blue 🦋
  • What am I grateful for?
    • My guinea pigs 🐹
  • When I am feeling down, I like to?
    •  🐹 are we noticing a pattern here…. ?
  • I know I am stressed when?
    • 🍩🍪🍰🍷🍷🍷

I hope you’ve gotten to know me a little better, and I hope the emojis were a fun twist rather than annoying.

Rather than tagging anyone specific, I’ll just say feel free to join in if you wish1

My fav – shopping spot!

WYF

wyf shopping spot

It’s What’s Your Favorite (#wyf) day over at Revenge  of Eve, and this time around, the theme is fav shopping spot.

I remember back in the day before online shopping I used to love going to the mall.  I’d go with my girlfriends, we’d be there for hours, and it was so much fun.  That has changed as I’ve gotten old and crusty and asocial.  Now, I prefer to shop online or at the very least go to stores where I can go in, get what I need, and get out in as little time as possible.  I just don’t have the patience for shopping in thrift stores and large discount stores where you have to do a lot of hunting to find the gems hidden throughout.

My fav in-person store is London Drugs, a Canadian chain of pharmacies that also sell various household goods and electronics.  It’s my go-to store for a lot of things.

For online shopping one of my top picks is Old Navy, especially for yoga/workout clothes.  They have some great sales, which is always nice.

What’s your fav?

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