Monthly Archives: April 2013

Youngest Unmarried Daughter

Get the GuyFor some reason or another, my parents have always referred to me as their Youngest Unmarried Daughter – which has always seemed like an unnecessary specification, since until this coming September their Elder daughter was also unmarried.  While at the same time, I consider myself to have been blessed with parents that generally let me do my own thing, and haven’t been on a quest to marry me off ever since I hit puberty.

However, it appears as thought my Father is starting to get concerned about a possible life of Spinsterdom in my future.  Cue this morning, when I receive the following email from my father:

Hi Honey;

This morning on Canada AM, Beverley interviewed the author of this book:

Link to Get the Guy: Learn the Secrets of the Male Mind to Find the Man you Want and the Love you Deserve

I don’t know if you’ve heard of it, but the guy interviewed well and seems to have some excellent ideas on how girls like you can catch the man of your dreams!  I was going to order this for you, but didn’t know if you’d prefer the hard/soft cover, or the Kindle edition, so I thought I’d ask?

You’re here this weekend, so I can buy the version you want then!

Trying not to be horrified – I reminded myself that he means well and this was coming from a good place.  Really trying not to focus on and hyper analyze the ‘Girls like you’ comment.  Keeping in mind as well that my Father believes that HE should receive a dowry when he marries off a daughter, so this is likely a wealth management tactic for him as well.  Regardless of how misguided, I requested the electronic version.

Will post update on new found love shortly, I’m sure.



Filed under Awk-ward, Events in Review, Funny Ha-Ha

25 Random Things About My 26 Year Old Self

Ok, so Facebook changes things constantly – which normally irritates the hell out of me.  Change is scary, right?  Anywho, due to the most recently change I happened to see something on my profile that I have no recollection of posting – a list of so called ‘Random’ things about myself, posted on February 2nd, 2009.    I really don’t remember coming up with this list, and I found it quite entertaining to review.

Here for your reading pleasure, with a few Editor’s Notes along the way – 25 things I apparently wanted to share when I was 26
1. I participated in a Tetrathalon. Participated, did not complete. I got thrown off my horse and landed on a dressage fence.. the ‘helpful’ ambulance person tried to spray my thigh with Bactine, despite the fact that my skin was not remotely torn. (Editor’s note: This would have been a more surprising fact at the time, since back in ’09 you couldn’t pay me to run around the block let alone train for a Half Marathon)

2. Closed doors make me uncomfortable, but I’m not Claustrophobic.

3. I’m not entirely sure what my natural hair colour is.

4. My fingers and toes are not a matched pair – like the rest of me, they are uneven.

5. Despite popular opinion, my underwear drawer is not colour coordinated, its just really organized.

6. Loud noises make me irritable in small spaces. Steph and Lindsay’s infamous volume experiment proved this.

7. I really want a tattoo, know exactly what I want and where I want it, but I’m terrified to have it done. (Editor’s note: This has since happened, number two en route)

8. My ass is surprisingly not the largest in my family, not even close.

9. I love the shape of my fingernail beds, they remind me of my Grandmother.

10. If I was a boy, my name would have been Evan.

11. I am lazy in a way that almost scares me. (Editor’s Note: Ya.. don’t think this is really true anymore)

12. I love beaches and cruises but am terrified of large bodies of water.

13. Mass amounts of cheese makes me uncomfortable. If you have a theory, I’d love to hear it.

14. I’ve had my heart broken, but I’ve never been in love.

15. Nothing relaxes me more than napping with my cat, I actually think there are serious health benefits from this activity.

16. I have Rage blackouts… or maybe I just love that term. (Editor’s Note: Definitely the latter)

17. Popcorn and Frank’s Red Hot is my favourite snack. So what.

18. My compulsive social scheduling makes me miss spontaneous adventures.

19. I love shoes more than most people. My Mother calls me Imelda for a reason.

20. My obsession with all things animal print is starting to concern me. (Editor’s Note: Have since curbed this habit, but there is still plenty of animal print in my possession)

21. I might need eye surgery. This scares me more than being killed.

22. Every time I have a completely stupid or inappropriate thought I become paranoid that someone nearby is a mind reader.. and I start blushing.

23. My love for beer is overwhelming.

24. I despise Christmas music.

25. I am constantly over analyzing myself.

And keeping with the ‘when I was 26’ theme – my profile picture on Facebook at the time.  I’m really not sure whats going on here!

26 Years Old? Surprising that I made it to 30.

26 Years Old? Surprising that I made it to 30.


Filed under Uncategorized