Thursday, October 19, 2006

How Much is That Man Outside My Window....

I think things have to happen to me a few times before I learn.

Case in point: despite my previous unintentional peep-show, I decided to get dressed. I've figured since the man has gone down the side of the building and my curtains are closed, I'm safe. So, I'm taking off my top cuz I'm never satisfied on my first clothing choice when I look in the mirror and see a pair of legs, dangling behind me. Oh, right. Not only is the other window not closed, but generally, window washers wash all the windows on the building and not just one.

Thankfully, after I saw the legs (and snapped a photo) I ran into the bathroom before any further damage was done. I stayed in there for awhile.

Ah, crap. I just ripped a hole in the crotch of my favourite jeans. Booo hooo hooo :(


Anyhoo, part of being unemployed is finding things to amuse yourself on the internet. I did this at work so it's not that much different, only here I can surf in my underwear...or atleast I could.

Anyway, I stole this fun/lame quiz thing from another blog and thought, hell, I'm sure people are just dying to know more about me.

OK, I know you're not, but don't ruin my delusion. It's all I have left.

(Plus, I've added a whole bunch of fun links. I'm so productive)

What have you done?

(X) Smoked a joint - I'm from Vansterdam, pot capital of the world. What do you think?

() Done cocaine - Fuck no. I'm very anti-cocaine cuz a lot of my friends have coke problems and it's just so sad. Oh and my brother is a recovering drug-addict who was so addicted he had to live on the street for many years and panhandle in order to buy more drugs. So I've got ZERO tolerance for idiots who do cocaine. If you know how easy it is to become addicted, then why the hell are you using? Fucknuts.

(X) Been in love - In the past, I thought I was in love several times. But now I know I wasn't. So I'll just say, yes, once. Now.

() Had a threesome - I know threesomes are all the rage these days, and a lot of chicks are doing it to be considered "cool" in front of their buddies, but it's just not for me. I'm not into "sharing" by bf and know that when couples are involved a lot of jealously naturally ensues. Enough that it destroys their relationship. And though it would work better with three, unattached people, I'm not into casual sex, so there goes that idea. Three's a crowd, anyway, and I know I would be the one left out.

(X) Been dumped - Always. Except once: I dumped my first bf...and then ten years of karma followed.

(X) Shoplifted - Yes, many times and no, not proud of it. I blame my childhood best friend (you know who you are) who made me take a caramel from Safeway and we got caught. Then growing up it was mainly toy dinosaurs that I took. Don't ask.

(X) Been fired - Um. Yes. Well, never "fired" but I've been laid off about four times so far.

(X) Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back - Story of my life. Damn you Thai, you stupid Aussie pig!

( ) Been arrested - No, I've had good luck with the cops, although there have been numerous times when I should have been busted for one thing or another. I guess I look innocent and so they never search my bag, my pockets, my blood alcohol content or the trunk of my car.

(X) Made out with a stranger - Um. Hmmm. Do guys you meet that night count as strangers? What if you can't remember their names?

(X) Gone on a blind date - Yes, years ago. In Whistler, my mom set up me and my friend up with these two guys whoms fathers she knew. We ended up breaking into someones roof top hot tub and my friend (who had a bf at the time) started getting with some guy and taking off her top. Meanwhile the pushy guy I got wouldnt take no for an answer so I had to fake that I was going to vomit and then I ran all the way back to the hotel. Sorry Susan, I didn't mean to ditch you, it's just you looked like you were having fun!

(X) Lied to a friend - Sure. Probably for their own good though. It's not something I make a habit of.

() Had a crush on a teacher - I want to say yes... but I don't think so.

(X) Been to Europe - Heck yes, about 5 or 6 times and I'm going back in a month or two. When your Mom is Finnish, your dad is Norwegian, your boyfriend is Scottish and you have an insatiable travel bug, Europe is always the go-to place.

() Seen someone die - No. Saw someone that might have died later, though.

(X) Been to Canada - Sure.

(X) Been to Mexico - Been about 6 times but only to Cabo San Lucas/San Jose del Cabo and Puerta Vallarta...going back there next month.

(X) Thrown up in a bar - I would assume so, considering.

(X) Seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show -
Of course, and that reminds me, what's Halloween without the Time Warp?

() Purposely set a part of yourself on fire - Um, no but does dipping fingers in candle wax count?

(X) Been snowboarding - It's a right of passage in BC. But my first time was my last time because some jerk in a moose costume pushed me down the hill. I decided to stick to skiing (and beware of those moose people).

(X) Met a celebrity - Robin Williams (my mom offered him coffee which scared him), Kirsten Dunst (she was cute when she was 13), Jon Voight (nice guy, said hello to me, which scared me), Anna Paquin (OK, so I talked to her over the phone, but who cares), Gregory Smith (same deal), Sean William "Stifler" Scott (he was such a cutie and was just being nice when he told me "I like the flowers in your hair" and I said "No. They're ugly"...can't take a compliment, even from a celebrity), Jessica Simpson (of course), Brian Singer (Xmen director..and Hugh Jackson smiled at me, who was also there), Emilio Estevez (I didn't know who he was at the time), Scott Wolf (cute and short), Tigger and the drummer for the Smashing Pumpkins (he stole my pen)...meh, I think there is others but I can't remember. Have had "encounters" with such people as Billy Corgan, Courtney Love, Mary Tyler Moore, Elliot Gould, Morgan Fairchild, Hugh Laurie and William Valderama but I didn't really meet them.

(X) Met someone from the Internet in person - Ha, yes. I was disapointed because he looked so much gayer in real life...and he was also insane.

(x) Been moshing at a concert - NOFX, Pennywise, Deftones and numerous Warped Tours.

(x) Gone backstage at a concert - Jessica Simpson...well, I was also on the stage as well. But that's cause I won the look-alike contest, not because I really wanted to be there.

(X) Laid outside in the grass and watched cloud shapes go by -

(X) Made a snow angel -
Every year.

(X) Flown a kite - Think I did when I was younger. I recall it hitting me in the head...or maybe that was a Charlie Brown cartoon I saw.

() Cheated while playing a game - I don't think so. Does memorizing all the answers to Trivial Pursuit count as cheating?

(X) Been lonely - Once in awhile.

() Fallen asleep at work - I don't fall asleep in public places.

() Fallen asleep at school - See above.

(X) Used a fake ID - Heck yes! I was Carol Ann Black from Edmonton, Alberta for the loooongest time. Funny thing was, I looked nothing like her but she did get me into a lot of clubs before I turned 19. So, if you are out there Carol, thanks!

() Been kicked out of a bar - No, but I know I should have been.

(X) Felt an earthquake - I've felt quite a few. I live in the EARTHQUAKE ZONE and during school we always had bloody earthquake drills. Vancouver and such is on a fault line and we are supposed to get "The Big One" any century now. But so far, it's been a bunch of tremors. Still scary though.

(X) Touched a snake -
My friend Jace has a snake, which I've had on me. Oh, and in Australia I had a giant boa constrictor on my shoulders, as well as several other pythons. Not really afraid of them, although they do make me a bit nervous.

() Read “War and Peace” - No. But the movie has Audrey Hepburn in it which made me want to see it, if only I didn't hear it was boring as hell.

(X) Slept beneath the stars - Yay! Love it! The best time I had was in Australia, in the outback, in just a sleeping bag, looking up at the most heavenly night sky I have ever seen.

(X) Been robbed -
Sure. My family has anyway, and I've had a lot of my stuff stolen.

(X) Won a contest - Yeah, I won a free flight with Air New Zealand (within New Zealand), The Jessica Simpson look alike contest, and recently, the Rock 101 Grand Marnier BBQ party. Suck at lotto tickets though.

(X) Run a red light -
Accidently, and only when I'm running a yellow.

() Been suspended from school -
No, I'm good in that respect.

(X) Had braces - Yep, I had braces for 4 years. I sucked my thumb when I was younger so I think it gave me a bit of an overbite. Anyhoo, now my teeth are straight (except for one, but I ignore it).

(X) Felt like an outcast - I am an outcast.

(X) Eaten a whole pint of ice cream in one night - Um. Yes. I'm sure there were tears involved though. Before and after.

(X) Had deja vu -
I'm having it right now.

() Totaled a car - No. Never been in a car accident (surprising, isn't it?)

() Stolen a car - Why would I do that? I have a car.

(X) Hated the way you look - Hmmm, about 95% of the time.

(X) Witnessed a crime - Witnessed three muggings and they were all in New Zealand which is supposed to be "safe."

() Been to a strip club - No one will go with me :( And I REALLY want to see a burlesque show, too.

(X) Been to the opposite side of the world - A few times.

(X) Swam in the ocean -
All the time. I grew up on a boat.

(X) Felt like dying - When I was a depressed teenager and would write poems about it.

(X) Cried yourself to sleep - About once a month, sometimes for no reason.

(X) Sung karaoke - Hehe. Yes. Recently. But privately.

(X) Paid for a meal with only coins - I'm unemployed, so, yes.

(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't - All the time. I'm wishy washy.

(X) Made prank phone calls - Ah yes. Loved to call the Chat Lines when I was 12 and get horny old men to meet me at a fictional restaurant.

(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue - What about up the nose? That would be a hard one.

() Been kissed under the mistletoe - Sadly, I think not.

(X) Had a bonfire on the beach - A summer pastime. Combine living near the beach, with booze and teenagers.

(X) Crashed a Party - Sure. But I don't think they minded I was first, anyway. It' s usually the company I am with who they mind, and then I get guilty by association.

() Seen a tornado - Only in my nightmares. Damn you, Twister!

(X) Had a wish come true - Yeah, several times. One happened moments after I wished it on a shooting star. But I'm not that lucky anymore.

() Gone bungee jumping - Had plenty of oppurtunities in NZ, but nothing came of it...I'm afraid of heights.

() Gone parasailing - See above.

(X) Screamed in public - Yeah. But I just came out of a seizure and was being loaded into an ambulance, so I was a bit out of it.

() Told a complete stranger you loved them - Who hasn't? (No really, who does this?)

(X) Had a one night stand
- No. And I'm proud of it.

(X) Kissed a mirror - But with no tongue.

(X) Had a dream that you married someone - Yeah. I woke up crying.

() Gotten your fingers stuck together with super glue - You would think.

() Been a cheerleader - Hahaha. No.

(X) Sat on a roof top - Roofs are fun, like forts.

() Talked on the phone for more than 6 hours straight - I hate the phone. I would have to say 2 hours has been my max.

(X) Stayed up all night - Many, many times, though I'm sad too say it rarely happens anymore. Too damn tired all the time.

(X) Not taken a shower for three days - Heck yes! It's fun to be dirty. But this has all been whilst on wee adventure tours and trips where there is no access to running water...did bathe myself in the ocean though.

(X) Made contact with a ghost while playing a Ouija board - YES! It told my friend that she and her bf would be in a car accident...and three days later, they were in a car accident. Coincidence? I think not!

(X) Had more than 30 pairs of shoes at a time - I think I have that many. But I only wear about 5 of them. Erm, 5 pairs of them.

() Gone streaking - Not that shameless

() Been skinny dipping - Again, not that shameless. Wait. No, yep, not that shameless.

(X) Been pushed into a pool/lake with all your clothes on - Just this summer. Thanks Ross.

(X) Had sex in a public or semi-public place - Many times. Yay! Whooooo! Fun!

() Been kissed by a complete stranger - See 'kissed a stranger'

() Broken a bone -
I've had my bones broken, but I've never broken my own bones. ..

() Caught a butterfly - They are quicker than you think.

(X) Mooned/flashed someone - Yes. Maybe I am that shameless.

(X) Had someone moon/flash you - Never anything good to look at, though.

(X) Cheated on a test - Yes. Math. A lot.

(X) Forgotten someone's name - I forget my own name, really.

(X) Slept naked - Yeah but I don't make a habit of it. I like feeling contained.

() Gone white water rafting - Always wanted to.

() Seen the Grand Canyon - No, damnit. I planned to several times, but they all fell through. One day.

So that's me.


2 Dollar Productions said...

This is the most extensive list I've ever seen on a blog, and it's pretty impressive you filled the whole thing out.

A few notes, I wonder if Robin Williams was scary to you as your mother was to him as he always seemed a bit manic to me, if you can't remember or know their name they are definitely a stranger, how could you be from Amsterdam and never visit the Golden Banana (might be the wrong name I forget) and beware of all window-washers anywhere at anytime.

Anonymous said...

Great post! I'm gonna take the same quiz, if you don't mind.


You are quite the contradiction; Won't do cocaine, but you do smoke pot. Never had a one-night stand but you love sex in public. Won't go skinny-dipping but you will flash someone. Won't have a threesome but want to go to a strip club/burlesque show. Never been suspended from school or arrested, but you shoplift. Seem like a classy lady yet you go in mosh pits and like being dirty. Have 30 pairs of shoes but pay for your meals in change. Hate how you look most of the time, yet won a Jessica Simpson look-alike contest.

I must say I'm a bit puzzled. But intrigued. Good work!

Wanderlusting said...

Sorry everyone, I did not realize how long that bloody post was...onwards:

~Vansterdam, not's Vancouver's nickname since it's considered the Amesterdam of North America and then some. Though, it would be cool if I was from Amsterdam.

~Robin was suprisingly subdued, so when she did offer him the coffee (her coffee) he said, "Oh, no, I would fly right outta here." So I guess he is aware of his manic-ness.

~ I prefer oxymoron to contradiction. And I did shoplift, but not anymore. Stopped when I was 14 probably, and it's not like I made a habit of it anyway.

~And maybe I pay for my meals in change because I have 30 pairs of shoes.

Anonymous said...

You're gorgeous and your boyfriend is too cute (I do love me an accent)! Too bad you're not open to a threesome.

Just joking (sorta) ;)

manders said...

Ooh, I like that questionnaire.. I'll have to do it as well..

Strip clubs (fun w/ right group)/burlesque show (THAT would be fun!):
lets get a group and GO!!!

Anyone know of any burlesque shows in VANsterdam??

amanda jane said...

so we got caught.... it wasn't Safeway it was IGA and I thought if you put change in the donation box (attached to bulk candy) it means you get one.... too bad the little old lady who ratted us out didn't include that!! BITCH! errrr!
AND the first time YOU convinced ME to shoplift at Kaboodles when we were a bit tinyer (whale stickers and those small see through plastic unicorn things)

...blame me...

Wanderlusting said...

I loved those unicorn things!

Scorpy said...

Having had a stalker I understand ytour concern but after looking at your photographs who could blame hime for spending asll day cleaning the one window? LOL
That list is epic and I am really glad that you have seen places in my country that many of my countrymen haven't. There is nothing better than rolling out a swag under the stars in the outback...majestic is a word that comes to mind:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Wanderlusting! Thanks for being my first commentor. :-)

C'est la vie!! said...

Hey, Holy crap...I havent read the list yet...but u need to report that crazy dude...ASAP...before he does something to the police when u see him...and find out if u can do a police report over the phone on it eventhough it occured several days it now!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vegas Princess said...

That is quite a list...I would not even know where to begin with that one.

C'est la vie!! said...

oh ok i just read the previous post...about the window washers :P