The Asian Pear tagged me to participate in a fun round of questions. Here are my answers!
What’s the best thing you’ve purchased or been given in the past six months?
Definitely the Fitbit: not only is it motivating, but it provides me with endless statistics!
What’s your favorite snack? (No one gets to say fruit.)
The snack I make the most is popcorn on the stovetop, with olive oil. But yesterday I was at a community fair and came home with a huge bag of kettle corn (which has both sugar and salt): heaven! My snack weakness is chewy fruit-flavoured candy, everything from strawberry Twizzlers to Jelly Bellies to Skittles.
What form of exercise do you hate the most. (“All” is a perfectly acceptable answer.)
I recently started doing fitness DVDs and found out I hate jumping jacks! Otherwise, I am jealous of runners because of all their PRs and stats, but I hate running and don’t even really “approve” of it. I know so many people who have trained correctly but still had serious and even permanent injuries. No thanks!
If you could afford/manage to live anywhere, where would it be?
During my working life (for many years to come), I want to stay in my current city. Sometimes I dream about living downtown in an expensive condo. In real life, I couldn’t do it, even if I sold all my assets. But my fantasy is going out for late nights and walking home to a stylish apartment with a harbour view! I don’t picture myself moving anywhere else, but (in a post-work fantasy) maybe spending six months in Toronto (CAN) or London (UK) whenever I feel like it!
What’s the geekiest hobby or pastime you have?
I am more a nerd than a geek – I like stats, math and science. I have read books about particle physics “for fun.” But on the geek side, I love LEGO! I have cosplayed at anime cons a couple of times with Link. I am a huge fan of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki and buy all their movies on DVD. Long live Totoro and the Cat Bus!
I invite you to answer the same questions in the comments, or if you blog, to answer them in a post!
I love lego too 🙂 I also collect other toys that I keep I big storage tubs to bring to school with me but secretly I just love them!
Holly, what age group are you working with?!
Ha! OK… I’m dying to know the precise difference between “geek” and “nerd!”
Gosh… I think the best thing I’ve bought recently were my Louis Garneau bike shorts – seriously, they’re like the Cadillac of bike shorts! I too love popcorn and hate running as well as jumping jacks – WAY too much bouncing! And if I money were no object I’d love to live up in the foothills of Denver… at least I think I would. Maybe not so much in the winter time! And my geekiest hobby is also my living – web programming… though truth be told I probably wouldn’t do it if I were independently wealthy and didn’t need to make a living!
Rumour has it that nerds are more oriented towards science, math and geography, while geeks are more into pop culture like sci-fi, fantasy, anime and comics! My web skills have not gone beyond creating a site on Weebly so I would like to learn more.
I am a nerd-lover, and I agree with this definition. (I also like trains.)
Trains! A great addition to the nerd list 🙂
I’m also intrigued by the difference between nerd and geek!
I can imagine you having a great city life with events and music, then walking back to a city apartment! I am glad running to hear running described as something not to be ‘approved’!
I think often about where I’ d live if money were no object. Probably still in my current city, but I would definitely build again, this time with full solar power, water tanks, double-glazing and ‘universal design’ access.
Yes, I had to look up the difference too. Not sure I qualify as either. My husband and sons do. Husband and eldest cause interest in all things scientific – as in physics and chemistry. Sons cause of gaming. Youngest went to those com con things where he repeatedly wasted his money on costumes and things c
Ha ha, comic cons and cosplay are much of Link’s life, still! So for you, Lucinda – Star Trek or Star Wars?
I love that idea, Fiona, to build an accessible and green home in your current city! By the time I ever live in an apartment, my late nights will be long over, ha! Here is a graphic on the geeks vs nerds question:
Haha! I’m a bit traumatised – I seem to be far to the nerd side of the scale! I think geek is much more cool!!
Now now, don’t let the media convince you that geeks are better than nerds – after all, they are the media, and they have a stake in getting people over to “their” side 🙂
I recently watched The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness on Netflix. I didn’t think I could love Miyazaki any more…but I do! He’s so great.
No wonder you like the Fitbit. But, not much data on jumping jacks, huh? I like the popcorn with Olive oil idea. I need to try that.
I would imagine that the Fitbit counts each jumping jack as one step, LOL!
Funny. In high school, we had to end our exercises with Ram count, which is jumping jacks to the spelling of our mascot. We would spell Rams slowly at every other complete jack and then spell Rams twice on the up and down movement and say Rams at the end. 39 years later I can still remember Ram count. Fitbit would have a field day.
Better you than me, BTG!
Hmmm worst exercise – I used to say running, but I got over that (the key was to SLOW down!!!)
If I could live anywhere – half a year in Paris and half a year in New York – maybe thirds with Sydney, cause being the other hemisphere I’d get some summer 😉
Yeah – between Paris and New York, you’d see a lot of grey skies – and neither city is at its best in high summer (with respect to odours and cleanliness) – so I bet some Sydney time would balance it out!
I almost chose London too but I admit I’m too much of a toronto girl to consider living anywhere else.