Sunday, June 22, 2014
Answer Me This: First-ever
Linking up with Kendra at Catholic All Year for "Answer Me This".
1. When's the last time you got a new bathing suit?
3 years ago.
I've worn it 5 times since then, so at that rate I will have it for 25 years before it starts to wear out.
Swimming and I don't have a great relationship. Aside from my body insecurities, I have an intolerance to chlorinated pools - something in the chemical mixture makes my skin dry and rashy. I swim in oceans, lakes and rivers just fine - but not living near a desirable body of water makes it a rare occurrence.
2. Who made the last incoming call on your phone?
Normally I would default to my husband or my mom, but I checked and was pleasantly surprised that it was my friend Sara.
I'm not great at phoning people, so nobody seems to call me either. I text my friends for play dates so that phones ringing don't wake babies or disturb naps and I guess it's also because I can quickly say what I want to say without obligatory small talk.
Such an introvert am I. Perhaps I'd find myself having better friendships if I took up calling people once in awhile.
3. If you receive communion, do you receive it on the hands or on the tongue.
I've done both. Currently I'm an in-hand reciever.
My First Communuion was in-hand, and I always go back to that, hands flat, left over right (unless I'm holding a baby), and I make sure to clearly say "Amen."
I do this because it seems confusing for those serving to place it on the tongue because they're used to the in-hand method. I don't think they'd balk too much at it, but I also don't want to draw attention away from the Eucharist by being the odd woman out.
It's the same reason we don't kneel at the consecration when we're in a parish that doesn't. We want others to focus on Jesus, not on us.
4. Do you have a tattoo?
No, and I probably never will.
I almost got a tattoo in remembrance of my Dad, who died in 2011. It would have been something like this:
But much smaller (2 inches) and incorporating wheat somehow.
Then, as I was going to make the call to book it, I thought to myself, "Wait a minute, why would I get a tattoo to remember someone who thought tattoos were ridiculous and unnecessary?"
I stick to the temporary ones my kids get at birthday parties.
5. How many dinner plates are in your house?
20, and they're Corelle. I wanted to register for some beautiful stoneware, but Joseph already had been given these plates from his mom, so ever the practical couple, we registered for things like a vaccuum and an iron and a sewing machine instead.
6. Do you have an accent?
Yes. I'm a Canadian from Alberta so I have a prairie accent, which is hard to explain. But I don't say "a-boot" for about, that's more of an Eastern Canada or Ontarian thing - but I'm sure there are Easterners and Ontarians who would debate me there. I also find Ontarians more nasal-sounding, and Newfoundlanders and Maritimers have a bit of a faster rhythm in their speech.
I do say "eh?" But not a lot (I think).
When I lived in Scotland eight years ago, most people just assumed I was American if they heard me speak, but the odd few told me that Canadian accents sounded a bit "softer" than American accents they heard on T.V.
It's relative to where you are, eh?