Thursday, 28 May 2015
Five Things About Me . . .
(source The Londoner)
These are Lobster Rolls and they look delicious. You may or may not have noticed that there is never any seafood on my food blog. That is because I am allergic to all shellfish and crustaceans. I cannot eat them. I always end up sick if I try. What's more I don't really like the taste of any of them anyways. No lobster, crab, clams, scallops, prawns, shrimp, langoustines, mussels, oysters, etc. for me. I am a cheap date. I would rather have a burger than a lobster any time. Interestingly enough Todd is allergic to crustaceans too.
And yes . . . it's another five things about me post and that was number one!
I took Drivers Ed and Defensive driving at school and got my driver's license when I was 16. It was very easy to get as I learnt how to drive in a very rural area and setting. There was no such thing as traffic jams or huge motorways where I learnt to drive. I have never been comfortable driving in an urban setting, although I have driven in Calgary, London (Ontario), other cities, and down the Niagara Parkway towards Niagara Falls. (Nightmare personified! Tractor trailers on all four sides and everyone is doing about 100!) I've also driven through New York State, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. I don't like city driving however. When I moved over here the first time Todd took me out to drive in a car, he couldn't believe I had ever driven. I couldn't believe I had ever driven. It was so scary. It was like driving in a mirror. I gradually got used to it, but I don't drive. I did drive a bit down south . . . from the house to the grocery store . . . but again that was a very rural setting. I did take driving lessons down South, and in a manual car. I just am not comfortable driving here. The last time I drove here was the day we moved into this house we are living in in Chester. I drove to McDonalds and got burgers for all the moving men and friends who were helping us move. I do drive when I go back to Canada, but again, it's really rural where we go! I wish I was braver over here. I really do.
I am a collector of Tastes and Smells. Yep. You read that correctly. I love certain smells and there are certain smells that remind me of certain events and times in my life. I can describe the smell of a garage and it is a smell I love and reminds me of my childhood. (A mix of oil, sawdust, paint and pavement) I can vividly remember the taste of some things I have eaten in my life and still crave. The Barbequed Chicken at the Cascade Restaurant in Ottawa Canada on a School Trip back in 1971. The restaurant is no longer there, but we ate there every night for the three days we were in Ottawa and I had the Barbequed Chicken every night it was so delicious! These are only two things on two very long lists.
Although Latter Day Saints/Mormons do not drink alcohol, the fact that I don't drink has nothing to do with me being a member of the church. I had given up drinking a very long time before I joined the church. It was the same with smoking and drinking tea/coffee. I always say I didn't have to give up much when I joined the church as I was already living the commandments. Well prepared I guess. In any case I had quite drinking alcohol a very long time prior to my Baptism. I never really "Got" why people enjoy getting drunk. I enjoy an ice cold glass of soda pop much more than a glass of wine. It could be about control. People act really silly when they have had too much to drink. The last few times I had drinks, I noticed that I would start to ache from my neck down my arms. I thought that wasn't right and so I just decided that I would not drink alcohol. I've never missed it as I was never much of a drinker anyways. When you have young children, somebody has to be responsible enough to get up with them in the morning. Dealing with children when you have a hangover is not my cup of tea. I have never had a hangover. I don't know how it feels to have one. Just as well I never will. That is not to say I don't have my faults . . . just that drinking alcohol is not one of them. ☺
Most of my life I have felt like a square peg trying to fit into a round hole . . . like I didn't belong, alone in a crowd, etc. I have since discovered that my personality type is INFJ.
INFJ (introversion, intuition, feeling, judging) is an abbreviation used in the publications of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to refer to one of the sixteen personality types. The MBTI assessment was developed from the work of prominent psychiatrist Carl Jung in his book Psychological Types. Jung proposed a psychological typology based on the theories of cognitive functions that he developed through his clinical observations.(From Wikipedia)
Until this morning I had no idea this personality type even existed, but in searching for square peg in round hole, I discovered it and it all makes sense now. It almost describes me to a "T". If you want to read more you can do so here. It's amazing. It's me!
And that is my five things about me for this week!
We had a great time yesterday at the Temple. I am always exhausted when we get home, but that is more about the drive than it is about being at the Temple. The being there is the easy part . . . the drive there and back, not so easy. I find that part very stressful.
A thought to carry with you through today . . .
"Purpose is found in those quiet moments
when noone but God sees the work of your hands."
Cooking in The English Kitchen today . . . Peanut Butter Cookie Pie. Seriously scrummy!
Have a wonderful Thursday. The sun is shining here. It looks to be a beautiful day ahead. Wherever you go and whatever you do, don't forget . . .
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And I do too!!