Wednesday, November 28, 2007


A couple of times recently, people have tagged me to list various things about myself (7 things, 10 secrets, etc.) but I always seem to forget, or have more pressing things to write about!

So today, since I'm busy prepping for my final presentation at my course tomorrow night, and have a hair appointment after work, I thought I'd post a quick list of 10 things you may (or may not) know about me!

10 Things About Me

1. I'm an only child. This has never bothered me unless I think about my parents dying and being alone. Then it really bothers me. Still, I do not think this is sufficient reason to get married and have children. That would be the wrong reason, to me.

2. I have a master's degree in chemical engineering - specializing in polymers (plastics) and petrochemicals. I know a lot about making plastic and gasoline and other stuff like that.

3. I lived in Paris for a year. I loved every minute of it. I ate a croissant or pain au chocolat every day but didn't gain a pound (I walked it off! I was a starving student!).

4. I love to read, mostly fiction, but I will read anything available (cereal boxes, shampoo bottles, etc).

5. Black turtlenecks have always been my signature clothing item. Unless it is summer, when I wear all white and beige. Think "Out of Africa". haha.

6. My favorite time-waster-website is because it is exceptionally funny and it involves cats. I read it every day.

7. I love rain. I have loved it since I was a child and my room had a sloped ceiling and I loved to lay under it on my bed and listen to the rain. It is still one of my favorite things ever.

8. I am a night owl. It doesn't help that I need to take sedatives to help control my headches and manage my sleep, so waking up is always hard. Don't schedule anything before 8am...

9. If I could live anywhere, it would be Canada's west coast (Vancouver, Victoria). I am a die-hard Canadian. And did I mention, I love grey wet weather?

10. If I could have any job, I'd like to be a photo editor, or write book reviews. Or decorate or make pottery for a living. I have A LOT of interests and I can't settle on just one. This is my fatal flaw.

Ok, so that seems like more than 10 things, but you get the drift. Back soon with more Christmas...

xo, Terri


  1. Oh Terri, I love that cat site. I forwarded it to Kevin, he loves silly cat pictures. I'm also liking your new photos that you added to your blog. It's fun to see the face of the people we read daily :-)

  2. I love reading things like this!

    I'm with you on the black turtle necks! So practical and yet stylish (I think?).

    I really don't get the whole master's degree in chemical engineering thing. Frankly, that sounds horrible! :-)

    Living in Paris! WOW, now that sounds fun. I ate tons of that stuff every day while I was there last fall and didn't gain an ounce either. Walking is the perfect remedy to eating!

    My sister is a photo editor (well, production editor) for our publishing company. She is the one who won us our trip to Europe last year (her book won an award!).

    You are full of complexities! :-) Very fun to get to know you better!

    I better get back to work!

    Happy Day!

  3. Ohhh, very interesting! I never would have taken you as one who knew a lot about plastic. ;>

    As for photo'd be superb! Sounds like a creative, fun job. Is your job creative and fun, too?

    Yes, Melissa, black turtlenecks are incredibly stylish. I am wearing one right now!

  4. Oooh.. sorry about the headaches. I too love wearing the nuetral colors, which is odd considering the circus colors in my house! I'm trying to be more brave... a scarf here, a sweater there.

    Glad to get to know you better!

  5. You are a complex girl, this I have no doubt of! I always love reading your posts (you are one of the firsts I check each day) and this post was fun and a great to get to know Terri the (total) person better. It makes perfect sense to me that you are an engineer, as you are very methodical and rational...and then comes your wonderfully creative side which show your sense of fun and light-heartedness. Keep posts like this coming!!


  6. ugh!! I didn't proof read that, and it shows!!


  7. I too love reading things like this.
    I truly do love the rain myself...and we get plenty of it here on the coast. However, if I could live anywhere else in the world, it would be Paris. How lucky for you to have lived there for a year!