Thursday, October 2, 2008


I was tagged by Helen at Baino's Banter last week to do a meme telling people about myself.
Interesting questions and maybe my answers will give you a little insight into whom or what BearNaked really is all about.

What are your nicknames?

I have none---I tried to shorten my name when I was a teenager because when puberty hit, I decided I hated my name. Only one friend started calling me by my new shorter (and what I thought was) so very clever nickname.

It didn't work.
It didn’t last.

What TV game show/reality show would you like to be on?

For years I have been dreaming about appearing on Jeopardy.
I really should get over my fear of making a fool of myself and take the test.
And I so wish that I could be on Dancing With The Stars.
Since I am neither a star nor a dancer, I know it is just a pipe dream.
But a lady can fantasize, can’t she?

What was the first movie you bought in VHS or DVD?

Charade with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant.
The very best movie ever made!
In my mind I have always been Audrey Hepburn and my husband is Cary Grant.
Commence laughing!

What is your favourite scent?

The scent of the hot, humid Mexican air; the minute I step off the plane.
Unfortunately, since we need a new ROOF, our annual trip to Mexico, in January, will have to be postponed.
Background sound of uncontrollable sobbing.

If you had one million dollars to spend only on yourself, what would you spend it on?

A new house here in Canada and a small casita in Mexico.
If there was anything left after those two real estate transactions; vino blanco por favor.
And chocolate, lots of chocolate.

One place you've visited, can't forget and want to go back to?

We have been there ten times now and I can never get enough of that wonderful country. The people, the food, the music, the customs and the beautiful Spanish language have stolen my heart.
In my next life I had better come back as a Mexican (or Audrey Hepburn.)

Do you trust easily?
No—‘nuff said.

Do you generally think before you act, or act before you think?

Research is my middle name.

Is there anything that has made you unhappy these days?


Do you have a good body image?

I am going to be very truthful.
As a teenager and a young woman in my 20’s and 30’s, I was not happy with how I looked.
I have always been small boned (delicate some people like to call it.)
I always looked much younger because of this.

Now I realize what a fool I was.
Because I don't look younger any more--just small-boned.

What is your favorite fruit?

Avocado which makes Guacamole which makes Bear very happy.

What websites do you visit daily? CTV News

And many, many more. I am a news junkie.
Of course, all of your wonderful blogs are a must read also.

What have you been seriously addicted to lately?

Reading blogs.

What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?

I haven’t a clue; but from reading her blog, she comes across as a friendly, long-winded (just kidding Helen) Australian with a great sense of humour who shares her love of travel with her daughter.

What's the last song that got stuck in your head?

The freaking elevator music I had to endure while on hold this morning, on the phone.
Thanks (not) for reminding me!

Favourite clothing?

Bathing suits in the summer and in Mexico.
Turtle-neck sweaters for the Canadian winters.

Do you think Rice Krispies are yummy?

When I was six I did, not so much anymore.

What would you do if you saw $100 lying on the ground?

Grab it quickly and get a manicure and pedicure.

Items you couldn't go without during the day?

My computer, my white wine, my books, my chocolate and the love of my life, my husband.
Not necessarily in that order.
(Chocolate would be first.)

What should you be doing right now?

Exercising and then going outside to get some Vitamin D.

So there you have it; BearNaked exposed-- to the blogosphere.
I won’t tag anyone specifically, but if you want to do this meme let me know, and I will be sure to visit your blogs to read all about you.

Bear((( )))


Baino said...

Aww well done Bear! I share your love of white wine, alas, one of the reasons I am not small boned! As for Vitamin D, its a whopping 31 over here and only 4 weeks into Spring!

Blue said...

Just quickly touching base here -have so much catching up to do as just took the time to post my holiday photo's while away.
Will be back to read asap.


Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I am very impressed, especially with your love of Mexico. I've been there 5 or 6 times myself and could easily see myself living there.

Wouldn't it be nice if you had enough money to set fire to your current house and head south of the border?

Mental P Mama said...

I love this meme. I am sending you good roof vibes, because I have been there. And I hated it.

JeanMac said...

That was so great to read and I love your humorous responses - sorry about the roof, Audrey:)
So chocolate first over hubby, well, you are a good woman!

Gary ("Old Dude") said...

Your daily blog postings are always a good read, and okay I will accept the challenge of your meme---but like you I need a bit of time to compose my thoughts, so it will be posted later today. Mexico IS a beautiful country with beautiful people, (I have three nieces and nephews who have homes down there now----one of these days I will have to find the time to spend a long weekend or two to visit them.)

Daryl said...

What nice informative post! My middle name is also Research ... When I was young(er) I was told many times I reminded people of Audrey Hepburn but honestly not so much .. much more Diane VonFurstenberg ...



AphotoAday said...

***Well lets see-- nicknames -- Bug and Wings and sometimes Smokey...
***A TV show I'd want to be on: one that was rigged so I would know the answer or win the game...
***$1,000,000 to spend -- I'd spend it on wild women and fast cats!
***The net result is acting irresponsibly, so I usually neither think before acting or act before thinking...
***Am I unhappy with somethng: yes Comcast...
***I like apples, but find avacados way too expensive...
***The website I visit every day:
***Latest song that keeps playing in my head:   Jim Morrison -- Çome on Baby and Light my Fire...

brneyedgal967 said...

Just came across your blog and will add it to my list. By the way, I stole this and will post it tomorrow on my blog. Thanks!