Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Meme fairy came, but didn't leave me a quarter.

So I got tagged for this for a meme-thing. Basically it's like a chain letter, only you don't get anything out of it and it's more work. No, honestly, this will be fun, I think. Now I only need to come up with 7 things that people don't usually know about me. Which is hard to do because I'm generally pretty open about my life.

So, here we go.

#1 - Although I haven't touched my violin in a few years, I used to be quite the musician. I studied seriously throughout my school years and did the whole Royal Conservatory of Music exams thing, as well as the requisite festivals and youth orchestras. Things got complicated when I moved to Ottawa - being a student and working as a House of Commons Page doesn't leave much time for practising! Which leads me to #2.

#2 - I moved across the country at the tender age of 17. Officially the youngest person on Carleton University campus in Ottawa (I figure Fawn was a close second) I started first year a few months shy of my 18th birthday. Made it hard to hit the social scene at first, since everyone else was 19 and would not get booted out of the campus bars.

#3 - I had a summer job washing cows and milking goats and feeding chickens... among other responsibilites. I worked at the Canada Agriculture Museum which is located on the Experimental Farms in Ottawa (they only experiment on plants - not animals!!!) I had a wonderful time working up close with farm animals and still would like to have a hobby farm one day.

#4 - I had a pet rat.

#5 - I was in a motorcycle accident.

#6 - I have lupophobia

#7 - My favourite animal is the sea otter.
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