I’m conluding Link Up week with something fun. Today, I’m linking up with Erin at Sweet Sweat today to share some very important information, important information you may not know about me….
The English teacher in me wonders: Why is it called I mustache you some questions when there aren’t any questions….?
Four names other people call me other than my real name:
Pat calls me D
My parents call me Big D, something they’ve done since I was a kid
Some of my students call me Dani in a Scottish accent, which I’m not that fond of
Pat’s parents refer to me as Danielle Sasaki-Duncan, to include me in the Duncan Clan despite not taking Pat’s name when we got married.
Four jobs I’ve had:
Teacher (both primary/elementary and secondary)
Server at Earls and Wasabi on Broadway in Winnipeg
Recreation Technician with the City of Winnipeg, doing preschool sessions over the summer
Working for my dad’s art gallery, Warehouse Artworks in Winnipeg’s Exchange District, as a teenager and young adult
Four movies I’ve watched more than once:
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Four books I recommend:
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – I may name my children Jem and Scout 😉
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson
Four places I’ve lived:
Scotland: Montrose/Ferryden and now in the countryside outside Laurencekirk
Four places I’ve been: too many! The best:
The North Island, New Zealand
Australia – every where except the east coast between Sydney and Cairns, and Western Australia.
Seoul, South Korea
Berlin, Germany (plus Bremen and Hamburg)
Courmayeur, the Italian Alps.
Four places I’d rather be right now:
Berlin – Spreegold? My friend Alicia’s apartment? A Christmas market? Hurry up December 29th!
A beach somewhere on the Indian Ocean (Maldives? Mauritius?)
My Mom’s kitchen in Winnipeg
One of two sitting rooms at the Hotel Funivia in La Palud, Italy, with the fireplace roaring
One more: Sweden or Denmark
Four of my favourite foods:
Scottish beef, any way
Chicken with Bacon and Apples
Four things I don’t eat:
Offal – not yet anyway
Grains/sugar/legumes a given, plus I couldn’t think of anything else
Four TV shows I watch: we don’t watch TV, we don’t even have a TV License. Instead, we catch up online or through DVDs of series.
Orange is the New Black, via YouTube
The Walking Dead
Breaking Bad: I struggle with this show. Season 3 was good, but I just don’t see how people have loved this show. We call it Assholes because that’s what Walt and Jesse are. I also see Malcolm in the Middle every time Brian Cranston appears, and I often want to literally shut his mouth everytime he has it gaping open. Late season 5 has also been good, but why has it taken so long?
Arne Dahl, a Swedish crime drama
Four Things I’m looking forward to this year: If you’re referring to the remainder of 2014…
My running group Christmas dinner at Drovers tomorrow night
My work Christmas night out at the Dundee Contemporary Arts + karaoke in a dive bar
Going to Berlin again for New Year’s Eve
Four Things I always say:
To my students: “Don’t be that guy;” “We’re all freaks and geeks in some way;” “This is a trust exercise” “That’s fine”
“That’s your choice”
“Shut up” – not in a malicious way, although I can see how it comes across like that….
Pat says I say “Mmmm hmmm” a lot