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“I Love You,” Was The Best Holiday Gift I Ever Got!

Lucy Sochainvited me to write about the worst and best holiday gifts I ever received.

My birthday is close to the Solstice so I sometimes get gifts combined. Though, I don’t really do gifts with my family much anymore. We sometimes do gifts, but since I can’t afford them, I don’t expect them.

My mom and siblings always know what to give when they gift me things, they always know what I need, be it a video game I wanted, socks, vitamins, soap, money, or a nice sweater. My sister knows where I shop and we sometimes even have the same top from the same store, so it’s always fun when she picks an extra one for me.

The worst gift I ever got was…

From a friend who gave me perfumed bath products. I’m allergic to perfumes and fragrances. Both to breathe and on my skin. So yeah, I gave it to another friend several months later who was really happy to receive the kit. She knew it was a hand-me-down gift and was happy I had thought of her for it.

Best gift…

Like I said, my mom, sister, and brother tend to know what to get me. My husband and I give the gift of time spent together, or a massage, or something fun like that that we do for the other.

I think the best gift I ever got was from my dad. 


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What Happened During My Lost Hour? An Unsolved Mystery Anecdote!

It was a normal school day. I followed my routine. I was on time.
And somewhere between leaving the house and arriving at school, I lost an hour, and my memory of what happened during that hour has been wiped.

/cue in the Main Theme from the X-Files

I had class at 8:30 AM. I had to leave at 7:30 AM to get there in time with a bit of leeway. This was back in CEGEP (college) in my first year in 2000. I’d usually wake up between 6:30 and 7:00 AM. (I could get ready to leave the house a lot faster back then.)

I checked the time on my alarm clock when I woke up.
Checked my watch when I left the house to catch the bus.

It was NOT Daylight Savings time. No clocks were moving back or forward. And it was Autumn, so if it were, it would have given me an extra hour since it would have moved back. But there were no time changes.

When I arrived at the Metro Station (which is the American Subway but in Canada Subway is a sandwich restaurant lol) the time displayed on all the digital clocks that hung in many places of the station was 7:45 AM.

Since I was on time, I didn’t bother to check my watch again.

I simply sat inside the metro wagon as it took me where I needed to get to.


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And Nothing Else Mattered! A Most Cherished Memory Anecdote

I was staying over at a friend’s house where she lived with her boyfriend, John, who had become a good friend of mine through her. At the time, I was dating a mutual friend of theirs. The three of them convinced me, as in twisted my arm, to watch The Ring.

I’m not into horror movies.

In fact, I have some bad experiences with horror and gory stuff.

But they said I’d be safe; we’d smoke some joints, all would be well.

“All right, but if I scream, that’s on you.’

So we installed ourselves to watch, and I was huddled to my date — who was laughing about my anticipated fear, by the way — all tense the whole way through.


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10 Quick Questions To Know Me Better! Answering a Fun Prompt and Inviting You to do the Same

Hello folks. Some of you know me from the anecdotes I share over at What Is Love To You, and I figured what better first story to write for New Writers Welcome than 10 Quick Questions.

Several weeks ago already (time flies — it drinks Red Bull) 

Linda Ng wrote a nice post answering 10 quick questions for folks to get to know her better. The goal is to answer these without thinking too much about them.

So here are mine.

1. Favourite drink?

Water. It’s what I drink the most of.

2. Favourite colour?

Green. Do not be deceived by the purple currently in my hair. But that is my second favourite colour.

3. If you won the lottery, what are the top 3 things you would do first?


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