Monday, March 12, 2007

Secrets

Okay, so there's this tagging going around that challenges people to share 5 secrets with the world. Here's my problem with this: 1) I'm pretty open-book, 2) Most of my secrets are only half secrets. A friend from university might not know something, but my family does. And 3) Real secrets aren't for posting online. This said, I'll do my best. I have a feeling this will be more "Nadine trivia" than actual secrets. And because they're not big and juicy secrets, I'll even list six:

  1. I have always been a reader. When I was in public school, I could easily make it through one of The Babysitter's Club books in one sitting. And one character, Claudia, had candy hidden throughout her room (her parents had banned junk food). So I did the same. I hid little chocolate bars I won in Sunday School behind the books in my bookshelf. There's nothing more exciting than finding a forgotten Aero bar behind Little Women.
  2. I own a Hanson album ("Live and Electric"). On purpose. Did you write a hit song when you were 11? I didn't think so.
  3. I love infomercials. I pine for a Magic Bullet. And I own Windsor Pilates DVDs (yes, I use them, and no, I did not order them. I bought them from a store). I think I'm just a sucker for all things before-and-after (Oprah's weight-loss shows make me want to lose 100 pounds. But I don't want to die, so I don't do it).
  4. I have washed my face every single night before going to bed since I was 10. This includes on mission trips and when camping. I can't sleep without a clean face.
  5. Sharon has always been my favourite (of "Sharon, Lois and Bram" fame). I wanted to be her.
  6. I grew up in a household that respected most styles of music. Except country. And so as my subconscious rebellion against my father, I would spent afternoons at my friend's house, watching Billy Ray Cyrus videos. This one was my favorite. Can you blame me?

6 comments:

Beth said...

such good stories! i once met sharon, lois and bram.

that video is HILARIOUS. i put it up on facebook. oh my gosh...laughed so hard.

also, i thought of you recently but realized i'm not sure if i have your best email addy (is it the same as your MSN?) so you didn't get an email telling you why i thought of you. but i did.

nadine said...

Sharon, Lois and Bram were my first concert. And then I saw them again at Gilda's Club when I was at Humber. I was probably the most excited 21-year-old there. Unfortunately, the awesome colourful skirts haven't really stood the test of time. A little dated. But still wonderful.

I emailed you with my email address. I just hope I have yours....

pastor mike said...

it was neat being able to go to a SLB concert and have fun & know you are being a good parent doing so.

as for the BRC video...

... we'll have to talk!

~drea said...

Actually I can blame you for liking that video, you have to take responsibility for actions Ms. Bells. I mean really, Billy Ray Cyrus? And I thought I knew you...
A. ;)

~drea said...

On second thought, Dolly is a master and its mostly Dolly, so you get away with it this time....this time!!!
:)
A.

nadine said...

I was too young to know that Dolly was a genius songwriter and huge pioneer for women in the music industry.

I must have been subconsiously drawn to such greatness (under the guise of a Billy Ray crush)...