My girlfriend Alexis (Wave the Stick)  tagged me in an old fashioned old-school meme to post 5 random facts about me. She was tagged by the lovely and talented Elan (, so who could blame her!

1. I am unemployed.

I finished my last contract this summer and am now looking for the next contract or full time position. But I haven't felt unemployed. Between the school strike, networking, a short contract for my last employer, sending out my resume, and family life I have had little time to feel unemployed. When I first finished my contract I made a long list of things to get done around the house during my break from paid employment. I did my first thing on the list last week! It really is true that looking for a job is a full time job.

  • A little self promotion... anyone looking for a kick ass Marketing and Communications Director in the Vancouver area (or remote) feel free to find me on LinkedIn.

2. I am suffering Writer's Block.

This probably isn't a surprise to my regular readers who may have noticed my infrequent posting of late. Logically, since I don't have a full time job, I should have more time to write. But I am finding myself a bit "stuck". Working on a few creative ways to get myself unstuck. So watch this space... hopefully you will see more from me more often in the weeks to come.


3. Dancing makes me happy.

I am not very selective when it comes to music. If it makes my feet want to move I LOVE IT. Jazz, Swing, Disco, 80s pop.... Anything goes, as long as my feet can go with it. I met my husband swing dancing. My son seems to be like me. Anything he can tap his toes to he loves.  We often have impromptu dance parties - usually to Katie Perry, Pink or Kongos.  My son is particularly in love with the Kongos "Come with Me Now". It is often on auto-repeat play at high volume in our house.


4. I own 13 pairs of Fluevogs.

Yes, I have a baker's dozen of Fluevogs. Clearly I know a shoe brand that fits my personality!  My shoe budget is what I used to spend on dying my hair. And I clearly invested that in a number of pairs of Fluevogs over the past 20 months. Of course, I have a list of current shoes I would like to buy when they go on sale. Starting with some orange mary janes... I will have to try them on to decide which I like more. And for the record, the first thing I will do if I ever win the lottery is a shopping spree at the closest Fluevog store.

More to come next week on my rather extensive Fluevog wish dream list. And a sneak peak of some Spring 2015 shoes.

5. I read library books on my phone.

I recently downloaded the app for the local library onto my phone.  I have a large Samsung Note 3, which is a decent size for reading books. Now I can borrow books anytime from anywhere. I have been known to start a book, get busy with something else, and not get back to the books for weeks. But the library books disappear off my phone after 3 weeks. So I am motivated to start and finish books in a timely manner.  I have Betty Halbreich's book "I'll Drink to That" on hold. While I am waiting for that I am looking for style/fashion related book recommendations.

Now I am supposed to tag 5 other bloggers to join me in blogging about "Five Random Things About Me". A couple of these ladies are participating in NaBloPoMo, which means they are blogging everyday in November, so show them some love...

To check out the other bloggers tagged by Alexis in her original post they are: Karen, Gwen, Sharon and Brandee.