- I watched every game of the Canucks' '94 run for the Stanley Cup, either in person or on TV. My friends had season's tickets and so I got to attend some of the games. A bunch of us would get together to watch the games on TV. I seem to recall that the friends sold the 3rd and 4th round tickets, but I tell you even those 1st and 2nd round games were great! The loudest place I have ever been was at the Pacific Coliseum for round 2 against the Dallas Stars. After the Canucks won game 6 of the finals we went down to Robson Street in Vancouver and participated in the celebration; everyone was so happy it was great. I didn't go down to Robson when things turned nasty after the Canucks lost game 7. I haven't been such an avid hockey fan these days, thought the Canada / Russia World Junior game the other night was a real nail biter!
- I have a class 4 driver's license. In BC that means that I can drive a mini-bus (approx 19 passengers). When I was assistant coach for the high school golf team the coach asked me to get one so that I could drive the team on occasion. I haven't used it much; the responsibility of driving 19 young lives around wears me out.
- All through my high school years I was absolutely certain that I would become an architect. Then I got to university ;-)
- I am very afraid of heights, though I have found that after giving birth to two sons many of my fears have weakened a bit. Perhaps it's time to head over to the bluffs...
Skaha Bluffs by outdoorsgirl
- My oldest son has Asperger Syndrome. Going through the process of getting a diagnosis and then advocating to get appropriate support for him in the schools has really changed my outlook as a teacher. I have a lot more compassion for the 'difficult' students, and the students who struggle with anxiety. I also have a greater appreciation of what the parents go through.
- I get excited when I can add another phylum to the 'Foods I Have Eaten' list. I'm a biologist; this is ok in biology circles;-) My husband and I were at a big Chinese banquet a number of years ago and I was very happy because I got to add Phylum Cnidaria (jellyfish) to my list. For a moment I thought I'd get to add Phylum Porifera too (sponges), but it turned out to be bamboo (who knew?) I don't go out of my way to eat weird things, but if they are part of the conventional cuisine of a culture--I'll try 'em!
- I have worked on the DNA of Sticklebacks (fish), Cutthroat trout, Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden (fish), Kokanee (fish), killer whales and humans. Sticklebacks , the other fish and killer whales to learn more about their evolution. On humans I worked in a lab where we studied Fragile X syndrome and were looking for genes associated with autism.
Doing the '7 Things' has been fun, and I've definitely enjoyed learning more about the folks whose blogs I read. I'm supposed to tag people for this one, but I think I'll leave it up to you--if you would like to do the '7 Things' meme, consider yourself tagged...