Random Things About Me

I’ve been named more than once in my lifetime… At birth, I was named Susan Lee, and my parents finalized the naming process when I was adopted at six months old with Tanya Marie.

Many of my family and friends call me “Tan” or “T” unless I’ve pissed them off. :)

I’m a dual citizen, Canadian/British

I’ll be married to the love of my life on May 1, 2010 (bliss!)

I’ve been blogging about my life for 16 years!!! Back when I started, it was an online journal with a guestbook… Wow, have times changed!

I have blue eyes, but they look extremely gray when I’m angry or sad

Although I call BC home, and love Vancouver, I now live in the sunny city of Calgary (and love it almost as much)

I lived in LA for a while after my divorce, and learned a great deal there

I’m a full-fledged Gemini

As an entrepreneur, I’m slightly affected by workaholism… but know when to walk away if I’ve overdone it

My family and friends are extremely important to me

My favourite movies include: Alive, The Matrix, Usual Suspects, Philadelphia, High Fidelity, The Sixth Sense, Magnolia, The Notebook, It’s a Wonderful Life, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Little Miss Sunshine

I don’t like peas, and I avoid pork at all costs

I’m trying to learn to enjoy seafood… and I’m making a little progress in this area

I love Thai, Japanese, Indian, Tex-Mex, and Greek food, and certainly won’t pass up a perfectly cooked filet mignon. (with a side of Bearnaise, of course!)

I never eat everything on my plate at a restaurant. Many of my friends give me a hard time about this

My favourite time of the day is just before I fall asleep

I’m addicted to Costco and stationary products

I’m a minimalist in many ways in my home

My favourite drink is a fine red wine, especially Quail’s Gate Old Vine Foch, Wolf Blass Yellow Label, Yellow Tail Shiraz, Rosemount Estates (Cab-Shiraz) or anything from the Domaine De Chaberton winery

I’m living my dream in Calgary, AB — In a four bedroom house a block from a private community lake

My favourite colour is red, but I often wear black

Surprising many people, I managed to overcome my fears and pass my class 6 motorcycle license exam, after trying to kill myself on my Black Beast (my first bike, which was a Suzuki SV650S)

I consider myself to be a neat and organized person, but can often look past the little messes in my home if I’m busy

I love dogs

I avoid negative, grumpy people — what’s the point??

I’m an early (sometimes bleeding-edge) adopter, and a full-fledged computer nut

I love the golden hour on a warm summer day

Ticklish-ness (is that a word?) can only be located on one area of my body

Although I don’t regularly follow broadcast tv, shows like “Desperate Housewives” or “Grey’s Anatomy” are a guilty pleasure from time to time

I absolutely love being read to: It’s such a bonding time to share a book with Barry

My favourite passtime on a rainy night is to share a games night with friends

UK based DJs play some of my favourite music. I also enjoy Aimee Mann, Colin James, Nora Jones, Diana Krall, Great Big Sea, and 3rd Eye Blind

I appreciate gadgets and electronics of all types… mainly because they make my life easier and more entertaining

I don’t smoke and never have — None of my friends smoke, either

Snow, especially when it falls late at night, is magical to me Scratch that… I live in Calgary ;)

Hug junkie? Who me?

Cuddling is imperative… Combine that with a nap with “that special person in my life”, and I’m blissful

I’ve been on sixteen cruises, traveled all over North America, the Caribbean / Bahamas, seen much of the UK and Western Europe as well as the Western Mediterranean — Cork, Ireland on my honeymoon, which continued on as a back-to-back cruise to Northern Europe and Russia (3 weeks on board the brand new ship Celebrity Eclipse)

Some of my friends (and all of my family) have figured out my deepest, darkest secret: I’m certifiable. *wink*