Eight things you (probably) didn’t know about me

What a way to return to blogging! I was tagged by Maggie Fox for the Eight Things you (probably) didn’t know about me blogmeme; and of course many many many days later I am responding (sorry folks!), fasten your seatbelt:

1. I have absolutely no sense of direction whatsoever. I can navigate cities I have been to by memory while still being totally clueless as to direction. Google maps on a blackberry is now my best friend!

2. I lived in Tanger (Morocco), and it is still one of my favourite cities in the world.

3. I can’t watch a movie without doing something else at the same time. It drives some of my friends insane as they can’t understand how I can not focus on a movie! I don’t need all of my brain to watch a movie! That makes me really not a great person to take to the cinema unless they have wireless and I can work, respond to emails or perhaps read a few articles as the movie is playing.

4. My dog – Robert – immigrated to Canada from Mexico in 2000. He passed away in 2005, everyone still misses him; he was a character. I met him in Puerto Escondido while on holidays, he fell in love with us and decided that he needed to get to Canada; he had heard they had great health care and great people. He was also very tired of being homeless. He loved the ideeplex, was not very fond of the Canadian winters and learned to tolerate cats as long as they did not try to share his gigantic pillow or his food!

5. In the underground animal world, our house is tagged as a refuge… I am sure because every year hurt animals just show up on the door steps. Don’t ask. We have rescued pretty much any city animal that you can think of (cats, dogs, mice, raccoons, snakes, squirrels etc).

6. I am a workaholic. But this is something that some of you already know. Now it is out there for all to enjoy!

7. I am planning a trip across Africa, from Tangier to Johannesburg by either car or motorcycle. Want to join?

8. I can live without music.

Now you have enough boring tidbits about me to ruin your morning coffee!

And since I am so so late to this game I am going to skip tagging anyone but if this inspires you please go ahead and make your own post!