All that I am, all that I ever was…

I am more than my mental health. I am more than my homelessness. I am more than any one aspect of me. I am Addy. And this is…

Saturday 9: Call Me Maybe


Saturday 9 is a weekly blogging meme hosted by Crazy Sam Winters (she added the crazy, not me!).

Every Saturday there will be nine questions – sometimes they will be around a common theme, other times completely random – to be answered however we like.


I’ve never heard of this singer or the song – does that make me uncool or just Un-Canadian?

1) Do you owe anyone a phone call?

Probably. Ah well…I have no credit, they’ll have to wait! :p

2) Do you still have a landline phone?

If I could afford one, I would, as it would also give me access to landline internet instead of relying on dodgy (and crazy expensive) pre-paid mobile “broadband”.

But I can’t afford one, so I don’t.

3) When was the last time you looked up a number in the phone book?

I have absolutely no idea, so I’ll just say it was on the 30 April 2003 and hope no-one cross examines me on the subject!

4) Do you receive more calls or texts?

I receive very few phone calls because, you know, social isolation and all!

Thus, courtesy of the junk texts the phone company inundates me with, I definitely receive more texts than phone calls.

5) Carly Rae made the Final 3 on Canadian Idol. Can you name another cultural import from Canada?

There’s a Canadian Idol!? How did I not know this?

Anyway, as for cultural imports, we have Canada to thank for: Charles de Lint, Jason Priestly, Paul Gross, Rachel McAdams, John Candy, Elisha Cuthbert, Avril Lavigne, Bryan Adams, Rick Moranis, Sarah McLachlan, Thomas Wharton, Michael J. Fox, Don McKellar, Sarah Polley, Elias Koteas and Robin Sparkles. To name but a few! :)

6) Sam grew sick of this song by hearing it too often on the radio. Where do you listen to the radio most often? Car? Work? Somewhere else?

At home; it’s the only place I have access to the radio!

7) Mother Winters can work wonders with an iron and a can of spray starch. Every blouse and shirt she presses looks good as new. Is there a domestic chore you excel at?

Vacuuming. Which is really annoying as I don’t have a vacuum cleaner at the moment (damn you poverty!) so have to sweep the carpets instead.

This is not as much fun as it sounds! ;)

8) Do you consider yourself competitive?


…fingers crossed this will win me the award for ‘shortest Saturday 9 answer’ this week! ;)

9) Tell us your superhero name — as determined by the color of your shirt and an item to your right. For example, Crazy Sam now fights crime as The Light Blue Coffee Mug!

By day I am mild-mannered, socially anxious Addy…but by night I take to the streets to spank the criminal element and save small kittens in my crime fighting alter ego The Red Helmet!

Fear him! :p

7 thoughts on “Saturday 9: Call Me Maybe

  1. I didn’t know Rachel McAdam was Canadian. She’s like Sandra Bullock, one of those actresses that I think whenever I see her, “I like her.” Have you seen The Family Stone? She’s wonderful in that.

    And as for your answer to #9, I’m stealing portions of it. I’ll give you credit. But I love it and simply must have it!


    • I haven’t seen ‘The Family Stone’, one I shall keep my eye out for. Rachel McAdams has been great in everything I’ve seen her in. A wonderful, if somewhat underrated actress.

      LOL. Glad you liked my answer to #9. No worries about stealing portions of it!

      Have a great Saturday :)


  2. One nice thing about telephone books becoming passe, is I don’t have to recycle so many anymore.


  3. I loathe to vacuum…probably because our Rottie has the ability to create dust hair rhinos after just one day of sucking the floors clean. It’s maddening!


  4. I actually remembered to vacuum today. uurggh….there was a lot of stuff…
    Have a great rest of your Saturday!


  5. At work they use rolled phone books to help prop bodies up in caskets. True story.

    Forgot to mention that on my own.

    I spent about half an hour in the middle of the night wondering why there was a helmet next to you. Eventually (this morning, mostly conscious) I realized it must be a bicycle helmet.


    • It was indeed a bicycle helmet, I just cunningly dropped the word ‘bicycle’ from my superhero monikor as The Red Bicycle Helmet didn’t quite have the same ring to it!

      Sorry if this enigma kept you awake. :)


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