*Jiro is about half the size of Bailey but can hold his own in their regular wrestling matches.
*Bailey's favourite snack is nori (dried seaweed). Jiro's favourite treat is canned salmon.
*If I'm in the kitchen making a salad or something with greens, Jiro usually comes to see what I'm doing. If I give him a piece of lettuce or celery leaves, he'll chew on them for awhile. Must be craving some vitamins? Bailey, on the other hand, wants nothing to do with vegetables.
*We can't leave any kind of plastic bags around otherwise Bailey will try to eat them!
*Bailey knows his name and will come when called, but Jiro has no clue.
*Their favourite places to sleep change regularly and are often influenced by the season. Currently Bailey's favourite is the chair in the bedroom, while Jiro is quite in love with a certain Ikea wool blanket.
Sylvie for the Hooked on Your Blog Award. And thank you to Karen at BookBath for the Kreativ Blogger Award. This one includes a meme of sevens:
7 things I did before
play the piano
live on a farm
have a dog (and cats)
7 things I do now
read vampire novels
live in a big city
7 things I want to do
speak Japanese fluently
speak French fluently
live in Europe
have a home library
have more hours in a day
7 things that attract me to the opposite sex
a sense of humour
being considerate to others
confidence (without being arrogant)
a fondness for reading
7 favorite foods
my mom's macaroni and cheese
gnocchi with gorgonzola cream sauce
7 things I say most often
Bakka (It has several meanings, when I say it I essentially mean 'you goof'. Said regularly to Jiro - he's a very silly cat - and occasionally to H!)
Are you coming home for dinner?
See you next week. (Most of my students have lessons once a week).
I'm almost done. (And then continue to do stuff on the computer for another hour or so).
And last but not least, I was tagged by Iliana for the 7 Random Book Facts Meme.
I love bookmarks! Whenever we go somewhere I always seem to pick up a couple, so I've got quite a collection of them. But I usually end up using the free ones instead of my 'nice' ones! I also often use postcards as bookmarks. They're a nice size for large hardbacks.
Another bookmark fact, I always turn the bookmark to face the page that I'm on.
When we move I always make a point of packing my books myself before moving day, and this takes some doing since there are so many. But I don't trust the movers to pack them carefully. Instead I let them pack the dishes and other breakables.
I really love books with rough paper edges.
In my reading log, I keep track of how many pages in each book. But I take this literally to mean pages that I read so I flip through and subtract any blank pages and then add any extra pages that weren't numbered, like an introduction. Oh and illustrations get counted since I still spend time looking at the illustration.
I don't dogear, or write in my books, or lay them open face down. I'm a
I haven't been to many author signings but my favourite was probably meeting David Mitchell briefly. He's such a nice guy!
Well, I think these have all done the rounds plus you know I always feel bad choosing only a few people for awards, so I'm not going to tag anyone specifically. But feel free to grab the memes if you'd like to play. :)