Four Things Survey!

I’m sure you’ve read this on about 5,000 blogs by now and now you can read it on mine 🙂

Four names that people call me other than my real name:

1. Ambie – a couple of my college girlfriends started using this nickname and it’s still stuck with a few people!

2. Amb – my best friend’s mom shortens everyone’s name and she even figured out how to shorten mine – a name not traditionally shortened 🙂

3. Ambo – my grandpa basically only calls me this. I don’t remember the last time he said “Amber”

4. Poop – I know, weird but this is something Eric calls me and believe it or not it’s an affectionate term he has for me and I LOVE it when he calls me poop 🙂 It’s a weird long story as to how this nickname came about, ask me sometime over a glass of wine or coffee sometime!

Four jobs I’ve had: 

1.  Waitress (all throughout college)

2.  Lifeguard / swim instructor (summers between college)

3.  College newspaper editor

4.  Account Manager at a marketing & communications agency (first job after University)

Four movies I’ve watched more than once:


1.  The Holiday

2.  Armageddon (favourite movie of all time)

3.  Pretty Woman

4.  Quigley Down Under (man I LOVED this movie as a child and watched it over and over again. Apparently I wore out the dvd.)

Four books I’d recommend:

1.  Harry Potter!

2.  A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout

3.  The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

4.  A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Four places I’ve lived:

1. Goodlow, British Columbia

2. Fort St. John, British Columbia

3. Grande Prairie, Alberta

4. Kamloops, British Columbia

Four places I’ve visited:

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1. Amsterdam, Netherlands

2. Athens, Greece

3. Belfast, Northern Ireland

4. San Francisco, California

Four things I prefer not to eat:

1. Honeydew

2. Veal

3. Swiss cheese

Ummm… that’s it? I’m seriously the least picky eater you will ever meet and will eat almost anything at least once…

Four of my favorite foods:

1. Raspberries

2. Cheese. Any cheese will do (except swiss of course!)

3. Reeses peanut butter cups. Or really, peanut butter and chocolate in any form.

4. Nacho’s

Four TV shows I watch (these are shows I’m currently watching but Friends, Sex and the City and Gilmore Girls would make the list of “Favourite TV shows”)

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1. Scandal

2. The Walking Dead

3. Game of Thrones

4. How I Met Your Mother

Four things I’m looking forward to this year:

1.  12 days in a row off work at Christmas!

2.  Celebrating our third anniversary back on the Sunshine Coast (where we got married) next summer.

3.  Hosting Lisa next fall!

4.  Our 2015 trip! We aren’t sure what that will be or where yet, but we’ve taken a trip of some sort every year since 2010 so can’t stop now 🙂

Four things I’m always saying:

1. Are you f*cking kidding me? (I swear a lot…)

2. “Lay down” (to the dog)

3. Babe? (How I address Eric 90% of the time)

4. I’m hungry

What are four things you’re looking forward to this year and four books you’d recommend? 

9 Responses

  1. Kara says:

    Haha, I refer to Kyle as “Babe” all the time when we’re at home, usually yelling it through the house if I need him. As a result, Isla also yells “BABE?” when she wants him. It’s hilarious!

  2. LG says:

    Quigley Down Under!!! *high five*

  3. Jess says:

    That’s so funny, I’ve been reading your blog for forever now and would have never pegged you for someone who swears a lot. Now I KNOW we would get along famously haha 🙂

  4. Kelly says:

    Hahaha, I love that Eric calls you poop. My Eric calls Max “stink” so you guys are kind of stinky poopy buds 🙂

  5. Travel Spot says:

    Poop!? Hahah! When can we have a glass of wine so I can hear that story? Hm, let’s see… I also love cheese, but not Swiss (as much). I pretty much like all other foods as well. What’s the plan for Lisa’s visit? Are you guys running or just hanging out? I love BC and have been there a few times, as you know. I even drove through Kamloops! Unfortunately, we were driving home at that point so did not hang out very much in the area.

  6. Stephany says:

    I need to know the poop story! I need a coffee date with you! Haha. 🙂 I love how nicknames come about. It’s so funny!

  7. Lisa of Lisa's Yarns says:

    ha, the poop nickname is an interesting one! It’s fun for me to read these as I always learn something – like I didn’t know you don’t like Swiss cheese. I am not crazy about it but will eat it.

    That is exciting that you guys are going back to the Sunshine Coast! Can’t wait to hear what your big trip this year will be!

  8. I love these things!! I might do this one on my blog 🙂

  9. Becky says:

    Haha Ben and I have such weird nicknames for each other it’s a shock when he says my actual name!

    Also, a 2015 trip to D.C. sounds like a GREAT plan to me. Just sayin….

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