One on one with curler Cheryl Bernard

CAMERON MAXWELL -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 2:01 PM ET

HOW THE DEVIL ARE YA?

I'm great. I'd be better if I was in the A draw but I'm good.

IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT AND YOU'RE NOT CURLING. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

I'd probably be out somewhere having some wine or I'd be working out. One of the two.

RED WINE OR WHITE WINE?

Red wine. Definitely red wine -- Australian shiraz or anything big. It's gotta be big.

PICK FIVE WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF.

I am a confident person, ambitious, aggressive. I'm happy and very optimistic, a very positive person and I'm a little hyper at times.

WHAT WERE YOU LIKE IN HIGH SCHOOL?

I liked to have fun at school but I didn't like to follow all the routines. I liked to make my own rules, so I had a little trouble sticking to the plan in school.

A REBEL?

Yeah, exactly (laughs).

WHAT'S YOUR MOST UNPLEASANT CHARACTERISTIC?

Probably that I'm a little bit hyper.

WHAT'S THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING YOU'VE EVER BOUGHT?

I'm really pretty good about buying stuff. I'm practical when it comes to that type of thing. I can't even think of anything.

WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOU'VE RECEIVED?

It was probably from my dad (Bernie) and he told me to always be very confident and to believe in myself. This is in regards to curling because he taught me how to curl and I think that's helped me a lot in curling.

WHAT'S THE FIRST CAR YOU EVER OWNED?

It was a 1977 Malibu Classic four door. Very big and you could fit everyone in it. It was a cool car.

WHAT CAR REPAIRS CAN YOU PERFORM?

Oh, I'm good. I learned how to weld because my dad owned a welding business, so I had a Jeep at one time and I welded bumpers for my Jeep, so I can do that. I can change the oil. I can't cook, so I do all this other stuff. I could probably do anything if I had a manual.

SO WHAT IS YOUR CULINARY SPECIALTY?

Salad. I can make a good salad but I'm bad at cooking. I don't like it.

IF YOU COULD BE ANY ATHLETE, WHO WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

I would be Annika Sorenstam. I'd love to be a good golfer but I'm not and I think she's a classy athlete who really carries herself well.

WHAT'S YOUR CELLPHONE RINGTONE?

I have a Blackberry and you don't have a lot of choices. It's just a beep. If I could have had one, it would have been Hockey Night in Canada. I really like that song.

WHO'S THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON IN YOUR BLACKBERRY PHONE BOOK?

I have two. Bob Bourne and Ray Turnbull. Bob Bourne won four Stanley Cups with the New York Islanders and Ray Turnbull, so those are the two.

ARE YOU EASILY EMBARRASSED?

Hmmm. No. It's takes a bit, so if somebody does embarrass me, they've done a great job.

WHAT TV SERIES DO YOU WANT TO OWN ON DVD?

I like Family Guy (laughs) and I own it. I like The Sopranos -- love it.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE UNHEALTHY FOOD?

I'd have to say cheese.

WHAT'S THE BEST CONCERT YOU'VE SEEN?

Rod Stewart. I really like Rod Stewart and I've seen him a few times. I'd like to see the Stones but I haven't got tickets.

IF YOU WEREN'T A CURLER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?

I run triathlons, marathons. Running and I like weightlifting. In curling, you have to be restrained and, with those, you don't.

DO YOU COLLECT YOUR OWN MEMORABILIA?

I have some curling brooms signed by people but I'm not a big collector.

WHAT TRAIT DO YOU ADMIRE MOST IN PEOPLE?

Confidence. I really admire confidence and people that are compassionate.

DO YOU LIKE TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS?

Nope. I hate it. I feel like we shouldn't. I feel embarrassed because we're just curlers but I feel hockey players and golfers with all the stuff they've done, they should.

WHAT'S THE STRANGEST PIECE OF FAN MAIL YOU'VE RECEIVED?

I had a "Could I fly out and meet you?" once. I had a "Could we date long distance?" That was kind of weird. And I had a "Would you move to California?" once.

WHAT'S THE UGLIEST THING IN YOUR WARDROBE?

My pajamas. I have lots of ugly pajamas with lots of flowery kind of flannel (stuff).

COULD YOU BE CONVINCED TO KARAOKE AND, IF SO, WHAT SONG WOULD YOU DO?

Oh definitely. After five wines, I'll karaoke and it would be anything by Jimmy Buffett.


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