Monday, December 10, 2007

A meme...

Swiped from Fiona. Because I really need to waste time like this, a meme is a lazy way to come up with a blog post, and I know you all really, really, really want to know these random things about me!

Do you have any pets?
Angus and Kitty. Angus is a cat. Believe it or not, so is Kitty.

What color shirt are you wearing?
White t-shirt with denim "Public Libraries" shirt over it. It's cold, I'm thinking about adding another layer or two.

Name three things that are physically close to you
Kitty (yes, she's a cat), my Wallace and Gromit address book, a stack of 4 empty Quality Street tins (I was going to freecycle them, but haven't got around to it yet)

What is the last book you read?
Wait, let me check my LibraryThing. Looks like the last book I added was Tanglewreck by Jeanette Winterson which, come to think of it, is the one I put down before I came to the PC to check my e-mail then got sucked into this meme thing.

Are you or were you a good student?
I was. I sat in the front row until I took Physics in third year university, and suddenly I got to be one of the crowd in the back of the classroom who always seemed to be having fun. Would I be a good student if I went back to school now? Probably not.

What's your favorite sport?
To watch? Or to take part in? Walking is nice.

Do you enjoy sleeping late?
To be honest, no, it gives me a headache. I'd like to sleep til 7:30 without being woken up by The Boy though.

What's the weather like right now?
Dark, cold, there's snow on the ground, but not too much.

Who tells the best jokes?
Not The Boy. His only joke goes like this:
Knock knock?
Who's there?
Banana who?
Banana Shell, that's who!
followed by hysterical (or perhaps it's maniacal?) laughter.

What was the last thing you dreamed about?
I can't remember. I'm usually woken up suddenly by The Boy, so tend to forget what I'm dreaming about.

Do you drive? If so, have you ever crashed?
Yes. And yes again. Twice. But at least I hit or was hit by other moving objects, not things like next door's house, or the tree down the driveway. Or the ticket booth at Atlantic Motorsport Park. Those were all House Man's. That poor ticket booth never stood a chance.

Do you believe in karma?
Not sure.

Do you believe in luck?
Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

Do you like your eggs scrambled or sunny side up?
Over hard, actually.

Do you collect anything? If so, what?
Not really. Not as a collector. I do have lots of books, but I wouldn't call them a collection. I have lots of yarn too, but again, not really a collection.

Are you proud of yourself?
Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

Are you reliable?
Most of the time, yes.

Have you ever given money to a bum?
Occasionally. Have also handed over tins of cat food to a bum with a dog, and in Haiti have handed over clothes and toys to children begging.

What's your favorite food?
Fresh baked bread.

Have you ever had a secret admirer?
Yes, once, I don't even want to go there, it was completely out of the blue and still weirds me out to think about it.

Do you like the smell of gasoline?
I used to when I was little, til I put my nose right up against the gasoline hose when someone (mum or dad probably) was filling the car and took a big sniff. Now, well, no, I have to say, I really, really do not like the smell of gasoline. Or petrol as I would have called it at the time.

Do you like to draw?
No. And you wouldn't like me to draw either!

What's your favorite invention?
Knitting needles?

Is your room messy?
No, but the rest of my house is.

What do you like better: oranges or apples?

Do you give in easily?
Usually, yes, unless it involves getting my own way on something that I really want.

Are you a good guesser?
I'm good at predicting plot twists in movies and books. Terminator? Totally saw that coming.

Can you read other people's expressions?
People that I know I can. Strangers, well, it's more hit or miss.

Are you a bully?
I don't think so, but someone did once call me a bully.

Do you have a job?
Yes, and most days I really enjoy it.

What time did you wake up this morning?
3:33 am, then 6:21 am, then 7:00 am. The first two were The Boy, the third one was the alarm clock.

What did you eat for breakfast this morning?
Frosted Flakes.

When was the last time you showered?
Probably 7:11 am (alarm clock plus 9 minutes on the snooze button, and two minutes to get upstairs and turn the water on!).

What do you plan on doing tomorrow?
Vacation day, take The Boy to the doctor. Unless I'm sick, in which case, send The Boy to the doctor with House Man and stay home and feel sorry for myself.

What's your favorite day of the week and why?
Tuesday. KOL!

Do you have any nicknames?
Well, you can call me Al. Although nobody ever does any more.

Have you ever been scuba diving?
Once, in the pool at the Sportsplex for a free lesson.

What's your least favorite color?
Not sure. Puke green probably.

Is there someone you have been constantly thinking about? If yes, who?
No comment. Right now, since I'm not feeling well, I'm mostly thinking about myself and whining.

Would you ever go skydiving?
No. Never. I'd turn down a million dollars if you offered it to me if it involved me having to skydive.

What toothpaste do you use?
Sensodyne. The green box.

Do you enjoy challenges?
Depends what kind.

What's the worst injury you have had?
Never broken anything yet, knock on wood, nor had stitches for anything that wasn't intentional. Had some nasty bruises, but that's about it so far.

What's the last movie you saw?
Ratatouille. You know, my spell checker underlines Ratatouille, and when I right click, the suggested spelling is Bouillabaisse.

What do you want to know about the future?
Nothing that I care to share with the internets.

What does your last text message say?
Yeah. We just touched down. Can I call u while you're at work?
In the spirit of full disclosure, it's the 6th of 6 text messages I have ever received. And it took me a while to compose the stunningly witty reply "Yes. Please do". Which I then thought I'd sent, but found out two hours later, was actually sitting in my outbox waiting for me to send it.

Who was the last person you spoke over the phone to?

What's your favorite school subject?
History and biology.

What's your least favorite school subject?

Would you rather have money or love?
Duh. Love of course.

What is your dream vacation?
Madagascar and lemurs. Or maybe Costa Rica. The Boy and I have been watching Are We There Yet? World Adventure and Sam and Molly seemed to be having a really awesome time in Costa Rica. It's currently The Boy's dream vacation as well.

What is your favorite animal?
Cats. Lemurs. Those little foxes with the big ears--fennecs? Yes, fennecs. Aren't they adorable?

Do you miss anyone right now?
Yes. Don't we all?

What's the last sporting event you watched?
DTMs on Speed.

Do you need to do laundry?
You know, I think we're caught up right now.

Do you listen to the radio?
All the time in the car.

Where were you when 9/11 happened?
In a training session at the library. I found out what was going on when we went to Tim's for break, and the Commissionaire in the ferry terminal had a tv on, and everyone was standing round watching it.

What do you do when vending machines steal your money?
I mostly try to avoid vending machines on principle. Not sure what principle, but still.

Have you ever caught a butterfly?
I don't remember. Certainly not recently.

What color are your bed sheets?

What's your ringtone?
The one that came preset on the phone.

Who was the last person to make you laugh?
I just read a blog by someone who has designed knitting patterns for the whole team of Top Gear presenters. As in you can knit your own mini Richard Hammond. She made me laugh, so I added her to my bloglines.

Do you have any obsessions right now?
Not really.

Do you like things that glow in the dark? Yes. Especially when you didn't know they glowed in the dark, and they surprise you. I also love sparkles of any kind, but not sequins.

What's your favorite fruity scent?
Strawberry or watermelon.

Do you watch cartoons?
All the time. With The Boy. We love Little Bear and George Shrinks right now.

Have you ever sat on a roof?
Yup, a few. We used to jump from our back veranda to the roof of next door's garage. A two story drop onto concrete below. In a country not known for ambulances or emergency medical care of any kind. Kids.

Have you ever been to a different country?
Yup, a few.

Name three things in the world you dislike
Snobbery, racism, inequality

Name three people in the world you dislike

Has a rumor even been spread about you?
I don't know, but probably.

Do you like sushi?
Only vegetarian things like kappa maki.

Do you believe in magic?
I believe!

Do you hold grudges?
I try, but I'm not very good at it.

Wow. You're still here. In that case, you're tagged!


fififolle said...

That is too funny about the spellchecker! Sorry to hear you are not feeling well *hug* Hope you and the Boy are better soon! I wonder if Reefgirl knows about Mrs Weasel's stuff? Knitting your own Hammond is just too adorable :D

Miss Me said...

thanks for a few laughs! my own two standup comics tell the exact same kinds of knock knock jokes... i'll have to get back to mrs. weasel so that i can knit my top gear fans their own mr. hammond.

Lesley said...

Damn...I knew if I read all the way to the end I'd be tagged. Shoot.
Your answers made me laugh right out loud!
Off to post my own.