Friday, April 13, 2007

Meme time

I spotted this Meme on Vanessa's Rising to the Challenge. And as I am too tired to think let alone blog, here goes.

1.Whats your name spelt backwards?

2. What did you do last night?
I was out working and got home about 11pm wired. So I ended up sitting up way too late and was seriously tired this morning.

3. The last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
Photographs from work taken last night.

4. Have you ever licked a 9 volt battery?
As a child yes I did. It was a buzz, boom boom.

5. Last time you swam in a pool?
Its mad, cos as a child up to teenager I would go swimming a couple of times a week, even by myself and I realise I haven't been swimming in years. I can’t remember the last time, probably whilst on holiday.

6. What are you wearing?
Black dress, boots and a cardigan.

7. How many cars have you owned?

8. Type of music you dislike most?
The shite kind.

9. Are you registered to vote?
Yup, I was brought up believing your vote is one of the most important things you possess and I still believe that.

10. Do you have cable?
Yeah a basic package.

11. What kind of computer do you use?
A dell inspiron
12. Ever made a prank phone call?
We made many as kids, hey I never said I didn‘t have bratty moments! ‘Is that Mr Wall, Mrs Wall’ etc the punch line when they say there are no Walls here, we’d say ‘whats holding up your roof then’. Or there was the ‘this is the Belfast Water Works, would you go and see if your water is running please’. When they would come back saying ‘yes it’s running’. We just about answer through snorts of giggles ‘well you may get after it before it runs away’.

13. You like anyone right now?
I like lots of people.

14. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?
Being petrified of heights I doubt it.

15. Furthest place you ever travelled?
Georgia USA I think.

16. Do you have a garden?
Nope I have a window box.

17. What’s your favourite comic strip?
I don’t have one.

18. Do you know all the words to the national anthem?
I don’t, I never learnt it in school, where things like that are normally ingrained in you. I know the end ‘throwing nelly around the lake’. I suppose I should have learned it myself at some stage.

19. Shower, morning or night?
I prefer night, but whenever.

20. Best movie you’ve seen in the past month?
I haven’t watched any movies that I can think of, but I would like to see ????

21. Favourite pizza toppings?
As plain as possible, cheese, pepperoni, nothing else, it makes them soggy and yuck. I have always found pizza to be a let down in comparison to the pizza you get in the States.

22. Chips or popcorn?

23. What cell phone provider do you have?

24. Have you ever smoked peanut shells?
No but my grandparents had an old fashioned fire with a hot plate that swivelled over the fire. I loved going there for lunch from school as the frying pan would be on the hotplate frying sausages and a northern stable vegetable roll. A pork roll thing with tiny bits of scallions in it, hence the vegetable roll name. It is yyuuumm with buttered bap, a floury bap, which is a particular northern break and the best.

Oh yeah that’s why I was talking about that we used to roast monkey nuts on the plate.

25. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant?
Embarrassingly sort of, if Butlins counts. My Mum would put me in every year. But then we all entered all the competition, it was part of the fun when you were a kid.

I once spent days working on a fancy dress costume before our yearly Butlins outing. I planned it out in advance, got a large box, big enough to fit in and made a rubix cube. I wore black underneath and had shoulder straps that held the box up. All the adults spent a couple of days thinking up a funny slogan until my Uncle B came up with ‘I may be a rubix, but I’m no square.’
I thought I had it in the bag.

But I was beaten by one of the many of us who were there, we would go to Butlins en-masse, our family, cousins, uncles, aunties, next door neighbours, their families, the people across the road and of course their families. And as we got older add everyone’s friends to that mix.
One of the other families aunties was judging and they gave the prize to their niece who wore brown cords, a brown jumper and a monkey mask with a sign saying I am from the planet of the apes.


I am no longer bitter about that. But seriously planet of the apes come on!

I wouldn’t have minded if it had been the slogan she won with the year before when she wore the exact same costume/clothes with some branches attached and a sign saying ‘special branch’.

Feckin nepotism.

26. Orange Juice or apple?
Orange juice.

27. Who were the last people you sat at lunch with?
probably my work colleagues, everyone is just grabbing a sandwich at their desk.

28. Favourite chocolate bar?
For that have to have chocolate urges it has to be half a mars bar with a cup of tea, then I have the other half later. Even though it has been years and years since I would consider myself a Catholic, I think there are traces of Catholic guilt and I delay the pleasure until I have earned it.

29. Who is your longest friend and how long?
I am incredibly lucky to have the same group of friends my whole life. It would be Tawdrey. But there are loads more CC, Tetra, Jah, all school friends. I have other good friends I have met along the way, but the crowd I had in school are still the same crowd I have now. It’s funny Tetra and I were in the same gang growing up and we bickered all the time until we found our level in our 20s. Ha but we still bicker.

30. Last time you ate a home-grown tomato?
Can’t remember probably in Jah’s place in Spiddal, she’s an incredible horticulturalist.

31. Have you ever won a trophy?
Yes, the most recent my wonderfully Abu Dhabi, Emirates Palace-shaped Irish Blog Award. I also used to win the swimming gala in Butlins each year. Ha and I should have had that fancy dress trophy too...

32. Favourite artist?
Richard Avedon. I love his portraits.

33. Favourite computer game?
I was a massive fan of Dolphin Olympics. Ach I miss TCAL.

34. Ever ordered from an infomercial?
No but is seriously depleting my bank balance.

35. Sprite or 7-UP?

36. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school/work?
Not at primary school, but we had to wear a uniform in secondary. We had a maroon tunic in the junior classes of secondary and then they changed from a plain maroon skirt to a tartan horror when we moved to senior school. We all got a fierce hard time about that.

37. Last thing you bought at a store?
Onions, mushrooms, and roses.

38. Ever thrown up in public?
Yes. The most memorable was when I was pregnant and with someone who is now an MP in England, I remember feeling vile and when the moment happened I have never seen anyone jump as quick and far away as possible.

39. Would you prefer being a millionaire or finding true love?
Ha both scenarios feel about as likely as each other.

40. Do you believe in love at first sight?
I think I do. I think I have done it but it all felt so mad you are not sure if you believe it.

41.Can exes just be friends?
Yeah. I have friends whom I previously dated. It all depends on whether or not lines were crossed.

42. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital?
Tetra when she had her beautiful baby.

43. Did you have long hair as a young kid?
Yup, still do. I sometimes wonder what I am going to do when I get too old for long hair it feels so much like me.

44. What message is on your voicemail machine?
Nothing strange, just hi you’re through to me, leave a message.

45. Where would you like to go right now?
Nowhere I am perfectly content being home.

46. What was the name of your first pet?

47. What kind of backpack do you have, and what’s in it?

I don’t have a backpack but I always have a large-ish bag which has too many things to list, should I list them? well alright then

Bus pass
Receipt from An Post for a parcel
Make up from Benefit, damn you Beaut.
A remote control for the camera, never really used yet.
Dental floss
9.83 euro in loose change

It is actually remarkably not full of the normal shite.

48. Last incoming/outgoing call on your phone?
Incoming: Tetra
Outgoing: Home.

49. What is one thing you are grateful for today?
I am grateful that Nanny is back helping.

50. What do you think about most?
At the moment work and the bloody Junior Cert.


The Humble Housewife said...

Love the Butlins story! Hillarious... reminds me of the sister in Dirty Dancing! LOL!

cork-host said...

Just a little unasked for advice...

46. What was the name of your first pet?

This is a standard "security" question on a number of sites.

Don't use "Max" on any of those sites from now on...


Red Mum said...

Humble Housewife: which sister would I be?

And Cork Host, good point, I haven't used that before as a security question but well spotted. So don't try people ;)

rain_and_ripples said...

"41.Can exes just be friends?
Yeah. I have friends whom I previously dated. It all depends on whether or not lines were crossed."

What lines are these? I'm trying to be just friends with someone I dated but the other side doesn't seem to be able to do that.

Anonymous said...

That was fun.

How is the studying going?

Anonymous said...

Eh that was me, no idea why it put me as anonymous.


Red Mum said...

Rain and ripples: Exes can be friends but if someone has been a complete and utter shit why would you want them to be friends.

And it takes time too.

Howdie Boliath, we are not talking about studying/lack of, it depresses me.