Sunday, December 04, 2011

Sunday Stealing: The Blue Memory Meme, Part One

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1) If the whole world were listening to you right now, what would you say?
   Good MOrning World it's a Brand New Day!

2) If you could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be?
   Hmmm, Billy Connolly.  I think. Or Eddie Izzard.  THey are like the same person from different nations, and different generations, but I think you see where I'm coming from.

3) You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere. You have to depart right now. Where are you gonna go?
   North Carolina to see my Boy :-)

4) What do you think about most?
   Life, Love, and the eternal question.

5) You have the opportunity to spend a romantic night with the music celebrity of your choice. Who would it be?
   Paolo Nutini.

6) You can erase any horrible experience from your past. What will it be?
   I cannot mention it for fear of re-awakening demons.

7) What's your strangest talent?
   Pumping silently.

8) What would be a question you'd be afraid to tell the truth on?
How old are you?

9) Ever had a poem or song written about you?

10) When is the last time you played the air guitar? 
Never.  I like to pick a real one up and pretend I can play that. 

11) Do you have any strange phobias?
   ha ha ha Yes.  Tomatos.

12) What's your religion?

13) What is your current desktop picture? 
Edinburgh City

14) When you are outside, what are you most likely doing?
   Watching the waves.

15) What's the last song you listened to? 
It's all about you. McFly

16) Simple but extremely complex. Favorite band?  
Simple MInds. I think

17) What was the last lie you told?
   My age. I always lie about my age.

18) Do you believe in karma? 
Oh god yes.  Two people who were very, very evil to me, died.  Accidentally, but died. 

19) What is a saying you say a lot?
   Buggary bollocks.

20) What is your greatest weakness; your greatest strength?
   Weakness, inability to stop eating.  Strength, to smile when my heart is breaking.

21) Who is your celebrity crush?
   Simon Neil, Biffy Clyro

22) Give me the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word: heart.

23) How do you vent your anger?
   Hurt myself

24) Do you have a collection of anything?
   Yes.  postcards. from 1900

25) What is your favorite word? 

Saturday 9

1. “Everybody lies. But it's alright because nobody listens.” is one of Bud's Law's. What do you lie about?  My Age.  I always lie about my age.  But that is a joke to me.  Not a bad lie.

2. When you purchase a DVD, what besides the the movie itself, what do you enjoy the most? Is it the director's commentary, the deleted scenes, the bloopers or the behind-the-scenes documentary?   Mmm, I don't tend to watch anything - but probably the bloopers.  I like the bloopers.

3. What would you most like to accomplish before the year is over?   I would like to comit to tightening up my belly.!

4. What is your current percentage of online shopping? Is it going to be more this year than last?  All of my shopping, excluding food shopping.... is done on line. I hate shops.

5. What's left to do at your place (or where you are going)? Is the tree up? ...or maybe you're just happy you found that fave Christmas coffee mug and are calling that good?   ha ha ha h   Hmm, Have done NOTHING for Christmas yet.  I was considering a little stealth decorating, to make my daughter happy.... but not yet.

6. If you could get worry free, cost free plastic surgery, would you? If yes, where?  Yes.  Tummy tuck.  My belly has swung free since I was about 20!

7. Do you think the child you were growing up, would like the adult you've become?  yes.  I am the person that I wanted to be growing up. I would like myself.

8. What will you miss about 2011?  I will mis 2011 only for all the fun and laughter.  I will not miss 2011, because it was an odd number, and I don't like odd numbers.

9. What is something you'd love to see invented?   Those things in Star Trek, where you Beam me up ..... Jees the time that could save.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Stealing: The Bud is Back Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

Why did you sign up for writing your blog?  I had had a hysterectomy, was bored, was editing someone elses blog, and thought I have some interesting ideas.

Why did you choose your blog's name? What does it mean?   Dogwithnobrain.  Tribute to last family dog.  Dylan The DogwithnoBrain.  Gone but not forgotten.

Do you ever had another blog?   Yes, I used to have, and I blogged franitcally there.   I loved my blog - but discovered I could do as much here, without the cost.

What do you do online when you're not on your blog?  Enter competitions, email, facebook, be social. 
How about when you're not on the computer?  Currently knitting, sometimes reading, sometimes crocheting. 

What do you wish people who read your blog knew about you?  I think that they probably know everything they need to know about me from the blog.

What is your favorite community in the blogosphere?  I Love this one, and I love Saturday 9 too!
What is your philosophy on your blog layout??   Justified and Ancient. 
Tell me about your picture you use to represent you on your blog.  I try to find photos which reflect what I am talking about.  If I am busy, I add them later (hence no photos right now)

What features do you think your blog should have that it doesn't currently?  From I used to have a multitude of pages. A page for each member of my family, a page about work, a page about my life, a page about my interest, a page of horroscopes, and a page where I asked people for money! lol! 
Do you have any unique interests that you have never shared before? What are they?  Nope, I'm pretty dang normal and ordinary.

The best thing about blogging is all of the friends that you make, Beside from those folks, do you think your blog has fans?  No I don't think it has. I see that people hit it regularly each day, but few comments, but I hear a lot of people have that problem.  It's not a problem to me, this is somewhere I get to practise writing, and speaking out loud the voices in my head.

What's your current obsession? What about it captures your imagination?  Current obsession, mmm, Merlin.  I wish I was in Merlin's time.  I've been to Tintagel Castle, and it radiates history and stories, very magical.  I wanna be there.  (But without the cold, crappy clothing, and unsanitory conditions.
What are you glad you did but haven't really had a chance to post about?  I think I have blogged about everything I'm glad I did.

How many people that first became a blog friend, have you met face to face?  About 12 I think.  Via another Blog.  We had a wee blog meet in Glasgow, and then a mini meet in Newcastle.

What don't you talk about here, either because it's too personal or because you don't have the energy?  How I feel about the choices my children make.

What's a question that you'd love to answer?  Do you love?

Have you ever lost a blogging friendship and regretted it?  Nope.

Have you ever lost a blogging friendship and thought, “Was that overdue!”  Nope.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saturday Nine!

1. There's a Time Genie. She can put you back in time to relive a day that you loved. If you could turn back the hands of time, what day would you relive if given this opportunity?    
Ooooh.  So many to choose from...My Wedding day?  Was a great day.  The Day I met the Queen?  Also a great day.  The day I met my husband, Brilliant day.   A day in Paris, when I realised life was worth living?   I think it would be the Paris day.  I already had my husband and my children; I was at a point in my life, when I was stressed, depressed, and hitting the big 40.    We had a perfect day, a perfect evening and topped it off, drinking champagne on the rooftop of our hotel, watching the spot light on the top of Eifel Tower, spinning round.  Heaven.  Life at that moment was perfect, and I knew the rest of it would follow.

2. What did you do yesterday?  
I was at work. Working hard! :-)    Then I came home, and sat around watching TV in the evening. 

3. You've been given 3 parachutes, but there are 4 people who need them. Who will you not give one to: Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Kim Kardashian, or Simon Cowell? Why?  
Kim Kardashian.  I don't understand what the point of her is.  Mel Gibson made Braveheart and Signs.   Simon Cowell keeps a lot of people in work; Charlie Sheen, also keeps a lot of people in work too; Newspapers, Drug Re-habilitation officers, Drug Dealers, Chat Show Hosts, ad finitum.

4. Where are you going and where have you been?
I have been through at least half my life.  I still have a long way to go.

5. They say that books read as a child make more of an impact on a person than books read at any other time in life. Are there any books that you particularly loved, that shaped the way you think when you were little? 
The Silver Sword.   A story about children in warn torn Austria trying to find there way back to their parents.

6. What do you look forward to most in the next six weeks?
Christmas !!!!

7. What was the last text message you received?  
From me Mam. She is ALWAYS texting.

8. Do you prefer to call or text? 
Texting I like.  Calling I like, Which is better?  I prefer to call when I have some bitching to do. 

9. What were you doing at 9PM last night?
At 9 pm last night I was watching I'm a Celebrity .... Quite enjoying this years series in fact. Ant and Dec are going above and beyond entertainment, pushing the boundary's of being too rude for much.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Saturday 9, On Thursday ....

1. Have you ever discovered a betrayal? If so, did you ask, “How long has THIS been going on”?     Yes I did.  I met with my friend, and my "boyfriend", and a group of friends I didn't know.  One of them said, "Remind me which one is DWNb so I don't put my foot in it about you and her".  Hmm.  I did ask how long, but was so distraught, I didn't wait for the answer. 

2. What is the longest line you've ever stood in? Would you do it again?   Bloody 4 hours, in Leith Walk, in Edinburgh, for Simple Minds Tickets, on a cold and frosty January morning.

3. Someone has hung a sign around your neck, and you have to wear it all day long. What does it say?     Drop Your Trousers If You Want to Have Sex!

4. As the Christmas season approaches, what song is it that you just can't wait to hear?   Band Aid. The Original version.

5. What Christmas song do you dread to hear?    Anything by Cliff Richard.

6. How often do you read the last chapter of a book first?    Not.  I couldn't.  That would spoil it.

7. Do you have a favorite movie that you just love to see each year during the holidays?     Guess.     That Wonderful Life.  Oh, Jimmy Stewart.  If you were President of the World, everything would be good.

8. Do you enjoy winter in the area that you live?  Yes. I just generally enjoy Winter, as long as it isn't wet.

9. At holiday I think we all show more kindness. In your opinion, is this a “concept” that has value (like money or other tangible things) or does it exist as simply emotion? Why?    People just feel better, people want to increase that feeling and do more kindness to expand on it.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Sunday Stealing

1. Have you ever licked the back of a CD to try to get it to work?
Oh yes indeedy.  I lick most things to get them to work :-)

2. What’s the largest age difference between yourself and someone you’ve dated?
  hmmmm. 38-21, 17. And he had a 16 year old son. ha ha. 

3. Ever been in a car wreck? 
Smash, not a wreck.  My mum and me, on the road back from Edinburgh.   Wow.  Not fun.

4. Were you popular in high school? 
No, I was invisible.  I still meet people today, who I sat beside in classes, and they have NO IDEA who I am.

5. Have you ever been on a blind date?  
Yes.  Not so much blind, but someone who spotted me on a bus, and thought as I was talking to myself appeared interesting, and handed me his number and said "Call me, if you would like a drink".   When I was v. drunk and wanted to continue drinking I did.  It wasn't good.  He liked "The Young Ones", and re-gurgitated a whole episode during our date, acting out each different character. 

6. Are looks important? 
No.  Have you actually seen me?

7. Do you have any friends that you’ve known for 10 years or more? 
The Majority of my friends are friends from longer than 20 years.  30 years? Holy Shit.  How did I get that old.

8. By what age would you like to be married? 
I am married you child.  I have been married for a considerable length of time.  Older, married people do like to blog.

9. Does the number of people a person’s slept with affect your view of them?  
I bloody hope not. I like to think that my record was part of the reason my husband was attracted to me in the first place.

10. Have you ever made a mistake? 
I make plenty of mistakes.  You learn to live by mistake.

11. Are you a good tipper? 
Only when deserved.  I will not tip for service when there has been none.

12. What’s the most you have spent for a haircut? 
Nearly 50 quid. Never again, it wasn't even than nice.

13. Have you ever had a crush on a teacher? 
Have I?  Mmmm, thinks back, because of course I am old.  It is so long since I was at school. Oh Hang on... I dated a teacher.  I left in 5th year, and while my friends were still in his class, I was dating their biology teacher.

14. Have you ever peed in public? 
Most nights I am out on the town I pee in public.  I mean, not a complete public display of pee'ing, I don't just stand or squat.... I find a bushy corner, and crouch. Quietly.  With my bum away from the glare of headlights.

15. What song do you want played at your funeral? 
St Elmos Fire.

16. Would you tell your parents if you were gay? 
Yes. Of course I would.  Wouldn't they think it odd, if I married a female, without being gay?

17. What would your last meal be before getting executed? 
I wouldn't be able to eat anything.  Seriously I have thought about this, and I just know that If Iknew I was going to die, I'd barf before I could get anything over my throat.

18. Beatles or Stones? 
Put it this way I may be old but I have taste.  The Stones any day.

19. If you had to pick one person on earth to die, who would it be? 
Only one?  That's unfair.  I have a whole list.  Everyone who has every hurt, or harmed my children or my husband in any way.

20. Beer, wine or hard liquor? 
Beer Wine and hard Liquor.

21. Do you have any phobias? 

22. What are your plans for the future? 
I am in my future. I don't really plan any more, I accept what I have an I am grateful.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Stealing - At Last on A Sunday

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. One of my favorite TV shows recently changed the actors who played two characters. Have you ever been bothered by a TV show or movie series changing actors who play a character you love?
      I haven't been bothered by it, but I do remember when they changed the eldest daughter in Roseanne, and made fun of it within the series.  That was a far better way to deal with it, and they could giggle along with the rest of us.

2. A coworker recently shared a link to a blog listing the "five things you should know before dating a journalist." As a journalist, I can honestly say the writer was spot-on. What are some things people should know before spending time with you?  
My husband says that he is no longer surprised by me doing the unexpected.   If you don't know me, I suppose starting a singing and dancing routine a la fred astair in the middle of the street would seem a bit weird.  I also like to announce my feelings, so will at a distance of 500 yards, scream down the street to advise people how I am feeling.  Weird. Me?  Yes. 

3. What is something you often do without realizing that you're doing it?   Bite my lip.  For years I thought there was something wrong with my mouth.  It kept spontaneously bleeding.  Twice I was referred to a hospital.  The second time they cut out a little vein in my lip.  It's started to flare up again, and in an attempt to figure out what was happening, I concentrated really hard, and realised I pull my lip into my mouth and nip it with my teeth.

4. Who has the capacity to make you angrier than anyone else in your life, and what in particular does he or she do to make you so angry?   
A comedian on the TV.  He annoys me so much I won't even give him word space on my Blog despite knowing that he would never see it or hear about it.  His whole take on humour by-passes me.  Humiliating people, taking the piss out of them, over estimating their own humour is not funny for anyone else.  Refuse to watch anything he is connected with. 

5. If a fairy waved a magic wand and gave you the house of your dreams, where would it be and what features would it have?  
Sauna and jacuzzi out the back.   En Suite bathrooms for everyone - mine would have a corner bathroom with sunken lights.  An escape hole from the business of the world.

6. What’s a belief that you hold with which many people disagree?   That we are an alien experiment, Tom is right, and the Mother Ship WILL come back and collect us!

I used to talk in my sleep. In fact, I could carry on a conversation with someone when I was fully asleep, and my mom used this fact when I was a teenager to find out if I did anything wrong and was hiding it from my parents. If you were talking your sleep tonight, what do you think you would say?   I'm so tired. I wish I wasn't so tired.  I wish my arm wasn't hurting.  I should really get up and exercise.  I have so much to do.

8. The fourth installment of the "Twilight" movie series ("Breaking Dawn Part I") will be released in theaters soon. Movie theaters started selling advance tickets for midnight showings months ago. Have you ever attended a midnight premiere showing of a movie?  
Nope.   I'm too tired by 11.  I'd be sleeping before the credits starting rolling. 

9. On Tuesday, tigers, lions and bears were let loose in Zanesville, Ohio, by their owner before he committed suicide, leading to a hunt in which 49 of the animals, including 18 endangered Bengal tigers, were killed. How would you react if you saw "Caution exotic animals. Stay in your vehicle" being displayed on a road sign?   
I would park up, and watch, hoping that I would get to see them.  I would also phone Animal rights campagners and hope that they would get there before the local law enforcement tubes shot them all dead. 

10. If a company opened a theme park aimed at adults, what would you name one of the rides?  
Nice and Gentle for Pathetic Wimps!

11. Imagine you just moved onto Sesame Street. Which puppet would you want as your new roommate?  
Oh god, Cookie Monster.   Elmo Next door, so that I could run in and gossip to him about how many cookies the Monster had eaten.

12. Have you ever had a weird crush on a famous person that didn't make sense to you?   David Duchovny.   I mean, look at him. It really doesn't make sense. 

13. If you get ten minutes to interview any celebrity of
your choice, who would you like it to be?    Robert Downy Jnr.   I'd ask him to STOP SMOKING.  Every time I see him I think, you must stink of fags. 

14. You've just won the complete DVD collection of all 
the movies starring one actor or actress. Which actor/actress would you pick?    Tom Cruise.  Weird I know, but he has made such a range of films, I think I could be quite entertained for a while.

15. Actor George Clooney recently told People Magazine that he doesn't use Twitter "because I will drink in the evening and I don't want anything that I could possibly write at midnight to actually end my career." What is something you've said through social media and then regretted it?   "
Oh My GodHe's drunk, and he's driven 40 miles to get to the office, am quite scared".

16. VH1 has re-introduced its hit show "Pop-Up Video," which gives behind-the-scenes facts for popular music videos.
What musician would you be most interested in learning behind-the-scenes facts about?   Bruno Mars.  He is just the cutest looking thing on earth right now.  And apparently quite a bad boy!

17. If you stumbled across someone's personal written journal that was accidentally left in a public place, would you read any of the content?  
Of course I bloody would.  My flat mate and I read our "other" flat mate's diary.  He was a complete nerd, and had written a fantastic novel about his life with the two stunning birds he shared a flat with.  He obviously needed glasses.

18. What is the title of a self-help book that you'd never want to see on a store bookshelf?
   I can't get my spoon out my ear.   (This is a personal reference, that my husband amongst other members of my family will appreciate)

19. Many media outlets have been asking this question a lot this week... Which Halloween costume do you think will be overdone this year?   Sexy ...... (anything).  When did Halloween become "Sexy?"  My daughter was a manic nurse, but she looked like a sexy manic nurse.  I'm just glad she wore something under the outfit.

20. Should a marriage license have a renewal date or expiration date, like a driver’s license? 
Wow. There is a thought.  I'd hate so though, cause I would hate that my husband would see it as an easy -get-out clause.  Maybe if you had to go and get it examined at regular periods.  Tell each other what needed done to make things even better?