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.