Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sunday Stealing

Ask Me Meme

from "Just keep swimming." -Dorthy, Finding Nemo

1:What was the last argument you had about?   Hmm, argument... Am not an argumentative sort.   I can't even remember.  Nope sorry.  (I don't could doo doo monsters as argument)

2:How long is your longest relationship?   The one I have now, and this one I'll have forever. 

3:What is something not many people know about you?   I used to speed skate. (If you could see the size of me, you'd understand why not many people know this. 

4:Two truths and a lie. Go. 

1. You're My First.

2. You're my last
3. You're my everything 

5:Do you believe in fate/destiny?   Yes. Indeedy.

6:Where is somewhere you’ve always wanted to live?   Edinburgh, or Kos. 

7:Has there ever been a song that made you cry?   Dance with my father again.... So much so, I had to pull the car over and sob. 

8:Do you jump/scare easily?   Yes.  And I have Jumpy-Scary Incontinence  (Too much information?)

9:Which birthday has been your favorite?   My fortieth.  My husband and I spent it in Paris, and stood on top of the roof of our hotel, and watched the Eiffel Tower spin it's magic light over that great city, and I knew in that moment, that life was good. 

10:Have you ever been pulled over? Arrested?   Yes.   At a hen night.  I asked a police car for a lift home.... in exchange for a fumble... they told me if i offered again, they were picking me up for prostitution.... I offered again... and then I ran like the clappers. 

11:Have you ever been to a fortune teller?   Yes. Pile of pish. 

12:What’s your favorite series of books?  Diana Gabaldon, Outlander series - am beside myself with excitement as it is being made into a tv series now. 

13:Who is someone that you think knows the most about you outside of family?    K probably

14:What is the weirdest thing you’ve eaten?   Evil Taematae which worked it's way in to a Gammon Roll. I had to spit it out in the middle of the street. 

15:List one of your quirks.   I am scared of the above EVIL TAEMATAE. 

16:State 1 bad habit of yours.   Bite my nails.

17:Has a scary movie ever given you nightmares?   Yes.  Scary movies scare me.  I try not to watch them. 

18:When was the last time you got your hair done in a salon?   About 6 weeks ago - desperately needing a chop

19:What was the last thing you did with your friends?   Ate.  That is what we do when we are together.  see how much food it is possible to ram down our throats in one sitting.   The last one lasted four and a half hours, and we managed six plates in the buffet!

20:What’s something that you like to do that others might see as weird?   Tap Dance

21:What was the last trip you took?    last trip I took.........  for holiday?  mmm, Loch Goilhead... no, I lie, Anstruther...  Yes, Anstruther in Fife. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunday Stealing

From By The Way Sunday, a now defunct meme blog.  

Did anyone call you last night?    Hmmmm, not on a phone persay, but on Whatsapp.  My Mate K was Whatasapping me..  We met on Friday night for food.  Lots and lots of food, and we were discussing our Bottom burps.   we had been at a World Buffet.  Indian, Chinese, Thai, Italian, and muchos Ice Cream.

How late were you on the computer last night?     Pretty Late, though not as late as the night before. Boy is in America (that is my Boy, as in my son).  He is at University and playing Volleyball- and the volleyball season has started. Sadly, they play games at 7pm eastern Standard time.... I am just heading to bed then.  They are on a trip to Chicago, and were playing 2 nationally ranked teams. They pushed the first team to 4 sets, but were wiped out by the second team:-(   I sat up to watch them.

What did you have to eat last night?     Oh boy,this is good question.. I ate Beef Stroganoff. Not with brandy,my recipe did not include brandy,but it was very edible.  By my standards. Bearing in mind that my husband was a Chef in a previous life, I do not cook very often, and last night i wanted to make a special effort for him-) 

Did you watch any good TV shows or movies last night?      I have taken to watching the box set of Misfits. It is in it's fifth and final year,and I have only just discovered it.    In a ten days,I have worked my way through all of series one and two,and the first couple of season three. 

Did any news items stand out to you last night?    Is a horrific story, here in Scotland, currently;  a little boy went missing on Thursday Morning, hundreds of people went out looking for him, and then late on Friday night, they announced that they had found his body.   And then on Saturday; they charged his mother.  We cannot imagine what happen, nor know for sure what the charges are against her, but what distresses me is that the little boy had 4 brothers and sisters.   What of them now? What of their life without their mother and little brother?

Did you go out last night?   NO.... I am old now.   Am very unlikely to be going out in the evenings now.

What was the weather like last night?    Am not sure...  I don't think I looked out at all. It was kind of grey and misty all day.

What was the last thing you said last night?     I love you.   Always. 

What time did you go to bed last night?   Eleven thirty.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sunday Stealing

The Fast Dozen Meme

From the archives at All Stace, All The Time

    What is the last book that you passed on to someone else to read?
      The Alchemist, Paolo Cohelo.  Amazing book, I'd pass a copy on to everyone if I could. 

          The one song you secretly or not so secretly want to sing at karaoke?   Back to Black... 

            If you had to pick a new name for yourself, what would it be?   Gloria Estevan

              What do you wish your administrator or boss would notice?    That I am actually quite smart.

                What is your biggest pet peeve?  People who need to be telling everyone how good / rich / clever / witty they are, especially when they aren't , and just suffer from a syndrome which makes them think that they are, and in all honesty are just a pain in the backside. 

                  What holds you back in pursuing your biggest dream?    Money.  Isn't that what holds anyone back? 

                    Why do you think you are a lovable person?  Completely lovable.   Adorable in fact. 

                      If every day had an extra hour in it, what would you do with it?    I would like to pretend I wouldn't waste it sleeping, but sleeping is my most favourite think in all times. 

                        The last song you turned up in your car or house was?    Dry your eyes the streets... I don't think it is called Dry Your Eyes .... but that is a refrain..

                          What is a secret talent you may have?    I tap dance... Like an angel elephant on acid.

                            Your favorite thing to do outside when it's not too cold out in the winter?    Stand and absorb the cold... I love the cold when I have a headache on.

                              How do you respond if someone asks you an inappropriate or nosy question? I normally go drop dead silent, mouth hangs open and then I answer, imaginarily kicking myself in the head for doing so.  I have someone who constantly asks me really inappropriate questions. I have taken to being slightly more restrained in my answers and in some instances trying to answer in a way which expresses my 'OMG YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS' astonishment 

                              Sunday, January 05, 2014

                              Sunday Stealing ...... On a Sunday.

                              1. What did you want to be when you were little?    I wanted to be a teacher.    Always.   I left school and went straight into the bank. Hated it. 

                              Went to College, trained to be a teacher.  Worked as a Restaurant Manager for 2 years, completed my post graduate and became a teacher.  Once I was qualified there were no positions in my subject.  Fate has a funny way of dealing you a hand. 

                              2. Would you prefer to have a large group of friends, or a small group of friends? Why?   Small group of friends.  The larger the group the more scope for bitching.

                              3. What is your fashion “style”? Or what type of clothes do you wear on a daily basis?    Casual verging on Lazy.  Although It is my intention to be more "adult" at work this year. 

                              4. If you could live anywhere where would you live?   I am more than happy where I am.  I would like new windows, replaced Facia and guttering and an extension, but other than that, where I am is perfect. 

                              5. What is your biggest hope for the next year?   That my son is successful in his last year at university.  That my daughter is happy in her second year at Uni.  That my husband and I continue to be together and in love. 

                              6. When you pass by reflective surfaces do you check yourself out?   No, this is something that I know for sure, because I went to bed the other night, and sat on my husband side of the bed.   Our bathroom mirror is currently sitting  against the wall on his side, and I glanced in it, only then realising that I had spent the day with my hair scraped back in a hairband I had forgotten I had stuck on.  (This is not me)

                              7. Favorite genre of movie as well as TV show?    Oh, something that makes me think, and laugh, and smile, and maybe  cry.  I like a variety of emotions.

                              8. Top favorite books? (limit of 5)   Outlander, Diana Gabaldon, A Big Boy Did it and Ran Away, and The Fine Art of Stealing, and All Good Fun until Somebody loses an Eye all three by Christopher Brookmyre, and the Wasp Factory by Iain Banks. 
                              9. Have you ever taken a cooking class?   Yes, I flipping well have.  I took a hostess cookery class in 1987 when my husband was at sea for six months.  I thought I would be prepared to cook beautiful meals for him when he came back. But it was all fancy nancy stuff - spun sugar, and chocolate shapes.  Even better - I was doing the Cambridge Diet and couldn't taste any of it.  On the last week,  was finally off.  What did we do?  funny shaped veg. 
                              10. What three words would you use to describe yourself? 
                              A Bit Fat
                              A Bit Funny
                              A Bit Mad
                              A Bit Nice
                              A Bit Soft
                              A Bit Quiet
                              A Bit Noisy
                              A Bit Psychotic

                              11. Favorite animal?   Doggies. But I am allergic to them awfully, am also allergic to cats, but not quite so much, so we have two cats.

                              12. What is your dream job?   See number one above.  I am actually a brilliant, inspirational teacher.   Maybe I shouldn't have been subject based.  Maybe I should have gone for general teaching diploma.  Aw Well.   Also - I hate kids, so is a difficult one to balance.  :-) 

                              13. If you could go back in history to any moment that you did not live, what would it be and why? 
                              I would love to go back to the 1745 uprisings in Scotland.  See how pathetic that Bonnie Prince Charlie really was. 

                              14. If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Why?   The power to fix the weather. 
                              15. What is your favorite movie?   Lots of favourite movies, but Shawshank and Dogma I would watch time and time again.

                              16. What is your best childhood memory?   Playing "Dens" up the park.  The park was an old wasteland behind my house, which is now a housing estate where my mum lives.  Her house is probably right on top of where the Den was. 

                              17. What is your favorite part about blogging?   Expressing my messy head. 

                              18. What is your favorite quote?   Live, Love, Laugh

                              19. What song do you feel like describes your life the best? Why?    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.... 

                              20. Would you describe yourself as shy or outgoing?    Shy, with a very good cover up story. 

                              Friday, January 03, 2014

                              Early Morning literature

                              The joy of Kindle! 

                              Early morning, still dark; husband still snoozing.  Pick up my kindle and I can escape to a different world... Except this Morning it's pouring with rain where they are too