Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Funny Old World

Do we reach an audience?  

Are we all trying to influence things?  I just like a space to write down my thoughts, and clarify things in my own mind, and if you want to stop on by and say hello, and consider my contemplations that is lovely. 

I'm getting very worked up. 

I'm going to visit my son next week.  For the lasts four years he has been at University in North Carolina.  It's taken all our money to keep him there... and now, we've made a concerted effort to get out for his graduation.   He's been coming home in the Summer Times - and when he is home it's like he has never been away, but this summer; he will be staying out there, job hunting.  

I always get tense when it's time for him to leave again, but now I'm getting tense for me and his dad going to see him.    I can't wait, and I can't actually believe that he has been gone for 4 years.  For 9 months of every year, I've missed him... and now. he's starting on a new chapter of his life - and maybe it will be us who have to go and see him, rather than him come and see us. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Easter Meme

Hey Peeps - Please don't be offended by me today - I'm not a religious person, and Easter doesn't have the same meaning for me as for some of you who are visiting....  I do the eggs, and I do the chocolate...and that is all.  But happy Easter to those of you who celebrate in faith.

From the now-defunct blog of Tense Teacher (the link is dead).

What are your Easter traditions?    We tell Our daughter (aged 19 3/4) that the Easter Bunny is dead, and there will be no eggs or chocolate. 

Do you hard boil and decorate eggs?  Nope.  Easter was a thing in my house when I was little - sunday school and everything.   church no longer features in our house, so the symbolism of the rolling of the stone is not a tradition. 

How do you decorate your home for Easter?   We don't/ 

Do you make/buy special outfits for yourself and your kids on Easter?  No.  Never have.  Although I remember an "Easter Hat" competition at school when I was little. 

What is your favorite Easter dish? Don't have one.  We don't have "Easter" Meals.

When did you learn the truth about the Easter Bunny?   What truth?  That our cat killed him last week? 

Do you spend Easter at home, on vacation, or with family?   With the family, because we are all on holiday :-) 

First one up on Easter morning?  Normally our daughter... but since she turned in to a 19 3/4 year old party animal it's pretty much guaranteed that ANYONE else will be the one who is up first. 

Go to mass or church? Nope - Heathen.

What are your favorite Easter hymns and/or choir arrangements?   Non.

How many Easter egg hunts does your family usually participate in?  None.

Do you make deviled eggs out of leftover Easter eggs?   Nope.

Are you tired of eggs by the end of the Easter Season?   Nope. 

Are Peeps good or gross?   i'm not sure what Peeps is?  Is this an american thing? 

What company makes the best chocolate for Easter time?   Llindt

Lots of candy or not?   Candy is not just for Easter, Candy all the time. I'm British... have you seen British Candy? 

What is your favorite Easter candy?  Cadbury Creme Eggs

Do you find plastic Easter grass hidden in places for months after Easter is over?   Wow. This is something I have never, ever heard of. 

What’s your favorite color for fake grass? Green.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Stealing

Bonus Questions Meme
Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we also have our rules. First, we always credit the blog that we stole it from and we will “fess up” to the blog owner where we stole the meme. We also provide a link to the victim's post. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") We do sometimes edit the original meme, usually to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, sometimes to select that meme's best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from either this new meme or recently asked questions from a prior featured meme.  

From Bonus Questions 

What’s your favorite frozen treat on a stick?     Magnum Ice Creams... White Chocolate.

What’s your favorite lollipop?   Chuba Chup Cappuccino  Love.

When you passed notes during class in high school, who was mostly often the recipient?  My Mate Jake.  We were always passing notes, or we posted them on our jotters. The insides of our jotters were like comic strips.  We just prayed that we never got our jotters taken off us and read.

Who among your high school friends was the first to get his or her own car?  Oh, I don’t know the answer to this – at my time in School no one passed their test while they were still there, let alone brought a new car to school.  At Boy’s time, he was probably the first to get his licence, but he just got our car, not his own, not for about 4 months.

Who’s the black sheep in your family?   Ha ha ha  Must there be one?

Who’s the family historian?  Me…. I am constantly looking up old relatives on the internet.

What was the last thing you sprayed from a spray bottle? Perfume. 

What was the last thing you sprayed from an aerosol can?  Because I use roll on deodorant… and I would have sprayed that.  I really try not to spray aerosols any more than I need to.

When did you last make reservations for something?  We called for reservations for a meal last night, but they didn’t have anything free and told us to “come and see”.  Last time we did that, we received terrible service from the “maître de”.   I have been really put off going again, and unless I have a booking I won’t be.

What’s your next upcoming appointment?   I have a party next month, I have flights at the end of this month…. I have … No I think that is all

What store’s departure from your preferred shopping mall most saddened you?   I don’t really like shopping…. Hate shopping malls most of all.  Big people traps.

What’s good to eat at your preferred shopping mall?  Frankie and Benny, La Tasca, Original Handmade Burger…

What services (as opposed to goods) do you pay for at your preferred shopping mall?  NIL

What’s a store you’ve never been inside at your preferred shopping mall?  Oooh I don’t go into these classy clothes shops. Just not my scene.

What kind of store would you most welcome in your preferred shopping mall?   Hate shopping, can’t be doing with these questions.

What did you most recently purchase at an office supply store?  Stationery shopping – most favourite thing in the world.   Notelets,Tab Markers, paper clips,pens.

What did you most recently purchase at a book store?  “The Story of the Life of A Scot in the French Foreign Legion.  And I got it signed for my hubby!

What did you most recently purchase at a drugstore?  Sore feet crème.

What did you most recently purchase at a convenience store?  Milk

What did you most recently purchase at a thrift shop?  I haven’tbeen at Thrift Shopfor ages… I like the clothes, I live in a pretty well off town… Thrift shops have good labels and clothes with very little wear.  Great bargains to be had. 

Monday, April 07, 2014

Sunday Stealing... ON Monday Afternoon.

When was the last time you swam in a pool?  Mmm there is a question…  Last June I think, oh dear god that was a long while ago.   We were on holiday in Lochgoilhead, and swam ever day.  I did have a membership to a gym, but to be honest, swimming in the pool left you coated in something… something I have a horrible suspicion was body fat.
 Do you like to party?   With my own people… not with strangers

Describe the shirt you're wearing?   It is blue.  Company blue, but not a company shirt.  I like to call it Cornflower blue, but my boss says “Veracity Blue”.

What is one feature film that you don't like?     Noah. Bloody hell. I really didn’t.

Would people describe you as happy?   Mental, would be more apt.

Sleep with or without clothes on?   Nekkid as the day I was born.

Does it bother you if people swear around you?   No, I swear like a trooper.  (sometimes)

Do you prefer Wednesdays or Thursdays?   Thursday.

Like to travel?   Depends on the journey.

Think you're attractive?   I am happy with what I’ve got.  My personality shines through my mug.

Are or were you a good student?   I was a student. I passed exams without trying.  I had a photographic memory.

Are you currently happy?   Yes
Colored or black-and-white photo?   Depends on the mood and the lighting J

Do you consider yourself the life of the party?   Usually I am – only to make it better for everyone else

Do you drink?  Yes I do. In moderation, not even a quarter of what I used to.

Do you make fun of people?   No.  Definitely not. *Especially not when they can hear. 

Do you think dreams eventually come true?    Yes. They do, of course they do..dreams can come true, it can happen to you… when you’re young at heart. Which I am.

Favorite fictional character?   Reddington, in the Black List.

Go to the movies or rent?   Movies

Have you ever moved?   Yes, several times.  Troon to Edinburgh, Edinburgh to Glasgow, Glasgow To Inverkeithing, Inverkeithing to Symington, Symington to Barassie.  I think we’ll stay put.

Have you ever stolen anything?   Yes, my husband’s heart.  I now keep it locked up in a safe at home.

How's the weather right now?   Grey, but strangely warm.

Last time you cut your hair?   Ha ha ha ha Professionally about 6 weeks ago.  Unprofessionally about 5 months ago – it’s taken til now and two haircuts to rectify it.

Last person you talked to on the phone?   Me Mam

Last time you showered?   This morning

Loud or soft music?   Depends… doesn’t it?  On the situation.  I love loud music in the car. I love soft music to sooth me.

McDonalds or Burger King?   Burger King

Night or day?   Evening.

Number of pillows?   2

Piano or guitar?  Piano.  I don’t play the piano – I had lessons for 5 years on guitar, I wouldn’t say I play it either – but I love sitting just banging the keys of a piano.

Current longing?   A lottery win

Current disappointment?   Lack of lottery win

Current annoyance?   Lack of Lottery win

Last thing you ate?   Toast.

Last thing you bought?   The bread for the toast above J

Pick a lyric, any lyric or a song...   We are young,  So let’s set the world on fire

Pick a movie quote...  ...    “I think it's better to have ideas. You can change an idea. Changing a belief is trickier...!