Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Swiped Meme

Argh. Sunday night, been at a barbeque all day, have got nothing I've really wanted to get done, done, start a new contract tomorrow morning and in 14 days I'm heading off to Thailand for a week. \

Too much on, too little time.

Questions, as always, from Sunday Stealing. And I like them for a change.

Do you need to write down things to remember them?

Occasionally. Shopping lists are made but I only stick to half of them. If I have to get something done, I'll write it down.

Do you keep a diary/journal?

I keep this blog. That will do.

Are you scared of thunderstorms?

No. Love them. Especially tropical thunderstorms, like the ones you get in Thailand. I'll be there in a fortnight.

Do you have any unusual fears or phobias?

I hate going down escalators. I've got a fear of falling and getting onto escalators is the worst feeling.

Whats your favourite Disney movie?

Oh, that's a hard one. It's a toss up between "Up", "The Incredibles", "Monsters Inc" and "Brave". I adore Pixar. "Finding Nemo" is up there too.

Have you ever painted a house?

The inside of a house - plenty of times.

What's the tallest tree you've ever climbed?

I can't ever remember climbing trees as a kid.

Do you always wear identical socks?

Yes. Very rarely they get mixed up. Then again, all my socks are sports socks.

Do you live by any motto or philosophy?

No, but I am partial of telling myself that a life lived in fear is a life half lived.

Do you lick the yogurt or dessert lid?

Of course. Why waste it.

Do you lick the spoon clean after making something sweet?

Absolutely. I made brownies today, it has to be done.

Have you ever played the bongos?

Yes. Badly, but yes. I think I was in school at the time.

Have you ever handled a snake?

No. Eww. Hate snakes.

Have you ever assembled furniture by yourself?

Yes. Ikea is my friend. I'm good at Ikea furniture.

When did you last go to the beach?

I was down at Manly Beach in Sydney a few months ago. And I will be on a beach in about two weeks when I go to Thailand.

When if ever did you last go to London?

2010 as a part of a round the world trip. I won two tickets to anywhere in the world. That was pretty cool. Need to go again.

What do you do to cool down when its hot?

Ice blocks and air conditioning. Sometimes I might go for a swim. Living in Australia, the movie theatre is your best friend in summer. Free air conditioning.

What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?

To the Americans out there, I love Vegemite. I think pickled herring is pretty exotic and unusual, even if it isn't in Scandinavia. Eel is lovely. Crocodile is tasty. I love kangaroo... but nothing too out there.

Do you have a favorite mug?

Yes. I've had it nearly 20 years. It's big, pink, chipped and comes from Whittard in England, and I love it.

Do you know any self-defense or martial arts?

Not really, but I love to box at the gym.

Who's your favourite movie action hero?

John McLean  - Die Hard. Though John Cusack and Nicholas Cage in Con Air are wonderful too. Not really into action movies.

Have you ever ridden a motorcycle?

No, but I've been pillion many a time.

Do you collect anything?

I ask friends to bring me back small elephants from overseas. And I like Pandora beads.

Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?

Boofy unstructured hair. It would make life so much easier. And Dunlop Volleys.

Do you stick to conventional fashions or like to try and be original?

I'm pretty conventional, with the odd streak of individuality. I love my Dunlop Volleys.

Have you ever given someone a handmade present?

All the time. I make cakes and baby blankets for friends all the time.

If you could have any feature from an animal what would you want?

I'd love a cat's ability to sleep anywhere, anytime. Would love that.


Kwizgiver said...

I thought about a pet's ability to nap anywhere but who would I be fooling--I'm a napping queen!

CountryDew said...

As an American, I find kangaroo eating to be pretty exotic!

jennifer anderson said...

actually vegemite is exotic. I only just heard of it watching THE SECRET LIFE OF US on hulu.