Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Getting It All Down Meme

This is going to be a bit interesting. 

I'm still on holidays - the plane leaves for Melbourne later tonight. My laptop is misbehaving and the three bottom left hand keys on my QWERTY keyboard are not working (so no eks, sed or see keys - joys of spelling phonetically...) so I'm pondering, do I write this in draft then go and revise on my iPad. Seems a lot for a blog... My work around is that I've copied the letters and I paste them in... all too much. My uni assignment will wait til I get home to a working keyboard.

I've had a good time here in Thailand, but I'm ready to go home. It's been a week now and I'm looking forward to my own bed, friends, plain food that isn't fried and strangely, weather that is not damp or hot. In the seven days and haven't had to put on sun tan lotion at all - no sun (no shadow even) to speak of. I'll miss my daily massage and going for a daily swim, but that is about it.

So here is this week's meme. Brought to you, as always, by Sunday Stealing.  

Are you a good dancer?

No. I really only dance when I've had a bit to drink - or in the kitchen when I'm cooking dinner.

Are you a good singer?

I can carry a tune - just don't ask me to do it in public. 

Are you a good cook?

Not bad. I'm not know for my culinary gaffes and my friends know me for my birthday cakes and few other dishes. I was raised to be a housewife - this has proved useful.

Are you a good artist?

I love making things, what ever that may be, but I'm not somebody who an draw past the odd game of Pictionary.

Are you a good listener?


What's your favorite clean word?

Melifluous. It feels good in your mouth.

What's your favorite swear word?

I'm a middle aged woman who swears a bit. I prefer to use these words for effect rather than out of habit. I'm fond of the "f' word for this. I don't use the word c#nt very often. As the owner of one, I know that to be told that you are one of these means you should possess warmth an depth and it has a purpose. Unfortunately, this is rarely that case.

Which is why I refer to Tony Abbott as a canker ridden arsewipe douchecanoe of the highest order. Tony Abbott is not a c#nt. No warmth. No depth. No use for him. Have far to much respect for female genitalia to associate the term with that cockroach.

What's your least favorite word?

Hands down, AWESOME. Hate it. Hate it's over use. Hate that it's turned into a catch cry.

What was the last film you saw?

At  the movies, Mr Holmes at the Sydney Film Festival. Love English Period films.

What football team do you support?

The Mighty Adelaide Crows. Not that they are that mighty at the moment. (Australian Rules football is the only game in my eyes.)

Have you ever been bobbing for apples?

As a child - like forty years or so ago.

What's your most expensive piece of clothing?

No idea. I buy most of my clothes on sale - and I don't think anything I owned I paid more than $200 for. I also buy quality in brands I like. Ebay is good for bargains.

What's the last thing you took a picture of?



What's the last thing you drew a picture of?

I was trying to describe batteries to a shop assistant here. I drew them. They didn't get my accent - the term in Thai is the same as in English...

Have you ever bought anything from eBay?

Half of my clothes are from eBay. Know your brands and there are some good deals to be had.

Have you ever invented a fairly unique meal or drink?

No. Though I do like horseradish sauce on buttered toast. Don't tell my mother.

Do you have any secret family recipes?

Only the cassata (ice cream cake) that I make in honour of my Aunt at Christmas.


Addy said...

I completely agree with your views on Tony Abbot. The man is an arsehat of the highest order! Happy Sunday! :)

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Pand,

Aussie Rules Football looks to me to be a mad mad game. Football (or soccer as the Americans call it) is the best game to me (even though my team are rubbish).

That's also a great photo.




Kwizgiver said...

My reading group chose the book that is the basis of Mr. Holmes as one of our summer reads, we wanted to read it before the movie comes out.

Zippi Kit said...

Must read that book! The movie looks well, Awesome, a surfer's word that just exploded all over the sphere.