Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Shop Around the Corner Meme

Well, study is now over, interim marks are in and it appears I've got through my first semester back at university. Final results aren't in until the end of the month, but it's looking positive. Tomorrow is December. Very cool.

So no I'm at  a loss - what do I do for the next three months? Write a novel. Knit a jumper? I don't know.

Anyway, here's this week's meme. It's too hot to think at the moment. Questions, as per normal, are from Sunday Stealing.

What kind of job did your mom have when you were growing up? 

Mum was a theatre sister and general nursing sister at the local hospital.

 Have you ever known anyone that’s been on tv, including you? 

I was on "Win Roy and HG's Money" a very defunct quiz show in 2001. I won $700 and beat a "Sale of the Century" Champion. I have a couple of uni friends who are on television regularly. One's an economist, the other is an expert in the internet security field. Both are wheeled out regularly.

 What was the most interesting animal you have seen in the wild? 

An antichinus. It's a small marsupial and they live out near my mum's face. I faced off with a fox in the woods in England one day too - Foxes are gorgeous in the English countryside.

 What holiday do you enjoy the most? 

The last one I took to America and Europe was brilliant. Seven countries in 35 days. Loved it.

 What was the first video game you ever played?

I remember playing Pong when I was about eight years old.

 What is the one thing you own, that if it got lost, you would be bummed? 

My phone., I'd be lost without my phone?

 Do you have a favorite breakfast item? 

Poached eggs on toast with lots of tomato sauce and smoked salmon.

 What do you find yourself buying all the time? 

Other than groceries - I do have a weekly ice cream cone. Keeps me happy.

 When was the last time you got a real letter in the mail? 

I seriously can't remember - it must be a couple of years ago.I got a few birthday cards on my birthday - do they count?

 Do you have a most prized piece of jewelry? 

My three strand Pandora bracelet.

 Do you own any board games? 


 What chore seems the most daunting right now? 

Just cleaning my flat is daunting enough - dusting is the worst of it. I hate dusting.

 Were you born in the state you live in? 

No. I was born in South Australia - I live in Victoria.

 Have you ever lived in a house that has been broken into? 

Yes. Thankfully nothing too much was taken and nobody was hurt.

 What is your favorite cheese? 

I love cheese but I'm not allowed to eat it. Brie - love Brie. And blue cheese... ah, cheese...

 Who do you know that watches the most sports? 

Most of the men I know what a heap of sport, but this one goes to Barney, partner of Blarney. He'll watch anything with a ball and men running around a pitch. Weird that.


Kathy W said...

Wait - Barney and Blarney? That's hysterical!
Enjoy your time off and congrats on finishing your first semester!

Kwizgiver said...

I've never heard of an antichinus, had to google it.

lia said...

Congratulations on getting through your first semester! Good luck on the rest!

I didn't know what an antichinus is, either (and it seems neither does my computer, as it tried to spell check it! haha!). I've never seen a fox either but I can imagine how pretty they are.

CountryDew said...

I don't know what an antichinus is, either. Congrats on finishing up your school work. Relax!

Zippi Kit said...

Congratulations on finishing first semester. Best Wishes for the rest!

That tiny marsupial is being used for research in the US. We recently watched a show called Your Inner Fish, or something like that, and they were shown. They are such cute little devils.