Thursday, February 17, 2011

Uninspired MeMe Thievery

I know it's supposed to meme, but since these blog ones are all about the one person, I prefer to call them a Me Me.

I've not been up to too much, nothing worth writing about. Nothing positive. A lot of annoyance about noisy neighbours and complaining about why postal delivery guys don't walk through the very open driveway gate, but choose to open the awkward, spiderweb covered small gate five feet away? Completely illogical and yet they all do it. Not the same guy repeatedly, but a theme of consistently weird behaviour. Aw, now. See I started and now I have to show you...

Front gates

See? It's not far between yucky bug covered gate and clean, wide open gate. And that tosser across the street is just one in a long line of tossers who's been working on that hideous monstrosity of a house. They have 3 or 4 kids, and used all the available backyard space for a pool. Which means the kids play in the driveway. Why spend millions (And that plot will have cost 1 millionish and the house another 200K, and the labor etc. ) then stick an ugly basketball net on the front of it? The kids play cricket in the driveway too, hitting tennis balls at my and our neighbour's house. From our house there are 4 parks, all with cricket pitches, within a 1/2 mile. They are ridiculous people.

Anyway, I was going to put up a Q&A I nicked from Roxy's blog. For something bloggy to blog.

1. First thing you wash in the shower?
My hair.

2. What color is your favorite hoodie?

I own one hoodie and it's standard grey heather.

3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?

That was my daughter, saying goodbye at school, so yes.

4. Do you plan outfits?

More often than I should. Not that it shows.

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now?

I'm chewing my cuticle, bouncing my right leg, scowling...normal for me.

6. What’s the closest thing to you that’s red?


7. Tell me about the last dream you remember having?

I've been having lots lately but the one I remember was from weeks ago. It was drowning dream. I remember because I'd not had a drowning dream for years. It's from feeling overwhelmed.

8. Did you meet anybody new today?

No. But the day's not over yet.

9. What are you craving right now?

Time freeze device. I could do with a couple hours with the world frozen.

10. Do you floss?

Yes, but could always do more.

11. What comes to mind when I say cabbage?

Spring rolls.

12. Are you emotional?

Yes. No! Maybe?

13. Have you ever counted to 1,000?

As a child I'm sure I did, but probably in 100s.

14. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?

I don't like ice cream. I prefer slush puppies. So I suck it.

15. Do you like your hair?

Not lately.

16. Do you like yourself?

Most of the time I'm pretty cool, other times I annoy myself.

17. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush?

Hell yeah! That would be a party conversation for life!

18. What are you listening to right now?

Airplanes, rain, traffic, birds, typing...

19. Were your parents strict?

No. They were mostly at work and too tired to be strict.

20. Would you go sky diving?


21. Do you like cottage cheese?

Mostly no, I think it tastes like sick. I do love Cabot farm Vermont cottage cheese and have not found its like since.

22. Have you ever met a celebrity?

Several UK B-list during Fringe Festival. I seem to have a running theme of always saying "You're not as tall as I thought you were."

23. Do you rent movies often?

No, I forget to return them on time so just don't bother.

24. Is there anything sparkly in the room you’re in?

I have daughters, there are always many sparkling things everywhere.

25. How many countries have you visited?

I dunno, too tired to bother. Let's say 8.

26. Have you made a prank phone call?

As a kid during the days before *69. "Is your refrigerator running?"

27. Ever been on a train?
Yes, apart from the daily commute to work pre Shorty, We took the West Coast rail line to Fort William for a weekend. Wish we'd gone along to Mallaig, too. It was a lovely trip. (That was before Harry Potter was famous and it was cheaper)

28. Brown or white eggs?

Free range.

29.Do you have a cell-phone?


30. Do you use chap stick?

No. Blistex.

31. Do you own a gun?

No. But ask me if I can throw knives...

32. Can you use chop sticks?


33. Who are you going to be with tonight?


34. Are you too forgiving?

No, I'm just not bothered.

35. Ever been in love?

This is where we realise this MeMe was written by a 17 year old.

36. What is your best friend doing tomorrow?

I don't fucking know.

37. Ever have cream puffs?

This is where we realise this was MeMe was written by a 17 year old with food issues.

38. Last time you cried?

...No idea. I can have months of Vulcan like mal-affect.

39. What was the last question you asked?

All I do is ask questions, I'm not keeping track.

40. What is your favorite time of the year?


41. Do you have any tattoos?

Not a speck.

42. Are you sarcastic?

No, never.

43. Have you ever seen The Butterfly Effect?

I've not been to Brazil to witness the power of their butterflies.

44. Ever walked into a wall?


45. Favorite color?


46. Have you ever slapped someone.

Yes. Didn't help.

47. Is your hair curly?


48. What was the last CD you bought?

Uhm...I have no idea.

49. Do looks matter?

Sure to an extent, but confidence and a sense of humor can trump looks any day. 

50. Could you ever forgive a cheater?

Forgive, sure. Trust, never.

51. Is your phone bill sky high?

No, we're not big phone talkers.

52. Do you like your life right now?

It's disgustingly easy and overly self indulgent. I'm the luckiest bitch around.

53. Do you sleep with the TV on?

Never. I like quiet.

54. Can you handle the truth?

I strive for the ultimate truth.

55. Do you have good vision?

Depends on the day but overall it's pretty good.

56. Do you hate or dislike more than 3 people?

I guess so, but I don't make a big deal about it. I just let them go about their douchebaggy ways and remove myself from their firing line.

57. How often do you talk on the phone?

Once or twice a week. If it rings.

58. The last person you held hands with?

Husband, last night, while falling asleep.

59. What are you wearing?

Get over yourself, creep.

60.What is your favorite animal?

I dunno. I'm partial to otters, but you know if you confess to liking any animal, you'll end up with everyone giving you tons of little otter knick-nacks and tee-shirts and dish cloths. It becomes a burden. A curse. "Gee I wonder what to get Lyvvie for a present - I know! she loves otters, I'll get her something otterish." Eventually causing a deeply, resentful loathing of anything otter.

61. Where was your default picture taken at?

Right here, at the desk, with the Mac.

62. Can you hula hoop?

Sure. A bit. My clicking hips gross people out, though.

63. Do you have a job?

If you suggest that mother and housewife isn't a job, I'll trade you.

64. What was the most recent thing you bought?

I spent money yesterday on new jeans, denim skirt, gym towels, tea towels (because I set one on fire Saturday), socks, knickers and a new sports bra. A red one. Aren't I racy.

65. Have you ever crawled through a window?

Yes. Why?

So there. My first MeMe of 2011 and hopefully the last. After 6 years of blogging I'm kind of bored with them. There's nothing new about them.
I'm going to make some coffee, have sloppy joe and chili olives for lunch and then watch my soap opera while folding laundry and roasting a pork leg joint and do burpees during the ad breaks because, this is a slow day.

Update* The roast was done at too high a temp because the oven is a fucking nightmare and it made so much smoke it set the fire alarms off. I had to have a friend collect the kids from school for me. But - best damned crackling ever!! It was worth the house that smells like pork fat. I will probably have to have the oven professionally cleaned before using it again.


Anonymous said...

How cute is it that you and your hubby fall asleep holding hands?!

You know, being a SAHM is work. This morning I was making a school lunch and thought to myself "I wonder how many of these I have made?" I need to figure it out. Not everyone can handle this sort of mundane stuff year after year.

jomamma said...

I love it when you do a MeMe... your answers are the best.

I know how you feel when it comes to the annoying neighbors with kids that do no wrong. Thank goodness we haven't had to deal with that since we moved here 15 years ago. We do have the privilege of having huge wheeled trash dumpsters sitting in front of houses alongside gigantic bbq grills. They all have backyards but don't use them for anything other than collecting dog poop for years and years. They like cooking beside their garbage can! Nothing quiet screams Redneck like cooking out in your front yard.