Marathon....

...survey.

Oh man. I am SO glad it’s the weekend. In a rare break from form, it’s been another busy and ever so slightly (?) stressful week…so it’s good to kick back and relax. It’s a babysitting night here (am faithfully saving pennies for Canada, Spain, and other adventures to come), so I am chilled in front of E! with a big cup of coffee and time to write (and catch up on marking, natch…). There are loads of surveys doing the rounds, so this post will be a meme – I’m low on sleep and inspiration tonight, so this is the lazy girls blogging at work :-).

100. WHAT’S YOUR MYSPACE PROFILE SONG & WHY?
Hometown Glory by Adele. She has the most amazing voice, and Zane Lowe has been dropping this for weeks – total earworm!

99. DO YOU HAVE A JOB?
Yes, I do. I kind of have a job, plus a vacation job, plus a sideline, actually. Man… is it any wonder I’m thinking of going back to school? Haha, like I could ever be not busy…I guess I’d just like to be busy in a different way!

98. MIDDLE NAME?
Rachael.

97. DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH ON SOMEONE?
Nope. Not really – I’ve been weaning myself off of one (because I’m a grown up and all), and the job is just about done. Hurray!

96. LIED IN THE LAST 24 HOURS?
No. Had to do the PR thang for a solid two hours at open morning, but there was no lying!

94. WHERE WAS THE LAST PLACE YOU TOOK A PLANE TO?
Scotland, place of my birth. Lord bless Easyjet.

93. WHAT IS THE LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Hot Fuzz. That film is AMAZING! And Michael, you are sooooo right. The town in that is very very like Forres at times.

92. WHAT MAKES YOU ANNOYED?
Rudeness. Unkindness. When things don’t work (freeview box, I’m looking at you from over here right now…).

91. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Good question….a writer, a deejay, a mother, a pub quiz winner, a singer, but most of all? I’d like to be happy. And a good person (whatever that means).

90. WHAT'S YOUR NAME?
Claire. Well, that’s my name when I’m not teaching!

88. DO YOU HAVE A FRIEND OF THE OPPOSITE SEX YOU CAN TALK TO?
Yep, I have a few. Darn, I’m a lucky wee quine.

87. DO YOU HAVE ANY SIBLINGS?
Uh-huh, I have one of both. One of them is probably currently in Forres, on his laptop….the other is either in Bristol, or in Wales visiting her fella.

86. WHERE ARE YOU NOW?
In the very cosy drawing room of someone else’s beautiful home. I’m not grown up enough for a drawing room of my own yet!

84. WHAT DOES THE 10TH MESSAGE IN YOUR INBOX SAY ON YOUR PHONE?
”I know, it totally got me too. Dammit! Wookie” My friends are oddballs!

83. ARE YOU TAKEN? If SO, ARE YOU HAPPY?
No, I’m not taken at the mo.

82. DID YOU LIKE YOUR HIGH SCHOOL?
Both my schools had moments of genius…and moments that were utter balls. C’est la vie, non?

81. WHERE IS YOUR MOM RIGHT NOW?
Probably in the utility room of our house in Forres, reading either Terry Pratchett or a murder mystery.

80. DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS?
Of my own, no. But my life is fairly riddled with other peoples’…. Haha, I love it.

79. WHO IS THE 5TH PERSON YOU GOT A MISSED CALL FROM YOUR CELL PHONE?Hayley, because I was late en route to the pub the other night!

76. WHAT SONG ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
’4 in the morning’ by Gwen Stefani – an ad for her album just came on.

75. DO YOU SING IN THE SHOWER?
I used to all the time – I still do, but less frequently. I sing more or less everywhere though, so that would not be that unusual, right?

74. DO YOU OWN ANY PETS?
No. But I still want a guinea pig. And when I get one, he or she will have a RIDICULOUS name.

72. LAST TIME YOU LISTENED TO COUNTRY MUSIC?
Earlier today. I loves a bit of cheesey old school country, I does.

69. WHAT ARE YOUR FEARS?
Marmite, neds & chavs, bad weaves, pissing off Kimora Lee Simmons.

68. WHAT CAN YOU HEAR NOW?
Tupac and Biggie swearing at one another on TV (the rappers, natch. But those would be cool-as names for guinea pigs, now I come to think of it….).

65. WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?
Raspberry pink long top, black cardi, jeans.

64. LAST PERSON TO COMMENT YOU?
I’m not sure…let me check….Alexandra on myspace, Michael on bebo, Mathilda on facebook. Ta-da!

63. DO YOU SING?
As I mentioned above, ALL the freaking time. It is my absolute, tiptop, most favourite thing to do. Ever. For life.

62. SCREAMO OR COUNTRY?
Country, to the death.

61. ROCK OR RAP?
Both, please.

60. DO YOU LIKE CHEESE?
Brie and stilton and cheddar and parmesan and….oh, I love cheese – there’s a reason why I joined a gym!

59. WHO DID YOU LAST CALL?
The gym to book a class.

58. WHO LAST CALLED YOU?
Ruth.

56. WHAT ARE YOU DOING RIGHT NOW?
Babysitting, typing this, and half watching a ‘True Hollywood Story’.

55. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU HUGGED?
Probably one of my Year 5 class earlier today. They are a cuddly wee bunch!

54. WOULD YOU DIE FOR SOMEONE?
I hope I never have to make that kind of choice.

53. LATEST THING YOU’VE RECENTLY LEARNED?
That a handbrake is not a gearstick. I had a bimbo moment in the parking lot earlier :-S

52. ARE YOU COLD NOW?
No, like the third bowl of porridge, I am juuuuust right.

51. WHAT DO YOU SMELL?
Nothing much…a little polish, a little coffee, a little lotion.

50. IS ANYTHING BOTHERING YOU RIGHT NOW?
Not particularly…there are a few worries here and there, but this evening I’m feeling wonderfully chilled. And sleepy.

48. WHAT ARE YOU DOING TOMORROW?
Church, work, chores, and something fun with Fiona.

47. IF 1 OF YOUR EX'S WANTED YOU BACK, WOULD YOU TAKE THEM?
1 or 2 of them, maybe. The others – that would be a bad idea, I think. You always split up / never move beyond flinging for a reason, no?

44. BED SHEET COLOR?
White (duvet cover has pink rosebuds) or pale blue (navy gingham duvet covers). Man, that last sentence was a little housewifely of me.

43. DO YOU LOVE SOMEONE NOW?
I love loads of people right now. But romantically, I’m out. I’ll just save all that sort of love up for now.

42. CAN YOU SWIM?
Yes, slowly and steadily. I really enjoy it, but I’ll never win a race.

35. UNITED STATES OR CANADA?
Canada, for no other reason than I’M GOING THERE IN 19 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love North America in general :-).

34. WHAT TIME IS IT?
10.26 p.m.

32. JEANS OR SWEATPANTS?
Jeans or sweatpants. Both are fabulous…

31. WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?
This. My main job right now is checking on a baby and staying awake!

30. ARE YOU GONNA DO IT?
Oh yes, I am.

29. DO YOU HAVE SOCKS ON?
Yup.

28. DO YOU OWN BIG SUNGLASSES?
Yes. I love big sunglasses!

27. HAVE YOU CRIED SO HARD YOU MADE YOURSELF SICK?
Yes. How emo.

26. DO YOU LIKE TECHNO?
Not particularly. Occasionally a techno track will impress me, but most of it drives me slightly insane with boredom.

23. HAVE YOU RECENTLY TALKED TO YOUR MOST RECENT EX?
Nope.

19. FAVORITE TV SHOW?
Ugly Betty, Scrubs, House, Doctor Who, Grey’s Anatomy, Heroes, and Hollyoaks.

18. DO YOU LIKE 80’S MOVIES?
Yeah, I do! Top fun.

17. DO YOU LIKE -POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME- BY -DEF LEPPARD-?
Yes, I do. That is a very bizarre question!

16. DO YOU DANCE TO IT?
I’ve moshed to it in the past! I've also danced to it ironically.

15. WHAT KINDA MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
Allsorts. Really.

13. BEST CITY YOU’VE VISTED?
Paris. Man, I love that city. It’s just beautiful, and so inspiring! I have high hopes for Toronto and Montreal though – will they steal the crown?

12. BEEN TO LONDON?
Yes, many times.

11. CAN YOU LICK YOUR TOE?
If I want to, yes. I used to suck my big toe when I was a baby.

10. FAVORITE SUBJECT AT SCHOOL?
Modern Studies, Drama, English, Music or Maths.

9. BEEN TO COLLEGE?
Yes. And I may go again. Am I addicted?

7. FAVORITE TIME OF DAY?
I like most of them, for different reasons.

6. LICKED SOMEONE'S CHEEK?
A few times, yep.

5. SEEN ALL THE SPIDERMAN MOVIES?
Two out of three ain't bad (man, I love that song).

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SEASON?
Autumn and early Winter.

3. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO?
Canada, and Christmas!

2. EVER GOTTEN LOST IN THE DARK?
Yes. Scary biscuits.

1. WHERE IS YOUR NUMBER 1 AT?
Your guess is as good as mine! Somewhere in Texas, and looking forward to Canada almost as much as I am...

Man. That took FOREVER. Thanks Rhian!

Cxx
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7 comments:

  1. I doubt very much so that Toronto or Montreal will steal the crown from Paris. Both are great cities, but Paris is oh so incredibly beautiful and lovely.

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  2. Oh and can you email me the dates you will be in Toronto :)

    missashleyann@yahoo.com

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  3. I know I could just google the bits of Scottish/UK slang in your posts I don't get, but it is so much more fun to ask you. If you find that annoying, feel free to say so. Otherwise, can you please enlighten me as to what the heck the following mean:
    1. quine
    2. neds

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  4. Miss Ash - will be in touch soon!

    Mattbear - no problem at all! Quine ~ girl or young woman (Aberdonian slang); ned ~ whote trash / chav / undesirable (Scots slang).

    Cxx

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  5. Well this marathon was entertaining!

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  6. Holy crap that was a long post. I am impressed. Looking forward to your visit to our fair city.

    Scott

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  7. Wow, I admire your persistance in finishing this survey. I haven't done a long one in awhile. They are, as always, so fun to read.

    Okay, I can't believe you will be here soon. I can't wait. I know we will be hanging out the 26th with our friend from Texas. It's going to be so fun!!

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Thank you for your comment - I do read them all but it may take me a little while (a couple of days) to respond during busy times. I love reading what you have to say!

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