Thursday night babysitting fun…

So when I realised I was going to be babysitting quite late tonight (the next doors are off to Stratford-Upon-Avon for the RSC), I got me geek on and cut and paste a couple of quizzes to do. What can I say, it’s ten o’clock and I want to stay awake…but am too tired to do anything too taxing!

Tea? Check! Music TV? Check! Dogs briefed not to sit on laptop? Check!

Ten Things People Won’t Guess By Just Looking At You:
1. I can’t burp
2. Despite the fact that I’m a Scots-English half-breed, my accent is more like a Canadian crossed with an Aussie reading an American script in a posh English accent…
3. Singing is my favourite thing to do
4. I was voted weirdest girl in my class, amongst other things. I rigged the vote by campaigning for it because I knew the girl who was going to place first would have been pretty hurt by it. As it was, I topped the chart, and the crisis was averted :-).
5. If I had my way, naptime would be mandatory for all after lunch.
6. There is a huge seam of darkness in my past. I believe in surviving, if at all possible.
7. I’m a happy clappy liberal hippie type, but when I do form an opinion, I’ll back that up.
8. I love to dance.
9. I was a vegetarian for three years.
10. I swear a little too much sometimes. I know it’s not ladylike… but sometimes it’s just so fitting…

Score! The next doors got back a little after eleven so I’m finishing this up in my cosy bed. In my ridiculously messy flat, because I have literally only been here for about one and a half waking hours a day this week. Take away washing and changing and getting ready for bed…that’s not much time left for owt else!

Nine Things You Want To Do Before You Die:

(Only nine?)

1. Fall in love.
2. Be the best friend, sister, daughter, etc. I can be.
3. Take enough risks to keep things interesting.
4. Have a family.
5. Write a book.
6. Be in a band.
7. Stop teaching (with the possibility of going back, of course. I like my job, but I’m not sure I’m ready for 40 plus years straight!).
8. Perform either Sir Mixalot’s ‘Baby Got Back’ or MC Hammer’s ‘U Can’t Touch This’ in their entirety at a karaoke.
9. Hang out with you!

Eight Words/Phrases You Say Everyday:

1. Random
2. Fabulous!
3. Banter
4. Sorry
5. Awesome
6. High Five!
7. Muppet
8. Numpty

Seven Things You Hate/Dislike:

(With the proviso that I don’t hate, but I do dislike)

1. Spitting
2. Rudeness
3. Boredom
4. People spelling my name incorrectly
5. People chewing food with their mouths open
6. Thong underwear
7. Unkindness

Six Things You Love:

1. My family
2. My wonderful friends – I genuinely don’t know what I’d do without you guys!
3. Singing.
4. Dancing, oh and music! And books!
5. Doing nice things for people
6. Pop culture

Five People You Look Up To:

1. Mum and Dad.
2. Sian and Peter.
3, 4, and 5 would be a tie of all my friends – all so amazing in such radically different ways, and always there to chat, challenge and cheer :-).

Four Places You Want To Visit:

1. Canada
2. Spain
3. The Caribbean
4. Right now, Forres! Via Ballinluig!

Three Things You Could Do Without:

1. The current BS fest I’m dealing with in one area of my life.
2. Money worries
3. Razorlight.

Two Things You Never Want To Do:

1. Hurt someone majorly.
2. Give up.

One Person Who Has Changed Your Life For The Better:

1. You, probably.

Night, all.



  1. Mattbear
    21st September 2007 / 4:30 pm

    What the hell is “numpty”?

  2. whatigotsofar
    22nd September 2007 / 2:41 pm

    What’s up with not burping? I’ve got a friend who can’t burp. Really, what’s the deal?BELCH!

  3. Matthew Cochrane
    23rd September 2007 / 8:47 am

    Apropos of little, did you hear that Forres won “Best Medium Town” in the Scotland in Bloom Awards? They also did quite well in the Britain in Bloom Awards.My defence for knowing that is that I was on holiday in Scotland with no access to the internet and was reading every word in the newspapers.

  4. Elizabeth
    23rd September 2007 / 9:54 pm

    What made you decide to go non-veg again after being vegetarian, just out of curiosity?

  5. Knit Kimber Knit
    24th September 2007 / 4:50 pm

    Just want to say I heart you!!!

  6. Mattbear
    26th September 2007 / 7:55 pm

    Well that was educational.

  7. Shaz
    27th September 2007 / 8:27 am

    Loved this sweetness

  8. cK
    27th September 2007 / 5:36 pm

    All this makes me want to blog again! I think I’ll break out the defib pads on that once again. Thanks for the inspiration.Tea? Check!-cK

  9. Anonymous
    28th September 2007 / 12:32 am

    Ha! I think the whole world could do without Razorlight. Mattbear: for the textbook definition of “numpty”, see “Johnny Borrell”.

  10. Pink
    29th September 2007 / 6:05 pm

    Something you can’t tell about ME by looking at me is that I CAN spot any mix of Canadian accent at 50 paces ;)lovely post hon,xxpinks

  11. Cheryl
    30th September 2007 / 7:40 pm

    I absolutely love the word “numpty” and it gets no usage over here. My BF got it from her parents after they lived in the UK. I love to say “What a numpty!”

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