I stole a meme from Texasblu. I know she won’t mind because she is just about the kindest, loveliest person in the blogosphere.
These questions will reveal forty two scintillating, gripping pieces of information about me.
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
I was almost named after an ancient Irish Aunt – Finola Maire Ena O’Flaherty. Thank God she turned out to be a raging alcoholic and kleptomaniac. My mother didn’t name me after her because she thought it might jinx my life.
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
About five minutes ago when I realised someone had eaten the last little mini Strawberry Freddo (for you non-Aussies this is a chocolate frog filled with delicious strawberry cream filling).
I want my FREDDDDOOOOOOO!!!!
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Only when it is writing out my paycheque (yes, I even do payroll at work. I am the multi-tasking Queen!)
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Roasted turkey breast fillet (free range and organic, of course!)
5. DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS?
One. A boy. Aged 12. Future menace to society or well-known performance artist.
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Only if we were incarcerated together, because if that were the case I’d like to stay on my good side
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM?
Only when discussing the weather. When it’s a cloudy day, slightly overcast, I say: ‘Nice day, isn’t it?’
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
I still have all my original parts
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Only for money. But I do have a weakness for any outfit which allows you to wear a crash helmet
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Muesli (also free range and organic!)
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Always. I also polish them/clean them and put them neatly back in their place in my walk-in dressing room
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
I have unusually strong wrists. I can open jars of condiments and such that have caused grown men in their failed attempts to open them, to sink to their knees. People come from miles around to get me to open things.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Peppermint chocolate chip
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Whether or not they have beady eyes. You can tell a lot about a person that way.
15. RED OR PINK?
Both. I have a really groovy pair of pink sandals with cork heels. I am not normally a pink person but these sandals are very cool. I also have a red silk dress that I bring out for special occasions.
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
My tendency to self-criticism which can cloud my judgement about the world
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My Irish Grandmother. The coolest woman on the planet.
18. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
I am wearing very faded blue jeans and black Doc Martens biker boots
19. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
Blueberry yoghurt (in lieu of the strawberry Freddo. Also free range and organic…..)
20. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
The Monterey Pop Festival on CD which I grabbed when no one was looking from my husband’s shop. It is live in 1967. One of Janis Joplin’s first gigs. Also one of Jimi Hendrix’s first gigs. The first time Otis Redding played to a pop crowd. The Mamas and the Papas are there. And Jefferson Airplane. Need I say more?
21. IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Black, so I could underline the things I liked best in the world
22. FAVORITE SMELLS?
a new hardback book. Mmmmm, I could smell that all day. Lemongrass. Roses. Freshly baked bread or cakes. Citrus-based cleaning products. Freshly picked lemons. Sheets just taken off the line. Shoe polish. Black marker pens. Freshly brewed coffee. Grass with morning dew still on it. Roast chicken. Curry powder.
23. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
A person telling me I had won an all expenses paid trip to Florida
24. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Rugby Union. Go the WALLABIES. Go the mighty ALL BLACKS!!!!
25. HAIR COLOR?
26. EYE COLOR?
27. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
No but I’d like to get some for Hallowe’en. Those ones that make you look like one of the undead
28. FAVORITE FOOD?
29. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
A scary movie with a happy ending
30. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
3:10 to Yuma. Cowboys and Christian Bale in the one movie? Yeehaaaa!
31. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
I’m not wearing a shirt * insert 10 second pause* I’m wearing a T-shirt. Plain black
32. FAVORITE SEASON ?
Spring, can’t resist all that rebirthing
33. HUGS OR KISSES?
34. FAVORITE DESSERT?
I’m going all British and E.M. Forster on this one – Apple Charlotte
35. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
I have just started The Memory Stones by one of my favourite Irish writers: Kate O’Riordan. She is brilliant!
36. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
No mouse pad. Laptop. One of those track pad thingies. However, at work my boss has had an Andy Warhol print done of her face and turned into a mouse pad. It is very disconcerting to have her face staring up at me all day long….
37. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
The Long Way Down where Ewan MacGregor and Charlie Boorman ride bikes through Africa. Great series.
38. FAVORITE SOUNDS?
Birds in the morning. The kettle boiling. My son laughing with his friends. The phone not ringing. Acoustic guitar. Rain on the grass. Three part harmonies. The shot of steam function on the iron. My antique clock chiming the hour. The schhwwwissshh a bottle of Diet Coke makes when you open it. Leaves crunching underfoot. A D minor chord. An F sharp major seventh chord. Squeaky clean hair. Hearing my family sigh in their sleep.
39. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
I do love both, but at the moment it’s The Stones. One of my favourite songs of all time is ‘Gimme Shelter.’
40. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Fairbanks, Alaska. My sister used to live there.
41. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I can recite the alphabet backwards under water
42. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
So there you have it. 42 things you really didn’t want to know about me. Thanks for playing along.