I have been tagged for this meme by
Lauri is actually a very successful writer. She has had many novels and short stories published. She was born in the US but now lives in Botswana.
Her blog Thoughts From Botswana is one of my favourite reads.
Lauri is also a regular writer over at Search Engine Stories.
If you haven’t checked out any of her wonderful writing yet, you really should.
So here we go….
1. Where is your cell phone?
It could be anywhere. Many of you will be horrified to learn this about me but I hate mobile phones. I only use mine for emergencies and very few people actually know the number. Usually about once a week I hear the sound of bells. It is the distress call my mobile sends out when it needs to be recharged. Sometimes I answer the distress call, most of the time I don’t.
2. Where is your significant other?
Sitting beside me on the couch. We are watching the ARIAS (Australian equivalent of the Grammys). My hubby used to be on the board of the ARIAS and voted every year for Best Album, Best Single etc. I have been to the ARIAS more times than I care to remember. Unfortunately most of the people who attend are would-be’s-if-they-could-be’s and it gets a bit tiresome after a while.
3. Your hair color?
4. Your mother?
I’m not sure what this question means but I will say that my mother apologised to me yesterday for not sorting out the situation with my sister and her abusive husband properly. She admitted that one of her greatest failings is hoping things will just go away. I felt glad and sad to hear her say that.
5. Your father?
Again with the cryptic question… my father and I are still circling each other like gunslingers after the fight we had over Barack Obama a week ago. He said no one really wanted to vote for a black man. I accused him of being the world’s most covert bigot, he accused me of being the world’s most dysfunctional socialist. He was so nasty to me I cried. He blames my political inclinations for what he sees as my lack of success.
6. Your favourite thing?
An entire weekend with nothing to do.
7. Your dream last night?
Not being able to find my way home. That Bob Dylan movie No Direction Home sums up my dream life.
8. Your dream/goal?
To earn a decent living as a writer
9. The room you’re in?
10. Your hobby?
11. Your fear?
That the things people dream of will never happen
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?
In my own home with at least two novels published.
13. Where were you last night?
Watching a French movie on my own. The boys had gone to bed. It was bliss.
14. What you’re not?
A proctologist. And thank the Lord. Wouldn’t you get tired of your patients saying – You’re not really seeing me from my best side?
15. One of your wish-list items?
The Mary J Blige CDs I lost in transit during our last move. I miss you Mary J.
16. Where you grew up?
Half Glasgow, Scotland/Half Sydney, Australia
17. The last thing you did?
Folded the laundry
18. What are you wearing?
My PJS (it is 11PM)
19. Your TV?
It’s a Philips 68cm. No HD widescreen jobs here, mate.
20. Your pet?
Goldfish, goldfish, goldfish and that silly little wood pigeon we’ve named Ronnie who keeps sitting on the chairs in the garden.
21. Your computer?
Mac Powerbook G4. I want to marry it.
22. Your mood?
Fair to middling
23. Missing someone?
My sister Shelley. My cousin Patrick
24. Your car?
BMW 535i. Hey, don’t get excited, I’m not a yuppie or anything – it’s nearly 20 years old!
25. Something you’re not wearing?
An air of indifference
26. Favourite store?
Gleebooks in Glebe Point Road. Poetry section to die for.
27. Your summer?
Long and hot. I will be bombarded by blue skies and an overwhelming sense of vibrancy
28. Love someone?
Yes. More than one.
29. Your favorite color?
Whatever colour hope is
30. When is the last time you laughed?
When I was watching the ARIAS. One of the winners was drunk. She could barely get her acceptance speech out. I said :’ I hope she doesn’t chunder’ which is true blue Aussie for puking. Then my son said :’If she does puke the headline in the papers will be The Chunder From Down Under’. Sweet.
31. Last time you cried?
I watched a movie from Mongolia on Friday night called The Story of The Weeping Camel. It was about camel shepherds who discovered one of their baby camels had been rejected by its mother and wasn’t being fed. They called in a music therapist who caused mother and baby to be reunited. It was so touching I blubbered away for ages. It was a true story. Just brilliant!
If anyone would like to tag themselves for this, please do so.
It was fun.