Monday, August 25, 2014

Yesterday's Sunday Stealing, Today, on Monday, Afternoon, Which is morning for some of you :-)

From FYeahSurveys

  Favorite Fictional ? 

1. Favorite fictional couple?    
Detective Inspector Angelique de Xavia  and Zal Innez from The Sacred Art of Stealing, by Christopher Brookmyre

2. Favorite fictional character?   
Eddie Cahill - or the other one from CSI Miami - who is sporting a rather schexy beardy face now 

3. Favorite fictional TV show?   Oh, I have a lot.  I like, Falling Skies, I like 24, I like Dead Like Me, I like things that scare me a little bit, but make me wonder a little bit too.

 4. Favorite fictional movie?   Hearts and Souls.  RDJ... WOW

 5. Favorite fictional villain? 
   Tom Hardie as Bane 

 6. Favorite fictional hero?   The Highlander... There can be only one.

 7. Favorite fictional pet?   Snoopy

 8. Favorite fictional setting/universe?   1744 Scotland with standing stones which make you travel through time. 

 9. Least favorite fictional couple?   Those Simpson ones. 

 10. Least favorite fictional character?   Black Jack Randall - See 8.

 11. Least favorite fictional TV show?   Soaps.

I 'm not doing any more leasts.  Least said soonest mended :-) 

I only LIKE things. 

Sunday Stealing, from Two Weeks Ago, on A Monday a week Ahead .:-)

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. 

From "A Place Of My Own" by L'Empress

 Would you ever cheat on someone if they cheated on you?  no, no, no, no yes, probably

 Would you ever consider becoming a teacher?  I was a teacher.  I did the qualifications and Everything.  I have letters after my name.

 Would you ever give a hitch-hiker a ride somewhere?  I did once.  And that was the BIGGEST mistake I have ever made.

 Would you ever try fasting for a whole week?  Probably have.  I've tried every mad diet under the sun.

 Would you ever try to quit one of your addictions?  Yes, Am making good progress on the Nails.

 Would you ever dye your hair purple?  Of course.

 Would you ever spend $100 for the best tasting hamburger in the world?  Erm, probably yes. Although I would want to ensure that it really, really, really was the best tasting hamburger in the world before I parted with my money.

 Would you rather chew gum off the ground or kill a squirrel?  Chew gum off the ground.  Squirrels can be killed by gum on the ground

 Would you rather play Monopoly or Operation?  Monopoly

 Would you rather eat chocolate or fruity candies?  Chocolate

 Would you rather listen to one CD forever or become deaf?   One CD Forever... I have thrown CDs out of the car before rather than listen to them once more.

 Would you rather be deaf or blind?  I wouldn't want to be either.  That is an AWFUL question

 Would you rather text or talk on the phone?   Talk on the phone.  (Or Text depending on whether I want evidence or not)

 Would you rather spend a day with Lady Gaga or Miley Cyrus?  Really?  Really?   That's my option?

 Would you rather learn to play piano or guitar?  Guitar. no I can play guitar, I would like to learn piano.

 Would you rather have a stomach-ache or headache?  headache. I get them monthly. Not as in "monthlies", but I have a regular migraine addiction.   I'm used to them. Stomach Aches - pain me.

 Would you rather be overly interesting or overly dull?  Overly dull.  people wouldn't notice me and I could sit in a corner and people watch.

 Would you rather be too loud or too quiet?  To quiet, see the one above. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday Stealing..... On a Sunday. Perfecting the Art of Timeous Reporting

August 9, 2014

13 Things

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we try to credit the blog that we stole it from and we will “fess up” to the blog owner where we stole the meme. We also provide a link to the victim's meme. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") Sometimes we edit the original meme, to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, to select the best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from this new meme or recently asked questions from a previously featured meme. 
Let's go!!!

From Pinterest

1. Outside my window… A mixture of green growing things, and buildings.   I stay in a little housing estate and mostly everyone keeps green gardens, and trees.  

 2. I am thankful…   That I have a loving husband, and two children who are the light of my life.


3. In the kitchen… I rely a lot on my husband. Who, in a previous incarnation was a chef in the Royal Navy.

 4. I am wearing… Black, because it is slimming. (that is a massive lie, I am as big as I was in white)

 5. I am creating… A humungous blanket for my baby to take back to Edinburgh with her.  To give her a hug when I'm not around

 6. I am going… To get up in a minute, vacuum, wash the dishes, and make a start on prepping dinner.

 7. I am reading… Missing by Jodi Picoult.

 8. I am learning…  to play the guitar again. I used to play classical when I was younger, but I haven't practise in tens of years... Boy left his here, so I will pull it from it's bag and give it an airing.

 9. I am pondering… Whether or not it would be really evil to go back to bed for another nap?


10. A favorite quote… "And I, I took the road less travelled by".

 11. One of my favorite things… My husband.  I'm pretty dang fond of him.

 12. A few plans for the rest of the week…  Tooli is going to Edinburgh.  I am going to work, Si is going to work.  I shall be worrying over Boy who is moving apartment, town, and doing all kinds of exciting things.

 13. A peek into my day…I slept late (after 12), got up, drunk coffee, forgot that I had promised my daughter lunch, drove quickly into the town to get her lunch.  Dropped it off.  Stopped to take a few photos.   Came home and did this.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Smiley Happy People...

Oh dear, 

First day back at work after a week's  holiday.   Bleugh.  And Month End to boot. 

That's two holiday's we have had where we haven't actually "holiday'd". 

In April/May it was Boy's Graduation, and we drove a distance equivalent from Land's End to John o Groats and Back.  In a foreign land! 

This time, it was a kind of guddle. 

Toolibelle's birthday.  First Visit to the flat.  Migraines, Hangovers. Shopping, Cleaning. 

Fingers Crossed we are going to get a REAL holiday in October time :-) 

Me and Him, and Sunshine. 

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Sunday Stealing.... On a Really Wet Sunday

From the now-defunct: Friday Feast  and forwarded on from Sunday Stealing

You have been awarded the time off from work and an all-expenses paid week anywhere in the United States. The catch is that it must be somewhere you have not been before. Where do you choose to visit?  I would visit....New England.  Like the Barry Manilow Song, and drive everyone crazy singing "Time in New England...

Name your guilty pleasures.   I think I just gave it away

The best kind of milkshake is: The ones in Andy's in Mount Olive.  Because they are the ones my Boy drinks.

What do you value most in other people?  Honesty

Be honest. Do you sneak some raw cookie dough when you’re baking cookies?  Yup. Raw any kind of raw cooking, (except meat and eggs of course :-))

Have you ever looked back at your life and realized that something you thought was a bad thing was actually a blessing in disguise?  I think that every bad thing that happens, is a gateway to something better and more exciting.  It's a door which closes and then another new and exciting direction. Always. 

What is the most beautiful place you have ever visited?  Everywhere is pretty beautiful... I could say with the exception of.... but then people live there and that would be offensive to them, but honestly, if you want to know email me...

Are you more of a thinker or a feeler?  I am a thinker, who feels a lot.

Name three things you are thankful for right now.  Himself, Boy and Tooli.  always.

Have you ever participated in a three-legged race?  Yes, it was a standard "sport" at school.  I annually participated in the falling over race.

When you are at an event that plays the National Anthem, do you place your hand over your heart?  I do... for both my National Anthem, and yours.  (I'm British, and I love America)

Have you ever been on the wrong side of the law?  Yes, once I offered a police man a quicky in the back of the car for a lift home.  He told me if I offered again he would arrest me for soliciting.  And then there was this other time...

When was the last time you unintentionally surprised someone else?  When we were driving home on Thursday I grabbed my husband's chest.  that always surprises him.

When was the last time you deliberately surprised someone else?   Two seconds later, when I grabbed him again. :-)

What was the last really funny movie you watched?   I watched R I P D last night.  It was funny, but maybe not REALLY funny.  Hmm.... What else...I'm looking forward to Sharknado   It sounds amazingly funny.