Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

The 100 Questions Meme

Busy? Best move along.
Nosy? Read on....

I picked up this meme from Cherrypie's blog and decided to give it a go as it is as good a distraction as any from what I really SHOULD be doing :)

Here goes.................


1.EVER BEEN GIVEN AN ENGAGEMENT RING?
Yes, twice.


2. LONGEST RELATIONSHIP?
My current, and as far as I'm concerned, FINAL one! We fell in love nearly 8 years ago and have been together 5 years 4 months.


3. LAST GIFT YOU RECEIVED?
Four drawings of Odie and Garfield, a belated birthday pressie from my two nephews, Alex (8) and Dominic (5), budding artists.


4. EVER DROPPED A MOBILE PHONE?
What kind of question is this? Of course I bloody have! All the time.... So???


5. WHEN’S THE LAST TIME YOU WORKED OUT?
May, before the sponsored run that ripped my back!


6. THING(S) YOU SPEND A LOT OF MONEY ON?
How much is alot? As a percentage of what is mine, I would say food and, for the last 6 months, artists' materials :)


7. LAST FOOD YOU ATE?
Does my chewing gum count?
If not, sausages, Yorkshire pudding, cauliflower, spinach, red cabbage, thick yummy gravy over the top. Slurp.


8. FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT THE OPPOSITE SEX?
Level of intelligence. After that, back and shoulders :) but if they have nothing up top I wouldn't notice anyway. Not that I would. I'm engaged. Stop asking me things like that.


9. ONE FAVORITE SONG?
That one about seeing clearly now the rain has gone.


10. WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
Colchester


11. HIGH SCHOOL YOU ATTENDED:
St John Fisher RC Comprehensive Crap Pile


12. CELL PHONE SERVICE PROVIDER:
Tesco


13. FAVOuRITE SHOP:
Uhmmm.... Bob T Bear would insist Tesco because of the rides on the trolleys (trollies?). Not sure. Maybe Boots.


14. LONGEST JOB YOU HAD:
That's not fair! Lot of redundancies in London through the 80's and 90's! Constantly having to move about, so I would say maybe 3 years.


15. DO YOU OWN A PAIR OF DICE?
Probably. Somewhere. There's probably an old German tank around here somewhere.


16. DO YOU PRANK CALL PEOPLE?:
Never. Except, OK confession time :) when I left my last job, mid breakdown after 9 months of bullying, I looked up the bullying bitch's phone number and rang her in the middle of the night.

A couple of times.

:)

Oh, and I filled in lots of those forms in the back of magazines so that she would get lots of embarrassing junk mail too.

Am I evil?


17. LAST WEDDING YOU ATTENDED?:
Have only been to 2.
My eldest brother's when I was 14 and a bridesmaid.
My other elder brother when I was 21 and not a bridesmaid.
I was invited to a friend's last year but declined. I find big get-togethers and celebrations very difficult.


18. FIRST FRIEND YOU’D CALL IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY:
Wouldn't call anyone. I'd sit on it for a few days. Then I'd go and tell my mum. It would have to be face to face, so that I could catch her.


19. LAST TIME YOU SAW YOUR BEST FRIEND(S):
Don't really have one. There is a friend I see that I've known since we were about 8, and I saw her about 3 weeks ago.


20. FAVORITE FAST FOOD RESTAURANT:
Uhmm.... I don't go to them. But if I wanted a junk food 'treat' :) I'd go for a McChicken Sandwich.


21. BIGGEST LIE YOU HAVE EVER HEARD?
"Things can only get better" -Tony Blair, 1997


22. BLONDES OR BRUNETTES?
Oh, dark, definitely.
Or bald.
What, you didn't like Yul Bryner???


23. WHAT IS THE ONE NUMBER YOU CALL MOST OFTEN?
Mum.


24. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
Temp job in the summer holidays age 16: for a Stockbroking firm that I can't even remember the name of. I was in the printing department. Learned alot and enjoyed it. Ah those were the days... no DTP!!!


25. WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOU FILLED OUT THIS SURVEY?
Wasting time on the internet. Browsing Amazon. Chewing gum.


26. IF YOU COULD GET PLASTIC SURGERY WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Put me back to how slim I was before the antidepressants put 2 stone on me!


27. WHY DID YOU FILL OUT THIS SURVEY?
I've had tags in the past that have asked for facts about me, and never got round to fill them in. So I thought this would probably cover everything.

ANYONE STILL READING THIS??? :)


28. WHAT DO YOU GET COMPLIMENTED ABOUT MOST?
Physically? Eyes.


29. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF ALCOHOL BECAME ILLEGAL?
Not notice!


30. HOW MANY KIDS DO YOU WANT?
None. Never have.


31. DO YOU WISH ON STARS?
Nope.


32. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Sometimes. If my hands are hurting it turns into spider trails.


33. WHEN DID YOU LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY?
You nosy bastard.


34. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Only occasionally.


35. DO LOOKS MATTER?
Not looks, no. Cleanliness does though. Washing, grooming. Stuff like that.


36. HOW DO YOU RELEASE ANGER?
I usually end up biting the inside of my mouth.


37. WHERE IS YOUR SECOND HOME?
Bed.


38. DO YOU TRUST OTHERS EASILY?
Yes.
Except dentists.


39. DO YOU USE SARCASM?
Que, moi?


40. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN A MOSH PIT?
IN A WHAT????????????????


41. WHAT ARE YOUR NICKNAMES?
Henna (young nephew of partner's clan, couldn't say Helena), Luvbug.


42. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?
Raspberry Ripple


43. HOW MANY WISDOM TEETH DO YOU HAVE?
2 visible and 2 still up in the gum.


44. CAN YOU COOK?
Yes.


45. WHAT CAR DO YOU DRIVE?:
Don't drive.


46. BEST DATE YOU’VE EVER BEEN ON?
I was always too nervous to enjoy them, I think.


47. LAST TIME YOU CRIED?:
Yesterday morning.


48. MOST DISLIKED FOODS:
Liver and kidney.
Oh! And celery. WHY DO PEOPLE EAT CELERY? It tastes like ear wax.


49. LONGEST SHIFT YOU HAVE WORKED AT A JOB?:
Maybe 12 or 13 hours, when in a stockbroker's preparing for a big privatisation.


50. FAVOURITE MOVIE(S)?
Midnight Run, Apollo13, The Usual Suspects. I like old black and white comedies, too- e.g. Ealing Comedies like The Lady Killers, and US ones like Abbot and Costello, which I haven't seen in years.


51. CAN YOU SING?
Only quietly,when alone.


52. LAST FIGHT?
Never.


53.ONE THING YOU NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT:
Bob T Bear (esq).

:)

I would like to be able to say my keys, but.... been locked out too many times!!


54. FAVORITE ITEM:
Engagement ring.
(The second one.)
(Threw the other.)


55. LAPTOP OR DESKTOP COMPUTER?:
PC - because it has a quieter mouse than my partner's laptop.


56. DO YOU SMOKE?
No. Did for a few years, mid twenties.


57. SLEEP WITH OR WITHOUT CLOTHES?
With. Recently this has inclulded socks and jumpers, too :)


58. WHO SLEEPS WITH YOU EVERY NIGHT?
I don't always sleep at night. I tend to veer towards nocturnal.


59. DO LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIPS WORK?
Can do. You have to want it to though.


60. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU BEEN PULLED OVER BY THE POLICE?
Never!


61. DO YOU LIKE COFFEE?:
Not much. Have to be in the mood. I'm a tea-aholic. I'm British.


62 HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR EGGS?
Scrambled to within an inch of their lives, so that they are getting brown at the edges.


63. DO YOU BELIEVE IN ASTROLOGY?:
No.


64. LAST PERSON ON YOUR MISSED CALL LIST?:
Don't know. There was a call, but no number popped up.


65. WHAT WAS THE LAST TEXT MESSAGE YOU RECeiVED?:
Really can't remember.... does this mean I'm old?


66. NUMBER OF PILLOWS?:
One very flat one.


67. WHAT ARE YOU WEARING RIGHT NOW?:
Green slipper socks, grey jog pants (the type that never leave the house) and a brown fleece.


68. CAN YOU PLAY POOL?:
Nope.


69. DO YOU LIKE MAPS?
I like old, old ones, yeah, they can be quite interesting. But if you mean just road maps, then no. I don't own an anorak, either.


70. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SEASON?:
Spring. The days get longer and longer and everything stretches out in front of you...


71. WHAT TIME DID YOU WAKE UP THIS MORNING?
Went to bed day before yesterday, 11pm.
Woke up yesterday morning, 3am, partner doing olympic snoring.
Haven't been to bed since.... and it's... nearly 1am...ooopppsss...22 hours...


72. BEST THING ABOUT WINTER?:
Glitter in the carpet :) and warm spicey smells in the kitchen. Excuse to eat thick soups and stews with dumplings.....


73. LAST TIME A COPPER GAVE YOU A TICKET?:
Never.


74. DO YOU THINK PIRATES ARE COOL OR OVERRATED?:
The King of the Pirates in the production of Pirates of Penzance that we saw in the summer was sex on a stick. Sorry, Luvbug, if you're reading this, but he really was. Despite the Russell Brand looky-likey.

HAHAHA :)


75. WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS WEEKEND?
Mad rush- 2 hour drive to Mum's for Saturday, then driving from there for another hour to my Dad's on Sunday, then a 3 hour drive home. I am looking forward to getting into my own bed on Sunday night and going "Phew!" I hate rush-about times and days that are too booked up!


76. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE:
Happy. Healthy. Young.


77. WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST REGRET?
I don't really have any because I see it all has having been one long thread to where I am now- if I were to go back and change anything then I might not have met my partner etc etc...


78: HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE?
A few times.


79. ARE YOU SMILING?:
Yes :)


80: DO YOU PREFER TO SMILE WITH A TOOTHY GRIN OR A CLOSED MOUTH?
Unfortunately it usually turns into a toothy grin, which is tough cos I have 2 fillings at the side that look dark and they often show :(


81. DO YOU MISS SOMEONE RIGHT NOW?
Stop it.
I'll cry.


82. IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WHERE WOULD IT BE?
Somewhere warm and friendly. Singapore was nice.


83. DO YOU HAVE A HIGH SEX-DRIVE?
What's that?


84. DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH?:
No.


85. NIGHT OR DAY?
Night Owl on speed.


86. PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
Clarinet. Hasn't been out of its case in years, though.


87. DID YOU GO ON VACATION LAST MONTH?:
No.


88. DO YOU HAVE SISTERS/BROTHERS?
2 brothers, 1 sister.


89. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO JAIL?
No.


90. DO YOU WISH YOU COULD SEE ANYONE IN PARTICULAR RIGHT NOW?
My old cat, Figs.


91. FAVOuRITE SPORT?
Sport is a waste of energy, time, space and money.


92. YOUR HAIR COLOuR ?
Dark brown with white ones coming through because I need to dye it again :)


93. YOUR EYE COLOR ?
Blue-grey.
They change! True! The happier I am the bluer they are.


94. DO YOU WEAR GLASSES?
Yes, for distance, not often.


95. YOU LIKE SUSHI?
In very small amounts if dunked in something tastier than Sushi.


96. LAST THING YOU WATCHED:
CSI.


97. FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR?
Easter. Sunshine, flowers, chocolate.


98. ARE YOU TOO SHY TO ASK SOMEONE OUT?
I wouldn't do all that again. Even if I were suddenly left on my own.


99. STRANGEST PLACE HAD SEX?
SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


100. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO AFTER THIS SURVEY?
Have a cup of tea!


Anyone else want to have a go??? Ah, go on!!!!

15 comments:

Bear Naked said...

Well you have now ruined me for life about eating celery.
Bear((( )))

Helena said...

ROTFLOL!!!

Stardust said...

Thank you for 82!

93 is so special!

Lorianna said...

You crack me up with some of your answers Helena. :)
The one about seeing Figgs again? Me too with my kitty Tookie. Things have not been right since she passed.
You were very brave to answer all of those questions. My answers would be snore inducing I'm afraid. :)
Gosh, I hope you got my cards! I've been so worried about them because I have never sent anything overseas before.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Hugs,
Lorianna (It's Tuesday night here and I'm drinking tea too)

Helena said...

Stardust,

I shall HAVE to go back there eventually. It was 1987 when I was there. I can't believe that's nearly 22 years ago. There are parents younger than that.

***

Lorianna,

oops! Did I not say? I'll slap myself immediately- your card got here fine and it's brilliant!

mrsnesbitt said...

I have a Christmas meme I am in the middle of doing right now, may get it finished in time for Christmas, not sure which year though! LOL!

mrsnesbitt said...

P.S.

I would like to see Max again, coming up to Christmas, boy do I miss him!

Tracy said...

Such fun! And I applaud you for doing all 100...Great to learn more about you! :o)

CherryPie said...

Thanks for that it was nice to see you answers too :-) I see we both played the clarinet too.

BTW No.16 made me smile I she deserved it ;-)

Julie said...

Well done for answering all 100. I don't think I'll join you tho, except in the cup of tea! :o)

Els G. said...

It was really fun reading this (so I guess that means I'm nosy, lol)!
Your so right about the 'regrets in 77': I guess I would do it all over again too. Otherwise we wouldn't be who we are and where we are now, would it?
About your eye colour changing: so does mine! I have kind of light brown eyes, but they turn dark brown when I'm angry and green when I'm very happy or crying!
Els
x

i beati said...

fascinating - going to try it next week when I'm rested up hahahahah

1st Mate said...

Helena - Thanks for doing that, I feel I know you lots better now. You are the one person I've met on the Internet who just might get me inspired enough to start drawing again.

Helena said...

I'm glad you all enjoyed it. I'm surprised so many read all that! LOL!

Helena said...

Ist MAte,

THat's a really lovely thing to say :)

I think you should as you get to see some lovely things and you could draw and pain them :)