19 December 2005

Getting to know you

(I remember this as an email for the last 2 years - happy to see it as a blog meme instead.)

Welcome to the 2005 edition of getting to know your friends. What you are supposed to do is copy this entire blog entry and paste it onto a new blog entry that you'll post. Change all the answers so they apply to you, and then publish! Leave a comment if you do this.The theory is that you will learn a lot of little (random) things about your friends, if you did not know them already.

What time did you get up this morning?
6 am - husband got up
6.15 am - husband mulling around
6.30 am - ditto
6.45 am - husband woke me again to say goodbye
7 am - Son came and blew on my face to see if I was awake
7.30 am - Son came to see if I was any more awake yet
8 am - Son came to tell me he was going to play his computer, quietly, so as not to wake me up
8.30 am - Son wanted to know if it was breakfast time yet.

Diamonds or pearls?
Diamonds. Although I don't rate white stones at all - would sooner have amethyst and peridot and citrine and garnet. All at once, of course. Don't like dark stones or blue stones, either.

What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
I think it was the first Harry Potter. Not a big cinema-goer.

What is your favourite TV show?
Lost, I guess.

What do you usually have for breakfast?
Favourite cuisine?
Prawn biriani.

What food do you dislike?
Anything where you can't see the meat for the sauce.

What is your favourite CD at the moment?
Haven't put a CD on by my own choice since, ooh, about 1991.

Morning or night person?
Neither, very antitemporal. Night I guess.

Favourite sandwich?
Hot bacon & brie, or bacon & burger in ciabatta.

What characteristic do you despise?
I refuse to answer on the grounds that it may incriminate me.

Favourite item of clothing?
Nope, hate the lot.

If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would it be?
Somewhere up a mountain, with some serious views and thinking air.

What colour is your bathroom?

Favourite brand of clothing?
No idea. I've been a mum for 22 years, you expect me to have shopped at 'brands'?

Where would you retire to?

What was your most memorable birthday?
The one where my husband finally took me out, then wanted us to go home at nine o'bloody clock because he was tired. So memorable it still gets my blood pressure.

Favourite sport to watch?
Teenage boys on the pull / on a bus - soooo funny. Like the way they start sitting like they have a removal van between their legs and get loud about all the daring things they did (not do) yesterday.

Who do you least expect to complete this?
I have no expectations, I'm not that sort!

What is your shoe size?
7.5 to 8

Currently 1 cat and 4 guinea pigs.

Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us?
Oh, yes, I did two loads of laundry today. In my life, that's excitement.

What did you want to be when you were little?
A fairy godmother.

What is your favourite flower?
Tiny English bluebells, especially the rare ones that come up pink.

What date on the calendar are you looking forward to?
26th December 2005. All the fuss over. Egg, chips, Branston and cold turkey for lunch, and I don't even cook it. Bliss.

One word to describe the person who you snaffled this from?
There isn't one word. Try realist, optimist, intelligent, feminist, moral, funny; erm, I hardly know her but I could still go on.................


Carol said...

Regrettably, it has 'right click protection' so I can't snaffle this for my blog, or I would have done. :-(

Carol said...

I like loads of sacue on my meat. Preferably made with mushrooms and cream.

Too funny (and too true) about the teenage boys

Cheryl said...

Bugger I forgot that.

Copy it from Birdychirp then, or 'show original post' in the comments and you can copy it there.

I want to see your answers!

Carol said...

Right - duly snaffled...

birdychirp said...

Aw thanks for nicking this - and for the lovely compliments!

fineartist said...

I LOVE what you wanted to be when you grew up, and the morning wake up routine reminds me of home.

Michael Manning said...


jane said...

Cheryl, I'm with you on the white stones. I like chalcedony with amethyst, very nice combination.

I learned very interesting things about you with this meme.

Milt Bogs said...

Cheryl - That is the most reassuring post that I have read this year.

Kim said...

I think the language barrier that exists between us (completely my issue, I assure you) prevents me from understanding what your favorite sport is, but the rest of your answers made me laugh. I too, did two loads of laundry today! yay!

Rain said...

a fairy godmother, that's very sweet. Like you I would retire to a university. I really like those questions, may have to borrow them.....

Annie said...

I'm going to have to do this one later! New blog up and running at http://lifeonarollercoaster.blogspot.com/
Happy Christmas!

kelscraggly said...

I did it!! Check it out!

Host of Spirits said...

Erm... too busy sitting in me jammies (for 3 days) in front of an open fire and drinking tea (and occasionaly bailey's) and chatting to answer this one.

Ooops !!