Thursday, 14 June 2012


Skwishee over at Just a Mum? tagged me! in a game of tag - a game where you tag people but not like the tag where you can be pushed over and land in a pile of dog shit, the sort of tag where you answer strange questions with strange answers and ask other bloggers strange questions.

I am required to supply eleven random facts about myself, answer Skwishee's eleven questions and then pose eleven questions to other bloggers.

Here are 11 random facts about me...
1. I can touch my nose with my tongue.

2. When I was young I hated cooked peas and would hold them in my mouth at the end of a meal, excuse myself from the table, go out back and spit them out under the house.

3. I had a nightmare last night in which I was attracted to a short bad man.

4. I enjoy picking my nose.

5. I haven't cleaned my car for 6 months.

6. I have nice ears.

7. I had a tofu burger for dinner.

8. 25 years ago I was assailed by a 'flasher' in Greece that made me giggle.

9. I have a bat roosting above my bed.

10. I have a scented yellow rose growing in my front garden.

11. My dog is snoring as I write this.

Now to answer Skwishee's questions, some of which were quite tricky.

1. Name a book that somehow changed you. How?
'Housekeeping' by Marilynne Robinson. It made me feel it was okay to be who I am.

2. If someone were to cook you the perfect meal, what would it be?
Gado Gado.

3. Who do you want to be when you grow up?
Me, but grownup.

4. You find a wallet containing $20,000 on the ground, containing no identification. What do you do?
I'd probably give it to the police, f**k it!

5. Name one completely irrational fear that you've got.
Mine are all rational.

6. Give me three songs that you're embarrassed to admit you like.
Oh that's easy -
'MacArthur Park' by Jimmy Webb.
'Wichita Lineman' by Jimmy Webb.
'You Sexy Thing' by Hot Chocolate.
There's more if you want...

7. What is one thing you absolutely love about yourself?
Crikey this is a hard question...but... I do love that I will do stuff on my own, instead of waiting for company.

8. If you could be doing ANYTHING right now, what would it be?
Camping on my own by a mountain stream.

9. What's the best thing that happened to you this week?
The 7am Saturday morning sit at the meditation retreat I attended on the weekend.

10. If you could perfect one skill overnight, what would it be?
Damn these are hard questions Skwishee! Needlepoint - no badminton - no pianoforte.

11. Tea or coffee?

Now to tag the next players in this little game!
Your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to give eleven random facts about yourself, answer my eleven questions and then pose eleven questions to other bloggers.

I'm not good with following rules and I've lost track of who has been tagged already so...'Step right up and take a tag anybody! anybody?'

Here's my eleven questions.

1. What is your favourite piece of clothing?
2.  If you could invite anyone to dinner who would it be?
3. What would you save (one item and the family is safe) if your house was burning down?
4. What's your favourite movie?
5. What is something that annoys you about yourself?
6. Describe yourself in one word.
7. Favourite dream job?
8. What food do you detest more than anything?
9. What do you hate shopping for the most?
10. Name one regret.
11. What colour underpants do you have on?

If no one steps up to bat I will see who I can nab...



  1. 1. I can touch other people's nose with my tongue.

    2. I wiLL not hold the cooked peas thingie against you

    3. Maybe it was me, I am short, but I don't know my level of bad. I smile alot.

    4. You enjoy picking my nose. [Wow! Just what I look for in a woman. You are a woman, right?]

    5. I let the rain clean my truck.

    6. I have never seen your ears.

    7. I would not eat a tofu burger for dinner, because that would involve slaughtering a tofu, and I don't know how to do that.

    8. 25 years ago I was moving, against my wiLL. It was because I owned my house, but not the land underneath it. No, that might have been 26 or 24.

    9. I have an aluminum bat probably in my old bedrooom which is now a "library" (also a tool room).

    10. My wife and mother-in-law used to have a restaurant named The Yellow Rose Cafe. Then my wife quit doing it, and it opened up a little later under my mother-in-law, who ran it until they discovered it was losing money like crazy.

    11. My dog is asleep at my feet. I wish I could take a nap, but I must clean house now IF I wish to remain married. Decisions, decisions....

    1. Hahahaha, thanks so much Esbboston, this was great, I thoroughly enjoyed it!
      Tofu doesn't scream, like a lamb to the slaughter.

  2. Are we supposed to clean our cars more often than that?! Uh oh!

    1. Oh good Andrea, on an average scale of grubbiness I just moved up a notch, the more of us the merrier :)

  3. Hahaha!I think I'll sit this one out.
    Great answers and I'm glad I'm not the only woman who likes to have a good rummage inside her nasal cavity

    1. Lilly, everyone does it! I picked my mother's nose when she was in hospital and she couldn't do it herself - the look of pleasure and gratitude was enough to reinforce in me the fact that it is one of the simplest joys.

  4. Please promise to never give that wallet to the police. Call ME. I'll take care of everything....

    1. Hahaha - Marianne I knew I could count on you :)


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