Quickfire questions

September 9, 2006

I saw these questions on Léonie’s blog. I had stopped with these meme things but the temptation was just too great!!!

How many keys are on your keychain?
Seven. Dad’s, my flat, three for my house, my car, Paul’s car. I did have eight but Mum took hers back a couple weeks ago.

What curse word do you use the most?
Cunting arse fucks is my favourite phase.

Do you own an iPod?
I have a pink ipod mini. I don’t use it that often anymore but it is good when I am in the gym.

What time is your alarm clock set for?
7am. Paul’s is usually set anywhere between 6.15am and 6.45 so I am always awake before mine goes off.

Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture?
Take the picture.

What was the last movie you watched?
Howl’s Moving Castle. I loved it.

Do any of your friends have children?
My sister has a 2 year old. My best friend in Cornwall has a 2 year old and a 9 year old step daughter. Paul’s best friend has 2 children, he is godfather to both of them.

If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you would buy?
A house.

Has anyone ever called you lazy?
Probably. If they haven’t I must be getting away with a lot – I am really lazy. It is something I have to work on.

Do you ever take medication to help you fall asleep faster?
nytol occasionally when I am having a vivid dream phase. They help me get an uninterrupted night’s sleep.

What CD is currently in your CD player?
Walk the Line Soundtrack.

Do you prefer regular or chocolate milk?
Normal milk.

Has anyone told you a secret this week?
Yes, Paul told me one last night.

When was the last time someone hit on you?
Paul I guess so that was 8 months ago.

What did you have for dinner?
Last night spaghetti bolognase. Tonight homemade pizza with naan bread base and homemade chips.

Do you wear hoodies often?

Can you whistle?

Have you ever participated in a protest?

Who was the last person to call you?
Security guard rang me earlier – I missed his call.

What is your favorite ride at an amusement park?
Roller-Coasters, I just love a good roller coaster. Spinny things make me throw up, so I don’t do them. This was recently confirmed in Cleethorpes with my good friend Chris. I wasn’t sick, but we were both nearly sick after going on some dodgy ride.

Do you think people talk about you behind your back?
Sometimes, but that doesn’t bother me. In fact I quite like it, I must have done something really memorable (good or bad) to be talked about like that.

What area code are you in right now?

Did you watch cartoons as a child?
God yes, all the time. Saturday mornings I always drove my parents mad at 5-6am demanding the TV on. I watched things like The Racoons, Thundercats, Gummi Bears (bouncing here and there and everywhere), Dogtanian, Philoius Fogg, Mysterious cities of gold…..need I go on?

How big is your local mall?
Wandsworth mall is surprisingly large for a small area. I do however hate the place and the people that frequent there.

How many siblings do you have?
I younger sister who is now 24!

Are you shy around the opposite sex?
I am shy around all people I don’t know. I put on a big front and try to be funny (and often fail) if I have been drinking. I remember going to my boyfriends best mates house for the first time for a party, drinking a bottle of wine in an hour before everyone got there, as I was so nervous about lots of new people. I ended up being loud, bossy and I hope funny. And they wonder why people become alcoholics.

What is your biggest regret?
Not saying goodbye to my Dad

When was the last time you laughed so hard your sides hurt?
I can’t remember

What movie do you know every line to?
Home Alone (Mum, Uncle Frank won’t let me watch the movie, but the other kids can. Why can’t I? It’s not even rated R? He’s just being a jerk” – shameful I know.

Do you own any band t?shirts?
One, it has a robot on and says Athlete. I like it.

When was your last plane ride?
Last April. April 2005. I was coming home from Australia/China.

How many chairs are at your dining room table?

Do you read for fun?
I read sometimes, but not as much as I should do. I do enjoy it, but get easily distracted and loose my concentration.

Can you speak any languages other than English?
Muy pequeno. A very small amount of Spanish.

Do you do your own dishes?
No, we have a dishwasher, and I am really really bad at Washing up.

What color is your bedroom painted?
It’s a boring, typical rented accommodation beige.

Have you ever cried in public?
Yup, a few times. It’s always embarrassing.

Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop?
I have a Mac. An iMac to be specific, so it is just a flat screen monitor with the computer crammed into the back of it. So I have nether a desktop or a laptop, I have a combination of both.

Which do you make, wishes or plans?
Plans, all the time, I like to have goals and something to aim for.

Are you always trying to learn new things?
I like to learn new things. I also have a brain full of useless information, and nothing useful

Do you shower on a daily basis?
Pretty much, apart from a couple of days when I can’t be bothered. I don’t smell.

Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoos?
No, it is not something I really go in for.

Do you believe that the guy should pay on the first date?
No, I believe it should be shared.

Can you skip rocks?
I have no idea what you are talking about question generator.

Have you ever been to Jamaica?

What to snack on at the movie theaters?
Popcorn and/or Minstrels (not the dancing type, the chocolate type)

Who was your favourite teacher?
Ms Daines, my CDT teacher. Everyone hated her, but she had a soft spot for me, I don’t forget people who give me special treatment. She came on the Russia trip I went on at school, and she was just a sweet old lady. I haven’t done my homework Ms Daines said one boy. Detention. I haven’t done my homework Ms Daines said I. Just give it to me next lesson she said.

Have you ever dated someone out of your race?
I have been on a date yes.

What is the weather like?
Chilly this morning, but Sunny and nice.

Would you ever date someone covered in tattoos?
Not covered no, a few tattoos wouldn’t be a problem.

What was your favourite class in high school?
Probably Geography. It was one big laugh, the teacher was useless, I hated Geography, me and my mates just didn’t care, hence I got an E in my GCSE for it. But I wouldn’t change that one little bit, I am proud of my E.

Do you enjoy traveling via airplanes?
I like Flying if I have my iPod/entertainment and can ignore all the other people on the flight. They were talking in the paper the other day about allowing people to use their mobile phones on flights. WHAT?! WHY?! This is the one place I don’t have to listen to your inane babble, please please please rethink this stupid idea.

What personality trait is a must?have in your preferred gender?
Sense of humour, and the ability to get on well with people.

Have you ever been attracted to someone physically unattractive?
Unless you count Paul Robinson, which was a mistake, then No.

When was the last time you slept on the floor?
A long time ago, since having my own house, I haven’t had to sleep on people’s floors. I miss that a little bit.

What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
A nice dry crisp Australia white wine.

Does your closest Starbucks have a drive?thru?
No, Starbucks coffee is mank anyway.

Do you like your living arrangement?
Not really at the moment.

How many hours of sleep do you need to function?
The more the better, a minimum of 7 really is ideal.

Do you eat breakfast daily?
Yes, skipping Breakfast is very very stupid, it is the most important meal of the day. I used to skip breakfast all the time, the difference I now notice is remarkable.

What was the last thing to scare you?
Walking into a Spiders web yesterday morning, which had be conveniently placed across the path I walk down every day. When I realised the web was in my face and a huge spider was on my chest ready to attack. I’m not really scared of Spider’s, however I don’t like them.

Are your days full and fast?paced?
Usually, I like to keep busy.

Did you ever get in trouble for talking in class?
All the time.

What is your favourite fruit?

Do you pay attention to calories on the back of packages?
Not too much. I do look more at the ingredients to see if any artificial shite is in it, or to see how much salt is in it.

How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
28. But the less said about that the better.

Are you picky about spelling and grammar?
Yes, very. Anything I write I always re-read/scan for errors. I always pick holes in bad spelling and grammer. I know I am not perfect, but. However, there is one friend I let off, I like his bad spelling and grammer. It’s all part of who he is. It makes me giggle. He knows it, I take the piss.

Do you believe in life on other planets?
I am sure there is something in this never ending Universe.

Have you ever been to Six Flags?
I didn’t know what Six Flags was until I Googled it. I now want to go very much!

Who was the last person to piss you off?
I’m not going to say, as I don’t want to offend, but those that know me well will immediately know who I am thinking of.

What was the last thing you ate?
McDonalds breakfast, SO unhealthy, but it was a Friday treat.

Do you get along better with the same or opposite sex?
Generally yes, although these days it seems pretty evenly spread.

What did you dress up as for your first Halloween?
The classic Mum’s old white sheet ghost trick

How did your parents pick your name?
They liked Adam as I was their first son and they thought it couldn’t be a name that people would shorten. Mum was most annoyed when she found out people call me Adz or Ad.

Do you like mustard?
No, it’s nasty stuff.

What do you tell yourself when times get hard?
Sort your face out.

Would you ever sky dive?
I’d love to think I could, but I would be so scared and probably crying.

Do you sleep on your side, tummy, or back?
I sleep on my side

What do you think of Angelina Jolie?
Nothing really, I have no opinion of her.

Do you enjoy giving hugs?
Only to people I know and like. I hate meeting people for the first time and getting a hug and/or kiss on the cheek. I went to a funeral on Monday, and some lady did just that, I had never met her before, I don’t even know who she was. I didn’t like it.

Would you consider yourself to be fashionable?
Not really. I am not some total fashion disaster, I wear nice clothes, I just wear what I think looks good.

Do you own a digital camera?
Yup, a Pentax camera, which I only use sometimes, as I have a really good 3.2 pixel camera on my new mobile phone, which I take everywhere.

If someone you had no interest in dating expressed interest in dating you, how would you feel?
Surprised, but I would have to let them down gently.

What celebrities have you been compared to?
The lead singer of the Backstreet Boys and Dermot O’Leary, quite why I don’t know? However, one of my friends was recently told while waiting at a train station he looked like Justin Timberlake. This is very funny and clearly the person who said this was deranged.

Does it annoy you when someone says they’ll call but never do?
Yup, I have one friend that does it all the time. To be fair, I can be just as bad, I try to phone people more often now.

What are you allergic to?
Cats, Penicillin and most Anti-biotics.

Are you a jealous person?
Sometimes, but I quickly get over it.

What’s your opinion on sex without emotional commitment?
It can work. I have done it before, but it can sometimes leave you feeling like a piece of shit afterwards.

Do you ever feel guilty after eating meat?
No. However, I do think it is important to know where the meat came from and how it was killed. So many people don’t associate meat with a living thing these days, I think this is bad.

If you were born the opposite sex, what would your name have been?

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Life lessons.

September 9, 2006

The topic for blogging for books this month was when you have learnt a harsh life lesson. I have spent a week trying to decide what the biggest lesson I have ever learnt was. In the end however I just ended up feeling very lucky because I realised that I have never been through anything that can be considered harsh in this way. I did realise at the end of my introspection however that I have learnt a lot of little life lessons along the way, that I pay attention to everyday in every decision I make!

I always need something to read.

Despite practicing for 6 months I cannot juggle.

Lycra is nobody’s friend.

Trying to match my sister drink for drink results in me falling asleep under a tree and being woken up by a French security guard and an Alsatian.

You cannot unlock the front door with a tampon.

Rollerblading down a steep hill is a bad plan.

Sandcastles are not just for children.

My body no longer accepts Tequila.

Yellow is not my colour.

If you are at the dinner table with your family and your omlette starts a conversation do not talk back to it.

I cannot skateboard.

I have no strength in my arms.

I look stupid wearing lipstick.

People always love a little bit of silliness.

Computers are bad for your eyes.

There is always time for chocolate.

Sleeping with your boyfriends best friend is a bad idea.

Falling off your bike without a helmet results in a huge lump on your noggin.

I blub at everything, especially soaps on television and girlie films.

Shell suits will haunt you for the rest of your life.

A little bit of what you fancy is great for the soul.

Walking barefoot in grass is a great way to relax.

Vomit will go up your nose if you throw up with your head upside down.

Getting a rubber stuck up your nose will end in a visit to the hospital.

If someone is crying comedy tapdancing always cheers them up.

Dyeing your hair purple may get you fired from your job.

Never use a portaloo at Glastonbury at night without a torch.

If I give someone directions they will get lost.

Pretty shoes always hurt.

Episodes of Friends can be watched over and over again.

Calling your mum a pig will result in being banned from the school disco.

Walking round with your skirt tucked in your knickers is embarrassing.

Loud people are often very insecure.


  • Reply monkey typist September 9, 2006 at 6:56 pm

    fabtastic list!!i agree with all but the shoe thing.

    havent done the skirt/knicker thing (yet) but seem to leave the house with my trousers tucked into my socks or shoes alot recently. i dont know how.

  • Reply just a girl September 9, 2006 at 11:54 pm

    By rubber you mean an eraser right???

  • Reply ImPerceptible September 11, 2006 at 1:40 am

    Thank you just a girl for getting that other image out of my mind! 🙂

  • Reply Léonie September 11, 2006 at 1:36 pm

    Great list.

    I imagine that getting the other sort of rubber stuck in your nose might also require a hospital visit.

  • Reply Tim-tambolini September 11, 2006 at 3:15 pm

    I was going to make a comment about the rubber in the nose, but it seems that that’s what everyone focused on.

    I like that post a lot. You’ve done some pretty crazy things I gather.

  • Reply dragonfly September 11, 2006 at 6:48 pm

    These are hilarious!

  • Reply Anne September 11, 2006 at 8:36 pm

    That was a great list Kelly!

  • Reply Retro Girl September 12, 2006 at 2:32 pm

    This was a riot!!!

    One thing…if you take a torch into a PortaLoo–won’t that ignite the heavy concentration of methane gas and turn it into a PortaLoo-Rocket-to-the-moon?!! LOL

    I know a girl who got her skirt caught in the back of her knickers and walked out to the bus stop…and she thought “wow I must look hot today, everyone keeps looking at me and smiling”…she thought this for at least 30 minutes while she waited….until some little old lady told her her bum was hanging out, as they boarded the bus!! LOL….hope you didn’t suffer that!

  • Reply J September 12, 2006 at 4:36 pm

    Love it! good lessons.

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