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Meme Myself and I

August 11, 2008

Meme. Oh it’s all the rage you know – so I have jumped on the memewagon while it is trundling down the road – a smattering of my favourite bloggers The Urban Woo, Billy, and Slaminsky have done it too. Here goes:

1. My uncle once: threatened my Grandmother’s unrequited lesbian stalker with a steel fire poker

2. Never in my life: been skiiing

3. When I was five: I stuck silver stars on my face and pouted

4. High school was: unforgivably the worst

5. I will never forget: my friend who I wish was still alive

6. Once I met: Diana Dors at a film premiere as a child

7. There’s this girl I know: whose passive aggressive nature really upsets me

8. Once, at a pub: I poured a whole pint of beer over a bloke’s head who was patronising me as he dumped me – he was a really screwed up psychoanalyst who eventually left the profession

9. By noon, I’m usually: starting to lose concentration

10. Last night: I tried to get my partner to understand it was better for him to move out than disrupt our child further by me and our child moving out

11. If only I had: a magic flying carpet

12. Next time I go to church: it will probably be for my beloved and most favourite godfather’s funeral – I am dreading it.

13. What worries me most: me or my son dying in a freak accident and apart

14. When I turn my head left I see: a lovely dark chocolate brown Robin Day Forum sofa and me reflected in a big mirror behind it

15. When I turn my head right I see: fruit, a book by Ronan Bennett, plasticine that has been cut into dalek shapes, the garden

16. You know I’m lying when: I insist and my voice goes so unbearably shrill it could shatter a glass

17. What I miss most about the Eighties is: being able to wear really slutty clothes and get away with it and fun

18. If I were a character in Shakespeare I’d be: in the Comedy of Errors

19. By this time next year: I’ll have hopefully sorted out what is currently plaguing me

20. A better name for me would be: Ms A Polaris – like a missile and straight to the point

21. I have a hard time understanding: sudoku – why does it exist?

22. If I ever go back to school, I’ll: burn it down

23. You know I like you if: I invite you to places and chat incessantly in a very open way

24. If I ever won an award, the first person I would thank would be: the person that gave me the break in the first place

25. Take my advice, never: lie – it’s so disappointing

26. My ideal breakfast is: scrambled or soft-boiled eggs on toast with ketchup and hot chilli sauce and a light dusting of freshly ground black pepper

27. A song I love but do not have is: “Don’t You Think I’m Psycho Mama”? by Leon White (weird Country and Western)

28. If you visit my hometown, I suggest you: have a pint by the pond

29. Why won’t people: stop being so horrible to children?

30. If you spend a night at my house: you would be cooked for, have endless wine poured into your glass, have lots of chats and probably stay up far too late – there would be lots of laughter, music and even an odd game of Scrabble if you are lucky and you would be encouraged to help yourself to anything and you would have towels that would be placed neatly at the bottom of your bed

31. I’d stop my wedding for: someone else suddenly coming along at the last minute who was the ‘real one’

32. The world could do without: BT, McDonalds and the politics of fear

33. I’d rather lick the belly of a cockroach than: have to go on the game for a living

34. My favourite blonde(s) is/are: Cate Blanchett, Debbie Harry, Captain Sensible and Iggy Pop

35. Paper clips are more useful than: those string tie document fastener thingys

36. If I do anything well it’s: because I can’t bear unthoroughness

37. I can’t help but: worry about stuff past gone or in the future

38. I usually cry: really easily – even on the train reading a sad story in the free newspaper

39. My advice to my child/nephew/niece: do what you like and be who you like but don’t bother with hard drugs

40. And by the way: life is what you make it

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  1. Annie permalink

    Nice answers! I especially like your favourite breakfast. Why is there no food in my house?!<br/><br/>Awwww… I am thinking of you my dear xxx

  2. Momentary Madness permalink

    The world is what you make it baby.<br/>Come and ski in Finland.

  3. Axe Victim permalink

    I’ve never been on skis. Just as well though. I’m a city type. <br/><br/>What you need is a good night out girl! I’m going to see Beautiful Losers on Friday and you should come along. Bring a crowd and we can all get wrecked. Train runs through your stop on the way – it’s at the White Heart in Barnes on Friday night. Shout if you fancy it?

  4. Jimmy Page's Trousers permalink

    Sorry about your ten, RM. Hope things work out for you and the squidget.<br/><br/>Never thought of chilli sauce on my breakfast eggs but I’m gonna. Just think – there was a whole meal every day that had been chilli-free. That will never do.

  5. Who's a naughty boy then permalink

    No. 33 – Damn! And I’ve been saving up for ages too.

  6. Listen to what I permalink

    You met Diana Dors as a child? I’d never have guessed you were that old.

  7. rockmother permalink

    Annie – cheers – when you next come over I shall cook that breakfast for you. And thank you for thinking! xx<br/><br/>Momo Madster – yes the world so is – you are right Momo. Can you ski in Finland?<br/><br/>Axeminster Victim Man – thank you Axer – will try but highly unlikely at mo – am staying close to home for the wee one xx<br/><br/>Jimmy Pages Trooserster – yes – I’m quite sorry about no10 too but enough is enough. Congrats on your shortlist – brilliant news.<br/><br/>Who’s A Naughty Boy – phnar phnar – cheek!<br/><br/>Listen To What I Said (aka Who’s A Naughty Boy Then – I’m not that old! Diana Dors was old (and a bit bloated I recall but soooo nice – she called me sweetie) and I was 8 or 9 at the time.

  8. Momentary Madness permalink

    Can you ski?<br/>The best time to ski is Jan/Feb when (and if) the weather is mild. minus 10 to 15 makes the snow a little hard to maneuver on- it becomes like ice. However the cold weather does vary and if you live here you can take advantage at the given opportunity.<br/>The local council provide winter sports facilities- the public playing fields which are divided into two sand and grass surface. The sand surface is watered – when the winter proper starts – till a thick ice is formed and then the machines maintain the smooth surface over the six months of fucking freezing winter. Yon can skate fre of charge all day and night till the flood lights go out bout nine or ten, o yes and there???s usually music too. <br/>Around the town there are small lakes with walk ways which cease to be walk ways (forbidden) in winter. The ski track machines make duel tracks left and right just like road traffic. The tracks are about six inches deep where naturally you skis fit snugly into and off you go. Great for beginners, but everybody uses them- in fact that???s all I can use. You wouldn???t catch me going down hill. <br/>I was quite amazed when I saw the machines slowing making tracks around the lake. I was walking naturally being a foreigner and not being familiar. <br/>Other than that you can rent ski-dos Quads with skis and drive around on the wide open lakes.<br/>You have to have someone who knows a little, a guide because if you get lost breakdown you may have a mobile phone but if you???re not properly dressed (in minus 15 to 20) you could lose your fingers in 40 mins. And freeze to death (if you somehow managed to get wet, the cold sets in very fast)<br/>I???m going on. Enough.

  9. rockmother permalink

    Momo Madster – wow – Finland sounds great and very civilised in a community way. Can I ski? No! But skiing sounds and looks fun for sure.

  10. FirstNations permalink

    AHA YOU ARE FOUND!!!<br/><br/>that am a good meme. i just may gank that sapsucker. now i must backread. been missing you! and your music!

  11. Betty permalink

    Re: number (1). That sort of thing happens in every family, doesn’t it?<br/><br/>Hope you are okay x

  12. Istvanski permalink

    No 31: The fact that that you’re prepared to settle or even consider getting married to someone who isn’t the ‘real one’ is worrying.<br/>But seeing as though this is meant to be a fun meme, we’ll let you off.

  13. Roman Empress permalink

    I wouldn’t go on the game either, I’d rather starve. I could be a madam though, at a push…

  14. savannah permalink

    the things we learn about each other, sugar! 😉 xoxox

  15. rivergirlie permalink

    tra la la – you are lovely. xx

  16. rockmother permalink

    HRH Firstness: (I am curtseying) YES! I am here – have been sort of hiding and lurking and occasionally lurching forward to comment here and there. Oh I have been missing you too – will try to adjust the lack of music for you. Wait?! What? You can listen now? HURRAY! XX<br/><br/>Betty – oh yes – all the time in my functionally dysfunctional upbringing! Am fine and striding forth like Boadicea whilst inwardly cringing like a delicate nervy flower..x<br/><br/>Isterness – no – I meant in a cartoon Shrek like way – ie: I thought I was marrying ‘the one’ but then there was a choir of angels and a bright light and then the real one appeared and everyone started singing Happy Day with a solo from James Brown – so a bit tongue on cheek really on no 31. xx<br/><br/>Roman Empress – I agree – I would make a fabulous madam – organised, good on the phone and excellent at tidying up and making tea<br/><br/>Savmarshmamama – oh I know – it’s shocking isn’t it xxx<br/><br/>Rivergirlie – tra la la – you are too! xxx

  17. Ad (L E B) permalink

    Never mind the quizzes. Where’s the podcasts?<br/>Get moving girl.<br/><br/>I’ve done another over at Radio Wunderbar to get you skanking.

  18. Axe Victim permalink

    Finger out chop chop!!!

  19. behindblueeyes permalink

    Lesbian stalker. That’s funny! Sounds like my family. It sounds like you have had an iteresting life.

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