The genius that is Molly Potter. She is testing me. She left this comment (below) on my last post. I told her I can't blog to order but then I realized I didn't have a topic for tomorrow, even tho' it's technically Wordless Weekends, so I thought I'd just roll all of her suggestions for posts into one post. I have no idea how or why she came up with these random ideas but nevertheless it gave me something to write about and for that I'm always grateful.Her questions are in black. My answers are in blue.
Thanks Molly. I think. :-)
Molly: You have 25 more posts before the end of November so I would like to suggest a post...if you choose to blog about any of the following...I will feel honoured...
- the components of your ideal party
people. people with personalities preferably. and somebody who tells mad jokes and makes me split my sides. and lots of food and drink.
- personality traits you admire most in others
patience. kindness. warmth, humour, and the ability to ignore my failings.
- a gesture of kindness you once did that you are proud of
i let my husband have the remote control all night one night and i never complained.
(i'm going to heaven for that)
- a nasty school memory
i tripped while getting off the school bus in front of a boy i had a crush on. i was so embarrassed i pretended i was knocked out and stayed down. i think he stepped over me.
- - things you learnt at school that you can still remember
get in the dinner line before the fitzpatricks or there'll be nowt left.
- your most stressful journey
22hr return flight (including 12 hr delay in manchester airport) from england with 3 kids and no husband to help me. i fought with the flight attendant on the way home, cried until the snot came down my face and refused to budge when she asked me to. i'd plonked myself in an empty seat in first class with the baby so that the two boys could stretch out on our three seats back in the peasants' section. they were exhausted and out cold. not surprising really as they'd had to sit in an airport departure lounge for 12 hrs and then wait another hour on the plane before take off. i'd probably be arrested these days but hell hath no fury like a frazzled mother with hungry and tired kids. don't even mess with me.
- the recipe for your favourite meal
recipe? bloody hell. i blogged one way back but to be honest i don't do recipes anymore; though i do have Jamie Oliver's latest book in the kitchen. i'm having people over for dinner tomorrow night and i am doing italian food. pasta with sausage, rigatoni with meatballs, salad, crusty bread etc. the only thing that i will be making will be the pasta and the salad. there's a fabulous italian shop here where the owner and his wife make everything themselves with amazing love and fantastic ingredients so i don't have to.
- a description of a friend you really value
truthful, patient, forgiving, loyal, and preferably fatter than me.
- your opinion of head lice
well, i'm a bit of an expert on the subject actually. i was responsible for the kids in the nursery school where i worked for many years. i would check their heads regularly and try to help their parents treat them and keep them at bay. it was a hard battle. i can spot nits at 20 paces and know how to remove 'em painlessly.
- a detailed and sequential description of what you did between 12.31 p.m. and 1.07 p.m. today
well today at that time i was having lunch with two of my oldest friends. they are both english and we used to be neighbours on the same street here. we have a lot in common including kids that grew up together. today we were slagging off coronation street for about 1/2 an hr. i was saying how bloody ridiculous it is now, how everyone who lives on the street works on the street and how many murders there have been etc. we had quite the dialogue on that subject. very entertaining it was. we've all actually visited the set at one time or another over the years and we were howling at how filthy and nasty it was and how i put a note thru jim mcdonald's letterbox and told him to clean his windows. btw, none of us would ever dream of missing an episode.
- expressions you use regularly as catchphrases
hmm, i might say the eff word more than i should but only if it's safe. you know, if i know it's not going to offend the person i'm with. i like to eff and blind on occasion it's a good stress reliever but i know me place and don't do it in front of the vicar.
- if you owned your ideal shop, what would it sell? Describe it.
fish and chips. me and my geordie friend fantasize about that. but we reckon we'd be eating the chips faster than we'd sell 'em so it might not work out too well.
- If you could choose any shop to grab as much as you can to keep in 3 minutes, which shop would you choose and why?
have to be a grocery store. i've always fancied doing one of those mad trolley dash things. on your marks, get set and GET OUT OF MY WAY!
- When someone doesn’t take a shine to you, what do you think causes that usually?
molly, come on. have you met me? everybody likes me. silly.
- YOUR FAVOURITE CAPITAL LETTER
well "I" obviously. it's all about me innit?
That was fun. Only 24 to go! Yay!