Monthly Archives: November 2008

Mental Flossing

Just so you guys know, I have to
alter these questions a little so they make sense. Most normal people aren’t
using these as triggers for blog writing, they are answering them in the
comments of the site I pinch them from.

1. What was your favorite children’s book as a kid? Any really great
books or authors most people haven’t discovered?

The books I remember the most are
the classics that my moms bought for me and my brother… amongst them were
Heidi, Seven Cousins, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Beautiful Joe, Black Beauty,
Tom Sawyer and a couple of others. I read all of Ronald Dahl, Beverly Cleary
and Judy Blume. When I was really young I liked “The Monster at the End of this
Book” (it has Grover in it and it is very, very funny). “A Wrinkle in Time” is
a fantastic children’s book that I think more people should read, and as an
adult one of my favourite books is “The Little Prince”.  Oh, I also like the Harry Potter books, but I
suppose I really shouldn’t admit to that…


2. Do you have any random questions you’d like
to see answered?

Do ducks’ feet get
cold when they are swimming in a pond in the winter?  If not, why not? And if so, how the freak can
they stand it?

3. What’s the farthest you ever walked?

I’m assuming this
means in one go. I don’t know. There have been a few times where I’ve walked
for hours and hours through cities just touring around.

4.  Do you have any favorite sites to find
great stories?

Not particularly. I
use Google Reader to catch up on all sorts of stories though. I find blogs that
catch my eye and keep up with them.

5. What not-yet-released movie are you most
excited about?

I’m so behind on
movies that I don’t even know what’s coming up. I should probably get myself a
TV. I never know what is going on anymore.

No more blog?

Once again, here I am about to apologise for not blogging. Sigh. It does seem to be something that I fall into and out of again.  Which is not cool. But I do want to reassure everyone who reads my blog (I think mainly at this point this is now an open letter to Careybatgirl… does anyone else read this anymore? Or have I just been whining too much?) that I will continue to write it. Here and there. Maybe more than before. It is back on the priority list.

So what happened? For a little while there I was SO GOOD! I was even writing every day.  Well, work happened. Work has been pooping all over the rest of my life for the last few months and it is impeding my abilitity to do… anything. Or that’s what I’m going with.

So, yah. Work. Depressing. Not cool. And I didn’t want to moan about it all the time. Because that is also NOT COOL.  So that’s my first excuse. It’s a good ‘un.

Second problem: Twitter. The Curse of the Micro-Blog! Although I also don’t update there very often either… even though I can do so right from my freaking phone. Maybe this is a poor excuse.

Third: I always WAS a lazy bastard. Moving to England didn’t change that. Seriously.

I have been writing down some blog ideas though, and I’m going to try to keep doing that. Because I would like to be writing more, even if it is just the crap that I put into my blog every once in a while. I’m hoping that by blogging, I’ll keep the crap from piling up (so to speak). Might help me sleep at night if I’m not lying awake thinking about stupid stuff like whether or not ducks’ feet get cold in the winter and stuff. I also should try to tie my Twitter posts to my blog – sometimes I just write absolute nonsense (like when I was waiting in line at the post office – that reminds me, I need envelopes – and there was a guy in there with a hearing dog and the dog was stinky) but other times I think it could be a jump-off point for a longer blog post. Or something.

So far I have eight things to write about on my list. And I’m thinking there could be a lot more. So I’m going to try writing more often again. Let’s see how long I can keep it up this time.

>Brain Flossing

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1. What was your first Halloween costume?

I’m not 100% sure on this one… but I seem to remember pictures of me dressed up like a train engineer and I would have been very young. The first costume I remember picking on my own was Count from Sesame Street. But I had to wear my winter coat over my costume because it was cold and I remember being pretty pissed off about that. I mean, really… the Count doesn’t wear a pink puffy coat!

2. How are the trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood?

This year I only caught glimpses of trick-or-treaters as I left my house to go to a party. Even if I was sitting at home (which I very nearly did this year), my flat is at the back of the house and I wouldn’t have dealt with the little monsters anyway.

3. Speaking of treats, what’s your single favorite kind of candy?

If we aren’t including any sort of chocolate – and I don’t think we should… it should be in its own category – then I would have to say Red Hot Feet, which I’ve not seen (or tasted!) in a million years. Give or take a couple of decades.

4. Speaking of tricks, what’s the most memorable prank you ever pulled on someone (doesn’t have to be Halloween related).

I believe I made my brother eat cat poo once. Not a lot! Just a taste. He probably doesn’t remember it being as funny as I do.

Original Comments:

Carey wrote (on 15/11/08):
you should floss more

Brain Flossing

1. What was your first Hallowe’en costume?

I’m not 100% sure on this one… but I seem to remember pictures of me dressed up like a train engineer and I would have been very young. The first costume I remember picking on my own was Count from Seasame Street. But I had to wear my winter coat over my costume because it was cold and I remember being pretty pissed off about that. I mean, really… the Count doesn’t wear a pink puffy coat!

2. How are the trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood?

This year I only caught glimpses of trick-or-treaters as I left my house to go to a party. Even if I was sitting at home (which I very nearly did this year), my flat is at the back of the house and I wouldn’t have dealt with the little monsters anyway.

3. Speaking of treats, what’s your single favorite kind of candy?

If we aren’t including any sort of chocolate – and I don’t think we should… it should be in its own category – then I would have to say Red Hot Feet, which I’ve not seen (or tasted!) in a million years. Give or take a couple of decades.

4. Speaking of tricks, what’s the most memorable prank you ever pulled on someone (doesn’t have to be Halloween related).

I believe I made my brother eat cat poo once. Not a lot! Just a taste. He probably doesn’t remember it being as funny as I do.