3 hours ago
Thursday, 26 January 2012
My first ever 'me-me'
This posting comes about via Jason Shaw's rather excellent blog - www.seafrontdiary.com - on 25th Jan 2012, and is my initial foray into the world of revealing 'warts-and-all'.
At this stage I'm just going to dip my toe in and play only one of the items he lists viz answering questions he's set about oneself. I may follow up on the rest of it later.
So here we go:-
1. What is your favourite cartoon character?
Not the most auspicious start. Never been a particular fan of the genre, but I remember rushing home from school to catch a daily 'Popeye' cartoon - though it was his getting out of predicaments with the aid of that spinach that amused me rather than the character itself.
2. Coffee or tea?
Tea. Could I have PG tips de-caff PLUS some earl grey, please? (A few slices of lemon as well would be perfect.)
3. The best thing you've ever done in your life?
Running a London Marathon, perhaps, in 1997 - but renouncing the R.C. faith would also be a biggie. Then there's having the courage of moving to Germany, alone (even though it didn't work out).......
4. The worst thing you'll ever admit doing in your life.
Easy - but painful, so please forgive lack of detail.
By my careless action in one case and my laziness in another, causing the death of the family pet canary and another family pet, a lovely all-white cat. Both happened in my teenage years, about 3 or 4 years apart. Never forgiven myself since - and the experiences have been hanging around like an albatross ever since.
5. How many people will answer the above question honestly?
Most would, I think - though those who've committed a heinous act and/or crime may understandably not wish to divulge. I was totally honest with my own answer.
6. Is there a god?
Probably not. But if there is, then he/she/it hasn't made a very good job of 'Creation'. I reckon that I, and most people with even average intelligence, on being given total omnipotence and omniscience could have done a great deal better.
7. Do you like Brussels sprouts?
Love em! But then I live alone! ;-)
8. Would you lend me £150?
I think so, but I'd first need convincing that it was absolutely vital for you (or for anyone else) to have it. I'd also be telling you (or whomever) what a nuisance it was pulling it out of my funds which are being kept sacrosanctly intact for a particular purpose.
9. Would you lend a politician £150?
You've got to be kidding! But if said person was also a friend I probably would.
10. Peanut butter or jam (American 'jelly') ?
Peanut butter. Crunchy, please.
11. What has been the most memorable place you've ever visited?
So many to choose from, but could well be St Petersburg - or Leningrad, as then was (1974). Only there for 3 days but it's lingered in the mind, moreso than Moskva did.
So there we are. It's been fun, Jase. Thank you. Must do it (or something similar) again sometime!