Thursday, February 13, 2014

Let Me Gently Probe your Mind



We're snowed in up to our eyeballs here in Baltimore so time to switch on the computer for some light relief.


So, I got challenged by another blogger to share 11 things about me

My 11 questions are:

1. What advice would you give your brand new blogging self now?

Don't air all your dirty laundry in public.

2. What four words would you say to your 18 year old self?

David Bowie is never going to marry you.

3. What three things do you think define you as either a Brit or American?

Obsession with strong cups of tea  or lack thereof

Ability to go for long walks in icy rain and enjoy it because it is 'bracing'

Deep and abiding love of the Eurovision Song Contest especially the year Bucks Fizz won.



4. Which TV show character are you and why?


Well I am definitely Eddie from Ab Fab because I love to drink a lot of wine and natter inanely. Also, we are kindred spirits in that I have never been on a diet for more than half a day.

5. Apocalypse Now or Mary Poppins?

I haven't seen Apocalypse Now so it's Chim Chim Charoo all the way for me!

6. Are white lies okay to tell? Please elaborate!

Yes of course. If you are getting  ready to go out and your friend has poured herself into an outfit that does her no favors, maybe like these green leggings ....



and she maybe asks you, 'do I look fat in these?' then the answer is always NO so as not to hurt her feelings. And then you can say something like 'Although that color does make you look a bit washed out' and help her pick something from her wardrobe that makes her look less like a stuffed courgette.


7. Whether you are a parent or not, what are the three most important things about raising a child?

The greatest gift you can give your child is time.

Children will make a lot of mess and break all your furniture. Get over it.

Sometimes it is easiest to feed your toddler spaghetti and meatballs in the bath for easy cleanup.

8. Favourite swear word and why?

I have so many favorites it is impossible to choose.

9. If you could have one super power what would it be?

Eating a lot of cake and staying slim.

10. Worst holiday experience ever.

I think it might have been when I was 15 and went on an overnight ski trip with my mum in a coach and I drank a bottle of whisky with some lads in the back  and threw up all over myself and passed out and when I woke up in the morning with the mother and father of all hangovers and my mum explained what had happened I said, "Why didn't you stop me doing that?" and she said, "Well I wanted to teach you a lesson." Lesson learnt. I cannot touch whisky since that day.

11. Elevator pitch to the Huffington Post, no more than 30 words, for your blog…..

When this London City Chick swapped life in the fast lane for the slow pace of Baltimore, USA she decided to blog about it. Follow her ups and downs as she swaps crumpets for crab cakes.


Now I have to:

• Acknowledge the nominating blogger by linking back to their blog – thanks Claire at http://ukdesperatehousewifeusa.com/

• Invite 11 more bloggers to take up the challenge and give them 11 questions to answer.

Here are my questions:

1. If you could go back in history who would you most like to meet?
2. What was one of the most embarassing things your kid said in public?
3. If you were an animal what would you be and why?
4. Have you ever eaten Haggis? Did you like it?
5. What's the stupidest thing you have said in a job interview?
6. Do you believe in friendship between men and women?
7. Is Kate Middleton someone you look up to or someone who seems awfully nice but basically completely uninteresting?
8. Do you feel like you are a slave to technology?
9. Have you ever had a chip butty? If not would you like to?
10. If you were on a desert island what one record from the 80s would you bring with you?
11. Do you understand the rules of American football?

Okay, so, the nominees are…

http://www.veryboredincatalunya.com

http://www.metropolitanmum.co.uk

http://honestmum.com

http://mother.wife.me.com

http://thelifestylista.com

http://slapdashmama.blogspot.com/

http://www.blogiota.blogspot.com/

http://www.theamericanresident.com/

http://i-say-tomato.blogspot.com/

http://lostinthepond.blogspot.com

http://gladley.blogspot.com/


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15 comments:

Memphis Steve said...

OK, number one, definitely! And talking about Eurovision, wasn't there where Abba won back in '74 with Waterloo? I was just talking about Abba on my own blog this very evening.

mother.wife.me said...

Love this, your questions have made me hoot - just hope I can make interesting answers.

So, a David Bowie crush back in the day hey!

Going to schedule this onto the blog for Monday

Metropolitan Mum said...

Awww. Chucks. Haven't been tagged in a long time. Xxxx

Vicki Psarias said...

Fab post and love that pic of you-thanks for tagging me but I am useless at these things-love your list though, come back to Blighty and we'll get you a strong cuppa!

MommyHeadache said...

Memphis Steve Try watching the Eurovision you can watch it on the internet - it is on in April I think. It is FAB.Camp as Christmas. No one will EVER hold a candle to ABBA in tight spandex tho.

Iota said...

Thanks for this, and I've done it!

Michelloui said...

Hahaha! This made me laugh. Okay, I'm on it... :)

mother.wife.me said...

Ahem, this is a timely reminder that I started my post on this, but due to half-term, I did not finish... next week!!! #AllAboutYou - David Bowie eh!

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Zarouhi Zaz said...

So can we please talk about n.6 - and add, that you would then as a friend discreetly remove those green leggings and put them on the nearest available bonfire! And n.10 - ah, parenting, ah, drunkeness, and learning the hard way - nothing quite like it! great questions, super to learn a bit more about you, thanks for linking to #AllAboutYou

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What a great way to get to know more about our blogging friends. Thanks for sharing. #AllAboutYou

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Pat White said...

This is the first time I have read your blog. Great fun! I couldn't help but answer your questions:

Here are my questions:

1. If you could go back in history who would you most like to meet?
My Irish ancestors who were hung as horse thieves. I think I could have given them a “heads up” about their future and maybe saved them.

2. What was one of the most embarrassing things your kid said in public?
My kids never embarrassed me (I have a goldfish’s memory.). So, here is a friend’s story. She and her 2 year old were returning from Germany where her husband had been stationed in the Army. After a long flight and while waiting for another connection, her daughter was acting out. Her Mom reached for her to get her to settle in a seat and her daughter screamed, “Mommy, Mommy don’t beat me!” Good thing it happened over 45 years ago. CPS would have arrested her today!

3. If you were an animal what would you be and why?
I would be a sloth. They can sleep all day and never be criticized.
4. Have you ever eaten Haggis? Did you like it?
Is that something like Ding Dongs? My question is what person had the idea to stuff a sheep’s stomach and then eat it?
5. What's the stupidest thing you have said in a job interview?
When asked where I saw myself in 10 years at the company, I answered, “In your job.”
6. Do you believe in friendship between men and women?
Depends on how old the men and women are.
7. Is Kate Middleton someone you look up to or someone who seems awfully nice but basically completely uninteresting?
Well, she is someone I look up to because I admire her ability to live in a fishbowl. She seems nice, and if she weren’t married to Prince William, she probably would be completely uninteresting.
8. Do you feel like you are a slave to technology?
No, I am a captive of technology. But I am also technologically handicapped, so I am pretty happy most of the time.
9. Have you ever had a chip butty? If not would you like to?
If I have ever had a chip butty, I hope someone would have told me. No one has so I am assuming I haven’t. Just looked it up. I hate British food, but my husband eats peanut butter and mustard sandwiches. His signal that I need to go to the grocery store.

10. If you were on a desert island what one record from the 80s would you bring with you?
Would I have a record player? I was involved with babies and little kids during that era. Maybe something like music to make your baby sleep?
11. Do you understand the rules of American football?
Yes, run, kick, win.

Pat White said...

No that you care about my answers. But the questions were great!