Friday, February 23, 2007

Jumping on the bandwagon.

I've read this on a few blogs and decided to give it a go. It's a long one so I hope you all have some staying power!

1. Are your parents married or divorced? My biological parents are divorced my Mum and Dad are married.

2. Are you a vegetarian? No, I didn't eat meat for eight years but missed bacon too much.

3. Do you believe in Heaven? I would like to.

4. Have you ever come close to dying? Fell down the Avon Gorge at the age of six, crashed the moped off the Greek mountain (yes, I'll post the story soon) and suffered pre eclampsia on my first pregnancy after having been diagnosed with a very low platelet count in the early stages of the pregnancy.

5. What jewellery do you wear 24/7? My earrings, small silver studs with tiny diamonds, a gift from my Granny.

6. Favourite time of day? When my family eat a meal together (in harmony)!

7. Do you eat the stems of broccoli? Only in soup.

8. Do you wear makeup? When I go out or when I can be bothered, I go for a natural look.

9. Have you ever had plastic surgery? No.

10. If you did, what would you do? I'm too much of a wimp to go under the knife for no reason!

11. What do you wear to bed? When it's cold thermal pjs, when it's hot not a lot.

12. Have you ever done anything illegal? Yes, I was young and should have known better.

13. Can you roll your tongue? No, nor can I roll my r's.

14. Do you tweeze your eyebrows? Daily, well I wouldn't want you to confuse me with a werewolf!

15. What kind of sneakers? I only wear trainers for tennis and am currently wearing Hi Tec. Thinking about buying some chocolate brown Converse.

16. Do you believe in abortions? Yes, I believe in freedom of choice for women, I do not think that abortion should be seen as a form of birth control.

17. What is your hair colour? Natural: nondescript mousy brown. Today: vibrant brown with a hint of red (well that's what it's supposed to be)!

18. Future child's name? I don't think there will be any future children but names I liked but Joules didn't are Sark, Elijah and Ellie.

19. Do you snore? Apparently I do, never heard me though!

20. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? It use to be Nepal, now I'd quite like to visit New Zealand.

21. Do you sleep with stuffed animals? Is Joules a stuffed animal?

22. If you won the lottery what would you do first? Faint with the shock (I don't play the lottery)!

23. Gold or silver? Silver everytime.

24. Hamburger or hot dog? BLT.

25. If you could eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be? Soup, then I could make lots of different flavours including strawberry soup.

26. City, beach, or country? I'm a city girl though and through but love living here in Dublin, five minutes walk from the beach and ten minutes drive from the countryside. The best of all worlds.

27. What was the last thing you touched. The mouse.

28. Where did you eat last? At the table.

29. When was the last time you cried? Today, I felt like a bad mother.

30. Do you read blogs? Well doh, of course but I do have a life as well.

31. Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex? I don't think so, wouldn't want to spend my time farting and scratching my balls!

32. Have you ever been involved with the police? Yes. That's got you interested!

33. What's your favourite shampoo, conditioner and soap? I don't have a favourite. I like my shower gel to be zesty, shampoo and conditioner is usually whatever is on offer.

34. Do you talk in your sleep? So I've been told.

35. Ocean or pool? Pool for swimming, ocean for family fun at the beach.

36. Sauna or whirlpool. Whirlpool.

37. Starbucks or Krispy Kreme? Krispy Kreme, we can't get them here!

38. Window seat or aisle? Window seat through choice, as I travel with three children it's usually the aisle.

39. Ever met anyone famous? Met or seen? Went to the toilet in the cubicle next to Paula Yates once, Dillon played with Patsy Kensits son in Dun Laoghaire as she sat watching on the floor, I live in the same neighbourhood as and occasionally see Bono and The Edge. I'm not name dropping...honest!

40. Do you feel you've had a truly successful life? How do you measure success? I am happy most of the time, I am a positive, glass half full person and am very content.

41. Do you twirl or cut your spaghetti? Twirl of course (after my English teacher taught me at the age of 18).

42. Ricki Lake or Oprah Winfrey? Neither, Neighbours.

43. Basketball or football? Tennis.

44. How long do your showers last? If I'm washing my hair about eight minutes, if I'm not two minutes, (have you seen my shower)?

45. Automatic or stick? Gear stick all the way.

46. Cake or ice cream? Cake and ice cream though not strawberry flavour.

47. Are you self conscious? Not really, like me or lump me, I am what I am.

48. Have you ever drank so much you threw up? Yes, but not for a long time...honest Mum.

49. Have you ever given money to a beggar? No.

50. Have you ever been in love? Yes, what a great feeling.

51. Where do you wish you were? Skiing with my family.

52. Are you wearing socks? Yes and boots.

53. Have you ever ridden in an ambulance? Never.

54. Can you tango? Who are you talking to, I love to dance, I am the queen of dance: disco, polka, salsa, line dancing, barn dancing, ceili, waltz, ballet, tap. Never done the tango but I'm sure I could.

55. What was the last gift you received? A picture from Ben.

56. What was the last sport you played? Does the wii count as a sport? Tennis then.

57. What things do you spend a lot of money on? The mortgage, food, bills. I do live in Ireland.

58. Where do you live? Dublin, Ireland.

59. Where were you born? Bristol, England.

60. Last wedding attended. Joules cousin, September 2002.

61. There was no 61. Apparently it was extremely inappropriate for blogs read by parents.

62. Favourite position? On the tennis court playing on the left, watching TV lying directly opposite the screen is my place only, sit there at your peril.

63. What is your most hated food? Broad beans.

64. What is your most hated pop? Fizzy orange.

65. Can you sing? No although I do like to. I am even worse than this, (well worth clicking here).

66. Who was the last person you instant messaged? Bernie.

67. Where was the last place you went on holiday? Went to Bristol last month.

68. Favourite regular drink? Peppermint tea or alcoholic would be vodka and coke.

69. Favourite current song? Hmmmm not really up on the charts so I'd have to say U2 and Greenday, The Saints are Coming.

70. Tag 3 people. Only if you want to: John, Erik and Mark.


Emma in Canada said...

Very interesting Beccy! Does that not mean you also live in the same neighbourhood as Maeve Binchy? I once heard her say she lived near Bono. I used to chat on yahoo with someone who claimed to be him, twas very good for a laugh.

ChrisB said...

beccy there are a few answers I need to discuss with you!!!

Kevin Charnas said...

Would you ask Bono to marry me please? thanks.

And at first I thought that you meant Orange fizzy POOP (not pop). I thought, what the hell??? That's got to be messy.

~ej said...

that was interesting...i think i will do this when i have time next week. :-)

my4kids said...

I'm glad you posted a picture because I have never heard of Broad Beans... Is that and Irish thing or something?
So you talk in your sleep to? Does it ever get you in trouble? Apparently I say some strange things in mine, hehe. Izzak to you should hear it, its to funny.

Brooke - Little Miss Moi said...

Dear beccy. You like soup! (I have oft been laffed at for my soup addiction). You like silver. You don't wear makeup. You're so my long lost best friend!

Beccy said...

Emma I do live in the same area as Maeve and many other famous people. It's a really nice part of Dublin but house prices are crazy hence we live in a shoe box. I've never seen Maeve but the place to catch these people I believe is Dalkey.

Look forward to it mum.

Kevin I will after I've asked him to marry me!

It takes quite a long time Elena Jane.

My4kids, I'm actually English and lived their till my early 20's. My parents had allotments and grew many vegetables including the braod beans. I hated them with a vengence and can still remember how they made me gag.

Little Miss Moi and you wear knee high socks! May the similarities continue.

ChrisB said...

beccy meant to say the bono link doesn't work

Steffi said...

Very interesting to read for me ,Beccy and good to know now more about you ;O) !

Beccy said...

Changed the Bono link Mum.

Thanks Steffi.

my4kids said...

Sorry about that I think I knew that you were English but it was and still is right now very late or should I say early here right now it is 2 am. I really need to go to bed now.

Asha said...

WOW!! That was a long one.Accidents are part of your life Beccy! ;D
I bet you have seen Heaven quite a few times.Better believe it!!

Unknown said...

Do I believe in heaven? NO.
Am I vegetarian? NO.
Have I nearly died? YES. Seven years ago, by a rather large tree.(see profile). 60/40 against survival.

Sam said...

beccy - i felt the same way about broad beans until I ate them fresh and shelled. Yes, chefs take the skins off and the best way to eat them when spring first arrives and they are tiny and young and tender. i guarantee you would like them.
They couldn't be further removed from those big fat smeary things wearing thick, tough grey jackets that we used to be forced to eat as children.

Beccy said...

No worries my4kids, I've never seen them here in Ireland but then I've never looked!

It sure took a long time Asha.

I'm glad you were the 40% John!

Maybe if I ever get to SF Sam, I'll be able to try them.

frannie said...

I gave up meat as well, but missed bacon too much, too!

and I would die if I couldn't get a Krispy Kreme. You poor, poor dear!

enidd said...

thanks for entertaining enid while she's ill, beccy. enid loves soup too. in molvania she has to make all her own from scratch because the only ones in the shops are those awful powdered ones in packets made from chemicals.

Beccy said...

Frannie, I never knew what I was missing until I visited the US a few years back, mmmmmmmmmm krispey creme donuts.

I hope Enid had lots of soup to help her get better.

Ailsa said...

Very interesting!

What are Krispy Kreme?

sallywrites said...

I always wanted to call one of our children Imogen,as I think that Imogen Stubbs is beautiful - but hubby hated that choice. So we didn't!

Beccy said...

Ailsa, krispey kremes are donuts from America. I'm not a big donut fan, in fact the Irish cannot make donuts but Sainsburys in the UK make delicious donuts. Krispey kreme donuts come in many different flavours/toppings and are delicious.

Sally Imogen is a lovely name but I found that men can be quite fussy when it comes to naming their children.

Anonymous said...

I noticed you'd tagged me here recently. You'll have to allow me some time to get around to it, but I will do it - just no promises on how soon.