blogging gobbledygook and such

Tagged by Poonam! Later by Baikong. πŸ™‚

1. Last movie you saw in a theater?
I can’t remember! I keep meaning to keep track of movies I’ve watched like I do with my books… I’ve just finished watching Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark on tv, does that count?

2. What book are you reading?
Timothy of the Cay by Theodore Taylor.

3. Favorite board game?
Does Taboo count? I like Scrabble and Othello as well.

4. Favorite magazine?
I like to read Cleo, but I don’t read much of magazines… I’m not reading as many books as I would like, as it is!

5. Favorite smells?
The smell of chocolate! I also love fruity or floral or baby smells.

6. Favorite sounds?
Baby talk (by a baby).

7. Worst feeling in the world?
When you feel something negative very intensely.

8. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up?
What time is it? (I have excellent body clock so I don’t need an alarm… usually awake around 5 or 6 in the morning… long story.)

9. Favorite fast food place?
McDonald’s. I like Wendy’s and Carl’s Jr (chilli cheese fries!!!), but they are expensive and far away from where I live, so…

10. Future child’s name?
Ah, I’ve got a Chinese name for a girl, but haven’t picked anything particular for English names. At the moment, I like the names Aerin for a girl and Nathaniel for a boy.

11. Finish this statement. β€œIf I had lot of money I’d….?
Invest in property and let my money do the work for me, so I can spend my days as I please, like reading and blogging! πŸ˜€

12. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
A friend gave me a stuffed plush cow toy, it’s on my bed, but I hug my smelly pillows. :mrgreen:

13. Storms – cool or scary?
Scary – my modem got fried because of it once. πŸ‘Ώ Totally my fault, but still!

14. Favorite drink?
I love nothing better than cold water. But if I feel like something else, I love anything chocolatey. For something fruity, I like orange and aloe vera juice (not together, though, haven’t tried that).

15. Finish this statement, β€œIf I had the time I would….”?
Start my reading project of reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy within a year. That said, I don’t believe I don’t have time, but I don’t make it a priority.

16. Do you eat the stems on broccoli?
I do, but I don’t like it much.

17. If you could dye your hair any color, what would be your choice?
Red at the bottom part of my hair.

18. Name all the different cities/towns you’ve lived in?
None, I’ve live in the same state my whole life.

19. Favorite sports to watch?
Football, badminton, gymnastics, water gymnastics.

20. One nice thing about the person who sent this to you?
She seems very nice from what Ish has told me about her. πŸ™‚

21. What’s under your bed?
Hair and dust, but I don’t have a bed per se, it’s just a mattress on the floor.

22. Would you like to be born as yourself again?
Uh, okay.

23. Morning person, or night owl?
Morning person, definitely. I get tired by 11pm.

24. Over easy, or sunny side up?
Fried or scrambled or boiled, that’s it. (What does over easy means?)

25. Favorite place to relax?
In front of my computer.

26. Favorite pie?
Chicken pie or shepherd’s pie.

27. Favorite ice cream flavor?

28. Of all the people you tagged this to, who’s most likely to respond first?
Tagging: Nightwriter and Juan. I think Nightwriter will do it first.

Comments on: "Twenty Questions Disguised As A Meme!" (21)

  1. Start my reading project of reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy within a year. That said, I don’t believe I don’t have time, but I don’t make it a priority.
    Doesn’t take that long… coming from a person who has read it 16 times. :mrgreen:

    Btw, I love your theme. πŸ™‚

    sulz: i just couldn’t! i read about as far as the beginning of the third book and i just gave up.

    thanks! enjoy it while it lasts. πŸ˜‰ i have a penchant for changing themes every few months or so.

  2. The split narratives can get on you, the first time you read. I nearly gave it up the first time, but then I read through it and came to find the beauty. At first I liked the Aragorn/others part more, but later it has been the Frodo part.

    If you still feel bored to read it, try reading the appendixes, I’m sure they’ll renew interest in the book. πŸ™‚

    sulz: the problem was that it was kinda mentally strenuous to read it! it’s nice, yes, but damn it’s like mental exercise in some way. i read to destress, not be stressed after! πŸ˜†

  3. Scrabble is everybody’s favorite game and this is the third place I’m shouting this at. WHY DOESN’T ANYONE LIKE BOARD GAMES THAT DON’T REQUIRE BRAINS?! *commits suicide because he doesn’t want to be in a world where everyone plays Scrabble*. 😐

    sulz: haha, ‘cos i like blogging and reading so it’s only natural i like word-based games! and i did say i like taboo first. 8) i also like monopoly.

  4. I’m with you on the Lord of the Rings! I love the books but they’re like reading an encyclopedia at times; more detail than story, so you just have to plough through. I need to reread them at some stage myself; I don’t think I took it all in the first time. So you like Scrabble too… did you know there used to be a Scrabble TV show? We never got it in Aus so I don’t know if it was any good but it looked like fun! πŸ™‚

    Btw, Aerin is a beautiful name. You don’t think Nathaniel might get beaten up, though? :mrgreen: I’ve always liked Jezri for a girl.

    sulz: gee, i’d thought you of all people would find reading lotr not a problem! well, i like taboo, but only if many people played it. for a few people, scrabble is better. scrabble tv show… sounds kinda boring for the viewers. πŸ˜› i mean, it’ll just be like watching any scrabble competition, wouldn’t it?

    thanks, someone i told about thought aerin is a weird name, haha! what’s wrong with nathaniel? we could call him nate… it could always be his middle name or something! πŸ˜€ jezri, did you make them up yourself? sounds very urban and chic. πŸ˜‰

  5. OH MY! Somebody lent me their Lord of the Rings colection…. I CAN’T DO IT! I just CAN’T!

    The only reason I kept on trying is because people keep saying they’re good….

    It’s time I have to return the books… I could not read them. I don’t really want to bother trying again, especially when there are such cool books to read waiting for me!

    sulz: haha, and who was it who told me she had nothing to read? πŸ˜‰ but yeah, i agree that you shouldn’t force yourself to read something that you just can’t… that said, i’m still going to give it a try, maybe i could the next time! πŸ™‚

  6. @sulz: I am glad you justified my faith in you by being the first to do this meme. πŸ˜‰

    And What good did Ish tell about me? I am curious. And I want to read Lord of the Rings too, only I am looking for a book with large font that Ashish says is hard to find. πŸ™‚

    @Ish: I do play Snakes and Ladders with my kid cousins. I like it, only I like it second best to Scrabble. Scrabble doesn’t require much brains though. It is effortless, esp for you.

    sulz: haha, you just caught me at the right time; i have a few days in between my final, ever, exam! πŸ™‚

    he told me that you’re quite sisterly to him; that sounds quite nice to me! πŸ˜€ why not buy or borrow the 7-book lotr set? lighter and font is normal-sized.

  7. Interesting list. LOTR, I was given it for Christmas one year by my brother. I do not read much any more but when I did I was bad for reading non-stop during free time. LOTR was like some of my other favorite books Gone With the Wind, The Stand, Christine, 2010 etc. I was bad for reading all night and losing sleep. When I was reading books I was bad to go to work on one or two hours sleep if I was engrossed in the book. It has been so long of a period since I read them I cannot tell you how long it really took to finish the works but I remember losing a lot of sleep during the time I read the series.

    LOL anyone that has read my blog knows the only two sports I follow regularly are Baseball (Da Cubs!) and American Football (Da Bears!). Though I also like amateur wresting. I used to follow professional wrestling but not so much since the WCW went bankrupt. I am not a fan of the WWF/WWE professional wrestling for several years. I do not like the current trends it follows. It has become more soft-core porn than athletics.

    Smells are great – newly flowered lilac bushes, fresh baking bread, fried onions, food cooking on a grill, freshly sliced garden grown tomatoes, fresh cut grass, freshly combined corn or soy beans and the smell of a cool clean country springtime night.

    Over-easy eggs are the best. You fry the egg on both sides just done enough to solidify the white while keeping the yolk soft. Then when you eat the egg the yolk runs all over the plate and you sop it up with you fried potatoes/hash browns and hot buttered biscuit!

    I love the nighttime best of all the day, especially when you are out of the city and in the country. The dark sky all decorated and glittered with stars and a big yellow moon. I would often just go outside and watch the sky at all hours of the night. There is also nothing more enjoyable than being outside as the night drifts away and the morning creeps over the horizon. The nuances of color as the sky changes into day as the sun starts to push away the darkness until it is boldly illuminating the landscape around you and the sky above. The birds chirping and singing as the World awakens and starts to roar. Even your awareness of different smells around you start to change. It is an experience you cannot truly understand until you allow all your senses to drink in the joyous celebration of the daily transformation of the nighttime into morning. πŸ™‚ Heck it is after midnight for me right now. πŸ˜‰

    Sigh, I wish I could move my computer and television outside at night. Shoot I would never get any sleep then. Of course for some reason insects seem to annoy me more when I am outside than they used to. I do not remember them attacking me as much ten years or so ago. That would be the downside. 😦

    sulz: gone with the wind was the hardest book i’ve ever read because it was soooo long! i lose sleep if the book is really good, though not as extreme as you. πŸ™‚

    thanks for sharing about yourself. i should’ve tagged you! i wasn’t sure if you’re into memes. πŸ™‚ now i know, heh.

  8. LOL. Yeah, remembering all the family trees is hard stuff. Aragorn son of Arathorn, heir of Arvedui the last king of Arnor, which in turn was founded by Elendil the Tall of Numenor, who escaped from the downfall of Numenor [whose last king was Ar-Pharazoan the Golden] with his sons Valandil and Isildur. The numenor were in turn the Edain of the first age who had helped the Eldar and their kings were descendants of Elros [Tar-Minyatur], brother of the half-elven Elrond. Ok I’ll stop here. πŸ˜›

    ish: You can play play Snakes and Ladders with me! I was thinking of putting in Chess but then I had doubts of it being a board game. Yeah, me bodoh.

    sulz: you are not helping me to make myself want to read it again! haha.

  9. *The numenor
    Make that Numenoreans. Well okay, I still think I made a spelling mistake in there. πŸ˜€

  10. This is the nth time I am reading this meme today. I have read it on so many blogs that I am quite surprised and shocked if I open a blog and don’t find it there. Nice read by the way. I liked the boy’s and the girl’s name. πŸ™‚
    @Everyone : Whoever do this tag next, please mention Ludo or snakes and ladders as the best board games ever in the Milky way, so that our dear Ish don’t feel so lonely. πŸ˜†

    sulz: haha, it was like that with the fluff five meme too. :mrgreen: but luckily you still found it a good read, eh? πŸ˜‰ thanks! i love to find baby names… if i have a kid it would probably be nameless for a very long time ‘cos i just wouldn’t know which to choose!

  11. you are not helping me to make myself want to read it again!
    Who said I was? πŸ˜›

    sulz: fine, thanks a lot! πŸ˜†

  12. Hah, you were much smarter at not tagging me. It is next to impossible to know when I am in the mood to answer personal questions. Ain’t a woman alive that has the upper hand in moodiness – on this guy! πŸ˜‰

    sulz: oh. 😦 tough nuts.


  13. I tried reading Hobbit and Ring books long before the movies came out, and just couldn’t do it, in spite of friends telling me I was missing the best thing in the Universe thereby. Poonam & ish: Is Snakes and Ladders the same as Chutes and Ladders? If so, I occasionally play that with kids. They like me for some reason. (The kids, I mean, not the snakes).

    sulz: wow, i’d thought you read those books! i read the hobbit a couple of times, but even that takes me longer to read than the usual stuff i read. i think snakes and chutes are the same thing… what’s chutes though? haha.

  14. “who was it who told me she had nothing to read? ”

    I don’t. But trying LOTR is taking time I could be using to find some books…

    I am re-reading some old ones anyway.

    I think I’m not going to bother… to be honest, this kind of stories don’t apeal to me, and I already have enough with my text books. I don’t need more text books.

    That said, I really enjoyed Gone with the wind! not hard at all! I got really into the story and it was pretty enjoyable.

    I like your baby names… will you help me name my puppy?

    Did you find what “Over easy” means?

    sulz: i like to reread my favourite books, it’s like visiting old friends. πŸ™‚ ooh, if you like gone with the wind you should read scarlett: the sequel to gone with the wind by alexandra ripley. it’s awesome; my favourite historical romance book!

    okay, but my choice of names can be rather fancy sometimes. πŸ˜›

    no i never did! haha, i think it’s like half-boiled egg, is it? the word easy seems to connote that.

  15. […] Light Reading Phew. Need to balance the latest intensity. Here’s something fun and easy, thanks to Sulz. […]

  16. Eww I don’t know. Over Easy doens’t sound good for some reason…

    “scarlett: the sequel to gone with the wind” yummy! Will look for it!

    sulz: you don’t like half-boiled eggs? me too! i hate runny yolks.

    yeah, you’ll enjoy it, it’s a whopping 800+ pages! (haha, as if that compares to the original!)

  17. πŸ˜† Lord you give them eyes but they do not see! I suggest you reread my previous post for an explanation of an over easy egg. Or if you need a more meticulous step-by-step blow-by-blow detail I suggest the following this link! πŸ˜‰

    sulz: haha, i don’t know how i missed that! 😳 let me replicate it for clueless people like me:

    Over-easy eggs are the best. You fry the egg on both sides just done enough to solidify the white while keeping the yolk soft. Then when you eat the egg the yolk runs all over the plate and you sop it up with you fried potatoes/hash browns and hot buttered biscuit!

    yes, i knew i didn’t like it from the sound of it. i hate runny yolk!

  18. P.S. as someone who has been cooking eggs longer than you have been breathing, the over easy are by far the tastiest and yummiest way to eat an egg. No slimy egg whites, if cooked correctly, and with the yolk still being soft their is not the strong sulfur taste you get from a hard yolk. πŸ™‚

    sulz: i just can’t! i need my eggs totally fried, totally scrambled or totally boiled. none of this runny business!

  19. πŸ˜† It is a family and cultural thing. I know there are foods people love that they consider normal food that I would never touch. It is one reason I love to watch Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmerman on the travel channel as they eat all kinds of food around the world. I loved it when Zimmerman whom I have seen eat, cockroaches, rotten shark meat, raw frog heart/blood in Saki, etc. and then almost upchucked when fed Durian fruit. I know just from the sound I would never even try it. Still I know I have eaten things that many people think are nauseating. We were dirt poor when I was a kid and you ate what was available. I can remember eating squirrel brains, hog brains, chicken gizzards, liver and numerous other things I enjoyed as a kid but would not eat today. My Maternal Grandfather loved chitlins,you could never get me to eat them. My dad loves fried pig testicles, I hate the taste. Life is strange food good but subject to individuality when it comes to consumption.

    sulz: haha don’t worry i hate durian too, the smell is more than enough! πŸ˜› i think i don’t eat strange foods, but as a kid i used to love drinking milo so much that i’d eat the chocolate powder instead, and concentrated condensed milk too (all in secret, heh).

  20. Just so long as you were not snorting that chocolate powder with a straw! πŸ˜‰

    sulz: hahahah, no, just eating them with my finger or a spoon. πŸ˜€

  21. @museditions: Yes, chutes and snakes is same as snakes and ladders. I am sure kids like you if they play that. My kid cousin cheat quite well in the game and get a kick out of trying to impress on me that it was a fair deal. πŸ™‚

    @sulz: Well, I will try to look for that 7-pack normal-font sized LOTR book pack.

    sulz: i’m sure you can find it easily; seems logical to break the trilogy up into books that don’t weigh a tonne! πŸ˜† it comes in a box set, i think, and what was cool was that the spines of the books, when compiled together in order, would show the words the lord of the rings… that’s what i remember, at least.

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