Tuesday, March 8, 2011

More Than You Really Want to Know

Sarah, the soon to be Londoner from Texpatriate Musings tagged me on this fun questionnaire. If you want to know what kind of books I like, where I met Mon Mari or if I like Elvis young and one-legged or old and fat then read on....

If not, I understand. And I'll see you tomorrow with a recipe for a delicious noodle salad.

1. If you have pets, do you see them as merely animals or are the members of your family?
No pets now. We had a cat but had to leave her with mes beau-parents when we moved to Ireland. She died the week before we went back for a visit a few years ago. It was sad.

2. If you can have a dream come true, what would it be? 
A personal dream? Well, it's kind of cheesy but it has already. See my life in France.

3. What is the one thing most hated by you?
Arrogance. There's more than one way to skin a cat.

4. What would you do with a billion dollars?
This question makes me think of those Texas Lotto commercials when people would say, "I'd buy myself the new Buick!" and it just goes to show that someone else's Buick may be your Vespa. I didn't really answer the question, did I? I'd buy something nice and then I'd do something nice.

5. What helps to pull you out of a bad mood?
A jog.  A cuppa and a chin wag. None of your business.

6. Which is more blessed, loving someone or being loved by someone?
I agree with my fellow Texpat. This is a silly question. "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." Moulin Rouge

7. What is your bedtime routine?
I'll tell you there's a lot more to it than there used to be....eye creams, face creams, elbow creams, heel creams. And reading. Always reading.

8. If you are currently in a relationship, how did you meet your partner?
Through friends on Memorial Day at a lake party. Cut-off shorts, tie-dyed bikini, cute boy with the bluest eyes. Irresistible.

9. If you could watch a creative person in the act of the creative process, who would it be? 
Definitely an artist; Picasso or Matisse maybe. And Rodin. For sure Rodin. 

10. What kinds of books do you read? 
I love historical fiction, classics from Jane Austen, contemporary fiction but nothing horribly sad and tragic like all those Jodi Picoult novels, I can't read those. But I do love anything a bit melancholy with a touch of longing like you'll find in war stories. And cookbooks. I actually read them.

11. How would you see yourself in ten years time?
Published. Fabulous and fifty. Able to go on a date with Mon Mari without getting a babysitter.

12. What's your fear?
I don't want to say. It's too scary.

13. Would you give up all junk food for the rest of your life for the opportunity to visit outer space?
This is like that question, 'who'd you rather do? young Elvis with one leg or old, fat Elvis?' No.

14. Would you rather be single and rich or married, but poor?
Um, how poor is poor exactly?

15. What's the first thing you do when you wake up?
Go back to sleep.

16. If you could change one thing about your spouse/partner what would it be?
More romance. But then again it might freak me out if it really happened and I would wonder why and then what has he done? and then maybe think it was kind of cheesy. It's worth a try though....I said, it's worth a try.....

17. If you could pick a new name for yourself, what would it be?
I used to hate my name because it is a popular boy name and before that it was always hard for people to understand. I like it now though. But if I had to pick a new one it'd be something like Olive or Violet or Teddy.

18. Would you forgive and forget no matter how horrible a thing that special someone has done?
It depends on how special the special someone is and how horrible the horrible thing was. I've been forgiven and have given forgiveness before though and it does make you feel better. Better than holding onto all the badness and keeping it inside.

19. If you could only eat one thing for the next 6 months, what would it be?
Green beans? No. Cereal.

Oh, and now I want to hear from YOU:

1. Susan*  The Fearless
2. Diane from KidsnCastles


  1. You are so funny, and all this is so much more funnier now that I've met you (and Mr UnRomanticPants).
    I wish I'd seen your husband in those cut-off shorts and bikini :P

  2. Kirsty, You're just glad I didn't tag you! And yes, now you know exactly how romantic my beloved really is.
    aidan x

  3. LOL! So funny you got tagged too as I've been tagged by B and have been working on my answers this evening!

    I truly thinks it's wonderful how you and your mari made your life in France happen, especially with three young children! Kudos!!!

    I love your name, its really cute and very trendy! My nickname was Olive (as in Olive Oil and Popeye) when I was younger - NO LIKE!

    I too could live on cereal! Good choice!

  4. I literally laughed out loud at #16 - and then READ it out loud to M raising my eyebrows in a pointedly suggestive manner "It's worth a try!!!"

    Great answers - funny and honest.
    PS - If I lived closer to you guys, I'd babysit anytime, your kids are gorgeous!

  5. Cut-off shorts and a tie-dyed bikini! Were cans of Bud Light involved?
    Looking forward to a cuppa and a chin wag with you (who am I kidding, substitute margarita for cuppa and we're good to go) x

  6. Hahaha, awesome :) "a cuppa and a chin wag", seriously.

    And uh, yeah, I forgot about the creams *sigh*. Hello mid-thirties, welcome to staving off the wrinkles!!! (and the bags...oy)


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