Sunday, 28 February 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Disney Meme

You can play here.

1. Which non-Disney Princess Disney Film is your favorite?


2. Which Disney film makes you cry the most?

Probably Dumbo again; the bit with Dumbo and his mother where they're playing Baby Mine.

3. Which Disney film makes you the happiest?

Mary Poppins (Dick Van Dyke's accent always makes me smile).

4. Which Disney film has the best music?

The Little Mermaid.

5. Which Disney film has the best love story?

Beauty and the Beast. Cool book-loving girl falls in love with a guy with bad hair; what's not to like.

6. Who is your favorite Disney Princess?

Belle; though technically she doesn't get to be a princess until the end of the film.

7. Who is your favorite Disney Prince?

The Beast, since all the others are way boring.

8. Who is your favorite Disney animal sidekick?

Jiminy Cricket.

9. Who is your favorite Disney main character animal?


10. Who is your favorite villain?

Captain Hook.

11. What is your favorite Disney song?

The Second Star to The Right.

12. What is your favorite Disney villain song?


13. What is your favorite Disney animal song?

Bare Necessities.

14. What is your favorite Disney Princess song?

Part Of Your World.

15. What is your favorite Disney Prince song?

I can't think of any songs sung by Disney Princes, so the only thing I can come up with is Someday My Prince Will Come.

16. What is your favorite Disney Prince/Princess duet song?

A Whole New World (though I can't think of many others).

17. What is your favorite Disney love song?

Baby Mine.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Microfiction Monday

Today I thought I'd try out Microfiction Monday at Stony River's blog. Basically participants need to write a "microfiction" story or some other type of writing, consisting of 140 characters on a picture that's being presented.

So here's today's picture and my accompanying microfiction:

"Yeah, I'm sure it's roomier than it looks. Seriously, you can't really expect me to climb into that hat. What is this? Some kind of trick?"

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Clown's Meme 2

You can play here.

Missed the first part of this meme, but I'll leap on for the second:

34. What do you like about the summer?

The warm weather. Summer blockbusters.

35. What do you like about spring?

I could say the weather getting warmer, the flowers blooming, or the days getting longer, but sadly the reason I'm most looking forward to Spring is for the new series of Doctor Who.

36. How many states provinces have you lived in?

That would be none.

37. What cities/towns have you lived in?

The ones I can remember, all in the UK, are Fleetwood, Blackpool, Morecambe, and Manchester.

38. Do you prefer shoes, socks, or bare feet?

Depends what I'm doing.

39. Are you a social person?

Not really.

40. What was the last thing you ate?

Chocolate ice cream.

41. What is your favorite restaurant?

Not sure I've got one.

42. What is your favorite ice cream?

I quite like Arctic Roll. Also, Banana Carte D'Or.

43. What is your favorite dessert?

Meringue pie.

44. What is your favorite kind of soup?


45. What kind of jelly do you like on your PB & J sandwich?

I've never had a PB & J sandwich, so cannot say.

46. Do you like Chinese food?


47. Do you like coffee?


48. How many glasses of water, a day, do you drink on average?


49. What do you drink in the morning?

Coffee on weekdays, drinking chocolate at the weekends.

50. What non-banking related card in your wallet is the most valuable to you?

Not sure because any card I tend to use a lot invariably finds its way out of my wallet and into my shirt pocket, so the cards in my wallet tend to be those of no importance.

51. Do you sleep on a certain side of the bed?

I tend to sleep on the right.

52. Do you know how to play poker?

Yes, but I'm not very good at it.

53. Do you like to cuddle?


54. Have you ever been to Canada?


55. Do you have an addictive personality?

Based on my addiction to various computer games, I have to say yes.

56. Do you eat out or at home more often?

I eat at home more often (though it's usually from a take away).

57. What do you miss about highschool, if anything?

The amount of holidays.

58. Do you know anyone with the same birthday as you?

Only famous people: Paul Newman and Ellen DeGeneres.

59. Do you want kids?


60. Do you speak any other languages?

I did French and Latin at school, but can't speak either anywhere near fluently.

61. Have you ever gotten stitches?

Yes, when I was eight and a rock landed on my head.

62. Have you ever ridden in an ambulance?

Maybe when I was eight and that rock landed on my head, though I can't remember for certain.

63. Do you prefer an ocean or a pool?

A pool; it's a lot quicker to swim a length.

64. Do you prefer a window seat or an aisle seat?

No preference.

65. Do you know how to drive stick?

Yes, but not particularly safely.

66. What is your favorite thing to spend money on?

My girlfriend.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

The Queen's Meme #25 ~ The UNValentine Grumpy Meme

To avoid getting thrown into a dungeon, here's my answers to this week's Queen's Meme

1. I, Mimi Pencil Skirt Peace Woman, have officially declared war on Valentine's Day. If I see one more chocolate rose covered in stupid red tin foil paper I'm gonna have a fit. What did you get for Valentine's Day?

I got a cool book and a packet of Sweethearts candy.

2. What will you miss most about Valentine's Day?

My girlfriend wishing me Happy Valentine's Day.

3. What could you have done differently yesterday to make the day sweeter?

Eaten my Sweethearts candy.

4. How many roses make a dozen?

I'd have guessed twelve. Or maybe one, if you take cuttings from it.

5. You and your love are getting matching tattoos for Valentine's Day. What will they be?

My girlfriend's already done the matching tattoos thing, and doesn't want to do it again. I might feel inclinded to get a tattoo of her name but I'd be far too squeamish and worried that they'd spell her name wrong (these things can happen), plus why would I need her name engraved on my body when it's already engraved on my heart.

6. My kingdom for a man who can spell. I am so tired of getting text messages from college educated 45 yr old men like .....I miss u ....wat up?.... B there by 8... or the ever popular U home? Does your significant other have an annoying cute little habit you'd like to break?

No, she's perfect.

7. What did you get someone for Valentine's Day, if I may ask?

This year I got that special someone a pug cupid, a DVD, and something I better not mention because it's still in transit and I don't want to spoil whatever surprise stills remaining.

8. No one is looking. I promise.
Write one word on this candy heart you've been dying to say to a romantic connection from your past. I will not tell.

Unbelievably there's not a one-word phrase phrase I've been harbouring all this time for some former love. Can't I just write 'Lynette' on it, that way it'll be anatomically correct.

9. Be a poet. Write a 4-line poem starting with Roses are red....

Roses are red
Violets are blue
This is a poem
But not a haiku

10. What song best describes your Valentine's Day experience this year?

Miss You Like Crazy

11. I, Mimi Grumpy Skirt, am so glad this meme is almost over. This is my final question. I made it eleven questions in honor of the 11 roses I didn't receive. Aren't they lovely? This is my final final question, Regis:
Two cupids are in a knock down drag out fight on the floor of the Senate. One is a constituent from Venus, the other from Mars.
What is the name of the legislation they are fighting over?

It's clearly not over something trivial (like putting the "Saint" back in front of "Valentine's Day" just so that the initials would be less sniggerworthy); after all, it's not easy for cupids to fight, what with the effect their arrows have. I'm guessing it must be something major like the Stupid Cupid legislation where the cupid from Earth is going to be impeached, for his audacity in making Mimi grumpy on Valentine's Day, and the two nearby cupids are fighting for the chance to take over Earth from him and make Mimi happy next year.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

A Happy Award!

I realise others have awarded me awards and I've yet to acknowledge them here, but jumping the queue is my wonderful girlfriend Lynette at A Blog In The Rough who awarded me this cool Happy Award last Monday.

Here are the suggestions

1. Link to the blogger who gave you the award on your post...

2. Write 10 things that make you happy...

3. Share it with at least 10 friends...Have fun!

Ten Things That Make Me Happy

1. Pizzas. They're brilliant. They're like The Transformers of fast food, totally customisable so you can never get bored with them. Even turtles love them.

2. Television. A constant companion throughout my life. It once broke down for a week and it was like losing my right arm (though I'm possibly understating the devastation and trauma involved).

3. Sleep, which I like more than anything in the world when the alarm clock's going and I have to get up for work.

4. Kebab calzones - a lethal cholesterol cocktail of a kebab wrapped in a pizza that I sadly only ever encounter in one fast food emporium in Manchester. For a while I thought that the decline and fall of the Roman and Greek empires was totally justified if it had eventually led to the culinary pinnacle of their foods merging in this way, but then I discovered donner kebab was Turkish so there went that theory.

5. Family. They're way cool.

6. Friends. Like family but, yay, you get to pick them.

7. Seaside. Coming from a seaside town, I very rarely venture anywhere near the seaside, but once I found myself alone in a faraway desolate land, where no life roamed and days dragged out for months (yes, for those familiar with it, I'm talking about Morecambe) and I found I really liked the seaside there because it reminded me of my hometown.

8. The Internet. I seem to spend way too much time on the internet, but that's because I like it so much. There's always something happening on it, 24/7, and it's full of useful and useless information. Plus, you get to type out your stream-of-consciousness meanderings and people throughout the world will read them, how neat is that? Also, without the internet, and the people I've met on it, I'm sure my life wouldn't be anywhere near as happy.

9. Vimto - my favourite drink of all time.

10. Saving the best for last, my girlfriend Lynette, who makes me happy in so many ways, on so many days, and just thinking about her can bring a smile to my face. If I had a happiness dial, then she'd be the one who made me realise it went all the way up to eleven.

Since I'm way too lazy to come up with ten people to bestow this award on (and also I fear them bestowing awards back, putting me even further behind with my awards acknowledgement), I'll leave them up for grabs for anyone reading this who wants to claim them.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Monday Movie Meme: Bugged Out

Feature Presentation...


This week Molly and Andy at the Bumbles Blog are asking all about movies with bugs, so here's my pick:
  • Matinee (1993) - Which includes the cool spoof '50s sci-fi movie "Mant" (Half Man Half Ant All Terror)
  • The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971) - Fictional documentary warning about insects taking over the world.
  • Monsters Vs Aliens (2009) - Features a cool-looking human/insect hybrid, Dr. Cockroach, voiced by Hugh Laurie.
  • Vampire's Kiss (1988) - That crazy goofball Nic Cage eats a cockroach. Ewww.
  • A Bug's Life (1998) - Cool Pixar movie, though I almost went for the similar Antz.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Pretentious Blogging Meme 2

You can play here.

Missed the first part of this meme, but I'll leap on for the second:

12. How many drafts of potential blog posts do you have right now?

Twelve, including this one, though a lot of them are unfinished past posts that could be deleted.

13. In what medium do you draft your posts?

I just type them into Blogger.

14. How often do you completely scratch or delete drafts or blog post ideas?

Not that often, usually when I won't have time to finish them.

15. If you had to leave your blog in your will to another blogger, who would you choose?

I'd probably leave it to no one, since that way the output rate wouldn't change that much.

16. Are there other blogs that you feel are similar to yours in content, style, or voice?

No, I find most people's blog's unique and different from each other, which is another reason I wouldn't leave my blog to anyone.

17. Has anything surprised you since you started blogging?

Yes, the fact that people read it.

18. What are your goals or plans for your blog going forward?

I like to keep it pretty directionless.

19. Do you make any money from your blog?

No, it's a loss-making blog.

20. What blogging system do you use?


21. How did you come up your blog name?

I came up with a list of potential names, then got rid of all the ones that had already been taken, then the catchy ones, and this is what I was left with.

22. How many blogs do you have? What was your peak?

I've really only got this one (I've got another one relating to a novel I wrote that I've yet to post to, plus a hidden one my girlfriend started that I really need to post to sometime). That's as peaky as I've ever got.

23. Are you having as much fun as when you started?

About the same, though these days I'm doing way more blog reading than blog writing.

24. Where do you find other bloggers like you?

By checking out blogs.

25. What’s your one wish when it comes to blogging?

That I had more time to do it.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Saturday 9: I Started a Joke

Here's my answers to this week's questions from the Saturday 9 Meme:

1. Tell us a joke that you think is funny. If you don't tell jokes tell us why.

A man dies, goes to Hell, and this demon's showing him around the underworld.

"You can spend the rest of eternity in one of two rooms," explains the demon, leading him into the first of the rooms.

The man looks around, and sees all the people inside, standing on their heads on a wooden floor.

"Okay, let's see the next room," he says, so the demon takes him into the second room, where people are standing, up to their ankles in sewage, drinking cups of tea.

The man thinks for a second and then says, "I prefer this room."

"Good choice," says the demon, handing the guy a cup of tea, and then starts to leave. On his way out he looks at his watch, and shouts out, "Okay, lads, tea breaks over. Back on your heads."

2. Where do you buy most of your clothes?

Clothes shops, though not one in particular.

3. Which famous person would you like to meet? Why?

One of the Jonas Brothers because then my niece would think I was cool.

4. What is your ultimate ambition?

To blog regularly.

5. Do you like to live in the area of your country or would you prefer something a little different?

I like living where I am, though I'd much prefer to be nearer my girlfriend.

6. Has a newspaper or television reporter ever interviewed you? If so, what were the circumstances and what did you think when you read or saw what you said?

A TV news reporter interviewed me about airport security the last time I visited America, but sadly I didn't make the news and my promising media career stalled.

7. What was the last CD/mp3 album that you purchased? How did you like it?

Embarrassingly it was the soundtrack to Glee, but I've not had time to listen to it properly yet.

8. Write down 5 songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.

White Wine In The Sun - Tim Minchin
Someone Keeps Moving My Chair - They Might Be Giants
Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Tori Amos
The Queen and The Soldier - Suzanne Vega

9. Do you or your partner usually begin intimacy?

My partner I guess, though occasionally I initiate an impromptu kiss and our heads invariably end up banging together.