Sunday, 24 October 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Presuppose You're Living in New England Meme

You can play here.

1. Have you turned the heat on in your house yet this fall?

Yes, because I live in the cold world of the UK.

2. Do you allow your pets on the furniture?

I haven't got any pets, though when I did, I never let them on the furniture. Then again, they were goldfish.

3. What were your final words for September?

Unbelievably I can't remember.

4. What are your first words for October?

Unbelievably I can't remember.

5. Do you think you’ve ever seen a ghost?


6. What is the one color that represents this time of year?

Grey or blue (the sky seems to either be all one or the other from day to day).

7. Which of your senses do you think is most sensitive this time of year?

My sense of panic, since NaNoWriMo starts in just over a week and I've no idea what I'm going to write about.

8. What is your favorite thing to do at the county fair?

I've never been to a county fair. Do they have a fairground there? If so, it's definitely not that. If my girlfriend were ever to take me there, then my favorite thing would undoubtedly be just being with my girlfriend.

9. What do you like when you have a cold?

A cure.

10. Are you willing to spend over $100 for a piece of winter clothing, like boots or a coat?

No, I believe that's a tad expensive.

12. What do you have too much of in your kitchen?

Washing up to do.

13. What gripes do you have about this time of year?

The clock changes in a week and that causes me all sorts of extra work as a computer programmer, plus when I set off for work in the morning it will now be darker than dark. Not to mention that this meme missed out question eleven.

14. Other than yourself, are you responsible for getting anyone ready in the morning?

No, which is good, since I canbarely get myself ready.

15. When was the last time you cleaned your gutters?

That would have been never.

16. So, it’s after Labor Day. Will you still be wearing white?

We don't have Labor Day here in the UK, which is just as well since we wouldn't be able to spell it, plus having a holiday called Labor Day seems counter-intuitive. Anyway, I'm not wearing white now so I guess the answer must be no.

17. What shows are you most looking forward to this Fall?

I live in the UK where the TV shows don't all arrive in the Fall, but in dribs and drabs throughout the year, so I've no real idea what's coming up this Autumn.

18. What three things have you just not gotten around to from the summer, but probably should do before snow flies?

Things I should do (but may not): Clean the windows of my new apartment (which I'm supposed to do once a month); Finish unpacking all the boxes I moved from my old apartment. Figure out how the timer on my heating works.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Sunday Stealing: Another 50 Questions Meme, Part Two

I abandoned my blog recently while me and my girlfriend were visiting each other, but now I'm back to play Sunday Stealing, leaping into the second part of a fifty question meme. You can play here.

26. Do you like someone?

I like everyone, with the possible exception of meme writers.

27. The last song you listened to?

It was the last song sung on the X-Factor last night, but I've no idea what it was called, and I'm sure that if I looked it up it wouldn't be of any interest to anyone.

28. What time of day were you born?

I don't know.

29. What’s your favorite number?

At the moment, 1729.

30. Where did you live in 1987?

A flat in Manchester, whereas now I live in another flat in Manchester. How things change.

31. Are you jealous of anyone?

People who don't have to do this meme.

32. Is anyone jealous of you?

People who've had to do both parts of this meme.

33. Where were you when 9/11 happened?

I was at work.

34. What do you do when vending machines steal your money?

Sometimes I just walk away, although if the coins get stuck I tend to drop more coins in hoping they'll dislodge the first coins until all my carried coinage is exhausted. Also, if some chocolate/crisps haven't quite fallen down, I'll try buying another one in the hope of them both falling down (or maybe order the thing above it, in the hope that it'll knock down the original item on its way down).

35. Do you consider yourself kind?


36. If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be?

On my girlfriend.

37. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be?

American, so my girlfriend could understand me.

38. Would you move for the person you loved?

Yes, I'd also move mountains and move Heaven and Earth for the person I loved.

39. Are you touchy feely?


40. What’s your life motto?

One day at a time.

41. Name three things that you have on you at all times?

I'm not sure I have them on me at all times, but I've usually got my phone, watch and wallet.

42. What’s your favourite town/city?

Fleetwood, because it's my home town.

43. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?


44. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?

That was last year, when I sent some to my girlfriend.

45. Can you change the oil on a car?


46. Your first love: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?

Haven't heard about her at all since I last saw her.

47. How far back do you know about your ancestry?

Not far at all; just back to my grandparents.

48. The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear and why did you dress fancy?

That was ages ago, in a black suit, for the funeral of one of my aunts.

49. Does anything hurt on your body right now?

I've got a cold, but no real aches or pains.

50. Have you been burned by love?

No, even despite the intense hotness of my girlfriend.