Saturday, 2 July 2011
I may have given the impression that I don’t like memes when I last attempted one. That is not true – as long as the questions are not daft. The truth is, they pass the time and give me just enough ideas to be mildly creative to post something when I am too lazy to write my usual nonsense.
Here is another one, dear reader, from Sunday Stealing and this one has been badged “The Faceless Fourth of July Meme”, which will only really mean anything to American readers.
We don’t have an Independence Day in the UK – we’ve always been independent – apart from when the Vikings invaded – and the Romans – and the Normans. In fact, I’m probably descended from such an invader myself (having blonde hair and blue eyes would make me a bit of a Viking I suppose).
Anyway, I’m babbling now so without further ado, here is the meme.
1. Last movie you saw in a theatre?
I’m sure that I answered this one recently. One of the minor irritants about these memes is that the same questions seem to crop up. I think in future I might just omit them. Anyway, I apologise if I am repeating myself here but the last film I saw at the cinema was Thor. I like all that superhero nonsense.
2. What book are you reading?
Thanks for reminding me to update the “currently reading” bit of my blog. I have taken a chance and started another space opera, this time by an author I have never heard of. The book is called “Seeds of Earth” and is by a guy called Michael Cobley (no relation to Uncle Tom as far as I am aware). So far it is okay - but I have only just started it and cannot be too critical after just fifty pages.
3. Favourite board game?
That’s a good question. I don’t play board games much these days but in the past I have enjoyed “Sorry” (a good game to play with kids) and “Monopoly”. I usually win because I am so good at board games. I am modest too.
4. Favourite magazine?
The magazine I enjoy most at the moment is “Classic Rock”. Thanks to that magazine I have discovered quite a few new bands and it keeps me up to date with the latest releases and news about my favourite bands, plus information about tour dates etc. as well as reviews. It is an all round cracking read. This month’s edition has an interesting article on the making of the the “Use Your Illusion” albums by Guns ’n’ Roses.
5. Favourite smells?
There are so many to choose from and most of them involve cooking. I love the smell of sizzling bacon and grilling steak on a barbecue.
6. Favourite sounds?
Any music by my favourite bands.
7. Worst feeling in the world?
When I am in pain or when somebody I love is in pain of any kind.
8. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up?
It depends on what day it is. On Monday to Friday it is “Oh shit! Work again!!”. On Saturday and Sunday it is “Time for a full English breakfast and a chance to embrace my love of the smell of sizzling bacon.”
9. Favourite fast food place?
The local fish and chip shop.
10. What’s under your bed?
Nothing – there is absolutely no room. Actually that’s not quite true – there is a carpet under my bed.
11. Finish this statement. “If I had lot of money I’d….?
“…book a round the world trip, flying business class all the way and staying in the best suites in the best hotels. I would visit as many countries as I could and write a massive travel book at the end of it.”
12. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
I sleep with a live cat who snores and scratches me when he is hungry. Oh – and Mrs PM of course.
13. Storms – cool or scary?
Storms are brilliant. I particularly love violent thunderstorms with crazy and frequent forked lightning. I could sit and watch them all day long. In fact, I did exactly that when we went to Thailand a few years ago, as Mrs PM accidentally booked the trip in the middle of the rainy season. And boy did it rain – every single day. The storms got a little too much after two days, though and I was thoroughly bored watching lightning and listening to thunder.
14. Favourite drink?
Tea, beer and grapefruit juice. That’s separate and not together in some weird cocktail. I think if somebody were to present such a drink to me I would have to name it – “Smooth Vomit” perhaps?
15. Finish this statement, “If I had the time I would….”?
“… sit down and write a book. Sadly I am ruled by procrastination the need to face psychological torture at work.”
16. If you had to dye your hair another colour, what would be your choice?
I would dye it jet black – I’ve always fancied the idea of being a Goth and that would be a start. Mrs PM would almost certainly disown me though.
17. Favourite place to relax?
On the sofa with Mrs PM, in the pub or by a swimming pool in a very hot country.
18. Name all the different cities/towns you’ve lived in?
I started life in a town called Walsall which is about ten miles north of Birmingham. I then moved to Liverpool for three years where I studied at university. After that I moved to Manchester where I lived for a year before moving to Altrincham, a small town around fourteen miles south west of Manchester. After that I moved back to Manchester and have lived there for the past thirteen years.
19. Favourite sports to watch?
My favourite sport is football but I also like Rugby Union and cricket. I occasionally watch other sports like motor racing, tennis and boxing.
20. Would you like to be born as yourself again?
I would absolutely like to be born as myself again, though I would like to have memories from my current life. I would tweak a few things to improve my life a little though, like rectifying a few mistakes and reconsidering some of my more bizarre decisions.