Saturday, 30 November 2019

Fill It In

Last weekend I missed my weekly attempt to answer a few silly questions due to a weekend trip to Edinburgh. It was cold and wet but very enjoyable wandering around trying to decipher the Scottish accent.

Now I’m back and can have a go at this week’s Sunday Stealing questions.

Strange ones this time – but here goes.

1. Right now I'm _____.

Right now I am writing this blog post while waiting for Match of the Day to start and listening to Dangerlust by the Wildhearts. The writing part is kind of obvious, don’t you think?

2. _____ is my well known quirk.

Being a little bit weird is my well-known quirk. For example I am now singing along to Alice Cooper and annoying Mrs PM who is in the lounge trying to watch TV. She has just walked into the room so I thought I would serenade her with the following lyrics:

You can burn my house, You can cut my hair
You can make me wrestle naked with a grizzly bear
You can poison my cat, Baby I don't care
But if you talk in the movies I'll kill you right there

“Stop being weird!” – she has just said those words to me.

3. Are you _____?

Are you as weird as I am? Do you think it’s a good idea to serenade the love of your life with Alice Cooper songs?

4. _____ first, then _____!

A cup of tea first, then I will come to your pointless meeting.

5. That's why _____.

That’s why I need a cup of tea – otherwise I will fall asleep and start snoring.

6. _____ is one of my favourite tv shows ever!

Game of Thrones is one of my favourite TV shows ever!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _____, tomorrow my plans include _____

And as for the weekend, tonight I am looking forward to watching Match of the Day in about an hour (it is Saturday night at the moment). Tomorrow my plans include a long walk, some Christmas shopping and possibly Sunday lunch down at the pub with Mrs PM.

8. If I could go anywhere on a road trip, I'd go to _____.

If I could go anywhere on a road trip, I’d go to mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel and drive through France and around the Iberian Peninsula.

9. _____ is something I don't understand.

The cult of celebrity is something I don’t understand. I mean, for heaven’s sake, why would anybody be interested in the daily lives of talentless rich individuals who have TV programs about their boring existence, yet have an army of fawning fans who hang off their every opinion and somehow believe that there is a point to them? I must ease back before I enter a full-blown rant. All I want to say is that people like the Kardashians for example are awful rich people who don’t care about anything or anybody but themselves.

10. Thanksgiving makes me think of _____

Thanksgiving makes me think of the United States of America because it is something that is only celebrated in that country. Can I just tell any American readers that we do not have Thanksgiving over here in the UK. I have been asked about it several times when visiting America.

11. _____ is the best way to relax!

Listening to music or reading a good book is the best way to relax.

12. It looks like Autumn _____.

It looks like Autumn is now over as the temperature outside now on Saturday night is 0 degrees Centigrade.

13. _____ is one of my favourite healthy snacks.

Flame raisins, Granny Smith apples, plums, nectarines, peaches and oranges are amongst my favourite healthy snacks.

14. The smell of _____ makes me think of _____.

The smell of Chinese food makes me think of the wonderful city of Hong Kong.

15. When I am feeling lazy I _____.

When I am feeling lazy I sit and vegetate in front of the TV for an hour or two.

16. When I look to the left, I see ______________.

When I look to the left I, I see my back garden – although now it is dark outside so I don’t really see anything.

17. ___________ are the room(s) that have the best view in my home.

The back bedroom is the room that has the best view in my home. From there I can see every one of the neighbours’ gardens.

18. _________ was done dirt cheap!

Dirty deeds were done dirt cheap!

19. __________ is a responsibility that all qualified citizens must share.

Saving the planet for future generations is a responsibility that all qualified citizens must share.

20. If you have any __________feel free to share it with me.

If you have any beer feel free to share it with me.



Bev Sykes said...

I really wanted to get into Game of Thrones, but tried 3 times and just couldn't. I feel like I've missed something!

Elephant's Child said...

You are so right about Question 9. I am very, very rarely interested in celebrities and I certainly don't look to them for advice.
Canada celebrates Thanksgiving too, but at a different time.

Pandora Behr said...

I'd forgotten all about flame raisins! They are hard to get over here.

Great minds think alike with the AC/DC song....



Stacy said...

Maybe it's a husband thing? I tell my husband to stop being weird all the time.
No Thanksgiving? You should rethink that. With the way things are going over here maybe you should have a day to be grateful we're off your hands!
Dirty Deeds was the only thought I had for the "done dirt cheap" one. What else could it have been?!

Your Sunday sounds lovely. I hope you enjoyed it. :)

Me, Myself, and I said...

Absolutely loved all your answers this week! I was thissss close to answering "done dirt cheap" and posting that same video--great job. Have a nice week--I always enjoy reading you :)

Lori said...

Mrs. PM sounds hilarious!
Oh yes! Dirty Deeds done dirt cheap! How did that not come to me??? Loved your answers. Have a nice day!

CountryDew said...

I don't think you're weird. I just got told to turn down my Sheryl Crow music because my husband is watching TV. I'd rather hear the music.

England celebrates lots of things the US doesn't. November 5 and Boxing Day come to mind.

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Hmmm... You make me think so much my brain hurts.
I love Alice Cooper, but sure glad my hubby can't sing!
I love the Queen lifting a pint!

Cheers! 🍻

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Bev,

You did - but it's not too late. Stick with it. Mrs PM was bored with the first series but then she felt like she was missing out and rewatched the whole lot recently. She loved it.




Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi EC,

I just don't get it. I wouldn't mind if they could DO something - they can't - other than annoy me.




Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Pand,

I love flame raisins. I'm surprised you can't get then Down Under very easily.

Yeah - Dirty Deed Done Dirt Cheap - fab tune!




Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Stacey,

Most men are a little weird if you ask me - it's usually in a different way though.

I don't mss Thanksgiving because we've never had it. But I would welcome it if I got time off work.




Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Me, Myself, I,

Therereally was only one answer to that question. I love AC/DC.




Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Lori,

Mrs PM can sometimes be very funny. She loves teasing me too.




Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi CountryDew,

Sadly we don't get a day off for 5th November. It would be fun if we did.




Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Zippiknits,

I wonder whether the Queen actually drank the pint?

I like to think she did (though I've heard she's partial to gin!).