Quite a few bloggers have had fun with this of late so I thought I'd have a quick go before the next Poetry Bus.
My name is: not really Rachel.
Never in my life have I been: shy.
The one person who can drive me nuts is: just one! Loads of people drive me nuts. In fact..yes, it's all their fault.
High school: I found the work easy so I got in a lot of trouble. That was fairly easy too.
When I’m nervous: Nervous? Depends what you mean by nervous. I'm often in a state of heightened anxiety but I'm never (as we've established) shy.
The last song I listened to was: Mark's very keen on this album by the Leisure Society called The Sleeper (and he's at home this week) so something off that. 'Tis very good.
If I were to get married right now (renew my vows) my best man/maid of honour: I will never get married. Women enslaved for centuries and now we get a chance to be free and we queue up for the cells...I'll take freedom please.
My hair is: Just like Niamh's (see here).
When I was 5: I was a right little know-it-all. My closest-in-age brother used to hit me a lot and looking back I don't blame him at all.
Last Christmas: feels like ages ago. I prefer Hogmanay anyway.
I should be: Should? Why 'should'? I'm not sure I agree with should very often.
When I look down I see: my legs...charity shop jeans...the carpet.
The happiest recent event was: our Girl turning 10 on Tuesday and having a great day (though to be fair she's very easily pleased...). We had a lot of cake (see below).
If I were a character on ‘Friends’ I’d be: thinner than I am now or I wouldn't get past the first audition.
By this time next year: can't think of anything interesting or witty for this. Apologies.
My current gripe is: how hard it is trying to moan less.
I have a hard time understanding: technological advances but some of them are handy.
There’s this girl I know that: is easily the cutest person alive.
If I won an award, the first person I would tell would be: my lovely man. He didn't make me marry him for a start.
Take my advice: don't do anything the way I do it. Well, not out of choice.
The thing I want to buy: always just one more CD...
If you visited the place I was born: you might knock first (it's a private house).
I plan to visit: the bank.
If you spent the night at my house: you would have to like kids, dogs and old people. Oh and have a sense of humour.
I’d stop my wedding if: it ever started.
The world could do without: fashion. Couldn't it? Well mine could.
I’d rather lick the belly of a cockroach than: be chased around a train station by a pigeon (happens often). I used to see cockroaches quite regularly when I lived in Spain. They're not so bad.
Most recent thing I’ve bought myself: most often I buy things for other people it must be said. Probably a book.
Most recent thing someone else bought me: chocolate quite possibly.
My favourite blonde is: I have one or two blonde friends but I don't make a habit of it.
My favourite brunette is: As I have brown hair I just find it dull. And what about black hair...why isn't there a question about that?
My favourite red head is: I have 2 – one is balder than the other.
My middle name is: Not telling. It's ridiculous.
In the morning I: often get brought a cup of tea!
The animals I would like to see flying besides birds are: people. I hate crowded aeroplanes and would much prefer to just fly on my own without the pilots and hostesses and all that.
Once, at a bar: I met my true love.
Last night I was: watching 'Mork and Mindy'. Really.
There’s this guy I know who: should be one of Scotland's best known poets but isn't (Hugh McMillan). But didn't I argue about 'should' earlier on...hmm.
If I was an animal I’d be: online less. Anyway, we are animals, aren't we?
A better name for me would be: Rachel
Tomorrow I am: going up the coast to look at an old shed.
Tonight I am: hoping to sleep better than last night.
My birthday is: January. Every year.
And that's me. See you at the weekend for the Spiritual Bus.
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