Thursday, 15 April 2010

The Me thing

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 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.



Niamh B said...

Most illuminating! Cups of tea in bed eh? Lucky Duck. interesting stuff

Rachel Fox said...

Indeed - more on tea back here.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Very wise set of answers Rachel.
Have you ever read Erich From's 'To have or to be'? It sounds your philosophy.
I think you have three redheads (I am including Zoe here) - and wow, those cakes - fantastic. Small (well, middle sized, girl) must have been very chuff with those - happy birthday to her.

Rachel Fox said...

Zoe is a mixture of brown and blonde and grey and red I think. She's certainly not as red-haired as the humans here.

And if you were on facebook you could see her Snoopy birthday cake too, Weaver! Girl's cake not dog's, that is...


Rachel Fox said...

And no, I've not read From. I am wise and yet with a total lack of erudition (hard work I can tell you...).

Eryl said...

I nearly died laughing at: 'I would stop my wedding: if it ever started.' If I could go back in time...

I hate the word 'should', Bob (child) and I refer to people who use it thoughtlessly as 'evil oughters.' Discovering the rule of logic that states, 'you can't derive and ought from an is.' Made my year.

Cakes look fantastic, I want one. You should send me one!

Rachel Fox said...

The dog cakes have all gone but we have got a couple of sheep left (heavy on the small white marshmallows). Oh and slice or two of Snoopy.

And change of word and you're singing Cher my dear!


Eryl said...

Really? I don't know much Cher, actually the only Cher song I can think of is from her days with Sonny.

Rachel Fox said...

It's a fairly awful song and mostly remembered for the so-bad-you can't-stop-watching video (here).

Titus said...

Good stuff. Do the pigeons recognise you? I've never been chased by one. But just think, if people could fly, we could chase them!

I like the gripe very much too. But must say if I could turn back time I'd definitely get married again, albeit not to Sonny Bono.

But best of all? The cakes! The cakes are mighty!

Titus said...

Ooh, and long live the shug!

hope said...

"Should" may be the single downfall of creativity...."I should do the laundry before I write or I should dust the furniture"...and on and on.

Love the Birthday Girl's party treats! Reminds me of the perfect T-shirt for me, "Life's short. Eat dessert first." :)

I agree about The Shug. Do we need to form a committee to recognize his brilliance now...or just wait and throw him a party when he becomes a Legend? ;)

Eryl said...

Good lord!

Kat Mortensen said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one in Charity Shop jeans.
Mine's a coffee in the morning or I'll never get out of bed.
Your house sounds like fun.

I like pigeons, mind you.


Hugh McMillan said...

just the odd postal order would do fine

Rachel Fox said...

Do they still exist?