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[ profile] whatho asked me questions. I answered them:

1. Have you ever had pets that aren't cats? Would you be interested in having non-catty pets now?
When I was much smaller about 5 I think, I had a hamster, I don't remember anything about it. Although I know it once escaped and ate my chocolate. When I was 11ish, a gnger kitten followed my brother home and I wanted to keep it but wasn't allowed. In consolation I was gven another hamster. Called Fred. This lasted 2 years. He died after my (other) brother dropped him.

We had rabbits, but that was in a wierd period when my Dad was 'Lets eat rabbits', (and I was all, lets not) so that didn't work too well. When he grew out of that (sometime after the first 'harvest', when he realised butchery wasn't all that nice) we had two left over rabbits. My brothers' pets really. They had a run in the garden and the run of the garden in the day time. That ended when my brother shut the run thinking they were in when they were out and his girlfriend's dog killed them.

My brothers then bought a new rabbit each, one died the day he bought it (evil pet shop) so he brought a guinea pig. The other rabbit killed that, and the next one he bought. (Evil rabbit). That rabbit then ruled the roost for years (fighting the neighbourhood cats if they dared enter the garden).

Then the cat era began. I wouldn't want any other pet.

That sounds like a slaughterfest of petdeath, but it was over my lifetime and condensed.

2. Did you enjoy school?
Liked Infant and Junior. Loathed Middle, loved High. Hated 6th form. Hated Uni.

3. What do think of Starsky's red long johns? I rather like them.
I think they are glorious.

4. Is there anywhere you'd rather live than your current home?
I'm very unadventurous really. Let me think. I liked living n Ealing (although I hated Uni) - I liked having access to everything, but not enough to live there again. There is a house on the cliff in my hometown that I pine for. It is huge, but it has round towers and square bow windows, and turrets and towers and little balconies and big ones, and attic rooms and ooh it looks so intriguing and it overlooks the sea and is near the wooded areas and there's be wildlife and fresh sea air and I woudl love to live there.

The reality is that I am likely to move in with my mother at some time in the nearish future and that's okay, cos I like that house too.

I'm not brave enough to consider moving overseas.

5. If you had to live one day over again, which would you pick?

A day out last year with my parents. I love figurative war memorials, and my Dad had found one in Bury St Edmonds. So he took us there to see it and so I could take photos. We went to Bury and had lunch, then did some shopping. We found the memorial and I treid to photograph it (not terribly succesfully, the sun was behind it) but we tried. We had an ice cream - and Dad was teasing the icecream serving woman (do they have a name?), we ate ice cream in the sun, then mooched some more, before setting off home.

On the way home we noticed all the fruit in the trees beside the roads (A-roads), so then Dad found a way to the back of the A-roads and we went scrumping! Mum tootled off blackberrying and Dad and I were clambering up slopes, shaking trees, dodging falling apples, getting stuck in thorn bushes and trying to climb trees. It was so funny, we were laughing our socks off, competing as to who could move the biggest tree and harvest the most apples. When we went back to find Mum she'd wandered off into prvate property and we had to snaffle her back before she got caught!

We carried on homewards and found a converted post office selling cream teas and Gladioli, so we had scones and tea and eventually arrived home clutching scrumped apples, blackberries and sorry looking Glads!

It was a marvellous day, spontaneous and mellow and kind of sums up my Dad, so yeah, that'll be good for me.


Jan. 6th, 2012 10:37 pm
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In 2012, lolabobs resolves to...
Connect with my inner crowley.
Drink four glasses of chocolate every day.
Ask my boss for a discworld.
Go reading three times a week.
Overcome my secret fear of usual suspects.
Give some black books to charity.

Get your own New Year's Resolutions:

I normally do these things but not bother to post them, but these seem like resolutions I could get behind!
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Your Boobies' Names Are: Mork and Mindy

Sexy ladies!

OMG! When I was a teen this is exactly what we called my boobies!
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Honestly, I don't do any for months...

This was one [ profile] kat_lair tagged me for a lifetime ago. I had it in a tab to do then firefox crashed and O lost it and forgot all about it. The meme I did yesterday reminded me that I had another one outstanding as it were. Itmay even be the same one with the questions changed out. Either way, more distractiony, procrastinatory rambling below the cut.

here )

ETA apologies if this is a mess, lj ate the post, then removed every alternate word. Now I have no clue how it's going to turn out!


Mar. 29th, 2011 11:05 pm
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People who have been tagged must write the answers on their blog and replace any question they dislike with a new, original question. I wasn't tagged, I just nicked it from [ profile] curiositykate

Tag eight people. Don't I refuse to do that. Don't tag who tagged you.

seventeen questions )
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The book(s) I am reading: The Lovers by John Conelly and You Belong to Me by Karen Rose
The book I am writing: At the moment I can write naught but drabbles.
The book I love most: This is a ridiculous question. I've been reading since I was tiny and read at least a book a week, how can I love just one?! I love Nightwatch, Flanders, Goodnight Mister Tom, Harry Potter, The Man Without a Face - all of which I reread at least once a year.
The last book I received as a gift: Erm, I received a bundle of books at Christmas, Simon Pegg, Supernatural Companions, plus some WW1 diaries
The last book I gave as a gift: I bought my niece some books last month, but I have no idea what they were! I bought my brother Norman Wisdom's autobiography (requested) at Christmas.
The nearest book on my desk: I'm not at my desk, but the book next to me on the sofa is the Karen Rose that I'm currently reading.
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Nicked from elfinessey.

Step 1: Put your itunes/mp3 collection on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 22 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing (and some of them are!)
Step 3: Strike through the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly.
Step 4: For those who are guessing -- looking the lyrics up on a search engine is CHEATING! (And boring)
Step 5: If you like the game, post your own.

1.Will you still be lying on that windy hill, so far from what I now know
2.Maybe I didn't love you, quite as often as I could have.
3.I'm a broken doll and you're the puppeteer.
4.While in the merry month of May.
5.I hate feeling like this, so tired of trying to fight this.
6.Town to town, two lane roads, family biz, two hunting bros.
7.I wanna be a billionaire, so fricking bad.
8. Hold me, hold me, never let me go, until you've told me, told me, what I want to know.
9.It's coming on christmas, they're cutting down trees.
10. Do you hear that playing? Yes we hear that playing.
11. Well, you dun dun me and you bet I felt it. I tried to beat you but you so hot that I melted.
12. Oh he treats me with respect, he says he loves me all the time.
13. Sometimes I see your face looking at me.
14. I see you driving round town, with the girl I love
15. You with the sad eyes, don't be discouraged.
16. Oh what? 1,2,3,4. Oooh, got a sheet for ma bed and a pillow for my head.
17. Just a small town girl, living in a lonely world.
18. As you walk my way, do you see my face? Sad behind a smile, fake it for a while.
19. I really can't stay.
20. I can only believe its a long way baby, in a sweet melody, won't you tell me maybe?
21. From a phone booth in 'Vegas, Jessie calls at 5am.
22. Put on my blue suede shoes and I boarded the plane.

Poetry meme

Mar. 1st, 2010 08:39 pm
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When you see this, post a poem:

I couldn't decide, so have two:

The Life That I have )

Because I liked you better )
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Word meme from [personal profile] birggitt
Reply to this meme by yelling "words!", and I will give you five words that remind me of you. Then post them in your journal and explain what they mean to you. Keep in mind that if I don't know you that well, your words might end up kind of esoteric/oblique.

She gave me (around a hundred years ago):dreams, family, English beaches, Sherlock Holmes, reading

Dreams: I love dreams. I love the chance to 'experience' different things, to intereact with and see new things. I love the power that dreams can have - how you'll always get a little frisson when you see X after *that* dream about them; good or bad. I love the chance to examine yourself through your dreams, taking the time to review them to see what exactly is on your mind, to see what's worrying you, what concerns and so on. I love the different ways there are to analyse and examine dreams. Plus where else do I get the chance to interact with Starsky & Hutch!

Family:My family are immensely important to me. I speak to my parents daily and spend alot of time with them. They've always been incredibly supportive of me, and I think they did a fantastic job of bringing us up. They'd be brilliant role models and I always felt I'd be a good parent by following their example. Obviously that is moot now, but the fact remains that I've been so fortunate in having them at my side.

English beaches I live 'by the seaside' and have always had the beach close at hand. It's a low key seaside town, not somewhere like Blackpool, so I'm used to having quiet, windswept beaches at my disposal. Never really did the 'day at the beach' in the sun scenario, much more likely to wander along on a winter's day than sit and sunbathe. I love teh sound of the sea and the wind whisking across the waves, and the scrunch of pebbles on wet sand. And nothing smells like the beach.

Sherlock Holmes I first read SH as a child of about 12 years. I therefore learnt a lot, in terms of the background of various stories. I always loved the friendship between H&W, long before I comprehended of Slash. I remember Friday evenings watching the Basil Rathbone movies - I'd haveto go grocery shopping with M&D after school. We'dwalk from school to Dad's work, from there to the shops, then home with me balanced on Dad's bike, the shopping hanging from the handles. We'd get in just in time for the film to start and getto watch it whilst Mum was cooking tea, hoping that it would be a 'long' tea, so it wouldn't be ready before the film ended! Since then I've retained my affection - re reading the books most years. Of course in latter years I have also entertained H/W as well! I enjoy Jeremy Brett as Holmes and this past year have discovered the Clive Merrison audio recordings, which are fantastic. I'm cautiously awaiting the RDJ movie.

Reading I couldn't exist without reading. I learnt to read early and always had an 'advanced' reading age. I remember being allowed to select '3rd year' books at Primary school after I'd torn through all the allocated books for my age group. In middle school I went to bed at 8pm each night and then read for an hour. (I was unpopular when my Mum started suggesting this to the parents of schoolfriends!)I reread books, and have some old friends I can practically recite, but still out they come for another perusal. I read something every single day and don't know what I'd do if I lost the ability. I can track lots of knowledge and learning from the things I read as a child and I make sure I buy the children in my life books at birthdays and christmas!
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Leave me a comment. Make it a quote.
• I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can satisfy my curiosity.
• Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
• Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

My questions from [personal profile] hardboiledbaby

1. What was the worst movie you've ever seen?
Difficult to pick – but the worst movie I’ve seen at the cinema would have to be The Perfect Storm. I was so bored. I found it to be manipulative – or at least trying to be, but as all the characters wore yellow waterproofs almost all the time, I couldn’t tell which ones were in mortal peril at any one time. I almost fell asleep during it and can remember nothing but water, women in bars and yellowness.

2. Five favorite pairings (gen, slash, het).
Starsky/Hutch (although I love them gen too, there’s so much love there either way)
Sam/Al (again, friends or lovers)
Giles/Xander (adult Xander)
Dean/Castiel (although embrace Dean/Sam and J2 and Dean/John gen/angst)
All my pairings are adult – I don’t like underage slash at all. Not even Weechesters.

3. How do you think "Quantum Leap" should have ended?
this is where I cut because I got alittle carried away and ran on A LOT )
4. If you weren't doing the job you're doing now, what job would you be doing (not necessarily your dream job, but something you considered a viable option when you were in school)?
In high school I had ideas of being a maths teacher. That went by the by when I forgot how to do math between 5th form and A levels(!). But some kind of teacher would have been an option – and now that my job isn’t 100% secure I have considered Social Work.

5. Five best desserts in the world.
Ooh! Let’s see... Eton Mess, Pavlova, Caramel apple pie, Treacle pudding and finally, chocolate!
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Your rainbow is shaded yellow and pink.


What is says about you: You are a grateful person. You appreciate optimism. You are a good listener and your friends are glad to have you around in difficult times. You're good at getting people to like you.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

Meme based on instinctive reactions/choices. I quite like this one!
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Comment and I'll give you a letter.
Then you have to list ten things you LOVE that begin with that letter.
Afterward, post this in your journal and give out some letters of your own.

[personal profile] cynatnite gave me 'S' - because she loves me!

So here are S things that I love

01. Sexy Starsky in skintight strides
02. Shiny, serenading songbird Soul
03. The Strike team in The Shield, with Shane being sly, stupid and shattered.
04. Super sleuth Sherlock
05. Showery, sunshiny, squally and snowy Seasonal switches.
06. Sam Beckett saving souls
07. Snarly, sexy, (souled or souless) Spike
08. Sexy siblings smackdown Satanic spirits in Supernatural.
09. Stubborn, suspicious Sir Samuel, spouse to Sybil.
10. Slash!
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Memage gacked from [personal profile] lauramcewan and [profile] ugerchucker

Memage where the answers must come from the discography of one artist/band.

Song titles provided by The King )


Apr. 18th, 2008 08:24 pm
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Snaffled from [personal profile] lauramcewan originally, but it's doing the rounds...

Let others know a little more about yourself, repost this with your name followed by "ology".

(Sorry forgot the cut!)

Here be stuff )
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Two dialect/vocab memes snagged from [personal profile] curiositykate and [personal profile] lydia_petze respectively:
here )
and here )
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Nicked from other people. Favourite films - quotes for the identifying of:

1. If you shoot this man, you die next. Repeat. If you shoot this man, you die next.

2. A rumor's not a rumor that doesn't die...

3. Give me the meanest steak you got! Rare, and I mean rare! Just de-horn it, wipe its butt and send it in.

4. The sole excuse for a relationship between two men is that it remains purely platonic. Surely you agree to that.

5. Can I get... any of you cunts... a drink?

6. The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history.

7. A: I find it interesting that you don't stutter.
B: I find it even more interesting that you do.

8. It's alright, Andy! It's just bolognaise!

9. A: How do you know?
B: I know because..
A: How do you know?
B: I know because... I know because... I never loved him the way I loved you

10. A: You were the one at school. The one they liked.
B: [sarcastically] All the Pakis liked me.

11. If you knew Suzie, like I knew Suzie...

12. A: Have you ever tried to persuade him that he wasn't Teddy Roosevelt?
B: Oh, no.
C: Oh, he's so happy being Teddy Roosevelt.
B: Oh... Do you remember, Martha, once, a long time ago, we thought if he'd be George Washington, it would be a change for him, and we suggested it.
C: And do you know what happened? He just stayed under his bed for days and wouldn't be anybody.

There we are.. they're quite easy I think.
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Stolen at incredibly slow speed from [personal profile] whatho. I grew very irritated at the alphebetising of these - which is probably the correct way, but my wont is to exclude the 'The' when alphabetising, so it looks all wrong to me! This meant that I got irritated with the meme in general, but I started so I finished!
As Sam pointed out, this list excludes some very important shows. But I'm going to have a sandwich now so I'll get over it!
nearly forgot the actual list! )
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Book meme ganked from [personal profile] lydia_petze

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4-7 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest (unless it's too troublesome to reach and is really heavy. Then go back to step 1).

‘Lots of camp numbers, lots of referrals to life on ship, slagging off the passengers and the officers.’ Interestingly, drag queens also used their performances in order to make fun of the ships ‘untouchables’ – people they wouldn’t normally dare to insult publicly since, under any other circumstances, it would have resulted in reprimand or dismissal, as Chapter 7 shows. However, the humorous and artificial nature of the performance sanctioned such open displays of rudeness. Drag queens are expected to be caustic and insulting.

from: Hello Sailor! The hidden history of gay life at sea – Paul Baker and Jo Stanley

Honest! It was on my desk because it only arrived yesterday!

wish list.

Nov. 15th, 2007 11:01 pm
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Holiday Wish list Snagged from [ profile] lauramcewan.
Rules )

Things I would like…

Paul Michael Glaser in my stocking.. Well, not in my stocking as such, ‘cos I’m not so much into cross dressing in the bedroom, but in the vicinity would be good.

(And, as I know very few of my flist love me enough to pass him on if they should happen to get their grubby little paws on him, A few more likely fancies…) )
eta ~I naffed my own email address! Dur!

Address details available via email lolabobs@ almas.fsnet

Do one too! I wanna send stuff!


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