Jifosophy 11

Thanks to Cee for this week’s probing questions.

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How many languages do you you speak?

Only this one.  Though I can ask you to fill out a form and give basic directions in Russian. Spakoina Nocha.

What are you reading, watching, listening to, eating?

The Tao of Pooh, a couple of biographies and The Seven Basic Plots.  Also loads of blogs, obviously.

Follow The Money, The Leftovers, YouTube tutorials on things I’ll probably never do.

Elbow, The Stranglers, Tame Impala, Nirvana and lots of Bananarama (for some reason) (the latter NOT my choice!)  Also Max Richter and Johan Johannsson. Birdsong and catwail.

Porridge.

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What was the last photo you took with your phone?

I actually filmed a swollen stream after the rain.  Dog walking distractions.  It was quite meditative with the dripping ferns.  The last photo was of creeping buttercup.

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What is your favourite time of day?

Dawn is undoubtedly the most magical time of day but I rarely see it as I am such a terrible night owl.  Sunset can be a treat for the eyes but I’m really firing on all cylinders at midnight.  I do like a nice walk on a moonlit night, there’s something extra special about a moonshadow.

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Jifosophy 10

Time for some questions from Cee.

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When you’re alone at home, do you wear shoes, socks, slippers, or go barefoot?

I live in flip flops as long as it is warm enough.  And sometimes when it is not.

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What was your favorite food when you were a child?

My great auntie Lil’s homemade sausage rolls.  I’ve never tasted a sausage roll to rival them and just thinking of them makes my mouth water – I remember the taste so well… Urgh, sorry, dribbling on the keyboard now.

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Are you a listener or talker?

What was that, sorry?  Heh heh, a bit of both but mainly a daydreamer…

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Favorite thing to (pick one):  Photograph?  Write? Or Cook?

I like writing fiction.

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Mystery Blogger Award

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I’m not sure why I’ve been nominated for this but I know who dunnit – it was Jennifer Paetsch.  Thank you, Jennifer, you absolute enigma.  This award was created by another enigma – Okoto Enigma and you can find her blog here.

Here are the enigmatic rules:

  1. Post the award logo/image on your blog.
  2. Thank whoever nominated you and give a link to their blog.
  3. Mention the creator of the award and give a link as well.
  4. Nominate 10 – 20 deserving bloggers and notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  5. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; including one weird or funny question.

Here are the questions Jennifer asked me –

 

 
1. You found something in a drawer you forgot. What is it and what is it for?

I’m not sure but if it’s shiny I’ll make it into a necklace, eventually.

 
2. Favorite day of the year?

The other day, that was quite nice.

 
3. Cake or death?

Death by cake? Mmmm…

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4. Do you prefer spicy, sweet, or savory?

Did I mention to you before that I was moody..? And indecisive..?

 
5. How many pets have you had in you life and what were they? Tell us about them!

Awww, three dogs, two ducks and a cat.  Last night I dreamt they all morphed together to make one weird looking thing but I really loved it.  Whatever the hell it was.  Then it got its head stuck in a hole and I woke up.  I’m still quite worried about whether it managed to get free.  Save the… Dogduckcat thing.

 

 

 

 

I’M NOT EVEN GOING TO ATTEMPT TO DRAW THIS

 

These are my nominees for the award:

Rediskot

My Inky Days

MagickMermaid

Draliman on Life

The Whitechapel Whelk

Zoolon Audio

Ink Flamingos

Unbolt Me

 

And these are my questions for them:

  1. What size shoes do you wear?
  2. What would you do if you looked up now and saw a huge spider just in front of you?
  3. On a scale of 1-10, 1 being not very far to 10 being HELL YEAH, WE RULE THE UNIVERSE, MOFO’S!!! How far do you think the human race has progressed since people learned to stand on their back legs?
  4. Tell me a secret, I promise to keep it to myself.
  5. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck cars?

Jifosophy 9

Time for this week’s questions from Cee.

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Would you rather live where it is always hot or always cold?

Cold because I can wrap up warm in layers but if it is hot I cannot remove my skin. Hang on – who let Hannibal Lecter in here..?

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Do you prefer long hair or short hair for yourself? 

Short.  I have weird curly hair that grows upwards and disobeys the rules of physics.  I keep it in check by making sure it doesn’t get above itself, or me.

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What is your favorite month of the year?

It was always June because of the long days but now I get hayfever in June so I’m swaying more towards May, though that is pretty sneezy too.

What is the easiest way for you to learn something new?  By reading, by seeing and doing, in a classroom?

These days I like to watch online videos to learn but before the internet was invented I always found books a great source of knowledge and read everything I could get my hands on.  I love learning and I’ll have a go at most things.

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