J is for J. (me). I’ve found a site that creates to quote them ‘a bunch of stupid, random questions to beat the boredom’ so I thought I’d answer them for today’s post on the letter J.
A bunch of stupid, random questions to beat the boredom
What do you wanna be when you grow up? I honestly don’t think I’ve grown up yet, even though I’m married with two kids and a mortgage. I don’t feel ‘not grown up’ in a bad way either, to me ‘grown up’ is my parents and who wants to act like their parents? But anyway what would I like to be when (and if) I grow up? I would like to be a writer, writing both childrens literature and screenwriting, I can’t see any reason why at least theoretically I can’t do both.
Is 30 old?: Oh no, 30 is most definitely young, I belong proudly to a generation that refuses to grow up.
What’s your major?: Biology.
Do you have a crush on anyone?: Mmm, does David Tennant count? It seems to be a rule of law for my hormones since new Who started that I have to fancy the pants of whoever is currently playing the Doctor. When it was Christopher Eccleston, well he was just gorgeous and when I heard he was being replaced by David Tennant, I was sooo gutted, thinking David Tennant wasn’t remotely sexy, now it’s a case of Christopher Eccleston, who’s that? I guess it’s just a sign that Russell T Davies (a script writing hero of mine) a) casts really good actors to play the Doctor and b) writes the characters to be really sexy in a kind of slightly nerdy heroic way.
What’s the prettiest part of your body?: My eyes, when they’re not behind a pair of scratched and smeared glasses. My children have inherited my eyes and you could just swim in them they’re so lovely, unfortunately it also means that they’re probably going to be as blind as a bat, just like me.
What celebrity would you shag?: Mmm, see the question about the crush.
Have you shagged any celebrities?: No.
Have you met any celebrities?:
- saw Jimmy Saville in a hospital when I was little
- when I used to work in a bookshop, one day when it was really quiet these two guys come in who clearly weren’t looking for any books, they looked straight out of the pages of some sort of spy novel, in reality they turned out to be the security guys for the then Northern Ireland secretary, who after they’d obviously checked out there weren’t any terrorists lurking behind the shelves, walked in and brought a book on cricket. I tried to make small talk (it was that sort of bookshop) but he was really short, so I didn’t get a good impression of him, so much so I actually can’t remember what his name was.
- I once went to a New Years Eve party where the bloke who played Roly on Grange Hill was guest of honour, it was a bit of a pants party.
- once when me and my sister were in Oxford we were walking past this hotel and there was a huge crowd outside, we had no idea what for but we thought we’d go and check out what the fuss was about. Shortly after we joined the crowd, these guys in black suits and sunglasses (even more secret agent like and impressive than the Northern Ireland secretary’s guys) came out of the hotel and started checking out the surroundings. Then out of the hotel came Bill Clinton, who at this point was only relatively recently out of the White House. He seemed really pleased to see the crowd and was going round saying hi to everyone, I managed to shake his hand and ok, yes I know this was probably a lot due to my prior knowledge of the man, but oh you could feel the power in that hand shake. He seemed a really nice guy and for the record I wouldn’t go and wait outside a hotel for George Bush.
Do you think you’ll ever get married?: I’m already married. I didn’t think I was the sort to get married (or have kids) when I was a teenager, so goes to show you, when you’re a teenager you tend not to know yourself very well.
What do you want your wedding song to be?: This is terrible because I can’t remember the track name (although I can hear it in my mind) but it was something from the Lighthouse Family, not that it was played for very long as I kinda of rushed up the ailse, I’d waited long enough to marry my husband so I wasn’t going to delay it any longer!
If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?: Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York, my favourite place on the planet, beautiful when it’s cold and raining and you’re the only one there and beautiful when it’s 30 C and the whole world seems to be looking for a seat.
If you were stranded on a desert island,what 2 things would you take withu?: selfishly I’d say my two kids as I’d miss them too much otherwise. I say selfishly as I wouldn’t particularly want to inflict a desert island onto them.
What is your favorite club?: I quite liked the gay scene when I was a student down in Cardiff, I suspect it’s changed a bit since then though.
Movie you wished you had starred in: Off the top of my head ‘Gorillas in the Mist’, I loved that movie when I was younger and I would have loved to of met the gorillas.
Any other celebrities you would shag?: George Clooney (who wouldn’t).
Who is the coolest person you know?: Girl Lacer, I think she’s pretty cool for a 3 year old.
Who do you know of that you wanna meet, but you’ve never met?: Russell T Davies, I think it would be interesting to talk about script writing with him, although I wouldn’t want to meet him yet, I think I would want to be slightly more developed as a writer first.
Name the 5 most beautiful people that you know.:
- Girl Lacer.
- Boy Lacer.
- Mr. Lacer.
- Oh, I am really
Name the 5 most brilliant people that you know.: as above.
Whats the best class you ever took?: Mr. Evan’s Biology class, prior to taking his Biology class when I was in the 3rd year at school I hated Biology with a vengence. He turned that all around and I now have a degree and a Masters in Biology and 5 years lab experience in a career which was great for me for that stage of my life.
What’s the best job you’ve ever had?: The bookshop job I mentioned above, it was only a Saturday job when I was a sixth former but it was a great job (far far better than the previous job at a drugs store where they used to make me mop up bubble bath, have you ever tried that, it’s hard!). It was a lovely little bookshop run by a couple who had sort of retired from publishing, they’d look after their kid on Saturdays so I did most of the work in the shop that day (like I said it was only a little thing), everything from serving customers and sorting out orders. Sadly it’s the sort of bookshop that just didn’t stand a chance after the demise of the Net Book Agreement (which when it existed meant that all books had to be sold at their set price).
Is there someone that you cant stop thinking about that doesnt know it?: Like I said, my hormones do have a thing for David Tennant.
what song is in your head right now?: After just writing about my wedding song, the Lighthouse Family song I jut mentioned, think I’m going to have to find it on Napster in a minute.
What did you eat for breakfast this morning?: what I have every morning, toast and crunchy nut cornflakes with no milk, I’m slightly disconcerted at the moment actually as I’ve just had an e-mail from Ocado (who I get my food from) saying that my box of crunchy nut has just been recalled (not just my personal box of crunchy nut you understand, just those between a certain date code).
Do you love your mom?: yes
Do you love your dad?: yes
Do you love our siblings?: yes, although there is a slightly more complex relationship as we’re getting to be as different as chalk and cheese.
Do you get along better with men or women?: Men, probably.
Plain or peanut?: Not at all keen on peanuts, although I’ll eat them occassionally (like I’m on an airplane and bored), so plain, unless it’s crunchy nut cornflakes.
smooth or crunchy?: Peanut butter, yuck, the only use for peanut butter in this house is the out of date jar we use for our humane mouse traps (we have a mouse problem, they like to come in and play with the kids toys, honestly).
White or wheat?: Leaning more and more towards wheat.
Coldplay or Nivana?: Not keen on either, but at a push I’ll say Coldplay.
Purple or Chartruese?: What’s Chartruese, so I’ll say purple.
Aliens or Ghosts?: Can it be both? I’m one of those people who thinks it would be supreme arrogance to assume we’re the only ones in this universe (and if we are that would be both extremely lonely and a tremondous responsibility), so I hope there are aliens somewhere, although a big percentage of me hopes they don’t contact us for a very long time yet, I know this is all very Star Trek, but you would have to question an alien races reasons for contacting us now if they did contact us, even if it was benevolent, I think it would still have profound, possibly very nasty effects on the human race, I think we need to be alone for a good while yet. As for ghosts, I think there is stuff we don’t yet know in science (wouldn’t it be boring if we did know everything) and very possibly ‘ghosts’ may be one of them.
Do you believe in ghosts?: I believe there may be a possibility or maybe it’s just some things in the past have such a profound effect on the present, they somehow filter through to the here and now in various subconcious ways that we put down as ghosts.
Favorite movie?: Towering Inferno.
Favorite Christian Slater movie?: Pump Up the Volume, oh my goodness, that question has just reminded me that I should have put Pump Up the Volume as one of my favourite movies in my post F is for Films, I loved that movie deeply when I was a teenager, the whole standing out and being different, really spoke to me.
favorite drink?: full sugar Coca Cola, a major major weakness, it’s my equivalent of coffee.
Favorite alchoholic drink?: Becks.
Favorite mixed drink?: I’ve drunk at certain points in my life way too much Barcardi and Coke and Cider and Black, don’t really go in for mixed drinks now, although I do love margheritas.
Favorite city?: London, which I love with a passion. New York, a very close second.
Favorite store?: Abercrombie and Fitch for their jeans (I would have also said their T-shirts but they’re not as nice as they used to be), Gap for general clothes, Zara Kids for kids clothes, Cath Kidston for home stuff and any bookshop, although considering my small independent bookshop past I am shamed to say that my favourite is probably Waterstones.
vices?: Cookbooks, Coca Cola and Chocolate.
addictions?: as above.
fetishes?: none that I’m going to write about.
Favorite food?: Italian food
Favorite animal?: Cats.
Best friends name(s)?: I’m a bit of a billy no mates, sob, sob.
Think of a number between 1 and 10: 3
Have you ever thrown up on someone really hot?: No.
Has anyone really hot ever thrown up on you?: No, thank goodness, I have a bit of a phobia relating to throwing up.
Have you ever been to mexico?: No.
Do you obssess over little things?: No, but I tend to obsess over the big things.
Do you have any tatoos?: No, but I’ve often been tempted.
Do you have any peircings?: No, sticking holes into yourself, yeugh.
What is your ethnic background?: Caucasian.
Name three sexy people’s myspace names.: Not on myspace (she writes, starting to feel very old and behind).
Have you ever broken anyones heart?: No
Has anyone ever broken your heart?: No
Do you refer to anyone as “the one that got away”: No
Have you slept with anyone that is on myspace?: No
Did you think that that question was a little too personal?: No
Republican or democrat?: I’m British, so haven’t a clue, if we’re talking British politics, I’d say I was a slightly guilty Tory.
what’s your favorite word?: Subversive.
who is the hottest woman/man in the world?: George Clooney.
Who would you kill if your morals would allow?: Anyone who harmed my children.
what’s your favorite restaurant?: Pizza Express.
are you glad this quiz is over?: Getting slightly bored now.
tricked ya! What color are your underwear right now?: Pinkish.
If you could join one band, what would it be?: All Saints.
If you could resurrect one band, who would it be?: All Saints, didn’t they loose their record contract again?
Favorite male vocalist?: Jack Johnson.
Favorite female vocalist?: Alanis Morresite (you can see I’m a massive fan (not) as I can’t even spell her sirname, but I do like her).
favorite athelete?: David Beckham and not overly due to his immense footballing skill.
favorite body part on a guy/girl?: bum
What your ideal mate should look like?: Not too ‘plastic’ looking, they have to be attractive to look at but also look interesting, as if they lead an interesting life.
what your ideal mate should act like?: They should be an individual, courageous, up for a challenge and passionate (and not just in me).
what your ideal mate should be intersted in.: Sci-fi / fantasy films and TV plus Italian food.
how he/she should propose: I actually proposed, in a tube station.
What band does your ideal mate absolutley have to love?: more of a case of what not to love, a love of dance music or really heavy metal would not work.
what can your ideal mate not do?: be boring.
Do you believe in soul mates?: I believe that there are a number of people on this planet that are ‘the one’, but they are few and far between, so statistically you’re not very likely to meet more than one.
Do you love yourself?: Most of the time, although I have certain character traits I really don’t like.
Do you love your friends?: Yes.
Who do you love the most in the whole wide world?: My kids.