Sunday, 19 April 2009

The Neverending Story

It's the end of a very dull Saturday night, so here comes some Sunday Stealing.

1. My uncle once :

Climbed several stories of scaffolding on a building in Hong Kong when my grandma wasn't watching. I did not inherit this gene.

2. Never in my life :

Have I shaved my head. Dunno why this popped into my mind. Maybe it's my greatest fear. I like my hair.

3. When I was seventeen :

I arrived at uni, younger than most of the other freshers and a month off the UK drinking age. They had to put my picture up behind the college bar.

4. High School was :

Fine, but not as fun as it could have been. I am now, strangely, close friends with two large groups of my ex-schoolmates who were only vague acquaintances at the time, and I wish I'd befriended them earlier.

5. I will never forget :

This could be a long list, I have a very good memory. But since I guess we're talking about when I'm old and stuff, I'll go with last summer's Far East adventure.

6. I once met :

A man with seven wives. As I was travelling to St Ive's.

7. There’s this girl I know who :

Sometimes appears to share a brain with me.

8. Once, at a bar :

I left my money with a friend and asked him to get me a double vodka Red Bull while I went to the bathroom. When I came back, I found out the Russian bartender had confused my friend's order of a pint of wine (classy, I know) and my order...and given us each a double vodka Red Bull, IN a pint of wine. I drank it, with some female encouragement. I don't remember much after that. Except for falling off a barstool, running into a tree, and laughing a lot. Hell, ask Tilli what happened, I also remember phoning her a few times.

9. By noon, I’m usually :


10. Last night :

I don't remember. Not because it was a wild drunken night, but because the last week has been so fucking dull that all the days have merged into each other.

11. If only I had :

A billion dollars. Yes, everyone says this, but there's a reason. It would solve almost all of my problems, and thus give me time to focus on fixing the ones that it wouldn't solve directly.

12. Next time I go to gym/church :

Will be tomorrow, in the case of the gym.

13. Susan Boyle :

Is very talented. I only found out about her this morning, delayed I know. Does no else find it harsh how everyone keeps pointing out, to her face, how surprising it is to hear that voice coming out of her? She's receiving a backhanded compliment from THE ENTIRE WORLD.

14. What worries me most :

Getting my head shaved, apparently.

15. When I turn my head left, I see :

I don't see nobody by my side.

16. When I turn my head right, I see :

Still nobody in sight. So I turn my head to the north, swallow that thing that they call pride, the old me's dead and gone...but the new me'll be alright.

17. You know I’m lying when :

You won't. I lie so infrequently that no one ever suspects.

18. What I miss most about the eighties :

Umm...nappies? Breastfeeding? No wait, that's not good at all.  Blissfull childlike wonder and ignorance, that'll do.

19. If I was a character in Shakespeare, I’d be :

Ha. Um, let's go with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 10 Things I Hate About You.

20. By this time next year :

I might have finished this meme. Halfway through, are you kidding me?! Right, I'm cutting down on the long answers.

21. A better name for me would be :


22. I have a hard time understanding :


23. If I ever go back to school, I’ll :

Drink a lot.

24. You know I like you if :

Again, you won't know, not for the first few times we meet cos I'll barely have spoken to you. After that point, if I am anything even approaching talkative, that's your sign.

25. If I ever won an award, the first person I’d thank would be :


26. When I compare 80’s rock to 90’s rock :

90's wins.

27. Take my advice, never :

Clean your glasses with aerosol deodorant. That was a motherfucker of a headache.

28. My ideal breakfast is :


29. A song I love, but do not own is :

Does this assume non-piracy?

30. If you visit my hometown, I suggest :

Fuck this.

31. My favorite Beatle is :


32. Why won’t people :


33. If you spend the night at my house :

Do not expect me to know where the pillows are kept. People found this out the hard way last week.

34. I’d stop my wedding for :

If I made it that far? Nothing.

35. The world could do without :

Piers Morgan. Yeah, you know who he is now America, if you know who Susan Boyle is. God he's an irritating fucker.

36. I’d rather lick the belly of a cockroach than :

Lick the belly of a spider. But licking a cyanide capsule comes above both.

37. My favourite blonde is :

Huh. Difficult, I like brunettes. Ooh, got it, Elisha Cuthbert.

38: Paper clips are more useful than :


39. If I do anything well, it’s :

Mental arithmetic.

40. And by the way :

I tried to say I'd be there, waiting for...


StraitJacketMom (Berleen) said...

LOL I said spider too!!!

I cannot believe you forgot about peanut butter! Shame on you!

fickleinpink said...

for #6, I wonder how he time manages the wives at night?? ;)

An Eerie Tapestry said...

Great answers. Yeah, you were right about it being a long set of questions this week. Liked your bar story - vodka in a pint of wine - respect!

Hootin' Anni said...

Great 'mental arithmetic'....I can do sums in my head, but when it comes to high end's beyond me.

My stolen meme is posted. Do stop by if you get a chance. I'd love to have you for company today. Happy Sunday.

Tilli said...

#3 I remember you telling me this, and thinking 'BWAHA! That's what you get for being so smart.' I do feel bad about it now.
#5 I dispute that.
#7 =)
#8 There have been SO many phonecalls. But I do remember that one, and all I can really remember is the *thunk* when you hit the tree.
#15/16 I KNEW that'd be your answer.
#32 I do love it when you get all frustrated.
#38 Wahaahahaha, card carrier =p

Wow, this really was a long meme.

Joy said...

I second your comment about Susan Boyle. If I have to hear how surprised people are I'm going to lose it! Truly awful thing to say.

Joy <--via Sunday Stealing

I am Harriet said...

7 wives???? Yikes. Hope your head is feeling fine and not shaven :)

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Wow. A quad vodka with Red Bull and wine. Yum. Tell Tilli to tell. Have a gret day!

Anissa said...

Loved all your answers! The head shave was funny! TFD

NurseExec said...

Sounds like you don't want to shave your head, am I right ;)

Kimber said...

LOL @ #8!

Funny answers! Have a great Sunday. ;)

kalea_kane said...

I do not even know where to begin, but I will say it is completely HORRID that they put your picture in the college pub. That is by far uncalled for. :)

Spyke said...

Wow, thanks everyone, here goes:

Berleen - I know, I won't let it happen again.

Fickleinpink - I wonder how he manages the 49 sacks of 343 cats and 2401 kittens. Am I making any sense at all?

Eerie - why thank you, it did NOT taste good.

Anni - I used to think I was good at maths. Then I did physics at uni.

Joy - glad someone else agrees!

Harriet - thanks, it is fine, although am not delighted with my current haircut.

Bud - I'm really not sure she got a very clear picture of what was going on.

Anissa - Thanks! Seriously though, would not even do it for money.

NurseExec - you are right. Wow, more people responded to the head shaving than I expected!

Kimber - It was a fun night =)

and last but not least, Tilli:

#3 - meh, it was only one bar, and only for a month.
#5 - *glares*
#7 - =D
#8 - Ha, thunk.
#15/#16 - =$
#32 - *glares*
#38 - )(

Spyke said...

kalea_kane - I know, right? Oh well, I hadn't even really started drinking yet at that point.

Improbable Joe said...

A pint of wine, with a double vodka and Red Bull... sounds worse than the time I opened the second bottle of Scotch!

shopannies said...

LOL we do not even know if you was lieing when you answered just joking but you answered the lieing question like I did

Carleen said...

I so agree with you on the Susan Boyle thing. Paul Potts got a similar response as I recall. How shallow is humanity!

black vanilla rose said...

Your uncle sounds hilarious! Great blog :]