Thursday, 2 April 2009

This seems to be the only part of my blog these days...

Hmm. Again, busy times. In about a month's time I think I'll have more to say. And hell, from around July onwards I'll have pretty much nothing else to do. Anyway, here we go with another Thursday Thunks.

1. Did you play any April Fools jokes on anyone or have a joke played on you?

Since I'm revising for exams and was left home alone by my jet-setting family this morning, I have not actually seen anyone today, making it hard to be pranked. Oh actually, the postman wrote my initial on a "missed parcel" slip instead of my dad's, thus causing me to get unnecessarily excited and waste half an hour going to the post office. If that was a joke, it was well-planned, since he left that slip yesterday. Bastard.

As for internet April Fools, I was constantly on the lookout, partially because the first thing that came up on my computer screen this morning was an MSN message sent to me by Tilli, which read "it's April Fools, BE ALERT." We have a history of being fooled. And no, didn't prank anyone else, couldn't be bothered...I like to fool people when they're NOT expecting it.

2. If you could be on any non-reality TV show as a guest star or star, which one would it be and why?

Arrested Development. This is because it is literally 100% pure comic genius, everything about it is perfect and for that reason I reckon even the extras must feel proud to have been involved in it.

3. Do you crack your knuckles?

I have done a couple of times in the past just to check if I could. Having ascertained that, I felt no need to continue, it's not particularly enjoyable.

4. If you remember your first day of kindergarten, were you scared or excited? If you have kids or grandkids, were they scared or excited?

I don't know if scared is the right word, but I was very, very upset. I was incredibly attached to my parents and really did not like strangers or other children, so it was a pretty horrific scenario for me. Apparently I just screamed until one of the helpers had to take me outside, where I calmed down and showed her all the different car models I knew as they drove by.

5. If you are in the shower, hear the fire alarm going off and smell smoke/see flames, will you just run out of the house with a towel on or grab some clothes & dress as you run out?

Depends on the relative positions of shower, fire and clothes. I'd like to put on at least a t-shirt, but I ain't gonna run back into the flames to do so. I would also like to make sure my hair looks good. You never know who'll be outside.

6. Last week the Thursday Thunkers asked about your Daddy (twice), so this week tell us a little about your Mom.

She's very tough, very proud, extremely loud, and fiercely protective of me. Not long ago my closest female friend and I realised that she also has every single one of these attributes. We decided this probably wasn't a coincidence.

7. Which search engine do you use most often?

Google. Not very exciting, but it's the best. There's a reason every piece of software Google brings out completely kicks ass.

8. Did you participate in Earth Hour?

I don't know what this is. I was on the phone to one of my friends earlier and he was saying how his boss at the office had been talking about it. However by this point we'd been on the phone for around half an hour and I'd started playing with a yo-yo I found on my desk, so I don't remember what he said.

9. What was the last new-to-you movie you watched? Was it in the theater or on DVD? Was it good?

Watchmen, in the cinema. Was it good? I think I'm less able to give an answer for this than I ever have been for any film. I think I'll just say, "read the comic".

10. If you do something embarrassing, do you laugh it off, or sit & worry about it?

If I'm able to see how people react to it, I will generally laugh it off. If not, depending on the situation, I will sometimes sit and worry. Specifically, about how embarrassing it actually was, how it's going to affect my life, and whether it's at all salvageable. It usually is.

11. Where is your favorite spot in your home to sit & relax?

Probably lying on my bed. Or lying on a sofa. Lying down is good. I was once discussing school reports with my headmaster, and one of them described me as "laid-back". He asked if I felt this was accurate, and pointed out that even as I sat there I was practically horizontal.


Becca said...

Great answers! Have a fantastic day!

StraitJacketMom (Berleen) said...

LOL on the "laid back"!

Kimber said...

Excellent answers and LOL @ #5 & 8. Thanks for playing!

toxicpuree said...

Aw it's terrible when the postman gets one's hopes up like that!

Ria said...

My best friend told me a while back, I remind him of a childhood friend's mom whom he always wished was his. Wierd since i always consider him the rock or tree I can tie my kite string to so I don't fly off and get lost,

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

You never can beat a bed! Earthn hour was a bit silly anyway...

Jen said...

"Arrested Development" is one of my favorites too, and I miss it! I have all three seasons on DVD but it's just not enough. :) Hoping the AD movie isn't just a rumor...

Spyke said...

Thanks for the comments everyone =)