Meme of 3

Thursday, August 6th, 2009 | Posted in my life

Another meme taken from Roses’ blog.

Three Things:

Three names I go by (besides given name):
P
Penichio
Penola

Three Jobs I have had in my life:
Administrator/Office Manager
Cinema Usher
McDonalds Cook (for 4 days)

Three Places I have lived:
Croydon
South London
Bedford (until I was about 1 year old)

Three Favorite drinks:
Sweet, weak tea
Karibbean Kola
Orange Juice

Three TV Shows that I watch right now:
Judge Judy
Gossip Girl
Californication

Three places I have been:
Japan
Jamaica
Egypt

People that call me regularly:
Mum
Ahmed
Andrea

Three of my favorite foods:
Chocolate
Cheese
Bread

Three Things I am looking forward to:
Going on holiday
Getting my own flat
Finishing the book I’m currently reading

Three Things that are always by your side:
Something to read
Something to write on
A pen

Meme me

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009 | Posted in fun, my life

Nicked from Journeying

1. First thing you wash in the shower? Chest
2. What color is your favorite hoodie? Green
3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again? No, shouldn’t have gone there in the first place.
4. Do you plan outfits? Not especially, but I usually have some jeans or black trousers which will go with any clean top I find.
5. How are you feeling RIGHT now? Tired from a long day.
6. Whats the closest thing to you that’s red? A book called Oriental Belly Dance by Kemal Özdemir
7. Tell me about the last dream you remember having? Something about taking over the management of a donut shop.
8. Did you meet anybody new today? Yes, a couple of young cousins (second cousins if you want to get technical).
9. What are you craving right now? Mum’s cake (just had some).
10. Do you floss? Almost never, though I know I should.
11. What comes to mind when I say cabbage? Yuck. The smell alone puts me off.
12. Are you emotional? I’m like a Cadbury’s Cream Egg – all gooey inside that hard shell.
13. Have you ever counted to 1,000?I don’t think I would have the patience.
14. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it? Lick
15. Do you like your hair? It’s not too bad, but I should be more creative with it.
16. Do you like yourself? Mostly.
17. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush? I’d consider it, I like to watch the comedy channel.
18.What are you listening to right now? I Created Disco by Calvin Harris
19. Are your parents strict? My mum was pretty strict with me, though I get the impression that she was tougher in some ways on my older brother.
20. Would you go sky diving? Probably not.
21. Do you like cottage cheese? I’ve never had any, but I don’t think I’d like it.
23. Do you rent movies often? Yeah, I have a LoveFilm membership at the moment.
24. Is there anything sparkly in the room you’re in? Nothing whatsoever.
25. How many countries have you visited? Eleven
26. Have you made a prank phone call? No, I live vicariously through Bart Simpson.
27. Ever been on a train? I use multiple trains to get to work, and many other places.
28. Brown or white eggs? No preference.
29. Do you have a cellphone? I bought a Samsung Blade S5600v via Ebay a couple weeks ago, and I really like it.
30. Do you use chap stick? I usually use Vaseline or a coloured lip gloss.
32. Can you use chop sticks? I’m not an expert, but when I visited Japan I learnt pretty quickly.
33. Who are you going to be with tonight? My extended family (my mum had her birthday party this evening).
34. Are you too forgiving? Sometimes. I give 2nd chances, but I don’t forget betrayals.
35. Ever been in love? Once.
36. What is your best friend(s) doing tomorrow? I don’t have a best friend.
37. Ever have cream puffs? Profiteroles? Never, but I wouldn’t mind trying one.
38. Last time you cried? Several weeks ago, I think I was overwhelmed by various issues.
39. What was the last question you were asked? I was asked loads today, I can barely remember any but the one that stands out was ‘So, what do you do?’
40. Favorite time of the year? Winter.
41. Do you have any tattoos? Nope.
42. Are you sarcastic? ‘Course not.
43. Have you ever seen The Butterfly Effect? Yeah, it blew my mind a little.
44. Ever walked into a wall? Never.
45. Favorite color? Purple.
46. Have you ever slapped someone? Only during playacting.
47. Is your hair curly? The regrowth is.
48. What was the last CD you bought? I Created Disco by Calvin Harris – bought in Tesco on Friday night.
49. Do looks matter? Only in the sense that we should make the most of what we’ve got.
50. Could you ever forgive a cheater? It would be very difficult. It would depend on the circumstances.
51. Is your phone bill sky high? It’s normally about £10 a month.
52. Do you like your life right now? It could be a lot worse, but it could also be better.
53. Do you sleep with the TV on? No.
54. Can you handle the truth? I prefer it.
55. Do you have good vision? No, I’m quite short-sighted.
56. Do you hate or dislike more than 3 people? No, but I don’t like the behavior or attitudes of certain people.
57. How often do you talk on the phone? A couple times a day.
58. The last person you held hands with? A guy I dated a couple of years ago.
59. What are you wearing? Nightie and nightgown.
60.What is your favorite animal? Wolf.
61. Where was your default picture taken at? I don’t use my own pic as an online avatar.
62. Can you hula hoop? Haven’t tried in at least a decade.
63. Do you have a job? Yes.
64. What was the most recent thing you bought? Just bought a mahogany sideboard for my mum’s birthday.
65. Have you ever crawled through a window? My own window, just for fun.
66. When was the last time you’ve been to church? The funeral of the mother of my mum’s friend, several months ago.
67. What’s your least favorite meal? I enjoy most of my mum’s soups, but I’m not a fan of her red pea soup. My dad loves it though, so sometimes he gets his way.
68. Did you ever steal anything by mistake? Apparently I left a restaurant without paying by accident. I was a regular there and the next time I went there the guy told me what happened. I couldn’t believe it. I’m still wondering if I left the money on the table and someone else passed and nicked it before he came back. I offered to pay them back, but they said that it had been sorted.
69. Have you ever won anything? I’ve won an electric guitar and a couple of premium WordPress themes online.

Nicked from Nick

Saturday, April 11th, 2009 | Posted in my life

50 Things about Me (taken from Nicholas’ blog)

I’m not tagging anyone else to do this, but feel free to use it if you want.

1, What color is your toothbrush?
White

2, Name one person who made you smile today?
Firmin – the main character in the book I’m reading

3, What were you doing at 8 am today?
Sleeping

4, What were you doing 45 minutes ago?
Watching an old episode of Las Vegas

5, What is your favorite candy bar?
Cadbury Time Out (at the moment)

6, Have you ever been to a strip club?
No

7, What is the last thing you said aloud?
“What’s most important or most urgent.” – defining the word ‘priority’ for my dad.

8, What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Vanilla

9, What was the last thing you had to drink?
Orange Juice

10, Do you like your wallet?
Yep, it’s an old denim mini filofax.

11, What was the last thing you ate?
Toasted hard dough bread with cheese

12, Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
No

13, The last sporting event you watched?
A couple of weeks ago, my brother’s footie team, Liverpool were playing some other team and won 5-1 or 5-0 or something like that.

14, What is your favorite flavor of popcorn?
Butterkist Toffee

15, Who is the last person you sent a text message too?
An ex-work colleague

16, Ever go camping?
Never

17, Do you take vitamins daily?
Yes

18, Do you go to church every Sunday?
No

19, Do you have a tan?
Yes and no…

20, Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza?
Of course

21, Do you drink your soda with a straw?
Sometimes, when it’s offered.

22, What did your last text message say?
“Poor you – another late finish! I’m back at work today – trying to give myself next week off. Not sure when I’m going to finish tonight, but I’ve been here since 9 and I’m flagging already. I should still be able to meet with you next week if you like but I can’t remember what we agreed on. Keep the faith.”

23, What are you doing tomorrow?
I might go to the gym

25, Look to your left, what do you see?
Bookcase with books and dvds

26. What color is your watch?
Rose gold and silver

27, What do you think of when you hear Australia?
Outback

29, Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?
I usually eat-in

30. What is your favorite number?
5

31, Who’s the last person you talked to on the phone?
One of the counsellors at work last Thursday

32, Any plans today?
Sort out some website stuff and chill out

33, How many states have you lived in?
I’ve only lived in London

34, Biggest annoyance right now?
Workmen making noise next door

35, Last song listened to:
I Poke Her Face by Kid Cudi Feat. Kanye West

36, Can you say the alphabet backwards?
Probably

37, Do you have a maid service clean your house?
No, but we have a woman who does our ironing

38, Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
Nike white trainers (sneakers) that I bought in Dublin last year

39, Are you jealous of anyone?
Nah, but I’m probably envious of a good few.

40, Is anyone jealous of you?
Probably not.

41, Do you love anyone?
Not romantically

42, Do any of your friends have children?
Yes

43, What do you usually do during the day?
All sorts.

44, Do you hate anyone that you know right now?
No

45, Do you use the word ‘hello’ daily?
Yes

46, What color is your car?
I don’t have a car

47, Do you like cats?
Yes

48. Are you thinking about someone right now?
Nope

49, Have you ever been to Six Flags?
No

50, How did you get your worst scar?
Removal of a contraceptive implant in my upper arm

Have you ever…?

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 | Posted in fun

I saw this meme at Liane’s blog, and thought I’d have a go. It’s quite a strange list, and several items are more relevant to those in the US, but I’ll try it anyway.

Bold the things you’ve done and will admit to.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (I would have, but it was closed when I visited)
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Meme it is

Monday, December 8th, 2008 | Posted in fun

Dale invited me to join in with this meme, so here it is.

Five names you go by

1. PJ – only online
2. Penny – my given name (not short for Penelope)
3. P – just few people in my family call me that
4. Pennicho/Penola – bizarre nicknames bestowed on me by friends
5. Pen – some of my family and friends call me that, but I hate it.

Three things you are wearing right now

1. Old blue nightie
2. Old Purple Nightgown
3. Glasses (slightly askew as a nose-rest is missing)

Glasses

Two things you want very badly at the moment

1. Chocolate
2. Biscuits (or even chocolate biscuits)

Chocolate Biscuits

Three people who will probably fill this out

I think most people I know who would have done this have have already done it.

Two things you did last night

1. Hoovered the house
2. Watched Heroes

Peter Petrelli

Two things you ate today

1. Toasted hard-dough bread with cheese
2. Curried goat with white rice

Curried Goat with Rice

Two people you last talked to on the phone

1. Andrea
2. Miguel

Two things you are going to do tomorrow

1. Go to work
2. Return home

Two longest car rides

1. From here to Heathrow airport
2. Taking a black cab and watching the meter tick over in a traffic jam

Taxi Cab Meter

Two of your favourite beverages

1. Karibbean Kola
2. Orange juice

Karibbean Kola