A duck-shaped doorstop, and other trivia.
I’ve spotted this on a few blogs — I actually nicked it from Rachel’s — and thought I’d jump on the bandwagon.
Never in my life have I been:on a rollercoaster.
The one person who can drive me nuts is: I think the person who drives me most nuts is my sister. But she’s also probably my favourite person in the world, so it balances out.
High school: I was very tall (5′11″ by the time I was 13) and very dorky and very smart, so it wasn’t an easy time for me. But at least I had a cool English teacher.
When I’m nervous: it’s usually because I haven’t written anything for a while, or because what I am writing is vexing me for some reason.
The last song I listened to was: Back in the USSR by the Beatles.
If I were to get married right now my best man/maid of honour: I have no idea. I know I’m probably at the age where you’re supposed to plot The Perfect Wedding, but I really haven’t thought about it.
My hair is: mousy brown in real life, but I identify as a redhead.
When I was 5: I wanted to be a vet. Then I found out that there’s more to it than sticking band-aids on fluffy bunnies, and went off the idea.
I should be: writing. Something other than this.
When I look down I see: Raymond Duck. He’s a duck-shaped doorstop. Yes, our doorstop has a name. And yes, it is a Withnail & I reference.
The happiest recent event was: the safe arrival of my friend Amanda’s baby, Evie, earlier this month.
If I were a character on ‘Friends’ I’d be: Chandler. He is undoubtedly the funniest of the lot of them, and I reckon his jokes are very “British.” Sometimes he’ll say something and there’ll be no canned laughter, but I’ll be hysterical.
By this time next year: my pamphlet will be available to buy in bookshops! Or at least, I really hope so…
My current gripe is: my students bunking off lectures. It is not the summer holidays yet by a long chalk!
If I won an award, the first person I would tell would be: my Mum. If she’s not the first to know about things she gets a bit ruffled!
Take my advice: read more books.
The thing I want to buy: is a car. Specifically, one of these. But I can’t afford the insurance at the moment.
If you spent the night at my house: you’d have to compose a fridge poem before you left. This bizarre custom was started by Ms Lucy Baker and now it’s a house rule.
The world could do without: Bono.
Most recent thing I’ve bought myself: was a copy of Adrienne Rich’s Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience & Institution, for my thesis.
My favourite blonde is: this one.
My favourite brunette is: Boy.
My favourite redhead is: my grandpa.
My middle name is: Louise. (For the record, I hate it.)
Once, at a bar: sounds like the start of a Chris Lindores poem.
If I was an animal I’d be: an owl. I know that’s a bird, but whatever.
Tonight I am: watching the second election debate with Boy. And probably swearing at the TV, therefore.
Et toi…? And be sure to link back, I’m nosy!