Saturday, April 11, 2009

Saturday Fun

Found this on Groovy Old Lady’s blog and thought it would be a bit of fun for a Saturday afternoon.

These are the rules:

Answer all the questions and replace one question you don't like as much by a new question you prefer.
Then, add a new question.

If you decide to jump on the bandwagon, let me know and I’ll add a link to my blog so everyone can see.


What is your obsession at this moment?
I am currently obsessed with trying to write a good story for this year’s Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Contest. I submitted one already that I have little faith in and was hoping something brilliant would strike me over this holiday weekend. Still hoping…..

What do you love most about your home?
I am back living in my own house and one thing I love about this house is my bedroom in the late afternoon. The sun shines in the glass doors and there is always a nice breeze and I love laying on the sofa and reading, or sitting and practicing my trumpet.

Do you nap regularly?
Hardly ever- naps make me VERY tired.

Who did you hug most recently?
My hubby

What do you want to change?
I wish I could be more patient. One would think as we age we become more patient but somehow that’s not working for me.

What are you having for dinner?
We had a big lunch cooked by my daughter so I will likely have oatmeal or soft porridge for supper.

Your last purchase:
Spray paint for my ‘project’. In a move to take back the power – I decided to paint my own car. I give myself a 50% ( mostly for effort). My car that was about a 3/10 in terms of looks has gained two points and is now a 5, which is fair enough given it was born before the new millennium.

If it were feasible, what 3 chores would you LOVE to pay someone else to do regularly in your stead?
Washing dishes, washing dishes, and washing dishes. (Did I mention I hate washing dishes)

Favorite weather:
Light breeze, 30-32C, sunshine.

Your goals:
Right now my main goals are to find publishers, outside Botswana, for my YA Romance (Claudia Lanchaster’s Adventures in Love) and my children’s mystery (The Curse of the Gold Coins).

Say something to the person who tagged you:
I wasn’t tagged I stole this from Groovy but I say to Groovy- I hope you’re enjoying your Easter holiday, I know you are very close to your God and that’s something I really respect about you.

Favorite vacation location:
My favourite place for a holiday is anywhere along the Namibian Coast.

Films you can watch over and over again:
Harold and Maude, The English Patient, and any movie with Meryl Streep or John Cusack.

What movie will you never see again?
Any Leon Schuster movie. They are a unique form of torture that everyone else in my family loves.

Favourite tea:

Book you are currently reading:
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro and
The First Person and Other Stories by Ali Smith

What do you want to do one day?
Go to Egypt
Win the Caine Prize
Hold my grand kids in my arms
Meet Kate Atkinson
Have a book I wrote made into a movie and have Meryl Streep or John Cusack in the lead role.

Which quality would you like to have?
I wish I was more forgiving. I always trust people when I meet them and think good of them, but once they mess up I write them off.

Name one of your qualities:
I’m pathologically loyal, I think in my past life I was an Australian shepherd or one of those dogs that get left 1000’s of kilometres away and still find their way home.

What are you waiting for?
For my son to set up Monopoly.

Which old fashioned trend do you hope will return soon?
Homemade ice cream and humility.

Tell us one of your most embarrassing moments
Let’s see the list is quite long…. Okay …my husband and I were in the bank manager’s office sitting quite confidently on chairs and, for reasons I still do not understand, I was suddenly on the floor AND I didn’t just fall- I slid across the floor. I got a rug burn on my knee!


groovyoldlady said...

I'll come do your dishes for a week if you'll pay the plane fare!

My eldest daughter falls off chairs...That's just weird!


Lauri said...

I don't necessarily fall off chairs. I'm selective- I fall off chairs in the bank manager's office. I like to have an impact.

If I had the money I'd take that deal in a second!

Anonymous said...

A fellow John Cusack lover, eh? When I was younger I wanted to marry him. Come to think of it, I still want to marry him. *sigh*

Lauri said...

I LOVE John Cusack. The last movie I saw in America (at the cinema) just before moving to Botswana was Say Anything. I absolutely love when they're at dinner and the girlfriend's father asks him what he wants to do and he goes into a big spiel about what he doesn't want to do. I love him. I love his sister too. She used to do improv at a comedy club in the town where I went to University.

One of my favourite movies is Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil because it has my other favourite actor Kevin Spacey. Great.