Monday, 3 December 2012

"And You Aaaaareeee....?" blog hop

I wrote this post's title like that because I sort of imagine it being said by someone with a severely arched brow. Don't you?

Oh dudes, there are so many fun and exciting things happening around the blogosphere today! If you want to read all about Lynda R. Young's story in the MAKE BELIEVE anthology, check out this post. Also if you are looking for my post for the BABY FACES blog fest, click on THIS link. This post though is for the hilarious "And You Are?" blog hop, hosted by the seriously awesome duo Emily R. King and Tammy Thierault. For this blog hop, participants have to answer ten questions. Below are my answers:

1. How many speeding tickets have you gotten?
I have long since lost count, sorry! If I estimated I'd say maybe...ten? But I could be wrong.

2. Can you pitch a tent?
Nope. Tried, and failed. One memorable year at the Southbound music festival, my mates and I found it really easy to find our tent in a huge field full of campers, 'cause ours was the only one completely flat on the ground! We slept in it that way, and unsurprisingly all developed colds (it rained that night) over the next few days.

3. What was your worst vacation ever?
Most of my holidays have at least had some good aspect to them, but nowadays I really do get annoyed by holidays that aren't at all restful. I think I'm getting old! Some might ask if sleeping in a homeless shelter could qualify as a worst, but you know what? It gave me great story material, so no, it doesn't. I guess this is a crap answer to this question, but honestly I don't have a better one to give. ;)

4. What was the last thing you bought over $100?
Well, I assume you don't mean something boring like my annual licence/third party insurance fee? Nah, didn't think so... Well, the last fun thing I bought over $100 was the reissue of the Smashing Pumpkins' faaaaabulous double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Apparently it's going to ship out no sooner than tomorrow (Dec 4th), which means my copy might ship out tomorrow. Cue much SQUEE!

5. We're handing you the keys to what?
The kingdom, baby! I don't know what kingdom, but it's a kingdom and I like it!

6. What was the last meal you cooked that made even you sick?
Well, I don't know about sick as in spewing, but I will say that my freezer still contains the last lot of vege curry thing made in my slow cooker...three years ago? Something like that. I should proooobably clear that stuff out at some point...

7. Fill in the blank: Oh my gosh! Becky, look at her butt! It is so big. She looks like a 
potato with legs.
[I cannot claim credit for that as it's my mother's, but she heard it from someone else I believe. Regardless of where it originated, I love it]

8. What was your first car?
First one I ever bought? A Suzuki Swift '94. I loved that little bubby, and very nearly shed a tear when I traded it in for a brand spankin' new Toyota Yaris. I say nearly, 'cause I was still a bit bitter over the tennis elbow that thing gave me, so it wasn't all bad getting rid of it.

9. Your best friend falls and gets hurt. Do you ask if he/she's okay or laugh first?
I'd probably smile, shake my head and say, "There she goes again!" The particular best friend I'm thinking of is always climbing on walls and other stuff, while wearing stilettos no less, and having accidents (i.e. falling off said wall into a flower pot - and yes, she broke the pot).

10. What's the worst song ever?
Pearl Jam's cover version of "Last Kiss"... blllellleeeeggghghhh. But another one that gives "Last Kiss" a total run for its money is a song by Australian muso Bernard Fanning, called "Wish You Well". I rewrote the lyrics for it actually, and my version goes:

"I just wanna wish you ill
you're someone I'd like to kill"

No offence, Fandango (that's what we call him). And I know my rewritten lyrics don't really reflect my rather Buddhist attitude to life, but oh well, that's the dark, twisted power of a horrible song for ya.

In truth, I could go on and on and on for this question as there are so many shitty songs in the world. But I prefer to focus more on the great ones. ;)


  1. Lol! Oh, those things at the bottom of the freezer... don't they just disappear on their own????

  2. You had me at #3... hilarious answer and not crap at all :)

    PS... I have OCD when it comes to clean fridges, so I'll hook a sister up with a Freezer make-over :)

  3. Fun questions and answers! Sometimes it's so hard to throw out that old food, but totally necessary!

  4. Potato with legs! classic! I love how much detail you went into with each answer :-)

  5. You are too good of a sport! I would have started with the flat tent holiday as bad vacations! And thanks...Smashing Pumpkins made me think of Blind Mellons and I had been trying to remember the name of the group or the song and yo reminded to run to iTunes now and see if I can get the song!!

  6. Keys to the kingdom... I'm now very disappointed I didn't think of that.

  7. Wonderful answers. I loved Keys to the Kingdom - I wish I had thought of that too. And there are far too many bad songs out there.

  8. David reported he loved all your answers, Trisha, especially the butt one. This is getting close!

  9. Okay, you're answer for the butt question has been the best so far. Love it!!

  10. Potato with legs? I'm totally using that!

  11. Geez, another bloghop before yours officially completed! Always a bizzzy girl...

    I like the potato with legs answer. I'll have to remember that! Cheers!!

  12. A potato with legs! Lulz. Now that's an image.

  13. So many blog hops! I loved your answers to this one. And the "potato with legs" is too funny. I'll have to remember that!

  14. Great post! Three year old veggie curry and sleeping in a flat tent and the potato butt-nice.

  15. Stopping by to say hi and that I loved your answers. Have a good one.

  16. Bahahaha, I laughed at the Pearl Jam thing! I can't stand their stuff, and it's mostly because I can't understand a word of the lyrics, he slurs everything together!

    1. I quite like a lot of PJ's stuff, but this is the worst I've ever heard by them. They're kind of hit and miss with me, and yeah, his voice isn't my favourite. I loved the work he did for the soundtrack of DEAD MAN WALKING though.

  17. There's definitely a lot going on! Lol at the flat tent. Doesn't sound very comfortable!

  18. Oh, I totally agree on "Last Kiss!" I love the original, and Pearl Jam's is actually slower paced, so it drives me nuts when I listen to it.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

  19. Yeah, you might want to clean out the freezer. ;)

  20. lol at sleeping in a flat tent. I've done something similar... hehehe.

  21. A kingdom sounds good to me. I should have set my sights higher than the $10 million I asked for. Your stiletto-wearing friend sounds like fun!

    Visiting from the hop (

  22. Trisha, I'm totally loving your answers. Too awesome. And I just came from your blogger profile and saw that you love Outlander... TRISHA... it's my favorite series EVER... sigh...

  23. These were funny, even if not always ha ha funny. Funny how we all remember our first car - mine was a little Morris Minor which I ran into a telephone pole when the brakes failed, ahahah. I LOVE Last Kiss by Pearl Jam. :D

  24. "but it's a kingdom and I like it!" This is my favorite answer to this question so far.


  25. Potato with legs! That is awesome. And that must be one special album.

  26. I don't care for the Fanning song, but I must admit I like the Pearl Jam one.

    Fun post. I'm going to check out the rest of this blog hop.

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    Java With Jambor

  28. I haven't dared look in the back of my freezer. *shivers* This looks like a fun blog hop. Sorry I missed out.

  29. Do the keys to that Kingdom unlock all the doors or just the main gate? I don't want you coming into the bathroom while I'm in there.


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