Jul. 25th, 2009 06:33 pm
pook41: (coopers)
I've procrastinated enough and decided to fill this in after being  "tagged" by [info]shayenne

Lots of pillows or just one?

What kind of books do you read?
British crime fics - Val McDermid, Ian Rankin, Reginald Hill and Stuart MacBride.  All great writers. Stuart's Logan McRae series is dark and funny. I've never laughed and nearly thrown up the next minute so much

What are your most awesome skills?
Tennis - backhand, backcourt uber-sliced come drop shot  - usually spun sideways - Warnie would  be proud. And my wicked left foot free kicks. My surgery skills - if only I studied harder at high school

What's your occupation?
Vet School subject practical writer

What's really creepy?
What lives under my DD#1's bed

What's your current fandom/obsession/addiction?
Voyager and British crime - both books and TV  - any show -  ie New Tricks, Waking the Dead etc

What flavor ice cream would you choose right now?
Choc mint

What websites do you always visit when you go online?
VAMB, Gmail, UofA, WTD, BBC world news

What was the last thing you bought?
X lotto tickets

What was the cutest thing you've seen today?
DD#2 singing a song

Do you get cravings? If so, what do you crave?
Coke - the drinking kind

What do you do to change your mood?
Hug my girls and pat the dogs

What is your zodiac sign?

Do you want to learn another language?
No - 2 kids = 2 placentas = no brains left

Five things you can't live without.
Mr Pook, DD#1, DD#2, dog#1 and dog#2

What's something you'd like to say to someone right now?
Who roped me into being in all these meetings? Yuk.

What are you looking forward to?
A holiday. Anywhere

Say something to the person who tagged you:
Since I've been slack - and my f list is small - I'm sure everyone would have answered.

Thanks Shay and everyone else.

pook41: (coopers)
If there is one person or more on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.

Group hug!

Song Meme

Oct. 7th, 2007 02:18 pm
From [profile] venom69

List 7 songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words or even if they're not any good but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they're listening to in absolute random order.

1. God only knows by the Beach Boys
2. So sad the Song by Gladys Knight and the Pips
3. Here for you by  Neil Young
4. Forgiveness by Jacob Groth
5. Where I stood by Missy Higgins
6. The first time ever I saw your face by Roberta Flack
7. Going Home [live version] by Mark Knopfler

I tag:

[profile] amandal557    [profile] be_lanna       [personal profile] caffey        [profile] eloriealton        [personal profile] fritz42         [profile] jc_obsessive     [profile] lil_blt_2  
1. Story behind your LJ Layout?
I like red

2. What's bothering you right now?
My boss - she's a panic merchant

3. Do you close the door when you pee?
depends on if anyone is home


4. Wallet?
Black leather.

5. Wallpaper on your computer's desktop?
A picture of a unknown blue planet tilted with a sunlight sky - its computer generated art
6. Background on your cell phone?

7. Jewelery worn daily?
my wedding ring and my watch

8. What is your default icon?
Something the very talented Gine made

9. Eyes:


12. Doing this weekend?:
Flying to Brisbane to watch my OD play soccer/football in the National school championships

13. Wearing:
Jeans and a t-shirt.

14. Wanting?:

15. Where are you?:
My desk at work.

16. Listening to?:
Mix102.3 FM

17. Have you ever kissed anyone named John?:

18. What do you smell like?:

19. Eating?:

20. Besides your bed, what is your favorite thing?:
Mr Pook

21. Do you believe in a soul mate?:

22. Do you sleep naked?:

Where is 23??

24. Do you believe dreams come true?:
Depends on my mood

25. Do you believe in miracles?:
See #24

26. Do you burn easily in the sun?:

27. Do you speak another language other than English?:
Sort of - pidgeon German

28. What's something you wish you could understand better?:
Why people are so yucky toward each other

29. What did you do last weekend?:
Coached soccer on Saturday and Sunday and played myself

30. Who do you miss?:
My dad

31. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant?:
Bwahahah - No

32. Orange or apple juice?:

34. What was the last instant message you received?:
I can't remember

35. Last text message you sent:
See #34

36. Last time you ate a home grown tomato?:
last summer

37. What is the closest thing to you that is blue?:
My jeans

38? 39?

40. Whose house did you go to last night?:
My own.

41. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital?:
My brother

42. Do you like someone right now?:
Yes ???

43. What do you wear the most?:

44. What is the last movie you watched?:
The Simpsons Movie

45. Have you ever heard of the band Our Lady Peace?:

46. Where did you get the shirt you're wearing?:
department store.

47. Coach Purse or MLB game tickets?
What is Coach Purse?

48. Do you believe that you can change someone?:

49. Do you want someone you can't have?:

50. Who do you tag?:
Hum, lets see... I tag [profile] elem
These questions are from  Eloriealton

  1. If you could be a fantasy or mythical creature, who or what would you be?

 I wouldn’t want to be a chimera like a minotaur or a mermaid. Too many Hercules types and bad guys wanting to do yucky things to them. I think I’d like to be an Elf of the LOTR type.

2. Are you a morning or an evening person?

 Morning. I get to work around 0430-0530. I get a lot done at work before the masses come in. And so I flake it in the evening around 2100

3. Is there a day you remember from childhood as being the most fun ever?

 My dad was into 8 ball. His club had Christmas parties for all their families. They’d hire a park in the Adelaide Hills. We swam in pool, played cricket, tennis, caught tadpoles and generally had a good time. We’d get soft drinks, ice creams and lollies – something I very rarely got as a kid and to top the day off Father Christmas would come and give us presents. It was brilliant, wonderful carefree days

 My dad job worked long hours and this was one of the few times when I remember my dad having a good time.

4. What kind of vehicle do you drive, not make or model particularly, but is it a sedan, or a truck, or a sports utility vehicle?

 Toyota Corolla – medium sedan. It’s big enough to put my ball bags in. That’s soccer balls. hehe

5. Do you think in words or pictures?

 Words. I can’t draw even in my mind. LOL

Nice questions, Elorie
A meme thingy from [profile] [profile] lil_blt_2

Here's what you do:

# Leave me a comment saying anything random, like your favorite lyric to your current favorite song. Or your favorite kind of sandwich. Something random. Whatever you like.

# I respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.

# Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.

# Include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in the post.

# When others comment asking to be asked, you will ask them five questions.

Here goes:

  1. If a billionare offered you a million dollars/AUD no strings attached, what would you do with the money?

Here’s a boring answer but the truth. I’d go see a financial planner and secure my family’s financial future. I’d then do the normal things – new house, holiday etc. In my dreams, I’d retire and buy a place in Adelaide’s McLaren Vale and grow banksias and breed whippets.

  1. Do you believe in soul mates, and why?

Yes, I believe in soul mates. I know it sounds corny but when I met Mr Pook, I just knew he was my soul mate - my Imzadi. It’s beyond love – it’s a deep connection. I can’t really explain it. He completes me. He understands me. I can’t imagine a day without him. Sounds awfully like ST. LOL. Does this make sense?

  1. What's the most embarassing thing that you've done?

After I graduated from University, my friends and I got drunk in the Uni bar afterwards. We were still in our academic regalia [gowns, sashes, etc] when we proceeded to go down the main shopping mall in Adelaide singing and dancing at the top of voices [imagine like the end of WWII – singing dancing and kissing strange police officers and men etc]. Unfortunately, my very English and proper grandparents who had come to watch me graduate had still been shopping in town afterwards, saw me, contacted my mum and expressed their displeasure at my behaviour. Ooops. There have been so many it was hard to select the one. But my mum and my grandma never let me forget this one.

  1. If you could travel to any place in the world where would it be, and why?

Central and South America, places like the Yucatan area or Machu Picchu. To see the pyramids and other buildings. It is fascinating to me that supposedly primitive peoples by European standards could build such structures with only simple tools. They had science, calendars and cities as well. What happened to some of them is a mystery.  

  1. If you could meet any person in the world (dead or alive) who would it be and why?

Leonardo da Vinci. Brilliant artist, scientist, inventor, thinker and left-hander. What would he be able to do today if he had access to today’s technology? The mind boggles. Just to listen to the genius of the man. To ask him how he came up with his ideas - to get inside his mind. I’d be in awe.

Great questions ...

Who's next?


Meme Tagged by [info]venom69

 RULES: Each player of this game starts off with 10 weird things/habits/little known facts about yourself. People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 10 weird habits/things/little known facts as well as state this rule clearly. At the end you need to choose people to be tagged and list their names. No tag backs.

1 - I hate being late – my watch is ten minutes fast
2 - I don’t drink hot tea or coffee – I was burnt twice by hot coffee as a toddler – I have 3rd degree burns to
10% of my body - on my neck, shoulders and chest
3 - I have to put on my left shin pad and my left glove on first when I suit up to play football/soccer

4 – I had my hand on Pat Rafter’s bum at a charity tennis fundraiser ;)
5 – I can’t type fast at all  – those people who msn me will attest to this
6 - I feel guilty whenever I buy myself something – don’t we all?
7 – I crave cream buns but I’m learning to resist them now in my old age
8 – I really enjoyed my time in the Army Reserve – especially firing the GPMG 60 machine gun and driving the big Merc. Benz trucks. There’s something thrilling about firing tracer rounds at a target
9 - I was selected as Australian Youth goalkeeper in 1984 – but we didn’t go anywhere. The next year the team went to Dallas and I was too old. Damn!
10 – I could’ve been a podiatrist. When I was offered a place in University, a science degree and a podiatrist degree position came at the same time so with a twist of fate I could’ve been staring at people’s smelly feet instead of cutting up white furry animals for a living

I tag:

[profile] liselem[profile] be_lanna
[personal profile] fritz42
[profile] kate04us
[profile] jc_obsessive

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