Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Paris and the Presets


I'm rather lazy taking up meme tags and frankly I've forgotten who tagged this one, I think it started as 7 things, then 5 now it's petered down to 3. Yep, I'm slowly getting into relaxation mode. Ticking boxes at work, getting sorted, almost finished the painting, brought the horses home (God they add to the view and after tomorrow's wash I may post photos of the white wonders), getting the pool into shape, thinking about our Christmas day menu and ready to finally tackle those three 30% read books on my nightstand which have remained collecting dust all year . . .looking Sooooo forward to meeting Nickhearandnow on Sunday and having another little ex-blogger over in January . . .so intellectual laziness leads to memes (not really I think they're pretty fun).

THREE NAMES YOU GO BY:
1. Helen
2. Mum
3. Nellie (don't ask, my father called me Little Nell all his life and it stuck!)

THREE PHYSICAL THINGS YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
1. Eyes, brown, warm and I have long eyelashes
2. Strength, I'm not afraid of hard work and can pitch in with the best of them.
3. Lips, they're nice and even and not to shabby

THREE PHYSICAL THINGS YOU DON’T LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
1. Hair
2. Weight, I don't know how it got to this and getting it off is ... *sigh*
3. How everything points south like an Elizabethan glass window pane, you know, where the glass is thicker at the bottom.

THREE PARTS OF YOUR HERITAGE:
1. English
2. Welsh
3. Irish (although I can't prove that apart from my maiden name)

THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
1. Fires, they so easily get out of control
2. Being lonely
3. Being taken forgranted

THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
1. Cigarettes . . .ah, I'm trying, very trying
2. Blogging/Facebook
3. Deodorant and perfume . . I like to smell nice.

THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW:
1. Silver Havianas skinny strap thongs . .(which apparently is pronounced 'habianass' only you say the 'h' as if you're clearing your throat) Ooh I love em, even more since I found out they're made in Brasil
2. Black fold top lycra and cotton yoga pants, uber, uber comfy
3. White T Shirt (newbie bought by the MIL on the weekend, but It won't stay white.)

THREE OF YOUR FAVOURITE MUSICAL ARTISTS:
1. Peter Gabriel
2. Birds of Tokyo
3. This is too hard, I have very eclectic taste. We're listening to 2WS Gold at work and I know all the songs but I'm a Triple J alternative listener and don't know any of the words - um . . .today . . Santana - their music never ages.

THREE OF YOUR FAVOURITE SONGS AT THE MOMENT:
1. Birds of Tokyo - Wild Eyed Boy
2. Girl Talk - What's it All About
3. Don't Worry 'bout Nothin - Murph and Plutonic

THREE THINGS YOU WANT IN A RELATIONSHIP:
1. He must be breathing
2. Laughter
3. Respect

THREE PHYSICAL THINGS ABOUT THE OPPOSITE SEX THAT APPEAL TO YOU:
1. Smile
2. Height (must be over 172cm - i.e. taller than me)
3. Great hugs - I mean those big wide, lift you off the ground, nuzzle your neck and blow raspberry type hugs!

THREE OF YOUR FAVOURITE HOBBIES:
1. Photography
2. Horse riding - but I haven't done it for a while although I adore mucking about with the things.
3. Writing (but I never share)

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO REALLY BADLY RIGHT NOW:
1. Go on leave (three more sleeps)
2. Convince my daughter that a visiting 21 year old, whom I've never met, isn't an axe murderer
3. Tidy the kiddywink spreadage that's hit my dining table

THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
1. Archeology - love the idea of digging in the dirt and finding something that someone like me held hundreds or thousands of years ago.
2. Publican - I'd love a little country pub with home cooked counter meals and blue singleted bushies saying 'that was the best meat pie I've ever eaten luv" (wouldn't be hard)
3. To be the Benevolent Dictator of the world (I might need help from Thrifty, Maxi, K8 and a couple of others)

THREE PLACES YOU WANT TO GO ON VACATION:
1. PARIS . .for goodness sakes, PARIS, PARIS, PARIS (and Prague and Patagonia and Peru and Perth and Popocatepetl and Phnom Pen and . . .)
2. Czech Republic - Clare's photos of the place, particularly Prague, are nothing short of stunning and I want to drink 'real' Absynthe which is only available there
3. New Zealand - especially Murawai to visit Stan and the Insta Fam - oh dammit, the WORLD mwuhahaha!

THREE KIDS’ NAMES YOU LIKE:
1. Adam
2. Clare
3. Liam (actually there are a few Irish names I like - Darragh, Enda, Siobhan, Ciara . . .)

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
1. Travel to . . PARIS
2. See my children happily getting on with life (but visiting regularly)
3. Sell my property which will lead to financial security and TRAVEL to . . . you guessed it - PARIS

THREE WAYS THAT YOU ARE STEREOTYPICALLY LIKE A GIRL:
1. Never go anywhere without a little lip gloss and mascara
2. Terribly good housewife. I cook , clean, wash, fold, blow (leaves boys, leaves) . . like a tidy place.
3. I hate it when the toilet seat is left up. Or men say the 'C' word in my presence. I have some standards.

THREE WAYS THAT YOU ARE STEREOTYPICALLY LIKE A BOY:
1. I swear like a trooper - except for THAT word
2. Love Top Gear but I'm not a car enthusiast
3. I can out-drink most of them (not proud, I just can)


No tags but if you get home from work late, can't be bothered fighting the sins of the world but feel the compulsion to post . . .go ahead.

22 comments:

Grannymar said...

Did You say Paris?

Nice place, I have been there twice to visit and several times passing through!

Ces said...

I have a friend in Paris. She is an applications architect. She will be there until April 2010. She asked me to visit and bring a friend. We have to sleep on the couch. She has a flat. We can stay throughout our visit. She says she is near everything and we can take the Metro. Do you want to meet me in Paris?

Ces said...

I'm really serious. I have to convince my husband and children that you are not an axe murderer. Hahaha! I understand Claire's feelings.

jackmcmad said...

Sorry for the long comment, too lazy to post on me own.

THREE NAMES YOU GO BY:
Jayo
Jay
J

THREE PHYSICAL THINGS YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
My Height. 6ft 3ins
My eyes. Bright Green, sometimes yellow.
My eh....erhum. Y'Know!

THREE PHYSICAL THINGS YOU DON’T LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
A couple of xtra pounds on the midriff.
My ears. A little too big.
My nose. It looks broken but at times can give me the appearance of a suave rugby player.

THREE PARTS OF YOUR HERITAGE:
Irish
French
Viking

THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
Spiders. I sh!t you not.
Cancer
Growing old alone

THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
Mobile Phone
Ventolin Inhaler
USB Key

THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW:
Underpants... I think... Oh yeah I am.
A big smile
A tie

THREE OF YOUR FAVOURITE MUSICAL ARTISTS:
Toughie there are so many.
Frank Zappa
John McLaughlin
LCD Soundsystem

THREE OF YOUR FAVOURITE SONGS AT THE MOMENT:

Pot, Kettle, Black- Tilly and the Wall
Something Global- Fight like Apes
My Drivethru- N.E.R.D, Santogold and Julian Casablancas

THREE THINGS YOU WANT IN A RELATIONSHIP:
Fun
Honesty
Fun

THREE PHYSICAL THINGS ABOUT THE OPPOSITE SEX THAT APPEAL TO YOU:
Eyes
Smile
Can't think of a third

THREE OF YOUR FAVOURITE HOBBIES:
Gaming
Sport Shooting (inanimate objects only, unless it's with my airsoft gun)
Greeting card making

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO REALLY BADLY RIGHT NOW:
Go Home (Still at work)
Go Skiing (Have to wait till Jan)
Get Christmas over with

THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
Film Making/ Director. Always had an interest. Have been in a couple of movies and have been on TV factual programmes a few times.
Games Designer.
Rockstar- nearly got there.

THREE PLACES YOU WANT TO GO ON VACATION:
Visit the Sis in OZ. May happen late next year.
Tanzania - Safari.
Iceland - Just coz it's cheap now.

THREE KIDS’ NAMES YOU LIKE:
Sadhbh. Now, pronounce that non-irish people. It's a girls name. As phonetically as I can think it's pronounced 'Syve'
Oisin- Irish boys name pronounced 'Usheen'
Finn-again an irish boys name.

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
Have kids
Learn more languages
Invent something

THREE WAYS THAT YOU ARE STEREOTYPICALLY LIKE A GIRL:
I have a hairless chest
?
?

THREE WAYS THAT YOU ARE STEREOTYPICALLY LIKE A BOY:
I firmly believe that clothes make their own way from the bedroom floor to the wardrobe via the washing machine, clothes line and tumble dryer all on their own.
Sport on Saturday. Not playing, watching!
Farts are fun!

Moon said...

Prague .... well, if you want any advice over that one, I am your man, Mrs M living just over the border near Bratislava ..... Also, Absythne ... Jeez, I've had a couple of very dangerous nights on that !

laughingwolf said...

cool beans, baino :D

Megan said...

Neat-o Baino, especially your kid name #3! A kid that lives in my house has that name!

kj said...

baino, this is great! i've stood in that very spot in paris and i am now sending you special energy that you make it there, and soon. it is the most special of any city. romantic. wild. historic. beautiful. captivating.

i may even say a catholic rosary for you. :)

i love reading all this info. oh, how about adding 'jessica' as your fourth favorite name?

:)

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Annie Ha said...

Ah, Paris.
Definitely get there one day. You'll want to go back every day after...

Baino said...

GrannyMar I really liked you until right about NOW! Everyone's been to Paris except me!

Ces, yer on. I just need the $3000 for the ticket . . .hook her up and we'll argue ad nauseum about the virtues of the French Revolution whilst marvelling at the Louvre! Srsly . . 2010 will be my year! And I'm not doing a couch. I want five days at the George V!

Not an axe murderer? Who on earth told you that. Don't you know that's what we do . .chop up particularly English tourists! Ah! Clare's become the parent and me the child . .

Jack you lovely boy! 6'3" hairless chest and a decent 'erhem . . .shame you're too young. I have a 12 year window for toyboys. Ah growing old alone . . all the more reason to get hitched man and shoot out a couple of sprogs (God I sound like Thrifty)

Moon, Clare claimed it as her joint most fave city with would you believe it . . .New York! I think I ate a Bratislava once with a nice Chianti!

Oh cool beans back quiet man! Seriously, who eats cool beans!

Megan, until Adam was delivered and plonked steaming on my chest, we were torn between Liam, Matthew and Adam . . soon as we saw him . . the path was clear.

kj now I used to like you but you're rubbing it in! Is Jessica you're daughter's name? Erm, you can Rosary all you like but in my experience . . .nup . . doesn't work.

Annie you've been there too? *sobbing uncontrollably now*

conortje said...

Love Paris too. Plus I'm less than four hours away by train and can get there 50euro return. (this is making me wonder why I don't go more often).

nick said...

Soooo looking forward to meeting you too! But you haven't told us where to meet yet - how about outside the Museum of Contemporary Art at 1pm??

Jay said...

Well that was very interesting!

Nell or Nellie are both bona fide short forms of Helen - much more so than the one my aunt favoured, which was 'Len'. Len suited her better though. She was sooo not a warm, cuddly, approachable sort.

I's love to try Absinthe. It smells wonderful!

'Elizabethan glass'! ROFL! I know exactly what you mean, luv. ;)

Baino said...

Conorjte, If I lived in the Hague I'd be flitting across Europe every five minutes. You don't know how lucky you are! Can I be your Occasionally Visiting Friend?

Nick . .yer on - but I'll call you on Saturday when you reach Sydney. Perfect meeting place! You wouldn't believe the trouble I'm having finding a vegie restaurant on the harbour it's all about fish - coffee and cake?

Jay, my grandmother was named Ellen and I think that's where the whole thing came from. I had a mate in Pennsylvania who assured me it was a euphemism for a cow. Speaks volumes perhaps! My young neice and nephew don't know my real name I'm sure!

The Elizabethan glass thing goes way back when I visited Stratford on Avon and the panes were 3 inches thick at the bottom and in danger of fracturing at the top! *Sigh* I found out that glass is in fact a liquid.

kj said...

baino, i'm willing to say a catholic rosary on your behalf and you USED to like me? girl, even the effort would be a once a decade event. and baino, you WILL make it to paris. i am positive.

:)

Baino said...

Hahha kj, you're safe. All positive energy is appreciated!

laughingwolf said...

less gas that way :O lol

Ces said...

I like the sound of George V. I'll take my co-worker to the Paris couch instead. :)

Miladysa said...

Loved this post!

I'll meet you at the George V!

nick said...

Coffee and cake okay, or just an omelette or cheese sandwich will do. No worries!

Quickroute said...

ah those Irish names are great except when you have to spell them six times for the same person!