I’ve been tagged by Pilarcat 🙂  from http://pilarcat.blogspot.com/

I’ve not played this game before

Here are the rules:
-answer the questions
-replace a question that you don`t like, with one by your choice
-add one more question
-tag 8 people to continue the game of tagging 🙂

Not sure if I am going to tag anyone myself – but here goes with the questions:

What is the thing that makes you happy?
Feeling needed or helping someone.

Coffee or tea?
Tea – preferably massala tea.  Or anything herbal or spicy.

What’s for dinner?

Hmmm. Still have to figure that one out.  Probably embroidered left over vegetable stew.

What was the last thing you bought?

A wireless mouse.  So exciting, no?

What are you listening to right now?
My dog whining ;p  – I should be listening to: Tinariwen, a Tuareg group that play bluesy rocksy folk.  Or maybe Corker Conboy?

What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?

My new sky blue woollen jersey that will probably lose its colour in the first wash…

What is your favourite ice cream flavour?

Dont like ice cream much.  Prefer warm sweet things like – Malva Pudding.

What do you think of the person(s) who tagged you?

I only know Pilarcat through her friendly and supportive comments 🙂

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
To the Deer King’s Forest in the film Princess Mononoke

Which language do you want to learn?
Xhosa or Zulu – rather pathetic that I dont know either.

What is your favourite colour?

I like all colours. Intensely.

If you had £100 now, what would you spend it on?

Animation DVD’s.  Books.  Food. (I’m cheating, I know)

How much do you rate your creativeness?
– I’m going to replace this with:

Which fictional character do you most aspire to  resemble?

Sabriel from the Abhorsen trilogy

Describe your personal style?
Hmmmmmmmmmm.  Sort of gothic hippy.  On my good days.  And when I’m not at work.

What are you going to do after this?

Draw 🙂

What are your favourite movies?
So many – Persepolis.  Spirited Away.  Edward Scissor Hands. The Incredibles.

What inspires you?
Passionate people – anyone who is enthusiastic about what they do.

What do you do when you get upset?
I read.  Or have a bath. Preferably both at the same time.

Do you collect something?
I collect children’s illustrated books.  Also – animated movies.

If you could change your name to anything, what would you call yourself?

Nope I love my name.

How many times do you press the snooze button before you get up?

Once.  If I don’t put my cellphone right on the other side of the room so I have to wake up properly regardless.

What is your favourite smell?

When it just starts raining and the drops hit soil.  Love that smell.

What is your biggest regret?

That I did not spend more time with my mother just chatting.

What are you most proud of?

Whatever I’ve just completed at that moment in time 🙂

Cats or dogs?
Cats!  No.  Dogs.  No- cats.  Dogs.  Can I have both?

What’s your biggest fashion mistake?

Ah there you are asking something.  Most of what I wear?

What is your guilty TV pleasure?

Dont really watch much TV – but it used to be “Dogs With Jobs” on Discovery.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a SCIENTIST.  Preferably one working to save endangered species.

If you could meet any person dead or alive who would it be?

Tough.  So many.  David Attenborough?

What is your biggest dream?

To write an amazing story that other people enjoy.

What is your favorite book when you were a child?

My family and other animals

My own question will have to be:

What fictional place would you most like to visit?

And my answer would have to be…so nerdy, I know…Rivendel from The Lord of the Rings.

And that’s that!

So far I’m just going to tag the following people, with absolutely no pressure to participate (is that possible? To tag with no pressure?)

a subtle knife

An Emporium of Awkwardly Placed Delights

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. GeraniumCat
    Jul 13, 2009 @ 19:29:23

    I think “embroidered” is a wonderful word to describe what you do to leftovers! And I like Tinariwen too.

  2. pavinee
    Jul 14, 2009 @ 04:05:29

    I also have Sabriel on my bookshelf but never finished it. My friend read the whole trilogy and she likes it. I have to pick it up and read it again some day! 🙂

  3. Marisa
    Jul 14, 2009 @ 14:14:14

    That forest in Princess Mononoke… too amazing.
    I was just watching Spirited Away again the other night and I desperately want to visit that little house on an island they pass on their train journey.

  4. mashadutoit
    Jul 14, 2009 @ 14:18:54

    @Marisa Yes yes! I know it is such a magical moment. I also thought that about the little house… The use of light in his movies is just…magical. There is something so sad and so lovely about those moments because as a grownup, you know you can never visit those places, but the child inside you still yearns. 🙂

    @pavinee – oh I loved that book. You must try it some time. Actually I especially loved the second one in the series. “The Disreputable Dog” is a character I so badly want to meet!

  5. Marisa
    Jul 14, 2009 @ 14:35:13

    So true. My inner child throws tantrums regularly. “But whyyyyy can’t I?!!!”, she whines pitifully. And my outer grownup cannot give adequate explanations.

  6. mashadutoit
    Jul 14, 2009 @ 14:37:35

    I think I can see a little felt brooch on this topic. The “inner child” and “the outer grownup” …

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