Monday, 25 June 2007

I've been memed

I have been memed, by several people, apparently, which means I have to answer the following questions – or so I believe. I could have got this completely wrong.

What was I doing ten years ago?
Living in a very damp bungalow in Falmouth with Himself and a very lovely old cat called Cyd (as in Charisse), but other than that I have no idea. Can’t remember details of that far back.

What was I doing one year ago?
According to my diary I was having a mammoth walk with Mollie and my Swedish friend, round the coastal footpath. (Does anyone really want to know this? And why did I write it in my diary?)

5 snacks I enjoy
Toast with peanut butter and blackcurrant jam. I have that for breakfast quite often
Cashew nuts
Strawberries
Digestives
Leftovers – cold, from the fridge

5 songs to which I know all the lyrics
Nearly all the songs in Oliver! – I’ve just been in the musical and loved it. Sang them all day and every day (and night) for months till word perfick.
My Fair Lady – most of them
Most of Supertramp
Ditto Mary Chapin Carpenter

5 things I’d do if I was a millionaire
Buy Himself a boat and a plane (he has expensive taste which is unfortunate given our circumstances)
Give money to my brothers
Give money to my friends
Buy a house with a garden for Mollie
Buy a campervan


5 bad habits
Impatience
Making snap judgements which are invariably wrong
Crying too easily (is that a bad habit?)
Not looking at the Overall Picture
Fidgeting

5 things I like doing
Getting lost in a good book – preferably one I’m writing
Walking Mollie with a friend on a sunny day/exploring Cornwall with her and Him
Going to the cinema with friends/meeting friends for drink
Snuggling on the sofa with Himself and Moll, watching a good film
Laughing/making others laugh
Singing – I know that’s 6 but it’s important. And there are lots of other things I enjoy doing. But with good singing, I feel I’m flying.

5 things I’ll never wear again
Polo necks – hate them
High heels – had to stop wearing them in my 20s
Power suits – any suits, come to that
Hats
Nightwear

Well, that stretched the brain cells..... is it really of any interest? Mind you, it's what I do when I'm working on characters for a novel, so am sure others' memes will come up with some excellent character traits.....

8 comments:

Miss Understood said...

I find the easiest way to come up with character traits is to just look at the people in my life, and mix and match them. So perhaps my character would have the looks of my best friend, the personality of another friend, habits of my mother, annoying traits of the next door neihbour, etc. That way, nobody really recognises themselves! I guess though, there'll come a time when I run out of people to use!

Have you got any of your fiction online anywhere? I'd love to have a read....

Miss Understood said...

whoops...typo. (Which is really bad considering I was slating the writer of that letter on my blog earlier!)

Akelamalu said...

Love your answers.

Rebecca Taunton said...

Sadly enough, I've just read up on what a 'meme' is.

Well answered FP!

RT

Flowerpot said...

I havent got any fiction online at the moment. Am in the process of putting some articles online (pubbed ones)so watch this space!

AnnieLamb said...

I like reading the odd meme, although sometimes they go around like a bad case of the flu. They let me learn a bit more about my online friends and they make us think about who we are and what is important to us. I also like the idea of using them for characters. There are a few sites that offer these types of questionnaires for characters - even tho the info may have nothing to do with the story, it's a great way to get to know the character.

Alice Band said...

Haven't a clue what a meme is but wondered where in Cornwall you are? I live in Torpoint - but once lived in Constantine - very near Falmouth.

Flowerpot said...

good to meet you, Annie and the best of luck in your quest. Good to meet you, too, Alice - I live in Falmouth. Will be passing through Torpoint next week en route to looking after ailing mother!