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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Question Time.


I don't normally indulge in the me, me, me,  questions  of blog awards but have made the exception for Hostess of the Humble Bungalow, her blog is very much my happy peaceful place; on a tetchy day it's like a huff of  online chloroform, instantly calming but marginally less addictive.



The Q's.
How long does it take you to get ready to face the day? Showered and all make up applied?

specs and glakit expression both required for hair curling at my dressing table.

On a regular day 5 minutes, I don't fuss. If I'm going to a do, then 10 minutes for make up and 1.5 hours for hair from wash to condition to blow dry to curl with a full 15 minute slump for a teary weep and  a tantrum.


Do you think that you could write a novel?
If yes...what is the topic?


The one and only Snoop doggy dog.

No, never, it would take too much dedication and passion, not too mention brains.


What celebrity or famous person would you like to have dinner with?


Kid Rock or Bill Clinton.

What is your favourite type of chocolate?


I'm not really a fan of chocolate but if forced, 85 % dark and preferably with nuts.

If you could live your life in someone else's shoes for one day whose life would you be living and why?


Anyone with a family and a  happy secure home life.


What would you most want for Christmas if you could have anything?

Malibu Colony

A Malibu beach house, thank you very much.

What is your favourite food/meal?


Anything that can be eaten at a counter/diner or at home.
I don't enjoy the formality and theatricality of   fine dining.



Tell me what book you are reading?


Nieztsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra, I'm going to a performance of  Strauss's interpretation of the book on Friday. 

If you were to be dispatched to a deserted island what would you pack?


A Jersey cow, a white bikini, a slankit (I am always cold) a crate of Elijah  Craig and a Navy Seal - without him I'm not going to last the night.


What movie could you watch every week for the rest of your life?


 Almost Famous.



And now my questions:

1. Which famous person looks most like you/would play you in a movie?
2.What's the most played song on your iPod?
3. If you were a victim of a witch's spell which animal which you most like to be? (cats and dogs are verboten)
4 If you could strike out one word from the English language what would it be?
5. What did you want to be when you were 10 years old?
6. If you had to convert to another religion which one would you choose and why?
7. Why are we here?
8. Muffin or pretzel?
9.  If you had to live in London during the Great Plague or Paris during the Terror which would you choose and why?
10. What are you getting me for Christmas?


I call to the stand:


and I would love if these non bloggers would pick a question or two to answer:

7.Queen of the Clean Up Parade
8. Kathy
9. GSL
10. Michael

This is like one of those awful chain letters. You lot are now lumbered with passing this on with your own set of questions
otherwise the world as we know it will end, it will end I tell you.

72 comments:

  1. Claire: me too, I used to love muffins but find them cloyingly sweet now.

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  2. Darn you! Except I love you because

    a) Almost Famous is a nearly perfect picture, in my estimation. Even now, when I drop one of my kids off someplace, I yell "don't do drugs"!
    b) I would have Bill, too. Oh probably Kid ROck as well. YOu can insert your own inappropriate joke. It is clear you like intellectual bad boys who can get down and dirty!
    c) I want to live in the Waltons, but mostly I have a terrible crush on Pa Walton (circa 1973)
    d) you are the only person I know who is reading Nietzche. God, I am reading The Hare with the Amber Eyes and christmas catalogues! I am so shallow I can see my veins! I did order a scarf with the famous last scene of "A Tale of Two Cities" stamped on it - does that count for anything??????

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  3. I'm up to my furry armpits in kitchen drama, but I will try and accomplish this mission. I LOVE old Bill, and would quite happily rummage through his cigar box for him. Every time I think of him, I just automatically find myself on my knees.

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    1. Sulky you are excused.
      Yep I'd take a man who could stimulate my mind over a pretty boy anyway, hey at this rate we could hire Bill to have dinner with us!

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    2. No, it was an honour to be one of the chosen - I will get my paws to the task soon.

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    3. My best girlfriend works in Washington DC and has met Bill Clinton a couple of times. She said he was absolutely magnetic, even in a large group/receiving line type of setting.

      ---Jill Ann

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    4. Jill Ann - yes he has charisma, a priceless commodity.

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  4. WMM: Bill would be a fantastic dinner companion, funny, erudite, charming, he's been on my list for years.
    Kid Rock is never off my iPod.
    A crush on Pa - I had one on John Boy!
    Yep, reading it, not understanding it. Oh I was going to write a post about Christmas catalogues, I have a stack of 8 and they are my favourite thing at this time of year.

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    1. Please do! I would love to know what catalogues you are perusing! Well I think if we were double-dating the Walton men now, you would have a better time of it - I might be visiting Pa in the home!

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  5. Almost Famous. Love it love it love it. I even have the soundtrack CD.
    xx

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  6. Hold me closer, Tiny Daaaancer...

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    1. I've got my lighter our now and I'm swaying.

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  7. Ah I had that John Waterhouse print of Echo and Narcissus on my wall at university. I love the passage about them in Ovid's Metamorphoses. I think I identified a bit too much with Echo. I always fell in love with those who never noticed me and pined away to nothing. Nowadays, I just move on to another wooded glade.

    Nietzche eh? I can't read about the Ubermensch without thinking of Louise Mensch (ugh!) so that puts me off.

    Ah well, what doesn't kill you...

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    1. Sally - only you would recognise that print! In retrospect think piny crushes were the best, so much safer on the old heart.

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    2. Circe Invidiosa. Love it on so many levels...

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  8. These were brilliant! Love Almost Famous & I will join you at your Malibu home, I need out of the rain :) And diners are my kind of thing too, I can tolerate fancy dinners in places or dining rooms for so long and then I need to relax and eat somewhere more relaxed. Somewhere I can eat with my hands or put elbows on the table. Plus diners have swirly stools and I like twirling on them ;) xx

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  9. My auntie actually lived in one of those Malibu beach houses for two years. It was as fab as you would expect!

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  10. P.S. I'm here today: http://laviedunenouvellefemme.blogspot.co.uk/
    P.S.S. you look sweet in your glasses...I wear glasses too ;)

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  11. Great post. I'll take a Malibu beach home next door to yours, Tabitha! Can't wait to see the other's answers. xo

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  12. I loved this. I must see Almost Famous, how did I miss that, what was I doing?
    Let's get the collection plate going we all love Bill!
    Seriously this was the best blog-post-answering-those-questions I've ever seen!

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  13. TOP 10 Tabs, I do hope your Christmas wish comes true! All we shiverers in your salon will be popping in to flake out tho'. Think WJC would definitely join you at diner counter. These days be ready to vegan tho'.

    Oh, and how could you put pretzel is same sentence as muffin?? (cue salty tears and wails.)

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    1. Oh Janet can whip up a wonderful vegan menu, her food always looks delicious.

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  14. I don't think I would be able to keep a straight face dining with Bill (my husband does the best Bill impression so I would always be thinking of that!) If it was Hillary, I'd be on my best behaviour! And laugh appropriately at her jokes.

    Movie? Forrest Gump. It's one of those movies that I always watch whenever it's on TV. So I guess I've 'technically' watched it almost every week!

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    1. LR: I loathed Forrest Gump, it was too schmaltzy for me.

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    2. My husband announces, to all his film students, my profound dislike of FG. I was/am appalled re: how all social evils of the world were heaped upon the slender shoulders of innocent Jenny.

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  15. 1. Ed Harris although he's a bit too old or Christian Slater as I'm told our voices are nearly identical.
    2. Starting the day after Thanksgiving thru Xmas Eve it will be Johnny Mathis's version of 'The Christmas Waltz' my all time fav & his is the best.
    4. 'like'
    9. Paris during the Terror because I could have done something about it; unruly mobs can be discouraged-even w/o violence
    10. after I rob a bank I'd love to treat Tab's & her dear mum to sharing a Christmas season day together perhaps revisiting old haunts or trying something fun & new and then sharing with the rest of us.
    **The English Patient is the movie I could watch once a week til I die.

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  16. GSL: Excellent answers! I wanted to get to know you better and now I do.
    I love the Christmas Waltz - I cant wait till December 1st that's when I start spinning my Christmas playlist.

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  17. oh i loved your answers. the best one - the navy seal. omg, i think i need one everyday!

    hostess is really the best at calming the nerves.

    xo

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    1. Janet you're cooking the vegan dinner for Bill and his crowd of admirers, hope you're free that night, don't worry there will be a place at the table for you.

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    2. I'll do the serving and washing up as long as I can sample the menu and take discreet "historical" pics. Spinning on stools encouraged. Won't wear a poly diner uniform, roller skates only until the bourbon course.

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  18. Love your answers!
    (Yeah these are like chain mail but it's sorta nice to get to Cyber-know someone...)

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  19. No lie, I never do these but I'm so fliippin honored you thought of me that I can't wait to share. Seriously. This is going down!!!

    And a slanket? WHAT?!!!!!!

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  20. Thank you for being such a great sport Tabitha!
    Hmm, a navy seal!!
    I have met two of them and if the state of their fitness/physique is any indication of their abilities to serve and protect I would gladly play the damsel in distress :-)

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  21. Love your answers and I'll get to the questions soon. Prepping for Thanksgiving. What happened to muffins, they've become disgusting? I'd like to go to a desert island with Bill, he's so incredibly charming and makes you feel like you're the only person in the room.

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    1. Take your time Kathy, your hands are full.

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  22. Three cheers for Tabitha - these are the best answers to blog award questions ever. I have yet to see "Almost Famous", must try to find it ... I have several movie favourites but one I could watch over and over again is "Lost in translation". It still cracks me up every time and it reminds me of my trips to Taiwan to visit relatives.

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    1. Louise- it's just a really feel good film, I go between identifying with the little boy/Kate Hudson and wanting to be the guy in the picture above.

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  23. The most played song on my iPod, in the last month or so at least, is Cat Power's "Metal Heart" 2008 version. Of all time, Aria of Goldberg Variations, Glenn Gould 1981 version.

    Jack Nicholson. If in sunglasses I am often offered excellent seats in Aspen and Los Angeles before the mistake is recognized.

    I have a foot in Rome and a foot in Canterbury so a choice of a new religion would have to be more decisive, more bold, more loud. Zen.

    Thank you very much for asking!

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    1. Gould's Goldberg Variations are a regular turn here too and I have been playing the 1981 since back in the day. I knew you'd give good answers.

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  24. Wonderful post full of smiles for me. "Imagine".

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  25. 'Blue stocking' hidden under your glam exterior,the photo says it all.

    Heard Solti conducting the Chicago orchestra on the Strauss piece on the
    BBC,envy you the live concert enjoy.

    Have you been to Venice beach LA,met some people in London,and they invited us to stay......Ida

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    1. Ida: There are some stunning homes in Venice but it scares me a little, it's a bit edgy, very Camden Town.
      I'm not really glam, it's just a carapace for nights out.

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    2. Camden town!!Phew think I will give it a miss.....Not keen on the look of Malibu beach from the picture all those houses crowded together,I like my space.Ida

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  26. i following you now :)
    http://millonesdeimpulsosvitales.blogspot.com.es/2012/11/y-siha-pasado-ya-un-tiempo-desde-que.html new outfit!
    http://millonesdeimpulsosvitales.blogspot.com.es/2012/11/un-domingo-mas-proponiendo-una-serie-de.html new text!
    KISSES FROM SPAIN

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  27. What a fun post, Tabs! I'm glad you decided to make an exception this time. I am jealous that it only takes you 5 minutes to get ready, especially since I'm sure that you still look absolutely gorgeous with barely any time spent at all!

    The Waltons was one of my favorite series to watch growing up, and like you, I also had a crush on John Boy.

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    1. Gentleman Farmer - Phew that question could set me off on an existential crises.

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  29. Dear T

    I feel sick with sadness that the hamper decoration was not found by me. I know. I am devasted. Boo.

    Can you please email me at fauxfuchsia@live.com.au? Have something to ask you.

    It takes me an hour to get ready.

    x

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  30. OK, #2 Take This Waltz by Leonard Cohen, a very beautiful and sensual song.
    #6 Buddism, so I wouldn't lie awake at night worrying and wondering about #7
    #8 Pretzel as something very odd has happened to muffins
    #9 Paris, as I'm a hypochondriac, and London during the plague would have paralyzed me with fear. A revolution I feel I could someone wiggle my way free from.
    #10 Would really like to get you that beach house in Malibu so that we could use it while you were in Scotland.

    I agree, reading Hostess of the Humble Bungalow calms me so much, I often re-read her posts at night before bed, and hope that it will keep me from wondering why we're all here.

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    1. Kathy - thanks I know you're run off your feet, yes Buddhism might help a lot, do you think we'd get a full night's sleep yet?

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  31. I have been called ,and I will take you up on your request beautiful! I'll be away for the holiday ,but look for a post on Saturday when I can get an entertaining post together just for you! You have tickled me yet again! And question 10- maybe Buster will be licking your face come Christmas morn, he's been bad of late,lol!

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  32. Currently listening to Kid Rock! I'd choose him as someone to have dinner with too :)
    Isn’t That Charming.

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    1. Emily, did you buy the new album? I've worn it down already.

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  33. Dear T, Like Sulky Kitten I was touched and honoured to be asked.
    I loved your answers. Tiny Dancer is a classic.
    Although I have to disagree; I DO think you could write a novel. But, as you know, it's a horrible profession. Takes lots of G&Ts.
    I wrote my As at midnight last night, so fear I failed the eloquence test. Quite possibly failed altogether. How shameful, to have failed a Chain Letter Quiz.

    xx

    PS On Malibu... Do you know it's the most expensive real estate in the US? Apparently. But we walked along the beach and it was full of bums? Must be rich bums. Or maybe it was Matthew McConaughey and his surfing mates and I just didn't recognise them?

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    1. It will have been Janelle! That's another thing I love about it, no one dresses up.

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  34. 4 If you could strike out one word from the English language what would it be?

    Like. As in I went to the like cinema, with Jane, who is like my bestie.

    Sadly, whilst this used to be an Americanism, it is fast becoming the lingua franca of our youth. I want to throttle offenders.

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    1. Oh it is appearing here now too, I keep noticing it on that TOWIE lot.

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  35. Bill Clinton, Kid Rock and Almost Famous! You my lady are a woman after my own heart! x

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  36. Your best answer, packing the Navy Seal. Ha, I'd never think to do that but that is an excellent choice.

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  37. I think you could write a book Tabitha!
    annie

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  38. Hey, I did as asked... even if I ain't on yer list. :)
    http://lifeasascaleworm.blogspot.com/2012/11/in-response-to-list-from-tabithas-site.html

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  39. Love your answers dear, simply free and uncomplicated thats what we both like in dining section. And yeah cheers for the dark chocolate with nuts, my fave. :) Got my eye on your next posts.

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    1. I've spent too many years surrounded by silver service waiters, food should be simple.

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  40. My least favourite word: "Amazing." But a close second is "yummy," whether referring to sweaters or food. And its bloggy cousin, "nom," is completely unappetizing too . . .

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  41. I'd like to answer #4: awesome.

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  42. I'm with you there. I can't bear fine dining. Too pretentious and la-di-da. Give me a mom and pop or hole in a wall type bistro/restaurant and I'm happy as a clam. Your Hermes Jumping boots!!!! Tabitha! You need to show them off more. I've always wanted a pair.

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  43. It took me a bit to reply due to forced participation in "Angstgiving."

    1. Which famous person looks most like you/would play you in a movie? I look like a short Jamie Lee Curtis with Cruella DeVille hair. But always wanted to look like Elizabeth Hurley, so I choose her. In a red patent leather bikini.

    2. What's the most played song on your iPod? If I had an iPod, it'd be Dusty Springfield because I sing really well when one arm is raised overhead "testifying" and my left leg sassily kicked out behind me. "If I said I needed you . . ." fling arm, kick leg out, cue downbeat.

    3. If you were a victim of a witch's spell which animal which you most like to be? (cats and dogs are verboten) Roadkill. Being a bit slow on the uptake and all.

    4. If you could strike out one word from the English language what would it be? "Basically" combined with the horrid habit of ending every statement with a question mark. As in, "Basically, you need to turn left at the corner?" This invokes my immediate slap you silly mechanism.

    5. What did you want to be when you were 10 years old? A race car driver. Aviator sunglasses are the bomb.

    6. If you had to convert to another religion which one would you choose and why? I would abolish all religions.

    7. Why are we here? To eat things slower than us.

    8. Muffin or pretzel? Cheeseburger, actually.

    9. If you had to live in London during the Great Plague or Paris during the Terror which would you choose and why? Paris during the Terror. The Plaque knew no social barriers so all were equally at risk. As far as the Terror, it was only a problem if you weren't a Revolutionary. So, I'd just toss my wig out the window and grab a pitchfork. Problem solved.

    10. What are you getting me for Christmas? Malibu Barbie Beach House. Ken the Seal at the ready with sunblock and a Booker's and soda IV included.

    Queen of the Clean Up Parade

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