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Meme me up, baby!

More memes this morning, 'cos there are some crackers around at the moment. And besides, I have a cold and am miserable, so need cheering up with delightful trivia.

Firstly: the Four Things Meme from the_lady_lily:

Four Jobs You've Had In Your Life
1. Sales assistant in a school uniform shop. Which was a great opportunity to kit myself up with a sexy school-girl outfit - in purple!
2. Telesales 'executive'. Basically for a bunch of con-artists. When I realised that, my ability to pimp their product successfully on the phone plummeted, and I left the job.
3. Personnel Assistant for the Social Services department of Oxfordshire County Council. Not a bad job, and it helped me learn a lot about how to fill in application forms successfully.
4. University lecturer. Best job ever.

Four Movies You Could Watch Over And Over
1. The Wicker Man
2. Belly of an Architect
3. Once Upon A Time In The West
4. Fall Of The Roman Empire

Four Places You've Lived
1. Birmingham
2. Bristol
3. Oxford
4. Paris

Four TV Shows You Love To Watch
1. Futurama
2. Six Feet Under
3. Frasier
4. Sex And The City

Four Places You've Been On Holiday/Vacation
1. Hong Kong
2. Tokyo
3. Rome
4. New Orleans

Four Of Your Favorite Foods
1. Crispy aromatic duck
2. Roast parsnips (in which I copy the_lady_lily)!
3. Goat's cheese
4. Venison

Four Places You'd Rather Be
1. Rome
2. Rome
3. Rome
4. Oh, right - er... Venice

Four Albums You Can't Live Without
1. Cantori della Cappella Sistina - the Truesound version of Moreschi's recordings.
2. Dance Crazy! From the Charleston to the Jive
3. Vivaldi - Gloria et al.
4. Handel - The Messiah

Four Vehicles You've Owned
1. The bicycle I had as a child
2. The bicycle I had as a teenager
3. My rollerskates
4. Shanks' pony

Four People To Be Tagged
1. captainlucy
2. robert_jones
3. davefish
4. velvet512


Secondly: the Noone Else Meme from dakegra:

Name a CD you own that you think no-one else on your friendslist does:
I don't know what it's actually called, because all the text on it is in Chinese, but there's a CD I bought when I went to visit the Bronze Buddha at the Po Lin Monastery on Lantau island, Hong Kong, that I bet noone else has. I call it my Holy Monk Music CD, because that's what it is.

Name a book you own that you think no-one else on your friendslist does:
I would be flabbergasted if anyone else has Le Sanctuaire Rural Antique D'Ancely, commune de Toulouse by Georges Baccrabère. This was given to me personally by its author, an elderly gentleman based at the Institut Catholique de Toulouse, when I was going round France gathering material for my thesis.

Name a movie you own on DVD/VHS/whatever that you think no-one else on your friendslist does:
Imperium Augustus, with Peter O'Toole and Charlotte Rampling. This was originally broadcast as a TV series, but the version I have runs it all together into a long 'movie'. So it counts.

Name a place that you have visited that you think no-one else on your friendslist has:
Argenton-sur-Creuse, l'Indre, France. Again in the course of thesis research. There really is no other reason why you'd go there.

Name a piece of technology or any sort of tool you own that you think no-one else on your friendslist has:
Perhaps my onion-chopper? It has a cylindrical base which you put the onions in, and then there's a plunger which you hit repeatedly while a zig-zag blade shoots down into the base and pulverises the onions. I think my Mum bought it in the 70s, and I'm not at all convinced you can buy them any more.


And if you haven't yet perused the list of characters I'd like to get a letter from which I put up yesterday evening, please do so, because there are still nine characters who haven't been taken, and I know you people can do it!

Comments

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mrkgnao
Feb. 2nd, 2006 12:51 pm (UTC)
Busted!
Ahah! I own an onion chopper ... although I'm not on your friends list so it probably doesn't count. (that could be rectified, however - I met you briefly at the ball - it's Kyra, you probably don't remember me). Its singularly the most useless piece of kitchenware the world as ever seen - mainly because it only fulfills 50% of its remit. Yes, you can put an onion in there. But does it chop it? No, no, it more sort of cuddles up against the onion. So I actually own an onion-cuddler. So I guess it doesn't count after all.
strange_complex
Feb. 2nd, 2006 01:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Busted!
I don't really remember you from the ball, but I've friended you anyway, 'cos I'm in that kind of mood. Which means you're right, I am busted. Is your onion-chopper orange though?
mrkgnao
Feb. 2nd, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Busted!
That's okay, we only met very very briefly. But thank you anyway.
No, it has pretentions to being a high-tech piece of equipment which means that it's got a silvery hue.
strange_complex
Feb. 2nd, 2006 01:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Busted!
Ooh, space-age! Mine is definitely more of a retro thang...
megamole
Feb. 2nd, 2006 12:56 pm (UTC)
I have a cold and am miserable

Awww. Lemsip and cuddles... best plan. Off to attempt one of your character memes...
strange_complex
Feb. 2nd, 2006 01:03 pm (UTC)
Cool! I'm sure that will cheer me up lots.
the_lady_lily
Feb. 2nd, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC)
Yay for memes!
kernowgirl
Feb. 2nd, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
I also have an onion chopper, which is a neutral off-white. It was bought in the States--don't know if you can get them in the UK these days, and I have it because I love onions but raw onion fumes really really drive my eyes mad. Even using the chopper to get them done in triple quick time, I always have to start frying them immediately and put chopping board and chopper into a sinkful of water.

Still... Best Invention for the Kitchen Ever.
strange_complex
Feb. 3rd, 2006 10:48 am (UTC)
Tchah! I knew I'd fall down on the technology one. I'm just not much of a technology person.

Actually, I mainly use my onion chopper for chopping up mint aeros to sprinkle on the top of pavlova (the One True Pavlova Topping). It does a great job on those, but isn't much good with actual onions, because they get stuck on the blade and just go up and down with it rather than actually getting chopped.
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