Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Quiz

1. Something that's grown on you
2. Afternoon naps. Do you wake up refreshed or groggy?
3. Something you secretly like
4. A celeb your sick of hearing about
5. Best thing to spread on toast


Ben McLaughlin said...

1. Something that's grown on you
2. Afternoon naps. Do you wake up refreshed or groggy?
3. Something you secretly like
4. A celeb your sick of hearing about
5. Best thing to spread on toast

Jessica said...

1. Olives.
2. Either, or sometimes angry and disoriented. No fixed response.
3. I think I'm unbashfully open about all my likes. Can't think of anything I've kept to myself.
4. The ones that cook.
5. Just butter. Melting butter.

Crazyjedidiah said...

1. Jam on toast.
2. I don't do afternoon naps, but probably groggy.
3. Oprah but not all the shows just the good ones.
4. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber too many to name, (yeah I know it said a, but I just get sick of hearing about so many of them)
5. Vegemite, although recently I have been enjoying jam on toast sometimes.

Ben McLaughlin said...

1. An rad Autumn beard. But my daughter said yesterday she likes me better without, so it's not long for this world, sadly.
2. Groggy and cross
3. Period dramas
4. Arnie. And every other dopey male celeb being outed for abusing their power.
5.Vegemite. It's perfection.

Pedro said...

1. My glasses
2. Don't have them
3. Its no secret but I would sometimes like it if people didn't know i was so into Rom Coms.
4. All of them. Who gives a toss/
5. Peanut butter and Honey.

Paul Berkman said...

1. MasterChef
2. Groggy
3. The kid's movies my 2yo son watches repeatedly. I just can't stop myself from watching them...
4. Just one? Perhaps all the celeb rubbish that revolves around the British Royal Family.
5. Going against the trend, I'd have to say Promite.

Aimee said...

1. Motherhood. Struggled at first, love it now.
2. Yes, please. Refreshed.
3. Not so much a secret, but a surprise to me: I love exercising now.
4. Don't really follow celeb gossip, so don't know.
5. Home made jam made from fruit from my uncle's farm.

Ruth said...

1. staying home more often
2. refreshed
3. star trek
4. royal couple
5. vegemite

(read 'The King's Breakfast' poem to 'E' for the first time yesterday - her brothers always loved it - and wondered whether I was now old enough to try a little marmalade...but decided against - I'll stick with vegemite!)

maso said...

1. ginger beer
2. refreshed
3. Hawaii 50
4. Charlie Sheen
5. Bovril

Lara said...

1. Olives, mushrooms and spinach
2. Groggy
3. Miley Cyrus - "The Climb"
4. Arnie
5. Nutella

Nathan said...

1. The snuggie.
2. Groggy. But I love it.
3. I pretend that I ironically like the Friday song, but I think it has actually grown to the point where I truly do like it.
4. I don't know. All of them. Especially the ones who haven't actually done anything to earn it.
5. Honey and cream. Haven't done it for ages, but it's amazing.

Alistair Bain said...

1. Jessica best me too it. Then Paul took my next one. So .... um ..... Skinny jeans.
2. I wake up worse than groggy. I wake up totally disorientated and very anti social. Which is why I never take a nap. I value my marriage too highly.
3. Can't say.
4. Oprah.
5. Marmalade. Or honey.

onlinesoph said...

1. pants. I used to always wear skirts and dresses. Started wearing jeans post baby and quite enjoying it.
2. groggy
3. The TV show Offspring
4. Charlie Sheen.
5. Peanut butter and honey

Deb L said...

1. Getting up very early each day.
2. Groggy.
3. Can't tell. Secret.
4. Princess Catherine's sister Pip. Not her fault. But I really don't care.
5. Homemade apricot jam. Chunky kind.

Dawn Merz said...

1. Dr. House in the TV series "House".
2. Usually, groggy and out of sorts. Occasionally, as if it is a brand new sparkling world with so much potential in it.
3. Wellington Boots.
4. Paris Hilton.
5. Homemade Rhubarb Jam. And Cinnamon sugar. And Honey. Even, sometimes, vegimite/marmite. I love toast morning, noon, and night.

Georgina said...

1. Being friends with arty types. I used to be terrified of them. But now they're some of my best friends.
2. Refreshed!
3. I secretly like Asian eyes
4. Osama Bin Laden!
5. Hmmm, honey. Actually I don't really like toast.

Joanna said...

1. A wart. On my foot.
2. Groggy for the first ten minutes and then really refreshed.
3. The baser kinds of reality TV. Wife Swap etc.
4. Miranda Kerr. I do not need to hear anymore about how she delivered a 4.5kg baby, drug-free. With no stretch marks. Get lost, lady.
5. Mince.

Wendy said...

1. Wearing skirts in summer. Used to be a t-shirt and shorts girl, but skirts, I'm growing to like them.
2. Groggy. And then I cannot go to sleep at night.
3. Games on my iPhone.
4. Beckham and his wife.
5. Promite

Elsie said...

1. I once had this weird growth on my neck...ok jokes aside, natural sugar-free unsweetened yoghurt.

2. I had one today :) Refreshed! I'm trying something new: if I need a nap, I'm gonna risk stuffing up my sleep and take it.

3. I don't think I have any secret likes...

4. Pippa Middleton. I don't dislike her, I just think the media's trying to make a celebrity out of her. I think leave her alone! Also, leave William and Catherine alone, let them honeymoon in peace or whatever.

5. I <3 toast!! So I must answer this multiple times, in order of preference:

a. Butter on cold toast so you can taste the butter better!

b. Crunchy peanut butter with sweetened condensed milk

c. Crunchy peanut butter with Nutella

d. Crunchy peanut butter with honey

e. Butter with honey

KIM said...

1. mushrooms
2. initially groggy, but ultimately refreshed, provided they last at least 2 hours
3. fluorescent lighting indoors
4. charlie sheen

Laetitia :-) said...

1. Something that's grown on you - Joanna took my 'wart' answer so I'm going for rogue hairs - the fine silver ones that grow singly in odd places like off the point of the shoulder.
2. Afternoon naps. Do you wake up refreshed or groggy? - Usually groggy so I normally don't take one unless I can't stop falling asleep. Besides, if I try any time when I'm not dead on my feet I just worry about when I have to get up again that I can't get to sleep anyway.
3. Something you secretly like - I'm with Jessica - I'll let you know if I think of anything I've kept secret. :-)
4. A celeb your sick of hearing about - Shane Warne
5. Best thing to spread on toast - depends on my mood but avocado and Vegemite are pretty up there.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Jess-I'm kinda like that about my likes aswell.

Crazyj-I'm going to make my own jam one of these days. Better hurry up and plant those fruit trees.

Pedz- yeah, that might be a good one to keep to yourself..

Paul- Promite is a very strange beast. I kinda like it, kinda hate it. Can't decide.

Aimee- I wouldn't say fatherhood's grown on me. I reckon it's more a seesawing thing where often I love it, often I think woah, this is HAAAARRRD. I think I've always kinda been like that since becoming a dad.

Ruth- I dabble a little these days with marmelade. It really is a Grown Up person's spread isn't it. I can handle it if I don't actually get any peel. which is probably defeating the pupose, I don't know.

Maso- I thought Bovril was a drink (mmmm meat drink..) it's a spread too?

Lara- Nutella IS good. I haven't had it for yonks. I wonder how bad it is for you.

Nath- Heh, I like that youlike the Friday song. Snuggie? Huh?

Al- skinny jeans have grown on you? You'd better see your GP for a referal mate.

Soph- I've started liking Offspring a bit. I used to find it really annoying, but have come to appreciate the talents of Asher Keddie. She was good as Ita.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Deb-Yeah I've come to like getting up early too. I used to be hardcore and get up at 4:45 I think. Now I'm an hour later, but it's still good.

Dawn-I've never tasted marmite. Is it closer to vegemite than promite?

George-You secretly like Asian eyes? I'm not sure how to respond to that.

Joanna-Ohhh I love Wife Swap so much. It's pretty much perfect television. Once we housesitted a house with cable, and there was a Wife Swap MARATHON. I couldn't be pried from the tele for a large portion of the day.

Wendy-yeah naps don't help my night sleep at all. My body goes 'hey haven't we already done this a few hours ago??'

Elsie-Some interesting toast toppings there. I'm totally with you on the butter on cold toast. I call this camping toast. you know if you go on some weekend away or something and you get some toast from some massive tray, and it's cold pretty much. And yet with the little single portion butter and jam, it tastes so great. Camping toast.

Kim- You like fluro lighting? It kills my soul and makes me tire of living.

Laetitia- avacado: nature's spread.

Georgina said...

@Ben, it's that gorgeous fold in the corner, plus the whole beautiful brown eyes thing. Mmmmm...

Unfortunately, Asian men tend to be short to very short and not interested in tall to exceptionally tall greeny-grey eyed women with dark hair and high cheekbones :(

Laetitia :-) said...

Georgina - sounds like you need to meet the men's basketball teams of several Asian countries - I'd bet they'd love to talk to someone who is 'out of place' in their own culture due to height.