Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

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

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Quiz

1. Your first unrequited love
2. A sound that makes you happy

3. A time-waster you'd like to cut out of your day
4. A process you wish you could speed up
5. If you were to walk into a newsagent and buy a magazine, what would it most likely be about?


Ben McLaughlin said...

1. Your first unrequited love
2. A sound that makes you happy
3. A time-waster you'd like to cut out of your day
4. A process you wish you could speed up
5. If you were to walk into a newsagent and buy a magazine, what would it most likely be about?

Pedro said...

1. kim Buchanan....sigh
2. My boy's laugh
3. The bloody internet!
4. Storyboarding
5. motorcycles or Surfboards

Crazyjedidiah said...

1. Kurt Reichel
2. The turn of a book page.
3. Facebook, but cut down not cut out.
4. getting my degree.
5. Cooking or craft.

Jessica said...

1. Every love, that why I avoid being in love.
2. Strong wind outside when I'm inside.
3. TV but I don't want to cut it out.
4. Commuting.
5. Making your own clothes, or thrift.

Karen said...

1. I had a crush on some guy whose name I can't even remember was when I was in Year 6...
2. The rolling of thunder after a hot and sticky day.
3. Facebook, and yeah, it would be cutting down, not out.
4. Toilet training toddlers.
5. Cooking. Or those ones about people living in beautifully renovated homes in the country.

Helen said...

1. Year 7. Not mentioning names.
2. My kids playing happily together.
3. Housework.
4. Therapy!
6. Craft/sewing/decorating.

Deb L said...

1. I was only 6 and he was about 17 and lived next door and very kind to little pesky kids. I was smitten. I have no idea what his name was!
2. The kettle boiling.
3. Blogs (but never yours of course).
4. Getting three children into car seats.
5. Cooking.

Georgina said...

1. I was 10. His name was Philip.
2. Dooking!
3. Pulling and playing with my hair!!
4. Getting my hair dyed and hairdressers in general
5.. Haha, you *know* the answer Ben

KIM said...

1. I was 5 and he was in high school ...

2. the ocean

3. the horrible place

4. grading students' papers

5. travel

Laetitia :-) said...

1. Your first unrequited love - I just turned 38 - I don't remember back that far. ;-)
2. A sound that makes you happy - upbeat music
3. A time-waster you'd like to cut out of your day - evidently I don't want enough to cut them out or I'd have already done so by now.
4. A process you wish you could speed up - learning anything - I want to already know it.
5. If you were to walk into a newsagent and buy a magazine, what would it most likely be about? - right now, Archaeological Diggings mag (due to a conversation at dinner with my uncle), otherwise it'd be a pixel puzzle book.

Simone R. said...

1. Bruce Paige (a newsreader). 1984.
2. My kids doing music practice.
3. How can I not say the internet? But...
4. Kids getting to class. 15 minutes late yesterday! Teachers think that their Eng lessons are more important than my music lessons!
5. Sport. For son #1.

Karen said...

Sorry Ben...just had to say to Simone...Bruce Paige is currently reading Gold Coast News on weekdays on Channel 9! He's like the newsreader who never dies...

Joanna said...

Like every girl in grade 2, I was in love with Cooper Smith. I caught up with him recently - we discussed the fact that all the girls in our grade sent him a list of our names with a request that he tick the name of the girl he liked.
2. My baby chuckling!
3. Housework
4. Housework
5. Interior decorating.

Anonymous said...

1. Wilson Del Socorro, Year 11.
2. My son and husband laughing together
3. The internet... :o(
4. Cooking.
5. I don't think I've ever bought a magazine! If I had to, it'd probably be something trashy and filled with lies about celebrities. Gold.

Ben McLaughlin said...

1. Vanessa Burns, year 4. What did Mark Simpson have that I didn't have. Apart from good looks, blonde hair, sportiness and popularity.

2. Deafening cicadas on a hot summer night

3. Worrying

4. I had a great answer when I made up the question, but now I've forgotten it. Hmmm. Steeping tea?

5. Heavy metal or gardening

Alistair Bain said...

1. Laura. Grade 5. It was complicated.
2. The scream of a fly reel as the line is being stripped off by a trout.
3. The internet.
4. Writing sermons.
5. Current Affairs.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Pedro- yeah...storyboarding.

Cj-From what I can tell, it's hard to cut down on fb. I think that's why I'm scared to join- I waste too much time as it is!

Jess- yep, commuting is irksome. When I think that I do it 3 hours a day, I sigh deeply.

Karen- I quite like those country magazines too, but I tend to get a bit too covety..

Helen- In agreement with your no. 4!

Deb- I like the sound of a kettle boing too. We often think about getting a plug in one that turns off itself, but I kind of like the old school whistle of the stovetop one.

George- they make magazines about ferrets??

Kim- I'm frightened to ask what the horrible place is. But if it's the one I'm thinking of, I disagree. That's where I get most of my reading done.

Laetitia- yeah, learning is too slow!

Simone- we all seem to have such a love/hate relationship with the internet

Jo- I like the box-ticking thing. We used to pass notes that had three boxes and said 'do you love, like or hate me?' Very polarised options, but a fast way to know where you stood with eachother nonetheless.

Belle- Yes, how could you possibly NOT fancy a fella called Wilson?

Al- I envy your fishing sound

Georgina said...

Why Ben, you haven't heard of "Modern Ferret" magazine?!?!

Laetitia :-) said...

Ben, our old electric kettle died so, since we're in a place with a gas stove, I insisted on getting a whistling kettle like my parents have (they have a gas stove too). Do these do well on an electric stove?

I liked your no. 3 - I worry far too much.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Yeah, the thing about worry is that it doesn't change anything!

The kettle works fine on the electric stove, if anything it's just a tad slow. I switch it on when I first wake up in the morning, and it's just starting to whistle when I walk in the door after work..

Ben McLaughlin said...

George, on the contrary, I own the full collection. Required reading.

Ben McLaughlin said...

George- wow, I thought you were kidding!

I should've known you wouldn't joke about something like that.

Georgina said...

LOLOLOLOL I must say that I've never actually seen a copy or read it. I do however, have multiple ferret calendars from the last 10 years, complete with ferrets in awkward dress up outfits!

Ben McLaughlin said...

Ferrets in clothing. EPIC.

If you follow that link, you can actually get 30 magazines for 30 bucks! I know.

If this isn't your lucky day, I don't know what is.

Georgina said...

If you're looking for the best ferret photographer, check out the work of Jeanne Carley: