Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

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

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Quiz

1. I wish you could have seen..

2. A memory that stands out from primary school

3. A memory that stands out from high school

4. Something you never get tired of

5. A word that's crept into your vocabulary

16 comments:

Ben McLaughlin said...

1. I wish you could have seen..
2. A memory that stands out from primary school
3. A memory that stands out from high school
4. Something you never get tired of
5. A word that's crept into your vocabulary

pedro said...

1. Snow when I was young
2. Stacks. Waiting alone at school in the afternoons for my dad to pick me up.
3. Playing LOTS of tennis
4. Sunrise, in the ocean...
5. Derro

KIM said...

1. Seville!
2. A distressing incident with red and pink paper in kindergarden.
3. Band camp ...
4. Cups of tea, reading, facebook (oh dear)
5. "Going" as in "how are you going?"

Crazyjedidiah said...

1. My niece when arrived at her place the other day.
2. Hanging out with friends
3. The things that stand out are bad things like being picked on having lacquer put in my hair in yr 8 etc.
4. Reading
5. Haz Poz (Harry Potter)

Wendy said...

1. Cricket this summer.
2. Athletics days.
3. The satisfaction of picking a different hypothesis to everyone else (including my teacher) for an assignment in Ancient History, then proving it and getting an A/.
4. I get sick of most things if I have/do too much of them. But I never get sick of spending time with my husband.
5. "Bathroom" for a "toilet". Darn the Americans I hang out with...

Ben McLaughlin said...

Some of you seem to be misreading question 1

pedro said...

You changed that Benno, didn't ya?

WEll anyways...
1. My son's face this morning when i woke him up.

Deb said...

1. Me playing basketball on teaching rounds. Hilarious!
2. Accidently wearing pyjamas to school (long story and proof that recovery from humilation is possible).
3. Year 9 romances and tragedies that seemed so much more important than school work.
4. Seeing my husband coming home through our door.
5. Blog. A couple of years ago it was an unheard of term in my vocabulary.

Ben McLaughlin said...

1.the roast I cooked up last night with vegies from our garden
2.vomiting over my new shoes on my first day at a new school
3.sitting with my friends, singing Fade To Black by Metallica
4.jatz with butter and vegemite
5.Goose

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Ruth said...

1. My 'D' run in his cross country race - he looked so at ease and did so well. We had no idea he was good at running! (poor neglected fourth boy!)
2. Doing a peer group exercise where we rach had to finish the sentence: 'I wish I had......'. We were all being quite trivial and jovial till one quiet boy who had immigrated from Vietnam said, 'I wish I had a mum and a dad who were still alive.' Noone knew his parents were dead. It put our trivialities into perspective.
3. Being in the school musical with AB and becoming better friends through it.
4. Seeing little 'F' smile and hearing 'A' - 'E' laugh as they play together.
5. 'smodge'. I'm guessing I made it up.... It's a nickname I have given 'E'. She answers 'yes mummy', so I guess it works!

Karen said...

1.The lemon pie my husband made for last night's church family dinner. It looked amazing and it tasted even better...
2. Having my Year 3 teacher read aloud to our class The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. She used to read a chapter after lunch each day. My first introduction to CS Lewis. I remember being so excited waiting for each instalment.
3. A very scary permed hair look in Year 12. Don't know what I was thinking.
4.Reading. And my husband.
5. Swimmers. Since I've lived on the NSW side of the border. In Queensland when I was growing up, it was togs all the way.

One for a wish.. said...

1.A moment in time only witnessed by me, when four swimmers all jumped through a wave at exactly the same time.their silhouettes framed in a wave...magical!
2.the smell of banana permeating every other item in my lunchbox.
3. Nicking off from school to go down to the town weir for a swim.
4.hearing my children actually getting on..so rare but delightful.
5. Bazinga

Alistair Bain said...

1. the vegie garden I left behind.
2. playing the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz in grade 6.
3. the feeling of freedom.
4. music.
5. meta-narrative.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Pedro- Sunrise in the ocean sounds good. Must be great to see that every day.

Kim- I think that is a fair indication of your level of becoming Australianised. "Going" is a very important step in the process.

Crazyjedidiah- Yeah.. I have some vivid memories of being picked on too. High school bullies are the worst.

Wendy- What do Americans do if the toilet isn't in the same room as the bath? Conundrum.

Deb- oh yeah, the romantic tradgedies. For me year 10 was the year.

Ruth- aww, that's cute! What was the musical? Pirates of Penzance?

Karen- I'm very much looking forward to reading the Narnia series to our kids. They had a big impact on my childhood as well.

One for a wish- Thanks for doing the quiz! Your memory reminds me of a strong memory I have, of all the tough boys on the back seat of the school bus smelling like oranges.

Al-I hope you have photos of you as the Tin Man.

Ruth said...

Ben- lol! It was a different G&S- HMS Pinafore. .... I like Pirates better though.