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Friday, 30th August 2013

You are right, my dear KazzyCee, we do need to keep posting on LJ.  i try to post something on here at least once or twice a week, even if it is just a selection of pictures or photos that have caught my eye.  Speaking of which, i'm going to post some photos from our Audley End visit yesterday - just one here, but the rest on PBase/Flickr.  It was a lovely day and after lunch, Mark and i had an excellent drive out there & back.  This stately home is English Heritage now and is compact but lovely.  Superb grounds with Capability Brown's hand and a wonderful 'cloud' hedge masking the service block of dairy, laundry & kitchen.  There is also a miniature railway!  Such fun!
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i'm putting this meme on today, as i like doing this sort of stuff...  :D

1. You have 50 dollars in your pocket, what do you do with it?
That’s just over £30 odd - not really much to add to your savings.  A good dinner at Jamie's, with some wine... or a few books off my Wish List on Amazon... 
2. What's the worst movie you've ever seen?
I’m not going to count the dross of B movies that cram the TV channels, a LOT of crummy movies made recently.  So, that pretty much makes it ‘They Came to Cordura’.  As it starred an aging and tired-looking Gary Cooper, it didn’t start well and even with Rita Hayworth, it stank.
3. Have you ever seen someone die?
No, arrived about an hour after my Ma died
4. Describe a favourite memory:
How do you pick just one?  i will remember good times with family & friends; like yesterday, spending the day out with Mark
5. If you could choose one place on earth to live, where would that be?
I’m presuming i can afford to live there!  Either in Venice or a hill pass in the Himalayas... 
6. What's the name of the song that's stuck in your head right now?
Don't have one at moment, thank heavens!  That is soooooo annoying, isn't it?  i have been know to wake up with one on my mind...
7. Did you have braces?
No, i was lucky and had nice even teeth
8. What is the last book you bought?
Oh boy, that's a toughie.. last one to arrive was either 'Affliction' by Laurell K Hamilton or 'To the Stars' by George Takei; can't remember
9. Is there anything that has made you unhappy recently?
This crappola with our PM wanting to go to war with Syria - Does he think adding a war to his CV will make him remembered, for good or bad, in the history books?
i think he is so desperate to please USA, he would allow himself to be 'persuaded'.  Luckily most of the country does NOT want to be involved with yet another war we cannot win.
USA & France want to fight - go ahead, just don't drag us into it!
10. What do you want most in life?
To live forever, but failing that, to be independently wealthy!
11. Are you in love?
No, not for a long time now
12. Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?
Both - i still read cookery books like novels and i do like autobiographies
13. What does your Livejournal name mean?
My LJ name comes from the peak time of interest in James Marsters, but as it's my Grandad's name too and has good connotations, i saw no reason to change it. 
4. What kind of person do you think you are?
That's hard to answer.  i'm a strange brew of liking my friends but not the public en mass.  i'm not very tolerant but i'm long on patience, luckily.  i'm frequently asked if i'm a magistrate or a judge!  All those questionnaires tell me i should be a teacher or a counsellor, even a politician - gods forbid!  i'd rather be a plumber!  i must have a 'strong' persona, i guess - i certainly don't suffer fools gladly - and am pretty self-confident.  Some interpret that as arrogance, of course, you can't please everyone!  Mind you, if arrogance means i don't really care what anyone thinks, then i'm arrogant :D 
15. Do you believe there is nothing higher than human kind?
Higher?  What an odd question.  On the food chain? Most of the planet's predators are 'higher' than we are.  We're pretty puny and need tools to defend ourselves.  As in mind power?  How do we know?  Given the size of the known universe, let alone what we don't know, we would be stupid to think we are the most evolved beings
16. Which fictional character could you most see yourself marrying?
Erm, none really.  Not the marrying kind.  That's not to say i wouldn't hang out with a few.  'Micah' [Laurell Hamilton's character] is a delicious mixture of human and big cat; 'Harry Dresden' from the Dresden Files, 'Henri de Navarre' ['Ladyhawke'] or 'Ranger' [Janet Evanovich's Plum books]
17. Name someone with the same birthday as you.
Nero Germanicus, 5th emperor of Rome!  Gustave Eiffel [of Tower fame];  Henri Becquerel who discovered radioactivity (Nobel 1903);  J Paul Getty, financier;  Jeff Chandler [real name Ira Grossel], actor (Broken Arrow); Tim Conway, comic (McHale's Navy, Carol Burnett Show);  Don Johnson, actor (Miami Vice, Nash Bridges);  Garrett Wang, actor (Star Trek: Voyager) & Edna O'Brien, Irish novelist.
18. Name an obvious quality you have.
Qualities are not an obvious item... unless you count brown/hazel eyes.  Small hands?
19. Do you have an all time favourite song?
Way too many to list here, besides 'all time' hasn't passed yet!  i love all kinds of music from Fishermen's Friends, through to the 'Au Bord du Temple' duet from the Pearl Fishers
20. What type of friends do you like?
Non-judgemental, self-assured ones who don't need to cling or lean on me.  i don't mind lending support for a while, but they need to stand on their own feet.
Interesting questions mostly...  How about you?
Have a great weekend, y'all!

Comments

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embers_log
Aug. 30th, 2013 05:11 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're still posting here at lj... there are so few of my old fandom friends still here...
I feel that my posts don't interest any one but me. But I want to make the posts (because they do interest me) and twitter (and even facebook) are just not the place to put anything long.

I'll take a look at your meme after lunch... (I love a good meme!).
embers_log
Aug. 30th, 2013 05:59 pm (UTC)
Okay I did your meme (I loved your answers): http://embers-log.livejournal.com/304332.html
funnily enough I didn't even think of the fact that my ex-husband's birthday is the same day as mine! I guess that shows that he is really out of my life/memory.
lovejames
Aug. 30th, 2013 08:19 pm (UTC)
i'm always interested in your posts, sweetie! i might not make a comment but i always read them.
i follow some Twitter people but not on my mobile and although i link to Facebook most of the time from here, i don't do that all the time. It's nice to have the option to post just for friends and you are one of the reasons i still post here. A handful of my friends are here too and i don't have a way to reach them otherwise, so i'll be here for a while yet.
embers_log
Aug. 31st, 2013 01:18 am (UTC)
on facebook I'm mostly following family & real life friends (although I follow some political sites)

on twitter I mostly follow writers who at least try to be funny/interesting in 140 characters (most people really aren't interesting in such short bursts). @NathanFillion is funnier than most.

But I don't really post much at either of those sites; I don't dare post much at twitter:
back when twitter first started I was one of the early ones to follow @StephenFry... and he followed me back! He still follows me! So every time I think about posting on twitter I worry, 'will this make @StephenFry unfollow me? LOL
stretfordditto
Aug. 31st, 2013 06:30 pm (UTC)
Good Lord, Stephen Fry! ::impressed:: :D
embers_log
Sep. 1st, 2013 02:02 pm (UTC)
Well Stephen Fry is following 51,428 people... I'm just lucky enough to be one of them.
stretfordditto
Aug. 31st, 2013 06:51 pm (UTC)
Really interesting meme, I loved all your answers...delete mine if it's taking up too much room.

1. You have 50 dollars in your pocket, what do you do with it?
That’s just over £30 odd - books or plants.
2. What's the worst movie you've ever seen?
It's a toss up between The Golden Compass and The Lovely Bones. I don't like to even think about that last. :(
3. Have you ever seen someone die?
No, arrived about ten minutes after my Dad died. :(
4. Describe a favourite memory:
Laughing with my daughter, she and I just have to look at one another and that's us gone, we're terrible in church!
5. If you could choose one place on earth to live, where would that be?
There'd have to be a discussion, couldn't go anywhere without my family.
6. What's the name of the song that's stuck in your head right now?
I'm too busy thinking of clever answers to this meme so I can impress people. ;)
7. Did you have braces?
No, but I did have fangs!
8. What is the last book you bought?
I buy two or three a week off ebay, cheap as chips, I have a huge collection of books, at the minute I'm waiting for the post Bellwether and Passage both by Connie Willis.
9. Is there anything that has made you unhappy recently?
My dog is on his last legs but will probably be a creaking gate lasting for ages but we can't go park or dog field. :(
10. What do you want most in life?
To live forever, but failing that, to be independently wealthy! Definitely!
11. Are you in love?
No, not for a long time now, maybe still a little bit in lurve with James Marsters. ;)
12. Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?
Both - i still read cookery books like novels and i do like autobiographies, me too.
13. What does your Livejournal name mean?
My LJ name comes from the original James Marsters posting board at Safesearching, I wasn't gonna be bothered with none of that newfangled user name stuff being new to the 'net so I put my own name and when it asked for user name I put my own name again...Ditto!
14. What kind of person do you think you are?
Silly!
15. Do you believe there is nothing higher than human kind? I think we're lower than the low. :(
16. Which fictional character could you most see yourself marrying?
Lestat, but he'd have to bite me first. :D
17. Name someone with the same birthday as you.
The Duke Of Edinburgh
18. Name an obvious quality you have.
Empathy.
19. Do you have an all time favourite song?
Fur Elise, it's a tune rather than a song.
20. What type of friends do you like?
Internet friends. :D
lovejames
Sep. 2nd, 2013 09:22 pm (UTC)
i'm interested to find how we agree on stuff... with the obvious differences that people have. You should post this on your page, babe?
stretfordditto
Sep. 3rd, 2013 03:14 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'll move it there if you think I should! I'm so easily swayed. ;)
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