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Sunday, 12 September 2010

QUESTIONS

Over a year or two of blogging and emailing, friends have sent me questionnaires on all sorts of subjects and I have ducked them with a passion.
But the Irish Connection, Mapstew, just completed one on his blog and shouted out for me to do the same----and being the very polite young man that he is, he added--only if you want to.

OK, it's taken me a while but I thought, just this once, I would complete one. Just the 8 questions.

1. WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING.

OK, a friend of mine started to write a blog and gave me the link. I commented on her posts anonymously. When I tried to comment on Steph Shaws blog, I couldn't without a Blog Account--so Clyde was born. It was the lovely Ms Shaw who encouraged me to post my own stories after seeing something in my comments--she thought I had something to say. Thank you Steph and hurry back.

2. I YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WITH NO RESTRICTION ON COST, WHERE WOULD IT BE AND WHY ?

My mother was born in Scotland and I love all things Scottish, so I would be off to Scotland tomorrow. But of course, while I am in that part of the world, I have to go to Ireland to see a beautiful country and to meet up with Stew for a pint or two--and he's going to get me a Corr.-----I'm almost duty bound to go to Britain & Ireland.
But---I do love all things Asian. I've been to Malaysia and Singapore and want to go back but I really want to see Vietnam, China, Korea and Japan---I guess it's lifestyles completely different to mine.

3. DID YOU HAVE A TEACHER AT SCHOOL WHO HAD A GREAT INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE ? IF SO, WHAT ?

Oh yes. Her name was Colleen Davis. She was my history teacher in my first year of high school--aged 13---she was also the sports mistress--and quite often she would come to teach our class in a very short little tartan skirt---she had a habit of sitting on the front of her desk while she lectured.
I failed history but learned every way to be in the right position to see up her skirt and had more erections in that hour lesson than any other week in my life---I think I learned a lot about raging teen hormones.

4. IF YOU COULD SPEND THE DAY WITH A FAMOUS PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO ?

Should I say Pamela Anderson because I want to look at her tits--but they're plastic and will melt one day----or George W Bush to just ask him why---or Monica Lewinsky to ask if she really thought it was a good idea----but no---I would love to spent a day talking to Billy Connolly. Billy has an opinion on everything in life and can see the fun in the world---amazing for a man who had a very sad upbringing

5. TOILET PAPER. UNDER OR OVER ?

Thank you Ponita for telling me what this meant.
Well I never really cared and it always used to be under so that you pulled it away from the wall---but then the best paper---you know --the one that your fingers never go through--nasty---but the best started to put a printed pattern on it so you should mount it over---it looks better
Things were so simple when it was just white or a pastel peach colour.

6. NAME ONE THING IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU WOULD DO OVER IF POSSIBLE ?

I have often thought about this and it is always the same.
I had been going out with this beautiful girl for about four weeks when my best mate came home from an Air force posting---he wanted to go to an Air force party and needed me to drive. Instead of telling my girl the truth, I told her a lie and went to the party. Rosalind Fox, I'm sorry--it was the dumbest thing that I have ever done--I should not have lied
Note: he is still my best friend but I will always wonder what could have been.

7. TELL US ABOUT YOUR PETS, IF ANY

I'm a dog person---always have been. I have a beautiful golden Labrador girl who walks the beach with me every day---she runs my life.I have a budgie--little Australian parrot---I hate birds in cages---they should be free---but I am looking after him for 6 weeks---well I was---he has been here for three years--his owner is in a nursing home---I cant let him free--born in captivity and he would die.
And of course a horse---she now lives at a breeding farm and has a foal due in about 4 weeks.

8. DO YOU LIVE IN A SMALL TOWN OR A LARGE TOWN ?

I live in the seaside suburbs of the capital city of my State--I'm close to the sea, not far --30 mins---from the city and less than 30 minutes from the edge of suburbia.

OK Stew, Ive done it---so the deal now is that I should nominate other people to do the same things so that I know more about you---but I don't like doing these things, so I'm not going to start naming people to do the same.

But if you don't the bluebird of happiness will fly up and shit all over your shoulders-----and you are probably not that interesting in any case

22 comments:

mapstew said...

Thanks for that pal. I look forard to that pint! (Yeah, like we'd stop at one!) :¬)

Clyde said...

Ha, one, I look forward to it

Ponita in Real Life said...

That would be a never ending pint, would it not??? ;-)

Thanks for participating, Clyde... just little insights into blogger friends that we know but don't. xoxo

Sister Christian said...

And you make no mention of Canada? I don't blame you. Canada isn't really the country people think of when given the same question. We're kinda the country that gets mixed up with the States but instead of the icky feeling, we get the whole "ew it's cold" thing.
As for this Billy Connolly dude I'll have to look him up. He sounds pretty interesting.

savannah said...

i started as soon as the darling map asked, but it seems to be more difficult than i'd thought! your answers were most enlightening, as ponita said, to learn about someone known, but unknown. xoxoxxo

(i'd love a sit down with billy connolly, too!)

Macy said...

You have a horse!! And a dog... and a beach... you have a great life!

The Invisible Seductress said...

It was fun reading about you!!! HUG!!

Clyde said...

Ponita

And there are probably a few things we dont want to say.
But mostly, I'm an open book---but no one wants to read

Clyde said...

Sister Deb

Hey, Canada doesn't get mixed in with the US in my mind---and yes I would like to visit---there is a nun there who I would like to meet.
But I'm not comming in winter

Clyde said...

Savannah

I thought about it for a while and decided that I could do it for Map--such a nice guy.
I suppose you know a little more about me

Clyde said...

Macy

And you have a Cherub and Ned and you live in the coutry that I dream about----lucky you

Clyde said...

Seductress

And it was all worthwhile to get that hug

Sweet Cheeks said...

I've wanted to visit Ireland for as long as I can remember. Over the past several years of getting to know bloggers, I would like to see England and Australia too.

This was a nice post...I've always liked how genuine you are, Clyde. =]

Sweet Cheeks~
xxx

Venom said...

A Canadian Nun you'd like to visit?
I've got news for you, Dear Clyde, I'm no nun!

WHAT?!? You didn't mean me? Oh. Pardon.

Danielle said...

Yep, I hate doing these things too, but I love reading when others do. It is nice to get to know other bloggers!

Spiky Zora Jones said...

Clyde: toilet paper...over if you don't have young children...like 2 and 3 years old...or cats. They play with it...and it will unroll. So you have it come from the wall...that way it will not unroll to a big pile of unrolled paper.

loved your question/answer post sweetie...I had three that influenced me in high school...two were English teachers...one who said...everything goes...so write write write and I did!!! And my 9th grade English teacher...she was a beautiful Southern woman and I had a crush on her. I think she knew it. And my art teacher who who said to me evey single day after the bell rang..."stop making out in front of my class roomand get in here." She then would scoot my boyfriend or girlfriend away to their class..which ever flavor it was that week or month.

And I never got into trouble for it. she said us artsy fartsy types were rebels. It was true too.

Later sweetie. fab post.
xxx

Clyde said...

Cheeks

A genuine what ?
It is another world blogging and at times it's hard to comprehend that the people you are friendly with and conversing with are not your nextdoor neighbours

Clyde said...

Venom

Ha ha ha---you, a Nun, ha ha ha---but if I head for Canada, I'll be in touch

Clyde said...

Danielle

It is great getting to know people---then you are at a site and you see someone else who may be interesting---and you're not cheating on anyone

Clyde said...

Miss Jones

I think you would be more an influence on the teachers than they were on you.

You are unforgetable

Just telling it like it is said...

I happen to love Pamela myself but I think it would be Tristan in the movie Legends of the falls

Clyde said...

Just

Oh, I'm sure that Pamela could be interesting, but do you really think that she could carry on a coversation for a day