It's a long, long time since I did one of these things but quite a lot of my flist have done this one so I thought I'd have a go!!
Elaborate on your profile picture..
I wanted a pic of our gorgeous Lij who is, after all, the reason I'm here (on LJ that is!). With so many beautiful choices it's hard to pick just one but I thought this was a lovely, natural pic and he looks happy:)
Ever have a near-death experience?..
Many years ago I was on the sea in one of those pedaloe things with a friend and a speedboat was heading straight for us. We really thought we were about to die but it swerved at the last moment!
Name an obvious quality you have..
That's a hard one. elijahs_mumble said he's a good listener and I like to think I am too, I do try to be - I believe it's a good quality to have:)
What's the name of the song that's stuck in your head right now? ..
The Lion Sleeps Tonight :D
Name a celebrity you would marry? ..
I hardly need to answer this, but if I was about a century younger and had never met my husband ... Oh, Lijah, would you take this woman etc, etc ...
Has anyone ever said you look like a celebrity? ..
Not for a very long time. Someone once said I looked like the late Karen Carpenter, but I couldn't see it!
Do you wear a watch? ..
Always - I feel completely lost without one!
Do you like pain? ..
Duh ... no!
Do you like to shop? ..
Hate food shopping, but I like shopping for clothes, things for the house etc a little too much!!
What was the last thing you paid for with cash? ..
Some over-the-counter tablets at the chemist.
What is your favourite lamp that you own? ..
Have very few lamps and those we have are mostly not working so don't have a favourite.
What is on your desktop background? ..
A beautiful Frodo wallpaper by annwyn55 which includes the LOTR verse which begins "Still round the corner there may wait a new road or a secret gate".
What was the last movie you watched in theatres? ..
What was the last book you read? ..
I have two on the go at the moment: "Out of Love" by Victoria Clayton and - don't laugh - "Hamlyns Children's History of Britain". I bought it for my daughter years ago when she was still at school and I always intended to read it myself. It's really interesting!
Ocean or pool? ..
Did you ever have a party that was busted by the cops? ..
Ever met anyone famous? ..
Elijah, several times. Nothing will ever compare to that. But, let me see .. many decades ago I met both the Everly Brothers, the late Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger very briefly, and more recently there were some other LOTR folk - Billy Boyd, Sean Astin, John Noble. Oh, and John Hurt of course who spoke to hubby and me during one of the Oxford Murders scenes!!
Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it? ..
Baseball or Football? ..
Hate them both.
What is your favourite part of the Day/Night? ..
Morning, when the day stretches ahead and you can anticipate all you're going to get done, rather than night when you have to wonder why you never got those things done!
Have you ever ridden in an ambulance? ..
Too many times.
Can you tango? ..
Last gift you received? ..
Flowers for wedding anniversary.
What would you like to spend a lot of time doing? ..
Playing the piano. I rarely play these days because the piano is so out of tune and not worth spending money on. I hope to have a new one soon - can't wait to get back to it!
Can you sing? ..
No - how great it must be to have a good voice!
What's your least favourite chore? ..
Cleaning the oven.
Favorite drink? ..
Hot - tea or coffee depending on time of day!
Cold - Orange juice
With dinner (alcoholic) - white wine.
With dinner (non-alcoholic) - water
Have you been on a cruise? ..
Are you a vegetarian? ..
No but I eat very little meat.
Do you eat the stems of broccoli? ..
Can you dance? ..
Would you ever have plastic surgery? ..
If I could afford it I might be tempted but I don't really think I could go under anaesthetic just for vanity.
What do you wear to bed? ..
Have you ever done anything illegal? ..
Sometimes helped myself to things like printing paper, pens at work. Everyone did it - but two wrongs don't make a right!!
What kind of shoes are you wearing? ..
Not wearing any.
What is your hair color? ..
Future child's name? ..
Now that would be a miracle! My (grown-up) children are Sarah and Stephen.
City, beach, or country? ..
They all have their own charm but if I had to choose I think it'd be country:)
What is your favourite TV show? ..
I don't really have a favourite current tv show. However, my favourite from the past was 'Upstairs, Downstairs'.
What is your favourite cuisine? ..
What foods do you dislike? ..
Far too many to list!! I'm terribly picky about food!
Where would you visit if you had the chance? ..
I've been lucky enough to fulfil my main travel dream which was New Zealand - but I do want to go back!. Have also been to California but not to Venice Beach - I'd love to see it!
Cup half-empty or half-full? ..
I think deep down I am an optimist, so - half-full!
What is your favourite sport to watch? ..
Don't like sport but if I had to watch one it would be tennis.
Bird watcher? ..
Yes, we get quite a variety of birds in our garden and I'm fascinated by them.
Always wear your seat belt? ..
Been in a car accident? ..
Just a couple of minor bumps.
Favorite pizza toppings? ..
'Classic' - Cheese, pinapple, mushrooms
'Signature' - not sure what that means!
Favorite flower? ..
Impossible to pick a favourite - they're all so beautiful!
Favorite ice cream? ..
Just plain old vanilla. Preferably soft, in a cone, with a chocolate flake!!
Favorite fast food restaurant? ..
Don't have one.
How many times did you fail your driver's test? ..
Passed second time but it was all a waste of time - I gave up driving after two months!!
Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? ..
Probably Marks & Spencer!!
What was your favourite vacation? ..
What are you listening to right now? ..
What is your favourite colour? ..
I don't really have a fave.
Coffee drinker? ..
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