Tagged - January Rounup!

So here we are, all the tags I have collected throughout the month of January! Lazy? Quite probably, but I think one BIG Spam is better than several smaller ones. You could read through all this, see where my mind has wandered while answering silly questions, or you can skip through down to the next post - the choice is yours really.

But if there's a test later, don't come running to me ;)

This or That Meme
(From Christine)

- Cream cheese or butter?

- Coffee or tea?

- Provelone or cheddar?

- Chocolate or caramel?

- Strawberries or bananas?

- Pineapples or kiwis?

- Juice or soda?

- Banana splits or sundaes?
Banana splits

- Cauliflower or broccoli?

- Cucumbers or tomatoes?

- Brussels sprouts or asparagus?

- Cinnamon or spearmint?

- Gum or breathmints?

- Spaghetti or lasagne?

- Ravioli or tortellini?

- Wheat Thins or Trisquits?
Um, what?

- Mashed potatoes or French fries?
Mashed Potato

- HoHos or Twinkies?
Never had a HoHo, but Twinkies are *vile*

- Salt or pepper?

- Ketchup or mustard?
*English* Mustard

- Onion or garlic?

- Cottage cheese or sour cream?
Cottage Cheese

- Frozen pizza or take-out pizza?
Take Out

- Bean soup or chicken noodle soup?
Chicken Noodle

- Corn chowder or clam chowder?

- Sourdough or raisin toast?
Erm, sourdough?

- Scrambles eggs or hard boiled eggs?

- Salsa or chip dip?

- Ranch or vinagarette?

- Raspberries or blueberries?

- Apples or peaches?

- Coconut or mango?

- Lemonade or Kool-Aid?

- Beer or wine?

- Gatorade or Powerade?
Both vile.

- Water or milk?

- Plain milk or chocolate milk?
Chocolate Milk

- 2% milk or skim milk?
Erm... Red top, which I think is homogenised!

- Pancakes or waffles?

- French toast sticks or slices?
Hmm, never have either here

- Cheerios or Wheaties?
Erm, museli ;)

- Lucky Charms or Count Chocula?
Ugh, neither

- Fruity Pebbles or Cocoa Pebbles?
Again with the neither

- Frosted Flakes or Corn Flakes?
Frosted Flakes

- Puffed Rice or Puffed Wheat?
Puffed Wheat

- Instant oatmeal or oatmeal from the can?
Porridge, thank you!

- Fruit and Cream Oatmeal or Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal?
Maple sounds nicer ;)

- Cantaloupe or watermelon?

- Orange juice or apple juice?
Orange Juice

- Grape juice or grapefruit juice?
Grapefruit Juice (and isn't grape juice aka "wine" hehe)

- Yoplait or Dannon yogurt?

- Macaroni and cheese or noodles with alfredo sauce?
Mac & Cheese

- Corn on the cob or frozen bagged corn?
Corn on the Cob

- Caesar salad or house salad?
Caesar Salad

- Macaroni salad or potato salad?
Potato salad

- Peanut butter and jelly or meat and cheese sandwich?
Erm, Cheese & Onion

- Pears or nectarines?

- Oranges or tangerines?


- Butter or margarine?

- Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
Milk Chocolate

- Banana chips or apple chips?

- Pizza rolls or pizza sandwiches?
I'm with the "huh" brigade!

- Eggplant or cabbage?

- Celery or carrots?
Celery, filled with Philadelphia Cheese ;)

- Bagels or crescants?


Meme for Older People
(From Cass)

1. Do you have a college degree?
I have several in various computer sciences

2. What was the amount of your last electric bill?
Um, £100 and change

3. Do you have life insurance?
Nope, I know I'm going to die!

4. How many hours per week do you work?
In employment? Zero.
As a father and "man of the house", a lot ;)

5. Have you ever attended a Toastmasters event?
A what-now?

6. Favorite place to attend Happy Hour?
Me and Jo like to drink in the Moon on the Square

7. How many miles is your commute to work each day (one way)?
I sleep at my job!

8. What time do you get up every morning for work?
Between 5.30am and 7.00am

9. What is your definition of sleeping in late?
9am is late for me.

10. Do you check your cholesterol on a yearly basis?
I don't because I know I have lots of it!

11. How large was your first cellular phone?
Wow, my first Motorola - it was about... 3/4 of a housebrick!

12. Does your employer provide good health insurance?
No, she nags me to "Go to the doctors"

13. Did you use the internet to write a research paper?
Nope - back when i was in school, the internet was more... BBS boards!

14. Have you attended a HS reunion?
Nope, and I never will - the only people I cared about in school are still around now!

15. How many jobs have you held in your professional career?
A lot. Too many, would be a better way of saying it!

16. Have you ever been fired or laid off from a job?
I temped at one place that sacked me as I received a "Bad Reference" from my previous company - which I now discover it illegal to do. Telewest also shut my department down, so I was made redundant.

17. What is your favorite drink?
Generic - Coffee
Alcoholic - um... Jack or Southern Comfort and Coke. Or Baileys.

18. What is the most expensive bottle of wine that you have in your residence?
When Jo was expecting Jaysen we had a bottle of Moet & Chandon given to us, which I then drank when he was born.

19. Have you been divorced?
Never been married ;)

20. How old were you when you stopped getting ID'd for alcohol?
I've never had anyone ask for my ID. Guess maturity shows!

21. Favorite casino?

22. Are you happier now than you were in high school?
I could be a prison cell in the far east as a spy and I'd be happier!

23. Did you ever have Hypercolor shirts?
Erm... If they were those really crap colour-chaging tee shirts, then hell no.

24. Do you remember when Michael Jackson was black and attracted to older people?
No because even back then his music was poo.

25. Do you remember when MTV actually played music videos?
Yep, we had our Sky dish installed when we moved house and MTV was this amazing novelty!

26. Have you had a will made?
No, everyone knows that when I shuffle off, Jo gets everything, or the kids get it. After all, a black sack and a computer isn't much to share out in the family!

27. What music was in your cd / cassette player when you were 16?
Hmmm, probably Dance/Trance...

28. Favorite fancy / upscale restaurant?
No such thing in these parts ;)

29. How long has it been since you attended a kegger?
Kegger? Pffft, we go to parties with armloads of beer! Last time would have been... Last July, probably.

30. Where were you when you found out about 9-11?
Playing Dark Age of Camelot - everyone went really quiet as they flicked on the TVs, and one by one, we lost interested in playing.


Another Meme!
(From Cass)

1. When is the last time you held hands with someone?
Jaysens hand on the way to school this morning - till his friends turned up!

2. You wake up as the opposite gender, what's the one thing you would do?
Sell my story to the tabloids!

3. Have you ever crawled through a window?
Many times. And pushed other people through (open) windows too.
And a World War II fort window I recall...

4. Where is your mum?
At home surrounded by an army of Cats.

5. Morning or night person?
I'm up first thing in the morning, and awake all night... But more "with it" at Night

6. What was the last movie you watched?
The Incredibles

7. Favorite number?

8. Any cool scars?
I have lots of very interesting scars from numerous "incidents" as a child, teenager, adult...

9. Things about the opposite sex you notice first?
Eyes, legs, bum - but being able to talk with them is a plus!

10. What do you do when no one is watching?
Wiggle to the groove...

11. Ever been in love?

12. What's something your friends make fun of you for?
Computer Addiction, Geek Levels, Knowing D&D Rules

13. What is your curfew?
Pffft I'm a real man, I stay up and out as long as I like!

14. Do you talk a lot?
Only with people I feel comfortable with.

15. You + alcohol =

17. Would you marry for money?

18. Could you live without a computer?
I don't even want to think about that...

19. If you could live in any past time period, where would it be?
I'd love to see so much history, it's hard to say to be honest.

20. Do you drink enough water?
Nope, I should drink a lot more!

21. Do you wear shoes in the house or take 'em off?
Take them off

22. What is your favorite fruit?
Pineapples or Peaches

23. What is your favorite place to visit?
A big, old forest is always very relaxing.

24. Are you photogenic?
Not in the slightest, hence me being BEHIND the camera!

25. Do you dream in colour or black and white?
Colour, never B&W

26. Why do you take surveys?
Peer Pressure ;)

27. Do you drink alcohol?
Sometimes, but never in excess. Tipsy/Merry, yes. Puking, no.

28. What is the most beautiful language?
I love latin

29. Do you like being kissed when you are asleep?
I like to be woken by being kissed

30. What do you like most; sunrise or sunset?
Summertime Sunrises

31. Do you want to live till 100 yrs?
I'd like to live for as long as possible, just to see what the future holds.

32. Is a flat stomach important to you?
While I'd like one for myself, I couldn't care less about anyone else having one or not!

33. When you watch movies at home, do you like the lights on or off?
Subdued lighting

34. Do you believe in magic?
I do, to a certain extent, but not the showy David Blane crap.

35. Do you like to watch cartoons?
I like the old Looney Tunes

36. At what age did you find out that Santa Clause wasn't real?
I honestly can't remember - I think it was pretty young though.

37. Do you write poems?
There was a young man from Nantucket...

38. Do you snort?
When I am REALLY laughing, yes, which makes me laugh and snort more.

39. You sleep more on your back, front, or sides?
Back if Jo is laying on me, side if not.

40. Would you rather have a poodle or a rottweiler?

41. Are you basically a happy person?
Usually, I prefer to smile than sulk, and prefer the people around me to be happy.

42. Are you tired?
Currently, very much. And it's only midday!

43. Did you drink anything with caffeine today?
A lot of coffee

44. How many landline/cellular phones do you have in your home?
One landline, two active mobile phones, one inactive mobile phone, and about a dozen sim cards!

45. Do you get along with your parents?
Yes, pretty much.

46. Do you like/love anyone now?
Of course!

47. What do you do when you're sad?
Try to concentrate on something else.

48. What do you need most now?
A few good nights of sleep!

49. What song are you listening to now?
Lostprophets - Rooftops

50. What are you craving for now?
A mince pie...

And Another!
(From Cass)

1. Who was your first prom date?
Prom? Pffft not here!

2. Who was your first roommate?

3. What alcoholic beverage did you first drink?
I remember getting very sick at my mum & step-dads wedding, drinking everything I could find!

4. What was your first job?
Accountant :S

5. What was your first car?
Never had one!

6. Who was your first kiss?
A girl called Shiela Palmer

7. What was your first cd?
Hmmm, I think it was the soundtrack to The Crow

8. Who was your first grade teacher?
Mrs Robertson at Laindon Park Infants. The Evil Bitch.

9. Where did you go on your first air plane ride?
Madrid, Spain

10. When you snuck out of your house for the first time, who was it with?
I don't think I've ever snuck out. I've *stayed out* and usually it was with my friend Jamie

11. Who was your first best friend and are you still friends with them?
Jamie Hollington, but haven't seen him for years :(

12. Where was your first sleepover?
At the house of Andrew Rowe. I was only about 7 or 8!

13. Who is the first person you talk to in the morning?
Ruth, to make sure she's up and awake.
By phone, you pervs!

14. Whose wedding were you in the first time?
My mum & step-dad - I was his best man, on my 10th birthday!

15. What is the first thing you do in the morning?
Try not to kill myself slipping in the shower

16. What was the first concert/show you ever went to?
No idea, but I think it was probably in the last ten years. Return to the Forbidden Planet, I think.

17. First tattoo or piercing?
Crappy little tattoo on my arm that has since been covered with the black fireball.

18. First celebrity crush?
Probably a page three girl who's name escapes me!

19. First crush?
Shiela Palmer

20. First real love?
Hmmm, tough one. I'm not naming names though in case they google themselves.

21. When was your first detention?
I only got caught in class detentions thanks to the selfish dicks in the class.

22. Who will be the first to repost this?
Someone that is THAT bored!!

Yet Another
(From Cass, clearly more bored than me!)

1. Where is your dad right now?
Probably driving around the country with someone

2. Last time you kissed someone?
This morning when I saw Jo

3. Name five things you did today.
Showered, Took Jaysen to school, Gave Cel a birthday hug, Drank lots of coffee, Caught up on my meme's.

4. what color is your watch?

5. what kind of phone do you have?
Motorola SLVR

7. Where does your best friend work?
She's a stay-at-home mother

8. What are you listening to right now?
Fatboy Slim - What the Fuck

9. What do you smell like?
Lynx Click body spray and spearmint gum.

10. color of your eyes?
Dark blue

11. Have you ever done a chinese fire drill?
A what-now?

12. What color is your bedroom floor?
Very red.

15. Do you know anyone who is engaged?
Aside from Me & Jo? Erm... Don't think so.

16. What's your favorite number(s)?

17. Do you know someone named Betsy?
I do, but haven't heard from her in a long time.

18. What color is your mom's hair?
I dunno, she's always dying it, so probably grey! I think it's dark brown though.

20. Do you remember singing any songs as a kid?
The hymns during school assembly used to drive me nuts.

22. When was the last time you talked to one of your siblings?
I haven't spoken to Gemma for ages - last time she was here I was dozing off and she was avoiding my germs!
Hi Gem!

23. Did you ever go to camp as a kid?
I went to one with Boy Scouts. One of the skanky kids crapped himself and tried to hide his pants under his sleeping bag in our tent.

24. Do you play an instrument?
I struggle with the triangle.

25. Do you like fire?
Love/Hate: I love to sit in front of a fire and watch the flames, but house fires terrify me and I still have nightmares about the little one at the flat.
Then there is the "Flaming Boots" incident at a LRP event which remains burned in everyones memory with amusement, despite being reeeeeally stupid!

26. Are you allergic to anything?
Lemon Juice, oddly, and various medications.

27. When was the last time you cried?
The 15th.

29. Have you ever been to a spa?
No, I'm not into being pampered.

30. Did you take science all four years of high school?
Five years, and yes. I kicked ass in science.

31. Do you like butterflies?
Depends how they are prepared ;)

34.Have you ever seen your school counselor?
Nope, despite everything, I was a fairly well-adjusted child! Actually, don't think we HAD councillers back then!

35. Have you ever wanted to be a teacher?
I would love to teach ickle kids, not the shits once they hit 10 and more!

36. What is one thing you've learned about life?
Gravity hurts.

38. Is anyone jealous of you?
Of me? hehehehe

39. Ever been stuck in an elevator?
Yep, while Bethy was in hospital me and Jo we caught late one night going up and down for about 15 minutes!
Does that sound rude to anyone else? hehe

40. What does your mom call you?
Danny, much to my chargrin.

42. What does your hair look like right now?
Long, flowing, and curling at the ends

43. Has a friend ever used you?

44. Has anyone told you that they like you more than a friend?
Yep ;)

45. What have you eaten today?
Breakfast at the crack of dawn, and a chocolate muffin at about 11am.

46. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
Straight, but the ends curl.

48. Who was the last person you drove with?
I rode the bus with Ruth this morning.

49. What are you looking forward to?
Hmmm, I tend to take each day as it comes.

50. How are you today?
Headache, still a bit cold-stuffed, but otherwise OK.

Another Alphabet Meme
(From Cass)

A - Available...
Not really ;)

B - Best Friend...
I don't really have "Best Friends" as I think my friends are all great!

C - Crush...
So. Many.

D - Dad's Name...

E - Easiest Person To Talk To...

F - Favorite Band...
Depends on the mood

G - Gummy Bears Or Worms...
I don't eat jelly sweets. Blergh!

H - Hometown...
Colchester, Essex

I - Instrument...
My MP3 player ;)

J - Job...
Father, Plumber, Electrician, Cleaner, Chef, Carpenter, Partner, Friend, Confident, Tutor, Piss Taker.

K - Kids....
Two and an Angel.

L - Longest Car Ride...
Basildon, Essex to Rome, Italy.

M - Milk Flavor...

N - Number Of Siblings...
I have a younger sister (Gemma), and a MUCH younger Half-Brother & Half-Sister (Jonathon and Emily)

O - One Wish...
I don't make wishes as I know it won't happen.

P - Phobias...
Snakes & Dentists.

Q - Favorite Quote...
You have to be a bit geeky to get it I think:
"A mobius strip is where you take off all your clothes and end up fully dressed."

R - Reason To Smile...
So many reasons...

S - Song You Last Heard...
Faithless vs. The Prodigy - Insomnia vs. The Funky Shit

T - Time You Woke Up...
5.50am :S

U - Unknown Fact About Me...
As much as I love my family and friends, sometimes I just like to be alone for a while.

V - Vegetable...

W - Worst Habits...
Picking my fingers till they bleed.

X - X-Rays You've Had...
Every part of my body has been Xray'd!

Y - Your Favorite Food...
As long as it ain't kicking...

Z - Zodiac Sign...


More Questions
(Bloody Cass!)

1) Who is the last person you high-fived?
Pfft High Fives. Do people actually DO that in real life?

2) If you were drafted into a war, would you serve?
Draft = No Choice. But no, due to my issues ;)

3) Do you sleep with the tv on?
Not the TV, but I need some sort of noise, like a fan.
But not a ticking clock.

4) Have you ever wheezed the juice?
I only know this from California Man! So no.

5) Have you ever won a spelling bee?
Heh, like we subject our kids to that over here!

6) Have you ever been stung by a bee?
More times than I can remember!

7) How fast can you type?
70-80 wpm, very accurate.

8) Are you afraid of the dark?
Not really, not till my mind starts telling me stupid things!

9) What color are your socks?
*ahem* One is black, the other is grey. I don't do pairs.

10) Have you ever made out at a drive-in?
Never been to a Drive In!
Never made out in a cinema, actually ;)

11) When is the last time you chose a bath over a shower?
Two nights ago, actually, and I RARELY bathe.

12) Do you knock on wood?
I do, but am not superstitious!

13) Do you floss daily?
No, I hate flossing.

14) Do you wanna Fanta?
No thanks, I have coffee.

15) Can you hula-hoop?
If they made them that big, the laws of physics would deem it to be impossible ;)

16) Are you good at keeping secrets?
Yes, I have lots of secrets all stored up, waiting for my friends to make it big - so I can phone the tabloids!

17) What do you want for Christmas?
World peace, good will towards man. Especially THIS man!

18) Do you know the Muffin Man?
He offered me free cakes, and now sleeps under my patio...

19) Do you talk in your sleep?
No, that'd be Jo.

20) Who wrote the book of love?
Diane Ackerman, apparently. hehe I crack me up...

21) Have you ever flown a kite?
I have, and after an hour of freezing my ass off, I asked "Why are we out here doing this?"

22) Do you wish on your fallen eyelashes?
Nope, no wishes still ;)

23) Do you whiten your teeth?
I should as they are a bit coffee-stained. Nice eh :)

24) Can you smell what the Rock is cooking?
If it's rare steak, I am there!

25) Have you ever asked for a pony?
Erm, I am a chap! Also, over here, "a pony" is also slang for £25.

26) Have you, or would you ever, donate sperm/eggs?
The thought of my sperm making lots of Little-Dans is appealing, but I'd be MUCH to shy.
"Go in this room, have a wank, fill the cup, then give it to me!" HELL no.

27) Can you juggle?
Very well, as long as I only have one ball.....

29) If you could enact any new law, what would it be?
Castration for Kiddy Fiddlers, hands down.

30) Do the chickens have large talons?
People that are scared of chickens crack me up. If they had Talons of DOOM then sure, but they're just dinner - they don't realise it yet!

31) If you had only enough energy left in you for one last smile, who would you give it to?
Jo and the Kids.

32) Are you ready to rumble?
If I run, there's a rumbling ;)

33) Can you count to Schfifty-Five?
No, because I can speak properly ;)

34) Have you ever been suspended or expelled from school?
Nope, there are laws on hanging kids from the school...

35) How do you spell relief?
Erm... er.... Maybe we should have spelling bees ;) Hard to train the little honey-makers though.

36) Have you ever crawled through a window?
Didn't I already do this.....?

37) Have you ever eaten dog food?
*ahem* only in the name of science. Dog biscuits are actually pretty good though. But not the black charcoal ones. Yuk.

38) Can you handle the truth?
A lie just delays the truth anyway.

39) Do you like green eggs and ham?
Green Eggs? I mean, who would eat that?!

40) Who is your daddy? and what does he do?
John, and he's an ex-policeman but now a driver. Probably a smarter name for it mind you ;)


(I'm going to kill her...)

1. Your name plus "Y"?

2. Two feelings at the moment?
Tired and Sore

3. What are you listening to right now?
AFI - Love Like Winter

4. Who do you like?
Like? I like lots of people. *Like*, well, yes...

5. Describe where you are right now?
Computer room, two desks, draws, rat in a cage, walls with a colour, dark blue ceiling with glow-in-the-dark stars. Jaysens old room.

6. The highlight of your week?
Bed time

7. Are you bored?
I am rarely at a loose end.

8. Who was the last person you went out to dinner with?
Jo and the family for a birthday meal.

9. What are you scared of?
Snakes and Dentists.
Not quite as scary as the mutated Snake-Dentists though...

10. Last Movie you watched?
The Incredibles

11. Color of your shirt?
Erm, dark green or dark grey, I'm not too sure actually.

12. If you fell off of a cliff and rolled down a mountain, then woke up who is the first person you'd want to see?

13. Are you thinking of someone right now?
Yep ;)

14. Your mom is a skank. Agree or disagree?
I don't have a mom, we're over here with the Mums.

15. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
Probably something from the TV

16. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital?
Jo was in hospital and I was with her a while back.

17. Say something about the person who posted this before you?
Cass has been through so much and SO needs a hug. But she escaped my crushing grip and fled to America.

18. Name a friend whose name starts with "L"
Lara, Laney, erm...

19. Do you have to work tomorrow?
I only stop working when I fall asleep!

20. Do you like someone?
Didn't we just have this?

21. How many houses/apartments have you lived in?
Lets see... Clacton, Chaplin Close, Danacre, Blackmores, Mynchens, Byfleets, Long Riding, so, ah...seven!

22. For or against same sex marriage?
How can you be against it? Love is love, no matter who.

23. Who is the last person who IMed you?
I sort of haven't had it on for a fortnight, so either Cass or Emma.

26. Where is the last place you went besides your house?
Ruths house

27. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity?
I have people running up to me screaming "It's JABBA!" but I don't understand.... ;)

28. Do you speak any other language other than english?
I speak English and Bad English. And American. And maybe some Aussie.

29. If you were working on a pirate ship, what would you say?
Yar Har Fiddle-de-Dee!

30. Would you ever date the same person twice?
Kind of a daft question. If the person smelled of ham, had the personality of a shrimp, and more facial/back hair than King Kong, no. If she was the best conversationalist since, well, someone, then yes.

31. Have you ever dated the same person more than once?
If it means "Dated, splited, re-dated" then no.

32. Last thing you watched on TV?
Spaced, even if it was a DVD, in bed.
So there you have it - a month of meme's all rolled up into one, great big fat, bloated, over weight post. Maybe we should roll it back into the ocean ;)

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4 Responses to “Tagged - January Rounup!”

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Holy Cow! That was the longest one I've seen yet! Guess I'll have to come back several times today to finish reading!

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

I'll have to send you a box of Wheat Thins and Triscuits...

Flawed And Disorderly said...

How funny that certain things don't translate over to your part of the world. I thought everyone knew what a Wheat Thin or Triscuit was! Ha ha! Crackers...one is very thin...one is very thick.

Minge said...