Early Sunday morning, before I tackle the debris from a lovely dinner party …
My cake (dubbed ‘Willy Wonka’ by a friend, before it rose beautifully in the oven) was the star of the show …
There’s a chorus of birdsong outside, Dawn is lilac and moody; I hope she brings rain …
And here’s my regular little Sunday Quizzy thing:
Soundtrack in your car?
702 Talk Radio
Have you ever lived alone?
What is the length of your longest relationship?
What do you do for a living?
Freelance writer, editor and proofreader. I used to be involved in advertising and events, but the long, late hours don’t do it for me anymore.
Are you a good speller?
I think so; there are some words that I always have to check, like embarrass.
Do you get up to pee in the middle of the night?
Yes, at 11pm and 2.30pm, always.
How long is your lunch break?
Infinitely long, care to do lunch?
What was your last dirty thought?
I must wash the dog blankets today.
Do your parents have a will?
No, I am an orphan.
Are you close with your sibling(s)?
With my sister, my brother and I have drifted apart.
Do you think you have to be initially sexually attracted to a person to fall in love?
I think this is a question for the younger crowd.
Do you have more same sex friends or opposite?
50 / 50.
If you could retire (not quit) today, would you? Why or why not?
I guess I am already semi-retired, I do miss the pulse of the business world quite a lot.
Is your life at all what you thought it would be like when you were a kid?
Have you ever stood someone up? If yes, why?
Yes, I just didn’t feel up to all the pomp and ceremony that particular day.
What’s the worst thing someone said to you?
“The saddest thing is not that you continue to paint, but that you hang the crap on your walls”. This from a very drunk visitor who sells the occasional formulaic seascape watercolour in Fish Hoek.
Do you cry often?
Yes. I believe it is very good for the eyes.
Are you having a good hair day?
My hair is extremely short, it is very much something I seldom think about.
What is your favorite fruit?
Are you afraid to fly?
No, I travel often, but every time at take-off I wonder …
Do you own any guns?
Yes, a glue gun and a staple gun.
Are you shy or outgoing?
Do you put off doing things because you are afraid of what will happen?
Do you long for someone you can’t have?
I miss my parents dreadfully and wish that they would come back just once, so that my daughter could spend a day with them
Do you spend more time naked or clothed?
Clothed, I am considerate of the public.
What is your favorite board game?