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04 August 2016 @ 10:15 am
I was tagged by philmophlegm, but won't be tagging anyone since I get the impression that's not popular on my flist. However, feel free to consider yourself tagged if you wish.

1. Do you like blue cheese?

2. Have you ever smoked?

3. Do you own a gun?

4. What is your favourite flavour?
I'm rubbish at picking favourites in almost any context, I can possibly manage to pick a favourite from a short list of options, or if you ask something more specific like - what is your favourite flavour on a sunny afternoon in the garden, I might manage.

5. Do you get nervous before doctor visits?
No, though I can imagine circumstances in which I might.

6. What do you think of hot dogs?
I like them, though I'm not much of a one for the trimmings. I like fried onions but can live without ketchup or mustard.

7. Favourite Christmas movie?
Err... I'd say see above, but I don't even really watch Christmas movies. I think a lot of them are terrible.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?

9. Do you do push-ups?
No. I have occasionally tried to build up to push-ups since my upper body strength is feeble, but I've never really got anywhere.

10. What’s your favourite piece of jewelry?
I have a small necklace which claraste and family gave me, with a single small dark pendant stone which is about the only thing I wear when I'm dressing up "smart" so that would probably count. Though, come to think of it, I always wear my wedding and engagement rings, so probably them.

11. Favourite hobby?
My main hobbies are running, crocheting, writing, and roleplaying but I'd be hard pushed to pick a favourite. They fulfil different functions.

12. Do you have A.D.D.?

13. What’s the one thing you hate about yourself?
Hate is probably too strong a word, but my voice gets too loud too easily and I tend not to notice and I can dominate conversations when excited.

14. Middle name?
Abigail. It may or may not be a family tradition for middle names to begin with A. My Dad claims (claimed) it is but my Mum seems to think he is/was making up a story to fit the evidence.

15. Name three thoughts right now?
How much email can I process before I am needed elsewhere (this counts as email processing because pp's tag got emailed to me as a notification)?
Should I take my mother and G to see Ghostbusters today or wait until B arrives tomorrow?
Is there any pesto in the house?

16. Name 3 drinks you drink regularly.
Coffee. Ginger Ale. Wine.

17. Where's the question?
I'm afraid I don't understand this any more than PP did.

18. Current hate right now?
I'm not sure that "hate" is the right word, but I am concerned about the way Internet gif memeage appears to have simplified political discourse, though I also wonder if it was ever thus and the Internet has just made the general level of political thought and discussion more visible. I worry that it has a polarising effect that leads to extremism of various kinds. I actually find it has a paralysing effect on my own ability to take action since I see so much unreasonable and biased nonsense that I increasingly second guess my own opinions.

I mean, obviously, this is just a variety of middle-class liberal hand-wringing...

19. Favourite place to be?
Errr... see above, though PP's answer of Home was a good one.

20. How do you ring in the New Year?
In general we are playing Arkham Horror with claraste's family and using their custom rules. Of late, we have tended to lose having discovered a previously over-looked rule about the number of gates you could have open at any time.

21. Where would you like to go?
Orkney Islands.

22. Name three people who will complete this?
As noted, not tagging.

23. Do you own slippers?

24. What colour shirt are you wearing?
Blue and white.

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
I suspect they would be rather hot and slippery, though I've never tried.

26. Can you whistle?

27. Favourite colour?
Errr.. Green? Purple? Maroon?

28. Would you be a pirate?
If you are asking if I'd like to be an 18th century seaman/seawoman either under duress or with a crew largely under duress, with a pretty short life expectancy and a pretty vicious lifestyle, then no.

On the other hand, if you are asking if I'd like to wear fancy outfits involving boots, bodices, floppy shirts and rapiers; swing from ropes and swashbuckle extensively and have fantastical adventures on the high seas, then I'd be all for it.

29. What songs do you sing in the shower?
I don't generally sing in the shower.

30. Favourite girls name?
Err.. see above.

31. Favourite boys name?
Err... see above.

32. What’s in your pocket right now?

33. Last person that made you laugh?

34. Best toy as a child?
Probably my Star Wars figures. I certainly played with them a lot.

35. Worst injury?
Probably the time I twisted (and possibly broke) my ankle while trying to get used to wearing heels.

36. Where would you love to live?
My problem is that I'd love to live in glorious rolling countryside within a half hour walk of work, shops, a pub, a hairdresser and several decent restaurants. I'm sure you all see the problem here.

37. How many TVs do you have in your house?

38. Who is your loudest friend?
Depends what you mean by loud. Possibly my youngest brother-in-law.

39. How many dogs do you have?

40. Does someone trust you?
Well I hope my family and coworkers trust me.

41. What is your favourite movie?
See above.

42. What’s your favourite sweet?
Not really a fan of sweets, though I do like chocolates. If chocolates then I love Chocolate Tasting Club boxes.

43. What’s your favourite sports team?
I don't watch sports.

44. What song do you want played at your funeral?
I think this comes under favourites. Nothing too like a dirge.

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/202246.html.
wellinghallwellinghall on August 4th, 2016 07:22 pm (UTC)
I approve of 21. And I think you would like it there.
louisedennislouisedennis on August 7th, 2016 09:42 am (UTC)
My mother and I have been vaguely discussing a trip to the music festival (would take a bit of arranging since it occurs during school term) but sadly have concluded that my mother is no longer really up to the travelling around, organisation, etc., etc., that it would involve.
wellinghall: Goldiewellinghall on August 7th, 2016 10:00 am (UTC)
Our mothers do get to that stage :-(
philmophlegm: The Shop on the Borderlandsphilmophlegm on August 4th, 2016 07:32 pm (UTC)
On the subject of Arkham Horror and related games, the second edition of Mansions of Madness was released today. Enables proper co-op because instead of having one player be the Keeper, in this version you have an iOS or Android app that does that for you.

RRP is £92.99 (ouch). We have two copies and we're selling them at £72 with free UK shipping which I think makes us the absolute cheapest anywhere in the UK. http://www.shopontheborderlands.co.uk/product/mansions-madness-second-edition-boxed-board-game/
louisedennislouisedennis on August 7th, 2016 09:48 am (UTC)
TBH, Mr. claraste would probably enjoy playing Keeper. He always gets to play Dracula when we play Fury of Dracula. What do you think the chances are of the app being properly maintained over operating system updates? £72 is a lot for a board game that may be unplayable in three years time.

It's a lot for a board game full stop, but I'm assuming the app was expensive to develop.
philmophlegm: The Shop on the Borderlandsphilmophlegm on August 7th, 2016 06:29 pm (UTC)
Who knows how long support will last? My guess: until there's a third edition.

Board game prices are on the way up generally. There's a weak pound factor. There's the push for ever more impressive pieces (so many of the new board games seem to feature a couple of dozen unique plastic miniatures). And there's also the fact that the same company (Asmodee) increasingly dominates the market, not just in game manufacture, but in distribution. MoM2 is an Asmodee game being sold (at least in Europe) through an Asmodee distributor.
louisedennislouisedennis on August 9th, 2016 10:11 am (UTC)
I think we'll give it a miss. However, following conversation over the weekend, should you ever come by another copy of Britannia we would be happy to take it off your hands.
philmophlegm: Flagphilmophlegm on August 9th, 2016 03:52 pm (UTC)
Not common, but a great game.

The one I found for pellinor was in the bring and buy at the Plymouth Wargames Show and I got a good deal. How much would you be willing to pay, how much does condition matter and does the particular edition matter?
louisedennislouisedennis on August 10th, 2016 10:55 am (UTC)
Up to £50. Condition should be fair, we can cope with some scuffed corners and can replace the box if necessary, but would not want to be dealing with a board or player cards that were difficult to read, bent out of shape or torn. The edition isn't particularly important, it probably shouldn't be too different, rules-wise, from the one you got pellinor since G is the only person in the household who recalls the rules in any detail and that's the one she has played and enjoyed.
philmophlegm: The Shop on the Borderlandsphilmophlegm on August 10th, 2016 06:14 pm (UTC)
OK - I'll keep my eyes open.
liadtbunny: Astronaughtsliadtbunny on August 6th, 2016 01:50 pm (UTC)
Interesting answers for the ones you could think of. I find it hard to choose one favourite for things.

Some slightly odd questions: do you have A.D.D? What?
louisedennislouisedennis on August 7th, 2016 09:17 am (UTC)
One often wonders where the questions come from in these memes - and why 44 questions?
liadtbunnyliadtbunny on August 7th, 2016 03:23 pm (UTC)
I think with odd numbers people have left out the ones they really couldn't be bothered with?
fififolle: Floggingfififolle on August 7th, 2016 04:40 pm (UTC)
Your answer to 28 made me smile :D Those kind of questions where you have to say which era of history you'd like to live in generally evoke similar feelings!
35. Ouch!
louisedennis: historylouisedennis on August 9th, 2016 09:55 am (UTC)
Historical accuracy can be a real downer sometimes.

I've sworn off high heels!