Monday, 24 March 2008

Fun Monday #14

This week's Fun Monday host is Swampy over at Anecdotes, Antidotes & Anodes. This is her assignment:

Choose a topic/theme and make an alphabetical list of words, phrases, photos...however you want to share your topic/theme.

Topics can range from pet-peeves, vacations, people who have influenced your life, jokes, favorites, philosopher's quotes/sayings, birds, flowers...anything. The sky is the limit. Your ABC list can be depicted with words, photos, illustrations... You are limited only by your imagination. Be funny. Be serious. Be creative. Be sarcastic. Be there, or be square.

And, yes, of course you may bend the rules. Just entertain us. If you can't do all TWENTY-SIX, do as many as you can. (If you have kiddos, let them join the fun and help with the list. Make it a family, brainstorming session.)

I've pondered long and hard about what theme to use for my ABC list. Should I make it clever? Funny? Thought-provoking? Should I just break the rules and write something completely unrelated? No, but I am going to totally cheat! This was an A to Z meme that I was tagged with almost a year ago and I'm going to repeat it for this Fun Monday, although I have updated it a bit because it's amazing what's changed in the course of a year! Boring? Yes, sorry. Unimaginative? Oh's that third Monday of the week brain fart thing!

A- Available or Single? – Ummm...neither actually!

B- Best Friends? – Lots but Niki, Ali, Nettie and Ginny immediately spring to mind.

C- Cake or Pie? – Pie

D- Drink of Choice? – Tea, or very strong kick-me-in-the-butt coffee

E- Essential item? – PC, mobile phone. How sad.

F- Favourite Colour? – Black. yes, yes, I know black isn't a colour it's a tone, don't be so picky. Tsk!

G- Gummi Bears or Worms? – Neither

H- Hometown? – Born in Cardiff, South Wales. Live in London

I- Indulgence? – Hmmm......sleeping in

J- January or February? – January, my birthday!

K- Kids and Names? – None of those!

L- Life is incomplete without? – Living

M- Marriage Date? – No way not ever

N- Number of Siblings? – Two younger step-brothers

O- Oranges or Apples? – Oranges

P- Phobias/Fears? – Ladders

Q- Favourite Quote? – A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most

R- Reasons to smile? – Life is good...almost. And that's just good enough.

S- Season? – Assuming this means a favourite one....Autumn

T- Tag 3 People? – Nah, go ahead and do it if you feel like it!

U- Unknown Fact About Me? – If I told you it wouldn't be unknown anymore would it!?

V- Vegetable You Hate? – Broad beans

W- Worst Habit? – Thinking I know the right way to do everything when I don't.

X- X-rays You've Had? – Dental and chest

Y- Your Favourite Foods? – Thai, Chinese

Z- Zodiac? – Aquarius

Go visit Swampy to find out who else is participating this week!


  1. Fortunately you had made this meme, lol ! What the Indian said is very true ! I try to feed myself good.
    I had to cheat a little.

  2. Ha! You say it's boring, but since I didn't know you a year ago, it's all new to me! Very interesting! No marriage, huh? I think sometimes that if I had it to do over, I might not ever do it either (but keep a nice man around all the same... I like the one I have NOW).

  3. I also did a ABC meme a year ago and the same for FM, but mine was different. I haven't seen this meme before, but Enjoyed!

  4. I love it when you can use an old post for a 'new assignment.' See, this was ALL new to me because I never saw your MeMe. I actually was tagged with this when I first started blogging and looked back at it just for fun...wondered how many bloggers would use it for today's Fun Monday. Glad you did.
    What are broad beans?
    Thanks for playing and have a great week.

  5. Swampy, I had no idea that Americans didn't call broad beans "broad beans"! I just Googled it and apparently in the US you call them fava beans. That's something I've learned today.

  6. Love the quote! Happy Monday to you...

  7. Apparently your Indian quote is ringing true with a lot of us. How much easier it is to nourish the bad--not the good--in us.

    P.S. good job with the garden re-do--it's looking like spring around there. Love anything in containers.

  8. Hi fellow Aquariun, you're scared of ladders? I kinda am too. I can walk under one but don't like going up them. Scary! Hence the reason we had to hire roofers instead of doing it ourselves.

  9. I think recycling is good. You didn'y cheat, you recycled and it was a great list.

  10. I was stumped, too. I like you solution and I learned about you.

  11. I love the quote...very thought provoking. Great list!

  12. So is it an Aquarian trait not to like heights? I just wonder because this aquarian also hates going up high ladders!

  13. I like your list!! and thanks so much for your encouriging words!1 come and see what we found!!

  14. You made a fine list. Many of the Fun Monday people may have not read your list a year ago...besides it is about you, good work.

  15. Sleeping in sounds good! I wish!

  16. I love memes like this where you get a little peep inside someones head.
    And I love the pooch at the top. So cute.
    I too am Aquarius and I also hate broad beans. Bleurghhh. And the music playing is so sad and beautiful.

  17. Just realised the sad music isn't on your site, but on Fire the Grid that Karisma sent us to. So glad, it was such sad music I wanted to run away. Glad it wasn't you. The story there is amazing though, gut wrenching, but amazing.

  18. great job Angela...I love your quote.

  19. I like the Native American quote.

  20. sound almost like speed dating.
    Thanks for sharing

  21. I love Autumn. Everything is so beautiful and the light has a beautiful golden glow. So many people would probably say Spring.

  22. What a clever way to do this! Great job.


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