1 September 2006

Threesomes

When bored I think in threes (or in extreme cases, fives. Threes will suffice for now however)...

Three favourite desserts:
Pavlova
Ginger Hedgehog (a quaint yet delicious Kirk speciality)
Mum-made Chocolate Mousse


Three effective swearword-avoiding insults:
Spoon
Div
Pleb


Three things I would rather do than return to school tomorrow:
Watch the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice (the exact length of a school day if watched back to back - no coincidence)
Be exorcised of woes with Philip and Fern on This Morning
Prise out my toenails with tweezers then liberally douse with lemon juice

Three possible names for a future child of mine:
Esme
James
Olivia

Three things that grate on me:
J stirring his lemsip with a teaspoon, clunking the side, then proceeding to drink it unimaginably slowly and loudly
The predictability of the state of the sofa cushions
Mum's ineptness at locating the word she requires at any given time

Three programmes that make paying the TV licence worth the money (not that I pay):
Neighbours
Midsomer Murders
Friends

Three of my favourite words:
Stoic
Cribbage
Lugubrious

Three things guaranteed to make me smile:
Anna Picard/JonnyB/Lucy Mangan
Adam Roberts (just generally, especially his face)
French in the good old days with the many Gaffneyisms

Three things I am ashamed of:
Laughing at Adam Roberts
My love of gossip magazines
That I once put a piece of chewing gum back in my mouth after it had dropped on the ground (having had one too many)

Three things I am proud of:
Coming from a liberal (if dysfunctional) family
My unceasing and inexhaustible patience with said family (I truly am an angel)
My high insteps

Three useless body parts:
Appendix
Ear lobes
Tonsils (if they are so very useful, why are they always being removed?)

Three things that make me feel physically sick:
The taste/smell/thought of martini
Finding other people's toenail clippings on the sofa
Speedos

Three geeky pleasures:
University Challenge
Listening to Dad pontificate on any given subject
Watching period dramas endlessly

Three things that should last forever but alas cannot:
N's excitement and optimism regarding highschool
An idyllic childhood
This list of things that have been thought of in threes

3 comments:

Chirs said...

Inspired writing.

Did I miss this or have you snuck it in after the one on J's party??

mum said...

also, its not ineptness - its the menopause, you wait it will come to you and your brain will go to mush and you'll be pleased you can ever string a sentence together....mark my .....whatsits...

anna said...

oh ma, you really should start your own blog you know. What a wonderful way with words you have.
The stupid blogging thing was being stupid- hence this post coming before party one.