I'm not going to let my inability to pronounce "meme" stop me from doing them. Like this one I'm stealing from Rachel's blog1:
These Go To Eleven:
1. First crush - who and would you now?
Luke Skywalker (aka Mark Hamill) as he looked in A New Hope. The feeling has definitely abated.
2. Most expensive single thing you have bought except houses/cars.
An elliptical trainer. I am one of those rare people who actually uses their exercise equipment so it's okay.
3. Your first memory.
When I was 3 (maybe 4?) my mom would leave loaves of bread to rise on top of our HUGE floor model television set. I remember one time my brother and I were watching All In The Family and I kept running up to peek underneath the tea towel and pitch off bits of dough.
4. What was your best subject at school?
5. Have you had your 15 minutes of fame yet?
No. Thank heavens.
6. Golden balls - would you split or steal?
I have no idea what these are. Is it a Harry Potter thing?
7. What's your favourite film of all time? I'll allow you two!
This is a tough one because I can't limit myself to just two. There are so many movies I love to watch over and over. Huh. How about:
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek 2009 (the reboot version)
Slight aside: this weekend I watched The Decoy Bride. It's a very cute movie.
8. Have you ever told a white lie - only to be found out?
9. Most romantic gesture you have given/received.
Once my husband hired a skywriter to fly over our house and write "We Really Aren't Fans of Grand Romantic Gestures and This Is a Total Lie." in great big, fluffy letters. True story.
(Please refer back to Question 8 at this time.)
10. Do you like Marmite?
No. But if we are comparing weird foodstuff that we like that others abhor, I will offer up: mustard pickles.
11. What's your favourite joke?
In 1999 my husband and I camped over night in Stewart, British Columbia. In the morning we rented bikes and pedalled down the highway to the town of Hyder, Alaska. As we approached the US-Canada border I yelled out "Hi there, Alaska!" in a very thick Newfoundland accent so it sounded just like "Hyder, Alaska." Then I laughed myself silly because I thought it was such a clever thing to do.
My husband did not laugh.
For the past 13 years I have randomly yelled out "Hyder, Alaska!" in my Newfoundland accent. I will continue to do this until my husband concedes it is high comedy.
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1 Here are the rules for this meme:
- Every tagged person has to tell 11 things about themselves
- Answer the 11 questions from the person who tagged you
- List 11 questions for the folk you are going to tag, and they should have fewer than 200 followers if possible
- Don't back-tag.
Uh. No. I'm not tagging anyone. Feel free to volunteer. I'm not going to make up 11 new questions. The ones set by Rachel are very good. Just use those.