Thursday, June 14, 2012

A good game of TAG should help…

Ever have one of those days??

I’m having one. 

In fact, it started last night.  I was so excited to get home to cut the grass, but for some reason, my mood has been on the decline ever since.  After I cut the grass, I went for a walk, hoping to shake the bad vibes, and instead ended up clumping around town, feeling like an out-of-shape elephant.  When I got back home, I drove to the store to buy more chips and dip – because they always make me feel better – but no.  I felt even worse. AND they gave me cankers.

The reason today?  Not a clue.  There’s no good reason at all.  The sun is shining, and nothing has gone particularly wrong. 

But I’m blah.  For whatever damn reason.  Feeling very “Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day”.

I’m trying to self-soothe with a big mug of Twinings Irish Breakfast tea.  Because, let’s face it, I’m no Anastasia Steele.  No English Breakfast for me today.  Plus, I bought the Twinings variety pack, and I’d rather save the English Breakfast for a day when I’m feeling more Ana-ish and less elephant-ish.  Y’know?

So.  Let’s try to turn things around, here, shall we?  Yesterday, one of my favourite bloggy pals, Vandy at The Testosterone Three and Me was playing a fun game of TAG.  You guys know I’m a sucker for a good game of Tag.

Here we go – THE RULES:

  1. Answer 11 questions from the person who tagged you.
  2. Ask 11 new questions.
  3. Tag 11 blog friends--no tag backs.   (In my experience, you guys don’t really like being tagged…so like Vandy did, I’m going off the page here.  Since when do I follow rules anyways.  Anyone who would like to answer the questions, please feel free!!)

My answers to Vandy’s questions:

  1. What is your favorite family game, or game to play with friends?  I haven’t played a game with either family or friends in a loooong time.  With the fam, we used to have some hilarious games of Balderdash.  With friends, my game of choice is Texas Hold ‘Em Poker.  I only wish I played it more.  I’m also a fan of Scattergories or Yahtzee.
  2. Do you enjoy cooking or find it a colossal chore?  I need to be in the right frame of mind.  If I get in the right mood, I love to cook.  It’s the clean-up after that I find a colossal chore that I’d rather run and hide from…
  3. What is your preferred weekend activity?  These days, that would be reading on my beck dack.  Otherwise, I’m always up for dinner and movies with friends or family members.  Going to the movies – or watching them at home -  is one of my favourite things to do.  I only wish I had the time & money to go more often.
  4. What is your bad habit?  Picking my lips.  More of a nervous habit than anything, but I wish I could quit.
  5. What is your guilty pleasure?  Depends on the day.  But today, I’ll say chips and dip, Drumstick ice cream cones, and Justin Bieber.  Oh, and Christian Grey.
  6. Do you have a must see TV show?  Lately, no…I’ve been catching up with TV shows on DVD mostly.  But I love The Big Bang Theory and Grey’s Anatomy.  Those would be the two that I do my best to see.
  7. Do you have pets?  One lonely lil’ ghetto gold fish with a giant growth protruding from his side.  Named Marley.  He’ll probably die soon.
  8. Tea or Coffee?  I actually like both, but I’m more likely to go for a cup of tea at any time of day.  Coffee usually only on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
  9. What is your favorite summer evening activity?  Lately?  Nothing.  Watching TV shows on DVD and spending time with Christian.  How sad is that.   I usually like an evening walk (when I’m not feeling like an out-of-shape elephant), and hanging out at the ball field if there’s something to watch!
  10. What is your favorite go to quick dinner that's not take out?  I have several – but all time, the fave is breakfast-for-dinner.  Scramble some eggs with cheese, and toast.  A few strips of pre-cooked bacon if I have it.
  11. What is your favorite animal?  I honestly don’t know if I really have a favourite animal.  I like the idea of dogs, but don’t think I could actually put up with one being mine. Seeing how the word of the day is ‘ELEPHANT’, let’s go with that.  Elephants are cool.

Now, it’s my turn to come up with 11 questions for you.  That’s right – if you’re reading this, and you’d like to play along, consider yourself tagged!  Leave me a comment if you plan on doing it so I can check out your answers.

  1. Tattoos – for or against?  If you have one/some, tell me about them.
  2. If you could be a character on any TV show – past or present – who would you choose to be?
  3. What is your favourite comfort food?
  4. Have you fallen victim to Fifty Shades of Grey yet?  If so, love it or hate it?  Who do you picture as your Christian Grey?
  5. Blackberry, iPhone, or other?
  6. What is your current favourite song – the one you could listen to over and over?
  7. What was your favourite thing about the ‘90’s?
  8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?
  9. Do you have summer travel plans?  If so, where are you going?
  10. If you could be the best at any sport – think Wayne Gretzky, Babe Ruth, Tiger Woods – what sport would you want to be the BEST at?
  11. Your all-time favourite movie – name it & tell me why.

I hope some of you decide to answer these questions…otherwise that was a colossal waste of time!

In other news…my mood is marginally better.  Mainly because we just spent twenty minutes in the office talking about people puking in cars. 

How sad is that puke talk has made me laugh.  *sigh*

7 comments:

Jen said...

HI Jill!

So I don't have blog, so I can't link up but thought I'd play along...and am VERY bored at work so I'm just going to answer all your questions in the comments sections...

Tattoos – for or against? If you have one/some, tell me about them.
*No tatoo's, not against them at I just don't have the desire...
I would probably get something to do with my kids if I ever decided to get one.


If you could be a character on any TV show – past or present – who would you choose to be?
*I think I would be Sara Tancredi (Sarah Callies) from Prison Break so I could kiss Michael (Wentworth Miller) cause he is so friggen HOT!!!

What is your favourite comfort food?
*Poutine and pepsi, followed by chips.


Have you fallen victim to Fifty Shades of Grey yet? If so, love it or hate it? Who do you picture as your Christian Grey?
*Not yet! But it will be next....I'm reading The Hunger Games series and loving it.

Blackberry, iPhone, or other?
*Blackberry

What is your current favourite song – the one you could listen to over and over?
*Somethin' Bout at Truck by Kip Moore and Drunk on You by Luke Bryan


What was your favourite thing about the ‘90’s?
*There are too many to list - I would agree with everything in your 90's post a few days ago. It was so fun ready all those....

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?
*My stomach...it would be nice and FLAT! (Like what it looked like before kids...)

Do you have summer travel plans? If so, where are you going?
*Summer plans consist of the cottage! Beach, boating and drink by the fire...heaven on earth!!!

If you could be the best at any sport – think Wayne Gretzky, Babe Ruth, Tiger Woods – what sport would you want to be the BEST at?
*Probably hockey just cause I think it would be cool to hoist the cup up over my head! And I would play for the Sens!


Your all-time favourite movie – name it & tell me why.
*Hmm, this is a toughy...I don't watch a lot of movies....but I love some of the oldies...Dirty Dancing, Dazed and Confused, Empire Records, Ace Venture was a fav for sure!!!

Shannon said...

http://shannonjohnston24.blogspot.ca/

Just posted and broke a few rules! :P

Nicole said...

Love the Alexander book. I make reference to it all the time!

I love that you kept talking about Elephants so you decided it was your favorite animal. ha!

And are you finished with the series yet?

VandyJ said...

Cool that you played along! Not taking the tag back, but I enjoyed your answers!

Connie Weiss said...

I just posted a you tube video to The Twitter that will cheer you right up!!

Nancy said...

I'm packing up to head off to Hopewell Rocks new Brunswick, I'm in Woodstock NB. Tomorrow I am going whale watching out of Lunenburg Nova Scotia before school starts Monday. That's my immediate plans for the summer, and renting two cottages for a week with the whole family. Doesn't get better than that!!!!

No time to answer all the amazing questions...gotta go see the bottom of the ocean!

Here is a hug to make you feel better.

Anonymous said...

1. Tattoos – Can be hot on Chicks, but not for me,
2. TV show character - Sam Malone
3. What is your favorite comfort food? What's comfort food?
4. Have you fallen victim to Fifty Shades of Grey yet? No. Although I am butt-plug curious now.
5. Blackberry, iPhone, or other? BBM (also hate Apple)
6. What is your current favourite song – Tell Lori I Love her
7. What was your favourite thing about the ‘90’s? Playing "Caps"
8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?
9. Do you have summer travel plans? Moncton; Gander;
10. If you could be the best at any sport – Where are we from Ecuador? Hockey
11. Your all-time favourite movie – How Green Was My Valley (1941) watch it and see