Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Elevenses

Liz tagged me the other day and I've dragged my feet about participating in the meme, mainly because I'm flat-out busy, being back at work and all. Anyways...I'm getting to it right now. I'm sure you're all excited to find out more "stuff" about me. Yeah. Keep the cheering and clapping to a dull roar, would you?

The rules:

1. Post these rules
2. You must post 11 random things yourself.
3. Answer the ques­tions the tag­ger set for you in their post.
4. cre­ate 11 new ques­tions for the peo­ple you tag to answer.
5. go to their blog and tell them that you’ve tagged them.
6. no stuff in the tag­ging
7. don’t talk about the fightclub

I have no idea what #6 even means...

11 things about me

I’ve done so many of these memes that I doubt there are eleven things left that I haven’t already blabbed about.  In fact, I’ve been sitting on this post for several days, trying to think of something to write and I’ve come up blank. So I’ll save myself the effort and tell you that if you really want to know trivia about me, you should just go here or here or here or here or here. Or for a mega-dose of Kek, there are a hundred pieces of trivia right here.

Now to Liz's questions....

1. Morning or evening person?

I’ve trained myself to be a morning person. It did NOT come naturally, believe me, but now I wouldn’t have it any other way. I get my exercise done early and start my day feeling great. Plus I have the whole day ahead of me to get things done, or just relax.

2. How long does it take you to get ready in the mornings?

I blogged about this a little while back. I can be showered, made up, dressed and out the door in 15 minutes. That’s a good thing, because I’m almost always running late for work.

3. What’s your weekly grocery bill?

I have NO idea. Bike Boy gets the meat, I usually pick up the fruit & veg and whichever one of us isn’t busy does the supermarket shop. That’s once a fortnight – then we do a top-up shop on the off week to restock fruit & veg and anything we’ve run out of. Which usually includes eggs – we go through a lot of eggs.  But $$, I couldn't tell you.

4. How much of your grocery bill is whole foods?

Most of what isn’t fresh food is things like rice, oats, canned tomatoes, some frozen veggies; so still whole food, even if they’re not fresh. We do buy bread, some pasta, crackers and some of the muesli-bar type snacks for kids’ lunches. There’s the odd protein or energy bar and some sauces and spreads. But we don’t buy frozen meals, cakes, sweet biscuits and the like. If I discount cleaning products and other non-food items, I’d guess that whole foods makes up around 80% of our shopping trolley contents.

5. Your opinion of daylight savings?

LOVE it! But what many people don’t get is that it only works below a certain degree of latitude. It would be utterly useless in far north Queensland, for example, because the length of the days there doesn’t vary all that much from one season to another. In the southern states, most people aren’t out and about at 5:00am anyway, so it makes sense to redistribute some of the daylight from the early morning to the evening, where it can be made better use of.

I do have a bit of a love-hate relationship with the beginning and end of the daylight saving season though. Much as I enjoy using the extra daylight after work for BBQs, gardening, or a walk outdoors, I detest getting up in the dark to train. The middle bit is awesome though.

6. Mac or PC?
Mac. And I’m never going back to the “dark side”

7. Grab your IPOD and hit “shuffle” – what’s the first song that comes up?  Is it a favourite or so so?
Drops of Jupiter by Train. Definitely a favourite. And not embarrassing… Phew.

8. Your favourite blog of the moment?
I don’t think I could pick a favourite, but I am enjoying a few newish ones (new to me, not necessarily new blogs) at the moment, including Woogsworld, where I can usually be assured of a good laugh.

9. Favourite pizza topping?
Mushrooms

10. Proudest moment lately?
Doing some behind-the-scenes tasks on my blogs all by myself and having them actually work.

11. Your favourite physical activity?
Weights. (duh!) But if I had to pick a cardio activity, it’d be cycling. As long as it’s not one of those times where I topple off and leave half my skin on the asphalt. Those are NOT my favourite.


Now I'm  supposed to have thought up 11 questions to ask, and to tag other bloggers... but I've had no time for making up questions, and don't have the time now to tag anyone because I still have a list of tasks to get through in the next 45 minutes, and then I plan to be in bed.  Lame, I know....

Next time, I'll bring my brain.


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