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That survey meme wot everyone is doing. [20190124|09:06]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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[the weather today is |ill]

Seen several times. It feels like an appropriate Throwback Thursday sort of thing. I remember back when everyone on LJ used to do All The Memes, surveys, and quizzes, and I could find out what sort of unicorn/D&D character/Pokémon my friends were, and how annoyed some people used to get when other people didn't put their results behind a cut. Ahhhhh, those were the days. :P

How old are you?
In my forties.

No. I could never think of a design I wanted to have permanently engraved upon me. Apart from a bar code for sliced bread on the back of my neck, but I am sufficiently amused imagining that, rather than going through the hassle and expense of having it done.

Ever hit a deer?
No, I’ve never hit any mammals, large or small, with a vehicle, and I really hope I never do.

Ridden in an ambulance?
Yes, and it was very embarrassing. It turns out when you faint in a train station whilst heavily pregnant, people insist that you go to hospital for checks, even if you tell them you’re absolutely fine and want to go home.

Sang karaoke?
Only once. It was with a group of people and I can’t remember what we sang. I remember it being fun, though.

Ice skated?
Yes, as a child.

Ridden a motorcycle?
As a passenger, yes.

Stayed in hospital?
Twice (giving birth), for one night.

Skipped school?
Once, to attend the protests over the Gulf War (the early 1990s one). I got detention - the only time I ever had it - and that was when I discovered detention is just really darn boring.

Last phone call?
Was at work, with a colleague on the EU team.

Last text from?
The bloke, making sure I’d got home okay.

Watched someone die?
Yes, my grandpa, in hospital. And a few other people under various random circumstances, like the man who had a heart attack outside Simmering station in Vienna. I was carrying a sleeping Humuhumu in a sling on my front, so was glad there were other people around to summon the paramedics, who couldn’t revive him.

Pepsi or Coke?
Diet Coke. I don’t drink it often, but sometimes cool fizzy cola drink is a treat.

Favorite pie?
Are we talking savoury or sweet? Savoury would be a battle between chicken & leek, and fish. Sweet would be pumpkin.

Favorite pizza?
Hawai’ian. Anyone who has anything to say about how they think pineapple on pizza is wrong can go and say it somewhere else, where I can’t hear you. Capiche?

Favorite season?
Summer. I like it hot. Goodness knows what I’m doing living in the UK.

Broken bones?
No, I’ve sprained my ankles several times, but never broken anything.

Received a ticket?
Yes, a parking ticket, once, about twenty years ago. Which my dad got whilst driving my car. I’m not still bitter about this. Really.

Favorite color?
Black. Forever.

Sunset or sunrise?
Sunrise. I’m a morning person. An aggravatingly chipper one. Sorry/not sorry, y’all.

This entry was originally posted at https://nanila.dreamwidth.org/1228920.html. The titration count is at comment count unavailable.0 pKa.

[User Picture]From: manue7a
2019-01-24 13:16 (UTC)
haha, yeees, back in the days :D
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2019-01-25 15:10 (UTC)
Those were some heady times. :P
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[User Picture]From: rock_dinosaur
2019-01-24 15:16 (UTC)
I don't know if this is relevant to your fainting-experience at the station, but if railway staff were involved, they may have been obliged by railway rules to call an ambulance. It's backside-covering to avoid the possibility of claims for negligence. You know what folk are like. 'I've stubbed my toe on your platform. You're getting sued for ten grand!'

I'm totally with you on summer. I can't stand winter and I can't wait for it to be over. I absolutely swear I won't stay indoors and miss the sunshine if we should be lucky enough to get any this summer.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2019-01-25 15:13 (UTC)
I hadn't thought of that, probably because I was so embarrassed. It's a little depressing, although I can understand it.

Fingers crossed for decent weather this year, indeed!
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[User Picture]From: rock_dinosaur
2019-01-27 20:20 (UTC)
Fortunately, on the only occasion when I've almost fainted, I was indoors, in my bedroom. However, I almost collapsed onto the gas fire, which was on, so I got quite a fright and remember it well.

I forgot to mention that I'm entirely with you on the issue of pineapple on pizzas. Quite frankly, there's something wrong with people who have an issue with this. There is, isn't there? Also delicious is cheese, onion and pineapple on a baked potato. You have never lived until you've stuffed your face with a baked potato with cheese, onion and pineapple!
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[User Picture]From: meathiel
2019-01-24 16:57 (UTC)
Okay ... I won't mention ... *whispers* ... pineapple! *lol*
But ... really???
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[User Picture]From: alice_mccoy
2019-01-25 11:47 (UTC)
Yes pineapple...Pizza perfection is peppers, pepperoni and pineapple :D

Also Jackets potatoes with a cheese and pineapple mix Nom !

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2019-01-25 15:11 (UTC)
Ooh, I've never put it on a jacket. Must try!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2019-01-25 15:11 (UTC)
PINEAPPLE ON EVERYTHING. Ahem. Seriously, though, I grew up eating a looooot of pineapple. In Hawai'i we put pineapple on rice. Mmm.
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[User Picture]From: alice_mccoy
2019-01-25 17:17 (UTC)
ooohhh that sounds good we do a chicken and chorizo rice, the pineapple would gut through the chorizo oil. yum.

Added bonus...i have to use a tin opener which will wind up Jasper as he is convinced EVERY tin is tuna hehe
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[User Picture]From: ladyzi
2019-01-25 18:46 (UTC)
Hi there! I know I am barging in on this throw-back... I was looking for some new LJ friends and since I missed the most recent friendzy, you were suggested by a mutual friend. Would you be interested in adding?

Not to try and sway you any which way, but pineapple definitely has a place on pizza. And in a number of other meals we eat regularly - I like the sweetness it adds. Plus it gets bonus points for being something the kids will eat :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2019-01-25 20:27 (UTC)
Hello! I would be delighted to add you, pineapple or no pineapple (but just between you and me the pineapple helps, ahem).
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