Tuesday, 5 May 2009

The Opposite of Blogging Block

I am teetering towards being a little overwhelmed with blog material. Some of which is going to be difficult to write, however worthwhile. My son is becoming more aware of our circumstances, and asking more questions all the time. It is great that he can, and that he is comfortable asking, but it does take quite a bit out of me to provide reasoned and appropriate responses. So I am struggling to build up enough steam to write about these moments.

There has also been a bit going on that I have not kept on top of. Getting official acceptance into the school, and the swift realisation that our lives, and some around us, are due to change in the all too soon. And I do not beleive I even blogged about his nursery review wotsit, nor the reports on getting more men into primary child care.

And I am sure that blogging about a lady who discovered I was a widower, by asking me if my wife had suggested I get a vaesectomy, would go down reasonably well too.

Plus I have a tonne of topics scribbled somewhere amongst my well maintained blogging notes.

However I was tagged by AModernMother recently, and by Yummy Mammy, but the laters was a meme thing for mommies, and while I enjoy the sentiment, I am not a mother (That's a post, all of its own btw).

And thought this might be a welcome relief, rather than the usual pain in the bottom, so I have chosen to partake, albeit half-heartedly (I won't be tagging anyone else).

Thus, questions to answer about oneself, are as follows;

1. What are your current obsessions?

The Inbetweeners and Twitter

2. Which item from your wardrobe do you wear most often?

My crown jewel pants (knickers).

3. What's for dinner?

Take away for me, my sister is buying. Sausage and mash for Max.

4. Last thing you bought?

An aluminium stag’s head.

5. What are you listening to?

Chart stuff, loads of RnB for some reason. Tinchy Stryder is hilarious.

6. If you were a god/goddess who would you be?

Socrates – Love him when he played for Brazil in the 1986 World Cup.

7. Favourite holiday spots?

North Wales (Most visited)
Barcelona, San Diego, Rome, Sicily, Sardinia.

8. Reading right now?

Question number 8.

9. Four words to describe yourself.

Calm, Tall, Smiley, Lackadaisical.

10. Guilty pleasure?

Swizzles Matlow.

11. Who or what makes you laugh until you’re weak?

The Inbetweeners. I have to have my inhaler nearby if I am watching stuff like this.

12. Favourite spring thing to do?

This year, planting potato tubers with my boy.

13. Planning to travel to next?

North Wales (see 7).

14. Best thing you ate or drank lately?

Had a cracking piece of cow at the village pub, part of my birthday shenanigans.

15. When did you last get tipsy?

Two Saturdays back. Went with a bus load of chums to watch a football match, had a good few drinks either side of said match.

16. Favourite ever film?

So many, but probably Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope.

17. Care to share some wisdom?


18. Song you have most enjoyed this year?

For Winter, by Daniel Merriweather. I really like this one, and was a great listen when it was cold and drab outside earlier this year, sadly I don’t think it will make his album, if indeed, that ever comes out.

19. How is it possible to encourage a gaggle of women to chase after you, without being Brad Pitt?

Continue your brisk walk out of the supermarket even when the security alarms go off.

The rules were I got 18 questions, I had to change one, and add a question in, passing the meme onto eight others.

And as I am such a rebel........................

Either that or just following another rebel's lead.



SciFi Dad said...

You prefer Episode IV over Episode V? Really?

Tismee2 said...

Wow, Swizzles! I never knew that website existed. I LOVE refreshers and love hearts and and and...... do they do Parma Violets???

Liz@Violet Posy said...

Swizzles rock - we had them as wedding favours. Also loving Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope - my favourite too :)

Good luck with the school thing, it's a big change but really good once you realise how much they love it. Dying to hear about Vasectomy woman!!

T said...

Aluminum stag's head? And actually they look pretty cool.

But I am curious about this lady who asked about the vasectomy...

Potty Mummy said...

An aluminium stags head? I'm with t - the public deserves to know.

A Modern Mother said...

A few things ...

Write while you can, take advantage of it.

I love San Diego too. Lived there and it was like a holiday (besides the daughter that ate fistfuls of sand).

Share some wisdom? Too funny.

mommasunshine said...

Love this one:

8. Reading right now?

Question number 8.

hee hee hee

The Dotterel said...

Can I request the vasectomy blog first, please? Or maybe we should vote? Anyway, that's mine cast...

Single Parent Dad said...

SciFi Dad - Yep.

Tismee - You do now. But Parma Violets are the only things they make that I am not in love with.

T - It does, and it is going up over my bed tomorrow.

Potty Mummy - Indeed. I've over egged this story I feel.

A Modern Mother - Will do. I only spent a few days there, but loved it. A brilliant city, on the coast, with sports coming out of its ears.

Mommasunshine - Thanks, glad you giggled.

The Dotterel - You can, but fear it may now not live up to its billing.

Canadian Bald Guy said...

I'd go with Episode IV over V, too. For many years, I thought Empire was better...but as I've watched each of the six movies repeatedly with my son, I've come to love the original more than all of the others. In fact, Empire has gotten less play than the other five movies.

Tara@Sticky Fingers said...

Lackadaisical is now my new favourite word.
I'm writing it down.
I'm going to try and use it during work tomorrow.
Hmm, how do I work lackadaisical into a piece about childhood phobias . . . .

Jo Beaufoix said...

I do the list thing too, then you can write about stuff as and when you're ready. Hope you're ok.

And I loved your version of the questions. I love the Inbetweeners too. I've only recently discovered it after my sis-in-law recommended it.

And it's good to rebel sometimes. :D

Melissa said...

A woman really asked you if your wife suggested you have a vasectomy? You really must write about that and how it came up.

dadshouse said...

8. Reading right now?

Question number 8.
Touche'! Thanks for the laugh.

Not a soccer mom said...

oh my do you make me need my inhaler!
Too funny. You have a gift. and Your boy lucky too.
I know what you mean about having a whole head-full of blog posts and not sure how or when to put them down.

Kat said...

I am so addicted to The Inbetweeners! I recorded it one night and tried to watch it the next day but the kids kept coming in the living room, had to try again once they went to bed. Not. Child. Appropriate!...LOL

A Modern Mother said...

Another award for you at mine...

Gretch said...

hmm, wish i had this problem. i feel like i'm getting not that interesting. :)
however, i get where you are coming from. share what you can, don't worry about the rest.

Penelope said...

Isn't it ironic that as personal bloggers we want to write about our lives, but then our lives get so busy that we don't have time to write anything?!
Hope you're not feeling too overwhelmed :o)

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

What is an aluminum stag's head, may I ask? Is this a Brit thing?

rosiescribble said...

Good luck with the school thing. Keep your chin up. I have some difficult conversations to have with my daughter on the parenting front. My advice is, only blog about what you're comfortable with. At the end of the day it's between you and Max. The two of you are the important ones here.

Single Parent Dad said...

CBD - Great minds, great minds.

Tara - I love it too. Did you squeeze it in? (Ooh er missus)

Jo Beaufoix - I thought The Inbetweens might appeal to your - occasional - silly mood ;-).

Melissa - She did, I just may.

Dadshouse - No worries.

Not a soccer mom - Glad someone thinks so.

Kat - No. Not appropriate at all. He he.

A Modern Mother - I love you too.

Gretch - I find you interesting, keep it up.

Penelope - No, think I'm just on the brink.

Petra - It's an Ian thing as far as I know.

Rosie - What a lovely comment - as always - got some school stuff to sort this morning as it happens. Thank you.

Eddie 2-Sox said...

So-Crates was also Most Excellent when he teamed up with Bill & Ted.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Just keep writing for us, there's always something worth telling, even if you don't think so.

CJ xx

Exmoorjane said...

North Wales?? Whereabouts? We go up a lot (family in Llandudno)....
Love this meme.....you sound well cute.....apart from the Star Wars bit....(though you;'ve got the right episode). Seen the new one? Off out there tonight? Nope, me neither...though the boy is desperate to see it.
btw, more Duplo going at my place - the dog gets to pick the winners on Sunday. (not a plug, I hasten to add).

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