SURREAL ADVENTURES FROM THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS

Monday, October 25, 2010

First time I do one of these

These are my two first memes since I started blogging, in 2007. Hence, the enthusiasm. Please don’t blame it on me: it’s Mago’s and xl’s fault.


Mago’s questions:

1) Do you believe in ghosts? Of course I do. In this blog there are ghost butlers, late wives and deceased ancestors who come back from the afterlife to change the destiny of some humble mortals.
2) Are you content with your life?No. I had great expectations, but to my shame also sundry failures that I will never overcome.
3) Have you ever been at or close to point blank?
I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I’ve lost it.

4) Is philosophy necessary? As a method of asking, wondering and knowing, it’s the basis of science.
5) Do you live with books?
Some of them live in their shelves and others -the ones I have written or are in progress- live in my laptop and in my mind, eagerly waiting to come to light.
6) Have you ever been on stage?Just once, on a school Christmas theatre play when I was little. Guess who the proud author was. I had my minute of glory.
7) Do you regularly read a printed newspaper?
No. I check the news on the internet and listen to the radio while I drive. It’s comfortable and updates are real fast.

8) Are you afraid of the future?
No. I’m more concerned about short time issues and worry about the ‘here’ and ‘now’. Who knows what will happen tomorrow. Maybe nothing.9) Do you know yourself?
I thought I did, but now I’m not so sure. I’m discovering through others some personal features about myself that remained unnoticed to me.

10) Will you play on?I’ll do something better: I’ll answer xl’s meme, if you can get an overdose of me.
Ready?

Xl’s questions:

1) Coke or Pepsi?
Always Coke. I find Pepsi too sweet for my taste.

2) Do you play a musical instrument?Unfortunately not.
3) If you could go back in time, would you make a different decision in your life?
Yes, a few ones: personal, academic and professional.
4) Which sport do you consider to be "football?"22 guys in shorts kicking a ball on a grass field: i.e. soccer.

5) Do you like to travel?That’s one of my favourite activities.
6) Do you like Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain?I'd prefer to make love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape
7) Surely you like cats, right?
Sorry to disappoint you: I’ve never been a cat person. But I’m recently changing my mind.

8) Beatles or Stones?
Stones, of course.
9) Which foreign languages can you speak (regardless of fluency)?French, English –I think-, Spanish, Catalan, German –when I'm inspired-. I tried Italian and Japanese some years ago, but I gave up.
10) What special meal would you prepare for me?Some Mediterranean specialty, especially for you.


Thanks, Mago and xl!

22 comments:

Steve Finnell said...

you are invited to follow my blog

xl said...

"Some Mediterranean specialty"

I'm in!

Wonderful answers, each one! Thank you.

Leni Qinan said...

Thanks for your kind invitation, Steve.

Leni Qinan said...

Thanks, xl!

That was a very nice meme and I just loved to answer your questions. ;)

mago said...

Tehee - thank you for taking part and playing ... fühl' mich wie ein Spielzeug, hach!

sage said...

This is enlightening--good questions, especially the first one. I'll take the stones, too, and the midnight on the cape...

MJ said...

Perhaps you can team up with XL as a pocket-trumpet-playing duet.

Is anybody gonna drink that Piña Colada or shall I help myself?

Leah said...

Hello, Leni! It's high time I visited here, I think--came from Mago and XL--

very much fun to read your answers!

By the way, MJ--help yourself to that pina colada, I don't think there are any other takers...

Gorilla Bananas said...

Ah, so you're a fan of Jagger! Joan Rivers said he could suck an egg out of a chicken with those lips. I shall order two cokes with ice if we ever meet.

Roses said...

Fantastic answers for both lots of questions.

Leni Qinan said...

Lieber Mago, gern geschehen! Wurde eine Ehre! :)

Leni Qinan said...

Hi Sage!

I had been given awards but never received a meme and I enjoyed this momentary unveilment of the author's identity features.

I like the Beatles, but like you, I prefer the Stones.

As for the midnight on the dunes of the cape... that's xl's fault, LOL. I'm very cheeky and he gave me a perfect cue. I couldn't help answering that!

Leni Qinan said...

Dear MJ, I've heard about XL's new hobby. I've never played pocket trumpet in my whole life -do you think XL would be available and willing to teach me?-.

I'll have that Piña Colada with you! (( But then I have some business too attend to on the dunes of the cape... ))

Leni Qinan said...

Hi Leah! Welcome! I've visited your blog too, from Mago, XL and Skeeter as well.

Your answers to Scarlet Blue's meme made me smile!

As the hostess of this blog, I'll have that Piña Colada with MJ (but XL started this...).

PS.- Thank you very much for following. That's very nice of you. I'm following too.

Leni Qinan said...

Mr Bananas, you're right I'm a fan of Jagger and preferred the Stones to the Beatles, though I like them too. I've seen recently Scorsese's "Shine a light" and I just loved it.

If you ever meet Mick Jagger, I'd appreciate your giving me a call and ordering 3 cokes! I'll be there on the spot!

Leni Qinan said...

Hi Roses, welcome and thanks for your comment!

I've known you from Mago's, MJ, XL and HE's blogs.

I must confess I've been lurking in your blog a few times, a bit shy to comment - but not so shy now-. ;)

Megan said...

Hi Leni! I like your answers.

Leni Qinan said...

Hey Megan! Long time no see! I adore potatoes too, LOL!

cyclopseven said...

Interesting, Leni. I like Mago's 4&8.

Leni Qinan said...

Thanks Cyclopseven, and welcome!
I like them too, and also 63 at the beginning of his name, LOL!

I'm visiting your blog to read some of the poems there... that's interesting too!

Grass said...

it's nice to know a few thing about you sis! :) sorry i've been absent for such a long time. but here i am now and will try to cover all the blog entries i missed! ;)


xxx

Leni Qinan said...

Hi Grassy! Thanks!

Don't worry, I've been in your blog and seen what you have been through lately, so many changes!

Don't worry about the blog entries you have missed: first thing first.

XXXXs to you and lovely Gugu!