Tuesday, 8 June 2010


No. Not the one with Bo Derek and Dudley Moore. This is a meme of 10 questions from xl. You can see his questions and answers here.

1. Coke or Pepsi? Definitely Coke. Pepsi tastes like brown water.

2. Do you play a musical instrument? Yes, actually, I do. Two, in fact. The piano and the flute. Although I haven't played either in a few years.

3. If you could go back in time, would you make a different decision in your life? But I can go back in time. And forwards. But I'm very careful to leave things as I found them. After all, I have seen 12 Monkeys, The Butterfly Effect and that Simpson's Treehouse of Horror episode where Homer's hand get's caught in the toaster, so I know the kind of things that can go wrong if one meddles around with the fabric of time and space.

4. Which sport do you consider to be "football?" The one where grown men roll around on the pitch crying because someone may have inadvertantly tripped them up.

5. Do you like to travel? Yes. But only in the solitude of Car or a private jet. I haven't actually been in a private jet yet - I don't need to because I've got Broom - but I imagine it's a lot more pleasant than mingling with the scum waiting to board a packed 737 to Alicante.

6. Do you like Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain?
Piña Coladas are OK, but I much prefer being out in the rain. But only if I'm on my way back from somewhere, not going to.

7. Surely you like cats, right? Well, they're OK in a selfish, claw-your-eyes-out sort of way.

8. Beatles or Stones? Beetles. They're a staple of so many recipes. Stones are only good for throwing at people in glass houses. Oh, for Christ's sake! I'll answer it: Stones. The Beatles are far too overhyped for a really-not-very-good band who were only bigger than Jesus because they subsisted on more than bread, fish and wine. Plus, there were four of them.

9. Which foreign languages can you speak (regardless of fluency)? I have a smattering of French and German at my disposal. Oh, and only a pinch of Vulcan. Well, Kling akhlami buhfik.

10. What special meal would you prepare for me? Oh, I'm really not very good at meals. I can do puddings and cakes, though!

Now. Should anyone like to have a go at this, here are the 10 questions I'd like you to answer:

1. What's your earliest memory?
2. What was the last thing you ate?
3. Would you support a comeback by Steps?
4. What is your dream car?
5. How tall are you?
6. Margaret Thatcher vs Queen Elizabeth II: Who would win and why/how?
7. Mama Cass died choking on a sandwich. What sandwich filling would you happily choke on?
8. Has a pick-up line ever worked for you? If so, what was it? If not, what was the worst reaction?
9. You find yourself inexplicably cloned, barely wearing something sexy, and gagging for it. You would, wouldn't you?! Just out of curiosity, or maybe for some other reason?
10. How did you find this blog? Go on, indulge me!

There. Just let me know once you've posted.


  1. 2. Do you play a musical instrument? Yes, actually, I do. Two, in fact. The piano and the flute. Although I haven't played either in a few years.

    Then you don't play a musical instrument. You CAN, but you DON'T. Just wanted to clarify that.

  2. You know, I am in the middle of answering XL's questions, too! I shall work on these ones you've posed and let you know when it's all done.

    Sweet treats sound good after a walk in the rain. I'll have some cake please, with a Pina Colada while you play some Stones on the flute and the piano.

  3. Thanks!

    Puddings and cakes will do nicely!

    If memory serves, I think Thatcher already won that smack-down.

    I found you via MJ and T-Birdy.

  4. Lovely!

    I might actually do this. Wait, would I have to make up questions for everyone to answer?

  5. Ps. I don't like the Stones or Beatles

  6. Okay, done! I've posted my answers.

  7. The Yorkshire poofs have shut down their blog...


    Can you do some sort of jiggery pokery hocus pocus to make them stay?

  8. Tim: Oh, you pernickety sod!

    MJ: How do you manage to type the word 'cake' in such a way to instill horrified apprehension in us? How?!

    I suppose the meat-flute is an instrument...?

    Eros: Well, here at Castle DeVice there's plenty of rain AND cakes. No piano, though, so it'll just be a flute solo.

    Which sounds wrong following my comment to MJ.

    xl: No, thank you. And thanks for the link, too!

    'Petra: Yes.

    Actually, neither do I, but the Beatles are far more annoying than the Stones.

    Have you? Where?

    Eros: I feel honoured to be your bonus!

    MJ: Why am I not surprised?

    I think I'll save my spells because we both know they'll be back before too long.

  9. Mooms aside, you have to like cats. What witch doesn't have a cat?

  10. It's me...Mistress MJ.

    My blog was mysteriously removed overnight.

    What's worse is that my Gmail account says "account temporarily disabled" so I can't get into my Gmail either to correspond with any of you.

  11. MJ:

    Create an entirely new gmail account. Use it to contact Help and tell them what happened!

  12. MJ, I'm glad you're doing fine. I just sent you an email to see how're doing (and find out what's going on). If there's anything we can do to help you out, please let us know.

  13. Oh wow, the Cybermen have come for MJ, she's been deleted!

  14. Snooze: Oh, OK. I *do* like cats. Especially my sister Inexcuseable's three!

    Tim: Welllll... Yes. it was, rather, wasn't it?

    The Ghost of MJ Past: Oh no! OH NO!!

    That spell to bring back Tazzy & Piggy must have had an equal and opposite reaction.

    Although, the spell didn't actually work...

    Ah, looks like xl has had a bright idea, and Eros is being his usual helpful self.

    Thank you, Snooze. And very well you played, too!

    'Petra: Shit! Everyone hide behind the sofa! The Daleks will be next!

  15. hey, sugar! thanks for stopping by. i've been tagged twice with this meme! i like y'alls questions, so like eros, i'll nick y'alls and have a mega meme q&a sooner or later! re MJ, i'm just hoping it's temporary and she's back soon! btw, i found you via her place, too! xoxoxoxo

  16. Anonymous12/6/10 22:34

    I find it absolutely creepy that her comments are deleted. The more I look at that the more I dislike it.
    Sorry for coming with such a first comment to your blog, IDV. I think I will have to change things a bit.
    Thank you for playing on the ten questions!

  17. Savannah: This does seem to be a popular meme indeed! I'm looking forward to seeing your answers. And MJ's safe return, of course.

    But Mago, I think you have been before? Although I can't remember when exactly.
    MJ's comments vanishing certainly is creepy. How is that done?

  18. Posted my answers.

    I don't have to make up 10 questions do I? I haven't got the nous for that? Unless of course they're all about Padlecki as The Doctor in which case...

    *has another little lie down*

  19. That nous question was not a question. I definitely haven't.


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