Saturday, May 24, 2008

ABC of me

I got this from Susie's blog. You can do it too, if you want. It's entirely up to you. :-)

Accent: I believe this should actually be under 'D' for dialect. Oh, most people forget about this distinction, and it is one of my pet peeves. Accent is what you have when you speak another language than your mother tongue. Dialect is the way you speak your native language, compared to other native speakers of that language. Man, I'm SO glad I got an opportunity to get that off my chest! So. I speak English with a slight Danish accent, and kind of Thames Estuary dialect. The latter enough to make Scottish people think I'm from London (or thereabouts). My dialect is the one found in the Århus area of Denmark. Although not the full-blown variety. I attribute this to my parents not being natives to that particular area. Wow. that was an overly long answer. ;-)

Breakfast or no breakfast: Yes. It's the most important meal of the day. And I must have orange juice to start my day right.

Chore I don’t care for: Cleaning.

Dog or Cat: Dog!

Essential Electronics: Computer and camera.

Favorite Cologne: I like so many. To be honest, and rather extravagant, perhaps, I'd like to wear natural rose water. It's the smell of summer!

Gold or Silver: White gold...

Handbag I carry most often: My "big enough for everything I need, but not too big" brown leather bag. Although at heart I'm a back pack gal.

Insomnia: I like being up late at night when everything is quiet. But then, I also like being up really early when it feels like I have the world all to myself. The two do not go well together.

Job Title: Procrastinatrix Extraordinaire.

Kids: A bunch of soft toys, both natural and adopted. ;-)

Living Arrangements: One bedroom flat. Blech.

Most Admirable Trait: I like learning new things.

Naughtiest Childhood Behavior: I was a nice girl, honest guv! Still am. :-)

Overnight hospital stays: Nope, never.

Phobias: Oh dear. Where to start? Coulrophobia, vertigo, hydrophobia, spider phobia etc. I'm a mess.

Quote: I suggest a new strategy. Le the wookiee win. - Han Solo

Reason to smile: It makes other people smile. Which will make you smile. Which will make others smile. And so on. It's a happy virtuous smiley circle.

Siblings: My wee sister. She lives in California with her hubby. Too far away. *sob*

Time I wake up: Usually around 7am. Or later. Or earlier. Or when the alarm sounds.

Unusual Talent or Skill: I pick up languages really easily. It is my secret (not so secret now) wish to know all languages in the world.

Vegetable I Refuse to Eat: Mushrooms. Yuck.

Worst Habit: Staying up way past when my body says it's bedtime.

X-rays: I don't understand this.

Yummy Stuff: Chocolate. Pizza. Tony's cakes. My mum's caramelised potatoes. Salty liquorice.

Zoo Animal I Like Most: I don't like zoos.

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