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Malcolm*
My ape goosed a Bishop. Who are you?
Mon 6th Nov '06 1:29PM
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3rd Jun '03
WINNER OF THE AWARD FOR MOST INFORMATIVE THREAD
AT THEDADDY.ORG FORUM MEET 2006



Some of us have met in person; some of us haven't. Some of us will be meeting in person later this month; most of us won't. Some of us have been around here for years; for others it's been a mere matter of days, weeks or months.

So, I thought it might be nice to find out some stuff about each other. Everyone's welcome! Post your answers to the following questions (and add more questions if you fancy it). Just thought it might be nice to see what types of person we have here!

What are all the places you've lived in?

What's your job/jobs/occupations/pastimes at the moment?

Have you got a degree/O-Levels/A-Levels/GCSEs/NVQs/anything else? What in?

What's the best job you've ever had?

What's the worst job you've ever had?

What's your favourite type of...

...pie/pasty?

...fruit juice?

...animal?

...beer?

...weather?

Where do you fancy going to in the next few years?

What are some of the more improbable things you've done in the last few years?

Tea or coffee?

Do you own any hats?

OK, that should be enough to get us started. Answer away, and let's see what kind of person is a DaddyDotOrg member!

   

Amanshu*
Giggity Giggity goo
Mon 6th Nov '06 2:33PM
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25th Aug '04
What are all the places you've lived in?
Winchester, York and Southampton. Oh and apparently St Albans but I was too young to remember it. The house in Winchester where I really grew up was sold about two/three months ago. Which is a little weird to say the least.

What's your job/jobs/occupations/pastimes at the moment?
I'm a programmer. I'm also a defence contractor so unlike the majority of people in here I'm ever so slightly evil.

Have you got a degree/O-Levels/A-Levels/GCSEs/NVQs/anything else? What in?
I'm a Master of Mathematics in Maths and Computer Science. Which as far as I can make out means I'm allowed a Mmat at the end of my name...

What's the best job you've ever had?
...

I sooooo need to get some more jobs. Tending bar I guess. I enjoyed the interaction with the people.

What's the worst job you've ever had?
Tending bar in a club. I only lasted two weeks before I walked away. They still haven't paid me. Bastards.

What's your favourite type of...

...pie/pasty?
Fruit. Preferably summer fruits.

...fruit juice?
Mango and Apple. Yum!

...animal?
Most cats are fun - I'm particularly liking sand cats at the moment for sheer bundle of fun! Bats are far and away the coolest animals out there. They really are just marvels of evolution! Finally a special shout out to the humble meerkats for reminding me not to stick my head above my cubicle at any time!

Also I'd like to apologise for the use of the phrase "a special shout out". It's been a long day...

...beer?
Pretty much any kind of real ale, although I tend to prefer the milder end of the spectrum...

...weather?
I quite enjoy the rain to be honest. I've often gone out to stand in it/lie in it/generally enjoy it. There's something marvellously refreshing about it all!

Where do you fancy going to in the next few years?
For no real reason I've always wanted to go to Borneo. I really do have no idea why, but that's where I want to go. Hopefully that'll be 2008 - funds allowing

What are some of the more improbable things you've done in the last few years?
Gone on not just one, but two week long pub crawls. Cancelled a holiday in America just so I wouldn't miss a wedding.

Tea or coffee?
I've got to say food itself is simply marvellous. I absolutely love it - especially if it's well done. But even rubbish food has it's place. A nice strong mug of builders tea or coffee out of a styrafoam cup is just as good as a perfectly balanced mug of home made hot chocolate (with marshmallows and cream. Obviously.) Who can honestly choose? If I had to pick something that I'm more in the mood for it's probably hot chocolate, but that's hardly an accurate measure.

Do you own any hats?
I currently own... seven hats. Four baseball caps, two beanies and a jesters hat I inherited from an old housemate. Oh and a green bowler hat I got to dress up as the riddler. So in fact eight hats. I think that's all of them. I would however love to have an Indiana Jones hat. I just can't find one in my size.

I also own two sets of angel wings.

And to add my two cents:
If your life was a movie, what would it be called?

What do you do to help yourself remember things?

What's the most useful thing you regularly carry around with you?

If you could, would you?
   

Clara
Even red onions have a silver lining
Mon 6th Nov '06 3:23PM
838 Posts
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27th Sep '04
What are all the places you've lived in?
Middlesbrough, Selby, York, Middlesbrough again, York again.

What's your job/jobs/occupations/pastimes at the moment?
I'm a librarian. Deal with it!!! That's my proper job. Of a weekend I spend my time baking goodies and dreaming of opening 'Clara's Cookies'.

Have you got a degree/O-Levels/A-Levels/GCSEs/NVQs/anything else? What in?
I've got a BA in Politics, an MSc in Information Studies (basically librarianship) and am a chartered librarian too. Essentially I am Clara BA(Hons), MSc, MCLIP. Truly and utterly ridiculous.

What's the best job you've ever had?
I'm doing a database librarian secondment at the mo - good stuff.

What's the worst job you've ever had?
Weekend job in Thorntons - I NEVER want to serve ice cream again.

What's your favourite type of...

...pie/pasty?
TOUGH! Probably apple pie. Preferably made by my grandma.

...fruit juice?
Orange, definitely.

...animal?
Warthog.

...beer?
Guzzler from the York Brewery.

...weather?
Sunny but crisp.

Where do you fancy going to in the next few years?
Paris - many a hint has been sent to the Deanery to this effect.

What are some of the more improbable things you've done in the last few years?
Worn a dress with diamante on it whilst being a bridesmaid.
Stood in a park in Rome whilst thunderstorms of biblical proportions raged around me, Allen Key and Mildred...with my umbrella up.
Met Richard Whiteley.

Tea or coffee?
Coffee.

Do you own any hats?
Yes, a nice pink winter one, a grey fleecy one for going out walking and a newly acquired white woolly one. Oh and a cowgirl hat purchased for Kelly and Malcolm's cow fundraising event.

If my life was a movie, what would it be called?
How cheese, snoozes and gin can make your life better.

How to remember things...
I have a diary and a Deanery. Good, eh?!

The most useful thing I regularly carry around...
My mobile. Boring, but true.

If you could, would you?
Oh yes, of course I would.



And a few more...
Favourite pizza? (either ham and mushroom or chicken and mushroom for me - preferably calzone style)
Best newsreader? (got to be Huw Edwards! Although Bill Turnbull is also fab.)
Swings, slides or roundabouts? (swings - no nausea involved)
 

Feign
It's your time you're wasting!
Mon 6th Nov '06 4:02PM
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24th Dec '04
What are all the places you've lived in?
Rochdale, Alsager, Crewe, Manchester, back to Rochdale

What's your job/jobs/occupations/pastimes at the moment?
Corporate Services Administration Coordinator which means just about anything that happens in the HQ at Gtr Manchester SJA I try my hand at, then worry about getting in trouble over because there's two million hurdles to jump that noone told me about.

Have you got a degree/O-Levels/A-Levels/GCSEs/NVQs/anything else? What in?
I've a BA in Writing/Philosophy (joint honours award) level 2:1. A levels in Biology, Psychology, and English Language, the usual string of GCSEs, City & Guilds Assessor Award, IOSH Managing Safely, ILM Level 3 Cert in First Line Management, First Aid at Work, and a full motorbike licence to go with my car one.

What's the best job you've ever had?
Although I didn't appreciate it at the time, it had to be the Salads & Starter Chef I did before Uni. It was hard, grimy work but for some reason had a sense of satisfaction I've yet to find in office work.

What's the worst job you've ever had?
Door to Door Home Energy Advisor - yep trying to convince people with no money that they should change their electricity and gas supplier. I decided to pack it in when I entered a garden with a gigantic alsatian (which was very pleasent and enjoyed the fuss I made over it) then realised precisely how bloody stupid it was to risk a mauling for pittance.

What's your favourite type of...

...pie/pasty?
Steak and Kidney pie. Seriously, this as a pie sandwich is the best thing ever.

...fruit juice?
Orange, it is one of the best juices.

...animal?
Cats, and yet I've never owned one.

...beer?
Landlords

...weather?
Warm and overcast. I like the sun but its a pain to ride a motorbike in - gets very hot, blinds you and the people pulling out of junctions in front of you.

Where do you fancy going to in the next few years?
The Pyrenees. I'd love to bike over that mountain range.

What are some of the more improbable things you've done in the last few years?
Zorbing. Walking unscathed from a motorbike crash (not my fault). Survived my first motorbike rally without suffering the horrible "rally virgin" fate.

Tea or coffee?
Coffee. Dear god, coffee.

Do you own any hats?
Nope.

If my life was a movie, what would it be called?
How railing against the management career path is like struggling in quicksand.

How to remember things...
A to do list, seriously if I don't write it down I never did/heard/said/saw it.

The most useful thing I regularly carry around...
My house keys, I'd be really cold without them

If you could, would you?
Yep. Well, I'd like some more information first. I mean how is this going to be beneficial to me? Is the risk worth the potential gain? Hmm, well ok then.

Favourite pizza?
Spicey meat feast

Best newsreader?
Me, well if I ever read aloud the BBC news website.

Swings, slides or roundabouts?
Slides.

Some other questions

Fate or karma?
Happy in your current job? If not what are you looking for?
Flying or scuba diving?
 

Spanners*
Misses his big brother :(
Mon 6th Nov '06 4:32PM
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7th Apr '03
Ooh I like this one

What are all the places you've lived in?
Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast and Birmingham again

What's your job/jobs/occupations/pastimes at the moment?
Communications engineer for auntie with a more than sizable dollop of web design on the side. Also Radio Lollipop engineer, unitrike mechanic and am in training to join the 2012 UK mountain biking team

Have you got a degree/O-Levels/A-Levels/GCSEs/NVQs/anything else? What in?
Degree in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence - learning how to build the machines that will eventually overthrow humanity and take over the world!
Also trained safari field guide and qualified first aider

What's the best job you've ever had?
Technical director of an upstate New York summer camp. Rocking about on a golf cart setting up events in the sunshine. Mmmm

What's the worst job you've ever had?
Glass collector in a posh bar in Manchester. I stuck it out for 6 weeks before walking out. Gah!

What's your favourite type of...
...pie/pasty?

Turkey and mushroom (generally a post-crimbo sorta dish), steak and ale, rhubarb

...fruit juice?
Any kinda smoothie involving summer berries or mangoes

...animal?
Dogs - recently got to know an absolutely delightful Red Setter.
Also I feel a certain kinship with giraffes

...beer?
Tim Taylor's Landlord, Anchor Liberty Ale, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

...weather?
Bright Autumn days - very sunny yet cool

Where do you fancy going to in the next few years?
Skiing in Andorra, Thailand/South-east Asia, Scotland, maybe a bit more safariing

What are some of the more improbable things you've done in the last few years?
Flying to the Southern tip of Africa to take a chance on a beautiful woman
Spent a weekend as Pudsey Bear

Tea or coffee?
Coffe first thing in the morning, tea throughout the day as we have so many brews at work that coffees would be suicidal

Do you own any hats?
Oh yes. In fact I have a web page dedicated to my travelling hat - http://spamspameggandspam.co.uk/hat.html

If your life was a movie, what would it be called?
The Cheese is Worth the Squeeze

What do you do to help yourself remember things?
Write on post it notes and stick them to my wallet

What's the most useful thing you regularly carry around with you?
Keys and cash!

If you could, would you?
Always

Favourite pizza?
Sweet Chilli Chicken

Best newsreader?
Trevor McDonald

Swings, slides or roundabouts?
Definitely slides

Fate or karma?
karma

Happy in your current job? If not what are you looking for?
Happy for now but will want to move on to bigger and better

Flying or scuba diving?
Both good but I'd have to side with flying on this one

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
And what would your super power be?
    

Demian*
Oh Lordy, Plegaleggole
Mon 6th Nov '06 4:48PM
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7th Apr '03
What are all the places you've lived in?
Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bradford, Manchester again

What's your job/jobs/occupations/pastimes at the moment?
Administrative Assistant. But studying hard for a better future!

Have you got a degree/O-Levels/A-Levels/GCSEs/NVQs/anything else? What in?
2 A Levels, that's if they're still counting 'General Studies' - I wasn't exactly a model student! Currently making amends with a degree in Computing & Business with the OU.

What's the best job you've ever had?
My current one (as it affords me plenty of free time for reading, studying etc.)

What's the worst job you've ever had?
Dishwasher in an italian restaurant. Even working in a rubber factory was better than that...

What's your favourite type of...

...pie/pasty?
Gregg's Vegetable Pastie (I'm not vegetarian, I just think they're fab)

...fruit juice?
Mango (Except for Rubicon, as it tastes of Brussels Sprouts)

...animal?
Aardvarks, Springtails and Sugar Gliders have all caused varying degrees of hilarity throughout my life, but I'll have to plump for the ant.

...beer?
I wish I could still drink it Back in the day it was Deuchars IPA.

...weather?
Cold and bright.

Where do you fancy going to in the next few years?
The DaddyDotOrg Meet 2006, 2007 and 2009. I'm still undecided as to 2008.

What are some of the more improbable things you've done in the last few years?
Handed out bus leaflets in the wrong city
Papier mached someone's foot
Swallowed a tequila worm, then threw away the tequila on the grounds it had had a worm in it (as related to me afterwards by Spanners!)
Smoked Salvia Divinorum and promptly lost all capacity for coherent thought
Its A Knockout for charity
Went on a pilgrimage to Timperley
Lost half my hair
Tried to dry a cat with a towel

Tea or coffee?
Coffee please. Nothing against tea though.

Do you own any hats?
I aqcuired one only last week!

Fate or karma?
Karma

Happy in your current job? If not what are you looking for?
Kind of, but I always wanted to be a programmer.

Flying or scuba diving?
Flying! You don't get airborne squids do you?

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
SuperCarrot!

And what would your super power be?
More orange than an orange, crunchier than a ton of popcorn - SuperCarrot is back to save you all from this giant iceberg!

Edit - missed some:

If your life was a movie, what would it be called?
'The Recalcitrant Towel', or possibly 'Holoomooloo! The Musical'.

What do you do to help yourself remember things?
Notepad or PDA.

What's the most useful thing you regularly carry around with you?
Money, and a piece from a strimmer.

If you could, would you?
Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda.

Favourite pizza?
Pizza Hut Pepperoni Feast

Best newsreader?
Jan Leeming

Swings, slides or roundabouts?
Roundabouts - I've yet to injure myself on one.


My question:
Which celebrity do you secretly lust after?
  

Gertrude
Landy Dirtlady
Mon 6th Nov '06 4:56PM
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12th Oct '05
What are all the places you've lived in?
Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Northampton, Earls Barton, Wellingborough (sort of), Norwich, York.

What's your job/jobs/occupations/pastimes at the moment?
PhD English student, church secretary, on-call supervisor for a helpline, occasional church caretaker, library assistant (although I have a feeling I might be about to lose that one). I'm also training to be a Methodist preacher.

Have you got a degree/O-Levels/A-Levels/GCSEs/NVQs/anything else? What in?
MA by research in English Literature
Degree in English
A levels, GCSEs, all that jazz
Ballet grade 4, Tap higher division, grade 7 Flute (can you tell I was a madly over-achieving child?!)
And my personal favourites: two EMFEC awards in secretarial skills.

What's the best job you've ever had?
Ooh, possibly a painter and decorator, possibly working for English Heritage, possibly doing Kelly's bidding. I liked them all. I'll go with doing Kelly's bidding, so she doesn't poke me with sticks! We got to make thunder and annoy the BAPSCAN people.

What's the worst job you've ever had?
Credit controller for a computer company. I'm too nice. "Right, sir, so you haven't paid, because you don't want to, you'd rather buy shoes. That's fine, I'll just log it on the system." Also, I shaved my head during my time there, and all my colleagues thought I was insane.

What's your favourite type of...

...pie/pasty?
A yummy South African thing called melktert, basically milk pie.

...fruit juice?
Apple and ginger. Yummy.

...animal?
Morgan the dog. Even though she has a terrible tummy upset and farts so much the smell actually made my housemate cry.

...beer?
Flowers Original

...weather?
SUNNY. I'm from Africa.

Where do you fancy going to in the next few years?
Fiji. Mainly because a nice man called Oscar has just informed me that it won't cost me very much to add on a week there after my studentship in Washington next year. Woo!

What are some of the more improbable things you've done in the last few years?
Told everyone my friend Ayeesha used to collect dead badgers (she didn't, but I genuinely believed this to be true). Taken pole dancing lessons. Like Clara, I've met Richard Whiteley. Paraglided off an Alp. Allowed a windowcleaner called Spud give cut my hair with clippers.

Tea or coffee?
Tea. Preferably chai.

Do you own any hats?
Loads. My personal favourite is a purple one that can be either 1920s classy lady or jungle explorer, depending on my mood. Sadly it looks rubbish with my current haircut.

If your life was a movie, what would it be called?
Fun with nuns, and other stories.

What do you do to help yourself remember things?
Write them down. Or set them to music. I can tell you all the books of the Bible in order, but only to the tune of The Ash Grove.

What's the most useful thing you regularly carry around with you?
Cat biscuits and poo bags.

If you could, would you?
Probably, after a lot of shilly shallying.

Favourite pizza?
Margarita. Boring but yum.

Best newsreader?
Does Eddie Mair count?

Swings, slides or roundabouts?
Slides.

Fate or karma?
God.

Happy in your current job? If not what are you looking for?
Looking forward to a happy patch in my PhD.

Flying or scuba diving?
Scuba diving, now you come to mention it. Which surprises me, I thought my claustrophobia would make it sound terrifying. Maybe it's because water has a surface to go up to, and with planes the only way out is through a door. This makes perfect sense in my head.

And my questions:
Any pets?
Worst ever haircut?
What did your granny always tell you? (Mine said if you go outside with wet hair, you'll get a smelly nose).
 

Arabstrap
Daddy-licious
Mon 6th Nov '06 6:26PM
215 Posts
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16th Jun '05
What are all the places you've lived in?
Rochdale, Prestwich, Leeds, Rochdale, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Moss Side, Rochdale, Bury, Radcliffe (x2), Didsbury...

What's your job/jobs/occupations/pastimes at the moment?
I run a 'media suite' in a high school and produce teacher training DVD's. In my spare time, i make music and have played guitar for 13 years (and i'm still sh1te). I also build guitar amplifiers.

Have you got a degree/O-Levels/A-Levels/GCSEs/NVQs/anything else? What in?
I'm a qualified Electrical/Electronic Engineer and have a fair bit of experience as a sound engineer. Currently studying for BSc in Life Sciences with OU.

What's the best job you've ever had?
Post-production operator for Yorkshire TV. Sound / Video editing.

What's the worst job you've ever had?
McDonalds. Say no more...

What's your favourite type of...
...pie/pasty?

Steak and Ale.

...fruit juice?
Asda's Cranberry, Red Grape and Blackcurrant (not from concentrate).

...animal?
Cats. Domestic and otherwise.

...beer?
Blue Tit Ale. Uber rare and uber malty.

...weather?
Cold and clear, cloudless skies.

Where do you fancy going to in the next few years?
I'd love to climb mount Fuji.

What are some of the more improbable things you've done in the last few years?
I landed a job as sound recordist on a film which went on to be nominated for a BAFTA in 2003, purely because i was in the right place at the right time. I was once spotted at Glastonbury festival by somebody at work whilst off sick!!! How naughty! Luckily, my boss was so amazed he was too busy laughing to sack me.

EDIT: My boss was watching coverage of the festival on TV when he saw me, hence the improbability.

Tea or coffee?
Tea tea tea! A cure for all ailments.

Do you own any hats?
I am the proud owner of a tweed flat cap and a standard issue woolen beanie. I hate baseball caps.

If your life was a movie, what would it be called?
How To Lose A Million Pounds

What do you do to help yourself remember things?
I ALWAYS forget.

What's the most useful thing you regularly carry around with you?
My hands.

If you could, would you?
I'll try anything once, unless it smells of durian fruit.

Favourite pizza?
Dominos Texas BBQ Dominator. Gluttony is a beautiful thing...

Swings, slides or roundabouts?
Swings. For that 'out of control' feeling.

Fate or karma?
karma. It just works, don't ask me how, but it does and in the most subtle and suprising ways.

Happy in your current job? If not what are you looking for?
If it wasn't for the fact i 'm so underpaid and that 50% of my job is IT support i'd love it. I'd really like to make amps full-time, but it's a bit of a niche market.

Flying or scuba diving?
SCUBA.

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
God V2.0

And what would your super power be?
Basically, God of 'The Bible' fame, but a bit more hollywood. I'd proove my existence on demand, provide stadium-style seating for 'the bad fire' - a Saturday night affair where non-believers, heretics, wrong-doers, etc battle it out for eternal smugness. I'd pull my finger out, bestow world peace and bring an end to suffering.

Diziet
optical moose
Mon 6th Nov '06 6:35PM
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20th Jul '05
What are all the places you've lived in?
leicester and manchester

What's your job/jobs/occupations/pastimes at the moment?
i'm a monitoring officer for manchester city council. if anyone can tell me what i'm supposed to do i'd be eternally grateful. i play guitar with 'strap and notthebeard. 'strap definitely isn't shite. i read a lot and i'm trying to write a book at the minute - its a story set in urban manchester involving a history of life in the care system and your common or garden zombie apocalypse.

Have you got a degree/O-Levels/A-Levels/GCSEs/NVQs/anything else? What in?
couple of A levels and a handful of GCSE's. i took a degree in history and politics but fate conspired against me and i dropped out (it might have helped if fate had told me studying history and politics is like watching beige paint dry through beige tinted glasses.)

What's the best job you've ever had?
the one i've got, i suppose. it pays better than anything else i've ever done. i did like delivering lottery scratchcards when i was a lad though because i got to see the inside of other people's living rooms.

What's the worst job you've ever had?
bin man for leicester city council. i lasted two days, mainly because on the second day the venerable geezer who drove the van turned to me and said, 'listen lad, play it right and in 30 years time it could be you driving this van.'

What's your favourite type of...

...pie/pasty?
steak and ale or steak and kidney.

...fruit juice?
cranberry. it helps with my, erm, problem...

...animal?
cats win hands down.

...beer?
morgans spiced rum. i only drink beer because its cheap and i usually stick to fizzy crap like budweiser.

...weather?
rain, thunder, lightning.

Where do you fancy going to in the next few years?
i'm not a big fan of travel. i know people say travel broadens your horizons but so does tectonic plate movement and i'm about as interested in that as i am going up in one of those new fangled flying machines. i hope to visit york again some time soon (but sadly not this year's forum meet), i'd like to see the shambles in winter all covered in snow. and no doubt i'll head to harlech or porthmadog again next summer coz wales is marvelous.

What are some of the more improbable things you've done in the last few years?
dropped everything in leicester and moved to manchester in order to save my own life.
climbed a 100 foot waterfall without having an 'unhappy motion'.
kept a job for over three years.

Tea or coffee?
coffee. one, in the morning.

Do you own any hats?
nope. never seen the point.

If your life was a movie, what would it be called?
Jurassic Pork

What do you do to help yourself remember things?
i have a system where i beat my head against the wall. the amount of beats denotes a set list of tasks and activities. and i use a notepad.

What's the most useful thing you regularly carry around with you?
my wallet and my keys.

If you could, would you?
if i could what, would i what? if its what i'm thinking, then yes! possibly two or three times.

Favourite pizza?
dominos pepperoni passion with extra jalepenos. the cranberry juice comes in handy here...

Best newsreader?
i'm not sure i know any. is michael fish one?

Swings, slides or roundabouts?
swings and roundabouts.

Fate or karma?
karma definitely. fate conspires against you, whereas karma treats you well if you deserve it.

Happy in your current job? If not what are you looking for?
i like getting paid. not sure i want to do this for the rest of my life, but i have too many other things to worry about before i can consider a career move, such as buying a house with the ginger fury and planning for a baby.

Flying or scuba diving?
neither. sitting, thank you very much!

Any pets?
two cats. alfie and humphrey. they've only just met but they seem to get along, although humphrey needs to learn his place, which is definitely NOT sitting on alfie's favourite windowsill.

Worst ever haircut?
the one i have now. god (or probably damn fate again) cursed me with incredibley fine, incredibley straight hair. if i don't go out with a healthy dollop of product i look like i have a strawberry blonde halo shimmering around my head.

What did your granny always tell you?
my nan passed away recently, god bless her. she always used to say to me, 'eat your bacon sandwhich before it goes cold.'

more questions:

do you have any siblings?
how old were you when you left home?
what do you remember about school?


Ginger fury
i sing chaka khan songs while wearing my white stilettos
Mon 6th Nov '06 11:34PM
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5th Jul '06
What are all the places you've lived in?

Denton, Tameside and Stalybridge Tameside Greater Manchester

What's your job/jobs/occupations/pastimes at the moment?

Level three Child Protection Social Worker for the central district of Manchester. I have just applied to be the seniour practioner Social Work job in the same district. I have also done a bit of teaching for students doing the social work degree . I am also on a management commitee of an information shop for children and young people.

I also used to be on the management commitee of my daughter's play group ( but in all honsety I was just one of those terrable mothers that wanted to follow there children without letting go).

As a passtime I like to bang the tom toms (I think thats what there called) with no rythem whatsoever with Diziet, notthebeard and arrabstrap. I also sometimes get to play the kazo or a toy tamberine! I also like to do a bit of DIY around the house, tiling and decerating when I have the time and like to go for walks athough I dont seem to do that very much any more. Oh yes and I love my garden so I like to potter arond in it. I am also very busy thinking about selling my house and getting one with Diziet and having a baby.

Have you got a degree/O-Levels/A-Levels/GCSEs/NVQs/anything else? What in?

Diploma in in Display Art Desigen and Exherbition, A level Art, BSc (Hons) Social Work, Diploma in Social Work, PQ1 (another Social worky thingy), Oh yeah 2 access cources in Socioloy and 2 in Psychology too. I liked them. And a Pratice teaching qualification for Social Work. I think I may have missed some of the small stuff out but I never ever passed my O level Englsih although I'm not supposed to talk about that!!

What's the best job you've ever had?

Social Work

What's the worst job you've ever had?

Social Work, bar maid in a night club and a shop assistent in a frut and veg shop.

What's your favourite type of...
...pie/pasty?

steak and kidney muffin.

...fruit juice?

Yes please, Vodca and orange?

...animal?

hippos, wart hogs, dogs and Degus. I love my Degus.

...beer?

Vodca?

...weather?
Cold and clear, cloudless skies. Thunder and lightening, warm sunny days

Where do you fancy going to in the next few years?
I'd love to climb the himalayers

What are some of the more improbable things you've done in the last few years?

I have just come back from doing a relative carer assessment for a family in Malawi (I'v decided to send the child out there) for a young lady who was being investergated for the murder of a baby (not hers). I spent a week flying round africa and taking in the sights, woops I mean visiting family and references. Within a ten day period I went on 10 plaines. Before I went I was sent by air to Susasex to do another assessment. On my arival to africa I had found that my luggage with anti malaria medication was missing and went in search of new clothing in a shanti town that we later found out that the army were not allowd to visit for saftey reasons. I believe that the only reason we were not sold for top doller was that they could not believe that two daft Englsih women were walking round asking for nickers and mascara with menaces ( Dont mess with a women without mascara or nickers).

I have also been sent to the most bombed hotel in Europe in Belfast to see to another family and was called last week to give evedence on a murder trail for one of my old cleints ( my client and her boyfriend just got ten years each) for manslaughter. I am starting to be know as the grim reaper at work me thinks.

I have had a sword and an air gun pointed at me, been blaimed for the death of one grandfather, almost insighted a street riot and been threatend with my life on a far too regular basis.

I was on national TV being drunk in a Taxi when I just started being a Social Worker and that little stunt almost cost me my job.

Oh I also managed to get out of an increadibly abusive relationship and meet the man of my dreams.

Tea or coffee?
Tea that looks like canal water in the morning and black strong sweet coffee for the rest of the day. I need my rocket fule.

Do you own any hats?
I used to own many more but at the moment I have a straw hat from africa and a black beret type thing with a kangaroo on it.

If your life was a movie, what would it be called?

Blundering Jane

What do you do to help yourself remember things?

I use a diary. If it is not wrote down it never existed. I also se post its in the short term. I also surround myself with clever pleaple who know what it is I'm supposed to be doing

What's the most useful thing you regularly carry around with you?

My bottemless bag. It contains everthing from zoviraz, to make up, paper work, pens, camara, and a coek screw.

If you could, would you?

More often than not. It will be my downfall.

Favourite pizza?

Dominos pepperoni with extra jalapenos. Ohh sooo good and yet oh so bad

Swings, slides or roundabouts?

slides

Fate or karma?

karma.

Happy in your current job? If not what are you looking for?

Vey happy although very stressed. I intend to address this issue by taking on a more responsible job with more stress. I intend eventually to work for the courts CAFCAS. In fact I'm checking that out now also.

Flying or scuba diving?

Both

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

Super ginge

And what would your super power be?

I would be able to wave the imaginary magic wand that poeple think Social Workers have to make things right for people. well some of them at least.

I would also have lightening comming from my finger tips.

Applogies for I have the sickness that means that I can not spell. Unfortunately the name of the sickness that means I can not spell is spelt in a very complex way!! Therefore I am unable to tell you what this sickness is!




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the whole lot...






never leave me.


Allen Key
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What an excellent thread!

What are all the places you've lived in?
Keighley, York, Keighley again, York again.

What's your job/jobs/occupations/pastimes at the moment?
Document Conroller/general helpmeet for a civil engineering company. As for pastimes, I'm an out and proud knitter.

Have you got a degree/O-Levels/A-Levels/GCSEs/NVQs/anything else? What in?
Degree in English Lit, currently studying for an MA with the OU (also in Literature).

What's the best job you've ever had?
I spent one summer dressed as a seventeenth-century housekeeper, conducting guided tours round a National Trust property where they once filmed part of an episode of Sharpe and Sean Bean held a door open for my friend's dad. That was rather jolly.

What's the worst job you've ever had?
Packing in a factory for a week to earn some pennies for a holiday. The phrase 'Dickensian workhouse' was never far from my thoughts.

What's your favourite type of...
...pie/pasty?

Oooohh... I just love pastry generally. Probably rhubard crumble, if that counts.

...fruit juice?
Cranberry.

...animal?
Not really an animal person, but I do like a kinkajou.

...beer?
Timothy Taylor's Golden Best. Local brew of my hometown.

...weather?
What we've got at the moment - clear blue skies, bright autumn sun and just a bit of mist.

Where do you fancy going to in the next few years?
I'd like to go to Canada at some point.

Tea or coffee?
Tea. And sometimes coffee, but mostly tea.

Do you own any hats?
Just one, which I knitted myself.

What do you do to help yourself remember things?
I've got a pretty good memory, but if I write stuff down, I remember writing it, and thus remember what I needed to remember.

What's the most useful thing you regularly carry around with you?
My bag, which contains everything I could possibly need in the course of my daily life.

If you could, would you?
Maybe.

Favourite pizza?
Mushroom.

Swings, slides or roundabouts?
Swings! Love 'em.

Fate or karma?
Karma.

Happy in your current job? If not what are you looking for?
Not so much, but I'm moving to a different, and hopefully better, one soon.

Flying or scuba diving?
Flying.

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
Sorting-Everything-Out-Calmly-And-Rationally-With-The-Minimum-Of-Shouting-And-Violence Girl. Fear me.

And what would your super power be?
The power to make idiots see that they're being idiots and desist from their idiocy forthwith.
 

Amanshu*
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Hmmm... Working on the theory that it wouldn't have been mentioned if you didn't want to talk about it (and apologies for ruinning the purity of this thread) I find myself needing to ask a few more specific questions...:



Feign was bold enough to comment:
Survived my first motorbike rally without suffering the horrible "rally virgin" fate.



What's the horrible "rally virgin" fate?



Spanners was bold enough to comment:
Flying to the Southern tip of Africa to take a chance on a beautiful woman



And...?



Gertrude was bold enough to comment:
Told everyone my friend Ayeesha used to collect dead badgers (she didn't, but I genuinely believed this to be true).



How on earth did you become convinced of this?



Diziet was bold enough to comment:
dropped everything in leicester and moved to manchester in order to save my own life.



I'm intrigued. What happened?



Diziet was bold enough to comment:
such as buying a house with the ginger fury and planning for a baby.



And then...



Ginger Fury was bold enough to comment:
I am also very busy thinking about selling my house and getting one with Diziet and having a baby.



Is this a case of you both deciding that you both want a child together and plan on setting up shop so you can do so, or is it more a case that the very first forum baby is on its way and we need to start a whole new "congratulations" thread?



Allen Key was bold enough to comment:
Happy in your current job? If not what are you looking for?
Not so much, but I'm moving to a different, and hopefully better, one soon.



What? Where? When?
   

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Diziet was bold enough to comment:


Ginger fury was bold enough to comment:

the whole lot...






never leave me.




Bless the pair of you and your all-round lovliness.

Spanners*
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Seconded! All sounding rather rosy in the gingerdiz camp



Amanshu was bold enough to comment:


Spanners was bold enough to comment:
Flying to the Southern tip of Africa to take a chance on a beautiful woman


And...?



It's all good She shall be meeting many of you good forummers on the 18th
    

Malcolm*
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My, this is turning into one of the best threads I've ever started! What an interesting lot you are. I like this kind of thing because it shows that, in fact, every person is interesting if you pay attention.

I suppose I should answer myself. I've assembled all the new questions below to make a complete set.

What are all the places you've lived in?

Kirkintilloch, 2 places in Manchester, and about 6 places in York.

What's your job/jobs/occupations/pastimes at the moment?

Mostly I'm a youth worker - mainly on an online youth project for young carers, but also on various projects helping young people to get their voices heard in local politics, health services etc. Also I'm a tour guide on a ghost trail - which makes me a "ghoulish raconteur", as our neighbour (the slaughterhouse inspector) tends to call me. Plus I do a bit of self-employed photo art, and for the time being I'm also working freelance doing editing/designing/publishing stuff. Phew!

Have you got a degree/O-Levels/A-Levels/GCSEs/NVQs/anything else? What in?

Various GCSEs - nothing unusual except Russian. A-Levels in French, English, Psychology and of course General Studies, and A-S Level IT. Degree in Languages & Linguistics and MA in Community and Youth Work.

What's the best job you've ever had?

On the whole I'd have to say it's being the ghost trail guide. It has its downsides, including the fewest career prospects and the least equitable pay system, but I've been at it for 6 and a half years and I have to say, I'd probably still do it even if I wasn't paid.

What's the worst job you've ever had?

I spent a week once in the Northern Examinations and Assessment Board, inspecting all the printed GCSE certificates for smudges and blemishes. Yes, that's all I did, for a week. Good lord.

What's your favourite type of...

...pie/pasty?

Macaroni (cheese) pie. No question.

...fruit juice?

Copella apple juice.

...animal?

Hmm - probably a capybara, although I have had vague pangolin-ish leanings recently. And, like Demian, I have a certain soft spot in my heart for springtails.

...beer?

Theakstone's Old Peculier, on draught.

...weather?

Thick fog! It's really really really really exciting, yet I've no idea why.

Where do you fancy going to in the next few years?

Gibraltar; Ascension Island; and Woodstock, Illinois (where they filmed Groundhog Day)

What are some of the more improbable things you've done in the last few years?

Actually, many of them have been described on this here forum, but here's a few:

Been an assistant to an escapologist
Walked from York to Manchester
Walked from York to Edinburgh and been featured in the world's media for doing so
Been the voice of a stick insect in Creature Comforts
Applied for the job of York peacock-feeder (they never got back to me)
Been photographed with the Lord Provost of Edinburgh
While standing on a stage next to the Lord Mayor of York, speaking into a microphone, addressing an audience of young people, parents and youth workers, declaring the words "Lord Mayor" and "Threesome" in the same sentence
Been the host/presenter/opener for two cricket club fundraising evenings, two awards nights, a Samaritans benefit concert and the York CAMRA beer festival
Asked Demian to make a speech at my wedding!

Tea or coffee?

Tea. Actually, probably coffee slightly more often, but if I could only ever have one it'd have to be tea.

Do you own any hats?

Yes - a brown floppy sunhat thing, a tweed flat cap, two top hats, a green furry woolly hat, a green tartan Tam O'Shanter, and a legionnaire-style sunhat known as The Pillock Hat because it looks so spectacularly unattractive.

If your life was a movie, what would it be called?

"I seem to own a rather large number of hats."

How to remember things...

Write the initials of the thing I need to do, in very big bold writing (with serif), on the back of my hand. But the initials have to be for the whole phrase - eg BSB for "buy some bread". That way, when people ask you what it stands for and you tell them, they react more to it and it sticks in your memory longer even after the pen's washed off.

The most useful thing you regularly carry around...

The little blue LED torch attached to my keys. It's surprising how often it comes in handy.

If you could, would you?

Yes, probably, but I'd reserve the right to abandon it at any stage.

Favourite pizza?

Pizza Hut Vegetarian Hot One, with a stuffed crust (or better still, that cheezy bites thing they do at the moment) and added pineapple. I've never had it with the pineapple but I'm confident it'd be a winner.

Best newsreader?

Peter Sissons. There's something reassuring about the way they always wheel him out to hold the nation together when something truly disastrous is going on.

Swings, slides or roundabouts?

Slides.

Fate or karma?

Neither. "Fate" is an excuse to avoid claiming responsibility, making a decision or taking an ethical stance. "Karma" is far too often used as a thinly-veiled reference to revenge, condemnation or judgement. And both of them necessitate some kind of fictitious overseer, arbiter of right and wrong, or director of events. Nah - I'll take secular humanism anyday.

Happy in your current job? If not what are you looking for?

Yes, pretty happy, thank you. Mustn't grumble.

Flying or scuba diving?

Probably flying. They both sound quite nervewracking, but I have at least been in an aeroplane and not been too terrified so I'll stick with what I know.

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

The Mighty Flashbolt.

And what would your super power be?

The ability to turn any situation into a dramatic web of intrigue and wonder, simply by describing it in a dramatic voice and using words like "afoot" and "do you copy".

Which celebrity do you secretly lust after?

Hmm. I notice nobody's answered this one yet... I quite liked that French newsreader they kept phoning up from Radio 1 a few months ago.

Any pets?

None except Kelly.

Worst ever haircut?

There was a hairdresser with lots of enthusiasm and a very strong Australian accent. I was young and nervous and he kept saying things I didn't understand, so I just agreed, and came out with far less hair than I've ever had before or since.
What did your granny always tell you?

Do you have any siblings?

Yes, two. An older brother and a younger brother. They make up the top two highest posters on this very forum (or at least they did at the time of writing). I try to keep them on the straight and narrow but, you know, it's hard sometimes.

How old were you when you left home?

In retrospect, I suppose I was 18, in that when I left to go to university I never really ended up going back again. But I didn't know at the time that that would be the case, so I never really made the decision to "leave home".

What do you remember about school?

Alarmingly little, actually. No, change that - mercifully little.
   

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What are all the places you have lived in?

Various places in Manchester

What?s your job/jobs/occupations/pastimes at the moment?

I am currently an Admin Team Manager at MCC and share a room with Diziet

Have you got a degree/qualifications

Various GCSE?s, 2 A levels in music and I am fully qualified to record and mix music professionally in a studio and that. (shame really as the doc has just told me I have damaged ear drums and am going deaf)

Best job ever had?

Sound board engineer at the night and day caf? and roadhouse in Manchester. Got paid good for a few hours work and got to see some really good bands. Claim to fame is that I mixed the sound for Idlewild?s first ever gig in Manchester.

Worst Job?

Glass collector at Belle Vue Dogs. Nothing but a nightmare of drunks giving you grief cos you nicked their last tiny half of drop of ale from an empty class. One bonus though is that you could easily gain 100 cigs a night after the punters had left and forgotten their cigs on the tables.

Whats your favourite type of??..

?..pie/pasty

good old greggs cheese and onion

?.fruit juice

has to be orange

??.animal

the drummer one from the muppets

?.beer

maybe I am being biased but I really do like Fosters

?.weather

has to be the sunny days as I don?t get wet going to work


Where do you fancy going in the next few years?

I have always wanted to take the kids to Disneyland Florida, so there would be good, also to the Manchester derby as they are the best football days out ever. Oh yeah I would also like to go to Australia for some reason, maybe I think I will meet the entire old cast of neighbours!!!

Tea of coffee

Tea for me

Do you own any hats?

2 nike caps and 1timberland woolly thingy oh and a cycling helmet if that counts.

If your life was a movie what would it be called?

Laid back again!

How to remember things

Anyone who knows me knows that I am hopeless at remembering things but if I need to remember something important I will use a yellow sticky and put it in my pocket so that everytime I reach for some cash I know its there.

The most useful thing you carry around

My lighter , I?d be lost without it. Oh and my Harry potter keyring (gift from daughter what she won on one of them grabber machines)

If you could , would you

Too damn right I would.

Pizza?

Hawaiian one with the pineapple

Best newsreader

Eaamon Holmes on sky news as he always fluffs his lines and laughs even at the most dreadful stories.

Swings, slides or roundabouts

Roundabouts for me as I have never been sick on one yet.

Fate or karma

Karma as fate never teats me right
Happy in your current job

Yeah guess so

Flying or scuba diving

Flying for me, it gets you places

Superhero name

Superfoz

Special power

To give a look and make people hurt with pain.

Which celebrity do you secretly lust after

I would have to say Louise Redknapp I have always had a thing for her since her eternal days.

Pets

Yep one rabbit

Worst ever hair cut?

Hard to describe, would have to be the one where I grew my hair long (about shoulder length) and then had all the underneath shaved so all the longness would look rockier.

Siblings

Yep one older brother

How old when you left home

19 years old to move in with my now fianc?e and our first born. But I now have 3 daughters.

What do you remember about school

All my mates calling me FITZ cos apparently I look like cracker. Oh and hiding sachets of ketchup under my dinner plate so the old dinner ladies would not charge me for them. And the embarrassing story about me playing Macbeth and having to wear tights whilst I was acting. So uncool for a 15 year old to do in front of the school!!!!!!!

Amanshu*
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I guess it's probably about time I did the rest of these before they get too far ahead of me...

If your life was a movie, what would it be called?

Random detours on the road to happiness.

How to remember things...
I realised a long time ago that doing something to remind yourself is much more important than doing something specific. So I generally mark the back of a hand with an X, or turn my watch the wrong way around.

The most useful thing you regularly carry around...

I have a rucksack that spends most of my time with me. It generally contains my work pass, a change of clothes, a wash bag, gym card and head phones, a couple of books and my sunglasses. Half the time it includes gym clothes as well but only half the time.

If you could, would you?
Only if I should.

Favourite pizza?
Hmmm... Chicken and Bacon I think. Mainly because Chicken and Bacon always works together.

Best newsreader?
Oh, is that still on these days?

Swings, slides or roundabouts?
Swings

Fate or karma?
Both. They are only mutually exclusive if Fate is assumed to control every step of your life rather than the broad outline of a destiny. Also neither, they're far too simplistic for this crazy old bundle of sticks we call reality.

Happy in your current job? If not what are you looking for?
Not really - I have a couple of ethical issues with what I do, and I'd like to work closer to home (I have an hours commute either way). It's just a matter of finding the right job for me...

Flying or scuba diving?
Both I reckon. I generally enjoy new experiences.

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
Implausible boy and his trusty sidekick Captain Obvious.

And what would your super power be?
The ability to spontaneously explode. And just so we're clear on this I don't mean explode and then reform. I mean just to explode once on my own choosing.

Which celebrity do you secretly lust after?
Not really any of them to be honest. I'd much rather lust after someone I can see and touch. It's more fun that way.

Any pets?
I have three housemates. Make of that what you will...

Worst ever haircut?
I have really curly, browny/ginger hair. So pretty much all of them. Apart from the grade 2. That worked for me, but I never really had the time to keep it going...

Do you have any siblings?
Two sisters, one brother, a sister-in-law, a brother-in-law and a sisters boyfriend. I also have three cousins that I treat like siblings, just not as often.

How old were you when you left home?
I went to Uni when I was 19 and only really went back in the summer holidays for a couple of months. I guess properly it was when I was 23, but I stopped thinking of it as home when I was about 20.

What do you remember about school?
Lots and lots. Fights, games, friends, random events, even some bits of work! Wow, that's actually quite scary!
   

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Following Amanshu's lead here...


Fate or karma?
I'm with Gertrude here - God.

Happy in your current job? If not what are you looking for?
Happy in what I do but not what I get paid for it. Small Univerity = Small Salary.

Flying or scuba diving?
Eeek! Flying. Mainly because I haven't been swimming since I was about 14.

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
DeweyGirl!

And what would your super power be?
The ability to reel off Dewey numbers at will... Oh, I can already do that.

Which celebrity do you secretly lust after?
Currently loving Mark Ramprakash on Strictly Come Dancing, but I've always had a thing for gary Lineker and Martin Clunes. It's the ears.

Any pets?
Not real ones, but the Deanery and I have an impressive menagerie of stuffed animals. Clive the parrott and Richard the badger rule over the rest.

Worst ever haircut?
I was 14. I had a really think fringe cut with a bob. Awful. In fact so awful I had my hair cut really short. Unfortunately I was a really late devloper and I looked like a boy. Really like a boy.

Do you have any siblings?
One brother, a year younger and about six inches taller than me. We're very different but get on very well. Kelly likes him because he buys lots of alcohol.

How old were you when you left home?
21. I lived at home when I first went to uni - combination of illness and basically having fantastic parents who made it a pleasure to live with them.

What do you remember about school?
As little as possible to avoid wanting to climb under my duvet and never come out again. Was referred to as a midget swot throughout and the lads seemed to find no problem in openly mocking my flat chestedness. Happily my late teens saw me gain height, a figure and a lovely circle of friends. Hurrah for university!
 

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Diziet was bold enough to comment:


Ginger fury was bold enough to comment:

the whole lot...






never leave me.



Just try getting rid of me Diziet



and yes we were talking about moving in together getting our own place and having a baby. Oh the joy of life .

Ta arrabstrap for your comments.

Yo Fozzi you just moved up the cool charts! I never knew that lot about you

What an intersting lot we are. I like this thread


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like the ginger one said, house first then a tiny gingediz hybrid (possibly with some feline genes thrown in for good measure)

the household would then consist of me and the fury, two surly teenagers, one bouncing churchill look-a-like, two goldfish, two evil degu rats, one weasel dog and two cats. plus any other animals we pick up along the way. as we live in manchester, and what with the current threat of climate change, i'm investing in an ark as soon as possible.

amanshu - in answer to your question about why i left leicester, there was a lot of heavy drug induced psychosis going on and several incredibley dangerous blokes. my life had hit rock bottom and carried on sinking. it was either get out of leicester or give up completely and let events take their course. it was the best move i ever made

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Clara was bold enough to comment:

I've always had a thing for gary Lineker




i used to walk by the lineker family's fruit and veg shop every day on my way to junior school. mr lineker snr also had big, sticky out ears but they weren't as suave and sophisticated as gary's. in fact, we eight year olds often postulated that the origin of the cauliflowers and lettuces they sold in the shop must undeniabley be situated within mr lineker snr's aural cavities. but we never said it like that, obviously...




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The ones I missed...

Which celebrity do you secretly lust after?
I'm with 'shu on this one, although if i ever came face-to-face with Kate Beckinsale, i think i'd collapse in an emarassing heap and start speaking in tounges.

Any pets?
At the moment, i'm host to a particularly nasty cold. I've had it for about 2 months and it's suddenly decided to get worse.

Worst ever haircut?
I once dyed my hair Blond(e). Quite possibly the most ill advised thing i've ever inflicted upon myself.

Do you have any siblings?
I'm the proud brother of notthebeard, the best human being in exisistance - past, present and future. There's also myriad half/step siblings out there, but i doubt Spanners' server has the disk space to explain them...

How old were you when you left home?
If by this you mean the house i grew up in and the immediate family i grew up with, i was 15.

What do you remember about school?
I remember that i hated every attosecond of it.

Diziet - i'd just like to say publicly that, despite the horrendous circumstances surrounding it, i for one am glad you made the move to Manchester. If you hadn't, i doubt i'd be doing this on such a regular basis.
Bloody hell, listen to me all lovey-dovey, i really hope they're paracetamol i've been taking 2 of every 4 hours!!!

Kelly*
Poke me in the knees and call me Roger
Wed 8th Nov '06 10:07AM
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Blah. Bloody broken internet at work. Good thread!

What are all the places you've lived in?
Bristol, the Forest of Doom, and York.

What's your job/jobs/occupations/pastimes at the moment?
Manager of a charitable support service for adults who experienced childhood sexual abuse, counsellor at York and District Mind, and counsellor at York Rape Crisis

Have you got a degree/O-Levels/A-Levels/GCSEs/NVQs/anything else? What in?
Degree in politics (why? Why?), Graduate Diploma in Counselling, and certificate in theraputic group work (and yet I still can't spell therapeutic. Therapuetic. Whatever. Stuff that hopefully might be good for people.)

What's the best job you've ever had?
My current one, other than fundraising which is laden with much doom. Bloody fundraising.

What's the worst job you've ever had?
Hmm. Probably being a care assistant in an old people's home, due to all the other care assistants being 16 year old chavs who couldn't get work anywhere else and couldn't understand my objections to putting the residents to bed at 3 in the afternoon to make the work load easier.

What's your favourite type of...
...pie/pasty?

Pastry is wonderful. Anything non-meaty, maybe a chip pie? Or a sprout and salty gravy pie. Mmmmmm.

...fruit juice?
Banana and strawberry smoothie.

...animal?
So many good animals. Maybe cappybaras at the moment.

...beer?
Probably budvar or san miguel.

...weather?
Thunder storms, rain, or snow.

Where do you fancy going to in the next few years?
Anywhere where there are moneyed locals, cocktail places, and so forth. Or walking a silly amount every day so that all the pizza in the world can be eaten every evening.

Tea or coffee?
Tea.

Do you own any hats?
Lots. Current favourite is a grey fluffy one, but it changes on a weekly basis.

What do you do to help yourself remember things?
I normally don't remember, then shout at myself. But writing things in my diary helps.

What's the most useful thing you regularly carry around with you?
Hmmm. Keys, probably.

If you could, would you?
Absolutely not. How dare you suggest it? The cheek.

Favourite pizza?
Vegetarian hot one.

Swings, slides or roundabouts?
All three, then sickness.

Fate or karma?
Absolutely not.

Happy in your current job? If not what are you looking for?
Yes, other than the previously mentioned fundraising issue. Trying to raise funds to get someone else who can raise funds is just barmy though.

Flying or scuba diving?
Flying in a plane. Scuba diving over any other kind of flying.

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
Cheadle Hulme Girl.

And what would your super power be?
The ability to send people to altringham with a click of my fingers.
   

Agentgonzo
There's no pee in catheter!
Wed 8th Nov '06 11:48AM
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What are all the places you've lived in?
Cardiff, Tervuren, Glabais (both in Belgium), Cambridge, Camberley, Totton (Southampton)

What's your job/jobs/occupations/pastimes at the moment?
I'm a programmer for BAE Systems and spend my day reading posts on TDDO. I enjoy the odd spot of playing hockey and making beer.


Have you got a degree/O-Levels/A-Levels/GCSEs/NVQs/anything else? What in?
MA in Mathematics, post-grad diploma in computer science and a part-qualified ACA chartered accountant (oh yes!) and a Bachelor of Malice. I've got some of those ALevels and GCSEs, but no-one cares about them.


What's the best job you've ever had?
Conference Technician at university, running all the lights and sound for them. Got to meet a load of interesting people and got that huge adrenaline rush when things hit the fan at the last possible moment.

What's the worst job you've ever had?
Accountant for some big faceless company. Hated every minute of it. Noticed that I was taking about 10 trips to the toilet each day just to avoid working, so packed it in.


What's your favourite type of...
...pie/pasty?

Steak and Kidney

...fruit juice?
Orange. Some of the exotic blends are nice, but can't beat a plain orange (no bits though!)

...animal?
Probably a black leopard. Beautiful creatures.

...beer?
Well, this could take some time. There are so many for different occasions.
Theakston's OP for a belly-warming smile
Rochefort 8
Dysnomia (but that's probably because I made it - very proud of that one)
Milton Brewery's Caligula
Crop Circle
Wyre Piddle's Piddle in the Hole (this one's available in the supermarkets, and I'd suggest any ale drinker tries it - a very good find)
Hoegaarden Grand Cru
Bellevue Lambic - fantastic on a warm afternoon
I should stop there before I slip into my happy place and never come back.


...weather?
Probably the really cold winter mornings with a crystal clear blue sky. You can feel the ice crystals form in your nose when you breath in, yet the sun is so strong you don't feel cold.

Where do you fancy going to in the next few years?
Iguasu falls in south america.
The moon, or another planet. Would just love to go there and just stand. Wouldn't want to come back though. I know that it's not going to happen though


Tea or coffee?
Tea, or possibly a good cup of welsh coffee

Do you own any hats?
Yes. warm winter hats though. Have considered getting a decent cowboy hat, and then running over it with the car to make it look better.

What do you do to help yourself remember things?
Google Calendar. But for day to day things that I need to do when I get home etc, the I find that if I try to remember that I have to do something when I get home, but not what it is, that's easier. When I get home, I generally find that once I've remembered that I have something to do, it's easy to remember what it is. If I've got more than one thing to do, I find that if I just try and remember that I have (say) 5 things to do, that works better and I can then take some time to remember what they actually were.

What's the most useful thing you regularly carry around with you?
Penknife on the keyring.

If you could, would you?
Yes, but probably would need some cajoling to do it.

Favourite pizza?
One with lots of chillies on it

Swings, slides or roundabouts?
Roundabouts.

Fate or karma?
don't believe in either of them

Happy in your current job? If not what are you looking for?
Not especially. It's boring a lot of the time, and the bureaucracy is a nightmare. Plus the commute is expensive and a pain. The money's OK at the moment, but the future prospects are crap. I'm starting to look elsewhere at the moment (decided that over the weekend whilst visiting the parents)

Flying or scuba diving?
Flying (preferably without a plane, but I think that's technically called falling)

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
The Confuddler

And what would your super power be?
To make people spontaneously confused and befuddled at will

If your life was a movie what would it be called?
Where the hell did this guy come from and why isn't he leaving?

Best newsreader
knews

Which celebrity do you secretly lust after
Nev Campbell, but that's not really secret

Pets
A beige cat called Liz (short for Madame Lizzington though Nick thinks that it's short for Elizabeth), though she's Nick's really.

Worst ever hair cut?
Tried to die hair blue at uni, it turned out orange and then grey

Siblings
Two. Both older. Both married (not to eachother).

How old when you left home
18, to head to uni

What do you remember about school
Lots and lots. Loved it there. Had a really good group of friends and a really good school.

What are some of the more improbable things you've done in the last few years?
Came 4th in the World Black Pudding Throwing Championships
Died my hair (in no particular order)blonde, blue, yellow, orange, red, green, purple, turquoise and maroon. I think that's it.
Taken an inflatable whale to the Isle of Wight and Hungary
Almost had my camera confiscated for taking a picture of said whale (bruno) going through the XRay machines (fully inflated) at Budapest Airport.
Won a photo competition with a photo that I downloaded from Flickr after being persuaded into it by a colleague.
Next year a few of us are planning on getting into groups of 2-3, buying cars for under ?100 and having a race to Rome.
Caused a security alert and delayed the Eurostar when my camping stove started leaking on the train prior to departure.
Been on 2 week long pub crawls with 'shu, one of which, after a lot of cider ended up with me uttering the phrase "I've lost the [hotel] room key, but don't worry as I've propped the door open with the bed"
  

Spanners*
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Wed 8th Nov '06 1:48PM
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Which celebrity do you secretly lust after?
Still gotta be Buffy the Vampire Slayer - she lovely

Any pets?
Not currently but have had a salamander called Sammy, a mouse called Vince and a hamster called Frank in the past.

Worst ever haircut?
Spent much of my younger days with a cut not much beyond the classic bowl

Do you have any siblings?
Malcolm and Demian - both older and wiser and very good lads. Also got a Kelly-shaped sister-in-law

How old were you when you left home?
18 when I skipped off to uni and gained my independence

What do you remember about school?
Wanting to get out of there as fast as possible!
    

Kelly*
Poke me in the knees and call me Roger
Wed 8th Nov '06 5:16PM
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Oooo, didn't notice I'd missed some. And not read it all. Bloody not Malcolm's bloody pet. Rah.

Best newsreader

It's between Peter Sissons and Trevor Macdonald.

Which celebrity do you secretly lust after
Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And a little bit Rob Lowe, but only when his eyes don't look scarily blue, because that scares me.

Pets
An imaginary sausage dog called Kevin.

Worst ever hair cut?
When I was 13 and had a fringe that now lots of people have but looks bloody horrible, straight across kind of thing. There's probably a word for it but unfortunately I'm not Girl enough to know what it is.

Siblings
Erm, can Spanners and Demian count as siblings-in-law?

How old when you left home
I'm at home now. But I stopped living with my family of origin for good when I was 18.

What do you remember about school
Too much. Bloody horrible bloody school. Clara and I once spent an evening getting drunk with the gin, looking at friends reunited and reminiscing about the various ways in which we hated people from our respective schools.

What are some of the more improbable things you've done in the last few years?
Helped to safeguard passengers on a flight from Hawaii to Los Angeles when a gang leader released loads of deadly snakes on to the aeroplane to try to get rid of a person who was being flown over to stand as a witness against him in a trial for murdering a senior barrister and.... Or was that the plot of hit movie 'Snakes on a Plane'?
   

Demian*
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Wed 8th Nov '06 8:50PM
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Clara was bold enough to comment:

DeweyGirl!



http://msdewey.com/


Stupidest search engine ever
  

Allen Key
Stagnating, like a packet of crisps on the roof.
Thu 9th Nov '06 4:06PM
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Amanshu was bold enough to comment:


Allen Key was bold enough to comment:
Happy in your current job? If not what are you looking for?
Not so much, but I'm moving to a different, and hopefully better, one soon.



What? Where? When?



What - similar to what I'm doing now, but with extra bits and the prospect of 30 years work if I want it (not too sure of the details, despite having accepted the job back in June).

Where - just outside Boroughbridge in some lovely new offices.

When - was hoping it would be this Monday just gone, but the people I'm working for at the moment wouldn't let me go, so it'll be after Christmas now.

Whilst considering these questions, I have realised that the 'betterness' I have attached to my new job mainly involves the fact that my new office has a large windowsill where I can put plants and assorted decorative items, and that I'll have my own loo, by virtue of being the only female in the building. Sometimes I worry about my staggering lack of ambition.
 

Gertrude
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Tue 14th Nov '06 4:59PM
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Amanshu, in answer to your question, I have no idea how I became convinced that Ayeesha had a voluntary job collecting the bodies of deceased badgers. This sort of thing happens to me worryingly often. I blame an overactive imagination, too much time sleeping, and a somewhat permeable division between reality and, er, fantasy. Doesn't everyone wish they had my fantasies? Dead badgers, wayhay!
 

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