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This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by THE THURSDAY THUNKERS!!!!!

These questions were submitted by last week’s Thursday Thunk’s participants! (so don’t blame Kimber & Berleen for the quality of the questions…..)
1. Have you seen the new Star Trek movie, and if so what did you think? Yes, and I loved it so much I’m going to see it again and am thinking of hiring myself out as a person to go with for people whose partners don’t want to (if that makes sense….)

2. Which popular sitcom character (past or present) are you most like?The Vicar of  Dibley, in shape and size at least

3. What kind of dreams do you have? Ones that I can’t remember

4.Bugger it. Go get a tattoo and come back. Right, now answer me this, what ees eet? A dragon, Chinese Imperial type preferably. But it will so never happen, I hate tattoos..

5. Do you think you could be on American Idol with the singing voice you have now without any voice training? No, I can’t sing at all (and don’t you have to be American to be on American Idol, so I’d fail that test ….)

6. How much wood, would a woodchuck chuck? If a woodchuck could chuck wood? The equivalent of a caber

7. If you were a tree in a Dr. Seuss book, what would you look like? Short and fat (and potentially grumpy)

8. Twilight? I’m addicted/Who cares/What the hell is Twilight? Who cares

9.Do you think Kimber and Berleen do a dube while writing these questions?
 Wouldn’t care to comment, but whatever floats their boat

10. What the worst injury you’ve ever had? Nothing worse than a sprained ankle, thank goodness.

11. What is your favorite dessert? There are so many to choose from, but at a pinch a really good quality chocolate mousse.

12. What do you prefer…beach or mountains? Mountains

13. What movie have you seen that still make you cry? Most of them, actually, I’m notoriously sentimental. White Christmas always does it though (we’ll follow the old boy wherever he wants to go).

14. Why are you making me submit a question? Are you too lazy to think of one yourself? Thought of one actually, can you guess which one it is?

15. how often do you do laundry? It seems like it’s every day….

16. What is your favorite movie of all time, and why? The Nightmare Before Christmas, just because….

17. If you won a million dollars in the lottery, would you keep working? No, I would do something different with my life and let a person who needs a job have mine

18. If there was a war of the gummies, would you be on the gummi bear side or the gummi worm side? Bears every time

19. What’s your favorite comic strip? Doonesbury

20. Close your eyes… imagine you are in the perfect room/place… describe it. It’s a library with books from floor to ceiling, Tiffany lamps, leather armchairs, Persian rugs, the works. And one day it will be mine!

….to be continued next week…. (you didn’t want all 40-some questions this week, did you?)

im-a-weekly-geekSo I thought to myself this week’s task doesn’t look too difficult, I just need to pull together a post on writers from my home town – how hard can that be? After all, Paisley has got lots of well-known people – we have actors (Tom Conti, David Tennant, Gerard Butler); we have musicians (Gerry Rafferty, Paolo Nutini) and of course we have footballers (especially the great Archie Gemmill). But writers, well….

I found three, one poet plus two who are more screenwriters than authors but I don’t care, I’m going to stretch this theme as far as I can!

  • Robert Tannahill, weaver and poet from the late 18th and early 19th centuries with a political bent, tragically died by his own hand as poets are wont to do…
  • John Byrne, parter of Tilda Swinton, playwright and artist, responsible for one of the best and funniest BBC TV series of the 1980s i.e. Tutti Frutti which is finally being relaeased on DVD this year.
  • Steven Moffat, writer of some of the very best Dr Who episodes since the series was revived, taking over full responsibility with the new Doctor in 2010 and an all-round good bloke.

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Scottish, in my fifties, love books but not always able to find the time to read them as much as I would like. I’m based in London and happily married to the Book God.

I also blog at Bride of the Screen God (all about movies and TV) and The Dowager Bride, if you are interested in ramblings about stuff of little consequence

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