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thursdaythunksThis week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by
Kimber, the number 14 and the color of your mother’s hair dye.

1. When you close a door, do you close it quick and just let it slam or do you hold the knob and slowly shut it tight? Depends on whether I’ve lost my temper or am trying to make a big exit for other reasons; but on a normal day I do the quiet thing.
2.Train A is moving at 60 miles an hour. Train B is moving at 22 miles an hour. They will pass each other at X time. Now what color shoes are you wearing when train A derails? Black, almost certainly


3. What if M&M’s grew on trees? What color M&M tree would you have? Red


4. How many petals on a flower does it take to make it the perfect bloom? 42


5. I took you to spend $421.67 on you, what did we spend that money on? Handbags


6. If you were a squash, what type of squash would you be? Butternut


7. Have you ever gotten a wrong number call and ended up talking to the person for longer than 5 minutes? No, why would I want to talk to someone who can’t even dial the correct phone number?


8. Why haven’t you joined Berleen & Kimber at Insanity Cafe yet? Do we stink? Just a failure, I suppose


9. Now for one of Ber’s questions back when TT was brand new… Shampoo bottles say lather, rinse, repeat… do you? Lather, rinse only, repeating is so last century

10. It’s July, the year is half over. Do you see it as “whew that part is over” or best is yet to come? The best is yet to come; I prefer the autumn


11. Why do you do the Thursday Thunks meme? Because it’s there!

Welcome to the June 24th version of Thursday Thunks!thursdaythunks
(which we always seem to post on Wednesday)
Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!
This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Berleen, the number 1559 and the color calico.
1. Someone knocks at your door. You answer it. It’s a kid from the local school selling candy bars for a fundraiser. Do you buy one? Depends on how grumpy I’m feeling at the time, which in turn will depend on what I was doing when they knocked on the door. Woe betide anyone who interrupts me when I’m watching Dr Who, for instance…

2. The end of the world is tomorrow and you are out of milk – do you go buy some? Nope, black coffee seems appropriate for the end of the world as we know it (but I feel fine)

3. Have you ever picked up the phone and called someone that you hadn’t talked to in years? But why haven’t they called me?

4. Whats on your computer desktop background? Torchwood Children of Earth official BBC wallpaper

5. What was the very first movie you saw in a movie theater? The Lady & The Tramp, I think, though legend has it that when I was very small I had to be removed from a screening of Thunderbirds Are Go! because it was too loud and made me cry.

6. If you had to take a 10th grade science test, do you think you would pass? Lord, no!

7. Describe heaven. Is a place on earth? Is actually a house full of books and music that I can spend as much of my time in, preferably with comfy sofas, Tiffany lamps and an air of Victoriana. Not that I want to be too prescriptive, you understand.

8. Has a place that you lived ever been infested with some sort of insect or rodent? Not that I know of, I would have freaked out.

9. When you were a youngin’, did you hide in the clothes racks at department stores? Yes.

10. Is there anything in your vehicle that is broken? Don’t have a vehicle.

11. What is something in your house that people would be surprise to find? My collection of Tarot decks.

12. Do you agree with the death penalty? No

13. Whats your favorite type of bear? Polar

14. Where was the last place you went? Work

15. What if that person knocking at your door earlier was an adult selling candy bars… would you buy one? It would depend on how good looking he was………

thursdaythunksThis week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Kimber, the number 3000 and the color grape ape.

1. Are your ears dirty? No

2. Would you rather be stung by a scorpion or bit by a snake? (Don’t say either…no one wants to be in pain, that’s the point. Pick one.) Snake

3. Do loud noises make you snappish? (i.e. A loud restaurant, screaming child next to you, booming stereo from a neighbor’s house?) Sometimes, but other times it’s the quiet that really gets to me….
4. PETA- thoughts on this org.? Nope
5. Would you rather be the discoverer of the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot? (Imagination!) Definitely the Loch Ness Monster; it really does exist you know
6. When in a public toilet and it’s not flushed: do you flush & use or move on to a clean one? Ooh too personal…..
7. Neighbors are having a noisy, party bonfire, what do you do? Ask why I wasn’t invited?
8. Do you play Monopoly? If so which version of the game? Not for a while, but always classic London version. Very fond of Vine Street
9. Are you a remote hog? Chance would be a fine thing
10. Do you like the smell of paint? Yes, as long as someone else is doing the work….
11. My questions obviously suck this week. {I’ve had a bad week.} So do you think Kimber should have…
~smoked pot before doing these questions? Shouldn’t condone illegal behaviour
~drank liquid courage? Always a good response to any stressful situation in my view
~begged Berleen to do them (she’s better at them anyhow)? Can’t comment
~just piss off! I could have done better! I would never be so rude…
thursdaythunksThese questions were submitted by Thursday Thunker participants! (so don’t blame Kimber & Berleen for the quality of the questions…..)

we are picking up where we left off last week, which explains why we are starting with #21 instead of #1. Great work on the questions submissions everyone! It gave Kimber & I a much needed mental break.
We posted these questions just as they were listedon the participant’s blog.


21. How many states have you been in? Two – drunken and euphoric

22. If a sexist Man is called a pig, what is a sexist Woman called? Sir?

23. You see the one person who you absolutely despise. If you were guaranteed that he/she couldn’t say or do anything back to you…. What would you do?? I would treat them with the contempt they deserve but silently so that I could also maintain the moral high ground.

24. How many states are to the right of you? And don’t give us a map to look at. None cos I’m in Europe  but Norway’s kind of in that direction…

25. You can go anywhere in the world for free. Where are you? Toronto (I’ve always wanted to go to Canada)

26. HOW MANY FINGERS AM I HOLDING UP? I dread to think

27. Are you a boxing fan? Do you think there will be a rematch of the Hatton-Pacquiao fight? No and no

28. What is the most disgusting thing you have ever eaten? Tripe (honestly, my Dad got me to try it and it was horrible)

29. Is it cloudy right now? It’s too dark to tell….

30. What is your dream job?David Tennant’s personal 24 hour bodyguard

31. Someone gives you a $500 gift card to WalMart or Target. What are you going to buy?I’m not entirely sure what they sell, but if I could exchange it for cash I would definitely blow it all on a decent handbag

32. When you were little, what did you want to be “when you grow up”? And, how much different is your occupation now from where you thought it would be when you were younger? I wanted to be a librarian; I’m a civil servant. Something tells me that’s not a huge difference…

33. What was your favorite toy as a child? A toy Panda which I still have somewhere – it will be 48 years old in December. That’s scary.

34. How do you think these things up?? I don’t, they come to me in a dream.

35. Why do you think so many “fake” veterans get away with pretending? Why don’t people question them more (especially the media who eats up their stories?) I have absolutely no idea – perhaps we just want to believe

36. What is the last place you had a good cry and why?I’m not sure but it was bound to be in response to something in a movie or on TV – I’m a sentimental old fool

37. What do you mean? 42

38. Which Sesame Street Character do you relate with the most and why? Cookie Monster for very obvious reasons

39. What song one would you listen to over and over if you absolutely had to? Helena by My Chemical Romance (at least for the moment)

40. Did you ever make what you believed at the time to be a horrible mistake – that in hindsight turned out to lead you on the best path in your life? Well there was the whole thing with my first husband, but let’s not go into that here

41. If you could change one thing on your person, what would it be? I’m largely happy with what I’ve got thank you.

42. What’s your favorite show to watch on television nowadays? Fringe

43. Do you believe there is life after death? I’m not even sure there’s life after 50, but I’ll let you know in a couple of years.


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?)


This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Kimber, taken over by Berleen, the color carrot orange and the number 94.
1. You are at the store when suddenly 2 men walk in with guns and rob the place. Are you the hero, quiet & follow the rules type, or try to make a run for it? I am definitely the terrified beyond the capacity for reasonable thought and therefore paralysed by fear type. Honestly.

2. Do you like Twizzlers? No idea

3. Are you a YouTube watcher? Occasionally, catching up on comedy or music; some great old Kate Bush stuff on there from a TV special around 1979 or 1980  which I had seriously come to believe I had imagined as no-one else remembered it. Until I saw clips on YouTube.

4. When an auto glass store calls you and asks if you have a chip or crack in your windshield, what do you tell them? “That’s weird; I don’t have a car.”

5. What is the age difference between you and your father? 28 years

6. Have you ever tried to find the end of a rainbow? Yes, but it keeps moving

7. Camping – recreational vehicle or tent? I will never, ever, ever go camping.

8. Have you ever had to call 9-1-1? No

9. Who is your favorite blog in the Thursday Thunk bloggers to visit? Don’t like to play favourites, and I don’t always get to them all (or indeed any of them)

10. How long do you think you could live locked in your house on the food that you have on hand right now? Depends on how hungry I get…

11. Pepper – shaker or grinder? Grinder

12. What state (or country if you are not in the US) is 2 states west of you? Canada, I think, but geography was never my strong point

13. What color do you believe you look best in? Black

and once again… next week is Thursday Thunkers Questions… so….

14. What is your question submission for next week? Have you seen the new Star Trek movie, and if so what did you think?

thursdaythunksThis week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Berleen & Kimber via Skype, the color cranberry (is that a color?) and the number 1,999,784,926,901.

1. Why the heck did you come back this week to do this meme? I am nothing if not a glutton for punishment. 

2. Ever whiten your teeth? Nope

3. Do you drive the speed limit? Can’t drive (yes I know but we can’t all do everything and London’s public transport system is fine for my needs thank you very much)

4. Did the dog eat your homework? Occasionally, but it was usually kidnapped by aliens.

5. How many bites does it take to get to the center of a watermelon? Depends on how big your mouth is and I am not saying (although friends and family would no doubt have a view).

6. Did you eat paint chips as a child? No; chocolate chips, though, that would be me.

7. If someone rang your doorbell/knocked on your door at 1am, would you answer it? Certainly not, that’s what my husband is for.

8. “Amazingly Smooth” makes you think of what? Either a really good single malt or someone I’m working with at the moment.

9. What was the last stupid thing someone said to you?(not counting this meme’s questions) Are you Scottish? (duh, like the accent wasn’t a giveaway….)

10. Would you eat a stick of butter for $100? No, don’t like butter and don’t need $100 (or equivalent) that badly.

11. Find the nearest fabric tab, not counting your clothing you are wearing. What does it say the object is made of and where was it made? 100% cotton, made in Hong Kong

12. What is the strangest name you’ve ever heard someone name their child (or a person you met… however you want to answer it)? Luxley (it’s a boy in case you’re wondering)

13. Why is some toilet paper really soft and others are really hard? That’s just life I guess, you have to take the rough with the smooth….

thursdaythunksThis week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Berleen & Kimber via phone & Skype conference, the color mango and the number 70566.

1. What color is your front door? White with glass panels
2. We discussed our folks in previous TT so now tell me about your siblings.  Two brothers, both younger. Went to see a football match with the eldest (oldest?) one on Saturday and had a whale of a time. Seems better than ever now we are all over 40.
3. What color/type butterfly is your favorite? Red Admiral, have absolutely no idea why as I all I ever seem to see are Cabbage Whites. Glad you didn’t ask about moths (ugh!)
4. Will you be celebrating Cinco De Mayo? Nope
5. Oprah- love her, hate her, or don’t care? Don’t care
6. Are you worried about the spread of swine flu? Not really, these things happen
7. Hard or soft pillows? Soft pillows that can be scrunched up as necessary.
8. How many trees are in your neighbor’s yard? None
9. What was the color of the last car you saw? Silver
10. When does your driver’s license expire? Can’t drive so don’t have one.
11. Look at the clock on your computer and type the numbers backwards. 3391
12. When you put your pants on, what leg do you put in first? Right leg (I think, but now I’m not so sure…..)
13. How would you respond to this letter if you were an advice columnist? I could never be an advice columnist, my track record on dispensing advice is really, really poor. Your best bet would be to listen to what I have to say and go do the opposite. Not even going to try with this one.

thursdaythunksThis week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Kimber, the color rainbow and the number 2.

  1. Recently Berleen and I have discovered the allure of the Twilight series. Have you ever been suckered into the latest thing? I am almost always a late adopter (except for the Da Vinci Code, when I wished I hadn’t bothered at all). Am avoiding Twilight stuff like the plague.
  2. What software do you use for your e-mail? Yahoo and Outlook
  3. Are you comfortable being nude? Well, that depends…..
  4. What is something you plan to do this summer? Clear out my study in preparation for home-working from September
  5. Do you have a favourite movie/book quote? If so what is it? Can’t find the book at the moment, but it goes something like: ‘”I’m dangerous when cornered.” “Yes, you go to pieces so fast people get hit by the shrapnel”‘ from The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy. Not very inspiring, but always makes me giggle.
  6. How many e-mail addresses do you have? 4, including work
  7. Is the sky falling? Not the last time I looked.
  8. Have you been to the Grand Canyon? No
  9. When was the last time you mailed a hand written letter? Haven’t the foggiest. No-one can read my handwriting anyway.


This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Kimber, the color yellow and the number 8554.

  1. Did you play any April Fools jokes on anyone or have a joke played on you? I don’t really like playing jokes on people, and if someone played one on me it clearly went way over my head…
  2. If you could be on any non-reality TV show as a guest star or star, which one would it be and why? Dr Who, being deleted by a Cyberman, so as to get close to the lovely Mr Tennant
  3. Do you crack your knuckles? Nope
  4. If you remember your first day of kindergarten, were you scared or excited? It was so, so long ago I can’t remember a thing.
  5. If you are in the shower, hear the fire alarm going off and smell smoke/see flames, will you just run out of the house with a towel on or grab some clothes and dress as you run out? I would probably freeze in a British surely-that-can’t-be-the-fire-alarm kind of way, then panic, then run out pulling clothes on
  6. Last week the Thursday Thunkers asked about your Daddy (twice) so this week tell us a little about your Mom. My poor old Mum is no longer with us and I still miss her even after all these years…
  7. Which search engine do you use most often? Google.
  8. Did you participate in Earth Hour? I meant to, but must have got distracted (honest)
  9. What was the last new-to-you movie  you watched? Was it in a theatre or on DVD? Was it good? No Country for Old Men on DVD last weekend, and this is what I thought about it; and I’m going to see Monsters vs Aliens tomorrow at the cinema
  10. If you do something embarrassing, do you laugh it off or sit and worry about it? I laugh it off at the time, then wake up at 3 am in a cold sweat, and have the memory come back to me periodically over the ensuing years – I still remember stuff that happened when I was in primary school and that was an awfully long time ago.
  11. Where is your favourite spot in your home to sit and relax? That would be here

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