Friday, October 27, 2006

Thanks a million...


....to HeartinSanFrancisco for this meme.

Five things I would do if I were a millionaire
1 Not tell anyone about it. Then I could do good by stealth.
2 Pay off the kids’ mortgages and set up trusts for the munchkins.
3 Collect my friend B from Alaska and take her birding to Costa Rica.
4 Buy a new pair of slippers. Hell, I might even buy TWO pairs.
5 Can’t think what else I would do. So many of the things worth having are things that money can’t buy.

Five bad habits
1 Putting off till next week what I could do tomorrow, or the day after.
2 Finishing people’s sentences for them.
3 Starting sentences but not finishi......
4 Preferring what I am not doing to what I am doing at any given moment.
5 Saying things in a foreign language which my listeners don’t understand.
Mi dispiace, dovrete scusarmi.

Five things I hate doing
1 Making a list of things I hate doing.
2 Cleaning windows. How DO you get rid of the smearing?
3 Putting together the work of fiction known as my Annual Tax Return.
4 Being polite to officials in order to get what I want out of them.
5 Using antiseptic mouthwash. I know I know: No pain, no gain.
Five things I would never do
1 Fart in church, well not aloud anyway.
2 Fondle a lady’s bottom, well, not in church anyway.
3 Say anything uncomplimentary about a person’s appearance, well, not to their face anyway.
4 Drink a cup of coffee from the other side of the cup.
5 Ask my neighbour Mrs W how she is, because she would tell me. At length and in great clinical detail.
Five things I regret doing
1 Letting the midwife cut my umbilical cord without my permission.
2 Not making better use of my time at university.
3 Making a horlicks of my marriage.
4 Being nasty to people who didn’t deserve it. Sorry, guys.
5 Putting my favourite woollen sweater in the “Hot Wash”.
Five favourite things
1 Writing this blog and hoping for comments.
2 New notebooks - I keep buying them even though I don’t need them.
3 Indian curries, Italian cuisine, Turkish cuisine, Thai cuisine... OK, let’s just say EATING.
4 The curiosity and enthusiasm of children. Pity these qualities don't last.
5 Being in the presence of experts who know how to communicate their knowledge.
Except for economists and chartered accountants.

5 comments:

heartinsanfrancisco said...

You are right that most of the things worth having do not require money. Since I already have most of those, I listed commodities.

Sometimes it's really easy to make a horlicks of ones marriage. Maybe you should have switched to Ovaltine. (Mi scusi.)

Interesting list. Thanks for playing.

Nea said...

You hoped for more comments, so I registered as a blogger and now I can leave comments.

Nea said...

You hoped for more comments, so I registered as a blogger and now I can leave comments.

Nea said...

I have lurked since you commented on Frog End and have enjoyed reading your blog. Thank You.

EBRU said...

If I were a millionnaire, I would tell my best friend about it. My best friend would be happy that I shared it with him/her. But then s/he would realise that I told it everybody.:))

My worst habit is asking too many questions like: "Jake, what does mi dispiace, dovrete scusarmi mean ?"

The thing I hate doing is being "impolite" to officials in order to get what I want out of them. (Here, it's impossible to get sth. if you are kind)

The thing I would never do is drinking a cup of coffee instead of drinking a cup of tea.

The thing I regret doing is playing football while I was wearing my favourite red shoes. (I was seven and was very influenced by my brother.)

My favourite thing is reading this blog and sending comments.
:))