Sunday, March 21, 2010

My very own meme

This is probably a mix of lots of things from other memes, but in my own mind and memory I've never answered these particular questions. Apologies if indeed they are already out there.

Lots of bloggers hate memes but I love them. An at-a-glance easy way to find out more about people - what's not to like? Okay, it is self-centric (is there such a word?) but isn't that why we all began our blogs? (NO, I hear you all shout).

Favourite main meal - any shellfish

Who would play you in a film - Emma Thompson

Dogs or cats - Dogs

Favourite fruit - Melon

Showers or baths - Showers

Best sport on tv - Tennis

Reality tv - yes or no - Yes

Do you buy magazines - Never

Can you whistle - No

Favourite artist - Whistler (not his 'mother' - those Nocturne paintings)

Now to stop me feeling a bit gauche, why don't you add a similar type question in your comment, answered of course - (or pick one of the above)

36 comments:

The Accidental Fan said...

Favourite main meal - crispy duck
Who would play you in a film - Danny Devito
Dogs or cats - Dogs
Favourite fruit - Banana
Showers or baths - Baths
Best sport on tv - F1
Reality tv - yes or no - No
Do you buy magazines - Not anymore
Can you whistle - Yes
Favourite artist - Wanksy

French Fancy said...

TAf - hello again. I enjoyed this glimpse into your duck-eating world.

Ayak said...

OK..I need a distraction so I'll have a go!

Favourite main meal - fillet steak
Who would play you in a film - Shiela Hancock
Dogs or cats - Dogs
Favourite fruit - fresh figs
Showers or baths - Baths
Best sport on tv - winter olympics
Reality tv - yes or no - Erm...yes (some of them)
Do you buy magazines - No
Can you whistle - No
Favourite artist - My brother..but he's not famous...so Picasso

Nora Johnson said...

Hi FF!
My answers (respectively):
Bonio biscuits
Moi!
Other canines naturellement!
Bonio-flavoured paw paw
My groomer's spa bath!
Sheepdog trials!
No!No!No!
Canine Vogue
No!
Caninewanksy

Oh! I did enjoy that!

X LOLA:)

the fly in the web said...

Favourite main meal...Mr. Fly's Belgian rabbit stew.
Playing me in a film? Joyce Grenfell.
Dogs or cats..Dogs..Dogs..Dogs!
Favourite fruit. Fresh figs.
Showers or baths. Baths.
Best sport on TV. Cricket...not that I can see much of it thanks to it being signed over to Sky.
Reality TV. No.
Buy magazines? And how!
Can't whistle.
Favourite artist. Turner.

Thanks for making a light moment in the day!

Dumdad said...

Favourite main meal - plateau de fruits de mer.

Who would play you in a film - John Simm.

Dogs or cats - Dogs

Favourite fruit - Ogan melon

Showers or baths - Showers

Best sport on tv - Tennis

Reality tv - No

Do you buy magazines - Yes

Can you whistle - Yes

Favourite artist - Miranda's mother. (See http://thetimesofmiranda.blogspot.com/)

Miscellany said...

Favourite main meal - Anything prepared by wife

Who would play you in a film - no idea

Dogs or cats - Dogs

Favourite fruit - Marionberries

Showers or baths - Showers

Best sport on tv - when there is no commentators & game sounds only

Reality tv - yes or no - NO!

Do you buy magazines - sometimes

Can you whistle - yes and walk at same time

Favourite artists - Picasso, Van Gogh, Mel Ramos, Ralph Goings, Ansel Adams, Ed Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Saam Maloof, Isamu Noguchi, Motherwell, Mark Ryden, me

PC or Mac - Mac user since 1985

Debs said...

Ooh I like this, so here's my two pennoth:

Favourite main meal - anything involving tuna and pasta
Who would play you in a film - maybe Emma Thompson?
Dogs or cats - Dogs
Favourite fruit - Raspberries
Showers or baths - Baths
Best sport on tv - Football
Reality tv - yes or no - No
Do you buy magazines - Very few
Can you whistle - Yes
Favourite artist - Tom Tomos (Chris Stovell's husband, I love his paintings).

Miscellany said...

Got your comment-note just fine. I will do a blog soon.

Steve said...

Favourite main meal - chilli con carni
Who would play you in a film - Rowan Atkinson
Dogs or cats - Dogs
Favourite fruit - Grapes (seedless)
Showers or baths - Shower
Best sport on tv - archery
Reality tv - yes or no - No
Do you buy magazines - Not anymore
Can you whistle - Yes
Favourite artist - Heironymous Bosch / Turner

mrwriteon said...

OK, Julie. Here is me for what it's worth. I added one at the bottom. This was fun.

Favorite main meal: Roast primerib, are, well-marbled with Yorkshire pudding.

Who would play you in a film: John Cusack (sorta)

Dogs or cats: Dogs

Favorite fruit: Watermelon

Showers or baths: Showers

Best sport on TV: Mainly none but OK, basketball or tennis.

Reality TV, yes or no: No-no-no.

Do you buy magazines: Chronically.

Can you whistle: yes

Favorite artist: Turner

Favorite place: The island of Kauai

Carol said...

Here goes:

Fav main meal - Spag Bol
Who would play you in a film - Janeane Garofalo
Dogs or Cats - Cats!
Favourite Fruit - Lychee
Showers or baths - Showers
Best Sport on tv - Ice skating
Reality tv - Dear god no!!
Do you buy magazines - Nope
Can you whistle - Yes but not in tune
Favourite Artist - Erm, Klimt or maybe Egon Schiele or Dinh Quan...I don't know...there are so many!!
Favourite thing to do on holiday - Visit ancient relics

C x

Veggie Carrie said...

Favourite main meal - Veggie bolognaise
Who would play you in a film - Carey Mulligan
Dogs or cats - Dogs
Favourite fruit - Cherries
Showers or baths - Showers
Best sport on tv - Gymnastics
Reality tv - yes or no - Yes
Do you buy magazines - Rarely
Can you whistle - Yes
Favourite artist - Don't know, maybe Banksy
Season - Summer

Owen said...

Favorite blog icon photo - French Fancy hands down, one wants to pop it in ones mouth !

e said...

I'll give this a go:

Favourite Meal: Chinese Broc and Bean Curd (Tofu)

Who would play me in a movie: Juliette Binoche

Dogs or Cats: Cats rule in my house, though I like dogs too.

Favourite Fruit: Blueberries

Showers or Baths: Showers

Best Sport on TV: Football as played in the EU and the rest of the world rather than the U.S. version

Reality TV: No!!! (No telly in my house)

Buy Magazines: No
Whistling: No
Favourite Artist: Vermeer
Season: Spring

Angie Muresan said...

Favourite main meal - sushi
Who would play you in a film - don't know
Dogs or cats - dogs
Favourite fruit - raspberries
Showers or baths - depends
Best sport on tv - don't have a TV
Reality tv - yes or no - yes
Do you buy magazines - yes
Can you whistle - no
Favourite artist - Frida Kahlo

Ann said...

Favourite main meal - Fish and chips when back in Britain.
Who would play you in a film - Don't have a clue, cannot think of any ginger Scot at the moment
Dogs or cats - Dogs
Favourite fruit - Oranges
Showers or baths - Baths
Best sport on tv - Golf
Reality tv - yes or no - No
Do you buy magazines - Cannot resist Golf mags
Can you whistle - Yes
Favourite artist - Monet, Lowry, Banksy-because he's worth it.

A Super Dilettante said...

My dear, it's all about taste when it comes to you. I like the fact that you like Whistler's Nocturne but not the other more popular "mother" portrait. He is one of my favourite artists. He is no doubt one of the most eccentric artists. But I prefer his interior decor designs such as his peacock room check this out (http://www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/online/peacock/4.htm)Lawrence Llewelyn‐Bowen - eat your heart out ;) There are no other aritsts who are good at so many things like Whistler.

Lulu LaBonne said...

I like the short memes but I haven't answered the hard ones though...

Who would play you in a film - Zsa Zsa Gabor

Favourite fruit - mango

Showers or baths - a clear river

Best sport on tv - turning the 'off' button


Do you buy magazines - Never

Can you whistle - No

tube or bus - bus

French Fancy said...

I can't possibly think of enough unique responses to answer all these choices of yours. It seems that most people do not like reality television (Carrie - only you and I) - well I don't like them all (but I've already confessed in earlier posts to being a Big Brother addict).

As for artists - I realise of course that nobody ever has just one that they like. Of course I like more than just Whistler - I like many different styles and periods.

Angie and also 'e' - no tv? I'm impressed

Lulu - I'm with you on the buses (blakey, blakey)

Ian - good extra question. I'd love to go to your favourite place - it sounds so exotic

French Fancy said...

And of course I knew that ASD didn't have a telly either.

Oh gosh, I wish I'd just done proper replies for each comment now. See - that is the moral of this en masse response.

Val Erde said...

Hi - I'm back - got fed up trying to get comments to post via my Wordpress blog.

Favourite meal: one with food in it.
Who would play you in a film: Jemima Puddleduck
Dogs or Cats: Both. In a bun.
Favourite fruit: Persimmons without the furry bits.
Showers or Baths: I like a bath but take a shower.
Best sport on TV: Hunt the remote control.
Reality TV: No. No, no, no, no, no. No. (Except very occasionally).
Do you buy magazines: Nope.
Can you whistle: yes.
Favourite Artist: Not got just one fave. Got lots. Too many to name!

Alienne said...

Sorry, had trouble posting this.

Favourite main meal - pizza
Who would play you in a film - I would settle for Rachel Weisz
Dogs or cats - cats
Favourite fruit - Apples
Showers or baths - Showers
Best sport on tv - Football
Reality tv - yes or no - No
Do you buy magazines - Very few
Can you whistle - No
Favourite artist - jack Vettriano

Contemporary Troubadour said...

Meal - toss-up between a good curry and a beautifully grilled bone-in ribeye (medium rare)

Who would play you in a film - Sandra Oh

Dogs or cats - cats

Fruit - sun-ripened strawberries, still warm from the farm stand

Showers or baths - showers

Best sport on TV - tennis

Reality TV - no

Do you buy magazines - mostly as gifts to others

Can you whistle - yes

Artist - too many to name, but one would be Georgia O'Keeffe (and do photographers also count?)

French Fancy said...

Oh dear, no converts to reality telly - I've been watching Wife Swap USA some of these early mornings and some of them are so chavvy it is thoroughly delightful. My main reason for watching this sort of scummy television is so that I can feel superior to most of the people that seem to want to participate in this genre.

I know that marks me down as a Not Nice Person

LadyFi said...

I can't whistle either, but that is not for lack of trying!

Sports on TV - ice skating

And, as you know, I'm a dog lover!

If you were an animal what would you be? I choose gorilla: gentle, vegetarian but can seem a little intimidating...

Laura [What I Like] said...

No whistling ability whatsoever. And I am I so glad to see that we share an addiction to bad TV!

marc aurel said...

Favourite main meal - Any of Jamie Oliver's easy meals

Who would play you in a film - Michael Horden

Dogs or cats - Cats

Favourite fruit - fresh papaya

Showers or baths - Baths

Best sport on tv - Giant slalom

Reality tv - yes or no - reluctantly supportable

Do you buy magazines - With shame, sometimes

Can you whistle - And how

Favourite artist - Cezane

Extra question: Favourite movie- The Third Man

cheshire wife said...

It is a bit late at night to be answering questions but no I can't whistle and tennis is probably the best sport on TV. You see the action so much better although sometimes you really need to soak up the atmosphere.

Larry M. Brow said...

Favourite main meal - varies wildly but I will never refuse paella and almost never sushi.

Who would play you in a film - In an earlier day, Val Kilmer. Now, Bruce Willis.

Dogs or cats - Cats

Favourite fruit - Oranges

Showers or baths - Showers

Best sport on tv - Sumo can be very compelling. Once I saw a televised obstacle course race between squads of British soldiers and sailors who had to bring with them a disassembled cannon [about 1500 lbs.], and at the end, reassemble it and fire three [blank] shots. Completely amazing stuff.

Reality tv - yes or no - NO tv at all these days.

Do you buy magazines - Never

Can you whistle - Yes, but only inhaling.

Favourite artist - I am still in awe of my former teacher, [Mr.] Bunny McBride. [Ceramics] Artist/Painter, Rembrandt.

Sailboat, Row boat, or Power boat? Sailboat.

The book or the movie? Book.

Phil Lowe said...

Favourite main meal - curry

Who would play you in a film - John Malkovich.

Dogs or cats - Cats

Favourite fruit - bananas

Showers or baths - Showers

Best sport on tv - none

Reality tv - yes or no - no

Do you buy magazines - Never

Can you whistle - badly

Favourite artist - Rolf Harris. lol

French Fancy said...

Fi - I periodically try and see if I can magic a whistle out. It is so frustrating. I think I have done it and then someone nearby does a proper one and I realise that my attempt is futile.


Yay, another trash tv fan - go Laura (punches air in a chavvy gesture)

oh, which animal to be - a snow leopard I think - majestic and regal and simply the most stunning creature. I wish.

Favourite movie - Paris, Texas. It makes me cry every time - and there have been many many times now that I have seen it. I love it.

As for which boat - I'm not really a boaty person. Something that is solid enough for it not to wobble when I get in and out.




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Again, I apologise for not doing individual comments. I picked some here and there but I would have begun sounding very repetitive if I had gone through your answers one by one.

I do love this bit of blogging best of all - the interaction with all of you. Normal service will be resumed.

Singe Diesel said...

merci pour ton comentaire, je comprends pas trop l'anglais non plus, mais je traduit a l'aide de google. salut
juan

French Fancy said...

Bonjour le maitre des marionettes - c'est tres bien de te voir ici.

VictoriaArt said...

So nice to meet you French Fancy!
And thank you for your comment and visit, hope to see you often. It is so wonderful, how the world expands and shrinks at the same time with all our blog relations....
Love your meme: I will just play along...

Favorite main meal - anything with steak in it...
Who would play you in a movie - Kristin Scott Thomas
Dog or cats - both
Favorite fruit - apple
Showers or bath - as time allows
Sport on tv - never, ok, glimpses rarely (soccer, figure skating)
Reality tv - seldom tv alltogether
Do you buy magazines - YES
Can you whistle - yes
Favorite artist - Picasso for his life's work, but too many to name
Favorite destination - everything with history


XX
Victoria

VictoriaArt said...

I forgot: I plant azaleas outside after they have bloomed in late spring or autumn, no frosty nights, I found they do not need extra soil or specific care, all they need is enough light and no standing water. But regularly moist, don't let them dry out. They are native to forrest undergrows and can handle shade fairly well.
Good luck!

Victoria