Community Network Meme 2012

I’m very happy to be participating in the Community Network Meme this year! Thanks to Tom from Morning Erection for getting me into this, it’s been great fun.

I’m going to try and see everyone’s and comment this morning but it is a Monday morning here, so forgive me if it’s patchy and delayed πŸ™‚

My answers:

1. When you were a child what was the hardest or scariest thing in the world (i.e. movie, book, chore, etc.) to you that as an adult is neither hard nor scary?

Going to the toilet in the dark! I used to be really terrified – obviously, now, going to the loo is not a problem. Sort of. Almost always.

(I’ve always had an active imagination!)

It’s not so much the using the toilet in the dark as the flushing and then leaving the room – who knows what’s going to come after you?

Now I’ve said too much. Although, is it any worse than me checking for axe murderers in the back seat of the car at night? oops, right, now I’ve said too much.

2. If you were offered the chance to be a cooking star on a Food Network show, which of these three would you choose for a mentor: Bobby Flay, Giada de Laurentis or Alton Brown?

I’m not terribly familiar with them, but Giada always looks like she’d be good for a laugh πŸ™‚

3. What is your favorite theme offered by your blogging platform that you are not using and what theme do you absolutely hate? Provide links to both along with your explanation.

Okay, I hope I don’t offend anyone but I hate this one:


(I hope I linked that correctly!)

It’s just too busy and I hate the colours and I just don’t like looking at it!

I love this one:


I like how clean and neat it is, I love the structure! I really just like looking at it πŸ™‚

If I had any talent for design though, I’d do my own and it would be full of fantastically fantabulous primary colours.

4. Who is someone from your past that you are sorry you lost track of?

Sadly, there are so many people here. The main one is my best friend from grade 1 – Gisele, I wish like hell I could remember your surname to look you up! I think about you often!

5. What would you take to a deserted island?

I guess it would be cheeky to say a communication device?? Yes? Okay, fine, if you’re going to like that I’d definitely take a knife (and maybe some sunscreen)!

6. If you could get into the mindΒ  of anyone (living or dead) and read all their thoughts, whose mind would you choose to raid?

I don’t want to know anyone I actually know’s thoughts – that would end badly for me, I’m sure. I think I would love to find out what Barack Obama is thinking though! That’d be worth aΒ  look πŸ™‚

7. What are the entire contents of the top drawer of the table directly next to your side of the bed?

Contraceptive pills, 3D movie glasses, an alice band, The Quest (by Wilbur Smith – in hardcover), a little Angela Daniel jewellery bag (empty), a pair of sparkly earrings and a crumpled up tissue.

8. What is the one thing you have in your dorm, apartment, or house that you never want your parents to find.

My backpack full of bedroom “accessories” *blush blush*

9. Your daughter is having a sleepover for her 12th birthday. Around 8:00 pm a thunderstorm knocks out power. How do you entertain twelve pre-teen girls when all the cell-phone batteries have died?

The same way I was entertained when that happened! Board games by candle light πŸ™‚
10. What aspect/trait about your personality are you most sensitive about (as in, you wouldn’t stand anyone criticizing about this one aspect)?

Oooooh I’m so sensitive about so many things, but I’m usually all right with people criticising – I’ll just cry about it afterwards -but I guess the main thing is my intelligence. I may be many things, but I’d hope stupid isn’t one of them.

11. Mr. Tom Baker has had two previous virtual nude dinner parties. He is now inviting you, his blogger friends to his home for a real nude dinner party. This is not a virtual dinner party; it is the real thing with all expenses paid and the usual five course dinner prepared by him. Will you or will you not be present at said nude party?

I don’t think I could handle it – Sorry Tom, I’m sure your five courses are delicious! I’m all for private nudity but I get all nervy (and not in a good way!) at the thought of everyone else seeing me.

12. What one piece of movie memorabilia from which movie would you love to own? my answer –

Ooooooh tough cookies, I know it’s not a movie but owning a Tardis would be pretty cool. Maybe a Delorean? Wait! One of the Top Gun planes! I’m assuming money is no object here.

13. If literary characters were real and you could interview any one of them, who would it be and what’s the first question you would ask?

Taita from River God (by Wilbur Smith) – the first thing I would ask is how he got there! I realise that Wilbur Smith has come up twice already in these answers, I’m not sure what to say about that, really.

14. If you had to choose a theme song for yourself from only the Classical genre, which song would it be?

Lux Aeterna, by Clint Mansell

15. What is your most quirky habits.

I talk to myself. Constantly. Internal monologue becomes external a lot. Thsi would be fine if I didn’t start laughing at my own silent jokes in public a lot. I shoot for sexy and mysterious, people think I’m weird.

16. When was the last time you took the time to act like a child and what did you do?

I made airplane noises while eating my cereal. Koff *this morning* koff.

17. If there was ever a past relationship, (friend or otherwise), that you could go back and mend, would you? Who would it be with, and why?

No, the only relationships I’ve lost have been lost for a reason.

18. What would you do if all of your followers left comments daily and would be it be too much for you to handle? Would you hire someone to answer comments for you?

I’d probably keep trying until I couldn’t anymore, then I’d start being selective. I wouldn’t ever hire anyone unless the blog became bigger than my daily life and started paying the bills, you know? Which it won’t.

Unless you guys want it to, huh? *wink wink nudge nudge*

19. Do you know how far back your ancestry goes on either side of your family tree? How far?

Oh, no idea! I could find out I guess, but I’d have to go halfway across the world! Although – it was fantastic at age 14 to travel to the US, to Ellis Island and see my grandfather’s name in the book. It was quite emotional – or about as emotional as a 14 year old can handle!

20. If you could compare yourself to anything in the universe, what would you compare yourself to? Why?
– For instance, someone might choose the Phoenix because it’s reborn from its ashes, Someone who derives strength from pain and failures and tries to rise above them all might select the Phoenix.

This is unbelievably difficult, I don’t knooooooooooooooooow. Obviously how I see myself is not quite how others see me? In my head I’m a bit like Ananke – compulsion, necessity, destiny – I feel like I get myself onto a roller coaster and I just can’t stop sometimes.



  1. Micah

    The “Like” tab isn’t working for me now but I’d “Like” this post later using a different computer πŸ˜‰ The list of things you have on your top drawer are very very specific. Nice! I was actually thinking if I’d put rubber (aka condom) in the list I’ve written but I changed my mind at the last minute. Filipinos are too conservative to handle it. I’d probably get some hateful comments for it. I’m such a coward eh?

    Re the internal monologues, I can relate! But I only do it when I’m really bored or there’s nobody around who would understand. Sexy and mysterious is a great combination. Too bad other people would think talking to one’s self is weird. They just don’t get it! Lol

    • Sleep and Salami

      I come from a family of extremely conservative Catholics – hence the totally anonymous blog. If you’re a coward, trust me, so am I πŸ™‚
      I did ask my boyfriend once if I managed to be sexy and mysterious – his answer indicated that I’d missed my mark somewhat… But I’m working on it! ;-P

      • Micah

        Oh wow! we’re Roman Catholics too. But it’s a tad more difficult living in a predominantly Catholic country than just having parents or relatives who are Catholic. I should have made my blog totally anonymous too but it’s too late already. *Sigh

  2. Mariana

    4. How do people remember each others last names from that far back. I can’t remember my first grade best friend’s last name either, but whenever I bring it up people wonder why. D:

    Also, I talk to myself way too much. It’s usually not a big problem unless someone is home. If I’m alone, I’ll usually just turn on the camera and try to say something insightful.

    • Sleep and Salami

      I just don’t get it! Someone asked me my street name from where we lived in high school – I couldn’t remember. I don’t know how they remember names for so long!
      You film yourself? I don’t know if I could do that! Although I’ll probably look back and wonder why I didn’t!

  3. PM

    love, love 5, 15, and 16. airplane noises? fantastic! i like that line in alice in wonderland that says all the best people are bonkers – so true! πŸ˜€

  4. Dayle Lynne

    “It’s not so much the using the toilet in the dark as the flushing and then leaving the room – who knows what’s going to come after you?”

    I used to be TERRIFIED of that!! There was a movie and on the poster there was some creature coming out of a toiled and it freaked me out for years!

    “Bedroom accessories” – I like that!

    Owning the TARDIS would be awesome! I was originally going to write River’s sonic screw driver, but didn’t do it because it’s not a movie πŸ™‚ Though, a Delorean or Top Gun plane would be pretty awesome too!

    • Sleep and Salami

      This is why I refuse to watch scary movies. I swear, sometimes I still give the toilet the side-eye a bit. glad I’m not the only one who had that experience!
      I actually have a pact with my best mate that if I die she’ll break in to my house and get rid of the bag. No way, even after death, do I want my conservative Catholic parents to see that.
      Lame isn’t it? *blush*

  5. Wilhelmina Upton

    Matala would have been a hate choice for me too.
    Oh boy, the checking for murderers, I used to do that a lot and I still get nervous sometimes.
    Hahaha, airplane noises, that’s cool πŸ™‚ I Sometimes pretend to be flying πŸ˜€

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  7. Miko

    Hi! I like your answer in 8 and 15. Now I am curious about those bedroom accessories of yours tee hee. And I swear, I always talk to myself… I can’t help it sometimes O_O

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