I am a twitter hound. And the gorgeous Mum of Three World tagged me in this Olmpic meme via twitter…brace yourselves. I am not sporty…
If everyday tasks were Olympic events, what would you get a gold medal in?
Tea drinking. I could drink tea for England. You know when they sit fat americans in a row on a stage, tie their hands behind their backs and make them eat pies until they 1) pass out 2) throw up or 3) win? That would be me. Number 3, the winner, with a tea bong strapped to her head, looking bloated and like she will throw up ANY MINUTE, but nethertheless a winner.
Or maybe instead of doing yards of ale, in a pub, I would do yards of TEA. Bring it oooon.
Of course, everytime you see the world “tea” in this meme, swap it for “also wine and gin”. *cough*
As a child (or even now), did you excell in a particular sport?
No. No no. No no no. And NO. Get me in an adult social setting of an evening and after a few drinks and you will find me gently leaning back and placing one elbow on to a chair back saying “oh yeah, yeah, well, you know I went to Holland, to like, play Hockey when I was younger. Yeah yeah, true story”. *sigh*. Truth is (DAMN YOU!) I liked to say to people that I “went to Holland to play Hockey” and imply that I was therefore excellent at it. What the truth is…well I went to Holland to play Hockey because they needed to make up the numbers on the team and to fill the bus. I did not actually play Hockey in Holland. I watched some Hockey in Holland. *shakes fist*
Michael Phelps (swimmer) or Michael Johnson (runner) – which sport appeals to you more?
How fast can you get out of bed and ready to go out of the door if you miss the alarm and sleep in?
I am the mutts nuts at this. I am a MOTHER for God’s sake. I can do this in 15 minutes. And I mean (in my best drill sergeant voice) ARISE! FEED KIDS! DRESS KIDS! WASH SELF! DRESS! BRUSH TEETH! APPLY MAKE UP! STRAIGHTEN HAIR! CHECK STRAIGHTENERS TURNED OFF FIVE TIMES BEFORE LEAVE BEDROOM! KEYS! GO GO GO!
Seriously. Do not challenge me on this. You will eat my dust *cracks knuckles*
What fantasy sport would you like to see made into an Olympic event?
Sleeping. People need this as a category. I for one can sleep in my bed, on the sofa, mouth open catching flies, sleeping for long enough with mouth open to wake up with mouth feeling like bottom of a birds cage, in a car, on a train, mouth shut so wake up with mouth smelling like a horse box, sat up, laying down, a long snooze, a substaintial nap, a power nap, on someone you know’s shoulder, on a strangers shoulder (with drool), stood up (walking baby to its slumber)….seriously…sleeping is underestimated. It needs an Olympic category and medals for the best at it. And GOLD goes to the new parent who survives on 30 minutes at a time.
Claim to fame time – have you ever met an Olympian and who was it?
…more tumble weed…
What events in past Olympics can you remember most vividly?
Ok…this is how much of a nerd I am…I don’t know how I am not still a virgin really. I don’t know anything about modern Olympics…I did however, study Geek, sorry, Greek history at A Level (do they still have A Levels?!) so I know about THE original Olympics. Thats it. Oh no, wait…tell a LIE! I have watched Cool Runnings about a gazillion times. So, I remember 1993 and John Candy and the Olympics then. In 1993. In Hollywood.
Tuning in at home, not for me, or tickets clamped in sweaty palms?
Sporty types will hate me….I am the woman who will scoff and tut when Eastenders is changed for the Olympics. BUT on the plus side…you know, every coin needs both sides! You need a miserable Mary. And I am it. *cheesy grin*
Who do you think most deserves a gold medal (any walk of life, not just Olympians)?
Everyday people. People like you and me. We all struggle every day – with money, with patience, with ourselves and with others. We all need a medal every now and then. x
And now I pass the batton to a newbie to Twitter but a goodie @crawlforthemoon You’re up, buddy.