Monday, 29 April 2013

An Award!!!

An award from the very lovely Savvy! To accept it I simply have to answer four questions and then nominate several bloggers who've recently inspired/moved/touched me.

1. If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?

I would like access to time travel... or time lurking, to be more precise. It's not that I wish to alter time, but I'd like to go back just to revisit old memories in a 'real' way. 


2. If you could repeat any age which would it be?

This is why access to time lurking would be useful... I don't want to relive the whole of my nineteenth year... just the parties... and the fun bits.... I don't want to relive commuting into London... or the time I walked into a parking meter.

3. What really scares you?

THIS really scares me.... cos I was only sort of joking about the time lurking... and this sort of Total Recall e-memory mapping palaver may one day make my time lurking fantasy a reality. Plus, I read THIS recently as well... so I am sort of very scared about all these technological bits and pieces that I don't really understand.


4. If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be?

I would be George Osbourne for the day and I would resign and then I would sign him up for a one way ticket to Mars.

I now have to nominate a few bloggers for this award... you don't have to do this if you don't want to, obvs, but... maybe Wendy, Joey, and Mr Mags might like to have a go? And Dinah, perhaps?? Maybe Z and Tim and Zig....

Yes, I am just name dropping :-)

53 comments:

  1. Thank you, darling, I'll have a go...

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  2. My 19th year was the best too, first year of university, or was that the previous year. Anyway everyone seemed interesting and I didn't even mind the flabby white toast with cauliflower (yes!) served in the Halls dining room.

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    1. Jody : It was my second year working... when I lived at home with my parents and spent all my money on clothes and going out... money and no responsibility... JOY!!! And then I thought it would be a good idea to buy a flat... just before the property market crash...
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  3. 1. If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?

    Are you sure you cannae think of anything else you would rather change? Floor detergents might be a good start hen, eh?

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  4. Mr Files: I am feeling the need to write a post about my thorough scrubbing activities....
    Sx

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    1. ..and here was me thinking you was stood on the corner waiting for the number 9.

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    2. .... no, Mr Files, the 69....
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    3. Haha, you are a cunning linguist.

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  5. I answered the same queries but forgot to post the badge and nominate others to follow-up. What a dunce.

    I see a theme developing amongst all of us. Youth = happiness. It doesn't look like anyone is anxious to re-live 38.

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  6. Mr Banish: Oops... yes, I knew you had this award, but have still to visit your post... this is because I am a lazy baggage... to be honest I had all the makings of a lazy baggage when I was nineteen....
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  7. Canadian futurist Frank Ogden recently died.

    He was one of the first people to predict that the Internet would come to dominate our lives.

    That thought, and many of his other predictions were considered outrageous at one time but now here we are.

    He also predicted a future of teleports and implants that would turn people into cyborgs.

    So given his track record, it’s highly likely his predictions will come true.

    Lately I’ve been thinking about how my ancestors would cope if they suddenly sprung back to life. They wouldn’t know how to operate in this society, let alone how to use a cell phone. And we don’t even have to go back very far…I’m just talking about those people from the early 20th century.

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  8. MJ: I was wondering if we will recognise the world in 20 years time... it's changed so much since I was born (I was born in black and white), and people are now growing up without knowledge of how things were before the Internet and instant access.
    If it's possible, see if you can get to watch a series called Black Mirror, which was first shown on C4 and was created by Charlie Brooker... I think he's a kind of prophet as well.
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    1. Just yesterday I was thinking about how anyone under 16 or so has grown up with the Internet. Unlike us, they don't know a world without the Internet.

      I have some apprehension about the future but I try to temper it by thinking about the positive aspects of technology...reading your blog, for example! Or the many ways that technology can bring people together.

      I'll keep my eyes open for Black Mirror.

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    2. p.s. One more thing...

      The upcoming generation is growing up in a world with loose boundaries around the concept of privacy.

      It won't surprise me if the concept of privacy becomes something that future generations will not comprehend.

      In India, there is no word for "privacy." because you are seldom alone there.

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    3. Yes, it's about being responsible for our own boundaries on the Internet... I would not like to have too much of my privacy eroded... I wouldn't like to be young these days... I'm grateful for knowing what life was like in black and white :-)
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    4. You are wise. Both of you.
      And precious.
      Two thinking humans.

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  9. Thank you, Scarlet, but Kevin already snagged me http://moreidlethoughts.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/about-that-bloke-in-the-pub/

    Time travel? I think you just like the idea of Dr Who's sonic screw driver!

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    1. Dinah: Yes! I saw that you'd done it when I visited you this morning! Apologies! I just like the idea of Dr Who.
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  10. 1. If you do, I have a request. Please visit me about March 1985, give me a good slap, and shout "NO! DON'T DO IT!" at me. Thank you.

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  11. Mr Lax: I'm kind of guessing what you were doing on this date... did bells feature?
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  12. Technology's great. None of the sodding stuff actually works. We were kids in a time when we could open cans with a hammer.

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    1. Kev: Sometimes my PC makes me want to use a hammer...
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  13. Hey thank you for the nomination and the award. You know I love this kind of thing, and no I haven't had it before, although I do vaguely remember answering number 4. I can't remember who I said though, so it wasn't very memorable! :D

    I'll definitely give it a go. Thanks!

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    1. Mr Joey: I look for to your post, Mr Joey!
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  14. That parking meter really left a mark - on your memory anyway.
    congrats on the awards.
    I'm listening to "I Will Survive" as I write this. thanks

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    1. Bill: That parking meter left an indelible stain!
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  15. sodding internet! I mean, it's great when you find what you want, but when you want synonyms for that part of the day when the sun goes down...you just get flooded with Stephanie -bloody- Meyer!
    Perhaps it means the answer is a lemon?
    If I find some extra time I might have another bash at it.Might not!

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    1. I'm now stuck with an image of a glass of glowing lemonade...
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  16. Done: http://wendyhome.com/2013/04/30/blogging-meme-conformity/

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  17. Time lurking is an interesting concept. I think I do that anyway - vivid, youthful memories have stayed with me to middle age. Perhaps it wasn't really as I remember it - perhaps I'll just stick with my memories. As for technology, well, call me old fashioned, but I think it's already gone far enough!
    Axxx

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    1. Annie: Technology seems to be running away with itself... I can't even keep up with Google and Facebook anymore.
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  18. You mean you haven't already repeated an age?
    I've repeated being 27 for the last 10 years. The problem is that its no longer very convincing and is very hard work.
    Actually, I don't recommend it. The time-lurking thing sounds much better.
    Say Hi to LX in 1985 for me!

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    1. Mr Devine: Ha! Mr Lax did not recognise me...I gave him a good slap and he had me arrested, he then carried on doing what he was doing... I forsee unfortunate consequences.
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  19. I like your answers Miss Scarlet...
    Sadly we are already in the age of cyborgs... Next time you travel on a bus or train... just observe the number of people that are inseperable from their digital apparati... blank looks on their dials deeply absorbed in cyberspace... very little occurring in the way of good old black and white conversation... to give a greeting is to recieve a blank stare

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    1. Prinny: To be honest it's not so bad in deepest darkest Devon... it's when I leave deepest darkest Devon that the fear sets in and all those zombie movies seem almost real.
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  20. Congratulations. Theoretically it's "virtually" (see what I did there?) to win a REALITY Award in Cyberspace unless of course this IS the real part and the meatworld is a dream?

    You have always been authentic and charming and funny and able to resort & retort with snappy bon mots, but most of all you are consistently and genuinely interested in other people and make them feel like their little binary squiggles are truly caligrophic..is that a word? You know what I mean?

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    1. Mr Coppens: You are making me blush! Seriously.
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    2. Ach Donnn - just say as it is: She's great, eh?!!

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  21. I know what he means ... well done, and good answers, robots scare me too xx

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    1. Lulu: Still blushing... I am now all of a tither...
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  22. Personally I would like to repeat my 200th year, although I will always regret not putting more into my pension and the resulting 160 years spent working in B&Q to make up the shortfall….

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    1. Mr Logs: The UK in 200 years time is completely covered by a huge B&Q store, where we all live sleep and work. Some of us work hard enough to have our own sheds with decorative awnings... I see myself working furiously hard so as to save enough B&Q vouchers to line my bijoux kennel with a roll of B&Q Super Shed Felt, to make my Christmas cosy.
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  23. P.S. Do you know what English unhyphenated word contains the most Bs?

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    1. Mr Logs: Babybush!!! Beblubbered!! I am having a Googling frenzy now....
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    2. Try Closer to home....

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  24. You Do Know That Would Make You Very Unpopular With Martians!

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  25. Tough.
    I have to think or to drink, whatever comes first. Surely no beer on this one. A bottle of Silvaner may do the trick.
    Oh yes I'll answer. Maybe tomorrow, not tonight darlin', I have some Kellerbier here and need another PallMall.
    Thank You for the invitation! To be completely true, I saw it last night, but had not the guts to answer at all, it made me think a lot.

    In the end writing is about letting things out, cutting out, weglassen ... getting lost maybe.

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  26. Mine's up .... so to speak. ;)

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