30 days of me – Day 30

Day 30 – Your favorite song

There are some contenders to this, and I’m not sure I have a totally all time favorite song?

If I was to say just one, then it’ll be Rose Royce – Car wash. Always makes me smile when I hear it. Doesn’t really matter when or where, but a sunny day in the car driving along is the best place to have it playing.

Below are some of the other contenders that also competed.

Sigur Ros – Hoppipolla generally have no idea what they are singing about, but I’ve always really liked this track. I should probably find out what the words mean in English at some point, the video for it is great.

The Chemical Brothers – Saturate  Real old skool sounding dance track, reminds me of music from the house era. Sounds fantastic pumped through the receiver and gives the subwoofer a hard workout.

Rick Astley – Never gonna give you up You know what, yes, I’ve said it. I’m a child of the 80’s, I grew up listening to this song. Besides, his dancing is so hypnotic, like a human lava lamp. He can still sing better than most of todays line up of clones created in satan’s own boy and girl band lab.

Shelley Nelson – Sometimes  have always loved this song, for various reasons, the orchestral bridge, if that’s the correct term (not sure it is though) as well as the artist herself. Incredible voice, sounds fantastic through (decent) headphones to really pick up the quality. So very talented whether you’re hearing her live or recorded.

In some ways it’s rather fitting that the last question to 30 Days of me, has been spent thinking of tracks that make me happy when I listen to them, or have reminded me of friends I love and miss.

So there you have it. 30 Days of me, answered for you all to read.

30 days of me – Day 29

Day 29 – In this past month, what have you learned

There’s a few things I’ve learnt during the last month of answering these questions.

1. I can remember more and write more than I thought I would be able to.

2. There are not nearly enough recent photos of me. If I went missing tomorrow, the news report would show a montage of pictures of me from when I was between 1 – 13 years old.

3. I seen to be able to write short posts that entertain people (from what I can tell, but please, by all means correct me).

4. There needs to be more updates from me posted so friends can see what is happening. Whether in New Zealand or the UK I feel like I don’t communicate as often as I’d like to with them.

5. When I put my mind to it I can remember to do something, not only in time for when it’s needed. but in advance in some cases.

6. I have learnt to use better grammar, and finally may just have cracked the use of apostrophes, in most cases 🙂

So this is the penultimate post. Only one more to go now in this series.

30 days of me – Day 28

Day 28 – A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?

This photo is a little older than a year, but when there aren’t that many of you around you take what you can find.

It was taken when my aunt and uncle came out from the UK for a visit. As you can see I had longer hair (not sure what I was thinking really), it was pretty hot, hence the frizz. The photo also appears to have captured a rare sight of our robotic cat on the dinning table.

Well this one is certainly better, think we can thank the funky filter Helen used when she took it for that. Less hair is definitely an improvement.

So there you have it, with only two more posts to go 🙂

30 days of me – Day 27

Day 27 – Why are you doing this 30 day challenge

As I said on Day 12, my friend Diane suggested giving it a try. Seemed like a good idea at the time, and it has turned out to be pretty fun to do. I wasn’t entirely convinced that anyone would be interested in reading what I wrote, and so far have been pleasantly surprised.

The questions haven’t been the normal FBish What colour do you like?, When did you last do something?, etc

Only thing that has been a challenge is the fact that I decided to start it on the 1st January and post everyday. Some have been prepared well in advance and then amended before the final upload, others have needed to be rushed through and put up the same day.

30 days of me – Day 26

Day 26 – What you think about your friends

John Paul Satre once said “hell is being locked in a room with your friends.”

Friends are one of the most important things in your life. The right ones will be there for the good times and the bad. Will offer support when you need it and advice when you ask (sometimes when you don’t ask, but generally when it’s needed). The close friends I have I know will do all these things and more. When you have a close bond like that with someone you now that you’ll put up with each others bad jokes, you’ll happily disagree one topics, no matter how strongly you both feel about your view.

You’ll be there for each other and there’s pretty much nothing you wouldn’t do for each other. I might quantify that to offering to dispose of body parts, but not necessarily help with dismemberment, those who know we well will know I’m too squeamish for that. Although thinking on it (not for too long mind), if you want my help with that, freeze them first, I can’t see a problem with everything being frozen 🙂

I’m not in touch with any friends from school, although I’ve exchanged the briefest of protracted IM’s on Friends Reunited with a couple. Same with ones from college. When I decided not to go to the following course after our current one, when others did, that spilt us up and we lost touch. I REALLY hate dancing, so would often not go clubbing every weekend due to the fear of looking like a complete idiot on the dance floor. I should have made more of the 80’s when it was perfectly acceptable and cool, yes, cool, to dance like Rick Astley.

I know which friendships I can rely on 100% to give help, advise and be there when I need them. Relatively newly formed or long time standing I can ask those friends any question and get an honest reply. They should also all know that they would get the same from me too. I will always have time for my friends.

30 days of me – Day 25

Day 25 – What I would find in your bag?

I haven’t carried a backpack or bag for ages, when I did there would be the apple I’d forgotten I had, discovered a month later when you could start to smell it. The odd book. My MD player, see, showing how long ago there, when were MiniDisc players still being used? Sound quality was good. I’d still be using it know I was happy with only ten tracks per disc, instead of 4500 tracks on a half filled iPod.

Generally I stuff everything I need in to my coat, body warmer, whatever I’m wearing. If I don’t have a spare pocket it doesn’t come with me 🙂

So to answer the question.

Most of the time I have my wallet, car keys, my work phone (less often now) and my personal phone. In addition to those things, you may also find any number of cars secreted about my person, for Leo when we go out to brunch. I can fire a matchbox car across the table in around 1.5 seconds when necessary.

30 days of me – Day 24

Day 24 – A letter to your parents

No post here today for this question.

There’s nothing I need to say that I’m comfortable with sharing in a public forum.

Everyone has things they’d like to say, or wish they’d said before it was too late.

All I will say is if one or both of your parents are still alive then take the time to think of the things you’d like to ask them now, and conduct each phone conversation with the thought that it could be the last and try never to finish one angry (I didn’t, but wanted to point that last one out).

Regret and lost opportunity is not something you should have left as a memory.