TMI Tuesday – Randomness

1.What is the dumbest thing you are reading and writing right now?

Social media of course!!!. In particular a post from a friend, who I thought was intelligent, about a fashion show for ducks featuring images like this.

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I am sorry but this seems to be something that needs to be said repeatedly.

CLOTHES ARE FOR PEOPLE!!!. If your dog looks happy to be wearing the new outfit you bought him it is because dogs are pathologically geared to make their owners happy. If you are happy because of something they did their world is complete. Did anyone ever see a cat that was happy about being dressed up? No. That is because cats are smarter!

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2.If you were to start your own country who would sing the national anthem?

Ultimately I would like Freddy Mercury to write my national anthem because Queen wrote such amazing anthems. But I guess I would have to settle for Adam Lambert.

Cassette Of Queen + Adam Lambert's Live Around The World For Release

3. If your were to be eaten by an animal of your choice (and you will die), what animal will eat you? Why?

There is a video kicking around the internet featuring Steve Irwin on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” telling a story of a close call with a reticulated python which is about 20ft long. The story kicks in around 3:40 but watching someone so quintessentially Australian and completely natural with a prim proper American talk show host is freaking hilarious!

So me? Well it seems I spend a bit of time poking around with snakes. Mainly because they want to eat my pets. Not that any of those would be able to eat me but maybe one day I will stumble across one of these big things.

Honestly I think it wouldn’t be a bad way to go. Pythons do give you a big hug and make sure you are dead before they eat you so it wouldn’t be that bad. Plus, snakes are cool.

4. What word makes you smile?

Sixty – Nine. Childish I know but I work with teenagers. What can I say?

Sixty-nine: The history of a number - The Trail

5. What word makes you cringe

I stopped in the middle of writing this post because this one stumped me. Many ideas make me cringe but the mere mention of the word making me cringe? I have to say ‘moist’. Again, I work with teenagers. A few years ago this word was like any other. Then I had a special student in my year 8 Science class and I had to teach this particular class about human reproduction…..

Bonus: Will you board the love train?

So I had to Google this because I didn’t realise it was an actual song! The song is not exactly my type of thing which is probably why I have never heard it. Weirdly when I read the question a Seekers song called Morningtown ride popped into my head. Same era (maybe a little bit earlier judging by the pants the O’Jays wore!!) but completely different sentiments. Still can’t go past Judith Durham’s vocals though.

So which train will I be on? Really hard to say. Getting loved up with people all around the world isn’t my cup of tea, although I do appreciate the need for us to be kinder to each other. Hopping in to bed to spend the night dreaming away is very tempting some days but not as much as it was when I was the mother of toddlers!

I think I will just need to make my own train, fill it with sexy people and spend the journey getting to know each other.

This post is part of TMI Tuesday for December 29. If you enjoyed it please make sure you click here or on the image below for more TMI goodness.

Friday Night TMI

Another week over. I didn’t get a chance to answer the TMI questions but sitting on the couch on Friday night is as good a time as any.

1. What word is a lot of fun to say?

Unoriginal I know but ‘Fuck’ it is such a versatile word.

I am not sure if it is an Australian thing but we use fuck for a lot of things.some examples are;

“Fuck off” = go away.

“Fuck me” = didn’t see that coming

“Well that is fucked” = that is really broken/ not great

“He is a complete fuckwit” = this guy has no idea

On a side note I have noticed I use this word way too much. To the point I decided I should give it up for Lent (weird Catholic tradition you can read about it here). Since Lent started I seem to have used this word even more.

2. What is your go to euphemism for sexual intercourse?

I am really not great with subtleties. So despite using the word Fuck too much for things not relating to sex if I am asking for sex it is going to be something like “let’s fuck!”

3. What current trend do you hope will go away very soon?

Tick Tok

As a teacher I get to learn about a whole lot of stupid teenage fads. Tick Tok is something which seems to be persisting for a while longer than expected. It has spawned a bunch of ridiculous behaviours and can have a bit of a sinister, online bullying undertone. Also like most social media/ online things it takes up way too much brain space and does little to foster genuine creativity.

I will be happy when I don’t need to police kids trying to use their phones to make Tick Toks when they are supposed to be studying.

4. If you could hack into any one computer, which computer would you choose?

I think the one the pathology laboratory keeps its results on. You never know what kind of juicy gossip you could find out from that!!!

5. Would you rather never be stuck in traffic again or never get another cold? Why?

Lounge poll of Mr Jones, boy child and myself revealed the following;

Mr Jones: Never get a cold because colds can kill you. He is a little bit influenced by reading too many Internet articles about Covid-19

Boy Child: Never get stuck in traffic because colds are not that annoying.

Gemma: Never get stuck in traffic because that is the pits. I have chosen jobs and house locations to avoid traffic so clearly it is a problem for me.

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