Like a lot of bloggers, I have a little notebook where I jot down any ideas that come to me for blog posts. Looking through my notebook today I found that I have several little snippets of ideas that aren’t enough for a whole post in themselves. What to do with them? I thought. After much pondering, I decided I could interview myself, and thus mop up some of these random ideas into a cunning and self-indulgent post. Here goes…
Hello Vanessa, would you mind if I ask you a few questions?
Not at all Vanessa, fire away.
Ok, first of all, I was just wondering whether you’ve seen any pretty leaves whilst out walking lately?
Yes I have! And by an amazing coincidence, I photographed those leaves and have already inserted the picture at the top of this post – what are the chances eh?
Wow, those sure are some pretty leaves. Now, can I ask whether you have done anything this year that you feel particularly pleased with yourself about?
Yes, I managed to get an advert removed from the radio by complaining about it to the Advertising Standards Authority. I don’t want to reveal the details, but basically the company blatantly lied about a point of law in order to try and sell something to a potentially vulnerable group of people. But they didn’t bank on me knowing the law in that area, no siree!
What’s your favourite joke?
Well it’s a bit of an oldie, and it’s more of a one-liner than a joke, but this one never fails to make me laugh every time I tell it to myself:
– I got myself a new dog, he used to belong to the blacksmith, as soon as I got him home he made a bolt for the door.
That is a good one, it’s one of my favourites too! What about T-Shirt slogans, any favourites there?
One that I saw being worn by an elderly lady gave me a good chuckle:
– At my age I’ve seen it all, done it all, and heard it all. I just can’t remember it all.
I’m wondering, does your 10 year old son understand the principles of bankruptcy?
He does now, yes. A few days ago he asked me what bankruptcy was. I explained it to him, and he said “Oh so it’s like a game of Monopoly – when you run out of money, you can’t play anymore?” Yep, that’s pretty much it!
You recently did a post about pranks you wish you were brave enough to do, but do your kids ever play pranks?
I assume you’re talking about my post entitled Five things I would like to do to a stranger. Yes they do, if we’re ever driving slowly in the car, my kids like to call out to people on the street “Excuse me, you’ve dropped something!” I know it’s a bit naughty, and I should probably stop them, but it’s actually hilarious looking in my rear view mirror at the people looking around at the ground. I do have one rule, that they’re not allowed to do it to elderly people.
And finally, have you ever watered a plastic plant?
You mean like when my Mum recently went away for a couple of months and asked me to water her plants for her, and I didn’t realise that one of the ones I was watering was a plastic one? You really think I would do something like that? What sort of idiot would do something like that huh?
Thank you very much Vanessa
You’re welcome Vanessa.