Hooker Boots and Threesomes – Want to know more?

In the spirit of getting to know each other, I’ve been tagged by Marcia over at Menopausal Mother (who was tagged by Karen over at http://www.BakingInATornado.com) to answer a list of questions from a game that originally surfaced on Facebook many years ago. There are 25 questions about oneself that need to be answered.  So for those of you who want to get to know me better, read on.

I wont be offended if you don’t read it and just want to skip to the end and leave a comment.  But you may miss some interesting facts about me if you do this.  Questions as follows:

1. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

I was born in the Primrose Hospital in a town called Germiston in the Gauteng Province of South Africa (Boring I know).  I now live in Johannesburg and Germiston is probably about 60km away from where I live.

2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER SOMEONE?

I have a rather unusual name and was named after an operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan

Iolanthe

3. IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN, HOW MANY DO YOU HAVE?

I have 4 boys – aged 24, 21, 15 and 12.  All gorgeous young gentlemen!

4. HOW MANY PETS DO YOU HAVE?

I currently have a cocker spaniel named Buddy and 2 cats named Slush and Ripley.  Buddy and Slush are quite old at around 12 years each.  Ripley was a stray who moved in about a year ago and hasn’t left.  She is about 3 I think.

5. YOUR WORST INJURY?

Hmmmm – Not really an injury but more of an ailment – this has to be Rheumatoid Arthritis in my hips (OMG that makes me sound old).  I take a pill 3 times a week and am good to go – so I cant really complain.

6. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?

Oh yes!  Not sure if I want to spill the beans yet on this one.  You will have to keep reading more about me in future blogs!

7. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING TO BAKE?

Cheese Cake

My kids tell me that I make awesome banana bread and I love making anything they like.  Lately I love making cheese cake out of condensed milk and creamed cheese – not sure you could call that baking but it tastes just awesome.  (The cheese cake is more for me though and I can generally go through this alone in 2 or 3 days)

8. FAVORITE FAST FOOD

This changes regularly – at the moment it is sushi.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?

Not on your life – far too adventurous for me.  I do have a future daughter-in-law that has taken to jumping out of planes though.  She definitely has more guts than me!

10. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?

Hooker Boots

Not sure – I think I notice different things about different people – sometimes I may notice the size of a woman’s boobs first for instance (I’m not perving I promise – just comparing!).   I may notice how good looking they are or how confident they look.

My one son couldn’t stop laughing the other day when I noticed a school girl walking down the road.  She was a little on the heavy side and wore a very short school uniform skirt.  She had long school socks on which generally come up to just below the knee.  Anyway, she had them pulled all the way up to just above her knees and I made the following comment “because she’s not allowed to wear her hooker boots to school”.  It had my son in absolute stitches – not to mention that his face turned a darker shade of red.

I generally don’t look at things like shoes or clothing or accessories unless they really stand out.

11. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?

On Monday whilst sitting in the school hall during the weekly school assembly to which I was invited.  My 4th son was elected school prefect.  I felt very proud and next thing I know I am sobbing my heart out – thinking that my little baby is growing up.

12. ANY CURRENT WORRIES?

Money, money and money.  It is tough having your own business as you don’t have the safety of knowing you are getting a pay check at the end of the month (generally speaking – I know this isn’t quite true with so many retrenchments happening all over the world at the moment)

13. NAME 3 DRINKS THAT YOU DRINK REGULARLY:

Tea, ginger beer and grapetiser.  I’m not big on booze but I do love a few Archers now and then.



14. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?

Has to be Ken Follets Pillars of the Earth and World without End

15. WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A PIRATE?

I’m afraid I have to agree with Marcia’s reply here – even if I had to agree to a threesome!

Her reply was  “Only if I could raid ships with Johnny Depp and get stranded with him on a deserted island. I’ll even bring the rum.”

16. FAVORITE SMELLS? 

I love the smell of vanilla and sometimes the smell of fresh oranges.  (And new born babies)

17. WHY DO YOU BLOG? 

Because it’s cheaper than seeing a shrink!  On a more serious note – because you have all made it a wonderful, unforgettable experience and I have made more friends in the last 18 months of blogging than I have made in my life.

18. WHAT SONG DO YOU WANT PLAYED AT YOUR FUNERAL?

None – I hate funerals and don’t want anyone attending mine.  I would rather be remembered for who I was and really don’t want people slobbering at my funeral.

19. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?

My ankles – not going to expand here.

20. FAVORITE HOBBY?

Blogging – no question about it.

21. WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A FRIEND

Somebody who I feel isn’t judging me.

22. NAME SOMETHING YOU’VE DONE THAT YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU’D DO?

Go for dancing lessons.  Just started belly dancing classes and loving it.

23. FAVORITE FUN THINGS TO DO?

Reading
Watching TV
Laying at the pool

24. ANY PET PEEVES?

This could turn out to be a very long list so I wont expand too much.  Recent things that seriously piss me off are:

  • Salesmen cold calling me – don’t bother calling me on my mobile and trying to sell me something – I am just going to be really rude to you
  • People trying to sell me something on the sidewalk of the shopping centre – I’m not blind and I can see you – If I want to smell the revolting perfume you are spraying all over the place, I will  approach you.  I just want to be left alone to shop in peace.
  • People who cant park in a parking bay properly – irritates me every morning when I can’t get parking at the school because inconsiderate people have parked over 2 bays
I’ll stop there before you get bored – feel free to add your pet peeve to the comment section below.

25. WHAT’S THE LAST THING THAT MADE YOU LAUGH

A post I read earlier today by Carol Wyer.  Facing 50 with humor – read her post here.  I found myself doing everything it said and then having a real good laugh at myself.

Well that’s it – it wasn’t so bad was it.

Now I believe I have to tag a few other bloggers for this challenge. I read every one of their posts and hope you will pop over and have a read of their blogs as well.  Hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know me better.

http://hollishootsandhollers.blogspot.com/
http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com/
http://blog.theregularguynyc.com/
http://ladyornot.com/
http://joeh-crankyoldman.blogspot.com/
http://delightfullyludicrous.blogspot.com/

PS – Pop over to http://www.circleofmoms.com/top25/Top-25-Funny-Moms-2013 and vote for Menopausal Mother at http://menopausalmother.blogspot.com/

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12 thoughts on “Hooker Boots and Threesomes – Want to know more?

  1. Oh Lanthie you nailed this one! I LOVE it! So cool where your name comes from–I always liked that operetta. You had me cracking up on #5 #6 #10 #15 and #19! And YES on #15 with my girl crush Jack Sparrow–the pirate who is the root of ALL my fantasies! Lol! I also totally get you on #11 why must they grow up so fast? Thank you so much of being a good sport and doing this–you did a great job and I really appreciate the shout- out on the contest. Smooches! XOXO

  2. I absolutely love your answers! You are right, blogging is cheaper than seeing a shrink. Unfortunately, if you need the anti-depressants to keep you sane you have got to go sooner than later.Kathyhttp://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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