Friday, 1 January 2016

Secret " Likes"

Today we drove to Snowdonia to have lunch and " games" with a friend.
The lunch was lovely and the games ( a board game called " Articulate" ) great fun.
It go me to thinking how many " unfashionable " likes I have...those likes you enjoy but the ones that perhaps you don't own up to but will perhaps enjoy once in a blue moon
Here are a few of mine.....

  1. Making stuff out of lego
  2. A jigsaw puzzle 
  3. Pretending to play the piano
  4. Playing card patience
  5. Turning a boiled egg over in the egg cup after you have eaten the insides
  6. Popping bubble wrap
  7. Licking the bowl after making cake batter
  8. Reading trashy women's magazines 
  9. Colouring in pictures with felt pens
  10. Folding napkins
  11. Sticking words and pictures from mags onto cat food tins and making them into a desk tidy.
  12. Rolling string into balls
  13. Firing elastic bands at random objects
  14. Doodling in wet sand
  15. Biting my nails
  16. Reading on the toilet

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  1. I regret to inform you that lego and colouring in are very fashionable!! Make sure that you smash the bottom of the eggshell, otherwise the witches will use it as a sailing boat.... Or so I was led to believe as a child!

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  2. I don't score as many as you - I've never stuck pictures on cat food tins to make a desk tidy . . . mainly because my DOG eats dry food!

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  3. Golden Syrup tins make very good pencil tidies.

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  4. I will admit to #2 and #7 myself.

    #8 - REALLY? you should not waste brain cells on that garbage.

    #1 and #9 are FUN!

    HNY 2016 to all in the village!

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  6. OK. Restricting myself to what seem to be regared as "odd" likes, rather than those shared by many:

    1. I like reading scientific papers about things I know very little about and converting them into summaries that almost anyone can understand - fortunately I get paid for it even though I would do it for nothing.

    2. I like spending time with my wife, and not just in the animalistic coupling sense, and this liking of mine seems to be a predeliction that most married men regard as extremely odd, wimpy and actually utterly shameful.

    3. I like befriending people that nobody else likes and that other people seem to regard as "freaks". I have done this since my schooldays and have always found it brings rewards.

    4. I like trying to persuade people who seem rather certain about anything that they really do not have enough evidence to be certain about, well, almost anything.

    Other than those my likes are probably fairly normal.

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    1. My husband was like that , he said he enjoyed spending time with me more than anyone ..
      I have had friends and so did my husband who were not your run of the mill ordinary person, either in looks or in personality .. In fact, when we got married, his best man was a drag queen ... and the best person we ever knew.
      So I actually don't think it is odd to befriend people who are not your ordinary run of the mill person .. those people are fine too but there is room for many more types.

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  7. But one thing I do NOT LIKE is how this damn blog keeps duplicating comments without being asked to whereas no other blog seems to do it at all (Hence the deletion above, and I notice other commenters having to do it here too, quite often).

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  8. Great likes !
    I have a few myself but a neat one is a nerf popper. Shooting the little sponge ball out of a pigs nose is great fun. Or the ones that have a suction at the base. They will stick up high and if you can't get them, when they finally drop it is a surprise.
    Coloring is so "in" right now. It is very soothing and great fun.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  9. Number six I do with great pleasure in private in my own space. Number seven, if it doesn't taste good raw, it won't taste good cooked. You have to check. Number eight makes visiting a doctor slightly more pleasurable.

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  10. Oh apart from the rubber bands one I can get all of these, and yes colouring in is HUGE. I also like to not wear clothes at home, and not wear shoes at work. I like feeling the floor with my feet. Bloody earth mothers ;-)

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  11. No.12 rings a bell. The husband has a saying passed down by generations of his family "Never cut what you can untie". Which means we have a fine selection of tiny bits of string and used (warped) elastic bands, short lengths of electrical cable and several boxes of assorted flat-pack furniture fixings. He is a Womble! but I love him x

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  12. Bubble wrap is so fun!

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  13. Yes for 1 to 15 but number 16 is just too horrid.

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  14. Number 16 is a selfish pleasure if you only have one convenience in the house.

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  15. I cannot post a reply on any blog including this one unless I switch the computer over to Safari .. I have been using Chrome for ages.
    I cleaned cookies the other night ... the wrong thing obviously got cleaned too.

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  16. Reading on the loo never appealed to me but I share quite a few of your other likes.

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  17. I have grandchildren so I get to play with Lego and colouring books and arts and crafts supplies....but oh John....I got such a grin on my face when I read about your rubber bands. When I worked we were all in little cubicles and one of my biggest kicks was shooting rubber bands at the ceiling and letting them drop like worms on peoples desks. Of course, I did have to replace the odd cup of coffee lol.

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  18. I think coloring books are quite the thing right now... my daughter bought a box of colored pencils (cost about $75 American Dollar)... for our granddaughter to use so I hope to hell it's at least fashionable... I mean... would you pay THAT much for a pencil! But... back to your list... nope... never did read while on the toilet.... what a waste of time!

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    1. Oops... forgot to add... some school in Texas was closed down recently... something to do with the sound of bubble wrap being popped that sounded like gunshots... Just another act of terrorism, I guess.

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    2. Oops... forgot to add... some school in Texas was closed down recently... something to do with the sound of bubble wrap being popped that sounded like gunshots... Just another act of terrorism, I guess.

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  19. I am going to get myself a coloring book .

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  20. A few of those are my secret "likes" as well -- But I won't mention which ones... Some thing's have to just stay a secret.

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  21. Oh yes, I like quite a number of your list. And would add that if firecrackers are around I have a weakness for the sparklers...

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  22. Writing (not typing)....and doodling....with colorful markers. Love it.

    Cindy Bee

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  23. I love jigsaw puzzles! I could easily spend all day working on one.

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  24. Am quite fond of #2 and #6. I was upset when I saw "popless" bubble wrap - I was sure it would catch on and my supply would totally dry up.

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  25. I think if I resolve to do more of these in 2016, I will have more fun. It's been ages since I fired off a good elastic! Innocent fun.

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  26. No 5 reminds me of my children. They would ALWAYS turn their eggshell over saying "Daddy, I can't eat mine, would you like it?". I'd then have to break the top and fake surprise as I found it empty. It brought the house down every time.

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  27. How will you know what a recipe will taste like if you don't lick the bowl - it is COMPULSORY!!
    I like organising my collection of embroidery threads into perfect colour coordinated collections, each in a plastic bag, and the bags held together with a split ring...
    And I can get great satisfaction doing a similar thing to fabrics....
    Is that sad, or just obsessive-compulsive?

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  28. Why do we have to be fashionable? You like what you like, and that's it.

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  29. I love what you like.
    And a happy and loving new year to you and the prof. and all your sweet little family xx!

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  30. A house full of dogs and you *still* get to lick out the mixing bowl?......

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  31. I keep adopting lonely ...... usuaully old and mostly women.... We start chatting on the bus and before I know it they have my phone number and are coming to my house for tea, biccies and a knitting or crafting session. I have made some lovely friends that way.

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  32. Your #13 worries me. Knowing you as we do, I bet that some of your targets are not necessarily inanimate - and I shouldn't be at all surprised to learn that a certain 'W' scores you maximum points. Go on, admit it, you cruel devil!

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  33. Yep ... I do most of those too.

    If I get a trashy women's mag I have to read it in secret, they AND The Sun newspaper are abominable in Lovely Hubby's eyes ..... I read the Sun when I have a coffee in Sainsburys when I go :-)

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  34. That's got me thinking - there's a massive box full of Lego in the loft. I may have to go up and retrieve it later....

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  35. Well, I share around half of your secret likes. But I'm sure mine are the fashionable ones.

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  36. Since when did reading on the toilet become unfashionable?

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  37. Sweeping the floor. I love to sweep.
    Weeding the flower bed used to be one of my favorite activities back when I had a stressful paying job - take that you weed!
    Also when I worked for a living I loved deleting emails; still gives me a little thrill.

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  38. I like building things with Lincoln Logs. Small wee log houses bring me joy! :) I have "weird" tastes - I am always told by others how weird I truly am with the eclectic things I like/do. And that's ok by me! :)

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    1. You are welcome you prick

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    2. What is even more useful John, is that all those links "regarding military" are hidden within such fiendishy clever coding that only geniuses like me (and of course Prick Jacob) can decipher them. John, I salute you.

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  40. it's good to be here, wonderful post,

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  41. I don't really have any secret likes. I'm not very secretive at all. One of my goals in life is to become more inscrutable! I guess some people might say crocheting is a bit nerdy, but I'm out and proud about it. :) I do my best reading on the toilet. It is about the longest time I can concentrate on non fiction, so I keep anything like that out there and read it paragraph by paragraph. :)

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