ladymirth: (internet needs surfing)
Just one rule: Answer with only one word!

Snagged from Jana )
 

Round two.

Sep. 22nd, 2008 06:31 am
ladymirth: (tag sparrow)
The new meme! Forwarded by[livejournal.com profile] schnuffichen
  1. [livejournal.com profile] un_sedentary
  2. [livejournal.com profile] just_ruth , [livejournal.com profile] clarksmuse
  3. [livejournal.com profile] anntsypants
  4. [livejournal.com profile] purplephoenix03
  5. [livejournal.com profile] just_ruth
  6. [livejournal.com profile] kemidra ...(although, she must have been thrust eight years into the future as well. =P)
  7. [livejournal.com profile] arielchan
  8. ALL of you. *squishes insanely*
  9. Well, that's about half my flist. You're all very trustworthy people.
  10. [livejournal.com profile] pgwfolc
  11. [livejournal.com profile] mrsmosley ,[livejournal.com profile] just_ruth
  12. [livejournal.com profile] anotherdreamer5
  13. [livejournal.com profile] googlebrat
  14. About every one of you! But um, especially my darling [livejournal.com profile] anntsypants .
  15. [livejournal.com profile] mrsmosley . ' Cause she is my big sister. =D
  16. [livejournal.com profile] faye_lights .
  17. TOO MANY PEOPLE! But I shall list them: [livejournal.com profile] anntsypants , [livejournal.com profile] batgirl1 , [livejournal.com profile] cherrychalk , [livejournal.com profile] clarksmuse , [livejournal.com profile] cyad , [livejournal.com profile] elluxion , [livejournal.com profile] lostprincess87 , [livejournal.com profile] mrsmosley , [livejournal.com profile] pgwfolc , [livejournal.com profile] purplephoenix03 , [livejournal.com profile] un_sedentary , [livejournal.com profile] viciousberries . And of course, [livejournal.com profile] roaringsprite . Duh. It should be noted that I'm painfully reserved in RL and there's only a certain kind of person who can draw me out.
  18. [livejournal.com profile] lostprincess87
  19. *scratches head* [livejournal.com profile] just_ruth ?
  20. [livejournal.com profile] googlebrat . =D
  21. [livejournal.com profile] mrsmosley *hint, hint*
  22. [livejournal.com profile] bardicvoice . Duh.
  23. Gah! TOO MANY PEOPLE! Why do so many of you have to kick ass at the same things? It is highly unoriginal, I tell you!
  24. [livejournal.com profile] cyad ,[livejournal.com profile] schnuffichen
  25. [livejournal.com profile] pgwfolc
  26. Again, too many of you. But I pick [livejournal.com profile] cherrychalk , because hers is the shiniest.
  27. Don't do this to me! Um,[info]googlebrat. Or[info]pgwfolc
  28. [Bad username or unknown identity: . That was harder than the last one. Come my pretties, let me TAG you. Muahahahahaha! ]
ladymirth: (tag sparrow)
Sent to me by [livejournal.com profile] cyad .

The Rules
1. There are 30 questions.
2. Next to each number, write only the name of the person who fits.
3. Answer one question with one name.
4. Don't tell the questions to anyone who isn't doing the meme.

  1. [livejournal.com profile] lostprincess87 
  2. [livejournal.com profile] anntsypants 
  3. not sure
  4. [livejournal.com profile] guipago 
  5. [livejournal.com profile] cyad . =D
  6. [livejournal.com profile] googlebrat 
  7. [livejournal.com profile] missile_envy 
  8. tie between [livejournal.com profile] un_sedentary and[livejournal.com profile] anntsypants 
  9. [livejournal.com profile] anntsypants . This has happened.
  10. [livejournal.com profile] mrsmosley 
  11. [livejournal.com profile] quidditchkiss 
  12. [livejournal.com profile] schnuffichen 
  13. [livejournal.com profile] purplephoenix03 
  14. er...which is supposed to be what?
  15. [livejournal.com profile] roaringsprite ! *is kinky* 
  16. I choose to intepret this question in a particular way and say[livejournal.com profile] anotherdreamer5 
  17. [livejournal.com profile] ilk_girl . But only because she's tiny.
  18. [livejournal.com profile] elluxion 
  19. That's about half my flist, yo. [livejournal.com profile] clarksmuse ? 
  20. [livejournal.com profile] cherrychalk 
  21. whut?
  22. WHUT?
  23. I am a free woman. 
  24. I have no such people on my flist.
  25. How on earth would I know?
  26. [livejournal.com profile] roaringsprite . I don't think it, I know it. =D
  27. [livejournal.com profile] roaringsprite 
  28. [livejournal.com profile] chaperoned 
  29. [livejournal.com profile] roaringsprite 
  30. I love you all to bits and pieces. Also, this meme goes batshit after question 15. 
Anyone wanting to know WTH  may comment to that effect and thereby become automatically tagged and have the questions forwarded to them. It's actually rather fun. 
 
ladymirth: (bucket dance)
Guys, guys, come play this! Screenplay generator

Here's what I got!

Bwahahahaha!
ladymirth: (bucket dance)
You will be famous for writing a national bestseller





You are very observant and tend to be the wallflower at parties. You are intuitive and know just how to communicate everything that you are feeling to those around you.


Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com

ladymirth: (Frosty = Evil S.O.A.B)

January:

What I've been at since going AWOL

I’m Back. 
On hindsight, I keep using those words on my blog so much that I’m starting to sound like Arnold Schwarzenegger with anterograde amnesia. 


February:

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - It's OFFICIAL!

The release date for Last Tome of the Harry Potter chronicles has just been announced!
It's Saturday the 21st of July!

 

March:

In Which She Cheerfully Eats Dirt...

Y'all remember that bout of Smallville bashing I indulged in a while ago, wherein I proclaimed that all shows turn into a soap after the fourth season? Well, I have a confession to make. I hadn't actually watched the fifth season then, only read the episode transcripts.

 

May:

Livin’ La Vida Bizarro.

Ummm. So. I owe you guys an apology for leaving you hanging the way I did. I know how much I hate it when authors whose stories I’m reading does that to me, so I’m kind of mortified I had to do it myself. I just want share the past one-and-half months of my life with you in the hope it will all become less surreal.

 

June:

That's. It.

I have fever. Again. 
And my SAT exam starts at 8 o'clock tomorrow. 

 

July:

Ladies and Gentlemen...Today is P-Day.

I GOT HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS!!!!

 

August:

Ladies and GentleFoLCs, the moment you've been waiting for...

...will air in October. 
Dean Cain to play Dr. Curtis Knox in Smallville Seventh Season Episode "Cure"

 

September:

Of Bugs and Beaches.

I went on a three-day trip to the South and another weekend trip for my Mom’s annual university reunion day, which constituted a whole day and night and a beautiful four star hotel with a little house all to my sis and me, a placid river front at the rear and a lovely pool over-looking the beach which was all kinds of awesome. However, the true pathos of my life is brought to my attention, when I say that I found myself mentally chronicling Livejournal entries in my head for every interesting little tidbit that ever happened to me all throughout the journey.

 

October:

How's that for a minor miracle?

Once upon a time, there was a little cell phone who only wanted to be loved.

 

November:

Get thee Behind Me, Jensen!

I swear, my fixation on Jensen Ackles is scaring even me at this point. I have GOT to snap out of it.

 

December:

WHAT wank?! Where?!

I have not heard, nor can I find, any fat!Jensen Ackles wank. This is most unfair. I feel left out.

 

In hindsight, my blogging subjects seem so superficial. Here’s to 2008!

 Oh, and flist….

 
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


      

ladymirth: (ring)
Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In May I invaded Iraq, broke it, and couldn't glue it back together before Mom got home (-1012 points). Last Monday I helped [profile] mrsmosley  across the street (6 points). In June I pulled [profile] annabtg 's hair (-5 points). Last month I caught a purse-snatcher who stole [profile] missile_envy 's purse (30 points). Last Tuesday I gave change to a homeless guy (19 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-962 points). For Christmas I deserve a lump of coal!

Sincerely,
ladymirth

Write your letter to Santa! Enter your LJ username:

Did ya hear that, Lisa? I helped you across the street, you old dear. That should balance out against invading Iraq, shouldn't it? Life is so unfair!
ladymirth: (super)
 

Yep, that's me. =) Pretty neat, huh?
ladymirth: (woman)

Here's how we play:
A. Pick 16  20 movies.
B. Then pick one of your favorite quotes from each movie.
C. Post the quotes in your journal.
D. Have those on your friends list try to guess what the movie is.
E. Place the guesser’s username directly after the quote.

And the winners are: 

  1. “Oh, come on, there must have been something you liked about me.
    ”You have a nice car. And - quite nice manners, outside the bedroom. But that's about it. And by the way, I know exactly where Germany is. The question is, do you know the location of your arsehole?”
    ”As a matter of fact I do know the exact location of my arsehole. And hers, for that matter.”  - Bridget Jones II, The Edge Of Reason. Spoken by Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) and Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant).  

  1. “What's his type? Wilting flower? Bright and bubbly? Or smoldering temptress?”
    ”I'd say... smoldering temptress.” - Moulin Rouge ([profile] mrsmosley) Spoken by Santine. (Nicole Kidman)

  1. “We need a witness to our lives. There's a billion people on the planet... I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you're promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things... all of it, all of the time, every day. You're saying 'Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness'." - Shall We Dance. Spoken by Beverly Clark. (Susan Sarandon)

     4.   “Your wife?”
            “Ex-wife…who is living in my ex-house with my ex-dog.” - Pretty Woman. Spoken by Edward Lewis(Richard Gere).

 

  1. “And I realized that as dire chance and-and-and fateful cockup would have it, here I am, mid 50s, and without knowing it I've gone and spent most of my adult life with a- with a chubby employee. And-and much as it grieves me to say it, it-it might be that the people I love is, in fact... you.”
    [pause]
    ”Well, this is a surprise.”
    ”Yeah.”
    ”Ten minutes at Elton John's, and you're as gay as a maypole.” - Love Actually. ([profile] mrsmosley) Spoken by Billy Mack (Bill Nighy) and his manager Joe. (Gregor Fisher)

 

  1. S: “Good afternoon. We're gonna have a great jump today. Okay, first crank a hard cutback as you hit the wall. There's a screaming bottom curve, so watch out. Remember: rip it, roll it, and punch it.”       M: “It's like he's trying to speak to me, I know it.” - Finding Nemo. ([profile] mrsmosley) Spoken by the baby Australian turtle and Marlin the clown fish.

 

  1. “Do you know how to use that thing?”
    ”Yes. The pointy end goes into the other man.”
    [sighs] “This is going to take a lot of work.” - The Mask of Zorro. Spoken by Don Diego De La Vega (Sir Anthony Hopkins) and Alejandro Murrieta (Antonio Banderas).  

 

  1. “Too many guys think I'm a concept, or I complete them, or I'm gonna make them alive. But I'm just a fucked-up girl who's lookin' for my own piece of mind; don't assign me yours.”
    ”I remember that speech really well.”
    ”I had you pegged, didn't I?”
    ”You had the whole human race pegged.” - The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind. Spoken by Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet)  and Joel Barish (Jim Carrey).

 

  1. “Has the sea of raging hormones ebbed?” - Hercules, the Disney animated movie. Spoken by Meg.

 

  1. “17 million people. This is got to be the fifth biggest economy in the world and nobody knows each other. I read about this guy who gets on the MTA here, dies.”
    ”Oh.”
    ”Six hours he's riding the subway before anybody notices his corpse doing laps around L.A., people on and off sitting next to him. Nobody notices.” - Collateral. Spoken by Vincent (Tom Cruise).

 

  1. “Because they come to destroy that what I have come to love.” - The Last Samurai. Spoken by Captain Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise).

 

  1. “Oh. So I don't need to fetch Stephen from the airport tomorrow?”
    ”Well, if you speak to him and he decides to rethink the divorce, then yes, fetch away. You are very fetching. So, go fetch.” - The Devil Wears Prada. Spoken by Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) and Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep).

 

  1. “Young boys should never be sent to bed... they always wake up a day older.” - Finding Neverland. ([profile] arielchan) Spoken by J. M. Barrie (Johnny Depp).

 

  1. “We all surrendered, what did you expect? What were you trying to prove by going to war? Your place was here with your family. I loved you, but that wasn't enough was it? You want to leave not because of the war, you want to leave me, remember when you told me "I know a place where no one can bother our children when they are playing"?” - The Others. Spoken by Grace Stewart (Nicole Kidman).

 

  1. “To look life in the face, always, to look life in the face and to know it for what it is. At last to know it, to love it for what it is, and then… to put it away.” - The Hours. Spoken by Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf. (I have no idea how she managed to change her voice like that!)

 

  1. “Now, on the one hand, it is very difficult for a man to even speak to someone who looks like you. But, on the other hand, should that be your problem?”
    ”So life's kind of hard all around.”
    ”Not if you pay attention. I mean, you're sending all the right signals - no earrings, heels under two inches, your hair is pulled back, you're wearing reading glasses with no book, drinking a Grey Goose martini, which means you had a hell of a week and a beer just wouldn't do it. And if that wasn't clear enough, there's always the "fuck off" sign that you have stamped on your forehead.” - Hitch. ([profile] annabtg) Spoken by Alex Hitchens (Will Smith) and Sara (Eva Mendez).

 

  1. “What was the point of all those push-ups if you can’t even lift a bloody log?” - Batman Begins. Spoken by Alfred Pennyworth (Micheal Caine).

 

  1. “You actually go outside in these things? “
    ”Well, what would you prefer? Yellow spandex?” - X-Men I. ([profile] annabtg) Spoken by Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Cyclops (James Marsden).

 

  1. “So, uh, you play the beautiful game... bros... brothers... brethren?” - She's The Man. Spoken by Viola  (Amanda Bynes).

 

  1. “This ain't no Democracy.”
    ”Yes it is.”
    ”No it ain't. This is the United States of James Carter. I'm the President, I'm the Emperor, I'm the King. I'm Michael Jackson, you're Tito. I own yo ass.” - Rush Hour I. Spoken by Lieutenant Jim Carter. (Chris Tucker. Sheesh!)

And these, ladies and gents, are my most favourite movies in the world. Congrats to those who pegged them!

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I'm going to follow the recent example of the lovely 

[profile] arielchan 

HONESTY MEME

WTF?
It's where you follow the link above. Reply anonymously to the comment that I've posted there, with everything you secretly think about me but would feel awkward telling me about. 

E.g: "Sheesh, drama queen much?"
"You would be a whole lot cooler if you didn't try so hard to be funny."
"You're a biatch and I've hated you for years."

Okay, well may be not the last thing. =) But I want to know. IP tracking is turned off, so you're completely safe. 

Anonymous? Sounds like a cravenly thing to do.
Not at all. We all like to be civilized, and bury our real opinions for the sake of peace. This is just your chance to air them out. Besides, I'm signing myself up and I'm asking you to do this, so it's not like you're being cowardly. 
But if you like, you can post with your username. 

But...why?
Because I'm a bit neurotic and self-obsessed and I am on a grand quest for self-improvement. 

What do you want us to say? 
I want you to say what you really think, the good, the bad and ugly. It would be nice if I got some positive comments, but I would like to be shown what you think my flaws are so I can be a bit objective about myself. Or just giving you an opportunity to vent would be great too. 

E.g: "You never comment on my journal, you selfish twat!" 

I'm cool with that. =)

So? Comment?

 

 

 

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Taken from Tonya's lj.  

Here's how we play:
A. Pick 16  20 movies.
B. Then pick one of your favorite quotes from each movie.
C. Post the quotes in your journal.
D. Have those on your friends list try to guess what the movie is.
E. Place the guesser’s username directly after the quote.

 

I think mine will be pretty easy, because I’ve only included some of the biggest box-office hits in recent years. But y’all all better come play, ‘cause I took a bit of trouble to put together this one. Remember, NO googling!

 

Ready, steady, go!

 

  1. “Oh, come on, there must have been something you liked about me.
    ”You have a nice car. And - quite nice manners, outside the bedroom. But that's about it. And by the way, I know exactly where Germany is. The question is, do you know the location of your arsehole?”
    ”As a matter of fact I do know the exact location of my arsehole. And hers, for that matter.”

  1. “What's his type? Wilting flower? Bright and bubbly? Or smoldering temptress?”
    ”I'd say... smoldering temptress.”

  1. “We need a witness to our lives. There's a billion people on the planet... I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you're promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things... all of it, all of the time, every day. You're saying 'Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness'."

     4.   “Your wife?”
            “Ex-wife…who is living in my ex-house with my ex-dog.”

 

  1. “And I realized that as dire chance and-and-and fateful cockup would have it, here I am, mid 50s, and without knowing it I've gone and spent most of my adult life with a- with a chubby employee. And-and much as it grieves me to say it, it-it might be that the people I love is, in fact... you.”
    [pause]
    ”Well, this is a surprise.”
    ”Yeah.”
    ”Ten minutes at Elton John's, and you're as gay as a maypole.”

 

  1. S: “Good afternoon. We're gonna have a great jump today. Okay, first crank a hard cutback as you hit the wall. There's a screaming bottom curve, so watch out. Remember: rip it, roll it, and punch it.”       M: “It's like he's trying to speak to me, I know it.”

 

  1. “Do you know how to use that thing?”
    ”Yes. The pointy end goes into the other man.”
    [sighs] “This is going to take a lot of work.”

 

  1. “Too many guys think I'm a concept, or I complete them, or I'm gonna make them alive. But I'm just a fucked-up girl who's lookin' for my own piece of mind; don't assign me yours.”
    ”I remember that speech really well.”
    ”I had you pegged, didn't I?”
    ”You had the whole human race pegged.”

 

  1. “Has the sea of raging hormones ebbed?”

 

  1. “17 million people. This is got to be the fifth biggest economy in the world and nobody knows each other. I read about this guy who gets on the MTA here, dies.”
    ”Oh.”
    ”Six hours he's riding the subway before anybody notices his corpse doing laps around L.A., people on and off sitting next to him. Nobody notices.”

 

  1. “Because they come to destroy that what I have come to love.”

 

  1. “Oh. So I don't need to fetch Stephen from the airport tomorrow?”
    ”Well, if you speak to him and he decides to rethink the divorce, then yes, fetch away. You are very fetching. So, go fetch.”

 

  1. “Young boys should never be sent to bed... they always wake up a day older.”

 

  1. “We all surrendered, what did you expect? What were you trying to prove by going to war? Your place was here with your family. I loved you, but that wasn't enough was it? You want to leave not because of the war, you want to leave me, remember when you told me "I know a place where no one can bother our children when they are playing"?”

 

  1. “To look life in the face, always, to look life in the face and to know it for what it is. At last to know it, to love it for what it is, and then… to put it away.”

 

  1. “Now, on the one hand, it is very difficult for a man to even speak to someone who looks like you. But, on the other hand, should that be your problem?”
    ”So life's kind of hard all around.”
    ”Not if you pay attention. I mean, you're sending all the right signals - no earrings, heels under two inches, your hair is pulled back, you're wearing reading glasses with no book, drinking a Grey Goose martini, which means you had a hell of a week and a beer just wouldn't do it. And if that wasn't clear enough, there's always the "fuck off" sign that you have stamped on your forehead.”

 

  1. “What was the point of all those push-ups if you can’t even lift a bloody log?”

 

  1. “You actually go outside in these things? “
    ”Well, what would you prefer? Yellow spandex?”

 

  1. “So, uh, you play the beautiful game... bros... brothers... brethren?”

 

  1. “This ain't no Democracy.”
    ”Yes it is.”
    ”No it ain't. This is the United States of James Carter. I'm the President, I'm the Emperor, I'm the King. I'm Michael Jackson, you're Tito. I own yo ass.”
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Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.
 

As interviewed by [profile] mrsmosley:

 

  1. What do you like about Lois and Clark?

I’m a hopeless romantic, so I love the pure, unwavering, ideal kind of love that Lois and Clark share. It’s a truly legendary love story, the occasional cheesiness notwithstanding. Almost Disney, really, which was a plus point at the time I started watching it, as I was just ten years old. Strangely enough, my initial fixation was not with Dean Cain, but Teri Hatcher! Her eyes are amazing. I had a great fascination with her, in a my-favourite-Disney-Princess kind of way, and she made Lois Lane one of my role models; a sort of feminist ideal. Later on, in around the third season, when Clark suddenly went completely sexy and GQ, and I turned 13, my interest shifted. <g> Also, I love it for its innocence, its brightness, its hopefulness and its humour. Plus their sizzling hot chemistry. Plus the sheer lovability of Lane Smith. Best Perry White ever! I can’t get enough of this show.

 

  1. How many languages do you speak? What are they?

Only two languages; English and my mother tongue, Sinhala. Or Singhalese, as my Microsoft Word spell checker keeps insisting. I’m actually a bit more fluent in English than Sinhala, since I’ve been a copious reader of English novels since the age of eight. So it’s a bit weird to me that English is technically my second language. I maintain however, that cursing in Sinhala is a lot more colorful than in English. Our ancestors seem to have had some graphic imaginations! =D Also, Sinhala is more flowery and musical.

I’d also say that I know a smattering of Hindi and Tamil, only I can’t because my sister would pounce on me. She’s quite fluent and now writes poetry in both languages, having learnt entirely by watching Hindi movies since she was twelve, and downloading the alphabet off the internet. So it’s no small thing to practice using your knowledge of broken Hindi, when your know-it-all sister is always at your shoulder, sniggering and correcting you at every third syllable like a walking automatic grammar check application. I’ve given up.

Still, I maintain that if the Faerie ever spoke a human language, it would be Hindi.

 

  1. What is your favourite thing about the country you live in?

Well, it’s two things really. The weather and the food.

Cooking is a very lengthy and serious affair, in my country, and most of the great cooks scorn the modern oven and gas stove. All the food is heavily seasoned, laden down with spices and herbs, and cooked well with copious amounts of coconut milk we squeeze ourselves. Vegetable salads are a purely Western invention. I never feel I’m eating real Sri Lankan food until I eat at my grandmother’s house. Villagers are very traditional about cooking, and more than one house has a small thatched hut, with a clay floor and roofed with dried coconut leaves, wherein reside an open hearth for cooking. The smoke, insulated within the hut for long periods, adds flavor to the curries being cooked on the huge clay pots atop the roaring brick stoves, in a way that no city-dwelling chef can manage. My most enduring memory of my ancestral home is of the small cooking hut, which stands outside the kitchen. It always smells of earthy clay, the crisp smell of burnt coconut leaves and dry wood, a thousand elusive scents of spices and my grandmother’s love.

Actually, it’s only in a tropical country that Sri Lankan food can be properly cooked. That’s because all those spices and cooking creates a pungent aroma that rapidly turns stale and odorous if not allowed to waft outside and disperse. Houses in tropical countries have lots of ventilation, with large airy windows standing open all months of the year. Houses built in colder climates are pretty much sealed in so the smell and the smoke would become unbearable.

The visiting European or tender-tongued American should beware, though! When we say “hot”, we mean HOT! It takes a lot to burn the typical Sri Lankan’s seasoned tongue, but not many foreigners can bear even the milder of dishes. As Dr. Thomas Cornell, a specialist in world culture who has visited Colombo put it, “the food is like molten lava!”.

There is an urban legend going on about the time President Rajapkshe had hoppers and chilli sambol served to President George Bush who was a guest at the President’s Mansion. Apparently, President Bush had thought it was chutney….

As for the weather, I never much cared for it until recently, thinking it boring and tedious to have only either hot sunshine or torrential rain all year round. And then I visited Canada.

I thought Canada was the most beautiful place I’d ever seen, but there was no denying that it got really cold, whenever the sun wasn’t up. I am one very cold creature, and once I went into the theatre at Carleton University in the afternoon and stepped out only once night had fallen. It was bloody freezing! Dressed in only my satin and net saree (we had had a cultural presentation) I thought I was gonna die, during the fifteen minute walk back to my dorm.

The real downside? It was only the tail-end of the summer.

Suddenly I’ve realized why tourists in my country lie in skimpy swimsuits on beaches for days on end, as though being fried alive was one the greatest joys in life. I’ve always thought they were complete nutters. But by the time I once more set foot upon my lovely tropical homeland, I’d have gladly done the same!

Some people can’t stand the humidity here though. When we were in Florida, many Americans from different States were quite uncomfortable with how humid it was there. Which was weird for us, as Sri Lanka is actually a lot more humid, and we were suffering from dry skin and peeling lips as a result of the lack of wetness we were accustomed to. Still, the sunlight seemed harsher and rather unfriendly to me. I chalked it up to the UV rays I’d heard about, ridiculous though that might seem. Sri Lanka may not be the cleanest of countries, but at least we don’t need to use sunblock or consult graphs on air quality.    

No wonder we are such a lazy nation. We lack the impetus of having to struggle against the elements. Persistent danger zone for natural disasters? No. (One tsunami does not a disaster zone make. The majority of the country didn’t even know what a tsunami was until we got hit by one. Although some of the inland provinces do have floods nearly annually.) Fatal drops or increases in temperature? No. We just get hot enough to complain about. I’ve never even heard of anybody getting sunstroke. Dangerous snow drifts and ice? Nada.

It’s like the weather here is an indulgent and generous parent and we’re a bunch of ungrateful kids.

 

  1. Do you play sports?

Nope. Nada. Zilch. Never. I’m about as sporty as a plum pudding.

Although ballroom dancing is classified as a sport, I hear, in which case, yes, I do. =)

 

  1. What is you favourite color?

Although I have not been entirely able to give up my fixation upon all things purple, I would have to say my current favourite is red.

 

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