Thursday, 26 February 2009

Another Award!!!!!

Many thanks to Mr U for this award...


To accept this award I have to write down 10 true facts about myself. Here goes then...

1) I am not GINGER.

2) When I was eight I fell off a chair that I'd been standing on. I had been vigorously impersonating a weeping willow blowing in the wind; the back of the chair tilted upwards and caught me unawares. I still have a dimple on my right buttock.

3) I once worked in Lloyd's of London, on a box.


4) I got 'Unclassified' in my Maths 'O' Level.

5) I came third in an egg and spoon race when I was six. Generally I am not good at sport.

6) I am blind as a bat without contact lenses or glasses.

7) I was once photographed on the London Underground by an American tourist. I was on my way to a Cure concert.

8) I couldn't read until I was seven and was put on 'special' reading books to help me learn.

9) I was once a contestant on a TV game show. I didn't win anything.

10) A donkey once stood on me.


I'm supposed to pass this award on... and I'd like to pass it on to the first five people who comment on this post...

54 comments:

PI said...

Oh ! Just realised I have to do something. As it is fairly simple and it's you and I haven't done a post I will. Thank you:)
I'm impressed - a girl after my own heart except I don't know what a box at Lloyds is. Is it to watch the goings on below?

librarylizzie said...

Oh..one of the first 5 people peeps to post - that's a mistake.

Anyway, I stopped by to say me too about the maths O Level...and the shameful thing is my parents were also paying for a private tutor cos I was so crap..and I still got U.

Jimmy Bastard said...

"..I am not GINGER"

I can personally confirm this.. Ms Scarlet is more of a strawberry blonde. However! I did notice that the curtains didn't quite match her carpet.

Our secret reet?

savannah said...

these are fun, sugar! but i do have to ask the same question as pat did...lloyds of london on a box? please to explain. xoxox

Whirlochre said...

Pure accident I may be fifth.

Just to say — I recognise that donkey from one of its previous lives but none of my own, and now you've thrown me into utter turmoil.

Lulu LaBonne said...

Were you were a Lloyds name
Scarlet?

scarlet-blue said...

Pat and Savannah: Blimey! Congrats on the award! Anyhow, 'the box' is instead of a nice comfortable desk and swival chair. Basically it's a cramped, hard place to sit and do your work. It's because the original Lloyd's was a coffee house and they still use the same seating design as they did in 1688! Damn them...
Here is a helpful link!

Lizzy: I didn't go to my maths lessons! I did get a CSE grade 2 the year before I took the 'O' Level... so I reckon I just got worse!
Congrats on the award!

Mr Jimmy: I'll have you know I'm very well co-ordinated... well almost...

Sx

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Whirly Congrats on your Award!!!
Oh crikey, you're being very cryptic...??? What have I done now?

Lulu: No, I wasn't a Lloyd's name!!! Thank Goodness. If I had been then I probably wouldn't have any clothes left.

Sx

librarylizzie said...

I was hoping for a picture of a box...but, blimey, was you an underwriter? that's posh, innit?

scarlet-blue said...

Lizzie: No, sorry Lizzie, I wasn't an underwriter! Underwriters tend to make a bit of a mess and some poor bugger has to clear up after them. I was a poor relation to the underwriter. I agreed claims... or sometimes just ran away and hid in the loo.
Sx

Whirlochre said...

Scarlet.

You're in no way to blame. For anything.

But my revenge on that phantasmal donkey is guaranteed.

If only I could remember...

BEAST said...

HA Ha ha ha
MWA HA HA HA HA , I missed the first five , so I dont have to do anything .
Did you pay the donkey to do that ?
Was the box cardboard ?
Are you sure about the ginger thing ??? since you didnt spot that very ginger baby on the telly last night(It looked like Ronald McDonald )

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Whirly: Apologies! I seem to have sparked off a bad memory for you. I do actually quite like Donkeys now.

Mr Beastie:
1) You can have the award as well.
2) No. I fell over and the donkey trod on me.
3) See above for box explanation.
4) AAARRRGGHHHHHHH!!! *Slaps Beast around head with wet kipper*

Sx

savannah said...

you were serious about the first five then? ;) i'll do it tomorrow, sugar! i promise and thank you for the award AND the explanation! you are too delish for words! xoxox

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Blimey you're going to have to get a bigger mantelpiece for all these awards.

scarlet-blue said...

Savannah: Yes! You are officially an Award Winner!
Sx

scarlet-blue said...

Daphne: Hmmm... and there's the extra dusting as well...
Sx

Donn Coppens said...

So...You are a photogenic, non-Gingerine, Cure fan, who can't see, answer trivia, do sports, or add numbers...
you fell on your dimply ass and had an Ass stand on you.

You're adorable Scar, but quit being so bloody honest. You make me feel quilty about being such a poseur, plus, you're spoiling my fantasy of you as the perfect woman.

xx oo

KAZ said...

TV game show?
Was it Blind Date?
Did you record it?
If so - will you please put it on You Tube .

PI said...

Scarlet thank you for the box link - most helpful but I'm worried about the 'loose stools' - the first signs of D and V and highly contagious. Do hope you didn't succumb.

underOvr (aka The U) said...

Ms. Scarlet,

Thanks for the 411 on the "Donkey episode"...I wanted to know how long you've play the sax but you didn't even mention it.

U

Wow, that was awkward said...

Those pesky Americans. Did you flash them?

Dave said...

As I've been out all day breaking glass in a greenhouse I'm too late to have to do this. Hurrah!

I used to work in insurance. I've been to Lloyds (the old building, not the one with the outdoors plumbing).

Why isn't point 2 illustrated with a photo, eh?

Jimmy Bastard said...

I have it on good authority that the 'box' was a very busy enviroment within Lloyds.

On a good day they sold the best part of 2000 hotdogs, and almost 5000 skinny latte's.

10 true facts about me? Oh christ.. I'll make it quick reet?

1. I fart in bed
2. I hate crunchy peanut butter
3. I am one of 10 siblings
4. I am a dedicated petrol head
5. I was in a Choir as a boy
6. I was removed from the choir
7. I have an intolerance to gin
8. I have a morbid fear of the sea
9. I once fought bare knuckle for cash
10. I have a degree (CPC) in Logistics.

At least I'm no ginger. ; )

MJ said...

I was fourth but ran away when I realized I would have to put out.

Eryl Shields said...

Snap! I'm not ginger too. How divine to discover we have this trait in common.

xl said...

"I am not GINGER"

MARY ANN perhaps?

CyberPete said...

I want to see you on the gameshow.

Please youtube it. You don't have to say which one you are if you don't want to.

The Lloyd's box sounds like the pits. I'd hang out in the loo every day then. It does sound posh saying you work at Lloyd's of London though, people may think you insured Samantha Fox boobs.

Ah the glamour of it all.

EmmaK said...

So sorry you were stood on by a donkey. The closest I came to being abused by an animal was when I was feeding a goat and it chewed off some of my hair (I was six). Congrats on the award!

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Coppens: Goodness me, how can you call yourself a poseur? I've seen you in all your green glory in your bathroom. Useful nose though...

Kaz: I would have been good on Blind Date! But sadly, no it wasn't that show...
I think I'll keep quiet about it! I was a disaster.

Pat: Yep, I thought that was a very funny line as well.. and quite relevant during the late eighties...

Mr U: My sax deserves a whole post to himself!! His name is Rusty and I've been blowing him for seven years now. Sometimes we argue.

Mr Awkward: The 'pesky' Americans were lovely - and I'm not just saying that! I was very flattered.

Dave: Trust you to hone in on no.2! Apologies for the lack of illustration but I had no one to hold the camera steady...
I think the old Lloyd's building has been bull-dozed, which is a shame because it was pretty fab as well.

Sx

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Jimmy: HA!!! You are soooo ginger! I know... I can feel it in my water..
Okay, so I've just read no.9... and you're not ginger...

MJ: Tsk.. I must stop forcing awards on people! I might have been offering cake as well... or a year's supply of Envive pads.. or a pic of Mr Beastie in his posing pouch...

Eryl: Yes, but surely a donkey has stood on you? Those marauding donkeys get everywhere, pinning people to the floor and demanding carrots...

Mr XL: Ha! I had to look this up! Definitely Mary Ann!!!

Pete: Yep, it was quite an exciting environment... We were a Marine Reinsurance Catastrophe syndicate... doomed. We went bust.
Hmmm... gameshow footage... if nothing else I did look good...

Emma: Yes, the donkey was an experience... but I don't recommend it!
I'm surprised the goat didn't try to nibble your knickers. They are prone to do this.

Sx

Gadjo Dilo said...

Scarlet, going around protesting that you're Not Ginger is like going around with a doctor's certificate saying that you're not mad!

CyberPete said...

I don't doubt that for a second Scarlet, you always look fabulous.

What year were you on the gameshow?

Dave said...

I do think we should have photographic evidence of this dimple. I've got a camera. I could put it on my tripod, in case my hand begins to shake.

eroswings said...

At least you finished the egg and spoon race--most eggs just fall and break.

Until your explanation, I imagined you shining shoes in LLoyd's or doing window dressings.

I hope the donkey didn't leave a mark like the chair did.

The Dirty Rat said...

I was that donkey. So pleased you remembered me.

Kevin Musgrove said...

I'm confused: which game show was it that involved donkeys trampling the contestants?

It wasn't Mr. & Mrs. with Derek Batey or the one with a monocle was it?

kyknoord said...

I love dimples, but the price you paid for yours seems a bit high.

savannah said...

for the life of me, sugar, i can not copy the award to place on my sidebar!!! HELP! email is on the profile

Emerson Marks said...

third in an egg in spoon race is not to sniffed.

I assume there were more than three competitors?

Clyde said...

Cute dimple
Nice butt
Love a blind girl

Dave said...

Hey Miss Scarlet, we don't seem to have heard from you for a few days. hope you're OK. Not stuck under a donkey or anything.

BEAST said...

Miss Scarlet is probably trimming her bush or some such , or quaffing that bottle of champagne in her fridge
The minx

KAZ said...

I thought you'd probably run off with Beast - but he's obviously not spilling the beans.

Jane P said...

Oh dear, I hope you haven't got the flu I had last week, dear Scarlet. Cuddle up to a nice warm donkey and everything will be OK.

Glamourpuss said...

Donkeys only stand on the best people.

Puss

Mrs Pouncer said...

Maybe Scarlet has been communing with God, as I have over the past few days. (Have you been there yet, Scarls? He is FAB. Go to Maroon's and find a link). Cx

PS It is NOT Maroon masquerading as God; it is an enigma, a real mystery. And he uses the C word. What's not to love?

laughingwolf said...

eye R tool8? :P lol

librarylizzie said...

Pop over to my place Scarlet - I've done my list,and there is always a bottle of wine chilling in my imitation smeg.

CyberPete said...

*becomes exceedingly worried*

Dave said...

*have been exceedingly worried for several days now*

laughingwolf said...

as alfred e. newman sez: what, me worry?

Famulus said...

I am sooooo behind in my blog reading... :-(

scarlet-blue said...

Apologies for not replying to these comments, I have not been on form. But thanks and stuff...
Sx