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Monday, 24 March 2014

Ach!

Last week I was tagged by the very first blog friend I ever made, the lovely and mysterious (nobody really knows who she is!) D from allerdings.
She answered all these questions, and wants me to do the same. I have Monday morning brain, so the answers may be questionable... you have been warned!

1. What's your motto?
It's a new motto - to be precise, as of about 2 minutes ago. Because I didn't have a motto. How have I lived 34 years without a motto? To solve that problem I had a quick look at my wise words pinterest board (you should too, it's good!), and saw that I pinned the above words a little while ago. According to pinterest it is a quote from J.K. Rowling, and that woman knows what she is talking about. After all, she created Dumbledore, and he is the wisest man in all the world. 

2. What's the first memory you remember having?
Umm, I think watching my dad play with my baby sister and feeling jealous. Yikes, what does that say about me? Call the shrink stat!

3. Is there a word you seem to say a lot?
Ach!

It is a versatile little word. You can use it to express loathing. Preferably coupled with a withering glance to get the point across.
It can be used at the moment when you understand something. ("Ach so! That makes sense!")
It can be used to express surprise and/or disbelief. ("Ach wirklich?" = "Really?")
It can be used to show empathy. ("Ach herrje!" = "Oh dear!")
It can also be used conversationally - "Ach nein?" = "You don't?"
It just may be the most versatile word in the entire history of language. You should all start using it.

4. If you could live anywhere, where would you choose?
In BC (where I live now), but with no rain, warm temperatures year round and exactly 2 weeks of snow over Christmas. Please and thanks.

5. What's our favourite indulgence?
The internet with all its wondrous pleasures (online shopping, blogging, Netflix), sleeping in, white wine, sour candy, Downton Abbey, vanilla coffee, a good story, the warm sun on my skin and a cool drink in my hand.

6. What's a song you have repeatedly stuck in your head?
There isn't one. All the random thoughts in my head leave no room for songs.

7. Thinking of something soft, what is the first thing that comes to mind?
Puppy fur.
And that little stubbin. It's the softest little tail you will ever feel!

8. When you were a kid who did you look up to and why?
Everybody, because they were all taller than me.

9. If you could communicate with an animal, which would you choose?
Our peahens. I want to know what it feels like when your man is prettier than you?

10. What do you like to do on rainy days?
Make plans to move to a desert climate - how about New Mexico?
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11. What do you hope to achieve this year?
Get free clothes out of this blog.

Happy Monday!

xo Miriam

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9 comments

  1. Ha, ha Lilly's tail :) I don't have a motto...should I have one, does everyone have one? Maybe that is why I'm lost on direction in life...no motto :) Happy Monday!

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  2. I love your answer to the last one if you figure that out let me in on the secret!

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  3. Happy Monday! You always make me laugh. I hope you have learned to live with the kid sister? LOL

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  4. When I saw the title of this post, I was hoping it was the German word! And of course it is, because that only makes sense. :) Ich spreche ein bischen Deutsch! Ich habe nur swei Semestern am Universitat gehabt (gelernt?)...Es tut mir Leid. Mein Deustch ist sehr schlecht. Anyway...yeah, I am very rusty. But, I love the language (my grandparents emigrated from Germany!) I like to say "ach wirklich" too, because of all the "ch" sounds. And I also say "ach du liebe"...is that a real phrase? I heard it once and adopted it as my own. Your answers for numbers 8 and 9 are funny (witzig!). I love that you have peacocks! Okay, for now, das ist alles...also...tschuess!

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  5. Haha! Thanks for the laugh on #8.

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  6. Bahahahahahha at the "ach" video! I love a good visual!

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  7. Ach is now officially part of my vocabulary. Thank you very much.

    Also, I'd like to live in your dream BC described above, so please let me know when you make that happen. I love that area, but the rain would make it hard for me to live there long term....

    Finally - come visit me in New Mexico!! We definitely don't have rain.... :)

    Happy Tuesday.

    -Amy

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  8. haha you are funny ^^ thanks for playing along dear blogging friend, loved your answers!

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