The Moi Moi

I’ve been tagged by someone I just recently started reading:  Mom or Mum Wars.  I get to answer these 7 questions then pass it on to someone else.  I swear I’ve done this before.  Let me go check.  Ah yes, here it is here.  I did this one almost 7 months ago; that’s pretty good odds considering how many Memes there are orbiting cyberspace.

1. Where were you ten years ago?
I was living in my hometown in Scotland.  I got a job at RBS (The Royal Bank of Scotland) in their mortgage centre.  It was dull and I realised how I didn’t like working in the mortgage side of finances.  Or any side of finances.  (Sorry Kat!)  Totally not what I went to College for, but it was a job and it was there.  It was a 6-month contract with an opportunity to extend.  My boss, Janice (GrrrrRrrrr) told me, “we’ve decided not to renew your contract…because you think too much.”  Wha??  OK, let’s not overlook that I completed an on-the-job training course that was condensed from a year into 6 months, and I completed it in five.  She was a fool to let me go.   I thought it ironic that my previous boss (from another company) was also named Janice.  She was a beast too.

I dated my ex-boyfriend, again.  Sad mistake.

My wee brother had just started high school (age 11).

My other brother became a father.

2. What’s on your To-Do list today?
Here’s my list from yesterday…
Straighten the house it imploded again within the hour
Phone my hair stylist     I keep saying “I’ll do it after lunch”
Phone a friend 
Phone my mum
Read a book
Wait for Bryan to get off work

3. What if you were a Billionaire?
I really don’t think I’d want to be that rich.  But I’d have a 7-bedroom house furnished with Ethan Allen and I’d buy my Mum a nice little place in the Highlands near my brother.

4. Five places you have lived?
Scotland: Paisley; Greenock  USA: Sacramento, CA; Layton, Utah; State College, PA.

5. Three bad habits?
1.  I’m really bad at remembering to take medication, I have to have it where I’ll see it.  If the kids need amoxicilin, I have to write a note on the fridge.
2.  If I have an appointment somewhere and it takes 15 mins to get there, I’ll leave dead on 15 mins.  Needless to say, we always get stuck behind a dottering granny or a bloody tractor.
3.  Occasionally not talking to people because I don’t want the attention it sometimes draws.  This sometimes causes mild phone phobia too.  Ironic cos I used to work in a call centre.

6. Snacks you like?
Since there’s no limit…those fizzy sour worms – what they called?  Peach rings, Chex Mix (minus the pretzels), swedish fish, junior mints, natural white cheddar cheetos.  UK: maltesers.

7. Who will you tag?
Anyone.  Do it because you want to, not because you have to.


11 responses to “The Moi Moi

  1. Um, hullo! Seven is the frickin magic number. It’s freaking me out. Answer 7 questions and pass it on to 7 people but the amazing part is that you did this SEVEN months ago! Jings Crivens! Amazing!

  2. Ooh, a taggy! Or whatever those are called. Kids love those! I wish I’d’ve thought of that. And if you like Maltesers, have you tried whoppers? They’re US version of Maltesers and they come in strawberry now too.
    Like the new profile pic too.

  3. Being a Type II diabetic has some real drawbacks – one of which is a hard limit on the number of Swedish Fish I’m allowed to consume. Because I LUVZ me sum Swedish Fishes, I do.

  4. As a Paisley girl living in Canada for the past 6 1/2 years I can totally relate to your blog – it cracks me up to read it – especially word of the week! A suggestion for word of the week – belter – much underused word here in North America!

    Thanks for the awesome reads!

  5. Maltesers are great. Speaking of great, so is your new profile pic!

  6. Figures Mike woudl beat me to this – but I just fell in love with you all over again. You are absolutely as lovely to look at as you are to listen to and read.

    Be still my beating heart!

  7. Hey–I ALWAYS get stuck behind a granny! Seriously! I also can’t remember to take medications or pills at all, which is why I have a IUD because I couldn’t remember to take my Birth Control pill, okay TMI, I get it…but true!

    ANd IF you ever become a Billionaire…please donate to MY charity…which is to support my bad habit of buying all things electronic! 🙂

  8. if you get through your to-do list, can you come start on mine?


  9. Hi, I found you through Anglophile Football Fanatic and lceel. I could definitely relate to your to-do list. I told myself I’d call the dentist after lunch today and it never happened. Anyway, you were fun to read – I’ll be back. 🙂

  10. I’m gonna do this one. 🙂

  11. Your to-do list reminded me that I need to get a haircut. There’s always something!

    I saw that you’re an expat, and I thought that I’d mention that can offer lower international calling rates. Just a suggestion. Hope it’s useful for you. Take care.

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