26 Sep 2016


Mr T's new job and our Pearl Anniversary aside (yes we celebrated thirty years of marriage Tuesday gone), this month has been truly horrendous so I thought some light relief was in order, hence the Sex After 40.

Sex After 40?  

Please I'm not that kind of blogger.

Now where was I?

Oh yes, Sex After 40 courtesy of this post over at Joey's Pad.

  1. Are you named after someone? Nope. I was going to be called Carol but apparently my parents took one look and decided I looked like a Tracy (not something I've ever forgiven them for).
  2. When was the last time you cried? Pick a day these last few weeks when I haven't.
  3. Do you like your hand writing? For so many reasons, not least of which is my being out of practice, no.
  4. What is your favourite lunch meat? Following a bad bout of chicken induced food poisoning many years ago I don't do meat any more.
  5. Do you have kids? No.
  6. If you were another person, would you be friends? Friends with me? Hmm ....
  7. Do you use sarcasm? I'm English, the same as queuing and talking incessantly about the weather, it's in our blood.
  8. Do you still have your tonsils? Last time I checked, along with my appendix, yes.
  9. Would you bungee jump? Yeah! The bigger the drop the better (Ooh what was that question about sarcasm?) 
  10. What is your favourite cereal? Hmm, I don't really have a favourite. Muesli, Shreddies, Crunchy-nut cornflakes, whatever takes my fancy at the time.
  11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? My clog-type shoes (the only type I can now wear because of CRPS) don't have laces.
  12. Do you think your strong? Psychologically I'd like to think I'm, err, robust. Physically, not so much.
  13. What is your favourite ice-cream flavour? Ooh! I am partial to a scoop or two of ice-cream. The flavour that stands out to me, but one I haven't had for a while, being a gorgeous rose flavoured one.
  14. What is the first thing you notice about people? If they have a book, I'd note what they are reading. If not? Emm, whether or not they are polite.
  15. Red or pink? Well, it definitely isn't pink.
  16. What is the least favourite thing you like about yourself? My dislike of confrontation. I'm not saying I'd like to be a seriously confrontational person but there are certain people .... Physically, I would once have said my nose but now I'd have to say my fingernails which get to a certain (not very long) length and curl.
  17. What colour pants and shoes are you wearing right now? Pants as in what we call trousers or pants as in what we know as underwear? None if your referring to the first (I don't wear trousers) and, err (just checking), black if your referring to the latter. As for shoes, pale-blue crocs - I know! What can I say?
  18. What was the last thing you ate? You really want to know? I'm almost too ashamed but the truth will out. A mayo, beetroot and ready salted crisp sandwich.
  19. What are you listening to right now? Nothing other than the click of my finger on the keyboard.
  20. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? My favourite colour, a nice, bright yellow.
  21. Favourite smell? Freshly washed laundry drying in the sun.
  22. Who was the last person you spoke to? The ma-in-law.
  23. Favourite sport to watch? I'm not into sports but if I had to pick the one you'd most likely find me watching it would have to be rugby.
  24. Hair colour that's real? Blonde(ish) with natural silver hi-light streaks to the sides.
  25. Do you wear contact lenses? Glasses for reading and distance. No lenses, I have a phobia about anything near/in my eyes.
  26. Favourite food? It varies but Mr T's nut roast with mushrooms, his vegetable and bean lasagne.
  27. Scary movie or happy ending? Funny but happy ending.
  28. Last movie you watched? A Royal Night Out.
  29. What colour shirt are you wearing? None. What did I tell you? I'm not one of those bloggers. Almost 4 pm and I'm still in my night clothes.
  30. Summer or winter? Neither. Give me Autumn or Spring.
  31. Hugs or kisses? Hmm, hugs or, as we'd say here, cuddles.
  32. Favourite sweet food? Ooh! I had the most yummy Eton Mess on Tuesday but, generally speaking, chocolate.
  33. What book are you currently reading? Alistair Grim's Odd Aquaticum by Gregory Funaro.
  34. What is on your mouse pad? Hmm, used to using the laptop, its been a while since I last saw the mouse mat but I think its .... 
  35. What did you last watch on TV? That would be the chat/discussion programme, The Wright Stuff.
  36. Favourite sound? Sorry if I'm coming over too gooey but ... Mr T's key in the door.
  37. Rolling Stones or Beatles? Neither.
  38. What is the farthest you have travelled? Poland, I think. 
  39. Do you have a special talent? It depends who you ask. I'd say no BUT Mr T reckons if they gave out degrees in talking about nothing I'd have a masters.
  40. Where were you born? The Princess Mary Maternity Hospital, Newcastle.


LL Cool Joe said...

Ha ha thanks for the shout out and joining in. You know I got that title from Googling 40 to give me some inspiration, and then saw a book titled Sex after 40, so that's where it came from! Completely random.

And I just celebrated 30 years with my partner, so congratulations to you two!

Kelly said...

I enjoyed this over at Joey's, so I'm glad you joined in with your answers, too. It's always fun learning more about each other.

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who really isn't that fond of pink.

I use a laptop, too, but I still like using a wireless mouse with it. If away from my desk, I don't worry with a mousepad, but the one at my desk is blue. Very boring. I need to see if I still have any fun ones stashed away anywhere. Seems like I had a Rottweiler pad and a Winnie the Pooh pad at some point.

Barbara Fisher said...

How could I not come over and read a post with SEX in the title? I must say I love your response to the what colour pants question! Knickers (sorry pants) and sex in the same blog post – you will be top of the Google algorithm thingy anytime now! ;-)
Beetroot and ready salted crisp sandwiches are the best – but leave the Mayo out of mine please – I can’t stand it.
Well done on answering 40 questions so brilliantly.

Brian Joseph said...

Very neat list of facts about you Tracy.

I also notice the book that people are reading first. It really says a lot about someone. I think that this is common with bookish folks.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

((HUGS)) for the crying. :( However, you do have me curious about the rose ice cream. :D

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Fun! I do like posts like these to get to know bloggers a bit better. :)

Alexia561 said...

The title of the post worried me there for a minute! Whew!

If it makes you feel any better, my parents were going to name me Karen instead of Terri. And they did change my middle name 3 days after I was born. I think I'd prefer Karen.

Ohhh, never knew there was rose flavored ice cream! What do roses taste like? And yes for Spring as your favorite season! Although your not liking the Rolling Stones OR the Beatles gave me pause. Love the Beatles!

It was fun to get to know a little more about you! :)

The Bookworm said...

Happy Anniversary and fun post. lol about #39!

Karen Alderman said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! We'll be celebrating our 30th next March.

Loved your answers as well!

Karen @For What It's Worth