Conversation starters, along with my answers! Plus an apology.

horror story 50 questionsFirstly, an apology. My health has kept me down for a few weeks, which means I’ve neglected everything. No updates, no Spennyriver, no Serial Saturday, no writing. Technically, the MS is not my fault, so I shouldn’t have to apologise for that, so why are you getting on my case? Today is the first day I’ve felt like sitting at the keyboard, and if I’m honest, it feels okay. The fingers aren’t working very well, and the typing is going very slowly, but at least it’s going again. I think I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m never going to be prolific in this life! I’m prepared to continue working at it, and I’ll get done as much as gets done.

Just to say hello again, here are 60 questions that can help introduce me to those of you that don’t know me. Please feel free to use these questions as conversation starters. Don’t use my answers, as that would just be weird.

  1. Name at Birth: Stephen Boseley
  2. Does anyone still call you that? My mum. And next door neighbour, strangely.
  3. Married? How long? Yes, for almost 23 years.
  4. When was the last time you cried? Actually, this morning. I watched 10 Cloverfield Lane. So I get emotional when I’m alone. Sue me.
  5. Favourite meal? Chicken dinner, the best being Christmas dinner.
  6. If you were someone else, would you be friends with you? Some of the time, yes.
  7. Do you use sarcasm a lot? Never. I don’t do humour, sarcasm or any of that silliness. Are you kidding? It’s my first language.
  8. Do you still have your tonsils? Hold on… Yes
  9. Would you bungee jump? No. I would fall out of my wheelchair.
  10. Do you untie your laces when you remove your shoes? No. My wife does that, as I can’t get down to my feet most of the time. Does that count? Yes I suppose if you count the shoes when they come off.
  11. Favourite ice cream? Not really an ice cream person. Is that normal?
  12. Red or Blue? Red for the win.
  13. Least favourite thing about yourself? My mind talks to me and I don’t always like the answers.
  14. Favourite hand? Right.
  15. What shoes are you wearing? Black and white Adidas Samba. They have been my go-to shoes for over 30 years. They don’t get much wear and tear in a wheelchair, so they last a while!
  16. Last thing you ate? Mexican chilli by Uncle Benn.
  17. What are you listening to right now? Side from the voices? Spotify is playing Upside Down and Inside Out by OK Go. Amazing video. You should watch it.
  18. Favourite smell? Freshly ironed linen. Not the I bother ironing things – I just meant the air freshener.
  19. You watching any sports at the moment? Hell yes. It’s World Cup and England play tonight (at time of writing).
  20. Best book you’ve read recently? Joe Hill’s NOS4R2.
  21. Last short story you read? Pickman’s Model by HP Lovecraft. Yes, I said that last time as well, but it is very good.
  22. Best movie you’ve seen in the cinema recently? Deadpool 2. Laugh out loud funny.
  23. Naughty or nice? I used to be naughty. I think there was a time when I was nice. Now I’m just old and grumpy.
  24. Ever cheat on a test? How else are you supposed to pass them?
  25. Last time you experienced nostalgia? Hmmm, let me think. That takes me back to that time when I was a child and someone asked me to think about something.
  26. Weirdest thought you’ve ever had? What does cat taste like?
  27. Ever wanted to steer your car into oncoming traffic? Who hasn’t, to be fair?
  28. What did you want to be as a kid when you grow up? Happy. Is that too cheesy? Okay, a data analyst. I was a bit nerdy.
  29. Did you grow up to be that person? No. A sports coach, a playworker and a disability adviser. Oh, and part time blogger and author.
  30. Change careers right now? What would it be? Working with parents again, I think.
  31. Favourite joke? My wife’s a magician. She turned my car into a lamppost last week (Tommy Cooper).
  32. Last time you laughed out loud? When I answered the above question.
  33. You believe in aliens? Yes. Somewhere out there. Far beyond our reach.
  34. Any skeletons in the closet? If I did, do you think I would voluntarily mention them here?
  35. First time the death of a celebrity affected you? Freddie Mercury.
  36. How would you spend 250 million pounds? Make my family comfortable. Treat friends. Give rest to charity.
  37. What really gets on your nerves? I do. Mostly.
  38. All time favourite quote? “That’s one small step for man, a giant leap for mankind.” So he messed it up, but it still represents a huge leap for mankind.”
  39. What food do you crave more than any other? Kellogs Crunchy Nut Clusters.
  40. The weirdest dream you’ve had? I dreamt I was at a party and I got a text message that said ‘Destroy all Humans.’ Not sure where that came from.
  41. Any thoughts on the Trump presidency? Some.
  42. Ever met a badger? Still no.
  43. What makes you anxious? New things.
  44. What makes you angry? Not seeing a badger.
  45. If you woke up and could walk through walls, what’s the first thing you’d do? Walk through a wall.
  46. What mobile game are you playing at the moment? Kami 2. It’s a puzzle game.
  47. Worst haircut? I had a mullet back in the 90’s. Damn.
  48. Best Sharknado? The first, of course.
  49. What two languages you want to be fluent in? Mandarin and German.
  50. What instrument do you wish you could play? Piano.
  51. What skill do you have that would help in a zombie apocalypse? I can move quickly. As long as it’s downhill.
  52. Favourite cartoon show? Regular Show.
  53. First record bought with own money? Psychedelic Shack by the Temptations.
  54. Ever thrown up in a car? Yes. Adult and child.
  55. Ever shared a toothbrush? Not on purpose.
  56. Ever peed in a pool? Not on purpose.
  57. What have you got to do today that you are not looking forward to? Clean the kitchen.
  58. Something embarrassing in your web browser history? Hopefully, I remembered to clear all that.
  59. The last purchase you ever made? A leather wallet yesterday. My first ever. I’m a big boy now.
  60. Ever painted your eyebrows with peanut butter? No, but I’m going to as soon as I finish this.

I must give credit to theses ties that I borrowed some of the questions from:     |     |


I hope you found that enjoyable. I’d be interested to know your answers to some of the questions. Best sharknado, anyone?

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