So, Tell Me About Yourself…

Believe it or not, I’ve been around these parts for a while. I’m reacquainting myself with many of your blogs that I never stopped following during the year I was away. Hopefully you’ll see me showing up in your comments and your ‘Likes’.

I did this exercise a few years back, so I wanted to offer a more up to date version of me for you to get to know. It’s not super serious, so don’t panic, and I touch on some quite deep topics like Pirates or Ninjas?

If there are any pressing questions I haven’t covered, leave them in the comments below.

70 Questions…

  • Name at Birth: Stephen Boseley.
  • Name Now: Astroflame Pringledeen (I wish).
  • Does anyone still call you that? My mum still insists on calling me Stephen, as does my next door neighbour, strangely. My wife calls me all sorts of things.
  • Married? How long? Yes, 25 years, believe it or not.
  • When was the last time you cried? My mental as well as physical health has taken a bashing, so I cry a lot.
  • Favourite meal? Chicken dinner, the best being Christmas dinner. Still.
  • If you were someone else, would you be friends with you? sometimes I would, yes.
  • 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.
  • Do you still have your tonsils? Hold on… Yes.
  • Would you bungee jump? No. I would fall out of my wheelchair.
  • 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.
  • Favourite ice cream? Chocolate. Or Strawberry. Or vanilla. Or…
  • Red or Blue? Red. Obviously. Stupid question.
  • Least favourite thing about yourself? My mind talks to me and I don’t always like the answers.
  • Favourite hand? Right. Left is okay, but I wouldn’t want to spend a whole day with it.
  • 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!
  • Last thing you ate? A banana and a pear.
  • What are you listening to right now? Aside from the voices? I’ve actually got on the Guitar Hero 2 soundtrack.
  • Favourite smell? Food. The hungrier I get, the better it smells.
  • You watching any sports at the moment? Still watching NFL. COVID has put paid to lots of things. I’m just hoping the Olympics can come back next year.
  • Best book you’ve read recently? If It Bleeds – Stephen King
  • Last short story you read? The Jaunt – Stephen King. I actually listened to this on audio. Does that count?
  • Best movie you’ve seen in the cinema recently? Cinema is a no-no this year (Covid). I recently watched ‘One Cut Of The Dead‘ on TV. Brilliant.
  • 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.
  • Ever cheat on a test? How else are you supposed to pass them?
  • 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.
  • Weirdest thought you’ve ever had? What does cat taste like?
  • Ever wanted to steer your car into oncoming traffic? All the time. Never done it though.
  • What did you want to be as a kid when you grow up? A data analyst. I was a bit nerdy. I Think that shows up in some of my posts.
  • Did you grow up to be that person? No. A sports coach, a playworker, a disability adviser and a play worker again. Oh, and part time blogger and author.
  • What are you doing now? I no longer work. My health makes it difficult, plus getting a job as a disabled person is HARD.
  • Favourite joke? (it’s long) I saw a man walking down the road with an orange for a head. I asked him why and he said “I found a lamp in my loft (attic) and rubbed it. A genie came out and granted me 3 wishes.” I asked him what the first wish was, he said “I wished to be the richest man in the world. When I got home, my bank balance was full, there was money falling out of every drawer.” I asked him what his second wish was, he said “I wished to be famous, and I was on every TV station, in every newspaper, I had 7 billion Instagram followers.” That’s incredible I said. What was your third wish? He said “I wished I had an orange for a head.”
  • Last time you laughed out loud? When I answered the above question.
  • Do you believe in aliens? Yes. Somewhere out there. Far beyond our reach.
  • Any skeletons in the closet? If I did, do you think I would voluntarily mention them here?
  • First and last time the death of a celebrity affected you? Freddie Mercury and Eddie Van Halen
  • How would you spend 250 million pounds? Make my family comfortable. Treat friends. Give rest to charity.
  • What really gets on your nerves? I do. Mostly.
  • 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.
  • What food do you crave more than any other? I don’t really crave food anymore. I think I’m old.
  • 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.
  • Any thoughts on the Trump presidency? Seems crazy to me. But we have Boris in the UK, so I guess I can’t pass judgement.
  • Ever met a badger? Still no.
  • What makes you anxious? New things. Old Things. Things.
  • What makes you angry? Not seeing a badger.
  • If you woke up and could walk through walls, what’s the first thing you’d do? Walk through a wall.
  • What mobile game are you playing at the moment? It was Gems of War, but I’ve managed to give it up now.
  • Worst haircut? I had a mullet back in the 90’s. Damn.
  • Best Sharknado? The first, of course.
  • What two languages do you want to be fluent in? Mandarin and German.
  • What instrument do you wish you could play? Piano.
  • What skill do you have that would help in a zombie apocalypse? I can move quickly. As long as it’s downhill.
  • Favourite cartoon show? Adventure Time
From NME.com
  • First record bought with own money? Psychedelic Shack by the Temptations. How cool is that?
  • Ever thrown up in a car? Yes. Adult and child.
  • Ever shared a toothbrush? Not on purpose.
  • Ever peed in a pool? Not on purpose.
  • Something embarrassing in your web browser history? Hopefully, I remembered to clear all that.
  • The last purchase you ever made? Christmas presents for my family. For me…can’t remember.
  • Ever painted your eyebrows with peanut butter? No, but I’m going to as soon as I finish this.
  • What do you wish you were better at? Drawing.
  • Do you think Karl Pilkington is funny? On my goodness. Yes.
  • What is the most played song on your iPod? Time, Pink Floyd
  • Pirate or ninja? Pirates are way cooler than ninjas. Obviously.
From Mwave.com.au
  • Which is your favourite child? Easy. Daughter. Don’t tell my son.
  • Best Star Wars film? Empire Strikes back. What? You thought I was going to say Phantom Menace?
  • Any sounds that bother you? People calling a T-shirt a Tee [angry face].
  • How are you voting in the upcoming US Presidential election? I’m English. I live in the UK. I’m not voting.
  • Last TV series you binge-watched? Line of Duty, BBC
  • At what age did you become an adult? Still waiting.

Well, now you pretty much know everything about me. What about you? You can download this list of questions HERE.

70 Questions
  • Answer the questions you can download above on your own blog.
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 70questions (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other participants’ answers.
  • Have fun!

I look forward to hearing what you have to say!

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