Rules of the game. No personal information, that is locality &c. Be creative and extend your answers as you see fit. I have avoided specific stroke rated questions, we are not defined by our stroke but by the individuals who have had a stroke. If that makes sense? If you relate to someone else, reply to them and not to the topic. It may be fun to see how disparate or the same we are. Question and answer game.
- What is your nickname or name close friends like to call you by?
- Who was your best friend in secondary school and why? (No last names).
- What is your most comforting treat? (Food, beverage, whatever.)
- What is your favourite pastime (doesn’t have to be a hobby).
- What is the strangest dream you have had? Doesn’t have to be a night dream, but can be a flash of thought.
- What is your favourite colour? And specifically what hue or saturation?
- What television show, book and film would you recommend?
- What annoys you?
- Describe yourself in three words.
Okay, I’ll go first since I started this thread. I hope everyone feels okay to join it.
My nickname is Rups, it is short for Rupert. When I was in primary school, one chap used to call me “Rude-Fart”, I don’t know where he came up with the nickname, he was the only one that called me it. Rupert isn’t a very popular name, it gets muddled up with Richard, Robert and Robin. I don’t know why. Murdoch should have dealt with this ambiguity by now. My nieces used to call me “Roo-burp.” What’s in a name?
My best friend in secondary school was a chap called Max (and still is). He recently found out about the stroke I had. He’s been very pleasant, although I haven’t seen him face-to-face for about twenty-five years. We still keep in contact via email, and his mother (in her eighties) follows me on Twitter. She was a psychiatrist who used to tell me off for raiding her pantry when I was hungry at night.
My most comforting treat is a glass of wine at wine time, a stout at stout hour, or a brandy at the brandy juncture of an evening. It’s been a staple prior and after stroke. Good for me or not. I haven’t changed my routine despite a stroke, but then again my father is a fatalist, I am a fatalist, and I can’t see me changing my spots in the near future.
My favourite pastimes are these: Gardening, beekeeping, brewing wine, and sleeping.
I have a reoccurring dream that I can fly by holding a stick of rhubarb. It has been recurring since I was a child. No idea where it comes from.
Green. I am earthy bound to green and brown. I particularly like olive green and British Racing Green. All greens are amazing when you differentiate between the greens. I like brown too. When I was younger I liked Indigo blue and crimson red. I still like those colours.
I would recommend The Comic Strip Presents or Catweazle as a television show, the Gormenghast trilogy or Against Nature for book lovers, and film-wise I would recommend (difficult because I studied film), probably, Withnail &I, Labyrinth, or Being There.
Many irritations send me cowering into my grumbling mode, but the worst is when people don’t say what they mean. If someone has an issue with something, express it. It doesn’t end the world, it just changes the dynamic, and adjusts the complication to make things more workable.
Myself in three words: Marmite, reclusive, sociable.
There you go. That’s not me in a nutshell, but it’s nine out of ten.