Why Would Anyone Want To Know #me

I stopped doing Blog Awards a while ago; I didnt go for the nomination stuff. They often included some questions about yourself and whatnot. But as I’m away and this is pre-done I can pretend I’m not really doing it as a result (or something like that). So this came from Willow so you know who to blame…

1. Share your profile picture if you have one.

I have so many… here are a few I’ve used


2. Who are you named after?   Geoffrey Chaucer; either my parents wanted me to write or they expected me to speak in undiluted Anglo-Saxon – possibly both are now true as a potty-mouthed author…

3. Do you like your handwriting?   Oh come off it; I’m a 60 year old male ex lawyer; it would be more readable if I spat at the page

4. Longest relationship?  Erm, 230 miles when I was the New Forest and the Textiliste in Norwich. We wrote to each other weekly and when we could get hold of the home phones without anyone else listening played Art Garfunkel to each other. Probably moving in together save us from being obliged by our neighbours to form a suicide pact. If you mean years, 40 this month.

5. Do you still have your tonsils?  Yep; unlike the Archaeologist who, on the point of discharge from having his removed, bit through a thermometer and had to stay in. He swore it was an accident but since he had endless supplies of ice cream I have my doubts

6. Would you bungee jump?  

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7. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? 

There were certain crimes, which, as a child, you dared not commit: not finishing your food; using too much toilet paper; writing on your face; and taking off your shoes without untieing them. I am congenitally incapable of not untieing them; my spleen would rip itself out if I tried.

8. Favorite ice cream?   I’m having a  thing with salted caramel just now – it’s not serious, more a one tub stand. Long term I’m pretty faithful to vanilla though I tend to be a brand-man: as a child it was Walls, not Lyons Maid; now it is Haagen Daz not Ben & Jerry’s.

9. What is the first thing you notice about people? Whether they’re looking at me like I owe them something.

10. Football or baseball?   Apples and pears, old thing. Football or cricket might be a comparison in which event, cricket of course. But the suspicion is the question involves America’s domestic sports, which would be like being asked to choose between a dental or prostate check up…

11. What color pants are you wearing? Nope not saying, save I wear them on the outside on Thursdays at my Superhero’s Coffee mornings. If this one of those separated by a common language thingies and we are talking trousers then currently black.

12. Last thing you ate? I was assured it was cow but these days I’m just grateful if it once roamed

13. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? I think of myself as more of a propelling pencil sort of guy, always sticking my nose in places and risking having it broken off

14. Favorite smell? Home

15. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone? Someone who was adamant I had had a car accident in 2015 involving a green Kia

16. Hair color? I’m not much troubled by hair, frankly at least not cranially. Beard wise I think you might say ‘light badger’

18. Favorite foods to eat? my last supper has always been Baked potato, cheese and beans with a mixed salad and a cup of strong tea

19. Scary movies or happy endings?  Sucker for a happy ending

21. Favorite Holiday? Any that (a) involves my family and (b) doesn’t involve me organising it

22. Beer or Wine? Happily teetotal; invite me to your parties, your guests will love me being able to drive them home

23. Night owl or early bird? At 60 I’m a bit of both mostly because the afternoons are available to catch up

24. Favorite day of the week? All of them

24 1/2. Which three of your favorite bloggers you would like to know more about?  This is where I move on, nothing to see; I really don’t like this bit for all sorts of reasons

25. Who were the latest three people to follow your blog (link to their about page)? And since I’m preposting this I really can’t say…. ha, cop out

That was fun, for me. You can wake up now, press like because you know you want to and go and re-watch the video… yep that little fat bucket of a man is me

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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28 Responses to Why Would Anyone Want To Know #me

  1. Ritu says:

    You are so funny His Geoffleship…. even while preposting! 😂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Darlene says:

    Better than the average interview! Great job of evading some questions. I could learn from you.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Erika Kind says:

    OMG, you did it!!! You jumped!!! I take a deep bow!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Lucy Brazier says:

    #7 – they were all criminal offences in my household growing up too! I distinctly remember saying once to my mum when we were on holiday (I was very small) that the best thing about the holiday was being able to use as much toilet paper as I liked. I still see it as a luxury now, to be honest.

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  5. Bungee Geoff…wonderful. And I love your version of the “longest relationship”. Good stuff.

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  6. James says:

    Haagen Daz over Ben and Jerrys for me too. I did have brief flirtation with B&Js Phish Food back in the day but HD’s Pralines and Cream is the way forward now. Although I can get on board with their Salted Caramel too. I expect you wrote about some other stuff but ice-cream always distracts me…

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  7. You rose a hundred notches in my esteem when you first showed that bungy jumpng episode and have just risen another hundred or so with this response! I’m having a week with family and not even supposed to be on-line really, let alone spending time writing comments. Just proves how very impressed I am! Half way through Salisbury 🙂

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  8. Interesting trivia about Geoff. Nothing boring about you. 😀 😀

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  9. trifflepudling says:

    I was wondering which of the responses was going to be my favourite but when I got to 24 I knew that was it! Aw.
    Your previous post about music has disappeared, hope it wasn’t my ref to a certain newspaper!

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  10. Mary Smith says:

    We weren’t allowed to write on any part of our anatomy! The video isn’t working on my computer for some reason but I’ll take your word you jumped! Zip wires, yes, bungee jump, definitely not.

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  11. Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog and commented:
    Get to know more about author Geoff Lepard from this post on his blog.

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  12. This was fun, Geoff. I’ve seen this around and must say it’s one enjoyable read. 🙂 Though I knew a lot of this stuff already, I’m pleased to see the salted caramel in there. Just be careful. It’s addictive. (I love the “football” and “pants” question. This must be a US thing because I’m enjoying all the UK answers.)

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  13. Charli Mills says:

    Fun! But what’s up with number 9? Is that a lawyer-thing?

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Admit it. You enjoyed answering these questions. 🙂 Thanks for the dose of entertainment.

    Liked by 1 person

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