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message 1: by Mandapanda (last edited Dec 02, 2010 07:56PM) (new)

Mandapanda Lots of GR groups use these fun quizzes to break the ice. I've tweaked it slightly to give it an Aussie feel. Copy/Paste the blank quiz, fill in your own answers and post. My answers are below...


My Favourite...
1. Time of Day:
2. Food:
3. Drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic):
4. Band/singer:
5. Actor:
6. Spot in Australia:
7. Team/Sport:
8. Car:
9. Animal:
10. Activity
11. Things to collect

My Favourite:
1. Time of Day: Whenever I get home from work!
2. Food: Lamb Roghan Josh with a little Naan bread.
3. Drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic): Cocktails. Preferably served in a coconut or pineapple shell and covered with fruit, flowers and umbrellas. Pretty and potent!
4. Band/singer: Lots. Currently listening to John Butler Trio.
5. Actor: Used to be Mel Gibson from his Mad Max, Lethal Weapon days but he's having the most embarrassing mid-life crisis in history! Now it's Russell Crowe. Loved him in Beautiful Mind, The Sum of Us, Gladiator and that one with the French actress.
6. Spot in Australia: The lighthouse at Byron Bay looking out over the ocean. (most easterly point in Australia)
7. Team/sport: Synchronised swimming?! (although lots of people argue that’s not a sport!!)
8. Car: Mercedes convertible (yellow)
9. Animal: Dog
10. Activity: Trying on expensive French perfumes in DJ’s, crochet, long drives, making lists and playing on Goodreads of course! ;)
11. DVD's and little elephant statues!


message 2: by Sandra (last edited Sep 09, 2010 03:00AM) (new)

Sandra | 294 comments My Favorite...


1. Time of Day: Just after lunch, when I'm on my comfy couch reading. LOL.
2. Food: Anything I didn't have to cook.
3. Drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic): Vodka & Orange, or just Orange if its during the day.
4. Band/singer: Too many to pick from. Latest CD I bought (2 wks ago) was Van Morrison's Moondance.
5. Actor: I agree Mandy, what's happened to Mel is so sad; its like we're just watching an accident happen in slow motion. I like Mark Harmon's smirk (NCIS)
6. Spot in Australia: Anywhere away from the rat race or just off my balcony looking at the bush and the birds
7. Team/Sport: Parramatta Eels
8. Car: GT Falcon
9. Animal: Cat
10. Activity: Reading, craft, playing computer - GR & games, gardening and don't forget the lists.
11. Things to Collect: Books, LOL, Dragons & anything that takes my fancy.


message 3: by [deleted user] (last edited Sep 07, 2010 03:47AM) (new)

1. Time of Day: friday night footy
2. Food: lamb shanks in guinness stout (I cook)
3. Drink: beer
4. Band/singer: too many to mention, hate rap & dance.
5. Actor: Jack Thompson
6. Spot in Australia: Cairns, of course
7. Team/Sport:Rugby league
8. Car:my 94 Statesman, 195 HSV chip, factory fitted exstrators, lowered bla, bla, bla. (-:
9. Animal:Border Collie
10. Activity: writing & performing my poems


message 4: by Shelley (new)

Shelley (bel_gar_ion) My Favorite...
1. Time of Day: Late nights in front of the telly
2. Food: Anything carb related
3. Drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic): Bourbon or Vodka
4. Band/singer: BON JOVI
5. Actor: Lately Jason Statham
6. Spot in Australia: My house
7. Team/Sport: Yuck
8. Car: Ford Ute
9. Animal: My dog
10. Activity : Reading, DVD's and gardening, also walking my dog at the beach.


message 5: by Sass (new)

Sass | 14 comments My Favorite...
1. Time of Day: Night
2. Food: mum's chinese
3. Drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic): Diet coke (i'm addicted)
4. Band/singer:too many to choose
5. Actor: Cute guys. I have the hots for Jason Statham too,shelly ;)
6. Spot in Australia: My bed
7. Team/Sport: something that involves guys and short shorts lol
8. Car: one that goes
9. Animal: tiger
10. Activity : Reading,movies, friends, facebook


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

1. Time of Day: First thing in the morning when the sun is just coming up in Autumn.
2. Food: All indian food, or is it Thai food? Mmmmm love both.
3. Drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic): Gin & Tonic
4. Band/singer: Varies depending on my mood, right now I have been listening to Hunters & Collectors + Gurrumul Yunupingu
5. Actor: Hmmmm don't know.
6. Spot in Australia: Crossing the Sydney Harbour bridge on my way to work. It always makes me feel good.
7. Team/Sport: Cricket & Rugby (union of course)
8. Car: My car, her name is 'Betty Bubble'
9. Animal: Sugar Gliders
10. Activity: Reading, playing the piano(poorly), dinner with friends, chatting on goodreads, spending time with my kids.


message 7: by Murray (last edited Dec 02, 2010 09:02PM) (new)

Murray Gunn (murraygunn) | 211 comments My Favourite...
1. Time of Day: just after dawn when the world is mine
2. Food: chillies
3. Drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic): Special Courier (a Bhutanese whiskey)
4. Band/singer: Lhasa de Sela
5. Actor: Katie Sackhoff
6. Spot in Australia: a quiet camping spot just below Springwood
7. Team/Sport: don't watch anything, but love rock climbing
8. Car: sold my car to buy my stereo - I get much more mileage this way
9. Animal: frog
10. Activity: travelling
11. Things to Collect: cultural anecdotes


message 8: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda Gail "cyborg" wrote: "9. Animal: Sugar Gliders
..."


How cute are they!!

sugar glider Pictures, Images and Photos


message 9: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda Murray wrote: "My Favorite...
3. Drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic): Special Courier (a Bhutanese whiskey)
4. Band/singer: Lhasa de Sela
5...."


Murray you have some very intriguing answers. I'm a real traveller too although I might not have tried the 'Bhutanese whiskey'!! Here is a link to the late and great Lhasa de Sela's very groovy laid back music (definitely worth listening to): http://www.myspace.com/lhasadeselamusic


message 10: by [deleted user] (last edited Sep 22, 2010 10:03PM) (new)

Aren't they gorgeous!?! Thanks for pulling up a photo. I grew up in the bush at Port Stephen's (2 hour drive north of Sydney) we used to see them occasionally.


message 11: by Dee-Ann (new)

Dee-Ann | 644 comments My Favorite...
1. Time of Day: mornings before everyone else wakes up
2. Food: anythting I dont have to cook
3. Drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic): water at the moment ... how boring
4. Band/singer: Lykke Li
5. Actor: Meryl Streep
6. Spot in Australia: Darwin ... I like the mixture of cultures
7. Team/Sport: badminton
8. Car: wrote mine off recentky so any which would seat 7 people would be fantastic, else I am finding the public buses here pretty good
9. Animal: turtles and frogs
10. Activity : my kids, reading, cinema which is rare, looking at art and more my kids!


message 12: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda David wrote: "8. Car:my 94 Statesman, 195 HSV chip, factory fitted exstrators, lowered bla, bla, bla. (-:..."

David I don't think you talked about your car enough LOL. If you ever feel the need to wax lyrical or post some pictures of it, put it up on the general chat thread. We'd love to see what she looks like!;)


message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

Dee-Ann wrote: "My Favorite...
2. Food: anythting I dont have to cook..."


It is amazing how much better food tastes when you don't have to cook it yourself. (Every day)


message 14: by Murray (new)

Murray Gunn (murraygunn) | 211 comments I'm impressed that you know who Lhasa de Sela is, Mandy. And you have some intriguing answers yourself. And who is 'that French actress'?

I'd have been interested to see what people put down for favourite collection. Mine is 'cultural anecdotes', which I guess I could have put under Activity.


message 15: by Dee-Ann (new)

Dee-Ann | 644 comments Gail ... I used to like cooking, but after cooking/feeding 7 people three times a day plus snacks, all of whom like/dislike different things, cooking/meal preparation (especially school lunches) is a chore.


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

I used to love cooking too. Cooking every day to fusspots drives you mental. Fortunately my husband went through a bit of a mid-life crisis and has now taken on the cooking role. I get to cook just for dinner parties & the occasional meal here and there. There has been far fewer complaints all round. I have started to enjoy cooking again. :)


message 17: by Dee-Ann (new)

Dee-Ann | 644 comments I am jealous, wonder if I can get my other half to do the same ... doubt it.


message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

There is the down side. I have had to go back to work full time.


message 19: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda Murray wrote: "I'm impressed that you know who Lhasa de Sela is, Mandy. And you have some intriguing answers yourself. And who is 'that French actress'?

I'd have been interested to see what people put down for favourite collection. Mine is 'cultural anecdotes', which I guess I could have put under Activity..."


Marion Cotillard - who later got an oscar for La Vie En Rose. The movie with Russell was a lightweight romantic comedy called A Good Year. That's a brilliant idea about the collections. People collect the most amazing things. I'm going to add it to the list. :)


message 20: by Dee-Ann (new)

Dee-Ann | 644 comments Gail "cyborg" wrote: "There is the down side. I have had to go back to work full time."

You cant win ... I work three days a week which is enough .... I could not cope with full time at the moment , as it would probably still include the cooking.


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

Mmmm!!!..collections eh!!..prob show my age a bit here, I have almost all my vinyl records I bought in my teens, including Elvis's Suspicious minds on the RCA label before he went to Decca & the beatles 'Hello, goodbye' & 'I am a Walrus' on the 'London' label before they went 'Apple', the very 1st vinyl single I bought was 'Take a giant step' by the Monkees LOL!!!

I also have a couple of hundred 'hat pins' from where I have been in my 25 years on the highway.


message 22: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda David's car. What a beauty!!

david's car


message 23: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda Dee-Ann wrote: "My Favorite...
4. Band/singer: Lykke Li..."


Dee-Ann, I hadn't heard of this singer before. I checked her out and she's great. The song Possibility was my favourite: http://www.myspace.com/lykkeli


message 24: by Kevin (new)

Kevin Klehr (goodreadscomkevink) | 78 comments 1. Time of Day: Sunday mornings
2. Food: Moroccan, Indian.
3. Drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic): Vodka
4. Band/singer: Kofy Brown, Cassandra Wilson, Kylie Auldist, and the list goes on and on and on and on
5. Actor: Jude Law (for aesthetic reasons)
6. Spot in Australia: Not sure. Will get back to you on this
7. Team/Sport: Huh? What?
8. Car: Mini in light blue with a white roof
9. Animal: Aardvark
10. Activity: Film-making, writing, theatre, movies... (has anyone dared to write 'making love'? It's a very Australian pastime)
11. Things to collect: Antiques, Music Video clips, Music in general


message 25: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda Kevin wrote: "1. Time of Day: Sunday mornings
2. Food: Moroccan, Indian.
3. Drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic): Vodka
4. Band/singer: Kofy Brown, Cassandra Wilson, Kylie Auldist, and the list goes on and on and ..."


Oh, I knew I'd forgotten something, I should have written 'Sex' in the Activities! ;D

Also I don't know any of those singers so I'll be spending some happy time on MySpace checking them out. Thanks!


message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

Mandy I thought you should refer Kevin to the Aussie blokes version of Romance.


message 27: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda Kevin, Jacqueline's posted a funny story that we've been laughing about in the Just For Fun folder under Aussie Man's version of romance (or something like that). Go and check it out.


message 28: by Jan (new)

Jan (auntyjan) 1.Sunset..I see many beautiful ones from my window
2.Strawberries,passionfruit,mushrooms, Thai food
3.Lemon,lime and bitters
4.Joan Baez
5.Meryl Streep
6.Perth beaches&King's Park,LamingtonNat.Pk.&Blue Mtns
7.Ice-skating
8.Commodore
9.orangutan
10.singing,reading,talking on Goodreads
11.Books,esp.Alice in Wonderland(one example in my photos)


message 29: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda Ahh, 2 of my favourite things in there Jan. Ice skating (don't you just love the Winter Olympics!) and Lamington National Park (you mean the one on the Qld/NSW border don't you?).


message 30: by Shelley (new)

Shelley (bel_gar_ion) Sass wrote: "My Favorite...
1. Time of Day: Night
2. Food: mum's chinese
3. Drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic): Diet coke (i'm addicted)
4. Band/singer:too many to choose
5. Actor: Cute guys. I have the h..."

Hi Sass, I have to say in 'Death Race', he is absolutely stunning, thats what you get for living on raw vegies for a few months lol! Ur on Facebook? Me too :)


message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

My Favorite...
1. Time of Day: morning walk to work listening to an audio book
2. Food: anything Thai
3. Drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic): A good South Aussie red wine
4. Band/singer: Paul Kelly or The Whitlams
5. Actor: Jason Isaacs
6. Spot in Australia: Mt Lofty in Autumn or Port Douglas in winter
7. Team/Sport: I'm un-Australian - couldn't care less about sport
8. Car: couldn't name a brand of car to save my life
9. Animal: giraffe
10. Activity: walking, talking politics
11. Things to collect: I don't collect anything, I am the opposite of a hoarder


message 32: by [deleted user] (last edited Sep 11, 2010 06:03AM) (new)

Bernadette, I love Paul Kelly and the Whitlams too. I don't generally like to list favourite as it depends on a lot of things, particularly music.

I also don't collect anything. Well I do have a large collection of books, but I like to reread my favourites so there is no point getting rid of them. My mother collects things....


message 33: by [deleted user] (new)

Hi

Mike from Brisbane here
Its amazing the variety of answers that have been posted

My Favorite...
1. Time of Day:- morning
2. Food: -steak
3. Drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic):- Coke
4. Band/singer: -Beach Boys
5. Actor: -Robert de Niro
6. Spot in Australia:- Hervey Bay
7. Team/Sport: -Panthers in 2010
8. Car: -Holden
9. Animal: -Sherpei
10. Activity –guitar,reading
11. Things to collect – karaoke songs


message 34: by Lexxie (new)

Lexxie Couper (lexxie_couper) | 1 comments My Favorite...
1. Time of Day: Before my girls wake up in the early hours of the morning. I have the house/computer/cat all to myself.
2. Food: cliched I know, but Vegemite on hot, buttered toast.
3. Drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic): Water (oh, I'm starting to sound boring...)
4. Band/singer: Dire Straits.
5. Actor: Used to be Harrison Ford, now it's Ryan Reynolds.
6. Spot in Australia: The secluded little unpatrolled beach just up the road from me. You need to walk through a national forrest to get to it, but oh, it is so beautiful and untouched.
7. Team/Sport: Team - Newcastle United (A-League) Sport - Tennis
8. Car: Been an Audi groupie for just about as long as I can remember. Would looooove an Audi R8.
9. Animal: All of them :)
10. Activity: If you mean spare time activity? Errr..I wish. Reading.
11. Things to collect: Movie posters. Most of them are still rolled and tucked away but I have some classic posters (fav is a limited edition Pulp Fiction one) and my daughters' rooms are covered in some beautiful kids movie posters (Wall-E and How To Train Your Dragon seem to be their favourites)


message 35: by Kevin (new)

Kevin Klehr (goodreadscomkevink) | 78 comments Mandy wrote: "Kevin wrote: "1. Time of Day: Sunday mornings
2. Food: Moroccan, Indian.
3. Drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic): Vodka
4. Band/singer: Kofy Brown, Cassandra Wilson, Kylie Auldist, and the list go..."


May I highly recommend the song Erotik by Kofy Brown. Also, I'm sure you know it but I was stuck on YouTube last night enjoying different versions of Lior's This Old Love.


message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

Darn, I'm at work and can't check out all the music links. :(


message 37: by [deleted user] (new)

If you & your work mates want a small read I have added a small sample of my poems in the 'Aussie author spotlight' folder.(-:


message 38: by [deleted user] (new)

Ha ha. I should really be working. But thanks David.


message 39: by [deleted user] (new)

Hehehe!!..same here LOL!!


message 40: by [deleted user] (new)

Lexxie wrote: "My Favorite...
2. Food: cliched I know, but Vegemite on hot, buttered toast...."


Might be a cliche but still one of the best taste sensations on earth.


message 41: by neko (last edited Sep 09, 2010 04:37PM) (new)

neko cam (neko_cam) My Favorite...
1. Time of Day: Lunch - It's the only time I get to see me friends these days (between work, uni, etc), and it comes complete with a delicious meal!
2. Food: Mashed potatoes. Ideally with lots of tasty extras like spring onion, bacon, and cheese
3. Drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic): Lemon, Lime, and Bitters
4. Band/singer: The Protomen (A Megaman inspired rock opera? Hell yes!)
5. Actor: Kevin Spacey (mainly due to 'Se7en' and 'American Beauty', but he's brilliant in everything he's been in)
6. Spot in Australia: Hmm... I don't travel enough to have a favorite spot, I'm afraid :(
7. Team/Sport: I'm not at all interested in sports
8. Car: Mitsubishi Lancer (my first and only car :3)
9. Animal: Meerkats are pretty awesome, but squid are growing on me lately
10. Activity: Playing pen-and-paper RPGs (though I haven't done so in years)
11. Things to collect: Books. Seriously, I have a problem. I only add books I own to GoodReads and I've got ~200 listed on here (~130 of which are unread)


message 42: by [deleted user] (new)

neko wrote: "My Favorite...
2. Food: Mashed potatoes. Ideally..."

Ha ha. Mash potatoes, I kind of have them pretty high on my list of fav. foods as well. But my son has mash potatoes with everything. If there are left overs he'll even put in on a sandwich for lunch. :)

11. Things to collect: Books. Seriously, I have a problem. I only add books I own to GoodReads and I've got ~200 listed on here (~130 of which are unread)
No need to worry about your shelves, everyone has a different approach. Mine is very similar to yours. :)

7. Team/Sport: I'm not at all interested in sports
::Grumble:: When am I going to find someone to talk sport with. :(


message 43: by Mandapanda (last edited Sep 09, 2010 07:18PM) (new)

Mandapanda Neko wrote: "5. Actor: Kevin Spacey (mainly due to 'Se7en' and 'American Beauty', but he's brilliant in everything he's been in)

You forgot 'The Usual Suspects' which was my favourite Spacey film. Just the evil look on his face as he walked away from the courthouse and his limp gradually disappeared - Wicked!


message 44: by Amber (new)

Amber (elfkingdom) | 366 comments My Favorite...
1. Time of Day: early afternoon, when I have the house to myself!
2. Food: macaroni cheese
3. Drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic): caffeine free diet coke
4. Band/singer: Meat Loaf, hands down!
5. Actor: Hugh Jackman
6. Spot in Australia: Ardrossan beach - never get there often enough
7. Team/Sport: not really fussed, but my other half would never forgive me if I didn't say Port Power
8. Car: One that starts first go, and doesn't stall halfway down the drive
9. Animal: cats
10. Activity: reading and writing equally
11. Things to collect: other than books? Coins


message 45: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda Amber wrote: "My Favorite...
4. Band/singer: Meat Loaf, hands down!..."


Amber I absolutely LOVE Meatloaf!! I've posted a link to my favourite ML song 'Bat Out Of Hell' in the 'What music are you listening to?' thread. Revisit the 70's and listen to this clip (has to be played loud!)...


message 46: by Smallest (new)

Smallest Forest (smallest_forest) 1. Time of Day:sunrise till about 10 a.m.
2. Food:anything loaded with chillis and spices
3. Drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic):coffee, brewed and black
4. Band/singer:you've got to be kidding! LOL
5. Actor:art house flick unknowns
6. Spot in Australia: the NT, for its laid-back attitude, and its tropical/Asian influences
7. Team/Sport: no team/cycling
8. Car: A bicycle.
9. Animal:The cat.
10. Activity: too many
11. Things to collect: Art prints and patterns


message 47: by Amber (new)

Amber (elfkingdom) | 366 comments Bat Out of Hell is excellent! I love the album and the song, but I can't pick a favourite! Bat is great, Paradise (By the Dashboard Light), 2 Out of 3 Ain't Bad, and You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth - I can't choose between those four from that album! And I've always got his Hot Patootie from Rocky Horror playing in the car, too...when the car starts, that is! :-)


message 48: by Tracey (new)

Tracey Alley (traceya) | 485 comments Hi all,
I'm Trace, new here - much thanks to Mandy for the invite.

My Favourites:
My Favorite...
1. Time of Day: Any time it's quiet and I can get some serious writing done or late at night so I can watch really cheesy TV
2. Food: A really well cooked Steak Dianne done Medium with loads of fresh salad
3. Drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic): Can't beat coffee or the occasional Vodka & Chocolate Milk [sounds disgusting but mmmmm very nice]
4. Band/singer: Kiss - I'm still stuck in a time warp
5. Actor: I really love Tommy Lee Jones or Bruce Willis
6. Spot in Australia: Blue Lake on North Stradbroke Island, indescribably beautiful and as much as I've travelled I've never seen anything finer
7. Team/Sport: Hawthorn - love my Aussie Rules
8. Car: In my dreams? A Lamborghini. For real? My little Daihatsu that I call the Rice Bubble as it's so small
9. Animal: Sharks, preferably Great Whites and my Keeshond baby dog Shayla - just don't tell my cats :)
10. Activity At the moment it's learning how to Scuba Dive but this is subject to change without notice
11. Things to collect Tragically I collect... coffee cups, although I have my favourite which is the only one I ever use? Bit weird but hey :)


message 49: by [deleted user] (new)

Smallest wrote: "1. Time of Day:sunrise till about 10 a.m.
Welcome morning person. Glad to have you in the group. :)

4. Band/singer:you've got to be kidding! LO..."
So if you can't pick a favourite what are you listening to right now? Maybe you could post something in out music thread. We love to hear and share what people are listening to.


message 50: by [deleted user] (last edited Sep 12, 2010 12:09AM) (new)

Tracey wrote: "Hi all,
I'm Trace, new here - much thanks to Mandy for the invite.


Some great favourites there Tracy, good to see another sporting fan.

8. Car: In my dreams? A Lamborghini. For real? My little Daihatsu that I call the Rice Bubble as it's so small
I was listening to the radio yesterday. Apparently its only girls who name their cars. (60% of women, this was on a footy show so don't quote me.) I think my car would get on well with yours. As I mentioned earlier her name is Betty Bubble. :)

4. Band/singer: Kiss - I'm still stuck in a time warp
We are such a diverse group you are bound to find someone here still stuck in the same Kiss time warp. I'm having trouble thinking of a kiss song right now as I seem to have the 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' song stuck in my head!?! :)

*lets do the time warp again.*


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