Thursday, 29 November 2012

Penny overload

Because I’m special and lovely and quite whiny I was nominated by not one but two blogpeeps for the Liebster Award, and so asked two sets of questions. (I say asked; it was more like pinned down and tickled). Here, then, are my responses to the fragrant and divine Anastasia Vitsky’s quizzings, as tearfully dictated to my PA from the couch:

What food did you dislike eating as a child?
Butterscotch! Sweetcorn... peas... broccoli... most green things, really. No, make that all green things.

What is your favorite Christmas song?
Does Silent Night count? If so, that. It reminds me of a music box my Mum had and it takes me back to that time.

Who is your favorite Disney villain?
The Queen of Hearts. She is just too much.

Do you like, dislike or not care about hearing spoilers for a story?
I don’t mind one bit. I like to hear other people’s take on things, and you often get that with spoilers.

What is your favorite reading position?
Lying in bed.

How many books do you have on your want-to-read list?
About two gazillion. I’ll have to live to about 800 to read them all. Or learn how to read really fast.

Have you ever “forgotten” to return a book to a friend or library because you loved it and wanted to keep it?
No, but people have said I could keep books. Maybe I’m contagious or something.

Describe one of your spanking (real life or story) fantasies in 11 words or fewer.
Girl forced to serve as a maid to a cruel master/mistress.

What is one of your pet peeves about spanking stories?
When things get telegraphed to the reader and spoil the surprise that has been set up.

Hulu, Amazon Prime streaming, TiVo, or Netflix?  (or whatever else you use...)?
I don’t use any of those new-fangled things. I still have a non-flat TV and a VCR. And a mobile that’s almost as old as me.

Your (uncensored) first response to finding out that I nominated you for this award?
Aw. I like Ana.

Had enough Penny yet? Well, tough. Just to finish you off here are eleven random and true facts about moi:
  1. My eyes are the same colour as Maria Sharapova’s.
  2. When I was little I used to eat grit from the side of the road.
  3. I gave myself friction burns pole dancing in Tenerife.
  4. I was invited to stay with an Art lecturer at his pad in the south of France when I was seventeen. (I declined).
  5. My earliest memory is of being carried by my Mum over some mud flats.
  6. I have fallen off a bar stool, drunk. (I got back on again). I have also fallen over drunk while dancing. And while walking down the street. And probably other times I can’t remember.
  7. I can change to the size of a chaffinch.
  8. I always, always pull my right sock on first. It’s just not right the other way.
  9. I used to feel really sad for Fred at the end of The Flintstones when he got locked out. I worried that he’d be stuck outside til the following week.
  10. I lost my virginity under the stars, in a one night stand.
  11. I never learned how to ride a bike.
Okay, so 7 is a fib. But the rest are 100% legit. (Replacement fact: I often yell at inanimate objects when blotto. So I am told).

Now, I have one more duty as a Liebster thingy person: to nominate some other bloggers so they can answer a bunch of questions! I hereby nominate Aunty Andrea, RedRump, TFD, Dave, OFG, and Julie. (I will send my questions by email as this post is already a mile long). I hope some or all of you can find the time to respond :)


  1. Thank you Penny for more interesting facts about your life and fantasies.


  2. No question - you are definitely contagious.

    In a good way.

  3. Thanks for sharing Penny.

    I'll tell you a secret, I always pull my right sock on first:)


  4. Thank you for the thank yous! I hope that the post was amusing. And it's nice to know that we're sock buddies, Ronnie :)

  5. Good, good, good for this Liebstering. I'm gaining a deeper insight into the mind, life and times of the lovely Miss Penelope Hasler. Carried over mud flats at an early age is particularly revealing. :)

    Viel Liebe

  6. You are adorable, Penny. Little Andrea has been asking if Miss Hasler is going to have a Christmas Party for her English class, too?

  7. Yes she will, Aunty. And thank you for the niceness! You too, TFD - you are just sweetness on a stick.