Daily Archives: July 20, 2012

Tears of a Clown

… they would be mine.

I would be that clown.

I cry at anything. It doesn’t take much. Tears of emotion rather than actually outburst of sobbing, I hasten to add. I’m emotional but not that bad. If something touches me, I start to well up.

So what makes me weep:

  1. Films – the best films to get me going are: An Affair to Remember, Camelot, Schindler’s List and Carousel;
  2. Books – I have been known to well up reading books. I turned to the last page of Roots and started! Other books that made me cry were Boudica┬áby Manda Scott – that was rather embarrassing as I happened to be on the commuter train home at the time. I had to bite my lip spectacularly hard and put the book away. Only when I got home could I read the bit I had got to, and blubbed big time! The Red Tent by Anita Diamant and Anne of Green Gables – where her and Gil get together (sigh!)
  3. Music – music is very emotional and it can be a pop song, or a piece of classical music, that gets me going. It only takes 5 notes of the theme tune from Schindler’s List to start me off, amongst many. It really depends what mood I’m in. If I’m feeling a bit low, or have been thinking too much about things I have no control over, then it really could be anything from the Carpenters to Snow Patrol!
  4. Children – I well up every time I go and see SC at school, concert, assembly. Probably emotional pride and happiness, but it gets me going. Working with children I get very emotional when, for no reason, they just give me groups hugs at the end of class, or it’s the last day of term and I’m not going to see them for a while.
  5. Getting hurt – but then, doesn’t everyone!

What was the last thing to make you cry?

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Are you a cat person, or a dog person?

Now there are lots of people in this big world of ours: men and women, tall and short, fat and thin, the list is endless.

But, basically all people can be split into 2 categories. You are either a cat-lover, or a dog-lover.

There are pros and cons for both animals. Here are my top 3 for both categories:

Dog Pros

  • Loyal
  • Obedient
  • Lovable

Dog Cons

  • You have to go out for walks in all weathers at least twice a day
  • You have to pick up their poo in a bag and carry it to the nearest receptacle – if you do not, then shame on you
  • Whining and barking at anything that moves

Cat Pros

  • They cover up their own mess – albeit in the middle of your flower bed!
  • Soft and cuddly
  • Quiet (except when they are tormenting some creature they have bought you as a present!)

Cat Cons

  • Tendency to scratch furniture and/or you
  • Independent – they will not come to heel, they will take a message and get back to you when it suits
  • You need a suitable disposal method for all forms of wildlife, dead or alive, they bring into the house – and not be squeamish

I, for the record, am a cat person. It’s not that I dislike dogs, I was attacked by one when I was little so am a tad wary of big dogs. Some of my friends have dogs and they are just the soppiest things going! And I must be softening as I have promised SC that when we have our own place we can have 2 cats and a dog!!

So, what type are you?

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