Random Tag


This tag has been sitting in my draft folder for over a year, so it was time to kill it, one way or another.  I don’t even know who tagged me, sigh.  My apologies.


#1 Do you believe in ghosts?  Not in the traditional sense, ie, the spirits of dead humans

#2 Have you ever sneaked out of the house to go to a party in your wild teen years?
Does sneaking out of the dorm one night at summer camp count? And even that was just to go for a midnight swim with the other guys. Otherwise, no.

#3 What’s your take on flowery food? (Lavender biscuits, wild flowers in salads, and so on). Yay or nay?
Do I look like a pansy to you?

#4 What’s a book that you thought was kind of trashy but you still enjoyed?
Gugenheimer’s Guided Tour into the Mind of Celebrity
Trash by Dr Bingo Gugenheimer, PhD, MA, MD, BA, CPA, LCP, CC, MHC, LMNOP, XYZ

#5 Imagine it’s time for a cookie. Do you dip it in milk, sip coffee with it, or munch on it in its dry glory?
If you eat dry cookies, you deserve every bit of misery coming your way.

#6 Would you say you are a morning person?
Absolutely. 5am rolls around and I’m up. Not necessarily awake and ready to go until 6am, but I’m there at 5!

#7 Winter sports. Yay or nay?
Sports in general, nay.

#8 Has it ever happened that you liked a film or series adaptation of a book? If so, which book was it?

You mean somebody might actually like a Book AND a Movie? Say it ain’t so!!!  Of course I’ve like movies based on books *grumps*  But since this supposed happenstance is so rare and mystical (according to the tone of the question), it sounds more like a miracle and I don’t know if you all are worthy of hearing about MY miracles. Saint Bookstooge castigates you!

#9 Do you find house chores (cleaning, dish-washing, etc.) relaxing, or necessary evil?

What about just plain evil?

#10 Do you chill in your pjs all day when you don’t need to leave the house?
I try not to. I always have a better day when I “do” things, even such small things as getting dressed for the day.

#11 What was the last book that knocked your socks off?

Our dryer’s manual.



Well, that was stupid.  I suspect it has more to do with my mood than the tag itself.  I make no apologies though. If I have to be in a bad mood, then you have to be a bad mood too. That’s how the internet works you know.


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41 thoughts on “Random Tag

  1. Again, missing some key details. What kind of rotation speed does your drier have? I’ve recently upgraded to a 1600 and would be keen to hear from others on this subject.

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Well, I’m a pretty private individual, so that kind of information isn’t one I feel very comfortable just throwing out there on the internet for everyone to know about me.

      I’m assuming you’re talking about washing machine speeds though? “Most” dryers seem to have a 40-50 rpm cycle.

      Generically speaking, washing and drying machines are like cars. The faster the better! 😉

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      • Thanks for this! Yes, I’m rocking a zanussi washer/dryer right now; the countdown feature is very useful! I think that publishing such information is in the public interest; best to get the official version out there rather than have the whole internet speculating on our drying speeds…

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  2. Ola G says:

    Poor Bookstooge, I hope your mood improves! Or has it already improved but due to the light speed lag we’re dealing with a past you… Maybe you should try reading the dryer manual again… I’d love to read a review! 😉

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    • Bookstooge says:

      This is one of the downsides of posting in advance. Reviews are one thing, but this kind of post, it doesn’t age well and should have been posted the day it was written.

      I am in an improved mood, but not nearly like yesterday. I made the mistake of reading some of Martin’s “Complete Dreamsongs” and then had bad dreams all night long. Made me glad to wake up this morning!

      Like I told Tensecondsfromnow, dryer information is just a little bit TOO personal for me to feel comfortable talking about online 😉

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      • Ola G says:

        Yeah, I know what you mean.

        And here I thought only I was weird this way to have bad dreams after books! That’s always quite exhausting.

        That you would deny us the deeper knowledge of your dryer after so tantalizingly writing about it is a form of cruelty! 😉

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        • Bookstooge says:

          I haven’t had bad dreams caused by books for a VERY long time. I’ll have to see if upon further reading it continues. If so, I’ll be noting that in my review for sure.

          Well, much like pictures of myself, information about my dryer is doled out to keep that “International Man of Mystery” tone I try to keep 😉

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  3. salonimore1702 says:

    Oh no, I like dry cookies! :-/ Well, it depends on my mood. And I can totally relate to actually getting dressed and getting stuff done. 🙂

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    • Bookstooge says:

      For me, I’ve always been a moist cookie person. To the point where I’d eat just cookie dough if I could 😀

      Something about getting dressed and ready for the day does something to the mind. Weird how that kind of thing works…

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  4. A ginger nut biscuit dunked in milk is bliss! Yes housework is just plain evil-cleaning the bathroom comes third, second to the living nightmare of changing the bed in that cluttered room I have, but having to hoover on my hands and knees in a bedroom too small to get an upright hoover between the bookcases and clutter is top of the list!

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  5. YouKneeK says:

    LOL, I loved your answer to #11.

    For #2, sneaking out of a camp dorm is more wild than anything I ever did in my teens, so it counts for me. 😉

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  6. Proust managed to write five books starting from associations that occurred to him while eating the world’s most famous “madeleine” after he dipped it in a cup of tea (a madeleine is a traditional small cake from Commercy and Liverdun, two communes of the Lorraine region in northeastern France. Madeleines are very small sponge cakes with a distinctive shell-like shape acquired from being baked in pans with shell-shaped depressions).

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  7. I do actually enjoy doing chores, but mainly cause it means I get to listen to my audiobooks then (something Dave has caught up on… whenever he comes home to a cleaner house he will ask how my audiobook was). Also, I used to never put pants on when I didn’t have to (I also only own 1 pair, so it’ll be in the laundry on my off day), but after 2 months in lockdown I do feel a lot better on the days I put pants and a bra on 🙈

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    • Bookstooge says:

      You are SO lucky! I hate chores with an undying hatred that goes so deep that I simply don’t do them.

      It is like when we get dressed for the day that it flips a switch in our brain and endorphins and stuff get flowing like they’re supposed to 😀

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      • It really does now. Before all this I would avoid putting pants on as much as possible (I really should go to the shop but then I have to pants on. I guess I won’t be eating today). When we stayed at dave’s cousin for a week, I still did not put pants on. Because I care less about who sees my bum than about having to wear pants. But then I didnt wear them for almost 2 months, and now I actually kinda like wearing them.

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        • Bookstooge says:

          Oh, this made me laugh so much! I’m sure Dave appreciates your sartorial choices though 😀

          Food or pants. See, that is how I feel about cleaning. Thankfully, I don’t have to make that choice, but if I did, I too wouldn’t clean if I had to, to get food 😀

          In the eternal words of Braveheart, “FREEDOM!!!”

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  8. Mischenko says:

    We have some things in common! Early riser here and not much into sports. I have to get dressed too because if I don’t it ruins the day. Hope your mood has improved. Enjoy the day ☺️

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  9. I died of laughter at “Do I look like a pansy to you?”; I couldn’t keep up with the rest hahaha

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  10. “”If you eat dry cookies, you deserve every bit of misery coming your way””
    😀 😀 😀

    That’s Essence of Bookstooge Nr. 5, indeed… 😉

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  11. Rebecca says:

    Oooo fun tag!!! Also, flowers in food = gross. I hoped lavender and lemon cake would be good but it totally wasn’t.

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  12. haha that is how the internet works! hehe can’t say I’m surprised you don’t like flowers in your food. Ahh so agree about cookies- they should never be eaten dry!

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