What band, or songs by a band, did you discover or re-discover most recently?
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It’s my birthday today (1st March), I’m 26… So I’m going to,ask some birthday related questions.
1. Do you like to do special things or do you prefer to treat it like any day, or a mix of both?
2. What is your favourite birthday themed song/movie?
3. If you have birthday meals, where have you been for some of them?
4. How old will you be on your next birthday?
5. What’s the best gift you’ve been given?
6. What’s your favourite way to celebrate?
7. Do you like to drink alcohol – a bit or a lot?
8. What is your favourite birthday memory and how old were you?
9. Do you have any favourite birthday episodes of TV shows you like?
10. When is your birthday?
I was browsing the internet, and I was typing things about myself just to see what came up. Then I thought about a username I had for something years ago, so I typed it in. I found a forum (although not the one I was thinking of, I imagine that doesn’t exist now) and I found a post from me (I’d only done a few posts on the site, but they were all there, so I read them). The first I found was from just over 10 years ago (Feb 1st 2003). I was a teenager! Anyway; it just made me stop and think a bit. It was a site I’d forgotten about, links I had posted on there don’t exist now, but that site is still there (even though no one has posted for years, most people last posted around that time – including me). In the post I mentioned a band I was obsessed with at the time. I actually still like their music but I’m not obsessed like I was. It just makes me think about things, it’s also a bit like reading an old diary entry or something. You think about how you’ve changed, and what is still the same.
My questions: How would this kind of thing make you feel? When is the last time you reminisced at all, and what was it about?
Right, today I was basically turned away from a pub (a pub, might I add, that I have been going to for years now and again, with no problems) because the ID I had was “not accepted”. That, in itself, is bad enough – but as I said just before I left “I’ve never had a problem here before”. Surely they should have said something earlier??
It’s that CitizenCard ID. I’m 25, so it’s in the 21+ bracket – it’s not even like I’ve just turned 18. I did have a passport, but unfortunately I lost it (it was getting tatty through being used a lot for ID anyway) and I couldn’t afford to replace a passport, I don’t have a driving licence since I don’t drive, so I bought a CitizenCard. They guarantee it’s valid ID, not fake, 100% proof, hologram pass etc – plus even that card was NOT cheap! Nowhere else has said they don’t accept this form of ID, I only think I remember getting told once somewhere else they don’t always accept it, but they said I could have a drink since I was there anyway. Plus that particular place had never said anything before, or since, either. It’s like some staff just make up their own ideas. I have a strange feeling maybe the particular staff that turned me away today may just have a personal issue with me, things like that DO happen – I know another pub where the landlord can take a disliking to you and try and get you barred for absolutely no reason, even if he then after awhile lets you back in.
ANYWAY, rant over… my questions are:
Should pubs/clubs accept this form of ID? I say YES. The company do say that most places should, and it CLEARLY is not a fake ID. I think they can even scan the card to prove that.
Have you ever been turned away from a pub/club, when legally of age, just because they didn’t accept your ID?
OR even ‘cause you didn’t have any I.D on you at the time? (I know how frustrating that can be, too).
What did you do? Go elsewhere, where they accepted your ID?
How frustrating is it to be old enough, but because you look young have some people apparently not believe you? OK looking young CAN be a good thing, of course, but in this situation – not so much. Having said that, I’m sure in this instance it was an excuse. I’ve been fairly regular to said pub, and been served by others with no problem. Even so, I think twice about going back to the pub, which is a big shame as I have liked the place for a long time.
Do you ever feel really bored, or even feel like you’re going stir crazy or have cabin fever (as it were), when going on really long journeys? Especially in a car, say. On trains you can at least read, write etc, and use a phone especially if you have access to a charging point then don’t have to worry about losing battery. In a car it’s a lot harder (this is if you’re not the driver, obviously) ‘cause reading sure isn’t advised, at least not for a long time… plus at night it’s dark, trains have lights in them.
So, what do you do to keep entertained on long journeys? Also what about when you’re really tired, but you can’t sleep/get comfy?
Bonus questions: What is your favourite way to travel? What is the longest distance you’ve travelled recently?
How long do you usually read for, in one go?
What is the quickest amount of time you’ve finished reading a book in?
What is the longest it’s taken you to finish reading a book?
Have you ever read more than one book at a time? (well, alternating reading them)
Does it take you a long time to get into a book, or not? Does it depend on the book?
What is one thing you really want, right now?
Why do you?
How long have you wanted it?
And how would you hope to achieve it?
What was the last film you saw? Did you like it?
What can you do, if you are going through a lot of stress/stressful things? When you feel overwhelmed, find it hard to relax, just don’t know what to do with yourself?
Also – what is the most stressful thing you’ve had to deal with recently?
I have been on 43things for 6 years now (since Jun 28, 2006). Wow!
My questions are:
1. How long have you been on the site?
2. What should I do to celebrate having been on here 6 years?
3. Have you ever celebrated a 43T anniversary, if so – how?
4. Do you use the site as much, more or less than when you first joined?
5. What is your favourite thing about 43things?
Bonus: How useful do you find 43things for achieving goals?