If everyday tasks were an Olympic event what would you get a gold medal in?
Sleeping, absolutely without any doubt. I can sleep through practically anything. Storms that destroy our garden shed, radios blaring, toilets flushing, 11am coming and going, movies, I once fell asleep in a nightclub. I'm a Gold Medal winner for sleeping for sure.
As a child, or now even, did you excel at a particular sport?
No. As a child I was terrible at all sports and it put me off doing anything even remotely sporty for life. I was finally diagnosed at 36 with Charcot-Marie-Tooth explaining (finally) that I wasn't 'lazy' or 'rubbish' at games (as many a PE teacher had suggested) but was, in fact, mildly disabled. I'm looking forward to watching the Olympics though, and the Paralympics even more so.
Michael Phelps (swimmer) or Michael Johnson (runner) - which sport appeals to you more?
I can neither swim nor run. However the idea of watching fit young men do either is really rather appealing....hmmm glistening muscles....
Gratuitous Muscled Body Picture
How fast can you get out of bed and ready to go out the door if you miss the alarm and sleep in?
I rarely sleep in because while being able to sleep for England I am an early riser on a work day - out of bad making tea for DH at 5.30am. If I did oversleep I could be up and out in 10 minutes. I don't wear makeup and showers are for sissys (kidding I do wash, but if in a hurry I'd skip a day)
What fantasy sport would you like to see made into an Olympic event?
Extreme Breastfeeding, you know, while bungy jumping, underwater, up a mountain, while skydiving, that sort of thing. For those that don't breastfeed there would be a bottle feeding version but I think it would be harder to sterilise bottles and milk underwater than to breastfeed there :-)
Claim to fame time: have you ever met an Olympian and who was it?
No, but am attending some events this year so there is still time. Are you allowed to lick Usain Bolt?
What event in past Olympics can you remember most vividly?
To be honest I don't really remember many events - just the shock stuff like Zola Budd changing nationalities to run in the Olympics, and Ben Johnson being stripped of his medal in 1988
Tuning in at home or tickets clamped in sweaty palms?
I have tickets for Dressage (that's a horse thing ;-)) and tickets for swimming, dressage, and wheelchair basketball in the paralympics. DD and I are going (DH not so keen) and we are very excited. (Tickets not arrived yet though! *bites nails*)
Who do you think most deserves a gold medal (any walk of life not just Olympians)?
Would be slushy to say my other half wouldn't it? but he's been a SAHD for the last 12 years and does most of the housework, despite being 20 years my senior. So I think I'd award it to him.
Now I have to pass on the baton, but whose sweaty palm is outstretched to grab it?
I pass to The Moiderer (because she can actually run and has done the London marathon!)
and Very Bored in Catalunya because she is lovely and is in the right place for some Beach Volley Ball
Feel free to snatch the baton for yourself if you want to answer the questions, and leave a comment here so I can pop over to look.