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GiggleSugar Reader Spotlight: Swwonder

GiggleSugar shines its spotlight on one of our fab readers from across the pond--the sassy Swwonder from the U.K. She may add a "u" to words like "honour" and "colour," but she has one thing in common with other loyal GiggleSugar readers--she's got good taste and a great sense of humour! Heh heh. Be sure to check out her picture gallery at the end of the interview.

GS: What's your motto?
SW: I made one up a few years ago and it sort of stuck; "Be fine and dandy all the way to your funeral and if you can, help others smile along the way." In other words, just stay happy until the day you die and help others do the same.

GS: Where are you from?
SW: I was born and raised in Robin Hood Country (aka Nottingham), England. Meaning, I'm extremely sensitive about the whole "Robin Hood isn't real" theory and I'm probably not the best person to watch any Robin Hood film with, unless it's the Disney one which I think is quite accurate.

GS: What do you do?
SW: Right now I'm a Gap Year student. To which everyone answers, "So basically you sit around doing nothing." Which is partially true, although when I'm not "sitting around doing nothing" I volunteer at my local Oxfam store, working on vintage clothing. The rest of the time is spent between my large family and visiting my friends at University.

GS: How would you describe your sense of humor?
SW: I suppose it's quite typically British: sarcastic, dry and witty. With a little randomness thrown in.

GS: What's your favorite GiggleSugar post of all time? Your least?
SW: Any Family Guy post automatically rates highly in my eyes, I love all the mini Brian/Stewie story lines. In fact most videos featured I love, but one of my faves was the Cute Kids Wassup video. I also loved the Burger King 911 call (am I allowed to pick one that I bookmarked?), it was funny and sad at the same time. Oh, and I can't forget Squiffy the cat. (GS: I can't find Squiffy!) For the least I'd have to agree with Sticky - the man/dog (GS advertisement) creeped me out.

GS: Who's the cutest funny man and woman?
SW: I've had a huge crush on Johnny Knoxville since "Jackass" started, most of the stuff they did on the show made me cringe, but he reminds me a little of Brad Pitt's evil twin. My cutest funny woman would have to be Jessica Stevenson, a good friend and co-writer lady of Simon Pegg's (Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz).

GS: Favorite male and female comedian?
SW: My most favourite overall comedian would have to be Lee Evans. He's the sort of person that if you knew him in real life would be completely irritating, but because you don't he's hilarious. A bit like a hyperactive child with the attention span of a flea. For the female, you can't go wrong with a little "French and Saunders".

GS: What's your favorite comedy of all time?
SW: This is so difficult. Well, on TV I've pretty much grown up on a staple diet of British comedies, my favourites being "Absolutely Fabulous", "Father Ted" and "Red Dwarf". All of which I've watched from an early age and probably shouldn't have. My favourite comedy films are probably Coming to America which is actually a family favourite and how I learnt how to do a few pretty convincing (in my opinion) accents, and Empire Records mostly because of the character Mark, whose personality reminds me of my friend Yos.

GS: If your life were a comedy, what would it be?
SW: Probably one of those comedies that doesn't end up running for a whole season, that nobody really understands. Although, there's a possibility it'd be a bit like Mr. Bean - following me doing my normal day to day tasks, unintentionally slapstick and with a few funny voices thrown in.

GS: Do you ever get told you look like someone?
SW: I did the Face Recognition thing ( ) a while back and it told me I looked like the footballer Ronaldinho, which everyone thought was hilarious (but hopefully not true). When I was younger I got told I looked like Raven-Symoné and Susie from the "Rugrats" a lot. More recently I get told I look and sound like my mum, I even get mistaken for her on the phone - It's made a few phone calls very awkward.

Free-for-all. About me:
SW: Well I'm 19 years old, sort-of student. I spend most of my time with my younger brother and sister, writing, reading, listening to music and watching films. Personality wise I'd say I'm a bit like the girl in Police Academy who was really quiet most of the time, but shouted really loud when she was angry or excited.

GS: When are other GiggleSugar readers free to chat with you?
SW: Well, I'm normally on first thing the morning, which always seems to be around 3 AM California time. Other than that it's sort of hit or miss, but I reply to my Guestbook's and PM's so you can contact me there.

GS: Thanks, Swwonder!


Me, my younger brother and my mum.

Me and My older borther who got me hooked on Red Dwarf and Father Ted

Pink jumper - me, black T-Shirt, crazy face - Yos. and a few other people.

My sister's balancing act (it's a lego brick)





(SW, SW & little bro & Mum, SW & big brother, SW & friends, Little sis, Johnny Knoxville, Jessica Stevenson, Lee Evans, Rowan Atkinson/"Mr. Bean")



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