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24 May, 2006

Me, me

I haven't completed a meme questionnaire for a while, so here's one 'borrowed' from Glittermouse.

1. What curse word do you use the most?
For some reason, I rarely feel an urge to use 'curse words'. When I do, in company who don't mind swearing, bizarrely I favour 'f*ck', but the drastically milder 'bugger' or 'bollocks' in private.

2. Do you own an iPod?
How dare you! I have a 20GB Creative Zen.

3. Who on your Myspace "Top 8" do you talk to the most?
Top 8? I think I've visited two (count 'em) MySpace sites, 2-3 times each.

4. What time is your alarm clock set for?
Eight, but that's insurance, and I'm usually awake by 07:30.

5. What color is your room?
Bedroom? Dunno. Purplish, I think.
Right now I'm at work, and my office is deeply magnolia.

6. Flip flops or sneakers?
Shiny black boots.
Oh, okay; if I absolutely had to, trainers, aka 'sneakers' in the colonies.

7. Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture?
Definitely take the picture.

8. What was the last movie you watched?
Oddly, I don't remember. I'm sure I watched something on TV on Sunday... no, it's gone.
The last I saw on DVD was 'Dancing At The Blue Iguana', which succeeded in separating nudity from titillation, and managed to say something substantial about an environment (a LA strip club) and its occupants (the dancers). It was based on improvisation workshops, and I think some of the subplots made more sense to the performers, who had done months of research, than to the audience, who didn't have access to specific references. That flaw aside, it was fairly good, but no classic.

9. Do any of your friends have children?
Yes, one. Izzy is gorgeous, but doesn't seem to have set a trend.

10. Has anyone ever called you lazy?
A primary school teacher, and my mother.

11. Do you ever take medication to help you fall asleep faster?
No, never. My sister routinely takes sleeping pills, but that'd be totally against my nature.

12. What CD is currently in your CD player?
'Speak For Yourself' (Imogen Heap, 2005). However, I almost always listen to music via my mp3 player nowadays.

13. Do you prefer regular or chocolate milk?
Regular. Chocolate is good occasionally, but I drink ice-cold full-fat milk every day.

14. Has anyone told you a secret this week?
I can't tell you.

15. Have you ever given someone a hickey?
Accidentally.

16. Who was the last person to call you?
A colleague in Estates, about eGif metadata.

17. Do you think people talk about you behind your back?
I'm afraid my self-image is such that I question whether many people would be sufficiently interested to do so.

18. Did you watch cartoons as a child?
Some. Not as a matter of routine.

19. How many siblings do you have?
One.

20. Are you shy around the opposite sex?
Sometimes.

21. What movie do you know every line to?
None. I don't have a memory for exact lines, lyrics, etc.

22. Do you own any band t-shirts?
Several: Porcupine Tree, Marillion, Fish, Steve Hackett, Jethro Tull. Generally, the graphic design comes first, not the band, with one exception: I don't wear the Tull ones any more.

23. What is your favorite salad dressing?
What? Thousand Island, I suppose.

24. Do you read for fun?
Absolutely!

25. Do you cry a lot?
No.

26.Who was the last person to text message you?
Maybe A, probably exactly a month ago. Remember, I don't routinely carry a mobile phone.

27. Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop?
Desktop, both at work and at home.

28. Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoo?
No.

29. What is the weather like?
It's a bit like the interaction between thermal factors, air pressure and atmospheric moisture content, but not quite.

30. Would you ever date someone covered in tattoos?
It's unlikely, but not inconceivable.

31. Is sex before marriage wrong?
Don't be stupid. If anything's 'wrong', it's marriage.

32. When was the last time you slept on the floor?
March, though an explanation would be too revealing for this blog!

33. How many hours of sleep do you need to function?
Eight is optimal, but I routinely function on six, and on 3-4 for a few days each month.

34. Are you in love or lust?
I think one needs a little of both!

35. Are your days full and fast-paced?
I more than fill my days. I find it very difficult to switch off.

36. Do you pay attention to calories on the back of packages?
Not at all, though I am aware of fat content and additives.

37. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
Thirty-five.

38. Are you picky about spelling and grammar?
About my own, certainly, and I'm secretly judgemental of others', but I don't correct people.

39. Have you ever been to Six Flags?
Considering I had to look it up on Google, I think that's a 'no'.

40. Do you get along better with the same or opposite sex?
Opposite, but that's a generalisation.

41. Do you like Cottage Cheese?
It's okay. I don't remember the last time I ate any.

42. Do you sleep on your side, tummy, or back?
Side, I think.

43. Have you ever bid for something on eBay?
Frequently.

44. Do you enjoy giving hugs?
Very much so, but there are very few people with whom I have such a physical relationship.

45) What song did you last sing out loud?
'Run' (Snow Patrol, 'Final Straw', 2004).

46) What is your favorite TV show?
'ER', though it's not what it was.
'Doctor Who'. I didn't think it would become a favourite, but it is.
'Lost' is still fairly compelling, but the plot development really needs to accelerate, as my patience isn't infinite.

47) Which celebrity dead or alive would you want to have lunch with?
That's not an especially appealing idea. I don't have heroes, and doubt I'd have much meaningful to say to favourite musicians; even less to favourite actors.

48) Last time you had butterflies in your stomach?
Monday morning. For some reason I wasn't looking-forward to work this week.

49) What one thing do you wish you had?
I'm not a 'things' person. Maybe a bigger house, fully-maintained by someone else.

50) Favorite lyrics?
That varies almost daily. I can't think of any right now.

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