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11 July, 2006

Not-lame random questions

Discovered via Jackie, this is a bit USA-centric and LiveJournalist, but make the most of it; these meme questionnaires are as close as I get to revealing personal information on t' web.  Visit the 'Memes' category archive for several more sets of questions.

1. Where were you 3 hours ago?
Here at my desk, though I have been out to a meeting and for lunch in the intervening period.

2. What is your boyfriends/girlfriends name?
Helen.

3. Have you ever eaten a crayon?
Not that I remember.

5. When is the last time you went to the mall?
I suppose Manchester's Arndale Centre qualifies as a 'mall', so: January, accompanying H. to the sales.

6. Are you wearing socks right now?
Yes. Just one pair, as I'm wearing my walking boots; I wear two pairs with para boots.

7. Do you have a car worth over $2,000?
I've never owned a car.

8. When was the last time you drove out of town?
Mid-2003, in a hired van.

9. Have you been to the movies in the last five days?
Not to the cinema, but I have watched three DVDs: 'Audition', 'Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust', and 'Final Fantasy VII'. That's in both chronological order and ascending order of preference.

10. What was the last thing you had to drink?
A cup of tea. In fact...

... right; where was I?

12. What are you wearing right now?
Marillion t-shirt (black), cycle leggings (black), pants (er, purple), socks (black & grey), boots (dark brown).

14. Last food that you ate?
An onion bhaji. Yum.

15. Where were you last week at this time?
Here at work, presumably at my desk.

18. What's the last sporting event you watched?
No idea. It wasn't this year, anyway.

19. What is your favorite animal?
Humans. Also domestic cats, and wolves interest me.

20. What is your dream vacation?
Iceland with H. and a self-driving car.

21. Last person's house you were in?
Mine; before that, A & A's, yesterday evening.

22. How old are your parents?
Sixty-four and sixty-seven.

23. Have you been in love?
Yes.

24. Do you miss anyone right now?
Yes.

27.What are your plans for tonight?
Fairly mundane: I need to continue sorting through the contents of my old PC's hard drive (I'm not transfering all the junk to my new machine), I need to cook and eat (dunno what, yet), I need (and want) to ring Helen, I ought to ring my mother, and I need to read about Berlin, as I'll be there next week. I might also watch a DVD.

28. Who is the last person you sent a myspace message to?
Fish, or his web person, anyway.

30. Ever go to camp?
Yes. I loathed it. Having forced me to attend is another barrier between my mother and I. Yes, decades later.
Actually, I'm not sure I understand the question. If it means an event or place called 'camp', the foregoing paragraph applies. If it's asking whether I've ever been camping: yes, numerous times with friends, and I enjoy it.

31. Were you an honor roll student in school?
A what? I'm from the UK, where the education system doesn't feature the concept and where we can spell 'honour'. If it's a 'top of the class' or 'pupil of the month' sort of thing, definitely not. One would need to respect the system in order to play its petty games.

32. What do you want to know about the future?
Whatever would help me avoid death.

33. Are you wearing any perfume or cologne?
No, never. Except transfered from H., but let's not get into that one!

35. Where is/are your best friend(s)?
Within three miles, so far as I know.

37. Do you have a tan?
Head and limbs. I took my shirt off whilst cycling or reading outdoors in the recent hot weather, but that merely reduced the transparent blueness.

38. What are you listening to right now?
Riverside's 'Voices In My Head' EP. The new material is pretty good, the live tracks are okay, and the video... Piotr K., put your shirt back on, man!

42. Have you ever drank your soda from a straw?
Eh? Have I ever consumed a carbonated beverage through a plastic tube? Of course, though not in recent years.

43. What does your last text message say?
I can't provide the exact wording, as I don't routinely carry my mobile phone, but the message tells my mother I was sitting in the park, reading, on 1 July. She was having a bad day, helping my irritable (and only) sister move house, so any information about the outside world was welcome, apparently.

44. Do you like hot sauce?
I enjoy several spiced sauces, but if 'hot sauce' is a specific variety, I'm not aware of it.

45.When was the last time you took a shower?
This morning.

46. Do you need to do laundry?
Well reminded. That's something else I'll do this evening.

47. What is your heritage?
How far back? My father's family was probably Norwegian (and he moved back) and my mother's family was Scottish, but my parents themselves were born in Merseyside.

48. Are you someone's best friend?
Unfortunately, I doubt it.

49. What's on the radio?
Not a clue. I never listen to the radio.

50. What do you think of the person who took this survey before?
Jackie seems okay. ;) Great hair! She's ranked no.4 of 22 (and counting) MySpace Friends, which must mean something.

[Update 12/07/06: Hang on – there are several questions missing! I've found all but one of the missing ones, and have answered them in a separate entry.]

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