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27 January, 2007

A to Z of me

Here's a (rather long) meme questionnaire discovered via Calephetos (someone other than Neil, for once).

THE LETTER A:
Are you available?
No.

What is your age?
Thirty-five.

What annoys you?
Hypocrisy.

THE LETTER B:
Do you live in a big house?
I'd like somewhere slightly larger, or perhaps better laid-out. I need more storage space, but not actual everyday living space.

When is your birthday?
They seem to occur annually.

Who is your best friend?
I don't think it's fair or strictly accurate to limit that to one person, but if we don't count Helen, A.

THE LETTER C:
What's your favorite candy?
I'm not a sweets sort of person. Maybe UK-style milk chocolate.

Who's your crush?
It's a secret.

When was the last time you cried?
I don't remember. I got pretty close on Tuesday, watching 'Mar Adentro'. Excellent film.

THE LETTER D:
Do you daydream?
Sometimes.

What's your favorite kind of dog?
Maybe an Airedale (I owned one in my teens) or an intelligent Border Collie, but I prefer cats, really.

What's your favorite day of the week?
Saturday, because, as I said, it's not a working day, but also because I don't have to go to work the following day either.

THE LETTER E:
How do you like your eggs?
In cakes, pancakes or otherwise undetectable as eggs. Don't like eggs.

Have you ever been in the emergency room?
No, because that's the terminology of an entirely different continent. I've been to A&E, aka Casualty, a few times.

What's the easiest thing ever to do?
Weird question. Emit heat?

THE LETTER F:
Have you ever flown in a plane?
On every available opportunity, and I don't have the remotest intention of stopping.

Do you use fly swatters?
No, spiders or rolled-up newspapers.

Have you ever used a foghorn?
Eh? I wouldn't have thought many people have. At least in the UK, they're not exactly available to the public.

THE LETTER G:
Do you chew gum?
No, never. Horrible habit.

Are you a giver or a taker?
Both.

Do you like gummy candies?
I have no idea. If they're what the name implies, no.

THE LETTER H:
How are you?
Okay, thanks.

What's your height?
1.83 m.

What colour is your hair?
Mid-brown.

THE LETTER I:
What's your favourite ice cream?
Stock answer: mint choc chip. I'm not a big fan of ice cream. I could say 'not vanilla', but that might be understood.

Have you ever ice skated?
Yes, though not recently.

Would you live in an igloo?
Depends on the network connection.

THE LETTER J:
What's your favourite jelly bean?
The type that's actually a chocolate digestive. I suppose 'jelly beans' must be sold in the UK nowadays, but I don't recall seeing them.

Have you ever heard a really hilarious joke?
Presumably, but I don't remember it.

Do you wear jewellery?
I used to wear an Anorankh, but not any more.

THE LETTER K:
Who do you want to kill?
I don't.

Do you want kids?
No, nor human children.

Where did you have kindergarten?
I went to nursery school in my home village, but was too old for kindergarten when we moved to Norway. Since returning, I haven't lived anywhere where the word 'kindergarten' has been used. Besides, one might attend a nursery school, but few would have one.

THE LETTER L:
Are you laid back?
It might seem that way.

Do you lie?
No.
Heh. Do you believe me?
I do tend to answer direct questions honestly, though ambiguity is useful.

Have you ever been to London?
A few times.

THE LETTER M:
What's your favourite movie?
I always used to say 'Brazil', but I've seen a lot of other good films in the last couple of years. Perhaps 'Three Colours: Blue'.

Do you still watch Disney movies?
No, never.

What type of music you listen to?
No single type. Anything thought-provoking, requiring one to listen. I definitely don't use music as background or for comfort, and can't bear anything formulaic. Overall, I like progressive music (emphatically not 'prog'), but more specifically that ranges from death metal to dark ambient. Oh, and as that implies, I favour downbeat music. Happy music merely annoys me.

THE LETTER N:
Do you have a nickname?
Only one person (not me!) uses it nowadays. I do have online identities, of course.

Favourite number?
Sixty-three.

Do you prefer night over day?
I suppose so, though both have favourable aspects.

THE LETTER O:
What's your one wish?
Nothing springs to mind. To avoid dying?

Are you an only child?
No.

Do you wish this was over?
It is starting to drag on a little....

THE LETTER P:
What one fear are you most paranoid about?
I don't think fear and paranoia are necessarily associated.
I don't have an answer to the question, either.

Do you love the colour pink?
Not remotely.

Are you a perfectionist?
By nature, yes, but it's impractical and I'm no longer bothered by second-best for work purposes. Not for my own purposes, though.

THE LETTER Q:
Are you quick to judge people?
I tend to form an initial impression, but I think I'm open to additional data.

Do you wish you were a Queen?
Like Calephetos, I don't think I'd suit 8" hot pink vinyl thighboots (though I don't entirely agree that she wouldn't. ;) ).

Have you ever rode a quad?
No, but I have ridden one. Past participle, not past tense, please.

THE LETTER R:
Do you think you're always right?
Far from it!

Do you watch reality TV
No, not even in some sort of masochistic horror.

What's a good reason to cry?
That's a deep question, which would require more thinking time than I can spare.

LETTER S:
Do you prefer sun or rain?
Sun, in moderation.

Do you like snow?
Unless I have to travel in it.

What's your favourite season?
Spring, maybe autumn, but I don't dislike the others.

THE LETTER T:
What time is it?
09:32.

What time did you wake up?
08:00

When was the last time you slept in a tent?
Some time in 2005, I think; perhaps even 2004.

THE LETTER U:
Do you own an umbrella?
No.

Can you ride a unicycle?
Never tried. I suspect I could.

Have you ever said someone was ugly?
I don't think so, and I'm likely to remember.

THE LETTER V:
What's the worst veggie?
Whichever evangelist attempts to challenge my omnivorous diet.
Worst vegetable? The humble parsnip.

Where do you want to go on vacation?
Iceland, though I have more immediate plans to visit Venezia, Warszawa and maybe Amsterdam.

Where was your last family vacation to?
Family holiday? I don't remember. Probably North-west Wales in the early 1990s.

THE LETTER W:
What's your worst habit?
Prevarication.

Where do you live?
Lancaster, UK.

Who's your hero?
I don't have any.

THE LETTER X:
Have you ever had an x-ray?
Yes, several.

Have you seen the x-games?
Never heard of them.

Do you own a xylophone?
Oh, very funny. No, I don't own a xylophone. Are you about to ask about my zither?

THE LETTER Y:
Do you like the colour yellow?
Not especially. A rich buttercup yellow can be attractive in some contexts.

What year were you born in?
1971.

What's one thing you yearn for?
I don't think in such terms.

THE LETTER Z:
What's your zodiac sign?
Scorpio (sun, moon & ascendant).

Do you believe in the zodiac?
To quote myself: "empirically, I believe the three birth signs (not just sun sign) do reflect general character, but daily horoscopes are superstition".

What's your favorite zoo animal?
I'm choosing to interpret that as 'favourite non-domestic animal'; in which case I'd select something like a leopard or panther, or perhaps a wolf. I wouldn't wish zoo captivity on any of them (not that I inherently disapprove of zoos).

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