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20 April, 2007

Quick meme

Via Proggrl:

1. Where is your pet right now?
That's not a term of affection I use, but Helen is in Warszawa. I don't have a cat, dog, armadillo, etc.

2. Last time you kissed someone?
Weeks ago.

3. Name five things you did last night:

  • Bought milk on my way home from work.
  • Listened to Porcupine Tree's wonderful new album, 'Fear of a Blank Planet'.
  • Updated the Jethro Tull Tour History, as the first setlist of the South American tour had arrived.
  • Forgot to cook a meal until too late; just toasted a few currant buns instead.
  • Watched 'ER'.
4. Last time you consumed alcohol?
I don't remember. The middle of last year?

5. What colour phone do you have?
<blank look> I have no idea. I think my landline is white/cream, and my mobile is probably dark grey. My work phone is, er, pale grey (I can see that, if I move the box file covering it).

7. Where do your best friends live?

8. How many kids do you have?
None. Nor human children.

9. What outfit do you have on at this exact moment?
Porcupine Tree 'Arriving Somewhere...' T-shirt, combats and para boots. All black, of course.

10. What color are your eyes?
Brown. I'm told they're getting darker as I age. Is that possible?

12. When was the last time you drank a martini?
I don't think I ever have.

13. Did you do any chores today?
Not yet – I rolled out of bed into the shower, onto my bike and to work. Somewhere in there I had breakfast and put on some clothes, but there wasn't time to wash dishes, etc.

14. What are you doing tomorrow?
Depends on the weather. There's a good chance I'll be writing a review of tonight's Porcupine Tree concert at some point, but I wouldn't waste clear, sunny weather, and will probably go for a bike ride.

15. Do you know someone who likes you?
Don't make me paranoid. I have good friends. I choose to believe they like me too.

16. Have you ever had a friend named "Fred, Frank, or Felipe"?
I work with a Fred and a Frank, who seem okay, though the former is rather extrovert and demonstrative, so I find him a bit tiring. I've never knowingly met a Felipe.

18. What color is your hair?

20. Have you ever said "I Love You" and not meant it?
No. Really. I've declined to say it in instances when it'd have been expected, and it's caused conflict, but still, no.

21. Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend?

22. What is the closest green object to you?
Hmm. A plastic in-tray, the London School of Economics' undergraduate prospectus and a bottle of washing-up liquid are equidistant from me.

23. Have you ever been teased really bad?
Yes. I survived, but I wouldn't choose to repeat it. That may partly explain my... reserve in the company of others.

24. Do you still have feelings for anyone from your past?
To some extent. I wouldn't have thought of it unless you'd asked.

25. Did you enjoy your last kiss?
No. Unhappy circumstances, and I've never liked kissing anyway. Dunno why. Any psychologists in the audience?

26. Do you believe in ghosts?

28. Best friend?
What about her?

30. When was the last time you were interested in someone?
I'm always fascinated by people. I just have to consciously stop myself regarding them as sociological specimens....

31. Have you eaten popcorn in the past 48 hours?
Not in the past 48 days, nor 96. I may have eaten a handful at my mother's in December.

32. Do you miss someone right now?

33. Do you believe the statement 'bigger is always better'?
Definitely not.

35. Do you have a 'friend with benefits'?
That's a very contentious point. Helen & I are very independent people, and I don't really see us ever living together. Certain mutual acquaintances (jokingly?) accuse us of being mere '****-buddies', but that's totally wrong.

36. What is one thing you've learned about life?
Not to look for life lessons. Just live.

37. What's your favorite color?
Black, then jade green.

38. Are you jealous of anyone?
Genuinely not. Occasionally envious, I suppose, but I never wish I had something instead of someone else.

39. Ever fell down the steps?
Never a full flight, but I hospitalised myself by falling across the stairs a few years ago.

40. What does your mother call you?
Eh? She uses my name. What else would she use?
Oh; a term of affection? You haven't met my mother, have you?

41.What does your best friend call you?
Again, my name.

42. What does you hair look like right now?
Dunno. I've taken it out of its ponytail to dry, so it's probably messy.

43. Has a friendship ever turned into something more?
Yes. I've never gone into a relationship thinking it would be a 'relationship'.

44. Has anyone told you that they like you more than a friend?
I don't think anyone has ever said that.

45. What have you eaten today?
Crunchy Nut cornflakes.

46. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?

48. Who was the last person you drove with?
Not sure. Maybe my mother.

49. What are you looking forward to?
Porcupine Tree are playing in Preston about nine hours from now!

50. How are you today?
Pretty good, thanks.


9. What outfit do you have on at this exact moment?
Porcupine Tree 'Arriving Somewhere...' T-shirt, combats and para boots. All black, of course

Wow that is completly not the mental image i had of you...

Posted by AKALucifer at April 20, 2007 05:29 PM

Ah, new Porcupine Tree album.. I'd actually forgotten when that was due out. I've just ordered it from Play.

Do you intend to review it?

Posted by danbee at April 21, 2007 11:30 AM

AKALucifer: that's fairly common workwear for me, unless I have a meeting. ;)

danbee: Just uploaded it! I was waiting to see if last night's concert added anything to my view of the album (it did). A review of the concert itself will follow when I get a chance.

Posted by NRT at April 21, 2007 01:22 PM
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