Update: Since I wrote this, I realised that Wiz had already sent me this quiz, well before I read Mododrums’ blog post. Blargh! Sorry Wiz!
Once upon a time there was a Mododrum, and I did read her blog (among others) on my extremely read-only PDA using plucker. This did not afford me much opportunity to reply to the Mododrum, as I would typically think of things to say when I had no means of submitting them, then forget all about blogs by the time I got home.
Today however, I had more time than usual at work to sit around in the mindless boredom of a data-center and read my PDA, and something stuck sufficiently for me to remember it now. 🙂
- WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Possibly this dude. Certainly not this dude. Actually, I doubt it:If I was, how do I account for my brother’s name?
- WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Yesterday I would have had to give a long and needlessly gruesome self-excoriating answer, however I cried a little bit just this morning while listening to Dogs, the song referenced in my previous post.
- DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING
I once did, but then several years of technical-drawing happened to it, and the final nails were driven in by Palm (how very anti-stigmatic!). Now my handwriting is all but extinct. I fire up the printer just to leave notes for E. I still like to fiddle amateurishly with calligraphy.
- WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE LUNCH MEAT?
It’s a close-run race between good roast beef and good roast lamb. If it has to be mediocre, I will fall back to salami, as even bad salami is ok.
- DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
- IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
I very much doubt it. I don’t like me very much as it is, and I am me. Then again, if I were someone else, I might not have such fine-tuned sensitivity to all my own worst traits. What a silly question! If I were impossible and imaginary, would I fly or just teleport? but I digress…
- DO YOU USE SARCASM ALOT?
Not in a million years. Nor do I exaggerate, and I am further above hyperbole than God.
- DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
- WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Probably. Even this man‘s fervent warnings leave me undeterred.
- WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CEREAL?
Porridge. I am, however, a great girly southern pansy: I not only like milk and cream in mine, and often eat instant porridge, I also like golden syrup on mine. This profoundly offends the sensibilities of many porridge eaters, so why would I ever stop? 🙂
- DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Yes, or else they get ruined. Whoever wrote this question has very different feet to mine… wow.
- DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
No. For my size, build and gender I am physically pathetic. Emotionally, I am much much worse. At best I suppose I can claim the kind of resiliency which is attributed to the willow tree: I bend freely but seem to remain unbroken in the face of much crazy poop.
- WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ICE CREAM?
The stuff from the old gelateria in Lygon street. What flavour? Probably some kind of toffee-caramel-crunchy-gooey variety.
- WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
To be brutally honest, I suspect my sensory filters would usually strive to gauge gender or height first.
- RED OR PINK?
Red. Pink would be my favourite pastel, but generally I like primary colours vastly more than shades tones or pastels.
- WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVOURITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
My inherited penchant for gratuitous melodrama.
- WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST
Right now, E. Her shifts are horrible for me, and must me indescribable diabolical torment for her.
- DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU?
No. That would make this a mailing lis, and it’s not, it’s a blog. Everyone can get their own dang blog and answer it there. 🙂
- WHAT COLOUR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Black and Black. Work and work. Then again, many of my casual shoes and pants are black too. Hmmm.
- WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
Warm plonky cake with custard. Before that it was midnight breakfast. See my earlier comment about E’s shifts.
- WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
The faint hum of my little pooter.
- IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOUR WOULD YOU BE?
Transparent like candle wax.
- FAVOURITE SMELLS?
E. The smell of cooking lamb. The odd hot-metal smell that older Melbourne trams and trains often make.
- WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
A workmate in Adelaide.
- DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
Mododrum are uber niftah, sometimes even when using her powers for evil. 🙂
- FAVOURITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Scrapheap challeng, or, if I can’t call that a sport, rally driving.
- HAIR COLOUR?
Boring blondish brown, when I let it get long enough to have a colour distinct from my scalp.
- EYE COLOUR?
Bloodshot unnatural blue (see Q#29).
- DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Yes, they make my normally blue eyes very blue, and permanently bloodshot. I do not wear them for vanity: rigid contact lenses are the only viable way to overcome my keratoconus well enough to drive.
- FAVOURITE FOOD?
- SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
From these two, scary movies, although really I shuold be saying that I like sad, bleak endings best.
- LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix
- WHAT COLOUR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
White, work. See shoes.
- SUMMER OR WINTER?
Summer. O please let there be a long enough summer for me to adjust before it finishes.
- HUGS OR KISSES?
- FAVOURITE DESSERT?
- MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
- LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
- WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Currently between books, although I have been meaning to finish Authentic Happiness by Seligman one of these days.
- WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
My what? This is the twenty-first century, and my mouse is optical, thankyouverymuch. We don’ need no steenkin mousepads! I have a Kaz mousepad around here somewhere though…
- WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST NIGHT?
Last night? I didn’t turn the TV on last night, I had dinner with friends and got some sleep. Tonight I watched taped episodes of Top Gear and Enough Rope.
- FAVOURITE SOUND?
This is obscure… The sound that the backpacks in the original Ghostbusters movie make as they power up. It’s a bit like the rapidly-rising squeal that capacitors make as they charge, only with this great dangerous-sounding crunchiness to it.
- ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Sargeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, of course. Lennon may have been the second coming.
- WHAT IS THE FURTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
- DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I like to think that I write well (in a sense which has absolutely nothing to do with handwriting).
- WHAT IRRITATES YOU MOST?
Malicious misinformation, especially when it comes from people in positions of authority or power who have a responsibility to behave better. Doubly so if it is that person’s role to give out information, i.e. they are a teacher. It makes me so murderously angry I can barely contain myself.
- WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?