Mododrums’ meme

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. 🙂

  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
    No.
  6. 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…
  7. DO YOU USE SARCASM ALOT?
    Not in a million years. Nor do I exaggerate, and I am further above hyperbole than God.
  8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
    Yes.
  9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
    Probably. Even this man‘s fervent warnings leave me undeterred.
  10. 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? 🙂
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. RED OR PINK?
    Red. Pink would be my favourite pastel, but generally I like primary colours vastly more than shades tones or pastels.
  16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVOURITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
    My inherited penchant for gratuitous melodrama.
  17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST
    Right now, E. Her shifts are horrible for me, and must me indescribable diabolical torment for her.
  18. 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. 🙂
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
    The faint hum of my little pooter.
  22. IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOUR WOULD YOU BE?
    Transparent like candle wax.
  23. FAVOURITE SMELLS?
    E. The smell of cooking lamb. The odd hot-metal smell that older Melbourne trams and trains often make.
  24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
    A workmate in Adelaide.
  25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
    Mododrum are uber niftah, sometimes even when using her powers for evil. 🙂
  26. FAVOURITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
    Scrapheap challeng, or, if I can’t call that a sport, rally driving.
  27. HAIR COLOUR?
    Boring blondish brown, when I let it get long enough to have a colour distinct from my scalp.
  28. EYE COLOUR?
    Bloodshot unnatural blue (see Q#29).
  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.
  30. FAVOURITE FOOD?
    Spit-roast meat.
  31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
    From these two, scary movies, although really I shuold be saying that I like sad, bleak endings best.
  32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
    Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix
  33. WHAT COLOUR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
    White, work. See shoes.
  34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
    Summer. O please let there be a long enough summer for me to adjust before it finishes.
  35. HUGS OR KISSES?
    Hugs.
  36. FAVOURITE DESSERT?
    Cream caramel.
  37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
    sabik.
  38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
    My brother.
  39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
    Currently between books, although I have been meaning to finish Authentic Happiness by Seligman one of these days.
  40. 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…
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
    Sargeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, of course. Lennon may have been the second coming.
  44. WHAT IS THE FURTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
    Portland, Oregon.
  45. 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).
  46. 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.
  47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?
    E‘s.

4 thoughts on “Mododrums’ meme

  1. Way cool!

    i hope you’re ok after your op. i was at the valley private when my knee went goopy with tumour so i know about the food thing…
    🙂

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