Do you like having your picture taken?
No, I really, really, really hate it. But I love the *idea* of it, because I'm a shameless exhibitionist. I sometimes wish someone could just take a whole roll of shots of me, get them developed and let me see them first. But, y'know. Generally, no, I hate it.
If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go and why?
If it's just for the place, rather than anyone there, probably back to Chicago. But I'd love to go to Southend to see some people and cats, or to Cambridge to see some people and cats, or to various places in London to see some people and cats. Or to San Francisco with kitty_goth, actually.
Have you ever done crossword puzzles?
All the time. Love puzzles of all kinds.
Pick up the closest book and write a sentence at random from it:
"Reclined among these packs of reasons for to smoke the days away into the evenings, all these poses of classical torture ruined my mind like a snake in the orchard..."
Do the same with a lyric from either a cd or the radio:
"I keep missing the loveboat, my days all begin wading back to drier land with rapidly deflating waterwings..."
Have you ever tried to analyze your own dreams?
My dreams are usually too strange for me to bother trying.
Can you sing?
Do you ever sing to yourself while doing everyday tasks?
All the time. Really.
What's your favorite color of post-it note?
Pink, but I'm not really fussy.
Have you ever lied to get off the phone or out of talking to someone on line?
Um, the phone, yes, but not online I don't think.
Is your vcr flashing 12:00 all the time?
It doesn't flash but the one here is never set, no.
Do you read your horoscope?
Yes, sometimes. When I have a very difficult decision to make and want something that might make me look at it in a different way.
Would you rather chew gum or use mouthwash and why?
Er, gum, probably. I like to have something keeping my mouth busy.
Yes, you're allowed to laugh at that one.
How many times a year about are you sick?
Eh, I rarely get *really* ill, but get nasty 24-hour colds about four times a year, generally.
Ever been in an airplane?
Lots and lots.
What radio station to you listen to most?
Radio 2 or Heart 106.2 here in London, Wave 105 further south.
Do you know how to play dominoes?
So long as it's as simple as I believe it to be, yes.
What color are your eyes?:
Blue/grey/green, depending on my mood.
How many surveys have you filled out this lifetime?
I'm guessing around a hundred and sixty. Yes, I mean that.
Name one person your life is made better by:
Can you do math with ease?
Not really, no. Perhaps the right answer should be 'up to a point', but I don't want anyone testing it.
Are you a vegetarian?
Ye gods, no.
How about an aspiring actor/actress:
~laughs~ That I certainly am.
Which movie can you watch and say the lines along with the actors?
Velvet Goldmine, Labyrinth, and it's getting that way with The Princess Bride as well.
Name one of your passions in life.
What's your least favorite time of day?
Generally between two and five in the afternoon. It's hard to get much sense out of me then, and if I'm alone I usually sleep it away.
What color is the inside of your head when you close your eyes?
A deep angry red.
Ever listen to classical music?
Often. What with my mum and all.
Have you ever said 'lol' in real life without thinking about it?
God, no. The horror.
What is the best present you've ever given someone else?
Hmm. asrana's tapes probably win, though the set of Things for my ex is probably up there somewhere too. )She loves making things, so I got one of those office drawing-pin/paperclip/many small things holders with all the drawers, repainted it purple, stuck stars on it, and then collected sequins and glitter and feathers and bits of coloured fluff and Things, and filled the drawers with said Things, and gave it to her. She was very pleased.)
What is the best present someone else has ever given to you?
Probably tickets to go and see Duran Duran. Not sure though. Many wonderful presents I've received.
Actually, it didn't say 'Christmas or Birthday present', so, two of my cuts.
Do you wear a watch?
All the time.
Write one sentence stating what you want people to say about you after you've passed on
"She loved me."
Describe the ideal superpower and what you would do if you had it.
I. Want. Telepathy. (To a greater extent than I already have it.) What would I do? I'd know.
Name something you've done in the last 24 hours no matter how big or small:
Flirted *hopelessly*, *again*, even though I promised myself that I wouldn't this time. Meh.
Do you wear necklaces, bracelets, anklets, earrings, rings?
Currently wearing the kittenonachain and not planning to take it off any time soon. Very rarely wear bracelets as they need to be things that will stay in one place along my arm and not fall down to hang around my wrist. Can't stand the thought of anklets. Love earrings but always have my hair down so there's never much point in wearing them. Rings make my hands look bad, so, no.
What's on your computer desk?
Huge amounts of STUFF.
When you're talking do you ever use your hands to do quotation marks in the air when saying certain words?
Do you think you're pretty?
No. Beautiful, very very very rarely, yes.
What's in your fridge right now?
I've no idea, and thus probably don't want to know, either.
How many people do you live with?
Just me. :)
What is the strangest thing you've ever done?
There are things other people consider very strange that I just think of as normal, though. Hmm.
I'll leave this blank, as it's probably something I'm hoping to do, and I wouldn't want to say what it is. ;)
Name an instrument you've never played but would like to.
Harp, as always.
Have you ever been on tv or the radio?
What is the worst thing anyone could ever do to you?
It's been done.
The other answer is equally true; that each person I know has one 'worst thing' they could do to me, and some of them have done it, and some of them haven't.
Are you a fast typer?
Describe how you sleep:
Curled up on my side, right hand under my head, left hand holding the duvet together around my neck (underneath me). And I don't.move. Until I'm half-awake.
Have you ever read a book and not understood it? If so which one?
Yes, sort of - Cat's Eye by, I think, Margaret Atwood. Not so much that I didn't follow it, but I got to the end and thought "Oh, it's over? Where was the point?" I'm still baffled.
Do people pick up your slang language more than you pick up theirs?
It's fairly even. I choose which things I pick up. :)
Have you ever bought anything just because it was a fad?
Yes. Not for a long time though.
What would you like to do with your life?
"When will I, will I be famous..." and so on.
Do you bite your nails?
Tell me about your dream last night.
I slept too deeply to remember my dream last night; I was really very tired. Probably it featured drunk academians. ~grin~
Are people's perceptions of you usually correct?
No, and no again, particularly if they form them online.
When they start sending rockets to the moon for us civilians, will you be on the list to go?
Well, I'm English, for a start. ~s~ But, er, no. I like my earth.
Have you ever written anything on your skin?
Oh, god yes. Including turning up to school one day with dodgy phrases all over my arms, and "This Way Up ----->" on the inside of my leg. No, really. ~shakes head~ Ah, my misspent youth, and that.
What color are most of your clothes?
Black. Of course.
Are things as bad as they seem?
Do you like to look people in the eye?
Yes, to a near-obsessive degree. I love looking people in the eye; for many reasons, not all of them terribly commendable.