Ian tagged me on this one so what can I do besides answer… Plus I'm beginning to suffer from blog fatigue, so an easy meme is just the ticket today.
1. Name one person who made you laugh last night?
Mr. Jazz. We had friends over and actually I don’t remember the why of it, but it was really really funny.
2. What were you doing at 0800?
At 0800 this morning? I was reading Dorky Dad's blog and voting on the best tagline.
3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
That would be 8:00 am so reading DD’s blog.
4. What happened to you in 2006?
No doubt lots of things. Unfortunately nothing really stands out. How pathetic is that. I know we travelled, but for the life of me I can’t remember where we went last year. Europe I think. I was diagnosed with asthma (but even that is no biggie, I just get it when I have a cold). All in all I suppose 2006 was rather a routine year. Unless I won the lottery but I have Alzheimers and don’t know it and that particular bit of information, along with everything else that happened was sucked into the black hole that has become my brain. Come to think of it, even without Alzheimers my head is pretty much a black pit of nothingness.
5. What was the last thing you said out loud?
“I love you, have a good day” – or words to that effect – when Mr. Jazz when he dropped me off at work. (This no longer holds true as I started this early this morning and didn't manage to finish it till now)
6. How many beverages did you have today?
So far a glass of water and a big glass of orange juice. I’m gearing up to go make myself a cup of tea. It’s early morning, it’s not like I’ve had time to drink that much. But I have eaten an apple!
7. What color is your hairbrush?
Honestly, I don’t even have a hairbrush. My hair is short I wash it, fluff it while drying it and go. I haven’t combed my hair per se in years and years. Low maintenance is my creed.
8. What was the last thing you paid for?
Sex? Na, much more prosaic. That would be lunch yesterday and a yummy lunch it was, made even yummier by the fact that I unexpectedly met a friend I hadn’t seen in forever, and it turns out that though she’s been working from home, her company asked her to come in one day a week – and she works 10 minutes from me!
9.Where were you last night?
I was home, having dinner with friends and in the immortal words of Urban Pedestrian: “some intoxicating grown-up conversation and clever wine”
10. What color is your front door?
Black, nicely highlighted by street dust. At the cottage it’s white. I think. Or is it beige? No. White. Yes. Definitely white. I’ll get back to you about this one Monday…
11. Where do you keep your change?
In my wallet of course, which is in my huge bag, which you might laugh at if you’re a male, because really, who needs to carry around so much shit. But I’ll have you know that if we face nuclear (or as Dubbya likes to say – nuculur) holocaust, I can survive on what’s in this bag. Can you say as much about that wallet in you back pocket? I thought not. So be nice to me, your life might depend on it.
12. What’s the weather like today?
Rainy, windy, chilly. Typical November weather. (Though as I post this it's now sunny, windy chilly)
13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor?
I can’t narrow it down to just one. But if I can choose two, and I can because I’m the one doing this meme, it would have to be Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia and Haagen Dasz (stupid brand name that, as if we don’t know it’s 100% American with extra fat added in, but I digress), so HD Mayan Chocolate. That touch of cinnamon? Oh yeah! But if I had to eat only one kind of ice cream ever again, it would be Cherry Garcia. Always and forever.
14. What excites you?
Excite me in what way? As Ian said, let’s not state the obvious. Other than that, books. Even after all these years the “excitement factor” of books is still through the roof for me. Also, food. Well, meals with people I love, actually. Be they family or friends – though actually I consider most of my friends family – nothing revs me up like the thought of a lovely meal.
15. Do you want to cut your hair?
Like, today? No. I get it cut every three months or so and my hair is short so basically it's something I do regularly. And what kind of dumb question is this? This being said, I don’t have issues with hair other than that I find it sort of annoying. If it were an option, I’d shave my head, but I don’t work in the type of environment where that would go over too well unfortunately.
16. Are you over the age of 25?
Way to over. But at the same time I’d never ever want to go back there. The very though throws me into paroxysms of panic and horror.
17. Do you talk a lot?
No more or less than anyone else I suppose. I’m terribly average dontcha know. Obviously, it depends who I’m with, but I do have a tendancy to be more of a listener than a talker in most situations. I tend to ask questions to get people talking, that way I’m spared entertaining them.
18. Do you watch the O.C.?
No. I watched the first season – or was it the second? – but lost interest rather quickly, because a lot of the time I felt like slapping the characters silly and yelling at them to grow the fuck up even though they were supposed to be teenagers.
19. Do you know anyone named Steven?
Yes, but he writes it Stephen, and I know (slightly) a Stefan, and how about a Stephanie – do they count?
20. Do you make up your own words?
Yes, sometimes. Actually I did that yesterday and one Mr. M. thought it was quite funny. And he totally got what it meant. I usually do it when my brain shorts out and the word I need doesn’t come popping up. So I make one up. Much easier than actually thinking.
21. Are you a jealous person?
God no! I think it’s a total waste of energy. Besides what’s the point of being jealous if, for instance Mr. Jazz is flirting with someone else. It’s not like jealousy will stop him from cheating on me if he wants to. So there’s no point to it really. Like Ian, I’m also not much for envy.
22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘A’.
I don’t think I have any, but I have a friend whose name starts with E – Erin. Damn I love that name.
23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘K’.
Karine. A relatively new friend – she’s a good friend’s girlfriend. And looks like she’s gonna be around for a looong time. Thank god, because she’s perfect for him. And she’s an absolute sweetheart who I really should get to know better.
24. Who’s the first person on your received call list?
What’s a received call list? Does that go with a cell phone? If so, I don’t have one, and if not I still have no idea what it is. I’m such a hopeless techno-idjit
25. What does the last text message you received say?
As if I would say! But, um, see above question, no phone, no text.
26. Do you chew on your straw?
27. Do you have curly hair?
No – at least not when it’s short. It gets wavy if it’s longer though
28. Where’s the next place you’re going to?
The loo? Home after work? And if you mean travel, Australia again in March probably.
29. Who’s the rudest person in your life?
An ex. But he’s not really in my life anymore so it’s moot. Otherwise, the people I know are actually pretty well behaved, considering. (why that last word? Considering what? My brain is getting stupid here...)
30. What was the last thing you ate?
31. Will you get married in the future?
I’m sure Mr. Jazz wouldn’t be too amused if I got married, especially since I’ve been married to him for forever.
32. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks?
Am I supposed to have seen 15 movies in the past couple of weeks? This said, it would be “Sauf le respect que je vous dois”. A really good French movie. And Monday I saw what is the worst movie I’ve seen in a really long time: “Belle Toujours” a follow-up to Bunuel’s “Belle de jour”. 38 years later the charaters meet up again. Even Michel Piccoli can’t save this movie. Thank god it was only 70 minutes, or I would have had to kill myself. Of course the director was 98 when he did it – so he might’ve been somewhat gaga – but damn…. Nope, even gagaism is no excuse for that.
33. Is there anyone you like right now?
What type of question is that? I like lots of people. You have a problem with that?
34. When was the last time you did the dishes?
35. Are you currently depressed?
No. I’m not PMSing so I’m fine. I’m actually quite a happy person all things considered. I take things in stride and don’t obsess over things I can’t change. Besides when I do get depressed I usually annoy the fuck out of myself within a day, two at most. The annoyance takes precedence over the depression and since I can’t stand myself, I get over myself pretty quickly.
36. Did you cry today?
Was this written for teenage girls? Is there anyone you like? Will you get married? Are you depressed? What colour is your hairbrush? Do you want to cut your hair? Oy gevalt!!! No I didn’t cry today. See above answer. The same can be applied to snivelling.
37. Why did you answer and post this?
Because Ian tagged me. Because I do as I’m told. Mostly because I didn’t want Ian to feel crushed that I hadn’t taken him up on it. If he could live through it, so could I. I felt like I'd been dared. Besides, had he been crushed he would have killed himself and I would have felt responsible for five minutes which would probably have been better spent staring vapidly off into space.
As to the five I’m supposed to tag… It took me so long to complete this, I can’t force my brain to think of anything more. The brain, it is on strike. Do it if you want. And Ian, for the record I began to hate you half way through... Damn this is long.