Paul - who brings friendly nonsense (blur_kiwi) wrote,
Paul - who brings friendly nonsense
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Questions meme

Stolen from naurwen and nurdhegilwen

1-Elaborate on your default icon.
It’s a picture of Stonehenge which is about an hour’s drive from where I live. It’s part of an ancient human landscape and I’m really proud of the fact that my people were building things like this when the Egyptian were building pyramids.

2-What's your current relationship status?
Single.

3-Ever have a near-death experience?
I was stupid enough to take some magic mushrooms many years ago and I keeled over. The next thing I knew was a friend beating on my chest because they couldn’t find a pulse. I felt fina after but have never touched anything like that again.

4-Name an obvious quality you have.
I think I’m pretty creative, which pleases me a lot. I write, take photos, write songs and used to sing in a band (badly)

5-What's the name of the song that's stuck in your head right now?
Right now there isn’t one.

6-Any celeb you would marry?
I wouldn’t contemplate marrying someone I didn’t know really well, but Jennifer Connelly could have me if she wanted!

7-Who will cut and paste this first?
Just have to wait and see.

8-Has anyone ever said you look like a celebrity?
No, but it would probably be Gollum!

9-Do you wear a watch? What kind?
Yes, a Swatch (Swiss ingenuity at its best.) I’ve had several Swatch watches over the years and I especially like ones that don’t look in any way conventional. The one I have right now is like a set of bathroom scales and was given to me by my friend Rebekka.

10-Do you have anything pierced?
No. Owwwwww.

11-Do you have any tattoos?
No, but I did come close to getting a small Maori tattoo when I was in New Zealand.

12-Do you like pain?
Nope!

13-Do you like to shop?
It depends what for, but in general, yes.

14-What was the last thing you paid for with cash?
My lunch.

15-What was the last thing you paid for with your credit card?
Some books.

16-Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?
It was to do with work, I don’t remember who the person was.

17-What is on your desktop background?
One of my Avebury photos on my home laptop and one of my New Zealand photos on my computer at work.

18-What is the background on your cell phone?
I am proud to say that I don’t have one.

19-Do you like redheads?
Yes, why not?

20-Do you know any twins?
Yes

21-Do you have any weird relatives?
There isn’t enough space here!

22-What was the last movie you watched?
Bridge to Terrabithia

23-What was the last book you read?
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett (again)

24-Is there such a thing as love at first sight, or it is more likely
to be "lust at first sight"?
I think both are possible.

25-What's your favourite book?
My desert island book would be The Lord of the Rings, but I have lots of favourites. I can read Terry Pratchett’s books over and over and still find new things to laugh at.

26-When was the last time you visited the street where you first lived?
I actually still live in the same house.

27-When was the last time you googled your own name?
This morning – I’m so vain. One of the entries was even the right me!

28-What was/is your favourite subject at school?
I enjoyed French, mainly because my continued interest in the subject meant that I got to spend a lot of time in France when I was growing up!

29-What was/is your least favourite subject at school?
Maths. I think I was reasonably good at it but, being a words person, I never quite saw the need for numbers! That is borne out by the fact that I have never used any of the maths I learnt at school after about the age of six!

30-Do you like having your photograph taken?
Not really. I know that cameras can be expensive and I wouldn’t want anyone’s camera to break because they are pointing it at me. I am much happier behind the lens rather than in front of it.

31-What time were you born?
I don’t know but I think it was around seven o’clock in the morning.

32-Ever seriously questioned your sanity?
No. I look at other people and wonder, though, sometimes!

33-How many phone numbers do you have remembered and can say off the
top of your head?
I don’t know, probably about ten.

34-Can you Limbo?
It’s never going to happen.

35-Have you ever killed your own dinner?
No. As a vegetarian I don’t need to or want to.

36-How long have you been living at your current residence?
On and off, all my life. It’s my family home. I moved away for about fifteen years but moved back a while ago.

37-What phobias do you have?
Spiders.

38-What's your ideal breakfast?
Toast and vegemite or beans on toast. Both with loads of good coffee.

39-Where are you right now?
Shhh (at work!)

40-Why do you blog?
Because I really enjoy it. It allows me to stay in close touch with a few people who are very special to me and has also given me lots of new and great friends. I get to interact with people all over the world, and that’s brilliant. It also means that I can showcase my photos.

41-What would you call your autobiography?
The travel book I have written is autobiographical and that’s called ‘Southern Crossroads’. But my autobiography would have to be called, ‘The Journey’

42-What's the longest time you've stayed out of the country/where?
Four and a half months travelling around New Zealand. It was the best thing I’ve ever done.

43-Do you use ICQ, AOL Buddy list etc..?
I sometimes talk to my favourite cousin and a couple of other people on AOL Buddy list.

44-Do you have nightmares frequently?
I hardly ever remember my dreams and have never knowingly had a nightmare.

45-If you were another person, would you be friends with you?
It would be nice to think so.

46-Which TV character could you be friends with?
Manny (played by Bill Bailey) from Black Books

47- What's on your mouse pad?
Swiss cheese.

48- What is your ring tone?
As I said, I don’t have a mobile phone.

49. What did you watch on TV last night?
Flight of the Conchords

50. Scary movies or happy endings?
Happy Endings every time. I’m just an old softie!
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