October 2015



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50 (mostly inane) questions

Bored bored bored so nicking meme from [info]dani_meows.

1. What time did you get up this morning? 9:10 am

2. How do you like your steak? Bloody, best if it's still slightly quivering.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? The Hunger Games. I need to get out more.

4. What is your favourite TV show? I remember I used to answer this with a little German soap. Those days are gone! Amongst current shows, my favourite would either be Teen Wolf (I MISS IT SO!) or Doctor Who. All-time, I would say Firefly or Buffy.

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Glenorchy, New Zealand, with a stable full of horses.

6. What did you have for breakfast? Coffee and a thick slice of warm bread with honey.

7. What is your favourite cuisine? Tex-Mex or really good Thai like from Siam in Seattle.

8. What foods do you dislike? Eggplant... and I'm not a big fan of pesto. Other than that, I'm pretty easy.

9. Favourite Place to Eat? In Ottawa, Haveli; in the world, Fonda San Miguel. OMG this place, you guys. Just the pictures are making me want to book a flight to Austin. They do these mango margaritas that are to die for.

10. Favourite dressing? Homemade Caesar, with anchovies and all. Apart from that, I prefer oil & vinegar type dressings.

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive? n/a

12. What are your favourite clothes? If I must wear clothes, then yoga pants and a comfy sweatshirt.

13. Where would you visit, this weekend, if you had the chance? I'd love to bounce down to New Zealand and give [info]aldiara her birthday present in person... a more reasonable destination might be Bletchley Park, but I'd have to see if [info]amo_amas_amat could get there...

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? half-empty these days, I'm afraid

15. Where would you want to retire? I hope to be one of those snowbirds who spends summers on a lake in Northern Ontario and the winters in the Caribbean. Definitely near water, in any case.

16. Favourite time of day? Although I don't see it often, just before dawn when the birds start singing and I know it's time to go to bed.

17. Where were you born? Dallas, Texas.

18. What is your favourite sport to watch? Dog agility/flyball competitions.

20. Favorite pastime/hobby? Watching the boobtube, reading, knitting, forcibly cuddling cats.

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? Noooooo idea...

22. Bird watcher? Not really, although it was neat when I lived at the farm and we had a feeder outside the window, and in the winter birds would flock there - never could tell which was which, though.

23. Are you a morning person or a night person? Definitely a night owl, I hate going to bed.

24. Do you have any pets? 2 cats

25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? Uuuuum... I finally found my iPod. /thrill

26. What did you want to be when you were little? A vet, a freedom fighter, the Omega (Wo)Man.

27. What is your best childhood memory? Family vacations in our cabin in the Ozarks, where my brother and I would sit for hours peering out the screen door, telling each other horrifying stories about Bigfoot and daring each other to run outside into the night.

28. Are you a cat or dog person? Both.

29. Are you married? Technically, yes.

30. Always wear your seat belt? Yes.

31. Been in a car accident? Little fender benders, nothing big thank goodness. *knocks on wood*

32. Any pet peeves? So many, although right now I can only think of people saying "Is it just me or..." Or annoying people using the express lanes at the grocery store with way too many items, acting like their time is more valuable than anyone else's... or Republicans...

I like [info]dani_meow's George Carlin quote: “I don't have pet peeves - I have major psychotic fucking hatreds.”

33. Favourite Pizza Toppings? I'm fine with pepperoni or spinach, but in London I got addicted to Pizza Express's Padano with pepperoni (goat cheese, mozzerella, spinach, carmelised onions, garlic).

34. Favourite Flower? Calla lillies and orchids, especially growing wild.

35. Favourite ice cream? Spaghetti eis in Berlin, or Häagen-Dazs dulce de leche in tub form. Also that yummy lemon vodka flavoured Dr. Zhivago eis! Nom!

36. Favourite fast food restaurant? Taco Time, how I miss you!

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? None - passed first time.

38. From whom did you get your last email? IJ comment from [info]snapesgirl

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? If we can change "store" to "website", it'd be Star Alliance.

40. Do anything spontaneous lately? Aside from nearly booking a flight to Austin a few seconds ago, no, I've been disappointingly predictable lately! I guess agreeing to work on a translated screenplay was somewhat spontaneous, it was certainly without much thought, but it wasn't exactly a decision either...

41. Like your job? Hahahahahahhahaha... I'd like to have a job. Preferably one where I don't have to do anything.

42. Broccoli? Yes? I'm not sure what this is asking...

43. What was your favourite vacation? Gah, so hard to choose, I've loved them all... I think last Christmas in the Spanish cave house was pretty special though.

44. Last person you went out to dinner with? Does brunch count? If so, then my slasher girls last Sunday.

45. What are you listening to right now? Nothing at the moment, it's blissfully quiet; just finished watching Occupation 101 on Youtube

46. What is your favorite color? Green

47. How many tattoos do you have? One

48. How many people will fill this out? Not a clue

49. Coffee Drinker? Oh HELL yeah.

50. What time did you finish this quiz? 10:07 p.m.

Yay! Userpics are back!!


*cuddles all the userpics and weeps with relief*

Ooooh, you so need to move to Glenorchy. I will come visit and muck out your stables in exchange for horse-riding! And there's all the water you could want.

Mhmmmm, all your food answers have me so hungry now. WANT PIZZA.

*cuddles* Your job needs to be travel critic or something. Airlines give you free flights and hotels give you free places to stay and then you tell them what to improve and they pay you for that. Surely that's a career, Y/Y?
Ahhhh I had other stuff to say and then you mentioned Padana Pizzas and now all I want to do is campaign to get a Pizza Express opened in the West Bank!

But yes Bletchley! We must be together for that. I would also be happy to accompany you to Aldi's birthday tea - I don't know why I am envisaging such a sedate affair for her celebrations but anyway! Fantasyland, lets live there!

Awww the Cave House! The other day Sue at work was asking me about it again - I think she might try and go at some point!

So what was Occupation 101 like? Looks interesting!

p.s there's no such thing as Spaghettieis, please don't say such silly things.

But I love Tex-Mex and I don't think we have ever done that properly before - London not being a Tex-Mex hotspot. We should rectify soon!!

Okay so I did have other things to say, but still. Pizza! With goats cheese and caramalised onions and spinach and extra pepperoni! *salivates futilely*