100 Questions


* See the following post for an explanation for this:

 

1. ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT?

2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?

3. DO YOU SNORE, GRIND YOUR TEETH, OR TALK IN YOUR SLEEP?

4. WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO?

5. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN?

6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?

7. WHAT DO YOU MISS?

8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION(S)?

9. HOW TALL ARE YOU?

10. DO YOU GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC?​

11. DO YOU GET SCARED IN THE DARK?

12. THE LAST PERSON TO MAKE YOU CRY?

13. WHAT’S YOUR WORST FEAR?

14. WHAT KIND OF HAIR/EYE COLOR DO YOU LIKE ON THE OPPOSITE SEX?

15. WHERE CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF PROPOSING?

16. COFFEE OR ENERGY DRINK?

17. FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING?

18. IF YOU COULD EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

19. FAVORITE COLOR OF ALL TIME?

20. HAVE YOU EVER EATEN A GOLDFISH?

21. WHAT WAS THE FIRST MEANINGFUL GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?

22. DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH?

23. ARE YOU DOUBLE JOINTED?

24. FAVORITE CLOTHING BRAND?

30. SAY A NUMBER FROM ONE TO A HUNDRED:

31. BLONDES OR BRUNETTES?

32. FAVORITE QUOTE?

33. FAVORITE PLACE?

34. HAVE YOU BEEN OUT OF YOUR OWN COUNTRY?

35. YOUR WEAKNESSES?

36. MET ANYONE FAMOUS?

37. FIRST JOB?

38. EVER DONE A PRANK CALL?

39. DO YOU THINK EVERYONE OUT THERE HAS A SOULMATE?

40. WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOU FILLED THIS OUT?

41. HAVE YOU EVER HAD SURGERY?

42. WHAT DO YOU GET COMPLIMENTED ABOUT MOST?

43. HAVE YOU EVER HAD BRACES?

44. WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY?

45. HOW MANY KIDS DO YOU WANT AND THEIR NAMES?

46. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?

47. WHAT IS THE BIGGEST TURN OFF OF THE OPPOSITE SEX?

48. WHAT IS ONE THING YOU LIKE(D) ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL?

49. WHAT KIND OF SHAMPOO DO YOU USE?

50. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?

51. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?

52. ANY BAD HABITS?

53. ARE YOU A JEALOUS PERSON?

54. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?

55. DO YOU AGREE WITH FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS?

56. DO LOOKS MATTER?

57. HOW DO YOU RELEASE ANGER?

58.WOULD YOU RATHER GAIN 58 POUNDS OR LOSE 58 POUNDS.

60. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A CHILD?

61. HOW MANY NUMBERS ARE IN YOUR CELL PHONE?

62.WERE YOU A FAN OF BARNEY AS A LITTLE KID?

63. Do you use sarcasm?

64. MASHED POTATOES OR MACARONI AND CHEESE?

65. WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A GUY/GIRL?

66. WHAT ARE YOUR NICKNAMES?

67. FAVORITE SUPER POWER?

68. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW?

69.WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH YOUR ENEMIES?

70. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?

71. DO YOU HAVE ALL YOUR FINGERS AND TOES?

72. DO YOU HAVE A COMPUTER IN YOUR ROOM?

73. PLANS FOR TONIGHT?

74. WHERE DO YOU WANT TO LIVE WHEN YOU ARE OLDER?

75. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS?

76. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO?

77. LAST THING YOU DRANK?

78. LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?

79. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE IN THE OPPOSITE SEX?

80. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?

81. FAVORITE THING TO HATE?

82. FAVORITE SEASON OF THE YEAR

83. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF CANDY?

84. HAVE YOU EVER REALLY AND TRULY HAD A BEST FRIEND?

85. WHAT IS YOUR HAIR COLOR?

86. EYE COLOR?

87. SHOE SIZE?

88. FAVORITE FAST FOOD PLACE?

89. FAVORITE RESTAURANT?

90. DO YOU LIKE SUSHI?

91. WATCH TV TODAY?

92. FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR?

93. PLAY ANY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS?

94. REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT?

95. KISSES OR HUGS?

96. RELATIONSHIPS OR ONE NIGHT STANDS?

97. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU BOUGHT?

98. WOULD YOU EVER BE A HOUSEWIFE?

99. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?

100. DESCRIBE YOUR LOVE LIFE:

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23 thoughts on “100 Questions

  1. 1. ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT?
    I have stigmata marks on the back of both my hands as a result of attempting to burn cigarettes through the backs of £20 notes (in a bet to win them) in my late teenage years. Difficult to tell if it was a low pain threshold, pure stupidity, or an unconscious need for physical symmetry that had me attempt it twice.

    2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?
    Bedroom walls – actually nothing at all. I think it’s probably an escape from the rest of the house that is peppered with my abstract paintings and family photographs.

    3. DO YOU SNORE, GRIND YOUR TEETH, OR TALK IN YOUR SLEEP?
    Apparently I make weird croaking sounds like I am trying to say something. Thankfully it never forms words otherwise who knows what gibberish lies beneath the gibberish.

    4. WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO?
    Lo-fi, psychedelia, indie, stuff from the 60s, folk music, shoegaze. I get sent a lot of music as well… it’s been like a revolution in my head the last two years, and getting to a stage where I can’t stomach stuff that sounds too polished. I like the humanity of hiss, fluffed notes, barely perceptible sounds in the background – the feeling that I’m not being sold something, but am eavesdropping on something that genuinely matters. I sometimes feel a bit strange thinking that way, but what can you do about something when you feel it?

    5. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN?
    7.30am – man, I hate that time now. Early birds are frightening.

    6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?
    World peace.

    7. WHAT DO YOU MISS?
    I miss my son every day I go to work. It’s the best feeling in the world mucking around with him, inventing things, teaching him stuff, learning stuff myself. I’ve never laughed so much (regardless of the daunting responsibility of parenthood).

    8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION(S)?
    Nothing of any real value. Maybe my books? My Cozy Home t-shirt? I could live without any of them. Possibly my iPod – I’d cry if I lost it. Or my wedding ring – I’d get a serious ass-kicking if I lost that.

    9. HOW TALL ARE YOU?
    5’9″

    10. DO YOU GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
    Sociophobic yes. Claustrophobic thankfully no. Bring on the pot-holing.

    ​11. DO YOU GET SCARED IN THE DARK?
    Depends. If I’d just been put in a nailed-shut box I’d probably be very scared. But generally no.

    12. THE LAST PERSON TO MAKE YOU CRY?
    I was crying with laughter when kiddo did a pelvic thrust pump tantrum.

    13. WHAT’S YOUR WORST FEAR?
    Aeroplanes. I know exactly where Mr.T was coming from. Tin cans hurtling through the sky – it’s just not natural.

    14. WHAT KIND OF HAIR/EYE COLOR DO YOU LIKE ON THE OPPOSITE SEX?
    Brown/brown.

    15. WHERE CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF PROPOSING?
    Never mind see, I can remember it well – in the ancient mountains, by a diamond stream, on a spot where 2 years previous I’d stood beneath a square orange moon and thought “Wow, something very special is going to happen on this spot”. And it did.

    16. COFFEE OR ENERGY DRINK?
    I love coffee, but I gave it up a few weeks ago. It was giving me too many strangely beautiful ideas.

    17. FAVOURITE PIZZA TOPPING?
    Spicy chicken & pineapple.

    18. IF YOU COULD EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
    Well I’m not very hungry so I’d have to go for something exotic. Maybe an everlasting gobstopper.

    19. FAVORITE COLOR OF ALL TIME?
    Communist Red obviously.

    20. HAVE YOU EVER EATEN A GOLDFISH?
    No, that was my second choice behind an everlasting gobstopper.

    21. WHAT WAS THE FIRST MEANINGFUL GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
    I’m sifting through the wreckage of my life trying to figure out what the wisest thing anyone ever said to me was, but while I’m in the process of doing that I’m just going to say the Incredible Hulk truck I got when I went into hospital to get my adenoids removed aged 5.

    22. DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH?
    What’s a crush? Is that some new-fangled American technoshit.

    23. ARE YOU DOUBLE JOINTED?
    I can bend my middle finger back to make it appear broken. It’s a genetic knuckle thing and also the root cause of repeatedly going out of time when I attempt to shake a tambourine.

    24. FAVORITE CLOTHING BRAND?
    Adidas sambas. And that’s it. The rest I just throw on.

    30. SAY A NUMBER FROM ONE TO A HUNDRED:
    Arabs.

    31. BLONDES OR BRUNETTES?
    What about ginger? Or grey? Or bald? Brunettes.

    32. FAVOURITE QUOTE?
    I have a few – today I like this one: “Once it was all dreamt up it was as good as done” (Jack Kerouac’s sister discussing him)

    33. FAVOURITE PLACE?
    I like my bed. And my beach.

    34. HAVE YOU BEEN OUT OF YOUR OWN COUNTRY?
    Yes, many times – France, Spain, Cyprus, the Dominican Republic, Africa, Portugal, Belgium, Austria. Would like to visit the USofA sometime in the future. Actually I once tried to start my own country, but we didn’t get much further than the emailing each other and singing about it stage.

    35. YOUR WEAKNESSES?
    Thinking too much. Writing down and running with ideas before they have properly gone through a sufficient gestation period. Chain-smoking. Lack of direction and ambition. Or is this a wrestling question? If it’s a wrestling question I’ll be fucked if I’m telling you.

    36. MET ANYONE FAMOUS?
    Bah humbug.

    37. FIRST JOB?
    Labouring on a building site. Man those were the days.

    38. EVER DONE A PRANK CALL?
    Yeah we once began booking a Wheelies tour of the east coast of America. We used to dial international freephone numbers and talk utter shit in the small hours.

    39. DO YOU THINK EVERYONE OUT THERE HAS A SOULMATE?
    Well I don’t believe in anything called a “soul” so I guess I’ve got to answer no. Thinking about it logically imagine you’re a guy and you could interview every woman in the world and narrow it down to the ones who you could quite happily spend the rest of your life with (and who would also quite happily spend the rest of their lives with you). I’d reckon the figure would be somewhere in the thousands for each of us. From the thousands of course, I’m sure you could keep whittling it down until you reach say maybe ten, but then you’re moving into the territory of “What one album would you keep if you could only keep one album for the rest of your life?” Then again, when we were younger we used to go to really terrible nightclubs midweek when we were broke and one of my mates always said to me “Aw fuck’s sake, what’s the chances of us ever meeting the right girl in here?” and I used to say to him “Well, we’re here, so there’s every chance that your ideal woman is going to be here too, feeling exactly the same”. So what I’m trying to say is I’d take “Revolver”.

    40. WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOU FILLED THIS OUT?
    Pottering.

    41. HAVE YOU EVER HAD SURGERY?
    Fuck no. I once caused a shrink to have a nervous breakdown though.

    42. WHAT DO YOU GET COMPLIMENTED ABOUT MOST?
    It’s either my lack of ambition, or my ability to draw cartoon car engine parts. It’s definitely not my tambourine playing.

    43. HAVE YOU EVER HAD BRACES?
    No, just dungarees and a Bob Dylan hat.

    44. WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY?
    A couple more hours in my bed and a ukelele.

    45. HOW MANY KIDS DO YOU WANT AND THEIR NAMES?
    As many as I’m lucky enough to have and be able to afford. A whole football team if there’s time (and room).

    46. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
    Steve McQueen if my old man is to be believed

    47. WHAT IS THE BIGGEST TURN OFF OF THE OPPOSITE SEX?
    Excessive vanity and lack of substance.

    48. WHAT IS ONE THING YOU LIKE(D) ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL?
    Free paint.

    49. WHAT KIND OF SHAMPOO DO YOU USE?
    A carefully blended home-made concoction of Cuban melon-juice, Diet Coke, shaving foam, and paprika. Try it. It’s fucking ace.

    50. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
    I practised so much when I was a kid that now I write like a computer. So no.

    51. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE LUNCH MEAT?
    Bacon… or is that a breakfast meat? I don’t know… what the fuck’s a lunch meat?

    52. ANY BAD HABITS?
    I think it’s time for a cigarette break.

    53. ARE YOU A JEALOUS PERSON?
    I don’t look at other people and think “Gee I wish I had what they have” if that’s what you’re insinuating. Actually I don’t ever think anything beginning with “Gee…”

    54. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
    Two me? Ahahahahaha.

    55. DO YOU AGREE WITH FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS?
    Friends ON benefits? Definitely. That’s the price we pay for being stuck in this kiss-ass slippery corporate fuckfest of capitalist pleasure-seeking greed.

    56. DO LOOKS MATTER?
    No, not in my world.

    57. HOW DO YOU RELEASE ANGER?
    I go outside and smoke if I’m pissed off. I don’t remember ever really feeling angry – disappointed a lot, but anger no.

    58.WOULD YOU RATHER GAIN 58 POUNDS OR LOSE 58 POUNDS.
    I don’t even know how many pounds are in a stone… is it 12 or 14? Erm, hang on while I work this out. Ooh, I don’t know… gain I guess.

    60. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TOY AS A CHILD?
    RISK or my back-peddle bike.

    61. HOW MANY NUMBERS ARE IN YOUR CELL PHONE?
    None, I don’t have a mobile phone. I’ve had a few given to me but I forget to charge them and top them up and eventually they disappear into The Void. Many years in shitty call centres mean that it’s the last form of communication for me.

    62.WERE YOU A FAN OF BARNEY AS A LITTLE KID?
    That purple dinosaur? Fuck no. I liked Bod.

    63. Do you use sarcasm?
    Probably not as much as I should.

    64. MASHED POTATOES OR MACARONI AND CHEESE?
    Macaroni and cheese. You can’t just eat mashed potato on it’s own.

    65. WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A GUY/GIRL?
    You mean “Did”… someone that could tolerate me and not get freaked out in the middle of the night when I go out to steal a stepladder and start glueing paper on the walls to “write a book”. Kindness, cuteness, ability to make me laugh… all the regular stuff.

    66. WHAT ARE YOUR NICKNAMES?
    I think it would be stating the obvious.

    67. FAVOURITE SUPER POWER?
    Gotta be some form of telepathy or mind control. I’d soon put the world to rights. Failing that, compassion.

    68. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW?
    Match of the Day (that’s soccer to all you heathens). I think it’s the only thing I watch week in and out.

    69.WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH YOUR ENEMIES?
    Pretend to befriend them then manipulate them into taking out any other enemies you might have.

    70. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOUR?
    Coconut.

    71. DO YOU HAVE ALL YOUR FINGERS AND TOES?
    20 – check.

    72. DO YOU HAVE A COMPUTER IN YOUR ROOM?
    The speed I type with two fingers, the subsequent noise I make, and the late nights? Nope. It’s in the “junk” room in amidst the debris of a million failed creative adventures.

    73. PLANS FOR TONIGHT?
    Going to finish watching a shit film that I started watching yesterday. Every night I plan on getting an early night as I’m up at 6.30am for work, but every night invariably I find myself sitting here trying to keep plates spinning, tying up loose ends and generally monkeying around.

    74. WHERE DO YOU WANT TO LIVE WHEN YOU ARE OLDER?
    Right here for a long time, a stone’s throw away from the sea. When I’m very old I quite fancy being a grumpy old philosophical man in France, sitting in the town square with a couple of equally grumpy and philosophical buddies, throwing boules, watching the pretty girls go by, and from time to time muttering “pah”.

    75. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS?
    If they can be arsed, yes.

    76. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
    K2 – trying to figure out how to untangle the mess it is becoming. Other songs from today – Your Psych Tunes Vol.7, Fig Mints “Exercises in Futility”, and an Elephant 6 mix.

    77. LAST THING YOU DRANK?
    A wee cup o tea.

    78. LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
    This guy at work, I asked him what his name was and he said “Sir Andrew Timber”. It turned out he was actually called Colin, from St. Andrew’s Timber.

    79. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE IN THE OPPOSITE SEX?
    Their almost superhuman capacity to talk small-talk.

    80. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
    Play with kiddo, sleep, smoke, write songs, write words, dream up ideas, read books, watch films, and then smoke some more.

    81. FAVOURITE THING TO HATE?
    Fascists.

    82. FAVOURITE SEASON OF THE YEAR
    Summer.

    83. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE TYPE OF CANDY?
    Haribo. Or Candy Says.

    84. HAVE YOU EVER REALLY AND TRULY HAD A BEST FRIEND?
    I was once a part of a holy foursome, but people grow up, have kids, move away and change. It’s kinda sad, but that’s life.

    85. WHAT IS YOUR HAIR COLOUR?
    Blacky-brown going greyer with every question.

    86. EYE COLOR?
    Broon.

    87. SHOE SIZE?
    8

    88. FAVOURITE FAST FOOD PLACE?
    Oh they’re all shit. Nando’s maybe.

    89. FAVOURITE RESTAURANT?
    Been a long while since I got to go to one of those.

    90. DO YOU LIKE SUSHI?
    What’s with the eating fish obsession? No, fish stinks.

    91. WATCH TV TODAY?
    I caught the last 10 minutes of Deal or No Deal. It was the most zombified 10 minutes of my entire day.

    92. FAVOURITE DAY OF THE YEAR?
    1st of May – day of revolution and the start of summer.

    93. PLAY ANY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS?
    Guitar, piano, maracas, tambourine (badly), toy drums, moothie, and hopefully if all goes according to plan, a ukelele

    94. REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT?
    Communist

    95. KISSES OR HUGS?
    Depends on the kisser / hugger

    96. RELATIONSHIPS OR ONE NIGHT STANDS?
    Never had a one-night-stand, relationships were always too much fun

    97. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU BOUGHT?
    10 cigarettes

    98. WOULD YOU EVER BE A HOUSEWIFE?
    At the drop of a hat.

    99. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?
    Dostoyevsky “The Insulted and Humiliated” (I’m barely through the introduction)

    100. DESCRIBE YOUR LOVE LIFE:
    Perfectly imperfect – I wouldn’t change a thing.

    1. I agree with you entirely about preferring imperfection in music! Jer always forces me to release my songs before they’re “done” in my mind (because he knows that they’ll never actually be done for me, and they’d never be released if I had my way)… But he is right, because my favourite songs are the ones which sound like you described them – like I’m in on a heartfelt secret.

  2. Ha, I enjoyed reading that and stealing infomation about your soul. Kudos for being brave enough to share all.

  3. 1. ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT?
    stuck a hook tool (looks like a curved ice-pick) through my upper lip while attempting to fix a car window. Nearly made the body & fender guy yak when he saw me stick my tonuge through the hole.

    2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?
    My wife handles such details. I just live here.

    3. DO YOU SNORE, GRIND YOUR TEETH, OR TALK IN YOUR SLEEP?
    I may be the worlds best sleeper.

    4. WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO?
    Psychedelia, old and new. Old punk and prog. Indian. Gobs of stuff from everywhere.

    5. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN?
    2:40 pm

    6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?
    someone else to change the catbox.

    7. WHAT DO YOU MISS?
    hope for my species.

    8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION(S)?
    not really a material person, more into essoterics. Love my rickenbacker bass though.

    9. HOW TALL ARE YOU?
    a little over 6′

    10. DO YOU GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC?​
    no

    11. DO YOU GET SCARED IN THE DARK?
    no

    12. THE LAST PERSON TO MAKE YOU CRY?
    old bandmate just gave me his new roughs to hear. Beautiful song about a soldier coming home from Iraq. Teary-eyed on the way to work.

    13. WHAT’S YOUR WORST FEAR?
    I’m living it baby.

    14. WHAT KIND OF HAIR/EYE COLOR DO YOU LIKE ON THE OPPOSITE SEX?
    don’t care

    15. WHERE CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF PROPOSING?
    done and done. Favorite restaurant, while a bandmate played a song wife wrote for me on violin. Dessert tray came though, and she didn’t recognize the song because she was distracted by chocolate. Very funny moment.

    16. COFFEE OR ENERGY DRINK?
    coffee. Drinking ‘energy drinks’ make me want to apologize to my body.

    17. FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING?
    I’m from Chicago, the home of REAL pizza. It begins and ends with pepperoni.

    18. IF YOU COULD EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
    raspberry scone and where’s that coffee?

    19. FAVORITE COLOR OF ALL TIME?
    couldn’t begin to choose

    20. HAVE YOU EVER EATEN A GOLDFISH?
    yep. I ate 27 and lost the contest by one.

    21. WHAT WAS THE FIRST MEANINGFUL GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
    parents gave me a stuffed dog when I was very sick as a small child. My mom gave it back to me 30 years later in the hopes that there would be a generational hand-off to my kid (not to be). So there it is.

    22. DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH?
    I love my wife.

    23. ARE YOU DOUBLE JOINTED?
    no, but I’m amazingly flexible with an unnaturally high pain threshold. Aikido will make Wolverine out of anyone.

    24. FAVORITE CLOTHING BRAND?
    couldn’t care less

    30. SAY A NUMBER FROM ONE TO A HUNDRED:
    79! Wanna make something of it?

    31. BLONDES OR BRUNETTES?
    yes, lovely

    32. FAVORITE QUOTE?
    ‘some people have to expend tremendous energy just to be normal’ – Sartre

    33. FAVORITE PLACE?
    any stage

    34. HAVE YOU BEEN OUT OF YOUR OWN COUNTRY?
    Been to Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Switzerland, all over the UK. Travel backroads mostly and have seen things most people would miss.

    35. YOUR WEAKNESSES?
    I can be unnecessarily cruel to others. And yes, that’s a weakness.

    36. MET ANYONE FAMOUS?
    Yeah, but who cares.

    37. FIRST JOB?
    bagging groceries at Pleasing Super Market. Still the greatest name of all time.

    38. EVER DONE A PRANK CALL?
    ever breathe air?

    39. DO YOU THINK EVERYONE OUT THERE HAS A SOULMATE?
    I think that everyone out there has to grow spiritually. It’s the number one job of a human being. If you’re lucky, you find people to help you figure things out on the way. If you’re REALLY lucky, those people walk the path with you for as long as you live. I think that’s what soulmates are, anyway.

    40. WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOU FILLED THIS OUT?
    feeding the cats

    41. HAVE YOU EVER HAD SURGERY?
    yes

    42. WHAT DO YOU GET COMPLIMENTED ABOUT MOST?
    my music

    43. HAVE YOU EVER HAD BRACES?
    nope – teeth are as crooked as dog legs

    44. WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY?
    nice weather

    45. HOW MANY KIDS DO YOU WANT AND THEIR NAMES?
    that ship has sailed, kiddies.

    46. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
    apostles

    47. WHAT IS THE BIGGEST TURN OFF OF THE OPPOSITE SEX?
    ignorance, vanity, materialism

    48. WHAT IS ONE THING YOU LIKE(D) ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL?
    nothing at all

    49. WHAT KIND OF SHAMPOO DO YOU USE?
    don’t know. green bottle

    50. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
    yes, because I’m the only one who can read it. It’s like secret code.

    51. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
    ham

    52. ANY BAD HABITS?
    lots I’m sure.

    53. ARE YOU A JEALOUS PERSON?
    no

    54. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
    I’d like me, but I don’t think I’d be able to get along with myself easily. Too similar.

    55. DO YOU AGREE WITH FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS?
    I think this is a hilarious concept. Good luck selling THAT one.

    56. DO LOOKS MATTER?
    Of course. That’s not to say that beauty is an absolute or that its objective. But there must be some sort of physical attraction. Keep in mind though that there is a lid for every pot. No matter who you are, no matter how tall, short, thin, fat, spotty, dodgy, etc. there is SOMEONE (or as the Internet proves – a COMMUNITY) out there that digs that.

    57. HOW DO YOU RELEASE ANGER?
    shouting and storming about.

    58.WOULD YOU RATHER GAIN 58 POUNDS OR LOSE 58 POUNDS.
    If I lost 58 pounds, I’d be skeletal so bring on the doughnuts and milkshakes.

    60. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A CHILD?
    can’t remember. probably a rock.

    61. HOW MANY NUMBERS ARE IN YOUR CELL PHONE?
    no idea

    62.WERE YOU A FAN OF BARNEY AS A LITTLE KID?
    Barney was a little kid when I was a little kid. I used to take his milk money at school.

    63. Do you use sarcasm?
    only when its convenient.

    64. MASHED POTATOES OR MACARONI AND CHEESE?
    mashed potatoes and you CAN eat them alone

    65. WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A GUY/GIRL?
    in people in general, I look for intelligence, ability to laugh and make others laugh, willingness to laugh at themselves, kindness, quirkiness is way high on my list. I love the weirdos.

    66. WHAT ARE YOUR NICKNAMES?
    too many to mention.

    67. FAVORITE SUPER POWER?
    flying is the only one that I acknowledge I lack.

    68. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW?
    our tv doesn’t work and I’m quite happy about that.

    69.WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH YOUR ENEMIES?
    confront them immediately – sometimes you can turn them – otherwise, you make sure they know that you’re not someone to be messed with.

    70. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?
    I had a jicama ice cream at a Mexican ice cream shop. It tasted like window cleaner. I like all ice cream that does not have jicama in it.

    71. DO YOU HAVE ALL YOUR FINGERS AND TOES?
    all original parts are still in good working order and accounted for. amazing.

    72. DO YOU HAVE A COMPUTER IN YOUR ROOM?
    If you mean bedroom, no.

    73. PLANS FOR TONIGHT?
    attending a friends booksigning, maybe dinner out. i have no idea. Wife handles scheduling.

    74. WHERE DO YOU WANT TO LIVE WHEN YOU ARE OLDER?
    as long as it’s not under a bridge, I’ll be good.

    75. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS?
    well, I did it and I think smally would want it that way. Answer the FOOKIN question YOU.

    76. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
    one of the cats as he eats his breakfast.

    77. LAST THING YOU DRANK?
    uh, wife still hasn’t brought me that coffee.

    78. LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
    wife. I just called her to ask if she’d bring me a coffee from downstairs.

    79. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE IN THE OPPOSITE SEX?
    voice

    80. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
    I don’t have spare time. I’m using all of it. I’ll take your spare time if you have any you’re not using and I’ll use that too.

    81. FAVORITE THING TO HATE?
    bullies, corporate or otherwise

    82. FAVORITE SEASON OF THE YEAR
    again, this is Chicago – I like that day when it’s not freezing or blazing hot.

    83. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF CANDY?
    real gummy bears

    84. HAVE YOU EVER REALLY AND TRULY HAD A BEST FRIEND?
    yeah, I’ve been blessed with some really great mates.

    85. WHAT IS YOUR HAIR COLOR?
    a blondish brownish grey-streaked monstrosity

    86. EYE COLOR?
    blue

    87. SHOE SIZE?
    9.5

    88. FAVORITE FAST FOOD PLACE?
    no corporate places.

    89. FAVORITE RESTAURANT?
    too many to name

    90. DO YOU LIKE SUSHI?
    ooooh no. I’ve worked in a fish house for four years. If you saw what I SEE daily, you’d never EVER eat another bite of raw fish

    91. WATCH TV TODAY?
    no

    92. FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR?
    every weekend

    93. PLAY ANY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS?
    bass guitar and maybe 10 chords on a real guitar

    94. REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT?
    the farthest left on the D side of the dial

    95. KISSES OR HUGS?
    both please and if you can throw in a back-scratch – yippee

    96. RELATIONSHIPS OR ONE NIGHT STANDS?
    one night stands are awful. gimme love

    97. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU BOUGHT?
    gas

    98. WOULD YOU EVER BE A HOUSEWIFE?
    yeah, I think I can handle that job. I can even do house repairs.

    99. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?
    “Plate Tectonics and Geo-magnetic Shifts” by someone terribly clever.

    100. DESCRIBE YOUR LOVE LIFE:
    married

  4. 1. ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT?
    I cut off my the very tip of my finger with a pruning shears while working as a landscaper – it’s still got a little circular scar.

    2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?
    Photographs, prints, two portraits (one of Fritz Mueller, one of Dan Rice), some grime, a reminder to turn the oven off.

    3. DO YOU SNORE, GRIND YOUR TEETH, OR TALK IN YOUR SLEEP?
    Hmmm, not that I know of. I certainly dream a lot.

    4. WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO?
    I find that the music that moves me most has a rare and fleeting strangeness to it. I also appreciate good textures and arrangements.

    I like old blues, folk, and zydeco; jazz. I certainly love classic rock, especially David Bowie and The Who. Keen on Math Rock of late, also a Frank Zappa fanatic. Daniel Johnston. (What would you call Animal Collective? Synthesizer-summer-buzz drunkery.) Some ‘electronic’ music, jam bands. (I originally played in a funk and blues group that called itself ‘jam’.) Waltzes and marches, folk dances – anything describing the dynamics of motion through space. That is beautiful to me.

    5. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN?
    4:00 in the morning. What a woeful episode for my poor Mum, I suppose.

    6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?
    So to speak, I long for a receptive fuel that could receive a creative spark of mine and catch. Selfish, perhaps, but true.

    7. WHAT DO YOU MISS?
    Wisconsin, and my family and friends there. Florida is not quite the same, surprisingly. (Hee, hee…)

    8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION(S)?
    Probably my boots and my absolutely beloved/ragged, orange field-vest. Hmm… my acoustic guitar.

    9. HOW TALL ARE YOU?
    5′ 10′ (???)

    10. DO YOU GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
    Nah, not really. I actually like spelunking quite a lot.

    11. DO YOU GET SCARED IN THE DARK?
    Nope. Just confused.

    12. THE LAST PERSON TO MAKE YOU CRY?
    My Pops, with his 132 accumulated misspellings of our last name and his running commentary thereof.

    13. WHAT’S YOUR WORST FEAR?
    Being locked in a store or library when they announce they’ll be closing in 5 minutes.

    14. WHAT KIND OF HAIR/EYE COLOR DO YOU LIKE ON THE OPPOSITE SEX?
    I guess I’d say brown and green.

    15. WHERE CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF PROPOSING?
    Acht, cain’t.

    16. COFFEE OR ENERGY DRINK?
    Coffee. Why not Tea?

    17. FAVOURITE PIZZA TOPPING?
    Green Peppers and Parmesan Cheese.

    18. IF YOU COULD EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
    A small moon.

    19. FAVORITE COLOR OF ALL TIME?
    Chartreuse, which is an awful name for the color of leaves as they first emerge.

    20. HAVE YOU EVER EATEN A GOLDFISH?
    Nope.

    21. WHAT WAS THE FIRST MEANINGFUL GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
    I was born, wasn’t I? There is a lot of meaning in that. I’ll sit on my hard wooden floor painted gray and tell you what I feel, think and believe by moving my fingers around on this plastic letter and number-entering device. I could yell out loud right now, my actual human voice, a wave; breaking and reverberating – in part absorbed by the solid wooden fibers of the wall and traveling through them. But you wouldn’t hear my creaking-voice because you are reading characters I have written and they are blinking on the electronics of the screen of your computing device; flown on the cracking flag of the network superhighway and if I said, “It is weird that these characters developed in old Latium with an influence from ancient Greek characters. That is odd,” it begins to slip past the brain and hides away, sulking in some corner as it has not been absorbed.

    22. DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH?
    Ach, No, but capable of being crushed, I’d imagine. That reminds me of a recurring nightmare I had when I was very young. I’d be in a video arcade, which was strange in itself, seeing I’d only been maybe once or twice in my life to that point… In any case, the back wall of the arcade would slide open with all sorts of stage-smoke, and out would come this giant, child-crushing robot. And, unremarkably, he’d start crushing kids in a very grotesque way.

    It always made me curious – how did I know at that age about violence of that caliber? I couldn’t have been over five. None of the specifics are easy for me to recall, though, so I guess it could have been a kind of assumed violence that was glazed over by terror.

    I don’t really have a lot of nightmares, so I am always curious about them; sorry.

    23. ARE YOU DOUBLE JOINTED?
    Nah. But a member of my band is, does that count?

    24. FAVORITE CLOTHING BRAND?
    Hmmm… My boots are Carhartt and I love the shit out of them, so Carharttt it is.

    30. SAY A NUMBER FROM ONE TO A HUNDRED:
    Well, three. Obviously.

    31. BLONDES OR BRUNETTES?
    Brunettes.

    32. FAVOURITE QUOTE?
    Right now I really like, ‘Eadem mutata resurgo,’ originally attributed to one of the Bernoulli family, I think. It means, ‘I arise again the same, though changed.’ He was originally talking about logarithmic spirals – if you make one bigger, it looks exactly the same as the original rotated by some specific angle. Thus the crazy hypnotist’s disc.

    I’m going to be a whimp-o and have two favorites. “When I realized I could make mistakes, then I knew I was on to something.”
    – Ornette Coleman

    33. FAVOURITE PLACE?
    There’s a little knoll behind the Soil Science building at the University of Wisconsin, Madison that I think it just splendid. There is a circular bench around a birch tree and the whole area is occluded by spruce and juniper. There is magic there, I think.

    34. HAVE YOU BEEN OUT OF YOUR OWN COUNTRY?
    Hooray, Canada! (I don’t know what all the hype is about, that place rocks!)

    35. YOUR WEAKNESSES?
    Narcissism, with some honesty. A slowness to warm up to people I don’t know, and an awkwardness derived thereof.
    A tendency to see people who don’t behave like I do as less intelligent than myself.

    36. MET ANYONE FAMOUS?
    Bill Nye the Science Guy. Hey. He’s famous to me, okay??

    37. FIRST JOB?
    Working at a pizza place, unless you count shoveling my elderly neighbor’s driveway.

    38. EVER DONE A PRANK CALL?
    Yes. Thanks to computer voice-emulation we convinced a friend that the mafia had called him and wanted to discuss robot insurance.

    39. DO YOU THINK EVERYONE OUT THERE HAS A SOULMATE?
    Is it possible to take the square root of every number; rational and irrational?

    40. WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOU FILLED THIS OUT?
    Washing supper dishes.

    41. HAVE YOU EVER HAD SURGERY?
    Well, I had my wisdom teeth out in the middle of a blizzard. Nitrous oxide is very strange stuff, but I’d have to say I like it.

    42. WHAT DO YOU GET COMPLIMENTED ABOUT MOST?
    My beard / My hat / My ability to jump very high in dreams.

    43. HAVE YOU EVER HAD BRACES?
    Yeah, some good job I did keepin’ them straight.

    44. WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY?
    For everyone I know to spend a little time really observing something. (I know, that’s a lot to ask.)

    45. HOW MANY KIDS DO YOU WANT AND THEIR NAMES?
    Urp. I don’t realllllly want kids, actually, but Amaryllis is a cool name.

    46. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
    Yes, a brief illustration, creeping through the jingle jungle.

    47. WHAT IS THE BIGGEST TURN OFF OF THE OPPOSITE SEX?
    What Smally said.

    48. WHAT IS ONE THING YOU LIKE(D) ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL?
    The marching band was fun.

    49. WHAT KIND OF SHAMPOO DO YOU USE?
    Ack!

    50. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
    Sure do. In fact, I prefer handwriting to typing – can’t hit ‘delete’ as much, you know?

    51. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE LUNCH MEAT?
    NO LUNCHMEATS. NO.

    52. ANY BAD HABITS?
    Overclocking myself then tumbling into a fit of depressive stupor. (Actually, I believe that might just be how people actually work, I’m not sure about that, but I’ve been taking notes.) Also, interrupting folks.

    53. ARE YOU A JEALOUS PERSON?
    Very rarely and always for very stupid reasons.

    54. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
    Well, we’d be able to play guitar and washing machine lids at the same time, so YES!

    56. DO LOOKS MATTER?
    I think that everyone has a very interesting face, if that’s what you mean. Human beings have very expressive eyes; I wish we’d wear sunglasses less often. I have a question. Do you have any slight asymmetries in your face?

    57. HOW DO YOU RELEASE ANGER?
    I’m almost never angry, I prefer to be sad. I think a good way to try to avoid becoming angry is to do away with excessive pride; that is, lean towards humility.

    58.WOULD YOU RATHER GAIN 58 POUNDS OR LOSE 58 POUNDS.
    Gain, because if I lost 58 I’d be dead. (Which admittedly has it’s interesting aspects…)

    60. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TOY AS A CHILD?
    I liked my lego bricks.

    61. HOW MANY NUMBERS ARE IN YOUR CELL PHONE?
    Okay, where is my phone? I don’t feel like finding it, so I’ll guess. 50?

    62.WERE YOU A FAN OF BARNEY AS A LITTLE KID?
    Nah. That playground was tiny and it didn’t have any cool plants in it.

    63. Do you use sarcasm?
    Yes, actually.

    64. MASHED POTATOES OR MACARONI AND CHEESE?
    Mashed potato. EGADS, THIS IS ONLY QUESTION #64!!

    65. WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A GUY/GIRL?
    Kindness first.

    66. WHAT ARE YOUR NICKNAMES?
    SIMON PILER, MEDIC AND COMPLETE FORESTER.

    67. FAVOURITE SUPER POWER?
    Hmmm… We’re talking real life super powers, right? That ability to dissolve people away into the realm of myth and dream. Be it storytelling, song, or sleep – there’s nothing like that.

    68. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW?
    “Good Eats” with Alton Brown. I don’t remember the last time I’ve seen it, but he’s quite funny / informative.

    69.WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH YOUR ENEMIES?
    Poison.

    70. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOUR?
    Vanilla and fruit custard (peach, lemon, strawberry…) is good.

    71. DO YOU HAVE ALL YOUR FINGERS AND TOES?
    I have four fingers on each hand (one being the thumb). Don’t be alarmed! This is quite typical for cartoon characters.

    72. DO YOU HAVE A COMPUTER IN YOUR ROOM?
    Yup. Right here on the floor.

    73. PLANS FOR TONIGHT?
    Dreaming voluminously.

    74. WHERE DO YOU WANT TO LIVE WHEN YOU ARE OLDER?
    I’d like a little old house in the jack-pine barrens of Wisconsin. To match my little old teeth.

    a breeze on the leeward side.
    push me down the valley slopes
    over rocks
    and tufts of grass;
    i’ll be so gentle, you’ll never see me in hilarity,
    oh, laughing and creased;
    an old man with little, crooked teeth. i delight!

    75. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS?
    Who is everyone and why should I care about their answers?
    I’d sure like to see a few others from The Company answer – it’s kinda fun to read them, actually.

    76. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
    Don Caballero; finally coughed up the money to buy ‘American Don’. (Driving to/from work, The Painted Shuts ‘My Own Personal Summer of Love’.)

    77. LAST THING YOU DRANK?
    Wine, actually.

    78. LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
    My mum!

    79. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE IN THE OPPOSITE SEX?
    The orientation of their eyebrows / tension in the brow? It sounds strange, but I think that is a good indication of someone’s overall mood, along with how they are standing. (Unless, of course, they are not standing.)

    80. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
    I love to record. I like to walk around in the woods/wetlands/plains/scrub/anyplace natural except open water (because you can’t walk in it) and get sun-cooked. I love dreaming and trying to remember. I like to measure branch angles and compute their averages, then think about how to finagle my friends into writing computer programs that show what nature is doing in terms of mathematics. I like to ride my bike. I love to write letters / send music to all my friends and family. I like to hang with my brother when we’re in the same geographical vicinity. I wander in my cloud-brain. I like to read and cartoon, though not at the same time.

    81. FAVORITE THING TO HATE?
    Television.

    82. FAVORITE SEASON OF THE YEAR
    Spring, surely.

    83. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE TYPE OF CANDY?
    Old Fashioned hard candy, probably the mints or butterscotch discs. Horehound candy is a real treat, but nobody has it.

    84. HAVE YOU EVER REALLY AND TRULY HAD A BEST FRIEND?
    I think so.

    85. WHAT IS YOUR HAIR COLOUR?
    Sandy brown – it gets bleached out in the sun. My beard has red, brown and white (??) in it as well.

    86. EYE COLOR?
    Greeny-bluegray.

    87. SHOE SIZE?
    9 and-a-half… that’s the U.S. size scale, though.

    88. FAVOURITE FAST FOOD PLACE?
    Culvers.

    89. FAVOURITE RESTAURANT?
    Nick’s on State St. in Madison, WI. Always old folks, strange decor, and homemade pie (all these food questions and nobody can think to ask me what my favorite type of pie is?!? It is lemon meringue, in case you were wondering.) It has a creaky, basement kitchen with an extremely low ceiling. Besides, it’s family owned (meet Nick for yourself), it has one of those wonderful, old-fashioned bars, and it is located right next to the Orpheum theatre.

    90. DO YOU LIKE SUSHI?
    Never had it. Perhaps I do.

    91. WATCH TV TODAY?
    Nope. See #81.

    92. FAVOURITE DAY OF THE YEAR?
    I don’t have a favorite day, per-say, but I do love the first week of May – when the flowers first start to bloom in Wisconsin. Of course, in Florida, they bloom all year round, so I feel like I’m in suspended-animation. (Honestly, I like that slow, hard grind of spring in the North.)

    93. PLAY ANY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS?
    Guitar and bass, keyboards in a silly way, my recorder (THE BOLT OF GOD), kitchen percussion, trumpet, my own voice. Gosh, all these questions and I am suddenly struck by how much I actually really do love music. Those are my tools, my palette of colors, true. Here here, all you people!

    94. REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT?
    Hell no! (We mythological figures fly free of cords, strings; we jump over mountains in a single thought! Give me desert, that I may drink! The soil, that I may grow!)

    95. KISSES OR HUGS?
    Hugs, please. They are great. Hug your friends.

    97. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU BOUGHT?
    You aren’t going to be that interested:

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    I wanted to say 10 cobs of corn and 5 mangos from Grenado’s produce stand,
    south of Babson Park, Fl, off of Scenic Highway 17. However, that was slightly beforehand.

    98. WOULD YOU EVER BE A HOUSEWIFE?
    This is a hard question for a number of reasons. I would have to say

    99. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?
    ‘Let Us Now Praise Famous Men’ by James Agee and Walker Evans. It is often very dense but always lyrical. I love it.

    100. DESCRIBE YOUR LOVE LIFE:
    I am a feedback loop, KING NARCISSUS.

  5. “yep. I ate 27 and lost the contest by one.”

    “I have four fingers on each hand (one being the thumb). Don’t be alarmed! This is quite typical for cartoon characters.”

    These are possibly two of the funniest things I’ve read in 2009. Perhaps even in my life. Good job fellas – considering how banal most of the questions were, we’re doing a fine collective job of wringing the droplets of meaning out of them.

    Later in the year we should do a “100 meaningful questions” covering religion, philosophy, biology, a few more ologies, environmentalism, psychotherapy, music, dream sequences, and definitely throw another goldfish question in there.

    Tolstoy getting fidgety in his grave.

  6. I hope more of the crew do this. I get a strong sense that I really like the people here. Interesting and intelligent and kind folks.

  7. You know, I usually hate these questionnaires on myspace or facebook when they’re filled with the same inane crap, but reading these now… the thing that strikes me the most is the sense of the place I get. Wisconsin and Chicago I’ve never been to, but I love reading about. And also because I feel like I know you guys now, obviously. Which is lovely 🙂 Thanks for writing.

  8. 1. ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT?
    A tiny indentation next to my left eye, where a mean cat scratched me when I was two. I love cats, but this one didn’t love me!

    2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?
    Prints of paintings, mostly of voluptuous sirens and goddesses. Some photos of admired musicians, and posters of films I love also.

    3. DO YOU SNORE, GRIND YOUR TEETH, OR TALK IN YOUR SLEEP?
    None of the above. When I do talk in my sleep it’s usually just one or two words.

    4. WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO?
    There are only two kinds of music, that which moves you and that which doesn’t. That which moves me can’t exactly be quantified or defined.

    5. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN?
    I was born 37 years too late.

    6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?
    To stop being haunted by memories.

    7. WHAT DO YOU MISS?
    I miss Georgian Bay.

    8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION(S)?
    I don’t have any possessions I prize. They’re all the external and could be taken from me tomorrow and I wouldn’t care. I prize my mind.

    9. HOW TALL ARE YOU?
    Very small. Five foot two.

    10. DO YOU GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC?​
    It depends. I get clausterphobic in a crowd, but being in a small place alone actually feels nice. Maybe because I am small myself.

    11. DO YOU GET SCARED IN THE DARK?
    Not at all, I adore the dark.

    12. THE LAST PERSON TO MAKE YOU CRY?
    My partner in life and love, Jer.

    13. WHAT’S YOUR WORST FEAR?
    Becoming my parents.

    14. WHAT KIND OF HAIR/EYE COLOR DO YOU LIKE ON THE OPPOSITE SEX?
    I really dig dark hair. Any colour eye appeals to me if there is depth…. Something to pull me in.

    15. WHERE CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF PROPOSING?
    I can’t see myself proposing.

    16. COFFEE OR ENERGY DRINK?
    Caramel Frappacino.

    17. FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING?
    Green olives, ham, pineapple and extra cheese.

    18. IF YOU COULD EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
    Lobster from Wa Sing in Toronto.

    19. FAVORITE COLOR OF ALL TIME?
    Purple!

    20. HAVE YOU EVER EATEN A GOLDFISH?
    Never! I’m not too keen on fish, so it’s not something I’d consider.

    21. WHAT WAS THE FIRST MEANINGFUL GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
    Freedom.

    22. DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH?
    No, I haven’t had a crush in a long time.

    23. ARE YOU DOUBLE JOINTED?
    Not exactly, although I remember myself saying it when I was a child. I think I just liked the sound of it.

    24. FAVORITE CLOTHING BRAND?
    Meh, not too big on brands… I like vintage clothing.

    30. SAY A NUMBER FROM ONE TO A HUNDRED:
    Eleven.

    31. BLONDES OR BRUNETTES?
    Brunettes.

    32. FAVORITE QUOTE?
    Rather than love, money, faith, fame and fairness, give me truth.

    33. FAVORITE PLACE?
    Pointe au baril.

    34. HAVE YOU BEEN OUT OF YOUR OWN COUNTRY?
    Yes, I live outside of it now.

    35. YOUR WEAKNESSES?
    Blue slushies, and water to swim in.

    36. MET ANYONE FAMOUS?
    Mercury Rev.

    37. FIRST JOB?
    I worked in the Juniors department of a clothing chain.

    38. EVER DONE A PRANK CALL?
    Only one, to my uncle when I was a little kid. He called my bluff, and really scared me! Never again.

    39. DO YOU THINK EVERYONE OUT THERE HAS A SOULMATE?
    I don’t know… I think everyone has many soulmates. It’s only a matter of finding them.

    40. WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOU FILLED THIS OUT?
    Watching Teen Witch.

    41. HAVE YOU EVER HAD SURGERY?
    I had surgery on my ears because I had 70 percent hearing loss. Now I have 25 percent loss.

    42. WHAT DO YOU GET COMPLIMENTED ABOUT MOST?
    My hair.

    43. HAVE YOU EVER HAD BRACES?
    No.

    44. WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY?
    All I know is that I want a cake and that I’d like to spend it with Jer.

    45. HOW MANY KIDS DO YOU WANT AND THEIR NAMES?
    I do not want children.

    46. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
    I was named after two people.

    47. WHAT IS THE BIGGEST TURN OFF OF THE OPPOSITE SEX?
    When they are insecure to the point of lashing out with meanness when confronted with feeling love.

    48. WHAT IS ONE THING YOU LIKE(D) ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL?
    I liked it being over!

    49. WHAT KIND OF SHAMPOO DO YOU USE?
    Meh, it depends on which one is on sale.

    50. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
    Not at all. My writing is chicken scratch!! No one can read it. My english teacher used to tell me I was destined to become a doctor. 😉

    51. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
    Pastrami.

    52. ANY BAD HABITS?
    Not putting my clothes away after I wear them. I throw them in a pile in my closet.

    53. ARE YOU A JEALOUS PERSON?
    Sometimes… And then the logic kicks in and I snap myself out of it.

    54. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
    I always treat people how I want to be treated, so yes I would definitely be friends with me.

    55. DO YOU AGREE WITH FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS?
    Sure, as long as you’re not hurting anyone what’s the problem?

    56. DO LOOKS MATTER?
    To me? No. Talk about boring.

    57. HOW DO YOU RELEASE ANGER?
    I write songs… I write… I listen to melancholy music.

    58.WOULD YOU RATHER GAIN 58 POUNDS OR LOSE 58 POUNDS.
    What a fucking stupid question.

    60. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A CHILD?
    It’s a three-way tie between my pocketknife, my wood burning set and my microscope.

    61. HOW MANY NUMBERS ARE IN YOUR CELL PHONE?
    Only two. What can I say, I’m an insular and unpopular person.

    62.WERE YOU A FAN OF BARNEY AS A LITTLE KID?
    I hated him.

    63. Do you use sarcasm?
    Yes, but not meanly.

    64. MASHED POTATOES OR MACARONI AND CHEESE?
    Oh goodness, it has to be both.

    65. WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A GUY/GIRL?
    Intelligence, humour, wit, affection, passion, understanding, selflessness.

    66. WHAT ARE YOUR NICKNAMES?
    Diddle

    67. FAVORITE SUPER POWER?
    Orbing like the Whitelighters in Charmed.

    68. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW?
    Right now, it’s Kids In The Hall and Extras.

    69.WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH YOUR ENEMIES?
    Kill em with kindness.

    70. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?
    Agh, don’t make me choose! Butter Pecan, Black Cherry, Rum Raisin, Mint Chocolate Chip…

    71. DO YOU HAVE ALL YOUR FINGERS AND TOES?
    Sure, who else would have them??

    72. DO YOU HAVE A COMPUTER IN YOUR ROOM?
    No, it’s in my studio

    73. PLANS FOR TONIGHT?
    Reading Watchmen, and going to sleep.

    74. WHERE DO YOU WANT TO LIVE WHEN YOU ARE OLDER?
    I’d love to live in Sweden, and the south of France, Lake Como, Tahiti, the French Polynesian Islands, Georgian Bay

    75. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS?
    yeah it would be interesting to read.

    76. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
    The buzzing of the electronics which surround me.

    77. LAST THING YOU DRANK?
    Lychee juice

    78. LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
    Argos Direct employee

    79. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE IN THE OPPOSITE SEX?
    Conversation

    80. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
    Listening to music, watching films, reading, making music, being in nature.

    81. FAVORITE THING TO HATE?
    Government

    82. FAVORITE SEASON OF THE YEAR
    Autumn

    83. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF CANDY?
    Cotton candy, and squeeze pops

    84. HAVE YOU EVER REALLY AND TRULY HAD A BEST FRIEND?
    Yes, Jer.

    85. WHAT IS YOUR HAIR COLOR?
    Auburn

    86. EYE COLOR?
    Brown

    87. SHOE SIZE?
    5 or 6

    88. FAVORITE FAST FOOD PLACE?
    Taco Bell

    89. FAVORITE RESTAURANT?
    Wa Sing

    90. DO YOU LIKE SUSHI?
    Only if it doesn’t taste like fish – lol

    91. WATCH TV TODAY?
    Yeah a bit

    92. FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR?
    Today!

    93. PLAY ANY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS?
    Yes, piano, guitar, flute, bass, autoharp, harmonica

    94. REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT?
    Libertine

    95. KISSES OR HUGS?
    Both, in abundance – but not from strangers! I hate that.

    96. RELATIONSHIPS OR ONE NIGHT STANDS?
    Relationships

    97. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU BOUGHT?
    Paperback copy of Coraline

    98. WOULD YOU EVER BE A HOUSEWIFE?
    What exactly is a house wife?

    99. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?
    Watchmen

    100. DESCRIBE YOUR LOVE LIFE:
    I’m insatiable, I always want more…

  9. Welcome aboard Syd! Make yourself at home.

    Two kinds of music – that’s pretty amazing, I’d never thought about it that way before. Bit early in the day for a revolution in the head, but hey ho there you go.

    1. Hey Smally 😉

      Thanks!

      Yeah man, it’s like what Oscar Wilde said about there being no such thing as an offensive book – only well written ones and badly written ones. When I was younger I used to say “I hate country music”… And then I heard and fell in love with Hank Williams, Wanda Jackson, Johnny Cash, and Anita Carter amoung others and I found out that those kind of genre specific statements just couldn’t work for me anymore.

  10. “Two kinds of music” – I think any future UFC sampler should have that as a genre

    I know exactly what you mean about Country music – mind you, I’m still yet to hear a Happy Hardcore or Death Metal track that has made me change my mind… but ya never know!

    You look exhausted in that avatar by the way, like you’ve been running up stairs to post a comment.

  11. The phrases Happy Hardcore and Death Metal make my ears weep. I can only agree with what you’ve said so I suppose the important thing is to always be open to the possibility. 🙂

    I need to change my avatar! I have never used wordpress before, so I’m still finding my way around this place. lol I’m afraid to make a post… Like standing up infront of the classroom when you’re the new kid and being asked to introduce yourself.

    1. ah yeah I never thought about it like that before, the classroom thing… wow I hated that

      “mumble mumble smally”

      I forget sometimes that although I know you’re all cool as fuck, that not everyone else knows each other. Ach, what’s the worst that can happen? Life’s not a Dr. Pepper ad (at least not all the time). Post on! People need to know about Syd Lane and The Loaded Whispers…

      🙂

  12. Syd, make a post! I think I can speak for everyone when I say we’d love to hear anything you have to say on le ship. Liked your answers too, it’s like reading a condensed autobiography…

  13. 1. ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT?
    A thick vertical line on my lower back. When I was about four, I was in the bath and I stood up next to the tap.

    2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?
    Postcards and photos and posters and a big stencil of Thom Yorke’s face surrounded by flower lights like a shrine. I really, Really like Radiohead.

    3. DO YOU SNORE, GRIND YOUR TEETH, OR TALK IN YOUR SLEEP?
    Talk I think. I used to walk around when I was little.

    4. WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO?
    Music I like, or whatever happens to come on Triple R in the morning.

    5. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN?
    Sometime in the early morning.

    6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?
    I’m alright for the moment.

    7. WHAT DO YOU MISS?
    Bikes and Centraal Station.

    8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION(S)?
    I’m bad with posessions, I always lose them. I guess the thing I’d be most upset to lose would be my laptop or my accordian. I should say the files on my laptop, I don’t care about the actual thing, just the backlog of music and stories and photos. My accordian belonged to my Grandad so it would be pretty bad if I lost it.

    9. HOW TALL ARE YOU?
    Too tall.

    10. DO YOU GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC?​
    Yes. Only if it’s too hot as well.

    11. DO YOU GET SCARED IN THE DARK?
    Yes.

    12. THE LAST PERSON TO MAKE YOU CRY?
    Dominic, two years ago. And he didn’t make me, I just did.

    13. WHAT’S YOUR WORST FEAR?
    Heights. One time in school I had to climb to the top of this pole with rungs on it, in a harness. It was about five meters tall but I froze at the top for half an hour and then cried when I eventually got down. That extends to going upside down for some reason – can’t do it.

    14. WHAT KIND OF HAIR/EYE COLOR DO YOU LIKE ON THE OPPOSITE SEX?
    That’s a bit presumptuous, assuming they have both hair and eyes.

    15. WHERE CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF PROPOSING?
    Can’t see it.

    16. COFFEE OR ENERGY DRINK?
    WHERE IS THE COFFEE

    17. FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING?
    Vegans don’t eat pizza. 😦 But it would be cheese and pineapple.

    18. IF YOU COULD EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
    Flapjack. It’s just like solid porridge. mmmm

    19. FAVORITE COLOR OF ALL TIME?
    Of ALL time? I can’t answer that yet.

    20. HAVE YOU EVER EATEN A GOLDFISH?
    No!

    21. WHAT WAS THE FIRST MEANINGFUL GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
    I suppose it must have been life. I don’t think I received any gifts before that.

    22. DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH?
    Not since puberty.

    23. ARE YOU DOUBLE JOINTED?
    Some of my fingers are.

    24. FAVORITE CLOTHING BRAND?
    Couldn’t give a crap if I wanted to. And I don’t.

    30. SAY A NUMBER FROM ONE TO A HUNDRED:
    Fifty Six.

    31. BLONDES OR BRUNETTES?
    Sigh. I love generalisation.

    32. FAVORITE QUOTE?
    “Am I wearing goggles? No, it’s just my hair.” – Felipe, via many, many drugs

    33. FAVORITE PLACE?
    Maybe the highest point on Dartington estate. Where you get actual echoes across the hills, the kind where it sounds like someone is shouting the word back to you from miles away.

    34. HAVE YOU BEEN OUT OF YOUR OWN COUNTRY?
    I don’t want to answer this. I don’t know which is my own country but I’ve been out of all of them.

    35. YOUR WEAKNESSES?
    blink 182 and role playing games.

    36. MET ANYONE FAMOUS?
    Rhys Darby! About a month ago! He thought I was weird.

    37. FIRST JOB?
    A sex shop called Scorpio 4 Adults.

    38. EVER DONE A PRANK CALL?
    Can’t really remember, probably.

    39. DO YOU THINK EVERYONE OUT THERE HAS A SOULMATE?
    I agree that everyone has a million matches, but sometimes I get scared they’re avoiding me.

    40. WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOU FILLED THIS OUT?
    Facebook…

    41. HAVE YOU EVER HAD SURGERY?
    No.

    42. WHAT DO YOU GET COMPLIMENTED ABOUT MOST?
    Who knows

    43. HAVE YOU EVER HAD BRACES?
    Yes, in high school. They hurt like fuck.

    44. WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY?
    Nothing, just to see my family.

    45. HOW MANY KIDS DO YOU WANT AND THEIR NAMES?
    I don’t frickin know, jeez

    46. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
    Funny story actually, my mum loved that book by Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca, and then when I read it in high school we both realised that the main character was nameless, and the complete psychotic murdering bitch was called Rebecca. About sixteen years too late.

    47. WHAT IS THE BIGGEST TURN OFF OF THE OPPOSITE SEX?
    Mullets.

    48. WHAT IS ONE THING YOU LIKE(D) ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL?
    A sense of being eternally grateful that no matter how shit things get, at least i’m not in high school.

    49. WHAT KIND OF SHAMPOO DO YOU USE?
    Daddy-o from LUSH

    50. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
    It’ll do

    51. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
    I don’t eat meat.

    52. ANY BAD HABITS?
    Obsessively picking at my nails. Making inappropriate jokes around people I’ve just met. Being late to everything, ever.

    53. ARE YOU A JEALOUS PERSON?
    Perhaps.

    54. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
    That doesn’t even make sense.

    55. DO YOU AGREE WITH FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS?
    It’s fun to say.

    56. DO LOOKS MATTER?
    Society is overrated.

    57. HOW DO YOU RELEASE ANGER?
    Bitch about stuff to my friends. Oh, when I saw the last Indiana Jones I waited until I got outside the cinema doors and then screamed “FUCKKKKKK! FUCKING – ALIENS! WHAT – THE – FUCK!!” My friend was really embarrassed. When I say screamed I’m not exaggerating.

    58.WOULD YOU RATHER GAIN 58 POUNDS OR LOSE 58 POUNDS.
    Going on the premise that I’d wake up one day, and without any warning find I’d either gained or lost the weight, I guess lose, only because it would give me the excuse to eat a buttload of cake and doughnuts. If I’d gained it I’d have to do a buttload of exercise, and if there’s one thing that goes against all my principles, it’s exercise.

    60. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A CHILD?
    Mousy Tum. And Thomas the Tank Engine. I can proudly say my least favourite was Barbie. Luckily my brother came along, and he loved her.

    61. HOW MANY NUMBERS ARE IN YOUR CELL PHONE?
    Hm – a few?

    62.WERE YOU A FAN OF BARNEY AS A LITTLE KID?
    No.

    63. Do you use sarcasm?
    Sometimes, and I always feel bad because I’m so gullible and I hate it when people use it on me. I always say “really?” just before I realise and it’s too late.

    64. MASHED POTATOES OR MACARONI AND CHEESE?
    Mash. All day, every day.

    65. WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A GUY/GIRL?
    A general niceness.

    66. WHAT ARE YOUR NICKNAMES?
    Becky, Nos, Beckso and Dickwad

    67. FAVORITE SUPER POWER?
    Changing your appearance like Mystique from Xmen. Or Tonks from Harry Potter.

    68. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW?
    Ever? Scrubs or Firefly. Or BATTLESTAR. Frack yes! Or Flight Of The Conchords. Or Peep Show. I DON’T KNOW.

    69.WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH YOUR ENEMIES?
    Who has proper enemies? Like, nemeses? That’s a little weird. Unless you’re in a gang I guess. I wouldn’t know.

    70. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?
    Cookie Dough.

    71. DO YOU HAVE ALL YOUR FINGERS AND TOES?
    Erm. Yes.

    72. DO YOU HAVE A COMPUTER IN YOUR ROOM?
    A laptop.

    73. PLANS FOR TONIGHT?
    Lurgs… *cough* role playing society at uni *cough*

    74. WHERE DO YOU WANT TO LIVE WHEN YOU ARE OLDER?
    Somewhere beautiful, with hills and no electricity. And the ocean.

    75. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS?
    Please.

    76. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
    Cloud Cult.

    77. LAST THING YOU DRANK?
    COFFEE

    78. LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
    Brighie, my housemate.

    79. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE IN THE OPPOSITE SEX?
    Also conversation.

    80. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
    Write things. Read things. Listen to things.

    81. FAVORITE THING TO HATE?
    The Killers. And Bono.

    82. FAVORITE SEASON OF THE YEAR
    I like them all for different reasons. And since I switch hemispheres every six months, they all get confused anyway.

    83. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF CANDY?
    Turkish delight

    84. HAVE YOU EVER REALLY AND TRULY HAD A BEST FRIEND?
    Not just one

    85. WHAT IS YOUR HAIR COLOR?
    Henna red at the moment

    86. EYE COLOR?
    Green

    87. SHOE SIZE?
    Too big.

    88. FAVORITE FAST FOOD PLACE?
    Don’t make me angry.

    89. FAVORITE RESTAURANT?
    Lentil as Anything!

    90. DO YOU LIKE SUSHI?
    Yes.

    91. WATCH TV TODAY?
    No.

    92. FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR?
    They’re mostly all good in their own special ways.

    93. PLAY ANY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS?
    guitar, drums, accordian

    94. REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT?
    It would be funny if I said republican

    95. KISSES OR HUGS?
    They both have their pros and cons

    96. RELATIONSHIPS OR ONE NIGHT STANDS?
    God I hate one night stands. I wish I never got that drunk.

    97. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU BOUGHT?
    A loaf of bread.

    98. WOULD YOU EVER BE A HOUSEWIFE?
    Doubtful. I can barely clean my room or cook dinner as it is.

    99. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?
    Neuromancer. I just finished The Algebraist. I wish Iain Banks was friends with me.

    100. DESCRIBE YOUR LOVE LIFE:
    D.O.A. It’s like i’m always stuck in second gear, when it hasn’t been my day, my week, my month, or even my year buuuuttt…

    1. I also have a hate for Bono. The last thing my mother said to me was to repremand me for not being a true artist, and the person she used as an example of one was Bono. Specifically it was: “Syd, A true artist reaches into his own soul and heart and translates beauty,joy and pain into astonishing insights and love that are authentic. Example Bono, Vertigo cd.” I hated him before that, but it was pretty much solidified for good from that moment on! lol

      Also, I share your opinion of the new Indiana Jones film! I had a meltdown after I saw that.

  14. just to be contrary

    Indiana Jones 64 and a half wasn’t that bad – okay, the aliens thing was a pile of steaming cack, but then again look at the tradition… the 10 commandments melting a couple of Nazi guys faces (please), some kind of weird shiny stones (what the fuck did they do again?), the holy grail (ahahaha…)… but it had everything you want from a rare deliberate hour and a half monging session. Let’s just hope they don’t fuck up the new Ghostbusters… now there’s a legacy.

    Becky – #46 that’s genius!

    and what is “role playing games”? that like dungeons and dragons? Matt Hollywood once told me “embrace the geek”… (I didn’t buy it, but two years later here we all are on an imaginary ship).

    #94 – NO

    #99 – I might be able to do something about that. It’s a geographical thing and I know someone who knows someone etc.

    Syd – I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been close to getting beaten up for insisting that U2 is “for people who don’t really like listening to music”. I know Kris is locked away in his cabin studying but fully expect at some point him to emerge and tell me again why I’m wrong. Bono – I think the word is “sanctimonious” – if only Nate Lowman had that kind of global audience, just think of all the good that could be done in the name of art….

  15. …yes, like dungeons and dragons. sigh.

    I might explode in anger again if I talk about Indiana any more so no more shall be said.

    Similarly, if I ever came face to face with Iain Banks I might implode in… Excitement? Awe? The pressing need to start my own religion with him as god? I don’t think I’d be able to deal with it. But in my imagination we’d be friends.

    I deleted the Nate post because everyone here is so nice and you all made me feel bad. I still think he’s a douche but I shall think so quietly. Also it was pretty irrelevant. Onwards with the journey.

  16. For what it’s worth, his hairdo and ring were extremely suspect so you were probably on the money with the douche thing.

    Iain Banks – I’ll see what Jim can do if you promise not to implode.

    *note to self – remove text re orcs and hobgoblins from imminent journal entry.

    D&D – Each to their own Becks, no need to sigh. What sort of thing are you? I’m guessing you’re a form of pixie.

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