Monday, April 30, 2007

50 Questions ...

I picked up this meme from Nic's and Lisa's blogs and through I'd give it a go.

1.Whats your name spelt backwards?
Eiggam or Teragram ... take your pick

2. What did you do last night?
HRH cooked dinner (part of a school assignment) and then I watched a tonne of various Star Trek epiodes on Sci Fi channel

3. The last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
HTML code for a photo gallery page for my someday-in-the-future web site

4. Have you ever licked a 9 volt battery?
No. Is this something one does?

5. Last time you swam in a pool?
Last week

6. What are you wearing?
Trackies and a UCONN sloppy joe (translation into American: track pants and a sweat shirt)

7. How many cars have you owned?

8. Type of music you dislike most?
Country western and modern symphonies

9. Are you registered to vote?
In two countries -- Australia (where it is mandatory) and America (where it should be)

10. Do you have cable?
Yes, digital cable

11. What kind of computer do you use?
One of those cool Macs

12. Ever made a prank phone call?
Not on purpose

13. You like anyone right now?
I feel like we are back in junior high ...

14. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?
In a heartbeat

15. Furthest place you ever travelled?
Haven't been to Africa ...

16.Do you have a garden?
Does the one in the back of my fridge count?

17. What’s your favorite comic strip?
The Far Side

18. Do you know all the words to the national anthem?
Both the American one and the Australian one, although I like Kenny's lyrics better ... Australians, let us all call Joyce, for she is young and free ...

19. Shower, morning or night?
Morning, without fail

20. Best movie you’ve seen in the past month?

21. Favorite pizza toppings?
Roasted eggplant, lamb, fetta cheese and yoghurt

22. Chips or popcorn?
Yes, please

23. What cell phone provider do you have?

24. Have you ever smoked peanut shells?
Roasted, yes. Smoked, no.

25. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant?
No but I have been out on the catwalk in three fashion shows

26. Orange juice or apple?

27. Who were the last people you sat at lunch with?
Linda, Jordan, Aaron and Luke on ANZAC Day

28. Favourite chocolate bar?
Absolutely ANYTHING from Lindt ... especially their peanut butter Lindor balls. Leaves Reeses Peanut Butter Cups for dead

29. Who is your longest friend and how long?
My DSIL Jan since she was silly enough to take up with my brother ... at least 20 years I'm guessing

30. Last time you ate a homegrown tomato?
Got some from Kathryn H a couple of weeks ago

31. Have you ever won a trophy?

32. Favorite artist?
Frederick Hundertwasser

33. Favorite computer game?
Another junior high question ...

34. Ever ordered from an infomercial?

35. Sprite or 7-UP?
Root beer, please, either Barq's or A&W

36. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school/work?
Only when I was in the Army National Guard

37. Last thing you bought at the store?
Loaf of bread

38. Ever thrown up in public?
Yes. But only twice. Some of us are slow learners but we still get there sooner than some

39. Would you prefer being a millionaire or finding true love?
If I had a million bucks, I could buy true love. Or if the first happened, maybe I'd believe that the second could as well

40. Do you believe in love at first sight?
Lust, yes. Love, no.

41.Can exes just be friends?
No way, Jose!

42. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital?
My friend Kathryn but I can't remember why

43. Did you have long hair as a young kid?
No, thanks to the barber it was always a #2 buzz job when I was a little kid because, as a nervous habit, I twisted my hair around my finger until it left a bald spot. Until I was almost 5, you couldn't tell the difference between me and my brother Rick in family photos

44. What message is on your voicemail machine?
One that makes me sound like a proper, mature and responsible business

45. Where would you like to go right now?
To the Louvre

46. What was the name of your first pet?
Thumper, a Springer Spaniel mix who had a rather aromatic fascination with skunks

47. What kind of back pack do you have, and what’s in it?
Small one with stuff for going to the rugby: tickets, Sports Ears, hat, scarf (either Waratahs or Wallabies, depending on the time of year), rain gear

48. Last incoming/outgoing call on your phone?
Weekly call from HRH's dad

49. What is one thing you are grateful for today?
Being here

50. What do you think about most?
Changes all the time, depending on what's happening or what I'm reading or working on


Saturday, April 28, 2007

Rain Drops

I'm Baa-aack!

Over the recent school holidays, I decided to get a grip on my internet usage and go cold turkey for a couple of weeks. No email. No blogs. No browsing. For 3 weeks, count 'em, 3! Hard to imagine how I could live without it, but I did.

So I'm back now and will keep things in a bit more balance than they were before. How hard can it be?