Inspired by s0bs0b I offer this meme.

These things make me happy:

  • Chilling out with a German shepherd dog

  • Noodle soup

  • Watching heavy rain

  • Camping with friends

  • Reading a book that I don't want to put down until it's finished

  • Making things with words

  • Reading out loud for other people

  • Being wrapped in the arms of someone I'm in love with

  • The enthusiasm of friends

What about you?
Yes, it's that very long meme thing ... though I've dumped six of the questions (you won't miss them). Incidentally, this thing eats your life ... I should have made dinner an hour ago!

By the way, does anyone know any way of mapping the location I put on my LJ entries with a real location (as determined by me rather than some random search of the USA)?
Enter at your own risk )
Borrowed from MaleghastMaleghastEllefurtleEllefurtle:


  1. Tell me something obvious about you.
    I am an Englishman.

  2. Tell me something about you that many don't know.
    I have appeared on stage naked.

  3. What is your biggest fear?
    Depths ... and Spiders, though that last is more of a fear-inspired enmity ... so Depths it is then. Though being trapped between the (top) edge of a high cliff and a slowly advancing wave of spiders is really not something I relish thinking about.

  4. Do you normally go the safe route or take the short cut?
    Almost always the safe route ... this is probably because I'm almost always late and simply can't risk taking "short-cuts". Of course, I'm also very easily confused when it comes to finding places.

  5. Name one thing you want that you can't buy with money.
    Admiration.

  6. What is your most treasured possession?
    I think that would have to be my Palm, it has entirely too much of my life on it now to be dispensible

  7. What is the one thing you hate most about yourself that you do often?
    Give in to my own desires.

  8. Tell me something sexually about you that I don't know.
    I once had sex in the cab of a moving (though passengerless) train ... with the driver.

  9. Tell me something sexually about you that everyone knows.
    Now? I once had sex in the cab of a moving (though passengerless) train ... with the driver.

  10. What is your favorite lie to tell?
    I don't often tell lies.

  11. Name something you've done once that you can't wait to do again.
    Canter.

  12. Are you the jealous type?
    Not really, no; certainly not sexually.

  13. What is the one person, place or thing you can't say no to?
    Probably best I don't share this information. Suffice it to say that there is one person who could tell me to do anything and I would do it without question.

  14. What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?
    There are a great many things over the years, I think that Nigel (sans LJ) asking me to be his Best Man was pretty amazing.

  15. If you could do something crazy right now, what would it be?
    I can do anything I want; I choose not to.

  16. When was the last time you cried?
    I don't remember, probably a year or so before I had my tear ducts surgically removed.

  17. When was the last time you felt so good that nothing else mattered?
    I don't recall.

  18. Do you feel comfortable in public with no shirt on?
    As long as it is appropriate to be shirtless in that environment, then yes, I feel perfectly comfortable.

  19. Name something embarrassing you did while being drunk.
    Oh for goodness' sake! I do something embarassing pretty much every time I get drunk. If I get really drunk I don't remember what I did. Probably the most embarassing thing I can recall just right now was demanding drugs in a loud voice whilst commenting on how fabulous Macy Gray was.

  20. If you post this in your journal would you like me to answer?
    Who the hell are you?

Copied maliciously from mistress ellefurtleEllefurtle:

Bribes
Five most effective things to bribe me with (in no particular order):
  1. Flattery

  2. Chinese food1

  3. The opportunity for nobility2

  4. Fun

  5. A chance to dress smartly

Simple Pleasures
Ten of life's simple pleasures that I like most (in no particular order):
  1. The sound of the ocean

  2. The company of dogs

  3. Chinese food3

  4. English forests

  5. Riding in the countryside

  6. Cuddling up on the sofa with my man

  7. Reading aloud

  8. The company of cats

  9. Making things4

  10. Being outside in a summer storm5

Incidentally, I absolutely hate the way that LiveJournal translates header tags. If they weren't phasing out S1 customisation I might have a bash at it if only to get the damn thing to work right. Also, I am still sunburnt ... ow.

1 especially if it involves noodles
2 if thinking of bribing me then you'd need to get this exactly right or I'll smell a rat
3 see 1
4 can be a website, some chain mail or costume; I just love making "stuff"
5 especially if wearing a MandaCloak or nothing at all
Cribbed from CatpookaCatpooka and caribou95Caribou95. I have added a couple of questions to make things a little more generic.

Rules:
1. You can only answer YES or NO;
2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone comments to the entry and asks.

Yes or No? )
binidj: (Flitwick)
Courtesy of smokingbootSmokingboot:

Which biblical villain am I? )

No surprises there then.

Book MeMe!

Jan. 23rd, 2006 01:41 pm
Borrowed from a great many friends:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.

"Too proud, still, to let loose Bedlamite screeches
And bring the charge-nurse scuttling down the aisle
With morphia-needle levelled"


Surgical Ward: Men
by Robert Graves
From Poetry 1900 to 1975
Inspired by kathbadKathbad. This is actually bang on ... as is the picture.
My Daemon )
Went to see my specialist in London today. This is made especially frustrating by the one and a half to two hour journey1 each way2 in order to spend three-quarters of an hour actually seeing the specialist. Curiously I tend not to feel tremendously well after these excursions ... wonder why?

Anyway, everyone else is doing it:

A - Accent: Received Pronounciation, though it varies slightly depending on the company I'm keeping.
B - Breakfast Item: Usually nothing at all.
C - Chore you hate: Hoovering.
D - Dad's Name: My father's given name was Egbert but he fairly swiftly learnt that this was not a good name to have and so changed it to Edward or, more usually, Ted.
E - Essential everyday item: My PC.
F - Flavour ice cream: Either something with more chocolate than the human body can sustain, or a really good ginger.
G - Gold or Silver?: Gold ... unless we're talking masks.
H - Hometown: Crawley, which everyone but me seems to dislike.
I - Insomnia: Frequently.
J - Job Title: Bit of a tricky one this, since I'm not employed at the moment. My first job title was Fixed Penalty Clerk and my last was Webmaster ... take your pick.
K - Kids: Except in very unusual circumstances I'm actually moderatly phobic about children ... I certainly won't let them touch me if I can possibly avoid it3.
L - Living arrangements: Far from ideal.
M - Mum's birthplace: Tooting, London.
N - Number of significant others you’ve ever had: Five, each one significant in a different way.
O - Overnight hospital stays: Two or three ... for all but one of them I was really quite young.
P - Phobia: Depths, Spiders and their ilk.
Q - Queer?: Not a favourite word of mine, nor one I would generally use to describe myself but yes. For those people confused about the word ... it means preferring to have sex with your own gender.
R - Religious Affiliation: Buddhist/Pagan/Marian.
S - Siblings: None.
T - Time you wake up: Depends what time I finally got to sleep.
U - Unnatural hair colours you've worn: Bright yellow.
V - Vegetable you refuse to eat: Cooked mushroom.
W - Worst Habit: Snoring is the only one I'm prepared to admit to having.
X - X-rays you’ve had: Teeth, chest4, colon.
Y - Yummy: Chinese food5.
Z - Zodiac sign: Aries/Snake

1 The actual distance from my house to the hospital is less than thirty miles ... and people wonder why I dislike London.
2 For a total of three to four hours in the car.
3 I have been known to quite literally use my walking stick to fend off over-eager youngsters.
4 This is especially amusing if the x-ray nurse hasn't noticed your nipple-piercings.
5 At least, European-style Chinese food is yummy ... I'm not sure that I'd feel the same about actual Chinese, Chinese food.

Study MeMe!

Jan. 8th, 2006 11:58 am
Cribbed from caribou95Caribou95, I was initially quite sceptical. The results are really quite interesting though, the top four being pretty much bang on the money, though I was somewhat surprised that psychology came higher than philosophy:
Degrees I should do )
Copied from smokingbootSmokingboot:

Which religious leader would I get on with? )

I can't think of a result I'd rather have to be honest ... colour me pleased.
Copied from jfsJFS:

Interesting )
binidj: (Doom song)
Military MeMe )

And then there's this one:

Magic MeMe )
I prefer the continuum format rather than multiple choice ... but then it's all nonsense anyway. I wonder if the results are so generic that it wouldn't matter which one got, the response would always be "this was accurate".

Colour me empondered.
binidj: (Flitwick)
Stolen from smokingbootSmokingboot I can't imagine a better fit for me ... go on, give it a go!

Crew MeMe )

In other news, I totally pwned at Once Upon A Time at Sexbat Towers on Sunday, managing a straight run through all of the cards I was dealt.
Stolen from several people:

Leave a one-word comment that you think best describes me.

It can only be one word. No more.

Then copy & paste this in your journal so that I may leave a word about you (if you are so inclined - don't feel obliged!)
Happy birthday to caribou95Caribou95 ... I can't believe he's as young as he is!

40 Questions )

Kill MeMe!

Nov. 10th, 2005 04:01 pm
binidj: (Doom song)
Inherited from smokingbootSmokingboot:

What's that smell? )
I pronounce myself pleased with the results of this:

Which action hero am I? )
binidj: (Preceptor)
Stolen from catpookaCatpooka:
Element Quiz )
Friends Quiz Thingy:

You have a total of 38 friends
You requested to guess 38 entries.
2 were skipped due to invalid content (surprising?).
You made 36 guesses.
You got 33 correct.
Doing the math for you, that means you got 91% correct

Since a few of those were meme answers, I feel quite pleased at that result.

I was slightly less pleased about the result of the ...

Discworld Quiz Thingy )

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