David Brider (davidbrider) wrote,
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Another "all about me" meme...

1. What is your salad dressing of choice?
Heinz salad cream. Well, any salad cream will do, but Heinz for preference.

2. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
Nando's, Toby Carvery, or KFC.

3. What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?
Tesco fish pies. And I do.

4. What are your pizza toppings of choice?
Just cheese and tomato.

5. What do you like to put on your toast?
Depends. Always margarine or butter; if I'm at a hotel, possibly some jam (blackcurrant or strawberry), and if I'm at home, normally some honey.

1. How many televisions are in your house?
I think just the one now. Although I used to have a little colour portable, I'm not sure if it came with me from Chelmsford.

2. What color mobile phone do you have?
Standard iPhone 3G - black with a bit of silver around the front.

3. How many computers are in your house?
Working ones? Just the two - one laptop for me, one for Sarah. Also my now defunct iMac.

4. Have any idea how many Megahertz your computer has?
None whatsoever. If I was sitting at it, I could probably look it up, but am at work.

1. Are you right-handed or left-handed?

2. Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
Hair, fingernails, toenails, and some teeth. (More of the latter still to be done...)

3. What is the last heavy item you lifted?
Define "heavy". But I actually can't remember. It was probably a box of paper for the printer at work.

4. Have you ever been knocked unconscious?

1. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
Yes, so I could be prepared.

2. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
I'm happy with my current name. I did once toy with changing my surname to my dad's surname, but ended up sticking with my stepdad's surname.

3. Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
I doubt it! Even at Nando's I just stick to lemon & herb, and then find myself needing to down large quantities of Fanta...

1. How many pairs of flip flops do you own?

2. Last time you had a run-in with the cops?
Not sure. Possibly when I was mugged. Although every time I see a police car with its lights flashing I have a bit of "Oh crumbs, I haven't broken the speed limit, have I?" paranoia...

3. Last person you talked to?
Erm. One of my colleagues at work, I think.

4. Last person you hugged?
Sarah, this morning, when I was leaving for work.

1. Season?
Spring or autumn.

2. Holiday?
I enjoyed our week in the Lake District last year, and am hoping we'll get to go back.

3. Day of the week?
None, really. Although weekends when they're nice and restful with no commitments are sheer bliss.

4. Month?

1. Missing someone?
Sarah. I always miss her when we're away from each other.

2. Mood?

3. What are you listening to?
Nothing. Trying to work out what I'd like to listen to, actually.

4. Watching?
Nothing at the moment, but I'm in the middle of catching up with Being Human series 4.

1. First place you went this morning?
The laptop. (Which is in the lounge.)

2. What's the last movie you saw?
I think that would have been Titanic 3D - I don't think I've seen anything at home since, and that was definitely the last I saw at the cinema.

3. Do you smile often?
Not very.

1. Do you always answer your phone?
Normally. If I hear it and I'm near to it.

2. It's four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?
Nobody is likely to text me at that time of day, so I'd be a bit worried.

3. If you could change your eye colour what would it be?
I quite like them the colour they are, sort of blue-grey.

4. What flavour do you add to your drink at Sonic?
Erm, pass.

5. Do you own a digital camera?
Only the one in my 'phone.

6. Have you ever had a pet fish?
I used to have a couple of goldfish called Jack & Jill. (Look, gimme a break, I was about 9.)

7. Favourite Christmas song(s):
Depends on the context, but normally either Fairytale of New York (original version, no covers accepted...) or Hark! The herald angels sing

8. What's on your wish list for your birthday?
Various DVDs and CDs. and an iPad.

9. Can you do push ups?
I've not tried in a while. I suspect at the moment I'm too unfit to manage it for any sustained period of time.

10. Can you do a chin up?
I have no idea without instructions.

11. Does the future make you more nervous or excited?
Right now, neither really. Although I could do with a better sense of job security.

12. Do you have any saved texts?
I never deliberately delete any texts, so, yes.

13. Ever been in a car wreck?
No. Sarah would argue that I've nearly caused some, though...

14. Do you have an accent?
Not really - fairly neutral home counties, I think.

15. What is the last song to make you cry?
Well, I didn't actually cry as such, but I was listening to "Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs" earlier (well, in the context of a pick-up song round on an episode of ISIHAC) and realised that it's quite a moving song.

16. Plans tonight?
Home, fish and chips, and then going to a fellowship group meeting at church.

17. Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
Yes. Depression does that to you...

18. Name 3 things you bought yesterday?
Erm. A bag of crisps. Another bag of crisps. And...some other bags of crisps.

19. Have you ever been given roses?
No. I keep hinting, but Sarah isn't really a flowers sort of person.

20. Current worry?
My diabetes.

21. Current hate right now?
I don't really do "hate". Except for homophobes and racists and sexists.

22. Met someone who changed your life?
Married her. :-)

23. How will you bring in the New Year?
That's a way away. But on past form, most likely sleeping. I tend not to get too worked up about the new year - it's just the numbers changing on the calendar, and when you've seen one you've seen them all. Although if we're invited to anything we'll probably go.

24. What song represents you?
Erm. None really.

25. Name three people who might complete this?
I have no idea. It's open to whoever wants to, though.

26. Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?

27. Have you ever dated someone longer than a year?
Yes. And am now married to her. :-)

28. Does anyone love you?
Well, I flipping well hope she does!

29. Ever had someone sing to you?
Not that I recall, no.

30. When did you last cry?
I don't really cry much, unfortunately.

31. Do you like to cuddle?
Oh, yes. Cuddles and hugs are always a Good Thing.

32. Have you held hands with anyone today?
Sarah, briefly.

33. Are most of the friends in your life new or old?
A fair mix - what with Facebook and stuff, it's easy to get back in touch with people who you've not seen or heard from in years, decades even. And we're making new friends at the new church.

34. Do you like pulpy orange juice?
I don't really drink orange juice.

35. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Still living in Hemel Hempstead. Assuming the job doesn't last, hopefully either working in my own business, writing for a living, or at least doing something in paid employment. Still with Sarah. Ideally a bit healthier, fitter, and less overweight.

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