Life quiz

Sep. 29th, 2010 01:35 pm
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Tired of all of those surveys made up by high school kids (or adults who use sub-standard English)? Here's a list of questions for the people who are a little older (or with a little more life experience)... Copy and paste into your own note, then answer the questions. Finally, tag your friends (including me, please!).

1. What bill do you hate paying the most?
The gas bill - mainly on the grounds that they undercharged the monthly rate for ages and now had to put it up to a ridiculous level.

2. Do you miss being a child?
Not often - it wasn't the most cheery of childhoods. I do miss that warm anticipation about Christmas that is impossible to replicate, no matter how hard you try.

3. Chore you hate the most?
All chores pretty evenly. Cleaning the car is top, I guess, which is why mine isn't very clean!

4. Where was the last place you had a romantic dinner?
The Blue Ginger just down the road, for mine and [ profile] pennski's 20th wedding anniversary a month or so ago.

5. If you could go back and change one thing what would it be?
I can't think of anything major that wouldn't lead to me being a different person than I am now. I guess, at the risk of sounding maudlin, I wish I'd been a more understanding brother to Cathy - perhaps she'd still be around then...

6. Name of your first grade teacher?
Not a clue. I vaguely remember what she looked like but not her name.

7. What do you really want to be doing right now?
Reading a book or playing my current computer game.

8. What did you want to be when you grew up?
I went through the usual boyhood thing of wanting to be a fighter pilot or an astronaut. Nothing that stuck - my life has been one long train of 'making things up as I go along'!

9. How many colleges did you attend?
If you mean University, then just the one. If you include the sixth form college (for A-levels) then two.

10. Why did you choose the shirt that you have on right now?
It was the nearest clean t-shirt!

11. What are your thoughts on gas prices?
Petrol prices are ridiculously high compared with what they used to be when I first learned to drive. But I have to drive to work so I just put up with it.

12. First thought when the alarm went off this morning?
I wonder whether the job I started running last night has finished? Obscure, I know!

13. Last thought before going to sleep last night?
Don't remember.

14. What famous person would you like to have dinner with?
I don't really have a thing about famous people: most of the people I'd like to meet are writers and thanks to con-going I've met many of those! Um, forced to choose, I guess one of those effortlessly erudite types, like Stephen Fry, 'cos they'd be entertaining.

15. Have you ever crashed your vehicle?
Scraped, yes, crashed no.

16. If you didn't have to work, would you volunteer?

17. Get up early or sleep in?
I have to get up early, but I'll sleep in when the opportunity presents.

18. What is your favorite cartoon character?
Dangermouse. Or Grommit.

19. Favorite thing to do at night?
Read, watch something fun on tv with pennski, noodle on the computer.

20. When did you first start feeling old?
I still don't feel old most of the time, so every slow-healing injury feels freshly annoying!

21. Favorite lunch meat?
Don't really do 'lunch meat'.

22. What do you get every time you go into Wal-Mart?
We don't have them in the UK and I don't believe I've every been in one in the 'States (Walgraves, yes, Wal-Mart, no)

23. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
Probably, but I like being married so important to me personally. Once all the legal stuff is sorted out properly then I suspect it will gradually fade into a personal tradition. Mind you, that's a very Western-centric view.

24. Favorite movie you wouldn't want anyone to find out about?
Nothing I feel particularly guilty about.

25. What's your favorite drink?
A decent red wine.

26. Who from high school would you like to run in to?
Colin Hayward.

27. What radio station is your car radio tuned to right now?
BBC Radio 2.

28. Sopranos or Desperate Housewives?
Not watched either. I've heard good things about Sopranos and the first couple of seasons of DH sound fun, but I've quite enough to catch up on right now!

29. Worst relationship mistake that you wish you could take back?
What relationships...?:-)

30. Do you like the person that sits directly across from you at work?
I do. Most of the time I like most of the people I work with. Very few I'd count as 'friends' as such though.

31. Have you ever had to use a fire extinguisher for its intended purposes?
No, nor any other purpose!

32. Last book you finished reading?
Charles Stross, The Trade of Queens.

33. Do you have a teddy bear?

34. Strangest place you have ever brushed your teeth?
On an airplane. Not a very exciting answer, I know!

35. Do you go to church?
Not any more.

36. How old are you?
43, nearly 44.
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This Winnie-the-Pooh test thing going around. Guess which I came out as?!

Your result for The Deep and Meaningful Winnie-The-Pooh Character Test...


"Do you know what A means, little Piglet?"

"No, Eeyore, I don't."

"It means Learning, it means Education, it means all
the things that you and Pooh haven't got. That's what A means."

"Oh," said Piglet again. "I mean, does it?" he
explained quickly.

"I'm telling you. People come and go in this Forest,
and they say, 'It's only Eeyore, so it doesn't count.' They
walk to and fro saying 'Ha ha!' But do they know anything about
A? They don't. It's just three sticks to them. But to the
Educated--mark this, little Piglet--to the Educated, not
meaning Poohs and Piglets, it's a great and glorious A.

You scored as Eeyore!

ABOUT EEYORE: Eeyore lives in his own thistley corner of the forest and wonders why people don't come to visit him more often. He is master of the Guilt Trip, and is always gently forgiving his visitors for neglecting him. Eeyore considers himself to be smarter than the other inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood, and is often exasperated by their habit of having adventures and general merriment.

WHAT THIS SAYS ABOUT YOU: You are an anxious person, and you tend to expect the worst. Your friends find you somewhat cynical at times, because you have found that it is best to expect disappointment. You often feel unappreciated by the people you work with, but you rarely actually try and do anything to change that fact.

Your close friends admire you more than you think they do. They wish that you would learn to stop worrying so much and actually start trying to fix what is bothering you. If something is making you unhappy... change it!

Take The Deep and Meaningful Winnie-The-Pooh Character Test at HelloQuizzy

That meme

Mar. 14th, 2008 11:02 am
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Okay, given I've not been finding much to post about recently, that meme that's going around.

Everyone has things they blog about. Everyone has things they don't blog about. Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don't blog about, but you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post about it. Repost in your own journal if you are so inclined.

ETA: I've opened this post up but responses may be f-locked or filtered if it seems appropriate!
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Take the Sci fi sounds quiz I received 78 credits on
The Sci Fi Sounds Quiz

How much of a Sci-Fi geek are you?
Take the Sci-Fi Movie Quiz canon s5 is

It's not entirely clear how many it is out of. 100?
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I Am A: Lawful Good Elf Wizard (5th Level)

Ability Scores:







Lawful Good A lawful good character acts as a good person is expected or required to act. He combines a commitment to oppose evil with the discipline to fight relentlessly. He tells the truth, keeps his word, helps those in need, and speaks out against injustice. A lawful good character hates to see the guilty go unpunished. Lawful good is the best alignment you can be because it combines honor and compassion. However, lawful good can be a dangerous alignment because it restricts freedom and criminalizes self-interest.

Elves are known for their poetry, song, and magical arts, but when danger threatens they show great skill with weapons and strategy. Elves can live to be over 700 years old and, by human standards, are slow to make friends and enemies, and even slower to forget them. Elves are slim and stand 4.5 to 5.5 feet tall. They have no facial or body hair, prefer comfortable clothes, and possess unearthly grace. Many others races find them hauntingly beautiful.

Wizards are arcane spellcasters who depend on intensive study to create their magic. To wizards, magic is not a talent but a difficult, rewarding art. When they are prepared for battle, wizards can use their spells to devastating effect. When caught by surprise, they are vulnerable. The wizard's strength is her spells, everything else is secondary. She learns new spells as she experiments and grows in experience, and she can also learn them from other wizards. In addition, over time a wizard learns to manipulate her spells so they go farther, work better, or are improved in some other way. A wizard can call a familiar- a small, magical, animal companion that serves her. With a high Intelligence, wizards are capable of casting very high levels of spells.

Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)

I just can't help it, I always come out 'Lawful Good' in these things, even when playing the game. So, so predictable.
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My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Bishop Lord Bookzombie the Unique of Grasshopper in the Hole
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or, using my real name:

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
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What Kind of Reader Are You?
Your Result: Dedicated Reader

You are always trying to find the time to get back to your book. You are convinced that the world would be a much better place if only everyone read more.

Book Snob
Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm
Literate Good Citizen
Fad Reader
What Kind of Reader Are You?
Create Your Own Quiz

True enough I guess!
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1. Open your music library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool...

The soundtrack:

1. Opening Credits: "Finale" - Miss Saigon
2. Waking Up: "Music is the Victim" - Scissor Sisters
3. First Day at School: "Cheek to Cheek" - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
4. Falling in Love: "I Don't Like Mondays" - Tori Amos (weirdly I don't have the original version on CD anywhere).
5. Fight Song: "Food Glorious Food" - Oliver Original Broadway Soundtrack (maybe it's a food fight...)
6. Breaking Up: "For Emily, whenever I may find her" - Simon & Garfunkel
7. Prom: "I don't Want to Know" - Fleetwood Mac (If the prom is in the seventies I suppose)
8. Life is Good: "Wish" - Red Dragon (my ex-brother in law's folk band - this starts with the classic line 'Your kiss is like a kick in the teeth'. It's actually skewed romantic so that works quite well)
9. Mental Breakdown: "Guilty" - Blue (the things that turn up on compilation albums...)
10. Driving: "There are Worse Things I Could Do" - Grease
11. Flashback: "Ghost in this House" - Alison Krauss & Union Station
12. Getting Back Together: "Jailhouse Rock" - Elvis Presley (very odd)
13. Wedding: "Prologue: Jellical Songs for Jellical Cats" - Cats soundtrack (at a wedding?!)
14. Paying the Dues: "Fear of the Dark" - Gordon Gilltrap
15. The Night Before the War: "Blown it Again" - Daniel Bedingfield
16. The Final Battle: "Side by Side" - Company Soundtrack (uh huh)
17. Moment of Triumph: "Jumpin'" - Liberty X
18. Death Scene: "The Final Fight" - Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Radio Sunnydale
19. Funeral Song: "Letter Home to England" - Tell Me on a Sunday Soundtrack (there is nothing you could do to make that make sense...)
20. End Credits: "New Lace Sleeves" - Elvis Costello

The less said about that the better I think!
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Gacked from [ profile] desperance & [ profile] mevennen:

The ABC's of Me.....

A - Accent: More or less RP, though without the compulsion to use 'one' when I mean 'I', with occasional sidesteps into London-esque and my native Hampshire.

B - Breakfast Item: Juice, tea & cereal.

C - Chore you hate: Pretty much all of them, frankly. There is a special hell for the person who invented weeding...

D - Dad's Name: Malcolm John

E - Essential everyday item: A book!

F - Flavor ice cream: mint chocolate chip or mango.

G - Gold or Silver?: Not really a jewelry person. Silver watch & gold wedding ring, but that's it.

H - Hometown: No town but a farm between two villages close to Andover in Hampshire (only a few miles away from where I live now).

I - Insomnia: Yes, intermittently (though not as much as I used to).

J - Job Title: Lead Designer. Don't expect it to mean anything to you. I'm not sure what it means myself most days...

K - Kids: No.

L - Living arrangements: detatched bungalow in a small Hampshire town, with wife and cats.

M - Mum's birthplace: Yeovil, Somerset

N - Number of significant others you've had: 1 (reader, I married her).

O - Overnight hospital stays: None

P - Phobia: Spiders.

Q - Queer: Nope.

R - Religious Affiliation: Missing in action. Usually describe myself as 'lapsed baptist'.

S - Siblings: 2 living (older sister, younger brother), 1 not (younger sister).

T - Time you wake up: around 6 a.m during the week, 8-8:30 weekends.

U - Unnatural hair colours you've had: Used horrible black spray when playing a mexican in a show once, other than that WYSIWYG.

V - Vegetable you refuse to eat: None, though not really fond of spinach.

W - Worst habit: you think I'm going to admit any here?!

X - X-rays you've had: teeth (every year), ankle (about 15 years ago), knee (about 30 years ago).

Y - Yummy: Chocolate (though I wish I didn't...).

Z - Zodiac sign: Frankly think it's complete crap, but I'm a Scorpia, and we're like that...
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Gacked from [ profile] desperance.

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Okay, so gacked from various people, the Wikipedia birthday meme:

3 Events
1477 - William Caxton produces Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres, the first book printed on a printing press in England.
1916 - World War 1: The first Battle of the Somme ends.
1985 - Calvin and Hobbes is first published.

2 Birthdays
1836 - W. S. Gilbert, dramatist
1953 - Alan Moore, comic book writer

1 death
1962 - Neils Bohr, Danish Physicist
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...a new name. The 'put "firstname needs" into google meme doesn't work for me as there appears to be a Welsh radio broadcaster called Chris Needs!
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In the Classic Leading Man test I got:

Jimmy Stewart
You scored 11% Tough, 0% Roguish, 80% Friendly, and 9% Charming!
You are the fun and friendly boy next door, the classic nice guy who still manages to get the girl most of the time. You're every nice girl's dreamboat, open and kind, nutty and charming, even a little mischievous at times, but always a real stand up guy. You're dependable and forthright, and women are drawn to your reliability, even as they're dazzled by your sense of adventure and fun. You try to be tough when you need to be, and will gladly stand up for any damsel in distress, but you'd rather catch a girl with a little bit of flair. Your leading ladies include Jean Arthur and Donna Reed, those sweet girl-next-door types.

Find out what kind of classic dame you'd make by taking the Classic Dames Test.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 11% on Tough

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You scored higher than 0% on Roguish

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You scored higher than 98% on Friendly

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You scored higher than 8% on Charming
Link: The Classic Leading Man Test written by gidgetgoes on Ok Cupid

Couldn't be more pleased - after all, who wouldn't want to be James Stewart?


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