Saturday, April 10, 2004

23 Questions

found this as nisi's

1: Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says:
"...Yesterday was quiet and hot enough to melt rock. The trouble began at..."
'My Side of the Matter' from the 'Short Stories' section of 'A Capote Reader' - Truman Capote

2: Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?
the bells hanging from my purple floor lamp

3: What is the last thing you watched on TV?
the end of the channel ten news

4: WITHOUT LOOKING, guess what the time is:

5: Now look at the clock; what is the actual time?

6: With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
sinead o'connor - ' i want your [hands on me]' - the lion & the cobra
(have now changed cds - madonna - substitute for love - ray of light)

7: When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
this morning at about 11:15. going to city to do some shopping with miss e & k8.

8: Before you came to this website, what did you look at?
my wee bloggy, nisi's blog, google to search for some answers to a question set by kb in his last email

9: What are you wearing?
light blue top, navy blue cargo pants, grey socks

10: Did you dream last night?
i don't remember the whole dream but in it i had really long supermodel type legs. (i certainly don't have long supermodel legs when i'm awake...)

11: When did you last laugh?
about 30 minutes ago when reading email from kb

12: What is on the walls of the room you are in?
um, paint... oops, you mean hanging on the walls? lots! whoo, starting at the fireplace and moving around the room to the right...
a framed print of 'the third daughter'
a john william waterhouse print - 'miranda - the tempest'
a silk scroll with my name in chinese characters (done for me in hong kong in 1984)
a cross-stitched cat with a garland of french knot flowers round his neck and a floral border (done by me in about 1990 and beautifully framed by my friend elisabeth)
a garland of christmas lights that have little plastic ladybirds covering each globe
a curly bamboo wind catcher
a photograph of the leaning tower of pisa taken by me in 1999
another john william waterhouse print - 'the lady of shallot'
my happy bunny painting
a ladybird mobile hanging from a chopstick placed across the corner of the picture rail.
a picture of a black cat (called 'harry' because ho gave the picture to me)
if we're including the mantlepiece here and we might as well... there are two pictures of baby g, two mosaics that i made at a weekend class in 2001, some candles, a picture of me as a child that is almost a summer version of the print of the previously mentioned 'third daughter' (the likeness is quite uncanny and now you know where my name came from...) and last but not least, a teddybear (made by me in 1995 as therapy for what was possibly the biggest hangover i have ever had...).

13: Seen anything weird lately?
when we went to see the panics, there was a young man dressed in brown pants & brown shirt, with white shoes, tie and belt carrying a banana which was sometimes left hanging from his pocket... very weird...

14: What do you think of this quiz?
it's a lot of fun

15: What is the last film you saw?
love's brother

16: If you became a multi-millionnaire overnight, what would you buy first?
a round the world air ticket (or maybe a private jet...)

17: Tell me something about you that I don't know.
i sometimes wish i had long supermodel legs and the body to go with it but then i get real and know it would not make me a happier person and just be happy how i am.

18: If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
no more war - anywhere, anytime

19: Do you like to dance?
no but will do so if i drink waaaay tooooo much...

20: George Bush: is he a power-crazy nutcase or some one who is finally doing something that has needed to be done for years?
nutcase of the first degree

21: Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
i've not really given this a lot of thought as i have no children & doubt that i will have them but i would say amethyst - shortened to amy

22: Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
mmm... see previous answer... i like a lot of boys names - maybe simon or dean

23: Would you ever consider living abroad?
yes, i do so on an almost daily basis...

more later...