Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Be just before you are generous.
Me (or, something approaching Me). The corner of Campbell and Bathurst Streets, Hobart. September 2013.
For this Tuesday Q and A (as I'm in real life steaming up the road and back to Campbell Town), I tackle another series from Sunday Stealing, the Massive Alphabet Meme, part one!
The Letter A
Are you agnostic?
I’m more atheist than agnostic, to be frank.
What is your age?
Chronological, ontological, pedagogical or psychological? That’s a difficult question to answer.
What annoys you?
Lots of things! Hypocrisy really annoys the hell out of me, though.
The Letter B
Do you like bacon?
In moderation, I do.
When is your birthday?
It’s in May.
Who is your best friend?
I have three of them. They know who they are.
The Letter C
What is your favourite candy?
Lollies? As in sweets? I like sour worms.
Who is your crush?
Crush? As in squash? I’d like to squash bad people.
When was the last time you cried?
A few years ago on the bus to New Town, as I reached the end of The Middle Parts of Fortune.
The Letter D
Do you daydream?
All the time. I do like an agreeable daydream.
What is your favourite kind of dog?
I am not a big fan of the canine. At a stretch, it’s a toss-up between a Beagle and a German Shepherd.
What day of the week is it?
The Letter E
How do you like your eggs?
Every which way. It’s hard to be a boiled egg though.
Have you ever been in the emergency room?
Once or twice. It’s never much fun.
What’s the easiest thing to ever do?
To avoid doing the right thing.
The Letter F
Have you ever flown in a plane?
Of course I have.
Do you use fly swatters?
I use my bare hands. I’m hardcore.
Have you ever used a foghorn?
I don’t think so. I have been compared to a foghorn.
The Letter G
Do you chew gum?
No. Filthy habit.
Ever tried gazpacho?
I have. It’s not really my scene, although I did make a lovely cold raspberry soup once.
Are you a giver or taker?
I think that I am a giver.
The Letter H
How are you?
I am trying very hard to battle the ennui.
What’s your height?
What colour is your hair?
Seal brown. The Hex triplet is #59260B.
The Letter I
What is your favourite ice-cream?
Either choc mint of coffee. A decent banana ice cream is very nice too.
Have you ever ice-skated?
Many moons ago now. I prefer my water in the liquid form though.
Do you play an instrument?
I play the blues harp very, very badly.
The Letter J
What is your favourite jelly bean?
Green. They’re all the same really (aside from brown), aren’t they?
Do you wear jewellery?
I wear a wedding ring. Does a watch count as jewellery? If it does, I wear one of those too.
Have you heard a really hilarious joke?
Not for a while. None of Henry’s really do it for me.
The Letter K
Whom do you want to kill?
I don’t really want to kill anybody. That said, there are plenty of people who I wouldn’t grieve for should an accident happen…
Do you want kids?
I already have kids. I don’t need any more.
Where did you go to kindergarten?
Upper Burnie Primary School. It doesn’t exist anymore.
The Letter L
Are you laid-back?
I can be.
Do you lie?
Everybody lies now and again.
Do you love anyone?
I love a few people.
The Letter M
What is your favourite movie?
I have taken to answering this one with Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Dekalog.
Do you still watch Disney movies?
More than ever before. We had The Great Mouse Detective on last Saturday!
Do you like mangoes?
I have a complicated relationship with mangoes. I want to like them, but find them difficult to eat. Very messy.