Friday, October 27, 2006

Friday meme-ing

I feel as if I'm nearing the end of this encyclopedia entry, and the last 800 words are easy to write, I think, so I think I can reward myself with a frivolous meme seen at Polyopia.

Explain what ended your last relationship?
Hmmm. Almost impossible to answer unless I write a terribly incoherent book. Let's say "a confluence of factors" to guide us away from the fact that I really don't know.

When was the last time you shaved?
Erm - about two weeks ago.

What were you doing this morning at 8 a.m.?
Standing outside in the cold with the dog. At the park across the street.

What were you doing 15 minutes ago?
Making ginger tea.

Are you any good at math?
I am not good. I failed Grade Eleven math through sheer lack of effort, and that was the end of my math career.

Your prom night, what do you remember about it?
I didn't have a prom. I went to alternative schools.

Do you have any famous ancestors?
The Pankhursts, English suffragettes par excellence!

Have you had to take a loan out for school?
Only twice in twelve years; I was lucky with scholarships, and, in the beginning, dad help.

Do you know the words to the song on your MySpace profile?
What MySpace profile?

Last thing received in the mail?
A quarterly statement on ethical funds.

How many different beverages have you had today?
Three. Water, two cups of English breakfast tea, and ginger tea.

Do you ever leave messages on people’s answering machine?
Voicemail, sure.

Who did you lose your CONCERT virginity to?
Unfortunately, it was Lionel Richie (fall 1986). This wasn't because I was a fan, but because some friend's dad had comp tickets he gave us. Sheila E. opened, and she impressed me. My first chosen concert was U2, 1987. Those remain the only stadium concerts I've ever been to.

Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?

What’s the most painful dental procedure you’ve had?
Wisdom teeth removal, I guess - though I was under, so it was post-procedure pain. And then it got infected a week later - that was painful. (I've had so few dental procedures, and they were mostly 25 years ago - except the wisdom teeth - that I'm terrified of them. And have to have a filling replaced a week from today, and I'm worried. I'm a wimp.)

What is out your back door?
Stone steps to the backyard.

Any plans for Friday night?
Er, illegal substances, to be honest. With my friend, the Queen of Dereliction.

Do you like what the ocean does to your hair?
Very much, though I know I wouldn't like it if the ocean were an everyday thing for me - since I am very fastidious and obsessive about having healthy hair.

Have you ever been to a planetarium?

Do you re-use towels after you shower?
Of course.

Some things you are excited about?
GF returning from her trip a week from tomorrow. Going dancing tomorrow night. Being finished with this encyclopedia entry soon.

What is your favorite flavor of JELL-O?
Red. (I know, I know, that's not a flavour.)

Describe your keychain(s)?
Way, way too many keys, including two for bike locks and four for various uni offices and doors. They hang on a keychain from the Swansea (Wales) Summer Festival, or some such, which I got at an outdoor production of Pride and Prejudice in Swansea in 2004.

Where do you keep your change?
In my wallet, which means the wallet very, very heavy. Down with pennies!

When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group of people?
Well, last week, I guess, though my largest class is only 25.

What was the weather like on your graduation day?
High school: I don't remember. Warm, I think.
BA: Freezing and blustery and grey.
MA: I didn't go.
PhD: February-y. Grey.

Do you sleep with the door to your room open or closed?
Open. There's no one to shut it on.


Texter said...

Ah, winter... the time-of-no-shaving...

and ginger tea!

Hilaire said...

Yes, ginger tea delights. And, I have to say - I just shaved. :)

NIce to hear from you, Texter!

MaggieMay said...

Ginger tea! Divine!

And the Pankhursts? For real? Wow, that seems so ...appropriate for you, somehow, and I am so jealous.

Hilaire said...

Wow, thanks Maggie, that's a compliment - that the Pankhursts seem appropriate.

medieval woman said...

Very cool meme-age! You're so good about drinking lots of yummy tea... :)