Yoinked from sabotabby's LJ.
1. Do you like blue cheese?
There aren't many cheeses I don't like. But blue cheese, only in moderation.
2. Have you ever smoked?
Yup. For about 30 years I was a pack-a-day (plus) man. I stopped shortly after I moved to Ottawa, via what was for me the World's Greatest Self-Help Book. It promised that stopping smoking would be easy and it was. Allen Carr's Easy Way to Quit Smoking hasn't worked for everyone I know that tried it, but it sure did for me.
3. Do you own a gun?
I only have the gun nature gave me, and that's for lovin' not killin'.
4. What is your favorite flavor?
Impossible to narrow it down; we live in a world rich to bursting with deliciousness.
5. Do you get nervous before doctor visits?
Not especially. But (so far) I've been blessed with pretty good health, so haven't had much to be worried about. Ask me after I see my M Deity next week, when she's had a look at the weird skin discoloration on my head Raven has noticed.
6. What do you think of hot dogs?
My local butcher makes a volcano sausage that forces me (forces, I tell ya!) to crisp up a bun and slather on the onions, melted cheese, ketchup, mustard, green relish and sauerkraut at least once every couple of months.
7. Favourite Christmas movie?
It's a Wonderful Life, of course! Whaddya think I am, some kind of monster? But Rare Exports has a certain appeal and might be on my list for a re-viewing this coming Yule.
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
As Sabs said, coffee, and lots of it. Well, actually, not that much. Over the past three or four weeks, for no apparent reason, my consumption has dropped from four or five mugs a morning to two, and I don't even mind if it's only one. I know, that's weird, right?
9. Do you do push-ups?
When I have the energy to do the 7-minute work-out, yes, I do push-ups. But not the one-handed push-ups, because of the fucking arthritis in my wrists. Those I replace with dumbell curls or something similar.
10. What’s your favourite piece of jewelry?
I don't have any, anymore. I lost all four of the wisdom teeth my former friend Louella turned into earings for me, and I let my ears and my nose piercings grow in so ... I guess it's the turquoise pendant I gave Raven for her 32nd birthday last year. Makes me happy when she wears it. (Or at least, when I notice she's wearing it.
11. Favourite hobby?
Hell, what's a hobby. I have a few obsessions ... like LJ. But hobbies? Not so much.
12. Do you have A.D.D.?
I don't think so, but I could use some improvement on my ability to focus. Actual clinical condition, though? Nope.
13. What’s the one thing you hate about yourself?
Nothing, really. I'm well into the middle years now, and probably happier than I've ever been. Closest I get to self-hate is a little flagellation about some writing/publishing projects that are going a
little lot too slow.
14. Middle name?
No. You guys have my first and last, that should be enough.
15. Name three thoughts right now?
Thoughts don't have names, unless one's thoughts are extremely simple.
16. Name 3 drinks you drink regularly.
Coffee, water, beer.
17. Where's the question?
Meme-writers really ought to just create lists with one less question than they intended in the first place.
18. Current hate right now?
State of the world, dude, state of the world.
19. Favorite place to be?
That's not at home with my sweetie? Santa Clara, Cuba. And yes, I wrote a report on our visit. You should click this link to read it, if you haven't already.
20. How do you ring in the New Year?
If I'm not working, Raven and I usually fall asleep before midnight. Sad, but true.
21. Where would you like to go?
Iceland or Peru.
22. Name three people who will complete this?
Lord knows. Considering I don't think much more than half a dozen of you are still reading my LJ anymore, and at least two of you have already done it ...
23. Do you own slippers?
I think so, if Birkenstocks count. Which, on second thought, I don't suppose they do. How about the pair of thongs Raven bought for me in case we ever hit a beach again?
Er, no. I guess not.
24. What colour shirt are you wearing?
Purple, one of the many jerseys I've picked up via the Ottawa Footy-Sevens.
25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
I think I would, but we're too cheap to find out.
26. Can you whistle?
Well enough to annoy those in the same room, not nearly well enough to harass random strangers on the street.
27. Favourite colour?
Purple, I guess.
28. Would you be a pirate?
I refuse to answer that question.
29. What songs do you sing in the shower?
Lately snippets of Neil Young and/or Emmy the Great.
30. Favourite girls name?
31. Favourite boys name?
32. What’s in your pocket right now?
I'm taking this as a plural. Wallet (with contents I'll skip enumerating), key-chain (including cute yellow smiley-face USB key, change.
33. Last person that made you laugh?
Myself, ably abetted by Raven, after I hurled myself off the bed while sleeping this morning.
34. Best toy as a child?
"Child" is a pretty big category. I'll go with skates and hockey stick, since they spanned several eras.
35. Worst injury?
Torn hamstring probably hurt the most, but the shattered orbital bone was probably the most serious. You decide!
Shattered orbital bone ...
36. Where would you love to live?
Montreal, but I'm in my late youth now, and Ottawa has its charms.
37. How many TVs do you have in your house?
What is this TVs of which you speak?
38. Who is your loudest friend?
What is this friend of which you speak?
39. How many dogs do you have?
None now, probably none ever again. Raven is badly allergic to cats and dogs take a lot of time and energy.
40. Does someone trust you?
Yes, pretty much. Quite a few people, actually.
41. What's your favorite movie?
Bliss, though lord knows that's like asking for one's favourite book; it's not 1912 anymore, there are a lot of good movies out there.
42. What’s your favourite sweet?
My home-made blueberry pie, or my home-made pumpkin pie.
43. What’s your favourite sports team?
Sigh. The (stupid) Montreal Canadiens. Imprinted while young, it'll never change.
44. What song do you want played at your funeral?
I want more than one, but it certainly wouldn't hurt to include this one:
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