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23 Questions

From Daisy comes 23 questions.

Update: Nothing but me, Blue Goo Ate My Mom, LordRich and Blogged also have answers to these questions – those are what I’ve dug up from my aggregator, I’m sure there’s more.

More Update: There’s always more: Lost Pilgrim and Revolving Duck being just two of them. Check the trackback pings for even more.

1: Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says:

It’s a blank page! The book is Collins French Dictionary, probably left over from when i was trying to translate something.

2: Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?

The door.

3: What is the last thing you watched on TV?

Last night’s local news on BBC1

4: WITHOUT LOOKING, guess what the time is:

About 11ish?

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

10:56

6: With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?

I have the Michael Woods remix of “Cafe del Mar” by Energy 52 on my headphones. It’s amazingly relaxing.

7: When did you last step outside? What were you doing?

Carrying a new Microwave into the house, about 45 minutes ago.

8: Before you came to this website, what did you look at?

C:\Pirillo.exe.

9: What are you wearing?

Dark navy pull-on top, white v-neck t-shirt, beige trousers and big thick socks. And a watch. And big headphones.

10: Did you dream last night?

Yes. It was a really odd dream as well.

11: When did you last laugh?

I think I had a few sniggers in Tesco this morning.

12: What is on the walls of the room you are in?

Blue paint and a list of ALT codes for typing extended characters. It was left over from when I used to do French homework on the computer.

13: Seen anything weird lately?

Some of the things on sale in Comet this morning were pretty weird.

14: What do you think of this quiz?

Quite interesting, actually.

15: What is the last film you saw?

Eck, probably Finding Nemo a few weeks ago, although it was on in Comet this morning while I was buying a microwave with my mum.

16: If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?

A holiday somewhere nice.

17: Tell me something about you that I don’t know.

I had a poem published in an anthology when I was 10. It was about my pet hamster.

18: If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?

Have George Bush removed as president and replaced by an artichoke. I’m sure the artichoke could do a better job.

19: Do you like to dance?

Only when drunk, or when everyone else is drunk. Or both.

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?

Definitely the former.

21: Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?

Melanie, Melissa, Marianne. Something interesting but not overly pretentious or hard to spell. Double-barreled names are out of the question.

22: Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?

Colin. I’ve evidently given the first one more thought, haven’t I?

23: Would you ever consider living abroad?

Yeah, probably.

13 Comments

  1. Re #11: When did you last laugh? / I think I had a few sniggers in Tesco this morning.
    Eh? Tesco is such a miserable place. If you know something we don’t then I think you should share it!
    Re#17 Do you still have a copy?

  2. Good quiz

    From Neil Tuner comes 23 questions. 1: Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4….

  3. #11 – I think I was sniggering about the new ‘Tesco TV’ thing they have in their larger stores (York is now equipped with not one, but two Tesco Extra hypermarkets), which is like lift muzak, only it follows you around the shop. I’m suprised the staff haven’t muted the speakers yet as the music is dire.
    #17 – Probably. We got two copies, we kept one and the other went to my grandparents.

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