Some time ago (January, I think), Dave2 of Blogography posted a 30 question meme on his Facebook profile, and I saved it in Evernote, with the intention of turning it into a blog post.
I’ve been quite tardy of late, but, here it is, with my answers.
- Who are you named after? I share a middle name with my grandfather on my mum’s side, but my first name is unique in the family and I don’t think I’m named after anyone.
- Last time you cried? A few weeks ago, reading an article that I’ve now forgotten about.
- Do you like your handwriting? Not really. My quick handwriting is very messy; it can look quite neat when I take the time to do so but I wish I could write quickly and neatly.
- What is your favourite lunch meat? Cured ham, or some kind of salami.
- Do you have kids? Yes – Lizzie.
- Do you use sarcasm? Oh, I would never use sarcasm!
- Do you still have your tonsils? Yes. And my adenoids. And my appendix.
- Would you bungee jump? I’d consider it.
- What is your favourite kind of cereal? I tend to alternate my cereals a lot, although I most commonly eat Cheerios (or a generic multi-grain hoop cereal) or malt wheats (i.e. Shreddies).
- Married? Yes, to Christine. Will be our fourth wedding anniversary in May.
- Do you think you are strong? Haha, no. I’m a weakling.
- What is your favourite ice cream? Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked.
- What is the first thing you notice about someone? Their faces, usually.
- Football or Baseball? Neither. I’m not a sportsy person.
- What is the least favourite thing you like about yourself? My somewhat nihilistic sense of humour.
- What colour pants and shoes are you wearing? Trousers are brown, underwear is blue. Shoes are black.
- Last thing you ate? A small piece of chocolate brownie.
- What are you listening to now? This week’s #ThrowbackThursday Spotify playlist. Specifically, ‘Time to Pretend’ by MGMT.
- If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? Purple.
- Favourite smell? Bacon.
- Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone? My dad.
- Favourite sport to Watch on TV? See answer to question 14 – I don’t watch sport.
- Hair colour? Brown, natural. No grey yet. Never died my hair.
- Eye colour? Blue.
- Favourite food? A prime, juicy, medium-rare steak.
- Scary film or happy ending? Happy.
- Last film you watched? The Lego Batman Movie. It was great, and you should watch it.
- What colour shirt are you wearing? Blue denim.
- Favourite Holiday? Christmas. I’m not religious but it makes me unreasonably excited.
- Coffee or tea? Coffee, with a large amount of steamed milk.
I then scrolled further down through Evernote, and found that I’d saved the same meme from August, when Meredith completed it. And there were several additional questions:
- If you were another person, would you be friends with you? I’d like to think so. I don’t deliberately try to be difficult with people.
- Red or pink? Red.
- Do you wear contacts? No, nor glasses – I don’t need any eyesight correction.
- Hugs or kisses? Hugs, unless it’s my wife or daughter, when I’m happy for either.
- Favourite dessert? Profiteroles.
- What book are you reading? I’m listening to the audiobook of Algorithms to Live by, by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths. I’ll review it when I’m done.
- What is your profile picture?
This is my Facebook and Twitter profile photo, taken at the beginning of January. I’ve had my hair cut since.
- What did you watch on TV last? RuPaul’s Drag Race, specifically the penultimate episode of season 3. We’re working through it on Netflix.
- Favourite sound? Lizzie’s laugh. It’s cute, and shows that she’s happy.
- The Rolling Stones or The Beatles? I’m marginally more likely to listen to The Rolling Stones but neither interest me much.
- What’s the farthest you’ve been from home? Barbados, in 2000 – it’s around 7000km (4300 miles) from home. Second farthest would be Salalah, Oman, in 2015.
- Do you have a special talent? I have talents, but wouldn’t describe them as being particularly special.
- Where were you born? York, England.
In years gone by, I’d expect to see this on various other blogs over the coming days, but I don’t think anyone does this sort of thing nowadays.