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30 questions meme

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. Last time you cried? A few weeks ago, reading an article that I’ve now forgotten about.
  3. 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.
  4. What is your favourite lunch meat? Cured ham, or some kind of salami.
  5. Do you have kids? Yes – Lizzie.
  6. Do you use sarcasm? Oh, I would never use sarcasm!
  7. Do you still have your tonsils? Yes. And my adenoids. And my appendix.
  8. Would you bungee jump? I’d consider it.
  9. 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).
  10. Married? Yes, to Christine. Will be our fourth wedding anniversary in May.
  11. Do you think you are strong? Haha, no. I’m a weakling.
  12. What is your favourite ice cream? Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked.
  13. What is the first thing you notice about someone? Their faces, usually.
  14. Football or Baseball? Neither. I’m not a sportsy person.
  15. What is the least favourite thing you like about yourself? My somewhat nihilistic sense of humour.
  16. What colour pants and shoes are you wearing? Trousers are brown, underwear is blue. Shoes are black.
  17. Last thing you ate? A small piece of chocolate brownie.
  18. What are you listening to now? This week’s #ThrowbackThursday Spotify playlist. Specifically, ‘Time to Pretend’ by MGMT.
  19. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? Purple.
  20. Favourite smell? Bacon.
  21. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone? My dad.
  22. Favourite sport to Watch on TV? See answer to question 14 – I don’t watch sport.
  23. Hair colour? Brown, natural. No grey yet. Never died my hair.
  24. Eye colour? Blue.
  25. Favourite food? A prime, juicy, medium-rare steak.
  26. Scary film or happy ending?  Happy.
  27. Last film you watched? The Lego Batman Movie. It was great, and you should watch it.
  28. What colour shirt are you wearing? Blue denim.
  29. Favourite Holiday? Christmas. I’m not religious but it makes me unreasonably excited.
  30. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. Red or pink? Red.
  3. Do you wear contacts? No, nor glasses – I don’t need any eyesight correction.
  4. Hugs or kisses? Hugs, unless it’s my wife or daughter, when I’m happy for either.
  5. Favourite dessert? Profiteroles.
  6. 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.
  7. What is your profile picture?
    Photo of me and Lizzie
    This is my Facebook and Twitter profile photo, taken at the beginning of January. I’ve had my hair cut since.
  8. 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.
  9. Favourite sound? Lizzie’s laugh. It’s cute, and shows that she’s happy.
  10. The Rolling Stones or The Beatles? I’m marginally more likely to listen to The Rolling Stones but neither interest me much.
  11. 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.
  12. Do you have a special talent? I have talents, but wouldn’t describe them as being particularly special.
  13. 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.

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