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A Monday Meme

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It’s been a few weeks since I last did one of these. This is one that Dave2 posted to Facebook some time ago.

  1. Who are you named after? No-one in particular, although I share a middle name with my maternal grandfather.
  2. Last time you cried? Properly? Not for a while, although I did get overly emotional at this advert.
  3. Do you like your handwriting? It’s okay. It can look quite neat when I take the time, but when I’m rushing to write things down quickly, it can be almost unreadable. Even by me. This can be a problem when you’re the one taking minutes at a meeting.
  4. What is your favourite lunch meat? Salami. Although I also like a nice piece of cured ham.
  5. Longest relationship? Christine and I have been together almost eight years now. Previous record was just show of three and a half with Hari.
  6. Do you still have your tonsils? Yes.
  7. Would you bungee jump? Yes, but I haven’t done it yet.
  8. Favourite kind of cereal? Kellogg’s Krave, or a generic equivalent. I tend to have Cheerios or Shreddies though, or a supermarket own brand.
  9. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Yes.
  10. Favourite ice cream? Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked. Although being lactose intolerant, I have to limit myself.
  11. What is the first thing you notice about a person? The space that person takes up, both in terms of physical and attitude.
  12. Football or baseball? Not really interested in either as I’m not a sporty person, but I’m somewhat less ignorant about football (soccer) than baseball.
  13. What colour pants are you wearing? My trousers are brown. But since I’m British and this asks me about my pants: my underwear is blue and green stripes. Ladies.
  14. Last thing you ate? Kinder Shoko-Bons – a colleague brought them back from Germany.
  15. What are you listening to? This week’s Spotify Release Radar playlist. In particular, a remix of Smalltown Boy by Bronski Beat.
  16. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? Purple.
  17. What is your favourite smell? Sausages and burgers cooking on a barbecue.
  18. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? An overseas organisation that we’re working with at work. If we’re talking non work-related, then that would be my wife.
  19. Married? Yes.
  20. Hair colour? Dark brown.
  21. Eye colour? Blue.
  22. Favourite foods to eat? Pizza, burgers, chips, Nando’s, steak, seafood.
  23. Scary movies or happy endings? I’m not a fan of scary films.
  24. Last movie you watched? Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. I am Groot.
  25. What colour shirt are you wearing? Black.
  26. Favourite holiday? I really enjoyed Barbados in 2000, and Paris in 2013.
  27. Beer or Wine? Depends on the occasion, but I tend to prefer wine.
  28. Night owl or early bird? Neither; takes me a while to get going in the mornings and I’m tired on an evening. I’m more of a permanently exhausted pigeon.
  29. Favourite day of the week? Saturday.
  30. Favourite Season? Summer, although I also enjoy the run-up to Christmas.
  31. Favourite Hobby? Photography.
  32. Favourite Book? The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams.
  33. Favourite Sound? The whooping noise of a GTO thyristor on trains (Jubilee Line and some London and Birmingham commuter trains)
  34. Any regrets? Quite a few, but I don’t like to dwell on them. You can’t change the past.

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