Hee. Jenna, Chris, Ni, Jeff and Sara et al. (my fellow survey-a-holics), are you impressed? So dedicated to the cause am I that I cut and paste this survey into Word (cos I don’t have ‘net at home – how retro, right?) to do this evening (Thu) and post on Friday.
Wow. I have truly outgeeked myself.
You know what, I don’t even care. Life’s a little frantic at the mo and I’m dealing with all kinds of junk and stuff and things in almost every area of my life (work, career, love life, spiritual gubbins, health, life stuff) – I am more than happy to sit here at a quarter to eleven after a heck of a day and spin some yarns whilst watching bad, bad music TV….I’ll even let you know what I’m watching as we go on, shall I?
I heart freeview – perfect for when it’s blowing a gale out, and there’s no banter to be had (historically, Thursday is my, “oh, I have a flat and some free time!!!” evening).[Video 1: Christina Aguilera – Hurt]
1. ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT?
I have a small scar on my forehead from chicken pox….however, I was very naughty and once told some reaaaaalllly gullible girls that I got it by being hit by an arrow. We were twelve – how thick were they? :-).
2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?
Mirrors, collages, a post thingy, an embroidered Chinese horoscope symbol (I’m a monkey, FYI), a squishy yellow bug and a carved angel.
3. DO YOU SNORE, GRIND YOUR TEETH, OR TALK IN YOUR SLEEP?
I only snore when I have a cold (so my poor sister had a miserable winter break!), but I talk in my sleep far too often. I also sing in my sleep from time to time – this is quite the lifeskill for terrifying people!
4. WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO?
Quite literally everything, bar hardcore happy house dance crap, sweary boring monotonous gangsta rap, and Westlife.
5. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN?
A little after seven in the evening.
6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?
Everything and nothing. On the one hand, I’m happy, healthy, safe and warm. On the other hand I have waaaaay too much on my mind at the moment. Viva the start of term!
(Video 2: Nelly Furtado – All Good Things Come To An End)
7. WHAT DO YOU MISS?
Decent children’s TV – I want my Trapdoor and He-Man and Transformers and Care Bears and Rainbow and Going Live back!
8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSIONS?
Surely that should read “What ARE…”? (*teacher brain*). I have lots of lovely things, but I think people are the things we should really prize. So my memories, and the people that have given them to me are far more important than any possession.
Although Jockey Bear (coolest stuffed animal evah!) is pretty darn funky also.
(Video 3: RHCP – Snow)
9. HOW TALL ARE YOU?
5’5”. So that’s right on the border of short and average!
10. DO YOU GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
Only if I’m locked in somewhere like a cupboard and I can’t escape. Long and ridiculous story, trust me!
11. DO YOU GET SCARED IN THE DARK?
A little. It’s not so much the dark – it’s more what could be out there in the dark.
12. WHO IS THE LAST PERSON WHO MADE YOU CRY?
It wasn’t a person, it was a variety of factors.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PERFUME FOR A BOY?
I tend to like most aftershaves, although the smell of Lynx tends to make me giggle nowadays (our Year 7 and 8 boys are going through a ‘spray liberally to impress the laydees’ phase!).
(Video 4: All Saints – Rock Steady)
14. WHAT KIND OF HAIR/EYE COLOR DO YOU LIKE ON THE OPPOSITE SEX?
Any and all. More or less!
15. what kind of body?
The one that suits them.
16. COFFEE OR ENERGY DRINK?
Sweet, nourishing coffee. I cannot believe I’m toying with the idea of dropping caffeine for Lent this year. That would be intense.
17. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING?
18. IF YOU CAN EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Veggie pizza. Flipping late night surveys!
20. HAVE YOU EVER EATEN A GOLDFISH?
To paraphrase Chris – only the cracker variety!
21. WHAT WAS THE FIRST GIFT SOMEONE EVER GAVE YOU?
Life, baby. Cheers Mum!
22. DO YOU LIKE ANYBODY?
I like everybody…
23. ARE YOU DOUBLE JOINTED?
Not in any way, shape, or form.
(Video 5: Beyonce – Irreplaceable. This song is suuuuuch a guilty pleasure of mine!)
24. FAVORITE CLOTHING BRAND?
Am I meant to have one? If it suits me and I like it, I’ll wear it.
26. DO YOU HAVE A PET RIGHT NOW?
Not of my very own, boohoo. I still want a guinea pig…just have to pass my driving test first!
27. what kind is it?
31. BLONDES OR BRUNETTES?
Both, and redheads!32.
WHAT IS THE ONE NUMBER YOU CALL MOST OFTEN?
Voicemail. I work odd/crazy/bizarre hours so the calls rack up!
33. WHAT ANNOYS YOU MOST?
34. HAVE YOU BEEN OUT OF THE USA?
37. FIRST JOB?
38. EVER DONE A PRANK CALL?
Only on the uni phones at Aberdeen, as revenge on our prank caller!
41.What were you doing before you filled this out?
Dancing around while doing my dumbbell reps.
No, I’m not joking – and my dumbbells are very ‘Claire’. Not particularly heavy or impressive, and PASTEL!!!
40. HAVE YOU EVER HAD SURGERY?
Minor. Yep. Touch wood.
42. WHAT DO YOU GET COMPLIMENTED ABOUT MOST?
Lately – voice/accent, eyes, hair (I have no idea what that’s about!).
43. HAVE YOU EVER HAD BRACES?
Nope. Cheers, God!
44. WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY?
It’s 11 months away…I have no idea.
45. HOW MANY KIDS DO YOU WANT?
Ooooh, is it like pick and mix? I’d like a few, but surely it depends on if/when Mr Right sweeps me off my feet and makes settling down seem like the most fabulous option?
46. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
No. All through pregnancy I was apparently ‘Ben James’, for no reason whatsoever. When I arrived a girl (see, my mum wasn’t psychic!) I “looked like a Claire”.
47. DO YOU WISH ON STARS?
(Video….6?: Akon – Smack That. Video hos agogo!)
49. WHAT KIND OF SHAMPOO DO YOU USE?
Brilliant Brunette, or HandS 2-in-1 after a workout or a swim. Darn, how do I even know that? I must be getting old!
50. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
It’s OK, but I wish it were prettier.
52. ANY BAD HABITS?
53.WHAT IS THE MOST EMBARRASING CD ON YOUR SHELF?
Ahahaha, how long have we got? I think we all have a phase when we purchase crappy music – I think I’m past it now though, hurrah!
54. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Maybe. Who knows? I’d hope so.
56. DO LOOKS MATTER?
Only as much as you want them to. But then, I have totally quirky taste when it comes to looks, so I screw up the data anyhow.
57. HOW DO YOU RELEASE ANGER?
Throwing pillows, screaming into pillows, stamping my feet and slamming books (all in private 😉 – I spent my teens as a bit of a doormat who couldn’t express anger, so now I actively embrace it!
How cheesey, right?
(Video 7: The Ordinary Boys – I Love You. I don’t hate this song. Is that wrong?)
58. WHERE IS YOUR SECOND HOME?
That would probably be at home with the ‘rents and sibs.
60. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A CHILD?
Jockey Bear. And my television cardboard box, for my John Craven impressions.
65. WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A GUY/GIRL?
Who has a list? I think it’s nicer to meet someone and think “Wow. You are just what I was looking for!”
I know, I know, how ridiculously romantic and idealistic of me.
66. WHAT ARE YOUR NICKNAMES?
I can never remember.
(Video 8: Lemar – Someone Should Tell You. Oh man, this is getting embarrassing. I really like Lemar. I may have to cave and buy the album….I love his whole urban soul thing. I must be getting old.)
67. WHATS YOUR FAVORITE BAND/SINGER?
You know I can’t answer that in less than 1,000 words, OK?
68. WHATS YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW?
Lately I’m liking The Daily Show & Ugly Betty, perennial favourites are Doctor Who, Buzzcocks, House, HIGNFY, My Name Is Earl and various and myriad awful talent shows.
69. WHAT WAS YOUR ACT/SAT SCORE?
70. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?
Ben and Jerry’s generally rock my world….but not for the next few months.
(Video 9: Girls Aloud – I Think We’re Alone Now. What have they done to this song?)
72. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WORKED OUT?
Well, the dumbbells thang was like an hour ago. And I went for a swim before school.
74. WHATS THE FASTEST YOU HAVE GONE IN A CAR?
100mph… Speedfreak father + autobahn!
77. LAST THING YOU DRANK?
78. LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
79. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE IN THE OPPOSITE SEX?
81. FAVORITE THING TO HATE?
Dubya, Dubya, Dubya, Blair.
82. FAVORITE MONTH OF THE YEAR?
Any one that isn’t February :-).
83. FAVORITE ZODIAC SIGN?
Who has an answer for this? Seriously???
85. WHAT IS YOUR HAIR COLOR?
Brown, brown, brown.
86. EYE COLOR?
89. FAVORITE FAST FOOD RESTURANT?
Chipper. You can take the girl out of Forres….
And so to bed, to bed. And as I type that we reach Video 10, which is P Diddy ft. Christina A (oooh, the circle of pop, she was our first act too!), Tell Me, a song which will forever make me laugh.
Because in Diddy’s rap I was convinced he shouts “I’m OBESE”. But no, apparently, he’s “a beast”. Whatev. It’s the same as the new Fall Out Boy song – even though I now know the proper lyrics, I still think they sing “This ain’t a scene, it’s a g*dda*n ARSE FACE”. Actually, I think my lyrics are better.
Have a great Friday, you fabulous and beautiful folk.