Thursday, May 26, 2005

Questions & Answers *

Blogworld, as I'm sure you know, is full of questionnaires and lists. I found this survey-thingy here, who found it here, so thanks to those two lovely bloggers. You can only read this one, though, if you have a look at every picture and story that I provide a link for, okay?? And, before you ask, I've done this cos I had nothing better to do.

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says.
"Tom, scowling, opening his mouth, closed it without having said anything,
cleared his throat, put the scowl off his face, and spoke with a husky sort of
gentleness".

That's Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, which 'er indoors has just finished.

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?
Letter from the boy's school announcing the theatre club's trip to see Twelfth Night at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre next month.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
A very quick glimpse of the breakfast news this morning, but, before that, Desperate Housewives on E4+1 last night.

4. WITHOUT LOOKING, guess what time it is?
6.25pm.

5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?
6.34pm.

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
The Raincoats doing that stunning cover version of Lola.

7. When did you last step outside? what were you doing?
This morning at 7.17am to go to work.

8. Before you came to this website, what did you look at?
A music download site to see if F the CC (the only track from Steve Earle's The Revolution Starts Now that I don't have) was available - it wasn't (shit).

9. What are you wearing?
Grey socks, blue tracksuit trousers, red adidas t-shirt - yes, I'm this.

10. Did you dream last night?
No.

11. When did you last laugh?
At work today when relating a telephone conversation with someone who had been complaining about conferences targeted at and for gay and lesbian people, black people and women and saying that "white, male heterosexuals are an oppressed minority" and that there are few conferences for this section of society.

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
A couple of paintings done by the mater of 'er indoors, a very nice mirror, a brilliant portrait of the boy painted by one of my siblings, some strange but nice Indian prints and various pictures of the boy in various stages of his life (favourite being one of him when he was 1, lying on bed looking at camera with ace smile on his face).

13. Seen anything weird lately?
This going down here in the middle of the day in the middle of the street in front of everyone walking past.

14. What do you think of this quiz?
It's okay.

15. What is the last film you saw?
At the cinema: Downfall.
On the telly: I think it was the absolutely awful and embarrassing Gangs of New York.

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?
Pint of this and this.

17. Tell me something about you that I don't know?
I was in therapy for a year.

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
Reintroduce this to the menu at Ibrox stadium. I'm informed that this particular item was removed from the menu in the executive suite's restaurant cos its named after a pope!

19. Do you like to dance?
No, always hated doing this - but known to do it in my y0unger days when in this state.

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?
Don't know about power-crazy, but, yes, I do think of him as a nutcase, but not necessarily because of his politics, more about his religious beliefs. And he is doing no different from any of his predecessors have done over the last 90 years or so.

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

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

23.Would you ever consider living abroad?
No, although, having lived here for the first 23 of my life, but, now, living here for the last 17 years, I am kind of abroad anyway.

* Biffy Clyro - really must buy some of this band's music. In fact, I think I'll do it tomorrow - well, it is pay day.

10 Comments:

Blogger Darren said...

Thank christ, someone else who thinks Gangs of New York was a bag of shite. I sometimes thought I was the only one with the good sense that Emperor Scorcese was standing their buck naked with only a clapperboard to cover his vitals.

Thing was, I was so looking forward to seeing it, reading the book it was based on and everything. And it didn't help that I saw 'City of God' in the same week, a vastly superior film.

3:21 am  
Blogger ardeelee said...

i love the bush picture. it's funny. i did the q&a too, but i haven't got the time to put the links, i will some day...

hey, how come i wasn't invited when you and darren met up????

i'm sad now...
now the two of you need to go to california, and you can crash at our pad.....heee heee.

i didn't really want to see leo do that gangs of new york shite....both of you are right on that one...

if you want to see gangs, just go to city heights and logan heights right by where I live in san diego,

or compton in los angeles. that's the gangs i know....and not to mention, it comes in an international variety too, what do you want? filipino's in the house? (my kind, my peeps), the wu tang can followers, or the 'la raza'???

haa haa. i'm apologetic now, i may sound a bit prejudice, i'm sorry. i really am, but you know what i mean.....

gangs of new york my arse.

7:00 am  
Blogger Reidski said...

Ardee, I've never heard a truer word being said. And you have an open invitation to join me whenever you can - in fact, why not pop over when you visit France?

Darren, I can't believe that I've still not seen City of God - shame upon me.

8:07 am  
Anonymous David Duff said...

I groaned inwardly as I ploughed my way through la Rullsenberg's list, but gave up at No:3. I was going to leave these remarks in her comments box, but being an old-fashioned gentleman who always raises his hat before kicking a lady, I remembered that I had recently given her a kicking. So, spotting the same tedious list on your site, I can only say that I am amazed at the sheer triviality of what occupies your minds, to say nothing of the obsessional, self-regarding nature of providing answers to questions about which no-one cares. It is the blogging equivalent of train-spotting.

3:17 pm  
Blogger Darren said...

Reidski,

Maybe the next time we have a drink we can invite Duffers along to provide us with knowledge and insight?

As long as he buys the first round.

3:26 pm  
Blogger Reidski said...

Yes, he's definitely invited - let's do a Begbie on him!

7:11 pm  
Blogger Jim said...

Duffers ma man. D'ye actually think anyone gie's a fuck what you think. If Reidski's blog is so fucking trivial why do you continually drag your arse over here? Don't ye have any friends of your own? 'N' if there's ay Begbieing going on I'm in too.

ps. check yir email Reidski and let me know if you got what I sent

7:50 pm  
Anonymous David Duff said...

I know I shouldn't ask, but I can't help myself; what is "Begbieing"?

But I did work out what "'N'" meant. Too, too fascinating these quaint dialects, even if the people concerned can speak and write perfectly good English - well, good-ish.

8:29 pm  
Anonymous Messalina said...

Darren! You are so right about 'Gangs', 'City of God' and 'Tutti Frutti'. I think the beards are because of the unpleasantness of shaving every day with cut-throat razors. Sorry about this, Reidski, but I don't think I can leave comments on Darren's blog.

5:02 pm  
Blogger Darren said...

Hello Messalina,

apologies for having a door policy when it comes to accepting comments to my blog, but since I got someone anonymous using my comments box as a dumping ground for all kinds of religious tracts, I've had to instruct the bouncers on the door that unless someone has a blogger profile there name isn't on the list, and they can't come in. ;-)

6:14 am  

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