The Meme of 50

Via Kona and Jack...

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought? Hmm…probably something like “I’m fucking 32 and getting gray hair. Can I stop getting zits now?”

2. How much cash do you have on you? Like three bucks in change.

3. What’s a word that rhymes with “DOOR?” Boor.

4. Favorite planet? Earth, although my answer may change once I’m no longer dependent on its atmosphere for my very survivial and shit.

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone? Mr. Furious.

6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone? You Have Killed Me by Morrissey.

7. What shirt are you wearing? A green tanktop.

8. Do you “label” yourself? Yes. Here’s my label:

9. Name the brand of the shoes you’re currently wearing? I’m currently wearing pink slippers I bought at the drugstore for $7.

10. Bright or Dark Room? Depends on the purpose.

11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you? Kona broke the mold. Like, with a sledge hammer. Jack would spend endless hours carefully gluing it back together if he thought it would make the world thismuch better.

12. What does your watch look like? Very still, since its battery needs to be replaced.

13. What were you doing at midnight last night? Crawling into bed.

14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say? I can’t even remember, although I’m fairly certain it was from my girlfriend Miller, who seems to be the only person I know who texts.

15. Where is your nearest 7-11? No idea. The only one I can think of is across from Roscoe’s in Chicago.

16. What's a word that you say a lot? Wev.

17. Who told you he/she loved you last? Mr. Shakes.

18. Last furry thing you touched? Matilda. Or Olivia.

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days? Two.

20. How many rolls of film do you need developed? None.

21. Favorite age you have been so far? 32. I always tend to be content with where I am, and I like getting older.

22. Your worst enemy? An aversion to asking for help when I need it.

23. What is your current desktop picture? Tim Gunn: “Make it work!”

24. What was the last thing you said to someone? “I love you.”

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be? Million bucks.

26. Do you like someone? What the eff kind of question is this? Yes. I do. Lots of someones.

27. The last song you listened to? Girl Don’t Come by Sandie Shaw.

28. What time of day were you born? 10:57pm.

29. What’s your favorite number? π

30. Where did you live in 1987? Same place I live now, though I’ve lived elsewhere in between.

31. Are you jealous of anyone? Nope. I’ve never really seen the point.

32. Is anyone jealous of you? I certainly hope not.

33. Where were you when 9/11 happened? At work on the 12th floor of a highrise on the Mag Mile in Chicago.

34. What do you do when vending machines steal your money? Grumble and complain.

35. Do you consider yourself kind? I don’t consider myself unkind. Sometimes I’m kind; sometimes I’m just fair. Often those are the same thing, but not always.

36. If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be? Dunno.

37. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be? Spanish.

38. Would you move for the person you loved? Yes.

39. Are you touchy feely? With people I know. I don’t particularly like being touched by strangers.

40. What’s your life motto? Tears in a bucket; motherfuckit.

41. Name three things that you have on you at all times? My wedding band, my glasses or contacts (on or nearby), and my rapier wit.

42. What’s your favourite town/city? Chicago, New York, Edinburgh, London…like I can pick just one.

43. What was the last thing you paid for with cash? Parking.

44. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it? Not terribly long ago. I write letters to my Londoner Andy all the time and then never mail them because I’m a lazy sod. I end up telling him everything on the phone before I manage to send the letters.

45. Can you change the oil on a car? Yep.

46. Your first love: what is the last thing you heard about him/her? My first love is someone with whom I’m still friends. We just went out, along with our respective partners, to a movie together over Thanksgiving weekend.

47. How far back do you know about your ancestry? Different generations depending on what branch of the family tree.

48. The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear and why did you dress fancy? Dress fancy?! LOL. I think my hot outfit of a green tanktop, pinstriped trousers, and pink slippers is pretty damn fancy.

49. Does anything hurt on your body right now? Yeah, a cyst on my bloody spinal cord that I’ve had since I was 16. It’s flaring up at the moment and driving me batshit insane.

50. Have you been burned by love? No, but I’ve definitely been frozen.

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