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Answers To Questions

A 'meme' transmitted via Snail's Tales:

  • Explain what ended your last relationship.  Nothing: it is still on-going.
  • When was the last time you shaved?  1981.
  • What were you doing this morning at 8AM?  Looking out over Bagshot from the window of the train on my way to work.
  • What were you doing 15 minutes ago?  Watching The Simpsons with my daughter, Zoe.
  • Are you any good at math?  I'm better than most, but there is still a lot that is beyond me.
  • Your prom night, what do you remember about it?  If I had one, I've forgotten all about it.
  • Do you have any famous ancestors?  King Edward I, Hammer of the Scots (but then a large proportion of the British population have royal ancestors if you go back that far).
  • How many different beverages have you had today?  Coffee (caffeinated and decaff) and a sip of cocoa when I made some for Zoe half an hour ago.
  • Do you re-use towels after you shower?  I put towels to wash if they smell when they are damp.  (If you wash them after a single use then you might as well be using paper towels.)
  • Some things you are excited about?  Finding, or reading about, new ways of understanding familiar things. 
  • Do you sleep with the door to your room open or closed?  I work in an open-plan office.
  • Who did you lose your CONCERT virginity to?  See here.
  • Last thing received in the mail?  A letter from my bank offering me a loan of 16,000 pounds.  I shredded it and put it in the recycling bin.
  • Do you like what the ocean does to your hair?  I see to it that the ocean doesn't get anywhere near my hair.
  • Have you ever received one of those big tins of 3 different popcorns?  No.  If I did I would shred it and recycle it.
  • Have you ever been to a planetarium?  Yes, I went with my wife to the London Planetarium about 10 years ago.  As soon as the lights went out my wife closed her eyes and slept through the whole show.
  • What's the most painful dental procedure you've had?  Probably a filling, but I haven't had any of them since the early 1970's.
  • What is out your back door?  A concrete path and a lawn with an S-shaped mushroom 'ring' on it.
  • Any plans for Friday night?  Sleep.
  • Do you ever leave messages on people's answering machine?  Occasionally.
  • Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?  No, I draw my daughters name (and she runs around  after me rubbing it out).
  • Have you had to take a loan out for school.  Never.
  • Do you know the words to the song on your MySpace profile?  MySpace is for kiddies.
  • What is your favorite flavor of JELL-O?  Jell-o is for kiddies..
  • Describe your keychain(s).  My work key-tag is a triangular plastic warning sign saying "Danger 415 volts!".
  • Where do you keep your change?  A small leather purse.  When I was young I used to use small plastic bags (the sort banks use to put coins in), but a girl friend took pity on me and bought me one of these purses for Christmas.  I have used them ever since.
  • When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group of people?  1994, in a variable star meeting at the Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge.
  • What kind of winter coat do you own?  None.  I get by with an umbrella and a light-weight 'kag-in-a-bag' to keep me dry, and multiple pullovers to keep me warm.
  • What was the weather like on your graduation day?  Don't know.  I was on holiday abroad in late July 1979, when my graduation ceremony took place.

Reader Comments (1)

Speaking of using paper towels for drying, I did that once. The previous building I worked in had a shower room. Once day I returned from an after-lunch jog, took a shower, stepped out & realized that I had forgotten my towel. Luckily, there was a tall stack of folded paper towels. It took a large number of them, but I was dry at the end.
November 29 | Unregistered CommenterAydin

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