A: People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blog and replace any question that they dislike with a new, original question. (Full disclosure: I replaced question no. 2.)
B: Tag eight people. Don't refuse to do that. Don't tag who tagged you. My LJ taggees: angelsgracie, butterfly, edhed, fox1013, ghoulchick, jrs1980, livyanne, and rustydog.
 Make a list of 5 things you can see:
1) Uncle Scrooge figurine
2) Love, Actually DVD
3) Mighty Big TV messenger bag
4) Obama '08 baseball cap
5) HP Photosmart C4380 printer
 If you could give yourself a super-power, what would it be?
I've always thought it would be fun to have super-speed.
 What are 5 things you usually keep in your pocket/bag/wallet?
1) Library card
2) Photos of my nieces and nephews
3) Mobile phone
5) SanDisk Ultra II 1GB SD Plus USB Card
 What person in your life has made the biggest impact on you?
Probably my mother. My love of music and reading in particular.
 What is your dream occupation? (It doesn't have to be realistic)
Something akin to a reference librarian... someone who finds the answers to whatever random questions people have.
 Would you rather lose an arm or have an incurable headache for the rest of your life?
I'd lose the arm. Preferably the left.
 Who is the last person you hugged?
I think it was my nephew David, but might have been his mom. I did a lot of hugging this weekend.
 What is your current obsession?
I'm not sure I'm obsessed with anything in particular right now. Which is kind of unusual for me, frankly.
 What's the last text message you received?
A message from USA Networks promoting Psych.
 What sites do you always visit when you go online?
Gah, too many to name! A representative sample: Facebook, GoComics, LiveJournal, Progressive Ruin, TWoP, Washington Monthly, Yahoo! Mail
 Last thing you bought?
If bus fare counts, a ride home from Wal-Mart. Otherwise, paper towels.
 What is your favorite word?
Bostin! Which is a Brummie slag term meaning "fantastic." I picked it up while following a LiveJournal-based Harry Potter role playing game in which one of the characters -- Michael Corner, if I recall, who in this particular game was portrayed as a resident of Birmingham -- used the term frequently. Since I've only ever seen it in print, I don't actually know how it's pronounced. I say it BAH-stin, which pronunciation I chose to differentiate it as much as possible from Boston, which I generally pronounce BAW-stun.
 What do you usually drink in the morning?
 What would you tell your 12 year old self if you could?
Do a better job of communicating with people, don't drop out of the high school choir, listen to more than top 40 radio
 If you could play any musical instrument what one would you play?
I would like to be able to play the piano, though my lack of dexterity in my left hand would prevent it. Alas.
 Do you have any siblings?
One older brother, one younger sister, two younger step-brothers.
 What's something you would like to throw off a ten story building?
I'll stick with what selannia said: "A fish bowl full of marbles." That would sound bostin.
 If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
 What's your favorite kind of weather?
Mid-70s, low humidity, light breeze
 What's the last show/gig/concert you went to?
My niece Hannah's Christmas band concert at Simpson Middle School in 2007. If that doesn't count, Ben Folds with Rufus Wainwright and Guster in 2004.