John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

Twenty questions

From selannia:

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.

[1] 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

[2] If you could give yourself a super-power, what would it be?
   I've always thought it would be fun to have super-speed.

[3] 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
   4) Keys
   5) SanDisk Ultra II 1GB SD Plus USB Card

[4] What person in your life has made the biggest impact on you?
   Probably my mother. My love of music and reading in particular.

[5] 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.

[6] 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.

[7] 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.

[8] 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.

[9] What's the last text message you received?
   A message from USA Networks promoting Psych.

[10] 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

[11] Last thing you bought?
   If bus fare counts, a ride home from Wal-Mart. Otherwise, paper towels.

[12] 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.

[13] What do you usually drink in the morning?
   Diet Coke.

[14] 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

[15] 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.

[16] Do you have any siblings?
   One older brother, one younger sister, two younger step-brothers.

[17] 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.

[18] If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
   Angkor Wat

[19] What's your favorite kind of weather?
   Mid-70s, low humidity, light breeze

[20] 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.

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