Sunday, 29 August 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Majorly Personal Meme, Part Two

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21. If you were to live your life without your best friend, what would change?

My best friend.

22. Tell us about a era of your life that you really miss.

There's bits I look back to with fondness, but I'm not sure I really miss them. They didn't have the internet, so probably sucked in retrospect.

23. Have you ever been betrayed by someone that came as a complete surprise? Without revealing the person, if yes, tell us about it.

No, I haven't.

24. Do you ever think that is a good idea to hide your feelings?

Yeah, especially if you're playing poker.

25. Tell us about your favorite year when you were a student.

I've no idea, they've all got their pros and cons. My last year at school was good from an academic point of view, though my University years were outstanding from a laziness point of view.

25. When was the last time you were in a very good mood? What caused it?

Just now, I spotted there were two number 25s. I love being pedantic.

26. Have you ever had a romantic relationship with a sibling of a good friend?


27. Tell us about the last thing that you did that you truly regret.

Started this meme.

28. When did you laughed today?

I haven't yet. Still got that to look forward to.

29. Do you trust easily?

Yes, unless it's a stranger on the street, or on the phone, or in an email. Once a stranger on the street tricked young me out of a packet of Rolos and these things stick with you.

30. What do you care about that you wish more people would?


31. Is it easier for you to go without food or go without sleep?

It's a lot easier to go without food; it requires no effort to not buy food, whereas it requires a lot of effort to stay awake.

32. What non-alcohol beverage do you enjoy drinking the most?


33. When you walk into a room full of strangers, generally how is your confidence?

The only time I tend to do that is when I'm going to the cinema, and my confidence remains unaffected then.

34. Does talking about sex with anyone but your lover make you uncomfortable?


35. Do you tend to believe members of the opposite sex mostly behave the same way?


36. Did you drink any alcohol this week? If yes, what?

No, I didn't. When I do, it's usually lager and lime.

37. Would you ever consider being a vegetarian?

Yes, but only part-time.

38. Do you believe that there’s always room in your heart for someone?

Yes, providing that someone's my girlfriend.

39. Do you believe in the concept of soul mates?

More and more.

40. Last week, we had a few players criticize our victim’s questions. Which is fine to do and we value your opinion. Would you ever consider writing questions for Bud and me to post on a Sunday Stealing?

But then it wouldn't be stealing, and where's the fun in that?

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Majorly Personal Meme, Part One

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1. Are you happier now than you were five months ago?

No, I'm a bit sadder because I've just realised I've now got five less months to live than I did then.

2. Have you ever slept in the same bed with anyone that you shouldn't have?


3. Can you sleep in total darkness?

Yes, and before you ask, I can also sleep horizontally, not to mention with my eyes closed.

4. Your phone is ringing. It’s the person you fell hardest for, the one who got away, what do you say?

How did you get my number?

5. What do you think about the weather this summer?

I liked it, though I live in the UK where the weather doesn't really ever get too hot, plus it always seems a lot better than the weather in the US that my girlfriend talks about where, if I was exposed to it, I'd no doubt be on the verge of either melting or spontaneously combusting.

6. How many people do you trust with everything?

None, especially myself.

7. What was the last thing you drank?

A can of Coke.

8. Is there anyone you want to come see you?

My girlfriend Lynette, but I have to wait twenty days.

9. Name one thing you love about winter?


10. Have you ever dated a Goth?

No, though I wanted to once.

11. What are you looking forward to tomorrow?

I'll be at work tomorrow, so I'll be mostly looking forward to things like coffee time and lunch time and getting home.

12. Name something you dislike about the day you’re having?

Well, I've only just got up, so I guess having to get up; the day always goes downhill after that.

13. What's the longest that you have committed to one person and one person only?

Just over a year.

14. What’s the first thing you did when you opened your eyes today?

I looked at my phone to see if I'd got any emails or texts, and I had, yay.

15. Has anyone ever told you they never want to ever lose you?

If they have, I've forgotten them saying it, so apologies to them for that.

16. Is there anybody that you wish you could fix your relationship with?


17. Could you go out in public, looking like you do now?

Yes, though the public would no doubt point and snigger and wonder what I was doing out in my pyjamas.

18. Do you think things will change in the next 3 months? How?

Yes, I'll get older.

19. Do you believe that you never know what you got until you lose it?

Only in some cases.

20. Do you have a friend of the opposite sex you can talk to?

Yes, my girlfriend.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Crafty Fifty Meme, Part Two

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26. What do you normally smell like?


27. Do you like Carrie Underwood?

No, but I don't dislike her either. I don't really know much about her to be honest.

28. Been to “The Vegas”?

No, but I might be going to "The Atlantic City" the next time I'm in America.

29. How far away do you live from your parents?

Fairly near my mum, a long way away from my dad.

30. Are you happy with your job?

It's okay, but I'd rather be a lumberjack.

31. Where do you work and what do you do there?

A computer company. Not a lot.

32. What did you get in the mail today?

There's no mail delivered here on Sunday.

33. How do you like your steak cooked?

By someone other than me.

34. Britney Spears…is she back?

Yeah, but I'm busy answering this meme so I had to send her away.

35. What do you usually order at Taco Bell?

I've only ordered there once. I think I got a taco and a burrito and they were both painful to eat because of some weird mouth cooties I had at the time.

36. Have you ever sat all the way through Gone With the Wind?

It's possible I might have done, since we used to have it on video (my sister got it free from somewhere or other). I remember someone wanting to watch it (either my grandmother or my aunt) and then falling asleep during it, but surprisingly I managed to stay awake.

37. Have you ever been to Mt Rushmore?

No, but I saw a cool Don Martin cartoon about it once in Mad Magazine.

38. Is it just me, or was The Marine (w/John Cena) a really horrible movie?

Probably just you, suspect no one else has even seen it.

39. Are surveys like the cocaine of myspace?

No, surveys are a lot cheaper.

40. Where is your favorite place (that you have actually been to)?


41. What is your favorite candle scent?

Candles should be seen and not smelt.

42. Do you believe places can really be haunted?

Only by memories.

43. Do you smoke cigarettes?


44. Have you ever been to NYC or LA?

I went to NYC back in May and almost got as far as blogging about it.

45. How many states have you been to where all you saw was the airport?

None, though the only bit of Copenhagen I've seen is the airport.

46. Do you think 50 questions is enough?

Clearly it's way more than enough.

47. Are you currently planning a trip?

Yes, I'm back in NYC in October.

48. Is Ryan Seacrest gay? Should anyone care?

I don't know. Nobody, with the possible exception of Ryan Seacrest, should care.

49. Do you take anti-depressants? Sleeping pills?

No, if I want to stave off depression, I can stop doing this meme; if I want to go to sleep, I can carry on doing it.

50. What do you think about space travel?

Underfunded, cool, not as interesting as time travel.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Crafty Fifty Meme, Part One

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1. Introduce yourself.

Hi, I'm An Eerie Tapestry, thrilled to meet you. Let's skip formalities and leap straight to question 5.

5. Did you ever get into a bar and drink before you were 21?

Yes, but I'm from the UK where you can go into bars and drink at 18, so that's no big deal.

6. What countries have you been to?

The nearby ones (Ireland, Scotland and Wales), some of Europe (France, Holland, Spain and Norway) and America,

7. Do you watch MTV anymore?

No, but then again I never did.

8. What do you think about Oprah

Not a lot, since she's not on much on TV over here, and when she was I never watched her.

10. You need a new pair of jeans: what store do you go to first?

The nearest one that sells jeans and the prices look reasonable.

11. Did you ever watch The O.C.?


12. What kind of car do you drive

I've failed my driving test numerous times, so most of the time I'm chauffeured around by bus.

13. Honestly, is that car insured?

Which car? I travel by bus. Haven't you been listening?

14. Do you like sushi?

Yeah, it's okay.

15. Have you ever been to Tiffany & Co. or Saks 5th Ave?

No. The only shops I've been to in New York are souvenir shops, a Hello Kitty shop, and some pizza place that sold Water Ice.

16. Did your parents spoil you growing up?

Not as much as I spoil my nephew and niece.

17. Do you like roller coasters?

They look cool, but I'd never want to go on one.

18. What magazine(s) do you buy regularly or subscribe to?

I buy Radio Times (TV listings magazine), Empire (film magazine), PC Gamer, PC Zone (computer games magazines), SFX (science fiction magazine) and Dodgem Logic (strange magazine covering all sorts of stuff edited by Alan Moore). I also buy Doctor Who Monthly for my nephew.

19. Do you remember the old WB show “Popular”?

No, I don't think they showed it over here.

20. When you go out do you prefer to go to a dance club or to a bar?

I guess a bar, because I've not been to a dance club in years and they probably play music I don't recognise now.

21. What do you think about gay marriage?

I've got no problems with it.

22. Who do you think will be the next president?

Probably someone I've not heard of yet.

23. Are you registered to vote?


24. Do you own an iPad?

Yes, but only if you've misspelled iPod.

25. Is your bathroom filled with beauty stuff?

No, just stuff.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Sunday Stealing: 28 Questions Meme

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1. Was your dad named after anyone?

I believe his surname was handed down through the generations, no idea about his christian name.

2. What do you think is the minimal age to get married?

Legally it's sixteen, but it depends on the persons involved. I'm sure there are those who've married at that age and it worked out great, whereas others need more time to find the right person or reach the right stage of their life to make marriage work.

3. What’s the longest time that you‘ve been involved with the same person?

Just over a year.

4. What actor/actress do you consider hot at the moment?

Karen Gillan from Doctor Who.

5. What is your favorite album by a band?

Not sure, maybe Honey Lingers by Voice of the Beehive.

6. What is your favorite album by an individual artist?

Again not sure, maybe Suzanne Vega's eponymous debut album.

7. What is something that you‘d rather be a bit dirty?

My dreams, that way there's a chance I'd remember them.

8. What was the last TV show that you watched?

It was called House Gift and wasn't interesting in the least. I'm watching Columbo now, which is a big improvement.

9. How many people have you met from the blogosphere? Who are they?

I've met three people who I know write blogs, but I didn't meet them as a result of their blogging. My girlfriend, who I met through Nanowrimo (A Blog In The Rough/>DelGal's Book Reviews) and a couple of friends I met through work (Plastic Mancunian and Scars Beneath The SKin).

10. What's your philosophy on life?

I've no real philosophy on it, though I'm fairly sure it's not just a bowl of cherries.

11. Do you think prescription drugs are over prescribed?

In some cases, I'm sure they are, in other cases they're no doubt under prescribed.

12. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?

If I was going to keep a secret from you, then you're the last person I'd admit it to.

13. What is your favorite memory in the last year?

Being with my girlfriend as she nursed me through the horrors of man flu.

14. What is your favorite guilty pleasure?


15. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you:

I once managed to hit my head with a javelin at school while attempting to throw it. Fortunately just the side hit my head rather than it embedding itself in my head or anything too grisly.

16. You can have three wishes (for yourself, so forget all the 'world peace etc' malarky) - what are they?

I'd wish that I was with my girlfriend, that I had an infinite number of wishes, and that I could answer meme questions better.

17. Who would you want to get together with and make a cake?

Hopefully someone who was really good at making cakes, because I'd not have a clue what to do.

18. Which country is your spiritual home?

I'm guessing the UK since it's where I come from, though I'm not that spiritual.

19. What is your big weakness?

Spider Solitaire (though I'm weaning myself off it onto Bejeweled 2).

20. Do you think Judd Corizan is a good person?

I don't know, though I'd like to think so because "Judd is good" rhymes nicely.

21. What was your best/favorite subject at school?


22. Describe your accent:

I think I've got a generic UK one, though if I'm in America it tends towards the incomprehensible.

23. If you could change anything about yourself, would you?

No, because whatever it was, at the moment it's making the rest of me look good by comparison.

24. What do you wear to sleep?

Pyjamas (or my normal clothes when I fall asleep watching TV).

25. What is your favorite casual outfit to wear?

Jeans and a shirt.

26. Do you use cigarettes or alcohol?

No and yes respectively.

27. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together? (If you have no idea, just say something crazy, it'll entertain me!)

Something crazy.

28. Rate the memes that you play generally. Use any scale or just in order.

These days this tends to be the only meme I play generally, just because I've got more time around Sundays.