From SamuraiFrog comes a quiz with some odd spelling in progress. Sorry about the all-caps too, but that's how it came to me. Anyway:
1) WHAT BOOK ARE U READING?
I'm progressing slowly through Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, which is a book to savor in small doses. I think it's the literary equivalent of a box of very fine chocolates, so I'm reading it one chapter at a time. I'll also have some other novel going on, although I haven't picked one yet; it'll probably be a space opera of some sort or another. I'm also reading Patricia Neal's autobiography As I Am, on the recommendation of Sheila. I also need to return to my Moby Dick one-chapter-a-day plan one of these days. Maybe after I finish Strange and Norrell.
2) FAVOURITE BOARD GAME?
Hmmm. I enjoy Sorry! a good deal, although I haven't played it in a while. I remember liking The Game of Life when I was a kid, but right now we don't own that one. Maybe I'll pick it up. I love chess, although I'm not any kind of master or anything.
3) FAVOURITE SMELLS?
Burning wood or incense. Candles. Pizza in the process of baking. A freshly poured glass of beer. Coffee. Vanilla.
4) WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD?
The realization of just how powerless you really are, and the realization that the difference between the life you should be living and the life you are living isn't very large -- but for all that, the difference is also insurmountable.
5) WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN U WAKE?
"Oh, f*** this f***ing day, so I can just f***ing sleep some more." And if waking up interrupts a really good dream, that same sentiment goes through my head with a lot more f***'s.
6) FINISH THIS STATEMENT—’IF I HAD A LOT OF MONEY I’D...
How much money is "a lot" of money? Enough to retire right now and live at least at the standard of living I'm at now? Or "decent winnings on Deal or No Deal" money? Maybe I'd buy a house on a nice piece of land with lots of trees somewhere in Orchard Park or East Aurora. Travel sounds nice, but we're gradually making it a complete pain in the ass to go anywhere. Maybe I'd buy a car that gets the best mileage possible. And I'd probably buy some books.
7) DO U DRIVE FAST?
I can, at times, but generally I'm the guy who gets freaked out because I'm going eight or nine miles over the speed limit and still getting passed as though I'm the old lady on my way to pick up coffee cake for tonight's bridge club.
8) STORMS–COOL OR SCARY?
Cool because of the scary.
9) WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
A red Volkswagen Rabbit with a diesel engine. I liked that car, until the hood blew open while I was driving.
10) FAVOURITE DRINK?
Alcoholic? Rum, I guess.
11) FINISH THIS STATEMENT-IF I HAD THE TIME I WOULD...
I have the time. I just use it badly.
12) DO YOU EAT THE STEMS ON BROCCOLI?
You know what? If God came to me and said, "I will make it so that gas is back down to $1.50 a gallon, impose universal health care in the US, see that Bin Laden is captured, and get you a healthy raise for the exact amount of work you do now, if you just eat this bowl of broccoli", I'd let the world stay as it is. If Satan were a food, he would be broccoli.
13) FAVOURITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
14) ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
I love it when this question shows up in these blog-quizzes, betraying their origins as e-mail quizzes! Anyway, SamuraiFrog nicely posts photos of women in various stages of undress, which is always nice.
15) WHATS UNDER YOUR BED?
I have no idea, but wow, there's a lot of crap under there. Maybe it's time to get rid of a lot of it.
16) MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
I genuinely don't know, so I live as though I'm both, which results in me being a drooling moron by week's end. (Which explains why I don't normally blog on Fridays; the results are usually not encouraging.)
17) OVER EASY OR SUNNY SIDE UP?
Scrambled, or in omelet form. I'm not a fan of either of these two preparations.
18) FAVOURITE PLACE TO RELAX?
Depends on the type of relaxation, I guess. I like sitting at my desk, or on the balcony reading, or in the armchair reading, or in bed, reading.
19) FAVOURITE PIE?
Hmmmm. Well, this would depend, I suppose, on the method of consumption, yes? Apple (with ice cream), or coconut cream.
20) FAVOURITE ICE CREAM FLAVOUR?
Coffee. Or mint chocolate chip. Or cookie dough. Or...you get the idea.
Sheila starts a post as follows: "I wish I had a lifetime supply of:", and then a list of such items as pertains to her. What about me? Hmmm. I wish I had a lifetime supply of:
:: Yeungling Lager.
:: Gigabytes (or terrabytes, once we reach that point).
:: Candles of all sizes.
:: Green tea.
:: Printer paper.
:: Printer ink.
:: Espresso roast coffee.
:: Mozzarella cheese.
:: Shampoo and hair conditioner.
Quizzes: the reason I still have a blog at all!