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The ABC Meme

A – Act your age?

I’ve tried from time to time, but just can’t find my age’s motivation.

B – Born on what day of the week?

Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.

C – Chore you hate?

Most of them, really. I’m a hedonist, and would much rather be enjoying myself than anything so dreary as to be called a chore. On the other hand, years of living with my ex cured me of my tolerance for a messy house, so the gets kept reasonably clean at all times now. I much prefer it.

D – Dad’s name?

Arthur Taylor. I inherited the middle name.

E – Essential makeup item?

A dozen roses and a sincere apology.

F – Favorite actor?

Varies from time to time. There are some people that will inspire me to watch a film they’re in, even if I’d otherwise be completely uninterested. Alan Rickman comes to mind.

G – Gold or silver?

Yes, please. Thanks.

H – Hometown?

Williamston, North Carolina — the town that time gave up on, as my best friend Jeff used to put it. In Williamston, at least when I was growing up, it seemed to be forever 1950. Nice place to have one’s childhood, really.

I – Instruments you play?

Guitar, passably.

J – Job title

Senior Systems Administrator

K – Kids?

I don’t think i could eat a whole one.

Seriously, I love children, but I don’t want any for myself. I’m perfectly happy playing uncle to any any number of adopted neices and nephews, and that satisfies my paternal urge quite throughly.

L – Living arrangements?

I live with my partner kitanzi in a cozy apartment in Alpharetta.

M – Mum’s name?

Katherine Elaine. She goes by her middle name.

N – Number of people you’ve slept with?

Yes, please. Thanks.

O – Overnight hospital stays?

None that I recall. I had an emergency room visit for stiches when I was 15, and outpatient sinus surgery when I was 32.

P – Phobia?

Hurting someone I love.

Q – Quote you like?

I collect quotes, so this is hard to narrow down. Let’s see, how about this:

“The world is like a ride in an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it, you think that it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds can be. It goes up and down and round and round. It has many thrills and chills & is very brightly coloured, and it’s fun. For a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time and begin to question: Is this real or is this just a ride? And others have remembered and they come back to us and say ‘Hey, don’t ever be afraid, because… It’s just a ride’. We can change it anytime we want to. No effort, just a choice. No job, no money, no savings, just a choice right now. Between Fear and Love. It’s just a ride folks….”
–Bill Hicks.

R – Religious affiliation?

I was raised an Orthodox Agnostic. I have some thoughts on the subject of religion, but they’re pretty individual and thus I’m not part of any larger spiritual movement.

S – Siblings?

None by birth. Some by choice.

T – Time you wake up?

Between 6:30 and 7:00 on a typical day.

U – Unique habit?

I’m not sure there is such a thing. No matter how bizzare you think something you do is, someone else is doing the same thing. Probably right now.

V – Vegetable you refuse to eat?

Radishes. I have had bad reactions to them in the past, and thus avoid them.

I’m fond of neither pickles nor celery, though that’s more just a matter of not being fond of the taste.

W – Worst habit?

Ask kitanzi. She lives with me and probably has a better idea than I do.

X – X-rays you’ve had?

I have several sets of x-rays of my head as a momento of my various ongoing sinus treatments.

Y – Yummy food you make?

Barbecue pork roast. I have a variety of recipes that I no longer make since Kit and I started lowcarbing.

Z – Zodiac Sign?

Cancer. I had a mythology professor in college tell me I was the most typical Cancer male she’d ever met. Then again, my psychology professor said that according to the personality profile test we took in his class, I was female. I have no idea what any of that means. 🙂


A very sociable week.


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  1. :))

    Humorous responses.

  2. Bah…

    What? no J? You have 25 of the 26 letters but not J?


    -- Jill

    • Re: Bah…

      Heh. Went back and checked, and the person I took it from also had left out the J, which is why it was missing. Finally tracked down a copy (wave ) who had the J intact, and added it back in. Happy?

      So now it’s your turn. 🙂


  3. Anonymous

    Do You Want To Play A Game?

    No, not Wargames. And not *those* games [blush]. A word association game.
    Specifically a song title / lyrics association game.

    A -- Act your age?

    “I Won’t Grow Up”, the lost boys song from Peter Pan.

    (Someone I know wrote a very nice Miles Vorkosigan filk of this).

    PS -- Anyone suggesting Frank Sinatra’s “When I Was Seventeen” runs the risk of being
    wet noodled! [g]

    B -- Born on what day of the week?

    Not that I was, but…

    “Monday Morning” by Lindsey Buckingham.

    C -- Chore you hate?

    “Cook Of The House” by Paul McCartney.

    This could be an alternate answer for J.

    D -- Dad’s name?

    Dunno. I was cloned.

    E -- Essential makeup item?

    “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar.

    (Yes, an alternate interpretation of makeup, and the association is in the lyrics, not the title).

    F -- Favorite actor?

    Not that he was, but…

    “James Dean” by J. Browne, G. Frey, D. Henley, J. D. Souther.

    There was another James Dean song, quite different from the above. By David Essex?

    Don’t suppose anyone knows a song about Sean Connery? 🙂

    G -- Gold or silver?

    “Silver Threads Among The Gold” by Eben E. Rexford & Hart Pease Danks.

    H -- Hometown?

    “Little Boxes” by Malvina Reynolds.
    “Ain’t That America” by John Cougar Melencamp (?)

    I -- Instruments you play?

    “Dem (Dry) Bones”, a spiritual.

    It may be from the story of Ezekial and the valley of dry bones, but I remember it from
    that last double episode of “The Prisoner”. 🙂

    J -- Job title

    “Surreal Estate Broker” by Paul Estin.

    K -- Kids?

    Depending on your POV --

    “Eyes Of A Child” by John Lodge
    “Little Bastards” by Pat Benatar.

    L -- Living arrangements?

    I’m hitting a blank here, although I do have a tombstone in the garage that says
    “Vacant. Inquire within”. 🙂 Ah, wait --

    “One Is The Loneliest Number” by Three Dog Night.

    M -- Mum’s name?

    Chrysanthe? Yeah, I know, not a song.

    N -- Number of people you’ve slept with?

    “SuperpolynomialSubexponentialRuntimes” by Eric Hughes
    or (if you want to be obfuscatorial)
    “New Math” by Tom Lehrer.

    O -- Overnight hospital stays?

    “They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-haaa!” by Napoleon XIV.

    P -- Phobia?

    “Boris The Spider” by John Entwhistle.

    Q -- Quote you like?

    Definitely a blank here, but don’t quote me!

    R -- Religious affiliation?

    “Real Old Time Religion” by various.

    S -- Siblings?

    Nothing again. Serves me right for being an only child. 🙂

    T -- Time you wake up?

    Not that it is, ghod forbid, but…

    “Six O’clock” by John Sebastian.

    Don’t suppose anyone knows a song about the crack of noon? 🙂

    U -- Unique habit?

    “Psycho Filker” by The unPaul.

    V -- Vegetable you refuse to eat?

    “Dangerous Veggies” by Gary McGath.

    W -- Worst habit?

    “Smoke Two Joints” by C. Kay and M. Kay.

    X -- X-rays you’ve had?

    “Here She Comes” by Pete Bellotte and Giorgio Moroder
    From the 1984 reconstruction of Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis”
    (I know -- it wasn’t X-rays that Rotwang used on his robot Maria).

    Y -- Yummy food you make?

    “Lord Of The Land And Sea / Ample Gifts” by Howard Phillips (deceased)
    Hint: it’s a Lovecraft theme ttto “Lord Of The Dance / Simple Gifts”
    “Sushi Yucky” by Pat Donohue

    Z -- Zodiac Sign?

    Not that I am, but…

    “Gemini” by Eric Burdon.

    Hey, who writes about Capricorns? [g]

    Ann Onynous.

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