I did this one back in April, but since it’s going around again, I figured I’d reprise my answers from back then. The only ones I’ll change are the ones where the question has changed since last time:

A – Act your age?

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

B – Boyfriend?

Not at present, nor am I really inclined to want one. 🙂

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 actress?

Alyson Hannigan or Jewel Staite

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 number of adopted nieces and nephews, and that satisfies my paternal urge quite thoroughly.

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 stitches 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. 🙂