March 08, 2006

Meme thing I

Harvey tagged me with this meme. While I have 30 mins to kill here between strangling the server and dealing with manic depression I thought I would have a go at it.

1) Two favourite colours: midnight blue as I find it calming; white due to it's cleanliness and the effect it has on Sally.

2) Two least favourite colours: willow green as my mom seems to have a fetish for it and my office is painted that colour; dark grey as it always gives a sense of foreboding.

3) Favourite fast food restaurant: I don't have one. I tend to avoid things like McDonalds due to the need to preserve my taste buds. In terms of chain restaurants then TGI Fridays and Frankie & Bennies over here are good, and the New York Cheesecake Factory got my vote when in the US.

4) Fave day of the week: Hmmmm. Saturday. I know that on a Sunday Star will go to her grandparents for a few hours and I get some alone time with Sally.

5) Least fave day: Monday. Another week of crushing oppression at work, 5 more days before I get to spend real quality time with my loved ones.

6) Best thing about your significant other: Just the one thing? The fact that she understands me when sometimes I don't even understand myself.

7) Least favorite thing about your significant other: That she cannot see how I see her actions.

8) Your significant other's favourite thing about you (without asking them): I try to do the best thing by us all, and keep trying even with all the setbacks I receive, and she knows how hard it is.

9) Your significant other's least favourite thing about you (again, without asking them): My stubborness and unwillingness to listen.

10) Black or white? White. It has interesting effects on Sally if it is clothing.

11) Red or blue? Blue is the colour I have preferred since childhood.

12) Day or night? Night. Quiet, no need to go anywhere or do anything, the lure of bed and a warm cozy Sally, the end to a hectic day.

13) Favorite part of your body: My fingers. They do so much, vital for work and for tickling the 2 tickle monsters in the house.

14) Least favorite part about your body: Knees. The left one particularly has given me so much trouble over the years and will do for the rest of my life.

15) Do you like walking in the rain at times? Sure. Summer days when it had gotten humid and then the blessed relief of rain falling from the heavens as I am out walking with Sally, or the sudden downpur that catches you unaware and, just for a second, you're a teenager again dashing for cover.

16) Do you have a tattoo? With my overwhelming phobia of needles?

17) “Short and sweet” or “long and hard”? With reference to what exactly? For a working week I would prefer the former but get the later.

18) Favourite kind of car: Subaru Impreza WRC 4 door 300 odd bhp thing. You Americans have no concept of cars. 300+ bhp from a 2 litre engine, permanent 4wd, 4 doors for getting people in and out of AND it can take corners :P

19) Favorite kind of ice cream: Ben and Jerry's Cookie Dough Ice Cream. Lovely lumps of uncooked cookie dough.

20) Trix or Lucky Charms? WTF are these things?

People who need to answer this in the hapless way I did:

Contagion if only for him to be able to mention "haggis" in some fashion.

Sally even though she will ignore it and finally...

Onehappydogspeaks due to the fact she still reads me and I am a crap blogger.

Posted by AlexC at March 8, 2006 02:29 PM

ha ha ha ha... Gee thanks... I get my blog and crap in the same sentence. ;-) Ok Ok... I have got to do this meme soon.

Posted by: vw bug at March 8, 2006 06:53 PM

"You Americans have no concept of cars"

Probably not, but when it comes to having hundreds of miles of straight, open highway, you can't beat the American West :-)

Posted by: Harvey at March 8, 2006 09:55 PM

Hundreds of miles of straight 55mph limited roads? :-P

I like corners - they make me more grateful for the straight bits. Besides I hold a Class 2 racing licence :-D

Posted by: Alex at March 8, 2006 10:16 PM

et tu? And to think, I actually said I liked you.

Posted by: Contagion at March 8, 2006 11:57 PM

Christ almighty, a Subaru?

Um, did you know that they are produced in the American Heartland of Indiana?

Subaru the Japanese, Australian wannabe?

The car with an idenity crisis?

Posted by: Machelle at March 9, 2006 01:31 PM

Sorry Machelle but... it is a fantastic car. Handles amazingly well, the road going version is not much different to the rally version and as for reliability it has featured in the top 3 for the last 5 years. We've started getting Chryslers here and they are just not rated by the press at all. We did get Cadillacs and they were, erm, just wrong.

Posted by: Alex at March 9, 2006 04:42 PM

You Americans have no concept of cars. Hmmmm, we had 400 cubic inch engines back in the 60's and 70's. I had a Mercury Cyclone that would hit 115 mph in 1/4 mile. Had it up to 150 mph one time. Telephone poles going by like a picket fence.

Posted by: Jimmy K. at March 11, 2006 03:59 AM

I will amend that then Jimmy. You have no concept of cars now :-P

The Italians with Ferrari, Lambourghini, Bugatti, Masaratti; The Germans with Porsche, Mercedes Benz, BMW; The Brits with Bentley, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Lotus; for some reason in Europe we have always been adept at getting huge amounts of power from relatively small engines. It doesn't need to be 4.7 litres to develop 300+ bhp - Mitsubushi (for example) have a 400bhp Lancer Evolution IX.

Posted by: Alex at March 11, 2006 10:10 AM

Alex - 55 went away in '95.

These days it's mostly between 65 & 75:

And with a radar detector and those long, straight roads out west, it's pretty much whatever you want :-)

Posted by: Harvey at March 14, 2006 03:56 PM
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