aidan in bright sun
The Fiery One in the Spring Sun

If you were here for yesterday's entry, I was tagged to do a Q&A list of meme-olithic proportions by Cactus Jelly. Being the smart cat that I am, I have split up the original list into two lists of twenty-four questions, thus minimizing the pain of my having to maintain a lengthy focus. Yesterday, I answered the first of the forty-eight questions, and today, I give you the last twenty-four.

It ain't easy being meme-y.

  1. If you were a crayon what color would you be?
    For a brief time when I was a kid, I secretly loved the colour Indian Red but publicly claimed I loved the more popular Midnight Blue. (Indian Red was renamed Chestnut in 1999, and my faux-love, Midnight Blue, was previously called Prussian Blue until 1958. Somewhat off-topic, we still called our Peach crayons Flesh in the 1970s, even though that name was changed at least a decade earlier in 1962. I was so oblivious when I was wee).

  2. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
    The guy who is putting together my new pairs of glasses. Pairs. Hoorah for 2-for-1!

  3. The original #27 was missing, so I'm making this one up:
    Toes or fingers?
    Take this one how you will. I'm answering toes. Toes are such bizarre little limbs, being at once knobbly and fat. I like to see how people use their toes when they wear sandals. They're usually surprisingly active.

  4. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
    I always note whether a man has moobs or not, and if he does, how pronounced and what shape they are. I am not even a moob girl, so I don't know what this is about. I prefer not to investigate too deeply into these things.

  5. Do you like the person who sent this to you?
    But of course!

  6. Favorite drink?
    Beer, followed closely by slightly watered down lime soda.

  7. Favorite sport?
    I was a pretty mean wrestler in the eighth grade, but wrestling isn't really my thing. Running? No. I think discus throwing is pretty cool.

  8. Favourite hair colour?
    Dark brown.

  9. The original #33 was also missing, so this one's also care of me:
    What is your favourite office supply item?
    Paper clips, although silver metal rulers are a close second.

  10. Do you wear contacts?
    Sometimes, but I prefer glasses.

  11. Favorite food?
    At the moment, it's avocado and white cheddar melted onto toast.

  12. Last movie you watched?
    Brother's Keeper.

  13. Favorite day of the year?
    I love every Friday the 14th. Why? Because 14s and Fridays feel good in my mouth, and I wanted to create my own holiday.

  14. Scary movies or happy endings? A little of both?
    I have to pick scary movies, because happy endings are inevitably disappointing to me. Things usually feel too tidy, and I prefer to be left with a lot of room for imaginative play with the characters from the film.

  15. Summer or winter?

  16. Hugs or kisses?
    If it's you, hugs. If it's the Fiery One, kisses.

  17. Favorite dessert?
    Carrot cake with cream cheese icing.

  18. What's on your mouse pad?
    I don't have a mouse pad. If I even had a mouse that jived with this stupid computer, then there would be a mouse pad. I would be so lucky.

  19. What did you watch last night on TV?
    I was wallowing in a PMSy swamp of bloating and insecurity, so I watched more than my fair share: CSI Miami, Criminal Minds, Who's Line Is It Anyway?, E-Talk Daily, and the news. My brain and oatmeal have so much in common now that they're wondering if they should bother with the fuss of a wedding or keep it simple and elope.

  20. Favorite smells?
    Snow, fresh pea pods, my mother's father, dirt cellars, butter, freshly ground coffee beans.

  21. Favorite sounds ?
    Oskar's purring, things that make perfect clicks (such as certain pen caps, bank teller machines, and old calculator keys), bubbles disintegrating in the bathtub, the sound a cigarette makes when it's deathly quiet and you inhale and it burns through the tobacco and paper (and aresenic/jet fuel/bleach) quickly (it is very much like fall leaves).

  22. Stones or Beatles?
    Beatles, because I can only take so much of Mick Jagger's voice.

  23. What's the furthest you've been from home?
    Costa Rica, I think, unless Bermuda is farther.

  24. What books are you reading?
    I am reading a few books right now: Leatherfolk: Radical Sex, People, Politics, and Practice edited by Mark Thompson (it's been waiting on my bookshelf for over five years), The Walkaway by Scott Phillips (thoroughly enjoyable crime noir), and The Magus by John Fowles (it's takiing forever, but it's not a lost cause).

"The Pobble Who Has No Toes" by Edward Lear