Just in time, a meme

via Nancy and Neil H.

1. Elaborate on your default icon.
Default icon? Um, well the favicon is a pink daisy. Oh dammit, that reminds me that I must replace the Christmas banner rotation tonight.

2. What’s your current relationship status?
Living in blissful sin for the past 13 years.

3. Ever have a near-death experience?
Yes. And an out of body one too.

4. Name an obvious quality you have.
Optimism and friendliness.

5. What’s the name of the song that’s stuck in your head right now?
A New York state of mind, Billy Joel. I think I could hear it in the background on the BBC a short time ago.

6. Name a celebrity you would marry.
Nancy wrote, “I can’t imagine anything worse than being married to a celebrity.” Me neither.

7. Who will cut and paste this first?
No idea!

8. Has anyone ever said you look like a celebrity?
Yes. Oh, you want to know who? Martin Mccutcheon and The Vicar of Dibley. But that was before I lost six and a half stone this year (or 91 lb and 41 kg in foreign). Heh. If you could see your face right now.

9. Do you wear a watch? What kind?

10. Do you have anything pierced?
Ears, once each.

11. Do you have any tattoos?
Nope. But I’d love to have a tiny ladybird at the base of my spine.

12. Do you like pain?

13. Do you like to shop?
Nancy wrote, “Only for books. Looooove to shop for books.” Me too!

14. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?
Chocolate past its sell-by date at the corner shop. I’m going to melt it down and make a chocolate mousse at the weekend.

15. What was the last thing you paid for with your credit card?
Dan Cederholm’s Bulletproof Web Design when it came out in 2005.

16. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?
My eldest brother en-route from Wales by train. He’s now here for a long weekend.

17. What is on your desktop background?
The subject of a future post.

18. What is the background on your cell phone?
A daisy. No, really.

19. What was the last movie you watched?
The Usual Suspects. Again.

20. What was the last book you read?
Non-fiction: currently re-reading Virginia DeBolt’s Integrated HTML and CSS and CSS Mastery.

You know that old saying, never judge a book by its cover? Well despite excellent reviews I’d never bought/borrowed the DeBolt book because I don’t like the cover. Shameful, eh? Then I was rummaging through a large box of books at a car boot sale late last year and came across it – wait for it – with the front cover torn off. After a bit of haggling I got it for the princely sum of 20 pence and you know what? Never judge a book by its cover. Heh.

Fiction: currently reading this month’s Spine Tingler magazine (free 9.6mb pdf download). I’m a sucker for a good ghostly or supernatural tale.

If you’ve managed to read this far, consider yourself roundly tagged.

5 Responses to “Just in time, a meme”

  1. Nancy
    January 12th, 2007 03:48

    I like you, Daisy. :-) I immediately bookmarked Spine Tingler. Would love to hear about #3, unless it’s too painful a memory.

  2. Daisy
    January 12th, 2007 09:37

    #3? Oh no, it was a car accident in Belgium. I was with a Russian colleague who, like the rest of the population, drove at maniac speeds. Luckily she accelerated just in time and managed by a hair’s breadth to avoid the car that was about to hit us side on (the passenger side where I was sitting, eek!). But our car went into a roll. You know those slow motion replays on television? Yep, it was just like that. The next thing I remember is sitting in a heap on the side of the road wondering why I had a lapful of sparkling diamonds. It took forever to get rid of broken windows fragments from my hair and clothes.

    But miraculously we were all fine apart from cuts and bruises. And that damn glass.

    Stupidly though, I stopped taking driving lessons that day and never started up again.

  3. Nancy
    January 12th, 2007 15:58

    A lap full of diamonds – what an image! Thanks for the story. Does it make you glad to be alive? (Does everything?)

    And okay, I wasn’t going to ask, but after your “coming out” line, I won’t hold back: did you really lose 91 pounds in a year? And how on earth did you do it?

  4. Cindy
    January 12th, 2007 16:23

    Optimism and friendliness — yup. That’s you!

  5. Katherine
    January 13th, 2007 17:24

    Just done this at my place.

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