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Before I talk about last night...

1.Do you like having your picture taken?
It depends. On one level, I love good pictures of me. But generally when my picture is taken, it's bad, so... :o\
2.Have you ever done a photo shoot, professional or non?</b>
Not as such
3.If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go and why?
For the first time in a long while, I'm kinda happy where I am. I don't intend to do any travelling for a couple of years now.
4.Who would you take with you on this little adventure?
Anybody who wanted to come, provided I liked them
5.What would you say is the most daring thing to do in a lifetime?
I dunno, but someday I hope to be able to say I did it
6.Would you ever do that?
7.Have you ever done crossword puzzles?
8.Ever actually completed one?
Yes, but not the cryptic ones, just the regular sort
9.Pick up the closest book and write a sentence at random from it.
"In my opinion, there is only one of them which can possibly qualify as SUPERB and this is not a particularly recent one: a theory called quantum electrodynamics (or QED), which emerged from the work of Jordan, Heisenberg, and Pauli, was formulated by Dirac in 1926-1934, and made workable by Bethe, Feynman, Schwinger and Tomonaga in 1947-1948."
10.Do the same with a lyric from either a cd or the radio.
"I'll be waving my hand, watching you drown" (from the music currently on Winamp)
11.Have you ever tried to analyze your own dreams?
Not beyond what they mean to me. If they mean something to me at the time, then that's fine. If I'd have to look up their meaning in a book, then I can be fairly sure that it wouldn't apply.
12.Would you put up posters in your room?
I have Monty Python, Shawshank, Harry Potter, Button Moon, Doctor Who, Red Dwarf, Dogma and The Clangers. So I think yes.
13.Can you sing?
No, but I do anyway
14.Do you ever sing to yourself while doing everyday tasks?
15.What's your favorite color of post-it note?
Orange. Although serious questions should be written on Green ones.
16.How many cassette tapes do you own?
About ten, perhaps?
17.How many cd's do you own?
Several hundred, I've not counted for a long time. There's about 50 on the racks in front of me, plus some on my shelves, some in my carry-case, some in boxes, and that's just the audio CDs...
18.Ever bought a cd for just one song?
Duran Duran's Greatest Hits, for Ordinary World. Lifehouse's No Name Face for Hanging By A Moment. Uncle Kracker's Double Wide for Follow Me. Moby's Play for My Weakness. It's the sort of thing I do often.
19.What would your perfect day consist of?

Wake up next to the woman I love. Get up, have breakfast of pancakes, syrup, and bacon. Make the kids their packed lunches for school, and drop them off on my way to work. Spend the morning doing a job that I enjoy, and get paid doing it. Spend my lunch break with friends with similar lives, just chatting. Go back to work for a couple of hours, then have the afternoon off to attend a school sports day with my wife. Our son wins his event, because he didn't get my genes. We take the kids out for whatever fast food kids are eating these days, then drop them off with either their grandparents, or our friends, or a babysitter, then go out and enjoy a lovely romantic candle-lit dinner by a riverside, where a jazz quartet is playing quietly in the background. Come home, check on the kids, and then sit in front of the fire chatting for a while. Then she and I would watch the sun come up.


Um, sorry, got a bit distracted there. But in a nice way :o)

20.Have you ever lied to get off the phone or out of talking to someone on line?
Well obviously
21.Have you ever written a survey?
Yes, a few, but they're usually fairly easy
22.How about a song? If so share it or one of them.

[Verse 1 - picked]
[C] It isn't a [G] love song
[F] Though I love [G] you
[C] Nor is it a [G] sad song
[F] Though I feel [G] blue
[Am] It's just a [G] song about
[C] The way I'm feeling [G] now
[Am] I'm just [G] expressing myself
[C] The only way that [G] I know how

[Chorus - strummed]
[D] I can't [A] stay away
[G] I don't know how to try
[D] You know that [A] I'll be back
[G] Could never say goodbye
[D] You are a [A] part of me
[G] I hope you know that I
[D] Will love you [A] now, forever,
[G] 'til the day I die

[Verse 2 - strummed]
[C] The words are so [G] hard now
[F] Can't get them to [G] flow
[C] I feel so bad for [G] leaving
[F] I just don't want to [G] go
[Am] But now I'm [G] gone
[C] And can't find my way [G] back
[Am] Have to wait to [G] come full circle
[C] On this one way [G] track

[Chorus - strummed]

[Bridge - strummed]
C - G - F - G
C - G - F - G
[Am] Every [G] time I leave
[C] I leave some me with [G] you
[Am] For me to [G] be complete
[C] I know what I must [G] do

[Last Chorus - strummed]
[D] I won't [A] stay away
[G] I wouldn't even try
[D] Now I'm [A] coming back
[G] And will not say goodbye
[D] I need you [A] here with me
[G] You take my heart so high
[D] I'll never [A] leave again
[G] Until the day I die

I don't think it's my best effort, but still...

23.Or maybe a poem? If so share it or one of them.
Well... Less a poem than a short story, but still:

Dark, but beyond black. Quiet, but beyond silence. For this is sleep, and things are not bound by the same rules that keep reality sensible and neat. Blackness is just being without light, and silence the absence of sound. But this is sleep, where light and sound are balanced out by their opposites - on the other side of consciousness. Perhaps these are what dreams and imagination are made from. But back on the real side, the waking side, there is a sleeper.

The silent sleeper goes about his silent duty in silence. You get the picture, right? Anyway, the sleeper never stirs, never wakes, is dead to the world which he would call his. He is alone, and although this fact is a source of pain, it allows the mind to wander the landscape of eternity, without thought nor feeling. For our sleeper is far from reality now.

Outisde - darkness. The black landscape crisply contrasting the pale blue sky with its red edged clouds. It is dawn - between the light and the dark. For a while the horizon offers a choice - the night of the ground, or the day that has already infiltrated the sky. Then, with a single shard of sunlight through a distant valley, the choice is made and the day has begun.

Our sleeper stirs. As nature unfurls her arms and stretches, the whole world comes to life. The songs of winged creatures penetrate the anti-sound of sleep, and our sleeper opens his eyes. Caught between reality and dreaming, there is no sense of identity, no awareness of the world. Just the conflict between the two realities. And who is to say which one we truly inhabit?

Our hero is now awake, and self awareness begins to shape his thoughts. The light, the surroundings, the idea of self, all trying to become the dominant thought. However, in front of self awareness comes emotion. How can the material world expect any sort of priority over love, hate, pure feeling?

There is no thought of light, nor the room, nor of our hero. There is just the thought of <insert writer's current thought>


24.Is your vcr flashing 12:00 all the time?
No, but I'm not sure what it does read. I don't think I ever set it, so... :o)
25.Do you read your horoscope?
Not really, although I still have a print-out of one particular horoscope hanging above my bed
26.If so, do you base your day on it?
God no
27.Would you rather chew gum or use mouthwash and why?
Easier to use mouthwash to make sure that it's all nice and fresh, then chew gum for the specific taste
28.Do you floss?
No flossing please, we're British.
29.Are you addicted to napster like me?
No, although I use AudioGalaxy a lot
30.How many times a year about are you sick?
I dunno, last year I was only sick about 4 times, which was fantastic for me. Previous years have been much more.
31.Ever been in an airplane?
A few times, yes.
32.If so where were you flying to?
New York, London, Dublin, Luton, New York, London, New York, London, in that order
33.What radio station to you listen to most?
Southern FM, and that's about once every month, for ten minutes, so...
34.What color are your shoes?
White(ish) trainers
35.Was fuzzy wuzzy a bear?
36.Do you know how to play dominos?
Yes, of course. Hmm, now I'm hungry for pizza...
37.Or do you think I just mean pizza by that?
I know how to play dominos, sure, but the word does make me hungry
38.Speaking of pizza, what's your favorite kind? (toppings and/or place to get it from)
Depends... There are typically three great pizzas. The first is a nice Italian Cheese and Ham Pizza, with lots of oregano, some really nice cheese, and strips of ham. The second is a New York Pepperoni Pizza, the likes of which I've never tasted since, but desperately want to. It was amazing. The third is what I'd typically have at pizza hut, which is a stuffed crust meat feast (so that's something like ham, beef, chicken, pork, pepperoni)
39.What color are your eyes?
From the front, they're blue, and they sparkle sometimes. From the side, they're grey.
40.How many surveys have you filled out this lifetime?
A few... Quite a few, to be honest...
41.Describe your bedroom, include all details.
In front of me is my computer. It's on a desk, which has shelves. On the shelves are my most often used CDs. On the top of those is a shelf which holds my textbooks and DVDs. On the desk itself are a lot of CD-Rs, my speakers, my monitor, and my CD carry case. To my left is a small desk, which has a load of blank CDs on it, and my printer. Under this desk is my computer and guitar case. There are shelves on the wall to the left, which hold a load of CDs, rugs, and junk. The walls are decorated with the aforementioned posters. There's a mint-green towel hanging on the hook on my door, which is to my right. To my left is my Yamaha keyboard, and next to that is my full-length mirror. Next to that is my wardrobe, the floor of which is filled with my dirty laundry (and there's a lot of it). Immediately behind me are boxes of things I've not got homes for, my chest of drawers, my CD player, my guitar amp, and a load of change that I don't have room in my pockets for. These are all in front of the window which faces out to the back yard. To my right is my bed. That's about it :o)
42.Name one person your life is made better by.
David, Jen, Jimbo, TMA...
43.Would you or have you ever shaven your head?
What, bald? No. But I have my hair cropped quite short when it gets cut
44.How about someone else's?
Sure, I have no problem with that :o)
45.Can you do math with ease?
Yes, but I'm not proud of that
46.What size is your computer screen?
19", I think
47.If you could only talk to one person online who would that be?
Jen, probably
48.Name your favorite type of music.
Melodic punk
49.Are you a vegetarian?
No. I never eat the things
50.How about an aspiring actor/actress?
No thanks, I'm trying to give them up. Uh, I mean, no. I used to be, but not any more.
51.What famous person dead or alive would you interview if you had the chance?
Chris Barrie
52.Which movie can you watch and say the lines along with the actors?
Holy Grail. And that's just one example, for there are many...
53.Name one your passions in life.
54.What's your least favorite time of day?
I dunno, I rather like all times of day right now :o)
55.Who's your favorite member in a band, singer, guiter, bass, drummer, and why?
Why, guitar of course, because that's who I want to be :o)
56.Do you use hairspray or gel?
Frequently, although my hair seems to do what I tell it to without, quite often
57.Describe your favorite meal.

The Ultimate Sandwich (mk III)

Fry some bacon in a pan, and make sure there's lots of fat - you'll need it. Next, toast a slice of bread, and butter two more slices. Put marmite on one, and peanut butter on the other. Put a slice of processed cheese onto each of these. Then put bacon on top of each one, on top of the cheese. Butter the toast, and put marmite on one side. Put this down on the bacon, which is on the bread which has the peanut butter on it. Put peanut butter on the other side of the toast, and then put the marmite-bread (and its cheese and bacon) on that. What we then have should go like this:

Bread - Marmite - Cheese - Bacon - Peanut Butter - Toast - Marmite - Bacon - Cheese - Peanut Butter - Bread

Fry this in the bacon fat, first doing one side, then the other. Remove from frying pan, and eat. It's the nicest thing in the universe. I think I'll make one in a couple of hours, and take pictures :o)

58.What color is the inside of your head when you close your eyes?
59.Ever listen to classical music?
Yes, I enjoy it
60.Have you ever said lol in real life without thinking about it?
61.Do you find you use internet language when writing notes?
Only to abbreviate, but then again, Internet language came from lots of previously-used abbreviations anyway, so it's okay...
62.What songs would be on your ideal cd?
Mostly Ataris stuff, some Lifehouse... Hard to cut it down to just one CD's worth - I have about three 80 minute CDs full of my favourite songs.
63.Say one thing you've learned today.
I've barely been awake today, ask me tomorrow
64.What is the best present you've ever given someone else?
Valentines day flowers for Becca - she still seems to be happy just thinking about them. I like making people happy, honest I do :o)
65.What is the best present someone else has ever given to you?
Glow in the dark boxers!!!!
66.So hey, what's your full name?
James David Webley
67.Describe yourself while drunk.
But I'd need a drink first. Oh, wait, you mean describe drunken me? I think there was a chat log of me drunk the other day, which was kinda a good example. I would guess few people on LJ have ever seen me drunk. David, Jude, Ste, Dan, can't think of any others. Um, basically, I'm like me, only I giggle easier, smile far more, am worse at kissing, am crapper in bed, don't stand up so well, find myself even funnier than usual (if possible), and will do practically anything.
68.How big are the windows in your house?
No idea
69.Do you wear a watch?
No, I check the time on the mobile phone in my pocket (which currently says 19:32, because it's on EST)
70.What's the kinkiest thing you've ever done with someone else?
Ha, you bloody wish... No chance am I telling people stuff like that, not even when drunk :o)
71.What's the largest age difference between you and someone you've dated?
Somewhere around two years, ten months and ten days.
72.How many mirrors do you have?
73.Write one sentence stating what you want people to say about you after you've passed on.
He made an impression on the world, and specifically on the people who knew him.
74.Have you ever sailed?
A bit
75.How fast can you run?
Not bothered to check since I stopped running the 400m
76.What do you believe in?
Have you got a few hours? There's a God, a Goddess, a lot of science, not very many life-affecting rules, and that's about it....
77.How long does it take you to get ready to go out?
About an hour, give or take
78.Do you shower daily? If not how often?
I try, but mostly, I shower after I've done a day's worth of living. Sometimes that means I have two showers per day, sometimes it's a couple of days between them, depending on how active I've been and stuff.
79.What one thing would you change in your life if you had the power to do so?
I would have not had alcohol on one particular night. I'm not saying which.
80.Describe the ideal superpower and what you would do if you had it.
Flying - I'd be able to go see lots of different places, visit people, things like that...
81.Are candles romantic or a fire hazard?
Romantic of course
82.Name something you've done in the last 24hrs no matter how big or small.
Big update on this later :o)
83.Do you wear necklaces, bracelets, anklets, earrings, rings?
I wear a gold ring on a silver chain around my neck. I've got a stud in my ear, and a bar through my right eyebrow. That's about it.
84.What colors are you wearing right now?
Black shirt, blue jeans
85.How often do you change the sheets on your bed?
About every five weeks, more or less - change them once per term at Uni. It's such a hassle to dry them once they're washed, see...
86.Have you ever gotten lost? If so explain.
There was the time we drove around and around in circles because we couldn't get onto the highway, but we weren't lost... :o)
87.What's on your computer desk?
CD-Rs, CDs, speakers, heat rub, my funny stick figure guy, my Laser Quest score sheet, my monitor.
88.How many folders are on your desktop at the present moment?
A couple
89.When your talking do you ever use your hands to do quotation marks in the air when saying certain words?
Only very sarcastically
90.Which landmark would you climb if you could?
The big mountain that overlooks Rio
91.Do you own or have you read, or thought of reading any self-help books?
Um, no
92.Ever seriously questioned your sanity?
Frequently, but everybody else just seems to be more insane...
93.Can you breakdance?
A little, but not at all well, and I don't have any lino, so I can't practice :o)
94.What's in your fridge right now?
Butter, sausages, cheese, taco meat, that's probably it...
95.How many people do you live with?
96.Have you or would you ever do anything more than kiss in a public area?
Uh, kinda, yeah... You don't want to know the things I've done in public with a girl ;o)
97.What is the strangest thing you've ever done?
Nice try, but no
98.Name an instrument you've never played but would like to.
Double bass - I want to play double bass in a punk band :o)
99.Have you ever been on tv or the radio?
Yes, but only in the background on the radio
100.What is the worst thing anyone could ever do to you?
I'm not going to sit here and give you ideas
101.Are you a fast typer?
102.How high have you counted before getting bored?
I don't remember, the last time I tried that was about ten years ago
103.Describe how you sleep. (ie. your position and/or how you fall asleep)
I don't really know, I can sleep in more or less any position, and generally do
104.Are you straight, bi, gay?
Almost entirely straight
105.Do you ever do something else while on the computer? If so what?
Play my guitar, watch TV, read, whatever really...
106.What is the most expensive item you own?
My computer I would think
107.How about the least expensive?
I have a piece of metal here that made up one third of a staple. That's pretty worthless...
108.What's your favorite card game to play?
Strip Uno ;o)
109.What do you do online?
Livejournal, Usenet, IRC, downloading, talking to people...
110.Name some stores you've bought clothes in before.
American Outfitters, Gap, Hot Topic, Topman...
111.Have you ever read a book and not understood it? If so which one?
My course textbooks are kinda like that...
112.Have you ever watched a movie and not understood it? If so which one?
The Hole. Somebody just tell me why?!!!
113.Do people pick up your slang language more than you pick up theres?
Doubtful, I tend to blend in with others lots...
114.Are you easily influenced by other people, or current trends?
I'm influenced a lot by those around me, but generally don't follow trends at all
115.What makes you unique in your own opinion?
The way I think and see the world, I would say...
116.Name your worst quality.
Evil. The fact that I am often evil is not a good thing,
117.Name your best
I care. Like, a lot.
118.What would you like to do with your life?
Get to the point where I can have days like the one I described at length earlier.
119.Do you blowdry your hair?
120.How many clocks are in your house?
About 15ish, or something...
121.Are they all set on the same time?
Not even close
122.Have you ever intentionally set a clock ahead or behind the actual time?
My PC clock is about 7 minutes fast - I didn't intentionally set it, but I intentionally don't fix it.
123.What do you think about when you first wake up in the morning?
"Why is it the morning?" - I then sleep through to the afternoon
124.Which browser do you use?
Microsoft Internet Explorer
125.Do you bite your nails?
No, never have
126.Would you ever leave little notes to your gf/bf?
127.Ever been to a farm?
Yes, on many occasions. I'm a country boy at heart :o)
128.Tell me about your dream last night.
My landlord turned out to be a mobster, and somebody was trying to kill me and Claire...
129.Ever seen a shooting star?
130.Say one thing about yourself you've never told anyone.
No f'ing chance
131.Do your days fly by or seem to last forever?
They fly by these days...
132.Have you ever stayed in a fancy high class rich hotel?
No, but I've stayed in a good few dives in my time...
133.Have you ever stayed in a rent-by-the-hour motel?
Erm, no. But something almost as bad, perhaps :o)
134.What in your opinion is the best advertising slogan out there?
Diet Tango - You Need It Because You're Weak
135.When they start sending rockets to the moon for us civilians, will you be on the list to go?
I'd love to, but it won't be in my lifetime
136.How are you feeling right now?
I dunno, it's hard to tell these days...
137.Have you ever written anything on your skin?
Sure. I have "HH" on my left hand right now from last night at the Hot House - it's almost gone, but I can still just make it out.
138.If so what?
See above
139.Which website do you frequent most often?
Probably my friends page, although I also often visit and The Boondocks page.
140.What color is most of your clothes?
141.Do you own any plants?
142.Are things as bad as they seem?
143.Descibe the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you.
Loved me
144.Ever looked directly at the sun?
Not for long...
145.Have you ever made a pin hole camera to watch the eclipse?
No, but I remember that Karen and I did go out for a walk in the countryside and just stand there watching it from under the shade of a tree or something... August 11th 1999 - significant date, but we won't go there...
146.What's your favorite cereal?
Coco pops, probably
147.Who do you miss?
Doesn't take a genius to guess
148.Name something you just can't forget no matter how hard you try.
Liz :o)
149.Describe the worst fight you've ever been in whether physical or verbal.
I don't tend to remember things like that...
150.Say something else about yourself you've never told anyone before.
No. There's reasons why I don't say things that people don't already know. They're best left unsaid.


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