?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

all about me

This survey is stolen from yiskah!

1. What's the first thing you remember wanting to be when you grew up?
A ballet dancer. I used to prance around the sitting room in a blue tunic to the strains of Rimsky-Korsakov. I did go to ballet classes, although I was kicked out of my first one, aged four, because I refused to obey the teachers instructions and instead just "did my own dancing". I must have been a dreadful child.

2. Describe a dream you remember.

I had a really horrible one several years ago that I still remember. It involved preparing for putting on a play, but knowing that something really, really awful was going to happen when the play began. At the end of the dream, racked with nervousness, I peeped out between the curtains - and all the seats in the audience were facing backwards. it seemed very disturbing and creepy at the time....

3. What book are you reading?

Possession by A.S. Byatt. I tried to read Byatt about ten years ago, and didn't like her, but both the Boy and my sister have raved about this one, so I gave it a shot. And they were right; it's brilliant, although I don't think I'd have really appreciated it when I was a teen.

4. What colour are your sheets?

Pale blue, at the moment. I have some great orange floral seventies ones that used to belong to my great-aunt.

5. What song is in your head right now?

'She Bangs the Drums' by the Stone Roses, because a new Roses "best of" just landed on my desk at work.

6. Waitaminnit... Where are you?

At my desk, at work, in Baggot Street, Dublin, Ireland.

7. I am afraid of...:

Dying. I never used to be, but recently I've actually started thinking about it and freaking myself out. I am also scared of most horror films, fire, and drowning. Oh, and being buried alive. The usual.

8. Your day job/dream job:

Day job: arts/features writer and critic. Dream job: novelist with huge advance that somehow allowed me to write without any pressure but which still gave me all the free books, CDs etc that come with the current job.

9. What movie have you seen the most times?

Probably Ferris Bueller's day Off, of only because my cousin and I watched it ten times over the space of two slumber parties (yes, ten times) back in 1988. i still love it.

10. One question for Jesus, or Buddha or Muhammed, etc:

Could you please ask all the crazy freaks killing and oppressing people in your names to stop it right now?

11. The guilty pleasure you'd really rather not admit to here:

My love of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

12. Comfort food of choice:
Hot buttered toast.

13. What's the last video you rented?

Show Me Love, aka
[Error: Irreparable invalid markup ('<fucking amal</i>') in entry. Owner must fix manually. Raw contents below.]

This survey is stolen from <lj user="yiskah">!

<b>1. What's the first thing you remember wanting to be when you grew up? </b>
A ballet dancer. I used to prance around the sitting room in a blue tunic to the strains of Rimsky-Korsakov. I did go to ballet classes, although I was kicked out of my first one, aged four, because I refused to obey the teachers instructions and instead just "did my own dancing". I must have been a dreadful child.

<b>2. Describe a dream you remember. </b>

I had a really horrible one several years ago that I still remember. It involved preparing for putting on a play, but knowing that something really, really awful was going to happen when the play began. At the end of the dream, racked with nervousness, I peeped out between the curtains - and all the seats in the audience were facing backwards. it seemed very disturbing and creepy at the time....

<b>3. What book are you reading?</b>

<i>Possession</i> by A.S. Byatt. I tried to read Byatt about ten years ago, and didn't like her, but both the Boy and my sister have raved about this one, so I gave it a shot. And they were right; it's brilliant, although I don't think I'd have really appreciated it when I was a teen.

<b>4. What colour are your sheets?</b>

Pale blue, at the moment. I have some great orange floral seventies ones that used to belong to my great-aunt.

<b>5. What song is in your head right now?</b>

'She Bangs the Drums' by the Stone Roses, because a new Roses "best of" just landed on my desk at work.

<b>6. Waitaminnit... Where are you?</b>

At my desk, at work, in Baggot Street, Dublin, Ireland.

<b>7. I am afraid of...:</b>

Dying. I never used to be, but recently I've actually started thinking about it and freaking myself out. I am also scared of most horror films, fire, and drowning. Oh, and being buried alive. The usual.

<b>8. Your day job/dream job:</b>

Day job: arts/features writer and critic. Dream job: novelist with huge advance that somehow allowed me to write without any pressure but which still gave me all the free books, CDs etc that come with the current job.

<b>9. What movie have you seen the most times?</b>

Probably <i>Ferris Bueller's day Off</i>, of only because my cousin and I watched it ten times over the space of two slumber parties (yes, ten times) back in 1988. i still love it.

<b>10. One question for Jesus, or Buddha or Muhammed, etc: </b>

Could you please ask all the crazy freaks killing and oppressing people in your names to stop it right now?

<b>11. The guilty pleasure you'd really rather not admit to here:</b>

My love of <i>Sabrina the Teenage Witch</i>.

<b>12. Comfort food of choice: </b>
Hot buttered toast.

<b>13. What's the last video you rented?</b>

<i>Show Me Love</i>, aka <Fucking Amal</i>. It's by Lukas Moodysson, the guy who made <i>Together</i>, one of my favourite films from last year. It was great; it's the very unsensational story of two teenage girls who fall in love, and it's sad, and funny, and very sweet. Highly recommended.

<b>14. Who do people say you look like?</b>

Charlotte Gainsbourg. I'm never sure if they mean it as a compliment...

<b>15. What's the bane of your existence?</b>

Looking for housemates; people in our house always seem to get jobs in other countries or something. We've had five people in our third bedroom over the last two years. One is now in D.C., one on London, and one in Copenhagen. And no, they didn't gopt to get awya from me and my housemate! By the way, the latter's inability to clean anythnig is also the bane of my life.

<b>16. What's the last thing you found on the ground and picked up?</b>

A penny.

<b>17. A writer worth reading:</b>

E. Nesbit.

<b>18. Where would you like to grow old?</b>

A grand old house in Dublin.

<b>19. A word of wisdom:</b>

Dizzy? Nervous? You probably don't deserve it....
(that's from a Folk Implosion song)

<b>20. The question you get asked ALL THE TIME!!!:</b>

"Do you have a cold?"

<b>21. When was your last hospital visit?</b>

I last stayed in a hospital about twenty years ago; I actually can't remember my last visit to one.

<b>22. The last thing you said out loud: </b>
A laugh, if that counts.

<b>23. Current clothing: </b>

A tight fuzzy dark orange v-neck sweater, a long-ish indigo denim skirt, black Diesel mary-jane trainers.

<b>24. Your favourite season: </b>
Spring.

<b>25. In my last lifetime I was probably:</b>

Relatively well behaved; this one isn't so bad...

Profile

fat pony like thunder
stellanova
The Monkey Princess

Latest Month

July 2009
S M T W T F S
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Cindy S.