You know that feeling you get when you know you've forgotten something, but can't remember what?
Well I had the vague feeling that i'd been tagged recently - and i looked back and sure enough The Watercats had tagged me with the below questions.
I'm supposed to pass it on to endless other people, but the only person i can think of right now is Delusions Of Adequacy - so Tag: you're it!
1: Where did you get that head?
I inherited it. It was actually grafted from a plasticine mould of my mum and my Granddad (her father) and is the Generic Family Head. After my death it will be sold on e-bay. On a more philosophical level I got it from everything I ever saw, read or did - or more correctly: had done unto me
2: Which item of clothing do you wear most?
Socks and underpants are an obvious answer. I have a Dangermouse T-Shirt that parodies The Usual Suspects and a BBC Special Effects T-shirt that I save for special occasions.
3: What's for dinner?
My speciality with cooking is Steamed Stuff Surprise. Recipie: go to the fridge, find the first three or four things that aren’t a) cat food or b) poisonous and shove them in a steamer until soft. Variations on this are Roast Stuff Surprise and Curried Stuff Surprise. I also cook a mean Lentil Moussaka (I apologise for the spelling, but the best Word could offer was MouseKey), curried pancake and the occasional quiche
4: Last thing you bought?
The new Morrissey album (which I really should have waited until it was a fiver) and the latest Springsteen (ditto).
5: What are you listening to?
The sound of my own inane thoughts, combined with the ever-constant whirr of the air-conditioning. The track currently on my stereo is “Dogs Of War" by Pink Floyd – but it's on random play, so who knows what's coming next. Today my inane thoughts are asking me “If Whitney Houston decided long ago/never to walk in anyone’s shadow – how the hell does she get to the shops and back?”
6: If you were a God or Goddess, who would you be?
I would be the god of lost things – the one that we all pray for when we yell aloud for that set of keys first thing in the morning. He has a lot more followers than most.
7: Favourite holiday spots?
My favourite place in the whole wide world is the country park where we used to go as kids – I still go there now. I love the Lake District and had a wicked time when I went to China some years ago.
8: Reading right now?
A book on Chinese mythology that is a little hard going, an Inspector Rebus novel that I pick up from time to time and a book of quotations. I’m never happy unless reading three things at once.
9: Who or what makes you laugh until you're weak?
The times I laugh the hardest is when my partner gets the giggles. It’s so infectious. Comedians wise – Paul Merton, Billy Connolly. Usually it’s just odd things that you can’t explain why they were funny afterwards.
10: Who's your hero/heroine?
I don’t think there’s one specific person. There’s lots of people I admire for going out and achieving something – usually against the odds. I love the works of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett – but not to hero worship levels.
11: First spring thing?
It’s not summer until you’ve seen someone on local telly canoeing down a flooded street – it’s not spring until the neighbours have had their first Burning Of The Evidence of the year.
12: Funniest thing you saw in your life?
I don’t think I can realistically name one – but I will say a comedian who did an impersonation of a piece of bacon frying: just because it was so bloody ridiculous!
13: Favourite film?
Brazil – Terry Gilliam’s masterpiece. I know I keep going on about it, but there you go. Best film I’ve seen in ages was Clint Eastwood’s latest “Gran Tourino” which was a very intelligent piece of film making. Depends on my mood though, coz I’m equally happy watching a piece of fluff.
14: Share some wisdom?
Never Rub Another Man’s Rhubarb. A small pie is soon eaten.
15: If you were a tree, what tree would you be and why?
I’d be that one from Lord Of The Rings that speaks and walks about. It'd go about putting the wind up squirrels
16: Fictitious characters who made a lasting impression on you?
Tom Baker. I know, I know – he’s an actor who merely played a fictional character: but Our Lord Tom Almighty is just to weird to be real! Seriously: Tom’s portrayal of Doctor Who – always prepared to believe the best of people, daring, courageous, intelligent but basically peaceful.
17: 4 words to describe you?
That bloke over there.