Wednesday, 2 November 2005

Alex has tagged me (serves me right for doing the same to her a few weeks back). She wants me to answer a few questions.

Three screen names that you've had: Wenlock; Beau Bowden; Constantine Maroulis (sorry).

Three things you like about yourself: my sense of humour; my writing style; my eyes.

Three things you don't like about yourself: the fact that I snore; my tendency to procrastinate; I'll add the third one tomorrow.

Three parts of your heritage: generation after generation of Derbyshire textile workers on my father's father's side; Lincolnshire clergymen on my mother's father's side; and Russian Jewish emigrés on my mother's mother's side.

Three things that scare you: ignorance; madness; the thought of dying.

Three of your everyday essentials: theguardian; strong black coffee; fresh air.

Three things you are wearing right now: a rugby shirt; my new Paul Smith half boots; a thoughtful expression.

Three of your favorite songs: Boulder to Birmingham (Emmylou Harris); Save it for a Rainy Day (The Jayhawks); Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen)

Three things you want in a relationship: wide horizons; laughter; not having to try hard all of the time.

Two truths and a lie: George is Will's son; George is Ed's son; it will all end in tears.

Three things you can't live without: my family; my radio; my writing.

Three places you want to go on vacation: Finland in the Winter; Venice in the Spring; Uzbekistan in the days of Tamburlaine.

Three things you just can't do: bowl a leg break; speak Chinese; sing in tune.

Three kids names: Giles, Isobel, Fay

Three things you want to do before you die: walk in the high Pamirs; gallop full-tilt across the English countryside; dine on honeydew and drink the milk of paradise.

Three celeb crushes: Louise Brooks; Joan Baez; Charlotte Green.

Three of your favorite musicians: Richard Thompson; Tom Waits; John Tams.

Three physical things about the opposite sex that appeal to you: expressive eyes; a slim figure; a clear complexion.

Three of your favorite hobbies: cross-country skiing; cooking; solving cryptic crosswords

Three things you really want to do badly right now: finish my redrafting; find an agent; get a contract.

Three careers you're considering/you've considered: novelist; academic; spy.

Three ways that you are stereotypically a boy: I ride a motorbike; I like prog rock; I drink real ale.

Three ways that you are stereotypically a girl: I write romantic fiction; I care about footwear; I think that I am too fat.

Three people that I would like to see post this meme: Kate; Candy; Gabriele.


Julie said...

Nice to find a fellow Jayhawks fan.

Frank said...

Tamburlaine had a habit of killing en masse, so I'm not sure a jaunt back in time to that particular age would be all that fun.

Anonymous said...

Constantine Maroulis ? Do me a favour !

Kate Allan said...

oh, and I thought I'd escaped this one!

Stephen said...

Tamburlaine had a habit of killing en masse, so I'm not sure a jaunt back in time to that particular age would be all that fun.

Good point, well made. How about "Uzbekistan in the time just before Tamburlaine"?

Constantine Maroulis ? Do me a favour !

There were sound reasons for it at the time.

Julie said...

I am going to kill you, you know.

Stephen said...

On the other hand if you are one of my friends pretending to be Constantine...well, I'm happy anyway.

See - I made you happy, and gave you something to blog about. What more could anybody ask?

And I'm a Jayhawks fan - are there enough of us this side of the Atlantic to make even one expendable? You wouldn't do it if I were a panda...

Julie said...

Yes, but you could have kept it to yourself and made me happy for the rest of my life.

annie h said...

I find this very interesting Stephen,
In a relationship you would like laughter,and "not having to try hard all the time",you can't sing in tune,you like you're eyes and you would like to be a spy.If you were a girl you would think you're too fat.
Well,in any relationship you should have laughter,and he/she should know how you feel without you having to try too hard to show them.Try not to serenade them if you can't sing though!
I think you would make a great spy and with those eyes you could woo any girl, even if she thinks she is too fat!!
Hope this agrees with you're sense of humour!