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.