What's on your bedside table?
Books, books, more books. I actually have a bedside bookcase (really!) rather than a bedside table. Also: bookmarks, alarm clock, glass of water, bedside lamp, my glasses if I'm asleep.
What do you eat when you raid the fridge at night?
Hmmm. I don't usually raid the fridge at night. If I do, I'll just eat whatever's in there!
What is your secret guaranteed weeping movie?
If you could have plastic surgery, what would you have done?
If I could guarantee not to have any scars or odd lumpiness or whatever, I'd probably have liposuction and a tummy tuck.
Do you have a completely irrational fear?
My petrol tank exploding when driving over a still-lit cigarette butt.
What is the little physical habit that gives away your insecure moments?
I bite my nails. I hiccup when I get really tense!
Do you ever have to beg?
Do you have too many love interests?
Nope, exactly the right number :-)
Do you know anyone famous?
Describe your bed:
It's 4-foot wide (i.e. not very wide for a double) but has a king size duvet so there's always plenty of duvet. It has handy divan drawers underneath. There's usually a million fossilised hankies that have fallen down the back, and the sheets don't get changed anything *like* often enough. :-)
Spontaneous or plan?
Who should play you in a movie about your life?
Claudia Christian. Well, I want to be her (or Cmdr Ivanova, anyway), so why not the other way round? :-)
Do you know how to play poker?
Nope, not a clue. I'm crap at bluffing anyway so I doubt I'd be any good at it.
What do you carry with you at all times?
Far too much. My jeans pockets always have: a hanky, a chapstick, my work entry card, a small purse with change, stamps, my gym membership card, my gym locker key. My handbag (which DH says contains a small black hole) goes pretty much everywhere with me (and I'm not even a handbag person, it's just a receptacle for transporting stuff). It contains my main purse (credit cards, more cash, vouchers, receipts, business cards), my mobile phone, my PDA, two mini screwdrivers with multiple heads, a credit card torch, my keys, about 17 pens, Tampax, Neurofen Meltlets (don't need water to take them, they dissolve on the tongue), a couple of notebooks, Smints, another chapstick, and however many tons of accumulated junk.
How do you drive?
Carefully. Especially over still-lit cigarette butts :-))
What do you miss most about being little?
Having all my decisions made for me.
Are you happy with your given name?
Yeah it's OK when shortened. Don't think the full version suits me that well but the short form is fine.
How much money would it take to get you to give up the Internet for a year?
Quite a bit.
What color is your bedroom?
Pastel yellow and forest green.
What was the last song you were listening to?
Steps, Summer of Love
Have you ever been in a school play?
Yes, I played Joseph in a primary school play. In senior school I confined myself to lighting and props management.
Who are your best friends?
Have you ever been in love?
Yes, with my DH. Prior to that, many crushes but nothing ever like this.
Do you like yourself and believe in yourself?
I try to but usually don't succeed.
Have you ever done any illegal drugs?
No. It wasn't illegal in the jurisdiction where I did it :-)
Do you think you're cute?
Do you consider yourself to be a nice person?
Yes. I'm pretty easy-going and good-natured.
Do you spend more time with your girlfriend, boyfriend, or your friends?
What's the geekiest music you own?
Brent Spiner's "Ol' Yellow Eyes is Back" on CD :-)