1. Do you still talk to the person you lost your virginity to?
Nah. No ill will but we didn't have much in common while we were going out, let alone 13 years later.
2. Is it harder to be rejected or to reject someone else?
To be rejected; but it helps if they're honest about it.
3. What kind of music did you listen to in elementary school?
Chopin; Mozart; Andrew Lloyd Webber. I was square in more ways than you can imagine. Though I did have a tape that my dad did for me which I really liked, which had Beatles songs on one side and boogie/blues piano (Speckled Red, Jimmy Yancey, Meade Lux Lewis, etc) on the other. That's definitely cooler.
4. What is the best thing about your current job?
Two things: the work (they pay me to do fun things with computers!) and the people (they're all brilliant). Actually, the building's quite cool too. I can't actually think of anything bad about it, to be honest.
5. Where are you going on your next vacation?
Dublin, hopefully (next week! ... if we can get accommodation/travel sorted out).
6. Are most of the friends in your life new or old?
They're mostly people I met while I was at University. At the moment I still think of them as "new" but I'm aware that my undergraduacy is receding ever further into the past.
7. Have you ever gotten so wasted you didn't know what was going on?
8. Are you touchy-feely?
Er... maybe. Not really sure I understand the question, to be honest. I'm very physical, very happy to be physically affectionate, but I try not to impose it on other people unless it's fairly clear that they don't mind.
9. Do you prefer the tanning bed or the sun?
I love the sun. I've never been on a "tanning bed" and have no intention of ever doing so.
10. What could you tolerate ... someone who snores or a sleep walker?
I'm sure I could tolerate either; I'm not that intolerant. I snore, anyway.
11. What's something your friends make fun of you for?
The things I say, probably. And the things I do. It's all fair game, but it's all in fun. At least, that's what I tell myself as I go down to the bottom of the garden to eat worms.
12. What's your worst personality flaw?
I don't know. You tell me!
13. Have you ever gone to therapy?
Yes. Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Analytical Behavioural Therapy, other things which may have had different names (I can't remember). At the risk of starting a big flamewar, none of it was anywhere near as much use (to me personally: I'm making no judgements about what works for you) as getting off my arse and deciding to make an effort to steer my life in the direction I want it to go.
14. Would you ever parachute off of a plane?
Yes, probably. Definitely, if the plane was on fire and I had a parachute.
15. Are you Irish in any way?
No (what kind of a question is that anyway?).
16. Do you like to play Scrabble?
Oh yes. (Beware: I know the weird two-letter words!) Play Scrabulous with me on Facebook if you want, but I'm already playing 5 games concurrently so I may be a bit slow until I've finished some of those.
17. Have you ever been to a nude beach?
18. Have you ever had sex on the beach?
No. (The idea doesn't appeal very much, I have to say, because of sand.)
19. Does the number of people a person's slept with affect your opinion of them?
Well, it affects my overall impression of them as a person, but not (in itself) for better or for worse; it's just an extra piece of information about the experiences that might have shaped the person they are now... like finding out that they've lived/worked in a foreign country, or something.
20. Have you ever gone to a party where you were the only sober person?
21. What do you do when you spot a bug in your house?
Read the source code. No, hang on. If it's a spider or a beetle or that kind of thing, I'll scoop it up (in a cup if possible or my hands if necessary) and throw it out of the window. If it's an ant, probably squish it. I fear that when the apocalypse comes and the ants become the dominant life-form on earth, they will not remember me with kindness. Fortunately I'll be long dead by then anyway.
Well, that passed the time...