So I picked up this dumb 60 questions quiz, and I thought, "hey, what the heck, I'll do it on my blog!" So I will ... it's my frikken blog, I'll do what I like! You got a problem with that? Huh? Huh? Do ya?
1. Eye Color?
What a boring start! That's right up there with ... "fill your name in here."
I actually don't know what colour my eyes are ... they are kind of a blue green grey ...they seem to change. No, really, they do. Really. Is that weird?
2. What did you have for lunch yesterday?
Flip, I can't remember! ... Maybe I'm suffereing from some form of short term memory loss? .... Oh wait!!!! A cornish pastie! That's what I had! Yup ... love those!
3. Been caught doing something you weren't supposed to do?
Well of course ... and no I'm not going to tell you what I was doing.
Not any more ... tried twice, both got infected ... maybe I shouldn't have done it myself.
5. What was the last movie you watched?
The Time Travellers Wife.
6. What's the habit you're proudest of breaking?
I stopped passive smoking when I was three. That was tough.
7. What's your favorite Web site?
That would have to be deviantart.com. There are a few others I monitor daily.
8. Can you do a headstand (not using the wall)?
What kind of a question is that?? ... but yes, I can.
... was just thinking ... imagine how cool it would be if someone could do a headstand not using the floor! Now THAT would be impressive!
9. Favorite TV show?
Dexter (the serial killer, not the cartoon ... gimme some credit!). I also love "The Big Bang Theory" ... a prog about a couple of geeky social misfits. Right up my alley.
10. What was your most recent trip of more than 50 miles?
To Clarens to drop off some paintings.
11. How is the weather right now?
Bloody hot! It's nearly midnight and its still sweltering.
12. Ever hitchhiked?
Oh yeah! In fact that's all I did for a 3 month period of my life. Hitchhiked all over Scotland too. I actually consider myself quite a master at it. I was going to write a book about it and everything! Ever want to know the best places to stand, what to wear and how to stand to give yourself the best chance of getting a ride? Ask me. I'm your man.
13. What's the longest you've gone without sleep?
That would have to be the last 10 years. Sleep and I are not on a firstname basis. Sleep calls me Mr Verster.
One. My brother, Kerin.
15. What do you order when you eat Chinese food?
Sweet n sour pork with noodles.
16. What's the best costume you've ever worn?
I can't tell you that without revealing my secret identity.
17. What's your least favorite word?
I don't really have a problem with any words per se. Most words and I get along just fine. Context can stuff that up though, in which case the word I have the most problem with is "no".
18. If you had to be named after one of the 50 states, which would it be?
Now THATS an interesting question! I'm assuming we're talking American states here yes? mmmm would have to be Utah ... sounds cool. Utah Verster ... yeah ... like that!
19. What's your favorite Cyndi Lauper song?
20. Describe something that's happened to you for which you have no explanation.
I would, but I can't explain it. (Hah! That answer has me feeling smug!)
21. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Actually, there are very few places I wouldn't want to go. I love travelling. I would love to go to the Seychelles, and I'm keep to see more of Europe too.
22. Have you ever loved someone?
23. Have you ever been stung by a bee?
A few times ... who hasn't?
24. Which do you use more often, the dictionary or the thesaurus?
How old school do you think I am? Wikipedia!
25. Have you ever been snorkeling? Scuba diving?
Lots and lots and lots of both. Did I say lots?
26. Which TV character from your childhood did you have a crush on?
Okay, I'll tell you, but you have to promise never to tell anyone else! Ever! When I was a kid I had a crush on Sunni Gummy from the Gummy Bears. I was very young okay! Don't laugh! Are you trying to tell me you were never attracted to an animated bear? Liar!
27. What's the sickest you've ever been?
I thought I was going to die once when backpacking around eastern Turkey back in the day when they were at war with their neighbours. Man I was sick ... too weak to get up to get water. If it wasn't for the buddy I was with I think I may have been toast (and not the type of toast that goes well with tea either!).
28. What's your favorite form of exercise?
Trail running still does it for me ... although mountainbiking, kayaking and spearfishing take care of the fun factor.
29. Who's your favorite Care Bear?
Man! What kind of two timing bear loving player do you think I am? I'm a one bear kinda guy ... I would never watch the Care Bears! Never!
30. What did you do for your 13th birthday?
I have no idea. Birthdays were never big on my parents agenda. I actually can't remember a single birthday barring one party when I think I was 11 or 12.
31. Are you afaid of heights?
Yes ... although less so these days.
32. Have you ever taken dance lessons?
No. But you know what? It is actually something I would like to do. Unfortunately significant others have never wanted to ... and doing it on your own seems kind of lame.
33. What's your favorite newspaper?
I don't read newspapers. Ever.
34. Do you have a Tattoo?
Yes. Four. They are all significant in their meaning and were done with a lot of forethought after real life-changing events. Someone asked me last week what my next one will be ... but i don't have any intent to get a new tat anytime soon.
35. What's the most memorable class you've ever taken?
In my last year of highschool I had this really cool art teacher who exposed us to a hell of a lot (right down to playing Jimmy Hendrix in class!). Those were pretty memorable classes.
Six Foot. Pretty much on the button. (But I mean regular feet; not like tiny little feet.)
37. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
I wish I could give you some kind of an exciting answer here, but to be honest I think it's just the persons posture or how they carry themselves and the attitude they project... after that I guess I look at boring things how they are dressed. Once I'm passed that I look at eyes and hair ... if they've reached this level of attention they're well on their way to passing my attractiveness test and I move onto paying more attention to more obvious, male interest umm physical attributes.
38. How do you want to die?
.................... @#$%! Where did that come from? You lull me into this false sense of security, send me of on a quick little fantasy about the opposite sex and then hit me with my mortality! The structure of this could do with a little bit of a review don't you think? Grief!! Dying in my sleep sounds like a pretty peaceful way to go. I'm guessing there aren't a lot of takers for the long and protracted fight with some painful dread disease.
39. Do you prefer baths or showers?
Showers, unless I am completely stuffed in which case lying down is pretty attractive.
40. Chocolate or Vanilla?
Vanilla more so these days. I love chocolate, but there is something understated and subtle about vanilla that makes the experience more ... meaningful.
41. If you were a crayon what color would you be?
If I was a little wax stick I don't think colour would be one of my major concerns!
42. Whats your favorite number?
Seven. I don't know why.
43. If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Definitely flying!!! ... or turning invisible .... Oooo wait, wait ... breathing underwater .... yes definitely that! ... but x-ray vision would be nice .... mmmmm ... or .....
44. Do you like guacamole?
Indeed I do.
45. What color underwear/boxers wearing now?
Blue 'Bad Boy' ones. I like them.
46. Hugs or Kisses?
Both! That's like asking if you like the front or the back wheel of your bicycle!they go together for Pete's sake! .... okay, okay, keep your hair on ... if you're gonna force me to choose it would have to be kisses. ... I still can't believe you made me choose.
48. What's the longest you've ever waited in line?
I once sat in an airline queue for about 14 hours.
49. Have you ever taken a picture in one of those little booths?
I have! there were 4 of us all crammed together ... oh to be young and spontaeous.
50. What are you listening to right now?
Such a cool band actually ... it's called Dead Man's Bones. Lovely stuff! It's got Ryan Gosling (the actor) in it with a mate of is. It's uber creative! (My fave song on the album? "My body's a zombie for you". See I TOLD you it was cool!)
51. Have you ever cried for no reason?
No ... when I cry it's always for a good reason.
52. What books are you reading?
As usual I'm reading a whole bunch at once. I really couldn't be bothered to tell you all. If you consider that I'm still wading through the complete works of Plato you'll understand why.
53. Favorite movies?
Amelie, Some Kind of Wonderful, all Luc Besson movies, The Fisher King, Dead Poets Society .... etc.
54. What were u doing before this?
Before this as in before this blog? Painting my ass off.
55. Are you missing someone?
Yes I am.
56. Are you still friends with people from kindergarten?
No. I hated nursery school. Don't ever force me to socialise ... I've practiced being antisocial since I was very young.
57. Have you ever fired a gun?
Yes. (But not at anyone).
58. Do you like to travel by plane?
Yes. I love it. Actually it's more the airports that I love. I'm a compulsive people watcher, and airports provide fantastic opportunities in that regard.
59. How many pillows do you sleep with?
Three. One under my head, one over my head and one to hold.
60. Dogs or cats?
What an anticlimax! Finishing off with this? Pah! I mean dogs (cats are just too smug for their own good. I don't like being in a room with an animal that's got a bigger ego than me.), but really "dogs or cats?" what kind of a pathetic end question is that? I would have expected something much more meaty. Like "What are you opinions on the socio-economic ramifications that ongoing conflict between the working class an middle class labour force has had on socisalist oriented labour organisations in third world countries with first world aspirations" (Like that? I just made it up.). So yeah, dogs; but I mean really!!
Was that as fun for you as it was for me?
Didn't think so. :)
Oh ... some art news? "Just One Child" has left the building and should now be safely in the hands of Lara Mellon waiting for the EveryOneCounts exhibition.
20cm x 20cm x 4cm
Oil on Canvas