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FQ1: What's your native language? Do you speak any foreign languages? If so, how did you come to learn them?
I speak english, having been born in Australia. I can ein bischen deutsch, but only a very little bit (learn in high school for a couple of years).
FQ2: What's your native country? Have you visited any foreign countries? If so, which ones?
Oh, already answered - Australia. I've been to New Zealand, Canada, and the USA (three times)
FQ3: Are there any foreign foods, books, movies, or other items that you are particularly fond of? Name some of your favorites.
The good thing about living in Sydney is that we get an amazing variety of foreign food. I like Thai, even though I don't like chili spice heh, italian, lebanese, mexican (again without the chili :) ).. well at least aspects of all sorts of things.
FQ NATIVE: If you had to trade your nationality for that of any foreign country, which would you choose and why?
Well I don't think I would for a start (Australia is the best country in the world ;) ). Possibly British or something European like German. I dunno.
Boring answers, sorry
FQ1: What music puts you in the mood for romance?
Shrug. Nothing in particular over anything else.
FQ2: Where is the perfect place for romancing someone?
Maybe an ocean at sunset or something.
FQ3: What kind of foods get you feeling romantic?
Again, nothing in particular. Maybe something sensual like strawberries/cherries/raspberries.
FQ LOVER: How would somebody go about winning your heart?
Be a friend first. I typically have to know a guy for a least six months before there is any romantic interest at all. I don't do "dating".
FQ1: What's an ideal day for you when it's sunny and blue skies?
I usually try to avoid direct sunlight. I burn in about thirty seconds. Ideally I guess I'd like to be out doing *anything* but since the number of people I know that I actually get to do anything with is severely limited, I'm most likely to be spending it in front of my computer.
FQ2: What's an ideal day for you when it's overcast and rainy?
Sitting in front of my computer and/or a dvd
FQ3: What's an ideal day for you when it's cold and snowy?
Skiing of course! :)
FQ FORECAST: What's the weather forecast for your area this coming weekend? (find it at weather.com) What will you be doing out there in it?
Showers. I have to go to work to upgrade a server from NT4 to 2003. Also doing the rellie bash thing for mothers day.
FQ1: Your favorite sweet food? When did you last have it?
Do I have to name one? I like soft centred chocolates like peppermint and strawberry creams. I like smarties and jaffas and lollies like skittles. I had a peppermint cream the other day, and some skittles the other day too.
FQ2: Your favorite salty food? When did you last have it?
Either potato crisps or salami. Had crisps last sunday, and salami the other day at subway.
FQ3: Your favorite sour food? When did you last have it?
Sour. hrm. The natural confectionary company's sour worms are good.
FQ EDIBLE: What's the best thing you've ever tasted? The most horrible thing you've ever tasted?
Roasted meat that's been sitting at the bottom of the baking dish in all the oil. There isn't much better than that! :) Most horrible would be blue vein cheese which I had once, in 1987, and will never eat again.
FQ1: Any pets as a kid?
I got a budgie for my 7th birthday which I adored. He was called Bluey and could talk. He died three years later and I was devastated. We had a couple of other budgies, and some goldfish in a pond in the back yard.
FQ2: Any pets now?
Lotsa tropical fish :)
FQ3: Name your favorite famous pet from television or movies.
I dunno.. something that flies perhaps.. was Pegasus a pet?
FQ BEST FRIEND: If money and legality were not a barrier, what exotic animal would you like as a pet?
I always wanted a horse as a kid. A big parrot like a macaw would be cool too.
FQ1: What are some items of yours that are broken or needing repair right now?
My phone. Well it isn't broken, it's just crap, even after sending it back to Nokia *twice*. My landline is pretty crappy too, have been meaning to bring an old one home from work. The clock and light on my oven don't work. The plumbing in this place is a disaster - a couple of the taps groan if you don't turn them on the right way. erm.
FQ2: When something breaks, do you tend to live with it broke, repair it yourself, have a professional fix it, or throw it out?
I guess I tend to live with it wherever possible. I get my daddy to fix electronic things where possible. Otherwise I buy new stuff.
FQ3: Is there a childhood toy, family heirloom, or some other special item which was broken that you'd very much like to have un-broken?
I'm sure I should be able to think of something. Really. I get sentimentally attached to inanimated objects. My first car for example, which was kidnapped and murdered a few years ago.
FQ DESTROYER: What is something you would like to break intentionally, assuming you could get away with it?
Nothing comes to mind. I'll think about it.
FQ1: Where's the most beautiful place you've ever been? What made it beautiful to you?
hrm I've been to quite a few beautiful places. Anything with snow and mountains and lakes in combination are often winners. Crater Lake in Oregon is definitely a highlight.
FQ2: Who's the most beautiful person you can think of? What makes them beautiful to you?
I've ranted at length about various beautiful men I've had crushes on, but possibly the most beautiful person I know is Chris, and not so much physically (although he's certainly above average), but personality-wise. He's the most "decent" person I know, and the most Christian non-Christian I know :)
FQ3: What's the most beautiful object you've ever looked at? What makes it beautiful?
Um. One that comes to mind is something I saw at a bush doof one time. It was a stack of polystyrene balls painted in fluoro colours. They were suspended on fishing line in a kind of network at all different heights. If you pulled one and let it go, they'd all bounce up and down. Damn I wish I had a photo (or better yet, a movie) of it. Didn't take my camera with me that night. Ric said he'd seen it before. Maybe I'll see it again one day :)
FQ LIST: Tell us ten more beautiful things! When you think of "beauty," what one thing comes to mind for the following words:
music: John Williams
movie: Peter Pan
book: probably my favourite book - Star Trek VI by JM Dillard. Totally love that book
meal: oh definitely roast pork with crackling and gravy and apple sauce and cheesy/creamy sauced potatoes
gemstone: maybe diamond.. with ruby/emerald/sapphire for that lovely red/green/blue decoration :)
flower: carnation .. although sunflowers are also cool
web site: a beautiful website? hrm nothing comes to mind
artwork: nothing comes to mind for that either. Maybe the very cool picture my parents have of a sunset at a beach with a huge wave crashing over rocks. It was suspended above the oil heater and I spent quite a bit of time in winter months in front of the heater just looking its exquisite detail. I'm pretty sure it was featured in the Henderson Kids also.
appliance: a beautiful appliance? maybe my toaster oven cause it's great for heating up stuff without having to put on the big oven
animal: lots of birds come to mind. Or a gazelle or something.
I started this on April Fool's day, I really did. But I couldn't think of anything for the answers. Then my puta crashed. So a day late.
FQ1: Something foolish you've seen...
I see foolish behaviour on the roads every day. One recently was a guy cutting across two lanes of traffic and dodging into a small space between two cars. I'm surprised I don't see more accidents.
FQ2: Something foolish you've heard about...
"We're just invading Iraq because there's definitely weapons of mass destruction there". Dubbya is a complete tosser, I can't believe more than half of Americans that voted, voted for him.
FQ3: Something foolish you've done recently...
Bought a Nokia 6100, then fought with Vodafone for a month because it was crap, got a replacement and it's just as bad! >:(
FQ FOOLERY: Tell us of a memorable moment where somebody fooled, punk'd, or pranked you!
Well last year on April Fool's day, Triple M announced in their news bulletins that Sydney was going to host the swimming events of the Athens Olympics because Athens couldn't get their act together. They had various swimming personalities and even our state premier Bob Carr on the radio saying how wonderful it was. It didn't even occur to me first thing in the morning that it was April 1st. And Jim had heard it too and we were talking about it at work saying how cool it was. I looked up the Sydney Morning Herald website when I first heard about it and found it a bit odd that they didn't have anything, but thought it was just breaking news. It was only when I thought of it later in the afternoon and went back to the website to check and saw it wasn't there that it slowly dawned on me that I'd been had. Luc laughed and laughed at me. But at least I wasn't the only one that got gotted!
FQ1: When is your birthday?
14th August, 1973
FQ2: Anything interesting happen on your birthday in history? (LINK... http://www.historychannel.com/thisday/)
Apparently Elvis joined the army (1958). They don't have too much interesting on that site. http://www.thehistorynet.com/ has some more although neither of them mention the massive eastern states blackout of 2003..
This one does, and also, Japan surrendered to the US, ending world war II, Pakistan became independent of British rule,
FQ3: Anybody famous share your birthday? Do you have anything in common with them? (LINK enter your date on left side... http://www.imdb.com/OnThisDay)
Bryce Courtenay (1933)
Steve Martin (1945)
Danielle Steele (1947)
Gary Larson (1950)
James Horner (1953)
Magic Johnson (1959)
Sarah Brightman (1960)
Halle Berry (1966)
Kieren Perkins (1973)
Kate Ritchie (1978)
Seems I have lots of authors and musicians born on my birthday, with not so many actors.. heh
FQ FUTURE: On your 100th birthday, what year will it be and what do you think you'll be wanting as a present then?
2073. I'm not planning on living that long, but if I do, I'd like my sanity and ability to move unimpeded. If I lost either of those I'd rather not be alive.
FQ1: If you could own any item from any movie, what would you take and why?
A teleporter, as in Star Trek. The little personal air carts like in The Incredibles would be cool. An invisibility cloak like in Harry Potter would be lots of fun, and the Delorean time machine from Back to the Future would be unreal.
FQ2: If you could become any character from any movie, who would it be and why?
Sticking to girl characters (I mean, I should have been a boy, but I still think like a female).. well Supergirl would mean I could fly, my greatest ever wish. I'm very similar to Hermione Granger from Harry Potter (good at school work), and being able to do magic would be, well, magical. If I was Sarah from Labyrinth, I'd fear Jareth, love him, do anything he said, and he would be my *slave* ;) .. or I could be Beverly Crusher and live in the Star Trek world and get Jean-Luc Picard.
FQ3: If you could visit any location from any movie, where would it be and why?
Being in the Matrix, or on an Enterprise holodeck where I could live out any fantasy I wanted would be a lot of fun. And Jurassic Park would be awesome. In terms of real-life locations, I really want to do a Sound of Music tour in Austria, and doing a helicopter tour around Queenstown New Zealand (cf Lord of the Rings) would be spectacular.
FQ MOVIE MASH-UP: Combine some items, characters, and locations from different movies to create an entirely new film! What would you call it and what would it be about?
meh, I give up, it took me all night just to do the rest of the questions!