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Friday, September 10th 2004...
FQ Topic: Scenario
FQ1: You've been given a million dollars to donate to a worthy charity! Which organization would benefit from your generosity and why are they deserving?
um, probably the Red Cross. They just seem to always be there when needed.
FQ2: You've testified against the mob and have to leave the country! Where do you go to start your new life, and what new career will you pursue?
Probably Europe. Career? Travel blogger? :)
FQ3: A movie studio has given you carte blanche to develop a sequel to a film of your choice! What's your sequel going to be about and who's starring in it?
Harry Potter during the years after the books finished. There's still so much more to those stories that could be told. Since it's still so close to the original movies, you could get all the original actors.
FQ RE-BLOG: A tragic computer malfunction has erased your current blog so you decide to start over again under a fictitious identity. Who would you become and what would you write about?
Blerf. I have enough trouble writing about *reality*, let alone fiction.
Friday, September 3rd 2004...
FQ Topic: Funny
FQ1: What's something you find humorous, but probably shouldn't?
Stoopid people doing stoopid things
FQ2: What's something that others find funny, but you don't?
There's Something About Mary. Stoopidest. Movie. Ever. I barely raised a smile the whole way through it, yet the rest of the cinema was cacking itself.
FQ3: What actor/comedian/personality always makes you laugh? What movie? What book?
um. I dunno.. maybe Robin Williams?
movie - Flying High!
book - maybe something by Roald Dahl.
FQ STAND-UP: Tell us a joke or funny story.
This was always my dad's favourite joke. Because I've heard it so often it's the only joke I really remember. This is a brief version cause I couldn't be bothered embellishing it :)
So there's this little old lady who's lonely and goes into a pet store to buy a budgie to talk to. But when she gets it home the budgie starts swearing its head off. The little old lady takes it back to the pet store because she can't have a swearing budgie in the house. But the pet store guy goes, "whenever it swears, just put it in the freezer for ten seconds - not to long otherwise it'll freeze". So she does this. As soon as the budgie starts swearing, she takes it and puts it in the freezer, counts up to ten, then takes out it. The budgie is shivering and asks "If I got ten seconds for swearing, what did the chook do??"
Friday, August 27th 2004...
FQ Topic: Olympic
FQ1: Which Olympic events are your most and least favorite?
Most: maybe gymnastics or diving
FQ2: In what Olympic competition would you have the best shot at a gold medal?
No chance at all in anything. The only sport I've ever played was hockey, but I was never very good at that.
FQ3: If you could add or invent a new Olympic sport, what would it be?
FQ PITCHMAN: Propose why your home town should host the next Olympic Games (your choice Summer or Winter).
My *home* town? Sydney? We did that in 2000 and Juan Antonio Samaranch declared it the best Olympics ever.
Canberra on the other hand. Well we do have some national sport centres, but we're probably a bit too small to host an Olympics.
Didn't get to do this last Friday on account of being down at the coast
Friday, August 13th 2004... (it was Friday the 13th last Friday too)
FQ Topic: Ego
FQ1: What is an activity that you can do better than anybody else you know?
FQ2: What is a subject where you are smarter than anybody else you know?
hrmm don't know about that one. In my last job I often found myself in a position where there were no other "experts" in my team so I was on my own trying to solve problems. This job is quite a bit different because there's so many people in IT that there's almost always people around that know more than me, which is great because I'm pretty dumb. But I suppose there's a few geeky, "kids" things, like Lego or Harry Potter that I probably know more about than any of my adult friends.
FQ3: What is a trait you possess that makes you superior to lesser humans?
Attention to detail, meticulousness, ok anal retentiveness. Good for some things, like doco or paint-by-numbers, but is probably annoying to a lot of people (especially the ones that don't meet my high standards ;) )
FQ FICTION: Which of your many stellar accomplishments should be recorded in the history books? (Can't think of one? Make it up!).
Gosh. Um. Too hard...
Friday, August 6th 2004...
FQ Topic: Childhood
FQ1: Where did you live out your childhood years?
Como, Sydney, Australia
FQ2: As a child, what was your favorite toy, book, television show, and cartoon character?
Toy? As a little kid it was "Ducky" an elongated rubber duck thing. In 1983 I made "Cutie" - essentially a pompom which I still have and travel the world with.
Favourite book? I didn't read many books, I found reading long stories tedious. I liked TinTin and Asterix comics. Choose your own adventures. Horse books.
TV show? I remember lots from my teenage years. As a child? Probably my earliest memory of a favourite tv show would be Whacky Races. I was always Penelope. We used to watch it with a kid from our school, Cosmos, before we went to school.
Cartoon character? Dunno. I liked Warner Brothers cartoons later on, and Inspector Gadget..
FQ3: Charm us with a favorite childhood memory...
Here's a whole blog of it...
FQ PHOTO-OP: Show us a photo of just how adorable you were as a child.
meh. This was me on our front balcony.
This is the same view forty years later..
Friday, July 30th 2004...
FQ Topic: Criminal
FQ1: If you could steal something and be assured of getting away with it, what would you take?
Probably a few million dollars so I could invest it and live off it so I wouldn't have to work anymore.
FQ2: If you could vandalize something without fear of being caught, what object would you deface?
Ugliest building in Sydney, if not for its design but the location which makes it stick out like a sore thumb.
FQ3: If you could trespass someplace where you were not allowed and nobody would find out, where would it be?
The next Soyuz rocket to the ISS. I've always wanted to go into space..
FQ REDEMPTION: Time to redeem yourself for the above stated criminal activities! If you were allowed to write a new law, what law would you create?
Outlawing stoopid people?
Looks like I never did this one last time..
Friday, July 23rd 2004...
FQ Topic: Decorated
FQ1: How have you decorated the walls of your living space (photos, posters, works of art, etc.)?
Not much. We're total slackers. We've been in this house over six years and we've only hung like half a dozen things. Actually Stu has. All I've got up is a Lego mosaic. Most of the walls are still bare.
FQ2: How have you decorated your body, both intentionally (piercings, tattoos, etc.) and unintentionally (wounds, scars, etc.)?
I have my ears pierced. And a few small scars.
FQ3: How have you decorated your computer's "desktop"? Post a snapshot if you want.
My computer at work cycles through several holiday's worth of photos at random. At home I have a photo of the earth at equinox 2013 taken from APOD. I used to use my own photos but most of them aren't any good.
FQ PROJECT: Decorate your blog today! Create some art with an online Etch-a-Sketch (like the one here) and post a snapshot of your efforts (or, if you're not an Etch-a-Sketch fan, draw us a picture using whatever you want).
Ha. I'm not creative at all. So here's a sneak preview of what I'm working on at the moment. Art without the creativity!!
Friday, July 16th 2004...
FQ Topic: Stupidity
FQ1: Admit it, sometimes you are not the sharpest tool in the shed. What's something stupid you've done recently? (The FridayQ doesn't count!)
It usually involves drinking a little too much and feeling a bit under the weather the next day
FQ2: Children do idiotic things all the time because they just can't seem to help it. What's something stupid you did as a kid?
Jumped up too fast from being on the floor playing with my brother - because mum was coming in from outside and I was meant to be getting ready for school. I pulled a muscle in my leg and it made it hard to walk for a few days.
FQ3: Sometimes, being a bit of an idiot is required (or fun!). What's something stupid you will be doing in the future?
It usually involves drinking a little too much and feeling a bit under the weather the next day
FQ OBSERVER: People are morons. Without naming names, what's something stupid you've seen somebody else do?
How about the guy the other day we saw swerve across two lanes of traffic to take an exit..
FQ Topic: Suggestive
FQ1: Suggest something to read, something to watch...
Star Trek VI by J.M. Dillard, probably my favouritest book ever. And Veronica Mars. Totally awesome show.
FQ2: Suggest someone to admire, someone to stare at...
The sweetie! One of the most wonderful people I know.
FQ3: Suggest someplace to go, someplace to avoid...
Go? Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, where do I even start? heh
Avoid? I can think of a few places I've had bad travel experiences at, but nothing enough to say don't go there. That I can think of. I'm sure I'll think of something later. If I do I'll add it here.
FQ PROJECT: Suggest an itinerary for somebody visiting your city by listing the five must-see attractions of the area.
Well it depends a lot on what you're interested in. For me I like towers and high places, so I'd suggest Mt Ainslie (free) and/or Black Mountain Tower. Probably a tour around Lake Burley Griffin to see all the public buildings and the carillon. Questacon is a favourite of mine because I'm a science geek. The parliament houses if you're into that sort of thing. And there's plenty of galleries if you're into that sort of thing.
FQ Topic: Vent
FQ1: What's the one thing above all others that drives you insane... that one dreaded event that causes you to completely lose your composure and want to kick, scream, and beat something with a big stick?
Just one?? Probably people pushing in. It makes me hate all people and want to destroy them with fire.
FQ2: Is that all? Surely there is something else that will cause you to freak out! Here's your chance to vent and list a few other things that make you go nuts...
People making a mess, people not doing doco, people being cruel to animals, people not indicating, gravity, crap vendor support, stoopid people, anally-retentive people, people that make fun of my hobbies and interests.
FQ3: When you've been driven crazy by something or someone... and are barely containing your frustration... is there anything you can do that will make you calm down, dispell the rage, and be happy again?
Rant on my blog, have a few drinks and rant to colleagues, rant to Stu. Ranting is a thing with me I think. Sorry. Or I might go and do a jigsaw.
FQ DARE: Admit it, you're not perfect... what is something you do that drives other people crazy?
Probably my ranting/complaining.
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