Fun Stuff: June 2011 Archives

It is finished, as they say ..

Life jigsaw
5994 down, 17982 to go .. ;)  

But maybe in a month or two, I want to do some other things first :)

I'll leave this out for a week or two, then will divide it up into the six 1000-piece sections, stack them and set them aside for the final reconstruction.

I didn't get up.  Maybe if I'd known where I could have seen it without having to walk to far I might have.  But 4am is a completely silly time to be up doing that sort of thing.

So I satisfied myself tonight with a hazy shot through fine cloud.

Hazy moon

101 things

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I haven't done one of these things in forever.  And I'm *that* far behind in reading my news feeds that I only just got to this the other day (sorry Dave2, I'm usually a lot better with yours!)

  1. ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT? I have three tiny lines on my thumb where a blue tongued lizard bit me.  Only time I ever got bitten by a blue tongued lizard in all my years picking them up 
  2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR BEDROOM? Nothing, just paint
  3. WHAT DOES YOUR MOBILE PHONE LOOK LIKE? An iPhone 3GS
  4. WHAT MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO? Not much anymore.  If I do put on music it's usually the CD player on random (there's a whole lot of cds in there which means I get a crazy random mix of stuff)
  5. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN? 5:10pm
  6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW? To be able to fly (like Superman)
  7. WHO DO YOU MISS? Luc and James and George
  8. IS ANYONE IN LOVE WITH YOU OR HAS A CRUSH ON YOU? Yes
  9. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU KISSED? The sweetie!!
  10. WHAT'S YOUR MIDDLE NAME? The (Kazza The Blank One, get it? ;) )
  11. THE BEST TV SHOW EVER CREATED? Airwolf or MacGyver
  12. THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO? The sweetie
  13. DO YOU GET SCARED IN THE DARK? Only if I'm home alone
  14. THE LAST PERSON TO MAKE YOU CRY? Myself (actually my mother if you can count her dodgy genes that I inherited)
  15. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE COLOGNE / PERFUME? Um, I don't wear the stuff.
  16. WHAT KIND OF HAIR/EYE COLOUR DO YOU LIKE ON THE OPPOSITE SEX? Dark hair and pale blue eyes maybe?
  17. WOULD YOU RATHER BE SMART OR FUNNY? Smart
  18. COFFEE OR ENERGY DRINKS? Neither
  19. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PIZZA TOPPING? Cheese (three for three same as Dave!).  Actually probably pepperoni.  Although I'm also partial to feta cheese on pizza.
  20. IF YOU CAN EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE? Right now?  A little close to bed to be thinking about a big meal or anything.  But I am hungry.  Maybe I'll go eat the banana that's out in the kitchen
  21. WHO IS THE LAST PERSON WHO MADE YOU MAD? Don't remember.  Probably someone at work.
  22. DO YOU SPEAK ANOTHER LANGUAGE? Nur ein bischen.  Nah not really.
  23. WHAT WAS THE FIRST GIFT SOMEONE EVER GAVE YOU? First gift?  Bit of a silly question, who's going to remember that sort of thing??  I do however have a brooch with my name on it I got as a baby.
  24. DO YOU LIKE SOMEONE? I like lots of people
  25. ARE YOU DOUBLE JOINTED? No.
  26. FAVOURITE CLOTHING BRAND? Umm.. Jeans West for jeans, Millers for t-shirts??
  27. WHAT'S YOUR DREAM CAR? One that flies (ha! I like this one of Dave's).  But probably a 97 or 98 WRX.
  28. WHAT COLOUR IS IT? Blue.
  29. WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE KIND OF EXERCISE? Walking.
  30. WOULD YOU FALL IN LOVE KNOWING THAT THE PERSON IS LEAVING? Don't know.  I've done the long distance thing twice though, does that count?
  31. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TELL SOMEONE HOW MUCH THEY MEAN TO YOU? It depends.  If it's your significant other, just tell them.  If it's someone you like but don't know if they like you back that's more tricky...  
  32. WRITE A NUMBER FROM ONE TO A HUNDRED? 32.
  33. BLONDES OR BRUNETTES? Either.
  34. WHAT IS THE ONE NUMBER YOU CALL OFTEN? Probably the sweetie.
  35. WHAT ANNOYS YOU MOST? People.
  36. HAVE YOU BEEN OUT OF YOUR COUNTRY? WHERE DID YOU GO? WHAT PLACE DID YOU LIKE BEST? Yes.  Europe, America, Japan.  Like all of them in different ways.
  37. YOUR WEAKNESSES? Potato chips (crisps for DaveC :P )
  38. FRIES/CHIPS, RICE, OR BEANS? Fries
  39. FIRST JOB? Shop assistant in a news agent
  40. EVER PRANK CALLED SOMEONE? No
  41. WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOU FILLED OUT THIS? Watching The Amazing Race Australia
  42. IF YOU COULD GET PLASTIC SURGERY WHAT WOULD IT BE? Umm.. don't know
  43. WHY DID YOU FILL OUT THIS MEME? Cause I haven't done one in ages
  44. WHAT DO YOU GET COMPLIMENTED ABOUT MOST? My hair
  45. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF ALCOHOL BECAME ILLEGAL? Survive without it I suppose
  46. WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY? A new brain
  47. HOW MANY KIDS DO YOU WANT? None
  48. WHERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? No
  49. DO YOU WISH ON STARS? No
  50. WHICH FINGER[S] IS YOUR FAVOURITE? I suppose my index finger?? Who writes these questions??
  51. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? The aforementioned banana
  52. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? No, except when I take about four times longer than normal to do it properly, but then I lose interest and it degenerates into scrawl again
  53. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE LUNCH MEAT? Pepperoni/salami (on a pizza sub)
  54. ANY BAD HABITS? Yes.
  55. WHAT IS YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING CD ON THE SHELF? Maybe Roxette or Mariah Carey?
  56. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? No.  Seeing other kids bordering on aspergers and how annoying they are, I'm surprised I ended up having any friends at all.
  57. HAVE YOU EVER TOLD A SECRET YOU SWORE NOT TO TELL? Not that I know of.  My problem is only when I don't know something is a secret (growing up I was always the last to hear anything, so I assume by the time information gets to me it's already public knowledge)
  58. DO LOOKS MATTER? Only partially
  59. HOW DO YOU RELEASE YOUR ANGER? Rant on twitter or my blog.
  60. WHERE IS YOUR SECOND HOME? Probably my parents' place?  Or James and George's?
  61. DO YOU TRUST OTHERS EASILY? No.
  62. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TOY AS A CHILD? Don't know.  Maybe Space Lego.
  63. HOW MANY NUMBERS ARE IN YOUR MOBILE PHONE? No idea.  How do I tell?
  64. DO YOU USE SARCASM? Sometimes.  I don't think I'm very good at it.
  65. DO YOU KNOW ANYONE FAMOUS? No.
  66. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN A MOSH PIT? Not really.
  67. WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A PLACE TO LIVE? Close to stuff (work, friends etc).
  68. WHAT ARE YOUR NICKNAMES? Kazza, Kaz
  69. HOW MANY HATS DO YOU OWN? WHAT'S YOUR HAT SIZE? A couple of caps.
  70. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Yes.
  71. WERE YOU UPSET ABOUT STEVE IRWIN DYING? I felt really bad for Terri.  She looked devastated.
  72. WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR? Choc mint. 
  73. ARE YOU LAZY? Yes
  74. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE SONGS AT THE MOMENT? Don't have one
  75. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BAND? Queen
  76. HOW MANY WISDOM TEETH DO YOU HAVE? Two.  Although I think I have the other two in a container somewhere
  77. DO YOU WANT TO GO ANYWHERE SPECIAL THIS YEAR? Always, but not likely to happen this year.  Next year I want to do a round the world theme park tour with Nat and Andrew.. just gotta convince them they can afford it...
  78. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? My computer fans humming
  79. LAST THING YOU ATE? Haven't we had this question already? Lame
  80. LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Just trying to think if I talked to anyone on the phone at work today.  Don't think so.  Last log in my phone is the sweetie on Friday
  81. WHATS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT YOURSELF IN THE MORNING? Usually that my spine hurts
  82. FAVOURITE THOUGHT PROVOKING SONG? There's a couple I suppose?  Trying to think of favourite..
  83. FAVOURITE TWO THINGS TO HATE? Two of the vendors I have to deal with at work.  
  84. FAVOURITE DRINK? Orange juice
  85. FAVOURITE ZODIAC SIGN? Shrug.  Who cares.
  86. SPORTS YOU LIKE TO WATCH? Maybe ice skating?  Not really into sports
  87. WHAT IS YOUR HAIR COLOUR? Blonde
  88. EYE COLOUR? Greeny grey/brown
  89. DO YOU WEAR GLASSES? Yes
  90. SIBLINGS? Yes, a little brother
  91. FAVOURITE MONTH(s)? December
  92. DO YOU LIKE SUSHI? Depends what's in it.  Not a huge fan of raw fish.  I like cooked tuna and beef ones though.
  93. LAST THING YOU WATCHED? The Amazing Race Australia
  94. FAVOURITE DAY OF THE YEAR? Christmas Day or my birthday
  95. ARE YOU TOO SHY TO ASK SOMEONE OUT? I used to be.  Now is a non-issue.
  96. SUMMER OR WINTER? Neither - spring!
  97. KISSES OR HUGS? Leaving Dave's answer: Depends on the person, but probably hugs.
  98. RELATIONSHIPS OR ONE-NIGHT STANDS? Relationships
  99. WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE CELEBRITY? Don't really have a favourite at the moment.
  100. WHO IS THE LEAST LIKELY TO ASK YOU ON A DATE? er.. anyone really, given that I'm married
  101. BOOKS YOU'D LIKE TO SEE TURNED INTO A FILM? I'm surprised Prey by Michael Crichton hasn't.  The Belgariad would be cool but that would be a lot of movies.
Last week (or over the weekend?) I made an icosahedron to take to work to demonstrate how my buckyballs are made.  Of course I also needed a truncated icosahedron.  Took a couple of nights to make it, and finished it tonight.  Made from one sheet of A4 paper, cut, folded and glued.

Truncated icosahedron
And here it is with the larger one I made years and years ago.  It's very delicate so wouldn't survive going to work.

Truncated icosahedra
I think our printer needs more toner.  Time to buy a new printer? hrmmm
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