This or That: May 2003 Archives

1. Do you prefer silence or do you like background sound (music, TV, etc)?
I like background music. Music is better than tv - tv is too distracting
2. Bathe/shower in morning or evening?
Morning - to wake up! Evening to wash hair
3. Sleeping in complete darkness, or with a nightlight on?
A bit of light from a window is good
4. Lay out clothes the night before, or just grab what's closest in the morning?
Grab what's in the closet
5. Hang up/fold clothes neatly, or just toss them wherever?
Hang em up
6. Work out at a gym, or at home on your own (or do you not bother with exercise)?
Exercise? What's that?
7. Talk on the phone, or via IM/e-mail?
ICQ or email
8. Are you usually on time, or late?
On time. I hate being late. I hate making people wait for me (I also hate having to wait for late people)
9. Spendthrift or frugal?
10. Thought-Provoking Question of the Week: You work with someone who is not in the habit of bathing regularly. The smell seems to be getting worse and worse! Would you: 1. try to do something about it, or 2. try to grin and bear it? If you said 1, what would you do?
I'd do something about it. How I approached it would depend on who it was.

Watching "The Green Mile" again. Got through most of the support mail and had my dinner cooked by 7:30 and there was nothing on TV, so put it on.

Pieces and bits

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This or that:

1. Large or small family?
Don't care really. In terms of my own offspring, that aint likely to happen anyway
2. Potato chips or pretzels?
Potato chips! Chippies!!
3. House or apartment?
Apartment prolly
4. Zebras or giraffes?
5. Candles or potpourri?
oo candles!
6. Flowers or trees?
To climb or to smell?
7. Right or left-handed?
I'm right handed
8. Model trains or dolls/stuffed animals?
Probably model trains, although I don't really have either
9. Comedy or drama?
Either. Probably drama.
10. Thought-provoking question of the week: The city of Boston has recently banned smoking in all restaurants and bars. Would you want to see such a law passed in your city/town/country, or not?
Australia has had laws like this for a while, and I'm all for it.

Whatever dude

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1. Packrat or minimalist? I'm a packrat normally. I always get bagged out for carrying my backpack around with all the essentials in life - purse, girlie things, phone charger, spare batteries, pagers, keys, lip balm, memory card reader, software cds, more keys, diary, water bottle, camera, umbrella
2. Computer: desktop or laptop? Desktop
3. Seashore or mountains? Either one
4. Carpeting or bare floors? Carpets, definitely
5. Drinking water: bottled or tap? Tap
6. Shopping websites: eBay or Amazon? eBay
7. Cute little kitties or big scary tigers? kitties!
8. Front door or back door? In what context? :)
9. Lots of jewelry, or little/none? Little. I usually wear a standard pair of earrings and my favourite necklace that I got from my childhood sunday school teacher for my 21st birthday
10. Thought-provoking question of the week: At the last minute, you obtain tickets to an event you're dying to attend. However, you have to work that day! Do you ask the boss for the time off, or just call in sick?
I'd ask for the time off, and would almost certainly get it too; I love my job (and my boss), (well ok I don't completely love my job, but there are plenty of aspects of it that are *good things*)

long day

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Up and down kind of a day today. Sucky people at work and frustrating .wk4 file formats. Long and lively staff meeting at cia (and I'd just like to say for the record right here that I think nothing will change - it's one of those laws of entropy isn't it?). Longgg catchup with Luke after which was great, haven't talked to him much recently. We chatted in the middle of the road for two hours about work, hobbies, fish, collectables, dvds, etc, was excellent. Ploughed through the support mail getting it from 25 to 4 in under 2 hours.

Just enough time for a this-or-that:

1. TV or radio?
CD jukebox! Radio in the car, tv I try to watch only when there's something specific on, otherwise I don't get anything done
2. On the radio: talk or music station?
Music. Actually on the way home tonight was listening to the Phil O'neal show on triple m, and someone had written in saying how much they like the format of the show (which is partly talkback). I actually have to agree. I dislike talkback as a rule, but there's something about this particular show that's considerably more interesting to me than any others around.
3. Actual books or books-on-tape (or e-books)?
I don't do much reading.. if I had books available on tape I'd probably listen to them in the car, but otherwise real books
4. Actual newspaper, or web version?
Web version .. when I read anything, which is rare
5. Wall Street Journal or National Enquirer?
Sydney Morning Herald or Daily Telegraph? Stoopid american questions again.
6. TV channel such as CNN, or your local broadcast news?
I only get local (sydney) news.
7. A movie you've been looking forward to seeing gets bad reviews all around. See it anyway, or pass?
I'd most likely see it anyway, unless I couldn't find anyone to go with (which happens more often that not anyway)
8. See movies when they first come out, or wait a few weeks for the lines at the theater to get shorter?
I like seeing them fairly early - you get the better cinemas that way
9. TV: cable, satellite dish, or just plain old antenna?
I still have the old-fashioned antenna
10. Thought-provoking question of the week: If you had to choose only one form of media to come into your home, which would you choose...print (newspapers, magazines) or electronic (TV, internet)? Why?
Electronic. Everything you need is on the internet, why would you need paper? :)

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