Saturday, May 17, 2008

Tagged to the max

Right, because you all seem to have been doing meme thingys and have insisted on tagging me, I've decided to do them both in one foul swoop.

This is me swooping. First up, the 'five' thing.


Five things in my bag:
Geez, the only bag I ever carry around with me is my work bag, which is, um, exciting. Let's have a rummage…

• Two notepads - one for work, one for my own writing. I like to keep these things separate, y'see.
• Two biros - one blue, one black, both were freebies.
• A flyer for Nada Surf's latest album that I was given at the Nada Surf gig back in February and haven't gotten around to throwing away yet.
• Some old headphones.
• The latest draft of my book, two-thirds of which has been proofread.

Five favourite things in my room:

Well, I do have more than one room, but for the purposes of this I'm going to select my bedroom - mainly just to taunt certain people who shall never see the inside of it.

• My bed. This was a bitch to make, but it's unbelievably comfortable, so I'll forgive it.
• A big foam Rolling Stones lips logo that you're supposed to wear on your hand. Although I suppose it would fit on other kinds of protuberances.
• A signed picture of William Shatner and Patrick Stewart from Star Trek Generations. Unlike T-Bird's signed picture of Han and Leia, the two captains are not kissing.
• A groovy colour-change lamp that Marcosy bought me for my birthday just before I moved into Sparky Towers.
• A long-box containing the few comic books I've kept over the years, rather than take back to the shop for credit.

Five things I have always wanted to do:

• Write an awesome novel/story/script/graphic novel. I know, I know - I'm working on it!
• Climb a mountain. Blame Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
• Be in a big movie or TV Series. I had a brief chat with Tom Hardy (yes, Shinzon from Star Trek Nemesis) a few years back, and he asked me if I was an actor. I said "no," when my response should've been "no, but do you think I should be?"
• Autumn Reeser.
• Have kids. Seriously, I really hope that one day I can have a family of my own. I would totally want to give up work and be a house husband (well, I'd still write, but it would be cool if my wife was the real bread-winner - not because I'm lazy, it's just that I'd love to be the one to pick the kids up from school, etc. Or maybe I could be so filthy rich that neither of us had to work?).

Five things I'm currently into:
Oh, this should be easy…

• Gossip Girl. Good lord this series is addictive. XOXO, LOL!
• Cycling. I've got my bike groove back and I just want to go out cycling all the time. I'm thinking about getting some lights so I can stay out when it's dark.
• Scrabulous on Facebook. This is totally addictive, and I think I'm getting rather good at it. I might even have to have a Scrabble evening round Sparky Towers!
• Gardening. An odd one, this. I've suddenly developed a bit of a thing for plants. I don't actually have a garden, so I'm having to make do with rubbing myself in compost house plants and tubs.
• Your mum, but she's playing hard to get. Cheeky!


Right, let's move on to the iPod one. Or in my case, iPhone one. Ooo, touch me!

1) How would you describe yourself?

Prophecy by Remy Zero. Oo-er!

2) What do you like in a girl?
Argue by Matchbox Twenty. Well, that's kinda fitting bearing in mind my track record…

3) What is your motto?

Drunk with the Thought of You by Sheryl Crow. WTF?!

4) What do your friends think of you?

Inside Out by Vonray. As long as I don't loose my spleen that's OK.

5) What do you think about often?

Fortune Teller by The Rolling Stones. 

6) What do your parents think of you?
Unwell by Matchbox Twenty. Wahay - spot on!

7) What do you think of your best friend?

Flip the Switch by The Rolling Stones.

8) What do you think of the person you like?
Overdrive by the Foo Fighters.

9) What do you want to be when you grow up?

Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones. Yeah, I'd like to be satisfied.

10) What do you think when you see the person you like?

Golden Skans by Klaxons. Yes, I immediately set my tricorder to Golden Skans.

11) What song will they play at your wedding?

Bad Best Friend by Nada Surf. Uh-oh…

12) What will they play at your funeral?

We Used to Vacation by Cold War Kids.

13) What is your hobby/interest?
All I Need by Matchbox Twenty. 

14) What is your biggest fear?

Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones. Yes, when they've necked one too many camparis they can be a bit in yer face.

15) What is your biggest secret?

Busted by Matchbox Twenty. 

16) What do you think of your friends?

Heavy Boots by Cold War Kids.

17) What is your theme song?

Thursday's Child by David Bowie.

18) What do you think of your family?

Up in Arms by Foo Fighters.

19) What is your best friend's theme song?
Wishing Well by Phantom Planet. None of these songs are even remotely fitting, are they? 

20) What is your mood right now?
DOA by Foo Fighters. *Gulp!*

21) If your heart could talk what would it say?
Happy by The Rolling Stones. Yay!

22) What do your co-workers think of you?
When Doves Cry by Prince. Thank god it wasn't Bitch by The Stones.

23) What does your future look like?
Fortress by Pinback.

Well, that was all rather … cryptic and bizarre. Would anyone like to get all Freudian and delve into the secret meanings of all this tripe?

I won't appoint any further taggees, as I think everyone's already been covered… Oh, aside from TaraWillowc, and Watch*Paint*Dry if they're up for the challenge!


Tara said...

"How can you just leave me standin' alone in a world that's so cold..." Love Prince. I really do.

I'm totally up for the challenge! I don't have an IPod, though, I have an MP3 player and I'll need to dust it off to see what songs are still on there. I haven't used it in awhile. Eek!

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Maybe certain people haven't seen inside your room? OR, MAYBE THEY HAVE!!! MWAH HAH HAH HAH HAH AHA!

* ahem *

I like gardening. I could help with the compost rubbin- I mean, Autumn buryin- Oh, what the Hells. Let's just play Scrabble. Somewhat coincidently (and non-stalkingly) I'm hosting a Scrabble evening on Tuesday - You're more than welcome!

Tim said...

Tara - Any MP3 player will do! Go for it!

Inexplicable Device - A Scrabble evening, hmmm? Do I detect AN ULTERIOR MOTIVE?!

WillowC said...

Fine, I'll do it, but you might want to post the sodding rules, or really it's just me typing nonsense with a handy numbering system. You'd never tell it apart from my usual posts.

T-Bird said...

Which one, Willow? The iPod one is for shuffling and random play to answer the questions that are in bold. Erm the five one is just a perve into people's lives and minds.

Tim, my immediate reaction to reading your meme was 'oh. He really does like Matchbox Twenty a WHOLE lot.'

Plus, I plan to axe you in this scrabble game. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Awesome memes!

Dinah said...

Your biggest secret: Busted. Heh. that one was my favourite.

I told you Gossip Girl would get you!

Inexplicable DeVice said...

* pulls tiles out of bag *

E. N. S. N. A. R. E.

Oh. Would you look at that!

Tim said...

Willowc - Just what T-Bird said. Now stop procrastinating and crack on!

T-Bird - BRING. IT. ON.

Oh, and yeah, I do like Matchbox Twenty a lot. I'm listening to them a lot more at the moment because I'm still in that post-gig flush, and iPhone seems to know this because it keeps throwing them up on shuffle!

Dinah - Thank god my biggest secret is not ACTUALLY Busted. I hate them.

Inexplicable Device - HA! You wish!!


CyberPete said...

Sheryl Crow?

Of course I'm not one to talk.

I love scrabble!

*goes off to read that insanely long post below*

T-Bird said...

iPods are really weird at pulling up the songs you didn't know you wanted to listen to, but do.

Dinah said...

I also love Scrabble. And Scrabulous.

Tim said...

Cyberpete - Yeah, love her! And she loves me…

Scrabble me up on Facebook!

T-Bird - I'm convinced mine's psychic.

Dinah - Scrabble me up!

Inexplicable DeVice said...

It seems Scrabble's the new black. I must get a hat made of Scrabble...

Tim said...

Ha! You'd look stupid!!

CyberPete said...

Tim I think you made a typo by leaving in that 'd yeah?

*chuckles and tries to stalk IDV on facebook*

watch*paint*dry said...

I am so up for the challenge but I don't know what to do... I don't know what a meme is either. I have been away for the weekend and I think I may have left my brain there, but not me ipod.
And I see you are getting fabulous with the scrabulous...

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Conspiring against me, eh Tim & Cyberpetra?

And stalking too?!?

What kind of sick, depraved loony would resort to stalking?

* coughs discreetly *

Tim said...

Cyberpete - Damn right I did!

Watch*Paint*Dry - Damn right I am!

Inexplicable Device - Damn right we are!

Inexplicable DeVice said...


T-Bird said...

Watch out, people. Tim's a scrabble shark. He lets you leave the gate with a good lead, but then sneeks up from behind and BAM!

He comes first.

That was some really shaky double entendre, wasn't it? Oh well...

Tim said...

IDV - Ha!

T-Bird - Damn right I am! And yes, you're on pretty shaky ground there, but I'll let you off because of your migraine.

But I won't tolerate such shenanigans again!

In other news - I totally scrabbled up a certain witch with a super word earlier.

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Yes, and a certain witch was shocked and appalled. It's totally thrown the certain witch off his or her game. So I hear.
It's as if he or she was palying against Piggy, not Tim. The witch told me.

CyberPete said...

Hey IDV since I'm such a rubbish stalker, could you please look me up on Facebook

I'd love for you to....something scrabulous

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Actually, CyberPetra, I did try last night, but there's about a million of you. I noticed you on Tim's Movies application, but that only showed me your Flixter account. Are you able to click on me at Tim's?

CyberPete said...

The thing is, I don't know who you are.

Tim has so many handsome friends..

I will look for you though. Can't you find me by searching my name?

CyberPete said...

Maybe I've found you now?

It sure looks like you

T-Bird said...

He's pretty sexy. So am I. Find me. Meow.

I don't have a migraine to blame that on...

Inexplicable DeVice said...

You surely have, CyberPetra.

And you surely are, T-Bird. No migraine necessary!

* remembers who's Blog this is *

Oh, you're OK too, Tim...

CyberPete said...

*goes hunting for T-birdy*

Tim said...

Don't mind me, you lot.

T-Bird said...

IDV has me on a linky on Stalkbook. I'm not called T-Bird there though. I'll put my one and only pretty picture up too.

Oh - er... Hi Tim.

CyberPete said...

T-birdy I think it would be easier if you added me.

Oh hey Tim!

T-Bird said...

Hmmm. Ok. I'll go over the Stalkbook and look for sexy Danes on IDV's list of friends then.

Tim said...

Oh, y'know, hey you guys… hope you're … oh, no one's listening…

*Flashes man-tits and flips the bird*