Wednesday, July 22

A mini-questionnaire

01. What are some of your favorite clothing stores or brands?
02. Do you have pets? How many and what kinds? Names?
03. Prefer to read the book before the movie or vice-versa?
04. Do you like cheese? What are some of your favorites types?
05. Is your place a mess right now, average, or quite clean?
06. Would you eat your pet(s) if you were starving?
07. What genres of books do you most enjoy?
08. Do you like to swim?
09. Do you have some favorite flowers or trees? Which?
10. Are you any good at billiards?

5 comments:

empath said...

Sears, Craftsman Clothing "guaranteed for life"
1 dog, Marichi
book before movie
Brie, Havarti, Cheddar
Quite clean house, thank you
I could not eat my pet, but maybe my children!!
Fantasy, History Fiction
Yes
What flowers I don't like - sunflowers
Trees - Ginkgo, redwoods, maples, so many
billiards - I'm not the absolute worst

Mandula said...

01. What are some of your favorite clothing stores or brands?
Second-hand stores.:) And handmade clothes from special shops, if I had the money.

02. Do you have pets? How many and what kinds? Names?
One marshland lemur, Forrest, one goldfish, Wilhelm, and one orange seal, Békafül. :))) (kittens, of course)

03. Prefer to read the book before the movie or vice-versa?
If it is possible, book first. But I don't complain if movie comes first.

04. Do you like cheese? What are some of your favorites types?
I AM a cheese lover, in any type which doesn't contain dill, whole caraway seeds, or too big/intensive flavoured olives. My favourites are: "marble" cheeses (with blue or green howdoyousay, mold? You know, like in roquefort), and smoked cheeses (especially the one named "Karaván" - Caravan - here), and brie/camembert cheeses with that white outer stuff, and parmezan and cheddar and goat cheeses and flavoured cheeses... I could keep saying till dusk. :)

05. Is your place a mess right now, average, or quite clean?
Completely mess, I should clean up...

06. Would you eat your pet(s) if you were starving?
Cats are not good to eat, their flesh is too hardy. Even during the biggest starvings in the dark ages, people never ate cats. Rats yes, but cats never. You cannot cook a predacious animal (mammals or flying creatures, not animals from the water, shark is yummie) cook soft enough to eat. And anyway, i would better die in starving than hurt my sweethearts anyway. :)))

07. What genres of books do you most enjoy?
Fantasies, tales, thrillers/horrors, detective/crime stories, scifis, steampunk/dieselpunk stuff, funny books (like Pratchett), etc.

08. Do you like to swim?
I love to swim. Im a whale. :)

09. Do you have some favorite flowers or trees? Which?
Many flowers - lilies, roses, iris, etc. Fav trees: white birch, a special kind of willow (we call it curly willow, winter picture to see its branch: http://www.onlinephotographers.org/pics/5017_bb.jpg)
, beech, norway maple, crab aple (and other trees with dark red leaves) etc.

10. Are you any good at billiards?
Not really, but not really bad also. :)

Metamatician said...

01. Whatever looks, fits, and feels good. I like Banana Republic, Nordstrom, Eddie Bauer, Structure, Macy's. I also like second-hand clothes and rock t-shirts and army boots and stuff from Tibet or Thailand, from Berkeley or Brazil. Store and brand don't matter as much as fabric quality and craftsmanship. And I like to mix and match stuff on my own, I have my own style I suppose, and a good eye for what looks good together.

02. One orange tabby named Jackson. Another orange tabby named Otis is a hostage at this time :-(

03. This is a bit tricky. I definitely prefer books over movies, but if I like the book enough, I don't like to ruin my own image of the characters and their environment by seeing someone else's interpretation in some condensed, two-hour version. However, I enjoy the escapism of 'movie-magic' as much as anyone, so I usually end up breaking my own rule on this. And then of course, sometimes I'll see a movie and not even know it was adapted from a novel until afterward. So, whatever. I like books and movies that are well-done, period, and for different reasons. Each medium has its place.

04. Of course I like cheese. It would be easier to say which types I didn't like than to list the hundreds I do. But I can't think of any I really don't like right now... I don't like cheese with bits of junk in them, like Mandula said. If I want to add something to my cheese, I'll do it myself. It's a cliche but I suppose my favorites are really good bries and camemberts. I like colby cheddar, queso casero, mozzarella... I'm basically like Wallace - "Nothing a bit of cheeeze can't fix, eh Grommit?"

05. A mess, I'm afraid.

06. No way. I'd round up the neighbors' pets, though.

07. Oh boy. Fiction? Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Classic Horror (King, Lovecraft, Poe), Surreal (Life of Pi, Calvino, Eco), Classics (that's a cop-out, I know)... really, I like a good story told well, whatever the genre. I don't like pulp romance and generic supermarket spy-thrillers and such, but anything well-written I'll enjoy. Non-fiction...I'd better not even start. Put it this way: I organized my books when I was about 7 or 8 years old, and labeled and indexed them (with the help of my sister) by the Dewey Decimal System. And my books covered most of the categories! o.O

08. Yes, I like to swim. I love to sunbathe and then jump in to cool off. I'm not a very skilled swimmer, unfortunately, except for the backstroke, which I rule at. I was getting better when I was getting into scuba, but then I got a chronic ear-infection for awhile and haven't been into swimming as much in recent years. I want to start again though... maybe I'll go for a dip tomorrow.

09. Man, who made these questions? Hard. I love flowers and trees, but I'm like a kid in a zoo: I can point to what I like when I see it, but don't always know the names. I love redwood trees, gnarled oaks, proud maples, world-weary willows, fragrant eucalypts... I DO like sunflowers, and also lilacs, orchids, poppies, lilies, and a lot of other flowers I'd know when I saw. Sorry for the lame answer, I do love botany but it's one of my weakest subjects. I can tell you how root systems, stems, leaves, and flowers all work biologically, but I'm not big on remember the names of all the varieties. Some day, maybe.

10. No, I'm pretty awful at it. I'd like to be better.

Mist said...

01. North Face, Peak Performance, Marc O'Polo
02. Dogs, but think you knew this already
03. book-film is the usual order, seldom am I interested in reading the book after having seen the movie
04. yeah, emmental, parmesan and a local roquefort type of cheese (=a bit milder)
05. an average mess
06. No. What if that was the only way you could survive just so long that you'd be saved? Would you eat your leg in a similar situation if you could get it amputated risk free?
07. fiction, humor, suspense - something relaxing but captivating
08. yes, but I hate cold water and am not very fond of swimming halls
09. no big favorites but flowers: e.g. orchids and tulips, trees: big and old ones or young birches or blossoming cherry trees
10. compared to my experience (very little!) I suppose I'm pretty good

Metamatician said...

I would rather die than eat Jackson.

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