Sunday, February 05, 2006

Five Questions

I've been tagged by King Alfred over at The Bitter Scroll with a five questions meme. As you all know, I don't really like these thingies, but King Alfred has been such a faithful reader that I thought I'd respond just this once -- but to avoid excessive hypocrisy, I won't tag anyone else for it. As Truman might have said, The Meme Stops Here.

Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot, like so.

1) Jeni
2) Anastasia
3) Haligweorc
4) King Alfred
5) Unlocked Wordhoard

Next select five people to tag:

Ain't doin' it.

What were you doing 10 years ago?

I was in grad school, so at this very moment I was probably procrastinating.

What were you doing 1 year ago?

Um, probably playing an online computer game with friends, though I was possibly prepping my Monday morning lessons.

Five snacks you enjoy:

1) Salty snacks
2) Sweet Snacks
3) Salty & sweet snacks
4) Snacks in my presence
5) All of the above, combined in a big bowl.

Five songs you know all the words to:
1) Happy Birthday
2) Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
3) I'm a Little Teapot (indeed, I am short and stout)
4) Ring Around the Rosie
5) Um, that one song. You know, the one with that name I'm always forgetting?

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:

1) Buy an old Russian aircraft carrier, set it out in international waters and declare it a sovereign nation
2) Hire Gary Coleman to host my parties
3) Start NokesCorp, an evil multi-national corporation that acts as a front for my nefarious schemes
4) Build a time machine and go back to the Cotton library to install a sprinkler system before the fire destroys it.
5) Nap

Five bad habits:

1) Refusing to respond to memes
2) Refusing to tag when responding
3) Starting sentences with the phrase, "When I lived in the Soviet Union..." or "When I lived in Korea..." or similar things.
4) Collecting secrets. I've sometimes gotten a reputation for knowing (and keeping) all the secrets around me ... but if I'm not going to make use of them, I really shouldn't be poking my nose into them.
5) Drinking too much tea.

Five things you enjoy doing:

1) Drinking tea. Lots of it. All sorts of it.
2) Acting. I don't like the attention, but I like acting, which is probably why I like RPGs, since I can act with a very, very small audience.
3) Reading ... but do I even need to mention that since I'm an English professor?
4) Watching films.
5) Yakking for hours on end about books and films.

Five things you would never wear again:

Anyone who knows me knows that I would wear anything if I thought the gag were good enough. I suspect if I live long enough, I'll return to wearing diapers, too.

Five favorite toys:

1) The Fisher Price Little People castle I got when I was a kid.
2) Legos. I loved 'em.
3) My Tesla coil. I was the only kid I knew with a Tesla coil. Now, while it's not technically a toy, I treated it as one.
4) Bikes. I loved riding my bike as a kid.
5) My Timex-Sinclair 1500 computer. It was all we could afford (my friends had Commodore 64s), and it was in retrospect a pretty weak computer, but I loved it and learned BASIC programming on it (a skill with exactly zero marketability today).


  1. I love "millionaire" 4.

    But if you're already time travelling--why not go ahead a bit to find a good fire-suppression system that doesn't waterlog? ;-)