100 things about me

I saw this on Minz’s Cre8Buzz blog today and had to join in:

Q1: What is your first name and what does it mean?
A: Ian – Gaelic form of Johannes, from the Hebrew meaning ‘the Lord is gracious’.

Q2: What is your last name and what does it mean?
A: Hedges. The Hedges surname is one that is ‘locative’, derived from location of abode.

Q3: How old are you?
A: 40.

Q4: Where do you live?
A: Bedfordshire, England.

Q5: Any Hobbies?
A: Photography, Reading, Computers.

Q6: What colour socks are you wearing?
A: Black.

Q7: Club or Bar?
A: Neither.

Q8: What time did you get up this morning?
A: 6:15am.

Q9: When is your birthday?
A: 7th July.

Q10:What is your favourite TV show?
A: Dr Who.

Q11:What did you have for breakfast?
A: Corn Flakes with cold milk and a coffee.

Q12:What is your favourite cuisine?
A: Roast Pork with apple sauce.

Q13:Your favourite potato chip?
A: Cheese and Onion.

Q14:What is your favourite CD at the moment?
A: Fiona Pears – Memories of Home.

Q15:What kind of car do you drive?
A: Volvo V70, had it for nearly seven years and very happy with it.

Q16:Favourite sandwich?
A: Ham and Tomato.

Q17:What characteristics do you despise?
A: Dishonesty.

Q18:Favourite item of clothing?
A: Jeans.

Q19:If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?
A: New Zealand.

Q20:What colour is your bathroom?
A: White and green/brown with silver fittings.

Q2: Favourite brand of clothing?
A: Not fussed about brands, but Levi jeans.

Q22:Where would you want to retire to?
A: Never thought about it.

Q23:Favourite time of day?
A: Sunset.

Q24:Where were you born?
A: Luton, England.

Q25:Coke or Pepsi?
A: Coke.

Q26:Are you a morning person or night owl?
A: Morning or night owl, depends on the day; burning the candle at both ends.

Q27:What size shoe do you wear?
A: 9.5 (UK)

Q28:Do you have pets?
A: Yes – 2 cats

Q29:Any new and exciting news you’d like to share with everyone?
A: My blog was 3 years old yesterday.

Q30:What did you want to be when you were little?
A: Train driver – steam trains even though they were no longer in use.

Q31:Favourite sweets/candy bar?
A: Plain chocolate!!!

Q32:What is your best childhood memory?
A: Not sure I really have many childhood memories.

Q33:What are the different jobs you have had in your life?
A: Paperboy, Electronic Design Engineer, Computer Support Engineer.

Q34:What colour underwear are you wearing?
A: LOL, had to look, grey with red stripes.

Q35:Nicknames?
A: None.

Q36:Piercing?
A: None.

Q37:Eye colour?
A: Grey

Q38:Ever been to Africa?
A: No.

Q39:Ever been toilet papering?
A: Don’t think so, whatever it is.

Q40:Love someone so much it made you cry?
A: Yes.

Q41:Been in a car accident?
A: Yes, only minor.

Q42:Croutons or bacon bits?
A: Not fussed either way.

Q43:Favourite day of the week?
A: Sunday.

Q44:Favourite restaurant?
A: Don’t eat out often, but Italian or Chinese.

Q45:Favourite flower?
A: Fuchsia.

Q46:Favourite ice cream?
A: Vanilla.

Q47:Disney or Warner Brothers?
A:Warner Brothers.

Q48: Favourite fast food place?
A: Tong Sam – local Chinese takeaway.

Q49. What colour is your bedroom carpet?
A: Burgundy.

Q50: How many times did you fail your driver’s test?
A: Three.

Q51: From whom did you get your last email?
A: Cre8Buzz, telling me I have a new message in my inbox.

Q52: Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
A: I’d be restrained with computer stuff, but photographic equipment causes money to burn a hole.

Q53: What do you do most often when you are bored?
A: On my computer or read.

Q54: Bedtime?
A: Usually 10.30 – 11p.m.

Q55: Last person you went to dinner with?
A: Jo.

Q58: What are you listening to right now?
A: Nothing, I rarely listen to music while on the computer.

Q59: What is your favourite colour?
A: Blue.

Q60: Lake, Ocean or river?
A: River.

Q61: How many tattoos do you have?
A: None.

Q62: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
A: Egg.

Q63: Which seven famous people would you invite to your dinner party?
A: It doesn’t say they all have to be living, so: Sting, Scott Adams, Raymond E. Feist, Prince Charles, Morihei Ueshiba (could be a translation problem – but hey), Brian Blessed, Patrick Stewart.

Q67: Which animal best describes your personality?
A: Wolf.

Q68: ‘Centre of attention’ or ‘on the sidelines’
A: On the sidelines.

Q69: Ideal partner: Blonde, Brunette or Redhead
A: Not that it matters, but Brunette – that’s all right then.

Q70: Claim to fame
A: Nothing springs to mind.

Q71: Bank or spend?
A: Spend and know I should have banked.

Q72: Mend or throw away?
A: Mend.

Q73: Hot climate, cold climate?
A: Cold, I’m not a hot climate person.

Q74: What would the epitaph on your gravestone read?
A: To the spirit inside you always be true.

Q75: Are you left or right handed?
A: Right handed.

Q76: On what side of the bed do you sleep?
A: Right hand side.

Q76: Cinema or sofa?
A: Sofa.

Q77: PJ’s, shorts or nothing?
A: Depends on the weather.

Q78: A day at the Mall or a day by the river?
A: A day by the river.

Q79: Have you ever lied?
A: Of course I have, I’d be surprised to find someone who hasn’t.

Q80: Purpose in life?
A: To be happy, to try my best and achieve what I can.

Q81: Favourite Drink?
A: GlenMorange Malt Whisky

Q82: What would your ideal house look like?
A: Large house set in its own grounds in the country, rooms – not open plan, high ceilings.

Q83: What’s the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
A: Their eyes.

Q84: Are you comfortable with your height?
A: Yes, until I find a low beam.

Q85: Have you ever thought that you were honestly going to die?
A: No.

Q86: Any regrets about anything?
A: I wish I’d started my family tree research earlier, when there were more people to ask questions of.

Q87: Is there someone or somthing you really want?
A: I’d like to have a holiday in New Zealand in the coming years, just have to save my pennies.

Q88: Does anybody like you?
A: Yes, at least I hope so. I’m sure Jo does, so yes.

Q89: Do you believe in God?
A: Yes.

Q90: Have you ever kayaked?
A: No.

Q91: Fireworks..love’em or hate’em?
A: Love’em on Bonfire Night, but at midnight on random nights through the year, I’m not so sure.

Q92: When was the last time you were hugged?
A: This morning.

Q93: Do you speak any other language other than English?
A: I speak a little German.

Q94: Are you allergic to anything?
A: No.

Q95: Favorite Saying?
A: ‘As much use as a chocolate teapot’, or ‘A room without books is like a body without a soul – Cicero’

Q96: Are you close to your family?
A: Yes, even if I don’t visit very often.

Q97: When was the last time you went swimming?
A: About this time last year.

Q98: Can you curl your tongue?
A: No chance.

Q99: Were you ever rushed by ambulance into an Emergency room?
A: Yes.

Q100: Is there a question that you would like visitors to your blog to answer?
A: I’ve done the list, when are you posting it?

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