Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Memery

I haven't done a meme in ages, and frankly nothing cures a dose of errant blog mojo/blogger's block like a good meme. I nicked this one from Tom over at Tom's Place.

The house I grew up in…
Was a First World War returned serviceman's bungalow, in a nice suburb in Adelaide.

When I was a child I wanted to be…
A dancer. An artist. A fashion designer. An interior designer. Anything homosexual it would seem. (Ok, except a hairdresser.)

The moment that changed me for ever…
The realisation that yes some other boys do indeed want you to kiss them.

My greatest inspiration…
Creative people.

My real-life villain…
CityRail.

If I could change one thing about myself…
I would make myself less of a procrastinator... eventually.

At night I dream of…
A good night's sleep.

What I see when I look in the mirror…
Depending on the height of the mirror, sometimes just the top of my head.

My style icon…
Um, anyone that follows their own taste and style, no matter how eccentric.

My favourite item of clothing…
Bonds square cut "Hipster Trunks" underwear. The only underwear I ever wear these days. (Multiple pairs, that is.)

I wish I’d never worn…
I regret nothing! Even the white denim jackets I so loved in the early 90s.

It’s not fashionable but I like…
Disco.

You wouldn’t know it but I’m very good at…
Lying about watching tv. I'm really, really good at that.

You may not know it but I’m no good at…
Sports. (Duh, you probably figured that one out though.)

All my money goes on…
Something, and frequently I have no idea what. I think it evaporates.

If I have time to myself…
I like to make something, or commit an act of self-abuse.

I drive/ride…
Public transport.

My house/flat is…
Small, but very comfortable.

My most valuable possession is…
My intellect.

My favourite building…
Something by Gaudi, too hard to pick just one. Incredible engineering, mixed with a unique creative vision.

Movie heaven…
Silent cinema patrons, and an absence of mobile phones.

A book that changed me…
"Ocean of Wisdom" by HH the Dalai Lama.

My favourite work of art…
This changes frequently, but at the moment I'm in a Lautrec phase. His portraits and posters of La Goulue at the Moulin Rouge, for instance.

The last album I bought/downloaded…
A 2 CD set of classic tunes from the 20s, 30s and 40s.

The person who really makes me laugh…
Victoria Wood.

The shop I can’t walk past…
"Better Read Than Dead" bookshop in Newtown.

The best invention ever…
Self-abuse.

In ten years time, I hope to be…
Younger.

My greatest regret…
Not buying into the property market when I could have afforded it.

My life in seven words…
Laugh. Love. Cry. Create. Share. Desire. Hope.

4 comments:

Michael said...

Wow. As memes go, that wasn't half bad. Or you made it so. I need a moment to digest.

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks pet!

thombeau said...

Disco RULES!

So do YOU!

The Other Andrew said...

Ha ha! Disco LIVES.