I need to deliver a one page treatment (this time for real, there is no more postponing now) on Monday, which means that my brain is trying to make sense of the gazillion of loose story ends that are orbiting inside in my head. And things not making it better – the tutor’s remark that people not writing in their own language (foreigners = me) could have a hard time. Too many spelling errors in the script = not passing. That worries me a bit. I might have to look for some friendly creative and imaginative native English people out there who would like to be my human spell checker. And the fact that I don’t really have a crystal clear story is slightly worrying too.
So that’s why it was very tempting to fall back on a meme. You know, the ones I normally don’ t do. But sometimes I am weak.
Steal the idea if you like. I did.
1. Explain what ended your last relationship
I am crazy, but not that crazy. Information like this can only be bought for a cup of Yorkshire Tea. That, and you have to be very nice and trustable.
2. When was the last time you shaved?
It’s winter. What do you think?
3. What were you doing at 8am today?
I was just about to enter Victoria station, after my daily morning stroll. I was actually 3 minutes later than normal, as I had a “I don’t know what to wear crisis”. This which was kind of fun (not the crisis as such) because that meant I met a completely different group of people on my way to the station. The man with the dog, the father with grey hair with his son in school uniform, the street cleaner, the father in shorts (yes also in November) and trainers with his son in school uniform, the man looking exactly like Anthony Head’s twin, I missed them all today. But I’m sure they will be there again tomorrow. If I can decide what to wear that is.
4. What were you doing 15 minutes ago?
Opening a can of Cherry Coke. Which is not something I do every day, but I felt I needed something sweet.
5. Are you any good at maths?
Funny enough it wasn’t my best subject at school. There wasn’t something I was particularly good at at school at all really, except maybe for gymnastics. I did do all the nerdy subjects though (biology, maths, physics, chemistry, English, economics). And ended up in a nerdy job. I guess I am able to think logically, but I would rather have other talents. I have never ever done a Sudoko, and don’t plan on doing one.
6. Your prom night?
7. Do you have any famous ancestors?
Uhm sorry, but no.
8. Did you have to take out a loan for university?
9. Do you know the words to the song on your Myspace profile?
No but I know the words on my myspace t-shirt, it says “wannaseeMySpaceShip”. The t-shirt has nothing whatsoever to do with MySpace, and neither have I. Let’s keep it that way. I know the words to my number 1 (most played) song though. I can sing it for you if you want. And I much much better like his space.
10. Last thing received in the mail?
Spam. Send me something nice in stead please.
11. What beverages have you had today?
Tea (the milky way). Cherry Coke. A glass of Robinson’s squash. Tea (the milky way). Tea (the milky way). Tea (the milky way).
12. Do you leave messages on people’s answering machines.
Only if absolutely necessary.
13. Whom did you lose your CONCERT virginity to?
Doe Maar. A big day, I think I was about 16.
14. Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?
Not my own name. But I have been known for drawing things in the sand yes. I miss doing silly things like that.
15. What is the most painful dental procedure you have ever had?
No. No. No. The D-word is banned on this blog.
16. What is out your back door?
My back door, also being my front door leads me to a patio where 2 plants are having the struggle of a lifetime surviving without water. This sounds horrible indeed, now that I think about it. And I do now regularly water them and they seem to be able to make it. I am the worst gardener. I promise to water them tonight. Truly!
17. Any plans for Friday night?
Yes. I have a date with James. Bond. Wanna come?
18. Do you like what the ocean does to your hair?
I like the ocean and I like the ocean breeze. That it makes my hair curl so I look silly, I gladly allow it to do just that in exchange for a day in it’s presence.
19. Have you ever received one of those big tins with three different kinds of popcorn?
No. But don’t bother sending me one, as I am not too crazy about popcorn.
20. Have you ever been to a planetarium?
Yes. Love it. Will probably visit the one in New York too.
21. Do you re-use towels after you shower?
Pfffff. Hello. Yeah.
22. Some things you are excited about
The fact that in exactly 43 days I will be witnessing a great man on close range in a great city.
The new James Bond movie (Daniel Craig and Mads Mikkelsen in one film!)
The new Flushed Away movie (Bill)
The new Notes on a Scandal movie (Bill)
Seeing Michael Palin
My screen writing course, even though I have been close to giving up several times already.
23. Your favourite Jello flavour
Nope no Jello for me.
24. Describe your key chain
It is boring. 2 keys and a security key. No funky things really.
25. Where do you keep your change?
In my wallet. What did you expect?
26. What winter coat do you own?
I am still running around in my summer coat. Which is a bit of a problem, my winter coat is in Denmark, in a bag in a storage on another planet (or at least it feels that way). But it hasn’t been snowing in London yet, so I’ll manage. New York seems to be sunny but cold in the winter time, so I’ll buy a coat here. I know which one already. A poshy one.
27. What was the weather like on your graduation day?
I have absolutely no idea.
28. Do you sleep with your bedroom door open or closed?
Door closed. (I am flat sharing, not bed sharing). Window always open though, even when it’s -30 outside.
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Gosh, that’s a lot of questions. We need to get the teenagers of the world interested in actual stuff so they’re not reduced to making up this crap.
I’ll proof-read this weekend. I point out all my friends’ grammatical and spelling errors already, it’s like a compulsion.
Hello, hello. I feel like we are old friends once again. Ahhh, the meme and its false sense of intimacy. As for NYC, you really need to hit up the folk museum. It’s just down the road from MoMA, and really great. More later when I am not at work…
@Rob – I admit that I had to look it up :) But yes, good word. Discipline is a good word too.
@Slynne – look forward to hear more!
@Paul – are you offering to proof read? Do I understand that correctly?
I sure am offering to proof-read. You’ve got my e-mail address from the comments, right? Feel free to send the treatment through to me. I promise I’ll keep it confidential, and try my best not to rip off ideas from it :)