The phone rings. Who do you want it to be?
Hmm. Probably 'Norsk Tipping' - they're the ones who call when your lottery ticket comes in...
When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart?
Of course. Always. It's fun too.
In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener?
I'm very much a talker, I'm afraid... Although, at very formal settings, I'm neither - I'll be too freaked out having to wear a dress, to actually be there, if you get my drift...
Do you play Sudoku?
I do. But I'm not dreadfully good at the most difficult ones. And I'm not yet completely hooked, as I can go months without :)
If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive?
You know, I think I would. I'd be totally freaked out if there were spiders and snakes, and I'd be in a really foul mood without music around, but I'd probably survive, somehow.
Do you like to ride horses?
Never tried. And I doubt that I'd enjoy it, as the only horses I've ever seen up close are police horses - they're huge - and I fear I've developed some sort of hippophobia...
Did you ever go to camp as a kid?
Yup. Quite a lot, actually. Right up through 20-something. Loved it! (Provided "camp" means what I think it means..)
Could you date someone with different religious beliefs than you?
Not if they were very religious about it... If they were more laissez-faire, I might. Not that I'm going to date anyone but my hubby for the rest of my days, though!
Do any songs make you cry?
Sometimes. Could be any song, really, if I'm in that sort of mood... Can't name one right now, though.
Are you continuing your education?
Continuously. My job is continuing my education. And there's the odd Greek class I take etc. I've got an MA, but if I had more time I'd do another dozen. I'm the sort of person who needs brain-feed (who'd a thunk it!), I've got to learn stuff, otherwise I'll be bored to death.
Do you know how to shoot a gun?
In theory. I've watched James Bond... And I have tried air guns, years ago. How hard can it be, anyway, people seem to be shooting eachother wherever you turn these days!
If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you would grab?
Thing, as in not people? I've always said photo albums, but now I think - my iPod...
Do you think more about the past, present, or future?
The past. Not necessarily my past, though, I haven't really got a very good memory when it comes to myself, but historic past, that's where you'll find me most of the time... I'm trying to get into the present from time to time, but the future's way off!
What is your favourite children's book?
It's got to be The Secret Garden, I read it 8-10 times a year from age 6 through 16. Admittedly, I read Little Lord Fauntleroy almost as many times.
What colour are your eyes?
Some bluish shade of grey.
How tall are you?
1,70 m - apparently that's 5'7''.
Where is your dream house located?
Here. I don't care what the house looked like, as long as it's right there...
Have you ever taken pictures in a photo booth?
Yes, tons of times. Who hasn't? But after watching Amelie I wish I'd done it even more :)
When was the last time you were at Olive Garden?
What's Olive Garden? I've been to a lot of olive gardens (in Greece), but somehow I feel this isn't what is meant here...
Where was the farthest place you travelled?
Hmm. Probably Mexico. But I was 5 and can't remember anything. Only a vague feeling of people patting my head because I was blonde. (Well, more like blond back then...) In my mind, though, I've been as far as The restaurant at the end of the universe.
Do you like mustard?
Not really. As in I'll never put mustard on anything, but I sometimes eat food that's already got mustard on it. And stuff...
Do you prefer to sleep or eat?
I feel I must say eat, as I don't sleep much, but I really, really much prefer sleep. If I could have a pill instead of food I'd replace 4 out of 5 meals. Eating is boring, unless there's something extra going on. Like good company or a special occasion. But 'normal' food? That's just for not going around all sulky because I'm hungry... So the answer? I prefer sleep. I do. It just doesn't look that way....
Do you look like your mum or dad?
A little of both, I think. I definitely walk like my dad....
How long does it take you in the shower?
For some reason I was timing it this very morning! And it came out about 20 minutes. Which did involve quite a few minutes leaning my head against the wall trying to catch some extra sleep....
Can you do the splits?
You've got to be joking... Unless split hair-ends count?
What did you do for New Year's?
We stayed home, the kids were in bed long time before midnight. My mother and her husband were there, and we had a good meal and a nice, quiet celebration. I realised I just sounded like I'm a hundred years old, but so be it.
Do you think The Grudge was scary?
What's The Grudge? But yes, probably, whatever it is. I don't like scary stuff...
Do you own a camera phone?
Yep. Although I prefer using my proper camera.
Was your mom a cheerleader?
Hehe, no, nothing of the sort... She's an excellent mum, but perhaps not quite cheerleader type? I'd be totally embarrassed if she had been... (Besides, there were no cheerleaders in Norway at all until a handful of people - one colleague included - started playing American type "football" (should be handball!) maybe ten or so years ago. And, as it was recently established I'm 100, my mum can't be only 10...)
What's the last letter of your middle name?
How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
Truly? About 4 or 5. Ideally I'd need at least 7. Maybe 8. There's just too much life to be had to spend it on sleep!
Do you like the Care Bears?
No. They're just too cute.
What do you buy at the cinema?
These days, i.e. once a year or so when I'm at a cinema, I don't buy anything. When I was a student, though, I used to see at least one film a week, and I always bought "M" - which isn't like M&M, but more like milk-chocolate covered peanuts.
Do you know how to play poker?
I know the rules, yes, but I haven't played it in years. And never about money. There are other ways to play...
Do you wear your seatbelt?
Always. Well, if I'm in a car, at least. And my kids honestly believe that cars won't move unless everyone's buckled up. Good, eh?
What do you wear to sleep?
Usually a long T-shirt and underwear. Fortunately, I haven't developed vestiophobia ;)
Anything big ever happen in your hometown?
Now, we must bear in mind it's a very small hometown. It's hardly even a neighbourhood, by American standards... But there were the odd visit by kings (sic!), and possibly some sporting events, there's even the world championships in cod fishing as well as the traditional Lofoten fishery, but no, can't say anything major happened there. Except that I was born there, of course :)
How many meals do you eat a day?
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper. That should make four.
Is your tongue pierced?
No. I did pierce it when I was about ten - I bit right through it (by accident, of course!), and it took three days to heal. Never really wanted to repeat that... Besides, there's something about the way people talk when they've got a pin or suchlike stuck through their tongues...
Do you always read Myspace bulletins?
No. And I'm only recently a myspace visitor at all. But I've read a couple, by my friends :)
Do you like funny or serious people better?
Funny people. I mean people who are really funny, not just think they are. And if they can be serious at times too, we'll be best friends!
Ever been to L.A?
No. Well, I don't think so. But we did go to California too when I was 5, so ... Mum?
Did you eat a cookie today?
It's "have you eaten..." And no, I haven't.
Do you use cuss words in other languages?
I do, actually. I don't curse in Norwegian at all, but sometimes I'll let out a s**t - which has the same literal meaning as the English, but none of the connotations. Mine's definitely derived from English, though. Still, it's better than cursing in one's own language, as long as I remember not to do it around English people...
Do you steal or pay for your music downloads?
Both. It depends where I'm at when I want / need a song. At home there's limewire too... But I've probably paid for most.
Do you hate chocolate?
I hate that I want it so much...
What do you and your parents fight about the most?
We don't fight. Honestly, we don't! I didn't even fight them as a teenager, although I'm sure I wasn't just a joy to be around at all times... I haven't even had a fight with my hubby, we've been together almost 12 years now - I think we're just not the fighting kind. (And no, we're not bottling it all up, we just talk about stuff, instead of bottling & exploding. It works. You should try it sometime...)
If you could have any job what would it be?
This one! (i.e. my current job, not blogging...)
Are you easy to get along with?
I think so. Unless you're really pathetic, of course, in which case I'd be easy to get rid of ;)
What is your favourite time of day?
11-2, morning (...) and night. It's the only 6 hours a day I'm really truly awake.