- How big is your TV?
37 inches. I know: compared to most peoples' primary sets, that's absolutely nothing. And there's just the one! And not even with cable. I was thinking about it tonight; it's actually pretty weird not to be connected like that. Even staying at my parents', there was sporadic television viewing, particularly of the news or weather. I now have to actively seek it out if I'm going to get any of it. Do I feel like I'm missing anything? No, because I still see the daily newspaper at work and obviously being online informs me of a certain level of news whether I like it or not. Anyway, I'm not a Luddite, but I think I will be able to get by with this one for a while.
- What is your most essential appliance?
the refrigerator. I could make arguments for almost anything, but in terms of both efficacy and enjoyment, I will have to go with the keep-food-cold-icator.
- Who was the last person to knock/ring at your door?
probably one of the neighbors? This is a surprisingly ring-a-dingy neighborhood. The guy next door with the elderly dog has been over at least three times that I can think of, and the lady on the other side twice, and the man across the street (my childhood friend's dad) twice. Plus a couple of kids trying to sell me stuff.
- What's your favourite smell/scent?
that's going to be a three-way tie between vanilla, bacon (obviously), and the boss' boss. He's kind of a doofus (some of which is, I think, intentional) but he smells absolutely delicious, and I've seen several women and at least one man discernibly sniff the air after he's been in the vicinity.
- Which foreign language did you have to learn at school? and do you still remember enough to hold a conversation in that language?
Another funny coincidence, as we were talking about this over the weekend. I took a decent amount of Spanish training over the years, and a little bit of French. My pronunciation is terrible, but my memory is fantastic. (We can also riff in German and Japanese, which made for a very odd car ride.)
- Are you a good aim with a rubber band?
it depends upon my motivation. I could easily shoot the eye out of a former boss at a hundred paces, but I can't throw one over the cubicle wall to get the attention of a colleague. It's all relative.
- If you were exiled what country would you choose as your new home?
Iceland. If you can't imagine it, I recommend watching the movie No Such Thing, specifically for the elements that take place in that country.