In which pressing questions are answered

It's becoming clear to me that I have a tone I like to have for these blog posts. Levity. I've been trying to write a slightly more serious post (not too serious, it's about Doctor Who) and failing for about a month. So lets go for some fun instead by answering random questions. Yay!

What curse word do you use the most?
Feck. I'm not big on swearing because it ruins my good natured facade totally real persona.

Do you own an iPod?
Yes. It's an iPod touch and it's called Ziggy; partly because of Bowie and my favourite Guitar Hero song, mostly because of Quantum Leap.

Who on your MySpace "Top 8" do you talk to the most?
I remember MySpace. I had like five friends on it because everyone (myself included) was on Bebo (now a barren post apocalyptic wasteland where the survivors escaped to the promised land of the Book of Faces). Anyway of those five I'm currently living with one of them so lets go with Ciarán. He'll be thrilled.

What time is your alarm clock set for?
5 a.m.This is hilarious to anyone who knows me, I'm sure. It's not switched on and the reason it's set that early was so I could catch a flight. Four weeks ago. I'm lazy.

What colour is your room?
White. Boring, plain old white. My last room was an awesome lilac colour that Dulux called Ceol. Because music is purple.

Flip flops or sneakers?
Runners. Flip flops are a no-no for me due to the way I walk meaning I always get wacked in the heel. Then the flip flop fecks off.

Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture?
Be in the picture. At one point I doubted I was in Athboy Macra at all because I was never in pictures. Or maybe I'm invisible.

What was the last movie you watched?
Cinema: Kung Fu Panda 2
At home: Literally just finished watching Thunderball. Sooooo many underwater scenes. Also I'm pretty sure they killed a shark.

Do any of your friends have children?
A few. I'm not at that point in life where all my friends are having babies. Unless they're secret babies. I'm pretty sure Paddy has a secret baby hidden somewhere.

Has anyone ever called you lazy?
I did. Six questions ago. Keep up.

Do you ever take medication to help you fall asleep faster?
I'm pretty capable of falling asleep on my own. Also I can't swallow tablets so that would likely just keep me awake longer.

What CD is currently in your CD player?
None. It's 2011. MP3's are where it's at. Stupid decade old survey.

Do you prefer regular or chocolate milk?
I'd let regular and chocolate duke it out while strawberry milk and I abscond to have secret babies.

Has anyone told you a secret this week?
No. But there's still time. Hurry, people. A new week is nearly upon us.

Have you ever given someone a hickey?
A gentleman never tells. Which is a way of saying no, or so I'm told.

Who was the last person to call you?
Sandy Gallagher. She asked if she could borrow a cup of Playstation controller. I graciously allowed this. Took ages to find a cup it fit in.

Do you think people talk about you behind your back?
Sure they do. Whenever I'm not around people say "Where's Alan?" and talk about how awesome I am.

Did you watch cartoons as a child?
Not much.
I watched Batman, Spider-man, Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures, Doug, Freakazoid, The Raccoons, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Hulk, Batman Beyond, Count Duckula, Captain Planet, The Flintstones, Wacky Races, Scooby Doo, Popeye, Casper, Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers, Tale Spin, Duck Tales, The Simpsons, Earthworm Jim, Dexter's Laboratory, Power Puff Girls, Freakazoid, Garfield, Aladdin, Dumb & Dumber, Two Stupid Dogs, Bananaman, Gargoyles, Biker Mice from Mars, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, Cadillacs & Dinosaurs, The Real Ghostbusters, The Tick, Sharky & George, Rugrats, Hey Arnold, I.M. Weasel, James Bond Jnr., Inspector Gadget, The Mask, Mr Men, Phantom 2040, Reboot, Pink Panther and Rocko's Modern Life.
But not all at once.

How many siblings do you have?
Two. One of each, both younger. Although my sister has just gallivanted off to England so under Macra rules she's M.I.A.

Are you shy around the opposite sex?
Not especially.

What movie do you know every line to?
None, really, not one. I don't watch my favourite movies often enough to know them word for word. Maybe I should fix this. Fetch my Scott Pilgrim vs. The World DVD.

Do you own any band t-shirts?
Two. Both Muse. I bought a pretty cool purple Coldplay one but it turned out to be a ladies size so Sarah has it now. It accentuated bits I haven't got.
A better question would be do I own any nerdy t-shirts? Or even better, do I own any regular t-shirts?

What is your favourite salad dressing?
Caesar. I looove Caesar salad. Especially with Cajun chicken. I've only ever had one bad Caesar salad and that place wasn't good for much food anyway. It wasn't the salad's fault. I blame the chef. Too fond of the dressing if you get my drift.

Do you read for fun?
Always. Reading is always fun. I can't remember a time where I couldn't read. It borders on obsession. Signs, cereal boxes, pamphlets, t-shirts, instruction manuals. All must be read.

Do you cry a lot?
I do get teary eyed at the end of movies. Because I'm a wuss.

Who was the last person to text message you?
Last person was Anna. She wanted me to cover her shift. I assume someone else did or else I'm in trouble.

Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop?
Laptop. It's called Hex for reasons far nerdier than Ziggy. And that's pretty nerdy as it is.

Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoos?
I hate needles. Hate. Both those things involve needles. I think you can make the connection.

What is the weather like?
Slightly overcast, no wind to speak of. But enough idle chit chat. More questions.

Would you ever date someone covered in tattoos?
Are they a nice person? If so, yes.

Is sex before marriage wrong?
I don't think so. Whatever two consenting adults get up to behind closed doors etc. etc.

When was the last time you slept on the floor?
Few days ago. What are you, my mum? Is that what all the questions are about?

How many hours of sleep do you need to function?
Eight. But I can get by on less with lots of coffee.

Are you in love or lust?
Neither right now. Sadface.

Are your days full and fast-paced?
Not at all. They're quite laid back right now.

Do you pay attention to calories on the back of packages?
Very rarely. I'm not a weight watching guy. Far too skinny for it.

How old will you be turning on your next birthday?

25. I'll have to do something special for it.

Are you picky about spelling and grammar?
Quite picky but I don't often point it out. Right now Sarah is calling shenanigans. Which shows what she knows.

Have you ever been to Six Flags?
I've barely explored this continent let alone America.

Do you get along better with the same or opposite sex?
The same, I think. I don't really judge that. I usually either keep quiet or ramble about nonsense to everyone.

Do you like cottage cheese?
I wouldn't go out of my way to have it, but I wouldn't burn it at the stake either. I'd prefer cream cheese. Or rice pudding. With strawberry milk.

Do you sleep on your side, tummy, or back?
Side and back. Especially my right side. I've got a pain in my shoulder from it.

Have you ever bid for something on eBay?
A few things. A game for Eoin's Santa present one year (that turned out to only work in America), some Guitar Hero controllers that weren't incredibly sturdy and a present for Sarah that the owner couldn't ship to Ireland. Maybe I'll be luckier next time.

Do you enjoy giving hugs?
Damn right I do. What's not to like about hugs?

What song did you last sing out loud?
Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie. Because it's awesome and because I'm working my way through the Ashes to Ashes box set right now.

What is your favourite TV show?
Doctor Who. So much. It's the show that can go anywhere, do anything and meet anyone. Except Noddy.

Which celebrity, dead or alive, would you want to have lunch with?
Terry Pratchett. He'd have such interesting stories to tell.

Last time you had butterflies in your stomach?
Friday, when I went for a mysterious trip involving a suit.

What one thing do you wish you had?
Would it be too vulgar to say money? I'm kinda broke right now. That or some sort of lady friend.

Favorite lyrics?
Judging by the most played songs on my iPod that's either Knights of Cydonia by Muse or Shut Up and Let Me Go by The Ting Tings. I'm going to throw Life on Mars? in there too. It's very purple.

Come back next time when I might have something to say. Who knows?