Big Quiz Thingo by Marjorie Cardwell

I answered one of these questionnaires on Facebook…

1. WHAT IS YOUR GIVEN NAME AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
My Christian name is Marjorie which means ‘pearl’. Pretty hideous, eh?
2. DO YOU LIKE YOUR NAME?
No. I only like it when French people say it and then it almost sounds nice.
3. IF YOU COULD PICK ANY NAME IN THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD YOU PICK?
Ariane
4. WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE YOU CRY, WHAT MOVES YOU?
Injustice, cruelty, kindness.
5. ARE YOU RIGHT OR LEFT HANDED?
right
6. STAR TREK, STAR WARS, OR FIREFLY?
Star Trek.
7. WHAT ARE YOUR THREE FAVORITE FOODS?
Chips, Chocolate and Champagne.
8. DO YOU ENJOY PLAYING WITH CHILDREN?
I enjoy having a laugh with children.
9. WHAT QUALITIES DO YOU VALUE MOST IN YOUR FRIENDS?
Honesty, loyalty and fun.
10. WHAT TYPES OF HUMOR DO YOU ENJOY MOST?
The sort that incapacitates or surprises me.
11. LORD OF THE RINGS, HARRY POTTER, OR THE GOLDEN COMPASS?
The Lord Of The Rings…duh!
12. WHICH LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK?
English and French. Unlike Dave I wouldn’t presume to suggest I speak any German or Latin, although I should.
13. HAVE YOU EVER INTUITIVELY KNOWN ABOUT SOMETHING BEFORE IT HAPPENED?
All the time.
14. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COLOR OR COLORS?
Yellow.
15. YOUR LEAST FAVORITE COLOR OR COLORS?
poop.
16. WHAT IS THE MOST DANGEROUS THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE?
Tried to beat a train by ducking through the barriers. It still makes me shiver
17. WHAT IS YOUR SILLIEST FEAR?
The word ‘tasty’.
18. YOU WOULD RATHER SWIM IN A SWIMMING POOL, LAKE, RIVER, OCEAN?
Pool.
19. FAVORITE CELEBRITY YOU’VE BEEN COMPARED TO?
No one. I’m only ever compared to embarrassing people, except for Wanda Jackson – that was cool
20. LEAST FAVORITE CELEBRITY YOU’VE BEEN COMPARED TO?
Rita McNeil
21. FAVORITE FILM: DRAMA?
Pirates of the Carribbean II
22. FAVORITE FILM: COMEDY?
Gregory’s Girl.
23. FAVORITE FILM: ACTION?
Once Upon A Time in Mexico
24. FAVORITE FILM: ROMANCE?
Indiscreet
25. FAVORITE FILM: DOCUMENTARY?
None
26. FAVORITE FILM: CHILDRENS?
Jungle Book because of Louis Prima
27. FAVORITE SOCIAL SITUATION?
bed
28. LEAST FAVORITE SOCIAL SITUATION?
Parties with people I don’t know and probably wouldn’t like if I did
29. THE CAUSE OR CAUSES THAT ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU?
The Word
30. THE CHARITY THAT YOU MOST RECENTLY DONATED TO?
Bushfire Appeal
31. STRANGEST CELEBRITY ENCOUNTER?
Tim Finn speaking gibberish to me in NZ.
32. QUALITIES YOUR FRIENDS SAY THAT THEY MOST VALUE IN YOU?
Enthusiasm
33. WHICH CULTURES INTEREST YOU MOST?
American and French
34. FAVORITE PLACES IN THE WORLD THAT YOU HAVE VISITED?
France
35. PLACES THAT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO VISIT?
France
36. IF YOU COULD TALK WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS PASSED AWAY, WHO WOULD YOU PICK?
John
37. WHAT ARE YOU IGNORING RIGHT NOW IN ORDER TO ANSWER THIS LIST?
Eastenders!
38. WHAT IS PLAYING ON THE TAPE/CD/MP3 IN YOUR CAR THESE DAYS?
Darts live in 1978
39. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Yellow
40. WHAT SKILLS WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN THAT YOU HAVEN’T YET LEARNED?
Speaking French fluently.
41. DO YOU PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT?
Guitar although today I played piano for a bunch of year 7s and got away with it.
42. FAVORITE SMELLS?
David
43. FAVORITE OUTDOOR ACTIVITES?
Sitting.
44. FAVORITE LANDSCAPE AND CLIMATE?
Snow anywhere
45. HAIR COLOR?
Sort of light brown, dark blonde reddish in bits.
46. EYE COLOR?
Hazel/brown/green – it depends
47. WHAT IS THE LAST MOVIE YOU LOVED?
Slumdog Millionaire
48. ARE YOU A HUGGY PERSON?
Sometimes.
49. WHAT BOOK HAVE YOU MOST RECENTLY READ?
The Gospel of John
50. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS?
The Bible
51. WHAT IS THE PICTURE ON YOUR WALL CALENDAR?
Something to do with chocolate
52. FAVORITE SOUNDS?
The Beatles
53. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
The Beatles
54. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I can make children happy to be learning grammar. It’s very magical and scary.
55. DO YOU HAVE RECURRING DREAMS, OR A FAVORITE DREAM?
Levitating. Sometimes I’m convinced I actually can because I’ve done it so often in dreams.

– Marjorie

OK, OK, I’ve finally given in and DONE one of these things!

[One of those Facebook questions doing the rounds that I finally answered…]
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THE RULES: Just copy and paste and put your own answers in. The purpose of this is to get to know your friends better. Have fun! Here are the rules – post this list on your profile (in Notes) replacing my answers with yours. Tag 25 people to do the same thing. If I tagged YOU, it’s because I want to know more about YOU!

And even if I didn’t tag you… feel free to do the survey and drop me a note to let me know!

1. WHAT IS YOUR GIVEN NAME AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN? – David, which means “beloved”

2. DO YOU LIKE YOUR NAME? – Yes, except for one little problem… when I tell people here in Australia my name, they never understand what I’m saying because of my accent! They’ll reply, “How’re ya goin’ Devon?”, or “Pleased to meet you, Derek”, or, “Good morning, Divot”. And I use “DC” as my nom-de-rock because there are already several other notable David Cardwells on Google. And it really annoys me that Facebook won’t let me use the name “DC Cardwell”.

3. IF YOU COULD PICK ANY NAME IN THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD YOU PICK? – I once dreamt that my stage name was “Nick Shade”, which is just about as cool a name as you can imagine. But when the time came for me to actually pick a stage name, I decided it was way too cool for me.

4. WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE YOU CRY, WHAT MOVES YOU? – The last time I cried was a few days after the Melbourne bushfires – I’d been numb, like a lot of people, and then one day I was reading the day’s newspaper accounts and I just burst out in tears. Not so surprising.

5. ARE YOU RIGHT OR LEFT HANDED? – Neither hand is much use for anything these days.

6. STAR TREK, STAR WARS, OR FIREFLY? – Star Trek. Watched it when I was little. I don’t mind Star Wars but it never had the same impact on me that it did on everyone else. Never seen Firefly.

7. WHAT ARE YOUR THREE FAVORITE FOODS? – I’m useless at picking favourites but I like anchovies, mushrooms and Cadbury’s chocolate.

8. DO YOU ENJOY PLAYING WITH CHILDREN? – As long as they can hold down a groove.

9. WHAT QUALITIES DO YOU VALUE MOST IN YOUR FRIENDS? – Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

10. WHAT TYPES OF HUMOR DO YOU ENJOY MOST? – The funny sort.

11. LORD OF THE RINGS, HARRY POTTER, OR THE GOLDEN COMPASS? – The Lord Of The Rings is the only one I have read but I think I can safely guess that it would be my favourite anyway.

12. WHICH LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK? – Ulster, with a smidgen of French, German and Latin.

13. HAVE YOU EVER INTUITIVELY KNOWN ABOUT SOMETHING BEFORE IT HAPPENED? I knew you were going to ask that.

14. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COLOR OR COLORS? – All colours deserve to be treated equally.

15. YOUR LEAST FAVORITE COLOR OR COLORS? Except maybe the colour of fried junk food.

16. WHAT IS THE MOST DANGEROUS THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE? – It was never going to kill me but I started to cut the end off a pencil once with an extremely sharp one-sided microtome blade, and just as my fingers started to press down on it I realised it was upside down. I still shudder at the thought.

17. WHAT IS YOUR SILLIEST FEAR? – Spiders.

18. YOU WOULD RATHER SWIM IN A SWIMMING POOL, LAKE, RIVER, OCEAN? The ocean. The thought of swimming in (most) lakes and (all) rivers disturbs me.

19. FAVORITE CELEBRITY YOU’VE BEEN COMPARED TO? – Paul McCartney is the most common one. And he’ll do.

20. LEAST FAVORITE CELEBRITY YOU’VE BEEN COMPARED TO? – Pierluigi Collina.

21. FAVORITE FILM: DRAMA? – Skip Tracer.

22. FAVORITE FILM: COMEDY? – Gregory’s Girl.

23. FAVORITE FILM: ACTION? – I prefer films with no action.

24. FAVORITE FILM: ROMANCE? – Un Chien Andalou

25. FAVORITE FILM: DOCUMENTARY? Wayne’s World

26. FAVORITE FILM: CHILDRENS? – That animated Robin Hood one with Roger Miller

27. FAVORITE SOCIAL SITUATION? – A pub with a single good friend.

28. LEAST FAVORITE SOCIAL SITUATION? – Anywhere with lots of people and music that is not worth listening to but too loud to speak over.

29. THE CAUSE OR CAUSES THAT ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU? – Helping widows and orphans.

30. THE CHARITY THAT YOU MOST RECENTLY DONATED TO? – The Cliff Richard Restoration Fund

31. STRANGEST CELEBRITY ENCOUNTER? – Larry Norman with sparkly beret dancing in the disco at a hotel in Lurgan.

32. QUALITIES YOUR FRIENDS SAY THAT THEY MOST VALUE IN YOU? – I’ve been told a number of times that I have a calming influence in the workplace.

33. WHICH CULTURES INTEREST YOU MOST? – American

34. FAVORITE PLACES IN THE WORLD THAT YOU HAVE VISITED? – Marysville before it was destroyed by fire.

35. PLACES THAT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO VISIT? – Places that I haven’t been to already? Southern USA, Russia, The Holy Land.

36. IF YOU COULD TALK WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS PASSED AWAY, WHO WOULD YOU PICK? – Adam.

37. WHAT ARE YOU IGNORING RIGHT NOW IN ORDER TO ANSWER THIS LIST? Recording music.

38. WHAT IS PLAYING ON THE TAPE/CD/MP3 IN YOUR CAR THESE DAYS? “Mental Notes” by Split Enz

39. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? This is just getting silly.

40. WHAT SKILLS WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN THAT YOU HAVEN’T YET LEARNED? – Memorizing lyrics.

41. DO YOU PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT? Guitar and bass, mainly, but I also have a go at piano, drums and a few other things – whatever it takes to record my songs.

42. FAVORITE SMELLS? – Apart from food and drink… I like some smells that other people hate, like ammonia, mothballs and hexamine. And marijuana when other people smoke it. Toy gun caps. Matches.

43. FAVORITE OUTDOOR ACTIVITES? – Walking down the street.

44. FAVORITE LANDSCAPE AND CLIMATE? A clear, dark frosty winter’s night in Northern Ireland with the smell of coal fires in the air.

45. HAIR COLOR? Greyer than before.

46. EYE COLOR? Slate grey with a greenish tinge. Although they look penetratingly blue in that profile photo I’m using right now.

47. WHAT IS THE LAST MOVIE YOU LOVED? Ghost Town.

48. ARE YOU A HUGGY PERSON? I would be if people didn’t run away screaming.

49. WHAT BOOK HAVE YOU MOST RECENTLY READ? – I’m currently doing my duty and reading Outliers.

50. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS? – The Bible, G.K. Chesterton, Dickens, How To Lie With Statistics, P.G. Wodehouse, ‘The Expert Encyclopedia Of Recording’ by Rick Clark, Solzhenitsyn… there are more in my “info” tab.

51. WHAT IS THE PICTURE ON YOUR WALL CALENDAR? Don’t have one. The wallpaper on my computer is a photo that a Facebook friend took of Led Zeppelin in Iceland in 1970 that I did a little bit of restorative work on this morning.

52. FAVORITE SOUNDS? – The Beatles

53. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? – The Beatles

54. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? – I cut extremely good frozen sections of human tissue.

55. DO YOU HAVE RECURRING DREAMS, OR A FAVORITE DREAM? Seeing aeroplanes crashing, or spacecraft or missiles flying or crashing or exploding.