Thursday, January 17, 2013


I've been home sick the past few days and have been spending the very few hours I've managed to get out of bed watching the Mighty Boosh and listening to this Dylan Moran podcast. I'm wearing my Elroy pin to help cheer my sick self up (it says: "Don't ask me, I'm just a kid").

And since I've seen a lot of people posting Q&A things lately, I thought I'd have a go as well. I was inspired by Laura to trim down the original 30 or so questions and am only answering the ones I don't have to think about too much. (I'm sick and don't want to overtax myself with too much thinking!)

1. Do you have a middle name? 
Nope. But I've told people at work that it's "Danger".  

2. What is your favourite drink?
Maybe peach ice tea. Or Assam tea.

3. Who is your all time favourite musician/band?
I'm not going to choose just one. Just the thought of that is stressing me out, so here are my top favourites: Graham Coxon, The Beatles, Blur, Travis.

4. What is your job?
I work at a non-profit.

5. What is your dream job?
Something creative. And possibly involving music. Or finding a big bag of money and just doing whatever I want, whenever I want. Or maybe a fashion designer so I wouldn't spend ages searching for clothes that I think up in my mind. 

6. What is your favourite song at the moment?
IAMX - Quiet the Mind or Loose Tapestries - Ghost of a Flea (Happy Birthday Song) (I've been listening to this album a lot lately.) 

7. Do you participate in any sports, if so which?
Not really. The only sports team I follow is the German national soccer team. And I get very emotionally invested in their games so I can't even think about following any teams during the regular season. I've played soccer before. And used to swim and run track back in the day. That wasn't really the question though, was it? 

8. Favourite book? 
The Catcher in the Rye, Homo Faber, Austerlitz

9. Favourite colour? 

Electric blue, black, silver. :)

10. Favourite animal? 

11. Favourite perfume?

12. Favourite holiday?
Maybe my last trip to London when I saw Blur at the Brit awards.  

13. Favourite place?
My room. Or if you mean more generally, probably Berlin or London. I also don't mind my neighbourhood in Seattle. Or, even more generally, book or music stores.

14. Where would you like to go on holiday?
Oh man. This is just a random list of places I've considered going to (countries/cities/randomness): Iceland, Montreal, Buenos Aires, Hungary, Japan.  

15. Have you graduated High School, what further education have you done? 
Yes. I went to university and grad school.  

16. What countries have you visited?
USA, Canada, Germany, France, England, Spain, Malta, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Belgium, Denmark, Greece. That's all I can think of at the moment. 

17. Do you speak any other languages? 
German, English, French. I suppose English is obvious since I'm writing this all in English. 

18. Do you have siblings?  
Yep. I have a sister. 

19. Favourite restaurant – what do you order?
An Indian restaurant in my neighbourhood. I usually order this vegan mushroom and asparagus dish or Aloo Palak. I love Indian food. There's also a falafel place in the u-district that I love.  My favourite foods are chips, Spaetzle, apples...That's not what the question was though. 

20. Did you like school, what was your favourite subject? 
Nope, not at all. It started too early, went on too long, and I'm not very good at being told what to do...I liked my language classes though. And art and music and philosophy. I didn't mind college that much though. Mostly because I could set my own schedule and didn't hang around campus very much. 

21. Favourite movie?
I keep a list of my top 24 favourite movies, which I update pretty frequently. Top of my list: A Hard Day's Night.

22. Favourite TV show?
Newsradio. The Mighty Boosh. 

23. How tall are you?
I'm about 159 cm or 5'2"/3". 

24. What five things can you not leave the house without?
My phone (so I can listen to music), wallet, keys, glasses (ha! what a joke. I forget my glasses at least once a week and rarely wear them on the weekends), candy, notepad/pencil (I'm counting that as one thing).