I usually don’t bother my readers with answers to questions other people asked somewhere else because that’s not what serious, mature, pillar-of-society blogers like myself do and because I don’t want to bore you, but today I feel like it, and also my personal idol Anatol Stefanowitsch has put out a call to celebrate the Ruhetag der deutschen Sprache by posting in another language, so I basically have no choice as you certainly can see.

Let’s-a go!

  • 1) Sexuality? Yes, please.
  • 2) If you could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be? I’ll assume „on this earth“ means they have to be alive, so let’s say … madove. A bit awkward, isn’t it? Well I think that’s what these questions are about.
  • 3) Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, give me line 17. „… angels, close my eyes, a gust of wind grips me, it …“
  • 4) What do you think about most? Difficult. I’d have to say I don’t really know, but I’d guess my stories.
  • 5) What does your latest text message from someone else say? „The TAN for the transfer of 13.09.2013 09:05:18 for [censored] EUR to the account [censored] is: 132380“
  • 6) Do you sleep with or without clothes on? Usually with shorts.
  • 7) What’s your strangest talent? Pfff… I don’t think any one of my talents is particularly strange.
  • 8) Girls…. (finish the sentence); Boys…. (finish the sentence) … is a term for young women. … is a term for young men.
  • 9) Ever had a poem or song written about you? Not about me, no.
  • 10) When is the last time you played the air guitar? I don’t, usually, so it’s probably long ago.
  • 11) Do you have any strange phobias? Nope.
  • 12) Ever stuck a foreign object up your nose? Sorry, no.
  • 13) What’s your religion? I’m an evangelical atheist.
  • 14) If you are outside, what are you most likely doing? Looking for a way in.
  • 15) Do you prefer to be behind the camera or in front of it? Behind.
  • 16) Simple but extremely complex. Favorite band? Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • 17) What was the last lie you told? That’s a vague term. I honestly don’t remember. I don’t tell a lot of outright lies, but on the other hand, I habitually deceive people about my real emotions because those are strange and often difficult to explain. Kind of like Dexter. But I guess we all do.
  • 18) Do you believe in karma? No.
  • 19) What does your URL mean? manageable relevance
  • 20) What is your greatest weakness; your greatest strength? I’d say I’m horribly lazy but I never lose my temper. Your choice which is which.
  • 21) Who is your celebrity crush? Anatol Stefanowitsch.
  • 22) Have you ever gone skinny dipping? Yes.
  • 23) How do you vent your anger? Talking, writing.
  • 24) Do you have a collection of anything? I’d have to go with „No.“.
  • 25) Do you prefer talking on the phone or video chatting online? Neither.
  • 26) Are you happy with the person you’ve become? Yes.
  • 27) What’s a sound you hate; sound you love? I love the sound of footsteps in snow, and I hate the sound of people whining.
  • 28) What’s your biggest „what if“? „What if all those political and religious leaders, all those union representatives and ministers and other functionaries honestly believe that what they are doing is right and the best possible way?“
  • 29) Do you believe in ghosts? How about aliens? No.
  • 30) Stick your right arm out; what do you touch first? Do the same with your left arm. Um… My laptop?
  • 31) Smell the air. What do you smell? Air.
  • 32) What’s the worst place you have ever been to? Büchen.
  • 33) Choose East Coast or West Coast? West.
  • 34) Most attractive singer of your opposite gender? I really have to think about that one. Anette Olzon is the only one who comes to mind as attractive at all. There would probably be more but I want to get done with this some time today.
  • 35) To you, what is the meaning of life? Whatever the fuck we want it to be.
  • 36) Define Art. Interesting stuff made by people.
  • 37) Do you believe in luck? No.
  • 38) What’s the weather like right now? Don’t know. Would need to turn and look out the window.
  • 39) What time is it? 1427.
  • 40) Do you drive? If so, have you ever crashed? Yes, and yes.
  • 41) What was the last book you read? Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan.
  • 42) Do you like the smell of gasoline? Yes.
  • 43) Do you have any nicknames? In school some people used to call me „Ellie“, derived from my surname.
  • 44) What was the last movie you saw? Robot and Frank. It’s the best movie ever.
  • 45) What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had? This is kind of embarrassing because I’ve never been seriously injured. I once fell into some shards and had to remove a small one from my hand with pincers.
  • 46) Have you ever caught a butterfly? No.
  • 47) Do you have any obsessions right now? No.
  • 48) What’s your sexual orientation? Muriel Silberstreif is completely heterosexual.
  • 49) Ever had a rumor spread about you? Certainly. I usually don’t hear about them.
  • 50) Do you believe in magic? Sure. Used to play it a lot when I was still in school and still believe it’s a worthy game.
  • 51) Do you tend to hold grudges against people who have done you wrong? Kind of, yes.
  • 52) What is your astrological sign? Aquarius. And I will hold a grudge against this question.
  • 53) Do you save money or spend it? Both. I’m in the comfortable position of having more or less enough, so it’s easy for me.
  • 54) What’s the last thing you purchased? Now this is really embarrassing because it’s an iPad. Not for me personally, for work. And if it’s any kind of help, I hate it. I really do.
  • 55) Love or lust? Both have their place.
  • 56) In a relationship? Yes. Several. As is everyone.
  • 57) How many relationships have you had? Now I’m guessing you mean sexual or romantic relationships or something, so three.
  • 58) Can you touch your nose with your tongue? No.
  • 59) Where were you yesterday? Coppenbrügge.
  • 60) Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you? Yes, my weighted companion cube.
  • 61) Are you wearing socks right now? Yes.
  • 62) What’s your favorite animal? Hyena.
  • 63) What is your secret weapon to get someone to like you? You’re supposed to use weapons for that? No wonder I always sucked at getting people to like me. But from now on, all will be different. Thank you, thank you so much! *Runs off laughing maniacally*
  • 64) Where is your best friend? In the next room.
  • 65) Spit or swallow?(; Are you talking about semen? I guess I’d spit it out if I ever got into the position of having to make a choice.
  • 66) What is your heritage? Umm… What? How? Don’t know. I hardly know my grandparents. Nothing interesting, as far as I’m aware.
  • 67) What were you doing last night at 12 AM? Watching Wolf play Castle of illusions while cleaning the kitchen.
  • 68) What do you think is Satan’s last name? Ferrero.
  • 69) Be honest. Ever gotten yourself off? You’re joking, right?
  • 70) Are you the kind of friend you would want to have as a friend? Definitely.
  • 71) You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time you get fired. What do you do? Depends, doesn’t it? I’d like to save the dog, but does that mean I and my family will starve, or will I just have to get another job where the boss is not a complete assclown?
  • 72) You are at the doctor’s office and she has just informed you that you have approximately one month to live. a) Do you tell anyone/everyone you are going to die? b) What do you do with your remaining days? c) Would you be afraid? a) Yes, I’d tell anyone who I think would want to know. b) Make the best of them. Have fun. Be with the few people I like. c) Not afraid, no.
  • 73) You can only have one of these things; trust or love. Is this a question? I’m guessing you’d want to know what I’d prefer? But both of these term are so vague. I don’t think this is a valid question.
  • 74) What’s a song that always makes you happy when you hear it? „Take your mama“, scissor sisters.
  • 75) What are the last four digits in your cell phone number? 4734.
  • 76) In your opinion, what makes a great relationship? Nice and reasonable people enjoing each other’s company.
  • 77) How can I win your heart? It helps if you like my writing, but otherwise, be entertaining, be interesting, be funny, be surprising, be smart. But why on earth would you want to?
  • 78) Can insanity bring on more creativity? Probably, I guess.
  • 79) What is the single best decision you have made in your life so far? I don’t think I’m in a position to know this yet. But finding and sticking with keoni was definitely a great idea.
  • 80) What size shoes do you wear? 47.
  • 81) What would you want to be written on your tombstone? „The last years of his life, he spent digging underground tunnels.“
  • 82) What is your favorite word? Steinmetz.
  • 83) Give me the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word; heart. A … heart?
  • 84) What is a saying you say a lot? „Irgendwas ist ja immer.“
  • 85) What’s the last song you listened to? „Soul of a man“by Steven Stern.
  • 86) Basic question; what’s your favorite color/colors? Don’t have any. I hate them all equally.
  • 87) What is your current desktop picture? Some kind of rock formation Windows decided to put there.
  • 88) If you could press a button and make anyone in the world instantaneously explode, who would it be? Tough choice. Only one, right? I’d need a few days to sort that out.
  • 89) What would be a question you’d be afraid to tell the truth on? Can’t imagine one right now.
  • 90) One night you wake up because you heard a noise. You turn on the light to find that you are surrounded by MUMMIES. The mummies aren’t really doing anything, they’re just standing around your bed. What do you do? Depends. Did someone rearrange the mummies, or are they in the same positions I left them?
  • 91) You accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what’s even cooler is that they endow you with the super-power of your choice! What is that power? Immortality.
  • 92) You can re-live any point of time in your life. The time-span can only be a half-hour, though. What half-hour of your past would you like to experience again? I’d rather have a new half-hour than an old one.
  • 93) You can erase any horrible experience from your past. What will it be? Sorry to bore you, but I don’t remember any horrible experiences.
  • 94) You have the opportunity to sleep with the music-celebrity of your choice. Who would it be? Do I have to? I’d probably stay with Anette Olzon, but I’d rather not if I have a choice.
  • 95) You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere. You have to depart right now. Where are you gonna go? Chile.
  • 96) Do you have any relatives in jail? No.
  • 97) Have you ever thrown up in the car? No.
  • 98) Ever been on a plane? Sure, assuming you mean inside.
  • 99) If the whole world were listening to you right now, what would you say? „Eat more cheese toast.“

4 Responses to Stöckchen-Time!

  1. DasSan sagt:

    I like your answers, especially no. 16.

  2. Muriel sagt:

    @DasSan: Thanks. I’ve had Cave’s book about the death of Bunny Munro lying around for years, but never actually picked it up. Do you happen to know if he’s as good an author as he is a musician?

  3. DasSan sagt:

    I’ve only read a German version of And the Ass saw the Angel, which was a bit creepy but not bad and really reminded me of his songs so I’d definitely give it a try.

  4. David sagt:

    I thought 16 a little scary. Didn’t expect us to have much in common apart from being arrogant assholes.

    I got stuck somewhere along „The Death of Bunny Munroe“, but I was really enthraled by „And the Ass Saw the Angel“.

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