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A little questionnaire today for those who might be searching for a means of personal expression, waiting by the phone with nothing to do, or simply goofing off at work. (I've edited a version I found on the All Blacks site, and I'll call it "Random Things about ME").

So here we go. (Feel free to cut and paste.)

Random Things about ME

My job is:
The best thing about it is:
The worst about it is:
If I didn't do the work I do, I'd would be a:
My best Finn moment was:
My best non-Finn moment was:
My favourite:
o Food:
o Book:
o T.V Programme:
o Movie:
o Actor/Actress:
o Country to visit:
I hate it when:
I�d hate to be without:
The best advice my mother gave me was:
The thing that makes me feel most alive is:
My ambition in life is:
I was stranded on a desert island I�d like to meet:

So, what are some random things about you? (Feel free to take this and run with it, ignore questions, expand on questions, create new questions - I only ask that you respect what's shared and share only what you want to. Oh, and if this sort of thing already has a thread, please let me know and I'll move it).

Thanks,
Colleen

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My responses:

Random Things about ME

My job is: pre-school office assistant
The best thing about it is: the kids
The worst about it is: the kids, no, actually it's not being challenged
If I didn't do the work I do, I'd would be a: retreat/arts center coordinator
My best Finn moment was: meeting Neil without an agenda
My best non-Finn moment was: Graduating from that school that I thought I'd never get in to.
My favourite:
o Food: anything and everything I'm allergic to!
o Book: The Mists of Avalon
o T.V Programme: Alias
o Movie: Clue &/or Cold Comfort Farm
o Actor/Actress: Kevin Spacey

I hate it when: People tell me I can't do things.
I�d hate to be without: My community.
The best advice my mother gave me was: Everyone else only looks completely together.
My ambition in life is: To keep learning.
I was stranded on a desert island I�d like to meet: Guy Pearce.
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Thanks Colleen, great thread!!!!

OK, here we go..

Random Things about ME

My job is: International Regulatory Affairs Associate (in a major pharmaceutical company)
The best thing about it is: I'm never bored and I get to travel
The worst about it is: Long hours, and too much travel Wink
If I didn't do the work I do, I'd would be a: Professional chorale singer
My best Finn moment was: Singing WWY with Neil at the Vic in Chicago this past February
My best non-Finn moment was: Meeting my better half at Neil's 1998 Double Door concert
My favourite:
o Food: Chocolate
o Book: Pride and Prejudice
o T.V Programme: ER and Six Feet Under (can't decide between them!)
o Movie: Gone With the Wind
o Actor/Actress: Nicole Kidman (you knew it had to be an Aussie!)
o Country to visit: Australia (everyone needs to go home sometimes!)
I hate it when: I can't find something on my very messy desk!
I’d hate to be without: My husband
The best advice my mother gave me was: Don't let the turkeys get you down Wink
The thing that makes me feel most alive is: Sunshine, good music, and (dare I say it!) winter in Chicago!
My ambition in life is: To be a source of love and comfort to my friends and family
If I was stranded on a desert island I’d like to meet: Christian Fletcher (as played by Mel Gibson in "The Bounty")

OK, who's next?
Hooo-weee Colleen, I just had one of "those" dreams about Guy Pearce last week, now I can't hear his name without blushing. Like now...yikes!Pharm Girl, those sound like amazing Neil moments. I only ever met one fellow at a CH concert and it ended quite badly (him being certifiably insane and all). It's always nice to hear about happy, successful relationships and especially one with such a great beginning! Smiler Alright...

Random Things about Wuntie

My job is: supporting phyically/metally handicapped adults.
The best thing about it is: it's rewarding and fun.
The worst about it is: the meddling parents and a cruddy salary.
If I didn't do the work I do, I'd would be a: student
My best Finn moment was: donning a parrot costume at a CH gig (and Nick Seymour guessing who was inside).
My best non-Finn moment was:meeting my husband.
My favourite:
o FoodRazzerizza
o Book:'The Van' by Roddy Doyle
o T.V Programmes:Oz, The Chris Issak Show, Friends, Coronation St...(feel free to poke fun). Razzer
o Movies:Rushmore, Trainspotting, The Nightmare Before Christmas.
o Actor/Actress:Ewan McGregor/Nicole Kidman
o Country to visit:Ireland
I hate it whenRazzereople are rude.
I�d hate to be without:my dog.
The best advice my mother gave me was:"Moderation in all things". Too bad I rarely heed this advice.
The thing that makes me feel most alive is:Music
My ambition in life is:to be cherished by Kool and the Gang...and to try to make the best of every day (as I sit at my PC,hmmmm.)
I was stranded on a desert island I�d like to meet:John Cusack as Lloyd Dobler.
My job is: teecher
The best thing about it is: t makes me laugh
The worst about it is: getting up in the morn
If I didn't do the work I do, I'd would be a: racing car driver
My best Finn moment was:standing next to 2 16 year olds at the last concert
My best non-Finn moment was: time spent with Pete
My favourite:
o Food: anything edible
o Book: april fools day
o T.V Programme: seinfeld
o Movie: life of brian
o Actor/Actress: none
o Country to visit: new zealand
I hate it when: it rains
I�d hate to be without: love
The best advice my mother gave me was: she didnt
The thing that makes me feel most alive is: breathing
My ambition in life is: live
I was stranded on a desert island I�d like to meet: jeff probst
(very) Random Things about ME Smiler

  • My job is: Homemaker
  • The best thing about it is: Can arrange (within limits) my own schedule
  • The worst about it is: Not much time off.
  • If I didn't do the work I do, I'd would be an: Indexer
  • My best Finn moment was: Portsmouth Guildhall, March, 1992
  • My best non-Finn moment was: too many to list
  • My favourite:[list]

  • Food: Fry's chocolate cream
  • Book: Aaargh! I've got more books than CD's. For the BBC top 100 fiction, I nominated "The Silver Darlings" by Neil M. Gunn; poetry - Mike Mockler's bird anthology "Flights of Imagination"; book with important message Carl Sagan "The Demon Haunted World"
  • T.V Programme: The Sky At Night
  • Movie: The Dish
  • Actor/Actress: Sam Neill
  • Country to visit: New Zealand


  • I hate it when: I can't see the night sky for clouds/light pollution
  • I�d hate to be without: my books
  • The best advice my mother gave me was: My father used to say "fortune favours the prepared mind". I'm not sure if it's a slight misquote, but he meant that having the knowledge to recognise and grab opportunities when they came.
  • The thing that makes me feel most alive is: A clear, dark night sky.
  • My ambition in life is: to see a total eclipse of the sun
  • I was stranded on a desert island I�d like to meet: Richard Dawkins
    [/list]

    • My job is: Office junior at a Solicitors
    • The best thing about it is: Ummm... I would say the money, but the money's pretty crap. So Ermm... nope, sorry nothing.
    • The worst about it is: It's a Solicitors, so I ruin people's lives on a daily basis, and its not what I want to do with my life
    • If I didn't do the work I do, I'd would be an: Management Assistant as I hope to be in the next few weeks (oh please oh please oh please!)
    • My best Finn moment was: Erm. Meeting Neil
    • My best non-Finn moment was: Getting kissed by Surge Joebot (Electric Six)/being offered an interview for my dream job
    • My favourite:[list]

    • Food: Chocolate
    • Book: Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban
    • T.V Programme: Six Feet Under/24/The Murder Game
    • Movie: Heavenly Creatures
    • Actor/Actress: Sam Neill
    • Country to visit: New Zealand


  • I hate it when: I have to get up early in the mornings
  • I�d hate to be without: Music
  • The best advice my mother gave me was: Can't think of any really...
  • The thing that makes me feel most alive is: Music
  • My ambition in life is: To get that management assistant job! Manage a successful band.
  • I was stranded on a desert island I�d like to meet: Electric Six. That'd be pretty fun i reckon...
    [/list]
  • Random Things about ME

    My job is: Slave to the hungry hoardes...and psychology student.
    The best thing about it is:I love my hoardes!
    The worst about it is:Lack of sleep
    If I didn't do the work I do, I'd would be a:Actress
    My best Finn moment was:Crowded House live for the first time (and last Frowner ) in 1994.
    My best non-Finn moment was:giving birth to my boys, closely followed by my wedding day!
    My favourite:
    o Food:Potatoes baked in the oven with lashings of butter
    o Book: Wuthering heights....it's me oh kathy oh come home oh.......... Big Grin
    o T.V Programme: ER
    o Movie:It changes a lot....er, comedy Parenthood,Fight Club is still up there too, looking forward to Matrix reloaded!!
    o Actor/Actress:That's a tough one, not sure
    o Country to visit:Scotland, it's like my second home, I live in such a beautiful country too, the Lakes and the west country are magical.
    I hate it when:People are rude and selfish
    I�d hate to be without: My husband, my soulmate Smiler
    The best advice my mother gave me was:Go on the pill Wink
    The thing that makes me feel most alive is:Rumpy pumpy
    My ambition in life is:Cliche crap....to give something back, to be a good counsellor and a fantastic mum.
    I was stranded on a desert island I�d like to meet: Keanu Reeves in Matrix garb.....he'd be very overheated in all that black gear and I'd have to help him strip..... Eeker
    My job is: Assistant Manager at Kinko's
    The best thing about it is: The money
    The worst about it is: STOOOOOPID people
    If I didn't do the work I do, I'd would be a: student
    My best Finn moment was: Finding out the DAY BEFORE seeing Neil that I was pregnant and having Neil name my baby on-stage the next night!!
    My best non-Finn moment was: Meeting my sweetie Chris
    My favourite:
    o Food: Right now? Chili dogs.....but that could change in 2 hours!
    o Book: the Lord of the Rings trilogy
    o T.V Programme: Hockey games
    o Movie: The Princess Bridge
    o Actor/Actress: Ewan McGregor
    o Country to visit: New Zealand
    I hate it when: There's a long line of people waiting for something and somone goes to the front of the line to ask a "quick" question that delays the whole FREAKIN' line!! (yes, this happened to me about 20 minutes ago whilst grocery shopping)
    I�d hate to be without: My soulmate Chris
    The best advice my mother gave me was: People are cruel and mean sometimes....
    The thing that makes me feel most alive is: heheheheh.....to quote Tonguetied: Rumpy pumpy!!
    My ambition in life is: To have fun WHATEVER I'm doing!
    I was stranded on a desert island I�d like to meet: The Professor.....he could make ANYthing out of bamboo and coconuts!
    My job is: IT Technician
    The best thing about it is: I write off my yearly internet costs
    The worst about it is: Lack free time and social life Roll Eyes
    If I didn't do the work I do, I'd would be a: Gigolo.. Razzer Wink Just kidding, I'd probably be a teacher.
    My best Finn moment was: The times I've met Neil.
    My best non-Finn moment was: I don't know.
    My favorite:
    o Food: Steak, Pizza, anything Italian..
    o Book: Too many to name..
    o TV Program: Dead Zone,Friends,Smallville,The West Wing
    o Movie: Too many, but I'm watching High Fidelity right now. Cool
    o Actor/Actress: Don't really have any, Charlize Theron is a hottie though. Big Grin
    o Country to visit: Only ever been outside the US to Canada, St. Kitts, Nevis, & Antigua. I'd like to visit England.
    I�d hate to be without: My common sense.
    The best advice my mother gave me was: All her advice is good.
    The thing that makes me feel most alive is: A pleasant surprise.
    My ambition in life is: Hope to enjoy life like most people do (get married, have kids, and buy a home)
    If I was stranded on a desert island I�d like to meet: Did I mention Charlize Theron?
    Hehehehe....my question EXACTLY, pharmgirl!! I eventually came to the conclusion that all the castaways developed a deep psychological affinity for the island, and hence (unwittingly) sabotaged all rescue attempts. My hypothesis was validated in later TV specials where they all admitted to missing the island! I KNEW it!!

    bG
    My Job Is?....currently no job, I left New Zealand for Sweden last month and am looking now. Occasionally.

    The best thing about it is: Not many good things about not having a job, mind you more time to look at the er, Swedish sites

    The worst about it is:
    Lack of incoming money

    If I didn't do the work I do, I'd would be a:
    Musician

    Best Finn moment: meeting Tim on my birthday last year at his gig on Christchurch

    My best non-Finn moment was:
    Going home (to New Zealand) after 2 and a half years travelling and seeing friends and family again Smiler


    My favourite:
    o Food: Fish and Chips

    o Book: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    o T.V Programmes: Friends, 24, West Wing, Smallville (mmm Lana) and the Secret life of us (aussie drama)

    o Movies: Too many to name (Big Movie Geek)
    At the moment the Matrix (Yes I'm buying into the hype - silly me)/ Life of Brian

    o Actor/Actress:
    Harrison Ford/Johhny Depp

    o Country to visit: Greece, America

    I hate it when: People are judgemental and cruel

    I’d hate to be without: my girlfriend, and I hate being away from my dog ANGUS (German Shephard and 'sort of' Guard dog

    The best advice my mother gave me was: mmm hard one to narrow down, lots of advise

    The thing that makes me feel most alive is:
    Performing music and travelling to a great lively place

    My ambition in life is:
    Make a lot of money and be happy

    I was stranded on a desert island I’d like to meet:
    Kylie Minogue
    My job is: i'm a student, and i've nearly finished my A levels, but i work part time at Asda (wow).
    The best thing about it is: errm, nothing. it sucks.
    The worst about it is: the customers. there are some spectacularly thick people who don't seem to have any intelligence and/or grasp of the English language
    If I didn't do the work I do, I'd would be a: oh, don't ask me that! i have no idea. i've got as far as deciding to study for a history degree, but i have no idea what to do once i've finished uni
    My best Finn moment was: there are many
    My best non-Finn moment was: when i made it to our camp-site half way up mountain in Bolivia, despite the altitude (we got to nearly 5000 metres) and the food poisoning. that was a pretty good moment
    My favourite:
    o Food: pizza
    o Book: Birdsong, by Sebastian Faulks
    o T.V Programme: i rarely watch TV - i'd much rather watch a dvd or video
    o Movie: strictly ballroom
    o Actor/Actress: well, this changes constantly so i won't bother saying as it will have changed by tomorrow. i can never make my mind up about stuff like this.
    o Country to visit: Bolivia was really good, but im planning my gap year trip at the mo and NZ, Oz and Thailand are top of the list of places to go at the mo
    I hate it when: my alarm clock goes off too early in the morning.
    I�d hate to be without: my music or book collections
    The best advice my mother gave me was: erm, im sure shes told me lots of good stuff, i just can't remember any of it!
    The thing that makes me feel most alive is: hmm, i'll get back to you on that one
    My ambition in life is: to get good grades this year to go to my top choice uni, to get a degree and find a job that i enjoy. i really don't want to be stuck in Asda all my life. it would drive me insane.
    I was stranded on a desert island I�d like to meet: my friends, they'd be the best people to be stuck with i think.

    x Nikki x
    Yeay everyone - thanks for taking the ball and running with it. Great responses!

    The professor - now why didn't I think of him?? I guess I'm used to interpreting the question as who would I like to spend A LOT OF time with instead of who could help me get back to my regular life! BoarderGurl, yes, the Professor would be a helpful companion (and I always did have a crush on him anyway!) and Awamutu, a boat would be a good thing to meet. BTW who thought getting on a boat called the SS Minnow sounded like a good idea in the first place? Wink

    Kylenano, what is an Indexer (and did you get to see this week's lunar eclipse)? And Geddy, Wunti, and BoarderGurl, if you'd like to share, what is it you would like to teach or study?

    I just realized I left off two answers myself:
    My favourite country to visit: New Zealand or Wales
    The thing that makes me feel most alive is: the scent of jasmine on the breeze on a warm spring evening.

    Mmmmm.

    ~ Colleen
    My job is: Charity Events Planner

    The best thing about it is: It's a good cause.

    The worst about it is: I'm probably losing my job very soon due to funding issues.

    If I didn't do the work I do, I'd would be a: Boy, better figure this one out pretty soon, eh? I just REALLY do not want to be a "homemaker." That was never anything I wanted to be when I grew up, and I just feel like I was meant for more than that.

    My best Finn moment was: Man, I have more than my share here...but can't decide between two...singing onstage with Neil on 18/07/02 in Washington DC, and/or having one of "our songs" dedicated to us by Tim at the St. James in Auckland, on our honeymoon trip. (I have several others but you guy's'd start beating me soon, lol...)

    My best non-Finn moment was: Wedding #2, births of my kids, the day we brought the beagle home, the day we bought our house, the day we decided to get married, the day we realized we were more than friends, the day I won my Silver Microphone Award. Not necessarily in that order, but those are it.

    My favourite: (these things change so often...)

    o Food: Grilled portabello

    o Book: Writers' Market

    o T.V Programme: Trading Spaces or Spongebob, A&E Biography, Sci-Fi and Discovery Channels

    o Movie: Too many to name since I'm a total movie buff, but here are a quick few: Braveheart, Star Trek First Contact, Unforgiven, Back to the Future 1, Indiana Jones Trilogy, Bend It Like Beckham, A Fish Called Wanda, Greek Wedding

    o Actor/Actress: Kate Hudson and Hugh Jackman. (and though aging, I still dig Mel...)

    o Country to visit: NZ, UK

    I hate it when: I turn 33 and still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up.

    I�d hate to be without: My family, clean underpants, or the internet. Wink

    The best advice my mother gave me was: (That would assume she ever got past the "whatever YOU think you should do, dear" waffling and gave me an actual OPINION...)

    The thing that makes me feel most alive is: My kids.

    My ambition in life is: Currently have no answer as life's circumstances tend to turn so many of these into impossibilities...I guess my ambition is to find some.

    I was stranded on a desert island I�d like to meet: Right now? Assuming Finns have nothing to do with this? The Dalai Lama or my dead grandma.
    My job is: Product specialist in estate settlements.
    The best thing about it is: Lots of vacation!
    The worst about it is: There is a lot of tension because of job reorganizations (but I'm new in this area so not really a part of it)
    If I didn't do the work I do, I'd would be a: Being an anthropologist would be my dream job. Or a travel book writer - so I could travel everywhere.
    My best Finn moment was: Meeting Neil last summer
    My best non-Finn moment was: Going to Australia
    My favourite:
    o Food: Pizza, I've been good though, haven't had it in a while...
    o Book: Anything by James Ellroy
    o T.V Programme: CSI, The Shield, As The World Turns - Wink
    o Movie: Breakfast At Tiffany's
    o Actor/Actress: Kevin Spacey, Benicio Del Torro, Russell Crowe
    o Country to visit: Australia - England close second.
    I hate it when: I have to deal with stupid (lacking common sense) people.
    I�d hate to be without: My CD's!
    The best advice my mother gave me was: No one ever said life was going to be fair!
    The thing that makes me feel most alive is: Being outdoors.
    My ambition in life is: To be happy and laugh a lot.
    I was stranded on a desert island I�d like to meet: Jason Statham - yummy!!

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