Poonam tagged me for this meme. It is the first time I accept a meme so here we go.

1. Last movie you saw in a theater?
La Zona, by the Mexican director Rodrigo Plá. Saw it last night. Worthwhile.

2. What book are you reading?
Montaigne‘s essays, which I usually read when I need consolation, this not being a good signal though lol.

3. Favorite board game?
It used to be Chess. My father taught me (and always beat me). But it was a long time ago.

4. Favorite magazine?
Mmm… difficult question, being not crazy about magazines. I mainly read on-line stuff like The Economist, Nature, Der Spiegel or, when I want to have fun, Stern, the last two being part of my never ending (and never succeeding) effort to conquer German.

5. Favorite smells?
Hard to say, not very good at smells. Out of context, I can say I only wish I could remember this deodorant I used in the States since everybody there who was close to me enough exclaimed: “Oh wow, a real Italian perfume!” How silly of me to remember it.

6. Favorite sounds?
Sea waves, wind on trees, birds in early morning (even if recently some sea-gulls are shrieking too much). And of course guitar & piano sounds (being though very picky about them).

7. Worst feeling in the world?
When I am attacked by sloth, which fortunately doesn’t hit me often.

8. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up?
Coffee! Coffee!

9. Favorite fast food place?
A little take-away pizzeria close to the Colosseum called Il Gladiatorino. I generally hate fast food, and much prefer slow food. Only when I get lost somewhere, have little money and am close to a McDonald’s, I enter it, reluctantly.

10. Future child’s name?
No child foreseen in the future.

11. Finish this statement. “If I had lot of money I’d….?
… spend my time travelling all over the world.

12. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
No, never did lol.

13. Storms – cool or scary?
Cool. My computer wall paper has a wide corn field with green grass in the distance and an angry stormy sky on top. We don’t have so many storms in Rome, so I imagine they are exotic to me.

14. Favorite drink?
Hot chocolate with foam that can keep your spoon standing still.

15. Finish this statement, “If I had the time I would….”?
… totally dedicate myself to writing, reading, music, travelling.

16. Do you eat the stems on broccoli?
Not crazy about Broccoli.

17. If you could dye your hair any color, what would be your choice?
I cannot think of it. I would never dye my hair.

18. Name all the different cities/towns you’ve lived in?
Let me copy Poonam’s answer: “I would not prefer to write my living history here.”

19. Favorite sports to watch?
I guess soccer is kind of one.

20. One nice thing about the person who sent this to you?
Poonam, such a nice Indian girl, with a depth of her own and charm also from being a bit closed-up. I really wish her all the best.

21. What’s under your bed?
A huge box containing all sorts of pastas. I call it my little treasure but it is also a constant reminder of my cooking hopelessness.

22. Would you like to be born as yourself again?
Let me copy Poonam again: “Yes. Only next time I would not repeat mistakes made in this lifetime. :).”

23. Morning person, or night owl?
Morning person.

24. Over easy, or sunny side up?
Do not quite understand, but I usually prefer sunny things.

25. Favorite place to relax?
In the sun, wherever I am, though possibly close to the sea. Alternatively, in front of my library.

26. Favorite pie?
Käse Kuchen, a German cake with cheese and lemon. Awesome. Like most things German.

27. Favorite ice cream flavor?
Chocolate, pistachio, zabaglione, hazelnut cream.

28. Of all the people you tagged this to, who’s most likely to respond first?
No idea, really.

I tag Ish, AutumnSnow, Andy, Alex, Maryann, Arimondi, Rob and Falcon to do this meme.

12 thoughts on “Random Meme

  1. Very nice. Coffee in the morning and pasta under the bed for sweet dreams at night…haha. What else does one need?
    ( As you know, I have just finished 100 things about me on my blog, but I might consider this at a later time. I do appreciate you thinking of me though. Thank you :))


  2. @Maryann
    Thank you dear woman from New York. Your comments are always so nice and sweet!


  3. @Alex
    Well, it was not an order lol. In any case you have memed very well. Thanks.
    Have a great day.


  4. So it would be apt to say you eat pasta, sleep [on] pasta, dream [of] pasta. 😛

    I am an idiot for not listing chess. I had second thoughts on it being a board game [yeah, I’m an idiot. lol] so I put in Snakes & Ladders.

    Finally you do a meme! YAY~!


  5. @Ashish
    Ah ah ah, you are really something man. Pasta, pasta pastaaaaa.
    Meme? Yeah, I finally did it. I had to. How could I resist Poonam’s charm (and orders)? This was the second time she tagged me, so I really had to give up. You are an idiot? You have a glad companion here! I am tired of my serious & reasonable phase. Chess (which I think you know well) is a difficult game, terribly slow and sometimes boring, I’ll admit. Cannot in fact play it anymore.

    Have a great day dude!


  6. I love chess, but can’t find anyone to play it with me. Hate to play it on the pc as I rarely win then. 😦

    You too have a great day, dude! 😀


  7. @Ashish
    One needs a fresh sharp brain to play chess. I remember a friend of mine who could BEAT my Atari pc. I really envied him lol.


  8. @Ashish: Persistence pays off. I kept tagging manofroma, he could not keep refusing. 🙂

    Chess is a nice board game to play, only I don’t know how to. It is on my to-do list for life.

    I am sure your living history would have been much more interesting than mine. I miss reading your answer. I would like to have my library too. I am sure it would then be most relaxing place in my house.

    And really how did you figure that I was bit closed-up? 🙂


  9. @Poonam
    Well, my living history … I am writing it a little bit in this blog, after all lol. It is very easy to have a library. All you need are wood shelves and books (plus CDs and DVDs) you like (it’s fun to collect them little by little). My new house is 60 sq meters only. I bought these shelves, placed them in my living-room/kitchen before the sofa and put my best books/CDs on them. Very relaxing place, since now I can sit on the sofa watching my books, sipping a drink, listening to nice music from my mobile while reading or writing. The posts I like most were written in this little corner, who has two large windows overlooking the sea. A couple of metres away is my dinner table and small kitchen, so I can also add to this all my horrible cooking experiments.
    Well, I don’t know… there is something hidden about you, like some part of you you keep concealed… it makes you more mysterious, like the difference between a black and a lit window, the former being more intriguing, one not knowing what’s behind.


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