2) Last word you said:
"Hello?" on the phone. Whoever was at the other end hung up.
3) Last song you sang:
I attempted to sing along to "The Trader" by the Beach Boys as I drove home, but my voice kept cracking due to whatever the frell is still wrong with me.
4) Last person you hugged:
My mother at her birthday party.
5) Last thing you laughed at:
6) Last time you said 'I love you':
I have no clue.
7) Last time you cried:
Full out weeping? Summer of '85, the day after my dog got killed.
8) What's in your CD player:
Out in the truck, it's a mix CD I made from some mp3s.
9) What color socks are you wearing:
10) What's under your bed:
Dust bunnies, and possibly some shoes.
11) What time did you wake up today:
12) Current taste:
13) Current hair:
Short for me, still getting grayer every day.
14) Current clothes:
Gray slacks, black t-shirt.
15) Current annoyance:
Ever since our consultant patched our main Novell server, it's been losing about six minutes a day. Apparently Novell completely ignores the hardware clock on the server, which is dead accurate, prefering to keep time in it's own fashion, which is now wrong.
16) Current longing:
Complete and utter happiness, and the leather pants that come with it. Plus I want to shake whatever it is I've had since the beginning of the month.
17) Current desktop picture:
Portland Head Light.
18) Current worry:
Just turned fifty. You do the math.
19) Current hate:
RI Department of Transportation, because of the clusterfrell they've made of the construction around Quonset. Every day they have some new road blocked.
20) Story behind your LJ username:
It's a pun on deus ex machina (god out of machine), a term from Greek drama. Started using the name Daeus X. Machina as the name of the fictional computer demon who used to guard my files on the mainframe at URI from evil Melanie back when I was still in grad school. I kept the character around for various things, and when I signed up for AOL way back when, I wanted to use it as my user name, but it was too long, so I shortened it to DXMachina.
21) Current favorite article of clothing:
Black leather jacket.
22) Favorite physical feature of the opposite sex:
Eyes, hair, legs.
23) Last CD that you bought:
Once More with Feeling soundtrack
24) Favorite place to be:
Depends. Mt. Desert Island, Maine. Or New Orleans. Or right here. Or having dinner with friends.
25) Least favorite place:
Stuck in traffic anywhere. Newark in the middle of the night ain't much fun, either.
26) Time you wake up in the morning:
Around seven, even without the alarm.
27) If you could play an instrument, what would it be:
Guitar, preferably an electric one.
28) Favorite color:
29) Do you believe in an afterlife:
Yeah, I suppose.
30) How tall are you:
31) Current favorite word/saying:
32) Favorite book:
The Mote in God's Eye, by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
33) Favorite season:
34) One person from your past you wish you could go back and talk to:
Dennis, who was best man at my wedding, and who I haven't seen since 1977, when he moved to CA and found Jesus.
35) Favorite day:
36) Where do you want to go:
37) What is your career going to be like:
It shall continue to both suck and blow.
38) How many kids do you want:
At least one, but it's kind of a moot point at this juncture.
39) What kind of car will you have:
Bright red '66 Mustang convertible, or a red '69 Mustang Mach One.
40) Type a line you remember from any book:
"Think of it as evolution in action," from Oath of Fealty, by Niven and Pournelle.
41) A random lyric:
"Thank you for the days, those endless days, those sacred days you gave me," form Days by Ray Davies (The Kinks).
42) Identify some things surrounding your computer:
Stuffed Opus the Penguin, bills, assorted remotes, catalogs, comics, telephone, office supplies, salt shaker, action figures, computer games, Buffistas.org coffee mug, Pocket Oxford Dictionary, VHS cassette, checkbook, reading glasses, digital camera.
43) What's up:
Not a hell of a lot.