What book(s) are you reading, currently?
The 20th Gardner Dozois Year's Best Science Fiction anthology, The Long Run by Daniel Keys Moran and "Labyrinth" by Lois McMaster Bujold.
What music is playing? What other sounds can you hear?
I don't like music while reading or writing. So none. But I hear trains, cars and an ambulance siren.
Look at the screen in front of you. What apps have you got open? What's running in the background?
On screen: Xjournal, Safari and a Terminal window. In background: Finder, Mail, NetNewsWireLite, iChat, Address Book, iCal, iTunes and Fire. In deep background: Weatherpop, Palm Transport Monitor and a bunch of system programs and daemons that no one is really going to be interested in.
What was the last thing you ate? Drank?
A pear, and a half litre bottle of Vittel.
What are you wearing?
This is an LJ meme, not telephone sex.
Where are you? At work, at home? What room are you in?
At home, in the study/library/office/whatever you call it.
What are you meant to be doing?
There's nothing that I'm meant to be doing. I'm free! Woohoo. And look how constructively I'm using my time.
Sniff! Sniff! What can you smell?
The faint aroma of citrus oil on my hands from the mandarin that I ate before the pear.
Who was the last person you spoke to in person? On the phone? Online? How long ago was it?
In person, a work colleague with whom I took the train down from Leighton Buzzard to Euston. On the phone, someone in the office sitting at the desk opposite where I was repatching a phone extension, to test that it worked. Online, bohemiancoast on iChat last night. If we're not counting email.
What's the last thing you bought in a shop? Over the interweb?
The half litre bottle of Vittel in a shop. On the Internet, two Eurostar tickets to Paris.
Are you feeling ill or achy or otherwise not well?
No, I'm fine. It's even cooled down.
Are you wearing any jewellery? A watch? Hair things? Makeup? Something else that is not clothes?
A Swatch is about it.
Are you sitting comfortably?
Not bad, but I'd like a new swivel chair.