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2006 September — David Bloomfield’s Blog
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Entries from September 2006 ↓

A worthy bookmark for CSS beginners

I’d like to say that I get millions of emails asking me how I got into web design but alas I can’t, but I know of a man that can.

The bloglike genius that is Cameron Moll has posted a fantastic blog entry on how he got started and links to loads of good resources, many of which I read or have read in the past.

Go on have a look at Beginner’s guide from a seasoned CSS designer

Something to update this blog with

Seeing as I never update this and struggle to think of things to put on it I thought I’d steal some questions from Adz’s blog.

How many keys are on your keychain?
Three. My car, my house and my parentals house.

What curse word do you use the most?
Balls, I can get away with it in most situations. I say under my breath at work alot.

Do you own an iPod?

Yes! A 20 gig 3rd gen one from 2003. I love it. He’s called Pete.

What time is your alarm clock set for?

6.40am, then snooze till 7am sometimes 7.10am.

Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture?
Take the picture. I dont think I’m very photogenic

What was the last movie you watched?
Sin City. Thought it was ok as it’s not normally my kind of film. Very stylish and slick.

“That’s a mighty fine coat you have on there”

Do any of your friends have children?
Yes my friend Adam does, a little girl.

If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you would buy?
Probably the normal stuff like a car and a holiday but I always answer this question with “a crane”. Honestly. Next time you drive into a big city look at how many cranes there are. Millions. Heavy Plant Hire is the future …. I’ve tasted it.

Has anyone ever called you lazy?
Yes. I’m crap at doing my bit around the house. I like cleaning the kitchen though. Hate doing the bathroom though.
Do you ever take medication to help you fall asleep faster?
Nah. Sometimes have a nurofen if I feel ill. When I was at Uni Matthew and I used to have a vodka and lemonade if we couldnt sleep.
What CD is currently in your CD player?
Razonlight’s new album is in my car CD player.
Do you prefer regular or chocolate milk?
Regular milk, not a big fan of chocolate. Freak I know.
Has anyone told you a secret this week?
No.

When was the last time someone hit on you?
I dunno, it’s not a regualr occurrence.
What did you have for dinner?
I skipped my dinner last night because of a dodgy cumberland sausage sandwich I had eaten earlier. So I guess it was a cumberland sausage sandwich. It was a bit nasty but cost me 4.50 so I ate it.
Do you wear hoodies often?
Yes. I have a few. Never been refused entry to a shopping centre wearing one yet.
Can you whistle?
Yes.
Have you ever participated in a protest?
Not knowingly.
Who was the last person to call you?
Matthew, to tell me our horse had won. Woo Hoo!
What is your favorite ride at an amusement park?
Hmm. Dunno. Probably something at Disney Land I went on when I was 10. Thunder Mountain.
Do you think people talk about you behind your back?
Of course.
What area code are you in right now?
0191

Did you watch cartoons as a child?
Yes loads
How big is your local mall?
Tiny and full of pound and card shops.
How many siblings do you have?
A sister, who is in Austrailia at the moment.
Are you shy around the opposite sex?
Not really no.
What is your biggest regret?
Not sure, probably not asking my grand parents enough about their lives.
When was the last time you laughed so hard your sides hurt?
Not sure.
What movie do you know every line to?
Back to the future and quite worryingly Marry Poppins
Do you own any band t?shirts?
Yes, Radiohead and the Ramones
When was your last plane ride?
Last month, Newcastle to Barcelona
How many chairs are at your dining room table?
6

Do you read for fun?
Very rarely. It’s something I’m trying to do more of.
Can you speak any languages other than English?
No. I did manage to ask for a bus ticket in Spainish in Barcelona though.
Do you do your own dishes?
Yes. No dishwasher.
What color is your bedroom painted?
Magnolia.

Have you ever cried in public?
Probably.

Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop?
Desktop. A three year old beige box.
Which do you make, wishes or plans?
Plans. I like to make plans. I’m a big planner.
Are you always trying to learn new things?
Yes. Being in the job I am I have to everyday.
Do you shower on a daily basis?
Yes everyday. Sometimes twice a day if I go for a swim.
Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoos?
Nah.

Do you believe that the guy should pay on the first date?
Yes. I think I paid for my girlfirend and I’s first date.
Can you skip rocks?
Yes. At least two hops.
Have you ever been to Jamaica?
No.

What to snack on at the movie theaters?
Popcorn (Sweet) and a diet coke.
What is the weather like?
Sunny.
Would you ever date someone covered in tattoos?
Not sure, maybe.
What was your favourite class in high school?
Art. Loved it.

Do you enjoy traveling via airplanes?
Yes. I think it really cool flying.

What personality trait is a must?have in your preferred gender?
Sense of humour.
Have you ever been attracted to someone physically unattractive?
I dunno.
When was the last time you slept on the floor?
Can’t remember.
What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Lager or Smooth.
Does your closest Starbucks have a drive?thru?
Dont think so. I don’t drink coffee anyway.
Do you like your living arrangement?
Yes.

How many hours of sleep do you need to function?
8

Do you eat breakfast daily?
Yes. I cant function without it.
What was the last thing to scare you?
Probably being driven by a taxi driver in Prague.
Are your days full and fast?paced?
Sometimes

Did you ever get in trouble for talking in class?
Probably.

What is your favourite fruit?
Dont eat fruit. I like orange juice though.
Do you pay attention to calories on the back of packages?
Not the calories. The other stuff like salt and sugar though.
How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
28 in November. Christ.
Are you picky about spelling and grammar?
No because I’m crap at it.
Do you believe in life on other planets?
There must be something out there, even just bacteria.
Have you ever been to Six Flags?
Dont know what that is.
Who was the last person to piss you off?
Not gonna say.
What was the last thing you ate?
A crossiant.
Do you get along better with the same or opposite sex?
Probably 50/50
What did you dress up as for your first Halloween?
Not sure. Although I like dressing up now. I’ve been a wolf and Edward from The League of Gentlemen in recent years.
How did your parents pick your name?

Dont know.

Do you like mustard?
Sometimes

What do you tell yourself when times get hard?
I always tell myself that “Nothing is ever as bad as it seems”.
Would you ever sky dive?
Nope.

Do you sleep on your side, tummy, or back?
I sleep on my side. I can only fall asleep on my right side though.
What do you think of Angelina Jolie?
She’s got a pretty mouth.
Do you enjoy giving hugs?
Ye hugs are cool.
Would you consider yourself to be fashionable?
Not particularly.
Do you own a digital camera?
Yes a little casio. He’s great.
If someone you had no interest in dating expressed interest in dating you, how would you feel?
Flattered but I dont think I would go.
What celebrities have you been compared to?
Weirdly Tiger Woods.
Does it annoy you when someone says they’ll call but never do?
I suppose.
What are you allergic to?
Nothing.

Are you a jealous person?
Sometimes.

What’s your opinion on sex without emotional commitment?
Its a bit weird.
Do you ever feel guilty after eating meat?
Not at all.
If you were born the opposite sex, what would your name have been?
Sarah? I’d have to ask my parents.