~ Andie Frankham ~
01) WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF PERFECT HAPPINESS?
Well, it is good to start with a tough question. Right. I am quite certain that such a thing cannot exist. Mind you, at this point in my life I am happy with who I am and what I am, and there is nothing I would change. I guess that would class as my perfect happiness. Perhaps that would be the same for all. Those quiet moments in your souls when everything is good, and you feel nothing can go wrong.
02) WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?
Not sure I have one, to be honest. The only thing I have any kind of fear about is not having control of my body. Beyond that, there are things I do not like, but fear? Nah.
03) WHICH LIVING PERSON DO YOU MOST ADMIRE?
I do not admire any one person, I mean how can you? There is an equal measure of good and bad in all people. Things to be admired, and things to be despised. But I do admire a lot of traits in people. I admire: determination, freedom of mind, trustworthiness, honesty, and anyone who has the balls to go against convention.
04) WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE IN YOURSELF?
I hate this question. No matter how I answer it I end up sounding conceited! *lol* I do not deplore anything about myself. Maybe others do, but then that really isn't my problem. The only reason I would change is if I wound those I care about with my character traits.
05) WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE IN OTHERS?
Now this is easier. Self-righteousness, in a word. All this shit about I-have-the-truth-and-you-do-not. And the I-am-better-than-you attitude. And arrogance, the way people assume too much about a person, how they give their opinions on things that are of no account to them at all.
06) WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE?
Without a doubt, my CDs and books. I have so many of them. And truth be known I do not always need to buy more, but I do. I have plenty of music, but I buy more every week. And books; I have quite a few still unread. I really should read them all before buying more. *lol*
07) WHAT MAKES YOU DEPRESSED?
Nothing really, since I happen to be quite an optimistic kind of bloke. But there are times when I wake up feeling so pissed off, for no reason at all. That clouds the day ahead.
08) WHAT IS YOUR MOST UNAPPEALING HABIT?
Um... Dunno. Ah yes, I do. *lol* It has to be the sucking air inbetween my teeth. You see, a long time ago my tooth broke, and I have quite a big gap. I often suck air through it, and do not realise. That annoys people something cronic. I know, I have been hit enough because of it.
09) HAVE YOU EVER SAID "I LOVE YOU" AND NOT MEANT IT?
No. I have always meant it at the time. But things change, but those moments remain as true as when they happened.
10) WHICH WORDS OR PHRASES DO YOU OVER USE?
Cool. The word annoys me, but I use it so much online. Not good, really. Also, as Allison always reminds me, I use "indeed" and "no shit" a great deal online. But "cool" has always been there.
11) WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST REGRET?
Nothing, and that is the truth. I know there are times when I have turned left when it should have been right, but I do not regret it, not at all. Everything that I have done, every experience I have had, has shaped me into the man I am today. And that I would not change.
12) WHAT IS YOUR MOST PIVOTAL YEAR, AND WHY?
I use to think it was 1987 and 1999, but not any more. As time passes me by I realise more and more that each year is as pivotal as the next. Each year teaches me something new, and I grow more as a person. A great example is last year and this: 1999 was the year when I had to deal with a lot of anger and bitterness, but this year (2000) I have been coming to terms with who I am. It is great. And I have many many more years to come yet...
13) HOW DO YOU RELAX?
Listening to music, mostly. Soundtracks like Interview With The Vampire, and this really great album by a young chap called Barrat Waugh. Also reading, and listening to the thunder and lightning. Oh, and the period of October to December is very much a relaxing time for me. Probably has something to do with that being the time of my birth, and I am quite sure it is some deeply routed spiritual thing. Probably.
14) WHAT WOULD YOUR MOTTO BE?
"I love being me"... What else could it be? *g*
15) WHAT KEEPS YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT?
Not a lot. Although if there are people faffing around in my room I cannot sleep.
16) HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO DIE?
I wouldn't. I do not fear death, but I have such fun being alive, why would I want to die?
17) DO YOU BELIEVE IN LIFE AFTER DEATH?
Yes. I have no idea what it will be like, but I am convinced that there is more to life that what this world is. I mean, 80+ years are not a long time, really.
18) HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED?
As an honest man, and not one to fall into the false mode of pretense.
19) AFTER 28 YEARS OF LIFE, WHAT DO YOU KNOW FOR SURE?
That life is good, and worth enjoying. Things go wrong, shit happens, but we must move on. Make the most of what we have. Accept what we do not. Take hold of whatever passion you have, and use it for life.
20) LASTLY, DESCRIBE YOURSELF...
I am, in no way, a fake. One thing not many people know about me, is that I am quite an old romantic under this harder exterior. I spend hours listening to soft music, love songs and such like. Not everything is Manson and rock. I am not easily swayed by others views. Bottom line: I am a complex man, and no one will ever know everything there is to know about me. As time passes by I open my world to various people, some more than others. Whatever happens, it will prove interesting. See ya out there...
revised 5th November 2000