A - Age: 22
B - Band listening to right now: Powderfinger - my favourite end-of-a-long-day pick-me-up.
C - Career future: The dream answer: one of bestselling author, jewellery designer, or material conservationist (preserving historical artefacts), somewhere in Europe.
The likely answer: at best, stuck in Brisbane as a laboratory drone at a biotech company.
D – Dad’s name: Gerardus Johannes. Or, because most people can’t handle the Dutch G (pronounced rather like a strangled H), Ed.
E - Easiest person to talk to: My mum.
F - Favourite song: I won’t even try to answer this one, because I’d have a different answer tomorrow. Or in half an hour.
G - Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: Huh?
H - Hometown: Canberra, Australia (beautiful one day, freezing the next).
I - Instruments: Two years on the trumpet (primary school) followed by four on the French horn (high school). Nowadays my greatest musical achievement is staying at least partly on-key while singing along to the radio.
J - Job: Impoverished student!
K - Kids: Never. I haven’t a maternal bone in my body.
L - Longest car ride ever: Probably on one of the driving holidays I went on with my parents when I was 5 and 7. Within memory, I’d say Phnom Penh to Battambang (and back again). It might not be the longest, but it sure as hell felt like the longest.
M – Mum’s name: Ruth Patricia (but she hates being reminded of the Patricia).
N - Number of people you slept with: N - No comment!
P - Phobia[s]: Large spiders (especially huntsmen); anything that puts me at the centre of attention.
Q - Quote: I think, therefore I’m single!
R - Reason to smile: I finished the Guardian cryptic crossword in a single sitting without the aid of a dictionary or thesaurus!
S - Song you sang last: American Pie.
T - Time you wake up: Depends on the day of the week. Today: 6.30. Ugh.
U - Unknown fact about me: My Year 12 Psychology teacher was a Buddhist monk.
V - Vegetable you hate: Onions and beans.
W - Worst habit: Several: I leave stuff everywhere, I procrastinate, and I never notice when there’s housework to be done. But the worst would have to be excessive negativity (usually about myself).
X - X-rays you've had: One before I got braces (bad news: five teeth and a piece of my jaw had to go).
Y - Yummy food: Mangoes and chocolate.
Z - Zodiac sign: Cancer.