Friday, October 12, 2012
Stolen from HEATHERHUNTER!
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Yes - an uptight character in the bible. Why I will never know. I don't remember any redeemable qualities that she had beyond domestication and looking after people. And then she was scorned for doing it in the wrong way. She couldn't win.
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
I have been really close to crying a lot over the past month because of a lot of stress in my life but for some reason I've had to keep it in. The last time i had a really good cry was probably two months ago when I re-watched the closing sequence for Six Feet Under with the song Breathe Me by Sia. It gets me everytime and I even feel emotional just thinking about. Do not watch if you haven't watched the series!!!!!
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
It's nice enough, especially when I concentrate on it. I would like a nicer signature though!
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
No and I'm not sure I want them! I would rather provide for kids who have been pushed into the world without enough people able to look out for them. It takes a village and all that.
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Yes but I would probably have a hard time understanding myself.
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Not really - no more so than any of my friends I don't think!
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yes and I'm lucky I don't really suffer with tonsilitis or anything like that.
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
No, I sincerely doubt it. I am risk aversive and I find it hard to relinquish control. I couldn't give it over and trust that the rope was right. I wouldn't believe I was safe because I wouldn't be able to control my own safety. I would basically feel powerless and minuscule. (I feel the same on planes. I can't put my feet on the ground and I have to trust the pilot!)
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Lucky Charms! Oh my god Lucky Charms! You can't get them in Ireland. it's like a cruel joke or something. I have to order Lucky Charms from the U.S. :(
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Not usually. I will try everything except that. If nothing else works, I will..
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Yes. I get my down days, I certainly have my weak moments, but I measure my strength by my resilience and how I can bounce back. I might take some time, I might need to go away and recoup, but when I come back, I will come back fighting!
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Well this is an easy question...! It's Haagen Dazs Pralines and Cream. It's actually DIVINE. It's the closest thing to heaven. I love it so much! It's the only ice cream that I would buy because nothing compares to it! I don't often buy ice cream, but when I do it's that. Mmmm butter pecans and caramel I want it now!
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Lately, I think I notice how receptive they are to other people. As an example, are they polite? Do they listen to what other people around them are saying? Do they engage with others or just engage for their own benefit? Don't get me wrong, I know we all have our self-absorbed moments when we are stressed and things are preying on our minds, but I am developing a bit of a low tolerance for narcissists and manipulators so I like to get a sense of the sincerity of the person. I give everyone the benefit of the doubt until I spot something disingenuous, obnoxious, selfish or rude. I really dislike those traits.
15. RED OR PINK?
Pink - I wouldn't consider myself to be decidedly girly but I am more drawn to powdery pinks than strong reds!
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVOURITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
How I look.
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My best friend. Her current partner has come between us and I never thought it would happen seeing as we have been so much together, and past partners never changed anything! I hope she is happy, but I do miss her.
18. WHAT IS THE FITNESS TECHNIQUE THAT YOU NEED TO WORK ON THE MOST?
Strength Training. I have poor upper body strength so I struggle with things like push ups and at my weight I find sit ups really uncomfortable.
19. WHAT COLOuR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
None - I hate wearing shoes and I am at home so it's rainbow socks.
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
Vegetable soup and a club panini.
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Sia - talking about the song "Breathe Me" made me want to listen to her. Now I'm listening to "Hurting Me Now". It explains my last relationship..! "You're hurting me now, you take me down, and you don't even know it. You think it's a joke, but you don't even notice".
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Tickle Me Pink! (Crayola!)
23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
rose oil, woods, cats/kittens (that's probably weird), lemon verbena. Roast chicken in the oven, fresh bread straight out of the oven, sauteeing onions and steak, curry. Actually most of my favourite smells are probably food related because of how smell contributes to flavour. That's probably bad.
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
My friend Paul. I actually left my laptop on a table in a corridor on campus and was hoping he'd be closer to campus than I was! God knows how many people walked past but it didn't get taken. I would like to thank all those non-observant and/or kind people! It was still there when I went back 30 minutes later.
25. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE?
Mountain hideaway. With extra trees, please!
26. FAVOURITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
I don't really watch sports but I like basketball even though I don't keep up with it. Overall though, hurling is probably my favourite sport to watch because of the fast pace and high skill level required. It's also hugely passionate - especially if you watch it with the irish commentary (in the irish language!).
27. HAIR COLOUR?
Right now I'm a coppery/auburn red but I am naturally dowdy brown.
28. EYE COLOR?
Cornflower blue, apparently.
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
No, but I should get my eyes checked.
30. FAVORITE FOOD?
This is a tough question but overall I think it would be Indian food. Chicken Madras and pilau rice!
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
happy endings please, I can't watch scary movies alone.
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Memento. It wasn't half as good as I remembered.
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Baby blue with sheep.
34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Autumn is the best season, but if I had to pick between summer or winter it would be Winter!
35. HUGS OR KISSES?
It would depend on the person.. can I get hugs and kisses at the same time? I would probably settle for just hugs!
36. FAVORITE DESSERT?
I'm not a huge dessert person but... black forest gateaux I think!
37. STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO?
38. COMPUTER OR TELEVISION?
computer. Television annoys me.
39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
The Colour Purple by Alice Walker.
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
Don't have one.
42. FAVORITE SOUND?
I am terrible at favourites. It's probably purring - it's the most reassuring and hypnotic thing. Musical sounds are good too.
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
All my talents are special!
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
In Dublin, Ireland in the National Maternity Hospital. I don't know why that sounds so weird but it does.
47. WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW?
In a more obscure part of the country! Waterford, in the South East.
48. WHAT COLOUR IS YOUR HOUSE?
It's not really a house but the building is old sort of brick and stone. It looks very nice. i think so anyway.
49. WHAT COLOUR IS YOUR CAR?
I don't drive, I don't have a car.
50. WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING RIGHT NOW?