So here’s another little questionnaire that I’ve decided to fill out today. I remember when these things used to get around on email, I’d always love them. I love finding out random bits of info about different people.
What time did get up this morning?
8.20 I think. I’m not paying too much attention to the clock while I’m on holidays. How wonderful is it to wake naturally and not to an alarm? I feel so rested!
Diamonds or pearls?
I like diamonds but I’d never want to be dripping in them. Far too ostentatious!
What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
I saw The Hobbit while we were in Byron but blast it – I kept falling in and out of sleep. I need to watch it again. I liked what I saw.
What is your favourite TV show?
Dexter is my favourite show of all time. I think the writing is brilliant and the cast are all amazing actors. I also love Fringe (though not really enjoying season 5) and Homeland (but haven’t watched season 2 yet). We also watch True Blood despite the fact that it’s terrible. It’s like a train wreck. We just can’t.look.away.
What do you usually have for breakfast?
Coffee and toast. Sometimes fruit and yoghurt. Anything but cereal which (apart from bircher muesli) I hate.
What is your middle name?
Ann with no E.
What food do you dislike?
I loathe goats cheese. The mere smell of it makes me feel nauseous. So many people say ‘Just try this one, it’s flavour isn’t that strong’. So I try it and then the end result is the same. I feel vomiteous.
What is your favourite CD at the moment?
Ever since I saw Regina Spektor last month, her CDs have been on high rotation. I’m actually getting a bit sick of them but E wants to keep listening. I think it’s possible he might like her more than I do.
What kind of car do you drive?
A silver audi.
What characteristic do you despise?
I’m not a fan of arrogant, cocky people. Nor those who are thoughtless.
Favourite item of clothing?
I bought a pair of denim shorts a few weeks ago. I’ve wanted some for ages and they are super comfy. I’ve been practically living in them!
If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?
Favourite brand of clothing?
Where would you retire to?
I’d be more than happy to stay right where I am. Otherwise, Newcastle so I’m close to family.
What was your most memorable birthday?
I’m not really into my birthday. I just love other people’s birthdays! I had a massive party for my 21st though and that was fun. Although ironically, very few people that I hang out with today were there. I look at the photos from that time and realise I don’t actually keep in contact with half the people who attended back then!
I also had a high tea with all my girl friends one year. I recall it because it was the occasion that made me realise I don’t like group events. Give me an intimate gathering any day!
Oh and once when I was a teenager, my cousins and I spent my whole birthday playing Commander Keen and Tetris and my Mum made me a cake in the shape of a mouse. I remember that my eyes were so sore from computer games that I could barely focus on the mouse cake and I thought at first that it was just a white circle!
I was a lucky kid, my Mum is an amazing cake decorator and I had beautiful cakes every single year. In fact, often I had two. She’d deliver one to school and then make another one for my party. Spoilt.
Favourite sport to watch?
The only sport I watch is NRL.
Favourite makeup item?
Clinque Continuous Coverage. If they ever take this foundation off the market, I’m doomed to never leaving the house again.
This is HARD! It’s like asking me to pick my favourite book! I think I’d have to say Amelie and also Brave Heart.
What star sign are you?
Aries. So I’m bossy. Apparently.
Are you a morning person or a night person?
I’m kind of neither. I used to be an early bird but then I got married. E is a night owl so I’ll often stay up late with him now.
No pets. We were thinking about getting a dog however have decided not to. I’ve been focussing over the last year on being less selfless and a bit more selfish. I think I want to remain responsibility free for a little while longer.
Any new and exciting news you’d like to share?
I have a Europe trip in the pipeline. Travelling s taking up a lot of my brain space right now!
What did you want to be when you were little?
An actress! I was obsessed with Hollywood. Then that turned into wanting to be a journalist. Finally I got a grip and went down the Comms/Marketing path. So funny to me that the two industries I was so interested in I now kind of abhor.
How are you today?
I’m feeling a trifle guilty that I’m sitting about blogging when I should be taking down my Christmas tree and decorations. Apart from that though, I’m at peace.
What is your favourite candy?
I like Allens lollies. Too much.
What is your favourite flower?
I’m a bit crap about knowing what the names of flowers are and I don’t really have a favourite as such. I like most flowers really, they are all beautiful in different ways. But if I was forced to pick, I think I’d say dahlias, peonies, ranculi and hydrangeas. I also like floppy, home grown roses. And I kind of like tulips but they just get so droopy and that makes me feel sad for them.
What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to?
I’m on holidays for another 10 days and I’m looking forward to each and every one of those days.
What are you listening to now?
Our little mini desk fan blowing on E. And his breathing.
What was the last thing you ate?
I just nicked a piece of E’s beef jerky. It wasn’t worth eating – bleh!
Do you make wishes….
I pray about the same things, over and over, every single day.
If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?
How is the weather right now?
The first person you spoke to on the phone today
No one yet. I actively try not to talk to people on the phone but I will call my Mumzy and my Mumzy-in-law laters.
Favourite soft drink?
I like lemon lime & bitters. And I’m partial to the odd glass of creaming soda!
I could never pick just one. Cafe Sydney and Spice Temple are my two, more high end favs. I also love Bills for breaking my fast. a’tavola and Rosso Pomodoro are my favourite Italian joints. Other places I love to revisit are Fu Man Chu (authentic, fresh, Asian food), Miss Chu (for dumplings and spring rolls) and Na Zdrowie (for Polish).
Red! And I’m starting to like orange. Yep, let your mouth hang open! I hated that colour for years but it’s growing on me.
What was your favourite toy as a child?
I loved boy dolls! I had a My Child named Oliver and a Cabbage Patch named Troy. I also had a teddy bear called Barry. Then there was this random, glow in the dark weird creature called Henrietta who I loved. But it was freaking ugly!
Mostly, I just liked to read Enid Blyton.
Summer or Winter?
I like any weather that’s not extreme. When you get so cold that your bones hurt, it’s not pleasant. But I also hate humid days where you can’t stop sweating and it’s hard to gather the energy to do anything.
Hugs or kisses?
I’m a hugger. I would much rather greet people with a hug than a quick peck on the cheek. That whole cheek pecking bizzo feels a trifle false to me. But when it comes to my husband – both! Lots of both!
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate. I was about to write vanilla, then I realised that apart from genuine vanilla essence, I actually don’t like anything vanilla. I hate vanilla scented products like candles, etc and I don’t really like the taste of it either.
Coffee or tea?
Coffee. Followed quite closely by tea though.
When was the last time you cried?
I cried yesterday watching Fringe. Seeing people, real or imaginary, deal with the loss of loved ones is the quickest way for me to get salty eyes.
What is under your bed?
Not a thing. Unless there’s a monster I don’t know about?
What did you do last night?
We watched three episodes of Fringe and ate ravioli with basil from my garden, tomatoes from Mum’s garden, lemon myrtle oil and bocconcini. Heavenly!
What are you afraid of?
Loosing people I love. Also dying myself and then people who love me having to live without me. I think that anyone who has lived through loss, particularly of someone young, will always fear ever having to experience that again.
Salty or sweet?
I’d usually say sweet but after eating so much sugary stuff around Christmas time, I’m quite done with sugar.
How many years at your current job?
A few ;P
Favourite day of the week?
Friday, because I love the anticipation of the weekend. And of course Saturday because I get my chores out of the way, then have nothing to look forward to but fun!
Do you make friends easily?
I’m not sure actually. I don’t really like to meet new people, I get a bit shy. But when I come across someone I like, I generally bond with them very quickly and consider them a friend for life.
What is your new year’s resolution?
There’ll be a whole separate post on this.
Did you find out anything new about me?