It’s All About Me

These questions did the rounds, like ages ago. It’s been stuck in drafts as I’ve been slow getting the images together. So I just posted it sans images.

I stole borrowed these questions from Shameful Sheep and then I saw them again at Quixie’s, which inspired me to do something about answering them. Check out their answers, go on, I’ll wait.

As a bit of time has elapsed and some of the questions are moment specific, I better clarify, those answers were correct the day I wrote them.

Who are you named after?

Wally is difficult to explain, it’s a nickname and a name I love and the best explanation is perhaps here.

Kate is simply a name my parents liked. My middle name is derived from my grandmother’s.

Do you like your handwriting?

Sometimes. I have good writing days.

Handwriting was always important to me for some reason, I actually used to practice my handwriting outside of school and I took elements I liked of other people’s handwriting and made them my own. I evolved my Rs to copy my pen pal from Lithuania – it fascinated me that they were seemingly back-to-front. My interest in lettering and font has continued on.

What is your favourite lunch meat?

Lunch meat? Is that an Americanism? I don’t think I’ve ever reflected upon this or the term ‘lunch meat’ before. I don’t eat a lot of meat anyway.  I occasionally might have a ham cheese and pineapple toasted sandwich. Sometimes I have chicken. No favourites really.

Longest relationship?

My husband! We’ve been a couple for 17 years and married for 13 years. He is my best friend.

Do you still have your tonsils?

Yes. Underwhelmingly, yes. I’ve never had tonsillitis. I did have an eye operation when I was a child though and duly noted that children who had their tonsils out got ice cream.

Would you bungee jump?

Would or could? I could, I just don’t want to. An adrenalin rush for me a little too close to a panic attack. Also, apparently some people’s eyes are vulnerable to the pressure and your retina can detach. I’ll pass, thanks.

Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?

Yes. Otherwise, I can’t get my foot out. I don’t have a large foot so I obviously tie my laces with some ferocity.

Favourite ice cream?

It’s easier to list your least favourites, surely?  The favourite that springs to mind is caramel with honey and macadamia.

What is the first thing you notice about people?

Their manner. I’m not good at looking at people. My husband’s like, ‘Wow, her eyebrows!’ and I’m all ‘What?’ and he’s frowning at me because he can’t believe I didn’t notice they were missing. If you dye your hair, unless it’s from blond to black, I’ll probably be oblivious.  If we meet briefly, I might recognise you so long as you’re wearing the same clothes in the same context, on the same day. Maybe.

Football or baseball?

Sport. Meh.

Neither.

Sometimes, I watch the Olympics.

What color pants are you wearing?

Today, my red skinny jeans.

Last thing you ate?

Mashed hard-boiled egg sandwich. I had a picnic lunch with some friends and it was the quickest thing I could prepare.

If you were a crayon what color would you be?

I picked my colour from this list. My go-to colours have always been green and dark, deep blues. Midnight-blue would usually be my colour but today, I’m thinking Asparagus.

Favourite smell?

When Hermione Grainger listed freshly cut grass and parchment as her favourite scents, I wanted to hug her.

Also. I love the smell of a freshly sharpened pencil. I love the smell of book shops and coffee so if the book shop has a coffee shop attached, it’s a double win. Then there’s the smell of cake in the oven and cinnamon. I love my husband’s scent  and the smell of  lily-of-the-valley.

Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?

Mum. I rarely call anyone else, I don’t have a big family or many friends. I usually text.

Hair colour?

Dark brown with a faint reddish tinge in sunlight, these days with hints of grey.

Eye colour?

Blue-grey.

Favourite foods to eat?

My dad’s chicken roast. Dad’s pizza. Fish. My mother-in-law’s lemon delicious pudding. And cake. And chocolate. And desserts generally.

Scary movies or happy endings?

Happy endings. Near always. As someone who suffers from anxiety disorder, I find it’s better for me to stick with films that don’t trigger an anxiety attack. Though, admittedly, the trigger is more likely to be from a realistic depressing drama than a scary movie.

Last movie you watched?

I re-watched The Princess Bride.

Favourite holiday?

Is this favourite holiday, like Christmas or my favourite holiday I’ve taken? When is a holiday not a favourite? Most holidays I’ve taken in my life have been short and close to home and I don’t wish to diminish the value of those but our holiday overseas to the UK and Ireland was A-MAZ-ING.

Beer or wine?

Wine. My least favourite are sweet wines.

Night owl or early bird?

This is a weird one. Once, I definitely would have said night-owl. I’ve kind of trained myself over the last few years to get up early, but I don’t think I could call myself a morning person.

*husband nods in background*

Favourite day of the week?

I work part-time and any day I don’t work is my favourite. Probably and especially Friday because I still have the weekend ahead of me.

Which three of your favourite bloggers do you want to know more about? 

YOU! You there! Yes you. I’d love to learn more about you either in the comments or your own blog. No pressure.

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6 thoughts on “It’s All About Me

  1. I did not know that about bunji jumping. I for the reasons you stated would not be inclined to try that either. Love love love husband nodding in the background. I too, mainly because of my wife’s schedule have relegated myself to getting up for day hours. I much prefer swing shift if it were a choice. I like evenings and sunsets and sleeping in. 😉 My wife is a lark and wakes up at the crack of dawn chirping and singing and I just want to clobber her with the pillow. LOL I once had a panic attack in a movie. I did not know what was happening. I couldn’t breathe. My heart was racing… After the movie I had to take a walk around the theater several times before I was able to get into the car. The movie was Primal Fear, and it happened when Edward Norton’s character was testifying on the witness stand. It’s never happened again and I always wonder why that was a trigger. Favorite ice cream is Butter Pecan. A close second is Coffee. There are so many smells that I love. It’s really hard to narrow it down to just a few. Pine trees, Eucalyptus, Coffee, Campfire, Citrus, Night Blooming Jasmine, spice cake baking. It would be easier I think to list the smells that make me ill. All of these trigger my gag reflex and if I don’t get away I well might hork. Beer, Spearmint, fish, garlic from a person. I once had to leave the line at the post office because the man in front of me reeked so bad of garlic that I would have horked if I had stayed. I have always enjoyed a nice ham and cheese sandwich. I like it on rye bread with mustard, mayo, with pickles, onions. 🙂

    • I’ve had two anxiety attacks during a film – the first was A.I. and the other The Talented Mr Ripley. Both are mighty depressing films, and while the films were the trigger, my state of mind at the time was also quite vulnerable.

      You must have a sensitive nose – intrigued by your aversion to spearmint particularly. For me the smells that make me gag are a little less surprising, like poo, vomit, bad breath, severe BO and raw oysters.

      When I started writing this, I really fancied a ham and cheese sandwich, but after that last list, I might wait a while! 😀

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