Monday, May 20, 2013

Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

Jennifer from It's Just Jennifer has tagged me for The Liebster Award. No idea where that name/concept comes from.
Here are the rules:

1) Post 11 random facts about yourself
2) Answer the 11 questions the tagger has asked you
3) Choose 3 deserving bloggers, and ask them 11 new questions
4) Don't tag the person that nominated you

 Eleven Random Facts:
1) I love to sing and used to perform in a lot of amateur theatricals and karaoke competitions. Once I sang Eponine's soulful "On my Own" in an audition and got cast as a sassy aging stripper. Not the look I was going for!
2) I hate coffee, even the smell which most people like.
3) I'm scared of heights and creepy-crawlies. But I could hold a snake or cuddle a rat no problems. And I love snuggly enclosed spaces.
4) My grandmother had a pet kangaroo, not really that common in Australia. It was rescued as a joey when its mother was killed by dogs. It loved my grandmother but hated everyone else; growled like a dog and tried to kick and scratch you. I was scared to go into her backyard.
5) I just got glasses today! Love them. Everything is so sharp and clear.

6) I would love to write a novel one day. Fantasy fiction. There are plenty of times when I do have the time to work on it, but don't "get around to it".

7) I have a degree in Linguistics and learned little bits of five languages (including Latin) but can't remember much of any of them. Undergraduate Uni was a long time ago. My husband's brother married a Chinese woman so my husband recently suggested we should learn that. It's a tricky one because it's tonal.

8) I had an identical twin sister who died when we were babies. Once I was hypnotised and taken through a visualisation and was supposed to meet myself, but it was her.

9) I don't believe in ghosts, even though as a child both my brother and I saw my elder brother's ghost several times soon after he died (he was run over by a train when he was ten). It wasn't scary at all -- he was my brother! Still don't believe in them though. I was only six.

10) I like planning more than doing.

11) I have super powers. I can block my nose without touching it by squeezing the inner muscles, and I can dilate my eyes so I can see better in the dark.

And your questions are...

1) What is your favorite food?
Duck as a favourite main-course, chocolate as dessert, salty chips as a snack.
2) Sweet or salty?
Definitely salty.

3) Can you roll your tongue?

4) What was your clique in school (prep, misfits, jock, band, etc.)?
We don't really have cliques in Australia. I don't even know what "prep" means. I was one of the smart kids but my group of ten that I sat with at lunch was a very eclectic mix. Probably the only point of commonality was that none of us was sporty.

5) Do you have any pets, or what would you have if you don't have any?
We only have goldfish at the moment but want to get a puppy soon. We haven't had fluffy pets before because my mother is allergic and it would cause problems when she visits overnight, but wanting a family pet has started to tip that balance. We'll have to visit her more often instead. Just waiting to get the fences fixed first.

6) If you had unlimited funds, and a month of free time, what would you do?
Tour Europe and Japan.

7) Who is your celebrity crush?
Don't have one atm. As a kid I loved David Bowie as Jareth from Labyrinth, and I've always thought Johnny Depp is gorgeous. Orlando Bloom as Legolas in LotR. Can you see a fantasy theme here? But I'm not really a fan kind of girl.

8) Do you collect anything?
No. Used to collect unicorns a bit as a teenager.

9) What size shoe do you wear?
6 and a half Australian (6 is the smallest adult size. I am short with little feet.)
10) Favorite color
Purple. And it's spelled "colour" here!

11) Do you sleep on your side, stomach, or back?
I sleep on my left side.

To pass this on, I nominate:
Jill from The Sassy Pear
Fat Guy Winning
Kathleen from 27 years old and 27 kilos too heavy

And your questions are:
1) Tea or coffee? With or without milk and/or sugar?

2) How old are you really, deep down inside?

3) Should you be working right now instead of doing this (I know I should)?

4) What is your favourite cheese? And could you tell brie and camembert apart in a taste test?

5) Are monkeys cute, or stinky poo-throwing monstrosities who would rip your face off as soon as look at you?

6) If you had to live for the next year in a country other than your own, where would it be?

7) If you could shorten your life by one year to magically lose 5 kilograms/10 pounds right now (with suitably tightened skin etc), would you do it? How many times? Is there anything physical about yourself that you would pay years of your life to change?

8) What would be your dream job if you had the aptitude/courage? Remember that if you are famous people go through your garbage and tell lies about you on the front cover of magazines. But you get lots of adulation and money and yachts and stuff.

9) Paper books or electronic?

10) Did you ever write teen-angst poetry, or any other kind?

11) Do you dance like no one is watching? Or like you are on stage and everyone is watching? Or do you shyly and awkwardly shuffle on the spot and hope no one is watching? Or stand in the corner while other people dance?

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! I have a Canadian friend who always corrects my spelling of "colo(u)r" LOL