There’s a list of 10 questions floating around blogland at the moment. Penny from Alexander Residence tagged me to answer them. I tend to not play along once I’ve been tagged, but I’m blogging every day this month. So I’m grabbing this baby with open arms.
1. Describe yourself in 7 words.
In my dreams I’m a sultry, multi-lingual, sophisticated, elegant, academic, cool glamazon.
In reality I’m untidy, friendly, noisy, affectionate, impatient, confident and optimistic.
2. What keeps you awake at night?
Michelloui from The American Resident gave me the idea of writing an e-book. So that’s what I thought about last night. What would I write about? Would anyone want to read it? What’s an e-book?
3. If you could be anyone for a day, who would you be and why?
Is it really boring to say there’s no-one else I’d rather be? It is boring, I know. But it’s true. I don’t want to be anyone else, even for a day. You might think it’s a vain thing to say but, well, you’d probably be right. Is that allowed in Britain?
4. What are you wearing right now?
My 2 year old is on my lap as I’m typing, so I am wearing the crumbs from her biscuit. And for that extra bit of something, she just wiped her nose on my arm.
5. What scares you?
Giant squid – a real threat in these parts. Jelly with bits of fruit set in it… it’s just so unexpected. Shetland ponies scare me too.
|“Run for your lives!!”|
6. What is the best and worst thing about blogging?
The best things have been re-discovering I love writing (if you can call it that), and finding so many great reads. It’s also a real eye-opener into other people’s lives, for example, Lungs Behaving Badly.
I can’t think of a worst thing. Blogs are all so different. If you don’t like something, don’t read it. If it’s taking up too much time, blog less. If you aren’t enjoying it, don’t do it.
7. What is the last website you looked at?
An Australian agony aunt, Ask Bossy. While some of the problems she is asked about are genuine, others make me giggle. Like, “I’m 23 and have got my first job as a secretary. But my boss wants me to make him tea!! Should I refuse?” To paraphrase her advice, “Welcome to work. Suck it up.”
8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Penny pulled out the old Myers Briggs to answer this. Having been in Human Resources for years, I’ll have to do the same. Then I’ll terminate your employment.
I’m an ENFP which means extrovert / intuitive / feeling / perception. It means I’m unlikely to think things through before I start them. I’m not going to weigh up the pros and cons, buy myself a text book and plan my methodology. Instead, I’ll just do it and work it out as I go along.
While this has suited me well, I do wish I was more organised.
I just read over that answer and bored myself. Sorry. It wasn’t boring when Penny did it!
9. Slankets – yes or no?
Hel-loooo!! Why would you even ask? Surely a blanket with sleeves is the best invention since Minstrels?
10. Tell us something about the person who tagged you?
Penny is just as wonderful in person as her blog would have you expect.
I have to tag someone else to answer these, preferably someone else doing the NaBloPoMo challenge. So I’m tagging a good friend of mine, Ginny, who has just started blogging at Close to the Green.
This November, I’m writing one post every day as part of NaBloPoMo.