Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Do I stress you out? My sweater is on backwards and inside out, and you say how appropriate

Photo: Yelena Yekchuk

Last night I spent a while chatting to my dad on Skype. He was on the family computer in the hallway and I was on King Arthur (my laptop) in my bedroom. All sorted for international communications. Go technology.

The fantastic Hammie tagged me to do a Q &A. Thank you :) So let's talk about me some, shall we?

Here are the guidelines:
1. Respond and rework. Answer the questions on your blog, replace one question you dislike with a question of your own invention; add a question of your own.
2. Tag eight other un-tagged people.

What is your current obsession? Planning trips around Europe and my first couple of months in Spain. Google maps is my friend.

Good fika place (That would be coffee to us non-Swedes)? I go to so many cafes and none of them really stand out for coffee quality. I usually go for the atmosphere( coughhotwaiterscough) and then fill my bitter coffee with sugar.

Do you nap a lot? No, I hate having to get up again.

Who was the last person you hugged? My mum. Then it somehow turned into a fight and my favourite earring broke.

What’s for dinner?
Te: Mum, what's for dinner?
Mum: Whatdoya think?
Te: I don't know that's why I'm asking
Mum: Well you saw what was on the bench!
Te: A pumpkin?
Mum: Merlot served with mash potatos.
Te: Oh, I give up.

What was the last thing you bought? About ten pairs of new underwear. Hello Spain.

What are you listening to right now? The microwave hum, I guess mum is heating up that merlot.

What is your favourite weather? Clear sunny sky and a cool breeze.

What’s on your bedside table? Right this moment? Lipgloss, two bottles of water, panadol, tissues, nail polish remover and a couple of stray bobby pins. Do you feel like you know me now?

Say something to the person/s who tagged you. Hammie you are an inspiration as a mother and a blogger. I think you are superb.

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be? Oh, this is one of the most difficult questions you could ask me, along with 'which of your friends would you kill for food if stranded on an island'. I guess I'd have to say Edinburgh..or Paris..no Edinburgh...Paris..Edin..

Favourite vacation spot? I'm not sure I have a favourite 'vacation spot' I've never been on 'vaction' to the same place more than once. But as you can tell from above I really like Paris and Edinburgh. I guess my ideal vacation spot would be somewhere not too hot and with lots of little cobblestone streets to get lost down. There would be no american tourists..or obonxious Australians for that matter; none of the locals would be rude to me when I attempted to buy tampons in their language; there might be some mountains..perhaps an old ruin or two for me to climb up to; maybe some tall, dark and handsome men who know how to use swords, make sushi and excellent coffee...shall I stop now?

What would you like to get rid of? The necessity for money...? My birthmark maybe..

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? Into the future perhaps..

What did you want to become as a child? My answer is almost exactly the same as Hammie's: A Vet then an Actress. Although, I changed my mind about the Vet thing after watching Animal Hospital and I realised that Vets have to put animals down. The actress thing just died a slow death due to High School drama classes.

What do you miss? If you were asking me this question in two months time I'd probably have lots to say. I suppose I miss the carefree feeling of being a child, when I trusted everyone and would try anything.

What are you reading right now? Cringe. Spanish guide books. Oh, and lots and lots of blogs.

What's your favourite brand of jeans? Don't have a favourite brand. Not even sure I could name the brand of the jeans I'm wearing. I found a hole in the crotch of them today, shattered.

If you could go back in time and talk to your 17 year old self, what would you say?
Oh, this is another hard one. I'd have so much to say to my 13 year old self, but by 17..well there's nothing much that I would change. Maybe I'd tell myself not to kiss that Australian guy in Paris. Ew.

My Question: Which one of your friends would you kill if....just kidding..
What/who do you think you were in a past life? Mentally insane. :)

Since I recently did some tagging, and I'm not sure that I have eight new people to tag, I'm going to throw this out to every person on my blog links. Please send me a link to the post if you do fill it out, I'd love to read about you all.
Melbourne related posts to come, just waiting for a good mood to strike.


  1. I'd tell myself not to kiss that Australian guy in Paris.

    Story, pls!

  2. hahaha. you are so lol-worthy.
    omgosh, my laptop is named alligator (it's green, how original...). maybe king arthur and alli can be friends.
    agreeing with orhan kahn here...lets hear that story.

  3. Hahaha, sorry guys, I need to save some of my stories to keep the mystery. ;) adreamer: I dunno, I can imagine Arthur trying to slay an alligator. Also, why not croc? not that I don't prefer alli. I'm sure alli means something in Spanish come to think about it..it's either 'here' or 'there'.

  4. I've never used skype. How is it?

  5. Hey Cas, skpe is pretty good. I think it's great if you're calling from computer to a phone because it's cheap. From computer to computer though, I prefer MSN live.

  6. Haha gosh I really love it when you reveal more of yourself in posts like these. You've got such an interesting sense of humor ;p haha gosh if you hadn't mentioned that king arthur was your laptop that would've sounded totally wrong...

    are you enjoying all the planning for spain? =) my friend's really good with google maps but my eyes sorta glaze over when I see a huge map with all those tiny colored dots indicating places she's marked out... O_o

    aghh can't believe you don't nap!!! that's seriously incredible. well i guess it's a lot of time saved for you ;p

  7. Tis: Ha, I will take 'interesting sense of humour' as a compliment I think. Better than 'average sense of humour'. Yeah..I might have phrased the King Arthur sentence that way on purpose ;P. Actually, last night I had a nightmare, that my parents were waiting to take me to the airport and I was trying to pack. Which is stupid, because I am over organised, down to what I will wear on the plane. Shocking!

  8. That's you, me, Kate at Film Upstart and La Belle all wanting to be actresses, and not.

    Maybe we should start a group blog called the Vagina monblogs?