I have never done one of these "getting to know me" questionnaire thingys on my blog before and as I saw this on a friend's blog I thought I would have a go at filling in one myself. So here goes........
What are you listening to right now?
Was listening to The Script's first album. Love The Script, their songs have got great lyrics. Now can just hear all the noise being made on the building site behind the flats. A new housing estate is being built and the builders are noisy buggers!
It would probably be either my Dad, My Mum, my best friend sutleress.blogspot.co.uk or one of my other good friends Cheryl. My other two important friends tend to email or prefer texting. Wouldn't mind if it was any of them as long as its not bad news!
Do you drink?
I do like a nice chilled pint of Budweiser Shandy on a hot day, but I don't drink anywhere near as much as I did when I was at Uni. My friends and family who I spend most of my time with don't drink, so I don't.
What is the first thing you notice in someone?
This is going to sound terrible, but normally their smell, followed by hair and then eyes. I have a very sensitive nose and people with either bad body odour or too much perfume/aftershave aggravates my allergies. Once I get to know someone I am more interested in their personality, sense of humour and them as individuals. As one of my close friends recently found out I do find people very fascinating!
Do you get attached easily?
With people I tend not to let people in that easily, but when I do, then yes I do get attached quite easily. With animals, (mainly dogs) I am a complete soft touch and get very attached very quickly!
Do you like your eye colour?
Yes. Their brown.
Do you have a crush/romantic interest in anyone?
Yes, but I would never pursue it. I am not great with relationships and spotting the "signs" that someone else is interested is almost impossible for me!! They have to make it very clear how they feel before I will believe them!!!
What’s your sexual orientation (if you feel comfortable answering)?
What’s your favourite colour and why?
Purple and Red. Loved Red since I was a child and started loving purple when I was about 12.
Do you ever wish you were someone else?
No. I might not be happy with who I am some of the time, but I wouldn't want to be someone else. I know me, I know my issues and I understand me. I do sometimes wish for better things in my life though, such as nice job, better health, etc.
What were you like when you were a kid?
I was very well behaved, studied hard at school and received good grades. Always stuck to the rules and was always respectful of adults, even if I thought they were wrong. I was never into dolls and playing house. I was more interested in making things, drawing, painting, colouring in, and reading. I loved my books. They could take me anywhere and away from where I was.
What would your dream house be like?
Detached but still in a street. Wouldn't want to be in the middle of nowhere on my own. 3-4 bedrooms minimum, so I could have a craft room and a library/study as well as my own bedroom and a spare bedroom encase anyone wanted to stay over. I would also like to have room to park my car easily, a conservatory as I find them very relaxing places to sit and a nice view. I would ideally like a sea view but I would then be worried about erosion and the damage it could do to my home over time!! (Paranoid I know!). I would paint my bedroom purple and my front room and kitchen would be red. Not necessarily every wall but that would be the colour theme.
What last made you laugh?
Do you have a place you like to go to collect your thoughts?
I use to, but now I just need time on my own to get my head together. The location doesn't really matter as long as its comfortable and its somewhere I want to be.
Have you ever been skinny dipping?
No and I never would. Nobody needs to or wants to see that!
Would you go bungee jumping/sky diving if given the chance?
Do you like to dance?
Yes and No. I am not very good at it and have no real sense of rhythm. Plus I feel very self conscious of my size. However when I am on my own I do like to dance to music.
What is your definition of cheating?
I honestly believe that if you are in a relationship, then you should be with them only. If you want to be with someone else then you should do the decent thing and end the relationship first before you do anything with this other person. That way nobody gets hurt and if your not sure its worth ending the relationship for, then you can't feel that serious about the other person. Lying, kissing, even discussing taking things further or expressing that you would like to, to the "other" person is cheating in my eyes. Everyone gets tempted, but true loyalty is refusing to let those feelings go beyond thinking "that person is very attractive and if things were different I may have gone after them". I suppose simply you can look but don't touch if you are in a relationship with someone else!
Do you regret anything?
Not really. Sometimes I wonder how different my life would be if I had taken a different path, chosen a different course at uni etc etc. But I don't regret what I have done because I always make sure I am making the best choice for me at the time. It might not always work out but I did what I thought was right at the time.
Ever broken any bones?
Yes. Broke two of my toes when I was about 6. I dropped a heavy metal bar on them by accident.
Ever come close to death?
What is your religion/spirituality, if any?
Not a religious person, although I do find religions and religious beliefs fascinating. I suppose I am more drawn to spirituality and nature so I would say Pagan.
Have you ever been to a psychiatrist/therapist?
Yes. Many times. Once I went to see a psychiatrist who was trying to get me to do a certain kind of therapy. I thought what he was suggestion was ludicrous and at the end of the session I told him I wouldn't be making another appointment. He asked why and my reply was "there are two people in this room and one of them is definitely mad and it ain't me!".
Are looks important in a relationship?
No, although I do feel they play a big part in initial attraction. You never hear someone say "core, look at that personality of that girl" or " doesn't he had a fabulous caring nature". Sadly more often its look at her boobs and doesn't he have a nice bum! I wish it wasn't like this.
Are you more like your mum or your dad?
I think if I am honest I am a bit like both of them. Looks wise I share a lot of my dad's facial features, but in recent years I have also noticed some of my Mum's "looks" creeping in. Personality wise, a lot of my sense of humour is similar to my Dad's, but my interests in Museums, culture and craft is definitely something I get from my Mum. I also have my Mum's temper which I am not proud of and something I am very vary of keeping under control. Luckily I also have my Dad's tolerance which means I can put up with a lot and I am quite easy going.
What is your favourite season?
I like them all for various reasons but I suppose Summer.
Do you have any tattoos?
No. I did use to want one, but now I know I am too much of a wimp!
Do you have any piercings?
How many boyfriends/girlfriends have you had?
Two but nothing serious.
Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
I do like certain TV characters. I am a huge fan of Supernatural and love Jared Padalecki who plays Sam. I also am a huge fan of Doctor Who and did have a crush on David Tennant and possible also Matt Smith! When I was younger I was a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and had big crushes on the vampires Angel and Spike!!
What are your favourite things to do?
Read, do crafts, write, hang out with friends, play with my friends' dogs, watch DVDs and listen to music.
If you could only visit one place outside of your hometown, where would it be?
There are lots of places in the UK I would love to visit so too many to mention. Outside of the UK I would love to go to Washington so I could visit the Smithsonian.
Do you get jealous easily?
Depends. Not in relationships, but sometimes in other things!
What is your favorite type of food?
Fresh crusty white bread. With butter and chedder cheese. Core!
Do you ever want to get married?
If someone loves me enough and I love them enough then yes. But its not something on the"to do list" and not something that absolutely has to happen otherwise I have failed life in some way!
Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
I think I am a bit of both. Certain things I am very confident in, such as museum related stuff, while others I can be very shy. With people I know well, they would probably say I am very loud and very talkative, but amongst people I don't know or not sure of I will be very quiet and introverted.
Do you believe in life on other planets, ghosts, or mythical creatures?
Yes. An open mind, is an enquiring mind. Knowledge is the only limit of our understanding. Back in history when they first started to find dinosaur bones they thought they were ancient dragons and spiritual creatures. Now our knowledge has advanced and we know what they are. Certain medieval beliefs of diseases being spread by fairies and other unworldly creatures was based on the finding of tiny arrow heads which we now know were made by humans hundreds of years earlier. Plus fairies definitely exist..... who else would hide things when your looking for something and you know you put it away in the right place!!!!
Do you believe in soul mates?
Have you ever dyed your hair?
I have never dyed the whole lot, but I have had red streaks and purple streaks. I would never dye my hair blond unless it was to then add another colour over the top. I actually really love being a brunette. When the grey hairs start to get too much I will dye my hair more then!
Has someone ever spread a nasty rumour about you?
Yes. Certain people get a kick out of inflicting suffering on others this way. Its a form of bullying as far as I am concerned and it is very wrong.
Would you go against your moral code for money?
No. Its only when we are truly up against it that our morals are truly tested. Having morals when everything is fine is meaningless really. Its how you react when things go wrong. How do your morals stand up then?
Have you ever been diagnosed with depression?
No. But a lot of my closest friends have depression. I am grateful that I do not have to suffer like they do, but wish everyday that I could do something to take away their suffering.
Have you ever contemplated suicide?
Not really. I do have regular thoughts about my death and dying though. Usually when I am feeling down and low. I am terrified of death and dying and leaving those behind who I care about and not getting to do everything I want to do in life. But I do sometimes wonder who would care if I wasn't here and would certain people prefer it.
How long was your longest relationship?
About 6 months! How embarrassing is that!
Is the glass half empty or half full?
In terms of am I a positive person or a negative person, I tend to be a positive glass is half full kind of person. However when I am feeling down I then become a very negative glass is half empty person! However from a scientific point of view I do have a very good friend who will tell you the glass is always full with something, just maybe not liquid!
Erm... body wise I do really like my hair. I do spend a lot of time on it. I also like my wrists as they are quite thin and girly! My hands are not too bad either. The rest of me, not very happy with. My favourite thing???? I suppose my height! Personality wise, I love my sense of humour and the fact that I don't judge people. I am normally more interested in finding out about them than judging them. I am also a very loyal person which I think is a good thing.
Are you a bad person?
No. I think I am a good person. I try to live my life as well as I can. I try to treat others like I would like to be treated, and to respect people even if I don't like them! I don't break the law and I don't cheat. I am very open minded. I am hard working and I take pride in everything I do. If something is worth doing then you should do it to the best of your abilities. I don't think this attitude is bad, and I do think it makes me a good person.