Tuesday, October 16, 2012

More than you ever wanted to know

So about a month ago, Fire Fairy gave me a Liebster Award over on her blog. Aaaaand because I'm a giant slacker (and also had everything planned out to ensure that my 500th post didn't fall on a Monday), I'm only just getting around to saying thank you. So thank you, Fire Fairy!!

11 facts about me:
1. The most comfortable pair of pants I own is a pair of jazz ballet pants that I bought for a dancing concert in 1997. They have holes in them and I don't care. (To clarify: they're exclusively used for sitting around the house when I don't have to go anywhere)
2. When I get angry, I cry. It's a pain in the arse.
3. The last time I bought an item of clothing was in April.
4. If I can find a way to get out of having to leave the house, I will.
5. I rarely wear skirts/dresses. After 12 years of school uniforms which required me to wear a kilt/pinafore/skirt to school every day? NO THANK YOU.
6. My current pet peeve is groups of people who walk insanely slowly while taking up the entire footpath. Especially in the city.
7. I find it weirdly fascinating to watch how other people sign their names. The conclusion I have reached from this? Everyone else has FAR more grown up signatures than I do.
8. I didn't drink until my 24th birthday (Well. Apart from that time I got drunk when I was six).
9. According to a form we had to fill in for class earlier this semester, I've saved $2,500 this year by using my local library instead of buying books.
10. I hate dusting to the point where I'll use the vacuum cleaner to try and suck up the dust from shelves/window sills/whatever so that I don't have to dust.
11. I leave my shoes EVERYWHERE. I currently have one pair in the study, one pair in the family room, one pair on my bedroom floor, and three pairs in the kitchen. This drives my mother up the wall. I, on the other hand, have realised that I'm FAR more likely to be able to find my shoes when they're NOT in my wardrobe.

Fire Fairy's questions:
1. If you could befriend any Disney villain and help them mend their ways, who would you choose and why?
Oh jeez. It's been a really long time since I saw a Disney movie in the traditional sense... On the basis that Disney owns Marvel Studios, I'm going to go with Loki from Thor/The Avengers.

2. You've been invited to a fairy tale themed fancy dress party. Who or what do you dress as? (I need inspiration for attending such a party myself!)
Maybe Belle from Beauty and the Beast?? Then I'd have a legitimate reason to carry a book everywhere!

3. If you could choose any activity to be made an official Olympics sport, what would you pick?
Roller derby. Because it makes a million times more sense than synchronised swimming.

4. Where in the world would you most like to go that you haven't already been to?
I can never decide between my top three - Ireland, Italy and Egypt.

5. What is your ultimate karaoke song? If you don't ever do karaoke, what would it be if you were forced to sing?
I don't do karaoke (although it's on my 101 in 1001 list. I'm a huge chicken though. I don't sing in front of people...), but I'd probably do something super cheesy that everyone knows the words to, like Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" or Abba's "Super Trouper", which I have an irrational soft spot for.

6. If you could have any famous historical figure over for dinner, who would you invite?
Just one?? Probably Charles Dickens.

7. If you went to Hogwarts, which house do you think the Sorting Hat would place you in?
I'd like to think Ravenclaw, but I'm terrible at riddles, so I'd probably never be able to get into the common room if that were the case!!

8. What was the best science experiment you did, or saw your teacher do, at school?
There are three that stand out: 1. In high school chemistry, we made mayonnaise (We were studying emulsions). 2. At school in England, our teacher separated a tiny quantity of crude oil into its various products. Because, you know, that's EXACTLY the kind of thing ten year olds need to learn about... And 3. Our school in England had 54 acre grounds. So for a biology assignment (again, JUST the kind of thing ten year olds should be studying!), we got to spend a class roaming around the grounds, collecting snails and measuring their shells with calipers. The point was, I believe to produce a bell curve. But mostly, we got to play in the woods for an hour. WIN.
What, you weren't drawing diagrams of fractal distillation
of liquids at the age of ten?? 

9. What's your favourite way to spend a hot summer's day?
At the movies or laying on the sofa under the ceiling fan, watching The Day After Tomorrow. Because you can convince yourself that you're cool while watching a movie about an ice age.

10. What's your favourite way to spend a freezing cold winter's day?
Cold for Melbourne is like 10 degrees C, so it's not really FREEZING as such! But probably sitting under a blanket watching movies and drinking hot chocolate. As you can see, I'm not really big with the whole outside thing...

11. If you could dye your hair any colour you wanted just for fun, which colour would you choose?
Purple, I guess?

I'm going to nominate the following people:
Pretzel Thief

Your questions, some of which I'm going to steal from the questions I was asked in my 500th post because I'm brain dead right now:
1. What's your favourite fictional pairing and why?
2. If you went travelling with the Doctor, what's the first place you would go and why? (Gina/Pretzel Thief - knowing that you guys don't watch Doctor Who, I'll reword it just for you: If you found a time machine that could also take you anywhere in the universe, what's the first place you would go and why?)
3. What's your favourite Halloween related movie?
4. If you could be any kind of animal, what would you be?
5. Cake or cupcakes?
6. What's your favourite song at the moment?
7. What was your favourite subject in high school?
8. What's your favorite 90s TV show?
9. If you could be any superhero, who would you be?
10. What do you like on your pizza?
11. Do you have any weird phobias?

The rules:
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award Presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
3. Copy and Paste the award to your blog.
4. Nominate at least 5 blogs (up to 11) to receive the award.
5. Inform them of their nomination by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Include 11 random facts about yourself in your post.
7. Answer the 11 questions the person that has nominated asked you and create 11 new questions for the people you have nominated.

Feel free to answer the questions in the comments if I didn't tag you! (Hell, even if I *did* tag you, feel free to answer in the comments)

K xx


  1. "My current pet peeve is groups of people who walk insanely slowly while taking up the entire footpath."

    Yes, yes, a million times yes!

    1. I find it especially irritating in the city, because the footpaths are like 4 metres wide, and groups STILL manage to take up the full width of the footpath. GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!

  2. I feel so cool! And... she tagged me in that post as well. I should get on that.

  3. I am too lazy to tag people, so I'm going to answer your questions in the comments. Also, I think you and I share a brain. ALL OF THE FACTS. Well, apart from the drinking thing.

    1. I always ship non canon pairings, therefore this for me, is the wonderfully weird returned from the veil Sirius Black and an older and wiser Hermione Granger.
    2. I would show The Doctor around Wellington and do lots of crazy stuff I would never dare to do otherwise!
    3. I honestly can't think of any Halloween related movies, so I'm going to say the Halloween eps of Community.
    4. A BUNNY! No really, I would probably be a Sloth. I'm already the human equivalent.
    5. Cupcake, simply for the icing:cake ratio
    6. Probably 'Demons' by Sleigh Bells
    7. Art. No contest.
    8. SO MANY CHOICES. Except that we only got one TV channel in the nineties at my house, so I'm going to have to go with the show that I enjoyed the most when I was visiting my nana and granddad - The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
    9. Not technically a superhero (super soldier) but Max from Dark Angel. If it HAS to be a superhero then I would say Tony Stark/Iron Man. Just because he is fucking awesome.
    11. Being tickled, and unexpectedly losing access to the internet (yes seriously)

    There we go, cheats way out over!

    1. I thought we established that we had a mind meld over my choices for Movie Mondays and your downloads...
      1. That is a super crack ship.
      2. Sounds like an excellent plan!
      4. Yeah, I'm pretty much the human equivalent of a sloth too. Except that red pandas are similar but cuter, so that's why I always go with that.
      5. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. We really do have the same brain.
      6. *heads to Youtube to check it out*
      7. Art was my least favourite subject, closely followed by maths and Chinese. In other words, I hated the things I sucked at.
      8. I don't know how I've managed it, but I've only ever seen like three or four episodes of Fresh Prince.
      9. I can sign off on both of those. Also, I maintain that Max totally counts. Because in my book, Buffy is a superhero. Therefore, so is Max.
      10. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeuw. This is where the mind meld fails.
      11. Yeah, I can understand both of those! At least they're less weird than my phobia of butterflies and moths...

  4. Some items:

    1. UM. You were drunk when you were 6?! WHAT EVEN.
    2. Yay for library books!
    3. Who DOESN'T have an irrational soft spot for Abba?
    4. UM, Celsius? I'm American. We're dumb and aren't taught to convert.

    1. 1. Yeah........... I should probably write about that story at some point. It's pretty hilarious, and not even remotely my parents' fault.
      2. YAY INDEED!
      3. An excellent point
      4. 10 degrees C = 50 degrees F

  5. Belle from Beauty in the Beast is a good choice - she also seems like she has a bit spunk, which i like in a princess.

  6. I cry when I get angry too. I hate it.
    I have the same pet peeve about people taking over pavements. So much rage.
    And my husband does the shoe thing all over the house as well *sigh*

    Roller derby DOES make a million more times sense than synchronised swimming as an Olympic sport!
    I highly recommend Italy. I've never been to Ireland or Egypt, but wouldn't say no to a trip to either.
    The science experiments I did in school sucked compared to yours!

    Thanks for responding, awesome facts and answers :D

    1. We also did lots of really boring experiments, which weren't nearly as exciting! And seriously - crying when you get angry is SO annoying :(

  7. Aw...thank you for the nomination, sweets! ::hug::

    I also cry most of the time when I get angry, and I HATE IT.

    Aaaaand I, too, can't stand the slow city walking/sidewalk hogging; I go apeshit. (Well, on the inside...which is just ALL kinds of healthy, don't you think? :P)

    I can also be a homebody, big time. But how about we push our hermitesque selves to the side in the next few weeks and finally catch up for a drink/dinner in the city somewhere? I suggest either San Paolo Solarino, Chocolate Buddha, Tazio or wherever suits you in case neither of those three do. :-)


    1. ABSOLUTELY!!! Send me an email (melbourneonmymind [at] gmail [dot] com) and we can work something out :D Maybe we can find a time when Deidre is free too!


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