It may have taken an age but I am finally completing my piece for the Liebster Award. Not so much an award as a group pat on the back at the bloggers round table. From what I can garner it is a nice form of chain mail to support and bring attention to more blogs. Made me feel a bit warm and fuzzy inside and I love the community feel so here goes with my rando post (note: There seems to be more swearing in this than usual, sorry if that is upsetting to anyone)
I was nominated by missnervousnellie who writes a blog about anxiety JUST LIKE ME!
I realised once I had read her post though that I have up until now failed in my blog community spirit and have not been looking out new blogs to read and support. So rather than choosing my favourite blogs, I went out and found a bunch that I like so I could give out a couple awards of my own.
So my questions from missnervousnellie were:
Do you have any regrets in your life? If so, what is the biggest one?
I try very hard not to regret things as I think that what happens happens. Shit, as it were, does actually happen. Regret makes anxiety worse and will rot my brain like cane sugar crack cocaine and TV. I have stupid thoughts all the time about something I said or I regret a dance move or a strange noise I made in public or the regret of placing affection in the wrong hands but over all I want to think that some kind of huge bearded fate-being (possibly in the form or a man, sloth or a capybara, who am I to question?) is there pushing the Tonka truck of my life in pretty much the right direction. The idea of fate and ‘it all happens for a reason’ are two of my most powerful anti anxiety thoughts when I feel like a massive retard.
You can travel anywhere but it’s a one-way trip: where do you go?
What is your favourite movie and why?
I have less out and out favourites and more favourite genres or directors. I know that sounds wank but hey I paid for my 5 years of art wank at uni so I plan to use it. Coen Brothers, Wes Anderson, vintage black and white or techno colour films, cheesy Christmas movies, Asian ultra horror it is oh so deep, meaningful and varied. Gun to my head I suppose I will go for O’ Brother Where Art Thou, mainly for the sepia and the sound track.
What do you hate the most?
Again too many things to list. I’m a total pessimist, arsehole, grump. I hate it when people are mean, cruel and stupid. I hate people who don’t indicate when they drive and people who lie and cheat. I hate all kinds of melon, cockles/clams and the idea of eating tripe. I hate feeling guilty and stubbing my toe. I hate people who hurt animals and people who spit on the street.
What do you love the most?
My cat Sweet Dee, my boyfriend Josh, my Mum, my friends, my blanket, baking, cheese on anything, bacon and napping.
Who would you like to be trapped on an island with and why?
Caitlyn Moran and or Stephen Fry, smart and funny and I would learn heaps of cool shit.
What self-made goals have you recently accomplished? If you don’t have any goals, why not?
Not stabbing anyone on a recent holiday with my family, publicness scares me. Sculpting bacon into a bouquet of flowers for my boyfriend.
What are you most proud of in your life?
Naff I know but living with anxiety and not having it fuck everything up for me. It is hard and mean and nasty and boring and tiring but I would hope that it makes me a better person. I work damn hard to live with it in a healthy way and not have it affect other people negatively, when possible. I worry sometimes that if I didn’t have anxiety I would be a psychopath.
Do you have tattoos and if so, what? If you don’t have tattoos, would you get one and what would it be, or why have you chosen not to get one ?
Yes, quite a few. A sacred heart on my back, some swallows which say mum (got them years ago before it was ‘cool’) roses on my tummy and a big Mexican sugar skull on my ribs which is a tribute to my brother who died. Oh and a bone thing on my arm which really needs touching up but I’ve been too lazy to do it.
Cats or dogs? Why?
BOTH ALL THE TIME!!! Animals just in general. I have one cat now but I would love a couple more and a dog or two. Alas Dee hates other cats so she will remain an only Princess until she is old or blind. One day when I have space I plan to get a Basset Hound and/or a Munchkin cat. I LOVE all the animals with the little legs. I would never be sad again if I could watch them running up to me every morning.
Questions for the blogs I have found to nominate………..
- What animal would best describe you?
- Black jelly beans, yay or nay?
- Interior design style?
- Could you be a step-parent?
- Worst celebrity child name? Why does it bother you?
- Is there someone you haven’t told you love but you should?
- If a train was leaving Berlin going at 103km/hour and another train was leaving Paris going 99km/hour and the first train had a team of champion food eaters and the second had a carriage filled with teen models, which world leader would win in a fist fight; Putin vs Merkel and David Cameron vs Barrack Obama?
- Did you wear MC Hammer style trousers in the early 90’s?
- Favourite historical hair-do?
- Love at first sight yay or nay?
And the blogs I have found over the last few weeks/months (forgive my non adherence to the rules but I’m a rebel yeah!)
I’m sure I will find more I like as I get to grips with the whole blogging world!