It's All About Me

It’s All About Me

Thanks to Stacey over at It Takes a Woman for tagging me and challenging me to do this – please see her post for details on where the challenge originated.


Which living person do you most admire, and why? J.K. Rowling – see my H is for…post. I would so dearly love to create a world so fully realised as she has.

When were you happiest? This is going to sound really bad but according to my sister I have been happiest during a couple of periods where I had extended time off work sick (once following a car accident and once with a major case of overactive thyroid). It’s not even that I didn’t like either of the jobs I was in at the time, and I was actually sick, but just that I like having time to myself more. I’ve reduced my hours at work since and I really love having Fridays off – I just need to start to be more productive with my writing on them.

What was your most embarrassing moment? When I was on holiday in New Zealand in 2001 we went swimming with wild dolphins. Being wild they swam off pretty quickly and instead of getting everyone back on deck we got into the boom netting of the boat and raced after them. As we were whooshing along I realised that my bosoms had slipped out of my swimming costume and were on display so I hooked my arm over the netting to replace them. As well as the mortification of this I ended up with the most sever sunburn I’ve ever had and a rope burn on my underarm. I couldn’t get contacts in either so I never even really saw the dolphins.

Aside from property, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought? My car, a lovely silver Ford Fiesta called Luna bought using the scrappage scheme. Other than that possible by iPad.

What is your most treasured possession? A cuddly toy I’ve had since I was one – Sultan.

Where would you like to live? I love Poole and where I live now. I’m a homebody and it took a lot of persuasion to get me to move out of my parents after uni so I think it will take me lots to move out of my current house. I currently share with my sister but as she’s loved up I’m not quite sure what will happen 😦

What’s your favourite smell? Cadbury’s chocolate, especially after it has been melted in the microwave.

Who would play you in the film of your life? This was a hard one for me and what put me off posting this before but I was watching Bones earlier and I think Emily Deschanel would be a good choice, mainly because she is very good at being a geek and laughing at nerdy jokes.

What is your favourite book? Harry Potter 1-7 (Duh) and The Stand.

What is your most unappealing habit? Well I have recently been reminded that an annoying me-ism is my nose blowing (which has been atrocious today despite me remembering to take my allergy meds) – accompanying that is my disgusting habit of throwing tissues towards the bin and then having a little pile to collect and deposit due to my very poor aim.

What would be your fancy dress costume of choice? I love my Halloween costume which you can see me in elsewhere on the blog. I also once dressed up as Buffy as Red Riding Hood from a Halloween episode of Buffy and The Statue of Liberty and Santa stuck up a chimney (I kind of like dressing up).

What is your earliest memory? I don’t know – my memory is pretty bad. I know that I once left Sultan in a shop and caused my parents grief by being very upset until he was safe back in my arms – not sure I remember this though.

What is your guiltiest pleasure? Apart from chocolate watching and reading things that are targeted at people younger than me. I think I will forever be a teen at heart.

What do you owe your parents? Absolutely everything and a fair bit of money I suspect. As a lecturer seeing students struggling with finances I am so grateful to my parents for supporting me and my sister through university so that we didn’t end up with huge debt at the end.

To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why? Anybody I’ve ever upset badly.

What or who is the greatest love of your life? My family – all of them.

What does love feel like? Being tucked up in a clean bed with no-where to be.

What was the best kiss of your life? I’m sincerely hoping I haven’t had it yet.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? somewhen, probably, take care, If the apocalypse comes…beep me. I’m sure there are others – anyone???

What is the worst job you’ve done? Working in a factory in the uni holidays sticking balloons and things on kids magazines. Pretty good pay but mind numbingly boring, I need a bit of mental challenge and there were probably a lot of kids with wonkily stuck on balloons.

If you could edit your past, what would you change? Editing isn’t one of my most refined talents. I guess there are a few things I might have preferred not to have happened (see next answer) but then I wouldn’t be who I am if I edited anything, would I?

What is the closest you’ve come to death? I was a front seat passenger in a head on car crash with two motorbikes. I did think I might die but I don’t think I was ever in real danger, just frightened, especially going under anaesthetic for the first time.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Again this is one that I hope is to come shortly. I wrote 50,000 words of a novel in November and I plan to add another 80.000 in the next few months. Other than that I am proud of all the study I have completed.

When did you last cry, and why? A few hours ago because of the thought of having to move. I don’t cope well with change generally but feel bad that I might make others feel bad by getting upset.

How do you relax? Mostly by spending time alone, reading, watching TV, writing, sleeping.

What single thing would improve the quality of your life? Not feeling so tired all the time.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you? I still think I’m learning to be honest, more recently that life is too short and you need to be kind to yourself. I’m still working on implementing that lesson.


Hope that hasn’t been too scary an insight into me.


If you fancy having a go yourself please do – come back and leave me a link to your post if you do though.

Posted on April 22, 2011, in Kirsty rambles on about life, the universe, tv, and everything! and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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