Last night, I had reached my limit of doing absolutely anything at all that required me to, well, do anything. I was scrolling through my emails when I came across this lovely post from Happy Indulgence. I don’t know about you, but I like getting to know my bloggers. You know, beyond their taste in books. Because there is actually more to people than what they read, believe it or not.
Anyway, I wasn’t actually tagged to do this specifically. I just thought it’d be a fun way to break up the monotony of work and uni assignments. So, without further ado, here are some things that you may not know about me:
1. How tall are you?
In high school we measured our heights in science class for some kind of experiment. Once we walked out of that class, I couldn’t remember whether my height was 167cm or 169cm. I was confused for years until I went to the doctor’s one day and got told I was neither and was, in fact, 168cm. So I fall down on the short side of average.
2. Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?
I don’t know how hidden it actually is, given that I Instagram it all the time, but I can bake. Can’t really cook worth a damn, but I can definitely bake. Cakes, cupcakes, slices, cookies. Love all of them and really shouldn’t bake so much. But it’s all so delicious.
3. What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve?
When life gets in the way of my blogging and I have multiple posts piled up in my drafts folder. I love blogging and knowing that there are posts just begging to be written, when I have to study or work or write academic stuff just really pisses me off. I love to write! Plus, I make it a rule that I can’t start a new book until I’ve written up the one I just finished. That way I can validate my spending habits to myself. And all of you on the internet.
4. What’s your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?
“I have to tell you something.”
“Wait no, I shouldn’t tell you.”
I mean…really? Don’t tell me you have something to tell me and then refuse to tell me that something! I’m just going to hound you until you cave and tell me anyway.
5. What’s your favourite song?
This changes week-to-week. If you’d gotten me last week, I would’ve said “Loud” by Tech N9ne. At the moment, it’s “I’m A Mess” by Ed Sheeran. I could listen to that song on repeat for days and days and days. This is an acoustic version. Stop and listen. It’ll make your day:
6. What’s your favourite Etsy shop that isn’t yours?
I usually just type searches into Etsy, and I am nowhere near being good enough with my hands to have my own shop. But when I was looking for birthday presents for my sister and my best mate, I came across Frostbeard, which is a shop that specialises in book-flavoured candles. Quite literally. I bought a sampler pack that included “Old books”, “book shop”, and “book seller”.
7. What’s your favourite way to spend your free time when you’re alone?
I spend a lot of time alone. But I guess my favourite way to spend time by myself is in the bath with a Lush bath bomb and whichever book I happen to be reading at the time. There is nothing more relaxing, I swear.
8. What’s your favourite junk food?
Chocolate. Chocolate anything. Except honeycomb. Not a big fan of honeycomb. I don’t like how if you bite it wrong, you can end up with a huge shard of the stuff in your gums.
9. Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?
I don’t personally, but I’m currently living with a tiny corgi pup named Ali. She’s so small and has the cutest little face. When she sticks her tongue out, she looks like she’s grinning at you.
10. What are your number one favourite non-fiction and fiction books?
I don’t actually read that much non-fiction. Like, I think of all the books I’ve read in my life, about five of them are non-fiction. And most of these were recommended to me by my partner. I think my favourite would have to be Packing Death by Lachlan McCulloch. It’s an account of McCulloch going undercover to infiltrate the Pettingill crime family in Australia. It’s brilliant. The writing is kind of plain, but McCulloch actually talks about it. He’s a cop, not a writer. And he does pretty damn well for someone who doesn’t really write that often. Besides, the story is gripping as hell.
As for fiction, that’s hella easy. The Infernal Devices. Hands down, no question.
11. What’s your favourite beauty product?
I don’t actually have that many beauty products that I use on a regular basis. I only wear make-up when I’m actually going out. Or if I’m feeling really self-conscious about my skin.
I guess the one I use the most is my lip balm. Before you cry “boring!”, it’s cake batter flavoured. Not that I’ve tasted it. But it sure smells like it, though!
12. When were you last embarrassed? What happened?
I actually can’t remember! I do a lot of stupid stuff, but usually I’m by myself so no one else has to know about my stupidity. I can think of the absolute most embarrassing moment of my life, but I refuse to share that. Living through it once was plenty.
13. If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?
The soy mochas from the coffee shop on campus. It’s like drinking heaven. Coffee-flavoured heaven that doesn’t make me sick. Do you know how rare it is to find a decent soy mocha at a café? A lot of the time, like 65% of the time, what you end up with is a cup of hot soy milk with a layer of cocoa on top. Which is just as disgusting as it sounds.
14. What’s your favourite movie?
The Avengers. Closely followed up all of the Captain America movies. All of those movies just make me feel happy. If I’m having a bad day and stick one of those movies on, I can feel like maybe Cap and his super friends are coming to fix everything.
15. What were you in high school: prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, prep?
We didn’t actually have cliques in my high school. We had the “cool” kids who went to parties every weekend. Then there were the rest of us, who just kind of cruised along with our circle of friends. There was a bit of bullying, but nothing like the stuff you hear about in the States or in Japan. I think I was incredibly lucky.
16. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
London. All of the culture, plus the accent, plus it might actually be possible for me to run into Tom Hiddleston in London. And if it happened in front of the TARDIS replica, I could die happy.
17. PC or Mac?
Mac for my laptop, Android for my phone. I’ve been through too many PC laptops in the past few years. But I hate iPhones. I don’t understand them and I’ve heard too many stories of them breaking.
18. Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend, spouse?
I went back home for mid-semester break. When I saw him in that tiny airport, he pulls me into a hug, then unzips his oversized jumper and pulls out a home-grown rose and a teddy bear in a bow tie. That was beautiful. But when I left, nine days later, it was the day of the NRL grand final. He was wearing his Rabbitohs cap (one of the teams in the grand final) and I’d said earlier in the day that I needed something red and green so I could show my colours, but I didn’t have anything. When we were standing at the gate, he handed me his cap. His members cap that was a present he’d been given a few years before. As I protested that I couldn’t possibly accept, I turned over the cap and saw two roses, one red and one white, hidden in the hat. The roses are still on my bedside table, and the cap is hanging up on my wardrobe door, waiting for the day that I can give it back to him.
19. Favourite celebrity?
Ed Sheeran, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, David Tennant, Billie Piper, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lawrence.
I have too many celebrity crushes.
20. What blogger do you secretly want to be friends with?
Do any of the above celebrities have blogs? Because in that case, I want to be their friends.
All of you! If you need a blogging-block-buster, tackle this one! Or, if you just feel like writing about something different for a change, do this!