Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Twenty One

Drea from The Maiden Metallurgist played this twenty questions game a friend tagged her in, and I thought it might be fun to play along.....except that I added a question of my own at the end. I haven't blogged in a while and really wanted something easy to start off with, so here goes.

Question 1: How tall are you?


Question 2: Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?

Does pissing people off count? No, seriously - probably my ability to pick good but cheap things off a menu, both food and drink. 

Question 3: What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve?

Master bloggers who run businesses and have copy editors but still manage to have far too many mistakes in their posts. And don't care. 

Question 4: What’s your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?

Willful ignorance. Cynicism. 

Question 5: What’s your favorite song?

I think this one comes down to which song do I really wish I had written, so I'm going to run with this one by Patti Smith. 

Kid by The Pretenders or Television's Marquee Moon would probably run a close joint second. 

Question 6: What’s your favorite Etsy shop that isn’t yours?
Shadow Jewels sells beautiful rhinestone earrings, although she doesn't have many in stock right now, and she provides wonderful service and prompt delivery. The same can be said of the wonderful Sea Babe Jewellery, from whom I have also purchased multiple times.

Question 7: What’s your favorite way to spend your free time when you’re alone?

Freebasing on a TV show or curling up in bed with an amazing book while it rains outside. Respective favourites are Mad Men and Breaking Bad, and Richard Flanagan's beautiful new-ish release 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North'. 

Question 8: What’s your favorite junk food?

Haigh's Chocolates, and not just because of their often charming salespeople. 

Question 9: Do you have a pet or pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?

My family has a dog called Aslan (I swear I am not responsible for the terrible name). Here's a picture:

He's much bigger than that now, but whatever. 

Question 10: What are your number one favorite nonfiction and fiction books?

I'm going to pick two fiction: 'The Sound and the Fury' by William Faulkner and 'The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay' by Michael Chabon. Third place goes to Marilynne Robinson's 'Housekeeping'.

Question 11: What’s your favorite beauty product?

My Lancôme Rouge in Love lipstick, Corail in Love. I'm also super fond of the Tarina Tarantino Hyperlight I received in my Wantable box last month (see last post), it works both as a concealer and an illuminator. Is that possible? I don't know, but it's great. 

Question 12: When were you last embarrassed? What happened?

I had a conversation with my mentor and wasn't able to translate the Italian he put in front of me. I'm also worried I had lipstick on my teeth. 

Question 13: If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Coke Zero. Brain tumours be damned.

Question 14: What’s your favorite movie?

Three way tie between Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Little Miss Sunshine. 

Question 15: What were you in high school: prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, prep?

Loner/nerd. But who cares? It was a long time ago now, and when it came down to it, I realised I really did have friends when it counted. 

Question 16: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

This is a hard one, given I haven't travelled. But for future job hunting: Melbourne, New Zealand, Scotland and parts of Italy. 

Question 17: PC or Mac?

PC, but I do love an iPad.

Question 18: Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend, spouse?

Christ, too long ago to remember!

Question 19: Favorite celebrity?

Jon Hamm. Always Jon Hamm. Preferably with his blue yeti pal.

Question 20: What blogger do you secretly want be best friends with?

I decline to answer on the grounds that it may incriminate me.
Wait, I'm Australian. We don't say that. I'll just tell you to bugger off. 
(Anyone on the blogroll at right. Especially Lyn and Kirsty.)

And my question: Question 21: What do you have hung on your wall that you adore?

I've played this game before, see this post.

I'm not going to tag anyone, but if you feel like playing link below and tell me. Or just tell me how much you love Jon Hamm and the blue yeti. 


  1. I LOVE JON HAMM SO MUCH. Which is why we should totally be best friends when you move to Scotland

  2. I have a photo wall with pictures of my children, pets and husband. I adore it!

    1. You take such lovely pictures, Drea - I bet it looks great!

  3. I also love Jon Hamm, however, I have yet to see this yeti business. Off to youtube I go.


    And no Spain for living??? ;) xxx

  5. MMMMM Coke Zero. MMMMM Jon Hamm.

    <3 <3 <3


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