For once I am in the mood for a quiz (see from Charmed, Nita, OS), since recently I seem to have lost my will to write, which is a bad thing. I keep on thinking of really good ideas to blog about, but usually only at 3am in the morning... and I tend to forget in the mornings. So, let me try to free my creative spirit by contributing my 10 cents to this quiz:
(Sorry about the line spacing problem - can't seem to fix it...)
1. What was the last thing you put in your mouth?
Honestly? My finger. Why, you ask? Well, the thing I put in my mouth before that was water, some of which dripped onto my finger and I didn't have a serviette handy. Before that, it was spicy chicken pizza, left-over from last night.
2. Where was your profile picture taken?
I honestly have no idea. No - wait, I remember! Well, I don't know where it was taken, but I remember that I got it from a series of stunning photographs that a dear friend sent to me shortly before he went on early pension. I wonder where he is now? He was going up to Malawi to open a bio-diesel factory as part of a really good project to help a local community on a long term basis.
3. Can you play Guitar Hero?
No. I can, however, sort of play the guitar, and I'm hot on the piano.
4. Name someone who made you laugh today?
Genuinely? As in not pretend-laugh? Well, now... my husband has not had a chance since he went to work before me...I spent two hours in a governance meeting...it has just started to rain... Not much to laugh about at this moment, but I'm sure it will pick up later.
5. How late did you stay up last night and why?
I didn't check, put probably between 12h00 and 02h00. Why? Well, that's about the usual time I go to sleep. If I sleep any earlier, I wake up at 02h00 or 03h00 and can't get back to sleep. In actual fact, I did wake up just after 03h00 this morning and struggled not to strangle myself in insomniac frustration until it was time to get up - when I was promptly ready to fall asleep again - typical. I usually read or listen to Jimmy Hendrix.
6. If you could move somewhere else, would you?
Suprisingly for those who know where I live, that is a rather difficult question to answer. I have lived in beautiful places in South Africa - Graaff-Reinet in the Karroo, Jeffreys Bay - spent a lot of time in Knysna and Wilderness. A far call from where I am now. However, my happiness never depended on where I lived, but rather on how I lived. I am living in one of the most ugly places in this country, but I am happy. I've bought a lovely house on a large plot with oak trees that are almost 100 years old and a house built in 1902. I have 11 cats and many other assorted animals who I can afford to give the best care. I have a job that pays well and is more secure than most at the moment. I'm living a lifestyle that I am comfortable with and married to my best friend who I know I can trust. So I guess where I live is not high on my list of priorities at the moment...
7. Ever been kissed under fireworks?
I'm not sure - I think so, although if I can't remember, there couldn't have been much of a spark (pun intended).
8. Which of your friends lives closest to you?
My husband and cats.
9. Do you believe ex's can be friends?
Most absolutely NOT! If I were to bump into my ex-husband, I'd probably get arrested for assault. If my husband and I were to bump into his ex-wife, especially now, we would be jointly arrested for torture, mutilation and murder.
10. How do you feel about Dr. Pepper?
I plead ignorance.
11. When was the last time you cried real hard?
I tend to keep it in. Not the most healthy way of coping, I'm sure. I think the last time I seriously cried was while trying to help my parents and sister earlier this year. The last time I dribbled a bit was a week or so ago when I was reading something from the S.P.C.A. about an animal being euthanised due to the owner's neglect.
12. Who took your profile picture?
Refer to point 2 above.
13. Who was the last person you took a picture of?
I'm not sure... I think the last photo was of one of my cats or my garden. Otherwise, if referring to a person, probably my husband or Abraham, the man who works for us.
14. Was yesterday better than today?
No, yesterday was awful. Try finding out that you jointly owe about R170 000 from 10 years ago that an evil bitch of an ex-wife decided to not tell you about? If it were not for 10 years of interest, it wouldn't be so bad. But yesterday was rather depressing (understatement). Today I'm getting used to it.
15. Can you live a day without TV?
Well, considering that I haven't watched TV for about a year, I suppose so. Nothing personal, I just don't like TV. There is so little time to talk in the evenings that I don't want to spend that valuable time sitting numbly behind a black box. Fortunately my husband has the same feeling.
16. Are you upset about anything?
Yes. Refer to 14 above.
17. Do you think relationships are ever really worth it?
Most definitely. Not all relationships are often pleasant, but one always learns something new.
18. Are you a bad influence?
No - I tend to keep to myself, so don't get around to influencing people badly - or otherwise, for that matter.
19. Night out or night in?
Definitely night in.
20. What items could you not go without during the day?
21. Who was the last peson you visited in the hospital?
My sister (does a mental institution count)?
22. What does the last text message in your Inbox say?
"Thank you for your opinion and comment. We value your input." I have no idea who it is from.
23. How do you feel about your life right now?
Not bad. I'm happy at home and I'm expecting nice challenges at work shortly. I've just about made peace with myself.
24. Do you hate anyone?
I don't like the word hate... but read no. 9 and 14 above to find out 2 people I REALLY don't like.
25. If we were to look in your facebook inbox, what would we find?
A message from my sister and one from a freak asking me where I live.
26. Say you were given a drug test right now, would you pass?
For illegal substances? Yes. For other drugs? No - I've got a headache and took some paracetamol.
27. Has anyone ever called you perfect before?
Well, my husband keeps on telling me that I must never change who I am, so I guess I'm probably perfect for him.
28. What song is stuck in your head?
"Permanent Monday" - I don't even know who sings it! You know the one... "Every time you go away, it's a permanent Monday", etc., etc.
29. Someone knocks on your door at 2:00am, who do you want it to be?
Someone who has just flown over from the UK to personally present me with ten million pounds for winning a competition that someone else entered me in for!
30. Wanna have grandkids by the time your 50?
No. Since I don't have children, I won't want grandkids.
31. Name something you have to do tomorrow?
Go to work. Oh, and attend my team's year-end function. I'm really not a team function type of person... And probably swop the cat food for sensitive stomachs with that for sensitive skin that my husband accidentally bought, although I'll have to go to the vet for that. Wanted to go today after work, but it's still raining and I don't want to get soaked.
32. Do you think too much or too little?
Waaay too much. I don't think that's healthy.
33. Do you smile a lot?
I think so - however, I hate to say that I sometimes smile simply because it is expected of me, but don't we all? I think I smile genuinely on a fairly regular basis, though.
34. Do you think that the people you are tagging are going to answer with the truth?
Why not? Anyway, I'm not really worried about that, since this has been a nice exercise to get me to write a little bit, even albeit with prompts and not spontaneously.