Thursday, October 18, 2012

Coffee Talk :: Ink, Bangs, Job, Friends & Twitter vs. FB ::

I saw this on Lena B's blog ... so I thought I would grab the button and answer the questions. 

Coffee Talk with Natalie Blair

1. Let's talk about it. Do you have tattoos? How many??

I don't have any.... which is a bit of a surprise to most people who meet me.  I've always wanted one but I never knew what I wanted .... I want something that has meaning to me.
There is an idea brewing so maybe one day

2.  Let's talk about hair styles: Bangs, do you have them, or trying to grown them? What about side bangs?

Okay at the moment I have nothing ... I mean I barely have hair .... But I've had them, short, long, on the side, spiked .... you name it

See no hair at the moment

3.  Let's talk about work: Without getting specific with a company name, what do you do?  What did you want to be when you grew up when you were young?

I work for a big  international bank (but it's not a bank like you would imagine).  I also never see any money, I work as a technical editor, meaning I re-write newsletters and operational documents and forms ... in a nutshell I correct other people's work and then I publish it.  It's not the most exciting job but it's varied and I like doing it most days.  The bit that I like most about my job is the side-line..... creating Tone of Voice courses to help teach other employees how to write in a clear and effective way.

When I was little I wanted to be a teacher ... so glad I didn't go down that route

4.  Let's talk about friends:  Do you find it easier or more difficult to meet new friends as an adult?  do you have what you'd consider 'blog friends'?  What about IRL (in real life) friends?

Mmh I'd say it's been about the same for me with regards to how easy or difficult it is to meet new friends.  I'm friendly but we might not be really good friends.  I'd say I have 4 really good friends, two  who live in South Africa so sadly I see very little of them.  (thank goodness for technology).  

I do have a couple of 'blog friends' who I really wish I knew in real life cause I'm sure they would be IRL friends to.  Sadly, they also live on the other side of the world. 

5. Let's talk about social media:  Android or iPhone? Twitter or Facebook?

I used to have a BlackBerry but one of the dogs ate it ... then a friend gave me her old Samsung ... I still use it but only to call and text.  I think I would like an iPhone but they are just not affordable so unless I win the lottery I'll have to use my current phone for a while still. 

I'm on Facebook every day ... when you have friends and family who live as far away as I do it's the easiest way to keep in touch with what is happening in their lives.  And while I do have a twitter account I never ever use it ... I don't have time


  1. same here with twitter! I was surprised you did not have a tattoo when we first started chatting. Funny the things we think about just based on appearance.

  2. Okay - not too many people can rock the shaved head look but you're doing it quite nicely!

    I think your job sounds kind of cool.

  3. I'm with Wendy - your job sounds awesome. Except that it keeps you crazy busy all the time.

    I just got an iPhone this year, and now I'm not sure I'd want to give it up. I use it more for internet than I do calling and texting!

  4. you seriously look so gorgeous with your super short hair, I love it! I'm going to have to catch up on your blog, you have such a fascinating life!!!! Leah {Lovely Life of Leah}

  5. i hate that some of my best friends don't live right next door. it would make things so much easier.

  6. You don't have any tattoos? I guess I am a little surprised, haha. I would be covered in them if I could make up my mind on what I wanted and had the money. I love tattoos!
    I am a huge iPhone lover, I switched over from the dark side ;) haha!

  7. I'm surprised you don't have a tattoo either... but that's great that you're waiting until you have something really meaningful to you! I've got one in mind, but haven't taken the leap yet :)

  8. I'm with you - I don't understand Twitter!

    I am surprised that you don't have any tattoos and I'm also surprised that I've never asked about that?! ha!

    You look good with no hair and you know it ;)

  9. People are always surprised that I don't have any tattoos, either. I was also the least likely to marry amongst college girlfriends. Then, I got married and started having babies at 25. Years before anyone else did. Who knew?

  10. ps - Who looks that good with no hair? For real. Kind of pisses me off.

  11. You look AWESOME with no hair! Wish I could pull that off!! I did go the pixie route once.. I pulled that off very well :)

    OMG I love all of your answers! And you are awesome! Thanks for linking up with me :) I will be back to visit more often :)

  12. yay now i know more about and have to say i most definitely do not want your job i's be terrible at it I have the worse spelling and grammar of anyone. But must say love your hair style I've always wanted to shave my head after losing ll my hair many years ago but hubby would totally freak