Wednesday, October 1, 2014

50 questions

Here I go, stealing yet another blog post idea from someone else … who got the idea from someone else …. It’s the way some of us blog, sometimes, not all the time. I got this list of questions off one of my favourite blogs so I’m just going to say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery – Thanks Christina!

1. What are you wearing?
Black maxi skirt, white t with yellow zebras on it

2. Ever been in love?

3. Ever had a terrible breakup?
Well, at the time I thought so but in retrospect it really wasn’t so bad and I’m very glad it happened.

4. How tall are you?
To my surprise I’m 1.61 cm I always used to be 1.58 (5 foot 30 – I have no idea when I grew

5. How much do you weigh?
10 kg / 22 pounds too much

6. Any tattoos?
Not yet

7. Any piercings?
Right now, just one hole in each ear and a semi closed belly piercing

8. OTP (one true pair, favourite fictional couple)? 
Rick & Kate (Castle) but if they split up now in the 7th season I’m going to be very annoyed

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9. Favourite shows?
Too many to list, but you can read all about some here

10. Favourite bands?
How do you pick one band? Okay, if I’m forced to I’ll have to say the band that I have loved for the longest time: Aerosmith

11. Something you miss?
My sanity! 
WHo am I kidding I've never been sane.
I would have to say my BFFs Char & Dette who live too far away (South Africa) and I don't get to see nearly enough

12. Favourite song?
It all depends on the day/my mood etc but, at the moment every time I hear either of these songs I get a smile on my face:

All about the base – Meghan Trainor

Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj

13. How old are you?
36 (for another 2 weeks)

14. Zodiac sign?

15. Quality you look for in a partner?
Logical thinking! Fun, good sense or humour, loyalty 
Someone who will love me faults and all

16. Favourite Quote?
I have two, both by Eleanor Roosevelt:
‘Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be’
‘No one can make you feel inferior without your consent’

17. Favourite actor?
For looks: Dwayne Johnson
For movies: It all depends on for which genre, I love Robert Downy Jr. Kevin Spacey, Jeff Daniels, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson etc etc

18. Favourite colour?
I don’t know why but for some reason I seem to be buying Teal coloured things at the moment. I even bought a Teal coloured bookshelf for our lounge
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19. Loud music or soft?
Both, is a party time or sleep time or road trip time?

20. Where do you go when you’re sad?
No where … I still have to do what I have to do

21. How long does it take you to shower?
I have no idea but I don’t take long I can tell you that.

22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
If it is just myself excluding sorting out the kids/breakfast etc …. 20 – 30 min max

23. Ever been in a physical fight?
I once, many years ago slapped someone (as in, in high school)

24. Turn on?
Confidence but not arrogance

25. Turn off? 
Arrogance or just being creepy

26. The reason I started blogging?
I was a bored in the office, started reading some blogs and decided it might be a fun way to sort of keep track of our life and voice my opinion on random stuff

27. Fears?
Other than the obvious …something happening to the people I love …getting stuck in a small space and even worse than that, getting stuck in a small space filled with moths! I don’t like small spaces or moths (yeah I know that being scared of moths is totally irrational)

28. Last thing that made you cry?
I can’t remember …. (yeah, I’ve been told that I’m a heartless ‘bi-atch’

29. Last time you said you loved someone?
This morning as I hopped out the van at the station, to Himself & the kids.

30. Meaning behind the name of your blog?
Well, I really hope my kids turn out ok (screwed up just enough to make them interesting people without being so screwed up that they can’t function normally

31. Last book you read?
The Demons of Ghent (Forbidden Spaces trilogy #2) by Helen Grant.
Not a 10/10 but not a 4/10 either, just an easy quick read

32. The book you’re currently reading? 
Nothing, shocking I know I forgot to grab a new book off the shelf this morning

33. Last show you watched?
Madam Secretary – only episode 2 but I’m liking it so far

34. Last person you talked to?
Someone in the office

35. The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
Friend and Himself’s business partner

36. Favorite food?
Cake! Is cake a food? Okay then bread

37. Place you want to visit?
USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada back to Namibia and lots of places in Europe

38. Last place you visited?
Not sure if my trip to South Africa in March counts or the trip to Frankfurt airport to pick up the kids in August so I’ll have to say Köln, Germany

39. Do you have a crush?
Yes, I have eyes in my head :)
Boy crush: Channing Tatum, I mean how can one look at this picture and not drool?!
Girl crush: Olivia Munn, she is smoking!

40. Last time you kissed someone?
Himself, this morning

41. Last time you were insulted?
You mean people aren’t insulted on a daily basis by their husband and kids??

42. Favourite flavour of sweet?
I like sour sweets

43. What instruments do you play?
I could, once upon a time play the piano

44. Favourite piece of jewellery?
Sentimental jewellery: wedding/engagement rings & the two ‘push’ rings I got
But as far as everyday jewellery goes, at the moment,  I’m wearing a small gold peace sign earing every day

45. Last sport you played?
Does watching sport count? I do a lot of watching. (soccer, swimming)
As for myself, probably when I cycled to the shop, does that count? If it has to be a competitive sport I have no idea, it might have been when we had a jump rope skip-off at home

46. Last song you sang?
Can’t take my eyes off of you (from 10 Things I hate about you) One of the guys in the office starting singing it when we walked back from getting coffee and I couldn’t resist singing along. Don’t worry we were in the staircase, no-one heard me.

47. Favourite chat up line?
Dude, I’ve been married since the turn of the century, people don’t try to chat me up and I sure as heck don’t think Himself ever used a particular line on me. At least not one that I can remember.

48. Have you ever used it?
Didn’t have to, according to Himself it was love at first sight (took me much longer to fall in love with him)

49. Last time you hung out with anyone?
Sunday. The weather was great so we had our last summer BruBQ at the Bru House

50. Who should answer these questions next?

Everyone! I love reading these questions and answers!


  1. Ummm, unless you've swallowed a small child since the last time I saw you, you do NOT need to lose 22 pounds!

  2. I was wondering if Madam Secretary was any good. I might have to watch.

  3. I might have to steal these questions too! I love your song picks - two of my favourites right now!!

  4. Thanks for the shout out! You are one of my favorite blogs too. :) I love both of those songs right now. They put me in a good mood. I also love that second Eleanor Roosevelt quote. She was quite the lady! I'm terrified of moths! Butterflies and ladybugs too. Even though they are pretty, I HATE flying insects. They always seem to go right to your face and hair. Olivia Munn is one of my favorite women also. She's gorgeous, but so smart and funny too. Love her!

  5. I love sour sweets and Aerosmith - we're soulmates. I also think Olivia Munn is smoking, hahaha! I can't believe you don't have any tattoos, though - totally would have thought you did ;)

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