Trying to get back into updating on a regular basis. While I work on that, I figure answering some random questions is a good place to start!! All 100 of 'em!!
1: when you have cereal, do you have more milk than cereal or more cereal than milk?
probably less milk as I don't like my cereal to get too soggy
2: do you like the feeling of cold air on your cheeks on a wintery day?
I do. I drive for a living and always have the window open even on a drizzly day. Will only close it when it's absolutely pouring.
3: what random objects do you use to bookmark your books?
shopping dockets, train tickets, even used a $5 note once!!
4: how do you take your coffee/tea?
As stated in the last meme, I drink Milo only. Have at least 5 or 6 heaped teaspoons of Milo, 3 or 4 teaspoons of sugar, just enough milk to make it into a thick paste, then hot water to top of mug.
5: are you self-conscious of your smile?
6: do you keep plants?
Not at the moment, but I would like to get some.
7: do you name your plants?
8: what artistic medium do you use to express your feelings?
Drawing, writing, dancing.
9: do you like singing/humming to yourself?
Yep, do it in the car a lot.
10: do you sleep on your back, side, or stomach?
on my side
11: what's an inner joke you have with your friends?
can't think of any.
12: what's your favorite planet?
This one!!! has all my awesome friends and favourite things on it!!! :-)
13: what's something that made you smile today?
watching the J2 gold panel from ChicagoCon17. Jared's first words: "I did not tweet that."
14: if you were to live with your best friend in an old flat in a big city, what would it look like?
Lots of pets, kinda messy, with lots of fandom merch covering shelves and walls
15: go google a weird space fact and tell us what it is!
There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on all the beaches and deserts on Earth.
16: what's your favorite pasta dish?
17: what color do you really want to dye your hair?
18: tell us about something dumb/funny you did that has since gone down in history between you and your friends and is always brought up.
mmmmmm, nah.... I got nothing. :-/
19: do you keep a journal? what do you write/draw/ in it?
only here on LJ.
usually what ever comes to mind but mainly about my baby Sam, how much I love SPN and Jared Padalecki, the occassional fanfic.
20: what's your favorite eye color?
Whatever colour Jared's are!! Hazel, I think. Can be pretty much any colour depending on the lighting, his mood, what he's wearing.
21: talk about your favorite bag, the one that's been to hell and back with you and that you love to pieces.
Farscape backpack I got as a Gold ticket gift at the 2008 Farcape con in LA. It's been to pretty much every con since then. All 3 zipper tab thingys are broken, pockets worn through in multiple places but I will keep on using it til it falls apart completely.
22: are you a morning person?
23: what's your favorite thing to do on lazy days where you have 0 obligations?
stay in my pj's, watch SPN, eat and drink my favourites, lots of cuddles and hugs with Sam
24: is there someone out there you would trust with every single one of your secrets?
Yes, a couple of people.
25: what's the weirdest place you've ever broken into?
Not exactly broken into but during a night shift at my previous job, I locked myself out of the area behind the register (wasn't told the door code had been changed) so had to climb/squeeze between the security wires so I could open the door from the inside. Just glad it was really quiet and no customers came.
26: what are the shoes you've had for forever and wear with every single outfit?
black work shoes, so so comfy!!
27: what's your favorite bubblegum flavor?
hate all bubblegum
28: sunrise or sunset?
29: what's something really cute that one of your friends does and is totally endearing?
if she sees me looking at her, she'll wink at me.
30: think of it: have you ever been truly scared?
too often, unfortunately.
31: what is your opinion of socks? do you like wearing weird socks? do you sleep with socks? do you confine yourself to white sock hell?
I ♥ my socks!! I sleep in socks most of the year, (hate having cold feet), only wear white socks with white sneakers
32: tell us a story of something that happened to you after 3AM when you were with friends.
It's been so long since I was up with friends after 3am (I'm talking decades!!) that I genuinely can't remember any stories. :-(
33: what's your fave pastry?
Apple crumble danish
34: tell us about the stuffed animal you kept as a kid. what is it called? what does it look like? do you still keep it?
Had a stuffed toy parrot called Paulie. He's green and blue and yellow. I do. He's in a box somewhere in the bedroom closet.
35: do you like stationary stationery and pretty pens and so on? do you use them often?
Yes and no. My mum has sent me a lot of stationary sets for my birthday and Xmas. They are all still unopened but I'd like to think I'll use them one day.
36: which band's sound would fit your mood right now?
something dark and gloomy
37: do you like keeping your room messy or clean?
It's usually messy, except on rental inspection days.
38: tell us about your pet peeves!
too many to list!! I guess my main one is people mistaking disagreement for rudeness.
39: what color do you wear the most?
fluro yellow (work uniform 5 days a week, 12 hours a day)
40: think of a piece of jewelry you own: what's it's story? does it have any meaning to you?
A pentagram necklace my BFF gave me for christmas a couple of years ago. It's very special because it represents our mutual love of SPN. I have never taken it off and will often touch it when I'm having a bad few moments and it's like I'm connecting with her and her love and strength.
41: what's the last book you remember really, really loving?
Voyager by Diana Gabledon. Was the first book in her Outlander series that as soon as I finished I turned to page 1 and started reading it again.
42: do you have a favorite coffee shop? describe it!
Dome cafe in the central city. Not so much the place( It's a pretty generic store) itself but for all the awesome times I've had there with friends and fellow fans.
43: who was the last person you gazed at the stars with?
probably my brother when we were kids.
44: when was the last time you remember feeling completely serene and at peace with everything?
about a week ago. Had my 1st country job to a small town about 3 hours drive away from the big city I work in. Had my favourite music blasting, the weather was gorgeous and all was so fucking right with the world. :-)
45: do you trust your instincts a lot?
I try to as usually my first choice is the right one.
46: tell us the worst pun you can think of.
Stolen/paraphrasing from Jared at a recent con:
Why don't we call flies with no wings walks?
47: what food do you think should be banned from the universe?
offal ie tripe, liver, brains .... eewwww, feel ill just typing that.
48: what was your biggest fear as a kid? is it the same today?
I used to have nightmares about being made to ride a penny farthing bike and falling off because of course my feet couldn't reach the ground when I'd stop pedalling.
Now, it's losing my dad (my mum died when I was 20) and losing my job.
49: do you like buying CDs and records? what was the last one you bought?
I do when I have the money. Think it was John Barrowman.
50: what's an odd thing you collect?
fandom mugs, for display only. Have never used them.
51: think of a person. What song do you associate with them?
My friend Tracey-- Walking On Sunshine she's always in such a great mood when see her. Always cheers me up.
52: What are your favorite memes of the year so far?
Memory is crap so I'll say this one!!
53: have you ever watched the Rocky Horror Picture Show? Heathers? Beetlejuice? Pulp Fiction? What do you think of them?
yes (loved it) yes (fell in love with Christian Slater) yes (remember laughing a lot) & no (should I?)
54: Who's the last person you saw with a true look of sadness on their face?
My dog Sam when I left for work on Friday morning. And yes I consider my dog a person!!
55: What's the most dramatic thing you've ever done to prove a point?
Ran away from home. Only got to the corner before I started to miss my parents and went home. I think I was about 5
56: What are some things you find endearing in people?
their complete and total passion for things other people would find weird.
57: Go listen to Bohemian Rhapsody. How did it make you feel? Did you dramatically reenact the lyrics?
Amazing as always, also a little sad that we lost Freddie at such a relatively young age and all the music we've missed out on.
Hell yeah, esp the Wayne's World headbanging during the guitar solo!! It's even better if I'm driving at the time.
58: who's the wine mom and who's the vodka aunt in your group of friends? why?
I'm the wine mum. Hmmmm, don't know of any of my friends who drink vodka.
59: what's your favorite myth?
60: do you like poetry? what are some of your faves?
Anything by Banjo Patterson
I Sing The Body Electric by Walt Whitman
61: what's the stupidest gift you've ever given? the stupidest one you've ever received?
I don't give stupid gifts!! :-/
no gifts received are stupid. even if I don't like/want/need it, the fact that someone went to the trouble of buying or making it makes it not stupid.
62: do you drink juice in the morning? which kind?
When I can afford it.
OJ or Apple.
63: are you fussy about your books and music? do you keep them meticulously organized or kinda leave them be?
Yes. Books are all sorted by author in order of publication for fiction and by subject matter/author for non-fiction.
64: what color is the sky where you are right now?
very light, almost pale blue with a bit of greyish clouds.
65: is there anyone you haven't seen in a long time who you'd love to hang out with?
Yeah, my mum. :-(
66: what would your ideal flower crown look like?
lots of pink and purple and yellow flowers.
67: how do gloomy days where the sky is dark and the world is misty make you feel?
depressed. I like and need my sunshine!!
68: what's winter like where you live?
Pretty mild. It never snows, barely gets under 10degC during the day and 0degC at night. Usually in the teens, with weeks between rainfall.
69: what are your favorite board games?
Trivial Pursuit (my dream is to get the SPN version one day)
70: have you ever used a ouija board?
Nope. Why open the door?? There is some crazy shit out there!
71: what's your favorite kind of tea?
on the very very rare times I drink it, has to be green tea with a tough of honey
72: are you a person who needs to note everything down or else you'll forget it?
Never used to have but now, yeah. Have started making notes on my phone (with OMG!! alarm reminders) It sucks getting old. :-/
73: what are some of your worst habits?
Laziness. I can be self-centered. I generally tend to want to get my own way all the way.
74: describe a good friend of yours without using their name or gendered pronouns.
amazing, loyal, supportive, funny, gorgeous
75: tell us about your pets!
Sam, my 7 year old black lab is my companion and best friend and the reason I'm still alive. He's about 40kg but still climbs up on my lap whenever he damn well feels like it. He seems okay with me leaving him every day for work and is always super happy to see me when I get home. Nearly always has his favourite toy in his mouth when he greets me. If I surprise him, he'll go find it straight away.
Has started this habit the last few months of scrunching up his doggie futon between his front legs and ummmm humping it. Does it after his evening meal every night but never after breakfast. God damn funny to watch.
He also howls like a husky when the Mr Whippie van drives buy. But only if it's playing Greensleeves. LOL Any other music and he ignores it.
76: is there anything you should be doing right now but aren't?
Ahhhhh, so many things!! :-) Laundry, vacuuming, dishes, gardening.
77: pink or yellow lemonade?
Gotta be pink!!
78: are you in the minion hateclub or fanclub?
definitely fanclub!! I love the little yellow, one eyed dude!!
79: what's one of the cutest things someone has ever done for you?
My BFF lives on the other side of the country( so 3 hours ahead of me) and most mornings I wake up to gorgeous pics of Jared in our FB messenger chat!
80: what color are your bedroom walls? did you choose that color? if so, why?
white and I rent, so nope.
81: describe one of your friend's eyes using the most abstract imagery you can think of.
like a burst of pure happiness with side of lost puppy
82: are/were you good in school?
good enough to graduate, I suppose.
83: what's some of your favorite album art?
AC/DC Back In Black
Simple and to the point!
84: are you planning on getting tattoos? which ones?
no, but if I did it would be AKF in Jared's writing.
85: do you read comics? what are your faves?
Not much but I read the SPN comics years ago.
86: do you like concept albums? which ones?
87: what are some movies you think everyone should watch at least once in their lives?
The original Star Wars trilogy, Ghost, Dirty Dancing, Beaches
88: are there any artistic movements you particularly enjoy?
I take it you don't mean the bowel variety??? :-)
89: are you close to your parents?
Very close to my dad. Talk on the phone a lot and I visit him most weekends. My mum passed in 89. I'm adopted and I chat with my biological mum every few weeks on the phone. She lives about 6 hours drive away so don't get to see her as much as I would like.
90: talk about one of your favorite cities.
LA, it's so vibrant and full of energy 24/7. So many things to see and do, places to explore and hang out in. Wouldn;t want to live there but I love visiting and hope to do so many more times.
91: where do you plan on traveling this year?
I'm flying from Perth to Sydney next Friday night for a Stargate con on the Saturday. Will be seeing RDA, Michael Shanks and Amanda Tapping at the same con for the first time. Also can't wait to hang out with my BFF. Will only be there for 14 hours so will have to make every second count.
92: are you a person who drowns their pasta in cheese or a person who barely sprinkles a pinch?
Give me ALL the chesse!!!
93: what's the hairstyle you wear the most?
ponytail at work, down and free at home.
94: who was the last person you know to have a birthday?
95: what are your plans for this weekend?
Well it's Sunday arvo, so not much weekend left :-( But there is Outlander to watch and later tonight will be following the live-tweets of the J2 gold panel from NOLAcon.
Also need to do a load of washing.
96: do you install your computer updates really quickly or do you procrastinate on them a lot?
updates?? what are them?? LOL they usually happen when my computer decides they must be done and shuts down with no warning!!
97: myer briggs type, zodiac sign, and hogwarts house?
don't know/don't care
98: when's the last time you went hiking? did you enjoy it?
so long ago I can't remember. Probably not otherwise I think I would have done it again.
99: list some songs that resonate to your soul whenever you hear them.
anything by either A-ha or George Michael. They are my go-to whenever I'm feeling down and depressed.
100: if you were presented with two buttons, one that allows you to go 5 years into the past, the other 5 years into the future, which one would you press? why?
Definitely to the past. I was on the verge of buying my own house/ offer accepted/finance approved/just waiting on settlement to go through. Then I lost my job. In utter panic and deeply depressive, thinking I wouldn't find another one, I foolishly told the finance company to cancel the contract. Worst mistake I have ever made as I found another job just a few days later. Since then shit has happened (most of it my fault) and I haven't been in a position to buy again and probably never will be.