Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tag, i'm it!

At a party on Saturday night i was discussing my blog with a friend. i've been worrying about the content of le blog of late, and that i'm not pleasing everybody. i've mostly been posting scrapbook pages and such and not really talking about my life. i feel a bit torn between my readers who seem to be made up of scrapbookers and 'my real life' friends. i initially started the blog to share my pages and communicate with other scrappers, but over the years some of my closer friends, near and far, have started reading and use it as a way to keep up with my goings on. The reasons i don't tend to talk too much about personal stuff are because a) i am a fairly secretive person anyway b) i'm not your typical scrapbooker.

What i mean by this is that the majority of scrapbookers are mothers/wives. i am neither. i'm single with no plans to have children (possibly ever) and have long since given up hope of my Prince Charming ever making an appearance. And i'm happy with that. But it does make me concious that fellow scrapbookers probably aren't too interested in my talk of singledom and the adventures it brings.

i also don't wish to come across as narcissistic in any way. i honestly don't think any of you readers would care what my opinion is on the latest book/film/glee episode so i have steered away from doing that. However, i love to read about other people's lives and recommendations, so it got me to thinking that maybe i should be posting about those things, even if some people don't like it or disagree with my opinions. After all, it is my blog! So from now on i will try and get more of a balance here, be more open and honest. i think i am probably over thinking things anyway, as is my way.

So there couldn't have been a more perfect time for Miss Laura to tag me in some questions. Here goes:

1. If you could only ever eat crisps or chocolate ever again, which would you pick?

Chocolate. No question. i am a chocolate monster, always have been. My favourite is galaxy chocolate. My other favourite is Peanut Butter M&M's. Unfortunately they are not available in the UK, except in some American Sweet shops and then they are very overpriced! If you follow me on twitter you will know that i ate the last of my supply at the weekend. :( i did a whole page about them the other week, ha ha!

2. What are you most proud of?

Travelling the world on my own.

It's made me the person i am today.

3. Do you have any weird phobias?

i wouldn't say it's weird, because it's quite common, but i am terrified of snakes. i can't even watch them on tv and when i am anxious or stressed i wake up in the middle of the night thinking there's one in my bed. When i was travelling in Australia i had to psyche myself up to go on bush walks but one time i was faced with them unexpectedly and i had a full on panic attack, that was no fun.

4. Which teacher inspired you most at school?

Mrs Elliot. She was my teacher in my first primary school. She was really into archaeology and our school was built on a Roman site which was being excavated. i featured on an educational video for National Heritage, it's hilarious to watch now! Up until the age of about 11 i wanted to be an archaeologist when i grew up.

5. Which Friends character are you most like?

Make of that what you will.

6. If you could be a super hero, what would your powers be?

Healing. Not for myself but for other people.

7. Do you like your handwriting?

Mostly. i don't dislike it. People often tell me i have nice handwriting which i do find a bit odd. Sometimes it can be very messy. And i don't always have the same handwriting which is strange. i'm not sure if there is a proper term for it, but my handwriting changes depending on my mood, the space i have to write in and the pen i'm using. i probably have about 5 or 6 different 'font's' but there's one that i use most often, which is the one you will usually see on my pages.

8. What has been the best Christmas present you ever recieved?

i'm not sure if it was a Christmas present or a birthday present, but my first boyfriend had the first rose he ever gave me professionally framed with a personal quote put on a plaque underneath it. i still have it hanging in my room and i don't think anyone will ever get me anything so thoughtful again.

9. Would you rather be too hot or too cold?

Hot. i can't stand the cold. And i really feel the cold, to the point where i think i might have circulation problems. But i hate wearing layers and shoes or socks :/

10. Are you still watching Lost? And if so... do you have a clue what is going on????

No, i gave up after season 2. i actually tried to pick it up again last month but i couldn't even get through one episode.

So for my questions:

1. The Simpson's or Family Guy?
2. What was your favourite book as a child?
3. What was your last purchase?
4. What advice would you give your younger self?
5. What is your favourite dinner dish?
6. If there were a film or movie written about your life, what would it be called?
7. What makes you cringe?
8. Do you like your name?
9. Where in the world would you most like to go?
10. What's your current favourite band/artist?

And i'm going to tag: Sian, Kellie, Caketin, Helen and Becky . But you can consider yourselves all tagged!


Laura said...

Awesome!!! I loves it!

My top three moments of this blog post are:

* Your 5 or 6 fonts, lol.
* Chandler, lol
* and the rose, aww

Paige Baker said...

Love all of this.

peata said...

love it.
bookmarked ya blog.
toilet roll mini scrapbook comp

Sian said...

Ooh, thanks Alexa! This is a subject I've been thinking about myself recently too. I just don't know if you can please all of the people all of the time. I am a wife and mother..and what you say holds true for me the other way round: not everyone wants to hear about my kids, for example, and yet a lot of my life revolves around them so they are the story I have to tell. If I talk about me a lot, it starts to feel self obsessed (and for that reason I will be holding off on replying to the tag just yet. I have an "all about me" blog hop to take part in on Sat). I don't know what the answer is! At the minute I'm just going with the flow.

sandra said...

Are you my long lost sister? I feel the same way! I'm a walking ball of paranoia, though. I, too, started blogging because of scrapbooking but even that I rarely share if I have any kind of journaling on it. I'm trying to blog about what I want/think but because I am so secretive, I can't bring myself to do it too much although I also think 'but it's MY blog!' Lol
I don't share my blog/twitter info with most of my IRL friends since I don't want them to read it/follow me. Not because I'm posting anything bad, I just don't want them to. Even on fb, my wall is private. I'm realizing as I type this I might just be nuts. And I'm also single/no kids and no hope of prince charming. But see, I love reading about other people's thoughts so I hope YOU blog more! :)

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