20(ish) Questions

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I’ve decided to take a bit of a break from blog awards, but when I’m nominated for awards I’ll answer the questions posed to me in this 20(ish) questions format, along with assorted other question tags and the like.  Feel free to join in the fun with your own answers to any or all of the questions 🙂


Questions from DM at Pointless Overthinking:

  1. What is your biggest fear?  Being unemployed and running out of money.  It may seem like catastrophizing, but it would have been my reality a couple of years ago if I wasn’t such a diligent saver.
  2. What would you like to achieve with your writing?  I’m not particularly goal-oriented when it comes to my writing, but I do want to continue to connect with other bloggers and tap into this sense of community.
  3. On a scale from 1 (hell would be better) to 10 (everything is more than perfect), how satisfied are you with your life right now and why do you think so?  Hmm, that’s a very tough question.  Right now I feel like I’m coasting along on momentum rather than feeling much overall satisfaction.  I’m definitely below a 5, but how much below varies depending on how I’m feeling.
  4. What is the first thing you do every morning?  Feed the guinea pigs.  If I try to stay in bed for a while but they hear me rustling around, they’ll start squeaking to remind me to give them their breakfast.
  5. How do you like to spend your weekends?  At both of my jobs I work casual, so there’s really no difference in my world between weekdays and weekends.
  6. What are you grateful for?  Those same 4 little balls of fur that kick up a ruckus if I don’t feed them exactly when their little hearts desire.
  7. What things do you have on your bucket list?  I’m leaving very soon for a trip to Italy, which has always been on my bucket list.  Roman ruins, renaissance art, good food, good wine… what more could you ask for?
  8. What’s the craziest dream you ever had?  This question would require that I remember my dreams, which I rarely do.  Maybe that’s a good thing, maybe it’s a bad thing… I’m inclined to think it’s a good thing.
  9. What’s your core belief?  I think the belief that has stayed the most consistent through my life is the belief that it’s important to always be expanding my mind, by learning more and seeing new things.  That’s a big part of why travelling has always been very important to me.
  10. What is your biggest desire?  The problem is that would require me to feel desire, which I just don’t.  I guess what I want the most falls more into the category of not wanting – I don’t want harmful things to happen to me.  I feel like I’ve met my quota on that for a while.


Question from Have You Ever Noticed? blog:

Talk about an incident that impacted your life in a really positive way.

There have been a lot of occasions while I’ve been travelling that people have decided to take the dazed and confused solo white girl under their wing.  In Hanoi, Vietnam, I was visiting a museum and came across the board of directors of the museum (or something along those lines) having lunch.  They decided I should join them, and they were showing me how to eat the food properly and telling me all about their museum.  In India, I had gotten confused and thought I’d missed my train in the middle of the night.  Turned out my train was just pulling out of the station, and they radioed and told it to stop.  One of the staff picked up my backpack and starts running toward the train, with me huffing and puffing along after him, and I made it on the train – a great Bollywood moment.  When my friend and I were travelling in Romania, we got to a town where the guesthouse mentioned in our guidebook simply didn’t exist.  We were trying to ask directions, and a lady took pity on us and invited us to stay in her house.  She spoke maybe 5 words of English but she was thrilled to have us there.  This is why I love travelling; it’s such a good reminder that there really are kind people in the world.


A few questions from A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip‘s Game On series:

What is the funniest first name you have ever heard used in the real world?[as in not cartoon or films and so on]  When I was younger, my friend had a crush on a guy named Tree, who had one brother named Ember and another sibling named something tree-related.

Why did 6 cry?  Because 9 was a useless lover.

If you awoke one morning and found your five year old self in your current body, what would be the first thing you do?  Probably gaze at the mirror in confused fascination about having breasts.

If animals could talk which one do you think would be the rudest?  My guinea pig Squeaky.  He can be a grumpy old man.

What is your most favourite funniest film – provide link please.  The Heat with Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.  It’s one of my main go-to’s to lift me up if I’m feeling shitty.

How many mice would it take to lift an elephant?  Only one if the elephant is hooked up to a crane and the mouse is qualified to operate said crane (the guinea pigs would be willing to help out).

Ok, somehow you have found yourself in front of a panel of doctors in the local insane asylum and you have to convince them that you are not mad, even though you are acting quite bonkers – how would you convince them that you really are ok?  I would recite pharmacology info while doing the hokey pokey and balancing a DSM on my head.

How much did the polar bear weigh?  The square root of the weight of the elephant divided by the combined weight of the mouse and any guinea pigs helping out.

Blimey!! You have just landed the task of making a room filled with straight faces laugh – how are you going to achieve it??  Show an episode of Seinfeld, maybe The Contest.  Are you still master of your domain?

Who is your favourite comedienne?  Probably Melissa McCarthy.  I loved her Sean Spicer impression.  Plus she was great in The Heat, as mentioned above.

Do butterflies remember their life as a caterpillar?  They’re too busy being pretty to worry about caterpillar-hood.

Why is a carrot more orange than an orange?  I think an even better question would be if an orange is called an orange, why isn’t a lemon called a yellow?

Why does grass smell only when it’s been cut?  Insert fart joke here.

If a word is spelt incorrectly in a dictionary – how would you know if you didn’t have any way of checking it?  My question here would be what if you don’t know how to spell a word, how the heck are you supposed to find it in a dictionary?  Say you don’t know phone starts with a ‘ph’ and you’re looking under ‘f’ – you’re truly f’ed!

What was Captain Hooks name before he got the hook?  Let’s just hope he wasn’t born with hook.  Now that would feel pretty damn awful coming out the vagina – kind of like an episiotomy on steroids.


Come on, you know you want to answer a few – that’s what the comments section is for!


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12 thoughts on “20(ish) Questions

  1. utahan15 says:

    actually i do not
    i m an autistic
    fuck up
    and all i think
    and feel is here
    for you to access
    me i do not like to go about
    since nine eleven
    i subscribe
    to the inner light
    the further one travels
    the less one knows
    now how about some
    in response

  2. Meg says:

    Didn’t 6 cry because seven ate nine? [GROAN!!]

    I can totally relate to the guinea piggies waking you up!! Sammy Samson, my puppy, hurls his huge springer spaniel body on top of me when he wants me to wake up already.

    Hilarious answers!! Made me laugh out loud!! 😀 😀 😀

  3. Jess @theBraveandStrong.com says:

    “Being unemployed and running out of money”, omg same :(. Whenever I have a job I save money like crazy, because I know it (probably) won’t last.

    Your piggies sound adorable!!

    “I think the belief that has stayed the most consistent through my life is the belief that it’s important to always be expanding my mind, by learning more and seeing new things.” This is so true. Beautiful answer!

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