Whilst I was puzzling for a post, spotting Kirsty at effortlessly excessive going a little AWOL thanks to a little personal time with a random question generator, I knew it was a sign.
Have you ever been to the emergency room? What for?
Well, twice with siblings who broke their arms when I babysat them when we were kids (I was oh, 14?) and once for my ownself around 7 weeks before our wedding. We were hosting our friends over for a BBQ, and thanks to a few glasses of wine, a very, very wonky step (which my Dad fixed whilst Mr Kiwi laughed and called me a drunk) and a tile floor. Not a good combination. The physio assured me that if it wasn't off in time for the wedding, they'd re-plaster the cast and draw flowers on it with a sharpie. Luckily, I convinced them to let me have it off a week or so before...
Describe yourself in one sentence.
Errr. (Does that count as one sentence?). A fun loving, slightly weird Kiwi with wanderlust in my history-fascinated soul?
What is one thing that you can not live without?
My wee cat. Is that sad? Yes, probably - but she's so sweet that any day is made immediately better with a few twitches of her paws around a ball of paper. (Furthermore, the England Football team would do well with a tutorial session on ball control with her.)
Are you a spender or a saver?
Spender, but carefully so. I believe in quality AND quantity, plus a little research can be ever ever so fruitful...
If you knew you only had 24 hours left to live, what would you do?
Skydive, hot air balloon, have the most incredibly opulent meal with my nearest and dearest, go to a rave and finish with a night at the Opera.
What is your favourite smell?
Vanilla, hands down. There is something so delicious, so soothing - I adore it when Christmas rolls around because I bulk buy the dessert flavoured bathroom and shower smellies - you know - vanilla, gingerbread, coconut, strawberry, cocoa nib...
What do you wear to sleep?
Fleecy Pyjamas. I'm sexy and I know it...
What's in your fridge?
Normally the only things you'll find in our fridge is a bottle of milk, creaming soda, a bottle of champagne that's been there for altogether too long and about a 30 half started jars of chutney and mustard. Honestly, it is FULL of relish, ketchup, 4 kinds of mustard, chutney, jams, ginger, garlic and BBQ sauces. At the moment though we have a veritable feast of vegetables, steak, chicken, salmon, soup and all the ingredients for fish finger sandwiches. Rock and roll baby! Occasionally I also find the TV remote in there (usually on particularily busy days...)
How often do you use your phone?
Approximately every 15 seconds except when I'm with friends. Don't believe me?
Ma'a Nonu, the most beautiful All Black of them all, wandered into my flat on a Sunday morning whilst I was eating cereal in my PJs. Dressed impeccably in a suit, he was off to Church with his cousin (one of my flatmates). I also got a hug from Amy Lee from Evanescence - I was such an excited fangirl I was shaking for hours afterwards... Technically I haven't met them, but I once almost ran (literally) into Roger Daltrey from The Who, and kinda doorstepped Her Majesty The Queen.
What is your favourite thing about winter?
Eating ice cream whilst cuddled up on the couch, whilst it rains up a storm outside.
Do you prefer to shop online or in a store?
Online, hands-down. Shopping in womens stores is hell on earth, especially when you're searching for a particular item. Take winter jumpers for example - a few years ago I spent 5 hours fruitlessly wandering through a plethora of stores both big and small, only to find nothing. Now, I buy on the internet, and once I like something buy it in all the colours, but the extras will be relegated to the back of my wardrobe for a while. Apparently stores are laid out to suit the ancient gender roles of food gathering; men racing out for quick strike hunting (now mostly just stalking underpants and shirts conveniently grouped with like) and women slowly selecting surveying the whole crop and harvesting the best, ripest plants (now flimsy chiffon blouses and A-line dresses randomly chucked throughout the store
If you could be any celebrity, who would it be?
Amy Lee from Evanescence. When I was a teenager I yearned to be a bit goth, but beautifully so, plus she is so very talented. Damn her.
Are you a pessimist or an optimist?
Can I answer in the form of a video?
What is one of your worst habits?
Enthusiastically interrupting because I've thought of a hilarious story to tell people. It's well intentioned rudeness I swear (mostly because I'll forget it 15 seconds later...)
So, how about you? Feel free to roll the random question generator & share...