Thinking & Feeling

“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.” Horace Walpole

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

A bit of 69 time

As with several other people I got this off Christel’s blog and thought it would be fun to answer it too:

1. The phone rings; who do you want it to be?
No one, I mostly hate it when the phone rings. But if it has to ring it can be J - I do quite like talking to him. Even if he is full of kak and laughs at me all the time!

2. When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart?
Yes I do. I am very responsible about that. At worst I will leave it safely out of the way. I almost always push my own trolley, unpack my own trolley and load my car too. I have 2 fully functional arms and like to do it myself.

3. In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener?
I have become a talker. I talk FAR too much. I really need to make myself LISTEN more. I am aware of it through and I do try.

4. Do you take compliments well?
No not really. I like getting them, but I need to get better at accepting them graciously and not to immediately be self deprecating. I have noticed how when I compliment someone sometimes' a person who is not able to accept a compliment can actually almost imply you have bad taste/judgement, and that's quite rude! So if someone says something nice just say 'Thank-you!'

5. Do you play Sudoku?
I try, but I am not that good, sadly. I expected to be better at it!

6. If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive?
Yes I am pretty sure I would. Probably depending on how extreme the conditions were, but I have a good general knowledge and am quite capable and self sufficient, so I am fairly sure I could get by.

7. Do you like to ride horses?
No not really. But I would try again. I don't think I have had very good experiences so far.

8. Did you ever go to camp as a kid?
Yes, we camped and caravanned too. I enjoy camping. I have yet to do very rustic camping, i.e. out in the bush with just what you have with you. I have only camped at camp sites or music festivals etc.

9. What was your favourite game as a kid?
Erm... I loved playing with my 1st Love doll, and lots of fantasy play imagining scenarios and 'being' various people and characters. As for board games I LOVED Trivial Pursuit.

10. If a sexy person was pursuing you, but you knew he/she was married, would you go for it? Hrm... really depends on the situation, but probably not. I would certainly question them and their motives though.

11. Have you lied to get out of a date?
Not that I recall.

12. Could you date someone with different religious beliefs than you?
Yes, but I think I would struggle to be very close to someone who was really devout (especially Christian) because it's just a fundamental difference in belief systems and this filters through to many levels.

13. Do you like to pursue or be pursued?
A bit of both.

14. Use three words to describe yourself?
Rational, Capable, Witty.

15. Do any songs make you cry?
Yes, quite a few actually. They help me to access my emotional side.

16. Are you continuing your education?
I read and learn and research all the time! If I wonder about something I will Google it and find the answer. I don't have any immediate urge to study formally right now though.

17. Do you know how to shoot a gun?
Yes, and I have done so a few times.

18. If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you grabbed?
My laptop first and my concertina file full of filed documents second. Everything else is just 'stuff'.

19. How often do you read books?
All the time. I am usually reading something. I have been a bit slack in the past 6 months or so, but I used to read every night before going to sleep.

20. Do you think more about the past, present or future?
I think about all 3, I focus on the present and dream about the future sometimes, but have no specific plans for the future for now. So at the moment I am more about the here and now than anything else.

21. What is your favourite children’s book?
Um for sentimental value 'Guess How Much I Love You', but I also love the Richard Scarry Busy World Books for their detail, quirkiness and how much fun they are. You can relook over them forever no matter how young or old you are.

22. What colour are your eyes?
Bluish grey.

23. How tall are you?
165 cm

24. Where is your dream house located?
No idea. Home is where the heart is. I could live almost anywhere.

25. Do you have a secret fetish?
Not really. I am a pretty much open book, and I have no obsessions.

26. Have you tried sushi?
Yes and I LOVE it. I make it too.

27. Have you ever taken pictures in a photo booth?
No not yet.

28. When was the last time you were at a library?
About 6 months ago. We used to go quite regularly though.

29. When was the last time you were at Church?
Hrm... ages ago! I think mid 2004 at my manager's memorial service. I don't do church.

30. Where was the furthest place you travelled today?
Here to work - all 4km away! ;)

31. What was your favourite job?
I enjoyed my work with the Ubuntu community immensely, and VERY much loved my doula'ing - I miss it!

32. Do you like mustard?
Yes I do, esp whole grain mustard.

33. Do you prefer to sleep or eat?
I eat too much and don't sleep enough - figure it out!

34. Do you look like your mom or dad?
My mom - unfortunately. I hope I don't continue on that trend as I age!

35. How long does it take you in the shower?
About 5 minutes, 10 if I wash my hair. If I want to take my time I bath.

36. Can you do the splits?
No, but I'd love to!

37. What movie do you want to see right now?
Burn After reading.

38. If you could fast forward your life, would you? Hell no! WTF is the point of that!?

39. What did you do for New Year’s?
A kiddies party. It was fun but not half as fun as the previous one which seriously ROCKED BIG TIME!

40. Do you think dying is scary?
No. I think the circumstances surrounding it can be, but I have no issue with the concept of death itself.

41. Could you relate to a character in Grey’s?
George! :)

42. Do you own a camera phone?
Yes, who doesn't these days?

43. Do you have an “ex box” with pics and letters from past lovers?
No. I have a few scattered things left over, but I have thrown most of my old stuff away. I kind of wish I had kept it though some of it was sweet, funny and cringe-worthy!

44. Was your mom a cheerleader?

45. What’s the last letter of your middle name?

46. Do you like your middle name?
No, but I don't hate it. It just has no relevance or significance to me. It is Margaret.

47. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
Between 6-8 usually.

48. Do you like care bears?
Not particularly.

49. What do you buy at the movies?
Usually nothing, sometimes a Coke Light, very occasionally popcorn. Movies are for watching, not eating a meal!

50. Do you know how to play poker?
More or less, but I am not expert and would need a little guidance at times. I could learn it quite easily with practise though.

51. Do you wear your seatbelt?
Always. Everyone in my car does. I don't like driving with people without a seat belt on.

52. What do you wear to sleep?
Usually nothing.

53. Anything big ever happen in your hometown?
Um YES. This is Cape Town, lots happens here!

54. How many meals do you eat a day?
2 officially, but I snack far too much.

55. Is your tongue pierced?

56. Ever meet anyone you met on Face book?
Well my Face book friends are all people I have met before - whether in real life or elsewhere on the Internet, that's why I consider them 'friends'. I haven't picked up any total stranger on FB so I guess that's a no. But I have met LOADS of people on the Internet who go on to be real life friends, or lovers, or even spouses!

57. Do you read the newspaper?
I read news online, and very occasionally browse a (leaves the black stuff on your fingers kind of) paper. I read them when offered on aeroplanes etc.

58. Do you like funny or serious people better?
I like fun/funny people. But people need to know how to be serious as well when the situation warrants it.

59. Ever been to heaven?
Yes I have! Heaven is a super cool 3-storied gay club in London near Embankment. I was there with a couple of gay/bi/geek guys from Canonical when I worked there. I had FUN!

60. Did you eat a cookie today?
No, and I won't because I have eaten SO MUCH shit in the past few days I feel revolting and very disappointed in myself. *sigh* I still need to figure out why I do that. It's so self-defeating.

61. Do you use curse words in other languages?
Oh fok yeah!

62. Do you steal or pay for your music downloads?
Both. I steal transient pop shit and buy more lasting and esp SA music. I like to support local artists.

63. Do you hate chocolate?
I like chocolate. I can live without it though.

64. What do you and your parents fight about the most?
I don't fight with my dad, we get along great. He is awesome. I have nothing to do with my mother. I don't like her at all. I stopped talking to her 2.5 years ago. She has phoned me once or twice since, but I really have no desire to try to establish a functional relationship with her again. there is only so many times I am prepared to try with people.

65. Are you a gullible person?
No. If anything I am a bit cynical.

66. Do you need a boyfriend/girlfriend to be happy?
No I don't. I know my happiness is within myself. But it is nice having someone to share things with and to be intimate with. Someone who really knows and 'gets' you. I like that, but I don't NEED it.

67. If you could have any job what would it be?
This is a really tough question! I have always (well in the past 5-10 years) said I want to be a midwife... now I am not so sure. I really don't know right now!

68. Are you easy to get along with?
I really do think I am. Look I can get moody and can be a bit caustic, snappish and even 'insensitive' apparently. But on the whole I think I am nice, and adaptable and just fit in and get along with people.

69. What is your favourite time of day?
Um... wow, it really depends on the day, my mood and what's going on I think. Probably mid morning though.


  1. Don't call me Christel! LOL It makes me think you cross wifff me!!!

  2. Finally I have found the personal blog I was looking for the whole time!

    Loved your answers :)

  3. Btw, I don't do church either

  4. I love reading these! This one was a really nice one! I think I may just do it!

    And thats for the comment on my blog :)

  5. VERY cool!!! i'm doing one too!!!

  6. Chris Stel. Sorry man bok. But it's a pretty name, and I referred to you as that all afternoon at The Bell and no one klappedme, so I thort it was allowed. You shall remain Wenchy henceforth.