Questions for grown-ups? I feel like an imposter!!
1. What bill do you hate paying the most?
I think I hate them all! The cost of them never seems to go down, only up!
2. When was the last time you had a romantic dinner?
Mr D and I don’t really ‘do’ romance. We go out for meals, but … romantic? Nah. I’d probably have to say the last time there was romance in our life would have been about 27 years ago before we got engaged, you know - when Mr D was still trying! XD
3. What do you really want to be doing right now?
More or less what I’m doing now; relaxing online with a glass of wine!
4. How many colleges did you attend?
I’ve attended five different colleges between the ages of 17 and 51. From them, I earned Qualifications in typing, secretarial skills, payroll, personnel practice, health and safety management, training and reward management
5. Why did you choose the shirt you have on now?
Because I was short of time this morning, I decided to wear this shirt which has an embroidered flower pattern on it. That way, I didn’t have to take the time to choose a necklace which I would have done if I’d worn a plain shirt.
6. Thoughts on gas prices right now?
By gas I assume this means petrol or diesel (as we call it in the UK)? If so, I think our prices are bloody extortionate.
7. First thought when the alarm goes off in the morning?
Usually something like ‘I desperately need to pee!’
8. Last thought you have before you go to bed at night?
I usually like to read for ten minutes or so before I go to bed, so unless there’s something playing on my mind, it’s usually just about what I’m reading.
9. Do you miss being a child?
No, not at all. It’s not that I didn’t have a happy and secure childhood, because I did, but (and this is the only child in me), I mostly thought that other children were silly and boring, and I much preferred being around adults. I always used to envy the adults because when they laughed and had fun, it seemed that they really enjoyed and savoured the experience, and I wanted to be able to enjoy having fun like an adult. Now I am an adult, and have been for many years, I can honestly say it was worth waiting for – having fun and being silly as an adult is infinitely more enjoyable than as a child – I just think you appreciate it far more!
10. What errand/chore do you despise the most?
I hate cleaning the kitchen and bathroom floors because dragging the mop and bucket out is such a faff.
11. Up early or sleep in?
Because I’m up at 6 am most mornings during the week, I like to try to sleep in on one day over the weekend. I count it as a sleep-in if I can make it to 10 am without getting out of bed.
12. Found love yet?
Yes, with my best friend and soul-mate Mr D whose singularly hilarious wit and wisdom is frequently shared here at my journal.
13. Favorite lunch meat?
I don’t like eating meat cold, so I don’t really have one.
14. What do you get every time at Wal-Mart?
This one doesn’t really work for someone living in the UK!
15. Beach or lake?
There’s something magical about a lovely secluded lake.
16. Is marriage overrated?
Yes. I don’t really think that a gold band should make any difference to two people who love each other. However, in the real world, marriage still confers more legal security on a relationship than being unmarried, which is the main reason that Mr D and I did it. (That and the opportunity for a good party!)
17. Ever crashed a vehicle?
18. Strangest place you've brushed your teeth?
On a boat on the Nile, and in a Hobbit hole hotel in New Zealand
19. Somewhere you've never been but want to go?
New Zealand South Island, Yellowstone National Park, Japan. South America is the only continent I’ve never set foot in so I’d like to tick that box at some point.
20. At this point in your life would you want to start a new career?
I am starting a new career in reward management which is a journey I began last year.
21. How old are you?
51 soon to be 52
22. Do you have a go to person?
Yes, Mr D, my parents and and several good friends that I am blessed with.
23. Are you where you want to be in life?
More or less, yes.
24. Growing up, what was your favourite cartoon?
I loved different cartoons at different stages of my life. I've always loved Tom and Jerry, and at various other times, I enjoyed Mr Ben, Dangermouse, and Willo the Wisp.
25. What do you think has changed about you since you were a teenager?
A lot has changed. I’m at that point in my life where I’ve got my home, my career, and my partner, so I can concentrate on the fun things in life. I’m so much more my own person; less worried about being the person my parents and society moulded me to be. I’m much more comfortable in my own skin, and with who I am. On the whole, I like who I am; I know my flaws and my limitations and I’m completely at peace with them. I don’t care about social norms, and I’ve got the confidence to broadcast the fact that I’m not your common-or-garden ‘normal’ middle-aged woman without giving a single toss about what people think.
26. Three people who you think will do this challenge?
I’m just going to say, anyone who wants to give it a try, have at it!