Sunday, September 4, 2011

Tag: Get Your Freak on!

So, I saw this post over on A Pretty Obsession, and decided I'd give it a go. As usual, I won't be tagging anyone, so feel free to do your own if the mood takes you. I'd also like to add that weirdness is a relative term. Ahem.  Here we go!


1. What is a nickname that only your family calls you?
I don't have a family nickname (or if I do, it's being said behind my back). Sometimes I bump into people that I knew years ago, and they still call me Shaz, which I HATE HATE HATE. It makes me sound like I should be wearing a Kappa trackie top and big gold creole earrings while wearing my hair in a topknot and puffing away on a Johnny Blue.

2. What's a weird habit of yours?
How much time have you got? Listaholic, really anal about the way things face in the press, Talking to myself, Practising conversations in my head, Twirling my hair into little knots, Picking at skin/nails/fingers, and I frequently do this (with the range though, not with the saucepan - like that makes it any less weird!):


3. Do you have any weird phobias?
I can not abide ventriloquist dummies, mannequins, clowns, porcelain dolls, or anything along those lines. I wouldn't say I'm phobic about them, but my level of dislike for anything in that group is intense to say the least. I once knew a girl who collected porcelain dolls, and I couldn't stay in her room on my own. Honest to god, I felt like there was an army of little homicidal possessed maniacs watching me. 


4. What's a song you secretly LOVE to blast & belt out when you're alone?
The first thing I do when I'm alone is crank up the stereo. I adore music and I can't do my housework or walking without it - it's also the first thing I look for when I'm feeling in bad humour. Feeling angry? Belt out a few 80s classics and all is well with the world again! I don't think I have any "secret" songs - I'm a sucker for a good soundtrack, and I love The Wedding Singer, the Glee albums, and any Movie compilation albums. I must admit, I do have a fondness for Proud Mary (with the 'rolling'). 


5. What's one of your biggest pet peeves?
The fact that people who make Facebook 'like' pages CAN NOT SPELL. Apart from that, and loads of other really stupid pedantic little things, I hate two-faced people, lies, homophobia and snobbery. And when someone uses something up without telling me and puts the empty pack back in the press/fridge. People should be jailed for doing that.


6. What's one of your nervous habits?
I can't actually think of any nervous habits? I tend to cross my legs and shake my foot a lot, and probably do that a lot more when I'm nervous, but I don't have any nervous tics. 

7. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
I sleep on the inside of the bed. I can't sleep on the outside at all, I always feel like I'm going to fall out. I have to be beside the wall, with enough space between the bed and the wall to stick my foot out of the blanket and down the side of the bed. I also have to have a cold pillow or I can't sleep. Saying that, fill me with whiskey and I'd sleep on a harrow.


8. What was your first stuffed animal and what was it's name?
Ah now here lads, we're going back a fair bit now!!! I can't remember that far back, but I do remember what my favourite stuffed animal was. His name was buttons and he was a brown teddy dressed in a train drivers uniform. My Nana brought him home from Dublin for me once, and he was re-upholstered regularly.

9. What's the drink you ALWAYS order at Starbucks?
Never set foot in a Starbucks in my life, have neither the opportunity nor the desire to change this. I do like ye olde petrol station machine coffee once in a while. I ain't fussy.


10. What's the beauty rule you preach...but never Actually practice?
"Always take your make-up off properly at night." How I wish I did this every night, but alas, I don't. I try, I really really do, but sometimes.... I just can't be arsed.

11. Which way do you face in the shower?
I face the wall, unless I'm washing my hair, then I face the door because I don't like the feeling of being trapped in a corner not being able to see. Perfectly logical - the bathroom is a dangerous place. See this post over on the brilliant 'Fascination with Fear' blog

12. Do you have any weird body skills?
I have double-jointed big toes, I can roll my tongue, cross my eyes, and that's about it. Nothing world-record worthy.


13. What's your favourite comfort food/food that's 'bad' but you love to eat it anyway?
Crisp sandwiches on fresh white bread with real butter and Tayto cheese and onion crisps. Sweet, sweet carbs.... I have to say, I'm loving it less often since I started this Weightwatchers craic, but it's still my go-to comfort food once in a blue moon.

14. What's a phrase or exclamation you always say?
Bollocks. 

15. Time to sleep - what are you ACTUALLY wearing?
Depends on both the temperature and the occasion, but normally I buy separate PJ bottoms and wear them with vest tops. 

Feel free to do your own post if you want, I had fun doing this one, knock yourselves out!

S xx



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