Thursday, June 27, 2013

10 Day You Challenge - Day One, Ten Secrets

Hi!

I'm giving my nails a break today, so I've something different - I saw this brilliant challenge over on Nikki's blog and I really wanted to do it, being the list fiend that I am. I'm going to do it in between nail and book posts.


Day One: Ten Secrets

Ahh, secrets. Who doesn't have a few? Here are ten of mine:

1. I don't like going out drinking. I just have no interest. Nine times out of ten when someone asks me if I'm going somewhere for an occasion, and I say 'yes, I'll probably be there', I've already made up my mind that I'm not going. I get no enjoyment from standing in a pub or club, feeling uncomfortable, wishing I was at home. I did the whole late-night-boozing thing a lot when I was younger, and I just got incredibly sick of it. I enjoy my own company far more.

2. I don't drive. I have no desire to learn. I don't get it. Even if I could drive this very second, I have absolutely nowhere I want to go. The only reason I'm learning is because I don't want my son to feel like he can't depend on me if he needs to go somewhere.

3. I'm not good at being the typical 'shoulder to cry on' girl friend. I lose patience with people. I've never been in worse humour than when I became friendly with a girl a few years ago and she used to come over for big Sex and the City style counselling sessions. It completely drained me and I got so sick of hearing other people's problems. I feel like such a bitch for saying that, but it's the truth.

4. I buy the most ridiculous things. I once bought a photo-style picture of Mel Gibson during his Lethal Weapon era, signed it myself, and framed it. I told everyone the signature was real.

5. I miss the 90s so much. I think I have a warped view of how great they were, because they really weren't all that great, but if I see something I had in the 90s, I have to have it. I've bought movies and books I had, I've bought old-fashioned clothes and accessories, I buy toys I used to play with, sweets I used to eat, and I listen to the same music I did then. I think I'm going to be one of those people in their 60s who still wears all my goth gear and goes on about how great My So-Called Life was.

6. I detest the smell, sight and taste of vodka and will not allow it in my home. I am partial to a bottle of Jameson come Wintertime.

7. I'm currently 6 months pregnant and the thought of having to give birth scares me to the point where I don't even want to think about it. I had a placental abruption with my first son that resulted in an emergency c-section. If we'd been at my husband's parents house out in the country that weekend as we'd originally planned, both my son and I would have died. I'm eternally grateful to the nurses and doctors who saved us both that night, but I panic when I think of having this one.

8. I used to really care what people thought of me. I was that annoying "me too" person for a long time. It took me until my mid-20s to realise that I can stand up for myself, I can argue my point, and I don't have to agree with people or put up with rubbish anymore. I really could not care less if people think I'm the biggest weirdo going, once I'm happy and my family are happy.

9. I make so many lists that I have to make lists of lists. I have lists for everything. To-do chores, blog posts, nail designs, things to buy, things to pay, birthdays, names, events - when I was little I had a list folder and I used to watch those "Top 100" countdowns on Channel 4 all the time and write them down in my folder.

10. I would celebrate Halloween every single day if I could. I even have smells that I associate with Halloween, or particular types of weather. Today is a Halloween day. I want to carve a jack-o-lantern, watch Hocus Pocus, and paint bats on my nails. And do the same tomorrow. I had jack-o-lanterns as the centrepieces at our wedding, and I wanted trick-or-treat bowls on the tables too but I completely forgot to do it.

While we're on the subject of secrets:


If you haven't heard of  postsecret.com, you're in for a real treat.  It's a blog that posts anonymous postcards or letters sent in by readers from all over the world. There's a new post every Sunday, and the archives aren't available on that particular website. The first night I discovered the archives on tumblr (here), I spent hours and hours glued to it. It makes me cry, it makes me smile, sometimes it makes me feel better about myself, and sometimes it makes me feel terrible for complaining about small stupid things. It's such a simple idea, but the execution is visually amazing.




18 comments:

  1. Love it! What a great idea for a series of posts! Love your secrets (that arent really secrets now they are out in the open!)

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    1. Cheers :) Yeah I thought it was really good, the secrets one was the only one I wasn't mad into doing but it's out there now, everyone knows I'm a crap listener and my Mel Gibson picture is a fake... o.O ;-)

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  2. Lovely post, I love the one about Halloween, I love Halloween too! Scary movies are my fav movie genre! xxx

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    1. Thank you! Scary movies are the best, I wish there were more than one Halloween a year :) xx

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  3. Number 4 killed me :P Love this post. Number 3 reminds me of Hetexted . com .Read the shite they list there. Some of the crap they talk about makes me want to pull my own hair out xx

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    1. I'm so glad nobody had phones when I was younger. "He said see you later, what DOES THAT MEAN? - maybe he'll see you later?!" I'm no good at all the analyzing, I remember this girl having an hour long rant about the husband not washing the dishes. In the name of jesus. Just either ask him to wash them, or wash them yourself like. Does it warrant an hour-long rant? Really? xx

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  4. Such a good post! I might do it on my blog although the secrets section scares me!! x

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    1. I have to admit, I cut a few things out too! xx

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  5. Fab post and I love Buffy!! Also I love Halloween it is one of my favourite times of the year!! xx

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    1. Thank you Nikki, and thanks for doing it yourself or I'd never have seen it! Buffy and Halloween, we can definitely be friends ;-) x

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    2. PS Thanks for the link back to my blog that is very kind xx

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  6. Great post! I think I will be wearing black until the end too :P

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    1. Yeah I've stopped trying to change myself, never gonna happen :) x

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  7. What a fantastic post! You always write the BEST posts lol! I also love Halloween and wish it was everyday. I once saw this guy on tv who loved christmas so much his house was decorated 12 months of the year and he gave himself a present everyday from under the tree lol His presents were things that he needed, like new socks or ties, or linen etc it was very funny to watch! I'd love to answer the front door everyday in a costume and scare the crap out of salesmen lol

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    1. Thanks Alex! I remember a magazine article about a guy like that, that's exactly how I feel about Halloween too, scary movies every day and yankee candles burning, pumpkins and leaves...sigh! I would LOVE to be able to dress in costume every day too, so much fun!

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  8. Great post, loved hearing all your dirty little secrets! So agree with number one and glad I'm not the only one! It does make me feel so anti social at times but I'm just so much happier and content at home.

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    1. Not ALL my secrets ;-) I think there are a lot of people who feel the same, the whole scene just lost its appeal to me a few years ago, I feel terrible sometimes too but when I go out I wish I hadn't bothered?! Definitely happier in my own little comfort zone too :)

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  9. I am so nosey, really enjoyed reading this post!!! Looking forward to all the rest!!!

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