6. Your 5 sense right now
Well I’ve just finished watching the semi-finale for RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 so I’m on cloud nine right now…
Sight: It’s dark outside at the moment, so all I can see is my screen (of course) and my room, but it’s been glorious weather this week.
Hearing: After watching who made it to the top three on this seasons Drag Race (SPOILER ALERT: my two favourites Naomi Smalls and Kim Chi made it woo), I’ve decided to continue the fabulousness and am now listening (and lip-syncing) to RuPaul’s new album The Rusical… available on iTunes!
Taste: Umm… There isn’t a prominent taste taking over my palette right now but if I had to say something, it’d be toothpaste from brushing my teeth a few hours ago.
Smell: Chocolate. There’s some chocolate biscuits that are casually lingering on my desk, frequently catching my eye. Only one way to get rid of them… *nom nom*
Touch: The keys… ?!
#259: If you were forced to give up one sense, but gain super-sensitivity in another, which senses would you choose?
I don’t think I could justify which one to give up… I’ve managed to come up with well-reasoned arguments in my head for all five senses and am unable to make a decision on which I would choose, as I wouldn’t want want to lose any of them. Of course if, as I get older, I do lose one of my sense it will obviously be upsetting but that’s life… plus it wouldn’t have been my decision, so it’s different.
#221: Humans have very strong scent memory. Tell us about a smell that transports you.
Following my first ever flight at the age of 10, many things continued to remind me of being on board an aeroplane – let’s just say it wasn’t the best experience of my life. Especially since I hadn’t been told that it takes 9 hours to get to Florida… and I also discovered that I suffered from air travel sickness, which was a bummer. So, even the smallest things had the ability to transport me back to that dreaded window seat, just purely through its smell. Thankfully, since my Iceland press trip back in 2012, I no longer suffer from air sickness – must have been a child/growing up thing.
Perfumes also have a similar effect – my mum bought Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue specifically for a big family trip to Spain, so that always transports me back to that amazing holiday. And, for some reason, whenever I wear Cacharel’s Amor Amor perfume, I instantly know that it’s time to party! That’s a kind of transportation right…
#137: Write down the first sight, sound, smell, and sensation you experienced on waking up today. Pick the one you’re most drawn to, and write. (For a bigger challenge, pick the one you’re least drawn to.)
The first sight I woke to this morning, was the living room ceiling. Last night, my room closely resembled a sauna, so at 2am I had to accept defeat and swap my sweaty bed for the, thankfully, ice cold sofa! The first sound, was my retched 6am alarm… on a Saturday?! I don’t really recall a smell – there must have obviously been one, but it’s been a very long day (managing our stand space at the London Pet Show and quite frankly, selling my little tooshie off!). The general sensation and thoughts, were mostly surrounding exhaustion thanks to sleepless night and demanding day ahead.
I’m kind of drawn to all of them as they come as a package, not individuals, which is why I’ve written a little about each.