11/31 Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens

11. List 15 of your favourite things

I foresee plenty of lists appearing this month… apologies in advance!

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  1. The Royal Family… I love the Queen but, I mean just look at him! Prince George is on a whole new level of cuteness!
  2. Inspirational quote signs (I’ve actually lost count how many I own)
  3. Notebooks.
  4. RuPaul and all of her fierce drag queens.
  5. Mermaids, rainbows and unicorns.
  6. My books – Workin’ It by RuPaul, Binge by Tyler Oakley and Life Is Short (no pun intended) by Jennifer Arnold, MD, & Bill Klein (from TLC’s show The Little Couple).
  7. Netflix. Some of my favourite shows include RuPaul’s Drag Race (no surprises there!), Orphan Black, The Big Bang Theory, Once Upon A Time, Orange is the New Black, Pretty Little Liars, Person of Interest, The Good Wife… so many!
  8. Dancing without a care in the world.
  9. Singing without a care in the world.
  10. West End theatre and live performances/gigs.
  11. Disney. Pixar. Warner Brothers. Kids films in general.
  12. Making lists and satisfyingly crossing the completed tasks off one by one.
  13. Brunch. Especially on a Sunday…
  14. Exploring new places and restaurants.
  15. Reading or learning new about new things whilst sat cosily on my bean bag with a nice cup of peppermint tea.
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Sunday brunch with my flatmates at Dishoom near London’s Kings Cross – Sausage and egg naan with masala beans and a pot of fresh mint tea

Intense

#309: Describe the last time you were surprised by the intensity of a feeling you had about something, or were surprised at how strongly you reacted to something you thought wouldn’t be a big deal.

Not coming last in a quiz! So my friends and I regularly attend a monthly quiz in a super cool club/bar in London, and last month we came last. In my defense, there was only two of us (commonly teams between 4 and 5) as we had to get a randomer in last minute and she wasn’t that bothered with helping us. On the plus side, we got to choose this months bonus round topic (The Big Bang Theory of course!), so very much swings and roundabouts. However! After the first round in this months quiz, we were joint last… and we had 5 members?! We couldn’t lose for the second time in a row! So during the second round, we really buckled down. I was fairly confident with The Big Bang Theory round as it’s my favourite show and I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve watched season 1-6 (we only recently got season 7 on DVD and season 8 has only just begun airing in the UK). What surprised me, was how queasy I felt as the quizmaster began to announce who placed last… after it was revealed that we hadn’t lost, I was overjoyed! Turns out we were joint third!

Sounds silly but after the excitement of not losing and placing quite high, I really want to win next months – although the specialist topic round is astrology… uh-oh!

It builds character

#308: Tell us about a favourite character from film, theatre, or literature, with whom you’d like to have a heart-to-heart. What would you talk about?

It’s a shame the prompt didn’t mention TV as, of course, my first thought was Sheldon Cooper (from The Big Bang Theory) – although I’d love to talk to Jim Parsons (the actor) both in and out of character!

That said, I think I’d have to choose Elphaba from Wicked considering I’m a huge west end theatre geek! We’d talk about how she became the strong female she is now (*spoiler alert for anyone who doesn’t know the story*), if she would have wanted to do anything differently and what she’s got planned for the future.

Breakdown

#299: Tell us about a habit you’d like to break. Is there any way it can play a positive role in your life?

Procrastination when it comes to household chores. I’d love to think of chores as a positive – focus on the great outcome once it’s been completed, right?! – although unfortunately, it’s never occurred to me that way. I’d much rather be learning a new skill, building on my existing ones, working on my career, reading, catching up on the latest Big Bang Theory episodes… there’s just so many other things I’d rather be doing!

Could it play a positive role in my life… I honestly have no idea! Any suggestions fellow bloggers?

Michelangelo’s YOU

#286: Your personal sculptor is carving a person, thing, or event from the last month of your life into the glistening marble of immortality. What’s the statue and what makes it so significant?

It would be a statue of a brother and sister, titled ‘Never-ending family’. I have chosen this, as recently it was just my Brother and I in the house whilst our parents were away for their anniversary… and we had a great time! We got to eat what ever we fancied (admittedly we did treat ourselves to two takeaways, which across nine days isn’t actually that bad!) and we got to watch LOADS of The Big Bang Theory on the big screen (woop), but most importantly we got to spend lots of time together, which in this day and age is hard to do. I feel like it went way too quickly though – not that I didn’t want our parents to return, it’s just that nowadays we spend most of our evenings in our own rooms. So, I thoroughly look forward to the next time we’re given free rein!

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Image: www.quotespoem.com

Cleaning house

#272: Is there “junk” in your life? What kind? How do you get rid of it?

Everyone has junk… physical, emotional, unintentional, but it doesn’t really matter. So long as you can accept your junk or get rid, then it’s all “hunky dunky”, as Raj from The Big Bang Theory would say!

p.s. it’s press day, hence the shortness of todays post!

Fly on the wall

#200: If you could be a “fly on the wall” anywhere and at any time in history, where and when would you choose?

This is tough as there are so many things I’d want to see. That said, I’d either chose between the discovery of Tutankhamun alongside my Great Nan’s Uncle, Howard Carter, or my other Great Nan’s wedding as she was just so cool and I only got to have her here for 24 years (which sounds like a long time but it was only a quarter of her life) or, more recently, I’d want to be a fly on the wall at one of the recording sessions of The Big Bang Theory. I’ve been trying to get tickets to this for months but they always seem to get snapped up within 5 minutes of becoming available! Even though it’s in LA, I am more than willing to fly all the way from the UK just to see my favourite TV show being recorded live. Nothing could make me happier!

The interview

#134: Interview your favourite fictional character.

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Hmm this one’s tricky, as I didn’t have one specific fictional character automatically spring to mind! However, I did know straight away that it would have to be someone from The Big Bang Theory… preferably the entire cast! So, keeping it short and sweet, I’d ask one question per character.

Sheldon: Q: How do manage to get to sleep at night, what with having so much information whirling inside your mind, thanks to your eidetic memory? A: Has it ever occurred to you that my brain has an off switch? [Leonard: I wish you would tell me where it is – it would make my journeys to work a lot more pleasant…] Well, Leonard, I know everything there is to know about the Universe and everything it contains… I think I know how to go to sleep.

Leonard: Q:

… the rest of the questions will follow shortly (my lunch hour is over in five minutes!). Update will be soon.

Image: primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk

Far from normal

#49: Many of us think of our lives as boringly normal, while others live the high life. Take a step back, and take a look at your life as an outsider might. Now, tell us at least six unique, exciting, or just plain odd things about yourself.

1. I have an unhealthy relationship with being organised. I can’t stand bad planning so I will always make sure that if I have any say or control in something, I will ensure that everything has been thought of and meticulously planned.

2. My love for reading and writing. If I’m not found writing my blog posts, you’ll find me reading. Whether it be a book, an email or various news stories – I’m forever learning through reading!

3. The world really is my oyster. Working for a kids magazine, I’ve been able to gain experience in being the Editorial Assistant, Marketing Assistant, Events Manager and the Manager of NG Kids Alive all at once! I hadn’t quite realised just how good I am at multi-tasking, so it’s certainly given me a confidence boost and shown me that if I put my mind to it, I can do anything.

4. My thirst for knowledge. I always want to learn more about everything. As an example, on the weekend that’s just gone, I was managing the company’s stand at The Telegraph’s Outdoor Travel and Adventure Show at the ExCeL in London and Nick Spellman the AnimalMan joined us. I was forever asking him about his animals as I just wanted to know as much as I possibly could.

5. My slight obsession with watching The Big Bang Theory. I couldn’t write six things without including this one! I’ll happily watch seasons 1-6 back to back as they’re always so funny no matter how many times I’ve seen them. Plus they’re only 25 or so minutes long, so can be playing in the background so to speak whilst completing other tasks.

6. Finally, I guess an outsider would comment on my close knit family. I know it’s not exactly unique, exciting or odd but I’ve always known how lucky I was to have a close and supportive family.