Friday, 7 October 2011

One lovely blog award (plus 27 random things)!

So The relentless builder passed on the lovely blog award to me. Thank you Relentless, it really is so lovely of you! By the way, if you haven't seen her blog already, feel free to visit it, it's amazing and will make you laugh, I promise!
Now, the rules:
Link back to the person who gave you the award- I've done that already.
Complete the form below
Tell seven random things about yourself
Nominate 15 bloggers

Name your favorite color
My favourite colour is red. I feel like it's a bit boring because a lot of people love red, but that's the truth. There is just something about red that makes one feel special. I don't wear it that often though.

Name your favorite song
I love music, but I actually don't have a favourite song. I tend to listen to some songs over and over again, when I feel like it's something I need to hear. For example, I've been listening to 'He's able' by Deitrick Haddon a lot, and I'm also loving 'Like incense' by Brooke Fraser. I also love songs by Lara George, like Ko le Baje (I can dance to that song all day!) OK, I should stop now.

Name your favorite dessert
I love cheesecake. Strawberry cheesecake is awesome. But as I type, I'm having the most amazing chocolate cake. Rich and chocolatey. Yum!

What pisses you off?
A lot of things get on my nerves. I'm actually working on not letting things get to me so much. The other day, a guy was rude to me at work. Technically, I'm above him and I so wanted to give him a proper telling-off but I decided to just let it go. He's beneath me after all. 

There, I've been meaning to let that off my chest for a while!
Another thing I really hate is people assuming things without checking or asking me first. So annoying.

When you are upset you
I sulk/cry. I do the whole silent treatment thing. I try not to, but I do. If it's a little thing, after a while I get over it and I'm fine. If it's really bugging me, I talk to God about it.

Your favorite pet
It's got to be dogs.

 Black or white?
Not sure what angle this question is coming from, but I'll go with what's in my head and say black :)

Your biggest fear
Well, what I thought was my biggest fear has already happened and I'm still alive, so...

Everyday attitude
You can do it. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other.

Your best feature
My eyes and my lips (if you mean physically). It feels weird writing that on a public site. Like I'm advertising myself or something. 

What is perfection?
I'm not sure I know. I'd say being content is pretty close though.

Guilty pleasure
According to Wikipedia (yes, I actually looked it up!) 'A guilty pleasure is something one enjoys and considers pleasurable despite feeling guilt for enjoying it.'
In that case, I have many, although I don't necessarily feel guilty about them. Top of my list would have to be food, and sleep. I love food. So much. I just thank God I seem to have one of those fast metabolism thingys. I also love my sleep. Sometimes when I've had a nice uninterrupted sleep, I wake up smiling and thanking God for creating something so wonderful!

7 Random things about myself:
Ok, that was the original rule, but since I've been a bit rubbish on my birthday posts thing, I decided that I would do 27 random things about me instead. I'm sure you don't mind at all. Here goes:
1. I love my own company. I make myself laugh, cry and think. I have conversations with myself but I don't suffer from any MPDs* (as far as I know). 
2. I take myself (and other people) too seriously sometimes. I used to have a problem with laughter; I guess I linked it with unseriousness. I was once stopped by a complete stranger and asked to smile.
3. I am a product of books. 
4. One thing I hate with a passion is spelling mistakes. Especially in stuff I have to read, e.g. books. I sometimes find myself correcting books that I believe someone paid good money for an editor to edit. It's ridic**. 
5. I sometimes suffer from a superiority complex. 
6. I sometimes suffer from an inferiority complex. 
7. I feel queasy in anything that moves***. Unless I'm the one moving it. 
8. I was once nick-named Rudolph because I'm allergic to air with stuff in it. It makes me sneeze uncontrollably and my nose goes red. 
9. I don't think God should have made rats. Or slugs. Or cockroaches. I hate them. 
10. I couldn't talk till I was almost four****. 
11. I (really) hate it when I'm talking and people seem distracted. But I don't show it, most of the time. 
12. In spite of what Jesus said*****, I'm not sure I could live without bread. Unless only brown/wheat/healthy bread existed. 
13. I think a lot. So much so that sometimes I'm physically exhausted. 
14. I think best in the bathroom.  
15. I (used to be) a chronic worrier. I would've worried myself to death if Jesus hadn't come along. 
16. I believe I am special. You know that slogan 'Jesus loves you, but I'm his favourite'? I came up with it. I'm kidding. 
17. I used to think crying was for wimps, but these days I'm amazed at how emotional I get over the silliest things. 
18. I was once so obsessed with Sudoku that I used to do it during lectures. 
19. I hate it when I can't complete a Sudoku puzzle. It makes me feel like a failure. 
20. I planned to get married at 22******. I'm no longer 22. I'm not married. 
21. I'm amazed at the amount of stuff I ask God for that He gives me. 
22. I'm amazed at the amount of stuff I ask God for that He doesn't give me. 
23. I think I'm a pretty good judge of character. It’s my sixth sense.
24. I'm first of all a Christian (i.e. Christ follower, Jesus freak- whatever you want to call it) before anything else. It's an amazing journey. 
25. I'm still on a journey of discovering why I'm here. 
26. I doodle a lot. 
27. Yes, I know it's only 26. Ha! See what I did there?

*MPD means Multiple Personality Disorder. I became fascinated by this after reading Sidney Sheldon's 'Tell me your dreams' and a book by Mary Higgins Clark, the name of which I can't remember, and can't be bothered to look up. I used to love Sidney Sheldon when I was a teenager.
**I got the word 'ridic' (shortened from ridiculous) from Cole in Scrubs (season 9). He is the best TV character ever created. Apart from Dr Cox obviously. But I love Ol' King Cole!
***This includes cars, buses, aeroplanes (the worst!), lifts, theme park rides (I hate those things!), playground swings, you name it. The list is endless.
****As I have no recollection of this, I still doubt if what my parents and older relatives tell me is completely true.
*****What Jesus said can be found in Matthew chapter 4 v 4, for those of you that don't know the Bible. Go look it up.
******I'm happy I didn't get married at 22. I was clueless (and still am in some areas) about marriage. The guy may not have survived.

Blogs I am passing this award on to:
It was supposed to be 15 but I'll pass it on to just one for now; this blog is fab and I thoroughly recommend that everyone checks it out. It's Butterfly diaries.


  1. hello! totally enjoyed that: honest, interesting and funny; have taken a few hints for us! your humble followers look forward to the next blog, ha!

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  3. First off, thanks for the honorable mention and free advertisement *wipes away an imaginary tear*

    Thank God I am not the only one without a favorite song. I like Deitrick Haddon and Lara George too.

    Strawberry Cheesecake ... my favorite dessert too! Yum!

    Oh, the silent treatment. We ladies seem to favor this one, don't we? I am yet to meet a man who does the silent treatment ...

    LOL @ advertising yourself on a public site. #Foodforthought.

    You love your own company? Nooo! Who's going to keep Bingo (at the bottom of your screen) company? LOL!

    Ah books! It's very good to exercise the muscle between your ears.

    Spelling mistakes irk me to no end. I am not alone ... Yay!

    LOL @ # 27. I did not see that one coming.

    Thanks for sharing! I certainly got to know you a tad bit better.

    P.S. Oh no! A cockroach just crawled by ... *evil grin*