I’m doing this instead of Top 10 Tuesday this week, because, quite frankly, I just don’t have the answers for this week’s Top 10 question! Hard category this week!
So, here goes… Let’s get down to the Q&A…
Do you have any piercings or tattoos?
Many piercings and tattoos! Piercings: nose, septum, three in my bottom lip, and two in each ear. Tattoos: half-sleeve of my own devising, Pucca, band logos, things I just like, in a film reel; Counting Crows logo on my back in a watercolour-style; gecko on each shoulder; an angel with saggy boobs on my lower arm; an illustration from a Joan Aiken book my leg; and a sad bear on my upper thigh. Is that it? I think that’s it…
Do you have children?
Do you have pets?
I have a gorgeous puppy called Rubeus Beans, as some of you know… He’s a Lurchidor – part Labrador, part Lurcher. Which means he likes to learn, he’s wicked smart, and has a lot of energy – but only in short bursts, because he’s also quite lazy. And the lurcher part of him steals. He has a not-so-secret life of crime.
Do you have siblings?
I have 3 sisters.
Do you prefer dogs or cats?
Dogs. Cats are ok, but I’m a dog person.
Do you prefer Mac or PC?
Do you prefer the beach or the mountains?
Beach. Love a beach.
Do you prefer to bath or shower?
Both have their merits…
Do you sing in the shower?
I do not.
Do you smoke?
Yes. Horrible habit.
Do you speak any different languages?
Conversational French… A very small amount of German, Welsh, Japanese, and Finnish.
Do you still have your wisdom teeth?
Do you still watch cartoons?
Yep! Love them. I just watched The Jetsons movie two days ago.
Do you/have you played any sports?
I don’t like sports… And I have zero coordination, am extremely slow, and lazy. So, no.
Does your name have a special meaning?
Yes indeed! Madam Mim is, obviously, my pen name. When I started this blog, I was a little nervous about it, about putting my writing and opinions out there – which seems very silly with hindsight. But there you have it… I felt more comfortable writing under a different name; with a different persona, almost. Madam Mim has been good to me! I sort of wish I was her, some days. She’s very well defined, and she says exactly what she thinks. So the name has double meaning for me.
Have you ever been hospitalized?
I have indeed. Never for anything exciting.
Have you ever been on a diet?
Yes… There was a sad day when I realised I was too fat to fit into any of the dresses I’d ordered for a wedding, and I decided that I better do something about it… Generally, I don’t diet though. I try to exercise every day, I make that part of my routine because it keeps me sane and it keeps me from having back pain and things. But I eat whatever I want.
Have you ever been to a concert?
Many, many concerts… Love that metal!
Have you ever gone camping?
Have you ever met any celebrities?
“Met” would be a strong word… Kelly Jones was sitting in the lobby of the building I worked in once, and boy did I have a crush on that guy! I was so busy staring at him, I fell down some stairs. Ville Valo walked passed me when I was crying outside a bar in Soho one time and gave me a sympathetic smile… Oh, and Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen asked me to get out of his way once.
Have you ever skipped class?
Yes, when I was at school my friend and I decided to bunk off one day. It felt very exciting and naughty, right up until we got caught… I skipped a lot of classes at university because I was too busy having a good time.
Have you ever won something?
A poetry competition and a short story competition. Oh, and some tickets to a festival once.
Have you had braces?
Nope. But I should have… My teeth are awful!
How are you feeling right now?
I’m ok, thanks! Life is a little overwhelming at the moment because we’ve just started planning our wedding. Since I start a new job next month, I’m winding down at my current role and hating every day I have to go into the office… But I’m very excited to start my new job. I also started doing some oily things with my oil group, and there’s a lot of really exciting things going on there… I’ve made a lot of wonderful friends through the groups and I’m learning about aromatherapy. So, some exciting things and some things I’m plodding through right now.
How tall are you?