… and I’m not so entirely sure these Qs should be asked, like always, or ever… but hey, for the hell of it I’ll just answer those so you can get to know me better. You may not want to know me better, but meh, this is my party and I’ll tell you anyway… actually… You’d never “see” me doing something like this in real life. So, please, let me have this moment! Hahaha…
So, I came across this tag on Magini Books Blog and I had fun reading her answers so I thought- yera, why not?! After a few days of letting this post sit in the drafts Yvo from MeLoveBooks also answered those and discovered that there are actually 97 questions. I also cut a few out from the end… they just weren’t like worth my time, or yours.
Anyway, here’s to crazy decisions!
Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
Closed. Like, what difference does it even make? I mean, why would anyone want to know this? 🙂 But yes, closed. Everything has to be closed that can be closed and put away to their rightful place. A bit OCD like that.
Do you take the shampoo or conditioner bottles from hotels?
What? No! I hardly use them during my hotel stays anyway because I think they all smell like wet wool. I have my own stuff with me. And, anyway, I don’t really stay in hotels often. They creep me out. I used to work in housekeeping to keep myself fed and watered at school so I think I saw too much! Just… humans are awful! The experiences are too long and many to go write here, but I used to keep my housemates entertained daily with my stories. If you really want to know examples, ask me in the comments.
Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
Out! I enjoy rolling around with the blanket. Like, fold some under my ever-freezing feet and I hate when my knees touch when sleeping on my side so I need to have blanket in between my knees as well. Not sure what you’ll do with this information but try it sometimes, try putting the blanket in between your knees and see if you’ll love it.
Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
Er, not that I can remember. But I know I always wanted to do something like this. You know, be a rebel and then have a funky wall-piece in the bedroom.
Do you like to use post-it notes?
I use one to cover up my work laptop’s web cam. I sit on conference meetings a lot and I’m always afraid of hitting the wrong button and scaring everyone half to death should my mug appear on their screens. So, cover that baby up! Oh, to take notes? Nah, not really.
Do you cut out coupons but never use them?
I don’t really. Maybe I should… I’m sure there’s something like that in Ireland…
Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or bees?
OK, we’re going to extremes here. Hmm… I’d rather bees. Yeah, definitely bees. Even a prospective attack, a might happen event- yeah, bees. I’m always terrified of walking to my sister’s or brother’s house in the dark (when in Estonia) because they’re both living at the egde of a forest and I always near piss myself thinking of the possibilities. So, bees.
Do you have freckles?
I don’t know, I always wear make-up. Nah, just kidding. I don’t have freckles. I wish I did though.
Do you always smile for pictures?
Yeah, no! I have fangs!
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Inconsiderate people. Inconsiderate when in traffic (and they act like they’re the only person on the road), when they snort/sniff/wheeze/chew/cough and splutter all over the place in public without covering their fucking mouth (and I hate the noises, just gross! specially in an open plan office on a quiet lunch hour amongst men. My god, it’s hell!) and inconsiderate when they block the pedestrian pavement. Ah, you know, I have a problem with people, the list goes on really… Not saying I’m perfection incarnate.
Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
Nope, never counted. I do tend to walk in patterns though. Like, when the floor is tiled- I do this symmetry-walk-thing (step on every second tile) or when the pavement has cracks, I always try to get an equal amount of cracks in between the steps.
Have you ever peed in the woods?
See answer to next question.
Have you ever pooped in the woods?
Dafuq question is this? A 10 y/o come up with these? Who would ever ask something like this unless to find out what would be the best plant to wipe one’s ass with when out of TP. I’ve done just about anything and everything in the woods. I love the woods. I live them, I breathe them. I used to spend days and nights in the woods… you know, sitting with my back against a treetrunk and reading/writing in my journal, or meeting with friends to drink/smoke and spend the night in sleeping bags staring at the starry sky by the fire. As I ive in Ireland, woods are the main thing I miss about Estonia. Like, so badly I do!
Do you ever dance when there is no music playing?
There is always music playing! If not from a device, then it’s always playing in my head. There is always a beat, a rythm, a verse in my head. Always. And with music, there is always some body movement. Tapping of the fingers, banging of the head (not against the wall), airdrumming!
Do you chew your pens and pencils?
Ew! No! Germs!
How many people have you slept with this week?
Seriously? This is an actual freaking question?
What size is your bed?
King! Of course king! And only use about 10% of the available space.
What’s your song of the week?
Is it OK for guys to wear pink?
I really don’t care… It depends on the person… in their confidence to pull off what they’re wearing.
Do you still watch cartoons?
No. Not as much. But maybe I should. Feed the aul brain some innocence- can only be good for me.
What’s your least favorite movie?
Don’t know. I generally tend to not watch a movie if I don’t like it. There are many of those.
Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had any?
I was gonna say in the gun safe, but that would be a bad idea. If a robber got into the gunsafe for the treasure, they’d also have the weapons, so… hmm… I’d probably get a dog… a Great Dane and bury my treasure into or underneath his kennel.
What do you drink with dinner?
What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
Yeah, I don’t eat that crap. But if I did, then the dip would be a mix of garlic mayo and sweet chilli sauce.
What’s your favorite food?
Homemade Estonian Potato Salad
What movies could you watch over and over again and still love?
Everything loses it’s spark after reusing it again and again. Fact of life.
Last person you kissed/kissed you?
Let’s not talk about kissing, ye pervy question asker!
Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
Yes, as a matter of fact, I was. We went hiking, camping, did some orientation and survival courses in the woods. Caught fish with plastic bottles, kept watch of the fire, dug outdoor “toilets” and toothpasted people’s faces while they were sleeping. So, basically I know the roots and foliage to eat when in need of vitamins and how to filter water using sand, rocks, moss, etc.
Would you ever strip or pose naked in a magazine?
Yeah, no! There’s so much T&A all over the freaking place already I would not add to that. The amount of nudity shoved into everyone’s face this day and age is enough to make a girl turn lesbian. (I know, I know, it doesn’t work that way!)
When was the last time you wrote a letter on paper?
5 years ago.
Can you change oil on a car?
I can check the levels! But I haven’t changed oil.
Ever got a speeding ticket?
Nope, I don’t have a driving license. Not a full one anyway, not yet. Hopefully by the end of summer I do, though. But hey, I do have a written oral warning (yeah, I know, complicated) for public drinking and I even got to keep the little tube thingy from the breathalizer!
Ever ran out of gas?
Oh, every day! My tank is just empty every day I get home from work and get the dinner sorted!
Favorite kind of sandwich?
Grilled black bread sandwich with smoked ham. I like the crispy bits of black bread, tastes yummy.
Best thing to eat for breakfast?
What is your usual bedtime?
Depends. If I happen to be cranky, then I could shut off at around 8PM. On a normal day I’d go to bed at 10PM. On an abnormal day (where I have late night meetings) I could go to bed at 1AM latest.
Are you lazy?
Oh I try to be, but then guilt takes over and I make myself do things because I hate wasting time on nothingness.
When you were a kid what did you dress up as for Halloween?
I’m from Estonia- we don’t really do Halloween, but we have 2 pagan holiday rituals similar to Halloween in October and November. No one dressed up as anyone particular. It was more finding some rags to wear, pull a stocking over your face and cover it in heavy make up.
What is your Chinese astrological sign?
How many languages can you speak?
Estonian is my first language, English as well as I can. Could probably manage a conversation in Russian. I have studied Swedish/Finnish/Spanish and German. Not fluent in those unfortunately.
Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
Not anymore- Metal Hammer, though, in the past… Maybe I should renew…
Which are better, legos or lincoln logs?
Say, what-what? No to both… I’m a party pooper like that, I just don’t do toys.
Are you stubborn?
No, I don’t think so. I’m more of a pushover…
Which is better, Leno or Letterman?
Yeah, I’m out of flying fucks, so here’s a rats’ ass!
Ever watch soap operas?
Yeah, man! Venezuelan and South American soaps were like Amen in Church in my household when I was a kid. My mother used to turn into a dragon because her soaps were on while she usually cooked for the family so she was like stirring the pot and running to the TV room to watch the soap at the same time… That was her privilege- after a day at work and having to cook for all of us, she totally deserved some soaps. So, yes, with one TV in the household, we all watched soaps.
Are you afraid of heights?
Do you sing in the car?
I sing where ever I feel like it.
Do you sing in the shower?
Do you really care?
Do you ever dance in the car?
Wtf? Seriously? No!
Ever used a gun?
Yes. The last time I did, I was in the woods with an ex-soldier for target practice and I remember thinking that maybe he was going to off me because you know, I can be really paranoid and they can sometimes be suffering from all sorts of bad experiences.
Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
My hen-party in Estonia about a year and something ago. Gosh, I was soooo uncomfortable because hen parties are such a cliche and I had to wear a dress and get my hair and make up done by a really pretty Russian girl. And the photographer was like n my face! The most uncomfortable few hours of my life. Thank the gods there was booze involved. Ah jeez, and the girls made me wear this stupid blingy tiara thing-ma-jig! Thankfully someone sat on it early into the evening…
Do you think musicals are cheesy?
I think I do think so. Then again, I’ve never been to actually see one live… but I’ve never felt compelled to go and see one.
Is Christmas stressful?
Not for me, no. I am not a traditional person at all. Could not care less about Christmas. It’s overhyped, overly materialistic, waste of electricity period of time. Sure, I sit down with family or loved ones for a good meal, but there’s no presents because what’s the point of buying crap no one really wants?
Ever eat a Pierogi?
Probably. The food tends to overlap quite a lot in the Eastern bloc! All I knows is- it’s all darned yummy.
Favorite type of fruit pie?
Ah, jeez… I’ thinking of quitting this quizfest!
Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
I never ever actually thought about future. And I can obviously feel the impact of that mistake, but meh, yolo!
Do you believe in ghosts?
I think I do… I believe in entities of some sort, anyway.
Ever had a deja-vu feeling?
Quite often actually. It always bamboozles me and I wonder how it works. It’s funky though.
Take a vitamn daily?
Yeah, hops and barley in liquified state called beer! No, not actually taking any vitamins in pill form. I’m useless at keeping up with the routine, so I just try to eat healthy.
Indeed I do. I hate this culture of outdoor shoes in the house.
Wear a bath robe?
My lifestyle is too busy to lounge around the place in a bath robe.
What do you wear to bed?
The hopes and dreams of uninterrupted sleep and a pair of socks! Also, my baby-pink princess PJs and a sparkling tootoo. Yeah, I’ messing with you, I ain’t gonna answer that.
A Polish black metal band called Behemoth, which I attended with someone I met on a train and gosh, were my eyes opened to a set of interesting characters and I got a crush for the bassist Orion. ‘Cos there’s nothing sexier than a leather-clad long haired man whose corpsepaint is literally sweating off his ace. \m/ Hahahaaa…
Wal-Mart, Target or K-Mart?
Darn it, I should have realised by now only Americans would ask Qs like this! I’ve seen the pictures of those weirdos visiting those shops. It’s like a bloody zoo! 😀 (Sure, I don’t really know what it’s like across the pond but because of those photos on the Internet I never want to go and find out for real) hahaha 😀
Nike or Adidas?
I don’t care for brands.
Cheetos or Fritos?
Ah, neither! It’s all crap!
Peanuts of sunflower seeds?
Easy- sunflower seeds. I always strive to be like a Russian mob-leader efficiently chewing on sunflower seeds, spitting out the peels from one side of my mouth while chewing the seeds with the other side. Seriously though, still, sunflower seeds. Salted. Not peeled. Yummy.
Ever heard of the group Tres Bien?
Ever take dance lessons?
Yes, actually. Ballroom dancing back in school at the age of 14 or something. My partner was a sickly fella who had chronic runny nose, so he kept blowing it every ten minutes. Just my luck. But we pulled off mean moves, we managed!
Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
Well, now, if I would have been a greedy ambitious girl I probably would have wanted to get involved with some seriously well established business man, or an investment banker… but I never thought that way. Love just came and I never did the tickbox exercise of pros and cons of suitability.
Can you curl your tongue?
A-ha, can indeed… I was a late bloomer though. Everyone in school were able to do it and it was only years later that I learned the trick as well… But once you can, you’ll never lose the skill!
Ever won a spelling bee?
Never had a spelling bee contest in Estonia. But since this questionnaire is all about me, me, meeeee… then I was really darn top notch in Estonian. Like proper top student!
Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
Of course. I cry over everything, also when I’m happy.
Regularly burn incense?
Yes! All the time. There’s nothing better to come home and turn the place into an 80s bar, except better smelling.
Who would you like to see in concert?
My bucketlist holds Marilyn Manson and Slipknot in it… But also TOOL, Stoned Jesus and Katatonia.
Hot tea or cold tea?
Huh? What? Oh, … uhm… I don’t mind. Hot tea, cold tea, herbal tea, peppermint tea, rooibos tea, tea only made of honey and water… bring it!
Can you swim well?
Sure, I can go long distance. Not very gracefully, mind, but stamina is my middle name. Also- I have muscles. Can’t dive for shit though!
Are you patient?
Nope, not lately. In fact, I’m on the far end of impatient lately. With everything. It’s even annoying to myself.
Ever had plastic surgery?
Hell no! It’s great to be metal in a plastic society! \m/
Can you knit or crochet?
Yes, I can do both. I prefer knitting though. As soon as winter hits my fingers get itchy for knitting woolly socks… I love woolly socks.
Do you miss anyone right now?
Yes, my crazy family… All a bit dysfunctional but they are what I know…
And that’s me, in less than 97 questions.