Monday, January 25, 2016
The Feisty Twenty Five
I'm writing this from my hotel room in Ubud in Bali. This has been a very successful first day of the trip. I've done a yoga session, eaten healthful vegetarian food, worked out what I'm doing for the rest of he week, made a friend of a like-minded Canadian from Vancouver, been swimming and now I'm having a lovely gin and tonic as I write this.
Questions, as per normal, from Sunday Stealing.
Do you like to see it snowing outside?
Considering it only snows in the hills every five years and that rarely settles, it would be a bit of a miracle in Melbourne. I remember I loved it when I was in London on the rare occasion it occured.
Do you tell your family you love them enough?
No, but in my defense, other than my sister, my family don't use those words often.
Do you like getting jewelry or do you not wear any?
Not really, and I don't really wear it that often. I don't think I've ever been given jewellery.
Do you watch a lot of NFL football?
I'm Australian. Of course not.
Have you ever used the word ‘lame’?
Yes. When talking about horses or footballers.
Are you/Were you in a band? If so, what was your band name?
No. Never, though I've always wanted to be in a heavy metal band called Medulla Oblongata.
When is the last time you went to the doctor?
A couple of months ago. My back was spasming. He laughed at me.
Do you own any shirts with a peace symbol on it?
No, but I have a Nirvana t-shirt. Does that count?
Would you ever go to Japan?
Absolutely. One of the next places on my list.
What was the last thing you went to Walmart for?
I'm Australian. We don't have Walmart. The last think I went to Bunnings for, which is a chain hardware store like Home depot, I was buying garden gnomes.
Ever gotten in a car accident?
Yes, but thankfully it was a minor one. Collected somebody's tow bar as they slowed down in front of me. Thankfully nobody was hurt and insurance fixed the rest of it.
Have you ever been in a choir?
Not since the Sunday School choir over thirty years ago.
Do you like the color of your eyes? If not, what color would you want them?
Yes. They're dark green. Never met anybody with my eye colour.
When was the last time you went ice skating?
When I was about ten years old. I remember hating every minute of it.
Do you like to brush your teeth?
Absolutely. Twice a day.
Have you ever had a surgery?
Yes. Arches of my feet lowered, Achilles Tendons elongated, a grown removed from my Fallopian tube and the one we don't talk about. So four fairly minor surgeries.
Do you look older or younger than you are?
I'm told I look a lot younger than my years.
When is the next time you’ll be up on stage?
No idea. I can't see it happening unless you count convening training courses. That's a stage and that could happen at any time in the near future.
Where did you spend your last birthday?
I think I went to an information session for the writer's festival. Then dinner with a friend at a dumpling joint.
What is the last show that you watched a full episode of?
I watched an episode of The Affair on the plane over to Bali. I want to see more.
Do you know anyone who lives in Utah?
No. Why would I? I'm Australian.
Is there anything you need to work on doing soon?
Using sunscreen here in Ubud. I have a minor burn from walking about today.
Do your feelings get hurt easily?
Unfortunately, yes, but that's in major matters. In smaller slights I move on more quickly.
Do you, or do you know someone who has taken karate lessons?
Yes. Lots of people. Daft question.
Were you ever a boy or girl scout?
I was a brownie for about three months. Then we moved to the country.