Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Bearded Questions

After a rather intense week, it's nice to be able to sit down to the simplicity of writing this meme. The other joy of life - after a month of not being able to wear makeup, particularly mascara, and after a month of antibiotics and cortisone cream, the stupid infection around the corner of my left eye has passed. Yay. I don't look like an ex-member of The Borg any more. Very happy about this

Questions, as always, from Sunday Stealing.  (Like these questions - they're good)

What is some of your favorite music?

Most of my music falls into that genre called "Adult Alternative" so bands and artists like Alt-J, Courtney Barnett, Elle King, George and Damien Rice all live in this genre. Also quite a fan of the music of the seventies and eighties - particularly Talking Heads, The Pixies, Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Rock is good too, though very partial to Classical music on occasion. Can't abide by country and western music however.

List your three favorite scents. 

This is a bit weird. Roast lamb- particularly Mum's roast lamb. Cookie Man (No Granny May's or some other chain's) cooking biscuits. Dogs paws in the morning. (Yeah, that is strange, but also soothing.)

How do you ground yourself or recharge? 

Normally go for a walk or work out in the gym. Running used to be great too. Need to loose some weight to do that again.

Any ways you treat or spoil yourself? 

I'm a bit of a sucker for high end cosmetics and perfume. Bring on a small bottle of Jo Malone.

Besides your blog, do you have a creative past-time? 

Yeah, I write. I also love to knit, crochet and cook.

Share something difficult you've been through. 

My niece passed away from leukaemia a year ago this Friday coming. That was dreadful. The alleged love of my life ceased all contact two days later for no reason. That bad enough for you? Wasn't a good time. My niece is at peace. This keeps me sane. The other I've just struck from humanity.

What helps you fall asleep?

I normally fall asleep easily, but if I can't, a couple of drops of lavender oil on a tissue near my pillow and I drop right off.

What is one strength and one weakness of yours?

Strength - I'm very resiliant and bounce back quickly. Weakness - I get bored easily and I am very destructive when I get really bored.

Have you ever received a letter or written one to someone else?

I am over 40 and have lived overseas pre-internet. Of course I have.

What makes you feel powerful, what breathes life into you? 

Writing and lifting weights. Not in that order, but I like feeling strong - both of these features of my life do this for me.

What's your favorite thing to do at night? 

Write, read, watch telly and relax.

If you could go back to any era, what would they be?

After seeing "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" I'd love to go back to the twenties.

Your favorite things to wear at home? 

Either nothing or my dressing gown. One of the wonderful things about living alone is being able to wander around naked.

If you could be immortal or have an extremely long life span which would you pick and why? 

If I was to have an extremely long life span I would need a couple of caveats attached, such as my body would not age and I could support myself. Same goes for being immortal. Whey would I want to be like the Sybil of Cumae who shrunk to the size of a grain of sand? No thanks to either unless physical and mental health were ensured.

Tell us about something positive you have done for yourself or someone recently.

I've been there for a couple of people who are looking death in the face in this last week. I hope I've been positive, but I feel like I've been standing with them as they have let (and are letting) loved ones go. I hope this has been positive for them - where there seems there is no positives.

One thing you like about your appearance?

I like my ankles and my hair.

Something that makes you feel better after a hard day? 

Friday evenings you will often find me in a movie theatre just chilling in front of a story.

If you have one, name a favorite book & movie. 

Favourite book:  Captain Corelli's Mandolin.

Favourite movie:  Oh hell, Just one?  Bull Durham.


Shannon W. said...

Leukemia is beyond terrible. :( My son died this year, March 10th from leukemia...only 31 days after he was diagnosed.

Bev Sykes said...

Omg we share a same event. My beloved cousin died and while she was dying my closest friend cut off all communication and I never knew why. That was 2011 and it still hurts...and I still don't know why.

Stacy said...

Resiliency really is your strength. That was a lot to go through all at once. I'm sorry about your cousin...the other, well, maybe you dodged a bullet there.

anita said...

I like my ankles and hair too.Hi-Five!

Bee Bee said...

Hi..I just joined the linkup myself. Reading yours I can tell you're an amazing person. You've certainly endured tough times yet give to others facing rough times. Looking forward to reading more from you.