Questions, as always, from Bev at Sunday Stealing.
1 - Do you ever wish you were someone else?
No. Why would I? You have your own life to live, but I wouldn't want to be anybody else. I would like to have enough money to travel the world extensively, but no, I'm good as I am.
2 - How old are you?
A shade under an age which I don't feel I am. I'm in denial about the birthday which is occurring on 85 days (hence the countdown).
3 - Age you get mistaken for:
People often place me between 35 and 42 - About 10-12 years younger than I actually am.
4 - Your zodiac/horoscope and if you think it fits your personality:
Err, yes. I'm a Leo/Virgo, and I'm a good mix of the two. The extended chart rings true too - as a Leo/Virgo, with a Capricorn rising, Moon in Cancer and five planets in Virgo. Basically I'm an outspoken, very loyal, pedantic, list making, occasionally charismatic sooky-la-la.
5 - What did you do on your last birthday?
I went out with some friends for a very nice dinner. This year, I'm going to Bali with some friends.
6 - What is one thing you would like to accomplish before your next birthday?
I want to read James Joyce's Ulysses. It's been on the list. I'm also hoping to lose a few more pounds - I've lost 20 lbs this year to date - just have to keep it up.
7 - What is your hair color?
I have no idea about my current natural hair colour as it is brown with some grey. Dye is great stuff - who knows what it will be like after next weekend's visit to the hairdresser.
8 - Have you ever dyed your hair?
I have been dying my hair since I was 16. It's been every shade of red and brown imaginable.
9 - What is your eye color?
Dark green. with blue and grey bits too them. The green gets brighter when I cry.
10 - If you could change your eye color, would you?
I like having unusually coloured eyes but part of my would love blue eyes.
11 - Do you wear contacts/glasses?
I've worn glasses for over 30 years. Contact are hard as I need multi-focal ones - and to be honest, it's just easier to take off your glasses when you want to read.
12 - Your opinion about your body and how comfortable you are with it:
I'm a lot happier with my body since losing 20 lbs. I may be overweight, but I'm doing the right things to keep myself fit and healthy. I'm a constant work in progress.
13 - Have you ever considered plastic surgery? What would you alter about your body?
No, but there are times I think about having a breast reduction. I'm fairly proportional.
14 - Do you have any tattoos?
A very small Chinese symbol of love on my hip. Nobody sees it.
15 - Do you have any piercings?
Both ears have been pierced twice.
16 - Left or right handed?
Technically ambidextrous with a partiality to use my right hand for the big things. I play pool with both hands and I can only use scissors with my left.
17 - Do you drink?
Yes, in a very limited way. I've been off alcohol for a few months now, only having the odd gin and tonic when I'm out. Finding out a close friend is an alcoholic this week has put my old drinking habits under scrutiny. I'm good with the one or two drinks I have a week.
18 - Do you smoke?
No. Gave up over ten years ago, thank goodness. I have no idea how people can afford to smoke in Australia. A pack of 20 now costs around $35.
19 - Do you have any pets?
No - I just borrow my friend's cats when they go on holiday.
20 - Do you have any “rules” about food?
At the moment, I am under the tutelage of a naturopath. It's been great, but I am gluten, dairy, sugar, caffeine and alcohol free at the moment - along with having gluten free bread, brown rice and gluten free pasta stripped from my diet. It's been an experience, but it's working for me.