In two weeks time, I will be in Bali. Yay. In two weeks time, it will be my birthday. Not so big a yay.
Questions, as always, from Bev at Sunday Stealing.
1. First thing you wash in the shower?
Always, my face, with Clinique soap. I've been doing this for over 30 years - one of the best habits I ever took on.
2. What colour is your favourite hoodie?
I have a navy hoodie I wear to the gym over my gym gear. My Harry Potter dressing gown, in Gryffindor colours, has a hood too.
3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?
Yes. I fully intend to kiss him in the very near future. Maow Maow received a few kisses last night, but he's not a person, even if he likes to think he is.
4. Do you plan outfits?
The night before work I lay out my clothes for the next day. It saves a lot of angst in the morning.
5. How are you feeling RIGHT now?
Pretty mellow. Sunday afternoon, that's a good feeling to have.
6. What’s the closest thing to you that's red?
I'm wearing a red top at the moment. Close enough?
7. Tell me about the last dream you remember having?
Oh dear. It was the middle of the night. I was receiving phone calls, but there was nobody on the other end of the phone.
That was about two weeks ago. I think Lachlan is dead because of this dream- I have been know to have the odd prophetic dream - this felt like one. We will see, but I have my suspicions.
8. Did you meet anybody new today?
Not yet. I've only been to the gym and had breakfast so far. There is the rest of the day for meeting people.
9. What are you craving right now?
A cuddle. And roasted cashews.
10. Do you floss?
Yes, a few times a week.
11. What comes to mind when I say cabbage?
Old people. Russian food. Coleslaw.
12. Are you emotional?
Yes and no. I'm a huge sook and have been known to cry at the drop of the hat, but my emotions on the whole are pretty even. I'm very slow to anger and contain my emotions fairly well. But I'm human and I have my moments.
13. Have you ever counted to 1,000?
When I was a kid. Working in banking, I've had to tick back a few things with this sort of number grouping.
14. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?
I lick ice cream in a cone. I'll suck it of the end of a spoon if it's in a bowl.
15. Do you like your hair?
Yes. It's long and wavy and holds colour really well. It could be a bit thicker even if there is already a lot of it - my actual hair is quite fine.
16. Do you like yourself?
Yep. It took forty years and a bit of therapy, but yes.
17. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush?
Ummm... considering Trump is making Dubya look sane and rational and a nice person, I'd go, maybe. You never know, he might do a good Texan barbeque. We have VERY different political views. But still.... he'd have to pay.
18.What are you listening to right now?
The wind outside. The tapping of the keyboard.
Music wise - and eclectic mix of seventies, eighties, nineties, naughties, soul and jazz.
19. Were your parents strict?
Yes and no. My parents had a strange parenting style. It was the seventies and eighties. I was a kid. I don't remember having much of a say in the matter.
20. Would you go sky diving?
Yes - but tandem. Would love to give that a go.
21. Do you like cottage cheese?
Depends on what type - and this is a bit of a moot point as I'm off dairy at the moment. I hate the chunky stuff - but the smooth cottage cheese is okay in small doses.
22. Have you ever met a celebrity?
Does running into Geoffrey Rush at the opera count? Or standing behind Emma Thompson in a supermarket queue? Or Eddie izzard at a friend's hospital bed. That is about the extent of it.
23. Do you rent movies often?
No, that is why I have Netflix.
24. Is there anything sparkly in the room you're in?
I have this awesome pen I bought at a funky stationery store which is very sparky - as is my glasses case.
25. How many countries have you visited?
A few: New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, the United States, Great Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, The Netherlands, Germany (on a technicality) - I make that 14. I hope to add Japan and Cambodia to this list soon.
26. Have you made a prank phone call?
Not since I was a young teenager.
27. Ever been on a train?
Of course - I get to work that way quite often. I love travelling by train in England and Europe. It's awesome.
28. Brown or white eggs?
I don't care as long as the eggs come from happy chooks (chickens). I buy free range eggs - but the best ones come from Mum's chooks who are very happy and live on her front lawn and get fed table scraps.
29.Do you have a cell-phone?
Of course. I've recently upgraded to an iPhone X. I have a land line account, but the phone doesn't work.
30. Do you use chap stick?