Hello, readers! How are you all? Well, I hope! I’m doing okay-ish, had a bit of a rough day, but the evening is much better, so here I am posting again, because I just can’t stay away from this blog.
I had been meaning to write a general post about me, even though the blog does have an About me & the blog page with some info.
Talking about me without any direction isn’t really easy, though, so I decided to fish around for a list of questions, and found these 50 questions in Mariannelle’s blog. I have linked it here, but I don’t know her or the blog, it was just the first one I happened to stumble upon.
I’m also probably not gonna be answering all of the questions, because I’m lazy, and I might not have anything to say about some of them. Yes, I will be reading each question and answering it as I go. Great, right? So, let’s go to the questions and answer. Have fun!
1: What’s your name?
Well, I don’t ever use the name assigned to me at birth unless it’s a work or business situation. So, for all intents and purposes, my name’s Jay.
2: What is your Zodiac sign?
I don’t really believe in astrology, but for what it’s worth, I’m a Sagittarius (November 27th).
3: List 3 fears:
Sharks, cockroaches, enclosed spaces.
4: 3 things I love:
Books, my bed, spending time with family.
5: Last song I listened to:
Don’t look back in anger, by Oasis
6: The reason I started blogging:
That… is a very good question. I have enjoyed writing since I have learned how to. I have kept journals from a very young age, and, with time, my journals became sites for short stories out of my mind, and then I started buying notebooks and writing longer stories for the fun of it. I also loved writing classes at school, and took an elective Creative Writing class when I was going to college. I have started blogging about 15 years ago, because I had been reading a certain series, and started writing fan fictions with an original character within the universe. This character was so much fun to write that I created a blog for her journal. That was my first blog, and, from then on, I have written several others, until I have settled for this one.
7: How I feel right now:
Well. My day didn’t really get off to a good start, as I was in a lot of pain for most of the day. It has subsided now (no meds involved, yay), and I managed to get my exercise routine done, so I feel much better and hope for a good night’s sleep.
8: Something I really really want:
Honestly? I would love to make writing my career, and maybe move South, into a smaller city or a town. Other than that, I’m pretty content with my life.
9: My current relationship status:
Single, and planning on remaining this way for the rest of my life.
10: Meaning behind my URL:
Well, everything in this blog is a brainstorm. I don’t really plan out much more than ‘it would be fun to write about this’. The posts are written when I publish them, and I don’t really spend too much time outlining anything, unless the post involves some sort of research.
11: My favorite movie:
That’s a tough one. I love any and all Disney and Pixar movies I have ever watched. I also absolutely love Dangerous Liaisons, a 1988 movie with Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Keanu Reeves and Uma Thurman in the central roles.
12: My favorite song:
Another tough one. I currently really like I see fire, by Ed Sheeran. I’m sure this answer will change if you ask me again next week.
13: Things that upset me:
Whew. Does everything count? I’m a very grumpy person, and get easily overwhelmed. If I have to pinpoint things, I would say people with poor work ethics and rudeness in general.
14: Things that make me happy:
Going out for a stroll at the mall, having a meal with loved ones, cooking for the people I love, going for a ride in a bookstore and finding something I really like – I’m a girl of simple tastes.
15: What I find attractive in other people:
A willingness to listen, to open up, and interesting topics of conversation.
16: Someone I miss:
My late maternal grandmother, she passed away when I was 15.
17: Someone I love:
My parents and brother.
18: My relationship with my parents:
I have a very close relationship with my dad. My mom has always said I would make a beeline for him and ignore her when they both came home from work at the end of the day. I’m very much like him, in appearance, personality, and tastes. My relationship with my mother is harder, as we don’t really see eye to eye on many things. I try my best to have a good relationship with her, but it’s not really easy. It has improved, though, since I have moved into my own apartment.
19: My favorite holiday:
I’m not very much into celebrating holidays in general, but I would say the end of year holidays, both because I have more time to rest, as the company I work for closes during the holiday season, and because it marks the transition to a new year.
20: Someone famous I’d date:
I’m super private, so probably nobody. Dating a famous person would be my worst nightmare.
21: A confession:
I sleep with a stuffed animal (he’ll make an appearance here in the future!).
22: My favorite animal:
Cats – house cats, big cats (tigers are a personal favorite) – and wolves. I can’t pick between them, sorry.
23: One thing I have lied about:
I can’t really remember, to be honest. I’m not a saint, just the worst liar ever, so I stick with the truth. I also have a terrible memory, which makes lying a pain in the ass, even if I was so inclined.
24: Something that’s currently worrying me:
My health – I have been battling the health system to get me surgery for a medical issue – and my weight – I have been working on my diet and adding exercise to my day in order to deal with it, and have lost 4 pounds so far. It’s not much, but it’s a step in the right direction.
25: An embarrassing moment:
I have many, but the day when I, as a child, climbed up a tree and got my foot stuck. I didn’t want anyone to get my parents, so I stayed there nearly the entire day. That is, until I saw a huge lizard, and my foot got magically unstuck so I could get off the tree as fast as I could. One thing that was really nice, though, was that I was never left alone, and there was always a cousin or friend up there keeping me company.
26: Where I work:
I currently work from home for a software development company.
27: Something that’s constantly on my mind:
28: 3 habits I have:
Drinking lots of water during the day. Reading a lot of Wikipedia entries. Keeping my crochet hook and yarn near me to get some work into any idle moment.
29: My future goals:
To be honest, I don’t really have many. At the moment, I just want to get approved for surgery, so I can start focusing on something else in the future.
30: My favorite food:
A juicy burger with a side of fries. Why lie?
31: What I did yesterday:
I went out with my parents for Mother’s Day lunch, then came home and slept for the rest of the day, as I wasn’t feeling well.
32: Something I’m talented at:
I think I’m a good enough writer, and I’m also pretty good at crocheting cute things.
33: My idea of a perfect date:
Takeout (pizza, please) and a movie. I like being home.
34: My favorite blog:
Currently, Non-Euclidean Sofa holds this position. The author has a great way of framing the mundane in hilarious posts. I’m always looking forward to his next post.
35: Number of kids I want:
36: Do I smoke/drink:
Never touched a cigarette in my life. I drink the occasional fancy beverage once a month or every other month, but my beverage of choice when I’m out and about is orange juice.
Oof. I think we can stop here, can’t we? I’m really tired of typing and talking about myself.
I hope these questions have given you all a bit of an insight on little old me. If you have any more questions, please do share them, will you? I’ll be happy to answer them on a future post!
With that out of way, off to bed I go!
Have a good one, and see you on the next post!