So, three of my favourite people on the net asked me to do things this week, but I’m shite at the internet. So, ameeliargh, waveobabies and wax-p0etic apologies for just throwing this all in one place to save it clogging up your dashboards
5 Good Things About Me
I’m pretty OK at cooking.
I’ve never been body confident, but one thing I’ve always like is my taste in clothes and music. Superficial stuff I know, but I’ve always liked my style.
Arguably a good point, I’m pretty independent, I don’t rely on other people for much of anything.
Sometimes I can be funny
[Half an hour later] Apparently I’m modest…or full of bitter self-hatred.
"You can tell a lot about someone by their music. Hit shuffle on iPod, iTunes, phone, media player, etc. Write down the first 20 songs, then pass this to 20 people. One rule: no skipping."
Brand New - Jesus Christ
Scarlett Johansson - Falling Down
Nick Drake - Which Will
Daughter - Candles
Alexisonfire - Polaroids of Polar Bears
Eisley - Invasion
Billie Holiday - God Bless the Child
Ella Fitzgerald - Lover Man
Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
Veronica Falls - Teenage
Judy Collins - Both Sides Now
City and Colour - The Girl (Acoustic)
The National - Sorrow
Laura Marling - Once
Fleetwood Mac - Gypsy
Midlake - Young Bride
The Seekers - The Carnival is Over
Peter, Paul and Mary - Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
Joni Mitchell - Blue
10 Random Facts
My favourite movie is probably Gone with the Wind. But it might be Bridge on the River Kwai.
On dates I do a favourite movie challenge where we each watch each other’s favourite movies. It’s probably the reason I’m single. Well…a brush stroke on the Cistine Chapel sized painting that represents reasons why I’m single.
I don’t think, in the past sixteen years, I’ve gone a single day without listening to music.
I’m a twin. Non-Identical. Rarer but less interesting.
I used to steal my sister’s Barbies so that they could go on adventures with my Action Men. I’ve always liked women who kick ass. Buffy, Eowen, Hermione, Chun-Li, Lara Croft, Princess Peach, The Bride, The Sailor Scouts, yeah…women kick ass.
I once spent so long reading about the Russian Revolution (including every letter they sent to each other) that I was convinced Rasputin was haunting me.
One of my biggest fears is telling people how I really feel, whether it’s about them or how I’m feeling that day.
My coming out story isn’t one of deep conversation, hugs, drama, tears or a big family meeting. I was drunk in a club and my Mum texted to say that she’d heard from someone, loved me and to ask what I wanted for dinner when I visited that weekend.
I have been mugged 5 times, once at gun point. One of those faces I guess…
I don’t share my opinions on major world events anymore because arguing with people gets me the fuck down.
So that’s it. If you read all of this I owe you a cookie. I should tag people so do one or none or whatever. So there’s twenty folk. I didn’t realise I knew 20 folk.
I’ve not listened to this song properly, or in any kind of regularity in years. Not since my Dad died. I’m clearing out my room and I find this CD a friend made for me not long after it all happened. Bob Dylan, Frightened Rabbit and other such artists and songs that helped him when his Dad died. Then Hear You Me comes on and I lost it.
On the night my Dad died some friends were out for a birthday party, but I’d gotten the news that my Dad was in the hospital so decided to stay home and wait it out. When he passed, my friends came back to get me and took me for a drive. This album was playing in the car, it was a clear December night and I remember every moment of that night and probably will for the rest of my life.
I was pretty numb for most of it, it didn’t feel real. When this song came on it just hit me. And you hear people say that and never quite get what they mean to be suddenly hit by something, but there it was. Since then I’ve not really been able to listen to it, because when it does I’m hit all over again. Nearly seven years later and it still hits sometimes. You think that you should be over it, moved on, but it never really goes away. I miss my Dad.
Doing these at random as I'm on the tumblr app. 4, 10, 16, 29, 34, 45, 50 and 100
4. Transatlanticism by Death Cab for Cutie, it’s a song that makes a lot of sense to me right now.
10. I’m not sure if it was depression, but I went through long periods of time after University where I could barely leave the house. I went everywhere with this weight and it’s not that it’s ever gone away, but I learned to deal with it.
16. For some reason there is no 16 so I’ll answer 15 - I have made a new friend this year, it comes with the job I guess.
29. I cannot wait to buy my new flat. It’s still a few months yet, but I can’t stop thinking about it.
34. I’m getting on my nerves right now. I need a good slap.
45. Again, no question 45 for some reason…so 44, my eyes are brown. As boring as the day is long brown.
50. I only have one tattoo, my Alexisonfire heartskull one on my arm. I’ve had it since I was 18 and I’ve always wanted more but have never gotten round to it.
100. I don’t like the way I look. I like my hair, I actually really like my style, but I’ve never been comfortable with my looks. I hate my face, and I’ve just never been comfortable in my own skin.
I hate it in movies/TV shows when somebody is cooking for someone else and then they just skip dinner and have sex and I’m just like “I would have eaten a fucking sandwich if I’d known we were skipping dinner.”