Week Three and 33 Random Questions

Friday, April 03, 2020

My week has, on the face of it, been very normal (apart from wandering around the garden in my wedding dress). As I work for myself, from home, my days have changed very little since the lockdown started. It wasn't unusual for me not to leave the house (except to go into the garden) for three or four days. I have missed being able to go out whenever I need to, and of course I miss seeing people in person, but this week has felt easier than last. I've settled into this new normal of ours. That's not to say I haven't had the odd wobbly moment, but there have been far fewer than last week.

After a power cut at the weekend that left me completely cut off from everyone for a little while, I gained a deeper appreciation for all the ways in which we can get in touch with each other. We might be on lockdown but we are connected in so many ways. We can pick up the telephone and have a conversation, text each other, talk on FaceTime, have Zoom meetings, Skype gatherings. Heck, we could send an email, or even sit down and write someone a letter!

I've enjoyed keeping up to date with my blog reading, and it's nice that some people are posting more regularly. Of course there is social media too. I still don't bother much with Twitter, and I don't normally spend a huge amount of time on Facebook, I prefer Instagram and it's pretty pictures, but recently Facebook has been an entertaining diversion, sure the usual nonsense is still being shared and spread around but I'm learning to tune it out.

Facebook became a place where people justify their opinions by sharing posts showing that another person agrees with their opinion. Admittedly I've done that on occasion myself, but as I don't find this enjoyable to either do or read, the time I spent on Facebook had dwindled to almost nothing.

But then we were all put on lockdown and it's become a place to connect again, like it used to be. Sure the opinion justification still happens but the fun stuff is back and in abundance, so I'll be frequenting my timeline a little more until the niceness stops and it reverts back.

This list of questions popped up in my timeline and I liked them, it's nice to think about the small, the unimportant, the random, and the silly at times like this.

Please feel free to answer them yourself if you fancy, just let me know so I can read your answers.

1. Who are you named after?
No one, my parents just liked the name and wanted something unusual. If I'd been a boy I'd be called Kevin. I'm told my Mum also liked the name Suzette.

2. Last time you cried?

3. Do you like your handwriting?
It's OK, it can be a bit messy because I write so rarely these days and I think faster than my hand can move.

4. What is your favourite sandwich?
Crisp, preferably Walkers Cheese & Onion, and it must be on white bread, with lots of buttery spread. This isn't something I eat very often.

5. Favourite drink?
Tea! But I couldn't possibly pick my favourite tea.

6. Do you still have your tonsils?

7. Would you bungee?
I would've when I was younger but I don't think I would now.

8. What is your favorite kind of cereal?
Porridge, made with oat milk and sweetened with honey, I have it almost everyday.

9. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?

10. Do you think you're strong-willed?
When circumstances require me to be.

11. Favorite ice cream?
Salted caramel or cherry.

12. What is the first thing you notice about a person?
Their vibe, how I feel in their presence.

13. Football or baseball?

15. Last thing you ate?

16. What are you listening to?
The low hum of my iMac.

17. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?
Today? Lilac.

18. What is your favourite smell?
Water - sea, rivers, rain, waterfalls, even running showers, as long as it's not stagnant I'm happy.

19. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
My husband.

20. In a relationship?
Yes, I'm married and today is our 5th wedding anniversary, which is why I've been wandering around the garden in my wedding dress...

21. Eye Colour?
Greeny blue.

22. Favourite food to eat?
I like roast dinners (even though I don't like cooking them), chip shop fish n chips, Chinese takeaway, steak and chips.

23. Scary movies or happy endings?
I enjoy scary movies, but prefer happy endings.

24. Last movie you watched in a cinema?
Spiderman, Far From Home, with my Dad on my 44th birthday after a meal in Ask.

25. What colour shirt are you wearing?

26. Favourite holiday?
A long weekend in North Norfolk

27. Beer or wine?

28. Night owl or morning person?

29. Favourite day of the week?
Any day that my husband isn't working (which is about 5 days out of the year, one of which is Christmas Day).

30. Favourite animal?
Domestic - cat. Wild - giraffe.

31. Do you have a pet?
Two cats, brother and sister - Socks and Tinker.

32. Where would you like to travel?
Any where at the moment! Outside of lockdown Japan, or Egypt.

33. Tell me your favourite joke.
What do you call a hen staring at a lettuce?
Chicken sees a salad.

I'd love to hear your favourite joke!? How has your week been?

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  1. love the chicken joke! I don't like facebook for similar reasons to you but I have found its the only way to stay in touch with my younger brother! we have heated political debates on there and its how I know he's ok … phone calls would seem obvious but don't happen often. my other brother is phone call type and not on facebook. I am enjoying blogger its going through a bit of a revival.

    1. I love that joke. I am rubbish at remembring and telling jokes, I only have three in my repertoire, and that one is by far the best!
      I'm not a fan of talking on the phone but FaceTime I really like. My brother is useless at any form of communication, so I tend to talk to my sister-in-law instead. Maybe he'll reach out when we're in week 14 of lockdown...?

  2. I've never heard this joke but it's super funny. I'm a better receiver of jokes than a teller.
    I heard this one recently which made me laugh: I saw a fancy radio at a great discount the other day with a note on it saying £1 as the volume was stuck on high. I thought to myself "I can't turn that down!".

    1. Hehe! I like that.
      I am awful at telling jokes, I only tell them to Andy as my crapness at telling jokes amuses him more than the joke itself.

  3. This week has been easier for me too, probably because of the prospect of only having to brave going to the office 2 days a week. The only thing missing is decent places to go for a walk, which are within walking distance of our home. But I definitely enjoy having more time for myself, and I love the increase in blog posts as well. Staying connected through blogging, Instagram and yes, even Facebook once in a while, has definitely been essential. My handwriting is terrible, I too think faster than my hand can move. So glad I can type my blog posts :-) Oh, and I'm a morning person too! xxx

    1. I'm glad that you're not having to go into the office every day at the moment. Being at home when things are so uncertain is such a comfort, and we are lucky with all the ways in which we can connect.
      I used to be a night owl but over the years I've gone the other way :) I love an early morning, before anyone else is about.

  4. Happy Anniversary, Hazel and Andy! What a fabulous photo. I'm delighted the dress got another outing despite lockdown!
    Those questions and your answers made for a cracking read! xxx

    1. This dress will come out every year, until it no longer fits! It put such a smile on my face to wander about in it for a while.
      Glad you enjoyed the Q&As

  5. Why has no one else offered to do this? I'm totally up for doing these questions- when I get through my drafts backlog! You're very welcome to do my one also! ;-)
    Mmm, crisp sandwiches are really nice- I like Wotsits stuffed into an already made sandwich! (I'm eating Tyrell's Sweet chilli and pepper crisps as I type- got them in the Londis at the end of the road. Though, shhhhhhh, I'm poised to hide them in case CBC comes down- I don't want to share them!) That joke is really funny!
    I reaaaaaaaaaaaaally fancy a roast dinner. I never make them as CBC is pescetarian and I am also for Lent. I love my Step mum's roast chicken! Now salivating at the thought!
    Yes, I agree with the smell of Water thing. I also, strangely, like Dettol!
    Why Lilac today?x

    1. Wotsits, I haven't had a Wotsit in ages! I hid a bag of crisps from Andy recently too - haha!
      Dettol? Nope, I'm not a fan, mostly because anything antiseptic reminds me of an old colleague who used to over use it, I didn't get on very well with him.
      Lilac because I was feeling calm and creative.


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