Friday, 23 August 2013

Let's Get Personal Tag

Today's post is picking up on the "Let's Get Personal" tag from Luzanne of Pink Peonies (if you don't read her blog yet, go check it out - beautiful!).

Without any more preamble, let's get to it! (Warning: randomness and cheese-obsessing ahead!)

Do you have any pets?
Technically no (my apartment block doesn’t allow pets) but I still call my parent’s dog “mine” J

Seriously, how cute is this little one?!

Name 3 things that are physically close to you.
My phone, my water filter bottle and a giant heap of journal articles that need reading

What’s the weather like right now?
It’s still rather chilly but the sun is coming out, yay!

Do you drive?
Nope, not yet.

What time did you wake up this morning?
I was awake just before 6am. Took me a while to convince myself to leave the warm bed though.

When was the last time you showered?
This morning

What was the last movie you saw?
At the movies, it would be Despicable Me 2 (the minions!!!) about a month ago. 

Bee do! Bee do! Bee do!

What does your last text message say?
“Excellent! As for the G and T’s that’s a given.” (Part of a whatsapp convo making dinner plans with my girlfriends)

What’s your ringtone?
One of the default Samsung ringtones (the one that sounds like an old school phone ringing)

Have you ever been to a different country?
So far just Namibia.

Do you like sushi?
Nope. I’ll eat it, but I don’t like fish. Or rice, really.

Where do you buy your groceries?
Woolworths (meat/produce/dairy) or Pick n Pay (non perishables etc)

Have you ever taken medication to help you fall asleep faster?
Nope. Wait - does wine count?

How many siblings do you have?
One – my brother (3 years younger than me)

This guy!

Do you have a desktop computer, laptop or an iPad / Tablet?
Personal desktop computer, work laptop, personal laptop and iPad (thank goodness for Dropbox/Google Drive and being able to sync Google Chrome!)

How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
25 – eek!

Do you wear contacts or glasses?
Both. I usually wear my contacts but if I’m being lazy or want to give my eyes a break I switch to my glasses. I literally can't see my hand in front of my face clearly without optical enhancement.

Do you colour your hair?
I used to, since I was 16 . I’m now giving my hair a break after 3 years of highlights by growing out the blonde to get an ombre effect :) (Blog post on a hair update & changes coming soon!)

Tell me something you are planning to do today.
Set up a reaction in the lab, try figure out what on earth is going on in my newest crystal structure, meet up with my PhD supervisors to discuss progress, followed by a lazy Friday night at home.

Yeah! Science!

What is your perfect pizza topping?
I don’t really have a favourite, I just love pizza! But if it’s got either pepperoni or bacon or avo or Camembert I’ll be drawn to it.

Which do you prefer – hamburgers or cheeseburgers?
Hamburgers. Cheeseburgers normally have that really crappy fake cheese. Urg.

Have you ever had an all-nighter?
No, I typically crash after 4am.

When was the last time you cried?
Um… Wednesday. I was tired and frustrated with work and just one too many things had gone wrong.

What is your eye color?
Blue - grey

Can you taste the difference between Pepsi and Coke?
If I’m concentrating.

What do you order at Starbucks?
Never been to Starbucks (not open in RSA) but I’m not really drawn to anything on their menu that people rave about. Give me my Hazz latte every day! 

Lu's got skills. Plus, this is the best tasting coffee I have EVER had!

What’s one thing in your closet that you cannot live without?
My Woolies jeggings.

What’s one thing that most people probably wouldn’t know about you?
Um, I dunno... I can lick my elbow. People are normally surprised by that.

Name one thing that you want to do before you die.
Travel through Western Europe

What’s one food that you cannot live without?
Cheese. (Actual proper cheeses though, not that processed yellow crap). (Starting to sense a theme of cheese addiction/snobbery here. I apologize.)

God, I love me a cheese and wine evening!

What quote / phrase do you live your life by?

What’s your number one most listened to song right now?
Currently listening to “Beat the Devil’s Tattoo” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club way too much.

What kind of style would you define yourself as having?
Depends on my mood. I normally go for classic, modern, minimalistic or preppy as my fav looks.

What is your favourite number?
1, 3 and 9.

Name two hobbies.
This comes to mind...
More socially acceptable hobbies include photography and writing short stories.

Name two pet peeves.
People who can’t follow logical instructions/listen to reason.
Shop assistants. Can’t we just all live in a world where they don’t exist?

What is your guilty pleasure?
I don’t have guilty pleasures. Why feel guilty? I’ll spend my evening eating a bowl of cookie dough with a bottle of red wine and shitty chic-lit if I want to. And be perfectly content.

Sjoe, that's quite a lot of random nonsense from me! I hope that you enjoyed reading this post!


  1. Haha! I just tried to lick my elbow! For the record, I don't even get close to it... :)

    Nice getting to know you a bit better! :)

  2. I also just posted this tag! Love your answers. I also LOVE cheese (proper stinky cheese) and I also can't live without my Woolies jeggings :)

  3. Loved this post, and it inspired me to write one of my own! I can't say I love cheese as much as you, especially the stinky kind. Gold old cheddar or gouda works for me!


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