30 May, 2011
Well actually, this post is about getting to know me. I love the voyueristic nature of blogs, that feeling that you're getting a glimpse into someone else's life...and I figure the best way to give you guys the best insight into me and my life is to give you all the basic info as well as some of the more interesting bits.
Section 1: Basic Information
Hair colour: Reddy Purple at the moment or naturally, a dirty blonde mousey sort of colour
Eye color: Blue
Location: Brisbane, QLD Australia
Birthday: 5 July 1988
Scars: A few small ones on my face from being attacked by a dog and a huge one on my left knee from getting ripped open by a metal pole
Astrological sign: Cancer
Dominant hand: Right
Religion: None – and don’t believe in it, used as the excuse for too many bad deeds by mankind
Major/Career: Journalism & Literature/Content Writer (& Blogger?)
Race (Mongoloid, Caucasian, or Negroid): Caucasian
Relationship status: In a Relationship
Siblings: 1 older sister
Parents: Divorced – wonderful people who have each taught me so much
Pets: None :(
Glasses: Only for close up computer work
Braces: Not any more but for about 5 years – it sucked!
Piercings: Only my ears twice although I used to also have my belly button, my nose, my lip and my beauty spot
Section 2: Preferences
Favorite colour: Hmm hard to pick just one – I’ll go with Black, Purple & Red
Favorite ice cream flavor: Cookie Dough
Favorite food: Hmm – tie between Italian & Mexican
Favorite drink: Currently Sailor Jerry Rum
Favorite number: maybe 6?
Favorite month: December – I love Christmas!
Favorite song: Way too hard to choose!
Favorite book: Again very hard to choose but I’d say Edgar Allen Poe Anthology
Favorite movie: I’m so bad at picking favorites! There are too many good movies!
Favorite season: Summer
Favorite TV show: Hmm I don’t watch that much TV…can I say The Muppets?
Favorite cartoon character: Jessica Rabbit
Favorite series: Lame but I’m loving Masterchef at the moment…inspiring me to cook more adventurous meals
Section 3: Serious Issues
What are your views on...
Everyone should have the right to choose how to live their life even if we don’t all agree
2. The existence of God?
It’s a nice idea that has been distorted over time…I believe more in spirituality and the higher power of the universe rather than ‘God’ in the traditional sense
3. Jesus Christ?
Very difficult as there are situations where I can understand why people may want to choose to do this but there are so many people in this world who can’t have children and would dearly love them so I think adoption is always the preferential choice…however everyone has the right to choose and should be able to make their own decisions
5. Global warming?
The crazy weather lately says it all really
There are good and bad, and it depends on the day you catch me as to what my view is but today I’m feeling relatively positive about humanity…or at least the humans I know
A personal choice that should not be forced on others or lead to judgment (whether for or against) but definitely not a lifestyle change I could make – I love meat! Lol
8. Animal abuse?
Absolutely inexcusable whether intentional or not and I think penalties should be harsher – people who do this absolutely disgust me
9. Capital punishment?
A dangerous issue – some crimes are so deplorable this would sometimes seem the only fitting punishment but a book I read about a couple who were wrongly convicted really opened my eyes, especially after the innocent man as executed before they could prove their innocence…not a risk that should be taken
There are plenty of missing links in society these days so it must be true
11. Extraterrestrial beings?
Like the concept…I believe there is ‘something’ out there but what and where I don’t know
I dunno…it’s a nice idea, but given I don’t believe in God and Religion in the traditional sense of the word I’m not sure in what capacity it could exist
As above…the original question that these places stem from (what happens/where do we go when we die?) is just too big for my tiny little mind to understand…guess I’ll just have to wait and see…isn’t that the fun part anyway?
They’re all the same principle, so my answer still stands
Yep – seen one so I know they’re real…but the actual logistics behind them I have no idea but it’s a very interesting topic that I love reading about
16. Serial Killers?
The basis for practically my entire reading material my whole life…extremely fascinating
Something I very much want one day but not sure if it will ever happen…I am scared of making the wrong decision
Gross please don’t do it near me
Usually too much although lately I have been pretty good…as with everything in life, moderation is the key but not always easy to achieve
20. Child abuse?
There is no excuse – EVER
Section 4: The "Test" with No Wrong Answers
1. If you could change your name, to what would you change it, if anything, and why?
Don’t think I’d really change my name…I pretty much like it how it is…although I wouldn’t mind if my last name changed to Depp because I got to marry Johnny Depp lol
2. If any amount of any sort of fame was available to you, what would you choose and why?
I would choose moderate fame based on my skills and abilities that would generate enough income for me to live a comfortable and generous life
3. If you had everything you needed delivered daily, what would it be?
A soft fluffy robe and slippers with a morning coffee and the paper with a croissant for
breakfast, diet coke for when I was thirsty, Mexican or Italian for lunch, a roast for dinner, a puppy, a new pair of shoes everyday and a new item of clothing everyday – not much :P
4. If you were told you must join the army (or navy or marines), but could choose any position you liked, how would you react?
Angry that I was left no choice but I would probably choose to be a cook or something like that
5. If you were assured of all your daily needs, what kind of job would you want, if any, and how would you spend your paycheck?
I would like a part time job with flexible hours where I got to write about things that I love and I would spend my pay check on shoes, clothes, holidays and going out
6. If you had to wear the same outer layer of clothing every day, what would it be?
7. If you received a fifty dollar check in the mail, guaranteed, every day, what would you do with it?
Save it so I could go on a holiday (Viva Las Vegas 2012!)
8. What would you do if you knew you would die in 5 days?
Sell all my stuff and give the money to a charity and spend the 5 days with all my family and friends telling them how much I love them
9. What is the most important goal in your life?
To be recognised for my skills and passion for writing and to be successful enough doing it to make a comfortable living
10. How would you prefer, ideally speaking, to die?
In my sleep – wimps way out I know but I think it would be nice
11. Do you have any strong feelings about how you will or will not die?
Not really…I kind of always thought I would die young so the older I get the less I even think about it…you never know what’s going to happen
12. Do you find talk of death creepy?
Nope – I actually wanted to be a Mortician when I finished high school so it doesn’t creep me out
13. What role do you think fate plays in your life?
A large role…but I guess it depends on your definition of ‘fate’…I don’t necessarily believe that certain things are ‘meant to be’ but I do think that things happen for a reason to create opportunities and to teach us things and I think the more you pay attention to those things the closer you are to being where you are meant to be in life
14. How important do you think you are, not just to yourself but to your circles and the world?
Hmm I dunno, interesting question – as far as the world goes I really have no idea. I’m pretty sure I don’t know the cure for cancer so to the world I’d say not THAT important but to my circles I’d say average. I think important is a strange word to use – I’m not responsible for many people in my life so if I wasn’t here one day I’m sure people would be a bit sad but like everything in life they would get over it and move on.
15. What really brings you joy?
Seeing/making other people happy – pretty basic really but that’s me
Section 5: More Random Questions
1. What is your motto? Why?
Live and let live…because there is enough negativity in the world without people judging each other over petty things and the decisions they make in life
2. What is your cell phone ring tone? Why?
Some random tune that came with the phone – kinda sounds like rio carnival music I like it because it’s very happy and makes me want to dance everytime my phone rings
3. Would you consider priesthood or the religious life (monk or nun)?
4. Do you have a nickname or nicknames? What is it or they?
Sheryl, Shezzles, Sheri Lee…my bf sometimes calls me turd burglar…I don’t know why haha
5. What do you fear?
Sharks, Crocodiles…having to rely too much on other people
6. What do you consider a weakness?
My weakness is I over-think things…which sometimes leads to negative and equally ridiculous internal dialogue
7. What do you consider one of your strengths?
My sense of humour…it allows me to see the lighter side of things and not be bothered by things others might be
8. What mythological creature do you wish was real?
Probably unicorns cos they’d be pretty…I’m not really up on my mythological creatures
9. What would you do tomorrow if you knew you could not fail?
Find the cure for cancer
10. Would you ask someone out if you liked them or would you wait and try to find out if it's mutual first?
Find out if it’s mutual first…that just makes sense to me
11. Do you like sleep?
Oh so very much! I never used to…didn’t want to go to bed and then would get up very early but now I just love my sleep!
12. What is your opinion on acronyms and abbreviations?
They have their place, they help make my txts cheaper! But I don’t use them unless I have to – can’t help it I’m a writer!
13. Do you think math is important? How important?
I think math that is applicable to everyday life is important and math that is necessary for certain professions is important for people who want to pursue those professions but as a whole I’ve never really liked math
14. Do you have a dream home?
Not really…well in my head I do…my dream home would be one I built myself that way I could have everything exactly how I want it
15. Would you rather freeze to death in summer or burn to death in winter?
Freeze to death in summer…burning to death would be a horrible painful death at any time
Hopefully this will give you a bit more of an idea about me and who I am and make you feel a bit more at home when you come to visit me here.
26 May, 2011
Just a quick update for some of you who may have noticed that my blog has had a facelift!
Apart from being a far better looking design/layout than my previous pink monstrosity this new design is part of some exciting things that are happening behind the scenes here!
I can't reveal too much just yet but it's exciting times ahead and I promise you'll be the first to know any big announcements.
Hope you all like the new look and I look forward to sharing the excitement with you as it comes!
A rather timely makeover as well because this Sunday I'll be heading to the Woolloongabba Antique Centre (affectionately known as the WAC by us locals) for The Great Western - a Celebration of the Western Shirt for some live entertainment from The SugarShakers and my favourite local rockabilly band The Ten Fours as well as some extremely drool-worthy famous American Western Ranchwear outfitters Rockmount.
Given I've been looking for a nice western shirt for a while I'm hoping to find a treasure!
Til next time - it's Ten Four little buddies!
24 May, 2011
Ok so a real quick update to let you know about a really cool competition one of the blogs I follow is running.
Chronically Vintage is giving away some gorgeous pendants for a fantastic UK designer Know Your Onions.
Check it out...but not too many of you cos I wanna win! haha
18 May, 2011
So last Friday was Friday 13th and the Step Inn in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley was holding a Friday 13th extravaganza! 13 bands over 3 stages set the mood for a ghoulishly good time. I feel I should mention that I was so busy having a good time I forgot to take pictuets so I have compiled some as best I can from everyone else's but now that I intend to blog about my adventures I'll have to be more vigilant with my camera!
10 May, 2011
If you’ve been following me on Facebook you may have noticed my post the other day of the cover art for the Tijuana Taxi model I helped my boyfriend build.
05 May, 2011
Just when we thought we couldn’t party anymore we headed back to St Bernard’s – far be it for us to let the weekend finish without a bang! The Mayhem County Boys (QLD) kicked things off before the night slowly eased into The South Valley Syncopaters (VIC/QLD) and Pete Martini and The Freight Jumpers (QLD/VIC) but it was The Mayhem County Boys who had the crowd up on their feet movin’ and hollerin’ for more of front man Mitchy Mayhem’s famous energy and cheekiness. Playing a mix of original songs and some fantastic covers such as Johnny Cash’s 25 Minutes to Go they finished up with a roof raising all-in rendition of Ghost Riders in the Sky.