Having read two of my favourite bloggers’ (NZ Muse and Save Spend Splurge) posts about getting to know them a bit more, I couldn’t resist joining in the fun and doing it too! If you want to get to know me even more, check out this post, this post, oh and this post too! Wow, I sure do like to write about myself, don’t I?
1. If you could change something about yourself, what would it be and why?
Hmm, I wish I were more extroverted. I’m a homebody at heart, but I know if I were a bit more extroverted it would definitely help me in terms of networking and growing my career.
2. What’s the farthest you’ve been from home?
Thailand for sure. Though I’ve also been to The Gambia and that was probably just as far away.
3. What is your motto?
Everything happens for a reason.
4. What are your hobbies?
Besides blogging, reading (I’m part of two book clubs), running (in the summer anyways), and I’ve just recently gotten into fancy tea. I know that doesn’t sound like a hobby, but believe me it is! Everyone at my work is obsessed with strainers and different tea blends, and I somehow got roped into it all.
5. What is your favourite ice cream flavour?
When I was growing up it was tiger flavour (vanilla, orange, and black licorce), but these days it would have to be earl grey.
6. What two things could you not do when you were a child, but you can do now?
-Buy things online with my credit card.
-Watch as many abstract documentaries as I want.
7. If you could travel anywhere in the world – where would you go and why?
Italy! Italian food, wine, art, history, the language…everything about Italy just makes me want to jump on a plane to experience it all.
8. Have you ever met a famous person?
I once met Bill Hader without knowing it at first. I was with a group of friends getting ready to watch the Celebration of Light (summer fireworks) in downtown Vancouver. Being the short person that I am, everyone was blocking my view, and this guy turns around and asks if I could see okay and I snarkly reply back “Yeah, my view is awesome!” Then two seconds later I realized he was the guy from Superbad. #Facepalm
9. What is your least favourite thing about yourself?
I’d say my ambition. It’s great to be motivated but it’s also super draining and sometimes annoying. I wish sometimes I could just relax and enjoy the little things, but instead I’m always fixated on the bigger picture.
10. One word that describes you?
11. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be & why?
12. What is the weather like right now where you are?
Sunny but crazy windy! But it’s only 1 degree celsius so I can’t complain.
13. How tall are you?
I’m 5″ 2 (I’ve actually been called a “little lady” by some people haha!)
14. When you were little – what did you want to do “when you grew up?”
First I wanted to be a dental hygienist, then I wanted to be an actress. I’m so glad I became neither.
15. Toilet paper. Roll with paper coming off the top or bottom?
Off the top, who the hell likes it coming from the bottom? So inconvenient!
16. Favourite sport you like to watch or participate in?
Well, I don’t watch sports usually, but I do enjoy watching ice skating. I haven’t participated in a sport since high school though (I used to play winger on our school’s rugby team).
17. What kind of food do you prefer eating when you are out?
Either pasta or sushi.
18. Last movie you watched?
Into the Abyss. Talk about a good documentary! Love Werner Herzog films.
19. Would you like to be famous?
Not really? I would never want to be like a Kardashian where my photo was taken everyday, but the upside to being famous is a lot of great opportunities come your way that wouldn’t under normal circumstances. I’m gonna say no, but if it happens I wouldn’t be mad about it.
20. What book are you reading?
March by Geraldine Brooks.
21. If you had $5 million to spend in 5 days, but with the clause you could not spend any of it on yourself or your family, what would you do with it?
That’s a tough one. I think I would do something to help young people pursue their dreams of working in the arts, kind of like handing out a bunch of grant money so they could make an album, film, or theatre production.
22. If you knew that you could try any kind of work/employment and that you would not fail, what would you attempt doing?
Being a filmmaker. After film school the major reason I didn’t move forward in that career path was because the statistics for actually making it and not being broke forever were like a million to one. If that type of risk weren’t there, I definitely would have given it my best shot.
How would you answer these questions? Let me know in the comments or join in with your own blog post!
-Mo’ Houses out!