Day 30- Your favorite song
I may have commented that this ‘challenge’ asks some pretty intrusive questions and this final one is no exception. I will be judged by all, and even sundry, about my musical taste and what my choices say about my personality, psyche and indie hipster potential.
So, in view of my deep concern and chronic indecisiveness, I decided to go to the one place that wouldn’t tell a lie, and hope that it wouldn’t say something really embarrassing.
According to iTunes. My most played and therefore ‘favorite’ song is Intro, by the xx. Can a song called Intro be a ‘favorite’ song?
And that my lovelies, is the end of 30 Days of Me, a study in navel-gazing. Next up, 30 Days of Cheese.
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned?
In the last month I have learned that:
- People will ‘like’ absolutely anything on Facebook
- You can drop last minute council votes at the library
- Sally Hawkins is cool, especially in Made in Dagenham
- It is possible to survive a blog challenge with ridiculously intrusive questions as long as you take a tongue in cheek attitude
- People are much happier when its sunny
- I really like my job – I knew this already, but have had some great moments lately
- There are washing lines on the other side of my apartment block – thanks google earth!
Day 28 – A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
This is me at Fashion Week last year. I was pretty excited about spending a day down there, gazing at people in their look at me outfits, drinking bubbly and hanging out with my buddy Te Waka. This year I didn’t get to see anything, except for an epic trip to the designer garage sale which was very rewarding. Te Waka doesn’t live in Auckland any more, which is un-fun.
I think it has been a tough twelve months in different ways for almost everyone who matters to me. My own tough moments and seeing other people’s pain has taken its toll at times and I think in some ways it has made me change into someone who is less bouncy and more reserved and even cynical. Its not a great thing. Perhaps as spring comes its time to come out of hibernation a little bit.
Bring on the sunshine.
Day 27- Why do 30 Days of Me?
10% as an excuse to start blogging regularly again and 90% because other people were. Lets be honest, the reason we all do most things is FOMO*.
*FOMO = Fear of missing out.
Day 26- What you think about your friends
I don’t want to make you feel bad about your friends, but mine are more talented, caring, inspirational and good looking than most. In addition to this, they’re intelligent (which is why they chose to have me in their lives), amazing cooks and extremely witty.
I especially value friends who enjoy sharing meals, jokes, stories and have the ability to have chats about the important and trivial. A passion for hot chips and good music helps too.
I’m blessed with amazing friends and I’m incredibly grateful for this. I have lots of high-grade acquaintences too, but it takes a bit of time to really become a friend. I’ve lived away from my immediate family for a significant period of time and like many, I have developed a faux family – a title which doesn’t really do justice to the fabulous people who not only get to enjoy my company and the good times, but get the tears and whinges too. Lucky them…
Day 25- What I would find in your bag
I have a very nice and far too heavy bag that I got from Smith & Caugheys a couple of years ago. I like handbags and have tended to swap and switch around a lot, but this bag has lasted longer than usual – must be because it has lasted better than the cheap and cheerful bags I used to favour. If anything, my handbag probably tells you that I’m practical, reasonably well prepared and slightly impulsive. Or something completely different!
In this magic bag at the moment is:
- My 2010 diary – last year I tried to be digital but with phones, facebook and outlook I was known to triplebook myself or forget things – the pink book has helped eliminate such embarrassing scenarios
- My lovely soft wallet that has too many cards and not enough cash – and coffeecards from four or five establishments
- A can of eclipse mints
- My digital camera
- Lipgloss – MAC and Smashbox varieties
- A bookshop receipt
- A flyer for an event I didn’t quite make it to a couple of weeks ago
- A download card for the Ember Days – a band I saw tonight
- A lip brush
- Two mobile phones
- A blue inhaler
- A tiny pottle of solid fragrance by Fragonard that I got on a whim from the gorgeous and addictive World beauty store on Ponsonby Road
Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy
Llamas and llama jokes make me really, really happy. Even a-llamingly llame llama jokes. I also really love tigers, elephants and lions.
These llamas live at Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and if you can look at them and not laugh just a little bit at the absolute ridiculousness of them, then I’m afraid you may need professional help.
Some other things that always make me smile, in no particular order:
- Unexpected cake
- The view on my way home from work when the tide is in
- Listening to favourite albums
- Hot chips with aioli, perferably with wine and chats
- A freshly made bed
- A surprise invitation
- Text messages about shoes
Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
Bahahahahaha. As if! Who the hell wrote this list of topics? The nosiest person in the universe? The biggest over-sharer there ever was? Or perhaps a combination of both with an added pinch of smug?
Unless you can find me a combination of Westley from The Princess Bride and Mr Darcy (Colin Firth 15 years ago, not that cheap imitation in the more recent version) then I don’t think I can help you with this question. If you can find the Darcy/Westley hybrid – rich, witty, loyal and heroic – that will do me just fine.