Tags allow us to get to know each other. A few facts, a couple of questions, the usual. And then, you meet one blogger that really wants to know about you. And you get tagged to answer 100 questions. Thank you so much Jill @rantandraveaboutbooks.com for giving me the opportunity to babble away about myself. I have a question for you: why haven’t you check out her blog yet??
- Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
Closed. There is no way I am helping the monsters who live there to get to me so easily.
- Do you take the shampoo or conditioner bottles from hotels?
Of course. That’s why they put them for, right?
- Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
I never tuck them in, I feel trapped and I can’t sleep. I need to be able to move freely in case of zombie attacks, fire, sudden thirst…
- Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
Yes, I have. During my 23rd birthday night. I had spent the evening at my favorite pub with friends, and we stayed too late so we had no other choice than walk all the way home. Of course, I was wearing 8cm high-heel shoes. The city was building a new tramway line and there was a construction site. We took two construction signs and a street one. I only know this because we woke up with those signs proudly displayed in the corridor. I don’t remember much of that night.
- Do you like to use post-it notes?
Like them? More like LOVE them! I use them everywhere. Motivation post-it, Reminder post-it, quote post-it, groceries list post-it, you name it, I have it.
- Do you cut out coupons but never use them?
I don’t cut out but we tuck away the ones we’re given at the supermarket. Then, we forget about them and retrieve them when the offer no longer stands.
- Would you rather be attacked by a bear or bees?
Bear. I hate insects and flying things so a bear would be less likely to have me die of panic.
- Do you have freckles?
Nope, but I would not mind having some. I find them cute. I’d happily trade some beauty spots for freckles.
- Do you always smile for pictures?
Only if I feel like it. Sometimes, it depends on who is behind the camera. Smile or not, I always look bad on pictures, so I avoid them as much as possible.
- What is your biggest pet peeve?
People not familiar with the notion of timekeeping. I am a clock. I am always on time. I leave the house ten minutes early to be sure I’ll make it. I hate it when I see someone has a meeting at 2, and starts getting dressed at 2.03. I mean, come on, it is rude to be late! Of course, it matters less when it happens in your private life. Still, I grind my teeth every time hubby says “oh, we’ve got time, relax, we’ll only miss the first five minutes.”. No, I won’t relax. I don’t care if I sound like an old stilted bitch. When you set a time, you make sure you’re there on time. There’s nothing worse than waiting for someone in the cold. #rantover
Also, rude people. What is wrong with mankind? Be nice!
- Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
I only count stairs. It help not to fall down and look like an idiot. It’s the only way for me to focus on my feet.
- Have you ever peed in the woods?
- What about pooped in the woods?
Not that I remember. And I think I’d remember.
- Do you ever dance when there is no music playing?
I already have problems dancing with the music on, I can’t imaging trying without some help. I am a terrible dancer. My dancing is even worse than my singing. I look like a drugged puppet who’s been electrocuted.
- Do you chew your pens and pencils?
- How many people have you slept with this week?
- What size is your bed?
Size Too Small. Between hubby and the dog, I have barely any space left. We need a king size bed. I love them. Plenty of room for my desk place, hubby’s gaming room, the kitchen space with a tray, tea and canelé, the dog’s sleeping pillow, and the bookstagram corner, all on one bed! Basically, I want my bed to be an extension of my couch. Yes, the couch is big enough for all of this stuff.
- What is your song of the week?
Cannonball, Damien Rice.
- Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
It’s okay for guys to wear whatever they want to, as long as they’re comfortable, and that it’s not one of those ugly low-waist jeans that shows their underwear.
- Do you still watch cartoons?
I never really liked cartoons. I make an exception for Totally Spies because they are bad-ass girls and the story always ends well. We all need some happy endings sometimes. The Simpsons is on when I’m studying English, I listen to American English whenever possible and this cartoon is always cool.
- What’s your least favorite movie?
I am not gonna be very popular with this answer but… Okay, I’ll say it: Star Wars. I watched it when I was living in Japan (only because the guys insisted) and I fell asleep. I just don’t get it.
- Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had any?
Instead of burying it, I would spend it. Where is the fun in putting it on the ground? I would not squander a treasure, I would make the most of it.
- What do you drink with dinner?
Peach syrup and water. I don’t do fizzy or exotic. I can’t even drink wine. For someone living in Bordeaux, it’s such a waste, I know.
- What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
Nothing can beat the BBQ sauce. I’ll run for Ketchup in case of emergencies.
- What is your favorite food?
Duck prepared by hubby. It is so tender and sweet. A piece of advice, never stand between me and my duck dish. You’ve been warned.
- What movies could you watch over and over again and still love?
I am not a big movie fan. Still, put me in front of any Julia Roberts movie and I’ll be a happy girl. If I’m sick, Take Care is part of the cure. Watching Leslie Bibb and Thomas Sadoski being all cute is better than meds.
- Last person you kissed/kissed you?
I just gave a big wet kiss to my baby dog who is suffering from an allergy that makes her eyes cry.
- Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
No. I don’t think it is really popular here in France. Moreover, I was born and raised in the north of the country, where the sun never shines and the rain reigns so I guess it would be hard to do scout stuff there.
- Would you ever strip or pose naked in a magazine?
Not in a million years. I don’t feel the need to expose myself that way.
- When was the last time you wrote a letter on paper?
I think it was during my year in Japan. I used to write to my aunt who doesn’t have the Internet to let her know what I was up to. The old art of sending letters is almost dead. I miss it sometimes. I was so excited to see the mailman when I was younger, I received letters from friends and gifts from my family. Now, I either get bills or book mail. The last letter I got was from my bank.
- Can you change the oil on a car?
Do we put oil on a car? :p Okay, I knew that, but don’t ask me to do it.
- Ever got a speeding ticket?
Nope. I abide by the law. I am a Sunday driver, you will never catch me over the limit.
- Ever ran out of gas?
Fortunately, no. I would totally freak out.
- Favorite kind of sandwich?
A good old Big Mac. Or anything in a baguette. I can eat the baguette alone, it is a sandwich in itself. Who cares about the salad? Or a croque-monsieur. Croque-monsieurs are easy and cheap. You might have guessed I eat lots of sandwiches. It stems from my student life. Well, technically I am still a student. That means I still eat plenty of them.
- Best thing to eat for breakfast?
Croissants! Okay, I am sounding very French right now. But hey, we make the best food, I can’t help it. On week days, I’m a white bread and nutella kind of girl. I can’t stay away from nutella too long, or I go crazy. I went on a crazy nutella search in Japan and paid way too much for the smallest nutella jars you can ever imagine. That’s how much I love it.
- What is your usual bedtime?
Bedtime does not mean sleeping time, right? I usually go to bed around 11pm. I used to be a night owl, but I discovered mornings could be cool and useful. Since then, I go to bed early and always crawl out of bed before 10am. That would be a good habit if I did not spend half the night waiting for sleep to come. I manage to fall asleep, then I wake up around 2am, which is handy to talk to fellow bloggers living in different time zones, and I doze off around 5am. This has disastrous consequences on my health. And my face.
- Are you lazy?
I wish I were. I feel guilty when I allow myself to be. I need to be busy, to find things to do. I don’t have a off-switch.
- When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
Halloween is not very popular here, but I remember dressing up as Lara Croft a lot when I was younger. It was a joke between my father and me.
- What is your Chinese astrological sign?
I’m a horse! It’s not very sexy.
- How many languages can you speak?
That question has several answers. Strictly speaking (see what I did there? I am that good, haha!), I speak 3 languages: French is my native language, English, and Japanese, although the latter has been neglected recently. I can understand a bit of Spanish and I remember the Russian alphabet from high school. I have always liked learning languages, but English is the only one I really stick to. Mastering it will take a lifetime, but I am enjoying the journey tremendously.
- Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
Nope, but we buy Cosmopolitan every month. It’s the only magazine I enjoy reading.
- Which are better, LEGOs or Lincoln logs?
Oh my God! I loved Lincoln logs! Okay, I had to google the name because it’s different from the French one, and a thousand memories came back.
- Are you stubborn?
For your own good and for the good of all. Let’s say I know I am always right, so why should I give in? I am stubborn, but in a good way. If it’s possible. It doesn’t shut me off from everybody’s point of view. I can listen. Especially if it’s to hear you say I am right.
- Which is better Leno or Letterman?
Leno. I can’t stand Letterman. The way he treats his guests irks me big time.
- Ever watch soap operas?
I’d be lying if I said no. My grandmother loved them. And I loved her, so I endured it.
- Are you afraid of heights?
I ain’t afraid of nothing except mosquitoes, which is completely normal. I’d rather say I feel more comfortable close to the ground.
- Do you sing in the car?
Isn’t it what cars are for? I love singing in the car. So much that I often get weird stares from other drivers. At the moment, I am still in my Taylor Swift trance, but I can sing classics as well as all the songs from Frozen.
- Do you sing in the shower?
Do you breathe to stay alive? See?
- Do you ever dance in the car?
I need more room that a car to let my moves out. They’re so bad I need a security area around me.
- Ever used a gun?
Paintball gun, yes. Stun gun, yes.
Okay this post is already way too long, I will cut it in half. It’s an awesome cliffhanger, don’t you think? Stay tuned for questions from our next post.
Ever eat a Pierogi? / Wal-Mart, Target or K-Mart? / Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing? = Are you dying to know? Find out next weekend!
If you have read up to this point, here is me sending you a hug. You are brave.