For today’s blog post, I wanted to do something light, something fun. I had a job interview earlier today, so it’s taken a lot of energy from me the last few days, as I get nervous and overthink things, and I was sat here thinking, since I’ve not prepared a post over the weekend, what can I do that I’ll enjoy doing? And as I was scrolling on Twitter, I came across one of those “for every like, I will answer one question” posts. I’ve re-posted those a few times, sometimes I’ve got two or three likes, most of the time I haven’t gotten any likes at all. But I enjoy answering questions, so I thought why not turn it into a blog post! Those who want to read and learn some things about me can do that, and even if no one reads it, I’ll have fun filling it out! So, here we go!
1. Who was your last text from?
On messenger, my friend Charlotte. On WhatsApp, my boyfriend Matt. Actual phone text message, a Norwegian grocery shop called Kiwi.
2. Who was your last call from?
The man who interviewed me earlier today. I sadly don’t remember his name…
3. What is your worst habit?
Probably the amount of time I spend on my phone, when doing other things like watching TV, movies, or YouTube. I can prevent it by using Forest and blacklisting all the apps again, but I get very bored and fidgety, I want to be doing mindless things like playing games or scrolling on Instagram.
4. How many people have you dated?
I’ve had 5 boyfriends, plus 2 that I knew online but I never got to meet them in person before we stopped talking, plus 3 or 4 that didn’t turn into relationships.
5. What is your favourite TV series that you have watched?
Grey’s Anatomy and Criminal Minds. I never get tired of re-watching them, and they’ve been with me literally half my life (I was 13-14 when I started watching them, I’m 26 now, turning 27 later this year).
6. What is the last song you listened to?
I actually have no clue. I mainly listen to music on Spotify on my phone, and I have Spotify Free, so I can only skip 6 songs per hour, so I make a point of finishing a song and pausing right at the start of the next one, so that next time I want music I don’t have to start in the middle of a song (or waste a skip). The next song up though, is Otherside by Red Hot Chili Peppers.
7. Do you want to get married?
Someday, yes. I’m in no rush. But I also want to be married before I have kids, so I guess biologically I am in a little bit of a rush!
8. Does talking about sex make you uncomfortable?
Not at all.
9. Would you ever share a bath with someone?
I don’t know, to be honest. It’s one of those things that looks romantic in films, but I imagine it would be awkward in real life. Most tubs are not made for two adults! It’s the same as with showering with someone – sounds like a good idea until you’re actually doing it, and you have to keep walking around each other to get to the water…
10. What is your favourite animal?
Owls, but I’ve never hung out with one so I don’t know what they’d be like as pets. I’m currently living with 3 cats, and I adore them to bits!
11. Would you ever smoke weed?
I’m not opposed to weed where it’s legal, but I don’t particularly want to inhale things that aren’t fresh air…
12. What is your favourite way to wear your hair?
All the ways. Straight, curly, braided, bun, ponytail, french twist… It really depends on my mood for the day! Most of the time if I don’t wear it down, I put it in a high ponytail though.
13. Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with?
14. What are your favourite bands/singers?
Oh god that’s a hard one… I don’t listen to a lot of music at the moment, and it’s mainly just random songs here and there, not complete albums or anything. According to the Spotify Wrapped 2018, I think All Time Low and Ed Sheeran were the two most played bands/artists, I also really love Simple Plan, they’re like an all-time favourite, same with Breathe Carolina… Taylor Swift is also pretty high, but I haven’t listened to anything after her 1989 Album.
15. What is your relationship status?
I’ve been in one since late 2015.
16. What is your sexuality?
17. What are your initials (including middle names?)
J. K. V. I always thought the K name was my middle name, until my mum gave me my birth certificate last year and it turned out I have two first names, no middle name!
18. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?
Person, or cat? Yes to both! (I kiss the cats on top of their heads a lot eheh).
19. Who is the most attractive celeb?
Oh fuck if I know. I don’t really have a celebrity crush, haven’t had one for years…
20. Do you/would you ever drink alcohol?
I’m gonna answer this with a quote from Game of Thrones: “That’s what I do. I drink, and I know things.” – Tyrion Lannister
21. What makes you happy?
So many things! Cats, my support system of people, cute animal pictures and videos online, some TV shows, an essential oil called “Joy”, reading, playing games like Two Point Hospital and Anno, doing my makeup…
22. What are you like when you’re drunk?
It depends. Most of the time, giddy, happy, cute. A couple of times I’ve had the alcohol hit me the wrong way and I’ve become mean or upset, but those aren’t the majority of times fortunately!
23. Would you rather live without music or TV?
TV, easy. Even though I don’t listen to a lot of music right now, and I am watching quite a bit of TV, I can totally live without it. I have done for some stretches of time, like when my family went camping, or on school trips. With music and good company, I didn’t miss having a TV at all.
24. Do you like people playing with your hair?
25. What traits do you find attractive in someone?
Altruism. Being passionate about something. Treating people kindly, even strangers. The ability to make people around them feel good.
26. Would you kiss someone of the opposite gender?
We already covered this when I said I’m straight, didn’t we? But yeah the answer is yes :’)
27. Do you feel awkward during silences when with someone?
That really depends on the person and the context. But just the fact that it’s silent doesn’t bother me. Comfortable silences exist. But yeah sometimes it can be awkward too, of course…
28. How long did your longest relationship last?
3 years, 5 months, 8 days, and counting.
29. Would you ever become a vegetarian?
I haven’t eaten meat since July 13th, 2007. I never gave up fish, but I could really easily do that do be honest, I don’t enjoy it much, apart from sushi, but vegan sushi can be really good too!
30. Do you think aliens exist?
I believe we are the aliens to others… The word literally just means foreigner, whether we’re talking country or planet. Do I believe we’re the only life in the universe? Hell no. If our planet can sustain life, surely there must be others. I don’t particularly believe they’re green tentacled monsters, that’s a human imagination, but I think it’s highly likely life like our own exists somewhere else. Maybe at a different developmental stage from us, either behind or beyond… Or maybe life forms our human brains are incapable of imagining. Maybe it’s like in The Guardians of the Galaxy, with people and creatures in all shapes and colours. Who knows!
31. How many people have you kissed?
Oh god. Uhm… Nine or ten, I think?
32. Favourite school subject?
It changed a lot throughout school, but I went on to study English in university, mainly because of the amazing teachers I had in the subject in secondary school!
33. Do you have a lot of friends?
I’ve never had a lot of friends. At this point in my life, I probably have more than I ever have, because I’ve become more secure in who I am and who I want to have in my life. I have two really good friends from university, a couple of friends from school that I talk to sometimes, a handful of really close friends online, and there are people I’m friendly with, that I would probably still hang out with if we were in the same physical place… But no, I wouldn’t say a lot, but I’m very happy with the ones I have! ❤
34. Where in the world would you like to visit?
My dad once said, “there isn’t a place invented that you don’t want to visit, Julie” and he’s right. Very high on the list right now, of places I haven’t visited, are New York, Tokyo, and Bali.
35. Do you have trust issues?
Sometimes. I guess my main one is trusting people to do their part/do what they’ve said they will, due to a lot of bad experiences with that in the past, and I’d much rather prepare for them to fail just in case, so that all doesn’t go to hell, than blindly trust everyone to not let me down. When it comes to personal things like secrets and confiding, I don’t really have a lot of those things, and depending on the situation I have different people in my life to talk to that I trust wouldn’t blabber or judge me, that I trust would help me if I needed it, or just let me vent at them should that be what I require.
36. What is your favourite season?
Any that isn’t cold. But for the most part, early autumn. I don’t like really hot summers, I don’t like undressing really, I’m most comfortable in jeans, but late spring and early autumn are really good, when the temperature is nice and I can pretty much wear whatever I want! Winter is too cold, and I’m really sensitive to it. It’s currently about 10 degrees Celsius, and I’m wearing a wool tank-top underneath my fluffy Primark knitted jumper, and three pairs of socks on my feet… And my hands are so SO cold right now!
37. Would you ever have kids?
Someday, yes. A few years ago I couldn’t imagine it. I’m a lot closer to being able to picture myself as a mum now, but I’m not quite there yet…
38. Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter. For sure. I spend hours on there a day, probably, but I might drop by Facebook once a week or so. I mainly use that for messenger, but you don’t even need to have an active Facebook account for that anymore. I did deactivate it for a couple of months about a year ago… It was so nice, once I’d “detoxed” from it!
39. Do you still speak to your first crush?
That was in like year 6 of school so no. I don’t even know where in the world he is now.
40. Do you believe in luck/miracles?
Luck, definitely, yes. I don’t have a lot of it… Miracles… I’m not sure. I’ve not had one happen to me. I guess they could be kinda tied, for example if there is a car crash, it can be a miracle that no one died, but it’s also really lucky/fortunate… So I guess yeah, I do! I just don’t have much experience with it!
That’s all for this time! What have you been up to lately?