Weirdly, I’m not very good at sharing things about myself. Which may sound strange, considering I blog. I mostly like to share things I own and recommend.. but when it comes to opening up about me as a person I am very shy. I thought I’d try to ease myself into sharing a bit with 15 random things about me. Most of these questions I found on various question related tags floating around on the internet, so I just pulled a few of those to try to answer here.
15 Random things about me
1) What is your star sign?
I’m a Taurus and I’m a very typical Taurus at that. I’m not sure if I buy into horoscopes and the like, but I do think the traits of a Taurean are definitely me.
2) Have you ever won something?
I have! Actually, I’ve won a lot of different things.. a friend (fellow blogger now too, hi!) got me into comping via Blogs and Twitter. I haven’t won anything for over a year now though, but when I first started I was winning quite regularly.
Some of my wins have included; hampers, a bracelet, a stand mixer, moisturiser, chocolate, shampoo, a big bundle of stain remover, crisps, vouchers, an above ground pool, and an Xbox One. Those are just the ones that come to mind too!
3) Do you enjoy DIY or crafts?
Yes, I do. In my post about my mini goals I mentioned that I got a set of crochet needles.. I haven’t actually tried using them yet (I know, I’m not doing very well with my goals!)
But, besides crochet, I was really into knitting at one point. I hit a wall with it and feel like I mastered the basics really well, but trying to advance any further was just overwhelming me. I just don’t understand reading patterns, no matter how much I try. It’s like a foreign language. I have taken a break from knitting for the time being, but I have plenty of stuff to get on with when I do feel like picking it up again.
I enjoy drawing too.. I actually have a really fancy Wacom graphics tablet that I haven’t used that much. I’m afraid that depression stops me from pursuing my interests a lot of the time. I have all these things I want to do, but depression just makes me want to lay in bed watching stuff or sleeping.
4) Have you ever participated in a talent show?
I have, but when I was a child. I have been in two talent competitions that I can remember.
The first one was at Butlins when I was only little. I sang “The Little Mermaid – Part of your world” on stage. I came second place.. I lost out on first place to twin acrobats (which I’m still sore about).
The second talent competition was a school one. I can’t remember how old I was, maybe around eleven or twelve, but I sang “Never Ever” by the “All Saints” with a friend. I sang all of Shaznay’s parts. I’m not sure what we placed, but I’m assuming it wasn’t great since I can’t remember!
5) Do you believe in ghosts?
Here’s the thing.. I’m a sucker for supernatural stuff. I watch all the ghost hunting shows, I’m addicted to supernatural type TV shows, I enjoy reading about it etc etc.. but, I haven’t ever seen anything myself. I’d like to believe that there is something after death.
I’m just going to say that I’m fascinated by it, but seeing as I’ve never seen anything I can’t say for certain. I guess I’m a sceptic with a heavy side of optimism?
6) Are you a morning or night person?
I’m definitely a night person. It takes me until late afternoon to wake up, as it is. Many times my sister will be on her way home from working a full day at work to phoning me and I’m still asleep!
7) What were you like as a kid?
I was a little so and so. I’m glad to say I’ve mellowed out in my old age, but when I was younger I was definitely a handful. It only got worse in my teenage years, at which point foster parents would have to try to put up with me.. and then I finally chilled out as an adult. I think back on my childhood and feel sorry for my parents and my foster parents!
8) What kind of things really make you laugh?
I have a sick and twisted sense of humour I think.. dark humour tends to make me laugh. But then random slapstick can too, it just depends on my mood. I think dark humour resonates with me more though. I’m not sure what that says about me!
At the end of the day, though, if it’s funny then it’s funny.
Though, I will say.. I never found people hurting themselves that funny. I remember watching “You’ve been framed” and hearing the laugh track played whenever anyone injured themselves and I’d be like, “But that’s not funny!” Seeing people hurt is not my idea of a good time.
9) Are you left or right handed?
Right. I’ve tried to use my left to write with and while I can do it, it’s not neat.
10) Are you double jointed?
Yes. I can bend my arms backwards at my elbows, which often freaks people out.
11) Are you an extrovert or introvert?
Introvert through and through. Always have been and probably always will be.
12) Do you have any weird phobias?
Well, while I don’t think it’s weird.. other people think it is. I hate butterflies. I can’t stand them. People think they’re pretty and I’m just terrified by them. I don’t really like any kind of flying thing.. if it can fly into my face, then no thanks.
I am pretty frightened of everything, though, so this list could go on for a while.. but I just picked the one that most people seem baffled by.
13) Favourite colours?
Red, black and pink lately are my three that I like. I didn’t know whether or not I should add black in there, since technically it’s a lack of colour, but I did anyway.
14) Favourite brand of makeup?
Hmm.. this is such a tough one. I like different brands for different things. I will say that L’Oreal is my favourite right now for foundation.. but I like so many different brands that it’s hard to choose just one overall.
15) Favourite flower?
I really like roses.
Hope you enjoyed reading these 15 random things about me and you found out something you didn’t know!
Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
If anyone wants to do their own ” 15 random thing about me ” themselves, then feel free.