Apr 30, 2011

It's Q&A Time in the Estro'hood

The Estro'hood
What's probably the most offensive 4-letter word? It's not fuck, shit or cunt - it's 'meme'. Nevertheless, Latte Junkie tagged me, and I must admit, I really enjoyed this one. So, thank you for the tag - I know you were hesitant. HA! What is it about me? Am I intimidating? Must be the whole 'breathing fire' thing - I can see how that would put some people aback. Anyhow, here are my answers:

Which living person do you most admire, and why? My mother. Life continuously dishes her out shit, pile after pile, yet she always handles it with grace and strength. She is amazing.

When were you happiest? Fishing with my grandfather. (He fished. I caught frogs. It was bliss.)

What was your most embarrassing moment? There are too many; hence, my blog - have a look around.

What’s the most expensive frivolous thing you’ve bought? A handmade silver & chunky amber necklace for £300 or the limited edition Auguste Rodin sculpture for $700.

What is your most treasured possession? 1. My external hard drive. That beast has got my entire life in it - professional and personal. If there's ever a fire, I'm going in after it. They won't be able to hold me back. 2. My Dogma poster, signed by Kevin Smith.

Where would you like to live? Melbourne, Australia. Duh.

What’s your favorite smell? Fresh coffee & baking cinnamon rolls

Lauren Collins {TVloop}
Who would play you in the film of your life? If it's for the story of my exchange, it would have to be Lauren Collins from Degrassi. First time I saw her, I wanted her for the part. Lauren! You and I need to have a chat, seriously! Have your people call my people.
If it's for a more general role - as an adult, probably Kate Winslet.

What is your favorite book? Oyster by Janette Turner Hospital or the Harry Potter series.

What is your most unappealing habit? Playing with my hair.

What would be your fancy dress costume of choice? A medieval-style dress with a corset and long bell sleeves. Marion or Guinevere.

What is your earliest memory? Running through the sprinkler on my grandparent's front lawn; I was likely 3 or 4.

What is your guiltiest pleasure? Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard.

What do you owe your parents? A lot of fucking money.

To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why? Jim. For not being brave enough, I'm sorry.

What or who is the greatest love of your life? My clitoris.

What does love feel like? Like the most comfortable blanket you've ever had. Even if you aren't cold, you want to completely wrap yourself in it and forget about everything else; nothing else matters.

What was the best kiss of your life? Yikes. I really think my pulse rate rose to equal levels during all three of these:
First kiss with Jim
First kiss with Greg
Valentine's Day with Sir Testosterone (not written... yet)

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
1. Seriously?
2. Indeed.
3. Holy Mutha Fuckin' Shit! (Although I'm working on phasing that one out due to sensitive ears.)

What is the worst job you’ve done? Carpet cleaning every primary & secondary school in my district during the summer holidays in University; kids are fucking disgusting.

If you could edit your past, what would you change? I would have liked to have stood up for myself a bit more; especially in high-stress situations. Also, I would never have let Jim drive away.

What is the closest you’ve come to death? I went into congestive heart failure due to severe edema 4 days after I had my twin boys. It was terrifying.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Publishing 5 books.

When did you last cry, and why? I cry every Monday in the car. I crank my favourite music and think way too much... about everything.

How do you relax? Writing, with coffee in tow. It used to be painting, but I don't have a lot of time to do that lately.

What single thing would improve the quality of your life? Money.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you? Everyone is pretending. Be brave; say what you mean and have no regrets.

And so that's it for now; I hope it was enlightening. I'm not tagging anyone specifically - I feel it is like spreading syphilis. If you want to do these questions on your own blog, please do so - you know who I'm taking about. Yes - you! x


  1. you've got 5 books published? what are they?
    i owe my parents a pile of money too.

  2. Unlike you, I LOVE me some memes! Totally stealing this!

  3. @Jenner
    Bahaha... go for it :)

    Ooo - that is the everlasting secret, now isn't it.
    If I told you, my superhero identity would be lost. LOL

  4. I love that you said your clitoris is the love of your life. You rock.

  5. Three things:
    1. This is a great post.
    2. If I was to display my external hard drive, they'd put me away. Even though it's usually a floppy.
    3. Is that frog in the picture taking a dump and why is the dude in the red hat staring?
    This is how my mind works.

  6. @Al
    1. Thank you
    2. Hardy-har-har.
    3. No poop & he's staring at you cuz you're a fool.

    I must tell the absolute truth with these things, ya know?!

  7. Wow... what a list... what if I choose your clitoris as the greatest love of MY life??

  8. Your clitoris is the greatest love of your life ...love it! Great Q & As.

  9. I actually started to answer these questions on my blog but I realized my honest answers can't be seen by my husband. Heh.

  10. you are lush. simple. xx

  11. oh that blizzard sounds heavenly!! I love anything cookie dough! ooo, I'd love you see some of your paintings!

  12. I loved learning more about you!

  13. You're amazing as hell...just like your Mom!

    My husband is a huge Kevin Smith fan...but please don't go into a raging fire!


  14. This was good.
    A little of the funny mixed with a bit of the raw.
    I dig it.

    PS Jim. I'm sending you major hugs over that.

  15. Thanks for taking part. I am so glad I had the balls to ask you..

    The highlight for me was when hubby read fishing as fisTing.... LOL he snorted coffee out his nose :D


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