Getting to Know Me
A quick fire Question and Answer round, using the wonderfully insightful questions from Root Report! I’ve taken out a few of the questions that weren’t quite relevant to me.
Are you named after anyone?
I’m not sure about my first name, but my second name comes from my paternal grandmother who I never met. It’s a name I’m not personally too fond of, as it’s quite old-fashioned, but I do really appreciate the sentiment behind the name!
When was the last time you cried?
Trying to work out the future soon after graduation, it’s a tricky time and it’s easy to become emotional because of it. I think over the last few weeks I’ve already started to distance myself a little from the time I spent at Durham – it has to be in the past and I have to look towards the future.
If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?
That’s a tricky question and feels a little bit of a brutal choice! I’d like to say that I would be, sometimes I have a great sense of humour and can be really creative but during deadlines I can be a bit of a bore. I’d say yes but that I have some targets for personal development over the past year 😉
Do you use sarcasm a lot?
Definitely. Certainly not as much as my little sister who uses sarcasm so much I can’t even tell when she is being sarcastic anymore. She is so sarcastic that she’s shocked or scared me a lot before I realise she’s joking. Sarcasm is an interesting type of humour, that’s for sure.
What’s the first thing you notice about people?
I know that one of the first things I noticed about people at university was their accent, simply because it was so intriguing where people were from. There were people from all over the world at Durham and a lot more from relatively far away in the country.
More generally, I think I’d have to say a person’s energy – whether they’re smiling, how they’re feeling, that kind of thing.
What is your eye colour?
Hazel? I’m not quite sure, sometimes my eye colour seems to change depending on how tired I am, growing darker when I’m feeling a bit rundown.
Scary movies or happy endings?
In fanfiction I’m quite intrigued by angsty stories but in more mainstream media I’ll go with a happy ending. Have you seen Never Been Kissed? Now that’s a film with a perfect fairytale happy ending.
Do you have any pets?
I have two wonderful cats, they were littermates and are about seven years old. One is relatively skinny and a bit clueless and the other one is relatively chubby and more bright (she’ll wave like a dog when she really wants attention).
What phone do you have?
I have an old Blackberry, the design is from around 2009 but I’ve had a replacement since then. Don’t get me wrong, I have considered getting an Iphone or a Samsung phone but there is something reassuring about typing on a proper QWERTY keyboard when texting! At this point, I’m not sure how I’ll adapt to touchscreens. Guess I might find out in the Autumn?
How would you describe your fashion sense?
I’ll make a big effort for special occasions like graduation – I tried on probably around forty dresses to select the one I eventually went with. There were about five or six that were really in the running at some point but the fit of that dress and its quirky design sold it to me.
More generally though, I’m not one for mainstream fashion. A t-shirt with an interesting design on it and a pair of harem pants or jeans depending on the weather and I’m sorted.