All that I am, all that I ever was…

I am more than my mental health. I am more than my homelessness. I am more than any one aspect of me. I am Addy. And this is…

Sunday Stealing: The End is Near

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Sunday Stealing originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes.

This week, we have the second part of the meme which began last Sunday.

22. BLONDES, BRUNETTES, REDHEADS OR BALD?

I’ve never liked it when people judge me on a single aspect of my personality or appearance so I try not to do the same for others, especially as something as interchangeable as hair colour. I will however mention quietly that I have a personal preference for brunettes and redheads.

23. WHO DO YOU PHONE MOST?

It would be a toss-up between my parents and Lifeline. They are pretty much the only people who I ever phone.

24. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?

A newspaper round, or two, or three…following that I worked for a motorway service station in the ‘restaurant’ section. I say that word hesitantly considering the food consisted of overpriced dried-out bain marie produce and the drinks either watered down soda or the cheapest coffee known to human kind.

25. WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE SUNDAY STEALING?

I was crying. Yep, I’m a man, and I was crying. Deal with it.

On this occasion though it wasn’t my fault, the blame can be laid squarely on the quadfector of Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston and Matt Smith for just before I began typing this post I watched the Doctor Who episode The Angels take Manhattan and words cannot express how much I am going to miss Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, who have made Doctor Who something special for the last two and half years.

Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill (from The Angels Take Manhattan)

26. IF YOU COULD GET PLASTIC SURGERY WHAT WOULD IT BE?

I abhor plastic surgery. No matter how much I despise my body I would never, ever consider getting anything done.

27. WHY DID YOU FILL OUT THIS SURVEY?

To continue sharing all that I am, all that I ever was, and because I can imagine someone interviewing me and I need to spontaneously come up with interesting (and entertaining answers). What can I say, I enjoy challenging myself!

28. WHAT DO YOU GET COMPLIMENTED ABOUT MOST?

Probably my strength, or courage, one of the two. Although to be honest they’re somewhat interlinked. However, I tend to immediately dismiss all compliments I receive as a protective response from the emotionally abusive relationship I was in.

29. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF ALCOHOL BECAME ILLEGAL?

Rejoice. I’m not a fan of alcohol, and although I occasionally drink as a protective measure, it’s not something I’ve ever enjoyed all that much. Apart from whisky, if that were to become illegal I would no doubt set myself up as some form of anti-prohibition pirate and smuggle vast quantities of the amber liquid around the world. But only if I could have an eye patch and a parrot.

30. HOW MANY KIDS DO YOU WANT/HAVE?

*wistful dreaming*

Most people who know me know how I much I always wanted a family so I’d be happy with just one, although if I were allowed to dream, it would be for two girls and a boy.

31. DO YOU WISH ON STARS?

All the time. Not that any of them ever come true…perhaps one day :)

32. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?

I used to, but not any more. Another fallout from the abuse.

33. WHEN DID YOU LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY?

I lost my virginity at the age of twenty-two! Although I’ve been embarrassed by this at various times of my life, the fact it occurred on my favourite Scottish Island (Berneray) in the early hours of the new millennium (2001) to a woman I would go on to spend five and a half years with means I can look back on the event with happiness and joy.

34. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?

I’d like to think I would be. But then, I would say that, wouldn’t I?

35. DO LOOKS MATTER?

Nope. Never. And never trust anyone who says they do.

Although, alas, the world that we have created tends to favour those with an appearance that society deems ‘beautiful’.

36. HOW DO YOU RELEASE ANGER?

I bottle it all up for years on end and then self-harm. Or scream into a pillow. Or write a stream of consciousness. Or kick a tree. And then get angry with myself for kicking a tree, because what did the tree ever do to me? Then I bottle it all up for years on end and then self-harm. Or scream into a …oh, you get the idea.

37. WHERE IS YOUR SECOND HOME?

Given I still feel homeless I’m not even entirely sure I have a first home.

38. DO YOU TRUST OTHERS EASILY?

No. For a long time I didn’t trust others easily, but with hard work and dedication I began to teach myself how. Then I ended up in an emotionally abusive relationship that destroyed my trust for the rest of eternity. The support my abuser received and the subsequent rape, were just belated confirmations that I was right to not trust people all along.

39. DO YOU USE SARCASM?

Occasionally. Although I can’t think of any examples right now, but I’m sure you can find some on the blog somewhere.

40. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN A MOSH PIT?

Nope. I’ve moshed in pubs and gigs, but never in what could be termed a mosh pit.

 

No Moshing

No Moshing (Photo credit: jeck_crow)

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Sunday Stealing: The End is Near

  1. I really enjoyed reading this, there is a vulnerability to it, which makes it very endearing. Great answers.

    I am adding you to my bloglist.

    Check out my answers

    http://www.ianjosephbrook.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/sunday-stealing-meme.html

    Like

  2. My policy is trust but verify. Good Answers. I enjoy reading your posts.

    Like

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