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…

Saturday 9: Ain’t no other man…


Saturday 9 is a weekly blogging meme hosted by Crazy Sam Winters (she added the crazy, not me!).

Every Saturday there will be nine questions – sometimes they will be around a common theme, other times completely random – to be answered however we like.

1) Do you believe there’s only one person (and there ain’t no other) for you? Or do you think we can truly love several partners over the course of our lives?

I’m a homeless romantic, so I like to believe there is that one special person out there. However, I’ve had three serious girlfriends in my life and I loved each of them, so perhaps I’m just idly dreaming that one day I’ll meet someone who loves me as much as I love them.

2) Do you have this, or any other, Christina song on your iPod/mp3 player?

Unfortunately, I don’t have an iPod or mp3 player. My phone has a few music tracks on it, none of them Christina Aguilera. At one stage in my life I did have this song, as well as all of her music – from the early days of Genie in a Bottle to the (at the time) most recent Back to Basics.

Vanessa Hudgens, on the other hand… I’ve got a couple of her songs (but I’ll extrapolate on that embarrassing admission another time :p)

3) Christina Aguilera won a Grammy for her performance of this song. What do you deserve an award for? And who would you thank in your acceptance speech?

Being stubborn (or strong, depending on your point of view)

With everything I’ve been through I should have been dead and buried long ago. Even counselors have expressed surprise at my continued existence on this planet. And yet, I remain stubbornly (or strongly, depending on your point of view) alive – much to the chagrin of some.

Other than that, I don’t possess (m)any skills or talents that would be worthy of receiving an award.

4) Christina Aguilera has her own brand of perfume. Do you have a fragrance or scent you regularly wear?

I prefer the musky odour of Addy, a unique sensory experience that has to be smelt to be believed :p

(In other words, I live in abject poverty and can’t afford deoderising body spray. Even if I could, I would never wear Lynx, I object to this brand on several levels; most obviously, the blatant sexism of its advertising and the fact it smells like Hammerhead Yak’s urine)

5) Do you have any allergies?

None that I’m aware of, but should I ever eat/smell/touch something that renders me either (a) a blowfish, (b) near death or (c) six feet under the ground, you lovely people will be the first to know :)

6) There’s an older lady who proclaims during a TV commercial, “I will give up beer, bread, wine or soda but I won’t give up Life Alert!” No, we’re not going to debate her diet. Instead the question is: What are some of the staples that are always on your grocery list?

My ‘food’ each week consists of:

Rice – lots and lots of rice! I eat so much rice that sometimes the thought of it makes me nauseous.

Pasta – see above.

Potatoes – see above.

Two minute noodles – see above (if I can afford them, Maggi, if I can’t, Home Brand)

When I am able to treat myself: (usually 2-3 times a year)

Cheese – I love cheese!

Basil Pesto – I love basil pesto. I once bought olive pesto by mistake and nearly vomited as (a) I was expecting basil and (b) I hate olives!

Fresh Bread – preferably sourdough or multigrain.

Chicken – in one area of my life, I’m a posterior aficionado. In the poultry area of my life, I’m 100% breast!

Fresh fruit and veg – apples, satsumas, broccoli, carrots, leeks, pumpkin, salad, capsicum (red and yellow), parsnip, sweet potato and honeydew melons, to name but a few favourites!

7) What’s your favorite sitcom of all time?

Arg, I don’t like this sort of question. How can I choose just one sitcom from all the wonderful ones that have been made? I can’t, so I shall share three of them. The first two are the US ones that are constantly fighting for top place in my heart, and the the third is my favourite British sitcom of all time:

8) When it comes to your socks, do you prefer solids, stripes or prints?

When it comes to socks I wear, I just have to buy what I can afford – which usually amounts to solid colours, aside from the toes and heel.

When it comes to socks others wear, I’ve admitted in that past I have a bit of a sock fetish, especially for colourful knee highs.

9) At what age do you consider a person “middle-aged?” And when do they transition to “old?”

I tend to not think about age in this manner. A person is as old, young or middle-aged as they feel. For example, I am in my early thirties; but I have the mindset of someone in their mid-twenties whilst, after what I’ve been through, I feel like I’m sixty-two and three months.

Pigeon someone based on their age is as pointless and meaningless as all the other labels that get applied to people. But that’s just me :)


8 thoughts on “Saturday 9: Ain’t no other man…

  1. Good sitcoms. I went with my staple Mash


  2. What a waste of olive pesto. :-D


  3. Love the observation that one person’s “stubborn” is another person’s “strong.”


  4. I like your comedies, I am especially fond of British comedys and mysteries.


  5. I forgot about Fraiser! That’s a good one. I like the British shows too. I’ve not seen the one you posted though. I’ll have to check it out.


  6. I agree, Stubborn can strength.

    HIMYM is one of the best sitcoms of recent years. It revived the sitcom genre.


  7. Christina’s album “Stripped” is awesome!


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