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: I don’t know the same things you don’t know (Part I)


Sunday Stealing originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser, who has now passed the baton to Mr Lance (who writes the blog Solitary Haze). 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 begin an epic 100 Question meme – fortunately separated into digestible chunks :)

1. What is your biggest pet peeve?

It’s a toss-up between arrogance, hypocrisy (often these two go hand in hand) and people who chew with their mouth open. Just close it! It’s not difficult!

2. Where and when were you born?

I was born in Leeds in the late 1970s. I have no memory of this time or city, for we moved shortly after – never to return!

3. Where did your parents meet?

My mother was vacationing at a holiday camp where she fell in love with my father, a roguish dance instructor that her parents refused her from seeing…hang on, that’s Dirty Dancing.

4. Do you have any siblings? What are/were they like in four words?

I have a younger sister: eccentric, intelligent, philosopher, insane.

And an elder brother: talented, brilliant, quick-witted, intelligent.

5. Where do you live now, and with whom?

I live in a dingy unit (better than being on the streets) in the middle of nowhere with my posse of hallucinations and ghosts from the past to keep me company, entertained and locked in a cycle of self-hate that I’m trying to break free of.

6. What is your occupation?

Unemployed; insane.

7. Write a full description of yourself.

As I state on my about me page: “I’m a homeless romantic riding the rollercoaster of bipolar, social isolation and severe anxiety. Writer. Photographer. Artist. Carer. Dreamer. Advocate. Nobody.”

8. To which social class do you belong?

The underclass. (i.e. the group of people the middle class of Australia has declared war on; a war I fear will never end until they have annihilated every single-parent, Newstart recipient, pensioner and homeless person who dares to try to exist in their rich and brilliant country!)

9. Do you have any allergies, diseases, or other physical weaknesses?

No allergies, I answered that yesterday in Saturday 9…but I suffer from multiple mental illnesses and a couple of physical ones.

10. Are you right or left-handed?

Right. Apologies, there’s an Evil Dead semi-amusing pop culture referencing anecdote in there somewhere, but it’s early and I’m a bit sleepy.

11. What does your voice sound like?

Whenever I think of my voice I think of what my abuser told me; “Your voice is so boring and monotonous it inflicts pain on everyone you talk to. You should kill yourself [to stop inflicting that pain on others].”

So on the rare occasions I try to talk to people, I am acutely aware I am causing them physical pain and that I should kill myself to stop inflicting that pain. Hence, one of the many reason I have become socially isolated and unable to communicate with people in real life.

12. What words and/or phrases do you use very frequently?

Words: which, that, and, whilst, whereas, spanking, beautiful.

Phrases: no idea, I’m pretty sure my readers would be able to spot the recurring phrases. Oooo, lightbulb, perhaps I could initiate a “Spot Addy’s Recurring Phrases” competition, with the winner receiving what I have in my pockets :)

13. What do you have in your pockets?

Lint. It’s all I can afford (underclass, remember!)

14. Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics?

Far too many to list here (insane, remember :p)


5 thoughts on “Sunday Stealing: I don’t know the same things you don’t know (Part I)

  1. Okay…a, that woman is a total #%$& and I wish you had never had to go through that.

    B, I was totally going to use that cyanide & happiness comic today too!!!


  2. Thank you for playing! Very real answers, The other 86 questions are a bit better. See you next week?


  3. Bless your heart… This was honest and to the point. I applaud your courage.


  4. Your cartoons are great. You are very ironic today as you are every day. Glad you reach out to folks on the interwebs.


  5. I was genuinely shocked when I read what your abuser said. I struggle to believe that people can be so evil. It’s disgusting. Thanks for sharing this with us.


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