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…


Day 08: Three turn ons

After yesterday’s turn offs, the eighth day in the 10 Day Blogging Challenge asks for three turn ons.


3. Dungarees

1. Being your authentic self

Over the years I’ve met many people who feel compelled to portray themselves as something they are not. They indulge in numerous mind games, lay claim to passions they do not have and pretend they are someone else entirely, all to gain acceptance from others. But what these people have yet to figure out is that there is nothing more beautiful than allowing your authentic self to shine; inclusive of any faults, flaws and idiosyncracies.

2. The Scottish Accent

Forget your Italian, Irish, Spanish or Flemish, there is no accent in the world more intoxicating, more powerful, more loin stirring than the Scottish accent.

3. Dungarees

I’ve never been able to work out why or when my fascination with dungarees began, but for as long as I can remember I’ve held the humble denim dungaree (or overall) in the highest possible regard. So much so that when I toured across Canada in 2000 I kept a count of every dungaree I saw in the back of my journal. After three months it was into the triple figures, making it unequivocably the dungaree capital of the world!


Ask me anything. Go on, I dare you…

It can no longer be denied or excused; I’m in a rut.

Yes, I’ve had a virus. Yes, my tooth is in excruciating pain. Yes, my birthday is fast approaching to further remind me how old and lonely I am and yes, all writers have natural ups and downs that prevent us from plying our trade so I shouldn’t be too hard on myself.

But given I’ve not published anything of merit in over a week, have lapsed in both my blog challenges and – unless I can conjure up 40,000 words in the next 9 days – categorically failed in my NaNoWriMo attempt, it’s pretty obvious I’m in a state of writer’s block.

So here’s your ‘once in November 2012’ chance to ask me any question you want!

They can be personal questions, random questions, weird questions, odd questions, Trivial Pursuit questions, homeless questions, pointless questions, hard questions, metaphysical questions, sociological questions, creepy questions, humourous questions, mental health questions, embarrassing questions…in fact, like the blog post titles says, you can ask me anything you like and I’ll do my utmost to answer it as honestly and truthfully as I can.

You can ask me questions in the comments field and I’ll either reply there or, should the answer warrant it, in a blog post dedicated to you.

You can ask me questions via email (all those stray thoughts @ gmail dot com) and I’ll reply on the blog, or privately if you’d prefer.

You can ask me questions via twitter (@addylake) and I’ll reply there, via the blog, or both – depending on what I feel like :)

You can ask me questions via carrier otter (if you have one handy) and I’ll return in kind, although that answer could take longer to reach you :p

However you’d like to ask, whatever you’d like to ask, here’s your chance :)


Please note
Due to time differences and the like, answers may not be immediate. But I will endevour to answer all questions within 24 hours of being asked :)