VOGUE PARODY: 73 QUESTIONS WITH MAN VS ADULTHOOD.

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Firstly let me begin this post by saying, I was so overwhelmed when Vogue called for this interview. It’s going to be fun.

Right, let’s get down to brass tax – Abbie. If you don’t know her then use the links below to get to know her, if you do know her you will surely agree with me that she is the funniest, supportive, amazing girl out there. So kind and friendly, but occasionally needs the pep and boost to remind herself of how great she is.

– @WhatAbbieSays_ – Abbie’s Post –

So as misleading as my first sentence was, this is the game – I’ll answer the questions, tag a few people, wait for them to answer and just keep passing the post, love and friendship around the net. Are you ready?

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1. What’s your usual Starbucks drink?

I am not a coffee fan really – I know big BOOO to me. But I do like their peach iced green tea lemonade thing.

2. What does your work station look like?

A mess – like just poor, I need to tidy it really.

3. All-time favourite food?

Pizza – without a shadow of a doubt.

4. Favourite author?

Hunter S. Thompson or Stieg Larsson

5. What do you think of open relationships?

If it works for both parties then sure. But it’s not for me.

6. What’s your favourite video game?

This is a tough one – what platform, what genre, what what what? I’m going to say this because I am still playing it and love it so much. Red Dead Redemption 2.

7. What’s your guilty pleasure treat?

I am a sucker for biscuits.

8. Your favourite movie?

Die Hard.

9. Favourite book?

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

10. Best advice you’ve ever received?

Take a step back and look at the bigger picture.

11. Twitter or Instagram?

Twitter – the people, the love, the banter is there. I do like Instagram as a photographer but it’s such a broken system that it’s not as fun.

12. Are you a desktop or a laptop person?

Laptop over ease – but desktop makes me focus more.

13. What projects are you working on right now?

Besides this blog, I have not long started a mental health support chat called Pizza Ma Mind and there are talks of a business venture in the works – stay tuned for that.

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14. What’s your favourite colour?

Blue.

15. Did you get good grades in school?

Mmm I did ok, ish, I think of reflection I have never done well. Saying that I went to Uni and got a distinction for a TEFL course. So swings and roundabouts.

16. Dream job?

To run a successful media company.

17. Played any sports?

I used to play basketball at school (broke my arm) and football. I’d love to give American Football ago to.

18. Do you have a degree?

I do not – my University course was an HND.

19. Nationality?

British.

20. What’s your favourite type of blog post to write?

Ones that are a touch controversial – I just like rocking the boat.

21. What do you like to collect?

I used to collect shot glasses, now I don’t really collect anything – I have a cool FunkoPop selection, I guess that counts.

22. Describe yourself in 3 words?

Charming, Caring, Funny.

23. If you were a rapper, what would your rapper name be?

Dj RossyRoo.

24. Who was the last person you DM’d?

Abbie herself in fairness.

25. What’s on top of your wish list right now?

To be debt free.

26. Sorting House?

Couldn’t say – you tell me which I’d fall into.

27. How many tattoos do you have?

Six.

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28. What are you most grateful for this year?

My supportive GF, Friends and Family.

29. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this month?

My first Pub Review Opportunity – take a read. The Fox & Hounds

30. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you today?

It’s still too early to decide.

31. What’s the best thing ever?

Music.

32. Favourite season?

Winter.

33. Favourite holiday?

Christmas – Honestly the most wonderful time of the year.

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34. What fictional character do you relate to the most?

Nick Miller from New Girl.

35. Do you like surprises?

They can be fun, but I prefer to know everything.

36. What’s the biggest surprise you’ve ever had?

Good or bad? The GF surprising me with Green Day tickets was one amazing one.

37. What’s the surprise that made you cry?

Probably the same as above – Green Day tickets.

38. What’s the best surprise you’ve ever given someone?

A couple of Christmas’ ago (our first Christmas together) I was at my Dads and the GF at her mums. I was going to head back down on say the 28th – ready for New Year’s Eve together. But instead, I checked in with her Mum and snuck back down boxing day evening to spend it with the GF, the baby sisters and the rest of her family.

39. Do you like muffins?

Yes, yes I do.

40. Do you cook often?

Yeah, quite a bit – though I bet the GF will say I don’t.

41. What’s your favourite dessert?

Cheesecake.

42. Is there a dessert you dislike?

Fruit Cake, Mince Pies or Carrot Cake.

43. Cake or pie?

Pie.

44. What’s your least favourite food?

Marmite.

45. What’s your favourite condiment?

BBQ Sauce.

46. It’s 4am on a Saturday night, what would you eat?

Pizza, a real juicy, greasy pepperoni pizza.

47. If you could teach a college class, what would it be called?

Life Lessons as Learnt by TV Characters. Featuring Nick Miller and Phil Dunphy.

48. Best animated film?

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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49. What has a guy done or said to impress you?

I’m relatively easy and impressable – maybe bought me a beer and told me Die Hard is a Christmas Film

50. The best thing to do on a first date?

Cocktails in a sunny bear garden.

51. The worst thing to do on a first date?

(This happened to me once – loosely calling it a date, but for the purpose of this question it’s a big NO NO,  years ago I was chatting to a girl, not even been on our first date and one night some guy friends and I were out on a night out)

Don’t gatecrash our table on a night out, bring your uncle, insult my friends around the table, start making plans for “our” wedding, then try to invite me back to yours, offer to cook breakfast and when that doesn’t work, offer to have some alone time in an alleyway.

Needless to say, we stopped talking very quickly after that. A touch full on if you ask me.

52. What’s the funniest pick-up line a guy could use on a girl?

I love a cheesy chat up line but my mind is blank right now.

53. Best comic book character?

Rorschach from The Watchmen.

54. What are three things that are always in your purse?

I am starting to suspect this questionnaire is female friendly. My pockets you ask, Wallet, Keys and Phone.

55. Favourite drink?

A real fruity fresh G&T.

56. If you could play a historical figure in a movie who would it be?

Al Capone

57. Kittens or puppies?

Puppies.

58. Tell me your favourite sushi roll?

Nope – Noo, No no no. I don’t like Sushi.

59. What kind of lipstick do you use?

Ichiban

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60. What kind of foundation do you use?

Ok, this is getting silly now Vogue – what happened to Gender Equality?

Boots Number 5 – Cool Ivory.

61. Blow dry or air dry?

Towel Dry, then Air Dry – Blow drying makes my hair go fluffy.

62. Who is your fashion icon?

Maybe Johnny Depp – I currently rock his scent.

63. Favourite Disney Character?

Robin Hood or Dodger from Oliver and Co.

64. What are you doing tomorrow?

Tomorrow is Tuesday – I will no doubt be complaining about how slow Tuesday is.

65. A movie you laughed the hardest through?

Naked Gun or Anchorman

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66. A movie that made you cry?

About Time.

67. If you could sing a duet with someone, who would it be?

Curveball and say someone like Tim Minchin

68. If your life was a song, what would the title be?

The Bemused, The Fun and The Dire.

69. What’s your favourite animal?

Monkey – but Dog is a close second.

70. Favourite illustrator?

Ralph Steadman – just pure trippy.

71. A person you want to have coffee with?

The Queen.

72. What country do you wish to visit?

I would love to visit Iceland.

73. Best way to decompress?

Hit the button on the pump that opens the value.


 

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Wow, that list really went on didn’t it and halfway through it became apparent it’s a female post. But hey we mustered on through and made it out the other side in a much more liberated way than before. I love doing these posts for that very reason, the fun, the randomness and the chance to share and get to know people better.

But I don’t like this next part. Picking people. Here we go.

Nyxie Trix

Sydney Rose

Emily Mae Hood

Helen

Anna Reel

 

 

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Sunshine Blogger Award

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Now it’s been some time since I’ve done one of these beautiful posts. I really like them as I think they are a great way of getting to know bloggers and I am always honoured and humbled that I’ve been nominated.

I was nominated by Ashli over on You Me and Benny – which if you don’t follow I highly urge you too. You can expect Movies, Marvel, Witty Banter and Dogs – what more can you ask for.

Also due to great minds thinking alike – Sophie over on The Smurfy Gamers Blog tagged me in this post too – which I had to laugh about because originally this post was going to go out on Friday, but I bumped it for the Hellboy Review and guess who was tagged in my post as a nominee – Yep, that’s right – Sophie. So now I am sat here after mowing the lawn on this sunny Sunday lunch time editing and adding more questions. Whoop.


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So let’s get down to the T’s and C’s:

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging sites.
  • Answer the questions
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo on your site or your own post.

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The Questions – You, Me and Benny Version

  • If you had a genie and 3 questions what would your questions be?#
    • I’d ask for money to help fulfill my dreams.
    • I’d ask for the truth behind the JFK assassination.
    • I’d ask for the cure to common cold.
  • Are you an only child or do you have siblings?
    • I have one younger sister.
  • What’s your favorite book/book series?
    • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Series – so good.
  • Do you have pets? If so, explain!
    • We have a cat which is lovely, but my god she is a pain in the bum sometimes. I can’t wait to get a dog!
  • What’s your favorite place to go in the Summer?
    • The beer garden, nothing better than lounging about with an ice-cold beer, talking for hours and just living in the moment
  • If you would have dinner with any celebrity – dead or alive – who would it be?
    • My answer to this used to always be Hunter S Thompson, but now days maybe Johnny Depp.
  • What’s your favorite food?
    • Pizza – hands down, every meal,
  • If you would only wear one thing forever what would it be?
    • I have follow-up questions about this question, but let’s say a white shirt and jeans.
  • What’s your all time favorite animal?
    • Monkey
  • Are you a scary movie fan?
    • Scary Movie Fan as in the films? Or the Genre – The films I like the first two, they were genius, then the rest of the series fell apart. The genre – yes, but I don’t think there are many genuinely great Scary Movies anymore.
  • If you could travel anywhere where would it be?
    • The USA. The times I’ve been, I’ve loved it and would love to see more.

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The Questions – The Smurfy Gamers Blog Version

  • What game are you most looking forward to this year?
    • Well hands down this has to be The Last of Us 2.
  • If you could play a game for the first time again, what game would you choose?
    • Well now I just have The Last of Us in my head – I’d love to play that again. Or the Modern Warfare series, like if you put all 3 into one massive game, that story line is deep.
  • If you could be part of a game series, which series would you chose and what role do you see yourself in?
    • I’d love to be a Cowboy in the Red Dead Redemption series – I’d play a Gunslinger called “Preacher” where I exact revenge on the unjustified and rob from the unworthy.
  • If you could visit any in-game world where would you most like to visit?
    • Probably something like Fallout 3 – just to try out the Wasteland life for a bit
  • What is your favourite thing to do in spring?
    • Not to worry about remembering my scarf and gloves
  • Who is your favourite character from any game?
    • John ‘Soap’ MacTavish from the Call of Duty Modern Warfare series. 
  • If you could visit any place in the world where would you go?
    • I’d love to visit Casablanca
  • What was the last film you watched and would you recommend it?
    • Last night I watched Mission Impossible . . . Rouge Nation – well I think it was that one. I think the newer ones are great fun and would recommend them. Just easy-going films.
  • What blog post of your are you most proud of?
  • What is your favourite soundtrack (Game, Film, TV Show)?
    • I go through phases because I love so many. But this minute the best favourite I can think of is . . . Grease!
  • If you were to learn something new (skill, hobby, subject) what would you want to learn?
    • I’d love to be able to do Parkour. Or maybe just be able to play guitar.

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My Questions

  • If you had to pick an actor to play you in a film who would you pick?
  • If you could do anything as a career what would you do?
  • Is Pineapple allowed on Pizza?
  • When was the last time you cried?
  • Would you rather have all your bills wiped for life, or a Million Pounds right now?
  • In the garden do you prefer Decking or Patio?
  • In the nuclear wasteland do you think you’d survive and how long for?
  • It’s been a long day at work, you are chilling on the sofa with no energy and motivation. What is your go to meal?
  • Amazon Echo or Google Home?
  • If you could see ANY band or artist – dead or alive, perform who would it be?
  • If you could have ANY superpower what would it be and why?

Now for the hard part . . .

The Nominations


Thank you for everyone that took the time to have a wee little read about me and keeps coming back for more. You guys are my mews.

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10 Unusual Things About Me

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So here we are, back again – trying to get an understanding of who I really am? I mean come on guys don’t you know enough already – well Nicola from Nic’s Healthy Life thinks not and so has tagged me in something fun. “Ten Unusual Things About Me” check out her post just HERE and find her on social media – she’s a hoot. – TwitterBlog

So here we go. Firstly let me start by saying 10 is a big number, this is tough. So I am sorry if some of the later ones down the list are just silly.

  1. I put milk in first when making tea. (It’s the British way. Milk cools the china so stop it cracking)
  2. I used to be a Vegetarian – Not sure why or how this came about. Just I remember a period of claiming it. Until I ate a burger at our Year Six School leavers Party. #Wild
  3. I’m allergic to Orange Juice – Awkwardly went on a first date once, she was drinking OJ all night. Then we got to a point where we discussed allergies. We laugh about it now.
  4. I love a challenge! Regardless of what is it – I will try my best to complete it. But I am also wise enough to admit defeat at times.
  5. I am not a fan of Horror films – but I like Supernatural spooky stuff. I think the films thing is because there isn’t really a good Horror now days. Over the top blood fests are just not scary.
  6. I love the era of 1910’s 1920’s Gangsters – the Italian, Irish Mafia Bootleggers. I’d love to experience a week in the life. Maybe I should work on time travel.
  7. I love Christmas – Not much of a hidden fact. But I am running short of ideas and as the season rolls around I felt you should know. I LOVE IT!
  8. As much as I am a film fanatic – I have never seen Titanic.
  9. My favourite number is “19” – can’t tell you why as I don’t know.
  10. I am a big believe in anything and everything unexplainable, creepy, or conspiracy based. JFK Assassination – Magic Bullet hmmm, Zeus and the God, Creepy haunting stuff, Aliens. All of it interests me and I have opinions on all.

Wow I did it. Ten. Go me – what do you think? Happy? Feel like you know me better?

Now to the bit I don’t like with these . . . tagging people. I love to share but this bit is time-consuming and hard to whittle it down to only a handful of awesome people. But here goes I want to know more about; Gemma, Megan, Jay, Soph, Erika, Zara, Katy, Lucy, Anne, Clem.

Team, your challenge is to share 10 unknown facts about yourself so we can get to know you better.

Enjoy!

 

SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD

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So today feels like a day of awards. I had not long posted The Neat Blogger Award found HERE. When the ever so delightful Abbie tagged me in this.

Now I am not one to let my loyal lovely followers and fans down. So here we are again. Typing up another award (I love it, these are the best). You might have noticed the timeline doesn’t match up. That award was on Tuesday and it is now . . . not Tuesday (unconfirmed what day I will be posting). That is because I didn’t want to Saturate the market as it were. Keeping you all guessing, wanting more.

Shall we begin.

It was a lousy afternoon at work, the skies were grey and the air warm and humid. Suddenly a notification flew into my Twitter box. I had been mentioned in a Tweet by @WhatAbbieSays – Thank you for that lovely! Here is here Award if you want to find out more about here. Hit HERE now!

If you do not follow her then we need words, sit down, gather round and let me tell you about our heroine Abbie. Who can be found over on “What Abbie Says” she is such an; awesome, sassy, caring, amazing, lovely girl who supports everyone, doesn’t sugar coat it and then enjoys a cheeky Gin and Tonic when the day is done. I can’t remember how we met, but it can’t have been too long ago as I’ve only been here less than a year. But it feels like I have known her for years. I am going to move on now in worry that this starts to shape up into a soppy love letter or estranged fan mail letter.

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The Rules!

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog;
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you;
  • Nominate 11 bloggers to receive this award and ask them 11 new questions; and
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog site.

The Questions

Why did you start your blog?

This started with the idea of being a Parenting Blog, from the fathers point of view – as I feel the ratio of Mothers to Fathers blogs is in favour of the ladies. But as I have no actual child or the idea of having one yet, I decided to set up a blog about Adulthood and me growing up becoming old and dealing with crap. Then by the time the children come along this blog with be up and running.

Pineapple on a pizza? Yay or nay?

Ooh controversial question – probably not going to like my answer. But damn son I love the Pineapple, on pizza, on chicken burgers, on gammon. It’s sweet, sour, juicy – what is not to love. Keep the pineapple going strong.

If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for?

This will sound soppy as SIN but I have always been told it, for like years, I give THE best hugs. Bring it on I would take home the gold.

What would you have for your dream three course dinner?

Now this might change but right now; Halloumi Fries with Chilli Jam, a beast of a Sirloin Steak (Rare) and to finish, a plain and simply tasty Vanilla Cheesecake. Not too shabby hey.

If you had unlimited funds to build a house that you would live in for the rest of your life, what would the finished house be like?

Now I am not greedy, I don’t need mansions or helipads. But you know the America Family Homes you see in films, where the Mom and Pop have the kids and grand kids over for Christmas dinner. The large open plan kitchen, dinning room, maybe two living rooms. Upstairs maybe four double bedrooms, a study, walk in wardrobes. The large bathroom with two sinks as the master bathroom. Double garage, large garden, decking area with outdoor furniture and a big BBQ grill.

Maybe it is sounding borderline mansion like, but I just want to be able to always host and have people stay. Y’all can come visit!

Are you usually early or late?

Early. It’s a big pet peeve being late. Sadly my GF has terrible time management and it drives me up the wall.

What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?

Friday Night. Takeaway Pizza – Couple of Movies.

Saturday. Lounge, maybe a spot of shopping (in my favour though, none of this being dragged round Primark and Next for hours upon end, no sir), some Playstation. Then to a bar for a few drinks with some friends.

Sunday. A lay in, bacon and egg sandwich, then chilling with some binge TV or films. Just some chilled time.

What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?

Make a list of 30 Before 30. It’s eye-opening, challenge yourself.

How different was your life one year ago?

The blog, less than a year old. It’s been a whirlwind and I love it. It has given me a place to express myself and meet some awesome people.

What is something that your friends would consider “so you”?

Hmm; I’d love to say my charm or comical genius. But it would probably be my film knowledge and intelligence – wow that sounded arrogant. But yeah film knowledge and actors is off the chain – Ross would know this, or Ross could tell you that.

I hope that’s the right answer, now I think about it is that “So Me”

If someone narrated your life, who would you want to be the narrator?

I would have to go with someone like Michael Caine or James Earl Jones – though I don’t think my life is exciting for his booming voice. Maybe Brian Blessed.


My Questions For You.

  • If you could see any Band or Musician that has sadly passed away who would you see?
  • What are your thoughts on Avocados?
  • What is your biggest pet peeve?
  • Would you rather have no hands or no feet?
  • We are going to form a band, what position would take?
  • What is the most influential quote you have in memory?
  • Which is scarier, Space or the Depths of the Ocean, and why?
  • What are your thoughts on the scandalous “Reality” TV shows, such as MADE IN blah blah or Real Housewives of who knows-where?
  • Morecambe and Wise or Two Ronnie’s?
  • If you could hang out with any Kids TV Character from your childhood who would it be?
  • What Animal would you be most excited to see at the Zoo?

Nominations.

This is the bit I dislike because it takes ages for me to decide who to tag (I want to tag you all) and then I have to find your info and remember to tag you in the tweet. But let’s go!

  1. Joanne over at Winging Mama-Hood
  2. Erika over at Mz Imperfect
  3. Laura over at Merkitty
  4. Sara over on Insta – I guess you’ll have to impressive the answers but I am psyched to see how you do it. SingleSara7
  5. Gareth over on 16BitDad
  6. Anne on Forever The Wanderer
  7. Holly over on Honestly Holly
  8. Katy & her travel tips on Katy’s Travel Hints and Tips
  9. Shannon over at Shannon Diana
  10. The Average Bloke (For some reason I don’t know your name, but none the less awesome blog) over on Average Bloke Blogger
  11. Stephie over on Stephie Chapman

 

All are amazing bloggers, friendly people and supportive guys and gals. You should check them all out, follow each other and spread the love.

Peace guys!

 

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