Thursday, 4 July 2013

5 things - AKA Weird Questions and Answers

Now, I was tagged by N. Finsternis of Deus Ex Machina and 1666 x 30 of The Mutant Stomp Friends at the same day, so apparently I am obliged to do this. ;)


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5 things you need every day:

1 A morning coffee, sipped in solitude.
2 A bra. My breasts are large, so it actually hurts, if I walk around without something supportive.
3 Something to make me laugh. A book, a picture, a friends status update.
4 A mirror. I am slightly ashamed to admit this, but I am really vain.
5 Dancing. I have this tendency to make dance-like moves, sometimes even when there is no music.

5 books you would recommend:

1 A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen This is a play, but I have read it and loved it. The play was critical about 19th century marriage norms and it is still interesting to reflect Ibsen's play to our present society.

2 On Blondes by Joanna Pitman. This is a non-fiction about the history of blondes and how the Western civilization has been obsessed about them from the ancient Greek to Marilyn Monroe and Madonna. It is greatly written and a real eye-opener about our culture and also about some things of the WWII.

3 The Wolf's Bride by Aino Kallas. It is a Finnish-Estonian werewolf story. Kallas wrote it 1928, but the story is situated in the 17th century. A really good story and it was translated in English soon after it was published so it might even be found if somebody is interested.

4 Hell Hath No Fury by Ingrid Noll. A wonderful, slightly twisted book about a woman's obsession and how that obsession turns into murder. Or two. Or more. Also Noll's Head Count is great, with two lovely ladies who know how to seize the moment and dispose a body. I've read those two books a dozen times.

5 Death in Venice by Thomas Mann. A wonderful novella that contains a huge amount of Greek mythology and love for beauty and youth.

5 materialistic wishes for Christmas presents:

1 A pinstripe jacket that would actually fit well.
2 A flight to Paris, October 2014.
3 A whole lot of contact lenses in different colours.
4 New wigs, blue and white and purple seem good at the moment.
5 A collector edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.

5 places you wish to visit:

1 Paris, and I shall do it soon. I've even studied the language!
2 Budapest. Not planned as long as a trip to France.
3 Some distant paradise island in Borneo or some other place. I want time, leisure and solitude. And colourful drinks and fruits!
4 Great Rift Valley of Africa. I saw a series of documentary about it and it's biodiversity and I was sold. There are so many things to see! Of coarse that trip would take several months but this is about dreaming, isn't it?
5 Lapland. I want to experience a night that lasts for months.

5 Adjectives that describe you:

1 Witty
2 Bubbly (with laughter, there is a fine line between amusement and hysteria.)
3 Tired, but I am working my way out of that situation. I used to be exhausted.
4 Mischievous (in the most positive way.)
5 Pretty and sometimes even beautiful.

5 things you'd say to people about life:

1 I consider life to be stories one tells to oneself and those stories are constantly transforming and blending with other stories. Therefore all other four things about life are quotes from stories other than my life.

2 It is wrong to mess with people's hearts. Unless you are a licensed professional.

3 I may not share your illusions, but I am no happier without them.

4 Don't pretend to be dead. It's bad manners.

5 You are a special kind of monster.

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  1. This was a very spiritual kind of post! I don't know why ^^
    I liked that you wrote you are beautiful, a lot of people are too afraid to call themselves beautiful! :)
    Funny that thing with the bra, because I really hate bras, I don't have large breasts and I always feel that the bones get stuck in my skin >< I much rather wear a sports bra all the time, I wear bras only to make my breasts look "in shape" XDD

    1. Yeah, I read that and almost commented, but then I thought it might be weird to start to talk about my own breasts. X) The annoying thing with big boobs is also that, if the are not "lifted" it can be pretty sweaty under them especially during summer.

  2. I'd love to visit Lapland too! Maybe I'm already tired of summer. Paris is a really cool city--there's a few bars underground in, I'm assuming, some revamped catacombs. Good for you for learning the language. I didn't and was kind of hopeless...and I had to drink coke the whole time cause I didn't know how to say water. And Heineken because I didn't know how to ask what other beers they had and since it was Europe they'd at least definitely have heineken. (I hate heineken). And I don't know what I was ordering at restaurants. haha

    1. Oh, thanks for the tip, I must find a catacomb bar! :D I've heard that there are also guided tours in the underground Paris, in catacombs and sewers.

  3. // Takk!:) Ja, hun ser helt sykt overlegen ut, haha. Jeg visste ikke du kunne svensk! :-o

    1. Jo, tack för den finska skolan. :D Jag förstår skriftlig norska och danska också.