New Year’s Tradition…

Every New Year, I complete this crappy quiz in my journal…and ad this is my journal, here goes…. It’s actually pretty good fun to look back on and laugh at a year or two later….

Or now, if you prefer!

Warning: This was derived from several of those internet quizzes mushed together. Cohesive? Not so much. I try not to do these thingys too often, so this kills many birds with one stone.

Name: Claire Rachael T

Nicknames: ‘Thorners’, ‘Miss Fornlee’, at one time ‘Bouncer’ and now ‘Miss Fabulous’.

Age: 25 years, 23 days and counting.

Living arrangement: I live in a little bedsit flat type thing attached to a bigger house. It’s just the right size for one person, and definitely the best option available when I moved to the middle of nowhere.

Favourite TV shows: I tend to like American imports and a few Brit things – I like Lost and love House. I adored the early seasons of The West Wing, ER, and Teachers. I love Have I Got News for You, have major time for Scrubs and am very excited about the return of Green Wing soon.

What’s on your mousepad? What mousepad? Touchpad darling, all the way.

Favourite smells: Fresh brewed coffee and croissants, baby powder, fields or meadows after it has rained, the sea, certain perfumes (L’Eau D’Issey, Romance, Eternity etc.).

Worst feeling in the world: I could be all deep and say something like ‘loneliness’ or ‘realisation’. But no, for me, the worst feeling in the world can be summed up in three little words….”I’m…gonna…..hurl”. I hate to be sick.

Best feeling in the world: Waking up at 6 a.m., and realising it’s a Sunday, so you can go right on back to sleep.

Favourite soundtrack: Um, tough call – how about a tie between Magnolia and Garden State, with Cruel Intentions getting an honourable mention?

What is the first thing you think of in the morning?: Coffee.

Do you get motion sickness? : Only in coaches, and then only when I think about it.

Roller coasters – scary or exciting? Excitingly scary.

Pen or pencil? Pencil for fluidity, pen for permanence.

How many rings before you answer? Since when did I pick up the phone?

Favourite food: Cheese, tuna steak, salsa, sweet chilli sauce, tomatoes, broccoli, anything yummy I don’t have to cook or wash up after (I love to cook, but like being cooked for even more…lol).

Do you get along with your parents? Yep.

Favourite ice cream flavour? Mint Choc Chip or Chunky Monkey.

Do you like to drive? Ask me in twelve months (fingers crossed).

If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be? St. Paul. Now that would be a deep conversation.

What is your zodiac sign? Sagittarius.

If you could have any job you wanted, what would it be? Radio presenter.

Have you ever been in love? Not yet.

What’s on the walls of your room? Pictures, postcards, post-its, a shawl pinned up, a fan and a mirror. Oh, and two huge photo collages of my friends, a dream bug and a little plague saying ‘You’re an Angel’.

Righty, lefty, or a bit of both? Almost entirely righty – my left hand skills suck.

Do you type with your fingers on the right keys? Nope.

If you could be any gardening tool, what would it be? A watering can. I don’t even know why. Is there a Freudian in the house?

What’s under your bed? Nothing – I have a couch bed!

Favourite boy singer? Rufus Wainwright / Nat ‘King’ Cole

Favourite girl singer? Aimee Mann, Bette Midler, Judy Garland.

Favourite bands? Barenaked Ladies, Kaiser Chiefs, Foo Fighters, Nickel Creek, RHCP.

Song that brings back memories of high school: F.A. – it would have to be ‘Oh Yeah’ by Ash and ‘U Can’t Touch This’ by MC Hammer! Cheesey as heck!

Favourite cuisine: Italian, closely followed by Mexican and Chinese.

Favourite places on earth? Primrose Bay, Durham Cathedral, Paris, North Carolina.

Leisure activities? Reading, writing letters, singing, watching DVDs, dancing, taking walks.

Work activities: Teaching, planning what I’m going to teach, assessing what I’ve taught, attempting to be a grown up.

Stupidest thing done while drunk: Oh wow. I’m proud to say neither of these happened in the last twelve months (although embarrassing moment number 3, if I’d chosen to include it, did). 1. Falling flat on my face outside RGU because I didn’t notice the gigantic foot and a half tall big thing in my way. Ow. 2. Bursting into tears in the foyer of my college – although to be fair I was being provoked by someone equally intoxicated!

Popular misconception about yourself? That I am confident. It’s all an elaborate façade, believe me….

A bientot,

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