Andy over at The Bullhorn has tagged me for a meme, so here goes. Its my first time everybody, be kind. So I’m gonna fill out my answers to these questions and tag a few people to answer them on their blogs, who will in turn do the same. Ready?
1. What were you doing ten years ago?
Well, I’d just started high school. I was in Year Seven and was very shy, nervous and I did all my homework the night I got it. This is one of two years (the other one being Year Eight) that I was called to the end of school awards ceremony to receive a fancy certificate for being named ‘Academic Excellence’ achiever in every one of my classes. The year after had a few less classes on the list, and the years after that I wasn’t invited to the awards at all. Known to most as the ‘Year Nine Slump’, I’d done as most girls my age and discovered wagging school, boys and blue light discos. I was still as smart, just stopped trying.
2. What are five things on your to-do list today?
I’m not a big do-er of things lately, but today I’m going to the movies with my mother and sisters to watch the dreaded ‘Sex and the City’ movie. I was going to just say ‘a movie’ to avoid a bit of embarrassment but fuck it, I’ve got nothing to hide. I enjoyed watching the series, I’m going to see the movie. I wanted to never mention anything about SATC in this blog, but I guess when we look back years from now it will be evidence that I did partake in this global phenomenon. After that we’re thinking of going to King of Kings in the city, my favourite Chinese restaurant. Thats like two things isn’t it? Well, I’ll probably get drunk at some stage so there you go, three.
3. What snacks do you enjoy?
I’m more of a savoury person. My dad thinks this is because I drink beer, something about bitter vs sweet, can’t quite remember. I like chips and dips. Chips of choice are Kettle Sour Cream & Sweet Chilli, Doritos, Burger Rings, Blackrock Honey Soy Chicken, Sour Cream and Chives Pringles and also hot chips. My dips are spinach, sour cream, french onion, salsa and most importantly, Tzatziki. Tzatziki is one of those foods that taste good on everything.
4. Things you would do if you were a billionaire.
I’d set up my family so they were always comfortable, new houses and all of that. Invest some and give a big chunk to charities, probably spend heaps on clothes. I’d party a lot, jet set around the world, do a lot of relaxing on beaches and concentrate on my writing.
5. Three of your bad habits.
I can be pretty stubborn. I’m often late. And I can be messy but I try to think of it as the cool, creative kind of messy. Thats enough for this section, moving on.
6. Five places you have lived.
Glen Iris, Melbourne – lived there after I was born and for the beginning of my life, although I don’t remember anything about it.
Current home, Melbourne – Most of my life has been spent here with my family. I have the old master bedroom which is huge and has an ensuite, and its painted magenta, royal purple and gold in a kind of Indian, Arabic, gypsy design. Might upload pics to show you, it sounds a bit like a mess when I describe it but its quite beautiful and everyone comments on it. I love this room, when I move out I’m recreating it.
Dads place (around the corner from mum’s) Melbourne – When my parents first split up last year, my dad went from a busy home full of people to a lonely house by himself. I couldn’t bear the thought of him being alone so I moved in for a while. We have the same personality, quick to anger, quick to forgive, stubborn, ferociously protective of loved ones, caring, generous, very introspective and thoughtful. He is probably the best person I will ever meet, very wise and accepting, a good all around bloke. We could never be bothered cooking so we lived on cups of tea and toast and spent hours debating on all things in life. My other sisters have also lived there for long stretches, we take turns.
Box Hill, Melbourne – Came here to study to be closer to the tafe I was attending at the time. I was living with my divorced aunt, who is pretty cool but a bit mentally unstable. I was too, at the time, so we fit together perfectly. She didn’t cook much and I didn’t eat much, we preferred to live on cigarettes with me on Pepsi, and her on wine. I did a lot of intense thinking and serious writing here, I learnt heaps from my course, so far more than I’ve learnt at Uni (about writing anyway). Lived mostly in solitude, with my aunts cats for company. I made some friends, but I preferred to go back to my home suburb to see my old mates on weekends.
Paris, London, Rome, Fiji – Holiday destinations, lived at each for at least a week. Fun times.
7. Five jobs that you’ve had?
Kitchen Hand, Pizza Hut – My first and worst job ever. Manager was a Nazi, he always made me cry.
Waitress, La Porchetta – Pretty sure the bosses here were in some kind of mafia, everything was corrupt, cash in hand, under the table, groups of men meeting after hours to play cards, all Italian. The day after I quit it got shut down and new owners took over. I hated this place too, they never paid me on time.
Waitress, Wedding Reception – Loved working here, loved the bosses and all the staff. We got paid $120+ per night in cash. The downside was the sheer mass of back breaking work to be done each night. Was too much effort, too far away and things had gotten weird since I kissed the bosses son.
Waitress, Another Restaurant – Meh. Wasn’t the best of times, wasn’t the worst of times. Pay was shit but it was very close to home. Hated smelling like pizza and pasta all the time. Loved their food though.
Office Girl, City – This job was my best job ever. I excelled at it, I finished everything in record time and took on other people’s unfinished work, learning the different roles in my team. I impressed my managers and was making heaps of money. But it was horribly boring and I spent long hours pretending to work (which was much more difficult than the actual work). I also felt trapped, like there was no way for me to move forward and that I wasn’t challenging myself. I completed my contract and went back to Uni to finish my degree.
8. How did you name your blog?
Nothing You Confess Could Make Me Love You Less is a lyric from Stand By You – The Pretenders, which is an awesome and timeless song. I want my blog to be a place where I can tell everyone all my ideas, opinions and confessions without fear. I love that whole song and the meaning in every line. That song is my blog title. I’m always including lyrics in my posts too, for the same reason. They are the songs I’m listening to while I go through those emotions and they convey ideas that I could never articulate.
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