Monday, August 13, 2007

50 Things

Not sure if I've done this before, but thank you Christopher for this diversion:

1. Is it cute when guys kiss you on your forehead?
Yeeeeees...*sigh* It feels sort of protective.

2. A big poofy dress or a short party dress?
A short classy party dress, seeing as I am not going to a 1980s prom anytime soon.

3. What would you do if you received a long love letter?
A letter? What is that? :P

4. Group dates or single dates?
I like both very much!

5. Do you hate it when guys act different around their friends?
I don't hate it, but it certainly is eye-opening and shows a different aspect of someone.

6. Are diamonds a girl's best friend?
They are my birth stone, but find them somewhat boring. I prefer opals.

7. Is your hair up or down?
As it is short, it is neither.

8. Do you straighten your hair?
No, I love my curls.

9. Whats your favorite girly magazine?
I don't really have one, but at the salon I like to skim through Vogue, and another one whose name escapes me.

10. What's your favorite mascara?
No.7 Natural Definition you get your nails done?
Sorry to say, I don't. They are healthy and flexible so cannot take polish of any kind. Sometimes I buff to a high shine - perfect substitute for flaky varnish.

12. Small or large purse?
Depends on the outing. Usually a medium, but I have an awesome big Calvin Klein bag in tobacco leather, perfect for overnighting, that seems to swallow things whole, and yet nothing gets lost. I regularly waste time rummaging in much smaller bags!

13. In your purse, what are your must haves?
Wallet, keys, travel card, pen, notebook, mints, Burts Bees tinted lip balm and Ted Baker lip gloss, mirror, handkerchief

14. Jeans or skirts?
More often jeans because it's raining, and it's not usually hot enough for skirts here. You could count on the fingers of both hands the number of times I have worn a skirt this year in London.

15. Do you wear clothes/shoes/jewelry that's uncomfortable?
No, I am like the princess and the pea. Can't stand discomfort. As I have weak ankles, stilettos are out, but classic or kitten heels are fine.

16. Do you text message a lot?
In the UK, it is the only way. People text so much, you have to make an appointment for a phone call, and for the first time in my life I feel guilty for calling someone out of the blue!

17. What would you do if you got pregnant?
I just wouldn't. OK, but if I did, I'd keep it.

18. What's your favorite color?
Shades of blue-green

19. Heels or flats?
Walking in London requires flats. I have a good selection of comfortable driving moccassins. I have worn heels out on a normal day and ended up stepping home like a cat in a puddle.

20. Did you ever cry during a romantic movie?
Nearly. Would have if I were alone.

21. Would you ever leave the house without make-up on?
No way.

22. Walmart or Target?
I love Target! I wish they would open a Target here just for me!

23. Do you wear collared shirts?
No, they overpower my little neck.

24. Do you like preppy boys?
If this is referring to their fashion sense, then yes.

25. Are you spoiled?
Probably, so I seem to have slipped somewhat, because I rarely got what I wanted when I was younger. Now, I buy myself something after every interview, as a treat. That's a bit spoilt if you ask me.

26. Do you think lip gloss is the best?
Yes, I have awful lips but Ted Baker lipgloss is the one that is best absorbed and lasts for hours, even half a day. I also like the menthol tingle it gives on first application.

27. Do you own any big sunglasses?
Not the chunky half-face ones out now. Mine are medium recent classic shapes.

28. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
For a day at work, about two hours unrushed - this includes breakfast of course.

29. Do you like to wear bandaids?
No, not even when I've cut myself, unless it's really bad.

30. Do you like skater boys?
No, not preppy enough, haha!

31. Do you often wish there was something you could change about yourself?
Yes, I'd give myself a more laid back personality.

32. Gold or silver?
Silver. I don't like the colour of gold, and it looks so cheap nowadays.

33. Do you like to receive flowers?
Yes, I don't get nearly enough.

34. Do you like surfer boys?
See answer to skater boys, although surfers may be the lesser of two evils.

35. Do you dress up for the holidays?
What, in a tiny Mrs Santa Claus dress? It's usually too cold for that around here.

36. Do you like to wear dresses?
I do when it's hot, but we've had no summer :(

37. On a scale of 1-10 how much do guys confuse you?
Oh dear, probably about 7.

38. In the last 48 Hours have you hung out with a guy?
Wrong week to ask me that. No. I might next week, though.

39. Do you wear lipstick?
No, only tint and gloss.

40. Would you date a guy shorter than you?
Goodness no.

41. What is the youngest you would date?
I don't know. I don't usually go for younger in any way, but I have been pursued by a 21 year old (no thanks), and American Boy is 27, which I didn't know when we met.

42. What is the oldest you would date?
I once met an interested 35 year old, but as I look so young, I doubt I'd go for anyone over that.

43. What do you notice when you first meet a guy?
Eyes, smile, voice, how they look at you, hands

44. Is it hot when guys sweat?
Well, they certainly don't sweat when it's cold, do they? :P
OK, OK. Depends what they are doing when they are sweating! ;)

45. What is the best possible feature in a boy?
I cannot decide.

46. Do you like making eye contact?
Yes, but a bit shyly.

47. Did you ever picture your wedding dress and wedding?
Did I? Maybe a long time ago...

48. Do you worry about your boobs?
You mean, the ones that aren't there?

49. Would you kill for chocolate?
What sort of a stupid question is that. Of course I would....n't.

50. Did you ever spend all day/night getting pretty for a guy?
ALL day? What can possibly need doing that takes that long? So no!

51. On a scale from 1-10 how fun is shopping?
Ah, it was a 7 or 8 until I moved and had to furnish a house, and now I am totally off it for the foreseeable future.

52. Do you freak out if you miss your favorite shows?
I am slightly disappointed but I learn to let go. I miss Lost, but may catch it on reruns or something.

53. Do you yell a lot?
I am very soft-spoken, but have been known to be snappy, specially these past few weeks.


MattJ said...

Preppy? blech! It's like the fashion statement that time forgot. All sweaters, khakis, brogues and Network News hair. It's my idea of Hell lol!

Back to my usual self I see :p

I was hoping to see you blogging today! I been bored, think of your adoring public! How is the new place now? does it feel less like a chore now you've had a little time to settle in and find your feet?

Letters are great, on and off correspond that way with a friend of mine from university, so much better than any otehr form of comms, you should write someone - just pick a random it's so nice to get a letter in return, it's really a bizarre pickmeup!

MattJ said...

As always, my grammar is excellent

nikkipolani said...

An interesting post, Olivia. So sorry you've had no proper summer!

Beenzzz said...

This looks like a fun one to do. I like shopping too. I think I'm a little over the top with it sometimes!

liv said...

ah, what fun! I too have been needing a distraction from all the stuff/yuck of life.

an aside, I'm so glad I'm liv. otherwise I'd have to be the "other" Olivia... :)

ML said...

I'm with you on the uncomfortable clothing - can't stand it! And if something I put on at the beginning of the day is comfortable, but gets irritating by the end of the day, then I kinda get crabby. The second I get home, OFF WITH IT'S HEAD! :)

I liked your answers.

Olivia said...

Matt - you grump.

Still not keen on the new life, new place, etc.

I still own stationery, so I guess I should use it.


Nikki - yes, somewhat envious of you West Coast sun sponges!


Beenzzz - sorry, forgot to invite you all to join in!


Liv - welcome over here. It is still funny writing my pet name for someone else, though. Sorry you're going through stuff as well.


ML - often a telling pile of discards on the side of my bed every day.

Glad you enjoyed :)

Jahooni said...

WOW, I can now say that I KNOW YOU!
This was GREAT!

The Moody Minstrel said...


I'm with Matt.

Pretenders of class, phony wanna-be's,
Resolved to live in labels and high price,
Enigmatic fashion philosophies!
Perhaps a little backhand would be nice...
Put some socks on; pull your head out.
Your bowels stifle up your shout!

Glad to know you better still, m'lady!

(Sweat...are you referring to handball?)

Olivia said...

Jahooni - be glad you didn't get the 500 Things blog!


Minstrel - ew, I am not talking about old East Coast money-type preppy. Or as Matt would know it, spineless boarding school type preppy.

And definitely no Network News Hair.
Sometimes Hugh Grant hair is fine, but at the moment I have a penchant for crew cuts :)
Plus, a truly preppy guy would never have a tattoo.

Nabeel said...

well .. very cute. I kiss on the forehead to show care and respect and well 'I am proud of you' type feeling :) Mascaras are not just fashion, they are actually good for the eye, increases eye sight :)

Mikeachim said...

After an interview, Borders and its siren-like '3 for 2' book offer is a fell voice on the wind.
And cake, too.

Mikeachim said...

Also - 35 too old?

*emits deep sigh and contemplates a monastic existence*