Hello my dearest internet pals/readers. It’s been a little while since I wrote something and actually pushed that shiny ‘Publish’ button on here but when the lovely Gareth from 16-Bit Dad tagged me ACTUALLY AGES AGO in the 100 Truths tag I thought well what better time to get back into the swing of things. I apologise about my inactivity on here, and also for not posting this for roughly 3000 years, life has been a little bit topsy turvy for me of late with job interviews, job offers, bad job interviews and no job offers and life getting a bit crazy as it seems to usually do. I’ve got about 9 or so blog posts in my drafts some half written, some ready to publish and some of them you can tell I wrote them on a whim at about quarter to midnight on a mad stream of ideas. For some reason I haven’t had it in me to post them and let the world see, some of them are quite personal and cover topics I’m not sure I’m ready to put out there, I’m not sure whether I’ve conveyed the feelings and emotions I want to correctly put across and not going to lie, some of them reading them back, are just plain garbage. I rambled on about comfy shoes for a paragraph or two then read it back and cringed a hell of a lot. Little Carrie Bradshaw over here; I think not.
Maybe some day soon, I’ll pluck up the courage or not give a damn about what others may think of it but for now I give to you, The 100 Truths Tag. I started writing on here some time ago now, and I realised you don’t really know that much about me yet. Some of you may follow me on various different social media platforms and usually what you see is what you get with me. I don’t take anything too seriously which can be a good and a bad thing…and that I want to eat practically everything in my path. Everyone piles on the pounds for winter though, it’s bulking season still right?!? This tag will give you a little insight into what it’s like to spend 10 minutes in the wonderful or not so wonderful brain of Miss What Abbie Says.
What is your name?
My name is Abbie.
Any nicknames or aliases?
Ab, or Abs is what some people call me. Truth be told I really don’t like my name but honestly people just call me things like hun (IT STARTED IRONICALLY NOW I’M ALWAYS SAYING IT) MY sister and my best friend call me any random name as a joke and more often than not I reply, Tina, Judith, David. No wonder I’m permanently having an identity crisis and dying my hair, but for who am I?!?!
How old are you?
I have a fur baby. A four year old miniature schnauzer cross toy poodle called Charlie and he’s the cutest little thing. He’s a massive grump most of the time but he’s too cute it kinda makes up for it.
Any tattoos or piercings?
No tattoos I’m far too indecisive for anything that permanent! I have two piercings in my ears though.
What do you like most about yourself?
I always try and have a laugh and find the fun in any situation. I like to make people laugh and people tell me i’m quite witty and should try stand up comedy. I get social anxiety and I already fear being laughed at by strangers so if I tried it at least I could get some money out of it as well I suppose or a crippling fear of being laughed at by a room full of strangers. Swings and roundabouts I guess..
What do you dislike about yourself?
I can be stubborn. I hold a grudge for probably a looooooot longer than necessary. I also hate my nose and my legs. Urgh next question pls.
Righty or lefty?
The last thing you drank?
A glass of water. I wish my answers were a lot more thrilling.
The last thing you ate?
A jacket potato. One of my favourite meals. Anything potatoey is always a winner. Covered in cheese; EXTRA BANGIN’.
Your last phone call?
Was from my home phone to my mobile because I had lost it somewhere in my home. Found it ringing on 1% battery life in my pocket…lol.
Your last text message?
Was to my best pally talking about how voice notes disappear after 2 minutes. Was of him rapping. It is not a loss to the world that is gone forever.
Your last email?
The last email I sent was aaaaaaactually me confirming a new job role. The last email I received was from Wowcher. Very rock n roll over here today.
The last song you listened to?
Family Affair by miss Mary J Blige.
The last book you read?
The Lucifer effect. It was SO GOOD. All about whether people are born evil or whether it can be manipulated in the brain by your peers, environment and upbringing.
The last time you cried?
Ooooooh my goodness I genuinely don’t remember. Not in a while. I’m either blubbin’ away at sad donkey mistreatment charity adverts or a stonefaced ironman that hasn’t cried since being born. No in between with me.
The last blog you read?
The very lovely Jess wrote this corker of a cheesecake recipe. I was drooooolin’. Also was a little bit mesmerised by that cheesecake base?! It’s so bloody level??? Jess please cook for me anytime you like.
The last person you spoke to?
The last place you visited?
I went for dinner with the family on sunday evening. I had a veggie burger it was great.
Your last holiday abroad?
Malta, about 7 years ago with the famalam.
HAVE YOU EVER?:
Have you ever gotten back with an ex?
Have you ever been cheated on?
Have you ever cheated on someone?
Have you ever lost someone special to you?
No. Luckily or unluckily not I’ve never lost a family member or grieved properly so when it happens it’ll be so hard.
Have you ever been so drunk you threw up?
Yes. Have you ever been so drunk you woke up with a dentistry kit in your clutch bag and you’re not sure how or why or mainly ER WHATTTT???
Have you ever met someone who changed you?
I personally think everyone you meet has an impact on you whether that is good or bad so yes.
Have you ever been in a situation where you found out who your real friends are?
Yes. This past year has been really tough for me and some friends have stood by me (not many) and some didn’t quite understand me whereas others didn’t care. Meh their loss!
Have you ever found out people were talking about you behind your back?
Yesssss. A lot. It kind of sucks. But that’s life I guess. It can be quite upsetting when it’s coming from someone who you thought was a close friend but i’m too IDGAF to keep people like that in my life.
Have you ever broken someone’s heart?
Not that I’m aware of. But if Tom Hardy wants to step forward and open up he is more than welcome to.
Have you ever been arrested?
Haha on my rockstar diet of pints of lemon water and veggie burgers I don’t think so. But yeah no seriously nah.
Have you ever done something you regret?
ALL THE TIME!!!!
Have you ever had a threesome?
WHO IS WRITING THESE QUESTIONS?!!?!
Have you ever embarrassed yourself in public?
Oh yes. I’m clumsy as hell. I fell out of a window display in a shop full of customers. I was working there at the time I’m not a complete social renegade. My head was bleeding, I was concussed and I was SO embarrassed I ran and hid which just made it all the more embarrassing when they tapped on the door to see if I was ok.
Have you ever misjudged someone?
Probably. Am I coming off well in this?
BELIEFS AND OPINIONS
Do you believe in God?
No. I was christened as a child mainly cos my Nan was worried we’d die and not go to heaven but I can’t say I believe in it. I wish I kind of did. I think it’d be quite nice to have such a strong faith in something.
Do you believe in yourself?
In some ways…In other ways not so much at all.
Do you believe in Santa Claus?
I really did when I was a child.
Do you believe in ghosts?
Yes. I’m quite spiritual really.
Do you believe in aliens?
Yeah, I’m well into conspiracy theories and I struggle to believe in such an infinite space of universe we’d be the only intelligent life form.
Do you believe in miracles?
U SEXY THANG. Ok sometimes.
Do you believe in the power of positive thinking?
Definitely! If you think positive thoughts they’ll shine out of you and you’ll see the place in a better light too.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Not really but then I guess if you feel it you just know y’know,
Can money make you happy?
It can definitely improve things and make things easier in life but I don’t think money is the root of all happiness.
Would you describe yourself as a feminist?
Are you pro-life or pro-choice?
A – Pro-choice.
Do you have strong political beliefs?
Do you have strong religious beliefs?
What do you think the most important thing you can give a child is?
Love, affection and time.
Are you eating anything right now?
Are you drinking anything right now?
I had a glass of water.
What are you listening to right now?
A jazz spotify playlist.
What are you thinking about right now?
What I’m going to wear to the pub later.
What are you waiting for right now?
Not actually waiting for anything. Um maybe 13 Reasons Why to come back onto Netflix if that counts?
What are you most excited about right now?
Seeing some good friends tomorrow!!!
What’s your pet hate right now?
Self centered people. Or incredibly slow drivers.
What’s your favourite thing right now?
If you weren’t answering these questions, what would you be doing right now?
Erm probably browsing Pinterest.
Your first best friend?
Was a girl called Hattie and we were friends for years and then when we were in year six so about 10 or 11 she moved away to Texas.
Your first celebrity crush?
Gareth Gates. Pop Idol 2001. I was only six but in my eyes he was a solid ten with that weirdly spiky hair.
Your first holiday?
I think Cornwall or Devon when I was really tiny but to Crete when I was six.
Your first pet?
A goldfish called Voohran.
Your first regret?
That’s deep. I don’t remember. Probably me saying something stupid and accidentally offending someone. I told my dad when I was about five to ‘Talk to the hand coz the face ain’t listenin’. And I felt like such a G. But then got told off for being rude.
Your first job?
Stacking books and pricing them in my local Oxfam. Then I worked in Boots.
Your first childhood memory?
On holiday to Greece when I was six. I remember that quite clearly but I don’t remember what I did like four days ago. I swear my brain needs a declutter and a spring clean or something. Or just a major stupid memory folder clearout. I can’t remember any passwords to my government gateaway but I can tell you what cornetto I had on a boat ride in Crete. It was the mint one.
WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Love or money?
L o v e.
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter. I’ve never ever had facebook. Twitter is the best place to be.
Hook up or relationship?
Dogs or cats?
Dogs forever and ever and ever.
Coffee or tea?
Tea all the time. Sometimes I wonder what I did without it?!
Beer or wine?
Gin/vodka/tequila for me please.
Sweet or savoury?
I am Mrs Sweettooth.
Introvert or extrovert?
Vampires or werewolves?
Seaside or countryside?
Countryside because when I think of the seaside I think of baking hot summer days at the beach and it’s packed, you’re feeling sweaty, HOT and agitated. I’d rather go chill in a sunflower field ta.
Summer or winter?
Books or movies?
Books then movies.
Horror or comedy?
Comedy. I overthink everything I don’t need to be freaking out whether there might be a demonic ghost living in my attic cheers.
A FEW RANDOM QUESTIONS TO FINISH ON
Do you wish you could change your past?
What’s your dream job?
A writer…Or a full time princess.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Creme Brulee. Awful tv shows like the man with a 28 stone chin. Conspiracy theories. Wotsits.
What are you afraid of?
Death of a loved one. And birds.
What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
I wanted to work in a bank. I thought you could take home any leftover money at the end of the day.
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
I’d like to be able to have proper good healing hands. Make people well again and take away and pain.
If you could change anything about your life what would it be?
There’s not much, maybe take my family and move our house somewhere busier with more to do. And wake up with skinny thighs would be cool.
Would you want immortality?
No, unless the people I love would be immortal too. But I have a really short attention span so I’m sure I’d probably get bored.
If you could interview anyone alive or dead who would you choose?
Beyonce. GURL WHO BIT YOU?!
Would you say you are happy?
95% of the time yes. 5% I have that little self doubt wobble.
What one piece of advice would you give to yourself at age eighteen?
Stop worrying so much about things that won’t matter and people that won’t matter.
Where would you like to be in five years’ time?
GOODNESS KNOWS. On a yacht in the Mediterranean reading a book?
Thanks for tag Gareth, I really enjoyed taking some time to witter on about myself! I hope you enjoyed reading about me too!