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I’m really not good at the whole ‘stay away from your blog until after your GCSE’s so you have some hope of passing and having a good life’ thing yet. Once more, procrastination has led me towards my dear and faithful blog and I can faintly hear it screaming to be updated. After this post, I won’t update for a while because in hindsight, I really should prepare for my exams. It’s irresponsible of me not to do so. My future will be put into jeopardy if I do not perform well in my GCSE’s. (It probably won’t but I need motivating somehow). Unless I just schedule a whole load of posts from June onwards.. hmm, I’ll see. The TMI tag (too much information- see me getting down with the lingo) is a popular introductory thing to do on YouTube and I want to do it except I don’t v-log, I blog. I realised after twenty something posts, you don’t really know much about me. My queen, Carrie Hope Fletcher, started off the tag and I want to thank her for being a fabulous human being. Check out her YouTube here: IT’S WAY PAST MY BEDTIME! I guarantee that the five hours you spend scrolling down and watching her videos, is time well spent. I’ve always wanted to have my own YouTube channel but I’m very aware of how my accent will sound on camera. Not that there’s anything wrong with the glorious accent that I possess; I just don’t think I’ll sound very clear when talking to a camera. I think I’ll end up lacking the confidence uploading for the world to see but I want to start my own channel pretty badly. I’ll decide my destiny after my exams. (Ugh, three weeks to go)! Anyway, I’ve rambled on for over 200 words and I haven’t even got round to doing the tag questions yet so without further ado:

What are you wearing?


It is currently 2:02 in the morning when I started this blog update and I’m currently wearing my Minnie Mouse onesie which has a hood so I can actually pretend I am the real Minnie Mouse. How cool is that?! Very, I may answer for you.

Ever been in love?


If you count obsessing over JLS between the ages of 9 and 12 and travelling here and there to see them live a ridiculous number of times, then yes. But in reality, not really. Maybe one day soon, who knows?!

Ever had a terrible break-up?


No, not at all. Terrible break-ups require being in love in the first place which requires someone to actually like you, which is totally lacking in my life. I wrote in my ‘year eight diary’ when I was 13 claiming that breaking up with somebody was liking keeping your dead goldfish. Strange analogy there!

How tall are you?


I cannot remember the last time I measured myself. It was probably in a biology lesson so I could determine my BMI (body mass index- who says I don’t revise?). I think I’m somewhere between the 5″5-5″6 mark. That seems to be the average height.

How much do you weigh?


I don’t tend to weigh myself that often because I don’t feel the need to measure myself. I’m happy the way I am and the numbers that flash on the scales do not mean anything to me because I don’t feel like I need to commit to anything dietary based on the category in which my weight may fall in. Last time I weighed myself (which was about four months ago) I was eight stone and something.

Any tattoos?


I’m fairly certain you have to be eighteen to get a tattoo in the United Kingdom so I’m not old enough. I’m not entirely sure if I want a tattoo when I’m older although the thought of having an anchor, a cross, a skull and a peace sign tattooed on me appeals to me slightly.

Any piercings?


I had my ears pierced when I was seven. I thought I was really cool because I was a year younger than my older sister was when she had hers pierced. I cried though because they throbbed with pain a couple of hours after so I lost my cool radar pretty quickly. My mum has given me consent to get my nose pierced once I leave high school. Can I get a hell yeah?!

OTP?


Oh my goodness, we will be here for a lifetime and longer. Amy and Rory Williams from Doctor Who. Enjolras and Grantaire from Les Mis. Serena and Dan from Gossip Girl. Hanna and Caleb from Pretty Little Liars. Definitely Tris and Tobias from Divergent (I genuinely cried myself to sleep when I read Allegiant because I wasn’t Tris who was dating Tobias). Harry and Ginny from Harry Potter. Sherlock and John Watson from Sherlock (to the extent that my twitter username used to be shercocknhotson before I deactivated my account). 

Favourite TV Show?


I would be betraying my entire childhood if I didn’t answer this question with Doctor Who. I haven’t had a Doctor Who marathon in ages and that makes me sad.

Favourite Bands?


This links very nicely to my last blog post which you can read HERE! It’s like you knew, Carrie Hope Fletcher. I love the Beatles, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Queen and Iron and Wine. If you asked 9-12 year old me, the answer would have been JLS x10000000.

Something you miss?


My best friend who unfortunately passed away in 2013. I will blog about him one day soon! I did keep a blog about him for a while but it proved to be difficult to keep up.

Favourite song?


There are probably 24835793679376502857836 songs out there. 38367 still haven’t been discovered. I’m not entirely sure I could narrow it down to one song. I think Bohemian Rhapsody might be a serious contender for this one.

How old are you?


I am currently sixteen years of age. I am legal to buy lottery tickets under the condition that I bring ID. Apart from a passport, what ID do you own at sixteen?

Zodiac Sign?


Scorpio. I don’t understand anything about star signs though so it means nothing to me.

Quality you look for in a partner?


I’m going to present you with a cliché speech about how they must be funny because if I’m ever going to consider settling down with someone they must be able to make me laugh. And I consider myself to be hilarious so they must be on par with me! That was a joke… please laugh, I’m begging you.

Favourite quote?


‘Even the darkest nights will end and the sun will rise.’ -Victor Hugo. Huge Les Mis fan at heart I am, obviously. However on Saturday night, I was told to never let anything ‘pickle your pepper’ which might be my second favourite quote. Thank you to Alison for passing on these words of wisdom, where would I be without your advice?! (You see, this demonstrates why I love my job because I work with some pretty awesome people).

Favourite actor?


Johnny Depp. I adore Johnny Depp. I love Johnny Depp. And he’s attractive. I don’t think Johnny Depp has been or will be unattractive during any point in his life. Or Eddie Redmayne.

Favourite colour?


My favourite colour changes more often than I change my favourite book… which is about twice daily. At this precise moment, my favourite colour is dark green.

Loud music or soft music?


It all depends on my mood. I’m pretty much always wallowing in my own sadness so soft music tends to relate to me more. Deep.

Where do you go when you’re sad?


My best friend’s grave (assuming it’s not wet weather or after dusk). If I can’t make it then my bedroom.

How long does it take you to shower?


About ten minutes if I’m motivated. About twenty minutes if I’m being lazy.

How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?


It depends whether it’s a school morning or the weekend. I can get ready in a flash for school because I always accidentally press snooze and wake up too late for the school bus. Anywhere between 15 minutes and an hour. It takes me about three minutes to do winged eyeliner and a year to do mascara.

Ever been in a physical fight?


No and I don’t want to be either. I know I wouldn’t win. I bit my sister’s back though once, that’s the closest I’ve ever been to being in a brawl.

The reason I started blogging?


I WANT TO BE A JOURNALIST but I don’t think I have any hope of that happening. I’m not good enough. But I really enjoy writing and I hope to have an audience reading my thoughts and musings one day. I don’t possess enough imagination to draft a novel so the short and regular blog posts about random thing is more my kind of forte.

Fears?


Apart from dogs, growing up alone. I’m scared of never meeting anyone to spend my life with and having to do all my adventures alone. This is deep but I’m scared I’ll never meet anyone. UGHHHHH I SPENT LIKE AN HOUR IN THE EARLY HOURS OF SUNDAY MORNING FINISHING THIS BLOG POST OFF AND IT NEVER FULLY SAVED AND PUBLISHED HALF COMPLETE! Nicht so gut. Therefore I am continuing this post on Monday night and hopefully it will publish tomorrow. *Fingers crossed*

Last thing that made you cry?


I didn’t exactly cry but I slightly welled up with tears at work on Saturday night as there was a car accident right outside the restaurant. It wasn’t a pleasant slight and people couldn’t access the pub because the roads were blocked. It brought back memories of my best friend as he was taken away from us in similar circumstances. I want to keep my blog as positive and upbeat as possible so happy thoughts please :). I cried at Jenny Humphrey on Gossip Girl on Saturday too and I don’t know why because she irritates me so much.

Meaning behind your blog name?


Hello there my fellow readers, my name is Catherine and I blog. Welcome to… catherinesblogs.

Last book you read?


In Bloom by Matthew Crow. I gave it three stars on Good Reads because it was an average read and I was left feeling pretty underwhelmed. It was a story about two teenage cancer sufferers who fell in love with each other… where have I heard that before? It’s John Green meets Adrian Mole… It took me an age to finish it.

Book that you’re currently reading?


Mrs Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children which is absolutely amazing so far. It mixes a fictional story about an abandoned orphanage (fantastic) with photos of peculiar children (like a child levitating etc). However in TWO DAYS TIME, Carrie Hope Fletcher’s book ‘All I Know Now’ will be in my hands. I’m SO excited. I will drop all my responsibilities to read it by the weekend.

Relationship between you and the last person you texted?


I lost my phone somewhere in my house and I turned it on silent and turned off the vibrate. How stupid could I possibly be? I think it was probably Nia or someone. In that case, she is a fabulous person who I proudly call my favourite person. She’s a fabby friend. (See Nia? I can be nice…) She’s spamming me with photos of Ed Milliband at the moment, sigh!

Favourite food?


Bacon and fried eggs and pancakes and Yorkshire Puddings and oatcakes. It makes me sad that the majority of people who read this blog (if you get this far) have probably never laid eyes upon an oatcake before, but believe me, they are heaven. In the Potteries (Stoke-on-Trent), we pride ourselves on oatcakes which are like savoury pancakes. They are usually filled with cheese, bacon or egg. Whatever tickles your fancy, really…

It looks really unappealing but they are SO good. It's the only thing I like about the place I live in.
It looks really unappealing but they are SO good. It’s the only thing I like about the place I live in.

Place you want to visit?


New York. I want to visit the city that never sleeps and I want to pretend I’m in an episode of Gossip Girl and sit on the Met steps (but I don’t think that is permitted).

Do you have a crush?


Doesn’t everyone have a crush? Leonardo Di Caprio, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Rob Houchen… I mean c’mon.

Last song you sang?


I just came out of shower and it’s only polite to keep the showerhead entertained, it enjoyed a lovely rendition of Empty Chairs at Empty Tables from the wondrous musical of……… Les Misérables. No surprise there.

The TMI tag consisted of 50 questions and I’ve just noticed that my wordcount is powering way over 2000 words so I’m going to leave it here for now. If you got this far then I applaud you, you deserve a slice of cake. Treat yourselves. Thank you Carrie for this entertaining blog prompt x

If you fancy doing this blog tag yourself, check out Carrie Hope Fletcher’s vlog HERE! You will find the questions in her description.

Over and out.

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