I saw this on Librae Paints Pages after reading their post about the harmful representation in Fantastic Beasts 2 and it looked like a lot of fun so I decided to do it. Plus, what better time than just before the new year when I’ll be spamming you with posts to do this, right? I’m not going to tag anyone so if it looks fun to you too, consider yourself tagged! 😉
1. What’s your name?
Hi! My name is Kitty. Or as I’m known at work “the opinionated mermaid-haired one”
2. Any nicknames or aliases?
Technically Kitty is a nickname so I guess so? I don’t even go by my legal name at work though and I’m hoping one day to be willing to spend the money it’ll take to legally change it.
3. Your gender?
This kind of fluctuates? I use both she/her and they/them.
4. Your star sign?
5. How old are you?
30ish. I can figure the exact number based on my birth year but I’ve honestly just stopped keeping track of my exact age.
6. Your relationship status?
7. Any children?
I have two amazing children who I have so much fun with.
8. Any pets?
I have an outdoor cat who is a love muffin. My oldest child named him Moo because he’s white with black spots and apparently to a 2 year old that means it’s a cow that meows.
9. Any tattoos or piercings?
I have three tattoos and I definitely plan to get more! I have several piercings in each ear but the other piercings I’ve had (eyebrow, tongue, and belly button) have all closed up because I stopped caring. I keep considering getting an industrial but it’ll probably never happen because I think I’d rip it out.
10. What do you like about yourself?
I like that when I really work at it, I can make myself form new habits. My favourite one that I’ve formed is the one where if I’m afraid of doing something I make myself do it. It often leads to amazing results. Example: I was terrified of failing if I went back to school for my bachelor’s degree, so I did it. The result? I WORK AT A LIBRARY. Total win.
11. What do you dislike about yourself?
LOL the list goes on and on and on and……..
12. Righty or lefty?
Both! 🙂 I’m ambidextrous, though I write a bit better with my right hand because my left is a little more out of practice. Gotta use the muscles or you lose them blah blah blah…
13. The last thing you drank?
Red Bull: The Red Edition, which I’m really into lately even though it’s probably horrible for me. Sparkling cranberry flavoured beverages are my jam.
14. The last thing you ate?
I had a slice of chocolate babka for breakfast. 😍
15. Your last phone call?
My grandmother, though I’ve already forgotten what we talked about.
16. Your last text message?
I texted my gingerbearded Englishman friend good morning. 🙂
17. Your last email?
The last email I received was from the University I applied to saying that I’ve been accepted to the school and my application has been passed along to the graduate program I’m applying to. 😀
18. The last song you listened to?
19. The last book you read?
I finished reading Annelies by David R. Gillham yesterday and it was painful but amazing.
20. The last time you cried?
21. The last blog you read?
I keep up with a couple, but the last post I read as of right now is Top Ten Tuesday by the (book) supplier.
22. The last person you spoke to?
My kids because THERE ARE TOYS EVERYWHERE. Also, we just finished having a wizards’ duel because of course we did.
23. The last place you visited?
I think this refers to travel? So the last place I visited was about an hour outside of Portland, Maine. It was the end of September/ beginning of October so autumn was beginning and OMG it was gorgeous. Also, I got to see my best friend get married and I honestly don’t think there’s ever been a more wonderful wedding ever in the history of weddingdom.
24. Your last holiday abroad?
I’m kind of sad to say that I haven’t been abroad in just over two years now. Back in 2016, I got to visit London, England and Rome, Italy. London was amazing and I can’t wait to visit again. I’m still not sure how I feel about Rome, though that might be because I think the cab driver was trying to kill me. Not literally. Apparently, that’s just how they drive there.
25. Have you ever gotten back with an ex?
Once. Never again. NEVER again.
26. Have you ever been cheated on?
27. Have you ever cheated on someone?
No. I feel like if I cheat then I’m only cheating myself. I also feel like I should note that a polyamorous relationship is not the same thing as cheating because that’s still just the one relationship.
28. Have you ever lost someone special to you?
Yes and I miss her every day, even decades later.
29. Have you ever been so drunk you threw up?
Nope. I’ve definitely been so drunk that I thought I was going to throw up but stomach control won out in the end. 💪
30. Have you ever fallen out of love with someone?
Yes. Well, more like slid out of love with someone? It happened gradually.
31. Have you ever met someone who changed you?
Almost everyone I meet changes me. Not because I let them change me or mold me somehow, but because I like to think that everyone I meet can teach me a lesson about myself and how I can improve.
32. Have you ever been in a situation where you found out who your real friends are?
Yes. Within the last few years, in fact. Only one remained.
33. Have you ever kissed someone you probably shouldn’t have?
Yes omg and I try not to think about it.
34. Have you ever found out people were talking about you behind your back?
Yeah. I’m still working on being okay with this because it’s not something I can control. It’s something I’ve always struggled getting over. People are going to talk about you behind your back. It happens. And yeah it kinda sucks.
35. Have you ever broken someone’s heart?
I think so, yes. It’s kind of hard to be sure because I certainly didn’t ask directly. I did it because it was a choice between breaking their heart or stay in an abusive relationship, so while it was difficult I don’t regret doing it.
36. Have you ever kissed a stranger?
I want to say no to this, but my brain shoved a memory at me from this one time my friend and I went to a dance club so… Yes.
37. Have you ever had your own heart broken?
Yes, and that’s why I LOVE when the Philadelphia Eagles lose.
38. Have you ever had sex on the first date?
Nope. Definitely not my style.
39. Have you ever been arrested?
No and I hope to keep it that way.
40. Have you ever been attracted to someone that isn’t the gender you usually find attractive?
There isn’t a gender I don’t usually find attractive so… no? 😅
41. Have you ever done something you regret?
No. And that’s not to say I haven’t done anything bad. I’ve done some pretty horrible things and lived through some bad experiences. I don’t regret any of them because they’ve shaped me into who I am today and put me into the place I am today. And… I’m honestly kind of content with where I am and where I’m (hopefully) on my way to.
42. Have you ever had a threesome?
Yes. It’s definitely not for me.
43. Have you ever embarrassed yourself in public?
The thing about being embarrassed is that you have to give yourself permission to be embarrassed. I’ve been nervous about things in public but I can’t make myself be embarrassed anymore, I don’t think. I’m also not going to go out of my way testing that theory though.
44. Have you ever misjudged someone?
Yes. I’m fairly certain we’ve all misjudged someone at one point or another. I’m no exception.
45. Do you believe in God?
I don’t not believe in God. I don’t believe there’s just the one or that they’re all powerful or created the world in a week or anything, but I mean something could possibly be out there, right?
46. Do you believe in yourself?
Yes. It took me a long time to get here and I kind of surprised myself with it but yes. I honestly do believe in myself.
47. Do you believe in Santa Claus?
Yes, but not in the fictitious “ho, ho, ho” and lives at the North Pole way. I believe that Santa Claus is the giving and helping spirit within all of us. In that way, he’s totally real.
48. Do you believe in ghosts?
Yes. Sometimes, we’re just not ready when our bodies are.
49. Do you believe in aliens?
I feel like it’d be ridiculous of me to acknowledge how hugenormous our universe is and then say there’s no such thing as extraterrestrial life. Whether that life is what we might consider intelligent, I can’t say, but I can’t rule out the possibility of life of some sort out there somewhere.
50. Do you believe in miracles?
Science is full of miracles. Just because we can explain and understand the how or why doesn’t mean it’s any less miraculous.
51. Do you believe in the power of positive thinking?
Yes and no. This is a tricky one because I often see it applied to mental illness, which is laughable yet exhausting. I do think that believing you can do something has an effect on whether or not you accomplish it. Like when I believe I can fully plan a storytime program at work in under three hours. I do not think that positive thinking is the solution for everything. Thinking I can get out of bed in the morning on a bad day doesn’t guarantee I’ll stay out of bed or even make it out of my room, even if I do manage to drag myself from the mattress.
52. Do you believe in love at first sight?
I’m not sure. I didn’t, but a friend of mine recently explained that she experienced love at first sight with her first husband. I don’t know what happened to the relationship after the amount of time they were married, but they’re still friends so it couldn’t have been horrible. So, I’m currently rethinking my beliefs when it comes to love at first sight.
53. Can money make you happy?
No, but it certainly makes things easier. Also, money buys books…. So, on second thought, maybe.
54. Would you describe yourself as a feminist?
Yes. There’s too much inequality in the world for me not to be.
55. Are you pro-life or pro-choice?
I’m pro-choice. Your body is your body and I have no right to tell you what to do with it.
56. Do you have strong political beliefs?
Maybe? It seems like humanity is political, so probably yes.
57. Do you have strong religious beliefs?
I have varying thoughts on religions and the organizations within them, but I don’t hold strong religious beliefs of my own.
58. What do you think the most important thing you can give a child is?
Respect, both for themselves and others around them.
59. Are you eating anything right now?
No, though I’m kinda hungry so I probably should.
60. Are you drinking anything right now?
Herbal tea because if I drink anything but tea or water right now I’ll never get to sleep.
61. What are you listening to right now?
62. What are you thinking about right now?
What I’m going to wear today. Yes, I’m still in my fluffy Sully onesie. Don’t judge me.
63. What are you waiting for right now?
My wee monsters to get dressed so we can walk over to my grandmother’s house.
64. What are you most excited about right now?
I’m working on a teen program series for work that I’m theming around Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter Chronicles and I’m really excited about digging into it!
65. What is your pet hate right now?
LYING. Please don’t lie to me. It’s the literal worst.
66. What’s your favourite thing right now?
Audiobooks. I’m in a slight bit of a print/digital reading slump and audiobooks have saved me. Also, Arctic Fox hair colour because my mermaid hair is still going strong. 😉
67. If you weren’t answering these questions, what would you be doing right now?
68. Your first best friend?
When I was four, I lived in this apartment complex in Virginia. I was on the bottom floor and there was a boy named Eric who lived upstairs and across the hall. We hung out all the time. He would pick me up in his little motor jeep and we’d drive all over the hill in the back yard. We also watched a lot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which my mother didn’t like so I wasn’t actually allowed to hang out with him, but obviously I was a rebellious child because I did anyway.
69. Your first kiss?
Was gross. I went on a double date with a friend in middle school because her boyfriend couldn’t come out unless his brother did. I guess he assumed that my presence meant I wanted it? But yeah. It was gross.
70. Your first celebrity crush?
I’m not sure I’ve ever had one to be honest.
71. Your first holiday?
The first one I remember was when I was four-ish we all got together with my grandmother, uncles, and aunts at a house on the beach in California. We flew kites and looked for sand dollars (back before it was illegal to do so). I remember being afraid of the crabs and my grandmother helped me get past that. I don’t remember a lot more from that trip, but I do remember feeling happy.
72. Your first pet?
The first pet I remember having… I actually had two dogs at the same time. They were doberman/lab mixes named Rosco and Randy and I (apparently) used to ride on them like they were horses.
73. Your first regret?
I regret letting people get to me when I was a kid, but mostly because thinking about it still hurts me a bit and makes me feel pretty negative. I don’t regret this enough to fully regret it though if that makes sense.
74. Your first job?
I did landscaping and house cleaning and babysitting when I was like 12 or 13. I liked the landscaping bit until summer hit and it was 110F out.
75. Your first childhood memory?
Hiding in the basement during Hurricane Hugo and finding a trunk full of dolls.
76. Love or money?
Love. Definitely love.
77. Twitter or Facebook?
I spend an equally wasteful amount of time on each so I don’t know which I’d choose. 😂
78. Hook up or relationship?
Relationship. I can’t just hook up. Any time I try to imagine it, I get the heeby jeebies.
79. Dogs or cats?
Yes. Also, ferrets, birds, squirrels, snakes, lizards, turtles………. I just like animals, okay?
80. Coffee or tea?
Probably tea, though coffee and I are good friends, too.
81. Beer or wine?
Wine. I’m really into Girl & Dragon‘s Malbec right now.
82. Sweet or savory?
83. Introvert or extrovert?
84. Vampires or werewolves?
85. Seaside or countryside?
Countryside. I don’t like the way sand feels.
86. Summer or winter?
Winter. I miss the snow, but not the ice, shoveling, icicles, black ice, sleet, etc. Just like… snowmen and snow forts and pretending to be eight years old. 😂
87. Books or movies?
I love both but obviously books, right? Definitely books.
88. Horror or comedy?
COMEDY! I don’t watch horror movies. Nope, nope, nopety, no.
89. Do you wish you could change your past?
No. Where I’ve been has brought me to where I am and where I am is right where I need to be to get to where I want.
90. What’s your dream job?
Youth Services Librarian 😀
91. What’s your guilty pleasure?
I don’t think people should feel guilty about enjoying things, so long as those things aren’t hurting anyone. If you like romance novels or chocolate cake or sleeping extra late on Sundays, do it. If you like harming people or making other people unhappy at all, please rethink your life.
92. What are you afraid of?
Drowning or being buried alive.
93. What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
A teacher. But then I grew up and realized that teachers are underpaid and overworked and often work on their unpaid time and put their own money into what they do and then get blamed when children don’t apply themselves or receive any other help than in the classroom and…. NOPE. Teachers are basically saints and I could never do what they do.
94. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
I’d love to have the ability to convince people to do things.
95. If you could change anything about your life, what would it be?
I would really like to not have lost my house. If I could change anything, I’d probably still have it. It maybe wasn’t the best, but it was mine.
96. Would you want immortality?
Nope. One lifetime is enough.
97. If you could interview anyone alive or dead, who would it be?
My paternal grandmother.
98. Would you say you are happy?
No, but I am content and that’s enough for me for now.
99. What is one piece of advice you would give yourself at age eighteen?
Just because you know them doesn’t mean you know them.
100. Where would you like to be in five years’ time?
Working as a Youth Services Librarian and saving up to be able to actually retire. Maybe living closer to my best friend, who I miss immensely.