Monday, 23 September 2013

The Five Thousand Question Survey: Questions 26-50

Hey guys,

I've got the second part of The 5000 Question Survey, which I'm attempting to work my way through, to share with you today. Today I've answered questions 26-50.

I'm still not sure whether to blog my way through the challenge here or not; are you guys interested in reading this kind of post and on a regular basis? My other thoughts are to blog through it on my inactive Livejournal account, or perhaps create a page for this on the sidebar to add to each week. I'd love it if you'd let me know what you think!

26. Who has done something today to show they care about you?

A good friend messaged me and told me she missed our chats. (It's been a few weeks since we last had a good catch up via text).

27. Do you have a lot to learn?

Of course. Nobody can know everything. We're all constantly learning and evolving until the day we die.

28. If you could learn how to do three things just by wishing and not working what would they be?

A. How to fix my back and take the pain away.

B. How to earn a small fortune.

C. How to drive a car.

29. Which do you remember the longest: what other people say, what other people do or how other people make you feel?

I remember all three, but I never forget how people make me feel, nor do I forget nasty things that are said to me. I'm quite a sensitive person, and I do take things personally and to heart.

30. What are the key ingredients to having a good relationship?

Trust, honesty, support, humour, give and take, love, friendship, and fun.

31. What 3 things do you want to do before you die?

A. See the Northern Lights.

B. Go whale watching.

C. Visit Italy.

32. What 3 things would you want to die to avoid doing?

A. Burning in a fire.

B. Allowing physical harm or murder to happen to another person because of me.

C. Handling a tarantula.

33. Is there a cause you believe in more than any other cause?

I feel quite strongly about animal rights and against animal cruelty. It upsets me to think of animals being abused and killed whether it's for animal testing for cosmetics or science, for sport, for fashion, inhumanely for food, by pet owners, just for the hell of it, or whatever the reason. It baffles me how people can be so cruel to another living creature.  I prefer to use cruelty free beauty products as much as possible, and have always given my pets the care they deserve.

34. What does each decade make you think of:

The 19..

20's: The Wall Street Crash, The Depression, the 'Roaring Twenties', Flapper Girls, bob haircuts, jazz music, silent movies, Charlie Chaplin, The Charleston.

30's: The start of World War 2 and The Nazi Party, the Golden age of Hollywood, The Wizard of Oz, swing, blues and jazz music.

40's: Tea dresses, red lipstick, amazing fashion, victory rolls, war, Nazis, Hitler, the Holocaust.

50's: Poodle skirts, polka dots, cat-eye glasses, perfect hair, housewives, gentlemen in suits and trilbies, Elvis, Johnny Cash, rockabilly, beautiful dresses, (the beginning of) the civil rights movement.

60's: The Beatles, Motown, Woodstock, hippies, stoners, bra-burning, feminism, psychedelic, Twiggy, mini skirts, beehives, men with side burns, a lot of facial hair, and long hair, black eyeliner, tie die, bell bottoms, Martin Luther King's 'I Have A Dream' speech.

70's: Disco, R&B, Motown, Abba, The Jackson 5, The Supremes, glam rock, punk rock, The Clash, hippies, platform shoes, floral prints, flared trousers, beards, side burns, long straight hair, lava lamps, Mohawks and tartan.

80's: Madonna, big polka dots, big hair, mullets, neon, leg warmers, good music, movie montages, Bon Jovi, Band Aid / Live Aid, the Chernobyl disaster, Rubik's Cubes, Arcade Computer Games, Michael Jackson, Dirty Dancing, Footloose, Tears For Fears.

90's: My childhood and early teens, boybands, Boyzone mania, Britpop, Blur, Pulp, Oasis, Top of the Pops, Smash Hits Magazine, Pogs, Eternal, En Vogue, TLC, smiley faces, troll dolls, crop tops, baggy high-waisted jeans, a line skirts, Adidas poppers, Hooch, Tamagotchis, Gladiators, Ceefax, Home Alone, sun moon and stars prints, recording the Top 40 on to cassettes, making mix tapes, forever untangling cassette tapes, Live and Kicking, Byker Grove, the death of Princess Diana, electric blue mascara, hair mascaras, N Sync, Backstreet Boys, Sonic the Hedgehog, Saved By The Bell, Sister Sister, Sabrina the Teenage Witch... I could go on!

The 20..

00's: The 9/11 terrorist attacks, the 7/7 bombings, dirty denim, hankerchief tops, emo music, Friends Reunited, Internet that took an hour to connect to (and hogged the phone line), Ugg boots, Livejournal, the evolution of mobile phones and digital cameras, the deaths of Stephen Gately, Michael Jackson, Brittany Murphy, and Heath Ledger,

10's (so far): Selfies, social media, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, the duck face (groan), iPhones, gadgets, terrible music, diverse fashion, amazing animal prints on clothes (animal motifs, not the patterns of their skin / fur),  dresses, bloggers, plus size fashion expanding and improving, celebrity child abuse scandals, the death of Amy Winehouse.

35: Which decade do you feel the most special connection to and why?

From my life time, I'm definitely most connected to the nineties which was my childhood and teen years from ages five to fifteen. It was a great time to be alive and I have a lot of happy memories connected to those years. Although, I often wish I had been the age I am now in the forties of fifties, because I love the fashion and I guess I'm a little old fashioned in some ways at heart.

36. What is your favourite oldie / classic rock song?

Any of these...

Billy Idol's Dancing With Myself.
INXS's Never Tear Us Apart.
Joy Division's Love Will Tear Us Apart.
Tears For Fears's Everybody Wants to Rule the World.
Queen's Under Pressure, I Want To Break Free, and Radio Ga Ga.
Bruce Springsteen's Dancing in the Dark.
Bon Jovi's Livin on a Prayer.
The Beatles The Fool on the Hill, A Day in the Life, and Lady Madonna.

37. What country do you live in and who is the leader of that country.

I live in England and our Prime Minister is David Cameron.

If you could say any sentence to the current leader of your country what would it be?

How do you sleep at night?

38: What's your favourite TV channel to watch in the middle of the night?

I can usually be found watching E4, BBC3 or Food Network in the middle of the night.

39. What Disney villain are you most like and why?

I've spent ages trying to answer this question, and I've really no idea. I don't think I'm like any of them. I'm going to go with The Queen of Hearts from the Alice in Wonderland cartoon, as I have high standards, and a short temper- but not as bad as her!

40: Have you ever been a girl scout?

No, but I was a Brownie, if that counts?

41. If you were travelling to another continent would you rather fly or take a boat?

I'd rather take a boat. I love being out on the sea. The views are amazing, being on board is far more relaxing than flying, and I'm generally quite content out on the water. 

42. Why is the sky blue during the day and black at night?

Why is the grass green? Why anything?

43. What does your name mean?

Louise means "famous warrior".

44. Would you rather explore the deeps of the ocean or outer space?

I'm curious about what's out there in outer space, especially beyond our own galaxy, but until we develop a fast form of space travel, there wouldn't be much exploring, just a lot of travelling. So, I'm going to say the oceans. They're filled with amazing creatures, and probably dozens if not hundreds of animals yet to be discovered so exploring them would be far more fascinating and productive. I'd still like to explore outer space, though.

45. Word association:

What is the first word that comes to mind when you see the word:

Air: Plane

Meat: Cleaver

Different: Me

Pink: Panther

Deserve: Karma

White: Snow

Elvis: Presley

Magic: Man

Heart: Beat

Clash: (ing) Colours

Pulp: Fiction

46. If you could meet any person in the world who is dead who would you want it to be?

I would have loved to have met Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley.

47. What if you could meet anyone alive?

I've been fortunate to meet and spot quite a few celebrities over the last decade, from Boyzone to Ronnie Barker, but let's think... I would love to meet Dawn French, Tom Hanks, Mike Shinoda, Fall Out Boy, Stephen King, Liam Neeson, Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Peter Kay, Omid Djalili, Caleb and Nathan Followill, Colin Firth, Johnny Depp, Naveen Andrews, Leonardo Di Caprio, Kate Winslet, Channing Tatum... the list goes on.

48. Is there a movie that you love so much you could watch it everyday?

Yes, and on occasion, I have done. It's Titanic and I've been a bit obsessed with it since I was eleven.

49. You are going to be stuck alone in an elevator for a week. What do you bring to do?

You mean, after I've had a panic attack about being trapped? (I'm really claustrophobic). I'd bring a fully charged Kindle and a few paperbacks to see me through most of the week. When I start reading I can be engrossed for hours. I'd have to bring a fully charged iPod for some music- I can't live without music; a notebook or two and a pen for writing down blog posts and creative writing; and perhaps bring in my disc injury journal and craft supplies to do a little art journaling to pass the time.

50. Have you ever saved someone's life or had your life saved?

I saved a starling that was stuck head down in a bird feeder, once- does that count?



  1. You should come to nz and go Whale Watching in Kaikoura - I'll come with you ;)

    1. I would love to, given half the chance! :)

  2. I think I agree with the boat thing at the moment. Lately, I've been reading so many books about sea voyages, I think it would be amazing to be out on the Open Sea.

    1. Have you read 'The Lifeboat'? I forget who it's by off the top of my head, but I read it a few months ago and really enjoyed it. Not unlike the Titanic, a ship sinks far out at sea in the 1910s, and it's about the passengers of one lifeboat trying to stay alive. I couldn't put it down.

      I've always loved being out at sea, but the longest 'voyage' I've been on is a six hour ferry ride between Portsmouth and Caen. Lol.

  3. my daughter was born to 'I want to break free', C-section and raised up like Simba to the words haha, most bizarre - and I was stuck in a lift (for about 5 mins) not nice.
    I like reading the survey answers, it's interesting and prompts all kinds from you and us x x

    1. Great song to be born to, whether it was on purpose or by accident! LOL. The baby was raised up like Simba?? Haha. Must have been a fun group of doctors! Even 5 minutes in a lift would be horrible. I would have freaked. Thanks, Sandra. It certainly makes me think a lot! xx

  4. Wonderful post...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

  5. I LOVE Dancing with myself. I also love your answer to what you'd ask David Cameron. How can he sleep indeed! x x

    1. It's a great tune! Haha. There are so many things I'd like to say to that man! xx


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