Sunday, 27 November 2011

100 Questions Tag

1. What is your name? Nicole

2. How old are you? 26

3. Are you sure? Yes.

4. What is your earliest memory? Being in my cot late at night shouting for my mum as I needed to pee, then my dad putting me on the potty!

5. What is your favourite alcoholic drink? Hmm, don't make me choose. Jack Daniels and Coke, Fireball whiskey and apple juice or Rosé wine.

6. What is your favourite vegetable? Potato - it's so versatile!

7. Do you remember your first day at school? I remember walking to school on my first day, but that's it.

8. What is the worst exam result you remember ever getting? Must have been maths GCSE. That score was shockingly bad!

9. How tall are you? 5ft 3

10. Can you swim? Yes, but haven't done so since school.

11. Who is your favourite movie actress? Hard choice. Possibly Helena Bonham Carter - I like the fact that she can do a variety of roles which is the sign of a true actress. I also really like Zooey Deschanel.

12. Who is your favourite movie actor? I really can't choose. I admire so many actors for such different reasons! Two of my favourites are Robert DeNiro and Leonardo DiCaprio (I feel he is often overlooked, but that man can act! Check out The Basketball Diaries, This Boys Life, or What's Eating Gilbert Grape? as examples of some of his best work). Comedy actors would be Michael Cerra and Seth Rogan. I also love Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Johnny Depp and Eric Banna. TOO MANY!

13. Who is your favourite comedian? Jack Whitehall.

14. Who is your favourite politician? I pretty much despise modern day politicians but I greatly admire Barbara Castle, David Steel, Leo Abse and Harold Wilson (despite his faults). If you know your British history you might assume that I'm a socialist, which to an extent I am, however I am not necessarily pro modern day Labour either. I suppose I should say Michael Heseltine here as I'm related to him, but I don't agree with some of the political decisions he made in his career. It's times like this you can tell I did a history degree ;)

15. Who is your favourite historical figure (been dead for at least 100 years)? I love so many historical figures and some of them have not been dead for 100+ years. Anyway, I have settled on Elizabeth I because I never tire of learning about her or her parents. Incredibly fascinating woman.

16. Who is your favourite super-heroine? The Rumor (American spelling) from The Umbrella Academy.

17. Who is your favourite super-hero? GAMBIT of X-Men fame! Fo'sho. Deadpool is a close second.

18. Can you name a female scientist other than Madame Curie? Not off the top of my head.

19. Who is your favourite mythological god or goddess? Loki

20. Who is your favourite woman of all time? My mother

21. Do you agree with "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth"? I really wouldn't get me started on these debates! I will sit on the fence because I would personally want to hurt someone who hurt a loved one as I am fiercely loyal and protective of people I care for, but I am not an advocate of capital punishment either. It's a really complex moral issue.

22. Do you agree with "Life does not forgive weakness"? I have personally never heard this saying. I feel we all have moments of weakness, it is how we deal with those moments and move on a stronger person that in the end defines us.

23. Do you agree with "It is the enemy who can truly teach us to practice the virtues of compassion and tolerance"? It is a Sunday evening and I'm tired. I had no idea these questions would be so in-depth! The historian in me says no, however in a way this saying does make sense. I suppose it would depend on whether you were the fighting on the side of a tyrant or the side of those fighting for a good cause?

24. Do you agree with "The state can do what they want to do"? Not. At. All. It seems in the UK at the moment our government are doing whatever the fudge they like, but it doesn't mean they should be doing it.

26. Do you agree with "If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads"? Yes, I suppose I do.

27. Do you agree with "Crime is a product of social excess"? Not really, no.

28. Do you agree with "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"? This is the moral code with which I live my life. If I wouldn't poo in someones dinner, I wouldn't expect someone else to do it to me.

29. Do you agree with "And mankind is naught but a single nation"? Yes, in the respect that if we strip national identities, race, etc. away, in the end we are all the same species.

30. Do you agree with "Bulimia is soooo '87"? What an absolutely ridiculous question.

31. What is the worst movie you have ever seen? Mutant Chronicles.

32. What is the worst TV show you have ever seen? King of Queens.

33. What is the worst book you have ever read? I don't remember ever not enjoying a book to be honest.

34. What is the worst song you have ever heard? 'Barbie Girl' by Aqua.

35. What is the worst sport you know of? To be fair, I dislike most sports.

36. Who is the worst movie "star" ever? Freddy Prince Junior. I couldn't really think of anyone!

37. Who is the worst comedian ever? Frankie Boyle - not because his routines offend me (I don't get offended by much), but because I think he's a pretentious idiot who says controversial things just for the sake of it...with that horrid smug look on his face.

38. Who is the worst author ever? I only know authors that I like, so no comment.

39. Who is the worst musical act ever? Jedward.

40. Who is the worst sports "star" you have ever seen? No clue.

41. If you could go back in time to witness an historical event in person, what event would you want to see? This is a hard one. Today I'm feeling the Battle of Agincourt. That would be epic. Or, the defeat of the Spanish Armada. I am feeling increasingly at odds with my country, so anything to reignite my sense of national pride would do the trick.

42. If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? New York to see the pretty Christmas lights or Finland or the like to witness the Northern Lights.

43. If you could meet anyone in the world, who would you meet? Hard one! The Queen...or Rupert Grint ;)

44. If you could become famous for one thing, what would that thing be? Being a good scholar or a good make up artist.

45. If you could buy anything regardless of cost, what would you buy? A house for me and my man. That's all I want in life...a place to finally call our own.

46. If you could change any one thing about your country, what would it be? The current coalition government. That or the amount of people who feel it is acceptable to dodge working for a living (not those who genuinely want to work but are having a rough time right now).

47. If you could change any one thing about international politics, what would it be? In the words of Bill and Ted, I would just want everyone to 'be excellent to each other'.

48. If you could meet any famous person who is dead, who would it be? Hmmmm. River Phoenix.

49. If you could become dictator of the world, would you? Yes. FREE BUNNIES FOR ALL! NO ANIMAL CRUELTY! BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER! Indeed.

50. If you could eat an entire cow at one sitting, would you? No, it's greed like this that got the human race into the pickle we are in today, if you ask me.

51. Have you ever illegally downloaded music/TV shows/movies from the net? No comment, guv.

52. Have you ever used illegal narcotics (yes, even pot counts if it was illegal at the time)? No.

53. Have you ever gotten any points on your driving licence? Nope, clean license!

54. Have you ever stolen anything from a shop? Noooo.

55. Have you ever bought alcohol or cigarettes while underage? Yes. Not that I advocate that sort of thing.

56. Have you ever bought alcohol or cigarettes for another person who was underage? No, that's weird.

57. Have you ever tried to cheat the taxman/social security/other government agency? No, I know better than to try.

58. Have you ever ridden on a train or bus without paying? Yes, inadvertently.

59. Have you ever been arrested? No.

60. Have you ever been charged with a crime ... ? No.

61. What's the furthest you've ever been from home? Germany, most likely. I haven't travelled very far sadly, I'm always too poor to travel :(

62. Where have you visited that you would like to go back to? Barcelona.

63. Where would you like to visit that you haven't yet? The rest of the world, frankly.

64. Where is your favourite place in the world? Honestly? Probably on Rhossilli cliff top near my hometown in South Wales, or high up in the mountains in North Wales. We have history and a beautiful landscape here in Wales. Although, not having experienced the whole world, this viewpoint could change.

65. Where have you visited that you hope never to go to again? Wouldn't like to offend anyone, so I shall keep quiet!

66. Where would you definitely never go to? At present, I would fear for my life if I visited certain parts of the Middle East, which is such a shame as they have such a rich history there.

67. Where is your least favourite place in the world? Can't really say.

68. What is your favourite way to travel ? In my car, driving at my own pace, with good music.

69. What is your least favourite way to travel? Packed trains make me want to weep.

70. What is the capital of Assyria? Don't do geography, but I feel like this country might have been absorbed into another?

71. What was the last movie you saw? Horrible Bosses.

72. Was it any good? It was pretty funny, actually.

73. What was the last book you read? Well, I am currently reading 'All Quiet on the Western Front'.

74. Was it any good? So far, yes very.

75. What was the last song you listened to? I don't know the name of it - Misha B sang something on the UK X Factor and I heard it.

76. Was it any good? I wasn't a fan.

77. What was the last computer game you played? Assassin's Creed Revelations (I'm a video game nerd for anyone who doesn't know!)

78. Did you do well? Darling, Ezio and I are one...yeah, I do alright. Got a platinum trophy in Assassin's Creed 2?

79. What was the last meal you ate? Burgers and salad.

80. Was it any good? It was nice, yes.

81. Do you believe in God/Goddess/Gods/Goddesses? I am agnostic - that means I neither believe nor disbelieve as there is no concrete proof either way. Atheism (the belief that there is no God) has become a religion of itself with people trying to recruit others to 'see sense'. Maybe we should just let people believe whatever brings them comfort.

82. Do you agree with the war in Iraq? I am not even going to touch that comment on a blog about beauty and fashion. I have already banged on about politics enough!

83. Do you believe in aliens? I don't believe in UFO's and that sort of thing, but as with the whole religious issue, I believe that there is no solid evidence either way. After all, we exist and there are so many other solar systems out there that might have the conditions that we do here. It's a little egotistical of us to think that we are the only advanced life forms in the whole universe. I'm open to any possibility. I'm all about the evidence so until there is evidence of other life, or evidence that we are alone, I'm happy to just let the matter lie.

84. Do you agree with the theory of evolution? I am a staunch Darwinist, if nothing else. After all, I was born without the capability of growing wisdom teeth...a small step in evolution itself as we no longer use them ;) I don't see why evolution and God couldn't both be true; yes it would make the Bible a fictitious book, but religious fervour should not be grounded in a book written by men (who are in themselves fallible), your faith should be the most important thing.

85. Do you believe in reincarnation? Please see my comments above on my religious thoughts. I don't know!

86. Do you agree with the idea of the UN? To be fair, that's an issue I know little about.

87. Do you believe in karma? In the respect that I feel if you are shitty to people, word will get around and people will therefore be shitty to you. I think you get out of life what you put in; if you act like an idiot, chances are people will treat you like one.

88. Do you agree with the theories of man-induced global warming? I'm not sure on this one. I haven't done enough research. If the hype is to be believed, however, the hole in the ozone layer didn't make itself.

89. Do you believe in democracy above all other systems of government? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any such thing as true democracy seeing as we currently have a government in power that the people didn't technically vote in!

90. Do you agree with Freddie Mercury when he sings "Fat-bottomed girls you make the rockin' world go round"? However much I love Freddy Mercury, I think it's far more scientific than that. I think fat bottomed girls are as valid and attractive as flat bottomed girls. Variety is the spice of life, and all that jazz.

91. What is your favourite movie? I would literally be here all night. Can't choose!

92. What is your favourite book? The Time Travellers Wife. Hands down. To kill a Mockingbird is a close second.

93. What is your favourite song? I can't choooooooooose! I'm too in love with the arts generally.

94. What is your favourite city? Bath for visiting and history stuff.

95. What is your favourite sport? Enough with the sports nonsense!

96. What is your favourite place in the world? My bed on a cold winter's eve, snuggling next to Ben watching the telly :)

97. Are you glad these questions are almost over? Yes, sorry I started them to be honest as I can guarantee no one will read this post anyway!

98. What are you going to do next? Read aforementioned book and go to sleep!

99. Do you anticipate this activity being fun? Yes, no doubt I will have a very colourful dream because my brain is messed up and won't switch off. As an example in my last dream I was being pestered by John Barrowman in World War I with zombies. There's a movie idea for free.

100. Give us a quote to end on...

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." - Helen Keller (I love this woman - I 'was' her in the school play aged 8!)

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