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Hi, Everyone!

Well, yesterday, as you will have seen, B and I both had fun with a survey, which we both filled in and posted to our blogs, and B has caught the survey bug, and implored me to see if I could find some more! So, here I have been, scouring my blogs for surveys, and I have come up with a wowzer!

Most of these things are aimed at teenagers, so some of these questions are a mite incongruous, as you shal see, but I do rather like surveys, as answering these questions will tell you a lot more about us than you know already. I always like reading someone's survey answers, if they're done properly, it's like looking through a window into their psyche, or as much of it as they want me to see. I was actually rather surprised by some of my answers to these questions, it showed me that some old scars have not healed as wel as I thought they had. I will have to work on this.

Ok, enough chit chat, here is my survey.

130 questions… promise you won't lie?
If I were going to lie, there would be no point in me doing this. I might perhaps evade a little, or refuse to answer, if you ask me something silly!

Do you get jealous easily?
Yes, I am afraid I do. I am a Scorpio, and scorps do get jealous, it is a trait about myself I don't like.

What are you currently waiting for?
I am waiting for the Music Machine to come on, I am looking forward to the show. Ah, there it goes!

Do you think more about the past, present, or future?
Well, the past is gone, and I do not like to look back at it much, except to remember happy memories. The future is always uncertain. So I stay in the present, and enjoy the moment as much as I can.

Is there anybody you wish you could be spending time with right now?
No. I am in the company of the person I love best in all the world, thank God.

Honestly, did you really love the last person you said I love you too?
I honestly did. I still do, as a matter of fact!

Is anything wrong with your eyes?
Not a thing. They just don't work, unfortunately. The eyes themselves are fine.

Do you have nice eyes?
Yes, they are large and hazel, I am told they are very nice.

Have you ever received a love letter more than a page long?
Yes I have, and I have also received some long love Emails.

Who's thinking about you right now?
The person sitting across the room, doing his radio show. WE always think about each other, even when we are working.

Is this year the best year of your life?
That is a ratehr difficult one. It had a very rough and rocky start, but it has improved dramatically, and it is getting better all the time. I don't know what year I would call the best year of my life. I am just glad things have started to go right for me and that I am settled and happy.

Which of your friends lives closest to you?
That would be Simon Cowan, he lives in Bridge End, not ttoo far from here.

How do you feel about Diet Dr Pepper?
Diet anything is absolutely disgusting, and I have never liked Doctor Pepper.

Have you ever thought someone died, when they really didn't?
Yes. My Migraines cause me sometimes to hallucinate, and once I was absolutely sure a friend was dead. I nearly screamed myself hoarse until someone called her and she talked to me and convinced me that she was alive and well.

Does your bedroom need cleaning?
Yes, it probably does at the moment, my treasure is not due till Wednesday!

Would you rather take a relationship really slow or really fast?
I would rather take it at the speed it naturally goes. Usually I am quick to love and quick to trust and impulsive by nature, which has got me into trouble in the past, but the one thing I hate is playing a guessing game. In any relationship I have to know where I am, or I just can't deal with things at all, so slow normally doesn't happen for me!

Do you ever hang out with someone of the opposite sex?
In a friendship capacity, no, not really. I used to, but it too often leads to messy situations, so I have had to learn the hard way to be a lot more reserved than is my nature.

Are you comfortable with your height?
Oh absolutely. They do say that good things come in small packages. Grin!

Do you act differently around the person you like?
I hope that I treat everyone the same, I try to be polite and friendly to everybody, though some people make it a bit more difficult! Smile.

Do you think anyone has feelings for you?
I would certainly hope so! If not, I am in serious trouble!

Is there one person in your life that can always make you smile?
yes, thank God there is! It is sometimes very difficult, especially when I am in pain or feeling scratchy because of my health issues, but he can always do it.

Do you like thunderstorms?
No, I hate them now. They mess up computers and make me nervous.

Do you think teenagers can be in love?
Oh absolutely! Love is no respecter of age, it strikes when and where it wants to.

How fast does your mood change?
Usually I am optemistic and upbeat my nature, but if something stresses or upsets me, or if someone presses my mad button, or does something bad to the one I love, I can flare up like a fireball, or drop into deep blackness faster than a stone.

Are there things that can't be joked about with you?
I hate prank phone calls, play one of those and I have to leave the room, they are just so unfunny and not fair on the person the prank is played on. I also really hate smutty jokes and sexual innuendo, and I find it really upsetting when I am imitated. It has happened to me at a couple of places I have worked, and I still hear about it. I cannot help the way I speak, nor can anyone else, and I can't see why imitating me is funny.

What do you always take with you?
My handbag. It has everything I need in it, including my keys. I'd be lost without it.

When is your birthday?
November 9.

Where is the weirdest place you have slept?
I slept on a barge once, the bunk was very narrow, and conditions were privitive, verging on squalid.

Anything on your walls?
A couple of pictures. I am just waiting for Mum and Dad to find a frame for the amazing picture of Bert the Leprechaun that Scott Clark painted for Bert's area of our site. I can't wait to have it hung up in here.

What do you bite more, your tongue, lip, or cheek?
My tongue, I think, I sometimes bite it when I am eating. ouch!

Has a boy/girl called you babe/baby lately?
Yes, indeed he often calls me babe. Big smile.

Is there something that you want to tell someone but can't?
No, not at the moment. I did use to have a lot of anger bottled up inside me, but it is all gone now. It only hurts me, no one else.

Do you think you can last in a relationship for 6 months or more?
Yes, I know I can.

This time last year, can you remember who you liked?
Well, this question is aimed at teenagers, as is most of this survey, but I will answer it. I liked a lot of people who I have since found not to be terribly likeable, which makes me very sad. I also liked someone who I have since come to love, which makes me incredibly happy, so I guess we'll call that an even break.

Would you ever want to swim with the sharks?
Hell to the no! Sharks give me nightmares!

Does anyone know your passwords besides you?
Yes, one person knows some of them, which is necessary.

What is the last non-alcoholic beverage you had?
I have just had a cup of tea.

I bet you miss somebody right now...
No, actually you're wrong. At the moment I don't, but if you ask me tomorrow I'll be missing the hell out of him!

Do you have a box where you keep all your important things?
Oh gosh! I have no end of boxes! I have a jewellery box, a makeup box, a box for my hairclips and scrunchies, but my important documents and so on are kept in the filing drawer of my desk.

Can you count past 100?
Anyone who cannot is an idiot, or else would be too young to be doing this survey! I should have thought you could think of something better to ask, or else made this thing shorter! Hahaha!

Would you ever date anyone your parents disapproved of?
I would, and frequently have. I am not my parents' plaything, I am me, and life is far too short to be living under Mummy's thumb, or Daddy's either. I feel very sorry for people who live their whole lives being looked after by their parents, because one day they're going to be on their own, an what will they do then?

If you were abandoned in the wilderness, would you survive?
Absolutley not! I am ashamed to admit I would be completely useless! Put me in an unknown house, and I could get to know it, and get used to it in no time, but put me in the wilderness and ask me to find food and fire, and I'd be a goner in hours!

Is there someone you can tell anything to?
Yes, indeed and indeed, and I often do!

At this moment in time if you HAD to have someone's name tattooed on you, whose would it be?
I would refuse to have anyone's name tatooed on me, I hate tatoos.

Most memorable thing that's happened to you over the summer?
My growing closeness with a certain special someone.

Has anyone called you perfect before?
Someone has called me perfect for him, does that count? But as for being perfect, I am not, and could never be.

Do your best friends' parents tend to like you?
I don't think I am liked very much in that quarter, but there is time. It is still early days.

Are any of your friends taller than you?
Yes, most of them!

Name the bands you have band tees for.
I hate band tees, and do not have any at all.

Do you prefer the ocean or pool?
Oh, the pool every time. My dream would be to have a big house with an indoor pool all of my very own.

Ever liked someone whose name started with a B?
Oh, yes indeed I have! Funnily enough, I still do, very much indeed! Giggles.

Does the last person you shared a bed with, mean anything to you?
Everything in the whole wide world and more besides.

What's your favorite part of the song that you're listening to?
Scissor Sisters, I don't feel like dancin' has a good bouncy beat.

Ever really cried your heart out?
More times than I care to remember.

Are you the same person as you were at the beginning of 2012?
No, I don't think so. Life has knocked me about this year, as well as giving me happiness, and I am a lot more self-contained and a lot less ready to trust people. I have been taught some very bitter lessons I could have done without learning.

Do you get good grades?
I got ok grades at school, and better ones at college, but I have long left grades behind me.

Is there a difference between love and IN love?
Oh there surely is. In love is a straw fire that can flare up, burn brightly then fizzle out. Love is a slow, steady flame that will, if properly tended, burn in your heart all your days.

Have you ever been on a motorcycle?
I have, quite a few times, I absolutely love them to bits!

Does it bother you when someone says they will call you and they don't?
It does indeed, it makes me madder than a wet hen. I used to go out with someone who would say he would call me at one, and then it would be not one, but two or two-thirty, and I'd be just stuck there, unable to settle to anything, waiting like a wilting bunch of flowers. To my mind, if you say you will call someone at two, then, except for urgent circumstances beyond your control, you should call at two. Anything else is rude and uncaring.

Was 2011 a good year for you?
It was a very very up and down year. I had some wonderful times, and I had some truly truly awful times too, but isn't that what happens in everyone's lives?

Do you think you were raised well?
Yes, I do. I know a lot of things which an awful lot of my blind friends just have no idea of at all. I was independent by nature, and I was helped and encouraged all the way. I had a difficult childhood for several reasons, but when I think back on all I was given, all I was taught, all that my amazing parents did, and continue to do for me, I cannot but bless them, and say yes indeed, I was raised very well!

What's your favorite super-hero?
I do not particularly like them, but if I need to choose, I'll go for Wolverine from the x-men. How gorgeous is he? Well, he is in the film, anyway, yum yum yum! He'll just have to watch that those knives don't shoot out of his hands in, er, moments of intimacy! Giggling!

Can you say the alphabet backwards?
I probably could, if I thought about it, but as I am trying to get this done before Christmas, we'll leave it for now!

What's worse: liars or cheaters?
I'd say there is not much to choose between them.

Have you ever broken someone's heart?
Yes, unfortunately, more than once, it sucks the big fat one, and I did not do it lightly nor take pleasure in it.

Does it matter if your boyfriend/girlfriend smokes?
Hmmm. how to answer this? At the moment my boyfriend and I both smoke, we use what are commonly called electronic cigarettes, whereby we can inhale flavoured nicotine, without polluting anyone else's air or inhaling the harmful cancer causing chemicals normal smokers inhale, they suit us well. If my boyfriend wanted to smoke normal cigarettes, then yes, it would matter, partly because the smell is bad for my asthma, also because it is in the contract of these flats that you can't smoke here. Sorry for the longwindedness! Smiles.

Give me a random lyric from the song you're listening to.
My heart starts missing a beat.

Do you like competition?
No, not much, who does?

Do you think two people can last forever?
Yes, I do. It has not worked for me yet, but I know it can work, and maybe for me it will.

Do you consider yourself lucky?
That is a hard one to answer. There are luckier people, and there are certainly unluckier. Sometimes I wish certain things had turned out differently, that is for sure, but thinking like that gets you nowhere. I just prefer to focus on my blessings. I am lucky to have a lovely little home, enough money to pay my bills and eat, someone who loves me, a loving family. In those things I am lucky.

Do you live in a ghetto neighborhood?
No, thank goodness.

Is there someone that cares about you more than themselves?
Oh, absolutely, and it is very much reciprocated.

Who was the ugliest person you saw today?
I have seen no one today, but anyway, I believe it is what you are on the inside rather than on the outside that matters.

Freedom or safety?
Another difficult one. I like to be safe, I do not believe in doing dangerous things, nor in living dangerously either. On the other hand, I have fought for most of my life to live freely, the way I want to, independently and in no one's debt.

Has a song ever made you cry?
Oh gosh yes, more songs than I can count. At the moment, Chris Rice's Come to Jesus is the one that gets me every time. It is just heart stoppingly beautiful and just puts my own needs and feelings into words.

Has a book ever made you cry?
Yes, many do. I remember Stephen King's The Green Mile made me howl my eyes out at the end.

Is the world crumbling to pieces?
No, I don't think so.

Will you be in a relationship next month?
I really do hope so, because if not you will be picking me up with a stick and a spoon!

Your phone rings, what do you say?
Hello?

Has anyone ever said they wanted to marry you?
Yes indeed they have. Marriage and I are very good friends, but unfortunately we keep having make ups and break ups. At the moment we aren't speaking, but I don't think that's a permanent state. Smiles.

Is your birthday on a holiday?
Nope.

Do you always answer your phone?
Usually, even if it rings at the most inconvenient time. The only time I don't is if I'm on air.

Has someone of the opposite sex ever told you they loved you?
Yes, they certainly have, more than once! Giggling.

Who was the last person you had a sleepover with?
Do you know, I have never had a sleepover, and that is a shame, because they do sound like fun!

Is there someone you wish you were still close with?
Yes. I lost people this year, and it makes me so so sad, but I will not look back, I will look forward, count my blessings, and wait for the good things which I know life has in store for me.

Hmmm. and there you have it. I am going to be very interested in what B writes in this one. I might have to wait a few days, as this week is a killer, very busy.

In the meantime, we have a nice evening to enjoy, so I shall now pop off and keep him company. I hope you've all had a good weekend. Toodle pip!

Book I am reading: I blush to tell you: Mary Poppins by P L Travers.

What I am looking forward to: spicy chicken wings and a glass of wine.

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