To answer those 30 questions took quite a while but I’m still glad that I did it! It was a lot of fun and I’m sending a big thanks to Caidyn for tagging me in this! You’re made of awesomesauce (yes, that’s actually a compliment *lol*) and I hope you know it! 😉
- What are your nicknames? What do you prefer to be called?
Oh boy, I have about a thousand of nicknames. I guess that’s because people have a field day inventing new ones for me. *lol* The most frequently used are Gin, Ginny and V. though. Or Ronan, Lynchy and Kier. Always depends on the person and day. Did I confuse you already? Haha! So much for easy questions… XD
- How often do you doodle? What do your doodles look like?
Quite often tbh. I like to doodle comic animals, hearts, stars, leaves, flowers… Well basically everything that floats my mind. I’m a creative person and I like to draw so when I let my mind wander my fingers always act on their own initiative. *lol*
- What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Do you count sheep? Toss and turn? Try to get up and do something productive?
Ha! You’re asking the right person. I have insomnia and it appears and disappears in phases. So there will be months (like now) in which I can sleep for ages and almost instantly fall asleep when I lie down and there will be months I sleep about 2 hours per night (if I’m good). So when I can’t sleep I read, listen to music or I just let my mind wander.
- Do people consider you to be talkative or quiet?
*looks at my first three answers* Mhmm… what would you say? *lol* I’m definitely talkative, which seems to be rather unusual for a bookworm. xD
- What makes you cry?
A lot of things. I’m an emotional person so sad books and movies always make me cry. Plus I can’t stand it if people I love and care about are in pain or cry. Their sadness always makes me cry too. >_<
- What is your biggest pet peeve?
Same as Caidyn! Just one thing?? *lol* I recently sat in the train to my work place and there was a guy that sat down next to me and started to chew on his nails and his nail bed. Urgh! For some reason this drives me crazy. Also I don’t like it when people pull on their knuckles and it makes that horrible popping noise…*shudders*
- How many times a day do you look at yourself in the mirror?
Honest answer? In the morning and when I see my face I’m like: “I don’t know you, I won’t put make-up on your face!” *lol*
- What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?
That the Easter bunny took away my dummy and sucked on it while it hopped on the fields. XD
- What is the guilty pleasure you enjoy too much to give up?
I don’t think I have something like a guilty pleasure. I mean I love to read and every few weeks I’ll sit down with a sip of fine whiskey and enjoy it while I read, but yeah that’s it. Jeez! I’m too boring to have a guilty pleasure. Haha!
- Who performs the most random acts of kindness out of everyone you know?
Pff that’s a tough question. There are three people that instantly come to mind and they all do different things. I’d say my mom, my aunt and my best friend. =)
- How often do you read the newspaper? Which sections?
About 4 days a week. So basically whenever I head to work. I mostly read global news, politics and sometimes our home country section.
- Which animal scares you the most?
Everything that crawls. Seriously, I don’t like earwigs or all too big spiders.
- Are you more likely to avoid conflict or engage with it?
I used to avoid conflicts when I was younger, now I’m always engaging. I learned my lesson and got to a point where I always say what I’m thinking. Not everyone might like it but it’s better to be honest than to swallow your own opinion for peace’s sake.
- What is the most recent compliment you’ve received?
My closest friend told me that she loves me just the way I am. That might sound simple but she’s really the only person who knows everything about me and accepts it without batting an eye. It’s good to have a friend like that. It’s good to be accepted like that and it’s important to have someone who acknowledges your strengths and weaknesses. ❤
- What question are you tired of hearing?
I think there’s no question I was asked so frequently that I can’t hear it anymore. XD
- What is the strangest thing you have eaten?
I dunno, maybe oysters, calamari or bull testicles soup? *lol* Hell, I had to taste so many different things in my training as a chef that I can’t remember it anymore. Maybe my mind decided to repress the most deterrent things. *lol*
- Do you have a whole lot of acquaintances or just a few very close friends?
Same as Caidyn! A mixture of both. I have a lot of acquaintances and friends, no matter if it’s over goodreads or in real life, but I only have a few very close friends. I guess it’s easy to make acquaintances but to find close friends? Well, that takes time and trust. 😉
- Do you have a catchphrase?
I don’t think so. My friends and family might know this better than I.
- What’s your all-time favourite town or city? Why?
London and Toronto! I just love those two cities! They are both old and intriguing and they have such an amazing atmosphere. London is just… London! *sighs dreamily* And I love that Toronto has this awesome mixture of old and new. You go for a walk and you find an old little church among all those high skyscrapers. ❤
- If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?
I already kinda did. Virginia is my artist name but my friends all think that it suits me better than my real name (don’t even ask, you wouldn’t even be able to pronounce it properly *lol*) and started to call me a broad variety of nicknames. And yes they all suit me better than my original name. 😉
- When was the last time you lied?
Pff I dunno. I’m a very honest person and I reached a point in my life where I only deliver blunt honesty, because I’m sick and tired of beating about the bush. It’s take it or leave it and yes, that sometimes causes people to call me an ass but amazingly I found out that I can live with it. *lol*
- What’s something that amazes you?
Children! They are so open-minded, perceptive, curious and direct and they always say what they think. I wish we wouldn’t lose those abilities when we grow up but apparently it happens.
- Would you rather be the first person to explore a planet or be the inventor of a drug that cures a deadly disease?
The inventor of a drug that cures a deadly disease. I’ll leave the exploration of a planet to more competent hands. ;-P Joking aside I think that to help people is really important so that’s what I’d go for. To be able to stop suffering is always good.
- What is your favourite amateur activity?
I have so many hobbies but I’m really into music, writing and photography. Since my free time is almost non-existent I kind of focused on taking pictures though. XD
- What was your first thought when you got up this morning?
“Oh, no. You gotta be kidding me.” Because it was 5:15 a.m and I already heard my daughter running around in our flat. >_< I need coffee. Desperately. *lol*
- What is your favourite song (at least at the moment)?
At the moment it’s “Bad Liar” by Imagine Dragons. I dunno what it is but for some reason I love this song. The music and the lyrics fit together so perfectly and it has a certain atmosphere to it.
- List someone you know and describe them in five words.
I think I’ll go with my bookish bestie! Funny, caring, clever, optimistic, charming.
- You can select one person from history and have them truthfully answer one question. Who would you select and what would the question be?
That’s such a tough question. I love history and there are so many people I’d have loved to meet but mhmm I think I’ll go with Alexander the Great here because I think that he was a very fascinating personality. Considering it’s pride month right now I’d probably ask him if Hephaestion and him actually were a couple! *lol* I really would love to solve that mystery. XD
- Which celebrity or artist do you resemble the most?
Umm, I don’t think I resemble a celebrity or artist. When I was a teen there was someone who told me that I look like Kirsten Dunst, but in all honesty, I never saw any resemblance. Haha!
- What do you want me to know?
I want you to know that you’re amazing and that I’m glad I got tagged for this! 😉
*whistles* Those were really interesting questions! XD
I’m going to tag:
Miri @ The Book Dragoness | Kacey @ Tales of a Bibliophile| Mayumi @ The Quotex
And everyone else who actually bothered to read through those 30 questions! If you managed to get that far you really deserve to be tagged! *lol* ;-P