fredag 13 juli 2012

Liebster award

I was tagged by my dear internet friend Sal Kaye for this award. This is really a challenge because write 11 things about one self and figure out 11 interesting questions...well I'll try.

These are the rules that come with the award:
  • Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
  • Answer the questions the tagger has set for you.
  • Create 11 questions.
  • Choose 11 people and link back to them.
  • No tag backs.

11 Things about me:
1.  I'm not a social person and always feel a bit strange in a crowd. But I think peoples behaviour are interesting and the interaction between people. I sometimes amuse myself with my own social experiments, trying to predict peoples reactions or manipulate them. On the other hand I'm a lousy liar.
2. I'm very devoted and passionate in my relations. I love my children to bits and pieces and sometimes I beleive they think I'm too much. And I'm deeply in love with my boyfriend :).
3.  Related to no 2; I have a fast changing temperament and express my temper very much. I'm not a typical Swede in my moods. I seem to be very upset when I in reality need to point my opinion. 
4. Well I say my opinion in the most unconvenient situations and in a "unfeminine" (hate that word) way. I'm too honest for my own good.
5. I'm a feminist at heart. I hate when people regardless of sex limit themself by blaming on their gender. They say they can't do this or that because that is the mens/womens job. Or when people behave different depending on the gender of the person they are talking to. I have experiences of being spoken to over my head, have backs turned to like I was a legally incompetent person. The womens wages are still lower than mens for the same work.
6. I have a bachelor examina in chemistry, but have worked as a steel mill scientist and now as a production engineer.
7. I have a very sensitive skin and make my own facecream. I get eczema or breakouts from commercial products and it's difficult to find a shampoo that works for my hair. Thinking of making the shampo myself as well. I used to make my own soaps. When I found an old one and tried it I thinking of starting again, it's a very time consuming and a dangerous procedure.
8. I have my own studio used for sewing, paper or jewellery projects. I wish I had more time to spend there.
9. The garden is one of the things that drags me outdoors. I have my vegetable garden, nothing beats homegrown veggies in taste and nutrition.
10. I don't go to clubs, I think they sucks (like a meat market), I prefer going to concerts of festivals. I have Rockstad here in Falun to look forward to in august :)
11. I still try to figure out "what I will do when I grow up". I'm a very curious person and always want to learn new skills and knowledges. I can be a geek if the subject is interesting. My totem animal is the owl, because it stands for wisdom and it's a bird and birds stands for freedom.
Beautiful bracelet from shyme.

My 11 questions:
  1. Favorite book and why? That is so difficult to answer. I have read a lot of books that have made a lasting impression on me. If I have to choose one I would say Elizabeth Kostova's The historian. I must read more of her work. The book tells another story of the hunting of Count Dracula. 
  2. To how many foreign countries have you been yet? To which ones? Which countries would you like to visit before you die? I've been to the nearest countries like Finland, Denmark, and Norway and I have been to England and two Greece Islands; Cyprus and Kefalonia. I would like to bring my family to Kroatia or Greece because some of them have never been abroad before and this part of europe is so beautiful (and I love the mediterranian food). I have dreams of adventures on horses maybe to Island or even Mongolia (I'm one of those horse girls).
  3. Pink or Purple? Definitely purple. Pink is not my colour at all, it makes me look like a pig. A dusty pink can look nice in interior but never on clothes.
  4. Cat or Dog? Bird or Hamster? Spider or Snake? Cat (they are independent animals), bird ( I have had several, Still miss my beloved budgie Manne so much I crie when I think of him.). Spiders (snakes can be agressive if they are disturbed) I have a spider tattoo but my boyfriend have arachnofobia :).
  5. Favorite movie and why? Also: Favorite actor/actress. I do not have particular favourite movie but I love well produced fantasy, marvel series and other adventurous movies. I have no particular favourite actor/actress.
  6. Would you pay more than 100 $ for a pair of shoes you really like? Oh yes! If I definitely wan't them. I have two pair of Åsa Westerlund's "There goes the neighbourhood" heels with kurbits painting, my Don Donna suede boots and My demonian boots. And I have proof that a pair of good quality shoes in real leather can last forever.
  7. Super Mario or Sonic The Hedgehog? I have no idea.
  8. Do you knit/crochet/sew/draw/…? Yes I do everything of it. Not much knitting though.
  9. What was the last thing you bought for yourself? The owl bracelet on the picture above with matching earrings. Or a bunch of lumber for my carpenting project.
  10. Do you play an instrument? Which one? I have played the violin and a little cello. I got my grandfathers, but it needs a string and fine tuning screws.
  11. Do you collect anything? Books, candles, yarn, buttons…? Eh, I beleive I collect everything. I collect antique stuff; furnitures, laces, ribbons, paper, magazines, textiles, clothes, shoes, fittings, jewellery. Actually anything that is older than 1965. I prefer to buy things for my home in antique stores.
11 questions for you:  
1. How would you describe your own personality?
2. What is your clothing style, do you have a name for it or can describe it?
3. Do you have a pet?
4. What is your main colour in your closet?
5. Do you have a favourite designer?
6. How do you keep yourself healthy? Do you have any tips and tricks?
7. Do you have one make up item you can't live without, what would that be?
8. How do you live? Flat or house and in what style do you decorate your home?
9. What is your profession?
10. What is your natural haircolour?
11. Favourite food?

I'll tag following bloggers and they will feel free to answer my questions.

If someone else that reads my blog would like to take this challenge and award you are so welcome to do so. Now I'm going to watch a movie and sip some wine. I can afford myself that after the 5 km run in the forest. Cheers. 

7 kommentarer:

  1. I'd love to see pics of your studio!! ;)

  2. Håller verkligen med om att det är löjligt när folk säger att de inte kan göra saker för att de är man/kvinna, blir verkligen irriterad då :<

    Jag önskar jag också var trägdårsintresserad, din är så fin och det verkar ju kul men så fort jag tar itu med sånt blir jag less, haha.
    Tack för taggen, tänker absolut göra denna :D

  3. Intressant läsning om dig!

    Jag svarar gärna på dina frågor, men orkar nog inte hitta på egna...Så jag fuskar lite om det är OK..?

    : )

    STOR kram från Jenny

  4. Häärlig läsning och tack, jag skall ta en kaffe och fundera på mina svar och frågor. Du är fin du, kände igen mej själv i mycket och feminist, det är jag med! Tränat feministiskt självförsvar i många år...

  5. Oooh yes, pictures of your studio, please! I also liked "The Historian" - if you haven't read "The Swan Thieves", you might enjoy that one, as well. And now I understand why you were excited about the Great Horned Owl... Lynne