As a further opportunity to share a little about yourself and find out about your fellow bloggers, here is the second installment of ‘Me, Myself and I,’ a weekly collaboration I have started with the lovely Sare over at Diary of a Teachaholic. For further information about the link up, simply click here.
It is Sare’s turn to ask the questions this week…
1. Why did you start blogging?
I was experiencing a difficult time in my personal life. As I had always enjoyed writing, The Bloke suggested that I start a blog, and the rest is history really. It’s a very addictive hobby with a wonderful network of support, and it has been the best form of therapy I have ever had!
2. What is the best book you’ve ever read?
It has to be ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’ by Maya Angelou. I’ve had to buy a second copy because the first one is so work out!
3. If the next song you heard was the last, what would it be?
It would almost certainly be ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ by Journey. The song has followed me throughout my entire life, being released in the year I was born, and I never get tired of listening to it. It’s important to note here that any other version, particularly those done by GLEE (bleurgh) are not included in this.
4. What is your favourite post that you’ve ever created?
I’m going to cheat here. My favourite post to write was one that I created after I had handed in my resignation – ‘I Quit My Job Today‘, and the response that I received was unbelievable. My favourite one overall is ’23 Things you Should Actually Do Before You’re 23′ – it is still seen at least 30 times a day despite being written 18 months ago and i’m proud of it.
5. What is the one book, album and luxury item you would have if you were stranded on a desert island?
The book would be ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’ by Maya Angelou. ( See question 2). The album? Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette – it’s still one of the only albums I can listen to all the way through and enjoy every song. The luxury item? Don’t judge me when I say a packet of cigarettes… Nothing better than sitting on a beach, reading the book, listening to the album and smoking a cigarette. (Don’t show my mother this post haha!)
What about you guys? What are your answers to these questions? Feel free to create your own response and link back to myself and Sare.
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Love the answers! Wahooo! xxx
Thanks my lovely!
Some great answers Susie. I loved that book by Maya Angelou too and had to read more about her. What an incredible life she had
I envy you your cigarette! I gave up for Stoptober after more than 35 years of smoking, but still fancy one now and again 🙂
i was devastated when she passed away… I’ve read her seven part autobiography so many times and was hoping that someone would document that final years of her life…
The Bloke hates me smoking… I have cut down drastically but need to quit completely…
Yes, she has achieved so much, coming from absolutely nothing,
It is so hard to give up smoking especially as I actually enjoyed it! 🙂
You picked the best last song. I love Journey!
Ooh me too. I love Steve Perry and Arnel Pineda – I watched a documentary on Arnel on Netflix and it was fascinating!
I watched that same documentary 🙂
It’s great isn’t it!!
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Great answers, great idea – here’s mine http://steve-says.net/2015/07/26/me-myself-and-i-2/
I love q and a. blog posts! Journey is so much bigger in America, when Glee first aired here in the U.K. (I’m American but have lived here for awhile to put in context sorry!), I don’t think anyone here had ever even heard that song! Maya Angelou gave a talk at my college many years ago, she was amazing, of course! 🙂
I’m from the UK and have always loved that song… It became so much more popular when GLEE destroyed it. I was gutted!
I would have loved to see Maya Angelou in person…
Don’t Stop Believing has always been popular here in the UK, I don’t think it would be a stretch to say that every soft rock compilation released here has a Journey song on it. I’m a lifelong Journey fan too. I’m a die hard rock chick though, so my tastes run a little off the beaten path.
Suzie, I have to disagree with you about the Glee version though! It has so much emotional weight because of how it was used in the series, only compounded enormously by the very sad passing of Cory Monteith 2 years ago 😦
Great answers in general though 😉 Mine are coming shortly.
And here are my answers: http://hblyne.com/2015/07/26/me-myself-i-part-2/
Can next week’s questions be multiple choice? I always forget to study, but I’m a pretty good guesser!
Haha! You can pick just some of the questions if you like!
I will have to ponder on that. Perhaps I’ll get my interns to do it…
What do you mean link up? Entertaining! I wanna answer!
You answer the questions in your own blog post, copy the url of this post and include it in yours. It will automatically appear in our comment section. Or, once you’ve posted it, copy your url and paste it in the comment section of this post so we can hop on over…
Will you hate me if I say I prefer the acoustic version of JLP?
I’ve had trouble in the past answering those desert island questions in intervews. Right now it’s a choice between Ultraviolence and something long like Mendelsohn’s String Symphonies, for reading The Three Musketeers or Rebecca West’s Black Lamb and Grey Falcon. I guess I need two islands. Or maybe an island shaped like a dumb bell with an isthmus and I can have my north experience and south experience…..
I enjoyed reading this post! It was interesting getting to know a little more about you. i like the song Dont stp believing too! I guess its my mantra at the minute!
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Thank you! There will be a set of questions each week so feel free to join in!