Saturday, 14 April 2018

100 Truths Blogging Challenge

100 Truths Blogging Challenge

I saw this challenge over on Queer Little Family and, as regular readers will know, I never saw a blogging challenge I didn't like. :)


#01. What’s Your Name? 

Jessica Claire Powell. I decided not to change my name after getting married because I'm lazy and it would have been a lot of unnecessary hassle.

#02. Any Nicknames or Aliases? 

Jess. That's about as creative as it gets.

#03. Your Gender?


#04. Your Star Sign? 

Leo. I wrote a whole post about how well I fit the archetype.

#05. How Old Are You? 

29. I'm going to be 30 this summer.

#06. Your Relationship Status? 

Married. It's been almost two months now!

#07. Any children? 

One - Marianna. We're not having any more though.

Anthony and Marianna

#08. Any Pets? 

We kind of share my parents' dog, Bracken, with the amount we see of her.

#09. Any Tattoos or Piercings? 

No tattoos - I'm too fickle - and over the years I've only had my ears pierced multiple times up and down the outer ear, along with my right eyebrow.

#10. What Do You Like About Yourself? 

My writing and my sticking power.

#11. What Do You Dislike About Yourself? 

My weight, my depression, my lack of confidence... all the usual stuff.

#12. Righty or Lefty?



#13. Last Thing You Drank?


#14. Last Thing You Ate?

Crisps. They have always been my downfall.

#15. Phone Call?

I rang Anthony to see how he got on at A+E yesterday.

#16. Text Message?

Anthony, again.

#17. Email?

Work email about obstructive parking, nothing out of the ordinary.

#18. Song You Listened To?

#19. Book You Read?

I'm reading Lady Lucan's book on her husband's disappearance, A Moment In Time. I don't know if the glowing Amazon reviewers and I are reading the same thing to be honest...

#20. Time You Cried?

Thursday. We went to visit my granddad who is very ill and I couldn't help but cry a little.

#21. Blog You Read?


#22. Person You Spoke To? 


#23. Place You Visited? 

Newport, maybe?

#24. Holiday Abroad?

Turkey, in 2010 I think.


#25. Have you ever gotten back with an ex? 


#26. Have you ever been cheated on? 

Not that I know for definite.

#27. Have you ever cheated on someone? 


#28. Have you ever lost someone special to you?


#29. Have you ever been so drunk you threw up?  


#30. Have you ever fallen out of love with someone? 


#31. Have you ever met someone who changed you? 

Yes, lots of them. Our interactions with others are how we grow as people.

#32. Have you ever been in a situation where you found out who your real friends are? 


#33. Have you ever kissed someone you probably shouldn’t have? 


#34. Have you ever found out people were talking about you behind your back?


#35. Have you ever broken someone’s heart? 

I don't think so.


#36. Have you ever kissed a stranger? 

Yes. Some of them stayed strangers too!

#37. Have you ever had your own heart broken?


#38. Have you ever had sex on the first date?


#39. Have you ever been arrested? 


#40. Have you ever been attracted to someone that isn’t the gender you usually find attractive?

No - I'm bi (pan if we're being hip and trendy with our terminology) anyway.

#41. Have you ever done something you regret?

Haven't we all?

#42. Have you ever had a threesome? 

No. All power to people who are into it, but the idea doesn't do anything for me!

#43. Have you ever embarrassed yourself in public? 

So many times...

#44. Have you ever misjudged someone?

Yes. Sometimes I still do.


#45. Do You Believe In God? 


#46. Do You Believe In Yourself? 


#47. Do You Believe In Santa Claus?

It depends on the age of the person asking. ;)

#48. Do You Believe In Ghosts?


#49. Do You Believe In Aliens?

Yes - there must be something out there.

10 Welsh UFO Encounters

#50. Do You Believe In Miracles?

If we're attributing it to divine agency, no. But if we're defining it as something like 'a remarkable event or development that brings very welcome consequences' then yes, I do.

#51. Do You Believe In The Power Of Positive Thinking?

To an extent, yes.

#52. Do You Believe In Love At First Sight?

Not really.

#53. Can Money Make You Happy? 

No, but it can certainly be a big contributing factor.

#54. Would You Describe Yourself As A Feminist?


#55. Are You Pro-Life or Pro-Choice? 


#56. Do You Have Strong Political Beliefs?

Well, it is my day job.

#57. Do You Have Strong Religious Beliefs?


#58. What Do You Think The Most Important Thing You Can Give A Child Is?



#59. Are you eating anything right now? 


#60. Are you drinking anything right now?

Blackcurrant squash. I live the high life.

#61. What are you listening to right now? 

I'm watching Midsomer Murders.

#62. What are you thinking about right now? 

The short story I'm writing. I thought it would be about 3,000 words but I'm already on 11,500...

#63. What are you waiting for right now? 


#64. What are you most excited about right now?

The prospect of a lie in tomorrow.

#65. What’s your pet hate right now?

That weird PPI advert with the Arnold Schwarzenegger head.

#66. What’s your favourite thing right now?

Unstoppables. I can't quit sniffing at them.

#67. If you weren’t answering these questions, what would you be doing right now?

Coming up with another idea for a blog post.


#68. First Best Friend?

I don't know, to be honest.

#69. First Kiss?

When I was about twelve.

#70. Celebrity Crush?

Scott from 5ive.

Scott from 5ive

#71. First Holiday?

The first one I remember was a caravan holiday in Porthcawl.

#72. First Pet?

Ariel the goldfish.

#73. First Regret? 

I don't remember!

#74. First Job?

Kitchen help at St. Joseph's Hospital in Malpas.

#75. First Childhood Memory?

Pretending to be a squirrel.


#76. Love or Money? 

Love. But I wouldn't say no to both!

#77. Twitter or Facebook? 


#78. Hook Up or Relationship?

Depends on the circumstances, really.

#79. Dogs or Cats?

Cats are cute, but dogs are cuter.

#80. Coffee or Tea?

Tea all the way. I can't stand coffee.

#81. Beer or Wine? 

Wine. Though it doesn't really matter - I very rarely drink.

#82. Sweet or Savoury? 


#83. Introvert or Extrovert? 


#84. Vampires or Werewolves? 


#85. Seaside or Countryside? 


#86. Summer or Winter? 


#87. Books or Movies?  

Tough one! I read mostly non-fiction, so I suppose movies for escapism.

#88. Horror or Comedy? 



#89. Do You Wish You Could Change Your Past? 

Nope, what's done is done.

#90. What’s Your Dream Job? 

Best selling author - Barbara Cartland style.

#91. What’s Your Guilty Pleasure? 

I don't feel guilty about it.

#92. What Are You Afraid Of?

Spiders, Sadako/Samara from Ring, being buried alive...

Ring - the well scene

#93. What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up? 

A squirrel. I kid you not.

#94. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?


#95. If you could change anything about your life what would it be? 

I'd be filthy stinking rich, obviously.

#96. Would You Want Immortality? 

No, I don't think so.

#97. If you could interview anyone alive or dead who would you choose?

Mary Jane Kelly. Who was she? Where did she come from??

#98. Would You Say You Are Happy? 

Fairly so.

#99. What one piece of advice would you give to yourself at age eighteen?

Don't worry, Be happy.

#100. Where would you like to be in five years’ time?

The same, just better.

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