Here is a quiz. It is in an attempt to put a bit more of 'me' out on this blog. Stolen from Alex. As all the good things are. Interspersed with pics of the holiday (I know, I'm still going, but it's the last lot).
Lobsters caught by my friend's Dad in MA.
A: Age –Nineteen, with only about seven months left of uni. That's not bad.
B: Bed size –This is a stalkerish question.
C: Chore you dislike –Cleaning the shower. I hate it. I actually hate cleaning bathrooms. In my first year of living at university my roommate and I had a deal - he would clean the bathrooms if I would do the kitchens. Best. Deal. Ever.
Fudgy brownie topped with whipped cream, vanilla and chocolate ice cream, hot fudge sauce, caramel sauce and a cherry. Yes.
D: Dogs –I love them! I've never had one though, but I totally want them when I live in a dog-friendly area. I want Dalmations or English Cocker-Spaniels. And I've even picked out names. That's how much I want a dog.
E: Essential to your day – Eating breakfast. I just don't get people who don't eat breakfast (sorry, Marnie, you know I love you).
F: Favorite Color –Red or black - I can't decide. And now that my hair is black, I love dark, emerald green - makes my eyes stand out.
Columbus Circle in NYC. Went to a jazz club there. And Whole Foods.
G: Gold or Silver – I have a lot of silver jewllery that I wear daily, but all of my special stuff is gold, so to me gold is special occasion jewllery. I have the greatest necklace and ring from my parents in gold, and the BEST bracelet from my grandparents.
H: Height –I had to look this up because I don't know my height in feet. I'm 5'7 apparently. According to Google that's the same height as Beyonce and Keira Knightly.
The view from Empire State Building. It's hard to do it justice.
I: Interesting Fact – My Chemical Romance broke up! Teenage me is still upset about it. But, I suppose you want a fact about me; I hate my eyebrows. Like, really, really hate. And I obsess about people's eyebrows. That's pretty weird.
The United Nations. This was such a great experience.
J: Job Title – Still a student, but graduating at the end of the year!
K: Kids – Definitely not. As for in the future; it's unlikely, but you never know.
L: Live –Brisbane - in the best state in of one of the best country's. I'm incredibly lucky to be here.
M: Mom’s name – That's a bit personal. But I will tell you she loves her name as it's not a very common one.
Grand Central Terminal. Again, the pictures just don't this place justice. Other than the NYC Public Library this was one of the best places I visited - absolutely beautiful.
N: Nicknames - Well, Bec, obviously. My real name is Rebecca, but no one calls me that.
O: Overnight Hospital Stays – I don't think I've had any. I've certainly been there enough and have had operations, but I've gone home, even if it has been in the middle of the night.
P: Pet Peeves – People who block the whole street/sidewalk when they are walking (yes, family, you do this). And people who block the escalators (again, yes, family, you do this). And rude people in the retail. I mean, I'm sure retail is not always the greatest job, but there's no need for salespeople to talk about how a dress looks on me behind my back. I can hear you.
Bryant Park Hotel. It's just so pretty.
Q: Quote from a Movie – "Everything will be all right in the end... if it's not all right then it's not yet the end." - Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
I'm adding in favourite book quotes here:
"All was well" - Harry Potter.
"Love isn't sensible, Red. I think that's the point." - Shades of Grey, Jasper Fforde.
"Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win." AND "I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks." - To Kill A Mockingbird
R: Righty or Lefty – Weird story here. I was born left-handed but my Mum did not want to be a lefty, so she used to hold my left hand while I was doing things so I would be a right-hander. I now write awkwardly with my right hand, play guitar left handed and because of my bad grip playing tennis have screwed up some tendons in my right wrist (nothing serious though). Oh, I also hold my knife and fork weirdly and have no idea how to set a table (I put the knife and fork on the wrong side apparently, but its not the wrong side for me).
S: Sibling – One brother, who studies IT at the same university as me. Moved away from home this year.
T: Time you wake up – 5:00-6:00 usually. Around 5:30 these days. In Winter it's more like 6:30 at the latest, but usually 6:00. I'm like this because my entire family is. I don't sleep very well, which I get from my grandad.
I took this picture of the play/musical signs while waiting at TKTS for cheap tickets to a Broadway show. I recommend doing that - I got a great seat and paid so little. I saw Newsies, which I recommend seeing. It has to be the best thing I've ever seen on stage.
U: Underwear - I am a little worried about some of these questions.
V: Vegetables You don’t like - Most of them. I'm not even joking. I HATE greens - lettuce, peas, cucumber, beans, etc. I do eat spinach and asparagus though.
Roxy's! I had a really great lunch here one day. I love NYC deli's. They're fantastic.
W: What makes you run late? – Nothing. I'm not late. I'm not even joking; I time everything perfectly. I'm one of those annoying people.
X: Xrays you have had – A few - I've had them for my teeth several times and while technically not an x-ray, I had a couple of sonograms a few years ago which was just an awful experience. If you've ever had one you know what I mean.
The Nederlander; the theater where I saw Newsies. It was such a fantastic experience.
Y: Yummy food you make – Um, brownies. And bread. And pasta. I think that's all I can make.
Z: Zoo animal favorite - I would mention the bad grammar in this question, but you'd all just point out the multitude of mistakes I have made in this post alone. But I am pointing it out, so go ahead. As for a zoo animal - I love leopards. They're my favourite animal ever actually.
Last picture of the city. Radio City!