Today I received not one, but two blog awards! They're both so unexpected but much appreciated. Seriously, I don't deserve them but I'm grateful all the same.
My thanks go out to Kathy S who give me the Blog on Fire Award and to Hamza Bin Ladin who gave me the One Lovely Blog Award. Please go check them both out as they are awesome!
As with every award there are some rules to follow so for these two awards I have to say seven things about myself. I'm going to combine them coz I would never be able to think of fourteen things. Even seven is pushing it...
#1 I live with my parents
#2 My ideal job would be a librarian
#3 My nicknames are "Haze" and "Hazy"
#4 I can't swim
#5 I was born on a Wednesday
#6 I used to believe my parents had Santa on speed-dial
#7 I'm terrified of Praying Mantis - even though they're not native to my country
Although I'm not bipolar, I have days were my mood is considerably dark. Yesterday was one of those days. I happily could have done without yesterday. It just felt pointless. Though lately, my entire summer has been feeling pretty pointless. I do the same thing, day in day out. The only highlight I have is seeing Paul at the weekends but even then I wish I could be with him longer.
As you can imagine I went to bed feeling pretty sorry for myself but I woke up today feeling totally refreshed. It was a gorgeous day so I decided to break with habit and go for a lovely long walk. I can't even tell you how good it felt to just get out of the house. It also allowed me to practice my non-existant photography skills finally!
Here a few of my favourite photos I snapped earlier today...
In honour of all my new followers, I'd like to take this chance and welcome you all to Pablo's Angel. It really means a lot to me that you take the time to read and comment on my posts. So as a little thank you, I thought I'd talk about some weird and wonderful facts about me. I promise you there's more to this blog than just lists with pretty pictures! No seriously, there is.
#1 I am constantly cold. Even when it's a really hot day and people are sweating, I will still happily wrap up. My family think I am insane. Or suffering from really bad circulation. It would explain why I'm so pale I suppose...
#2 I always flatten my food. Sausage rolls, sandwiches, baps, bagels etc all have to be squeezed within a inch of their life before I'd eat them. I know, I'm strange.
#3 I'm not superstitious, I swear I'm not. I can walk on cracks and under ladders, I can spill salt without throwing some over my shoulder and I don't lock myself away on Friday the 13th. Strangely though, I have this weird notion of jinxing things. Like, I won't say a test was easy in case I jinx it and fail. Or I won't say such and such will win a match in case doing so makes them lose. It gets so extreme sometimes that when I plan days out, I'll purposely not get too excited in case something happens. For example if I look forward to going for a walk in the park, it will rain. See what I mean?
#4 I can do a pretty good Russian accent but that's it. Except of course when I'm recorded and then I sound American. Ever since I established the fact that I sound American in recordings, it was bugging me as to what American I sound like. After endless listening to my voice - which is so weird btw - I think I sound like Anne Hathaway. I'm sure if you ever heard my voice you'd disagree and call me delusional but for now, I'm happy sounding like Miss Hathaway.
I think that's enough for now, I don't want ya getting sick of me already! Though what is it with me and lists?! I so gotta get out of this habit..
I didn't have many hobbies as a child. Mainly because I believed that another word for hobbies was sport. And I didn't like sports. I also wasn't a sociable child so I didn't have many friends. Though as I grew older I realised that I did have hobbies all along, but I was too embarrassed to admit them to my friends. My hobbies included drawing, reading and writing. I know they're not physically demanding but I found them enjoyable. Still do.
Ever since Harry Potter my interest in reading has grown and grown, and now thanks to this blog my interest in writing is doing the same. Somewhere over the years however, I lost interest in drawing. Not because I didn't enjoy it - I was just a damn perfectionist that drawing just became frustrating. Not anymore though. After my recent migraine attack I haven't read any books and at times I suffer from writers block so I decided to take up drawing again. And I love it.
I can't draw off the top of my head, so all these images are not of my design. Instead, the originals can all be found via Google Images. Let me know what you think of them.
One of my fondest hobbies is to people watch. Not in a stalkerish/weird way, but just to pass the time. It's really a lot of fun watching people go by and inventing life stories for them.
I once pretended that a small boy, who was staring off into the distance was watching celestial beings that no one else could see which of course was the reason why he wasn't listening to his mother... Another time, I observed a bus driver continuously looking into his rear view mirror which of course led me to believe he was a spy instead of him just checking the traffic... Or the time when a young couple were hugging each other goodbye because they knew that this was the last time they would be together...
That story actually broke my heart and I had to look away, even though I had made it up.
What I'm trying to say is, usually when you look at someone you can see them thinking, processing the world around them, so much so that you can create a fantasy world for them and be a part of their lives, even if it is only in your imagination...