Alexander McNabb of Fake Plastic Souks, blogger extraordinaire and master of 140 characters, presented me with an award. The Life is Good Award is actually a scanned, retro Hallmark greeting card, but I am assuming he will hand me the print out physically next time he is in town.
It comes with some questions, which I usually avoid like the plague, but seeing as it’s Alexander, here goes:
1. If you blog anonymously, are you happy doing this? If you aren’t anonymous, do you wish you started out anonymously, so that you could be anonymous now?
You can’t blog anonymously in Amman. I tried that for two weeks. Someone recognized my shoes.
I am happy not being anonymous. I would have seriously missed out on many great opportunities if I was, including meeting awesome people and partaking in fantastic initiatives.
2. Describe an incident that shows your inner stubborn side
Some of my friends claim I’m stubborn. I refuse to believe that I am. I think of myself as an exceptionally flexible person.
I guess the above statement could reflect on either a stubborn nature or lackthereof. Depending on whether you agree with my friends or me.
3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?
I usually look at the mirror when I wash my face in the morning, during which I obviously can’t wear my glasses. When I can’t wear my glasses, I can’t fricking see anything.
4. What is your favourite summer cold drink?
Slush Puppies blue.
5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?
6. Is there something that you still want to accomplish in your life?
Still have a longggg wayyy to go to start accomplishing the things I want to accomplish.
7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching?
Overachievers. Nothing pisses me off more than an underachiever.
8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment in your life, what would you see?
That’s not fair. You know that that is fueled by what I’m currently doing. I see myself during my first year at Manarat al-Riyadh, when I was 12. I wouldn’t have been the person I am today if I did not go to that school. That is not the first thing that occurred to me, but I’m so not falling for that trick. I AM CURRENTLY BLOGGING. Of course the moment will be something blogging-related.
9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog, or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people and events?
I blog because I really enjoy self-expression.
10. If you had the choice to sit down and read a book or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?
Read, for sure. In fact, I almost never talk on the phone. It makes me agitated. Yesterday was the first time I was on the phone for over three minutes (hi, Iyas!) in many years.