11 May 2009

Tagged: Getting to know Me...

OK it's my turn to let you all get to know me. My tag comes from Vanessa over at Nessasary Makeup.


Take a picture of yourself RIGHT now. No primping or preparing. Just snap a picture. Load the picture onto your blog. Tag some people to play.

Me just after coming home from uni, I decided to go for a bit of monochrome (it's flattering, don't you know?). Oh and you can see my fancy University of Manchester lanyard. Yup, geek alert.

{ I had to add the photo later as I did not have my digicam (or the cable) with me and I still don't know how to get photos from my phone to a computer. Duh! }

I tag anyone who hasn't done this yet.


Q: What made you choose your blog?
A: Well, I'm not sure I really chose it as such. I just decided to start blogging mainly because I'd started so many blogs before and I'd lost interest in all of them. I love writing and when I was younger, always had a diary so the writing part comes fairly easily to me, assuming I have a topic.

Q: What's your actual name?
A: Jennifer S

Q: Do you have any nicknames?
A: Yup, Jen, Ginge, Gingerella, Ginger Jen, Niffa, Robin, Cutie, Sweetcheeks, HoneyCups, Brummie, maybe some I'm not aware of?

Q: What hobbies do you have?
A: I love reading and writing! I'm not overly artistic but some crafts are quite fun and taking up baking and cake decorating sort of fell under the mildly artistic heading. I do like cooking when I have time. Oh and how could I forget music! I adore singing and am an alto in my university's choir and orchestra society. I can actually play the violin but decided not to join the orchestra section, not yet anyway. I've just invested in a new hobby; photography, by purchasing a digital SLR camera but we shall have to see how that all pans out...

Q: What do you do?
A: I am a research student in Manchester in the UK and am working towards a PhD in Physics. I've been doing it for just over a year and a half now and sometimes, it sucks but I am hoping it will all be worth it in the end.

Q: What would you like to do?
A: I would either like to teach (Physics at high school or college level) or work for a scientific magazine, journal or editorial company e.g. Physics World, New Scientist, Scientific American, etc. I think that fits in nicely with my love of writing and reading.

Q: Tell us something embarrassing, but that you love doing?
A: Hmm... it's a tough choice but actually I will choose a hobby I didn't mention, cross-stitch. I suppose this comes under the craft heading again. Cross-stitch is a type of sewing and I have loved doing it ever since I was in my teens. My then boyfriend used to laugh at and ridicule me for it as he thought it was very 'granny-like' and several of my friends have laughed at it. But I don't really care. It's fun! Later I will try and upload a picture of one I did recently for my mom's birthday. { Oops! I can't find it. }

Q: Tell us a little something that we don't already know about you.
A: I am a very sensitive and worrisome person and although I don't ever really show it, I can be easily affected by the things others say or think about me. People that I don't know, and will probably never meet again, can take a running jump but the words, thoughts and feelings of the people in my life can have a massive affect on my mood and happiness. I tend to hide my true feelings and become rather defensive which is why most people find me very difficult to get to know. Despite that, I am a very sarcastic and jokey person (so not sensitive all the time) and the more I like you, the more I will be sarcastic and take the proverbial pee out of you. I know, I'm like a school boy in the playground, aren't I?

Q: What achievement are you most proud of?
A: My masters degree actually. It has a funky title; MSc in Photon Science! All together now: 'Ooooh!', but I think it's mainly because I managed to mess up my bachelors degree a little and having got a distinction overall for my MSc proved that I wasn't such a bad scientist after all, especially after being considered a rather average student at science when I was in high school. Although being accepted onto the PhD was a proud moment, if I'm honest I'm not sure if being declined the place would have been better for me.

Q: What do you most like about yourself?
A: Well, some people have said I'm funny, and I like that. Also, I am very loyal and once we are friends, I am your friend for life (unless you do something to muck it up) and even if we don't talk every day or see each other much, I haven't forgotten about you. I will do a lot for the people I love and care about.

Q: What would you change about yourself if you could?
A: Hmm physically, I'd maaaybe have a nose job and get laser eye surgery. Emotionally/mentally or whatever, I would change my insecurities, especially those related to friendships and relationships and would believe that people do actually like me for who I am and want to spend time with me; it would solve a lot of problems. I'm also a bit (very) obsessive compulsive but I'm not sure I'd change that actually lol.

Q: If you could have anything in the world (that doesn't cost any money), what would you want?
A: Apart from love, I'd wish for my nan, who passed away when I was about 9, to come and visit, even if it was just for a day, so that we could see her one last time. I still miss her lots! Oooh I feel a little weepy now.

Well, those are all the Q's, so that's all from me. Your turn!!


1 comment:

  1. Your pic is so cute! And I hear ya on the sensitivity thing...I get pretty sensitive even when someone jokes about something, because I fear that there is truth behind the joke.