gemsybobsy: (sherlock3)
27. Whether you like to plan ahead or be spontaneous
I like to make plans. I make lists and things; what I'm going to buy, eat, cook, pack, places I'm going to go to... I love making lists. But I am often spontaneous. Today, for example, I grabbed a load of stuff to sell, went and sold it, and used the money to buy teacups.

28. What you look for in a friend
Genuine people who aren't afraid to be a bit silly.
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29. Whether you’re a night owl or a morning lark
I love the daylight! I like the dark too, but I love light. I love getting up early and watching the city wake up. I do sometimes end up staying up till gone 5am when I have to be up at 8am. I wouldn't say I was a night owl though; I just get distracted with internets and stories. I sleep as little as possible really because it's boring.

30. How you would like people to remember you
I've actually always had a bit of a fear of being forgotten. Like, nobody ever talks about my great-grandparents, and their parents, and I think that's so sad. I think that's why I've always written diaries, so I can leave something behind for future generations to find. Or maybe just, "Gemsy was proper nice and well metal."

THE END OF THE MEME OMG I ACTUALLY FINISHED ONE.
gemsybobsy: (shoes)
23. Three achievements you’re proud of
My business, my doggies, Puppet Love.

24. Your political views
Do what you want; don't be a c*nt.

25. Your religious beliefs
Strictly sciencey. BUT. There may be a spark of consciousness in us that can carry on after death if we work hard enough together to develop our minds enough to let that spark grow...

26. Your perfect night out
It would start in the late afternoon - we'd go to the theatre and watch a brilliant ballet or play, then we'd go to a restaurant and have a fabulous dinner with lovely wine and conversation, then an epic gig with no boring moments by a band I love and I would go absolutely nuts down the front, then a club where we would drink moar and I can dance to all my favourite songs until kicking-out time when we would go outside and find a fairground and we would go on all the rides and shout 'BRING IT!' until the morning.

Meeeeme

Aug. 22nd, 2012 11:41 pm
gemsybobsy: (study in pink)
21. Who you have a crush on
You, baby.

22. A friendship you lost
Ahhh, can of worms. I don't hate anyone but there are a few people I wish things had gone better with. I can't be arsed to think about that though; I'm already annoyed enough because of this piece of enraging bollockery.
gemsybobsy: (bhuman)
Introvert. I am happier being on my own - I live, travel, work, sleep and do... pretty much everything alone. I rarely crave company, don't generally go out and seek it, and if I happen to be amongst lots of people for too long I find it completely draining and I'll need to escape. I'm a hermit and I need a shell to hide in damnit or I'll get crabby, el-oh-el. I live in my brain, I think too much, I could be down the pub right now but I'm sitting here writing shit like this about myself... I've noticed though that as I've got older I've found that being with people is a lot less hard to deal with, which is probably because as an adult I can do everything on my own terms; nothing's forced on me like it used to be, through work, peer pressure, etc. I can choose the people I spend time with and make all of the social situations enjoyable all of the time. I am, however, a total performer. I like to show off, sing and dance; generally draw attention to myself... so I am a little bit extroverty. I think everyone has degrees of both, like most things. It's not really a social thing though - when I'm in that mode I'm usually oblivious as to who's actually there. Which probably explains why I never remember people. I suppose that could be my way of getting some attention because I do everything else on my own, haha. Maybe everyone needs their batteries recharged with human interaction, but at different rates. I know that if I'm really down I need more, and I'll go and harrass my family more often or spam Facebook with more attention-seeking statuses, haha.
gemsybobsy: (ana)
14. What your life was like ten years ago
Um... Ermergerd I was thinking I'd be writing about school and college here but I'd actually already left ten years ago! Okay, now I feel old. Right, exactly ten years ago I'd have been working at GSF for a few months, and enjoying having a full-time job and being a grown up... Looking at my diary entries from then haha - I still lived at home, didn't drive, smoked '68million' fags, driving around the Forest with Steve a lot, going to town to spend my wages, going to London for awesome gigs... I was obsessed with Tool, and metal, and Muse (that year they played Reading, I went with Timur and Kev, and it's always the first thing I think of when I think '2002'!)... I stayed up till the early hours on the internet, made websites, we still had our old band Symbiosis and we did some gigs, then we did Brother Earth later that year (our epic metal band in which I sang and played bass)... We went to the Dungeon, Nexus and the Bosun's Locker a lot and played pool and spent more money on the juke box than on booze... that was a great pub. We played a lot of war games in the Forest. That was hilarious.

15. How much alcohol you drink
I can definitely take it or leave it. I've never been one to say 'I fancy a beer' or have booze in the fridge at home... for me drinking is just part of going out and being sociable, but I can go out and be sociable without the booze. I'm one of those annoying people who stands at the front of the queue at the bar and goes, 'Oh yeah, booze. Now what shall I have...?' I can totally get going when the mood takes me though, haha. I do like being drunk. I don't seem to need to drink that much to get drunk these days... So... the question! I... probably have about 4-5 pints of beer in one binge. I've been having shots lately though because of The Diet. 6 rum & diet cokes should be enough.

16. Your worst illness
Ummm... Probably the asthma, I got hospitalised for it once when I was really young, and went to A&E with it a couple of times as a teenager and once or twice as a grown-up. I've always just had 'ailments' as opposed to serious illnesses. I've had the usual bugs and viruses, and could list a few occasions where I've felt like proper death, but nothing really bad.

17. What you do at work
Drive, mostly. Pick up dogs, clean houses, clean pubs, bash my elbows on sharp corners, stub my toes on Hoovers, hang out with dogs, take dogs home, queue up at the bank, panic about money, might go and help out with some ballet teaching... Tomorrow, though, I'm doing a day at GSF where I used to work. Haha. Oh and gigs with the band, that's kind of work. So yeah, all sorts o' stuff.

18. A question or comment people should never make to you
I'm not easily offended, but I will take it personally and get angry if anyone makes any comment slagging off someone for having wonky eyes. Calling someone ugly for any reason, really, can make me get a bit uppity. And they can't backtrack out of it by then saying, 'I'm allowed to slag her off because she's a bitch.' No. Carry on digging that hole. Actually, if I'm 'on one', any random comment that shows they don't think genders are equal, or that they believe you're more valuable than someone else because of their background, education or job or are a supporter of any form of discrimination at all really... I can get pissed off, but you know... I like to think people can talk freely to me... Haha. I've had debates with mates over things in the pub but I don't really get angry in real life. People I talk to on the internet probably know that I can get pretty angry from my occasional massive ranty essays!

19. The style of clothing you feel most comfortable in
Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack. Nah, anything goes really, as long as I don't have my butt on display. Or the tops of the backs of my legs, so no short shorts or dresses with bare legs. I'd be thinking about it the whole time. Leggings have to have a dress over them. I used to have this thing where I've had to have something covering my arse if it was tightly clad in any way. Pencil skirts were out of the question - they had to be flowy/sticky-outy. In jeans or trousers I had to have a skirt on top or a jumper round my waist. And I could never wear tight tops. Couldn't show off my womanly shape, oh no! Now I'm perfectly comfortable in more figure-hugging things, but I'm favouring longer tops at the moment because I've got junk in the trunk. I don't suit girly clothes; dainty dresses and pretty sandals and stuff aren't really me. If I do buy something that's really pretty and girly, which I sometimes do if there's something I just like for no reason, I have to balance it with super UBERMETALHAMMERGEIL! Like, I'll wear a cutesy blouse with cats and flowers and candyfloss and rainbows on it, with massive baggy combats and army boots. I have quite broad shoulders and good legs (when I'm in shape), so I think my actual ideal 'style' is tight jeans, long boots and long floaty shirts. OH YEAH. Can't wait to shift this weight and go SHOPPING. Size 8 shopping... *daydreams*

Damnit, I've been asleep all evening and am now wide awake. Today I went on a boat! It was my auntie Trudie's boyfriend's birthday, and they're moving away for a while, so they had this big ol' boat trip that went from Ocean Village up the Beaulieu river and back. Quite nice, had a ploughman's and a cream tea, and it was 30 degrees out today, so. And it brought back a lot of memories of driving Dad's boat up the river and waving at the yachties while badmouthing them under our breath... Absolutely splendid day for it, old bean.
gemsybobsy: (book)
I liked bits of everything! I wanted to do ALL the careers. I loved drama and English but knew that if I pursued that I'd end up being a teacher, and that really wasn't for me. I'd already vetoed doctor/vet/other proper-sciencey stuff because my maths wasn't strong enough. I hated maths, which was probably why I wasn't amazing at it. I thought about being a midwife or nurse for ages, but wasn't sure I had the people skills at the time. I loved geography and wouldn't have minded doing something to do with the weather, or the sea, or geology... I started doing geography, biology, chemistry and psychology A levels at college, then ditched psychology for environmental science, then ditched it all for a GNVQ in IT because I was emo and hated the world and was sick of academia and just wanted to get a 'nice' steady office job (but with computery prospects). Which I did. I liked business studies a lot, and think that's the one school subject which has been most useful in my working life. I'm still sort of thinking about finishing that English degree I started last year, but it's not urgent.
gemsybobsy: (bhuman)
I was going to start that meme in August, but I dun forgot. So here's five at once.

1. Your name
Mum said she and Dad just saw my name on a telly show (Gemma Craven, possibly?) and liked it. They thought it was unusual. So did six other parents of kids in my school year, haha. I do like it though. The Gemsy thing came about when I was at college and it came from this. I think my middle name is just there for the sake of having a middle name, haha. My surname is... no D in the middle!

2. All the places you’ve lived
I was born in Hythe, near Southampton, and lived there (in all these houses) until I moved to Portswood (a district in the actual city of Southampton), then Bitterne (also in the city) and now Salisbury (a different city).

3. Your first best friend
We had the same first name, so that was probably why we decided we were best friends. The first thing she said to me was, 'It was my birthday last night.' I said, 'Do you mean yesterday?' She said, 'No, last night!' I was best friends with her all through infant school I think, but then we drifted apart in juniors, where my best friends were Sam and Sharon. I drifted apart from all the people from my primary years when I started secondary school, where I started out being best friends with Donna, then Michelle... I seemed to get through them all, haha. I think the true besties showed themselves after school, though, or towards the end of my sixth form years, when I met Jeannie, Steve, Naina, Anna... Tam and Dave are the only two left, really, from school days.

4. Your childhood fears
Fire. Oh man, I was so scared our house was going to burn down and we'd all be killed in our beds. I used to wake my dad up every night to make him go and check there was no fire downstairs. Welephant used to come round and teach kids about fire safety. That bastard. Gave me proper nightmares. I think that's it really. I had a thing about sharks after watching Jaws, and that episode of Home & Away where the surfer got eaten. A lot of hypochondria - always paranoid I was about to drop dead from meningitis, a heart attack, cancer... Other than that, I just used to find a lot of stuff eerie, rather than scary. I used to find spooky things really intriguing. Like the smell of electric, old cartoons, silent films, rickety old reels and all that old Victoriana stuff, old ghost trains... you know the Torchwood episode about the spooky creatures who lived on cinema film? THAT sort of thing.

What you were like in high school?
I think naturally I've always been quite a bossy person; a 'natural leader'. I invented the games in the playground and told people what they had to do... always diplomatically and people always had a say, of course! But I seemed to called the shots, socially - if there was anything to be happening in our group I had to be involved in it, like. I'd get everyone down the field at lunchtimes, have people over to my house after tea... that sort of thing. If stuff was going on without me I'd be so upset, but that hardly ever happened, probably 'cause nobody would bother to organise anything. That side of me got a bit subdued by the time I started secondary school though. So many older kids, loads of bullies... I got a lot more self-conscious because people just wouldn't stop reminding me of my faults. I don't think I really changed much but my leadership skills were just used to direct a much smaller group, haha. I can take the lead if I'm happy and not threatened, it seems. As I got older and gathered my gang of girls, we were a force to be reckoned with, even getting accused of bullying ourselves once or twice when we had grudges against someone... I was always as 'nice' as I could be though, and always wanted to sort out problems between friends. I managed to avoid fights, mostly. I wasn't the coolest of kids but I think I was popular - I had lots of separate groups of mates. I had my main gang with whom I did all the naughty things like sneaking out of school and setting fire to bushes, then others who I'd only ever chat to in lessons but still got invited to their parties, then another group I'd tag along with to do nerdy stuff like chamber choir and school plays... I think by the end of school I was grudgingly respected by some of the cooler ones because I was musical and liked good bands, haha. Even though by then I was going around in my full-length coat and tiara and was generally known as 'The Undertaker' and 'Davison, you evil goffick.' I was pretty emo, had a few problems with my temper... I remember storming out of a lot of lessons and having lots of arguments with my friends. I was quite academic; good at arts, humanities and languages (got A*s and As for geography, English, German, graphics), not so apt as things got more logical (Bs for biology and business studies, Cs for maths, physics and chemistry). I did my drama GCSE a year early, so must've shown some aptitude for acting. I did AS level drama, too. My exams were a weird, weird time. I could NOT revise. Just couldn't do it. I remember crying a lot, in practically every lesson. I'd cry to Mr B (my favourite teacher), 'I'm going to faaail!' Ugh, so much pressure. College was amazing. I'll shut up now though.

The others  )
gemsybobsy: (sherlock3)
Name: Gemsy 'Where's the Bass?' Dreams Divide-ison.
Birthday: 3rd September.
Place of Birth: Down Hythe, innit. 'New Forest' says my birth certificate.
Occupation: Canine fitness consultant, cleaner, temporary office administrator, singer, player of keys.
Star sign: Virgo.
Hair : Dark brown with LOADS OF GREYS ARGH.
Eyes : Blue and yellow.
Height : 5ft6.5.
Weight : 159lbs AND IT WILL BE GOING DOWN OH YES.

Q: Do you have a nickname?
A: Gemsy, Auntie Gemgems.

Q: How long have you kept a weblog?
A: Since 2002. Had diaries since 1993 though.

Q: Where do you live?
A: Near the ducks, Salisbury.

Q: But were you born there? If not, then where?
A: No, you proper din, I was born in Hythe as previously mentioned.

Q: Tell us about your family.
A: Umm... I have a Dad and a Kate, a Mum and a Paul, a sister and a brother in law and two beautiful Curly Nieces, a super-bro and an Ady. <3 I have loads of aunts, uncles, cousins and four lovely grandparents.

Q: Describe your looks?
A: Vaguely goth, speccy, beaky-nosed, wonky-eyed scruffbag. I'm also a leetle bit too curvy, often a bit greasy and acne-fied and I normally have a snotty nose. Attractive, then. But I do scrub up well when I want to, I have an interesting taste in fashion, I'm quite long-limbed and graceful and I like my hair WHEN IT'S BIG.

Q: Tell us about your partner (or ideal partner if you haven't got one)?
A. Irrelevant.

Q: For a day out would you prefer, a theme park, a football game or spend the day in a bar?
A: Theme park!

Q: What do you do for a job?
A: Mutts and Mops dot co dot yoo kay.

Q: Who would you sound like if I called you on the phone?
A: I have a Hampshirey, slightly Estuary-y English accent innit, and I have quite a deep voice for a girl I think. I'm also giggly. I have one of those annoying nervous giggles.

Q: Religion - do you do it? If so what?
A: No. Tried a bit of church-going with friends when I was at school - didn't work for me. Tried a bit of studying with the OTO when I left school - interesting, but far too much commitment. Now - I dunno. Sceptical of everything, atheist, whatever. Life and the universe and what we have right in front of us is interesting enough without needing to look for more.

Q: Politics - right, left or centre?
A: Lefty left, all the left.

Q: Do you like it hot or cold?
A: Hot.

Q: What book are you reading at the moment?
A: I've just finished War Horse which was lovely. Now reading one of my landlady's books - a factual one about the weather.

Q: What was the last song on your iPod?
A: I was rocking out to Coheed and Cambria in the car... on my Android, though. Android!

Q: Describe your music collection?
A: Oh crumbs. Mostly rock... I like a lot of stuff! Here's my Last.fm.

Q: SPORT - Yes or no?
A: Not... really. I prefer dancing.

Q: Do you have a website/homepage? (leave link please)
A: Gemsy dot co dot yoo kay. DIDZ'S NOSE.

Q: Do you have a celebrity crush?
A: Mark Gatiss. Awww.

Q: Do you have a celebrity hate?
A: Bono. GTFO.

Q: Beer or wine?
A: Beer please. I do like wine, but I'm normally more in a beery mood.

Q: Home or abroad?
A: Home. I love my beautiful, beautiful house.

Q: Toothbrush - are you electric or manual?
A: Manual! I do like electric ones, but I just haven't got around to replacing my old broken one.

Q: Type of the property you live in?
A: Victorian terrace, 2-up 2-down, but converted into one big bedroom. It's all mine and it's so wonderful.

Q: What were your best subjects at school?
A: Geography, drama and English.

Q: Spender or saver?
A: Spender, definitely.

Q: What newspaper do you buy?
A: I read articles of interest online.

Q: One of life's regrets is?
A: Things ending badly with a dear friend.

Q: Coronation St or Eastenders?
A: 'Stenders! I love it.

Q: Do you like questionnaires?
A: Yep!

Q: Where do you buy your clothes?
A: [livejournal.com profile] thriftstoreuk, M&S, asos.com.

Q: Cat, dog or goldfish?
A: Doggy doggy doggy doggy and tropical fishies of which I have seven.

Q: Rare, medium or well done?
A: Don't do steak, really. Well done I suppose.

Q: Do you drive?
A: Yep, the current Hundwagen (mk5) is a little white Corsa van, usually full of dogs and damp cleaning cloths. Smells fantastic.

Q: Have you ever been in trouble with the law?
A: Told off for setting a bush on fire, a few driving penalties (oops) and I got taken home by the cops when I got into trouble in a club... but nothing serious.

Q: Is there an afterlife?
A: I think we can work towards it by training our consciousness to be able to live on outside of our bodies. It would be a lot of work.

Q: Tell me something that scares you?
A: Death. Terrifies me.

Q: How would you describe your personality?
A: Introverted, self-conscious to a fault, hard-working, grumpy, enthusiastic, adventurous, silly, schizoid.

Q: Tell us about some jobs you've had that you've loved?
A: Working at GSF, Mutts & Mops... they've all had their good times and bad, really.

Q: Name some places you've lived?
A: Hythe, Portswood, Bitterne, Salisbury.

Q: What kind of things do you enjoy on TV?
A: BOOBS.

Memey

Sep. 28th, 2011 12:10 am
gemsybobsy: (barrowmaaan)
Comment to this post, and I will list five things I associate with you. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your LJ (or just add a reply back at me). Other people (including me) can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

[livejournal.com profile] miaowx gave me the following:

Singing
I have always done the singings. I guess it comes naturally! The first time I found out I was alright at it was when I was at school and got picked to sing one word in the school play (Fiddler on the Roof), which was quite exciting.

Dogs
They're so straightforward, so hilarious and full of character, and they don't care if they smell of wee. Inspirational.

Muse
Trololololo.

Festivals
I've been to loads of Readings (yay), a couple of Vs (did not like), Ozzfest, Sonisphere, and Amphi in Germany. I've always camped, but the last few times have been hard work! Getting old? I guess I should do Download one year too.

Self-employment
Awesome, relying on no-one but myself to make my living. Not so awesome sorting out accounts and taxes and stuff and not knowing if/when I'm going to lose customers. But it's all good.
gemsybobsy: (amy)
LIFE: (Bold the ones that relate to you!) )

A - Z meme. )
gemsybobsy: (spaced)
[livejournal.com profile] jupiter_erased asked me five questions. Here they are, sitting boldly over my short and lazy answers.

If you could only watch 5 DVDs for the rest of your life, which 5 would you pick?
New Who of course! That's if I'm allowed to have box sets. If you mean movies, then The Commitments, Blue Juice, Mallrats, Monsters Inc and... I dunno.

If you were given the chance to name a new breed of dog, what would you call it and why?
Gemsington Terrier. I have no imagination today.

Do you like ice cream, if yes, what is your favourite flavour?
I fucking love it to be quite honest. Strawberry!

4. What sends a shiver down your spine?
3:11 onwards of MK Ultra.

5. Have you ever done something extremely naughty that still makes you giggle when you think about it?
Teehee, drunken streaking on top of Steve's block of flats springs to mind. Teehee.
gemsybobsy: (floyd)
- Coffee. Two capsules of evening primrose oil.
- 100g failcake. Failcake is a huge, not-very-nice sponge cake made by me (hence the fail) last night, using honey instead of sugar and rapeseed oil instead of butter/marge. Sugar free, dairy free and vegan, if you don't count bees as animals. Which I do. But I'm sure a bee wouldn't begrudge one a bit of honey for one's failcake? Anyway, failed because it tasted too much like rapeseed oil, didn't rise proper and could've done with some nuts or fruit in it, to moisten it and to... delete the taste of fail. I can't talk proper today, sorry.
- A generic British-grown apple and half a banana, sliced and diced and buried under a dollop of natural yoghurt.
- 1 bag of giant Cadbury's chocolate buttons. Damn you, The Range, for putting sweets next to the till. You know us kids can't resist (I was in there to buy a new iron and ironing board. Mad adventures.)
- 1 bowl of potato wedges. Ah, good times.
- 25ml magnesium hydroxide.

It's bloody freezing. August, my arse.

moar meame lawl )

My Parents

Aug. 25th, 2010 12:45 am
gemsybobsy: (maynard)
Geoff and Karen. Dad's from Middlesbrough, Mum's family are from round 'ere mush. Forest folk. Dad is very laid back and a lot like me, happy to be happy. He loves fishing, walking his dog Meg in the Forest, camping, outdoorsy stuff. The beach. Surfing and kayaking. He's arty, and makes stuff out of driftwood and loves rock 'n' roll. Led Zep and Rainbow and stuff. For his 50th birthday last year we had a big festival. He was a total rocker with long hair when Mum met him. My nan says he was a lazy bugger back in the day. Not now though! He works too hard; shift work in a chemical plant. So he knows a bit about chemistry. My dad knows a lot of facts and taught me loads of stuff when I was a kid. Still does actually. I think I look like my dad. My mum & dad split up when I was 15. He met Katy down the pub and has been with her for... haha I dunno. Over ten years. She's only four years older than me but that's never been a problem. We have a lovely relationship and always have, even though it must have been so daunting for her, taking on us lot. Haha. Love Katoir.


Daddy & Katy

Mum's a bit more outgoing than Dad. She's loud, chatty... a bit harsh sometimes, haha. She has the loudest laugh in the world. Cackle! She is so funny to go drinking with. She gets frustrated with me I think. I over-think everything, and am self-consciousness. She's the epitome of extrovert, haha. She's pretty (my friends used to call her a MILF), blonde and awesome. She always taught me to be loud and proud and be myself and just punch anyone who upsets me in the damn face. She doesn't see the point in being miserable about anything, or dwelling on stuff that happened in the past. She has a distinctive Mum Smell. I think it's Chanel No. 5? Mum is fifty just after I turn thirty, so next year. She started her career as a cleaner when us kids were small and she's a director of the company now. She's been going out with Paul for ten years today! Paul is hilarious and lovely. Especially when drunk. She did go out with some knobbers so it took me a while to get used to Paul, but I grew to love him like another dad.


Mummy & Paul

moar meame lawl )

A nice day. Epic Forest walkies, then more car troubles, so I hung out in the garage for a while and blagged some home made honey from my auntie Chris, for the WIN. Visited my nan and grandad, blagged a sunflower head in a vase (?) some apple crumble and a Dime bar. Sorted. Left an anniversary Nice Present of designer chocolates and a card in Mum & Paul's porch, made a sugar-free failcake and... heard the first mix of one of our album tracks. SHIZZAM. It's so awesome. Cannot wait to share it with the world!

I am SO. BORED.
gemsybobsy: (shoes)
How dull. How about I share my last love instead? I realised about two months ago how much I have fallen in love my little curly niece, Dhana.



Well, I mean I've always loved her, but before it was that kind of unconditional relative love, you know? Deep and real, but not... focussed? Now it is direct, I love her for who she is, because she is a person now. Her personality is growing, her opinions, likes and dislikes... and she has names for things and she's so funny. It's like I've just met her properly. I can't wait to meet little Stevie in the same way!

moar meame lawl )

Oh today was completely uneventful. Lots of cleaning. I still haven't ordered any of those nice presents. Or got rid of the fleas. Or done my assignment. Useless.
gemsybobsy: (files2)


28 years, 11 months and three weeks old. Born and raised on the edge of the New Forest, Southampton, England. I love stories. I have always had two or more books on the go at once and have done ever since I can remember. I have lots of things going on at once. Expert multitasker! I got into cult TV with the X Files when I was 12, and have followed a lot of fandoms since 1999. Years and years of online geekery. Lots of shows, books, bands, newsgroups, communities, forums. Haha. I've had my flings and obsessions, but am always looking for the next best thing. I love drama. Characters and words and dialogue. I love to dance; I teach ballet to little ones. I can sing and write awesome melodies, but can't write lyrics (despite the love of words!) I've been in a number of bands. I'm emotional; not logical in the slightest. I got A*s and As at school in the arts and humanities subjects, and Cs in maths and science and stuff with numbers. Numbers mess with my brainz. Oh and I got a C in drama, because I forgot to do an essay. Oops. I got an AS level at school in drama too, actually. My school was a normal comprehensive, but it was quite an upmarket one? Haha. Loved acting and performing and being on stage, but was always too shy to prove it. Then I dropped all that because I thought I had to get serious. When I was growing up I wanted to be a doctor, vet, nurse, midwife in that order. A desire to help people. I started on a vague career path to get there, but I had 'moderate' depression when I was trying to do the sciencey A levels, and gave up after a year. I ended up getting an advanced GNVQ in IT and an office job instead. I saw that as the easy route in a way. Sod the dream, just get some money in! I wanted to get a camper van and take off. I still do. I regretted getting into office work in the end, the money was rubbish, I hated being a c0rporate h0r and I quit after five years (and a pretty harsh breakdown) to walk dogs and dance about in the woods, where I belong. My fabulous GP, Dr Gallagher, tells me I'm worth more than that. I don't agree. I think I have the best job in the world. I have always loved dogs and I grew up with them. I am doing an English degree, 'cause of all the lovely stories. I'm the proprietor of Mutts & Mops. I'm also thinking about getting my dance qualifications so I can teach, and am hoping to get gigs with my current band. So, I have a lot of opportunities really. Lots of open doors. I have always made sure I always have open doors. I can't stand the idea of being trapped somewhere I don't want to be. My CV is a right old mixed bag. Cleaning, shop jobs, office work, doggy work. Every time I apply for a job I get invited for interview, but I can never sell myself to the companies in person, and never get offered the good jobs. Being one's own boss is the ideal situation. I have recurring dreams about trains.

I'm nice and I sometimes wish I wasn't. I can't bear to see anybody upset or hurt, even if I dislike them. It's a weakness. I love music, it's the best thing in the world... from death metal to trance to '80s pop to glam rock. I go to a lot of gigs. I'm very introverted and self-conscious, but sociable. I love to drink and dance, but I'm not much of a party animal. I do make an effort and I do tend to 'perform' haha. I'm mildly misanthropic - I rant and rave about foolish humans, but I am empathetic and completely understand people and their motives, even if I don't want to. I'm prone to anger, and this sometimes worries me. Sometimes I wonder if I do love people and even if I have a heart, and that makes me feel sick and wrong. I still battle with depression, on and off. I'm very independent, enjoy my own company and think nothing of doing anything on my own, but I also have a large circle of friends who I consider my family, and I talk about them all as if they are so. Some of them are married and shit now, and they've had babies, and moved away, and generally became grown-ups. Haha. I am not a grown-up and don't think I ever will be. I'm concerned about planet Earth and her animals, a total liberal hippy idealist. Boyfriends and girlfriends are not my area (thank you for that, Moff), even though I have tried and tried to get behind... all that, and maybe caused a bit of upset on the way. To keep people in my life. To be like everybody else, I guess. Loneliness. Silliness. Been fun trying, though. One of those things you assume will happen to you one day, but it never really does. I don't identify with any gender. When I was little I knew I was a little girl, and I was fine with that. I assumed I'd grow up to be a woman, and in my mind I never did. I wish to live in an ideal world where we can be acknowledged as neither/a third gender if we chose. Of course, this is not an ideal world, so I'll happily be a 'she' and a 'her' and wear kinky boots and glitter and tights and dresses. I can put up with the pronouns, but no presumptions and judgements if you please. I've always dressed a bit goth. I can't wear heels. I have dark brown hair which is growing out, driving me nuts, and slowly heading towards greydom. I have always grown it really long and then cut it all off, always going for the noticeable difference! It's also been dyed every colour you can think of. I recently decided though, after doing this most of my teenage and adult life, that short hair does not really suit me. I have large, wonky facial features and blue & yellow eyes. I have thumbs like Megan Fox (fit), crooked teeth like my dad, and I inherited my mum's super-oily skin. I might get acne all my life, but I won't get very wrinkly. I got picked on in school a bit and always thought I was an ugly person, but think I can look quite human in some photos. I have manly shoulders, feminine hips and was quite overweight until recently. I'm back to the same weight I was when I was 18, but I've never been skinny. I'm 5'6 and a half and generally healthy, apart from a few of those ailments we have to put up with - chronic IBS, eczema and asthma. I have an artificial eye and am currently looking for somebody to make me a completely black one, silver one and an orange one. My mum does not like the sound of this.

moar meame lawl )

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Aug. 7th, 2010 01:29 am
gemsybobsy: (eleven)
Last cigarette: Midnight, July 1st 2007.

Last kiss: I placed one on my sleeping day-old niece’s head.

Last good cry: When I looked at my niece for the first time.

Last library book checked out: I can't remember, I haven't borrowed from a library since I lived in Hythe I don't think! I just buy books these days, and borrow from friends.

Last movie seen: The Runaway Bride was on telly t'other night. I want to see Toy Story.

Last book read: Currently reading about 6. Nearly finished Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

Last cuss word uttered: Fuckin’ ell, I think I said. Probably about the flea on my arm.

Last beverage drank: Coffee, black ‘n’ strong… probably not wise at 1:18am, but oh well.

Last food consumed: A sugar-free gingerbread man.

Last phone call: From me to Katy, to see what’s going down in Hythe tomorrow night.

Last tv show watched: Supersize Vs Superskinny.

Last shoes worn: Brown slouchy boots.

Last cd played: The Burial of Thebes, a play.

Last item bought: A red bucket to contain my dirty cleaning cloths in the car.

Last downloaded: A picture of my dogs from my Photobucket account.

Last annoyance: A FLEA. ON MY ARM.

Last disappointment: Seeing that pesky flea, after I was so sure I’d beaten them!

Last soda drank: A swig of flat lemonade earlier today. Yuck.

Last thing handwritten: Shopping list, and some scrawled notes for my assignment at the bottom.

Last word spoken: “G’night!” to Anna.

Last sleep: Earlier this afternoon, I was cleaning all day so I came home and jumped in the shower, lay down on my bed to read and chill and ended up having an unexpected nap.

Last IM: Ah I don’t really bother with these any more. Only use MSN if Leeps is online. So yeah, it was prolly Leeps. Ages ago.

Last weird encounter: Steve and me went to the park for a walk the other night and ended up shooting the breeze for about three hours. I think we had a few revelations about the human race. Weird in a good way. Also a lady in Sainsbury's asked me if I 'danced'. I said, 'Sort of.' Which was a silly thing to say, because I dance all the damn time. She said it was obvious in the way I stand, that it was 'so feminine', which is 'nice'. Awww.

Last ice cream eaten: Crunchie ice lolly. Delicious.

Last amused: Supersize Vs Superskinny. A lady described ballet as ‘the hardest exercise I’ve ever done!’ I lol’d because my thighs are killing from the pliés I was doing to Combichrist in the lounge last night.

Last time wanting to die: I can’t say I’ve ever wanted to die. I’ve wanted to not exist, which is very different. The last time I wanted to not exist was very early Sunday morning, after a great party. Only for a brief moment though. Then I just cried and thought, ‘I better get my brain somewhere happy, sharpish.’ But couldn’t ‘cause I’d been drinking. Aaah. Always happens to me, this. Actually considering knocking the drinking on the head.

Last time in love: Oh that’s a bloody great can of worms. Let’s not.

Last time hugged: Oh man, I’ve been hugging a lot of family members this week, can’t remember who was last!

Last time scolded: When I scolded, or when I was scolded? I was scolded by Mum, about three weeks ago. Haha. I scolded Didz about half an hour ago for putting a flea on me.

Last chair sat in: This sofa? What a question.

Last lipstick used: MAC, Mellow Flame. That was a while ago too.

Last top worn: A pea-green vest top.

Current clothes: Brown t-shirt with the neck cut off, with a greenish logo saying ‘Ron Jon Surf Shop.’ Black leggings. Black net skirt. Socks and slippers. Black cardigan.

Current mood: Tired as hell, actually.

Current music: Radio One’s Essential Mix live from Ibiza. They've been playing Ibiza hits on the radio all day today. I’ve always wanted to go to Ibiza. But not with everyone else who goes to Ibiza.

Current taste: Coffee, a smidge of sugar-free gingerbread man after-taste.

Current hair: Clean, short, natural colour (dark brown), black bow... lame. In fact, I was bitching about my hair earlier and took a picture. It's boooring. I'm getting some mad stuff done to it in September though.



Current smell: House?

Current thing I should be doing: Assignment 6! Argh.

Current refreshment: Coffee.

Current worry: Assignment 6. My car, which is in the garage, having stuff done to it that my wallet will very much dislike.

Woop woop!

Apr. 12th, 2010 10:52 pm
gemsybobsy: (his awesomeness)
Today was AWESOME. I stayed at the Gate last night with the other half of BBD and this morning we got all dressed up and climbed around on a disused car garage for a stylish band photo shoot. So glamorous. The pictures look incredible! Photolady Ozzie said I was photogenic. Get in. This afternoon I had to go from being a glamorous model to cleaning people's bogs. NICE. But - I'm going to Berlin tomorrow with EIGHT BOYS. Ich habe mein Deutsch vergessen!

Three names I go by:
1. Gem
2. Gemsy
3. Madame Le Chien

Three jobs I have had:
1. Cleaner
2. Secretary
3. Dog walker

Three places I have lived:
1. Hythe, Southampton
2. Portswood, Southampton
3. Bitterne, Southampton

Three favorite drinks:
1. Coffee
2. Water
3. Lemonade

Three TV shows I watch:
1. Doctor Who
2. Hollyoaks
3. Snog, Marry, Avoid

Three places I have been:
1. Bermuda
2. Florence
3. Florida

Three places I would like to visit:
1. Berlin (ooh!)
2. New York
3. New Zealand

Three favorite dishes:
1. Mash
2. Cheesy chips
3. Sushi

Three makeup/beauty products I cannot live without:
1. Soak & Float from Lush (it's an amazing and soothing dry shampoo that I use on my face and everything)
2. Blacktrack Fluidline (best eyeliner ever)
3. Medicated lipbalm from Tescos (omg they didn't have any the other day and I nearly cried, found some now though)

Three things I’m looking forward to:
1. Berlin
2. Dave & [livejournal.com profile] sessal's wedding
3. Germany Mission no. 2: Amphi Festival!
gemsybobsy: (book)
Ask me questions. Ask me what my views on ______ is. Ask me the shallow questions, ask me deep questions. Ask me anything you'd like to know to get to know ME. No question will bother me. That's a promise.

I'm off out to get some Forest + sun action. Woohoo!
gemsybobsy: (five)
5 bands/musicians I’ve been listening to a lot lately:
1. And One.
2. Rotersand.
3. Scars on Broadway.
4. Covenant.
5. The Devin Townsend Project.

5 things I’m addicted to:
1. Great music.
2. Sweet things - damn my sweet tooth!
3. Fanfiction.
4. Coffee.
5. Dogsnogs.

5 biggest celebrity crushes:
1. David Tennant.
2. Lacey Turner.
3. Ana Matronic.
4. Lady Gaga.
5. Justine.

5 songs I can't stop listening to at the moment:
1. Lady Gaga - Bad Romance.
2. Faith No More - Mouth to Mouth.
3. Depeche Mode - In Your Room.
4. Muse - MK Ultra.
5. The Devin Townsend Project - Addicted!

My dream future (1 job/1 city/1 car/1 spouse/1 pet):
1. Something involving writing that I can do from home with dogs at my feet!
2. Middle of the New Forest.
3. The converted Transit I am planning.
4. N/A - I'd just like lovely friends to come over for dinner and/or drinks every other night!
5. My doggy boys, and some fish would be nice!

5 things that always cheer me up:
1. Doing ballet.
2. Floyd's beardy snufflings in my ear.
3. Hugs from canines and humans.
4. Junk food. Om nom nom.
5. Trashy telly shows/films.

5 best bands I’ve seen live in concert:
1. Muse.
2. Rage Against The Machine.
3. Tool.
4. Depeche Mode.
5. Project Pitchfork.

5 TV shows I’ve seen every episode of:
1. Friends.
2. The X Files.
3. Doctor Who (new series).
4. The Office.
5. The Royle Family.

5 songs that come up on iTunes shuffle:
1. The Pixies - Gigantic.
2. Delirious? - Promise.
3. Killswitch Engage - To the Sons of Man.
4. Sparks - Photoshop.
5. Idlewild - When I Argue I See Shapes.
gemsybobsy: (shoes)
You know how sometimes people on your friends list post about stuff going on in their life, and all of a sudden you think "Wait a minute? Since when were they working THERE? Since when were they dating HIM/HER? Since when?" And then you wonder how you could have missed all that seemingly pretty standard information, but somehow you feel too ashamed to ask for clarification because it seems like info you should already know? It happens to all of us sometimes.

Please copy the topics below, erase my answers and put yours in their place, and then post it in your journal! Please elaborate on the questions that would benefit from elaboration. One word answers seldom help anyone out.



Me
Bit of a twat, stupid face - that's me! I need a haircut.



Age
28 OMG. It's a good age to be, I guess. I wouldn't mind not getting any older though, if that's alright by everyone else? Cheers, it'll save me a lot of beef in the long run.

Location
Home in SO19, watching Muse being foolish on Jonathan Ross, doing this quiz, eating too many sweets and drinking too much coffee. It's chucking it down outside and I'm freezing. Stupid heating needs sorting out, for serious. Drives me nuts.

Occupation
Oh my word, don't get me started. Cleaner & dog walker. Hoping for more out of life than SCRUBBING. Currently despairing. I have loads of experience in loads of different areas, but I always have to go for the beginner's jobs. 'Entry Level' might as well be my middle names. Blah blah epic blah.

Partner
No thank you!

Kids
No, not going to happen, ever. I wouldn't mind. I'd love to adopt maybe, if I ever feel ready. Otherwise I'll just give all my love to my curly niece and any future nieces and nephews. :)

Brothers/Sisters
Nik (younger sister by 17 months) & my bro-in-law G:



Leeps (younger bro by 6 years & 2 months) & his girlfriend Ady:



Pets
Floyd Hairy von Wunderschnauzer & Didzy McCollieflower.



List the 3 biggest things going on in your life:
1. Working on turning my lads into super, well-behaved, contributing citizens of society. HAHAHA.
2. Trying to figure out what the hell I'm supposed to do on this planet, apart from finding the world's greatest cup of coffee.
3. Faith No More.

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