I hope you all had a fantastic weekend so far! My Saturday was nice. In the morning we hung out at our apartment, then I got a manicure and in the evening we all met at my father-in-law who served homemade pizza. My mother-in-law is taking a cure at the North Sea and we thought we spend some time with him. All my brothers and sisters (in-law) were there as well as all the kids. Most of he time I had one of the girls attached to my lap and I was even allowed to tickle him a little. This was a huge win as he usually doesn’t like that.
Today Stefan and I are going to meet my sister and her boyfriend and my father for brunch and then I have a free Sunday! I love weekends! But first today I answer the questions I contributed to Arman’s Spill it Sunday Link-up myself. It’s an honor to be your first victim Arman Thank you!
1. In real life are you an extrovert or more introvert person?
Until I was hit hard by my disease 2,5 years ago I was more of an introvert person. Coming out of this tough time stronger and more self-reliable I changed. Now I would say I am quite extrovert. At work I can seem absolutely outgoing and super professional though I am really not. In private I am somewhere in the middle. Sometimes in situations with a large group I can be pretty quiet and look like if I didn’t enjoy myself. But it’s usually just me being a bit “antisocial” at that moment. I often feel a little awkward and have a feeling that I am not exactly on the same page as all the others. As a teen I suffered from that now I just accepted it.
2. If money was no object, where would you move to?
London. To be precise there is a penthouse apartment with a rooftop terrace in Kensington just around the corner of Victoria and Albert Museum Stefan and I have an eye on! We promised each other that if we ever won the lottery we would buy that apartment. Of course this would have to be a huge jackpot!
3. What are your hobbies besides blogging, food and working out?
I really enjoy reading and watching TV. The most precious moments to me are when I am alone in a coffee shop with nothing but a soy latte and a good book and time to let my soul wander wherever it desires.
And I love photography and DIY stuff.When there’s time & money left in my life I l love travelling and exploring places.
4. If you have a sibling what do you have in common and where do you differ the most? If you are an only child tell me about your pet/ mother/ father, best friend …
I have one sister who’s 3 years younger than I am and we have a good yet difficult relationship. I guess it’s a typical relationship of sisters. We have the same taste in books, TV, and fashion but when it comes to food for example we are totally different.
I think the most remarkable thing we have in common is our crap humor, our habit of saying the same at exactly the same time with emphasising the same words (a bit annoying sometimes) and we hate the same people – good for the occasional bitching 😉
The most remarkable thing were we differ is that while she’s everybody’s darling and everybody always likes her immediately I am the one with the big FUCK YOU tattooed on the forehead. She’s always brilliant in social situations and always juggles too many balls at once. I am the one you have to warm to (as I do to others) and I often choose a nice and cozy evening in over going out. She’d never!
5. If you were able to spend one day as the opposite sex, what would you do?
I think I would just spend an ordinary day with eating, working out and maybe go out dancing with my girlfriend/ wife or if I were a single try to chat up a girl. I think this is way more difficult for a guy than a girl.
6. If you could have any super power what would it be?
I am undecided between mind-reading (hey come on don’t judge me! I am curious!) and the ability to fly! Okay I settle for flying. This must be awesome!
7. When you’re upset, what are you doing to cheer you up?
I turn to food, online shopping or a cuddle. Or depending on how upset I am to all of the aforementioned.
8. You have $500 to spend on anything you want – what would it be?
Give me $500, lock me 30 minutes in a Nike Store and I’d be the happiest girl ever. Or if I have a smart minute I’d invest in a new laptop.
9. What is your favorite piece of art (painting, sculpture, architecture…)?
Stefan and I both love the idea of going to a museum way more than actually going. After 20 minutes in a museum we both get tired and lose the interest.We call it the “museum disease”. Yet there are two paintings that accompanied me through my life.
As a child I was crazy about a painting my grandma had in her house (a picture of the painting obviously). When she died I took the picture with me and it always reminds me of her:
Henri Rousseau. The Dream. / Le reve. 1910. Oil on canvas. 204.5 x 198.5 cm. The Museum of Modern Arts, New York, NY, USA.
As a teenager I fell in love with the other one. It’s still my favorite and Stefan gave me an art print a couple of years ago:
Edvard Munch. The Scream. 1855. Oil, tempera, and pastel on cardboard. 91 cm × 73.5 cm (36 in × 28.9 in)
10. If you were able to go back in time and give your teenage self any advise what would you say?
It’s a bit cheesy but what I really would have needed to know was that I will be okay. That whatever happens there’s always a silver linings and I will be okay.
Okay lovelies, I am really curious what all the other bloggers answered to my questions. I am going to head over to Arman now and check out all the other posts.
What’s your favorite piece of art?
If you have a sibling what do you have in common and where do you differ the most?
Hope you have a lovely Sunday!