Would you rather take pictures or be in pictures?
This one is a no brainer for me. I would far rather take pictures than be in them. I was very camera-shy as a child and as a teenager especially. I think I was a reasonably photogenic baby and toddler but later I disliked the way I looked in photographs and tended to avoid having my picture taken. The adult photos of me that I like the best were taken when I was in my late twenties and thirties. Now, once again I don’t really like the way I look in photos but I don’t mind having one taken now and again on a special occasion to mark the fact that I was there. Being behind the camera is a lot more fun to me as it is the nearest I can get to being creative.
What did you most enjoy doing this past week?
I think that the thing I enjoyed doing most last week was rearranging the furniture in the living room. I feel that we have more room now and it’s easier for Hubby to access the DVD player.
What is your greatest extravagance?
Without a doubt it is my doll collecting. I probably spend more than I should on it. Every now and then I see a “must have” doll and justify buying it because “These don’t come up at this price very often.” That’s happened to me a few times this year as two Poppy Parkers and an NRFB Don Draper doll were all bought for an absolute song! I do spoil my Barbies, I like to photograph them for my doll blog and I probably spend as much if not more on their wardrobes as I do on my own. That’s not as bad as it sounds because my clothes all come from places like K Mart and Target anyway. I probably enjoy dressing the dolls well because they are all young and pretty and I’m not :). I don’t have daughters or granddaughters or I’d probably be buying things for them which they probably wouldn’t like. The Barbies don’t complain about my taste.
Which letter of the alphabet describes you best?
I really can’t answer that because I’ve never thought about myself in that way. I remember seeing such questions in magazine ads when I was much younger. “If you were a colour what would you be? “, “If you were a number what would it be?” etc. It may have been an ad for Dianetics. I’m not sure. Anyway I couldn’t answer them then and I can’t now.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Last week we planted a hedge of Photinia plants in our front yard and I’m grateful to our garden guys for getting the plants for me and putting them in because I can’t put anything in a straight line. This Friday I’m off to Melbourne and I’m looking forward to seeing our friends there, visiting the Sports Museum at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and hopefully getting a few photos in Melbourne on the Friday afternoon and Monday before I come home.