A very intelligent and talented blogger recently nominated me for a Liebster Award. They deserve one themselves with a name that many writers can relate to. Don’t Delete Me.
So although I recently put up an interview with myself which was ridiculous, I have now been asked real questions by a real person.
- The nominated user must provide a link back to the person who nominated them
- Provide 11 facts about yourself.
- Answer 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
- Choose 11 more people and ask them 11 questions.
Here they are.
11 Facts About Tamzen Temple:
1.I am one of nine children, number five, the middle child.
2.I don’t like oysters and think they’re a scam and people who like them only pretend as they are a labelled a luxury food. (Slimy, you don’t even chew and isn’t it about tasting something?)
3. I’m related to Marlon Brando (a secret love child) and once parachuted off the Eifel tower. Ok both are lies. I have a bit of a large imagination but in real life I firmly believe you should always tell the truth. There’s a saying that sums it up. The less lies you tell the less you have to remember. This suits me except for the huge fabrications people know I’m making up. Or am I????
4. I buy all the same type and colour of socks so it never matters if I lose one because they all nearly match anyway. A sock utopian where all are equal.
5. I love leftover spaghetti and think it’s great, probably at its best about two days later, maybe three.
6. In my life I have worked as a hairdresser, waitress, shelf stacker, sorted fruit, trained students in hairdressing and business, in a fish and chip shop and now as a Temple Queen.
7. I despise the technological era we are in and wish all the satellites would blow up so we would have to go visit people more or call on landlines. (I would miss you all though)
8. My partner’s name is Michael, (Micko, Guru) my stepson is named Jordan and my son is named Lebron… I don’t actually care much for basketball and they aren’t huge fans, it just happened that way.
9. I hate giving facts about myself. It’s none of your business.
10. I’m sorry I said that, you all deserve to know as you’ve taken the time to read this. Ommm and peace.
11. I’m really good at avoiding issues and even better at dealing with them.
11 Questions asked by Don’t Delete Me and answered by me.
1. What do you really think will happen if there is a Zombie outbreak?
Ummm I thought we were in one. There are so many people staring into space. Oh sorry, that’s probably the hypnotic trance all the technology is putting them in. I’m not sure what would happen, but I would open the doors of the Temple and welcome them in. We’d hold meetings and discuss better pathways for them, look at their strengths and use them to the world’s advantage. Even zombies just want to be loved and accepted.
2. If you met your idol in person, what would you do?
I think Elvis is pretty cool. I’d probably make him a cheese and bacon burger, talk about better dietry decisions and tell him that his wylie ways of cheese and bacon burgers led to his demise. Aside from him, the silent heroes are most inspiring. I’m in awe of volunteers who give up their time for others. Amazing.
3. If you could travel back in time, where/when would you go?
Back to before Elvis died, if only someone saved him.
4. What is your favorite movie?
I love Kill Bill, all that woman power. I don’t however condone violence but I’d love to be able to fly my fists and legs around like Uma did if I had to. Actually, I’d just like longer legs like hers and not my little short ones. Oh but I loved when I saw it, Pee Wee Hermans’ Big Adventure. At the time I couldn’t stop laughing, I won’t watch it again in case it’s not as funny as I remember.
5.What is your main goal in life?
To chase and embrace the great feelings of life. Life is an experience of how we feel, not what we have or who we know. So to feel great and be healthy, mentally and physically. I feel fulfilled around my son and my partner, if I’m in a situation that isn’t great, I pretend to be back at the Temple with them and my writing where I feel safe and happy. I just need to work on being fit, so that’s a goal.
6. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it?
I don’t have a pet. Does my son’s pet rock count?
7. .What are you most afraid of?
I’m not afraid of much as fearing what isn’t there is a waste of time and the universe may hear your fears and may make you face them in a bigger way. I’d rather wait and cope the best I can at the time. I am a bit scared however of the next generation missing out on the simplicity of life that we enjoyed without all the social networks. Oh and really scared, like screamy girly scared of big hairy spiders.
8. What is your favorite quote?
The old saying “ There is no ‘i’ in team” is used to encourage teamwork. I had a change up when I worked with international students who just wouldn’t listen. I would tell them, “ There is no ‘i’ in team but if you take out the ‘e’ there’s TAM, so please just do as I say for today for your own benefit. (TAM- short for Tamzen)
9. If someone told you when you were going to die, would you believe them? If so, how would you live your life up until that final day?
I’d want to know who they were talking to and how they knew. There’s no point fearing death, it happens to us all and there’s two ways it will end up. I won’t know anything because that will be the end, or I’ll end up with a few friends and relatives in another place. Oh there is a third but I’m hoping for the whole heaven thing. I’d live pretty much as I am now, with every second I have spare devoted to my little boy Bronzy and I’d probably cook a lot and freeze meals so Micko wouldn’t have to worry for a while.
10. What do you think the meaning of life is?
I still don’t know but figure while we are here we try to live as good people. We learn values more than lessons. The lessons we learn, teach us the values and in the end they are just words like respect, love, tolerance. They will mean nothing if we don’t practice them. I think we all spend a time wandering and wondering, it changed for me and many once I had my son and I figure he was proof of a larger existence and it was so much more than him and others than about me.
11. Are you wondering why there are 11 questions for everything and not an even number like 10 or 12?
No because I love the number 11, it’s a phenomenon, If only I could spell that word without spell check!. So many of us see the number 11 and think why. It’s quiet common, maybe Elvis is sending us all a message, that all of us great writers were meant to align.
Peace and Ommm from the Temple.
And now here are my nominations. We are all on the same journey.
Mariam Tsaturyan :
This Is life Tho:
Now my turn to ask you all above 11 questions to post on your site to let your readers know a little bit more about who you are.
- What color socks are you wearing?
- What have you bought recently that you regret?
- If you had three wishes, what would they be?
- What person would you love to meet and why?
- If you could have your life over what would you do differently?
- Do you prefer summer or winter?
- What is 27890 divided by 9.5
- What age do you hope to live to?
- What is that on the roof above your head.
- Why did you look up? Or did you really look up? (be honest)
- What is the daggiest thing about you?