100 Truths Tag

As mentioned yesterday, I’m taking today off from my travels with Ishmael (that would have been a good blog title, too), and doing a personal tag. Thanks again to Bree from In Love & Words for tagging me and giving this newbie a shout-out 🙂

The Basics

1 What’s your name?


2 Any nicknames or aliases?

Not really, aside from variations on my name: Stridle, Astridle etc. I’ve been called Star, Ace and Ash in the past, but not recently.

 3 Your gender?

I’m a laaady.

Image result for i'm a lady gif little britain

4 Your star sign?


5 How old are you?


6 Your relationship status?

Long-term relationship – seven (7) years in October!

7 Any children?

Hahaha, no.

8 Any pets?

No. My boyfriend and I are both allergic to dogs and cats 😦 Maybe we’ll get a lizard when we move to a bigger place though 🙂 Or a bird!

9 Any tattoos or piercings?

I’ve had my ears and bellybutton pierced, but they’ve since healed over. I have a little tattoo of a wedge-tailed eagle on my right ankle though (or at least, that’s what it’s supposed to be. I don’t care if it’s not great, I still love it after ten years).

10 What do you like about yourself?

I’m always willing to try new things – hobbies, foods, places. And I’m patient with kids (or so I’ve been told), which bodes well for the future.

11 What do you dislike about yourself?

I struggle with depression and anxiety, and the biggest thing I’ve been working on is not being so self-critical. So… my self-criticism?

12 Righty or lefty?


 13 The last thing you drank:

14 The last thing you ate:

Corn chips

15 Your last phone call:


16 Your last text message:

Google verification because I forgot my password (again).

17 Your last email:
From a prospective employer.

18 The last song you listened to:

Dancing Queen from the Mamma Mia! Cast recording.

19 The last book you read:

My Boyfriend’s Boss: A Forbidden Bad Boy Romance by Cassandra Dee and Kendall Blake (don’t recommend).

20 The last time you cried:

This video.

21 The last blog you read:

This book review of The Old Man and the Sea on In Search of Lost Marbles

22 The last person you spoke to:


23 The last place you visited:

As in, vacation? I went to California in January for my Grandpa’s memorial – not exactly a holiday though.

24 Your last holiday abroad:

See above.

25-48 apparently disappeared!

49 Do you believe in aliens?

Yes. In the boring, ‘mathematical probability’ way.

50 Do you believe in miracles?

I believe amazing things can be amazing without being ‘miracles’. Does that make me jaded?

51 Do you believe in the power of positive thinking?

Yes, if it’s backed up by a positive attitude and actions.

52 Do you believe in love at first sight?

No. Attraction, sure, but not love.

53 Can money make you happy?

It can help with basic things: health, shelter, freedom. Without those, it’s more difficult to be happy.

54 Would you describe yourself as a feminist?


55 Are you pro-life or pro-choice?


56 Do you have strong political beliefs?


57 Do you have strong religious beliefs?


58 What do you think the most important thing you can give a child is?

Love and unconditional support.

59 Are you eating anything right now?


60 Are you drinking anything right now?

Coffee with a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg.

61 What are you listening to right now?

Boyfriend eating a sandwich 😀

62 What are you thinking about right now?

What do I want for dinner?

63 What are you waiting for right now?

To hear back about job applications.

64 What are you most excited about right now?

Working again!

65 What’s your pet peeve right now?

The fine balance of keeping the place heated and not using too much electricity.

66 What’s your favourite thing right now?

Sounds cheesy, but blogging. It’s nice to feel positive about something new.

67 If you weren’t answering these questions, what would you be doing right now?

Writing a different blog post, haha.


68 Your first best friend:

Amber and Monica.


74 Your first job:

Server at Baker’s Delight, an Australian bakery franchise.

75: Your first childhood memory: 

Me sitting in my highchair, laughing as my mum runs away from a large spider.

Which Would You Choose?

76 Love or money?


77 Twitter or Facebook?


78 Hook up or relationship?


79 Dogs or cats?

Can I say both? If pressed, I’ll choose dogs, though.

80 Coffee or tea?


81 Beer or wine?


82 Sweet or savoury?


83 Introvert or extrovert?


84 Vampires or werewolves?


85 Seaside or countryside?


86 Summer or winter?

Summer because I can swim, but winter is always welcome at the end of summer (as is summer at the end of winter).

87 Books or movies?


88 Horror or comedy

If I have to choose, horror. But comedy is so essential! And then there are the horror-comedies, which can be the perfect blend.

Random Questions

89 Do you wish you could change your past?

Not really. Of course there are things I would do differently, but at the end of the day, I wouldn’t be who I am without my past.

90 What’s your dream job?

A way to make a decent living by doing all the eclectic things I love.

91 What’s your guilty pleasure?


92 What are you afraid of?


93 What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?


94 If you could have any super power, what would it be?

Breathing under water

95 If you could change anything about your life what would it be?

Get rid of my depression and anxiety.

96 Would you want immortality?


97 If you could interview anyone alive or dead who would you choose?

I got stuck on this question for waaay too long. So, I really don’t know who I would want to talk to.

98 Would you say you are happy?


99 What one piece of advice would you give to yourself at age eighteen?

Find a good therapist. In the scheme of things, you’re doing really well, but you’re spending too much time on your friends’ emotional problems and not you’re own.

100 Where would you like to be in five years’ time?
I’d just like to be healthy, happy and have a stable income. Is that too much to ask?


I tag…

In Search of Lost Marbles

The Calculating Mind

Darque Dreamer Reads

No pressure to do this one if you’re tagged. If you aren’t tagged, feel free to do it, too!

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