five things from [personal profile] kilodalton

Feb. 27th, 2012 07:37 am
sapphire_child: (as if you have a choice; sherlock)
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Comment to this post, and I will list five things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

1) Do you have any pets?
I've got two cats (Monty and Mojo) a blue heeler/bull terrier cross called Milo and a Pink and Grey Galah named Benedict. We're also cat-sitting Monty's brother at the moment whilst my brother and his wife move into their new house :)

2) Did you take dance/gymnastics/skating lessons as a kid?
I did gymnastics for about a year but I wasn't very good at it and at the end of year showcase I was leapfrogging over someone, fell on my butt and had a damn good cry about it. Now I teach ballet to gymnasts at the same school I used to go to. As for dancing, as you may have guessed by the fact that I teach it now...I've been doing it for as long as I can remember! Tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop...everything. I teach now as well, but I started when I was three-and-a-half. I just came home one day and said to my mum, "Mummy I'm going to dancing on Saturday" to which she replied, "Uh huh. And where is it? How much is it? Who are you going with?" etc. I knew all the details of course, and that I was going with my best friend. And so I went to dancing and at the end of year concert I threw up all the way to the stage. After I went onstage for the first time and came back though I was basically bubbling over, gushing, "MUMMY did you see me, I was on the stage!" to my bemused mother. Since then they have yet to get me off them, whether I'm dancing, singing or acting (or all three). I'm currently doing my Honours in Musical Theatre focusing on movement/dance and music.

3) Do you prefer big handbags, or small ones?
Depends on my mood. I do tend to carry a lot of stuff about during the day so my handbag has to be fairly reasonably sized but at night I quite often take a smaller bag with me if I go out somewhere.

4) What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?
Oh gosh, so many! I watched the Simpsons almost religiously but I think my favourite would have to be Babar, no question. I've been obsessed with elephants since I was tiny and one day when we had to go to the shops after school I missed Babar. Oh my gosh, I cried so much because I'd missed it! My mum and brother were completely bemused :P

5) If you had to watch one episode of Doctor Who 5 times in a row, which one would you pick?
Ooh tough call...would probably depend on my mood but I'd likely go with Doomsday or The Idiots Lantern. Don't know why, I just really love those eps and my brain immediately went to them.

Date: 2012-02-27 12:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 10docandr.livejournal.com
1. Oh lots of pets. Is the Grey Galah named for Cumberbatch or Arnold?
2. Dance how fun...I'm horrid at it but it still looks fun.
3. Handbags - no comment here!
4. Awww I love Barbar
5. I love Idiots lantern, but Doomsday always makes me cry.

Date: 2012-02-27 01:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sapphire-child.livejournal.com
1. LOL. In actual fact we named him long before I knew who Benedict Cumberbatch even was! We actually tend to joke that the Pope was named after the bird :P but the truth of it is we went through the alphabet until he squawked and then when we hit on a letter (B) we began rattling off all the B names we could think of until the bird started looking enthusiastic about one. Turned out it was Benedict.

I was OBSESSED with Babar. Totally. Bit like my brother and Thomas the Tank Engine actually :P

Date: 2012-02-27 10:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kilodalton
I think I could see TIL 5 times too XD

How awesome that you are a dancer -- that rocks!! Are you primarily ballet?

Date: 2012-02-28 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sapphire-child.livejournal.com
I am a dancer :) I do ballet, tap and jazz though my forte is tap dancing for sure. I've also dabbled in contemporary, spanish and some middle eastern with a friend of mine who does belly dancing.

Date: 2012-02-28 12:23 am (UTC)
kilodalton: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kilodalton
That is so cool!! I did jazz from childhood through high school, but stopped by the time I got to undergrad =/

Date: 2012-02-28 10:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sapphire-child.livejournal.com
I've been dancing since I was 3 1/2 and I've yet to stop and I'm 24 this year hahaha. So exactly 20 years I've been doing it :)

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