Daily Prompt – A Name For Yourself

Some writers’ names have becomes adjectives: Kafkaesque, marxist, Orwellian, sadistic. If your name (or nickname, or blog name) were to become an adjective, what would it mean?

Wilmsian, adj.
Definition – to be filled with frustration. Alt. to speak in gibberish or quotes from ‘pop-culture’ references.
1. outspoken and opinionated. Eg. Sally’s rage-fuelled outburst was truly Wilmsian.
2. Sally’s regular conversations with herself were nonsensical and Wilmsian.


Daily Prompt – Pick Me Up

What is the one word or phrase that immediately cheers you up when you hear it?

Hmmm, that’s a tough one. Majority of what goes around in my head is gibberish and pop-culture references, and most of the time I’m the only one who gets it all, so if anything, I just make myself laugh. However, to anybody else, all they see is me randomly start giggling to myself for no reason whatsoever. It must look quite odd.

Words such as cake, sleep, sleep in, no work, day off, holiday, travel, flight, pack, new or a combination of all of those words are sure-fire ways to get me excited 😀


Mar 25: Favourite Trait

What is your favourite personality trait that you possess?

These questions always leave me stumped.

Truth be told, I’m actually quite a humble person. I’m generally quiet and reserved, but I also have tendencies to be quite loud, neurotic and entertaining. As for what I think is my favourite personality trait… hmmm, that’s actually quite tough.

I think one of the things that I actually enjoy the most, is the way that I manage to make myself laugh quite regularly with how random my brain can be in terms of relating anything and everything to some kind of pop-culture reference. It’s something that I’ve written about in a couple of previous posts, but for those of you who are new to my blog, or are unaware of what I’m referring to, let me break it down for you.

Let’s say I’m having a conversation with somebody. One of us might say something, and something as simple as a word, or a phrase, will trigger something in my brain – some kind of quote, or song etc, which I then see / hear inside my head. Or, I’ll find myself using quotes or pop culture references whilst I’m having a conversation with somebody… however, what I keep forgetting is that pretty much most of the people I speak to don’t actually know what I’m referring to, or get the reference, and then I just end up looking like a dumbass.

…but even that sometimes causes me to just laugh at myself.

Mar 3: Five Things

Tell us five interesting random things about yourself.

I hate these things… I always find it such a struggle to write…

…so I changed it 😉

1. I’m terrible at remembering names…

…but instead I remember countless pop culture references, that, ultimately, are completely pointless:


2. I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.

3. I once owned a purple velvet unitard.

except mine was a very dark purple, and it had one sleeve, and it had purple and silver sequins all up the arm, that fanned out across the chest. It was very dramatic, and there are no photos in existence of me wearing it… well, none that I know of. And yes, it was for dancing, and I was about 15 or 16 when I had to wear it. It was for our Contemporary troupe performance.

4. I have a stuffed dog called Rambo. I got him from The Oatmeal. He sits on my desk at work.

5. Pretty much everytime I have a conversation with Crazy Cat Lady at work, it’s gibberish. Mainly noises and quotes from pop-culture references. We’re so loud and disruptive… we complete each other.

Daily Prompt: Quirk of Habit

Which quirky habit annoys you the most, and what quirky habit do you love — in yourself, or others.

I have many strange little habits… most of them I’m aware of, but some of them have been brought to my attention.

I think one of the weirdest ‘habits’ that I had, primarily when I was a child, was that I would talk in my sleep… but to the point where I could have a conversation.

I remember my mum telling me several stories about when I was little and she’d come in to check on me when I had gone to bed, and I’d be laying there, sometimes even with my eyes open, and she’d say something to me, and I wouldn’t initially respond.

When I did respond, it was a bit delayed, or even slightly slurred, but mum recalls having several conversations with me. I don’t think I’ve done that since I’ve gotten older, but it intrigues me – being asleep, but still being conscious enough to know that there is somebody talking to me, and able to construct a sentence.

I think one of the quirky habits that I enjoy the most, is that I regularly think of random things that just make me giggle at myself for no reason whatsoever. I could just be sitting here, reading an article online, and at some point there might be a word or a phrase in the article that will make me think of something else completely random, that has absolutely nothing to do with it.

For example, I could read an article, or watch a tv program that will mention something about entrepreneurs, and instantly, my mind will flash back to a sketch from a show called Fast Forward called Entrepreneurs Wives On The Run… and then I’ll sit there and play out the skit in my head, reciting it line by line, and then have a chuckle about it.

I could be watching a show and they mention ‘sweatpants’ and all of sudden I’m reciting the scene from Mean Girls, where Regina George is sitting in the cafeteria with all the other girls, talking about how sweat pants are all that fit her now, since she’s put on weight.

I refer back to my vast encyclopaedia of useless pop-culture references, because that’s pretty much the majority of what lives in my brain.

Whenever it happens, regardless of where I am,I will literally burst into laughter, which always gets a few weird looks. I think that it’s more annoying whenever I’m with Hulk and it happens, because he has no idea what I’m talking about, and I think that it’s probably a quality of mine that he doesn’t necessarily like or enjoy.