It’s Friday Saturday which means it’s time for another TwitLight! I was incredibly busy which is why this one is a bit delayed. What do you mean I mentioned I was merely procrastinating?! I’ll have you know that’s hard work, too!
Anyways, let’s direct the spotlight or rather the TwitLight [see what I did there?!] on today’s participant, the one and only @Pewari. Although, at times I’m not actually sure there is just one of her and judging by some brilliant pictures she’s taken there seem to be a whole clone army of Pewaris running around!
Pictures, that’s one thing that you’ll notice about @Pewari quickly; she takes a lot of them and they’re brilliant. In addition to taking part in the Monthly Flickr Scavenger Hunts, she also participates in Satscenes, which I mentioned in @akaSylvia’s TwitLight earlier this week [and I actually posted that one on time!]. And I believe that’s how I first came across her.
In this TwitLight she talks about kissing Spike from Buffy [Let’s hope her husband isn’t reading this!], spending too much time on the holodeck and keeps mentioning cake which I also now have a craving for.
Drumroll for @Pewari!
1. Where are you from?
Short answer: United Kingdom.
Long answer: I was born in Derbyshire, moved to South Wales when I was 11. At 18, I moved to Birmingham for university and lived there four years. Then there was 6 years in Croydon and for the last 6 years I’ve been in Worcester. Eventually, I have dreams of living within sight of the sea, but only if it has all the facilities of a thriving city next door and possesses a fantastic internet connection – I do realise this is an unrealistic combination.
2. How old are you?
3. What do you do for a living?
Argh – my least favourite question in the whole world!
I have been in various administration and customer service roles, a stay-at-home mother, a copywriter and an SEO administrator. I don’t believe any of these define me particularly well, though.
I could cop out and point at this post.
Alternatively, I could go for “I am a writer, photographer, mother, administrator, gamer, tropical fish keeper, camper, cyclist, knitter, amateur genealogist, kitchen cook, blogger, humanist and serial hobbyist.”
I’ll let you decide!
4. What does your alias/nickname mean and how did you come up with it?
Once upon a time, there was a game called EverQuest. It had a random name generator which I badly overused as I was always changing my mind what character to play. Pewari came from that and sort of stuck, despite the character now being lost deep in the mists of time.
The surname Naan is just my attempt at a very bad pun, but then I rather like very bad puns.
5. What do you want to be when you grow up and has that changed at all since you were little?
As a child, I wanted to be something new every week – I have wanted to be a nun, an astrophysicist, and a counsellor to name but a few. As an adult, I haven’t changed much – I still want to be something different every week. If I ever work exactly what I want to be, or am in danger of growing up, I’ll let you know.
6. What song are you thinking about right now?
Amanda Palmer, “Runs in the Family” – but then I practically have that on loop at the moment.
7. Do you have a Last.fm profile?
I do. Link.
8. What are you reading at the moment? [Book, magazine, website, Wikipedia article..]
Peter Lovesey’s “The Circle” – although I’m a bit disappointed with it so far and can’t really get into it. It’s a shame as I’ve absolutely adored every other book I’ve read of his, so I’m guessing I should stick to his Peter Diamond series in future.
I’m also rereading through a compilation of science fiction short stories – I find it almost impossible to read only one book at a time.
I have a huge pile of magazines by my bed to read – a caravan & camping magazine, two past issues of Granta, several Lakeland catalogues, The Skeptic magazine and about a year’s backlog of puzzle magazines. I should probably get around to reading them rather than trying to stack them as high as the bedside table.
Oh, and I am also an Audible subscriber.
9. Which video game are you playing these days and is it as good as you thought it would be? [provided you play video games that is!]
I’m in between games at the moment. Recent addictions have been World of Warcraft, Fallout 3 and Mario Kart, but I also love those little five minute type games – various solitaires, Diner Dash, Ranch Rush, that kind of thing. I’m looking forward to the release of Sims 3.
10. What is the weather like at the moment?
Cloudy and dull, with a slight hint of brightness over where the sun should be – I was hoping it would change its mind and be sunny in the afternoon, but so far it hasn’t obliged.
11. What are your plans for the rest of the day?
There’s not a lot left of it – I need to pick up the youngest, sort out the washing and do a quick clean, then cook dinner and then collect eldest from his friend’s house. Fairly mundane, I’m afraid.
12. If you could replace anyone in any TV show, who would you pick?
Buffy, in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But only if I get to snog James Marsters. Lots.
13. If you had the chance to work on the Enterprise [Star Trek ship!], what job would you have?
Oh, tough one. I think any job that would require me to spend most of my waking hours on the Holodeck. That concept is so very very cool. Why would you want to bother with real life?
14. Seeing that I’m a grumpy person in the morning I’ve realised I can’t live with people that are overly happy as soon as they wake up. Would you be a good flatmate?
I am terrible at waking up, especially in the winter (I get S.A.D. and have a light therapy box). However, once I’ve got going, I do all my best and most creative work in the morning, so have the potential to be unbearably perky. We may end up having words.
15. What is the best website you’ve come across recently?
Tamlondon.org. I am *so* excited about this conference. I just hope all the tickets don’t sell out in minutes.
16. How long have you been on Twitter for and when did you realise you were sucked in by it?
A quick search on my blog shows my first mention of it in February 2008. I would imagine I became addicted fairly shortly afterwards! The SatScenes community has played a big part in that.
17. Settle this question for me: PC or Mac?
Mac, no contest!
I lost all respect for PCs when my Vista desktop suddenly decided it was a laptop and made its RAID drive self destruct. I wasn’t very impressed. That and having to hack into Vista to get anything to install properly drove me into an Apple store and I’ve never looked back.
18. And another one: ice cream or cake?
Can’t I have both?
19. Fill this out however you want: “Today I am ____ and I ____, but ____, because ____.”
Today I am avoiding being productive and I am spending time filling out this questionnaire instead, but I must stop now and pick up the kids, because otherwise I’ll be spending a fortune on their psychiatry bills once they’re older!
20. What do you want everyone to know about you, who are you, what makes you tick? [aka describe yourself]
What makes me tick? Oh that would be the alarm clock I swallo…. oh wait, that wasn’t me.
I would say that I am someone who both thrives on routine but at the same time craves variety and novelty.
21. What is the last thing that you’ve felt proud about?
This photograph. I love playing with photoshop!
22. If I wanted to stalk you on the internet where would I have to go?
23. Any more comments?
Yes… now, about that cake…
Thank you and yes, please don’t take the delay personally! ;)