Getting to know you! Time to de-lurk!

Caitlin and I at a blogging conference

It’s time to de-lurk! If you read my blog, but don’t comment, please do! Let me get to know you a little better! Just say hi, or tell me about yourself. I’ve listed a few things below to answer if you feel like it!

1. Where do you live? Be as generic or specific as you want.
2. What do you do for a living? What are you doing when feel like you’re really living?
3. You have to move out of your house in 5 minutes. What items do you grab?
4. What’s one brand that has your loyalty?
5. Share a link to your blog/social media profile/etc.

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  • Rebecca

    1. Where do you live? Be as generic or specific as you want.

    I live in Phoenix, AZ.

    2. What do you do for a living? What are you doing when feel like you’re really living?

    I work in higher ed administration. I work on data, do statistical studies and answer what-if questions for upper management.

    3. You have to move out of your house in 5 minutes. What items do you grab?

    If he’s home I assume my husband can get himself out. So after that:

    My dogs and the cats if they will come. My husband might need to take care of them, since they don’t like me.
    My purse, phone and keys
    Sneakers or other good walking shoes
    My guns (I wouldn’t want them to get stolen; yes, plural. This is Arizona after all)
    My jewelry (or at least the best of it)
    The box with my parent’s jewelry (they are both gone now)
    My road bike
    Some clothing and good quality shoes

    All my personal photos and financial paperwork has been digitized and stored on an offsite backup, so none of that is worth worrying about.

    4. What’s one brand that has your loyalty?

    Coke, Diet Coke specifically.

    5. Share a link to your blog/social media profile/etc.


  • Jackie Brown

    1) Live in Rotorua New Zealand

    2) Currently on ACC since I had a bike accident 18 months ago and now have CRPS

    3) The dogs and the iPad and iPhone

    4) Diet Coke and I love my Apple stuff :)

    5) http://chiclivingwithcrps.blogspot.co.nz/ (Going to revamp it soon, and also opening another plus size blog where I wont talk about CRPS

  • Nessbow

    1. I live in a little country town in Victoria, Australia
    2. I work as a customer service assistant in retail. However, I wish I could write for a living
    3. The kittehs, my jewellery box, camera, laptop and as many clothes as I can carry
    4. Sarah Lee!
    5 http://www.nessbow.com

  • Malene

    1. I live in Denmark. Aarhus to be specific.
    2. I’m an anthropology student. In my “free time” I work at a clothing store. Usually; when I feel like I’m really living I’m walking around the big cities of Europe or laughing with my friends.
    3. My laptop, my pillow, as much clothes and as many cd’s as possible.
    4. Pepsi Max and the organic milk in my fridge. 😉
    5. http://www.piece-of-my-mind.blogspot.com

  • Christine Salmon

    1. Where do you live? Be as generic or specific as you want.

    I live in Brisbane, Queensland.

    2. What do you do for a living? What are you doing when feel like you’re really living?

    I’m a Psychiatric Nurse. I’m not sure when I feel like i’m “really living.” At this stage in life, I’m too much of a home body who works, eats, sleeps and not much of anything else! Big plans for 2013 though. Big plans indeed 😉

    3. You have to move out of your house in 5 minutes. What items do you grab?

    My beautiful new kitty, Sebastian. My MacBook, my phone, photos, and as much as my wardrobe as I possibly could!

    4. What’s one brand that has your loyalty?

    Asos Curve

    5. Share a link to your blog/social media profile/etc.

    I don’t know how to make a blog/would not be confident enough to be anything other than a dedicated blog follower, but heres my facebook page…that’s the only social media page I know how to use..


  • http://www.facebook.com/fknmj Melanie Jane Jackson

    I live in Frankston, VIC, AU

    I am a full-time Forklift Driver who also does labouring on the side.

    I feel like I’m REALLY living when I can grab my tools and make something new. Or fix something old….. or just pull something apart to see how it works!!!! (may I add, not always putting back together – LOL)

    If I had to move out of my house in 5 minutes I would grab:
    My pets (2 dogs, 1 turtle)
    My big fat file (full of all my important papers)
    My Dads Ashes
    My tool boxes
    & My Work Gear (boots, shirt & pants – always ready to go!)

    One brand that always has my loyalty is Mack Boots (https://www.facebook.com/MackBoots)

    I don’t have a blog but I’m always lurking around Facebook https://www.facebook.com/fknmj

    <3 to all x

  • http://justmeleah.blogspot.co.uk/ Just Me Leah

    I’m not a lurker but I love quizzes so I’m going to do it anyway 😀

    1. I live on the SE coast of England.

    2. I’m on disability because I have Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and a whole bunch of other ‘fun’ stuff like ovarian cysts, IBS and depression thrown in for good measure. I feel really alive when I’m taking photos. Life is so clear in that instant you focus through the viewfinder. Everything else ceases to exist in that split second.

    3. I’d grab my camera, laptop and photo albums. Then, if I got to go back a second time, I’d empty out as much of my wardrobe as possible and grab our wedding photos.

    4. Hmmm. Good question! I recently made the decision to try to live my life more kindly, so I would say Superdrug (a drugstore) who don’t test on animals. I know anything made by them is cruelty free, so I can buy without worry.

    5. http://justmeleah.blogspot.co.uk

    Enjoy the conference!

  • Shauna

    1. Where do you live? Be as generic or specific as you want.
    I live in Vancouver, BC.

    2. What do you do for a living? What are you doing when feel like you’re really living?
    I support two students with disabilities in a small elementary school, and I’m a lifestyle portrait photographer. I’m really living when I’m out of town and disconnected from the web and social media. ;D

    3. You have to move out of your house in 5 minutes. What items do you grab?
    Cat #1, cat #2, guinea pig, wedding pictures, purse, camera bag, hard drive, train case.

    4. What’s one brand that has your loyalty?
    Canada Dry. I may or may not have a ginger ale problem. Oh, and Barefoot!

    5. Share a link to your blog/social media profile/etc.

  • h3l3n1904

    Hi….I’m from Scotland. :) I work in a shop but I hate it! :( I would grab ma cat Mouse (Mousey) if I had to get out fast…she is a wee fatty so that’s probably all I’d manage to carry! Hahaha! I have a “thing” for cardigans from Dorothy Perkins….WEIRDO!! Hahahaha! I’m on FB….Helen Stewart. I read your blog aw the time….I love your cat Tonka! :)

  • Erin Walior

    Hey there, I’ve been a lurker for just a short time, but love your blog.

    1. I live in Seattle, Washington, USA

    2. I do admin work for local government agency, actually with the construction division. That’s just what pays the bills. Still trying to figure out what to do to make me happy!

    3. I would grab my dogs, photos, my nook and ipod, and my accessories!

    4. None….i’m a fickle gal, and lately every brand has been disappointing me!


  • Horatia

    Hi Natalie,

    I have been reading your blog for quite a long time, love it!
    1. I live in the middle of Germany.
    2. I am a librarian in a public library, it is actually my dream job!
    3. I would rescue lots of books, my laptop, a box of letters and pictures, my in-line skates and some more books.
    4. L’occitaine
    5. I do not have a blog, but yours makes me desperately want to start my own ;-).
    Have a nice day!

  • http://www.facebook.com/HMitchell1984 Hayley Mitchell

    Hi, silent lurker here!

    1. Cornwall, UK.
    2. I work in property law
    3. Mobile, cat, photos and straighteners!
    4. Erm, I don’t have one, I’m a brand tart!
    5. https://www.facebook.com/HMitchell1984?ref=tn_tnmn

    Love the blog x

  • Sarah

    Not a lurker but more of a ‘haven’t had much time to persue blogs lately!

    From Adelaide.
    I’m a stay at home parent and would love to do community counselling.
    I’d take my fave clothes, makeup and cats.
    All brands are fine with me. Apparentlyl I have no loyalty. Well, except Evans have the only shoes that fit my feet!
    sassyingitup.blogspot.com is my blog and I hope to have more time to update soon:)

  • beep


    I live in Finland. I have a degree in social psychology and am mildly obsessed about saving the world. I’d probably grab my laptop computer, camera, violin and a few pieces from my wardrobe. Possibly my favourite childhood plush toy. I don’t know if I’m “loyal” to any brands, but I buy a lot from Asos Curve. Most of their stuff doesn’t appeal to me, but the pieces that do, REALLY do. I don’t blog as such, but have a Tumblr as “thecuteinexecute”.

  • Elizabeth

    Hi, I love your blog!
    1. I live in the U.S., in Florida.
    2. I teach Greek and Latin, and it does make me feel like I’m really living.
    3. I would take my cat and my guitar.
    4. I don’t think there is a brand I’m loyal to.
    5. I blog about books at thebamboobookcase.com.

  • Lauren Sorley

    1. I live in the States, South Carolina specifically. 😉
    2. I work for a financial company, and I love music and fatshion!
    3. My cat!!
    4. I love LYS, Sears and Kmart have it (not sure if you Aussies have the brand), but I also like F21+.
    5. http://byehollywood.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.rubyvelour.com/ Ruby Velour

    Awesome idea, Nat! I’m totally going to pinch it for my blog! 😀

  • Gillian

    Hi Natalie!
    I love your blog! I’ve been reading it for a few months. I think we have similar proportions (although I think my stomach and boobs are bigger) and you have really helped me to change my body image. I love that you showed yourself in a bathing suit and bared your midriff. It has inspired me to just feel better in my own skin! I also love your style!
    I’ll answer a few of your questions:
    I live in Canada.
    I’m a stay at home Mum of twin boys who turned One last week! ~ joys of my life!
    babies, cat, childhood teddy, photo albums, laptop

  • Patrick weseman

    1. Live the San Francisco Bay Area. Love it.

    2. Counselor, State Special Schools

    3. My Backpack, clothes, pillows, blankets.

    4.None really. I go many places and use many things.

    5. It is boring but my blog is csuhpat1.blogspot.com.

    There is a little about me.

  • Patrick weseman

    1. The San Francisco Bay Area.

    2. Counselor, State Special Schools

    3. My backpack, some clothes, a few books, pillows and blankets

    4. None really, I go where I wind follows me.

    5. Ok, will try this: csuhpat1.bogspot.com. It is kind of boring.

    There is a little bit about me.

  • http://www.cherryblossomhallow.blogspot.com/ Kate

    1. Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia
    2. I’m an Aged Care AIN.. When i do my photography thats when i feel like i am totally alive and living!
    3. Husband and External Hard Drive (it holds all my pictures), everything else is replaceable
    4. None, i;m so happy to give anything a try and go from there. Blog reading has opened my eyes to brands i never knew exsisted.
    5. http://www.cherryblossomhallow.blogspot.com, you can find my other places on my blog.

    This is a great idea Natalie :)

  • http://twitter.com/SomersetRaven Stefanie

    1. Where do you live? Be as generic or specific as you want.

    In a little town called Portishead in the South West of England :) if you know where Bristol is Portishead is a couple of miles away.

    2. What do you do for a living? What are you doing when feel like you’re really living?

    I’m currently unemployed but my main career is retail :( I’d love to be a farrier but I have problems with my back. Or a groom or a vet nurse.

    3. You have to move out of your house in 5 minutes. What items do you grab?

    My cat and my computer tower and memory sticks. I’d try and grab all my notebooks too. Aside from loving notebooks most of them have the beginnings of novels on them that I may or may not do something with.

    4. What’s one brand that has your loyalty?

    I would say Converse. I’ve had 3 pairs and my first pair the high-tops are still going after about 6 years of wear. Sadly the 2 low-tops wore out on the inside of the heels and rubbed me to blisters every time I wore them -_-

    5. Share a link to your blog/social media profile/etc.

    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nemoxstar (we’re already pals :D) Blog http://alternative-musings.blogspot.co.uk/ (not updated very often) Twitter https://twitter.com/SomersetRaven and deviantArt http://somersetraven.deviantart.com/

  • Pumba

    1)I live in Canberra.
    2) I’m a psychologist – which I truly love. When I feel that I am really living I am at the beach with family and friends, laughing, talking and diving under waves.
    3) I would grab the harddrives (with all photos on) and as many other clothes and practical things as I could.
    4) There is no particular brand that I love.
    5) I used to have a blog, but I dont use it anymore.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=655565703 Veronika Scott

    1. Where do you live? Be as generic or specific as you want. – I live in Bavaria (close to Oktoberfest and stuff) in Germany.
    2. What do you do for a living? What are you doing when feel like you’re really living? – In the first place I study journalism. Work for a magazine/website, being a runner at events and concerts and last but not least take photos of families and babies…

    3. You have to move out of your house in 5 minutes. What items do you grab? – My laptop, external harddrive, phone. I just moved and don’t have much needed stuff in my apartment yet.

    4. What’s one brand that has your loyalty? – No special brand. I am open-minded to every brand! :)

    5. Share a link to your blog/social media profile/etc. – http://www.facebook.com/VeronikaScottPhotography

  • Alicia

    Hi Natalie, love your blog, just recently found you/your blog and since then have been following 😉 You inspire more confidence in me. I live in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas USA. I do data entry as I am an indexer for a title company and a student as well majoring in psychology. I love fashion and might be a shop a holic lol it is spending time with family when I feel like I am truly living. Think my phone and laptop is what Id grab out of my house as well as purse haha. Really don’t have a specific brand to be honest. Only have a facebook till further notice https://www.facebook.com/alivazquez101

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeannee-Waseck/566016088 Jeannee Waseck

    1. Where do you live? Be as generic or specific as you want. – Currently, I am in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. I am originally from NJ. I have also lived in Maine, Kentucky, and Georgia. (All locations U.S.)

    2. What do you do for a living? What are you doing when feel like you’re really living? I receive disability … but to really feel alive -ahhh! I write.

    3. You have to move out of your house in 5 minutes. What items do you grab? Old pictures!

    4. What’s one brand that has your loyalty? New Balance (sneakers) – s eriously! In that part of Maine, it is literally the only sustainable-to-have-a-family employment available for many – well – ‘soles’ 😉 plus they have a good product!

    5. Share a link to your blog/social media profile/etc. 63jeannee.blogspot.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/PullThePins Lili Red Panda

    Hello!! :)

    1. Where do you live? Be as generic or specific as you want.
    Auckland, New Zealand

    2. What do you do for a living? What are you doing when feel like you’re really living?
    Work in Telecommunications. Feel like I’m living most when listening to music, especially live music, spending time with loved ones and animals, and when I’m baking.

    3. You have to move out of your house in 5 minutes. What items do you grab?
    My cats, my man, my precious sentimental white gold items, harddrives and my phone.

    4. What’s one brand that has your loyalty?
    City Chic

    5. Share a link to your blog/social media profile/etc.

  • http://project-kathryn.blogspot.com/ kathryn

    1. Melbourne

    2. Umemployed at the moment. When I work, it’s IT. I’m lucky because while I love doing creative stuff like writing, I don’t feel like I’m stuck in an office job to support it. Rather, I love doing the IT work as much as being creative.

    3. Gemma-dog is first. Laptop is second. My fave polka dot dress and my Arashi (beloved J-pop band) merchandise would be high on the list too.

    4. Mod cloth. I’d buy their dresses in very colour if I had the money.

    5. Link – personal blog: http://project-kathryn.blogspot.com writing blog: http://kathrynohalloran.blogspot.com

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    It’s always good when you have a job you enjoy. Oh, I love modcloth, i’d buy everything if I had the money/ if I fitted into the items!

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    New Zealand! YAY! 😀 I love baking too, I don’t do it as much as I used too.

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    I’m on disability too & I love writing, I dont think I’m any good at it, but I enjoy it!

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Aw, thank you! I’m glad you enjoy my blog! I seem to have a few readers who are/ studying to be psychs! I can say even though I’ve had some crazy experiences with them, my current one has been amazing. I have Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar. I KNOW i’m a shopaholic 😛

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Ohh, Germany! I’d love to visit Europe, my ex’s family was from Germany and the Netherlands so I learnt a lot about the culture and that whilst we were together.

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Thank you for being a psychologist! I’ve had some great and some crazy times with psychs, but they are much needed. Having mental health problems, I don’t know where I’d be these days if it wasn’t for all the help i’ve had.

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Englandddd! It’s been my dream to visit the UK since I was around 13, I was obsessed with Union Jacks for ages 😛

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Heheh, glad you would grab your husband 😛 I agree so much about the fact that having a blog really does expand your horizons, from trying new things, to thinking outside the box.

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    I think your job sounds super fascinating! xo

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    I’m glad I’ve helped you think differently of your body! It’s a little scary sharing so much of my body online, I always worry about trolls, but I figured that if I help one person, then it’s worth it. Luckily it’s all been positive responses. Happy belated birthday to your boys! <3

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    We have k-mart, but I’ve not heard of LYS. I have a F21+ top my friend bought me back from the US, i’d love to own more stuff but the shipping to Australia is CRAZY!

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Thank you! Oh, I think it’d be amazing to know more then one language. I did Indonesian, French and Italian at school, but I don’t remember hardly and of it. It’s great you have a job that you love.

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Oh Violin, do you play? I’ve always wanted to learn, I don’t think I’d be any good, I have a bass guitar that I cant play 😛

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    <3 <3 <3 Hope you are doing well sweety, you've been in my thoughts.

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Thanks for commenting! 😀 I think i’m a bit of a brand tart too!

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Thank you! Glad you enjoy my blog! Oh, I think being a librarian would be a great job, I love books. I wouldn’t imagine it’d be as simple as a lot of people think though. Do you have to study to be a librarian in Germany?

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Thank you for commenting & for loving my blog 😛 Yay for dogs, I’m glad you would grab them.

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Heheh, fat kitties are adorably cute!

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    You have such a great job, I think that would be very rewarding. Oh, love the sound of your animal family!

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    I’m on disability too due to my mental health. I love the way you describe taking a photo, it shows just how much you love it.

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    You should come visit and help me out at my new place! I’m not overly handy, I’m better then say, my Dad or my ex, I can put together furniture and that, but I’m not very good with mechanical tools or that 😛

    Ohhhh, you have a turtle! I love turtles!

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Thank you for doing the job you do. I’ve spent a fair amount of time in hospital due to mental health, and have had both positive and negetive experiences in the overall scheme, but I have no doubt about the fact that I’ve been helped by so many people in the mental health care field.
    Yay kitty! My grandmother had a cat named Sebastian!

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Wow, anthropology! That would be a fascinating subject! I <3 Pepsi Max!

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford


  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Rotorua is gorgoeus, I’d love to live in NZ. I’d never heard of CRPS, I’m sorry you have to go through that, it sounds very painful.

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Silly kitties! Oh, guns, I’ve never held a gun, not really even seen one apart from in a police officers holster.

  • Patrick weseman

    It is. Been there for 16 years.

    The State Special School is for the blind. I tend to work with the blind/multi-disabled/autistic. It is a blast, I get to do a lot of stuff. And it beats working.

  • http://www.facebook.com/PullThePins Lili Red Panda

    Yay! :) I can’t wait to have a bigger kitchen and I will bake more – it’s painful baking in mine at the moment as it’s so tiny!

  • Sallie

    Hi I’m posting late, have been going through all my emails today.

    I live in Staffordshire in the UK

    I work as a Medical Secretary in one of our local hospitals (actually it’s not that local to me lol it’s takes me 2hrs to get there on the bus). Believe it or not I really love my job, I was born to be secretarial.

    I would grab my cats, my purse, my £80 Evans boots and my guitar – all that would take longer than 5 minutes lol this isn’t in the event of fire is it because I’d be screwed!

    I don’t really do brands :S I buy whatever is value for money and of decent quality

    Tumblr: http://sweetpeashappythings.tumblr.com/

  • http://sortlifeoutbuymilk.blogspot.co.uk/ Sian Morgan

    I comment a little on here, but I wanna play anyway. ;P

    I live in Manchester in the UK.

    I am a jewellery design student. I feel alive when I am designing, listening to music, seeing great comedy, blogging and when I’m reading. Oh and when I’m learning, doesn’t matter what, I just love learning. :)

    In 5 minutes? I would grab my phone, dogs, shoes, my purse & my art journal.

    Domino Dollhouse, its expensive to get clothes sent from America to the UK, but its worth it. I think I have something from their last four collections or so.

    My blog: http://sortlifeoutbuymilk.blogspot.co.uk/