26. What’s something that amazes you?
What people can do when they put their mind to it.
27. Do you prefer that people shoot straight with you or temper their words? Why?
Temper your words, please! I’m not big on confrontation. I usually know when I mucked something up and is generally the queen of bad conscience. I don’t need to be told off on top of that.
28. Where’s your favourite place to take an out-of-town guest?
Strandvænget. It’s a big park by the shore of Nyborg where you can see the bridge to Sjælland. There are beautiful birds, hens, geese, ponies, goats, bunnies and some kind of large, red bovine (I forgot which kind but they’re pretty and huge).
The park wraps around some very nice housing for people with different handicaps. It’s so nice to see families visiting their loved ones with special needs, enjoying the stunning nature, animals and natural playgrounds together.
29. What’s one thing you’d rather pay someone to do than do yourself? Why?
Clean the house. I pretty much never feel like doing it. But I do enjoy a clean home so I’d love to have someone else take care of it. I’m pretty confident that anyone would do a better job at it than me.
30. Do you have a catchphrase?
31. What’s your reaction towards people who are outspoken about their beliefs? What conditions cause you to dislike or, conversely, enjoy talking with them?
Generally I think people being really outspoken about fx religious and political beliefs tend to come off a bit provocative. And that’s usually their intention, I suppose. I don’t speak about my beliefs but I do stick to them.
Each to their own.
I enjoy hearing other people’s opinions and beliefs when they’re thought through (and usually also when I agree with them). I’m not very keen on opinions that have been passed down from parents or based on intolerance and narrow-mindedness.
32. How and where do you prefer to study?
I prefer to study something by a computer so I can look things up and collect info. And I prefer to do so by myself.
33. What position do you sleep in?
On my left side, usually. With one leg up for support and then other one stretched down. Mmm.
34. What’s your all-time favourite town or city? Why?
Probably Paris. It’s hard to pick just one ’cause every place has it’s own qualities. But I like how Paris feels HUGE and cozy at the same time. The buildings and signage are beautiful, the metro is a smart and quick way to get around and there’s so much good food and shopping.
France has some awesome retro-game stores. Nuff said.
35. What are the top three qualities that draw you to someone new?
Modesty. Intellect. Kindness.
36. How has your birth order/characteristics of siblings affected you?
I’m the 3rd out of four kids and probably a typical middle child. Feeling a bit overlooked and I’m actually most comfortable when I can hide a bit. I’m great at doing stuff on my own.
My sister and I are just 1.5 years apart so we’re pretty much in sync, though.
37. If you could eliminate one weakness or limitation in your life, what would it be?
I wish I didn’t have this bad self-esteem. I probably wouldn’t be as shy and I would take more chances.
I’m becoming better at taking chances, though.
38. If you could restore one broken relationship, which would it be?
I don’t really think like that. Most relationships that don’t work out aren’t meant to. You don’t have to keep it touch with everyone.
39. If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?
If I HAD to change it, then probably Stine. I always liked that name.
40. Do you believe ignorance is bliss? Why or why not?
41. What do you consider unforgivable?
When someone continually does wrong (and knows it).
42. Have you forgiven yourself for past personal failures? Why or why not?
I’m the worst at forgiving myself. I’ve made some bad choices and I really have no excuse for them. That’s why I can’t forgive myself.
43. How difficult is it for you to forgive someone who refuses to apologize?
Kind of difficult. But if I can tell that someone is repentant, I don’t even need an apology.
44.Do you hold any convictions that you would be willing to die for?
Can’t answer that.
45. To what extent do you trust people? Explain.
I have great faith in others. I’m pretty naive actually.
46. In what area of your life are you immature?
Oof, this is a bad one. I’m horrible with my finances and I’m not great with housekeeping either. Especially laundry. I will wait until I have nothing clean to wear.
47. What was the best news you ever received?
Discovering that we were expecting Ada.
48. How difficult is it for you to be honest, even when your words may be hurtful or unpopular?
I don’t believe I should tell how I feel about something if it hurts someone else.
Having an unpopular opinion is quite different though. I don’t mind being the odd one out in a group when it comes to opinions on politics, morals… or design. ;)
49. When did you immediately click with someone you just met? Why? What was the long term result? Conversely, are you close with anyone now that you really disliked at first?
I never really click with anyone, except when I’m drunk, to be honest. And I’m never really drunk either. Heh.
I’m way too introverted for ‘clicking’. I can however tell when I’ll get along with someone in the long run pretty fast. And it’s usually ’cause they’re quiet like me.
There are people I’ve disliked from their first impression that I’ve later grown to like. Totally. I’m not one to hold a grudge either so even if someone is acting like a bit of an ass I’ll usually forget that and be fine with them again after a while.
50. When do you find yourself singing?
I will usually only sing when there’s music playing. Like in the car or when I’m working at my computer. I also sing for my kid every night ’cause she loves it.
I’m a terrible singer but I do enjoy it. If you invite me over to play Rockband I’ll take the mic over any instrument, any time.
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