DadGeek’s 100 Truths!!!

I know, I don’t like these either but I was tagged in one by my good friend Pippa over at Worm’s Eye View and who am I to stand in the way of this kind of social hoohah? I think I’m supposed to answer this mostly honestly so expect some never-yet-seen glimpses into the world of DadGeek.

BASICS
Q1: What’s your name? A: Leigh
Q2: Any nicknames or aliases? A: Dad, Daddy, Father, Papa, The DadGeek
Q2: Your gender? A: Male
Q4: Your star sign? A: Due to a ruthless intolerance of all things mystical and hoky-poky, I have given myself the starsign of MECHAWOMBLE
Q5: How old are you? A: 36
Q6: Your relationship status? A: Married
Q7: Any children? A: If I didn’t this would be a deeply suspicious endeavour. I have two boys and a girl.
Q8: Any pets? A: 3 cats (one has abandoned us to live with/feed off some old lady) and a hamster. The hamster is immortal.
Q9: Any tattoos or piercings? A: I have had several piercing but all have closed up now. Currently have a tattoo of a scarab beetle on my back but it’s rubbish. I designed it when I was 19 so it’s pretty shit.
Q10: What do you like about yourself? A: I’m funny, clever and pretty nice to be around.
Q11: What do you dislike about yourself? A: Massive anxiety, self-analytical to a fault, perfectionist.
Q12: Righty or lefty? A: Righty handed

LASTS
Q13: The last thing you drank? A: Coffee. Always coffee.
Q14:The last thing you ate? A: Some Cadbury’s Caramel. I feel fat now though.
Q15: Your last phone call? A: Face-timed the wife yesterday
Q16: Your last text message? Boring work stuff
Q17: Your last email? A: Probably some sort of PR stuff.
Q18: The last song you listened to? A: The Bomb by Pigeon John
Q19: The last book you read? A: Currently trying to get through Crazy From The Heat by David Lee Roth
Q20: The last time you cried? A: Errr… a while ago.
Q21: The last blog you read? A: Primo – 5 Reasons Kids Should Learn Coding
Q22: The last person you spoke to? A: My littlest dude. He’s home from school today.
Q23: The last place you visited? A: QD for christmassy stuff
Q24: Your last holiday abroad? A: Woah I think it was my honeymoon in 2008! That’s kids for you.

HAVE YOU EVER?
Q25: Have you ever gotten back with an ex? A: Nope
Q26: Have you ever been cheated on? A: Yup!
Q27: Have you ever cheated on someone? A: Only in the fugue of irresponsible youth…
Q28: Have you ever lost someone special to you? A: Yup. Mum died in 2015. Dad is estranged *shrugs*
Q29: Have you ever been so drunk you threw up? A: Only several hundred times between the ages of 17 and 25
Q30: Have you ever fallen out of love with someone? A: Yeah. I think having a girlfriends mum break up with me shut the door pretty hard on that emotional bond.
Q31: Have you ever met someone who changed you? A: I think everyone changes us a little bit. Sometimes for the better, sometimes not.
Q32: Have you ever been in a situation where you found out who your real friends are? A: I think it’s been a learning process. Having kids tends to shed all the flakey mates and help you whittle down your group to the ones that matter.
Q33: Have you ever kissed someone you probably shouldn’t have? A: Haha! yes.
Q34: Have you ever found out people were talking about you behind your back? A: No, just continuously paranoid about it!
Q35: Have you ever broken someone’s heart? A: I’m pretty in the face. It’s a curse of the visually appealing.
Q36: Have you ever kissed a stranger? A: When I was in my twenties, sure. Those are the most exciting, no?
Q37: Have you ever had your own heart-broken? A: Yeah sure. It’s almost like I love… too much?
Q38: Have you ever had sex on the first date? A: Not sure I’ve ever waited that long 😀
Q39: Have you ever been arrested? A: Nah. I’m an angel, me.
Q40: Have you ever been attracted to someone who isn’t the gender you usually find attractive? A: Can’t recall anyone specifically.
Q41: Have you ever done something you regret A: Literally on a weekly basis. It’s slowed down since I stopped drinking as much of the dirty alcohol.
Q42: Have you ever had a threesome? A: *winky face*
Q43: Have you ever embarrassed yourself in public? A: Yup! See answer to #41
Q44: Have you ever misjudged someone? A: Yes! I’ve learned to judge people by their actions, not by their words. That goes a long way.

YOUR BELIEFS AND OPINIONS
Q45: Do you believe in God? A: No. I’m a heathen.
Q46: Do you believe in yourself? A: It’s a much trickier thing but I believe in my own unreached potential.
Q47: Do you believe in Santa Claus? A: I think I still have unpaid invoices to that guy. Don’t tell him…
Q48: Do you believe in ghosts? A: I saw a lot living in old houses as a kid. Time tends to make it seem silly though.
Q49: Do you believe in aliens? A: I think it’s possible but we’re unlikely to be close enough for a visit or interesting enough to deserve one.
Q50: Do you believe in miracles? A: No. I believe in good fortune but it’s mostly just random chance and wise personal choices.
Q51: Do you believe in the power of positive thinking? A: It’s gotta be better than negative thinking, right?
Q52: Do you believe in love at first sight? A: I think you can be attracted to someone when you first meet them but love is a much deeper, more involved thing.
Q53: Can money make you happy? A: No but money can buy peace of mind, comfort, warmth, entertainment, education, health and distraction and that’s as close as anyone really gets.
Q54: Would you describe yourself as a feminist? A: No. I believe in powerful, self-assertive women. Feminism is so far from that now it’s sad. There are strong women and there are real causes that should be addressed like access to education for girls in 3rd world countries. Modern feminism is too pre-occupied with victimhood and man-bashing to be of any use to either.
Q55: Are you pro-life or pro-choice? A: Pro-choice.
Q56: Do you have strong political beliefs? A: Yes. I’m predominantly left-wing and believe in socialism but also in rewarding personal advancement. I think we live in a world of extremes and neither extreme far-left or far-right ideologies will help anyone. Look after yourself, look after your neighbour. Don’t be a dick.
Q57: Do you have strong religious beliefs? A: I believe religion is an outdated shackle that holds us back but people have the right to their beliefs as long as they don’t impose them on others.
Q58: What do you think the most important thing you can give a child is? A: Time, guidance and reassurance.

RIGHT NOW
Q59: Are you eating anything right now? A: Not right now.
Q60: Are you drinking anything right now? A: As usual finishing off the cold dregs of a coffee I made too long ago.
Q61: What are you listening to right now? A: Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke IT’S ON RANDOM!!!
Q62: What are you thinking about right now? A: IMMINENT CHRISTMAS!!!
Q63: What are you waiting for right now? A: Kids to come home from school.
Q64: What are you most excited about right now? A:IMMINENT CHRISTMAS!!!
Q65) What’s your pet hate right now? A: People doing female-vocal piano covers of old 90s songs. They’re bloody everywhere!
Q66: What’s your favourite thing right now? A: Binge-watching through Mythbusters with my eldest.
Q67: If you weren’t answering these questions, what would you be doing right now? A: Writing another blog post (didn’t have to change this one from Pippa’s. What does that say?

FIRSTS
Q68: Your first best friend? A: I think he was called David. When I was about 6 I told him I loved him like a brother, probably because I’d seen it on tv. I still cringe about it 30 yrs later.
Q69: Your first kiss? A: I think it was with a girl called Julie on the sofa of my dad’s static home.
Q70: Your first celebrity crush? A: Megan Ward. She was one half of the two-headed person in Freaked. Broke my heart…
Q71: Your first holiday? A: Went all over Europe as a kid. Austria was pretty cool and I got legally drunk in my early teens.
Q72: Your first pet? A: I think we had a cat called Thomas. The first pet I really remember was Choo Choo. She lived for like 25 years.
Q73: Your first regret? A: Too many to remember which was first…
Q74: Your first job? A: Tesco Cafe for 2.75 an hour. It was basically slavery.
Q75: Your first childhood memory A: Playing with a toy elephant in someone’s back garden in Andover.

WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Q76: Love or money? A: Love. Preferably with a bit of money.
Q77: Twitter or Facebook? A: Twitter.
Q78: Hook up or relationship? A: Relationships.
Q:79: Dogs or cats? A: Cats!
Q80: Coffee or tea? A: Coffee!
Q81: Beer or wine? A: Beer. Preferably an IPA, not gnats pee like Fosters.
Q82: Sweet or savoury? A: Unsavoury
Q83: Introvert or extrovert? A: Ex-extrovert who now works very hard at it but hates parties.
Q84: Vampires or werewolves? A: Proper vampires, like before Twilight ruined them.
Q85: Seaside or countryside? A: Countryside. I hate sand.
Q86: Summer or winter? A: Winter. It’s less sweaty and snow is pretty.
Q87: Books or movies? A: Definitely books, there’s nothing better!
Q88: Horror or comedy? A: Comedy! Anyone can scare someone but it’s a gift to make people laugh.

A FEW RANDOM QUESTIONS TO FINISH ON
Q89: Do you wish you could change your past? A: The past is an education. Sometimes I wish I’d figured stuff out sooner.
Q90: What’s your dream job? A: Anything that lets me spend more time with my family.
Q91: What’s your guilty pleasure? A: Korean pop music
Q92: What are you afraid of? A: An unpredictable future for my kids.
Q93: What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up? A: A video game tester.
Q94: If you could have any super power, what would it be? A: Immortality
Q95: If you could change anything about your life what would it be? A: Having anxiety (didn’t need to change this one either!)
Q96: Would you want immortality? A: Yup. Plenty more time to get stuff done!
Q97: If you could interview anyone alive or dead who would you choose? A: Dave Grohl
Q98: Would you say you are happy? A: Happiness comes in moments. It’s not sustainable. Just appreciate it when it happens.
Q99: What one piece of advice would you give to yourself at age eighteen? A: Go easier on yourself. Pay less attention to what other people think.
Q100: Where would you like to be in five years’ time? A: More DadGeek, more fun with the family, less other distractions.

That’s it! I don’t think that was totally insufferable. Now I get to tag other bloggers!

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