Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Getting to know me, Getting to know you.

This has been going around for the last couple of days, started by the lovely Alexis aka Faffaholic. So here are my answers.

What made you choose your blog/twitter/YouTube username?
My Blog name is 'Steph Stuph' which is fairly straight forward. Im Steph and the blog is about girly stuff. Twitter is jigglysteph (come find me!) and goes back to when i was 16 and scamming my way into clubs where i would always be the one on the dance floor doing the Beyonce ass thing. Because of this, Boyfriend at the time began calling me 'jiggly' (lovely i know) and created my first hotmail account as jigglysteph and its stuck and gets used for everything. In hindsight i was clearly a late starter in the world of technologies!

What's your actual name?
Stephanie. Not a fan.

Do you have any nicknames?
Ive accumulated plenty along the years. They include jiggly, stiffy, singer steph, scooaaaatland (said just like that), grub, sock, schmephamy schmismop, stephinately...em, i think that's it!

Apart from the obvious make up / beauty hobby, what other hobbies do you have?
The main one is singing. I'm in 2 different function bands who do various things such as weddings, corporate functions etc. Ive even been sent out to Nigeria to sing which was pretty amazing! Aside from music, my main hobby is art. I paint black and white graphic canvases (i might post a few up if anyone's interested) and also paint onto random things like converse trainers. Why not?

What do you do?
Before i was made redundant (yawn!) i was an events organiser for a live music venue. It basically involved booking local bands for gigs and coordinating them, the night and various other music based events. I would have loved it had my boss not been a I'm looking to get back into something similar. At the moment I am a full time musician and while i cant make a living from it, its certainly keeping me going while i look for a new 9 - 5.

What would you like to do?
Ideally id like to make a living from singing. My band are planning on taking a contract to head out to either the Middle or Far East in October so hopefully that's well within my means!

Tell us something embarrassing, but that you love doing?
I loooooove Come Dine With Me and various other cooking programmes, yes i do think Nigella is a bit great...but (and here's the embarrassing part) I'm a completely rubbish cook. The most impressive meal i do is either prawn stir fry or shepherds pie but i confess, most of the time its tinned soup and sandwiches or something else micro-friendly (cough rustler burgers cough).

Ooh, and because of my infatuation with Leonardo DiCaprio as a yougster i can recite the whole dialogue of Titanic from start to finish.

Tell us a little something that we don't already know about you.
I once dislocated my jaw singing 500 miles at a wedding (thankfully we always do it as the last song!) and now every time i yawn it clicks annoyingly.

What achievement are you most proud of?
When i was a lot younger i was in an abusive relationship with someone i thought of as my first love. He made me quit school, live with him, took my phone away, made me wear all black (couldn't be a skirt or low cut top) and i found myself walking with my eyes on the ground to avoid being beaten up for 'looking at another guy'. I would have to say that i am most proud of finding the courage to leave him. He later broke into my parents house to trash my bedroom and tried to sue me for the money he spent on taking me on holiday for my 18th birthday. He was of course laughed at.

What do you most like about yourself?
Ive always been a friend to anyone. Once when i was little i was the only person invited to the birthday party of a boy because he was bullied and i was the only person who stood up for him.

What would you change about yourself if you could?
I would love to be a LOT tidier! mess just seems to 'happen' when I'm about but i do love a tidy room.

If you could have anything in the world (that doesn't cost any money), what would you want?
Id start with a job and then get down to the fun stuff. Id love to be able to drive. I keep starting to learn and getting freaked out and giving up. Id also like longer, less yucky legs and the ability to eat whatever i want without putting on any weight.


  1. That's very interesting to read, thank you for sharing, hun! I hope you'll find a good job soon, and meanwhile, enjoy your free time! xxx

  2. Great read, and yes please post some of your artwork. That would be fab to see x

  3. Wow, I'm learning more and more about you! Next thing we will be bezza's! I'm surprised we've never come accross each other before! :D (you'll be more relieved - ha ha)

    We also do 500 miles as the last song...hmmmm - i'm not a fan. Though at least my jaw is in one peice - Oyah!

    Great read!

  4. I'm not going to say I'm so sorry about your horrible relationship, because I'm so proud of you for finding it within yourself to get out, and move on with your life, knowing that you were so much better than living a life like that. Well done for having the courage :)

    I will soon be joining you as a fellow unemployed redundancy victim, and I wish I had something like signing I could fall back on. Sadly, if I sang windows would most definitely shatter, and that is not something I would wish upon anyone!

    x x x

  5. Ooooh these are such interesting answers!!! You are a very brave girl... I bet you can't listen to 500 Miles the same any more huh :P

  6. You make me laugh!
    So with you on the COme Dine With Me, I love a lazy sunday watching that for 3 hours whilst eating a pot noodle, ha! I cried over an omlette once, that's how terrible I am at cooking!