Are bloggers narcissists?

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My sister once said to me that she thought bloggers are the ultimate narcissists. Oscar Wilde once said “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” So I dedicate this post to her, and Oscar.

A If you were an ANIMAL, what would you be?

I would be a dugong, otherwise known as the cow of the sea. Dugongs are cumbersome, peaceful creatures who like lolling around in the ocean. Much like my good self.

B BOOKS: What’s on your reading list?

I have just finished Ugly by Robert Hoge. He was born with deformed legs and a huge tumour in the middle of his face. A fabulous read. If you are a book club nazi, suggest this one. I tend to favour non fiction books. I don’t know why. Maybe I just prefer real stories.

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C COMPULSIVE about anything?

Not really. But I hate it when all the cushions from the couch are scattered throughout the house.

D DREAMS – Do you … dream in color? remember your dreams? keep a dream journal?

There IS NOTHING more boring than talking about someone else’s dream. So I shall just ignore this one.

E EATING – what’s your usual snack?

Like most people, I occasionally indulge in my secret foods of shame. I kind of have a thing for low fat plastic cheese as well. But I am loving the Pink Lady Apples around at the moment and am trying very hard to resist the neenish tarts at the local bakery. I can knock one of those babies back in 5.6 seconds.

F A Few of your FAVORITE Things

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My fabulous Mum.

  • Hot Chips
  • Snuggle time with the lads in the morning
  • Travelling
  • Villa Maria Sav B
  • When everyone goes to bed and I can watch my stories
  • My beautiful friends
  • Mr Woog
  • My large and varied family
  • The Beach

G GIGGLES! What (or who) makes you laugh? Do you have a good sense of humor?

I have been told in the past that I have a good sense of humour. My sister Mrs Ryan is the funniest person I know, followed by my oldest son. That dude throws out the one liners more successfully than Joe Hildebrand. My wonderful friend The Divine Ms M also has me reaching for light bladder leakage products. People who can poke fun at themselves make me laugh. Those who don’t take themselves too seriously. It takes a certain amount of self-confidence to put your flaws out there and laugh about them. Laughing is my favourite thing to do. FULL STOP.

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One time when we wanted to upset Mr Woog. It worked.A great gag.

H major HOT Button:

Racism. Homophobia. Child abuse. Poverty. The current government although I have a new respect for Julie Bishop at the moment. Judgmental people. Manufactured Mummy Wars in the mainstream media. Liars.

I I am ______________

about to go to Huffy Puffy. Ironically after a year, I am huffing and puffing less.

K Also KNOWN As… Aliases? Screen names? A non de plume perhaps?

I am known as Mrs Woog, even though my name is Kayte Murphy. Mrs Woog has seemed to have stuck. Even the principal at the kid’s school calls me Mrs Woog, which makes me think, with a horrified heart, that he reads this little blog. HI MR STEPHENSON! As a kid, my Dad called my “Rickety Kayte from Bogan Gate.” while my Mum referred to me as “SCRAGGS.” Pretty hey!

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Then all through high school and beyond, I was your plain old Murph.

Now I get Mrs Wong, Mrs Wog and Mrs Woong. Many people are surprised when they meet me, that I am not Chinese.


Laughing until I cannot breathe. I love packing a bag and getting out of dodge. I love blogging and writing and I really, really love Container Wars.

M How do you feel about MEETING people? Do it all the time? Rarely? Parties or 1-on-1?

I adore meeting new people and am lucky enough to function on a very high bullshit artist radar, which helps me sort the wheat from the chaff.

N What’s the story of your NAME? were you named after anyone? Do you go by a nickname? Any aliases?

See above.

O OBSERVANT – What’s around you right now? What do you see?

A huge Apple Mac screen. We love each other. The air conditioning man is also here, giving me solid lectures on cleaning filters.

P Who are the special PEOPLE in your life?

My Apple Mac.

Q Any Little QUIRKs About Yourself:

When I stick a cotton bud in my ear, I gag. Mayo makes me spew.

R What do you like to do for RECREATION?

I hate this question. In an ideal world, I would like to say knitting, craft, baking, golf, yoga, Sudoku but that would be describing my Mum. I like to get together with family and friends and eat, drink and be merry. Surely, that is a hobby, no?

S Do You SING in the Shower? In the car? For your friends?

Every chance I get.

T What’s at the Top of your TO DO list?:

Lose a thousand kilos and get my hair cut.

U Any UNUSUAL Experiences:

I was the first female clerk of the course in NSW. I rode Ming Dynasty to assist the field in the 1989 Golden Slipper. I KNOW! Random. I was 16.

V VEGAS, Vienna, Venice, Vladivostok… How far have you traveled? What’s your favorite City?

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With Bev, walking across the Brooklyn Bridge.

Mr Woog and I went to Vietnam on our Honeymoon. That was pretty amazing. My favourite city, without a doubt is New York City. Everything about that place is magical. Go there. GO THERE! Been to Egypt but I didn’t really like it because many men thought it was a nice idea to show me their peni. Also crossed most of Europe off my bucket list, plus the Middle East. A bomb went off next to our hostel in Tel Aviv, which kind of scarred me.

W WINTER, Spring, Summer, Fall… What’s your favorite season? What makes it special?

Shit this meme I pulled off the internet is BORING! But I have come this far. Summer is my favourite. I hate the cold. I swear I suffer from Seasonal Disorder.

X EXes – They are ex for a very good reason.

Y Any secret/deep YEARNINGS?

I really want to finish writing this self-indulgent list.

FFS! Can you just answer this one for me? I am over this. Perhaps not such a narcissist after all.

Z ZERO to ZENITH – Where are you in your life? Still growing? On an upward (or downward) curve? Just skating along?