What’s up with me…

What’s up with me…
Carly Jacobs
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n the weekend, I very quietly celebrated my 9 year blogging anniversary. That’s 9 full years of writing every single week (often every day) on the internet. I’ve never taken a full week off, not in that entire time. Writing here is like breathing for me now. I just do it. I don’t even really think that hard about it. I check my stats every so often just to see what kind of stuff you guys are liking so I can give you more of it but generally I just do my thing. I like it. I think I’ll probably do it in some form forever.

Occasionally, I get asked very lovely (and sometimes not so lovely) questions about things in my life that have changed so I thought I’d take a few moments to address those. Here’s what’s up with me…

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What ever happened to the jewellery course you did?

I finished it (like 6 years ago!) and it was awesome. I’m a proper qualified jeweller who doesn’t make jewellery. My blog kind of took off just after I graduated and writing has demanded more of my time. I’ll come back to it. I’ll be an old lady with whispy grey hair, living in the mountains with a silver smithing studio. Also the memory of some readers astounds me. I barely remember what I ate for breakfast yesterday. You kids and your crazy random fact retention.

Are you Italian?

No but that would be ace. I’m straight up, off the boat, English/Irish convict combo. On both sides of my family.

Do you still do theatre?

Yep! I did a show last year. And I’m possibly doing another one but I will definitely let you know.

Aren’t you married?

This one is a bit confusing because back when I started blogging it was popular to call your significant other Mr Insert Blog Title Here. Hence why I call my partner Mr Smaggle – I tried switching to ‘Ben’ but everyone freaked out so I went back to Mr Smaggle, which quite rightly makes people assume we’re married but we’re not and don’t intend to be. We just couldn’t be bothered and also I really don’t want to get married while gay people can’t. It’s just a thing I have. We’ve been together for 10 years and he’s very excellent. I’m going to keep him forever. He knows just how I like my tea and I’m not really interested in training someone new how to do that.

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You said you use an Olympus camera but I can see you’re carry a Fuji. What’s that about?

Mr Smaggle is a photographer so we have lots of cameras floating around and I own two, both of which I paid for and I’m not ambassadors of. Sometimes I use my Olympus and sometimes I use my Fuji. Cameras are like handbags for me – I use whichever one feels appropriate for that day or whichever one I remembered to charge.

Are you bringing Little Blog Big to my city?

You never know! Little Blog Big is the blogging school I run with Christina from Hair Romance. We had such a ball doing it last year but it’s really hard work and we’re both working on other projects at the moment. We have a 2017 plan which you’ll totally love so stay tuned. In the mean time, we have a training group called The Blog Squad and you can join here. It’s so ace. It’s basically six full time bloggers coaching our group on how we do it.

What happened to #sleeptalkingboyfriend?

I’m really sorry to be the bearer of bad news but those days are kind of over. Mr Smaggle used to talk and say weird things in his sleep, which I then posted to Facebook because they were bloody hilarious. He used to do it most mornings for years. He has some ear/nose/throat/cluster headache issues so he’s been on some different and weird medications and an unfortunate side effect is that he’s lost his sleep talking. It still happens about once a month but not very often and not as funny. I’m sorry, I loved his sleep talking too. He’s well rested now but I remain unamused through out the night. #sacrifices. Note: The night I wrote this, he sleep talked twice the next morning. He’s toying with my emotions.

Are you still working a 9 to 5? Or do you blog full time now?

I’ve been blogging full time for two years now and by that I mean I freelance, I work with brands, I do advertising, run events, teach blogging, work with Secret Bloggers Business and consult. I’m also just about to launch Crochet Coach (which I’m beyond excited about) so make sure you sign up if you’re keen to learn to crochet. Which I know you are.

Can you write more opinion pieces please?

Sure, when I have an opinion about something! I love writing opinion pieces but I need to be extremely sure of what I’m writing and they take a lot of time to research. Plus every time I write an opinion piece it brings out the internet douche bags and I don’t like them. I’d rather just talk to my crew here or have interesting conversations in the comments where the internet D-bags are less likely to find us.

Are you on Snapchat?

Yes. And I’m pretty sure my name is carly.jacobs but don’t quote me on that. Snapchat is hard.

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Are you pregnant?

Nope and I’m throwing away the tulip dress that makes people ask me this every time I wear it.

While I’ve got you, I’d love to say a huge thank you to each and every one of you who visits my little corner of the world. I’ve been doing this for a very long time and I know plenty of you have been around since the beginning. Thank you so much for sticking with me and know that when I picture you clicking through to my blog on your lunch break or when you’re lying in bed procrastinating about starting the day, it makes my heart soar. You are all very awesome.

I’d also love you to de-lurk! I haven’t asked this for a while

My name is…………

I live…………

I When I go to a bar I order………..

I’m currently listening to…………

The one thing I will never order at restaurant is……….

If I was down to my last $5 I would buy……….

I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. days/months/years

Just copy and paste into the comments and introduce yourself!

Also if you have any burning questions, fire away. I’m in a questions answering kind of mood.

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82 Comments

  1. Loz 2 years ago

    My name is…………Loz

    I live…………on a farm near Melbourne

    I When I go to a bar I order………..rum and coke in a can

    I’m currently listening to…………audio books (loingustralian authors right now)

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is……….Garlic bread (I am intolerant of garlic and gluten)

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy……….feed for all my animals/pets

    I have been reading Smaggle for ………..about a year days/months/years

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      I’m addicted to audio books! I love Alan Partridge!

  2. inthegoodbooksblog 2 years ago

    My name is…………Michelle

    I live…………in Melbourne

    I When I go to a bar I order………..I don’t really go to bars, but either a white wine, or beer

    I’m currently listening to…………Sia, and a times tables cd that I play in the car for the kids to sing along to!

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is………anything spicy.

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy……….a book, an ebook,a bookmark, anything bookish! I’m a proud book nerd 🙂

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. days/months/years Ages 🙂

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Oh I like spicy stuff – but not too spicy. Makes my gums itch!

  3. Cheekiechops 2 years ago

    My name is Cheekiechops

    I lives in the same great town as you

    I When I go to a bar I order something with vodka, pref with lychees

    I’m currently listening to Barry Manilow (my sister is appalled, my partner won’t acknowledge it)

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is foie gras, wrong, wrong, wrong

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy a coffee from my favourite cafe or a copy of big issue

    I have been reading Smaggle for 3-4 years

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Oh wow that’s so weird – I had a reader called Cheekiechops way back in the day and I thought that was you! Weird! Welcome new(ish) Cheekiechops!

  4. my2morrows 2 years ago

    He knows how you have your tea!! He’s a keeper for sure! My Huz still doesn’t know after 16 years! While I procrastinate in bed, here’s my answers…

    My name is………… shannon

    I live………… on Sydney’s Northern beaches (but Sourh Aust born & raised)

    I When I go to a bar I order……….. Depends… If it’s just been pay day, a cocktail of some description, otherwise a white wine or bubbles.

    I’m currently listening to………… straight & Curly podcast and Amy schumer’s audio book (girl with the lower back tattoo) on Audible. It’s super cool having amy herself read it to me!

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is………. Olives

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy………. A chai latte

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. Years! Not sure how many but goes back to the Google reader days!

    Love your work all these years later Carly! Thank you! Xx

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Oh totally. He’s going nowhere! And thank you! And my drink orders are also directly related to how much money I have! 🙂

  5. Daryll Gray 2 years ago

    My name is Daryll

    I live in Palmerston North, New Zealand

    I When I go to a bar I order a Pinot Noir

    I’m currently listening to the Radio because my 61/2 year old daughter likes to sing along and it makes me smile 🙂

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is anything with mushrooms

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy YARN!!! think of all the magic that could happen with just one ball!

    I have been reading Smaggle for a couple years…maybe 3 years? Love love love it! I am constantly going back through the blogs to find things I remember seeing that weren’t relevant to me at the time and now are! AND I find awesome other bloggers through Smaggle – I’ve just started following Kelly Exeter – love her!

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      No! Mushrooms are the best! They’re like flavour sponges! 🙂 And thank you for the blog love – that’s so nice of you. And yes Kelly is awesome!

  6. KezUnprepared 2 years ago

    I love this! Amazed at the types of questions you are asked!

    My name is…………Keri aka Kez

    I live…………in WA. I’ve just picked up an exciting little bloggy job that will out where I live exactly and I’m kind of nervous and excited! I’ve always remained vague to protect my privacy but work is work and it is bringing great opportunities! Gotta weigh it up, I guess!

    When I go to a bar I order………..a mojito. No hesitation!

    I’m currently listening to…………well, what am I NOT listening to? I love music and I will listen to anything from the latest whatever on Triple J, to the best daggy, nostalgic pop from the 90s, to the punk rock and Silverchair of my youth! I have eclectic tastes!

    The one thing I will never order at a restaurant is………. anything really spicy. I can’t take the heat. Which makes people laugh because I’m Korean by birth but I can’t use chopsticks properly and can’t handle hot (spice wise) foods!

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy………. some kind of make up from the supermarket that was on sale

    I have been reading Smaggle for ………… days/months/years – honestly, I am not even sure! It feels like a year, but the way time flies it could have been longer? I feel like I was a late discoverer of your blog and only wish I’d been on board earlier – you’re ace! x

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      It’s actually crazy – I once had someone say ‘You’re tall!!!!!’ really accusatory, like as if I’d been hiding it. 🙂 Thank you for the blog love – you’re very welcome here!

  7. Polka Dot Bride 2 years ago

    My name is Dottie

    I live in front of my computer

    I When I go to a bar I order normally bubbles or something sour and fruity. Oh and champagne mojitos.

    I’m currently listening to the Polka Dot Picks Of The Week playlist

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is… not much. i eat everything.

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy.. save it!

    I have been reading Smaggle for nine years!

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Oh I love fruity drinks! Makes me happy! And you have been reading that long – I’ve also been reading Polka Dot Bride for that long! 🙂

  8. janevstar 2 years ago

    My name is Jane

    I live in Melbourne, but am from Queensland.

    When I go to a bar I order scotch

    I’m currently listening to Woolful podcasts and Bach

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is insects

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy coffee

    I have been reading Smaggle just this year – love your variety

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Oh thank you that’s lovely of you. I actually wanted to try those roasted insects in Thailand but I didn’t know if they were gluten free or not. 🙂

  9. Maxabella 2 years ago

    My name is…………Bron

    I live…………in savignon blanc. Oh wait, wrong question.

    I When I go to a bar I order……….. savignon blanc, obviously.

    I’m currently listening to………… podcasts. You/Kel and Gretchen Rubin are my current faves.

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is………. shellfish. Allergic.

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy………. can you buy anything with $5 anymore? Maybe beer.

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. days/months/years…. a very long time.

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Oh you listen to Straight and Curly??? We mention you all the time! 🙂

  10. Kelly Isaacs 2 years ago

    My name is………… Kelly

    I live…………Brisbane

    I When I go to a bar I order……….. beer – Stone & Wood Pacific Ale is the current one of choice

    I’m currently listening to………… I just listened to Justin Beiber sing Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car which I will begrudgingly admit was quite good. Before that Undisclosed podcast – I went off it but I quite liked the last couple of episodes.

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is………. the first thing that comes to mind is liver. Hmmmm!

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy……….Coke Zero.

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. maybe 3 years ?

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      You know what? Potential cancer and aspartame poisoning be damned – I bloody love Coke Zero!

  11. Stephanie Snyder 2 years ago

    My name is…………Stephanie

    I live…………just outside of Atlanta, GA. Traffic is crazy and the weather is hot, but I love living here!

    When I go to a bar I order………..a burger! Growing up my grandparents would take my to get “bar burgers” when I would visit. Now I’m always trying to find the best burger out there!

    I’m currently listening to…………the Dean Martin station on Pandora. Recently it’s been my go-to station.

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is……….calamari. Eww…just eww!

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy……….Chocolate and underwear are the first things to pop into my mind! Not sure what that says about me…

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. Almost two years! I hate bloggers who ramble on. I LOVE that you are blunt and organized!

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Blunt and organised. Music to my ears. That’s exactly what I want people to say about me! 🙂

  12. Marina 2 years ago

    Hi Carly! I just discovered your blog this week and I’m in love! Work is a bit slow, so I’ve been reading your older posts and it’s awesome.
    There’s a lot of things I can identify with, like my terrible FOMO. I’m working on getting better at it though. So without further ado, let me introduce myself:

    My name is………… Marina

    I live………… Basel, Switzerland. Although I’m originally from Madrid, Spain

    I When I go to a bar I order………..Beer or wine.

    I’m currently listening to…………Perfect day from Lou Reed on repeat

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is……….just a salad. Give me foood!

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy……….good question, maybe some coffee?

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. 6 days 😀

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      6 days??? My goodness welcome! Thank you for reading! Let me know if there’s anything you’d like more of – I’d love a fresh perspective!

  13. Careeragogo 2 years ago

    I am so signing up at Crochet Coach. This is a skill that has alluded me for so long – learning how to crochet is on my bucket list. Other people might want to go heli-skiing in NZ or visit Nepal but for me its being able to make my own rug made from granny squares. I’m not joking either!

    My name is…………Ingrid

    I live…………Canberra

    I When I go to a bar I order………..A Tasmanian wine (strong allegiance to my home state) and then, if not available, one from the Canberra region.

    I’m currently listening to…………The Black Keys, Cage the Elephant, Delta Riggs. Recently developed a liking for Garage/Blues Music.

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is……….anything which was part of a pig. Pigs are way too smart or cute for eat’n!

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy……….melting moment bikkies from my local bakery.

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. 2 years

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      I can totally sort you out! I’m so excited – I can’t wait to get everyone good and addicted! I bloody love a melting moment. There’s just something about that passion fruity ness.

  14. cathymk 2 years ago

    My name is………… Cathy K

    I live………… Perth

    I When I go to a bar I order……….. Billy Bob’s Ruckus Juice or a Negroni or a Moscow mule or…

    I’m currently listening to………… an audio book (The last camel died at noon)

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is………. fish

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy………. a coffee

    I have been reading Smaggle for … a couple of years

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Oh I love fish – probably wouldn’t order it in a restaurant though. Too exxy! 🙂

  15. Vanessa 2 years ago

    My name is Vanessa

    I live in Melbourne

    I When I go to a bar I order a Mai Tai if I’m feeling festive

    I’m currently listening to Missy Higgins – I have tickets to her show in November

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is Roast of the Day – just sad

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy coffee

    I have been reading Smaggle for at least 6 years

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Oh I’d love to see Missy Higgins. Apparently she’s amazing live.

  16. Kylie 2 years ago

    My name is Kylie

    I live in the remote Kimberley Region

    I When I go to a bar I order Matsos Ginger Beer.

    I’m currently listening to the football

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is Caesar salad. What a waste of a meal out.

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy a dress at the op-shop

    I have been reading Smaggle for 8ish years.

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Oh my goodness I’ve been wanting to visit the Kimberley region forever! How lucky you are. And thank you so much for reading Smaggle for so many years. You’re lovely! x

  17. My name is………… Sam.

    I live…………in Sydney.

    I When I go to a bar I order……….. a glass of bubbles.

    I’m currently listening to the sound of Toronto traffic.

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is………. tofu. It’s my food nemesis.

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy……….some ingredients to bake a cake.

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. 3 years. I’m not sure, maths isn’t my strong point!

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      You know what? I wouldn’t know how long I’ve been your blog for either. Is it one year? five? Who knows!

  18. Marina 2 years ago

    Hi Carly! I found your blog this week and I’m loving it! Work is a bit slow at the moment, so I’ve been reading your older posts and they’re awesome. I can identify with a lot of what you say, like I also have terrible FOMO, but I’m working on it.
    So, without further ado, here’s my list:
    My name is…………Marina

    I live………… in Basel, Switzerland, but I’m originally from Madrid, Spain

    I When I go to a bar I order………..beer

    I’m currently listening to…………Perfect day from Lou Reed on repeat

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is……….Just a salad, such a waste!

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy……….Probably a bag of coffee

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. 6 days 😀

  19. Raquel Moss 2 years ago

    My name is Raquel

    I live in Wellington, New Zealand

    I When I go to a bar I order a local craft IPA

    I’m currently listening to the Stranger Things soundtrack. I’m a software developer so I like ambient music while I code.

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is oysters. Ew.

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy a coffee, let’s be honest.

    I have been reading Smaggle for about 8 years 🙂

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      That’s a bloody great idea! I just added to my list for writing. It’s perfect. Thank you and holy shit you’ve been reading Smaggle for 8 years??? That’s crazy and awesome. Thank you!

  20. Janette 2 years ago

    My name is………… Janette

    I live………… Perth northern suburbs (north, south or hills is a big deal around here)

    When I go to a bar I order……….. Coke Zero (party animal, I know)

    I’m currently listening to………… Museum of Curiosity (podcast/radio show)

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is………. Lamb (bad for an Aussie, I know)

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy………. flat white. Although $5 would only get me a regular!

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. two years? I think.

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Oh that’s so true coffee prices in Perth are mental expensive. Although in Melbourne I’d be hard pressed to get a coffee for under $4.

  21. nonnuclearmaven 2 years ago

    My name is Laura

    I live in Perth

    I When I go to a bar I order espresso martini or a Moscow mule

    I’m currently listening to #ThrowbackThursday so many 2000s gems I’d forgotten about

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is shellfish – damn food allergy

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy apples and peanut butter! great snack

    I have been reading Smaggle for many years since the roomy smaggle years

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      No way! Roomy Smaggle is still around – she has two puppies and a lovely lad! I’ll tell her you say hi.

  22. Peta 2 years ago

    My name is Peta

    I live in Perth, WA

    I When I go to a bar I always order Aperol Spritz

    I’m currently listening to David Grey on high rotation

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is anything I can cook well myself

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy a coffee

    I have been reading Smaggle for about 3 years

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      I love your reply to the restaurant one – I do that too! I’m not great at steak so that often gets ordered at restaurants.

  23. Natalie 2 years ago

    My name is Natalie!

    I live in Melbourne, but I was born & raised in Sydney and I lived in Adelaide for a couple of years.

    I When I go to a bar I order a lemon, lime and bitters.

    I’m currently listening to Denmark & Winters cover of Don’t Fear the Reaper.

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is hmm, anything with peas. Or nuts, as I’m allergic.

    If I was down to my last $5 I would put the money on my Myki card so I could at least get around.

    I have been reading Smaggle for many many many years now, back when you were Lady Smaggle.

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Oh I love it when people remember Lady Smaggle – that was ages ago you gorgeous thing. Thanks for sticking with me. We should catch up if you’re in Melbourne! x

  24. Lisa 2 years ago

    My name is…………Lisa

    I live…………Newcastle, NSW

    When I go to a bar I order………..Margarita

    I’m currently listening to…………Jennifer Knapp

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is……….mushroom based meals

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy……….coffee

    I have been reading Smaggle for a few years on and off

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      So many mushroom haters. 🙂 I love mushrooms but they’re SO divisive. Worse than coriander.

  25. Chavonne 2 years ago

    My name is…………Chavonne

    I live…………In reading, uk

    I When I go to a bar I order………..Rum and coke or a craft beer

    I’m currently listening to…………Jimi hendrix

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is……….anything with prawns/shrimp/ seafood in general

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy……….hairdye

    I have been reading Smaggle for on and off for a year.

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Oh you just inspired me to add more Hendrix to my listening mix!

  26. Helen 2 years ago

    My name is Helen Seiler

    I live in Perth

    I When I go to a bar I order beer

    I’m currently listening to old style tunes

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is roast

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy a notepad & pen

    I have been reading Smaggle for about a year now 🙂

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      You know what? I wouldn’t order roast either. Good life choice. And welcome to Smaggle! I hope you like it round here.

  27. Christina 2 years ago

    My name is Christina

    I live in a fantasy land (actually, just melbourne)

    I When I go to a bar I order gin and tonic

    I’m currently listening to Big Magic audiobook

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is ‘just a salad’

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy a coffee, and I have!

    I have been reading Smaggle for a couple of years I think?

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      I never order salads either. I generally like to be healthy but restaurant salads are just sad and expensive.

  28. My name is…………Anne

    I live…………Perth

    I When I go to a bar I order………..Beer (I am a country girl!)

    I’m currently listening to…………The Wiggles!

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is……….Pork

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy……….Coffee (I have small kids, I run on coffee)

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……1 day….. days/months/years

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Whoa! Super newbie – love it! Welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

  29. Hannah 2 years ago

    My name is Hannah.

    I live in Central Florida.

    When I go to a bar I order….I don’t frequent too many bars, but if I find myself at one, a gin and tonic.

    I’m currently listening to old playlists I’ve made up. My music taste is all over the place and the playlists I make reflect that. Very eclectic.

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is — totally agree with everyone who said “just a salad”….why did I come to the restaurant in the first place?!

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy a book…or maybe a milkshake. Can you even find a book for $5 these days?

    I have been reading Smaggle for about a year or less. Totally hooked!

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      I love your ‘why did I even come here???’ restaurant scenario. I can imagine you flipping a table! Welcome and thank you for reading! x

  30. Dawn 2 years ago

    My name is Dawn

    I live in Orlando FL

    When I go to a bar, I order a gin martini extra dirty with blue cheese stuffed olives, please! (Is that too picky?)

    I am currently listening to Prince. I miss him!

    The one thing I will never order at a restaurant is head cheese. ( I accidentally did this once at a work dinner and spent all of my time trying to hide it under the lettuce it came with! I didn’t know what it was when I ordered it lol)

    If I was down to my last $5, I would buy chocolate. I’m addicted.

    I have been reading Smaggle for 2 weeks. Not sure how I happened upon it, but I bookmarked it quickly so you know I like it 🙂

    Thanks for writing!

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Oh you’re wonderful thank you so much for that! I miss Prince too! x

  31. My name is Sonia.

    I live in Adelaide, South Australia.

    When I go to a bar I order a glass of wine … and if there are hot chips on the menu, there’s no way I can resist.

    I’m currently listening to our fireplace and the news.

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is something I can cook at home.

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy a coffee and sit and people watch.

    I have been reading Smaggle for many, many, many days/months/years … and love it!

    xx

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      You’re gorgeous! Let us have hot chips and wine together soon.

  32. My name is…………Jodi

    I live…………Regional Victoria

    I When I go to a bar I order………..either a Koppaberg Cider, a Moscato or a Pina Colada

    I’m currently listening to…………R&B Friday’s on the local radio. So gansta I am.

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is……….sushi

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy……….jelly bellys

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. I’m not sure, around 3 years I think.

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Jelly Bellys? That’s adorable. i’d almost say the same thing but I can’t stand the popcorn flavoured ones so no. 🙂

  33. Gemma 2 years ago

    My name is…………Gemma

    I live…………in Brisbane

    I When I go to a bar I order………..an Espresso Martini

    I’m currently listening to………… the radio

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is………. salad

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy………. coffee. Curse of having a toddler = not much sleep

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. about 7 years I think?

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Whoa! 7 years? That’s amazing! Have you always commented under Gemma?

  34. Nys 2 years ago

    My name is…………nys

    I live…………in Melbourne

    When I go to a bar I order………..alcoholic ginger beer

    I’m currently listening to…………triple R radio love them and I now find alot of other radio personalities young,brash and annoying does this make me old?

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is……….this is kinda hard as I’ll prob always try anything once, maybe like something that is alive when it gets to the table?I know they do that with some types of seafood in some countries like it’s still wriggling &stuff..

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy… some sort of lindt chocolate or a coffee

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……I prob wouldve said 3 or 4 years except you posted that thing on fb the cosmo cutout from 8 years ago& I remember your style&hair from then so maybe been about 8 years. .cripes!

  35. Kat 2 years ago

    Hi Carly, I’ve been reading for YEARS, and have done this quiz a few times now!

    My name is Kat

    I live in Adelaide

    When I go to a bar I order pale ale, vodka and tonic or some cocktail. Strangely never feel like wine.

    I’m currently listening to Desire!(!!) yes that one song everyone knows, Chromatics, The Soft Moon, Black Marble and various other hipster syynth-rock sounds that are emerging now.

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is, hmm, anything with chilli as I’m terrified it will go over my tolerance level and i’ll end up sweating, red-faced and unbearable. Also not really a pasta or rice or carb emphasised dish orderer either.

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy food or a cheap nail polish.

    I have been reading Smaggle for yes, as mentioned above, YEARS. When you were still in Canberra doing the style posts with Brownie (?? God hope the name is right!…. and I still love the style posts and wish you did more of!) 🙂

  36. Courtney 2 years ago

    My name is………… Courtney

    I live………… Auckland/NZ

    I When I go to a bar I order……….. red wine or a white wine or a daiquiri (never the frozen ones!) or a whiskey… a very mood and/or weather dependant drinker!

    I’m currently listening to………… the girlboss podcast & either some old school hip hop or even older blues

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is………. prawns. Always over cooked.

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy………. food!

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. on and off for years … I seem to forget for agesss then suddenly remember and check back in to a whole lot of new articles 🙂 This is my first comment ever though! YOLO

  37. Katherine McIntosh 2 years ago

    My name is…………

    I live…………

    I When I go to a bar I order………..

    I’m currently listening to…………

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is……….

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy……….

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. days/months/years

  38. Katherine McIntosh 2 years ago

    My name is Katherine

    I live north of Boston, Massachusetts

    I When I go to a bar I order a Patron Silver Margarita (rare occurrence)

    I’m currently listening to One Direction (unfortunately, my 4 year old has taken a shine to them due to the influence of her two teenaged sisters)

    The one thing I will never order at a restaurant is a very extensive list, but I’ll state the first thing that comes to mind and that is seafood. Clams, scallops, shrimp, lobster, calamari, etc. I have been known to order fried haddock when feeling adventurous.

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy a big bag of gummy worms.

    I have been reading Smaggle for only a few days but have crammed a few months worth in so far!

  39. Jacq Lives Here 2 years ago

    My name is – Jacq/Jacqueline

    I live – in Melbourne, via Canberra; but I’m a cockroach/Queenslander

    When I go to a bar I order – Gin + Tonic. Or champers. Or G+T AND champers. Or a gin based cocktail. Basically anything with gin in it

    I’m currently listening to – the My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast – if you too want to almost wee your pants in public whilst tears are streaming down your face from laughing hysterically, do yourself a favour and get on board, pronto

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is – oysters. Insert emoji with the sick mask over face here. EEWWW

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy – musk sticks. Delicious pink sticks of sugary happiness

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. hmm, about a year? Agree with whoever above said you were blunt and to the point. WORD.

  40. Beck 2 years ago

    My name is………… Beck

    I live………… In Brisbane

    I When I go to a bar I order……….. Whiskey Sour or Whiskey and Dry

    I’m currently listening to………… Audio books
    so I can crochet haha
    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is………. Aioli

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy………. Yarn

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. days/months/years must be close to 9 years!!! You’ve been in my life longer than my children but not my hubster <3 I got to eat your salted caramels 🙂

  41. Sarah 2 years ago

    My name is…………Sarah

    I live…………on the Sunshine Coast

    When I go to a bar I order………..usually a lemon lime and bitters.

    I’m currently listening to…………Lauren Daigle, for king and country, and lots more. We always have music on. Gretchen Rubin podcast, straight and curly podcast, the slow home podcast just to name a few.

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is……….something I can cook at home.

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy….a bar of chocolate and sit at the beach to eat it.

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. about 6 months

  42. UrbanPolyester 2 years ago

    My name is…………Jill

    I live…………in Sydney (outer Inner West)

    I When I go to a bar I order………..a beer usually

    I’m currently listening to…………Ministry Of Sound’s 80’s

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is……….bruschetta, it’s delicious but let’s be honest, it’s tomato on toast.

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy……….milk for tea/coffee, nothing worse than wanting a cuppa and you’re out of milk.

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. At least 18 months or so now!

  43. Keshena 2 years ago

    My name is…………Keshena

    I live…………on the Gold Coast

    I When I go to a bar I order………..a vodka apple juice or if I’m splashing out, an espresso martini

    I’m currently listening to…………the rnb Fridays mix on Spotify

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is……….anything offal related, gross

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy……….stationery (obsessed)

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. days/months/years…hmmm probably about a year or so. You’re awesome x

    • Elizabeth Martel 2 years ago

      I’m sorry someone fed you bad offal! It can really burn a food for you.
      I love offal! So yummy and tender…

  44. My name is………… Kim-Marie or Kimba but never ever Kim

    I live………… in Inner West Sydney with the Blokefolk (the Welshman and Boyo), the Mini Guineas and the Bunny Bros

    I When I go to a bar I order……….. a herbal cocktail

    I’m currently listening to………… the Buzzcocks and Good Charlotte with my 12 year old, and true crime podcasts

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is………. anything with onions, garlic et al because I’m allergic

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy………. Chocolate

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. days/months/years 5 or 6 years

  45. Suzanne Watkins 2 years ago

    My name is…………Suzanne.

    I live…………on a farm in Georgia, US.

    I When I go to a bar I order………..club soda with lime.

    I’m currently listening to…………an appropriate Spotify mix for mood/time of day, podcasts and Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty.

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is……….fois gras.

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy……….toothpaste and body wash.

    I have been reading Smaggle for about 3 months.

  46. Reyna 2 years ago

    My name is………… Reyna

    I live………… in Utah, right by some incredible mountains with lovely hikes. We’ve got the very colorful autumn leaves happening right now!

    I When I go to a bar I order……….. water! I don’t drink, but if they have food I would order that for sure. French fries, probably.

    I’m currently listening to………… First Aid Kit, I rediscovered them last night.

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is………. Sushi. I have tried so many times and I just don’t love it.

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy………. I wouldn’t buy anything because I’d be too freaked out that it was my last $5. I’d hoard it for an emergency (which probably means I’d wind up spending it on a few packages of ramen noodles)

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. Years! I discovered Yes and Yes blog in college and she led me to you!

  47. Elizabeth Martel 2 years ago

    My name is Liz.

    I live in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    I When I go to a bar I order bourbon, neat.

    I’m currently listening to Hamilton: An American Musical on start to finish repeat and singing along the entire time.

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is… well, I can’t think of anything because I really love food and I’m a fairly adventurous eater.

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy lentils and some veggies. Makes so much food!

    I have been reading Smaggle for like 8 years? I’m sorry, I don’t remember when our anniversary is.

  48. Maria 2 years ago

    My name is…………Maria

    I live…………in Rapid City, South Dakota (half hour drive from Mt Rushmore)

    When I go to a bar I order………..I don’t usually go to the bar. I go for pizza, and then I order a hefeweizen. Or grapefruit beer. Delicious.

    I’m currently listening to…………Gustav Holst or punk rock

    The one thing I will never order at restaurant is……….anything that sounds spicy. I have very wimpy taste buds!

    If I was down to my last $5 I would buy……….I would probably just hoard that $5 for a super special occasion (which might never come). I’m a compulsive saver.

    I have been reading Smaggle for ……….. a year-ish?

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