Confession: I’m stalking a stranger online.

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You guys, I’ve gotta tell you something: I’m actively stalking someone I’ve never met on Facebook and Instagram. It’s not something I’ve ever really done before, but I’ve realised I’m quite good at it! As of this morning, I’ve started trawling through their pictures, checked out where they work, and I’ve even gone through their friends list, hoping to learn more about who they are. And I’m LOVING it! Before you start backing away away from the computer to call the cops, I should explain myself!

As I’ve mentioned here in previous posts, this year I’m taking part in the FMS Gift Exchange! It’s basically a gigantic Secret Santa, where you are assigned a random person to ‘stalk’ (in the friendly sense) via their Facebook and Instagram in an attempt to learn more about them.

I got my email this morning telling me who my assigned person was (it actually arrived a few days ago but went to my junk!). I was so excited and quickly started my assigned duties. Let’s pretend her name is Mary.  I was given her name and postal address, and a link to the private Facebook group open only to other gift exchangers/exhangees.

I jumped straight into the Faceboook group to commence my stalking! I quickly found Mary, and discovered her Facebook page was largely private. Bugger! I saw a few pictures, where she worked, but not much else.  I then popped back into the forum to see if she’d answered the set of questions we’d all been given to randomly answer:

Favourite colour:
Sweet or savoury?:
Favourite smell:
Best present you ever got?:
Do you have a hobby?:
If you were down to your last $10 how would you spend it?:

She had! I had my first gift giving leads! I then popped over to stalk her Instagram.  Mary wasn’t giving much away, so I have my work cut out for me! Here’s what I do know so far:

  • She has 2 kids
  • She likes the beach, and the forest
  • She likes to read, make candles, and go for long walks
  • Her favourite colour is orange
  • She prefers savoury over sweet
  • She drinks tea
  • The best gift she’s ever received would be a gift that shows that the person giving it knows something about her.

Ok, so the first 6 points I can totally make work I think, and I already have a couple of gift ideas. As for that final point, I’m not sure that I ‘know’ Mary, but I’m hoping that my assumptions are educated enough to hit the nail on the head and get her something great! Either way, I’m taking it on as my own personal challenge: I pride myself on being a gun at gifting, so I’m going to NAIL this!

I’ll continue to stalk Mary a little longer and see what else I can find out about her, and then I’ll be hitting the shops to find her the perfect gift.

What would your answers be to these questions?

Favourite colour:
Sweet or savoury?:
Favourite smell:
Best present you ever got?:
Do you have a hobby?:
If you were down to your last $10 how would you spend it?:

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8 thoughts on “Confession: I’m stalking a stranger online.

  1. Favourite colour: Green
    Sweet or savoury?: Sweet
    Favourite smell: The smell of a plate of ribs and chips served with a glass of rum & pine.
    Best present you ever got?: BraveStarr Fort Kerium
    Do you have a hobby?: Drinking coffee. It’s a hobby ok.
    If you were down to your last $10 how would you spend it?: I’d spend it on macca’s.

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  2. hahahaha!! that Meme is so freakin’ funny!! Love it…
    Favourite colour: White
    Sweet or savoury?: Hard one put prob savoury
    Favourite smell: Gardenia
    Best present you ever got?: My engagement ring
    Do you have a hobby?: blogging
    If you were down to your last $10 how would you spend it?: Food for my kids

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  3. Favourite colour: PURPLE!
    Sweet or savoury?: SWEET!
    Favourite smell: Vanilla. Or new baby smell.
    Best present you ever got?: Hmm, a little jewelry box husband bought me.
    Do you have a hobby?: Yes. Blogging.
    If you were down to your last $10 how would you spend it?: Chocolate. Because the cupboard is full at the moment!

    I think you are doing well on your stalking, it’s kind of like when you get a friend request on FB from a long lost friend, and you’re trying to catch up on the past 20 years without asking any questions!

    MC xo

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  4. Oh my goodness, the stalking is the best bit! I would say…
    Favourite colour: Pink
    Sweet or savoury?:Sweet
    Favourite smell: Caramel
    Best present you ever got?:I like ALL presents
    Do you have a hobby?:Running, cooking and blogging (but not at the same time.)
    If you were down to your last $10 how would you spend it?:At Kikki K
    So what I want to know is, what would you answer?!

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    • Favourite colour: Purple
      Sweet or savoury?: Sweet. But I’m a big fan of savoury too!
      Favourite smell: Vanilla! or the smell of a roast cooking!
      Best present you ever got?: I got a gorgeous Love Star Loves heart vase for my B’day which I love! I also got a bag with Pineapples on it from Kmart, which I also love!
      Do you have a hobby?: Blogging is my newest hobby! I also love to read (but rarely have time these days).
      If you were down to your last $10 how would you spend it?: I’m a serious bargain shopper, so $10 can go a long way! I’d most likely by a coffee and a cupcake and share it with my daughter (the cupcake, not the coffee!)

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