Thursday, 12 July 2007

8 Things You Hate About Me

Oooh! Darn you Allen. These tagging things are really annoying. I like reading other peoples' lists, but I hate thinking up my own. Then again, it beats working!

[Disclaimer - regular readers of this blog may already know some of this stuff.]

Here are the rules:

The rules are simple…Each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
1. Habit: I have a scab on the crown of my head which I keep picking at. I got the original scar many years ago at Open University summer school, when someone under the influence of mucho alcohol fell off a bar table onto me, squashing the sunglasses which I had perched on my head. I now pick at the scab when concentrating, bored, anxious or on any other occasions when I require a bleeding and painful scalp. On the positive side, I hardly bite my fingernails anymore.

2. Fact: I was born exactly 1,887 years after Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Actually, that's not quite true, as it doesn't take into account the change from the Julian to Gregorian calendar in 1752. So, all 'anniversaries' commemorating events prior to that year are actually 11 days out.

3. Habit: This is somewhat of a confession. I've recently become hooked on "Project Runway" (the US version of UK's "Project Catwalk"). It's as Camp as David and it's entirely based on the world of fashion (which I find alternately boring or despicable), yet I find the weekly dose of cattiness, sketching, designing and stitching incredibly entertaining. But this doesn't make me gay. Oh no. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Oh, maybe I'm hooked on Heidi Klum? Yup, that's what it is.

4. Fact: I can juggle. Only the standard 3 balls and only in the ordinary way - no fancy patterns. But I learned once and never forgot how.

5. I usually read about 3 books at once (is that a habit, or a fact? I've decided it's a habit). I'll have one or two tomes in the loo, one by the bed and maybe one or two more lying around the house. I seem to have no problem picking up the story.

6. Fact: Today I visited a banana ripening and distribution warehouse in Swindon. The nice man who showed us round knew everything there is to know about bananas. All the bananas I saw today had come from Brazil, though many other countries produce bananas, including Cameroon, Columbia, Winward Islands and Iceland. The most common variety of banana eaten in Europe is the dwarf cavendish. So there!

7. Habit: I'm addicted to email. I can't communicate with people unless it's via email. People will ask me to do something for them, face to face, but I ask them to send me an email, or I'll forget to do it. And I hate phoning people to ask them things, so I email instead - even though phone would be quicker and more reliable.

8. Fact: I have eaten lamb's brains, but I don't like broccoli.

Okey dokey. I've found some things to write about. Now it's your turn: Mum, Jo, Dave, Chuckie, David, Mary and Clare (sorry only 7 not 8 - I don't know enough people!).

Edit: Ooh! I know someone new! Welcome Rion, and thanks for picking up the baton.


Chris said...

Oh, no - there aren't 8 interesting things/habits about me.
AND I only know the same blog world people that you do. Can the same person be tagged twice? I don't know. Why did you choose me? I'm going to have even more sleepless nights now worrying about it all. What's it all about? H...........elp!!

Chris said...

I don't even know how to put that tag link thingy in the comment box!!

jomoore said...

OK, I'll try, but I'm in the same boat as Mum and I only know the people you know, so no onward tagging I'm afraid...

Allen said...

And with that... my work is done here. ;-)

I so do agree with you on #7, PT. Although lately I've taken to using the phone more often because there's something new I dislike even more than talking on telephone: texting. If someone texts me a question, I call them back. ...usually to ask what the h311 thr m3sg wz suppozd 2 s@y.

Rion said...

Tag me!

Delmonti said...

Errrm, done.

Clare said...

Done... only tagged three people though cos you've stolen most of mine!