Wednesday, June 14, 2006

yes, i've caved.

well, not being a trend-follower, i've tried not to have a blog for months... but have been tempted into it by kerrie's 30 things contest - i mean, who wouldn't want to win £30 worth of hipknits yarn?? so to start off the blog, and by way of introducing myself, here's my 30 things:
1. i can recite the entire poem "mice" by rose flyeman, but only in a yorkshire accent, since i learned it at a primary school in yorkshire when i was a child & was visiting my cousins.
2. i cannot, for the life of me, pronounce the words "poseidon" & "gibraltar" - even though i know how you're meant to say them, i just can't do it.
3. i drank vinegar as a child, because i liked the taste. not just once, either - repeatedly.
4. i constantly twirl my hair - it's a nervous tic.
5. speaking of tics, i scrunch my nose up from time to time to readjust my glasses. when i first started dating my partner, she thought i had a severe facial tic but was too polite to say anything.
6. i can't touch my toes - my hamstrings are permanently too short because i spent about a year walking on tiptoe when i was little (i don't know why).
7. people who pluck off their eyebrows & draw in new ones freak me out.
8. although i've lived in scotland for nearly 7 years now, i'm still oblivious to football to the extent that i periodically have to ask "are celtic the green ones?"
9. i can't watch any movies that are even remotely scary - i'm a total wimp.
10. but i watch "supernatural" every week & i'm really disappointed that the last one is this week!
11. i hate mispronunciations or bad grammar.
12. like kerrie, i love to eat beans & rice, although i hardly ever do it now that someone cooks my dinner nearly every night.
13. i'm allergic to alpaca.
14. i'm currently obsessed with cashmere.
15. i'm getting a spinning wheel next week!!
16. i'm secretly annoyed that it's summer because i get a sunburn within about 5 minutes of going outside.
17. i'm also turning 30, but not until next month.
18. i'll be in paris when it happens, so i can spend the day in a haze of chocolatines & wine.
19. and as if by fate/good luck, i'll be staying about a block away from what is reportedly the best yarn shop in the city!
20. i'm originally from canada.
21. it really annoys me when people ask me why i would want to live in scotland (mostly because i don't have a good answer). a canadian friend, who moved quite a lot, used to get so annoyed at people asking if she was "here for good", that she would reply, deadpan, "no, i'm here for evil".
22. i love mystery novels, especially older english ones like arthur conan doyle & agatha christie.
23. the first date i had with my now-partner, we went to see "microcosmos" - a film about bugs, and not your usual first-date fare!
24. bugs are cool, unless they have too many legs & they're crawling on me.
25. i want to learn how to drive a tractor - it seems like it would be fun.
26. i may be hindered in this by my complete inability to drive anything other than an automatic shift - i can't drive manual to save my life.
27. my (automatic!) car is called mortimer, because of this kid's book - when i got him, he wasn't in great shape, and he said "cling, clang, rattle bing bang".
28. if i had to pick only one kind of chocolate, i'd choose reeses peanut butter cups.
29. there's no way i could ever pick only one kind of chocolate.
30. i secretly didn't think i could make it to 30 things!!
well, that's it for now...


soCherry said...

yay! Welcome to the world of blogging!
as addictive as knitting
Elaine xx

veritas said...

bug related movies are the best first date material ever. EVER! te he...