Friday, June 08, 2007


I was recently tagged by Tom, but then I forgot about it. Then I remembered, and then I forgot again. Yesterday I remembered, but I got distracted by shoe shopping and a barbeque. There’s nothing to sidetrack me now (yet), so…

First I have to post the rules. Here they are:
1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.

2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

1) I’ve never seen an alien: except in movies, of course. There used to be lots of enormous slugs outside of my apartment in the city, and they looked as if they might have come down from a spaceship somewhere, but they probably didn’t. I’ve had some bizarre neighbours over the years, and I have some bizarre family members, but they’re most likely home-grown.

2) I live with a semi-anorexic dog: She eats like a bird. And I mean that in the she-eats-very-little-way rather than the she-eats-several-times-her-own-weight-way. It doesn’t seem to be doing her any harm, though, and it’s very friendly on my student budget.

3) I hate gardening: If gardening was a person, I would stab them with scissors, set them on fire and dance around them like an Indian warrior.

4) I have a recurring dream that I’m being chased by bears. Brown bears, polar bears, grizzlies, any kind of bear that my imagination can come up with. I once dreamt that I was chased by a moose, but that also turned into a bear eventually.

5) I’m incapable of tanning. My summer skin tone varies between ‘colourless of the crypt’ and ‘livid lobster’. If I were a vampire I would either do very well or very poorly, indeed.

6) I love shoeboxes. Whenever I was bought new shoes as a kid, my mum would always throw the boxes away. Now I’m a grown-up and I get to keep them. Except for when my mum visits and throws one out in a fit of tidy helpfulness.

7) I have no sense of direction. There was one particular mall where I used to shop once a week while I lived in the city, and I would always get lost. I never had any idea where I was or where I was going once I got past the first escalators. My first purchase once I get a real job, will be something to do with GPS.

8) I turn my water boiler on out of habit in summer. It’s not that I want boiled water it’s just something that I do without even thinking about it much. I develop this habit of flipping the on-switch whenever I walk past it during the winter months, when I drink enough tea to drown a camel, and I just keep doing it all summer long. It’s boiling right now, as a matter of fact.

I don't think I'll tag anyone today. Unless someone wants to be tagged, in which case they may consider themselves to be so.


tomshideaway said...

How are you with House plants?

furiousBall said...

On #4, I can help assuage your bear fears as far as the polar bears are concerned. I'll have you know that I mow my lawn with a manual reel mower and I save their polar ice caps. Ergo, I have legions of polar bears at my command. I'll have them not maul you. I'm like aquaman, but not underwater, funny underwear, and no fish.

jillie said...

I so hear you on the sense of direction. I thought something was "right across the street" when in fact yes, it was but only 3 miles down!!!

Cherry Popcorn said...

You dream of getting chased by bears all the time? That is so weird! Haha.. I dream almost everyday!!! But never once have I dreamt about things chasing me!

`NEFTY said...

My dog's anorexic too...Lol.
Anyways, I "garden" so I'm watching you...=P

Big Brother said...

I'm with you for the gardening, what a waste of precious time when I could be traveling, trekking, biking, reading,or anything else but gardening. Summer vacation is for fun not work. That's why I'm still a teacher. ;o)

The Ferryman said...

You really have to watch out for those bears who disguise themselves as moose. They are sneaky!

Hageltoast said...

Exit stage left pursued by a bear.

none said...

I would love to have a water boiler.

I drink tea like a mad hatter.

The sun is not my friend either. I tan but it's blotchy

Jazz said...

Where did my comment go! Blogger ate my comment! I want a refund.

choochoo said...

Tom - they die. Yes, they do. But I'm great with weeds.

Furiousball - very cool. And reassuring

Jillie - yeah, I've done that a few times... And vice versa.

princess shin - you can have my bears, if you want. I'm not attached to them, or anything.

nefty - at least they're budget friendly.

big brother - vacations rule!

mr. fabulous - pure evil

toasty - it's a hell of a play

Hammer - I do have a little spot on the inside of my arm which turns almost beige, but that's about it.

Jazz - GASP! Blogger's eating comments? And I thought Toasty was just going nuts...