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Ten Things You Don’t Know About ME…

I find memes like this bloody difficult, mainly because I’m a very ‘heart on my sleeve’ kind of gal and tend to spill my guts on here every day, but seeing as how I was tagged by The Boy and Me, who is one of my all-time favourite bloggers, I must oblige. The premise is simple, I tell you ten things about me, tag some other peeps and so on and so forth. So here goes…

My bent finger.
Yes, I wore these on both hands.

1. I have a bone deformity in my hands which means that my little fingers are permanently bent. When I was younger the doctors thought it was a tendon contracture and I spent a couple of years wearing painful contraptions designed to stretch the tendons (and which caused some bullying at school), only for the doctors to discover that they were completely ineffective.

2. A few weeks ago I made a point of learning some Jamaican dance hall dance moves. Not for any particular reason, I just wanted to. I’m now proficient in the bogle, the butterfly, down di flank and log on. And no, I will not be using them in public.

3. When I was a kid, I was an enormous fan of Guns ‘n’ Roses (oh alright, I still am…) and when my friend (I think it was Emma Christmas, for anyone reading this who may know us) went to America and brought me back a photo of Axl Rose, I attempted to snog the photo and scratched it with my front tooth.

4. I didn’t kiss a boy for the first time until I was 14. This may have been because of the traumatic tooth/photo incident.

5. My first ever boyfriend was gay. Still is gay, as far as I’m aware. He once told me, years later, that I’m the only woman he could ever be attracted to. I still don’t know how to take that….

6. Some of the names that were thrown around for Sausage were Homer, Linus, Harper, Maureen and Daisy. all of which were vetoed by either myself or Husband.

7. The majority of my ancestors are mongrels, harking from all over Europe, but my paternal grandad’s family lived within the same square mile of East London for about ten generations

8. I absolutely LOVE to sing, I sing all the time. SingStar is my favourite game and I would play it every day. One of my favourite ways to spend an evening is for me and Husband to get a takeaway, have a beer and play some SingStar.

9. I’m ridiculously competitive. When I first moved out of home, I had a copy of the Playstation game Buzz. My new flatmates refused to play it with me after a few sessions because of my aggressive baiting, heckling and celebration dances. Plus, I don’t think they liked it when I ‘WOOP’ed loudly in their faces after every time I answered a question correctly.

10. When I was a kid, I used to choose to spend my evenings sleeping at my grandparents house, and my greatest thrill was phoning Richard Spendlove on BBC Essex Radio to request songs like ‘Jive Bunny’ and ’24 Hours To Tulsa’. This went on until I was about 13.

And now for the tagging…

Mrs. Teepot


Dummy Mummy

This is Mommyhood

Badger Mad

Away you go, my pretties!

11 thoughts on “Ten Things You Don’t Know About ME…

  1. I love all ten things, but my favourite has to be that scratched photo of Axl Rose… 🙂
    Was feeling sorry for you when reading about the contraptions, though. Ouch! And to think you suffered for nothing! 🙁

    1. I know, the bloody Beckhams stole it! The funny thing is, Foo Fighters are one of mine and Husbands favourite bands, and Dave Grohl’s daughter was born eight months after Sausage and he called her Harper!

  2. Lil Mo, Sausage, Ted. 🙂 I quite like Edith and Daisy too or what about Angela ? I love girly names. I never noticed your pinky dear girl.

    1. You wait, you’ll notice my bendy fingers now! My mum has a cousin called Angela and I’m a bit funny about using names if I know someone with the same one. Weird, I know! I still like Daisy actually, so maybe if we have another…;-)

  3. NO! You can not call Sausage ‘Lil’ Mo’!

    Love that you had a smoochy picture of Axl. My first ‘boyfriend’ was also gay, or so it transpires since. And the one in Uni has turned out to be too. Hubby seems to be ok though 😉

    We *love* Buzz in this house!

    1. Hmm, I wonder why we attract gay men?! Although, I do have PCOS, which they say can be caused by higher than normal levels of testosterone in women, so maybe that’s what attracts them.

      I also read the other day that gay women have higher instances of infertility because of high levels of testosterone, and it’s drawn hormone levels into question in relation to sexuality, which I find fascinating as a commentary on whether people are ‘born’ gay.

    1. I had the photo stuck to the wall next to my bed with blutack for years after, but I never told anyone how that scratch got there! And Maureen was one of Husbands…he wanted to be able to call her Lil’ Mo.

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