Wednesday, 17 September 2008

I'm it

Bells tagged me for a meme, thinking I needed some bloggy inspiration, bless her cotton socks!

She's right, I do.

So without further ado, here are Seven Random Things about me:

1. I wanted to be a vet from when I was about 5 years old. Even though I did pretty well at high school, university came as a bit of a shock to me and I only got very average marks in first year Science (first year of the general science degree was the requirement for entry into the vet program). I applied every year through my Science degree and never got in; I did however get a scholarship to do my PhD.

2. I don't have a sweet tooth at all. I appreciate fine sweet things (good dark chocolate for example, or lemon tart) but can mostly take or leave chocolate, cakes or other sweets, or stop very easily after one piece. Being in the same room as a pavlova makes my teeth ache. I do, however, have a raging savoury tooth and can devour chips or savoury biscuits by the boxful.

3. My favourite snack is Jatz crackers. I used to be a Savoy girl, but when I moved to Darwin I couldnt buy Savoys so moved over to Jatz, and never went back. I have been know to eat a box for lunch. Love them with cheese, mustard pickles, smoked mussels or just on their own.

4. Others have noted their ickiness about feet, so they might want to avert their eyes now. I love cutting my toenails. It gives me a great sense of satisfaction, and I force myself to wait until they're quite long (not claw-long, just a few millimetres) before I cut them.

5. Despite having a couple of dozen pairs of shoes, I wear my blunnies almost exclusively. I *want* to wear other shoes, but I'm just too lazy and value comfort too highly.

6. My first car was a Holden Escort with a 2.0L engine. It went like the clappers. My second car was a red short-wheel base Nissan Patrol diesel. It didnt go so fast, but I thought it was still pretty cool. I once drove from Melbourne city to Brunswick (only about 10 kms) with 11 people in it.

7. I had pet rats as a teenager. My first, Ratty (inspired, I know), used to go most places with me, sitting on my left shoulder. I got a kick out of freaking out checkout chicks at the supermarket and the librarian at the public library when she peeped out from under my hair or ran down my arm to sit on my wrist.

So that's a few random thoughts.

Here are seven people I'd like to know more about (apologies if youve already been tagged this round):

1. Bec from Kids, Knits, Classes, etc
2. Kuka
3. Pransell
4. Kate from Knitting and Knotting
5. Strikerin
6. Twitchy Fingers
7. Cindy2paw


Bells said...

Wow. You're weirder than I thought. You walked around with a rat on your shoulder?

I'll be sure to have jatz on hand next time you visit.

Bec said...

Thanks for the tag Georgie and in the spirit of sharing and caring you've been nominated over at my place too!

Rose Red said...

Hee hee, I love jatz with smoked oysters too. And am exactly the same with toenails (heh!)

knitting sprouts said...

I had a distinct physical reaction to the toenail story!

Emma said...

Thanks for the tag!

I don't have any issues with feet, but the toenail story did make me feel a bit queasy, I must admit.

Geek Knitter said...

I had pet rats too, they're loads of fun. My first was named Strychnine.

TinkingBell said...


I knew you were deeply weird under that veneer!!! - a holden escort? Gosh!

MadMad said...

I got a giggle out of the boot thing, having just come from RR's shoesday post!

Kate said...

Great taste in bikkis and cars : ) Have done my meme; made it a numbers one!

kms said...

bluddies, jatz and a patrol. who knew you were so dinky di?! (the rats ia s aurprise tho :) )

Donna Lee said...

I have some nice and fashionable shoes but I always wear my danskos. I have a black pair and a brown pair and I wear one or the other every day. They're comfortable and easy to wear and I am too lazy to have sore feet all day.

Em said...

This education in George! What an interesting collection of facts about you. I am especially fascinated by the shoes and the rats. I can just see you as a teenager walking around with a rat having conversations with her in the supermarket. And even though I own some lovely shoes, I almost always wear my Danskos when I leave the house. I'm making a concerted effort to wear my lovely shoes more often, because if I don't, what's the point of having them?

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