10 random things…

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So I borrowed stole this from Thea who posted 25 random things about me at her My Year of Giving blog. I thought I’d start with 10!

Like, totally random.

1. I wouldn’t go to preschool unless I was wearing pink.

2. When I grow up I’d like to be a children’s book author.

3. I’ve coloured my hair since I was 11. (Don’t call DOCS I started with the $4 Napro rinses, which probably didn’t even change the colour of my hair!)

4. I always wanted to have twins. If I do, I could very well eat those words and spit them back again. But that would only happen if I had time to do things like that, you know spit out words, because I hear twins are slightly time consuming!

5. My first job was in a jewellery store, and I spent my first 2 weeks pay (all of $40) on jewellery.

6. I was a very messy child, and I’m a neat freak adult.

7. I can’t ride a bike. Well not very well anyway. Fell off one quite a few months ago, as in fell down the curb, didn’t hurt myself at all but got the shits so haven’t ridden it since. They say it’s just like riding a bike. Whoever ‘they’ is haven’t seen me in action.

8. I don’t really like alcohol. I’ve never been a big drinker, and I can actually recall that horrible hung over feeling and tend not to want to go there. This is great for Hubby and friends coz it means they always have a Designated Driver. Oh except for a friends sparkly red that they buy. Seriously YUM.

9. It took me a bloody long time to say the word ‘bureau’ properly. Even now I bugger it up on the first go sometimes. Thankfully it’s not part of my day to day vocabulary. Lucky that dream job of being a weather girl never came to fruition. “And from the weather brureau” just doesn’t scream ‘professional TV presenter’ now does it.

10. It appears I have developed an allergy to Hazelnuts. Started about a year ago while I was eating that Cadbury nut chocolate and my mouth was beyond itchy and my tongue got kinda fat. At the time I thought well that was a bit random, so I experimented under the close watchful eye of Hubby, and same thing happened again with Hazelnuts. Didn’t think much about it at the time, until I realised at Christmas I could no longer eat Ferrero Rochers. Totally. Devastated. Thank God for icecream as a suitable replacement.

What makes you, like, totally random?! :)

  • Carlee Potter
    February 12, 2010

    Ha-ha, I like your issue with the word ‘bureau’. I, too, have struggled with that one. Which leads me into me first totally random thing about me…

    1. I’ve always fancied myself a bit of a wordsmith but every time my ‘word of the day’ arrives I realise just how little I actually know.
    And there’s a list of probably 20 words that I wish I could use in public (to sound smart) but I hate being caught out pronouncing something incorrectly (cos then I don’t sound smart). Three of those “scary” words are: bourgeoise, ecclesiastic, apocryphal.

    2. Around the age of 8 I began to rebel against having to share living space with my brothers (one older, one younger) so I made my own “living space” inside a cardboard box which I wore on my head, around the house.
    I lined the interior with wallpaper (contact paper) and made tiny material curtains for the “windows”. I would watch TV out the front “windows” of my house – but always with my peripheral vision trained on the ‘side windows’ to keep watch on those bothersome brothers of mine.

    3. I’m one of those people who HAS to have tunes playing in order to work out. But I’ve realised in recent years that my greatest motivation to exercise hard is showing off.
    I give myself the lamest workouts when no one is watching, but give me a small crowd – or even one old lady on a treadmill next to mine – and I DEVASTATE the “competition”.

    4. The older I get, the more often I cry. And mostly I cry over animals (especially animals in RSPCA ads, with cute little bandages around their limbs) and John Farnham songs.

    5. Launching my own business has been the most fulfilling thing I’ve ever done but every now and again I get knots in my stomach at the thought I may be sacrificing my chance at marriage and babies – because of the financial stability required to achieve both those things.

    I’m going to wrap mine up at 5; can almost feel the waterworks coming on (ha-ha). Good post idea Ami. This was my first time here, but I’ll definitely be back!

  • Thea
    February 12, 2010

    I love it! I’m so glad you ‘borrowed’ the idea!!

    I always wanted twins, too. Never got them, and won’t now. Oh well, I have two, just not twins.

    And your struggle with ‘brureau’ made me giggle. Tehehehe

  • Jane
    February 12, 2010

    I love reading these lists! I laughed at the brureau thing.

    And almost cried at the Ferrero Rocher thing. xx

  • Bern
    February 12, 2010

    Geez bad break with the hazelnut allergy. At least there are still scorched almonds. And just good old everyday chocolate come to think of it. Getting the shits totally made me laugh too. Loved this. I think we are all a bit random. I for instance, cannot drink Orange Juice with bits in it. Freakazoid.

  • Jodie at Mummy Mayhem
    February 13, 2010

    You like pink?! REALLY? No…seriously…you’re kidding me.. (hahahahaha…)

    Pretty much every mother I know wanted twins before they had kids. Then they had 1 and thought “Oh my God NO THANK YOU!”

    But if you had them first, you wouldn’t think anything of it. It would be what you know.

    I like the random thing. I’ve thought about posting something similar at some stage – may still do that some time! xxx

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