You have been warned

Because y’all seem to be laboring under the misapprehension that I’m a wonderful person…

  1. I hog the duvet. I’m a little person, but I do like to be warm. I never did learn to share nicely…
  2. I drink orange juice straight from the carton. To be fair, I don’t do this when it’s communal orange juice but when I know it’s just me who’s going to be drinking it, why make extra washing up?
  3. I molt. A lot. Get used to your friends thinking you own a very hairy dog/cat/pet.
  4. I will refuse to get out of bed till you’ve brought me a cup of tea. I’m perfectly capable of getting up and making it myself, but why should I stir from my warm cocoon if there’s someone else to do it for me?
  5. I have an appalling taste in music. I gleefully listen to 5ive and Shakira at full blast.
  6. I have a habit of listening to just one or two tracks on a loop throughout the day. I normally only do this for the first few days I own a new track/cd, but it can get a bit wearing.
  7. Interrupt me when I’m deep in a book and you are likely to get glared at. If I don’t just ignore you.
  8. Hell hath no fury like a Cas rushed. Don’t try and do it – all that will happen is I’ll get grumpy and you’ll get something thrown at you.
  9. Be prepared to always be 30 minutes early for everything. See previous point regarding rushing – I also hate to be late. I like to know there’s time built into the itinerary just in case anything happens, like a herd of stampeding penguins disrupts traffic or something. Well, it could happen.
  10. I will loudly point out any and all factual errors in archaeological programs and films. Do not sit through The Mummy with me unless you’ve come prepared with a gag.
  11. Don’t get me started on how Indiana Jones isn’t really an Archaeologist…
  12. And mentioning Time Team is only recommended if you want to commit suicide.
  13. They may just be earrings to you, but to me they are armor. Like Samson without his hair, take my earrings from me and I am nothing.
  14. I’m freakishly insecure.
  15. I have the memory retention of a brain injured goldfish.
  16. To my credit I’m aware of this, so will constantly ask you to “remind me about this…”
  17. Invariably the one thing you’ve forgotten to remind me about, will be the one thing I remember. I will, of course, then ask you why you never reminded me about it.
  18. I don’t let people in.
  19. Don’t leave the toilet seat up. Just don’t, ok?
  20. If you ask my opinion on something, you will get my opinion. I’m not known for my ability to sugar coat things. I’m sorry if I made you cry, but you did ask.
  21. I am inherently lazy. Unless you give me a good reason I will likely just pootle around the house all day in my PJs.
  22. I’m noisy. Stealth is not in my makeup anywhere.
  23. Heaven help you if you wake me up. If you must wake me up, make sure that nice warm cup of tea in your hand is the first thing I see when I open my eyes.
  24. I can’t stand Marmite.
  25. Or mushrooms.
  26. Stupid people annoy me. I know I should have more patience, but I just don’t.
  27. I find most things funny. I can see the humour even in the normally serious stuff. I think this is a good thing, but it does annoy and confuse some people.
  28. I’m the blondest brunette you’re likely to meet in a while. There’s a brain in there somewhere, it just has a tendency to hide.
  29. I can’t take a compliment.
  30. I treat my life like one big joke but really, it’s not.
  31. I have my butter with toast, not the other way around.
  32. I have a tendency to make people spend lots more money than they planned on when they go shopping with me.
  33. I’m a nightmare to shop with – I know exactly what I want and refuse to compromise.
  34. I hate crowds.
  35. And I’m crap at keeping in touch with people.

Yes, I’m a bad person. Still think I’m cute?

24 thoughts on “You have been warned

  1. *much discontented huffing and puffing*

    Indiana Jones IS a real archaeologist, OK? Wow, you just lost me here. Next you’ll be saying 007 isn’t really licenced to kill…

    As for the rest, yeah, well, we’ll live with that.

  2. So much innuendo… must resist…

    Seriously. OK, not seriously. You’ll have to do better than that to make me think I’m wearing rose tinted contacts. Although the 5ive thing came close.

    On point 7: Is that your partner’s key to freedom or is he expected to be on tea duty?

  3. I’m going to have to disagree with you on the time thing. You are not always early for everything. Mainly due to your refusal to wear a watch I think. I’ve spent many a time waiting for you to turn up, usually 5 minutes after the agreed time. In fact you’re usually reliably late. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Grr at all of you ๐Ÿ˜›

    Josh – what *is* it with you and that picture? Ok, so it’s a fairly decent shot, but really.

    Nils – No, he isn’t. He’s a grave robber. A looter. A real archaeologist would care more about the context of a find (i.e., the site itself) than just the shiny gold. He’s an antiquarian at best. An antiquarian who fights Nazis, but an antiquarian still. But yes, 007 does really have a license to kill.

    TWS – not really sure how I can respond to that ๐Ÿ˜›

    And Jay – was that ‘yes’ in response to TWS, or in answer to my cute question?

    Dan – innuendo? I thought I was being really rather blatant! And point 7: tea duty is a constant, regardless of time/date/situation.

    Moose – so perhaps that line should read “I *TRY* to be early for everything”. Things that matter – planes, trains, appointments etc – I’m always early for. Also, you can’t compare me to you – if I hate to be late, you’re pathalogically incapable of it. In a nice way.

    But yes, as she says, I don’t wear watches.

  5. Oh, you were Cas. I meant the amount available to me in response.

    Hence I avoided adding anything to the easy targets: 1, 21 and 23.

  6. So, enough about your endearing little quirks, what make you not wonderful? ๐Ÿ™‚

    And what about Time Team…? :p

  7. You’ve been trying for YEARS to convince me that you’re not cute/adorable/sexeh/marvelous/wonderful.

    And you’re still not getting anywhere ;-P

  8. sorry ๐Ÿ˜† it was old surly’s fault – it was just too good an opportunity to pass up.

    and you’re right, I’m freakish about being on time ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. And Surly – I subscribe to the “if at first you don’t succeed, try again” school of thought.

    Though the “if at first you don’t succeed, give up and go down the pub” school is also a firm favourite of mine.

    Clearly on this one our determinations are equally balanced – let’s just see who blinks first! (And where’s my tat’ design that you promised me at the weekend? Grr).

    (Yes, I’m not above/below naming-and-shaming to get what I want. Mwhahaha!)

  10. “They may just be earrings to you, but to me they are armor. Like Samson without his hair, take my earrings from me and I am nothing.”
    hahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I love it!

  11. With the greatest possible respect, I’m inclined to believe that Dr Henry Jones, Jr knows more about archaeology than someone who merely holds an undergraduate degree in the subject…

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