Eight Things

I have been tagged by Anne Helmond with the ‘Eight things about me’ meme for no reason other than that she’s clearly got it in for me. I mean I’ve got archives here stretching back to 2003 – how the hell am I going to find one thing you don’t know about me, let alone eight?!

Ah well, here goes nothing.

The Rules:

  • We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
  • Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  • People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
  • Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

The Things You Don’t Know:

  1. I have to put my left shoe on before I put my right shoe on. I’ve no idea why, but if I put my right shoe on by accident first, I have to take it off and start again.
  2. I have the biggest crush on Eva Green. The woman is just too gorgeous for words.
  3. I get a discount on Clarks Shoes because my dad is a shareholder. When I was growing up this meant I only got boring Clarks shoes and I hated it. Now I buy my own shoes I love it because it means I get discounts on lovely boots like these.
  4. I tell people I couldn’t do it, but really I would love to be a writer for my living.
  5. If I have cereal for breakfast I have to have it with water because that much milk in the morning makes me feel sick
  6. I’m still secretly (or not so secretly by the end of this post) hung-up on two guys from my school days: Ed Wilson and Tim Decamp. No idea why but the pair of them just keep haunting me in my dreams. Damn them and all the preppy rugby playing Millfield kind!
  7. I’m awful at keeping in touch with the people I love. If they don’t contact me, I’m likely to not speak to them for months on end. Before last week I hadn’t spoken to my mum in about a month. Yes, I feel bad about this – but to be fair, she has more of a social life than I do so she’s never AT home to call!
  8. I have very complicated rules pertaining to toast. Most store-brought bread (i.e., Hovis etc) can’t be eaten soggy, so it needs to chill and THEN be spread with spread. However, if it is good quality bread (i.e., from the bakers) then it HAS to be had hot with the spread melting in. There are many exceptions and caveats to these rules and they are complex enough that Moose still can’t grasp them after three years.

And there’s the eight. Would you believe it took me over an hour to come up with them?! Oh, and I’m going to ignore one of the rules because I refuse to tag people. I find it cruel and unusual, so I shall leave it to y’all to tag yourselves if you are so inclined 🙂

13 thoughts on “Eight Things

  1. Oh dear Lord. I am shuddering at the thought of water with cereal, though I’m with you on the ‘too much milk in the morning’ thing. I eat frosted mini wheats moistened with milk.

    And now I am reminded that I have a meme to post. Bah.

  2. *giggling at peroty’s comment* That might be a bit complex for a first novel. She should maybe start with something simpler, like a new ‘War & Peace’.

  3. Lol @ peroty and Moose – yes, War & Peace would be easier to write than my Toast Theory.

    Abi – try it, it’s not as bad as it sounds. In fact, coco pops works really well 😀

    And yes, you do have a meme, but you asked for it (if it’s the meme I’m thinking of) so you only have yourself to blame.

  4. Haha, I am sorry 😉 But these were interesting points, cereal with water, left shoe right shoe.
    I like the fact that the rules are being bent by everyone I have tagged, bend the meme! When I was writing my 8-things post a fire started in my neighborhood so when I got back I had forgotten about the things I wanted to mention so I quickly thought up eight new ones. I guess it was easier for me because I never blog about personal things (maybe because even my mom reads my blog).

  5. Wow, everyone wants my toast theories… Really, I just listen to what the toast has to tell me.

    Yes, Moose has already pointed out that the above comment marks me as crazy, but I don’t care 😛

    I’ll forgive you Anne, if only because you gave me something to blog about 😀

    And welcome to Bright Meadow and the comments Tracey 🙂

  6. About the milk in the morning – ever tried yoghurt? I know it sounds bit full on but if you get nice (not sour) youghurt it works well with cornflakes or cruesly. Or fruit juice – although I dont think that’d go well with coco pops 😉

  7. Renee – I’m not sure what it is, but the thought of yoghurt on cereal just sounds wrong. About as wrong as water sounds to other people I expect!

  8. I like museli with OJ, or with yoghurt.

    Water in porridge and maybe on museli.

    And I like weetabix dry but spread with honey……

    Toast is the food of the gods. Even when my allergies are bad and all food make me feel ill I can find it in me to manage to eat toast. Especially with grilled tomatoes smooshed into it….. mmmmmmm hungry now…..

  9. Yeah, I’m not sure how it’s happened, but toast has become my default comfort food. Cheaper than chocolate, but harder to explain!

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