A sort of tag…

19 Jul


A while ago Dreaming of An Aga tagged me and I said I was going to do a post on it but I have rather dramatically failed to get round to it. (My answer involved me taking some pics of my new bike which I will do soonish I promise.)

Anyway in place of that – since I’m not one for not answering people – I thought I’d re-use something I did as part of one of those irritating Facebook things a friend made me do. If you want to know more about me, here’s some random things you probably don’t know..

Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you.
(The observant will notice that I’m cheating again and there’s not quite 25 answers here but some of my answers were just too nonsensical for here!)

1. I drink about 5 or 6 cups of green tea every day but have still only ever had 3 cups of coffee in my entire life.

2. I once suffered from an injury called ‘Popeye Arm’ where the muscle comes away from the bone and makes your arms puff up so you look like Popeye. It was extremely painful!

3. I don’t really like ice cream. Or cream. It makes me feel a bit sick. (The other half loves this as he gets to eat whole tubs by himself!)

4. When I was around 15, I was a trained children’s shoe fitter for Clarks… and yes I got to use ‘that’ machine.

5. I used to fight for fun… well sort of. I was a brown belt in karate and won quite a lot of trophies and medals for my ‘Killer’ skills

7. I really really loathe peas. It makes me quite upset when I find them in something unexpectedly.

8. When I was about 4, I used to tell people that I was going to write a novel about wolves when I was older… haven’t got round to writing that one yet

10. My Nana wanted me to be a Nun or a chiropodist when I grew up.

11. As a consequence of no.10, I learned all the words to The Sound of Music as that was the nearest I was getting to being a Nun.

12. At one point I went everywhere on roller skates – my knees are a testament to the fact that I fell over a lot since I never took them off – including when going down stairs.

13. I only have one dimple. It’s on my right cheek… below my right eye.

16. I’ve been a veggie for around a decade now. In answer to the usual questions… I don’t miss bacon but I do miss marshmallows. I don’t eat fish but do eat eggs. And yes I really do like tofu

18. I don’t hear that well out of my right ear. It got damaged when I had a bad ear infection and a result it can’t depressurise. It only ever affects me in pubs and clubs when I can’t understand a single word people are saying.

19. I did part of my degree in Denmark – but all I can say now is ‘tak’.

20. I would make a good cat burglar. In the past, I’ve had to break into our old house I grew up in, an apartment in Cannes and a house in Berlin.

21. I can’t stand when people amble when walking… I like to weave through crowds. I think it’s leftover from when I was a glass collector in a nightclub at 17.

22. I prefer LA to New York – but only really because I went to LA first (and on my own) so I sort of think of it is as mine.

23. The other half only ever calls me Zoë if I’m about to step out in front of a car (happens more than you would think) or if he’s mad at me (happens a lot less than you would think).

25. I used to drink more Goldschlager than humanly possible. I suspect the inside of me is still covered in tiny gold specks as a consequence.

If anyone fancies doing the ‘new tag’ feel free. It’s always far more fun reading other people’s answers than it is doing it yourself – but I won’t be cruel and tag you this time – I know how much work is involved!! 😉


4 Responses to “A sort of tag…”

  1. GoldenTouch 19/07/2009 at 10:15 PM #

    Ew popeye arm sounds GROSS!

    What are those gold bits in Goldschlagger…or however you spell it? I have always wondered.


    • Conversation Pieces 20/07/2009 at 9:58 AM #

      Golden Touch I can assure you it was as gross as it sounds – and extremely painful! I tried looking up a pic for ref on google and they were so horrible I felt a bit sick. At its worst, I couldn’t even put on my jacket as my arms were too swollen… (Shudder!)

      And as for Goldschläger… it is meant to be tiny flecks of gold leaf… we used to tell guys when I worked in the club that the gold would cut your stomach slightly meaning the drink would get absorbed quicker into the bloodstream… and tell girls that it just looked pretty! Just the smell of it makes me feel very queasy nowadays!

  2. Golden Touch 21/07/2009 at 10:35 AM #

    Please don’t think I am naive but I always thought that was true about it cutting your throat!!!!! My friend says it all the time!!! *goes very red* xx

    • Conversation Pieces 21/07/2009 at 2:44 PM #

      Golden Touch, it does seem plausible – plus I think the suggestion came from the drink suppliers so they probably told every bar up and down the country to tell people that! It’s a good urban myth though I think 🙂

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