24 November 2007

What I Like About Me

Carol has memed me. Here we go:


...things I'm passionate about*

- Pouncey and Finny
- kayaking
- crafts
- cooking
- the north-west of WA
- birds
- books
- happiness

...things to do before I die

- reach 100 wiv me marbles
- be fluent in French
- finish my projects list for 2006-2007
- fly to the moon because see previous goal
- overcome my fear of spiders (or die trying)
- get to 50th wedding anniversary
- hold a tune
- learn to burp

...things I say often

- "You're my beautiful big girl." (to Pounce)
- "Hello, marmalade heart." (to Finny)
- "No, seriously..."
- "One cappuccino and one honeycomb espreski with cream, please."
- "I've forgotten what I was saying."
- "I'm so sorry, I've completely forgotten your name."
- "Explain!"
- "Sodom and Gomorrah? This is London, guv."

...books I've read recently

- The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall
- Politeness for Boys by A Vincentian Father (given to The Fuehrer by his Uncle Alec, passed on to Bloody Ern, passed on to me)
- The English Eccentrics by Edith Sitwell
- Woman's World by Graham Rawle
- Dialogues of the Dead by Reginald Hill
- The Cloudspotter's Guide by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
- The Dangerous Summer by Ernest Hemingway
- Best American Short Stories of the Century - edited by John Updike and Katrina Kenison (am part way through reading)

...songs I could listen to over and over

I was going to go with Carol's idea of listing 64, because there are just so many, but I can't be bothered with that much typing so 8 it is.

- 'Tear-Stained Letter' - Johnny Cash
- 'Hazel' - Bob Dylan
- 'Animal Song' - Warumpi Band
- 'Vincent Van Gogh' - Jonathan Richman
- 'Chemical Heart' - Grinspoon
- 'The Road Goes on Forever' - The Highwaymen
- 'Hungry Like the Wolf' - Duran Duran
- 'Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth' - The Dandy Warhols

...things that attract me to my friends

- I liked a lot of what was on Carol's list: complete fabulousness is a must
- not (overly) worried about their image
- like to gossip (oh, come on)
- enjoy a bit of bitchiness (")
- appreciate the ridiculous side of life
- tell me how great I am - because I do the same for them!
- plain-speaking
- kind-hearted

...people who should totally do this meme

- Ngaire
- Lady Strathconn
- Quirkie
- Redcap
- Gina
- Ianandan
- Alyson

And anyone else who wants to - leave a comment saying you've done it.

*Yeah, yeah; and Grumpy and all that.


Susan said...

I just read that one has a greater chance of being killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider. But corks aren't nearly as creepy.

And Jonathan Richman sometimes plays at the nightclub I work for. Love him.

theianandanexpedition said...

All done! That was exhausting :)

hazelblackberry said...

Susan: trouble is, I spend more time int eh shed than drinking champagne. If I started drinking champagne in the shed...

Ianandan: thank you!

Quirkie said...

Can you give's some bits from the "Politeness for Boys"?

Sounds charming. Also extremely, extremely useful.

PS. I think it's sweet that the asterisk went where it did, rather than "...things to do before I die".

You romantic soul, you.

hazelblackberry said...

And you, dearest Quirkster, are an old rogue. You.

Twitster said...

Because I never write in TWIT I'll do my memememememememememe all over your comments:
- polytix
- golf
- art
- country music
- western music
- books
- TV
- nature stuff

b4 I die

- go to new york
- get that hole in one
- clean up this desk
- shave head 5000 times
- get tattoo on back
- remove tattoo on back
- drink lots of coffee
- invent something

I often say

- c'mon you kids settle down NOW!
- yes I admit I'm a public serpent
- did I really?
- yes dear
- your not pregnant again!
- that's true, but
- well ef my brown dog
- my wife will make that decision

- Simpsons & Philosophy - W Irwin
- London Bridge - F Celine
- Falling out of cars - J Noon
- Separate Journeys - Edited by Geeta Dharmarajan
- Birds of Fiji, Tonga & Samoa - Dick Watling
- The tale of Peter Rabbit - B Potter
- Radio Free Albemuth - PK Dick
- The River Sutra - G Mehta
- Perth Street Directory - UBD

Songs on repeat

- Totally Addicted To Bass Lyrics by Puretone
- The revolution will not be televised by Gil Scott-Heron
- Pony by Kasey Chambers
- Cocaine Blues by Hank Williams III
- Grievous Angel by Gram Parsons
- Night boat to Cairo by Madness
- Nagasaki by Django Reinhardt
- Suspect Device
- Alternative Ulster by Stiff Little Fingers

Things that attract me to my friends

- intelligence
- absurdity
- courage
- madness
- love of music
- sense of humour
- body odour
- their car