A meme or three …

I got tagged today by Linda for a meme, which triggered my memory banks that I also got tagged by two other people before Christmas that I didn’t post about … so now I’m going to make up for it and answer them all in the order they were received.

(1)  Veronica tagged me on this one. When I got tagged I’d only fairly recently completed it when I was tagged from someone else, so thought I’d wait a bit longer before doing it, and opted to choose Christmas so I could list my fave Christmas songs … but of course then I lost my internet connection and everything went out the window!  Anyway, here goes … 

Here are the rules: List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre. Whether or not they have words or even if they are any good but they must be songs you’re really enjoying right now! Post these instructions in your blog along with with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to (I don’t tend to tag people as some people don’t like it – I don’t mind it myself though – but if you want to do it yourself, feel free!).

  1. She will be loved – Maroon 5
  2. Lifestyles of the rich and famous – Good Charlotte
  3. Tubthumping – Chumbawumba
  4. Just the way it is – Eye TV
  5. Why does love do this to me – Dance Exponents
  6. Electron blue – REM
  7. When you say nothing at all – Ronan Keating

(2)  Next up was my tag by Christine, also around the time my internet access went AWOL …  Once again, I’d completed this one a wee while agao, so I’ll try to think of some extra ones this time.  Here goes – Five things you likely don’t know about me:

  1. I spent three years working part-time as Bar Supervisor at a local rugby (union) club in Auckland … I used to be extremely shy, but Mum reckons that job brought me out of my shell and I’ve never looked back (my vocabulary unfortunately is one of the things that changed, and I could probably make truck drivers blush!) – there are definitely many fond memories of that job being surrounded by so many burly blokes week-in week-out … it was a hard job, but someone had to do it!  A highlight was when we held the promotion party for an All Blacks video (The Good, the Bad, and the Rugby), and I got all the All Blacks there to sign a rugby ball for me (which I have since given away to an All Black-mad friend of mine).
  2. I had to sneak off to England to get my ears pierced for the second time – Mum always told me there’s no way I was going to get them done again (ie two holes in each ear) as that was tacky and trampish … the first thing I did when I went on my “big O.E.” away from home was to go into a department store and get my ears pierced again … and the first thing I did when I got home 6 months later was to flash off my earlobes 😛  I still love my two earrings in each ear!
  3. I’d voluntarily give up a limb for seafood … the first time I visited Australia with a work conference, I took a week’s leave afterwards and Mum flew over as well – we both adore seafood, especially king prawns.  Well, I gorged myself with that many king prawns that I ended up with big welts around my waistline on my back – my grandfather was apparently allergic to shellfish, and I was terrified I was picking up this tendency … it hasn’t stopped me, though, I still gorge out on them when I get the opportunity (which isn’t too often these days).
  4. Vicki and I are the only two people from our entire group of high school friends that turned out to be ‘straight’ – every single one of our group turned out to be gay (both the guys and gals) or ‘bi’ … and to this day I’ve attracted some close personal friends that are gay and love them to death – of course now I work in the airline industry I’ve got a lot of colleagues in that boat as well.
  5. At the age of 19 I was the Editor of Sphinx magazine … even though I know nothing about cars … for the Armstrong-Siddeley Car Club – Dad had a car and we all joined up (Mum, Dad and I) as members and had a blast for a few years.

(3)  Lucky last, Linda just tagged me to the 6 Weird Things About Me, which is probably very similar to (2) above, but once again I’ll try to come up with some extra ‘weird’ things about me. 
The rules: Each player of this game starts with the “6 weird things about you.” People who get tagged need to write in their blog of 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names.

  1. I can’t eat sultanas in curries … in my mind a decent sultana has no valid reason to be hanging out in a savoury dish with spices and other delicacies – it should be reserved for things like bread and butter pudding and the like.  Years ago an ex made a special effort and cooked me dinner – curry with sultanas – I could only apologise profusely, then promptly picked every single sultana out that I could find and pushed them to the side of the plate before I could eat it.
  2. My feet look like they’ve been chopped off with an axe … I have very broad feet with chubby little toes nicely in a line – because of which I have a nightmare of a job buying shoes, and regard that as a chore from hell, because I can very rarely find shoes that fit.
  3. I like lists, and have lists for LOADS of things – my CD collection, DVD collection, embroidery stash … but I hardly ever refer to them, apart from updating when I buy something new … I just enjoy the fun of organising everything into their little lists 🙂
  4. I can’t re-read books again once I’ve read them, but I always hated getting rid of books I’d already read, and one day vowed I’d have a spare room with a wall full of bookshelves for all my books.  Since my move to Aussie I’ve had to give that dream up, and ended up giving a lot of my books to the local library … the only books I’ve brought with me are my embroidery ones, and now I tend to listen to talking books instead so that takes up a lot less room!  Strangely enough, though, I can watch a DVD movie dozens and dozens of times and not get bored by it!
  5. I’m a world-class procrastinator … I’m always leaving things until the last minute and then rushing like a mad-woman the day before trying to get things done.
  6. I like to keep my DVD’s in alphabetical order (they’re not at the moment, though – but probably will be again after the next house move) … it’s so much easier finding the movie you’re looking for when they’re actually sorted into order – that’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it!

Phew, I think that means I’m all caught up with memes for now – and you know many many useless and weird things about me 😛

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3 thoughts on “A meme or three …

  1. I want to get my ears pierced again too! I think it might be a 40th birthday present to myself (not this year though 😉 )

  2. It’s interesting to read everyone’s answers to this. I only have both ears pierced once, but I do get your point – earrings are so fun and really add something to a face, don’t they! 🙂 It was fun reading your answers 🙂

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