Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Six Things You Never Knew About Me

Eeeeeeek! I've been tagged by Debs to come up with six witty, fascinating and little known facts about myself. Naturally, this has opened up a huge gaping black hole where my brain used to sit, but seeing as how you are generally such a forgiving lot, I'll press on anyway.

Okay, rules; This is the part where I'm meant to say "Here come the boring bits", but, er, I'd urge you to read on before deciding.

1. Link to the person that tagged you - i.e. me
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Write six random things about you in your blog post
4. Tag six people in your post
5. Let each person know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.

Sheesh, they don't ask for much, do they?

1) I grew up believing my mother was in the Secret Service. It wasn't until I got older that I found out she was nuts.

2) Due to having my knuckles rapped by a ruler every time I picked up a pencil with my left hand, I'm now ambidextrous. (Wonder where that inspired teacher is now?)

3) I'm also double-jointed and VERY flexible (wink).

4) At fifteen I left home to never return.

5) I met my hubby through an ad I placed in "Time Out", a weekly "What's on in London" magazine.

6) In my twenties, I was a card carrying member of the Green Party, manned a phone line for the Samaritans (a suicide helpline. Um, maybe I should clarify, not a helpline to assist them topping themselves, more like a concerned person trying to talk them out of it, though I have to confess I wasn't usually that successful) and volunteered ten hours a week at a nursing home for the terminally ill. Yeah, I was a regular bundle of laughs back then, it's little wonder I had to advertise to find a hubby..

So, eeny-meeny-miny-moe, start squirming folks, this is where I choose some random victims to pick up the slack (oh, stop that, do you really think avoiding eye-contact is about to help you?).

I select:-

1) Jim

2) Helena

3) Terry

4) The Ak-Man

5) yesbut

6) Catmoves

C'mon guys, make me proud!


Rachelle said...

ouch... my back hurts just looking at that picture!

Cuckoo said...

Ha Ha... you never fail to surprise us. Glad to know a bit more about you.

This tag is making round in blogosphere, I too have been tagged but have not done till now. I think I would be one unique creature on this earth to care for a toast's sentiments !! :P

Keep watching, I'll do in sometime now. (That can be a year or so ) *wink

The Lehners in France said...

Wow Shrinky, I'm glad you grew out of your twenties, I think I'd have topped myself if I'd met you back then. I thought my dad was a soldier and was shot in the war. It turned out he was far too young and it was an apendix scar. Parents hey what they tell us scars us for life. Great post Shrinky Debs x

John-Michael said...

You trigger the strangest (and most delightful) mental responses from me. The whole time that I was enjoying these bits about You, I heard Fred Astaire singing "Getting to know You" in my funky mind. (Fortunately I adore Fred Astaire!)

Love Ya ...

Maalie said...

Hi Shrinky, I'll have a play with this when I have finished my Vienna Quartet!

Ak-Man said...

I see your wink, and I raise you a nod.

Tomorrow in an attempt to avoid the work that awaits me I'll respond to this tag. Hopefully the bosses will see what appears to be me working extremely hard bashing away at my keyboard.

Akelamalu said...

Those were fascinating facts about you! :)

Anonymous said...

1. Bob T. Bear is the spy.
2. My knuckles were rapped once, in 1st grade by a sadistic nun.
3. I prefer a gin joint.
4. I left home and eventually came back.
5. "Time Out" is for when the kids act up.
6. I'll probably be in a nursing home some day.

Bart said...

Ha, I avoided a tag. I was always good at that on the playground.

The Future Was Yesterday said...

"I grew up believing my mother was in the Secret Service. It wasn't until I got older that I found out she was nuts."
ALL Mothers are nuts. If not, they wouldn't be Mothers.:)

"3) I'm also double-jointed and VERY flexible (wink)."
Good GOD Woman!!.....are you ever good with Photoshop.:P Now straighten up and don't let me see that kind of stuff again. My back just fell of place and ran like hell, just while I was looking at that picture!

"5) I met my hubby through an ad I placed in "Time Out", a weekly "What's on in London" magazine."
Nobody could see the beautiful head, face, and hair you have, walking around like that!! No wonder!:)

Alex L said...

Flexible hey... if you werent someones mother I'd feel obliged to make a dirty comment.

Anonymous said...

This was fun. You never fail to make me smile.

Dilly said...

Hehehehe Shrinky tag Mummy! Dilly go tell....

YesBut said...

What did I do or not do to deserve this?

Its like those letters "send a copy to six people and get good luck, don't send any and get bad luck".

Before I could reveal things about myself to you, I'd first have to reveal the facts to myself.

Once took a look inside my mind. Scary. Not going there again.



Suldog said...

Thank God! I saw "Jim" at the top of your list and thought I'd have to post a picture of ME trying to duplicate that pose of yours. Then I found out it was another Jim entirely. Good thing. The only way I could possibly come close to that is with Photoshop.

pat houseworth said...

Gonna have to sleep on this one....not sure if there are 6 things I want folks to know. ;)

Scott from Oregon said...

bendy-wink? Is that one of them English expressions?

aims said...

OMG!! Doesn't that make you dizzy?

I wonder what people think about me then if you thought your mom was in the Secret interesting.

Frog said...

Wow! Froggy greets.

Anonymous said...

wheew dodged that bullet..:)))) teacher used a yardstick but I never became ambidextrius...or double jointed...:))))))

Catmoves said...

OK, Shrinky. Now I know what you mean about my being "tagged".
there will be a retaliation, you realize. Particularly for someone as loose limbed as you are.
(I didn't mean it was bad. Just that I will NOT do that thing.)
Now I'm gonna copy that list and see what can happen.

ciara said...

flexibility is always a good thing...prob from a man's point of view anyways lol it was fun finding out more about you.
btw, my mom forced us, the min we started using our left hand, to use our right before school ever no rapping of knuckles here.

david mcmahon said...

I didn't know whether to laugh or cry at No. 1 on your list of revelations about yourself.

CrazyCath said...

Shrinky - love, - how do you do it? I had to smile at no.1 but then felt quite guilty! lol
I wish I was EVER as flexible as that! And what does it matter how you find a husband? As long as he's a good one!

Fascinating facts about you and thank you for sharing them.

Celebration of Life said...

Shrinky: You are a very interesting person. Thanks for sharing such intimate details about your life. You have done more than survive what life has handed you, you thrive! I admire your courage immensely!

CrazyCath said...

Darn! Dang! and whatever else I can say without actually SWEARING!

You tagged Terry. Terry tagged me. Now I have to find 6 interesting things about me! My brain hurts!

You got a mention on David's POTD too - heads up! You deserve it anyway. Love how you write...

Fletch said...

Much against my own good judgement I'm going to try to post a comment on your blog - 'comment moderation' or not! Let's see if THIS one shows up for you to do something with ...

My 6 little thingy's are up as requested. Take a trip to the site for a look.

San said...

Shrinky, you are indeed a flexible, fascinating creature! The more I learn about you, the more I'm in awe. Next time, post 36 facts about you. At least.

Fireblossom said...

Where is the ruler-wielder? Why, fleeing ten-foot-tall rulers with fangs in hell of course. I mean, DUH. ;-)

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