16 Things

16 Things

I was tagged by www.flickr.com/photos/hellocherie/, so here they are:

1. When my mum was pregnant with me, she was told there was at least an 80% chance that I would be born with brain damage, Down’s Syndrome, deaf, blind..basically the doctors told her not to have me. My parents ignored the doctors, had me anyway and I was born perfectly healthy. I was apparently a "miracle baby" and was written up in medical journals.

2. I don’t like my food touching. I can’t handle it of hot foods touch salad, or if sauce from one food touches another. I won’t eat it. In fact, I am a really fussy eater and don’t like food much.

3. I was a Sports Captain in Primary School. If you knew me, you’d find this hilarious.

4. I like most people, but I really can’t stand Nicholas Cage. Not that I know him or anything, but you know… Is there anyone else out there that he irks or is it just me?

5. I like to pretend I am Amelie. I speak in a French accent in my head and hope that one day some fateful occurrence will happen whereby I can lead a blind man through the streets telling him about the people laughing and children playing in the fountains. I go to photo booths because of her. Oh to live in a little apartment in Montmartre…

6. My father died of cancer when I was 23. I am still dealing with it.

7. I am the Christmassiest person I know. I secretly love that we have a Christmas competition in my family. I covet the "Christmas tree cup" every year.

8. I have a bad temper, although since living with Sean, I’ve not really seen it much. He must make me calm or something. My road rage is BAAAD. People never believe me when I tell them I’m cranky and throw things. Its true, just ask my brother. I wacked him across the knees with a tennis racquet once.

9. I desperately want to visit Paris, Japan and go back to Italy. I want to live in Tuscany and write poetry and take photographs for a few months. I will do this laying under an olive tree.

10. As a teenager, I had a really big crush on Michael J. Fox. I dreamt of moving to Vancouver to be his children’s nanny. That’s slightly bunny boiler stalkerish, no?

11. My mum is a really big Lord of the Rings fan. One birthday a few years back, I turned our house and backyard into Middle Earth. I made up clues and she had to go from one place to the next. I built a Hobbit house in the lounge room, there was a Mordor and Rivendell. At the end were tickets to see a Q & A with Peter Jackson. She loved it. There were teddy bears dressed as hobbits. I DO NOT LIE.

12. I want to get a blunt fringe. I have asked 2 hair dressers to give me one and they both said no. What is that about??

13. Apparently when excited, I start to talk loudly. My volume raises without my knowledge. I am told off for this quite a lot. I don’t know how this happens because loud talking is one of the things I detest most in other humans.

14. I love giving presents and making presents for people. Birthdays are a big deal for me. I LOVE celebrating. I would throw a party for leaves falling from the trees if I could.

15. I am often in my PJs by 5pm. I put them on and the Canadian checks the clock. He’s made a rule that it can’t be before 5.

16. I want to meet more Flickr people in 2009. Meet me, dammit. I’m nice.

Posted by {manda} on 2009-01-12 13:44:50

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