Thursday, February 12, 2009

25 Things About Me Redux

I got tagged quite a few times with this one on Facebook. The taggee is supposed to disclose 25 things about him/her. I wanted to do this tag with a twist, but the way I wanted to do it, I'd be violating the privacy of some friends. Which I would never want to do.

So, in the spirit of the non-violation of privacy rights (except mine, which doesn't matter, since I'm the violatee queen incarnate), here are 25 things about me, some of which you might know of already!

1. Billy was the name of my first child. He was a cat -- the most beautiful street cat I've ever had the fortune to know. He died. I never had a cat again after Billy.

2. Whiskey was the name of my favorite childhood pet. His fur was golden, like whiskey. He died. I've had pet dogs after Whiskey, but I've never loved any of them as much as I did him.

3. I can't stand whiskey (the drink, not the dog). Nor can I tolerate any other "hard" drinks apart from tequila and vodka.

4. I love beer, though. (Like my blog friends didn't know that already!)

5. My sense of balance takes a hike when I drink.

6. My favorite colors are black and orange.

7. I love music from the 1980's, especially New Wave.

8. I love lots of sappy songs.

9. I enjoy most kinds of music, except rap (Linkin Park is an exception).

10. I wish I had bigger and perkier breasts.

11. My penmanship is more than terrible, it's pathetic.

12. My laptop is a Lenovo Y430. I have yet to think up a name for it.

13. I'm 5'8" tall.

14. I weigh...too much.

15. I smoke too much.

16. I can't sing to save my life.

17. Nor dance.

18. I love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love the beach and the sea (though I can barely swim to save my life).

19. I bite my nails (fingernails, ok?)

20. I think Javier Bardem is hotter than Leo diCaprio (I prefer manly men over pretty boys).

21. I have mild scoliosis.

22. I grew up a churchgoer. Now, I don't believe in the god of the organized religions. I still believe there's a "higher being," though.

23. Spanish guitar music can make me weep.

24. My children, some other family members, and my true friends save me from myself.

25. Ancient ruins (except my body) enthrall me.


Photo Cache said...

#10 ---agree

#20----disagree :)

Lizza said...

But we do agree on Aragorn, right? :-D

Aunty Helpful Dictator said...

you can't have bigger and perkier.... it doesn't work like that. the bigger they are the more they are affected by gravity!! Increased size and perkiness can be brought about with the right underwear though! I refer you to Mr Gok Wan for further information.

Also I offer you swimming lessons if we're ever in each other's neighbourhoods. My patented technique call "physics and abuse" has got a few of my non-swimming friends swimming. I would even allow you to pay for me to come to your beautiful beaches to give you lessons - that's how generous I am! ;)

Mimi Lenox said...

Spanish guitar music melts me too.
I don't think you divulged anything particularly scandalous here.
Darn it.


Terra Shield said...

High five at # 16, 17 and 18!

FoxxFyrre said...

Be careful what you wish for, especially where #10 is concerned. A low cut dress, fine dining, buttery lobster, and a slip of the fork, you may never find that piece of lobster in the valley of the Grand Tetons ever again. That is unless they are too perky--then they will let you and everyone else in the restaurant know that a slippery crustacean has invaded the range!

Anonymous said...

How funny that most people are commenting on the breast thing! (Including me now, peripherally.)

By the way, your balance is affected when you drink because alcohol is a cerbellar toxin.

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Speaking as an ancient ruin, I am delighted that I enthrall you - please appreciate a reciprocate - tee hee.

H said...

bollocks to 11, and ditto to 10, 13, 16, 18 [though I can swim] & 19.


Body & Soul sisters I'd say, now. ;-)

Bruce said...

I enjoyed this article. I love your open sense of humor and willing to make fun of yourself. I too am that way. An old American comedian who's comedy was based on rude comments siad onetime "You have no right to laugh at someone else unless your willing to laugh at yourself first.
I also smoke too much. I would drink, but my liquir of choice is not avaliable in Davao, so next trip bring me a bottle. I like Seagrams 7, but I am crazy enough to make a fool of myself in public without being drunk.
Keep up the good work and tell your friends about my site and I will return the favor.

julietk said...

So glad you made Linkin Park an exception :D