Jo has tagged me for a meme, it is a long time since I have done one of these, I need to share 7 interesting facts about myself then tag 7 other people.... I have spent two whole days trying to think of seven interesting things about myself that I haven't already told you and... uhhh.... well this is what I came up with:
I was chosen to go out on the ice and take a half court (rink?) slapshot at the first ice-hockey game I ever went to. I had never walked on ice before. It was excruciating. Apparently I was quite entertaining. It was the last hockey game I ever went to.
I was school captain. I ran on the incredibly arrogant platform 'I'm on the school newspaper, school radio, in the school rock eisteddford team and I'm a bus captain so you all know who I am and what I am like. I want to represent you as school captain as well.' Cringeworthy, huh? I'm not sure what it says about the students at my school that I won...
I don't like cold foods. Anything cold. I only eat ice-cream after it's been sitting on the table for ages.
I have read Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice at least once a year since I was about 14. I have seen the movies to (in all their incarnations) but I still prefer the books.
I love words. I love reading them, I love writing them, I love the sound of them, I love their meanings. I love learning new words, I love etymology. I love words in Japanese and in English.
I have a big garden, an even bigger veggie garden and they both do really well. I am, however, an indoor plant serial killer. Seriously, I don't even like thinking about all the house plants who have passed through my life.....
I like cooking against the clock. Turn the gas on, grab a pot and put it on then open the fridge to decide what to eat. If you get it washed, chopped and in the pot before the oil gets so hot the gas turns itself off you win. Seriously, if they make cooking an Olympic event I am a dead cert for gold in the sprint division.
It took me so long to think of seven things I'm sure everyone else has already done this but if I could choose seven people I would choose:
Gaijin Wife (are there really seven things you haven't already told us?? ;P)
Cafe Yamashita (because your writing always makes me want to read more)
Sweet Things (because I haven't read an update in so long and I miss your daughters)
Gardening in Gifu (because I want to know what you do in the winter time)
The bubbling swamp (because you were making me think on a daily basis and now it's been a month)
Creating a stir (because your blogs are sinfully delicious)
Life of an American Mommy living in Japan (because you are so sweet and your love for your family shines out of all your posts but I feel like I don't really know *you*)
And that's all I have to ay about that.