Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Six Things...

I like learning oddments of information about people.
You know, the small tidbits that may give depth to a person’s character, but actually offer no real usefulness (except maybe being an insight into their quirks, or how they work). For example, this week, I learnt that my partner had a plate when he was a young man to fix his teeth, and that the plate was fitted incorrectly leaving a dint in the roof of his mouth. Random, and kind of useless - but interesting to me, none-the-less.

So, in the spirit of random facts, here’s something you may not know about me:

  1. I really, really, really love filling out forms. I’m not exactly sure why, but give me a booklet with hundreds of questions, and I’m in survey heaven.
  2. I can’t roll my r’s, twist my tongue, raise one eyebrow or whistle very loud. But I am double jointed in my fingers, and can stretch and spread them quite far apart. Which is the most useless skill of all to have.
  3. My favourite book of all time is The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood. I love her – I think she’s just the wisest, most beautiful writer. And I was over the moon to find a children’s picture book by the lovely Margaret at our local library, that she wrote and illustrated in the 60’s called Up in the Tree. It’s delightful.
  4. A quirk that I think a lot of people have – I can’t sleep with a cupboard door open in my bedroom. Not even a little crack. And up until a few years ago, I also used to casually glance under the bed every night, to make sure there was nothing underneath – even though my logical brain would shout out “This is RIDICULOUS!” I somehow always manage to re-check the locks twice, and re-lock my car at least three times before bed.
  5. I’ve always been a bit forgetful; if I don’t write it down, I probably won’t do it. So, I have a diary and a notebook that go with me everywhere, which is filled with scribbles and notes and cryptic messages (that I sometimes can’t quite remember what were supposed to mean).
  6. We have a resident carpet python who currently resides in our roof cavity; the last skin we pulled out was more than six metres long. There are also a few ‘babies’ that turn up every couple of weeks, which are only about three metres in length, and who are so tricky at camouflage, that you’ll walk past them a few times before totally freaking out.
A ‘baby’ we found outside a few weeks ago.

Got a random fact or quirk about you? I’d love to hear it! Post it in the comments section below…



Felicity said...

Random fact #1 - slitherin' freak me out and the last image made my heart leap!

Random fact #2 - I love receiving a great book recommendation and I'm looking forward to finding & reading 'The Handmaid's Tale' now

Random fact #3 - I like reading other people's random facts.

Happy day!


Han said...

Random fact #1 - I hate snakes.....and there aint no way I would have a big mama and her babies in my ceiling! You are AMAZING!! Do you sleep with one eye open???

Random fact #2 - My left hand is bigger than my right!

Random fact #3 - My mum always lead us to believe that she was allergic of animal hair when we were kids when we begged for a dog...the things you believe as kids!
LOVE this post - thanks so much for sharing. X

pepper said...

I just read 'A Handmaids Tale', but the copy I have are mssing the last few pages!!! AAAAHHHH! So I still haven't actually finished, but it kept me up past my bedtime for a week!
Pepper x

ps. Random Fact# I like reading several books at once, #2 I have never been on a roller coaster #3 when I buy pants I have to sew on the bottom to make them long enough.