Monday, 21 January 2008
8 Weird Things About Me
I was tagged by 30+
1 - When i was young, two of my most favourite things to do were (1)popping other peoples pimples (black heads were the best), and (2)scraping people's dandruff. I used to beg people to let me squeeze their pimples!
2 - I hate making small talk. So much so that i never maintain the same hairdresser/salon, cornershop, butcher, baker, candlestick maker for longer than necessary. No matter how superior the service or product turns out to be, after about the 3rd or 4th visit, you know, when you become familiar and you walk in and they recognise you and the pressure is on to become pleasant and smile and make *spit, spit* small talk. That's when i know i have to bolt.
3 - I am very squeamish, which is not very weird. The weird thing is that when i come across a large glob of saliva on the ground or a patch of drunken vomit on a friday night (can't speak for other cities, but a regular sight on the streets of London), i shudder violently. It doesn't end there though, because i will keep on playing the sight over and over, again and again in my mind hours, and sometimes days, afterwards. Each time, shuddering violently some more. I cant seem to stop myself. Gross, i know.
4 - I am a creature of habit, in the sense that when i find something that works, i stick to it. This usually tends to be in the arena of food alone. In other areas, i'm actually very adventurous and love experiencing new things, places etc. So back to food, once i find a particular lunch time sandwich, i can stick to the same one day in, day out for months on end, then switch to something else and stick with that for ages.
5 - I enjoy watching teleshopping channels. Not just when there's nothing else on TV, but because i actually get pleasure from doing so. I can easily explain the science behind the Lateral Thigh Trainer, Leg Magic, Sheer Cover make up etc. I find infomercials fascinating...
6 - I am a little bit obsessive compulsive about lines and symmetry. I will therefore, go about adjusting people's clothing, public signs, pictures until they are perfectly aligned.
7 - I believe that every man/woman should be allowed to be an island if they want to.
8 - I pose a lot. When ever i have to stand still, i seem to automatically strike a pose without giving it any thought - or so i've been told. As far as i'm concerned, i'm just standing still.