Saturday, July 04, 2009

7 random things & a bunch of pics

It's obviously meme season here in the blogosphere, I got tagged for another one by McGillicutty (confession: I cut 'n pasted her name from her blog 'cos I knew I'd spell it wrong otherwise ... ), in which I must share 7 random things about myself, and a picture (or many). And I love random. So here goes ...

1. My biggest vanity are my feet.


I've been wearing the rings since 1998.
They're heavy silver, made by one of my best friends
and given to me by my beloved Husband
(then the beloved Squeeze ... ).
2. I once followed a really bad BMW driver into KFC and berated him in front of everyone in the queue for driving like a c*nt. Then I turned on my heel and marched out to my vintage Beetle praying to all the gods of Cool that she'd uncharacteristically start for the first time. She did.


3. My proudest recent achievements have been persuading my picky-eater daughter to eat dry All-Bran Flakes by calling them ... wait for it ... Breakfast Chips. Sheer brilliance.
I also, after 7 nights in a row of her eating pesto on spaghetti (and only if we called the pasta noodles), beat her at her own game and duped her into eating risotto by calling it 'little tiny noodles' (to be said in a cutesy-pie voice). She wolfed it down. Go Parents!

4. I judge people by their hands. Not like I have standards of hygiene or anything, just that I kind of know whether I'll like someone or not by their hands. I have definite 'types' of hand which I dislike, or that I make (sub)conscious judgements about. Very occasionally I'm surprised to find that someone I really like has hands on The List. This almost makes me like them more.

5. I could eat curry & roti every. single. day. I've always been a fan but when I was pregnant I developed a serious addiction. I ate a particularly good veg curry with roti just before going to the hospital to have Frieda, I called Husband and asked him to bring one home for me after my waters broke and I knew we were in for a long night. Luckily I married a man who makes a mean curry ...

6. I've recently gained far too much self-righteous satisfaction from blatantly spying on someone on Facebook. Nothing unethical, but privacy settings exist- if someone's too stupid to activate them then don't blame me ...

7. We once took part in the Cape Town Aeolian Bike Ride. You've got to see it to believe it.

(http://aeolian-ride.info/) 

I hereby tag the first 3 weeps to read this post. Or something. Thanks McJillyCutie!

12 comments:

Just Jules said...

ha! I had a lot of fun doing this meme and it seems so did you - KFC - driver...really? (wow, I would be afraid of getting shot! ha)

seriously good stuff

Janet said...

big, big smile on my face after reading this! too wonderful!

Georgie K. Buttons said...

First three? That's so mean! ;)

Widge said...

Omgosh!SNAP I called cereal breakfast chips for my fussy child too! He is 10 now and we still call pasta noodles...

I love the comments about the hands too. I totally know what you mean. There is a certain type of freaky hands that people have

marinik said...

Great list, I had fun doing mine too after Jules tagged me :)... and I used to call broccoli little trees and the kids would get such a big kick out of eating "trees" go figure...

Casswell said...

It seems BMW drivers are the same everywhere. The only thing that comes as standard with a BMW is a full frontal lobotomy.

I want a Mini Cooper though - does that count?

B said...

I love your list! And well done to you and your vintage Beetle!

Polly said...

great! breakfast chips - I love it, brilliant indeed.

I totally know what you mean by judging someone by their hands, I do that too!

The Fragrant Muse said...

I feel a kindred road rage spirit with you dear Molly. I have gotten out of my car on many occasions to let drivers know what I think of their bad road manners. I even blocked a man once so he couldn't move until he'd had an earful.

Thanks for sharing, this was fun.

Amanda said...

I love the random thing about hands. I think I have that too. It was subconscious until just now when you mentioned it! I need to start on a list of hands i don't like to bring it to the front of my mind!

Georgie K. Buttons said...

I did it. :) http://authorsdesk.blogspot.com/2009/07/7-random-things.html

spudballoo said...

Oh this is hilarious, so funny! You MUST do a 30 secrets project, I think you have hidden depths which we MUST know about. The hand thing had me in fits of giggles!