More about me than you needed to know…

Inspired by Andi, Amused by Books, Lorren and Wendy, I hereby present you with more than you needed to know about me (slightly adapted from the original).

Age: 23 (very nearly 24)

Book Size: mass market paperback, anything over 200 pages. Good handbag ruining size.

Chore that you hate: Taking out the garbage/doing the hand washing-up.

Dogs: As long as it’s nowhere near me, you can keep yours.

Essential start to your day: Tea. Lots of it.

Favorite colour: Blue. Given my way, I would paint a whole house blue, inside and out, and wear blue clothing all day long every day. Blue food might be a bit much.

Gold or Silver: Silver generally, but some of my favourite jewellery is gold… I don’t really mind either way.

Height: 5’7″. Short enough to wear heels, tall enough not to need to.

Instruments you play: Piano, badly; violin, even worse. I “sing” too.

Job Title: Assistant Manager, Business Services & Transport Audit, Large and Important Accountancy Firm (ok so the last bit isn’t on the business cards)

Kids: are small, noisy, terrifying and in the future.

Live: London (UK – not Ontario…)

Milk: semi-skimmed (1.5%-2%). Skimmed is white water, full-fat is practically butter. Why would I want coffee made with butter? I’m really fussy about this.

Nicknames: generally unimaginative and thus short-lived.

Oldest living relative: Grandpa. Ninety and a half, and still telling terrible jokes.

Pet Peeves: Sniffing; chewing with open mouth; saying “less” instead of “fewer”; overuse of “like”, “literally” and “random”.

Quote from a movie: And what are you, a sheep? (Mulan)

Right or Left handed: Right. So very right-handed.

Siblings: Mini-Me! (1 younger sister, 14).

Time you wake up: By choice – before 9. On weekdays, about 7. Invariably 15-30 minutes before the alarm goes off, so I go back to sleep and am thus exhausted when it does go off.

Underwear: Yes. How is that even a question?

Vegetable you hate: Where to start? Brussel sprouts, turnips, swedes, parsnips, beetroot. And do not even mention cabbage to me…

What makes you run late: Getting lost in my email/feedreader over my breakfast cup of tea.

X-Rays you’ve had: Shin when I couldn’t get my leg out of the way of a cricket ball. Chest when unable to breathe deeply. Spine on any number of occasions (long-standing cricket injury).

Yummy food that you make: Beef & red wine stew; chicken and bacon risotto; Yorkshire puddings. Ciabatta bread (admittedly, from a pre-mixed pack, but still).

Zoo animal: wallabies. Like kangaroos, but so much cuter.



15 thoughts on “More about me than you needed to know…

  1. verityjdo 15 November 2011 at 7:15 pm Reply

    Hehe, might do this tomorrow!

  2. kimbofo 15 November 2011 at 7:34 pm Reply

    I’ve suddenly realised I am almost (but not quite) two DECADES older than you. *sob*

    • readingwithtea 15 November 2011 at 7:53 pm Reply

      Which means you’ve had not quite two decades more reading time than me. At my current rate, that’s 2000 books. Not looking so bad now, is it?

  3. kimbofo 15 November 2011 at 10:08 pm Reply

    Well, I only ever used to read 12 books a year (no joke) until about 2005, so I’m only about 250 books up on you! 🙂

    I assumed because you are married and have a proper job and everything that you were much older — I didn’t get my first proper job until I was 27! And I did not meet Mr Right until I was 30!

  4. sakura 15 November 2011 at 11:10 pm Reply

    Ha ha, great meme, and made my evening:)

  5. Jamie 16 November 2011 at 3:05 am Reply

    Aw this was fun to learn more about you!

    I LITERALLY (tehehe) died when I read this because I feel the same way:

    “Kids: are small, noisy, terrifying and in the future”

    I will admit. I use literally WAY to often. I think I say like a lot too. BUT today while in a meeting I was listening to this girl report on something and she said it probably every other word..that and “Um”….I kept sitting there vowing to make sure I don’t sound like that! haha

    PS. I love your idea of a “dusting challenge”. I really need to get my act together with some of these books!!

  6. Alex 16 November 2011 at 4:17 pm Reply

    On all that information I’ll pick up on the Brussel sprouts. I hated them with a vengeance until I actually came to live in Brussels. They know how to cook them here! If you come to visit one day, I’ll prove it!

  7. Alex 16 November 2011 at 4:18 pm Reply

    PS: Can I pretty-please join your list of many wondrous blogs? —–>

  8. winstonsdad 17 November 2011 at 12:31 pm Reply

    a interesting and different meme your so young as well ,all the best stu

  9. gaskella 20 November 2011 at 5:51 pm Reply

    Wonderful meme! I feel I know you a lot better now. I might try this one myself …

  10. JoV 2 December 2011 at 10:48 pm Reply

    ah… you have my ideal height you lucky woman! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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