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Seven is a magic number

I’ve been tagged by  [info]queen_haq and [info]chaotic4life! 

1. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
2. Tag seven people to do the same.
3. Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag whoever wants to do it.

Here goes...

1. I’ve always wanted to be a veterinarian, from the moment I was capable of functional thought.  As a wee tomboy-girl who wouldn’t wear dresses or skirts, that was it – no astronauts, no air stewardesses, nothing.  Don’t ask me why I’ve ended up working in London local goverment in strategy & projects (mainly performance management and equalities), sitting in an office, day after day.


2. I was impatient to be born.  The nurse tried to push me back in as the doctor wasn’t in the room.   Because of this, I ended up being one of my grandmother’s birthday presents that day - yay!  Impatience is therefore part of my make-up.  If you’re late, I’m cranky.


3. I keep lists.  I am a List Monkey.  Everything goes into a list – where I want to travel, the weekly grocery shop (actually, there’s a template and I leave blanks on the fridge to tick stuff off as we use them up), my collection of DVDs and books (including where in the world they’re stored, and a wishlist too of course), etc.  It borders on an OCD.  All my friends automatically turn to me when the subject of/need for a list comes up. 


4. My mother wanted to call me Juniper. JUNIPER?!  Srsly!  Thank god someone talked sense into her.  Speaking of mothers, I develop an eyelid twitch and nervous cough before she comes to visit.  Every. Single. Time.


5. I make a mean lychee martini.  It helps to have a high alcohol tolerance, and I can keep up with most boys.  But if I have one more tequila shot, I’m going to barf on your shoes.


6. Children and marriage are not my thing.  Babies cry when they’re put in my arms, and I’m not going near a used nappy.  I don’t see the need for weddings, and rings, and the three-tiered cake.  I’m in a committed relationship (10 years in exactly a fortnight) and that’s that.


7.  I inherited my mother’s quasi-OCD about hygiene and cleanliness.  No feet near the head of the bed, nothing that’s touched the ground should go anywhere else but the ground, I must shower before going to bed (no matter how tired, drunk or late), and loads of other things that drive Matt insane.  That said, I’ve managed to control those headtwitch urges when I travel.


I now tag 













 (where are you, Tasha?! I miss you?!)

Have fun!



( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 2nd, 2007 11:52 am (UTC)
I'd love to try one of those Martini's Cor, I seem to get drunk easily but I can carry on for the rest of the night and very rarely puke up! :)
Thank goodness your mum went with Corrinne it's such a lovely name. So I have to think of seven interesting facts about myself? Oh, this could take a while :)
Aug. 2nd, 2007 11:57 am (UTC)
Thanks Caroline!

Oh yeah, next time we gather, we'll have to go in search of some lychee martinis. Or I'll just bring the ingredients and mix 'em myself! *g*

I'm looking forward to reading your seven so get on it, girl.
Aug. 2nd, 2007 11:58 am (UTC)
Juniper? I was almost Aqua-Sonic! (and you know, with my last name, it actually has a nice ring to it)
Aug. 2nd, 2007 12:08 pm (UTC)
LOL - you win! Aqua-Sonic? Aqua-Sonic!?! Bwahahaha. *wipes tears from eyes*

Where in 'eck did THAT come from?! That's priceless. There really should be a list (oh no!) written about the names-that-could've-been.

Huh, I'm reading Freakonomics by Levitt & Dubner, one of 3 books going at the mo', and this has brought me back to the chapter about names, and how wacky parental choices can be.
Aug. 2nd, 2007 12:31 pm (UTC)
I didn't have a name at all until my parents were watching TV while my mum was in the hospital in labour and an ad came on and Aqua-Sonic was somehow brought up in it, and they decided it fit nicely!

Thank goodness they left the TV on a little longer.
Aug. 2nd, 2007 10:03 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the 10 year anniversary in a fortnight!
Aug. 3rd, 2007 08:14 am (UTC)
Thanks! It's a third of my life. Scary!

No idea yet on what I'm going to get him, or what we're going to do to celebrate. *bites nails*
Aug. 2nd, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
OMG, are we the same person? Tomboy, OCD, anal about being on time and obsessed with making endless lists, not interested in marriage and kids (I was with my ex for ten years), high tolerance for alcohol except for tequila. EEEEE. We're separated at birth!

*waves* Hi hon! I think I had a lovely dream about the place you're staying in Greece. Sigh.

Aug. 3rd, 2007 08:19 am (UTC)
LOL I know, it really seems that way, huh! &hearts

*waves back* Where have you been!?

Oooh, I haven't had a Greece dream yet *pouts*. I can't wait to go, and it's still over a month away. Like the start of fall tv!
Aug. 3rd, 2007 05:44 am (UTC)
I was going to be Ciara for a while, but I quite like that name...might prefer it, actually.
Yeah, apparently the tomboy/no dresses thing and the vet thing go hand in hand, because I was the same when I was younger! Until my mother pointed out some of the less savoury aspects of veterenary practice...so apparently I wasn't too attached to the idea XD

Aug. 3rd, 2007 08:31 am (UTC)
Ooh, Ciara is pretty. Irish?

My failure to get closer to the vet dream was my HATE of science after some f*cknuckle family friend convinced my folks that I needed to take Physics and Chemistry to up my Year 12 OP score. Don't ask me why it wasn't Biol, which would have made much more sense. I ended up taking Chem - just passed, and Physics - failed! (I used to skip Physics classes, pretend it was a spare and go to my mates' Art class instead)

Ugh, and let's not talk about the fact that Art wasn't even a runner in their collective adult minds, even tho' I ended up helping his daughter through her Year 11 & 12 Art classes!

Sometimes adults are stupid. And I was obviously too weak and stupid to tell them that at the time. *slaps self*
Aug. 4th, 2007 07:49 am (UTC)
Congrats on your 10 years! That's quite a long time.
I'm not good around babies either. Probably because I can't amuse them with funny facial expressions. XD
Aug. 6th, 2007 11:29 am (UTC)
Thanks! It's ages and ages! But has also gone really quick. It helps that we travel loads, like each other's company, but aren't completely joined-at-the-hip!

Yeah, I just scare babies with my facial expressions. Either that or they completely freak me out with their unblinking evil!doll stare.
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