Thursday, November 22, 2007


No I am not back on line yet, but I found myself with a free afternoon (FINALLY!) to access the internet and discovered that the lovely Kelly over at Property Of Kelly had tagged me to reveal 5 things about myself so I thought it would be a great excuse to post again this week.

Please forgive the self indulgence, but I have not posted an image for so long that my page was looking boring (hhhmmm must put up that new banner I designed a few weeks ago) so I found a vague enough link to use this image:

So here we go - 5 Random things about me:

1. I love the beach, but am scared of seaweed!
I can't stand things brushing up against me in the water, and hate the thought of getting tangled up in sea weed. Despite being a strong swimmer I rarely go out beyond where I can touch the bottom. My husband has introduced me into boogie boarding (which I love), so am getting braver.

2. This one is sort of related to the above, but I have REALLY soft feet! I mean soft "bottom" of my feet! Once again, despite growing up in the country I ALWAYS wore shoes! I even swam in the river in shoes! (Maybe this is why I hate the whole seaweed thing!?) Now can barely even walk on grass without shoes! I feel every little prickle or stone and just wind up screeching "ouch, ooh, ah" the whole time....hhhmmmm yes this can be a problem at the beach with the shells......hhhmmmmm not much of an Aussie am I?!

3. I have this weird thing (as if the previous two weren't weird enough!) about eating tomatoes! I will eat them "in" foods like spaghetti, or in a salad sandwich, but I wont eat them on their own. If I eat a salad I will only add tomatoes on my plate for colour so that the meal looks visually pretty and appealing! And you know what - people always notice that I have left them on my plate at the end and ask me why I don't like tomatoes.....and it just gets too hard to explain....even now I can't explain why!

4. I ALWAYS take a jumper (pullover, sweater...etc for you internationals!) with me where ever I go! Yes even in Summer. I cant stand being cold and even in summer the air conditioning can be too cold for me, or in Melbourne the weather can change so quickly, therefore, I always travel prepared!

5. It's been about 10 years since my legs have seen the light of day! I pretty much where jeans EVERY day regardless of the temperature. Can you imagine how much light my legs reflect when I do actually get them out in the sun (there's that whole beach thing again - no chance of anything ever really brushing up against me in the water as the glare from legs scares off anything within a five mile radius anyway!!) I have been trying over the last year or so to wear things other than jeans or pants, but not doing too well. This summer I am going to try to buy (AND WEAR) some shorts! (And yes those of you in my netball team should feel privileged to be glimpsing my legs for 40 minutes once a week - it's a rare sighting!)

Sorry to write a novel but it turns out I am more weird than random, and I felt the need to explain everything....I really am normal deep down!?

So here are the rules:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.

2. Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.

3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as wellas links to their blogs.

4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

....and as it turns out I have been off line so long that I appear to be the last on tagged for this (or I really do have no mates!) and most of my blogging friends have already had this one, so here's my incomplete listing of people I tagged:

Shannon Who "forgot" my previous tag for the Design Meme workspace thing, so who now owes two tags!

Lara Whose blog I am quite new to, (and am still a bit shy to leave comments on).... but I really enjoy reading and would like to know a little more about in a Random/Weird sense!

Leslie Another blog I frequent but am shy of commenting on - she is another very talented crafty Melbourne-ite

But check out these guys who have already been tagged - there's some funny reading amongst this talented lot too:





Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Ha, ha..that's so funny. I can imagine you with your white legs... I'm also a bit pale at the moment. I on the other hand take off my shoes all the time. Love to be barefoot or with the shoes that boder me.
Loved reading all this about you :o) And that Illo is so cute and fun!! Look she even brought her teddy bear to the beach! That's adorable..
Hope you get your connection soon...!

Kelly Medina said...

These are great random things about you. I am the same way about tings underwater touching my legs/feet, and seed weed definitely has a creepy touch. I also like to wear shoes when walking in water, you just never know what could be lurking down there - the imagination is a powerful thing, ha! :)

Thanks for sharing, it's so fun to learn weird and random things about people.

Anonymous said...

This feels like the modern version of the "Pina Colada Song" where the partner learns more about their significant other through other channels. You'd think these things would come out before you get married. I guess I better cancel that water bed I was going to buy you for christmas which had seaweeds for blankets. What's a husnabd to do. };oP Love Ray J