So I got nominated for a Leibster a few weeks ago by about four different people. And I started writing a reply post, but I couldn’t think of interesting replies, and it bored even me, so I canned it.
Then last week Lisa tagged me to share 5 things you probably don’t know about me, ostensibly because she wants to know all my deep, dark secrets and possibly steal my identity, but it sounded like fun and after a weekend of feeling like death warmed over, fun is in order. So thanks to all the leibster nominations various peoples: this post is for you.
1. When I was a kid, a doctor suggested I should have plastic surgery.
Now not on my nose (which I’m sure you were all thinking 😉 ), but my ear. My right ear has a weird little skin flappy thing on it, almost like an extra earlobe at the top. The doctor thought it would potentially cause me lots of drama during adolescence and suggested we remove it. So mum took me to the plastic surgeon, and he said it would be a big job because my left ear is actually bigger than my right, and that would be more obvious once they removed the top bit, so I would need to have both ears operated on. Since my attitude was pretty nonchalant, the surgeon suggested she leave it till I actually cared.
Which I never did.
Friends at school all told me to have it pierced, and I did consider it, but it’s got cartilage as well, so I didn’t on account of being a big sook.
I did wonder if it was a genetic mutation, but all the kids have normal ears, so I’m the only weird-looking one 🙂
2. I despise little kids books that have no stories.
You know the ones? Like a book about the letter ‘B,’ or ‘things we use at the table’. I’m not even a fan of look and find books because they bore me. As soon as I could I turfed all those ones to St Vinnies, and distracted them with fun stories like Tiddler the Story Telling Fish, or Green Eggs and Ham.
3. I don’t really like the colour blue.
Well it’s not that I don’t like it so much, more that I think it’s overrated. I know that a lot of its appeal is because it’s all calm and chill and easy-going, but that just makes me want to say, ‘dude, just be out there and have some fun or something! You don’t see red or orange or yellow just lying around the ocean.’
Yes, I imagine colours have personalities. I’m special like that. (Also because of my ear.)
4. I’m really good at memorising lines.
Like really good. Playing the role of Portia in our year twelve production of Merchant of Venice, with her 600 odd lines didn’t bother me at all. Once I got my head around what each line meant, it was easy to remember. It also means I’m pretty decent at picking up other languages, and remember song lyrics and whole scenes from movies.
Which is a very important skill to have when you are a stay at home mum I’m sure.
Ask me to remember to buy milk though, and I’m stuffed.
5. I like an unconventional story ending.
As much as I am a huge fan of ‘happy ever after,’ and all the loose ends being tied up happily, I love a story ending that completely throws you, but works anyway. I like an ending that has to happen, rather than one that you hope happens, even if it’s not happily or ever after. I like a story that comes full circle, and where happiness isn’t exactly as you expect it. And I love a story where the heart-break is real and awful, but changes the person, like heart-break actually should.
I also really appreciate an ending that leaves you wondering ‘what happened next?’ and thinking about it for the next few days or weeks. Or years in the case of The Girl in Times Square.
And there you go, 5 things you never knew about me. (I don’t think at least.)
I’m supposed to tag three people now, but there’s been so much tagging lately I’m letting it go. But if you feel inspired to write 5 things, I never knew about you, please let me know!
Now enough about me. How’ve you been?