Meme time again

15 Jul

Anyone ever notice that ‘meme’ is spelt (well, constructed) ‘me-me’. I merely mention it in passing ;o)

Steve tagged me. The rules are:

1. Let others know who tagged you.
2. Players start with 8 random facts about themselves.
3. Those who are tagged should post these rules and their 8 random facts.
4. Players should tag 8 other people and notify them they have been tagged.

I’m not going to tag anyone. Consider this an open invitation to participate should the mood take you.

OK. Bloody hell. Eight.

1. I lived in France for nearly a year. It was great apart from one time I got an abscess in one of my wisdom teeth and had to have it pulled. The first dentist I went to answered the door wearing a bloody apron and stinking of nasty table wine. We parted company immediately. The second one only used a local anaesthetic during the procedure (a root canal). When I got out I drank the best part of a whole bottle of Eau de vie.

2. I once met Lars Ulrich, the drummer from Metallica. He was speeding very badly at the time and he talked even more than usual. I went from awed star-struckness to thinking ‘what a twat’ in the space of 20 mins.

3. Whilst I’m name dropping, last year I literally bumped into Simon Pegg and Nick Frost on the concourse at Birmingham New Street station. It was a Monday a.m. and I was in my usual pre-work, pre-coffee grump and I was just about to snarl something typically Kevy at them when I noticed who they were. They were very pleasant guys (doing the promo tour for the release of Hot Fuzz I assume) and I totally forgot to take a picture of them on my phone. Gah!!

4. My favourite horrible indulgence is dunking bourbon biscuits into tap water and then slurping the whole mess back. Not a pretty picture.

5. I believe book burning is a crime against humanity except in the case of Jeffrey Archer where it would be criminal not to.

6. I proposed to my wife outside a Halfords. We were both sitting on a bench at the time. Its my opinion that the romantic possibilities of car-parts sellers are often overlooked by potential grooms. But even so, the mundanity of the surroundings didn’t distract from her beauty in one single way. And they never have since.

7. My first teacher (I was five) was called Mrs McCabe. She was unbelievably hot.

8. When Anthony (my now 15yo son) was 2 I forgot to tighten up a stairgate properly and he managed to push the whole thing – himself included – down the stairs, riding it like a toboggan all the way down whilst screaming. I ran down after him, heart pounding in horror and guilt and picked him up expecting to be confronted with a mentally scarred, terrified toddler. Turns out he’d been laughing, not screaming. ‘AGAIN, AGAIN’ he yelled as my blood pressure reached Chernobyl velocity.

4 Responses to “Meme time again”

  1. Ms. Clark July 15, 2007 at 08:47 #

    I don’t want to blog a meme, but here’s a few weird things about me…

    In 1976 I was in Washington, DC with a bunch of fellow geeky high school students and I saw the Queen of England from a distance. She was outside the Capitol building, surrounded by a mom of security and fans, if I recall. She was wearing a hat, something pastel… maybe lavender…

    I don’t think I’ve ever actually bumped into a celebrity… though I think Erma Bombeck went through my checkout line when I was a clerk in a sort of department store in Boise, Idaho. She wrote a book with Boise, Idaho in the title. It didn’t hit me until she had gone through the line and was gone out the front door, that I thought I recognized her… Erma Bombeck isn’t a name that English people would likely recognize, she was a humorist syndicated columnist.

    I sometimes take a small rice cooker to work and cook rice and eat it with chinese sausage and kimchee. The kimchee goes in a plastic container or I bring the whole jar and dish some out.

    My house is decorated with lots paintings and prints of dogs, most of which I did myself. The prints are computer art that I printed at Kinkos from their color laser printer.

    My second toes (the ones next to the big toes) are longer than the big toes, that’s Greek foot. If you look at classic Greek statues and Roman copies of Greek statues and the Renaissance statues inspired by Greek and Roman statues, they all have a Greek foot. It was considered the ideal foot. Podiatrists disagree.

    I have a purse that is made of seatbelts. It’s really pretty. It’s red.

    I hate Caraway seeds, if I get one on a piece of bread I have to spit it out and wash my mouth out immediately.

    My initials are CCC.

  2. Niksmom July 15, 2007 at 12:50 #

    ROFL about the last item, Kev. Kids are amazingly resilient. And we wonder why parents are always tired! Ha!

  3. bullet July 15, 2007 at 15:30 #

    I’ve heard of Erma Bombeck. Mainly because of the name though.
    Despite being to Birmingham New Street several times, I have failed to spot any celebrities there.
    Bourbon biscuits need to be dunked in coffee for true indulgence.
    I can remember my older sister being dropped off for her first day at school but have no memory of my own. I think my first teacher had brown hair and glasses.
    She was not hot.
    Neither were any of my other teachers.
    Including my dad who was my maths teacher one year and the head of year in two others.
    Which is rather reassuring.

  4. mcewen July 15, 2007 at 22:54 #

    Number 7 is worrying. I don’t think I could have recognised a ‘hot teacher’ when I was five years old. Maybe that’s the difference between boys and girls?
    Cheers, what a good egg you are for playing

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