Monday, June 04, 2007

Tagged

My dear friend Nunhead Mum of One has, in her infinite wisdom, decided to tag me.

I have never been tagged before, but it means I have to reveal eight interesting facts about myself. I don’t know how interesting these facts are, but I don’t think I’ve let them slip before …

  1. I have four piercings in my left ear, including one right at the top, but just one in my right ear. I do not, however, have any tattoos.

  2. I have an O-level in Latin, but fear my ability to converse with a Roman Centurion has been sadly compromised in the intervening years.

  3. My favourite band is The Velvet Underground, but my favourite album is David Bowie’s Hunky Dory.

  4. I do not suffer fools gladly; however, I have infinite patience with animals.

  5. My first car was a red and black mini with four headlights and a walnut dashboard. She was called Cassandra.

  6. My favourite book is Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh.

  7. I cannot abide liquorice.

  8. I have lost 4lbs in the first week of my diet.
I am now supposed to tag five other people, but most of those I ‘know’ have already been nabbed in this round of tag… and I’m too shy to talk to strangers …

****However, if anyone hasn't been tagged and wants to be - well, you're it...

23 comments:

@themill said...

I thought tagging was what we played in the school yard? What is it? Love Brideshead too, but also liquorice.
Well done with the diet

@themill said...

Baggy bottomed second son read Harry Potter in Latin lessons. Lots of clues to the plot in the Latin based names and spells apparently

mutterings and meanderings said...

Ooh, @themill, would you like to be tagged? You reveal 8 facts and then nominate 5 other bloggers to do the same ..

Nunhead Mum of One said...

Thank you! I too HATE liquorice! Eurgh!

Gill said...

Hunky Dory! I'd forgotten that I was obsessed with it in my youth- a touch of the universal ladyboy methinks. I Love liqourice!!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Great facts M&M. What a good way to get to know someone's intimate details!! Latin. Impressive.

Drunk Mummy said...

My first car was a Triumph Dolomite called Desmond. He too had a walnut dashboard - a little piece of luxury and craftsmanship.

mountainear said...

My mother had a car - the registration number of which started FGP. She called it 'Fairy Go Pop'. Fairy for short. How embarassing was that?

I can't believe I've just admitted that.

mutterings and meanderings said...

NMO, I'm glad I'm not alne in hating the nasty horrid stuff..

Gill, is that where the roots of the universal ladyboy came from perhaps? Fantastic album...

CJ, I actually found Latin easier than French...

DM, ain't walnut dashboards the best? I loved mine.

Mountainear, that's better than all of my facts put toegtehr!

Omega Mum said...

Very nice. Apparently there's some amazing soft Australian liquorice that will bring even haters of the stuff back into the fold.

lady macleod said...

I like your list,and now I know who to ask next time I visit the Colosseum for the games!

Gill said...

Hunky Dory was just one link in a chain stretching back to my first conscious articulated fetish about cross dressing men at age 7-although it might be fun to sue David Bowie for making me a pervert!!

Vanessa said...

Love Brideshead too, but liquorice? Please no! Slightly biased in that in that one of Edinburgh's lap-dancing venues (city of culture we are) is called the Liquorice Club... puts you off confectionary I can tell you.

First car was a 1964 Mini called George - no walnut dash and a button on the floor to press with your clutch foot when you wanted to dip the headlights - lanes were tricky as if you tried to change gear for the corners you'd dazzle the person coming towards you. Took me a long time to realise that the lights on a Mini are so dim that dazzling anyone was unlikely. This was followed by an orange Allegro that was so reviled by me that I didn't waste a name on it. It was free and my plan was to drive it until it died but it was depressingly long-lived.

I could go on but I won't - I'll attempt to do some work this morning.

Arthur Clewley said...

Hunky Dory is one of my favourite albums too M&M, and what could be nicer than speeding over Stainmore with Life on mars blasting out at full volume.

Surely Ziggy stardust was androgenous rather than transvestite though. Men pretending to be women, that's just wrong...

rilly super said...

M&M, the velvet underground, sigh. Do you actually listen often to Messrs Reed and Cale much nowadays. The reason I ask is that it must be bloody years since I did, but now I can here the 'velvet' tones of Nico somewhere in the back of my head. Interestingly, wasn't it David Bowie who produced 'Transformer' for Lou reed? Another record which really is gathering dust somewhere in a box with school reports and yellowing photos is 'Berlin', truely music to commit suicide by. Oh, the joys of youth eh?

ziggi said...

I hate liquorice and marmite, by first dog was Ziggi because I was listening to DB on the radio when I picked her up - I changed the 'y' to an 'i' cos she was a girl!

@themill said...

I haven't even mastered linking let alone tagging, but not sure I can think of eight interesting things to say about myself. What do I have to do?

debio said...

Lovely tag list M&M; Latin, liquorice, Brideshead and not suffering fools...Abfab.

Gill said...

Bavid Bowie is definitely dressed as a girl on the cover of Hunky Dory- he wasn't the androgynous ziggy stardust until later.

mutterings and meanderings said...

OM, it's the taste not the texture I can't get away with ...

Lady M, just go in and say: "Ego optima sum."

Gill, I have to say the concept of men in dresses generally doesn't do it for me but David Bowie could wear whatever he wanted and he would ...

Vanessa, on Cassandra and I's first major trip, I bashed into the central reservation while fiddling with the lights -- luckily it was justa graze and there were very few people on the road at the time!

Hello Arthur! Trusting all is well in Clewley land?

Rilly, I probably listen to the Velevts every couple of months or so. The great god david did produce Transformer. I met Lou Reed backstage at Glastonbury in 1992. I must admit, I came over all wobbly, sigh ...

Like the story Ziggi! I love marmite though...

@themill, you write a blog saying you've been tagged by me, then reveal eight facts and nominate five other bloggers to do the same!

Thank you, debio!

Do you think Gill? I just thought he was a long-haired bloke wearing a dress!

Brom said...

Always nice to get a bit more of a glimpse of the authors of your daily reads.

Marmite! excellent.

I have no Velvet Underground in my music collection I have to admit, and the only Bowie I have is on compilations. I think I will need to do some revision. I do know how their name came about though.

Pig in the Kitchen said...

I think liquorice has a mild laxative effect...if you could bear to swallow some you might lose another 4lbs!
Well done you!

Orhan Kahn said...

Congratulations on the weight loss.