Friday, 18 January 2008

the random meme

Rob Clack has tagged me to do this meme:
Here are the rules: Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog. Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself. Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a notification on their blog.

1) I have a volatile temper but a verrrry long fuse. The sure way to see me explode and resort to violent language and perhaps physical intervention are any kind of child abuse, and racial, cultural, or religious prejudice in action.

2) I am a dental white knuckler. I am terrified of the dentist. I go, but I am afraid. After seeing “Marathon Man” it took me a year to have my teeth cleaned, when I normally go every four months! This may…. may I say, have something to do with my control issues (which I, of course, do not regard as “issues”).

3) I adore a huge comfy bed. I can conduct my life for days at a time from my bed – I can read there, eat there, write there, watch movies there, and spin tales there.

4) I love to read crime novels about serial killers. And yes I do worry a teeny bit about what that says about me.

5) I have the collector gene, but I only like to collect objects I can use. I used to collect teacups, but since going back on the move I now collect fans. When I was wee I collected rocks. I figured they were useful in case someone stormed the castle I could position myself over the gate and stone the invaders.

6) I love opera but I always get angry at the stupidity of Othello, and I always cry when Violetta dies.

7) According to my child I have a “rescue complex”. As I look over my life so far, I must say I think she may have something there. And it has landed me in some sticky situations as I have found not everyone wishes to be "rescued".

I am going to use Rob’s method and make my tags by going from jmb’s favorite bloggers list to the next, and the next…
gunt doc (who does not have a blog list! so back to jmb)
cathy's place
the view from here
just this side of normal
Betty Western

I must say the random clicking was fun.



Rositta said...

Okay, I'll probably play but I need a couple of days to figure it out. I mean, I'm really not weird...ciao

Kaycie said...

When you write simple things like this about yourself, I am always struck by the things we have in common.

My temper is terrible, but it is oh so hard to anger me. If you do, though, watch out.

And I love my bed. Spend far too much money on sheets and down pillows.

I also like to read books and watch programs about serial killers. It fascinates me.

Last, but not least, I collect things. My current collection is a set of dishes that I use for our every day pattern.

Great stuff. I loved this.

Life As I Know It said...

I just had major dental work done a few days ago. Not fun.
And a good, comfy bed with high thread count sheets? Perfection.

Ian Lidster said...

Of course you have a fiery temper and a long fuse. You're a redhead. Goes with the territory. I only need to consider my first wife who was sometimes frightening when she exploded, which wasn't too often, blessedly.
I liked your responses, but why wouldn't I?

Omega Mum said...

There is nothing wrong with wanting lots of control in your life. Lots. Not that I have any issues with it. Oh, no. Not me.

BettyWestern said...

Hi there LM, thanks for dropping by BettyWestern. I 'meme'd' back on 2nd December - I'm a bit bored of me actually right now! Too self indulgent. So I'll pass, but hope you enjoyed your visit and here's a warm welcome to any and all who want to pop on over.

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

I am terrified of the dentist. I go, but I am afraid.

You and me both.

Sparx said...

Ack. You've just reminded me that I have to find a dentist. Blast! I have no idea what you mean about control issues. Not a clue. Ahem.

jmb said...

Goodness, there are no weird things about me. Actually I used them up last time I did this meme so I'll have to dig really deep this time.

For some reason I am not afraid to go to the dentist although even thinking about Marathon Man is enough to put one on edge.

Grunt doc has so many links he has a separate page for them! He's a maverick ER doc in Texas so I don't think he does memes.

Allen said...

I do have a blogrool, it's in the right sidebar (click the triangles and they'll drop down).

And, I've done this meme before, so apologies for not doing it again.

Thanks for thinking of me, though!

lady macleod said...

Excellent. Oh, but we all have some weirdness no?
Thank you for coming by.

Great minds love, great minds!
Thank you for coming by.

life as I know it
Ow! My sympathies. Head for that bed, put in a DVD, take some drugs and call when you are better.
Thank you for coming by.

Sigh. I LOVE your comments. As well as good looking, you write what every woman wants to hear...
thank you for coming by.

omega mum
Oh no, not you! he he
thank you for coming by.

thank you for coming by.

bretwalda edwin-higham
Indeed! Thank you for coming by.

Oh dear, I would rather remind you that you need to go to Harrods for a sale. Not us, no control, nope.
thank you for coming by.

I know the weirdness goes deep! Ah well, so much for Texas representation then. thank you for coming by.

Oh, sorry I missed it. Your site is so full of interesting bits I was looking all around. We shall have to check your weirdness out then.
thank you for coming by.