I was tagged by the very Prince of Pertinence to write Seven Random Things about myself. I know I shouldn’t admit it*, but I did have fun choosing and writing them down. So here they are:
1. My glamour genes are all recessive. So even if I did try, I couldn’t convince you I have it in me to show even some ordinary, basic glamour. This means concretely that a) I don’t believe in gold jewellery and I don’t own much of it (apart from the 6 small earrings I always wear and The Ring of Power), actually, most of my jewellery consists of materials that don’t deserve to be mentioned; b) It also means that I own exactly one pair of high heels which I have even worn a few times in my life (since Mother Nature hath given me That Extra Half an Inch, unlike you, Victoria Beckham); c) My cosmetics do not take away much space, either, but they are not really cheap, because of my soft spot for all things carrying the prefix bio-, eco-, or being called organic; d) I do own a few bags, but I wear them only if I am sure that my beloved small rucksacks won’t do. My bags are all cheap and not worth mentioning.
2. My head is rather large and I seldom find a hat or a cap that would fit. What I mean is there are usually only a few items of headdress for men out there that I can wear, too. Basically, none of those fancy things aimed at little female heads will do. This wasn’t a problem till I decided I wanted to cover my head in summer, to protect it from the heat. In the end, I did find some caps and hats that fit, but only by coincidence and after having spent a lot of time searching.
3. I am a happy owner of a “reading pipe” which I smoke together with my hubby at special occasions, like birthday or after having paddled for some hours during our summer holiday. I hate smoking otherwise.
4. The only thing I seem to be really addicted to is reading. Especially if I am home alone, I will read everywhere. Yes, even while cleaning my teeth. It’s a short life, non?
5. My way of talking is actually the process of orally reproducing written language and introducing some “particles used in spoken language” into it, because I learnt about them. I spend so much time with written language forms every day that I cannot really do spoken languages. Yes, it does sound funny, depending on who I am talking to.
6. Upon getting married I got to keep my maiden name by coincidence. I wasn’t prepared for the question “Do you want your maiden name, a combination of both or your husband’s name or should your name be the future family name?” I mumbled something about needing some time to think and the registrar suggested I keep my surname and come back should I want to change it. I didn’t. Nothing wrong with some kinky public situations, like when two people with different surnames call each other husband and wife demonstratively, is it?
7. I have always lived with the feeling I should have written a book. Don’t ask me about what or why, I am definitely NOT going to write a book. First of all, I cannot write, I can only transfer other people’s words half-decently, if I am in the mood. Second, I would hate any book that contains parts of me, myself and I, since I am convinced a good writer will write about anything but herself/himself*. And of course I don’t have an idea, a story or enough discipline for real writing. All I have is the feeling I should have written a book. Like millions of other bloggers, I suppose.
Now I am supposed to ask 7 people to write about themselves. So, should you:
care to divulge Seven Random Truths about yourselves and tag seven other bloggers to do the same, you have been friendly encouraged herewith to do so.