Sunday, June 21, 2009

Seven Things

I've been tagged by Frugal Dreamer to tell seven facts about myself. I'm pretty sure I've done this before, but what the heck? Here are 7 more things...

1) I loathe Tom Cruise (but I do like the word "loathe," so having the opportunity to use it in the same sentence as "Tom Cruise" is great!). Always have. I've probably missed out on some good movies simply because he's in them (like "Valkyrie"). I just cannot watch him, look at photos of him, or anything! I also don't particularly like Julia Roberts. Nothing specific, just...meh...

2) I have a carpentry certificate. I spent 6 months at trade school earning it. It was great, but I couldn't keep up with the pace or the physical aspect of it, so I've left it behind. It doesn't mean I can't/won't do this stuff in future, just that I'll never earn a living at it and I'm okay with that (I'm not a real weather fan, either: too hot, too wet, too cold, etc). Plus I suck at math and carpentry is nothing if not math-centric! I honestly had to relearn the math every single day that I was there.

3) I want to buy and live on a canal boat in England. This is one of my long-term goals (5+ yrs) and I have idyllic images in my head of puttering around the canals of England with a couple of cats and a dog (or two) and teaching English as a Second Language as I go...

4) I used to spend a lot of my time writing. I've always written (not necessarily great, life-changing epics by any stretch) but lately haven't done anything. When I moved up here, I wanted to spend more of my time actually experiencing things, rather than making stuff up for pretend people to do. But now I have a lot of good stuff that I can put on paper for story-people to experience!

5) I am a grammar & spelling snob. I have tried to quell my "auto-response" to spelling & grammar errors, but it's so deeply ingrained that I simply can't do it anymore (I don't [always] do it out loud!). I also auto-edit EVERYTHING, so much so that I never finish any writing and I've got about a gazillion "bits" of stories laying about everywhere, some of which are for the same story but which I simply can't connect.

6) I bite my nails. A nasty habit, but one I've had for as long as I can remember. I've given up trying to stop because nothing works. Long nails are impractical anyway, right?? Pretty, but impractical.

7) I am inherently lazy. With everything from work to eating to cleaning. This is sometimes the reason for the gaps in my blog postings, too... :)

So, there you have it! 7 new things about me. Like Asian Pear and Arual, I'm opening this up to the floor and whoever wants to do it, can!

5 comments:

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-loved this post all about you, I really hope you achieve your canal boat in the UK dream, that sounds fabulous!

moneyfunk said...

I like #3. I think I want to retire an old woman in England. So I sympathize with that goal of yours. Sounds like a simple and content life. :)

Canadian Saver said...

Very cool!!

Simplelivin' said...

Hey I just came to your blog from Frugal Dreamer and love it!

P.S. I know someone who's a producer in LA and she told me that Tom Cruise is gay! Just thought you'd find it funny since you loather him. :-)

T'Pol said...

I never liked Tom Cruise as well. He is kind of creepy or weird. I really cannot put my finger on what I think is wrong with him...