Wednesday, 7 January 2009

7 Things You Don't Know About Me

... and probably don't wish to know.

I have had my first meme from Mia over at General Hysteria. I have a lot of admiration for her. She often makes me want to laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time.

7 Things You Don't Know About Me

1. I met my husband on the internet, in a chat room, nearly 9 years ago. I fell in love with him when I saw his photograph for the first time, he was wearing an INXS t-shirt. We moved in after three months, he says I 'infiltrated' his life ... fondly of course.

2. I have had hand foot and mouth disease. Yes, sheep also get it, but so do humans. I was in my late teens and the 14 days of isolation did nothing for my love life. Baaaaa.

3. I can spread my toes like I can spread my fingers. I call it 'doing the monkey'. This also does my love life no favours and the husband calls it 'disgusting'.

4. I talk in my sleep, regularly. I have also been known to walk in my sleep. I once woke up running down the stairs, trying to escape from a giant robotic spider. Now you can see where the 4 year old gets it from.

5. I once visited a psychic who told me I shouldn't eat sandwiches, but gave no further explanation. I still eat sandwiches and am awaiting the outcome.

6. As a family we go egg rolling every Easter. We take it very seriously, there are rules and we have an egg rolling trophy. Nearer Easter I may even get out a picture of me as a child egg rolling and share it with you.

7. I have met Trinny & Susannah and appeared on 'What Not To Wear'. You only get to see 2.3 seconds of my red, paint splattered dog walking coat and right hand. This may have something to do with the fact that during the interview Trinny asked me if anyone had ever told me I looked like Prince William. Instead of saying "Funnily enough, NO, now eff off" I giggled like a five year old and went bright red. Because they didn't pick me, I still don't know what to wear.

There you are, 7 things you didn't know about me.

Next, the rules of the meme:1- You link back to the person who tagged you (me). For me, it was Mia. 2- You get to “tag” 7 people (or less if you’d like) and link them on your blog, as I do (below).3- Be sure to comment on the blogs of others who were tagged. That’s part of the fun!!!!

So I'd like to tag (apologies if you have already done this or don't want to do this!) ....

Mary over at Caution...Woman At Work

Merrily Down The Stream at Life Is But A Dream

Mariah at Manic Mariah

Robert over at My Wife Has Agoraphobia

The Grocer at Famous For All Kinds Of Wickedness

Melipop at BabyBlog


finally A Confused Take That Fan, 30


Debbie said...

I came over from Merrily. This is funny. Love the part about you almost being on the show. And I have had foot and mouth disease twice. Yes, twice. I'm an overachiever like that.

Laura said...

Debbie I have never met anyone that has had it (or any sheep either I might add)

To get it twice ... now that's unlucky!

Mary T said...

Laura, I am new to all this and it seems quite complicated with me being a technophobe and all. I will try my best though.

Anonymous said...

I can spread my toes like that too! Certainly freaks people out.

Laura said...

Mary - if you need any assistance you know where I am!

Mud - At last a fellow 'Monkey Doer'. We could travel in a circus of freaks. Let me know when you are free.

The Dotterel said...

I can't exactly spread my toes, but I can pick things up with my (bare) feet. Just don't tell Auntie Gwen's eldest daughter!

Anonymous said...

Ha-ha. I've enjoyed your 7 facts. I don't know which I like more, all had me laughing. Spreading the toes gives a nice picture in the mind. I think I won't ever ask to see that, though it might make an interesting Wordless Wednesday picture for you! And yes, your 4 year old is forever explained now.

Mariah said...

Hi Laura- Thanks for tagging me, I haven't done this yet so hopefully I will get my lazy butt to 'memeing' I enjoyed your 7 facts.

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Infiltrated - I like that. I think I may have done that to Gapetto...

Thanks for the tag - finally did mine - it was fun!