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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Small Window

Steve, the fiscally challenged poetry whore who'll quite happily wax lyrical for only £10, has tagged me with my first meme in ages.

The rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Write six random things about yourself
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them
5. Let each person know they've been tagged and leave a comment on their blog
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

If you're sitting comfortably, then I'll begin.

1. I attended a school for gifted children when I was 12.
We learned languages, science, history, etc and were encouraged to actively search out projects that we wished to learn about and then go ahead and study them.
....Then I got to high school, discovered girls, bmx bikes, Big Country and the Atari console. All thoughts about my project on allied air power during the latter half of the second world war evaporated like morning mist.

2. I have a series of four children's books that were bought and given to me on the day of my birth by my two older cousins, Ann and Elizabeth, and are worth more to me than life itself. Ann has Huntington's disease, a genetic neurological disorder that will eventually kill her. I'd fight a badger with a flick-knife to protect those books.

3. In 1977, at the tender age of 7, I had a short story published in a major quarterly magazine that year. Admittedly, the publication was a trade magazine for the UK aluminium industry, the sci-fi story was based around an aluminium processing planet, and my dad worked at the local aluminium plant which asked everyone at my school to write a short story, but it was mine that won, ok! I was the best! They can never take that away from me!!!
I may well reproduce it in full as my next post.

4. I've broken 7 bones in my body so far, mostly due to bicycles.
Well actually it's mostly due to the ground, but you get the picture.

5. I never have, and never will, knowingly eat a mushroom.
Even the thought of touching one has me feeling queezy.

6. I have two large scars on my back where I was attacked with a knife when I was in my early twenties. I didn't feel a thing (apart from the good kicking I received) and only knew about my back when I started to stick to the couch in my friends living room afterwards.


I think I'll tag Jaggy, Sky Clearbrook, Roman Empress, Lost Jimmy, Eostre and Downhill Dad.


Groanin' Jock said...

Haha, loved the school project one - I was really interested in Greek and Roman mythology until I really got into football - thank fuck football came along....

Löst Jimmy said...

Tagged eh?
I'll get to this on Friday

Löst Jimmy said...

By the way, the knifing sounded serious!
Bloody hell Inchy

Inchy said...

Trust me Jock, what I don't know about the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt just ain't worth knowing.

I look forward to it Jim.

Steve said...

"the fiscally challenged poetry whore who'll quite happily wax lyrical for only £10" - now that is going on my CV right now.

The knife thing sounds horrendous. I definitely want to read your famous short story...

Eostre said...

You're like a supoerhero! Only with more bleeding and less superpowers.

You need to dig up that aluminum story and post it.

I love mushrooms.


Misssy M said...

I've been tagged by Kate Lord Brown on this one...but I always struggle with these things..hmm.

However, I do want to read that aluminum story. I'll read it whilst eating mushrooms.

Sky Clearbrook said...