Over the last few months, I’ve been watching the “five things” meme, mainly from a distance. Over the last 2 – 3 weeks, though, it has shown up regularly on blogs in my blogroll, so I was wondering if it might happen to me … thanks to JP, it has.
One of the problems with being a Z-lister is that by the time this tagging meme gets to you, it’s harder to tag someone else who hasn’t been “got” yet – the five things is probably the easy bit – the next five will be tougher!
It’s also interesting that a number of people playing the game have done so hesitantly, likening the meme to a chain letter (which would be summarily dispatched to a waste bin). I’m a little uncertain myself, but given that no-one is threatening me with plague, pestilence or tonnes of manure on the front lawn, I’ll play.
Five things you might not know about me:
I wore these boots under my wedding suit – my mother-in-law suggested that “you can’t get married in THOSE!”, which virtually guaranteed that I would.
2. The only horror movie to give me nightmares is the 1956 version of “Invasion of the Bodysnatchers”
3. I read virtually all of Georgette Heyer’s Regency romances when I was a kid
4. I dropped out of high school at fifteen, had 13 gap years, than spent the next 14.5 years in part-time study, ending up with a technical certificate in IT, a marketing degree and a graduate diploma in applied finance – I guess I wasn’t interested as a teenager! In my defence, at that time in Australia, people were offering jobs on the street – earning money seemed more attractive than doing law (yes I realise that MAY have been a little short-sighted!).
5. I’ve been listening to music since I was three – I remember hearing when Elvis went into the Army (at which point he ceased to be the King of Rock’n’Roll) on an old bakelite valve radio … and I still love finding new music.