Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tag 'em & Bag 'em

"Doc, tag him and bag him!"

Or so say Tori and Kate, only without the shouting, swearing or the Vietnam War. Indeed this is a much more pleasant, less fatal exercise - or so I trust!

Here are the rules:

1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself, some random, some weird.
3.Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

And so I begin to bag myself out:

Fact #1
Strawberries are known to me as "". I'm not quite sure what happened to my brain that fateful day as I attempted to say "strawberry," but it was much like Homer and, "that...metal deely... used" Kate was on the receiving end of my brain spasm, though fortunately I think she laughed with me as much as at me.

Fact #2
I'm a shameless mimic. Sure it's helpful learning languages (evidently I speak German without an accent), but it can become a bit of a problem if I'm just talking to someone. I'll pick up their accent, their phrases and even their mannerisms. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but I think I may just come across deranged! I had a field day in Ireland! And when I returned from a year in England, I had what my brothers described as "the dirtiest English accent," - one they ridiculed out of me, barring my pronunciation of "book".

Fact #3
Further to #2, I do love words and revel in languages. My German, though rusty, remains conversational, and I think I do English good, but Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Japanese and Mandarin are all on my pipe-dream to-do list. My German host sister can speak English, French and Spanish, which just makes me feel lazy, not to mention envious!

Fact #4
I have actually started in on Spanish, though I've encountered an interesting dilemma: whenever I'm searching for a Spanish word, my brain will wave around the German one. It's goes "Eee! Here you go! I've got it!" and I have to repeatedly, yet calmly tell my brain to put the Deutsch away and help me find the Español. It can be quite exasperating (and again I probably seem deranged!).

Fact #5
I'm a frustrated screenwriter. I have a moleskine full of ideas for grand historical epics, most of which place in far-away lands and in foreign tongues. I think the eternal student in me hopes to travel the world learning the history and languages of countries before writing films about them. Until I figure out how to bankroll that, I really should work on a more modest foray into the industry.
Fact #6
Between bouts of take-away apathy, I do actually enjoy cooking, and baking in particular. It's always more fun cooking with someone, or at the very least for someone. If left on my tod (a phrase stolen from the Pom), I'm all about simple pleasures: Vegemite and cheese on fresh sourdough.

Fact #7
I'm semi-obsessed with my stat-counter. I don't mean to pry (mostly), I'm honestly just fascinated by where people come from and how they come to be reading my lil'ol' blog. It certainly is a small world out there. And just for the record, Bean, Heaps Beached gets a lot of traffic, so surely I deserve a t-shirt?!

So there you have it, folks! Make of my own special brand of crazy what you will. It's been a lot of fun reading what others have divulged, so I hope I've added to the giggles.

And now to snap off some dog tags of my own:
1) Love You Big
2) eat tori
(ok I'm cheating, but I can recommend reading their entertaining lists)
3) Little Miss Monkey Mind
4) Dark Habits/Just Another Clumsy Romantic
5) Syms Covington
6) Patch
7) The Flashpacker

1 comment:

Syms Covington said...

Thanks for another link, but I'm dubious about the fact that this really amounts to an email "forward" in blog form (add seven friends etc).

Thanks though.

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