Saturday, January 26, 2008

More about ME

As if you haven't had enough, I've been tagged by Leigh and Cally, thank you (I think), for the following...I do apologise if your eyes start to bleed.

The small print: Link to the person that tagged you. Post the rules on your blog. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself. Tag random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.

1. I’ve only been abroad once, when I was 23. I wasn’t keen. Not so much the place, I just don’t enjoy travelling. I wish someone would invent a time machine.

2. Aged 14, I was barred from all the amusement arcades on Scarborough sea-front, because a friend and I worked out a horse-racing game and kept winning. (Note: the most you could win was £1, but they got sick of re-filling them with pennies).

3. I’ve never, ever been drunk. I worked as a pub manager for two years, as well.

4. I once bluffed my way into a Top Job, by claiming I knew how to use their computer system. I learned very quickly.

5. I’ve lost my Northern accent, since moving Down South. I don’t know where it’s gone. It pops out occasionally, usually if I’m cross, or talking to my mum. (Maybe if I get cross while I’m talking to my mum it will come back full-time??) I think I’m susceptible to picking up accents. If I lived in Australia I’d sound like Dame Edna.

6. I can’t swim. I’m terrified of going underwater. I don’t even like taking a shower. I think I might have drowned in a previous life because I have recurring dreams about tsunamis, sinking boats and being stuck at the bottom of the sea.

And on that cheery little note…

Funny how these memes make you think about stuff you haven’t thought of for years. I’m quite upset now, thanks, wishing I was a mermaid and stuff. Sniff. Think I’ll go and eat some chocolate…

Oh, and if you haven't already been, I tag Fiona, Sarah, Tom Foolery, Spiral Skies, Juliette and Maddie and anyone else who'd like to have a go. Sorry to bother you, but I do like reading them :)


DAB said...

Clarkey, the temptation was just too great. I have deleted my original post today (about a red bicycle!) to do your little MEME.
Bluffing is a good skill to have!

Marcie Steele said...

That's what I'll have to do then. Come and live with you and I'll get rid of the Stoke accent! Perfect x

Jill Steeples said...

You've never been drunk? That shows a remarkable degree of self-restraint or else hollow legs. Enjoyed your answers, Karen.

HelenMWalters said...

Ooh, good bluffing! Hope it was worth it!

Jill Steeples said...

Meant to say thanks for tagging me, too.

Lane Mathias said...

These memes are so revealing (in a good way), aren't they.

Enjoyed your answers and I so wish I could say 'never been drunk':-(

Jumbly Girl said...

Thanks for the tag Karen. My first ever MeMe, I will tackle it later tonight. I have just returned from a weekend in Scarborough - isn't it magical at this time of year. I will wax lyrical about it on my blog (also later, I need a cup of tea first)

Annieye said...

I loved this.

I think we all suffer from the terrible teenager syndrome. Ditto on being drunk - I hate the feeling of being out of control.

Accents are strange, some people never lose them and others lose them very quickly when they move to a different area.

My mum was the same about water. She never learned to swim either.

Leigh Forbes said...

1. Where did you go?
3. Good Girl! Wow!
5. My mother spoke with a BBC English accent, unless, of course, she was visiting Aberdeen, then her accent'd be as broad as a wrestlers bum.
I've been so distressed by your last entry, that I'm going to have to eat some chocolate too...

Unknown said...

Do you still know this horse racing trick?

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

I love reading these memes though it is difficult to think what to write. Yours was very interesting though it must be horrible being so scared of water.

Karen said...

tf - The Red Bicycle sounds interesting!!

l-plate - I'll probably pick up your accent instead!

maddie - Don't like the taste of alcohol :)

helenmh - It was, I worked there for a couple of years, when I gave up to Have Children!

lane - Well, you could SAY you've never been drunk... ;)

sarah - Scarborough is lovely - most of the year. When it's not foggy... :)

Karen said...

annieye - I know, I've got a friend from Hull who moved to Somerset 20 years ago, but kept her accent!

leigh - Tenerife - quite nice, just hate travelling :)

minx - let's just say it was ridiculously simple, as opposed to my friend and I being criminal masterminds!

debs - It is a pain, but I've accepted it now :)

aliqot said...

Intriguing answers - by the way do we call these things 'me' 'me', or 'meem'?

I'm with you on accents,mine slips to wherever I am, but not on swimming - I love that.