May 31, 2008

Six Things

Egad, I've been tagged. First, here are some six things:

Six Random Things About Myself:

1. You know how people can roll their tongues? I can do that. I can also roll my tongue upside-down (like an inverted 'u'). What you have to do is brace the sides of your tongue against your bottom teeth, and then pop the top up. Go on, try it.

2. I love teacups. I love how delicate they are, and how fun to drink tea out of, and all the different patterns. I don't have a large collection -- okay, so far I only have three -- but they're the first thing I look at after books whenever I'm in an antique shop or suchlike.

3. As far as I am able to remember, I more or less taught myself to read, with Garfield cartoons of all things. I used to sit in the sun-porch and page through them. I'm not sure when looking turned to reading, but somewhere along the way it did. (Isn't it amazing that people learn to read, when you think about it? All these weird shapes suddenly turn into things with meaning -- and then the whole world opens up.)

4. I have written two and a half rather awful novels, thanks to NaNoWriMo, which I discovered in my last year of high school. I think that some bits may have had their moments, but taken corporately, gosh they're bad. But it was a good experience: I met lots of cool people who also submitted themselves to that particular flavour of insanity, and got to write a lot as well. And perhaps some of the better bits may be salvaged to other projects.

5. I have a thing for stationery and journals. Especially journals. I love looking at the covers, I love cracking them open for the first time. I love seeing rows and rows of them in the shop, and picking out that special one to take home. And I love filling them -- but only for a while. Usually I only get about a quarter of the way through, or less, before it goes on the shelf and I wonder about getting a new one. I'm just a user, I guess.

6. I can, haltingly, play the Rubber Ducky song from Sesame Street on the piano.

3 comments:

Nymeth said...

I tried #1, but no luck.

"Isn’t it amazing that people learn to read, when you think about it? All these weird shapes suddenly turn into things with meaning — and then the whole world opens up"

Yes, it really is amazing! And I like what you said - the whole world opens up. So true.

Cindi said...

I can roll my tongue, but I can't make it go upside-down! My sister and I both love teacups. When I was a senior in high school many, many years ago, I brought her a cup and saucer from every country I visited. They made it through the whole trip and back home to her. Some years, later, she was sweeping her dining room and stood up and knocked them off of the shelf! There were also cups from an aunt of ours that had passed away. She cried and cried! It took her awhile to even tell me about the incidence. Have a lovely Monday. Cindi

kegsoccer said...

Lol I love the look of journals too. I never buy them though because I know I'll never use them! I do have a few though from when I was taking a poetry class, and it was an excuse to buy them :) Thanks for participating!