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Friday, October 16, 2009

A little nothing about me...

MrsC seems to think I'm superwoman & capable of coming up with 6 unknown things about myself as well as 6 other gorgeous bloggers. The bloggers bit is easy; so many wonderful choices ~ but I am suffering brain fatigue. Six things I haven't already said about me looks fairly impossible this morning.

1. I used to drive myself crazy as a child by wondering who I would be if my grandfather hadn't left Scotland & emmigrated to Australia, met my grandmother who had my mother who had several charming boyfriends before she met my father. The possibilities were mindboggling. I could have been someone quite different. If Poppy hadn't left Scotland I would have been Scottish , would never have met Dearest, never had Ditz. Now there's a thought!

2.My parents believed in regular bedtimes for children. Just the same it was rare for me to be asleep before my night owl of a mother turned off the last light & went to bed herself. I told myself stories in the dark for hours on end. This was preferable to the difficult act of actually falling asleep which necessiated negotiating a recurrent nightmare wherein I was happily floating past Saturn & Jupiter, Neptune & Pluto, drifting past stars & galaxies, moons & meteorites & into infinity. Infinity was grey & eternal, a vast emptiness of nothingness that freaked me out so much I simply couldn't fall asleep because, you knever knew, it might actually end up happening! Yeah, well, logic was never my strong suite!

3. I like speculative science. Is there even such a thing?

4. I can recite We're Going on a Bear Hunt & Where the Wild Things Are from memory; still. With actions. And sound effects. Years & years after my little ones became big people.

5. I can tell the most boring campfire stories that still scare the pants off snotty little boys who think they are tougher than I am. The element of surprise is a wonderful thing.

6. I learnt the art of story~telling when I worked as a Children's Librarian. If it didn't involve actually getting a very boring degree & working with silly adults I'd probably still be doing it. Kids books are the best books.

Ok, I will keep the awards to people who actually seem to get into them so I'm not playing favourites here.


Linda at Simply Living

Homeschooling 4Christ

the Hojos

Diane at Tomato Soup Cake

& MamaO in her Olive Grove

Ok, ladies, pass the bloggy ♥♥♥♥ around.


Anonymous said...

HI Ganeida,
Thank you - that will be a challenge.

Sandra said...

How interesting it must be in your mind!

The HoJo's said...

oooh I shall, I believe in bloggy love, most important for us transplants!
thank you indeed


Britwife said...

#2. I make my kids go to bed at a regular time. NONE of them will be asleep (except for oldest son) before I go to bed.

#5. Lovin' it! I am sooo going to take you camping sometime when you come to Minnesota! :)

MamaOlive said...

I forgot how to copy the picture. wahaaha (Did you ever watch I Love Lucy?)

Ganeida said...

Ugh. My computer seems to have eaten my comment. Sorry ladies.

Abbreviated comment.

Britwife: I should love to go camping with you sometime. Maybe when you come to Oz...

MamaO: right click, my dear. Click save picture as. Should save to your My Pictures file on your computer. Never saw I love Lucy.

Anonymous said...

Oh, you thought the degree was boring, did you? Shoulda done Biology as your option (snicker) - I loved most of the degree even if it was eccentric and basically useless.

Explanatory point: I did the same degree (more or less) as Ganeida.


Anonymous said...

Ok - I've just realised what you _actually_ said in your email. Duh. Silly me. Apologies. And yes; librarianship is a very boring degree (wish you'd told me that before I did it LOL).