Wednesday, September 3, 2008

6 random facts about me

I've been tagged by Nicole to do this meme. Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who ‘tagged’ you!
2. Post the rules on your blog!
3. List 6 random facts about yourself!
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post!
5. Let each person know they have been tagged by commenting on their blog!
6. Let the tagger know the entry is posted on your blog!

Here are 6 random facts about me:

1. The first album I owned was Arrival by ABBA. When I was about 9, my friend and I used to play it loudly outside the house, and perform roller-skating routines (yes, 4-wheel not in-line skates) on my parents' steep driveway. Very Xanadu.

2. My worst haircut was a bowl haircut I never quite forgave my mother for when I was in grade 4. On the plane to Canada, where we lived for 6 months, the air stewardess mistook me for a boy. As you can see, I have never forgotten. But a Canadian boy called Ken got a crush on me despite the haircut, and showed his affection by pushing me regularly into snow drifts.

3. My husband and I love watching TV series on DVD. When we were younger, it was Star Trek. Since then, we've worked our way through, or are still working our way through, Babylon 5, Buffy, West Wing, Seinfeld, NCIS, House, Lost, 24, Alias, Stargate, and the new Doctor Who. Like reading a favourite book (especially The Lord of the Rings) I have been known to cry when they ended.

4. I convinced my footy-loving husband to read the novels of Jane Austen when he was in his early 20's. He loved them so much, he was going to name all our daughters after his favourite characters. We have only one daughter. Her name is Elizabeth, "Lizzy" for short, after the best Jane Austen character of all: Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice. My husband has watched the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice so many times, he's worn out our DVD - not to mention all the other Jane Austen film adaptations from the 90's.

5. While we're on the topic of names, all our kids labour under the burden of 2 middle names. Each of our boys has one middle name after a grandparent, and one after a favourite theologian. Since our 3 boys only have 2 grandfathers, it's a good thing one of their grandmothers was mis-named "Francis", the male version of "Frances", on her birth certificate. Any daughters we had were also going to have one middle name after a grandmother, and one a fruit of the Spirit - Grace, Joy, Hope, Faith - but with 1 daughter, we didn't get far down the list.

6. I like to write journal entries, blog entries, and notes from talks and books, in those cheap spiral-bound hardcover notebooks you can buy from the supermarket. I'm sure this disappoints many of my stationary-loving friends, who could spend hours drooling in top-end stationary stores. Sorry, Ruth and Jenny.

And there you have it! Some random facts from the life of Jean.

Here's my nominations for this meme: Belinda, Pilgrim Penguin, Sue, and Sandra. Yes, you counted right, that's less than 6, I broke the rules. But I don't know many bloggers! Unless Gordo wants to have a go, but I guess most men are above these trivialities!


Anonymous said...

Your post made me laugh because:
a)I used to roller skate as child
b)I two have suffered the bowl cut
c)Just finished rewatching all of ALIAS.
d)My husband has watched all of BBC P&P with me too and I have even caught him flicking over to it when he is channel surfing!
e)I sport two middle names myself
f)I love to write in cheap spiral notebooks, but I still drool over the Kikki k store. :-)
Thanks for the afternoon giggle. :-)

Lara said...

I cried at the end of Babylon 5 - the last episode was pretty sad!

Jean said...

Tee hee, especially the channel-surfing secret P&P watching husband. :-)

Carolyn said...

the new Doctor Who - I love it! don't miss the end of the series that is currently on telly. its fabulous!!

Prue said...

Hi Jean, here via Nicole at 168 hours, and Simone R.... We finished watching the West Wing earlier this year, after taking approximately 6 months to get through it. I SO miss it. I wonder when I will convince my husband to watch it through again! We have Life on Mars and the latest series of Spooks (not yet broadcast on ABC, but already available in the shops!) to get through first...

Pilgrim Penguin said...

I've linked to you now - thanks for a prompt to get me blogging again

Rachael said...

Our girls are Sophie Grace and Bethany Joy. We'll see what happens...