Sunday, 19 July 2009

Me, Myself and I

Yes, my three very good friends - me, myself and I. We have been tagged by the fabulous Forty Not Out who has challenged me to tell about 7 different things about me. I'll have a go, but can't guarantee it'll be interesting...

OK...hmmm......
  1. I'm very punctual. I hate being late for anything, and get into a panic if I'm running behind. I plan car journeys, train times, walking distances, etc. carefully to avoid the embarrassment of being late. I'm much more likely to be early, and admit I can get irritated by people who are habitually late. Perhaps I was a white rabbit in a former life?
  2. I'm quite tall - 5' 9" in my bare feet. Most of my five siblings are tall too, and my own daughters are looking very lanky in the leg department.
  3. I don't like cheese. Yes, you read that correctly. I can enjoy a piece of hard cheese on a cracker, but cannot abide cooked cheese or soft cheeses. Even the smell of cheese being cooked is a turn-off, and making cheese on toast for my girls is a real labour of love.
  4. I don't understand the fascination there seems to be with the horror film genre. Whenever I go to hire a film to watch there are always dozens of new horror films with grisly pictures on the covers. What is that all about? The scariest film I ever watched when I was young was The Beast With 5 Fingers, starring Peter Lorre although it's positively light-hearted compared to some of the horror trailers I see nowadays. When I watch a film I want it to be either funny, romantic, thrilling or interesting. I don't want to be frightened out of my wits - that's not my idea of fun at all!
  5. I enjoy a glass of white wine or organic cider but I don't drink any other type of alcohol. No beer, no spirits, no cocktails, and since about a year ago I can't drink red wine either. It has a bad effect on me now (headaches, nausea) so I avoid it.
  6. I have a weakness for buying glossy magazines - I can't resist a headline that catches my eye! I subscribe to several women's mags, and also buy extras as I go. I have a huge stack of them next to my bed and on the coffee table. I bet if I added up what I spent on them I'd feel very guilty indeed....
  7. I'm not superstitious at all. My lovely old Nan was superstitious about everything: the colour green, pearls, peacock feathers, knifes, ladders, money - you name it, she could tell you a superstition related to it, so I think I became immune to them. Now, where's that four-leaf clover....
My job is to pass this tag onto 7 other bloggers, so I choose:
Sunday Painting - cos she doesn't post enough, and she's lovely!
Cybill at Sorting it Out - because she's very, very funny and I love her blog,
Sallymandy at The Blue Kimono because she writes fascinating posts,
Kerry at My Little Brown Book because I met her yesterday and she's great,
Tessa Scoffs because she's my virtual blogging twin,
Rosiescribble because she a great single mum,
and last, but not least, Dan from All That Comes With It.
Tag, you're it!

18 comments:

Dan said...

How can you not like cheese??

No pizza??

Thanks for the tag. I'll put my thinking cap on.

rosiescribble said...

Your asnwers sound very similar to the ones I'd give. Looks fun, I'll happily give it a go.

Maternal Tales said...

Love your list. Yep, I hate being late too and I hate horror films - why would you want to scare yourself??? No, definitely not for me either. - and I'm not superstitious either (touch wood)!! Hee hee... And I wrote you a long message on my blog about how to download the badge - and I've just noticed you've done it!! Silly me for being so late with the tip! xxx

sallymandy said...

Thanks, NSM! This will be fun. I enjoyed reading yours...

Welsh Girl said...

I am so with you on the horror film thing. I don't get it AT ALL. In fact, I can' think of anything worse than watching one. Eeerugh.

lunarossa said...

Very interesting. Somehow I imagined you very tall, don't know why. Maybe because you've mentioned your daughters being tall...I hate being late as well. A very unusual habit for an Italian! All the best. Ciao. A.

A Confused Take That Fan said...

Supermum - I wish I didn't like cheese (a huge weakness) and that I was punctual. I am one of those people who keep you waiting as no matter how early I get ready, the 5 mins before I leave the house I end up faffing and being late. So, sorry on behalf of all late people.

La Belette Rouge said...

I am still stunned about the cheese. But, I guess the good news is that there are more for the rest of us.;-)

That Girl said...

With you on the horror movies thing - just can't do them anymore! No cheese?? Shock horror in itself... a life without cheese would not please! And Im glad someone else has a glossy mag obsession to rival mine... I feel better now. I always pass them on or recycle! x

Night Owl Mama said...

Congrats on your award what fun questions come bt 4 a laugh http://nightowlmama.blogspot.com/2009/07/funniest-five-momfinitions.html

see you there! said...

I like reading these lists but don't like to fill them out. It is fun to find out little details about you. I also have a horror about being late and get quite irked when others don't share my value for promptness :-)

Darla

Jo Beaufoix said...

You don't like cheese? I am shocked. Nice to meet you briefly at the weekend. :D I was in the second shoot with Dan. I didn't get his autograph either. Tsk.
Was it one of the strangest experiences you ever had too??

Fun though. :D

notSupermum said...

Dan, I can manage a bit of pizza if cheese is not the main ingredient - mozzarella is very mild, and as long as it's not 4 cheese pizza it's usually ok.

Rosie - I look forward to reading your answers!

Emily - thanks for the info about the badge but I realised I could just pinch yours and do a link. Ta!

Tessa - I imagine your answers will be very interesting, and I'd love to learn more about you.

notSupermum said...

Sallymandy - can't wait to read yours!

Welsh Girl - glad you agree, but there is a thriving horror industry out there!

Antonella, a punctual Italian? That is unusual! Sorry, is that racist? Not meant to be...

ACTTF - bless, fancy apologising for everyone else!

notSupermum said...

Tosha - aha, glad you found me!

La belette, yes please feel free to eat my share!

That Girl - I always give my old glossies to my ex-MiL and she in turn gives them to the local hospital for the waiting areas.

Night Owl Mama, thanks for visiting and leaving a message - I'll make a visit to your blog very soon.

Jo B - oh god, where you the lady with Dan? How embarrassing, I didn't even realise, I was so pleased with myself because I'd recognised Dan! Mucho apologies - and yes, it was a fun but bizarre experience.

notSupermum said...

Jo B - when I say 'lady' I do of course mean 'young girl'.

lunarossa said...

No offence taken, don't worry. I lived in Germany for over 8 years. I think this will explain my punctuality!!!! Ciao. A.

Imogen Lamport said...

I don't like soft cheeses either! Do not understand why people go on about brie and Camembert and the like!

Hate horror movies too -give me a good laugh or a weepie any day!