Over at Actually Mummy, I was tagged in her 10 things you didn’t know about me post, which means that I now have to tell you 10 things you didn’t know about me, so after much thinking and list-making and mind changing, here they are…
1. I have terrible taste in music
I ADORE Britney Spears. I used to love Eminem too but grew tired of the constant bitchin’ about his wife/ex-wife – Dude, just stop marrying her! I have never been much of a muso, I don’t do ‘gigs’ (shudder) and festivals are like a dirty word. I have been to a few concerts (including Britney & Eminem, natch) but can’t really be bothered much with these either. Until a few weeks ago, I didn’t even know what kind of music I liked, but then I discovered jazz and now I think I might finally be getting the whole muso thing… maybe. Lose Yourself is still no.1 on both my gym and karaoke playlists.
2. I have my hair cut and coloured every 7-weeks
Without fail. I have been seeing Emily at Partridges in East Dulwich every 7-weeks for about 4 years and I HEART her almost as much as I heart Britters. I have hair appointments booked up to the end of the year. Before Emily, there was Jen, but my move south-of-the-river and Jen’s day job in film, made it difficult to keep up the regular slots so sadly we had to part hair-ways. Jen loves a bit of Britney too.
3. My dream job would be to appear in Eastenders
Only not as one of Ian Beale’s wives. I would rather be an extra on the market stall or seen ordering a fake lager Shandy in the Queen Vic. I think I would be best cast as a long-lost Slater sister or a cousin though.
4. I once trained in film continuity
My first paid continuity job was as a trainee to the script supervisor on a film called PURE where I spent 7-weeks standing outside in the freezing cold and the pouring rain watching (a then unknown) Keira Knightly play a teenage junkie. After that, I decided I wanted to work a regular 9-5 office job instead and dress like Rachel in FRIENDS. So, I got a job working for an ad agency where one of my early assignments was to chaperone James Brown (Loaded magazine) to the set of a TV commercial to interview Danny Baker and Peter Kay… where they made me stand outside their trailer in the freezing cold and the pouring rain. Bastards.
5. The friends I love the most live the furthest away
One by one over the years, they have all upped and moved overseas. I am slowly starting to build up a regular social circle again but few of my new friends know the pre-Zachy version of me.
6. I once caught a man doing a poo on our doorstep
He said he’d got caught short. I closed the door and waited for him to finish. When I had stopped dry retching, I opened the door again and he had gone. He’d left a trail of soiled newspaper up our front path though, that he had pinched from the recycling bin and used to wipe himself. The story made the local newspaper! Although, I refused to be in the picture so as not to ever be pointed out to in the street as the poo lady.
7. I predicted Obama would be President back in Summer 2006
Everyone laughed at me. We tell that story a lot now!
8. Wedding Fairy
I was known as the Wedding Fairy amongst my friends for many years as it was believed (& proven!) that if I was there with a friend when they met someone, they would later go on to marry them. I was VERY popular to go out with back in those days.
9. I am a big fan of LOST
I totally ‘got’ it. Didn’t you?!
10. I am a terrible drinker
It does not take much to get me drunk. The dancing shoulder is the first give-away and then I turn into a
complete bit of a show-off. A popular drinking activity with My Mum Runs is the ‘interpret this song through the powerful medium of dance’ game. But usually, I just do hand stands.
Now I am tagging:
Richmond Mummy because in this blogging world we like to do everything bloggy together
St.Murphy because he will LOVE writing it PLUS he is global
More than Toast because I would like to know more about Alice
My Mum Runs because I am intrigued to find out how many of her 10 things I don’t already know
Lady Sadie’s Emporium because I know she will totally be up for this challenge
When you are done, leave me a link in the comments so I can read about you and then leave a link with the originator Me and my Kiddywinks
So come on then, tell me something I don’t already know about you…