Friday, 7 September 2012

The Random Things About Me That You Probably Don't Need To Know But I'm Going To Tell You Anyway.

I am 34 35 - I class that as middle age and I love that idea.

I am a Pisces - not that I follow that type of thing.

My Mum was 16 when she married my Dad. My Dad was 18. I was born 2 years later.

I am the oldest child.

My parents had 2 more kids together.

My parents divorced when I was 6. Mum was pregnant with my brother.

My Dad and Step Mum have been together for 28 years (yep if you do the maths my Dad was a bit naughty)

My Dad and Step Mum didn't have any kids together. I guess they figured that 6 was enough.

I have 1 sister, 1 brother, 1 half brother, 2 step sisters and 1 step brother. I never use the word step or half when I talk about them. Yes I just did but just for the purpose of the exercise ;)

My Mum and Step Dad have been together for 23 years have split up!

My Mum and Step Dad had 1 son together.

I grew up in North Queensland.

I went to 4 different primary schools and 3 different high schools (I went to 1 high school twice)

I left school school in year 11. I didn't even see the year through. This is my biggest regret.

I wanted to be a chef.

My first job was as a check out chick at IGA.

I tried to get an apprenticeship as a chef but none were available.

These days I'm glad I didn't become a chef.

I worked at KFC for 3 years.

I represented my area for 2 years in a row in an Australian wide KFC service challenge.

When I turned 18 I started working at an Italian Club.

At 18 I was diagnosed with Pancreatitis and told I could never drink again.

I do drink now, the Pancreatitis was caused by gall stones that were not diagnosed
properly until I was 22. That was 5 years of hell for me (not the being unable to drink, the freaking pain!)

I worked in a casino for 9 years.

I love my husband unconditionally.

I have a birth mark dead centre on my bottom lip. It looks exactly like a scar as if I had split my lip open.

I wear glasses.

I have slight astigmatism.

I have short hair. It changes colour regulary.

During both of my pregnancies I developed Obstecric Cholestasis. Worse with my second.

Both my babies were induced 4-6 weeks early.

I have Hashimotos.

My thyroid is dying.

I have a goitre.

I hate cutting up raw chicken. I gag when I have to touch it. Probably a good thing I didn't become a chef.

I own a matching Louis Vuitton wallet and bag. They are real.

I have been to Paris. The bag was bought there.

I tear up at the most silliest things.

My first car was Green Ford Escort. It never made it on the road.

My second car was a Red Subaru Leone. It did make it on the road but I never got to drive it as a friend crashed it and wrote it off before I could get my license.

I have read all the Harry Potter books ten times over.

I have all the Twilight and Harry Potter audio books on my iPod and have listened to them 10 times over.

I think that Mrs Browns Boys is THE most hilarious show that I have EVER watched.

I am amazed how birds can fly in a V formation. Who taught them that and why.

I stay in the shower for far too long.

I go mad at my daughter for taking too long in the shower.

When the planes hit the Twin Towers on 9/11 I was in the VIP bar at the Casino were I worked.

When the news came through of Princess Diana's death I was at my sisters wedding reception.

When I was 14 my Aunty died. It tore my heart out.

I don't do mornings very well.

I have never been to South Australia, Tasmania or the ACT.

I didn't get to go overseas until I was 31.

I've been to Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland and if you count the stop over, Singapore too.

The feel of some textures sends shivers down my spine in a bad way. For example, the thought of rubbing my nails over the fabric of a Cabbage Patch Kid gives me goose bumps.

I had two Cabbage Patch Kids when I was young. April May and Adam Derek. They now live on my daughters bed.

I have a yellow teddy bear that I received Christmas 1978. He sleeps on my daughters bed too.

I drink Sauv Blanc in Spring and Summer and Cab Sauv in Autumn and Winter (actually I drink the Sauv Blanc in those months too but don't drink red in Spring and Summer unless it is to go with what I'm eating)

I like German beer.

I like the idea of being a vegetarian but just can't give up meat. I try not to think about where it comes from further than I have to.

I have had a friend I've known since birth. We don't talk any more and it hurts more than I care to admit.

I survived the Gibb River Road.

I've been to Moulin Rouge.

I didn't climb the Eiffel Tower - too many tourists.

The day I went to visit the Louvre it was closed. Who knew it was closed on a Tuesday.

I know the entire series of Sex and the City and Will & Grace off by heart. 

In Paris I stayed in the same hotel and on the same floor that season 6, episodes 19 & 20 of SATC were filmed in.

Left. View from the balcony. Right. The inside of our room at the  Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris 

I prefer comedies and action movies over soppy love stories (unless it's a comedy one)

I have a collection of lizard ornaments.

Ich spreche ein bisschen Deutsch (I can speak a little German)

I can't swim very well. I can swim now!!!

I can run though.

I can't grow finger nails very well.

I crack my knuckles.

I'm double jointed in the top knuckle of all 8 fingers.

I love candles.

I enjoy gardening.

I love my iPhone. Mr Hausfrau is pretty sure it's glued to my hand.

My handwriting changes ALL the time.

I listen to all sorts of music from Eminem to Mozart.

I love 80's music.

I love the feeling of hopping into a bed with fresh linen.

My favourite cartoon as a kid was the Flintstones.

I don't smoke.

I did smoke.

I gave up smoking 13 years ago.

I drink tea but love the occasional coffee. Good coffee. I drink coffee all morning now that we have a Nespresso coffee machine. Tea has become an occasional night time thing unless I run out of Nespresso capsules.

I drink too much "Mother"

I like ironing while watching TV.

I'm a Grammar Nazi - there is a difference between "your and you're" and "there, their and they're"! (If by chance you find a mistake in this blog post for the love of God let me know. Because that would just be down right embarrassing - although I did write this late at night and I have been on painkillers of late)

I'm 34 1/2 35 and I still get freaking pimples.

I don't drink enough water.

I am fresh on the blogging scene.

I am probably boring you by now ;)

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  1. Oooh I did one of these... a little while ago...

    Your list is impressive! Hello to you! :D x

    1. Hi Carmen - thank you :)

      I'm a jeans type of girl too :)

  2. Love this. I am a grammar nazi too (see, I used 'too', not 'to'!) Good work!

    1. Thanks Rach! Oh yes! Those are the other ones that always get mixed up that annoy me! TOO, TO and TWO! Thanks for stopping by :)


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