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Promised Meme. May 28, 2010

Posted by phoenixaeon in Meme.

So, this is me following through on a promise.

Metajugglamum tagged me on the Kreativ Blogger meme. Eeks! I’m always a little overwhelmed when someone tags me, but then the panic sets in as I wonder… What in the hell can I write? Well, I’ll give it a go.

First, the rules:

1.Thank the person who has given you the award. <–Thank you, MJM.

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.

3. Link the person who has nominated you for the award. <–Linked through the image.

4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.

5. Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers. <– I shall leave this bit out. If anyone fancies doing it, leave a link in the comments thread.

6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.

7. Let the nominated victim bloggers know they have been tagged!

Right. Now for the meat and two veg:

1: I was involved in a film that was shown at the Portabello Film Festival in 1997. That was a fun, and frightening, weekend. As part of an arts course, I sat in a little room on my own, learning the ins and outs of analogue editing. I loved it. I wasn’t expecting to. As for the film – we built the set, that was lots of fun, found some really cliched props to dress it up, and went about shooting the film. But, because it was my first time doing anything like that – oh yeah, I was also continuity advisor – the more ‘experienced’ instructor refused to listen to some points re: the continuity (particularly of the problems with lighting) that I had flagged up. He only admitted that I was right after I had edited the footage together as seamlessly as I could. So the location was changed and filming started again. Anyway, the finished film – called ‘It’s Just a Game’ –  was shown in one of the little tents on the Saturday afternoon. That morning, however, one of our group nearly got arrested as he tried to put a banner up on a railway bridge. The same lad almost killed us at a petrol station by chucking a ciggie onto the forecourt! Idiot!

2: I really wish I had learned to ride a motorbike when I had the chance. I loved riding pillion and I miss being out on the back of a bike in the summer, but I would have loved to have had my own bike. I’ve been thinking about seeing if getting a trike is an option. Though how would I cart the wheelchair around? Hmmm. Can you get a trike with a wheelchair adaptation?

3: I would love to travel. I haven’t. The furthest I’ve been is Dublin. I would love to visit France, I really want to watch the ski-jumping or biathlon in Germany. But most of all, I’d love to visit Japan. I can’t see it happening though.

4: I had a cat who went to university. It’s true. He was called Hamlet. Or Rambo. Or French Bread Pete. And he answered to all three of these names. He was the only tortoiseshell tom in the UK at the time. He was a crazy cat – he loved beer and eating potato peelings. But some fuckwit (sorry for the bad language. I don’t swear that often, but it’s necessary here) hit him across the head while he was out – he was an outdoor cat, despite his rareness. You can’t fight nature. – and he died from the concussion the day after. It didn’t help that it was the summer of Parvo, and two weeks later three of our six dogs died from the virus.

5: Talking of dogs, I nursed one of the other dogs – Tammy – back to health after he caught the Distempter virus. It was touch and go for a while, but I sat with him for hours over the following months working his legs to strengthen his muscles. Poor Tammy, he was never fully healthy again, but at least he could still walk and run.

6: I once taught a class the principles of biochemistry and electron shells through the concept of monkey nuts – not that I’m a teacher, but the biochem tutor had some trouble explaining it to the rest of the class. I stupidly said ‘Monkey nuts,’ so the biochem tutor told me to teach it and walked out of the class. So I did and by the time the tutor came back the class understood the concept. Yay me! (Don’t know if I could do it now, not sure I even remember the concept, so don’t ask!)

7: I want another tattoo. I have five already (a tiger’s face, a butterfly, a unicorn jumping over a shooting star, a diagonal line of four stars, and a phoenix reflected) but I really want another one.

And that is my seven things. Not so much interesting, but still. It’s all I could think of that crept into the realm of almost interesting! So, if anyone wants to self-tag, just leave a link/trackback in the comments.



1. Metajugglamum - June 19, 2010

How did I possibly miss this!? … if I know you, you didn’t even pimp it once did you! I might have to do it for you … you’re amazing you know that! You’re so original, witty, surreal, REAL and just, well, …. and I mean, Monkey Nuts!! to teach biochem … Jaysus, if I’d had you as a teacher I might not be dossing out in my lounge right now.

You’re a wonder Misses. More people should know that. I’m going to make it my mission to introduce other lovely lovely people to you. You deserve to be recognised.
MJM xxxxxx

phoenixaeon - June 20, 2010

Don’t be daft! But thanks 😀 x

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