Monday, 15 April 2019

10 unusual things about me


This topic from Long and Short Reviews was a difficult one, because I don’t think I’m a particularly unusual person, so trying to find ten unusual things about me was a struggle. However, I did manage to come up with a few.

·         My favourite film is “Heavenly Creatures” – People always consider that to be weird, because it’s a film about a real-life murder and ends with one of the most horrible murder scenes I’ve ever seen. However, Peter Jackson directs the skin off this film, and Melanie Lynskey is a spectacular actress.

·         My hair is blue – It took me a year of highlights on top of highlights to get it this way, but my hair is now all-over blue, and not a day goes past without a child shouting “Mummy, blue hair!”

·         I have eight tattoos – Fairly vanilla these days I suppose. My favourite one is the kingfisher on my clavicle, which was also the most painful.

·         I went to see “Pointless” being filmed – We got free tickets when we were in London and sat in the audience for two episodes of “Pointless”. Alexander Armstrong is a class act.

·         I was on an episode of “The Chase” – Didn’t win, but I did make it to the Final Chase only to get caught by Anne Hegarty.

·         Until I was 21 I had gone up in a plane but never landed in one – I used to skydive, so I went up in various Cessnas and Islanders but had never taken a commercial flight until I was 21.

·         I used to want to move to the USA – I fully intended to emigrate and get my green card, but life happened when I finished university and I never made it. I can still quote all the state capitals.

·         I wanted to be an actress until I was 18 – However, after an actor friend dumped his girlfriend over his “passion for the theatre”, I decided I didn’t share that passion.

·         I want to own a pink Cadillac Eldorado – I love classic American cars, and this one is my favourite. Would be hell to park though.

·         My ambition is to see all Shakespeare’s plays live – I’m working on it!

So what’s unusual about you?

14 comments:

  1. You have led an exciting life! And, you are right.. this one was hard for me. Here's mine: http://jhthomas.blogspot.com/2019/04/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-ten.html

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  2. I actually got a drama scholarship for college, but was talked out of pursuing acting as a career (it wasn't practical). Sometimes I regret that choice. Do you? I'm here today: http://www.mariannearkins.com/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-10-unusual-things-about-me/

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    1. No - I still love to watch plays and films but I don't think I'd have been cut out to be an actor.

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  3. YOur life is sosososos much better than mine!!!!!

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    1. I don't know about that - it seems pretty ordinary to me!

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  4. I think it's really cool that you have eight tattoos. Are you planning to get any more? How do you decide which designs you want?

    My post.

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    1. I have at least three more planned. How I choose them can vary - some I had had in mind for years, but I also follow tattoo pages on Tumblr and keep track of any that I like.

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  5. I bow to your ability to jump out of airplanes. I couldn't do it. But I have found my sister from another mister. I've got blue hair, too. Been blue for at least 8 years. I get pointed out as 'one of those people'. Whatever that means.
    Great list. Love it!

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    1. I keep being told I'm brave for having blue hair. I think it's just about not caring after all this time!

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  6. That's really an interesting list - I hadn't thought about mentioning tattoos in my own list, and you've reminded me of a pre-screening of Shaun of the Dead that Beautiful Wife and I attended that probably merits a post of its own. I've never been sky-diving, either.

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    1. I'm not sure I'd want to skydive now, but at the time it was great fun.

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  7. Well to say I don't think you're normal doesn't come out right, does it? So...I'll say you are definitely not your every day normal boring person. I think your an interesting one and I like your post too.

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