I Don’t Usually Do These But…

I’ll make an exception for John, just this once.

The Rules: “Each person posts the rules before their list, then they list 8 things about themselves. At the end of the post, that person tags and links to 8 other people and then visits those peoples’ sites and comments letting them know that they have been tagged, and to come read the post, so they know what they have to do.”

  1. Continuing the tea theme, I have an impeccable relationship with tea. Not only do I drink around 5 cups a day of the stuff, without sugar (never taken it), but also my husband is Vice President Sales & Marketing for Twinings USA. Anyone fancy a cuppa?
  2. I can walk on my knees in the Lotus position. I guess Becky-the-gymnast does owe some of her flexibility to me after all.
  3. Both times I was pregnant my linea nigra eventually got right up to my breastbone. Both babies were girls.
  4. I’ve been fired twice. The first time was from the waitressing job I had at 17, officially for allowing champagne to freeze (but actually because I was having an affair with the Head Chef.) The second time was constructive dismissal and I walked out.
  5. I learned how to sign the deaf and dumb alphabet in Brownie Guides and I’ve never forgotten it. Of course, since the European one is different to the US one it’s not much use to me over here.
  6. I’m currently simultaneously reading Savage Beauty (Nancy Milford’s biography of Edna St Vincent Millay) alongside her Selected Poems (which I had to buy a new copy of recently.) I’m also reading Dante’s Purgatorio (the W.S. Merwin translation.) However, on July 21st I will be dropping everything to read the new Harry Potter.
  7. Despite the fact that I have had three different family names (Gray, Hagen and Evans) my signatures under all three are indistinguishable.
  8. Whenever I worry that I am becoming too Americanized I console myself with the fact that I have not yet attended a Baseball game. Or an American Football game. Or a Basketball game. Or an Ice Hockey game. (And yes, I went to cricket and football matches in the UK, but that was in another country, and besides, the wench is dead.)

OK. Clearly I need to tag Rachel, Don, Kendall, Andrea, Bruce, Jaime (you know why), Fee (checking you’re still out there, young lady) and, hmm, why not, Keba.

One Comment

  1. Fabulously varied meme Anna – and good to see you filed under “fun” – thanks for making the exception. I’m a recovering meme-phobic, so think I understand!

    Think Monday, July 23 should be declared a day of rest, so we can all get over Potter-induced sleep deprivation.

    Baseball games – hmm – see question 2 for my experience thereof: http://wapentake.wordpress.com/2007/05/18/interview-chain/

    Cheers once again.

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