The lovely Alex over at From the Valley to the Palais recently tagged me in an ‘old fashioned blogging’ post making the rounds. The heyday of this blog was pre watershed blogging awards / conferences, where you tagged and shared badges with other writers whose blogs you enjoyed in a show of support for your online peers.
So in a nod to the olden days, I’m going to now take part. The name of the game is to display the badge and share seven things that not many people know about me. I’m meant to tag seven others, but I’m going to stick with passing this torch to one other ‘golden oldie’ who always makes me laugh and has recently started blogging again- MWA over at Lost in Translation.
Back to the task at hand, a random selection:
1. My love of writing started when I was around six or seven years old and I penned the ‘Pam and Beth’ series about two friends that went on various adventures together (from riding bikes around the block, to moving house and meeting Beth’s new baby sister.)
2. I slapped a ‘friend’ in the face when I was 11 years old. We were part of a four strong group dancing to ‘Good Vibrations’ by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch in the school talent show. I can’t remember the exact circumstances, except that I was often an easy target for her, she was shouting at me and I just went for it. We had to regroup and go on stage soon after.
3. I can’t stand a cold glass of milk. The thought of it makes me gag.
4. The artist I’ve seen most in concert is Morrissey. He’s a great lyricist and wordsmith, and I’m a really big fan. I wish I could have seen The Smiths in action back in the day.
5. My dad has a minifish sailboat and used to take my sister and me out sailing in the local bay off the Long Island Sound when we were kids. I’d sit on the front of the boat and sing, hoping for bigger motor boats to drive by so we’d pick up their wake. If I lived by the sea I’d love to have a sailboat.
6. When I was in high school I wrote a speech on the importance of voting for the American Legion Oratorical Concert and progressed through the regional ranks, collecting several hundred in bonds along the way. Hanging with the vets was a pleasure!
7. I’m an avid podcast devotee of the Elis James and John Robins show on Radio X. The show is live from 10am-1pm on Saturday mornings, but if you don’t have time to listen live do check out the podcast- they are legends, and regularly make me laugh like a nutter on the train into work!