Saturday, January 20, 2007

Tagged 2 - The Sequel

As I haven't actually got a clue who reads me, apart from my kind commenters, I am inviting anyone who cares to to tell us five things that we didn't know about them.

To make this even more exciting, you have a choice of telling us here, in my comments box, or on your own blog, just, please, direct us to it.

I now sit back in eager anticipation!


mad muthas said...

escargots - yuk.
i did this myself recently, albeit in a rather half-arsed way, so you can stop by anytime you like ... it's about 3 entries down, with a link to the first one (which was done with more zeal).

Dandelion said...

Hello Chair
I don't think I know 5 things people didn't know about me. Not ones which I could imagine would be of any interest without simultaneously compromising my anonymity. But I will try:
1. I was offered a recording contract with a major label when I was 17 even though I couldn't sing or play. I'd never heard of something so stupid.
2. I once got chased away from a petrol station in the middle of the night by the petrol station man because I couldn't choose what I wanted, and so he called me a fucking idiot. He shouted after me for miles, "fuck off, I don't want your business anyway you fucking idiot".
3. I've been to the very top of Senate House, via the secret lift.
4. I gave some chocolate to a policeman at the May Day riots, after which he beat me with a stick. Rather hard.
5. I have a recurring dream where burglers burgle my house and take everything. It's dreadful.

Dandelion said...

6. I think my 5 things are stupid.

Chairwoman of the bored said...

Mad Muthas, I know, which was why I didn't tag you again :-)

Dandelion, I really enjoyed yours, particularly number 2. The dream, of course, is a classic anxiety dream, which doesn't help at all. It's also about your self-worth. But you knew all that just the same, which is no help what-so-ever.

I have felt compelled to tell obviously self-aware people what their dreams mean, since my late husband insisted on reading out loud all of Freud's 'Interpretation of Dreams' to me. It was a long time ago, but the message sank in.

Dandelion said...

Oh, thank you for saying kind things, Chair. You're right about the dream, it's a metaphor for how I sometimes feel. It's awful though when I go into my house or my room and find it totally empty. Everything I spent my life building up is gone. Especially because there was usually an opportunity to avert the disaster, either by fending off the burglars, or phoning the police, but I was either too weak or too slow, or else I got distracted. Dreadful.

PI said...

I hope Anette got her come uppance. Little brat!
Very sorry but I have stopped doing tags - me me's - as it's too much busman's holiday and would bore people silly. Hope you understand.

mad muthas said...

ah - then you already know about my toast phobia (which is really the only interesting thing i can think of to say about me). hey ho! i'm dull ...
oh, and i have recurrent dreams about orkney, which i've never visited.
why elephants, i wonder?

tafka PP said...

FYI, I read you irregularly. (It was your name that swung it) But I already did this one...

brandy said...

I agree, I was drawn in because of the name. Good stuff! Here are my five things..
1. I don't like white food. None of it. It's embarassing, but it's true and I can't change it.
2. Men dressed as Santa at the mall during the holidays make me nervous.
3. I will watch "the office" reruns and laugh before the joke even comes because I'll be thinking about it. I'm a dork, but I love that show.
4. I once hid from a police officer and had to sleep under a horse trailer.
5. I cried when Bush was elected, and I don't even live in the States.

etcetera said...


For you I recommend the Bo(red) T shirt from the GAP (Red) series! I see you like Johnny Cash, so I will be posting a photo of him today.


d. chedwick bryant said...

Hi, me again. I like snails too--and frog's legs.

d. chedwick bryant said...

Hi again-- How great it would be to go to egypt and buy oils and things-- There are probably places in brooklyn where they sell things--there is an Egyptian neighborhood with little shops. I will check it out this summer.

Mr. X said...

I blame your daughter for leading me here...And thank you for your visit!

d. chedwick bryant said...

Say, when are you planning to write something? It is getting dusty in here. I am planning a big Shalimar Extravaganza to post for my birthday--the longest post ever, I want to collect reviews of Shalimar from people.
The post will be April 3rd, and will have lots of photos of Shalimar. I just could not give it a simple review. If you could write a paragraph about it for me, I'd appreciate it.

Potentilla said...

Better late than never?

That was really hard.