Friday, August 24, 2007

All about Me-Me

Oooh! I've been tagged! My first ever meme. After all this time feeling like an outsider, an undesirable, a wallflower of the blogging world, Christine has tagged me with a meme. Giving me an excuse to talk about one of my FAVOURITE subjects. Me! Me!


Eight Things About Me

So here are the rules:

1) Post these rules before you give your facts.

2) List 8 random facts about yourself

3) At the end of your post, choose (tag) 6 people and list their names, linking to them

4) Leave a comment on their blog, letting them know they've been tagged.

My Facts:

1. When I was little I wanted to be a boy. I thought girls were boring and didn't get to do anything exciting. I had short hair so I looked like a boy anyway, and I developed the disturbing habit of telling strangers that my name was Petros (Peter!) Now I'm married to one. Also when I was little, I taught my brother to pretend he was a dog (my parents wouldn't let me have one, so I had to make do.) I had him walk on all fours, pant, bark and wag his bottom. Then I got bored of the game, but HE liked it, so he kept following me around pretending he was a dog for a few days. My father was NOT impressed!

2. Some years later, I told my brother that I was going to be abducted by aliens in a few weeks' time. According to my story, originally Earth was like an exile world, where alien races from other planets dumped their convicts. (Kind of like Australia, tee-hee.) All the alien convicts bred with each other and the human race was created. Now, billions of years later, one of the alien races that had used the Earth as a prison planet had experienced a destructive plague and was trying to repopulate its planet, so they were looking for earthlings with the strongest traces of their heritage. I was one of them. I would be leaving in about 2 weeks' time. My brother, if I recall correctly, was worried about "what he would tell mum" and "who was going to walk the dog."

3. When people stop me on the street and ask me for money to get the bus or make a phonecall or some similar story, I always give them some (if I have some on me.) I'd rather be taken advantage of for some small change and retain some faith in people.

4. I have never been drunk in my life.

5. I have had a strange feeling for some years now, that I am "meant to" have a child with Down Syndrome at some point. I don't know if this will come to pass or not.

6. I love playing Dungeons and Dragons. Spyros introduced me to the game and got me hooked, and now I'm a grown up, married, responsible mother of two (MWAHAHAHA!) I can't get anyone to play with me anymore...

7. I wish I lived in the '50s. I think the innocence of the times and the assumption that you were going to be happy with your life (Pleasantville style -I love that film) made for happier people overall. Or at least I like to imagine so. I hate the way being cynical, jaded and fashionably moody has become cool these days.

8. I have had the same thing for breakfast, every day of my life, since I was 10 or so. Toast (or bread) with butter and cheese, and greek coffee. I guess you could say I like routine.


I'm tagging:

Kris: http://mudandmischief.blogsome.com/

Jennifer: http://6weeks5children4hundredpounds.blogspot.com/

Sarah: http://www.goodenoughmummy.typepad.com/

Lindsey: http://a-mamas-world.blogspot.com/ -You've got time to fill, Lindz! (Our Lindsey is on bedrest, pregnant with babies #3 and #4. Identical twin girls!)

Happy Mommy: http://outofsmallandsimplethings.blogspot.com/

Sophie: http://sophieqc.blogspot.com/ (Or Mummy can answer the meme if she wants! *wink*)


Philip is eating solids now. Unlike Matilda, who took a while to get used to it (remember the grossed out by banana face?) Philip loved it straight away, and sportingly gulped down the entire contents of the bowl the first time I ever tried to feed him:

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Now he screams if I dare put the spoon down for a few moments, is chubbing up nicely, and generally proving that he *does* take after me in some ways.

I was tempted to label this picture "poo explosion" but I felt sorry for you. Despite appearances, it's food. Sweet potato and green beans. And yes, he liked it.

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Today it was lovely and sunny, so we went for a walk at the sea front. There was a market on, and we bought some crusty bread and a selection of french cheese and had a picnic on the grass.

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Philip is enjoying his time in the bucket:

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Philip and Matilda having a rare quiet moment:

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Sometimes Philip finds it hard to resist the ladies:

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4 comments:

Kris said...

Thanks for the tag! Now I have to go dream up something bizarre to post... :)

And that picture of Philip snoozing on the ragdoll is absolutely gorgeous. He is filling out,isn't he? Oh, I really shouldn't be so broody still. *sigh*

Off to blog the meme...

Kris said...

Oh - and I went to look at the "grossed out by -" faces. And had to steal the breastweighing cartoon.

That's once I'd stopped laughing, found a tissue, wiped away the tears so I could actually see what I was doing, laughed some more and blown my nose. :D

Anonymous said...

:) De 8elw na arxizw ka8e fora me too poso teleies einai oi fwtografies...alla einai teleies oi fwtografies!!!
Ok,pame se kati pio stenaxwro...Annaaaa...einai kapoia pragmata pou anafereis pou den ta hksera.Kai kati pou to eixa ksexasei:(( Wraia...Tespa.
Otan exw nea gia to mwro(?)8a sou steilw mnm.Mexri tote
Filakia:)

Anonymous said...

to anonymous users,

please write in english and not Greeklish, unless you want to confuse everyone that doesnt speak Greek, also leaving your name underneath helps
;-P

Sis I loved the pics, they are both adorable, I can't wait for you to come in Greece with the kids

Andreas