02 March, 2006

five things i hate about you

I have been tagged for this “meme” (which always seems to me an intensely wanky word. But since these things, in themselves, are narcissistic, I suppose it’s appropriate) by the lovely Mr BEVIS over at I Blogged Myself. I always find these rather enjoyable to do, so I was quite chuffed, even though I suspect no-one will read it. Anyway, thanks to His Muppety Highness, and here goes:


What were you doing ten years ago?
How depressing. Ten years ago I was in my first term of VCE. So I suppose at about that time I was discovering once and for all that anything involving the complex wrangling of figures was not my bag. I found myself sitting in Maths Methods thinking, “For the love of God what are all these funny symbols on the board, and what the Hell am I doing here?!” Chemistry was much the same situation. Needless to say, my ambition to go on to study Medecine with a view to specialising in Psychiatry went up in a swift cloud of smoke. Conversely, I was discovering that I was thriving in Theatre Studies, despite having skipped a year to take on Yr 12 as a 15-year-old Yr 11 student. I was producing ravishing costumes and masks for our production of Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde, and loving every second.

What were you doing one year ago?
Even more depressing. At this time last year, I was getting over the heart-breaking dissolution of what had seemed to be the beginnings of a lovely relationship. Actually, that was pretty much my state of being for all of the latter half of 2004 / beginning of 2005. As (almost) always, I remained friends with the young man in question. I suppose that was the last of that round of false-starts, because I shortly thereafter met Mr Ryan… which was very nice for quite a while, but ended in much insanity and angst. I’d like to say “Woe is me! Why do good things so easily turn bad?” but I suspect I am not alone in this boat. A year ago, I would also have been making the big move out of the family home, buying an apartment-load of stuff-&-nonsense on my Credit Card, and nesting in my current lovely abode at Munkey Towers.

Five snacks you enjoy:
~ crackers with that amazing basil/cashew/parmesan dip. (I forget the brand name but Oh My! You must try it);
~ barbecue shapes (so more-ish);
~ potato cakes (or Scallops for those heathens in other states);
~ anything involving chocolate or caramel;
~ does gin count as a snack?

Five songs to which you know all the lyrics:
~ Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead;
~ Mrs Robinson by Simon & Garfunkel;
~ There Is No Such Place by Augie March;
~ Dumb by Nirvana;
~ Ivy by Snazzles (words) and me (music).

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
~ all the sensible stuff like investing, saving, living off interest, etc.;
~ pay off my Credit Card debt;
~ quit my job, and finish and fund my damn musical;
~ spend a year renting a room in Cesky Krumlov, drinking absynthe and writing a novel;
~ give to the poor, cure cancer and AIDS, build a leper colony, etc.

Five bad habits:
~ overanalysing things;
~ procrastinating;
~ spending more than I earn;
~ getting so excited by a conversation that I talk over people;
~ letting good friends drift away.

Five things you like doing:
~ engaging with music, in any number of ways;
~ watching and dissecting films;
~ spending a Sunday entirely in my pyjamas;
~ sharing time of any kind with my wonderful friends and family;
~ exploring the always compelling, often sordid, occasionally beautiful world of online communication.

Five things you would never wear, buy or get new again:
~ cheap underwear from Dimmeys (I don’t care how poor I am);
~ happy-pants (remember those things?!);
~ an album on Cassette tape (what century is this?);
~ Futurama DVDs (because I have them all – unless they finally make the long-promised new series);
~ a book by Elliot Perlman (after literally throwing Three Dollars across the room).

The meme stuff:
Remove the blog listed in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot:

Random Concoction
Anyone Can Try Anything Twice
I Blogged Myself
The Voice Of The Munkey

Then select five people to tag:
Apologies to any of these people who have no desire to be tagged, or who may have already done this meme. Do it if you want to, blow it out your ass if you don’t (and I say that with the greatest love and affection, of course). I hereby tag:

Afe Stein (
The Afe Blog)
Darcy (
The Semi Naked Truth)
Jester (
Jester's Court)
redshirter (
The House of A)
Sam (
The Adventures of QueerPenguin)
(I also want to tag Mr Doull / Bear-Wabbit, but he currently has No Fixed Abode in the Blogosphere.)



Blogger BEVIS said...

Well, you were wrong on the first point (that no one would read this), but everything else I liked.

You're a young-un! I thought you were older. But I can deal.

Good work. :)

March 05, 2006 2:38 am  

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