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Tagged (part one)

In which we are descriptive

I’ve been tagged, by Dimitra. The idea being, I write eight things you don’t know about me. Which is hard. I mean, there are a few people reading this; and moreover there are different sets of people reading this. Some of you know things, some don’t. I’ll have to think of eight things you might know, might not. I never know who I’ve told what to.

Today, you get four things. The rest: to come. Maybe it will turn into a sort of manifesto.

One: there’s only one of me. Lots of you probably know that: I don’t have any brothers or sisters. I’ve always liked my own company, to an extent. Although I’m a social person, I have to be able to retreat somewhere, on my own, to get away from distraction and obligation. And it has to be on my own terms. Maybe it comes from being a solo person to start with. There’s only one of me, but I’m under no illusions that I’m unique in any one individual trait.

Two: I believe in second chances; but I don’t believe in third chances.

Three: I’m a heavily rational person. I believe in what I can touch, what can be proven, what other people can show from logic. I’m enquiring, and sceptical. But I’m not skeptical.* I believe in the third eye, in seeing things that aren’t yet there, that are going to happen. Or rather: I don’t believe in it, I know it can happen. When I was a teenager I used to dream things that hadn’t happened yet. Whether this means some things are unavoidable, I don’t know.

Four: I have an extremely bad memory. I can remember useless things with a worrying ease, but useful information never sticks in my head. I get by, by remembering how to find things out. Knowing where to find information can often be far more useful that knowing the information itself. Sometimes, though, it’s just a nuisance.

* yes, there is a difference.

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In which we get tagged

Gordon has tagged me with the Four Things meme. So, here we go…

Four jobs I’ve had:
Um, I haven’t had four jobs – at least, not four that are at all different. The best I can offer is: computer geek (several times); library assistant.

Four movies I can watch over and over:
Shaun Of The Dead; The Princess Bride; Spirited Away; Monty Python and the Holy Grail;

Four places I have lived:
Here; Edinburgh; Dunfermline; Callanish

Four TV shows I like to watch:
The IT Crowd (even though I’ve only seen one episode); Peep Show; Channel Four News; any of those 1-hour science or history documentaries you get on BBC2.

Four foods that I like:
Chocolate cake; ginger biscuits; pasta with carbonara sauce; a nice cup of tea

Four websites I visit daily:
Boing Boing; The Register; Diamond Geezer; ILX. I thought it would be cheating to put this site too.

Four things I want to do before I die:
Visit Iceland; fall in love; have a job that makes me want to get up in the morning; make someone happy

Four places I would rather be right now:
Camping in my tent somewhere; North Wales; in my old local pub with a bunch of friends; on top of a hill with a beautiful view in front of me.

Four people I’m tagging:
Vee; Archel; Matt Coastaltown; Dimitra

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