Thursday, September 25, 2008

A meme.

I’ve been tagged by Jewel to participate in a meme. I’ve done several like this before, but I love doing surveys and questionnaires of any kind so I’m happy to take part again!

1. I don’t have a television, but in the evenings I put the ABC tv channel on the radio, so I can listen to the news. Last night I switched over early and caught The Cook and the Chef. It’s usually fairly vegan-unfriendly, but last night Simon (the chef) made an entirely vegan laksa. When I heard him say the V word, I couldn’t help but make the ‘touchdown’ sign with my arms.

2. I like making lists. It makes me feel organised, and I feel like I’m accomplishing things when I cross items off.

3. Andy and I share a mobile phone. Neither of us uses it enough to justify having our own, though sometimes its inconvenient, like when we travel or we need to ring each other.

4. My favourite movie of all time is The Royal Tenenbaums. I love the other films by that filmmaker, Wes Anderson, as well—especially The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.

5. I went to a funeral yesterday. I didn’t know the person who died, but I was still teary for the whole service. Most of the service wasn’t even conducted in English, because it was a traditional Torres Strait Islander funeral.

6. I’m left-handed. I also sleep on the left-hand side of the bed. My mum and sister are both lefties, too.

7. Last week I had my first refereed paper accepted for publication in a conference proceedings.

8. I have a minor allergy to cat scratches. Nacho is usually pretty gentle with her paws (she’s more of a biter), but every now and then she’ll accidentally get me. Instead of just bleeding, the scratch gets super puffy and itchy.

If you feel like joining in on this meme, consider yourself tagged. Just make sure you leave me a comment so I know to read your random facts.


Cindy said...

Congratulations on your paper acceptance! That first one is such a buzz (I had my own a couple of years ago). I hope there are many more to come. :-)

BTW, thanks for the link!

Jewel said...

Wow, no tv. You're only the second person I've ever come across without one. I wish I could bring myself to get rid of mine, I think I would suddenly find so much more time.

Thanks for posting your 8 random facts.

VeggieGirl said...

Love these memes!! I'm like you with #2.

Lily on the Road said...

Excellent news about your paper!

When Lily scratches me, I get itchy and puffy too!

Monika K said...

I'm writing my first conference paper this semester and I understand it can be a bit stressful, so way to go on having yours accepted!!! Also, I'm a huge fan of the Anderson films (don't they almost feel storybook-ish?) and am also a list person. I would LOVE, LOVE to toss out our TV, but I don't think my roommate would be game for it...

Vaala said...

Hmmm, I thought I'd posted a message but it appears to have deleted itself...I'll try again!

Cool facts! There is something about funerals, how they can move you even though you may not know the person or, as you said, even speak the language. Perhaps I am too sensitive but I find it overwhelming simply passing a gathering of people dressed in black outside a church or the deathly calm of a graveyard.

Bianca said...

My ex and I used to share a phone and it sucked whoever was leaving the house would always take it...and then you were stuck at home with no phone. Now I keep mine glued to be all times...I'm a phone whore....congrats on the paper!

Alice (in Veganland) said...

I love making lists too. And small calenders. My friends miss these things like crazy, so I email my lists about everything :-)

Urban Vegan said...

Fun to learn more about you. I like reading other people's responses to memes more than I like doing them, for some reason!

the little one said...

Wow! Congrats on the publication! That is fantastic! I knew you were on the path to greatness.