Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Seven Facts

I’ve been tagged to participate in this meme by The Totally Bad-Ass Little One, so here are seven random facts you probably never thought you wanted to know about me.
  1. This year, my birthday happened to fall on the day in which the sun was directly over Townsville. It was cloudy all day.
  2. When I lived in the United States, the furthest west I’d been (not counting places where I never left the airport), is Buffalo, NY and Niagara Falls (whichever is further west). The furthest west I’ve been here in Australia is probably Ravenswood, a little (formerly big) gold mining town in Townsville’s outback.
  3. When I wash dishes, I don’t rinse the suds off (except for drinking cups and glasses). I expect this to shock and awe Americans—I was both shocked and awed that Andy didn’t rinse when I moved over here. But our detergent is all kinds of natural and organic, and the suds slide off anyways. Plus, it’s a good way to conserve water.
  4. I spent the first two years of my life living in Maryland. For the next 19 I lived in the same small town in upstate NY. Now I’ve called Townsville home for two years and six months.
  5. I love doing crossword puzzles. I love words in general. Yet, somehow, I’ve never played real Scrabble. I’ve played Scrabulous on facebook a few times, but I’m no good at it.
  6. Towards the end of high school, I decided I wanted to go to university to major in Psychology and ultimately become a school counsellor. In my first semester of uni, I took Intro to Psych and two sociology classes—Embodying Gender and Deviance and Social Control. Psych bored the bejeesus out of me, but I felt at home in sociology. I decided then that I wanted to do postgrad and become an academic. Six years later, I’m 15 months away from finishing my doctorate in sociology/anthropology. Maybe (maybe??) there is a job in academia for me when I get out...
  7. We have to shut the windows every other night because the block of units we live in is irrigated, and the sprinklers spray right into the kitchen and living room.

I know a lot of people have already done this meme, or have done memes like it. I also know that some people don’t particularly like memes. But I’m going to go ahead and tag some bloggers I don’t know much about. Feel free to ignore my tag, but if you do participate, let me know – ŀĀŘ¡ŝ∫Á from LaTin Veg Bites, wanting kneading, and David J from Through Balanda Eyes. If anyone else would like to partake, please let me know so I can read your facts!


VeggieGirl said...

Fun facts!! I'm like you with #5 :-)

the little one said...

Ah, you know I love to be called a bad ass :)

Now, if there is not room for you in academia, we're going to seriously have to rethink the institution.

Vegetation said...

Haha, I was in my late teens before I realized people do rinse off suds by dunking in water :P Must be an Aussie laziness not to!

And you're doing better in your travels than I am. I've only left my state 4 times and none of those was to go West!

bella said...

I cant believe you've never played scrabble! It's the game of kings, I tell you, KINGS!
I've posted my 7 facts for your amusement and my embarrassment ;)

ŀĀŘ¡ŝ∫Á said...

thanks !

Mandee said...

You've reminded me I am still yet to do this and I must admit I am a soapy-water-rinser-offer! I can't stand the thought of detergent on my plates/cutlery/glasses!

David J said...

Thanks Theresa,
I've posted that meme thing.
Oh The foods looking interesting by the way. Great to see you're still pulping.

Vaala said...

Hahaha! We are so the same with the washing of dishes although I suspect it comes from us being lazy rather than trying to conserve water. That's just a bonus!

pavotrouge said...

haha, I don't know anybody who rinses their dishes after washing in Europe. some people have special sinks fit for that purpose, but I've never seen anybody actually do that.