Thursday, February 15, 2007

6 weird things about me

I was tagged by Jadey to blog about 5 things you don't know about me, then I was tagged by Sara to do this one. So I'm going to cheat and just pretend that the 5 things are included in the 6 things. :-D

1. I have elephant’s toenails. I’ve stubbed both my little toes so often that the nails have defensively grown into these REALLY thick, deformed-looking things that resist all attempts to be cut with nail scissors. I had to go buy these huge special podiatrist’s clippers to do the job and Bike Boy promptly named them “elephant toenail clippers”. So sweet….

2. I talk myself through tough workouts. Out loud. Which must be weird and slightly scary for passers-by when I’m pedalling my bike up a steep hill, going “Come ON girl! You can do it!” through gritted teeth.

3. My second toe is longer than my big toe and I can roll my tongue sideways – both apparently genetic traits inherited from my mother. I can’t wiggle my ears though – I had a friend at school who could and I always wanted to have that skill.

4. I’m a committed carnivore, but I cannot stand handling raw meat. Ugh. I have this special ‘disgusted’ facial expression I reserve for those occasions when I can’t avoid touching raw bits of dead animal. It’s hard to describe, but it includes kind of tensing up my neck and turning my mouth into a cat’s bum and then squinting. Really attractive, I assure you.

5. I used to need glasses for reading when I was in my mid-20s, then in my 30s I didn't need them any more and now in my 40s I need them again. I was quite short-sighted in one eye, so the other used to work overtime correcting my vision, which gave me headaches. Then, somewhere between 25 and 30, a bit of long-sightedness crept in and things kind of averaged out and voila! - No glasses required. Now the long-sighted thing is getting to the really annoying point where I have to hold small print at arm's length to read it. *sigh* Must make that optometrist appointment.

6. I detest reality TV. Except for America's Next Top Model. Yeah, Tyra Banks..... how embarrassing is THAT? Ooh, I just checked and there's a new series coming up. *pulls up a chair in front of the TV and waits*


Sara said...

Gah! My second toe is MUCH longer than my first, too. It's a sign of brains and beauty... IT IS! :P

LizN said...

Well I'm in trouble then because my second toe is as long as my first one...maybe that is just the beauty part or is it the brains?

Liz ;)

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