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*

2 comments:

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?

Cheers
Liz ;)

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