24 March 2005

50 Dumb Things About Me

A change of tack.

  1. I am an oldest child, only daughter, Aquarian Metal Rat and a 22.
  2. My first name on a psychic website was Mousey Pendragon and I picked it because I am quite nervous about my own abilities to flame roast other people, so it seemed to fit.
  3. My second name was gifted and it was Raven and it made me laugh
  4. My current name is Idano, because I don't.
  5. On the Homeworking Forum I am Millysoo, a Spoonerism
  6. My second job was at the BBC in Chiswick, West London
  7. Wednesdays we used to go to Television House and blag our way in with the ticket holders to be on Top of The Pops
  8. I met The Jam (all 4' nothing) in the BBC Club bar on the same night as BA Robertson (7' something). The little ones had bigger egos, aint that the way.
  9. My best friend at the time taught me how to give the wrong phone number when drunk
  10. Her name was Karen Pratt, but she pronounced it Karin and I used to call her drive-in-fanny, but never to her face.
  11. MY first husband kept calling me a stupid F-ing (select farm animal), so I took the Mensa test. I passed
  12. He left 6 months later, so being good at stupid puzzles has its perks after all.
  13. My nose is broken
  14. I had to do ballet when I was only 2 1/2 because the docs said I was going to end up with one leg longer than the other
  15. I thought I had gone to see the fairies
  16. I reacted badly to the scarlet fever jab and mum had to tell me I had to stay indoors or I would go to see the angels. Tell a two year old the angels are outside and see how hard it is to keep her indoors.
  17. The jelly was nice, it was all I could eat for a while, but it was the special fancy glass moulds - the individual ones. I was special.
  18. My youngest memory is sitting up in my pram and cutting the top off my bottle teat with a pair of scissors, I can even describe the room and where I was parked
  19. My old Welsh Nan tried really hard to teach me some old Welsh poetry, but she died when I was seven. I used to hear her when no-one else could, and go downstairs to tell mum that Nan wanted her. We were all in the same house.
  20. Nans biggest message to me was that the point of having green fingers is not to make them greener, but to get on with the gardening.
  21. My daddy's an orphan from Willesden and one day I'll turn that into a joke C&W song.
  22. We think his heritage was Russian Jewish, via North Wales.
  23. When I was little, Southall park was full of lions, in my head. I liked them.
  24. I used to wake up feeling like my bed had just landed on the floor wonky, it felt like the last leg was hitting ground and the bed shook (or I jumped).
  25. I loved going to sleep because of the dream tunnel. It was just like the tunnel on The Time Tunnel, except the stuff that flew past me in the walls sort of got there on its own. (We're still talking childhood here, people.)
  26. I got scared of demons at about 11, gave my cross to my teddy bear and performed an exorcism on him. I still kept him locked in the airing cupboard at night, just in case.
  27. I would feel too guilty to sleep if I could see all my dolls eyes and they were sitting up when I was tucked under blankets. I regularly used to fall out of bed because the dolls had got 98% of the space.
  28. That was good practice for marriage.
  29. The best way to walk on grass or indoors is barefoot.
  30. I love old buildings and the vibes off the walls and furniture.
  31. Lewes College has giggle walls - the whole atmosphere changes at the precise point that the new corridor walls attach to the ones that were part of a nunnery in the 14th and 15th century, but I didnt know that, I only got told when I remarked on the clearer, happier air.
  32. I took up and gave up astrology and tarot in my late teenage. I gave up because people have these invisible rings through their noses and its too easy to pull them along, and to get power crazy.
  33. My dad and I would play ESP games (Uri Geller was the craze then), we would predict playing cards and draw copies of each others pictures. It always worked so it was 'just one of those things'.
  34. Dad could stare at this one little thermometer and make it read a higher temperature.
  35. He used to take nearly empty marmalade jars, top them up with hot water , and put them outside the kitchen window to attract wasps away from the house.
  36. I used to sneak outside with a lolly stick and help them climb back out.
  37. My worst childhood nightmare was being in scary war games, and realising it was safe, that I could walk between front lines and not get hurt. Nobody would talk to me because they wanted it to be dangerous, so they refused to believe me.
  38. My best childhood dream was flying, low and fast from a running start, skimming the pavements, twisting, looping. Maybe it was more like swimming in air.
  39. I have spent precisely 50% of my life so far as a parent.
  40. The thing I miss most about being single is being able to chuck all my cards in the air and see where they land, just for the hell of it. I dont believe in stereotypes or half the invisible social walls that others believe in.
  41. The thing I miss most about living in London #1: City streets in the pre dawn, no cars on the road, peace. Concrete by dawn light is beautiful and so is silence in a city.
  42. The thing I miss most about living in London #2: being able to dye my hair on a regular basis without looking like a cross between Wurzel Gummidge and horsehair sofa stuffing, the sea air is too salty and squeaky clean; maybe I just need a layer of pollution.
  43. I would hug a tree cheerfully, but only if I didnt think anyone could see me.
  44. I would climb a tree, but only if I thought I could get back down again.
  45. Teenage angst led me to time how long it took for wads of cotton wool dipped in TCP to numb my wrists. Once I knew opting out wasnt impossible, I was back in control.
  46. I have never learned to drive.
  47. I have never been to Wales even though all my family comes from there.
  48. I just won 'sort of second place' in a poetry comp, with a free style piece, but that was by accident and I prefer to rhyme.
  49. I live very near to two major leyline crossings.
  50. I read stones, keys etc and sometimes crystal shops have such piggish vibes I get dead arm and have to go earth to a lamppost.
50 Dumb things. I could just as easily have come up with 50 amazing things, but thats just anal and boring. Maybe another time ;-)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The things we do late at night! :-) Thank you - like your poem desirable to read... you sound like a brave and fearless person. Perfect qualifications for a mother and life!!! Fascinating about seeing the rings through people's noses. And strangely enough I didn't think many, if any, of them were dumb. LOL

Cheryl said...

Thank you :-)

panthergirl said...

Dumb? No! Fascinating, yes! Surfed in through BC.