Friday, 1 June 2007

7 random facts

I was tagged for this meme over on livejournal (don't worry - you're not missing out on anything if you don't read it, I basically never post there, I just use it to read other people's journals and post in communities) but I figured I'd post it here...

The rules: Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write in their blogs the 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag 7 others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog.

1. I basically let my UAI choose which university degree I would get. I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do when I finished high school, so I just sat down with the University courses book thing and picked a bunch of courses at universities all over the state. Then, instead of putting them in the order I wanted to do them, I put them in the order of difficulty to get into. The first offer I got was for a media communications course, but I got a late offer for industrial design and decided to go with that.

2. I get really annoyed when people get all caught up celebrating things like Easter and Christmas - spending lots of money, buying a big pile of gifts, making a once in a year effort to see family, etc - but don't even acknowledge the actual reason for the holiday. I think it's hypocritical and offensive to say you don't believe in God and yet still expect me to spend money on a Christmas present for you.

3. For as long as I can remember, my favourite animal has been the elephant. The more I learn about them, the more awesome I think they are. The main reason I want to visit Africa is to see one in the wild.

4. I'm not that into the news. I think its too depressing. I read the occasional thing online, but only if the headline interests me. If I watch it on tv, its usually CBBC Newsround, which is under 10 minutes long and aimed at kids :) I generally rely on Graeme to keep me up to date on important stuff and I usually am pretty well informed.

5. I love my family. I even like them all most of the time ;) Not all that exciting, but sometimes it feels like we're unusual in today's society - parents still married after 28 years, 4 kids that are all somewhat normal, choosing to spend time together because we actually enjoy each other's company.

6. The 2 TV shows I have to see every week are Lost and Amazing Race. They are about the only things I will break my no-somewhat-dodgy-downloading rule for, since I'm not happy to wait months to see them when I can get them the day after they air in the US. Although, I have to admit that the ability to record shows on our Sky box and watch them later means I have been watching every episode of a couple of other shows recently.

7. I over-think almost everything. It makes my head spin and occasionally keeps me awake at night. It took me ages to write this list.

I tag:
... and you, whoever you are that's reading this. Put a link in the comments so I can read your list.

1 comment:

  1. Cool idea! I'll have to think about it and then post my 7 facts. I don't know 7 people who blog though, so may be difficult to TAG everyone :-)