Crumbs From the Corner: Adventures in Woolgathering

Monday, March 10, 2008

Seven Things Unknown



Beth has indirectly tagged me again (she nodded and I took up the challenge but she did leave a disclaimer that it was optional) to write seven things about myself that most people do not know. Here, then, are mine, for what they are worth.

1. I prefer to sleep on the floor rather than in a bed.
2. I have never been able to drink plain water- it must have a drop of fruit juice or something. It makes me choke if I try pure water.
3. When I was a child I saw one of the characters from the muppet-puppet show 'Fraggle Rock' in the closet. No, it wasn't a dream. I don't care what anybody says, and my brother still talks about it. Just digging up the picture gives me the creeps. Why, oh why couldn't I have seen one of the nice characters?
4. I'm not able to play a practical joke on anybody. I always want to tell them the truth before I begin, which defeats the purpose: "what I'm going to say isn't true, so don't be shocked..."
5. I love vacuuming carpets. Especially when there's extra dust- love the satisfying 'whooshing' sound as I masterfully vanquish the everyday debris.
6. Most of my favourite books were bought with bus money during my college days. I walked home from college a lot. They were worth every footstep.
7. I like to eat plain and simple ice cream, without toppings or flavourings apart from vanilla. The more it has, the less I enjoy it.

As Beth did, I nominate anybody who wishes to participate but there is no obligation. It is strange what I remembered when pressed to think of things.

2 comments:

Beth said...

Very nice! I like the part about buying books with your bus money--books are my indulgence, too. I prefer to buy from an independent bookseller or a used book store as opposed to on-line because I like the whole tactile experience of walking into the store not knowing what awaits me, seeing the book, touching it, smelling it--if I'm going to spend money I may as well make it as much of an experience as possible.

Also, I am also a vacuumist(word?)

TheElementary said...

Oh good, another book smeller. We are a rare breed, aren't we?
Yes, for me bookstores are most fun when I can browse and explore, not see everything lined up alphabetically and perfect, and dust-free.
And thanks for 'making' me do the little assignment. It makes for different writing than normal, which is always good.

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