8 randomish things about me

me on a beach.Bugger. I’ve been sucked in to playing the meme game (damn you, Roberto…).

Here are the rules:

1: Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.

2: People who are tagged need to write a post on their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules.

3: At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.

4: Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Without further time-wasting, are my eight (why 8?):

  • I supported Snow Patrol (just as they were about to make it huge) when in a band called the Dead Lovers. Lead singer Toby is now trying to make it on his own.
  • I am completely addicted to the (really quite bad) “Jack Reacher” novels of Lee Child, and have read each at least 3 times. Luckily I also have an appalling memory, so each time is still pretty exciting.
  • I am thinking quite hard about possibly writing a novel. But don’t tell anyone. [Oops…]
  • AV Roe (of AVRO fame), Marie Stopes and, indirectly, Barnes Wallis are all in my family tree. And I’m still not **** rich…
  • I have Grade VIII piano, and compose the occasional tune on my laptop (Ableton. It rocks.)
  • I have never known my father, who died when I was a week old.
  • I have a mildly weird thing about having clean hands. Not, like, freaky or anything…but you know…
  • I have a degree in Geophysics (aka “The art of not digging things up”). If you know how I came to be a “web professional”, please let me know :-)

My nominations (* thinks: do I actually know 8 people with blogs…? * – and in brackets the likelihood they’ll contribute too…) :

Brian Kelly [100% certainty: you know Brian, he loves this stuff :-) ]

Paul Walk [65% certainty: Paul may object to me copying the idea…ha ha. In joke.]

Stephen Pope [unknown: Steve blogs infrequently, so it may happen, but may not, depending on what’s on TV.]

Jane Audas [60%: may not be “designed” enough for Jane but you never know. If you catch her during a geek moment, anything’s possible </view source>]

Simon Wardley [80%: not sure there’s enough content about ducks]

Seb Chan [90%: yeah, reckon so. Seb’s up for most stuff]

Nina Simon [60%: possibly, but I don’t really know Nina except via the web so it’s a bit of a punt…Hi Nina!]

Jennifer Trant [70%: depending on how stupidly busy she is organising museums and the web 2008 ]