Monday, July 02, 2007

'8 Things' meme

I'm not really into memes...

...but I'm doing this one because I've been tagged for the first time (by Verging Writer, thank you!) and because it lets me take part in my favourite activity, talking about myself. Here goes...

THE RULES
1. All right, here are the rules.
2. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
3. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
4. People who are tagged write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
5. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to tag and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

  1. I can speak Luxembourgish - that's right - it's a real-life language. Completely useless outside of Luxembourg but it's a conversation starter...
  2. I'm not a fan of chick lit but I can't get enough of chick flicks. The cheesier and cliched, the better.
  3. I hate speaking to people on my mobile, so I let most of my calls go through to voicemail. Then I send a text message back.
  4. I don't like burdening people with my problems, but I like it when people confide in me.
  5. I can't drive, don't own a license or a car and have no intentions of ever taking that test.
  6. Before I go on holiday my boyfriend and I research all the restaurants listed in my guidebook, then we plan our sightseeing around our meals.
  7. I'm always, always on time. And if someone I'm meeting is late, it drives me mad.
  8. I like to have a number of short, middle and long term goals in place at all times, because my greatest fear is to drift through life in automatic, wake up one day in the future and have regrets. (Have I mentioned that I'm a control freak?)
I won't tag eight people, and please ignore if you don't want to take part or have already done this meme, but I tag Beccy, Angie, Macoosh, Laurie and Holler. Take it away girls...

10 comments:

Macoosh said...

hey! i actually did do this one before, so I'm not going to do it again only because I can't come up with more!!! i've already given the best facts away hahah. but, feel free to tag me in future.

great facts...i'm with you on the restaurant thing. food is very key.

hellojed said...

I have a memory like a sieve, will have to dig out your meme. Got to love food, couldn't go out with anyone who didn't!

Angie said...

Oh dear, I'll try to come up with my eight things by tomorrow at least...sounds fun though.
I'm the same on numbers 2, 3, and 8.

laurie said...

thanks, hellojed! i'm honored you tagged me. i did this one once before too, in may. this meme has been around a long time! (and where does the word meme come from, anyway?)

here's what i wrote then, though i'm not sure you'd learn much about me.

not sure i could come up with any more. i struggled with it the first time. but feel free to tag me again some time; it's kind of fun.

Beccy said...

Guess what? Yes I've done it as well some time after I posted seven things about me as well so I think there's nothing left to come out (bearing in mind my parents read my blog)!

Just wondering, why the dislike of driving so much?

Anna said...

Someone who doesn't drive - or want to - wow! Can you tell I'm an American, land of poor public transportation?

hellojed said...

Hi all, the reason why I don't drive is because I live in the city centre and I don't need a car...I love walking, and if I need to go further I just hop on the Luas or on the bus. No need to drive really...

Conortje said...

Luxembourgish? I am incredibly impressed. How? Why? If I may ask. I was there recently - well just passing through, will haveto stop for longer next time.

hellojed said...

Conortje, I lived there between the age of seven and eighteen - went to a local school and learned the language there! My parents still live there so I visit quite a bit.

Holler said...

Hi Hellojed, I have done my meme for you! A very small one. Although I did manage 8 people to tag!
Thanks for thinking of me when you were tagging!