Thursday, December 14, 2006

I'm It.

Kate Davies tagged me to write Six Strange Things about myself. Only six?

1. I've been a vegetarian since I was six years old. I was actually the last in my family to convert--my parents were veggie since about ten years before I was born, although they both eat meat now. In actual fact, I'm not a true veggie--because I eat fish, I'm a pescatarian, but try explaining that in the pub.

2. I can put my feet on the back of my head. No foolin'. Well, I have to warm up first. It's an extension of the Cobra pose in yoga (the only one I ever learned: my dad used to teach it and I used to do some exercises with him when I was little. I can remember that, and the Prayer to the Sun,, actually, no, I can't).

3. I love cats. I know, no surprise, but when I say I love them I mean I've been fascinated with all things feline since I was given a pink fluffy cat for my first Christmas. I campaigned for a cat for years, and since I was six (big year for me, huh?) have never been without one. Since then, I've pretty much been in training to become Crazy Cat Lady, and my likes and dislikes of people have often been swayed by their tolerance or appreciation of cats. I love my furbabies like actual babies and have been known to just stare at them smiling like a fule.

4. I started writing when I was sixteen and therefore have no other marketable skills. I didn't go to university because I figured if I'm going to spend several hours a day working on something that's not writing, I might as well get paid for it. So, I've done a variety of mediocre-to-downright-crappy jobs to earn cash in the meantime, but if I truly can't manage to make a living from writing then I have to go work in a bun shop.

5. I was born at 9am on 17th of March. My brother was born at 11.45 on 25th December. This means that while he was born four days after the start of winter, I was born four days before the end of it; and if our birth times are displayed on an analogue clock, they're the same with the hands reversed. Just a little piece of trivia.

6. When Nicole Kidman got married I wasn't jealous of her dress, her husband or any of the celebrity trappings, but I desperately coveted her wedding singer. Pretty much my sole ambition in the area of famousness is to be just famous enough to persuade Neil Finn to sing at my wedding. Yeah, I know, I need a groom first...

And now I'm gonna tag...dammit, Kendra's already done this. Emma!

1 comment:

  1. Great list, Cat! Thanks for playing along. :) And I loved your birthday mirroring with your brother. I have something similar with my nephew. We were both born on the same day, I in '69, he in '96. And I was 6 lbs 8 oz at birth, while he was 8 lbs 6 oz.

    I still kick myself for not picking my own birthday in the birthday betting pool before he was born. Didn't want to be too full of myself or something.