Today is my birthday! Woop woop! The big 2-7. Or small, depending on which side of life you’re looking at it from.
Since it’s customary on the interwebs to do something revolving around the number of years you’ve been alive, I thought I’d go for the overdone-yet-usually-quite-interesting “x-number of facts about me”. I almost went for the cult classic “x-number of things I’ve learnt in my years on planet Earth” but thought I’d have better luck thinking up 27 facts than I would 27 snippets of wisdom.
Maybe I’ll share my wisdom another day, when the exact number of snippets is less important.
On to the facts!
— Last week I had bolognese for breakfast and it was quite delicious.
— I am 5 foot 2 inches tall.
— I have a BSc in Biomedical Science from Durham University (first class, with honours, just to toot my own horn…) and spent my whole education aiming to be a scientist until this year when I decided that wasn’t what I wanted anymore. Currently, I’m stuck in the void that is “what do I want to do with my life?!”
— My favourite season is Spring.
— My favourite vegetables are green ones. Except sprouts. They are the devil.
— I gave up wearing makeup because I couldn’t be bothered to work out what was vegan and what wasn’t, so I haven’t worn makeup this entire year. It took a while before I stopped looking sick and/or tired in the eyes of others after having to tell them that it is, in fact, “just my face”.
— I have little to no early childhood memories. At a guess, my earliest memory is when I had Chicken Pox at around 8, even then, I’m only sure I had Chicken Pox before I was 10, but I don’t remember exactly when.
— I also have no childhood friends, imaginary or otherwise.
— I have fallen asleep on more than one occasion in the cinema. Films bore me, a lot.
— I never read the news.
— At 11 facts in I’m already regretting this blog post. Let me confer with Kris to see if he knows anything interesting about me.
— I will cut and dye my hair without a second thought under the idea that it will either grow back or I can just shave it off and buy a wig instead.
— I never sort my washing into whites and colours (or any other group that I don’t know about).
— I would rather re-watch the same TV show I enjoyed than watch something new.
— Half of the reason I went vegan was because I fell in love with my Chopster too much to think about eating another being again.
— I don’t remember the anniversary of my Dad’s death.
— My top three places to re-visit are: Budapest, Berlin and that nice Belgian town we cycled through during our cycle of the coast which I can’t remember the name of.
— My first job was a paper round. I used to deliver 250 papers every Thursday for about £5, unless there were a lot of leaflets (which I had to put into the papers myself) then I could make a whole tenner some weeks!
— As a general rule, I only like things I am good at.
— I have five siblings: two sisters and three brothers.
— The best gift I ever received was my camera, the worst was a lampshade. Followed closely by toothbrush heads to Kris’ new electric toothbrush.
— I do not have baths. I only shower. I hate the baths with a passion.
— I think my best quality is that I am actually pretty funny. Except in this blog post.
— I cannot stand anything to do with space travel, theoretical physics and especially things that involve spending billions of dollars on some hunk of metal to land on an astroid in 294 years time just to inform us that it is, indeed, made of rock when that money could be spent on people, places or animals that need it.
— I don’t hug. I do stand a good few feet back from you and wave though.
— Since I started riding my bike in April, I’ve cycled around 1,000 miles. More tooting of my horn…
— This is the last fact and my brain is tired.
Finally, that’s it! Damn, that was hard work. And my birthday is now yesterday because it took me that long to think all this up. By all means, share a fact or two about yourself, I’m all ears!