Seven Random Facts

The beauteous Rach (newcarinauthorbookoutinDecemberbuyitbuyitBUYIT!!!) has nominated me for a blog award that means I have to reveal seven random facts about myself. Okay, so here goes:

1. I am a romance writer. Yes, shocking and you totally didn’t know it right? Unpublished still but not unhopeful.

2. I have hereditary deafness and as I’m getting sick of being the old lady in the corner cupping her ear and saying ‘eh?’, have decided I need hearing aids. I don’t want them. The thought makes me feel 81 not 41 but I think they’ll help. AND they have bluetooth which means I can listen to my iPod without needing earbuds and use my mobile handsfree. From there I shall slowly replace body parts until I’m cyborg enough to assimilate the rest of the world. Mwwwaaahahaha!

3. Many, many moons ago when I was young and dumb, I had an argument with Dr Jax and hit him on the arm. Not hard I may add, but it was enough to break my arm. Yep, drama queen, that’s me.

4. I may have mentioned this before but it’s worth repeating. I got engaged in Prague, on the banks of the river, with a guy playing ‘Autumn Leaves’ on the saxophone just a couple of park benches away. It was magical. Dr Jax then rang my father to get his permission to marry me. My father was slightly bewildered. πŸ™‚

5. My 23rd birthday was celebrated in St Petersburg during the White Nights. Much vodka was consumed.

6. I have never eaten tripe and have no plans to ever do so.

7. When my best friend and I began writing romances at the age of fifteen, our heroes HAD to have titles and the stories HAD to be set in ancestral mansions. I blame watching too much Brideshead Revisited.

And now I have to nominate ten people but since everyone has already been nominated, I’m going to do something different and get anyone who wants to, to put a random fact about yourself in the comments instead!

16 thoughts on “Seven Random Facts”

  1. I have never eaten escargot and have no plans to ever do so.

    Okay, not as good as yours, cuz stomach lining of cow > snail in the grossness factor, me thinks.

  2. I have never eaten tripe OR escargot and I never plan to either. Very fussy here!!!

    I understand your woes re the hearing aids but MAN… they are COOL hearing aids.

    Oh and thanks for the lovely plug πŸ™‚

  3. Cody – thanks! Yes, Brideshead was big when I was a teenager. Anthony Andrews as Sebastian, Jeremy Irons as Charles. Castle Howard and teddy bears…Loved it!

    Aimee – I’ve never eaten escargot either but given a choice between that and tripe, yep, I’m going for the snail.

    Rach – Not fussy, sensible! And yeah, not happy about the hearing aids really but I do need them. I don’t want to drive people mad by asking them to repeat themselves every five seconds – especially not at conference!
    Oh yeah, did you like my subliminal adversiting? πŸ™‚

  4. Oh, ladies. Escargot is super,super yummy. I just don’t think about it while I garden. But then some people feel that way about clams and mussels, too.

    I thought I was a cat person. And then hubby brought home a puppy. And then another dog. And then another.

  5. I used to be a semi-professional snooker player and was once ranked 24th in the world for Women’s Snooker.

    How’s that for a random fact?

  6. No tripe here either – eeuwww…
    Random on dogs, I have two and one was bought sight-unseen and flown from his home across Aussie to the airport where we picked him up and first met. Not our best purchase.

  7. Jackie, you’ve made hearing aids sound cool!

    Random fact? I just got bifocals. I know they call them progressive lenses now but it’s the same thing. And they make me feel old (of course, so does the arthritis in my hip and knees)

  8. Jackie, we no longer have any dogs at all. By choice, since we are away from home for big chunks of time. But we watch a friend’s dog from time to time. Just enough to remind me of how little my kids really want to walk a dog.

  9. Lacey – you totally do want one. The audiologist I saw – who has normal hearing – told me she wore a couple out to dinner to test them out and discovered her hearing was waaay better! Hehe.

    Jane – hey there!! Nice to hear from you! That is an awesome fact! 24th in the world is pretty damn good. πŸ™‚

    Bec – another dog person. I like dogs but I do not want one. I have kids and that’s enough for me. πŸ™‚

    Anne – LOL!! What a lovely comment! If I can make hearing aids sound cool then my work here is done. Actually, I have seen a billboard somewhere around Auckland where there’s a hot guy wearing one – it was a pretty good ad. Hey, I’m buying one so it must be successful. Hugs on the bifocals and I can totally relate on the feeling ancient. And the arthritis. My mother has it and I’m sure I’m destined for it as well. The joys of age. πŸ™‚

    Julia – Hahaha! Yes, I get that argument from my daughter – ‘I’ll take care of it, you won’t have to do anything’. All lies. πŸ˜‰

  10. Many many moons ago I used to breed Burmese cats. Eight months ago I bought a brand new adorable PITA kitten and she is due to have her first (and only) litter.

  11. Jackie, I had a cat that did that. Put her head into the cup and tipped it over. It got so bad I had to switch to drinking out of bottles.

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