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Thursday, November 13, 2008

random wierd meme

A hot still day. Cotton wool balls of clouds ranged around the horizon under an upturned blue glass bowl of a sky. On the footpath tiny red fluffy beetles have appeared after the rain – velvet dust mites. They look so cute and festive as they go about their dust mite business.

Katherine and Angela have both tagged me to reveal seven random and or weird things about myself. Well I am glad we are not talking anatomical features here!

And here are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself - some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

1. When there is thunder in the air I get incredibly sleepy ; sometimes I can hardly keep my head up.
2. I am a bookaholic – and have to have a reading book with me at all times. I have just finished The Five People you Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom; and am now reading Three Cups of Tea by Greg Morgensen; I like books so much I give all the best ones away immediately. Then sometimes I wish I could read them again.
3. I had a pet suricat called Mafuta – he came to us as a problem child from his previous owners. He was lots of fun but soon he started biting everyone except me. He liked to sleep in my bed holding onto my ankle really tight – I guess they do that in suricat families – sleep holding each other tight.
4. I own an inch of a totem pole somewhere in British Columbia, Canada. It was a present from an Aunt and Uncle and there is a certificate to prove it. I think I must go and check on my property one day.
5. I nearly ended up in a crocodiles tummy one really hot day in Zimbabwe on top of chizarira escarpment. The whole landscape was burned and we came across a fresh water spring. ‘surely there cant be any crocodiles in here!’ famous last words – as I bent down to splash myself with cold water there was a noise behind me; I saw the look on k’s face – he says he shouted – I turned to see the underbelly of the croc as it decided I was too big a mouthful after all and had risen out of the water and turned back in midair. That’s when I learned to walk on water too but it was only for then;.
6. I don’t like throwing jam jars or containers away because they might be useful for something – and they usually are – but sometimes there is a pile up.
7. When I was in mozambique last time, a fish jumped out of the water and hit me on the head, knocking my sunglasses clean off and into the water. I didn’t notice at first because I was too busy rubbing the place where it had hit me. I tried to find them but the current had taken them away.

Enough she cried – now your turn.

I tag Rob inukshuk adventures
Adrianne bodhi tree
Reya the gold puppy
Fire byrd
Crystal jigsaw

Absolute vanilla
Karen border town notes


Unknown said...

The velvet dust mites sound really cute... for mites! ;-)

And tagged again, I see. Hmm. There may have to be consequences... ;-)

Actually, I've done this one before, ages ago, or Atyllah did it, I can't remember. I normally get the chicken to do the memes... Well, let's see what happens this time... ;-)

Reya Mellicker said...

How sweet to have a pet that clings to you while sleeping.

Thunder makes you sleepy? That is SO interesting, wow.

One weird and/or random thing about me is that I SUCK at memes, don't know why. I did one once for Washington Cube, though, and I'll do this one because it's you who asked me. Already posted today. I'll do it tomorrow.

Truth is, I love reading other bloggers' responses to memes. Yes, I'll do it!

Val said...

hi Ab Van and Reya - dont worry you dont HAVE to but could be fun..
thanks for reading mine xx

Janelle said...

whoa. scary story about the croc man. sheesh. . xx j

Angela said...

I`m so glad it didn`t bite/eat you! Enough that the fish wanted your sunglasses...what a dangerous country you live in! (Do you think the fish wears them?) Last night we saw a journey of a turtle swimming across the Pacific. There were sharks biting off the front legs off a turtle - not the one with the sender - while it slept. So I`m also glad you are not sleeping with that cat around your ankle anymore, either. Geez, take good care of yourself!

Anonymous said...

Interesting! Particularly the point about owning part of a totem pole. Any pictures of it?

CJ xx

Lori ann said...

Glad your back Val! I liked reading your meme, I wish I was more like you and able to give away books, i am so possesive of mine~

I have a photo of me standing next to a huge totem pole, from when i was a little girl, my grandparents lived in British Columbia for a few years, go if you can, Its incredibly beautiful there!

I like the kudu!

Anonymous said...

Oh isn't Africa an interesting place, what with fat suricats, sunglass wearing fish and dieting crocs. You tell wonderful tales Val.
Hope you enjoy the consequences of your tagging over at mine.

Fire Byrd said...

Lovely post.
I'll have to think a bit about the meme, as I've done it before and finding more things about me.... not sure I'm that interesting!

Val said...

he he thanks for your comments!
Janelle - yup - that 'famous last words' thing!!! xx

angela - oh my, thats awful about the turtle having its legs eaten off mid sleep!!!

CJ - no pictures sadly but i am intruiged!

Lori - yes I'd love to go to BC one day.... tho its a looong way from here. still i can hear it calling :-)

Rob - am off to see yours!

Fire Byrd - hey no worries:-) just do it if you want


karen said...

val, i love those red velvet mites. i haven't seen one around here yet! they remind me of when i was a kid. I am impressed about the fish story, and wildly curious about the totem pole???

Mark Benson said...

You plan a trip for one of Africa's best safari and wild life country, Zimbabwe then there are chanced to get eaten by a crocodile. Taking flights to Zimbabwe in order to go on a safari extravaganza and fully enjoy is something that you shouldnt stop doing even if it may become dangerous at times.