Bloggy Bling For Me!!

Louisa, of 123 Blog Myself fame, gave me a blog award that includes instructions to tell you more about myself!!

So, as much as I hate talking about myself…


Here’s a list for your amusement! I don’t know how many of these will actually be news to anyone though, unless you’re new to my blog that is.


  • I have lists. I need lists. I have at least 20 of them on my BB, including a shopping list that I keep up to date and a list of my Glugster’s favourite things. I have a checklist for looking at wedding venues, a checklist for looking at a potential home, a list of books I want, a list of DVDs I own, a list I use when packing a suitcase… Ja. Nuff said.
  • I’ve mentioned I’m a chicken? When I got my first pair of roller skates, I spent several weeks on my haunches pulling myself along with my fingers because I was too scared to stand up! Climbing trees?! Oh good lawd no! There’s a possibility I may fall and break an arm or a leg and end up in a cast, or worse.
  • When I’m watching TV, and they show someone speaking but kind of in profile from behind them so you can see the person they’re speaking to- it drives me batty when the speaker’s jaw movement doesn’t synchronise with what he or she is saying!
  • I have no trouble staying indoors. It seems popular perception that if you live in South Africa, you love being outside and being in the sun and… stuff. I don’t do sunshine or gardening or swimming pools. I love my air conditioner, and if I do need to be outside I will be in the shade, covered in sunblock and wielding a fan.
  • Have you ever watched Monk? A lot of his quirks are my quirks… especially the ones about rules. Speeding, jay-walking, queuing, spelling, schedules… I stick to them- almost manically- and it drives me round the bend when other people don’t!
  • I have a bit of a thing about TV series… if I find one I like and I start watching it, I get quite anxious if I miss an episode! It messes with the order of things. Way back when, I had reminders for TV programs set on my phone calendar! Then I got a VHS that had a timed recording option so I could record a program even though I wasn’t home to do so. And now we have access to a PVR decoder… for me this is seventh heaven! You can stop shaking your head at me now.
  • I can very easily become obsessive… at one point I was so tetchy over germs and surfaces that I was washing my hands every 10 minutes! I still find myself wiping my hand on my pants if I have to touch an escalator railing. I intensely dislike touching elevator buttons, ATMs or other people’s keyboards. I have to force myself not to think about how many germs are on my hands after I’ve been grocery shopping. I try not to touch my face if I haven’t washed my hands for a while… When I’m working in my kitchen, I wash my hands every time I touch something other than my baking utensils!

You don’t think I’m strange at all, do you…?


So now, who can I give it to, hhhmm…

I think I’m going to give it to the following people- since I would like them to share a bit of a list about themselves. They’ve probably already been given this award since these things do get around, especially when you have to give them to 15 bloggers!

Elise – Diary Of…Cow’s CornerHello TanyaSmall Town Lulu, my favourite school teacher over at It’s Happy Hour!Darla and her twin sister Rantings From The Time Out CornerBaby Mama’s Blogmisterri musingsThe Jackson FilesUnwrittennevermore, neverlessSharon Senior PhotographySnowgoose and Swiss Twist!

6 thoughts on “Bloggy Bling For Me!!

  1. I finally got around to putting this up today!! (Sorry I’ve been such a slacker!! Sometime’s Dec gets me in a funk 😉

  2. Im a chicken, I have no isssue, whatsoever, staying indoors, I also stick to the rules and it grates my carrot when others don’t, OMG, the TV series thing is me to a T! I carry hand sanitiser with me at all times in case I touch something icky (like handles and stuff), if I touch something ‘off’ I can feel it on the spot where it touched me for hours afterwards if I dont wash my hands immediately!

  3. Thanks a bunch!! I’m going to have to come up with some things too!! I love the roller skating bit!! We took the kids ice skating at an indoor rink in the bottom of the local mall. I spent the whole time clinging to the sides… when my 9 year old wasn’t yelling at me “You’re GONNA MAKE ME FALL!!”

  4. OMG!! I could take most of the points on your list, change a few words and it would be my list!! Someone called me Monk on Monday!!!

    Thank you for the award! (it’s in my list! ????)

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