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100 Things

The 100 Things meme started out as a webring but seems to have taken on a life of its own. We bloggers do like to wibble on about ourselves don't we? I haven't managed to reach 100 yet but one of these days I will. Honest.

100 50 or so Random Things About Me

  1. Born on 14 February 1960-something.
  2. Surprised at how much I mind hitting 40.
  3. Living with the man I love.
  4. No children.
  5. 2 stepsons (Tom and Robbie).
  6. Tom is marrried to Lucy and they have 2 children - Sophie is 5, Molly is almost 3.
  7. Robbie is married to Liz, they live in West London and have a new baby.
  8. My real name is not Daisy.
  9. I rarely use my real name on the internet.
  10. I work in IT, specifically in localisation.
  11. I used to read huge numbers of books.
  12. Now I read huge numbers of blogs.
  13. I'm sure it's a passing fad.
  14. But I'm enjoying it while it lasts.
  15. I come from a close knit Welsh family
  16. I adore my younger brother's children.
  17. I refer to them as Bailey (aged 18), Marine Boy/MB (aged 15) and Betty (aged 12).
  18. I wish they lived closer to us in London.
  19. Update: They live even further away now. Dammit.
  20. But maybe spoiling them rotten on infrequent visits is better.
  21. I'm left handed. Very.
  22. I lived in Belgium for five years.
  23. I still have Belgian friends but not much love for the country of Belgium.
  24. I miss my best friend Nina since she went to live in Dubai.
  25. But I'm glad that she's so happy there.
  26. We have a lovely dog called Dizzy. She's a patterdale, staffie, whippet, labrador mix. No wonder she's dizzy.
  27. If this is as boring for you as it is for me, then I imagine you're either asleep by now or have clicked away.
  28. My parents have been happily married for well over 40 years.
  29. Youngest brother has been happily married for 17 years.
  30. I would rather remove my left eye with a red hot poker than get marrried.
  31. I don't know why this is.
  32. But I am in love with and all but married to the man I live with.
  33. We met nearly 15 years ago and have been together ever since.
  34. He's 13 years older than me.
  35. And calls me his dolly bird.
  36. Despite the wrinkles and grey hair.
  37. I very rarely discuss politics or personal feelings in this blog.
  38. That doesn't mean I don't feel strongly about some things.
  39. Like intolerance.
  40. Or not having children.
  41. Or getting old.
  42. But there is a place in real life for discussing these things.
  43. Do I have write this?
  44. I'm squirming a little.
  45. So I'll stop now and add more later.
  46. If I can dredge up some interesting facts from somewhere.
  47. I make a lot of lists.
  48. PDAs have made list making a lot easier.
  49. But nothing beats a good old fashioned notebook and pen.
  50. And I haven't seen my iPAQ for months. Must dig it out and see if my father would like it.
  51. But this list is so difficult to write.
  52. I love popping bubble wrap.
  53. Although I love buying shoes I much prefer being barefoot and never wear shoes at home. Which means that the soles of my feet are black no matter how often I bathe.
  54. Every once in a while I'll have a few games of Solitaire before going to bed. I can't go to bed unless I complete a hand (best score to date? 48 seconds). But no matter what I do, I can't stop my right leg tapping, just like J.C. Wiatt.
  55. I love general knowledge quizzes and one of these days we're going to get organised and find a good pub quiz night to attend regularly.
  56. What am I like in real life? Here's one description.
  57. I started blogging in March 2003, genuinely believing that I'd get bored within weeks.
  58. I switched to TypePad later that year but finally starting using this domain and WordPress in October 2005.

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