Five Things You May Not Know About My Time In School are:
1 I won an award in High School for Liturgical Dancing.
2 In year 11 I came first in my year for creative writing, and my English teacher pulled me aside and told me how surprised she was by that.
3 I was the only year 4 girl in a year4-5 composite class. It affected my confidence in ways the teachers hasn’t considered. Bad teachers, bad.
4 I won the “Sister Odelia” award for friendship. (I was called the years’ Social Worker)
5 My favourite teacher was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer part way through my last year of school. To this day Hamlet and The Duchess of Malfi makes me cry because they remind me of her. She also taught me the art of innuendo in writing.
Five Things You May Not Know About the Job (Jobs) I Have (or Had) are:
1 The first job I ever had involved bagging Canola seed (For trivia buffs, Canola used to be known as Rape Seed until about the mid-80’s) for testing nine hours a day. Canola seed smells like a thousand used football socks covered in sheep poo and stuffed in a sauna. Even though where I was working was about ten Kms from home Mum made me walk home every day due to the smell.
2 I used to get caught dancing a lot at work. And by that I mean, walking down a corridoor dancing ala Gene Kelly in “Singing in the Rain.”
3 I have never worked a job that didn’t start at 7am. (Shift work excluded, ‘cause starting work at midnight is just as bad as 7am)
4 I cry at work from the stress every three months or so.
5 Thanks to working at a mine, I got my Front End Loader and Fork lift Licenses and Dog Mans ticket before I got my drivers license.
Five Things You May Not Know About My Online Life are:
1 If you Google my real name, you find links to web sites about September 11. A lady with the exact same name worked in one of the Towers and died.
2 My first fandom was due South.
3 I have been online since 1998.
4 I got into Magnificent 7 because I loved Vin. (This depresses me now, but he wasn’t St.Vin when I began)
5 I have never met any of my on-line friends face to face. Though I would love to.
Five Things You May Not Know About Where I Live are:
1 In summer when it’s incredibly hot, Emus come into town to drink from people’s garden hoses. Running over an Emu is a big concern.
2 The closest MacDonalds is 256 kM away. Not that I like MacDonalds, but it's a good way to show how isolated the town is.
3 It has the highest birth-rate in Australia. Ironically enough, you cannot have a baby in town – you have to leave town as the doctors here are not insured for it.
4 Olympic Dam got its name because it was discovered in 1956 – the year Melbourne held the Games. Roxby Downs is the name of the farm lease the town was built on.
5 The local televison network has advertisements on the correct way to blow your nose. There’s a catchy song and everything. It also carries warnings about the dangers of falling asleep on the road. (Not at the wheel of a car. On the actual road.)
Five Things You May Not Know About My Core Personality are:
1 I am incredibly messy. Unbelieveably messy. If someone broke into my place to rob me, they’d leave, thinking someone had trashed the place just before they got there.
2 I am moody and quite often wish people dead. I’m not proud of that.
3 I used to be a cat person. Since the urine incident, not so much.
4 I am very stubbon, and will often do something I don’t want to, because someone is insistent I would never do it to purely to get up their nose.
5 I like being independent.
Five Things You May Not Know About My Home Life are:
1 I live in the Single Persons Camp which is really 30 blocks of 10 rooms. There’s no camping involved :g:
2 The room is about the same size as a dorm room and has its own shower and toilet. Which is always nice.
3 I have a single bed, which I firmly believe no-one over the age of 15 should have to sleep in.
4 The only furniture in my room that is mine is a bar fridge, a microwave, TV, video, DVD player, lap top and a purple bean bag.
5 My most prized possession is a Harry Potter Leggo set of Hogwarts that my brother bought me last year.
Five Things You May Not Know that I Desperately Want are:
1 A three bedroom house or an apartment – I’m really starting to get sick of living in camp. I need space, and room for my books.
2 A brand new cell phone.
3 A chin lift. I’m fairly kinda sorta happy-ish with my body, but I’ve always hated my chin. No matter how skinny you are in my family, double chins are in the genes.
4 A face to face best friend. I’ve got heaps of friends, but they’re all married and have lots of demands on their time. I really want a single friend who I can hang out with all the time.
5 A tall skinny Chai Latte. I only ever get them when I’m in Adelaide, and I seriously crave one everyday.
Five Embarrassing Fannish Admissions I Have That You May Not Know are:
1 I can’t think of anything. I once pictured Hercule Pirot/his best friend whose name I can’t recall, but never wrote it. But that’s pretty much it.
Five Things You May Not Know About What I Do in a Typical Day are:
1 I wash my hair every morning, mostly not because it’s dirty but because I move around so much in bed my hair gets … anti-gravitational by morning.
2 Eat Beetroot. A day without beetroot is a day without sunshine.
3 I love to stare at road-kill when I pass it on the road. It’s a horrible thing, but there’s something fascinating about a dead kangaroo that’s been hit by a road-train.
4 Tell someone to “Lick yourself!” or “Chew yourself.” It’s like telling someone to “Bite me”, but more interesting.
5 Pick my nose. Oh yeah, I’m admitting it!
Five Things You May Not Know that are Really Important to My Character are:
1 I’m always surprised when people want to hang out with me. I don’t think I’m interesting enough to be friends with.
2 Old movie musicals (Mary Poppins, Sound of Music, Oliver!) make me so happy I bounce around in the living room.
3 I really miss my brother and visa versa, which is strange, as we weren’t that close when we lived in the same town.
4 I never believe gossip the first six times I hear something.
5 Dogs and children love me. I have no idea why.