Actually, 'Getting to know me,' would have been a more appropriate title, but that wasn't in the song lyrics which tragically I was singing at the kitchen sink this morning. It would appear that rote learning songs from The Sound of Music in year nine at school was way more effective then I gave it credit for.
Anyway, today I am in a sharing, caring kind of mood, so I thought now might be a good time to enlighten you with five completely useless, trivial facts about myself. How exciting right ? Are you ready to be dazzled ? I'll just bet that you're jiggling around in your seat in anticipation, so here we go :
1) I love pickled food. Dill pickles, pickled herrings, sauerkraut...LOVE it. I'm attributing this to my Hungarian/Latvian heritage, but I might just have warped taste buds. One of my favorite memories was seeing the reaction of a true-blue Aussie boyfriend when faced with a Latvian Sunday breakfast. This consisted of toast, hard boiled egg, pickled herring, cream and musicians meat (a cold jellied mince meat dish) and vinegar with hot English mustard. Mmm, yum. Interesting to note that people really do have the ability to turn a pale shade of green when faced with certain culinary treats.
2) Embarrassingly, I still develop crushes on tv characters. I honestly believed this was something I would grow out of...apparently not. But I am pleased to report that as an adult I am mature enough to understand that it is the character and not the actor that I fall in love with...by the way, Jason Wiles, if you ever read this......I loooooooooove you *swoon*.
3) I line my dining chairs up with the joins between the wood panels on the dining table. I kid you not. Ocd much ?? Sadly I have also married a man who finds it endlessly amusing to leave the chairs out at various angles, just so he can watch me walk around and re-align them all. Coach, all I will say is small things amuse small minds.
4) When I was twenty-one I went to France to work as an au pair. The three children spoke no English and I spoke approximately five words of French. It worked out about as well as you'd expect.
5) I used to sing opera. Not professionally, but I took lessons and did exams for years. I still love to belt out a good Italian tune, usually after a few glasses of red wine. I'm not quite sure what the neighbours make of this, but the kids seem to get a kick out of it and who doesn't love a non-discerning audience.
So there you have it, five completely random pieces of information about me. Now we know each other on a whole different level right ? And I really would like to get to know you a little better, if you feel like sharing a piece of your soul. Tell me anything you like, I won't laugh, after all, my first tv crush was on a Thunderbird puppet, who am I to judge ?
5 years ago