Naughty Letters to Ms. Mac

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Antipo's Six Non-Weird Traits Meme

The Lovely Nina tagged me and dared me to reveal my six weirdest traits to the blogosphere. It's a fruitless exercise, as I am simply the most normal person who ever lived. There is nothing weird or peculiar about me at all. See for yourselves:

1) As a little girl I loved to strip the seeds off dried grasses in the summer, sprinkle handfuls of them onto my head and spend hours picking them out of my hair, one by one. I am definitely descended from the apes. So what?

2) I sniff my thumbnail when I'm concentrating very hard: it smells nice and comforts me. It protects me from the vicissitudes of life. No, I did not say 'viscosity'. But, if my life were particularly viscous, I am quite convinced that the smell of my thumbnail would protect me from that unpleasantness too.

3) I am reallly quite graceful when dancing or swimming, but hopelessly clumsy in real life. Owing to my lack of stature, the most annoying thing that happens to me on a daily basis is catching my wide dressing gown sleeve on a door handle when carrying a very hot and very full cup of tea from the kitchen to my favourite cosy armchair.

4) I love to criticise others but cannot accept the slightest slight on my own character. It's simply because I am always right, and everyone else is always wrong. Why don't people understand that? Surely it's a well known fact?

5) I cannot bear to do what other people tell me I should do. I'll immediately go and do the opposite, even (or especially) if it's detrimental to my own health. Just to prove who's boss.

6) I love the smell of melting tar on a hot day. That's not even weird. I'm a total failure at weirdness. I know you all do these things too.

7) I'm really not happy if I have to eat a broken biscuit. I've been like this for over forty years. I am not going to change now.

8) As I'm obviously wracking my brains trying to prove that I can be a little bit weird sometimes (just wanna fit it with the rest of you), I turned to The Lovely Ms. Mac for help. Bless her, she thinks I'm perfect in every way too. Most of the time.

But strangely, she suggested I include the Catherine Tate YouTube video about the woman who jumps at everyday noises.....

Ms. Mac says, and I quote: "You know it's a little bit like you, especially when we come to stay!"



  • At Mon Jan 29, 04:40:00 pm, Blogger Ms Mac said…

    I will eat all of your broken biscuits for you. Even if they're not broken, I will break them and eat them. Because I do very generous things like that for my friends.

    I know another weird thing about you. Apparently you think six is eight.

  • At Mon Jan 29, 04:45:00 pm, Blogger meredith said…

    No you don't seem too weird. Your other blog doesn't show up on my computer, but that could just be my computer that hardly works.

  • At Sat Feb 03, 04:11:00 pm, Blogger hexe said…

    It is certainly not weird to refuse to do what you are told to do (I feel the same way - who the hell are these people who think they can tell me what to do? I'll show them!). This trait just reminds me that although I may appear to be pushing middle age, I am really still sixteen!

  • At Wed Feb 07, 12:12:00 pm, Anonymous Nina said…

    Helen, you get the wooden spoon in 'all things weird' competition! Smelling your thumbnail? what's that? Patheticly normal and bland. disappoint me;-)

    I love that video. I must say, she has the same posh accent as you do!

    thanks for being a sport and doing the meme. Mine made me sound like a major psycho compared to you... and that is sans the grass seeds in my hair...;-)


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