Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Tag Team

Grumble, grumble, moan, moan, mutter mutter, I hate memes and I've been tagged twice in a week!

I'm wondering if I can combine Bells' 6 weird things, with Twitchy Fingers' , 5 things I haven't told you about myself on my blog in the last 12 months, but don't know if that will work.

A. 6 WEIRD THINGS
Last year it was only 5 weird things so you can have all of last year's weird things, Bells, plus

6. My personal library is divided in fiction and non-fiction. They live in different parts of the house. Within that, fiction is filed alphabetically by author and non-fiction roughly into subjects. I guess it's an occupational hazard, but I actually know someone who is not a librarian who used to borrow my Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC 19 it was then) to classify his personal library. And you though I was weird.

B. FIVE THINGS YOU DON'T ALREADY KNOW ABOUT ME FROM MY BLOG

1. See (A.6) above

2. I don't go much for personal reflection - tends to degenerate fairly quickly into "I'm not good enough in any possible way" to be truly useful.

3. When I was 14 or 15 I overheard one of my teachers tell another teacher that I was a nice girl but had such a bad inferiority complex. I had to look up what an inferiority complex was, then I was mortified. I'm still working on that one - see (B.2) above.

4. My favourite toy as a child was Mum's button jar. I used to spend hours sorting and classifying them. Colour, number of holes, shanks, shapes, material etc. My brother used to count the money in our money boxes. This may go part of the way to explaining my choice of profession, and his. He's an accounts clerk, by the way, and has a considerable real estate portfolio.

5. Last year I used a 2mm metal dpn to let down a tyre on the van of a group of young men who said VERY rude things to me about my weight. I left a note on the windscreen that said "Fat, not deaf". I would do it again, only this time, I wouldn't just let down one tyre, it would be at least two.

14 comments:

Bells said...

OMG Taph! Go the 2mm DPN!!! I'd have shoved it up their you know whats if I could get near them, but the tyre was very cool. Go you!

Sorry, didn't know you hated memes. But you did well. :-)

Jejune said...

Good list Taph - I think you've come up with the Best Ever Use of a DPN. Those bastards deserved it!

I used to play with my mum's button box too... and my son carried on the tradition with MY button box.

Don't you just love how overheard comments can have so much power over you, for years... all the nice, supportive, loving things people say are forgotten, and the negative things stick. Happens to me too... (((hugs)))

Olivia said...

excellent, EXCELLENT multitasking with the DPN!

I don't find the book organising weird at all - I do that too and I am not a librarian... it just makes sense.

Margie said...

I too am a button jar person. :)

And my CDs and books are both arranged in alphabetical order. (Well at the moment it's a bit shambly because of all the moving house but it's bugging me)

Kate said...

Wowsers! I'm impressed with the righteous act of revenge - or should that be nemesis? I wouldn't have just been very ineffectually pissed off.

At 11 I remember overhearing an argument and hearing one person accused of seducint another person. I had to look it up; revealing moment!

Sorry to have missed out on the fun at EPIC. I just couldn't swing the bus and cat sitting with Philip away : (

happyspider said...

i too am a button jar girl. though it was more like three or four biscuit tins...

and go the DPN action. smeggers.

twitchy fingers said...

I think that your revenge rocks. I especially love that you did it with a dp, and left a short, but pithy note so they could understand exactly why their tyre was flat. Sometime the only way to get through to a**holes like that is through their wallets...
You're my new hero.

Taphophile said...

I hadn't told many people about the dpn/tyre incident - thanks to you all for being supportive. I've been enduring "fat" taunts for 35 years with a not very successful mix of haughty disdain and private tears of shame - something in me just snapped. That, and I had a sock on the needles with me.

knittydoll said...

I'll never be able to look at a 2mm dpn the same way Taph! That's fantastic! Fortune favours the brave- I think you were meant to have your sock needles with you that day :)

Jude said...

We've discussed the DPNs previously, and I *still* think it's the best story ever. Perfect mix of sass and revenge.

I think the fact that you were organised enough to have pen and paper on hand to leave such a perfect note is just the cherry on top.

Lara said...

Re: #5 - you rock!

Kellie said...

delurking to say "you go girl" - re the dpn, you are my new hero, bwahahaha!!

Kate said...

Heya - re stitched up festival - bugger that you can't come but hopefully your trip will be somewhere fun and rewarding : ).

The Shopping Sherpa said...

...still trying to work out exactly how A6 is weird. I thought that's how everybody organised their books. It's certainly how I always have...