Monday, October 25, 2010

My 4 things

4 Things I always carry
Nothing. No hand bag- and I have tried. I hate carrying things.

so the 4 Things I often carry are
  1. Keys- but they are put down at the earliest possible opportunity. There are 2 keys on my keyring, my car and my work. Our house doesn't lock...
  2. Mobile phone- I do have one, but like the keys it tends to get put down (and forgotten about, much to the frustration of anyone trying to ring me. Of the, about 3 people who have the number). I think it's in the car at the moment.
  3. Handcream- I love hand cream, and lip balm
  4. My wallet- because well, you want to be prepared don't you?
4 Things that are in my bedroom
  1. A jolly big mess including rotary cutter and a pile of fabric (why in the bedroom? Because I was 'tidying' the lounge room, obviously...)
  2. Far too many odd socks
  3. A suitcase waiting to go to Chicago with me!
  4. A Himalayan Salt lamp. I am not sure whether or not it enhances my wellbeing but it does look nice.
4 Things I would like to do but haven't done yet
  1. Get fit! Really, I would like to.
  2. Get a scooter- the vespa type. Mr A seems to think I am joking and that this may be slightly impractical (my work is 50 km's away). I probably am dreaming abit.
  3. Go on the Indian Pacific- train from Sydney to Perth. I used to work at V/Line and got quite into train travel but never took full advantage of the annual 'free rail' pass I was offered because my health wasn't really up to it at the time.
  4. I'm with Sal, be a grandma. I think it seems like an excellent gig.
4 Things that you don't know about me
  1. I camped out for tickets to see Bryon Adams during study week (SWOTVAC) at Uni. I wasn't a big fan but some (like my old teachers) might say I am 'easily distracted' and hey, my friends 'needed' company. We got third row seats and I caught the drummers drumstick. No, I don't still have it.
  2. I was a bridesmaid 3 times in the course of 7 weeks one Summer many years ago. It was the mid nineties and the photos reflect that. I had curly hair (the bride has apologised), a french roll (including a million bobby pins and 3 cans of hair spray) and straight hair with 'rollettes' and flowers (that was the best option, that was for Kate's wedding. She's the one that I am taking the abovementioned suitcase to see)
  3. I hate waiting. I don't like that I am no good at waiting. I think and hope I am getting a bit better.
  4. I was in Germany in 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down. I walked in to the lounge room and my host father (I was an exchange student) was weeping in front of the teli saying 'We never thought this would happen'. I went to Berlin and have souveniered a piece of that very wall. It was amazing and so much fun.
4 Things I often wonder
  1. Whether organisational skills can be learnt (or if I should just sigh in resignation and give up now)
  2. Where is 'X' (my keys, wallet, phone...etc). About those organisational skills, hmmm.
  3. What I am going to be when I grow up
  4. Why didn't I go on the Indian Pacific for free when I had the chance
  5. Where does the sky end?
  6. Why aren't the choices that are best for me the ones that come naturally? It would be much easier.
  7. What time is it?
  8. Where did the time go?
  9. When did my ability to count to 4 go missing?
Thanks for the questions Cath  you'll find more people answering these very same question over at Cath's place.


  1. I've always wanted to ride a vespa too... down some lovely cobblestone road in Italy. A girl can dream right?

  2. love it!
    i'd love a vespa too, but that's not a possibility as Aidan wouldn't fit in the basket.
    i lack organisational skills too..hmmm, you don't want to know what my bedroom looks like at the moment either without any wardrobes.

    hope you are travelling along well Tan ♥

  3. How absolutely amazing to have been in Germany when the Berlin Wall came down.

    I love Chicago. It's a wonderful city.

  4. We were in Berlin in 2001 and went to a museum about the Wall as well as a tour. I wished with all my heart at the time that I had been there when the wall came down. It would have been amazing. What an awesome experience!

  5. I loved reading these Tan - so nice to get to know more about you.
    Amazing experience with The Wall - wow.
    The 90's were a cruel time for hair fashion, I hope none of these 'do's' included Gyp/Baby's breath!?!


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