25 Random Things About Me

I’ve been tagged multiple times now on the “25 Random Things About Me” meme that’s been doing the rounds on Facebook lately, and so far I haven’t actually done it because, well, “over-sharing” is my middle name, and seriously, what else could I possibly tell you that you didn’t already know?

Oh. Yeah. Stuff about leggings and makeup, obviously. Of course.  So, anyway, you asked for it (well, you did if you tagged me on Facebook), so here it is: 25 Random Things About Me That Are Even More Random Than The Other Random Things I Have Written About in the Past:

1. I attach a ridiculous amount of sentimental value to inanimate objects. For this reason, I will probably never sell my car.

2.Also for this reason, I have a number of boxes in my house filled with mementos from holidays and other good times.

3. I have no idea what some of them are supposed to represent now.

4. Strangely, though, I am ruthless about clothes and the very second I start to go off something, I will want to get rid of it and free up the space for something else.

5. Except for all those bags of clothes in the attic. Clearly I’m not quite ready to give those up yet.

6. I get very depressed about birthdays (mine) and have done since I was about 15 years old.

7. I own a pair of shiny leggings.

8. No, I have never worn them.

9. I do sometimes wear normal leggings, though, and I don’t really care what you think about that, so there!

10. I am not in any way a foodie, and if I lived alone I would live off things like toast and cereal quite happily. Especially if the toast had beans on it.

11. When I was young, I wanted to be a singer when I grew up.

12. Which was a bit weird, because I am almost completely tone deaf.

13. In primary school, I went so far as to enter a talent contest, in which me and a friend sang “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.

14. We did not win.

15.  I do not have a favourite film, book or song and never know what to say when people ask me to name those things. Which actually happens much more often than you’d think.

16. Without makeup, I look like a completely different person.

17. And also like a very ill person apparently – on the couple of occasions I turned up at work without makeup, my bosses have always tried to send me home because I look so “ill”.

18. When people see me in flat shoes/bare feet for the first time, they can never quite get over how short I am. I’m 5’3”, but am rarely seen without heels.

19. When people first meet me, they almost always point out that my name is Amber and I ALSO have “amber” coloured hair. They seem to think this is new information they’re giving me, and that I will be as amazed as they are by it.

20. No, I was not named after my hair colour. Which is generally the second thing people say to me.

21. Sometimes I have to talk myself out of getting another puppy.

22. Or a kitten, even.

23. I have applied for the Green Card Lottery (to be able to live and work in the USA) twice now.

24. I never did have much luck with lotteries, though.

25. I totally can’t think of a number 25. My bad.

I’m not going to tag anyone, but feel free to consider yourself tagged if you really want to do this too!


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22 Comments

  • Fi says:

    I love that you are emotionally attached to your car, despite all the trouble it’s caused you recently.

    I’ve tagged you on my blog (and no, you don’t have to list anything else about yourself!).

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  • Toni says:

    I used to think I was the same about my old car, but then it was just one too many breakdowns and I said goodbye to him. I feel that if he breaks down on a country road with no traffic lights at 1am in the morning, I'm kinda allowed to break off our relationship. I've never even felt guilty about leaving him there and just calling a scrap person to collect him.

    Cars can only push you so far before the love fades. I speak from sad, painful experience.

    (I have leggings too!)

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    • Amber says:

      I'm so glad I'm not the only one with the leggings – when I admitted to wearing them to work out in sometimes everyone was absolutely horrified, so I didn't think I'd get away with wearing them for any other reason!

      My car will have to do something REALLY bad before I'd leave it. I really hope I've not just tempted fate by saying that…

  • Erik (Sorrento) says:

    Get a kitten! Rubin would love that.

  • Am says:

    Aww Toni, I could never do that to my car! I love her and not just because she has red seatbelts..

  • Ewen says:

    Hey Amber,

    I know it annoys you people commenting on it but you must admit that your parents calling you Amber show incredible prophetic powers. Any chance you could ask them what the lottery numbers will be next week, or who will come first in 3.30 at Cheltenham?

    My parents gave the middle name Ban, which is gaelic for light haired, and as you know I’m a ginger too. We have never won the lottery.

    Good to see you last night – catch up with you and the Greek again soon.

    E x

  • Rubin says:

    NO kitten!

  • Hilary says:

    I know nothing of your Green Card Lottery system- and I feel dumb because of it. Would love to hear more.

    Hilary´s last blog post..Next Time

  • Yes, what is the Green Card Lottery? They just give out green cards to random winners?

    As a citizen of the US, I’m not sure I like that. What if they give it to a serial rapist?

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    • Amber says:

      Don't worry, they do select the "winners" randomly (or they say they do) but there are all kinds of restrictions on who can enter, so I think you're safe from the serial rapists! Actually, most UK residents aren't allowed to enter it either, Terry only gets to apply because his parents are Greek, and I only get to apply because I'm his wife. And it's one of those massive Forms O'Doom, where they try to find any way they can to exclude you. We enter it anyway, but it's a longshot. The website is here if you want to know more about it: http://www.usagcls.com/

  • I also don’t have a favorite movie, book or song because I have too many! I thought I was the only one and considered myself weird just for not having a single favorite.

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  • Louise says:

    get the puppy, you know you want to!

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  • Claire says:

    Ohhhh, for the love of god, STAY on that side of the pond!!! I live in California, and its not all its cracked up to be. I imagine that a lifetime of long winters isn't either, but WE HAVE NO SEASONS here and the economy is like watching a train wreck in slow motion. The majority of the people here prefer to "suck on the teat of the government", as disgusting as that sounds, and drain the hard working people of their hard earned money. I want to move to your fair country. This one is falling fast.

  • Claire says:

    Although if you do win, I, for one, think you’d be a lovely addition.

  • Claire says:

    This is the REAL Claire…the last entry was actually my imposter cousin with rather negative views towards the U.S. I, on the other hand, think that its as good a place to live as any in these troubled times, though here in L.A., there really aren't seasons. Anyway, good luck in your Green Card lottery ventures and I'm sorry about my silly cousin's identity thievery.

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