Mild adventurer. Prolific daydreamer. Always authentic.

50 Random Facts About Me…

  1. I love those things with the faces cut out, that you stick your face in… you to pose with??!!
  2. I once took a giant swig out of a glass of fat in our fridge, because I thought it was milk. I’ve never drunk straight milk since.
  3. I’ve red hair, black hair, brown hair, blonde hair…. now I want curly hair.
  4. For a long time there was never anybody to greet me when I got off a flight. The person picking me up was generally late, or there was a communication break down.
  5. When I was little and got a pet lamb I thought it was a lame pet initially because it didn’t fetch sticks.
  6. I started drinking coffee when I was 15 and on an exchange to Germany, purely because I didn’t have the heart to turn down my host fathers coffee offer in the morning.
  7. I saw in the millennium in Staufen Germany at a castle ruin, and then went to a dance party. Key memories from that night  are learning German for “You are a slut” and meeting someone who wanted to Prime Minister of Germany when he grew up…. but couldn’t speak any English at all.
  8. I wear a size 12E bra… which is a bi*ch of a size to find.
  9.  I used to dress in op shop clothes, but then somewhere along the line I got boring.Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 10.27.42 pm
  10. I feel at my age, 31, I should be better at somethings… like math, blogging.
  11. I joined Twitter to prove a point.
  12. I wish I was cool…
  13. Someone once said I wasn’t a kind person, and I’ve never been able to let it go. I remember things people have said to me, far longer than they probably ever intended.
  14. I like tv programs and movies about gangs and prison… I don’t know why.
  15. My Favourite colour has been green pretty much all my life, when I was little I would sometimes answer purple because I thought girls weren’t meant like pink but purple was as close as I was willing to go.
  16. I’ve never been admitted to hospital and I’ve never broken a bone or sprained an ankle. In fact I’ve never been really sick… just a mild flu, cold or tummy bug.
  17. I got my nose pierced when I was 18 and living in Invercargill, it lasted 2 days and then I violently sneezed it out and it closed up before I could replace the stud.
  18. If I sneeze properly it’s rather violent, and is known to scare people.
  19. I’m really into navy and floral … especially the two together.
  20. I suffer from restless legs, and they’re god awfully. If you don’t know what they are.. google it.
  21. I used to write for the Waikato University newspaper The Nexus, and once interviewed the band The President Of The United States Of America.
  22. I worked in bars as a student and really enjoyed it, if it paid better I probably would’ve stuck with it.
  23. At my wedding only 2 of my cousins were present.Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 10.47.55 pm
  24. I love to garden, although feel like I haven’t done any in ages.
  25. I wore my school jersey for almost 95% of my time at high school, it was like a weird security blanket.
  26. I’m hopeless at keeping in touch with people.
  27. I did the Oxfam Trailwalker 100km walk in 24hrs 15mins and I would totally do it again.Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 10.37.02 pm
  28. I was a mentor with Brothers in Arms for a year. I spent almost every weekend with a 12 year old girl called Tavai. She was freaking awesome!
  29. I still haven’t figured out how I will sign my name now that I’m a Crow not a Thomson.
  30. I went to a hypnotist to try and give up my junk food addiction, but didn’t do the home work.
  31. I hate eggs… which means I hate bacon and egg pie, boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, poached eggs, eggs Benedict and omlettes… but most people don’t understand that.
  32. I have a thing for plastic storage.
  33. I don’t really do sleeping in…
  34. I once gave my Dad a birthday card which said “you’re too old for a Thomas The Tank Engine card”…. I had forgotten to include the word “not”
  35. I still haven’t figured out my new signature with my married name.
  36. There is the slight possibly I’m a shopaholic.
  37. When I finished school I moved to Invercargill as a 17 year old.
  38. I met my husband via an online dating site.
  39. This year my birthday is on Friday 13th… and I plan to celebrate in style.
  40. My first car was a pink Honda City with cow print carseat covers, compulsory fuzzy dice on the rear vision mirror and a cheeky V8 badge on the back.
  41. I get seasick.
  42. As a child I collected teddy ornaments and dolls from different countries, although I think the later was more my mums idea though.
  43. At high school my best friends nickname was Monkey…I don’t event remember why.
  44. My Dad and I are both the same star sign and same Chinese  Zodiac… Pisces and Rat.
  45. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas… especially the Christmas decorations.Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 10.50.36 pm
  46. I studied journalism when I first finished high school, I really wanted to work in radio.
  47. While shopping on the Gold Coast of Australia, the zip broke on a skirt I was trying on. I couldn’t get the skirt off over my boobs or down over my hips due to the broken zip and had to ask the sales assistant for help… after many attempts she finally concluded the skirt would need to be cut, but wouldn’t let me do it myself and insisted on doing it. OH THE SHAME!!!! And afterwards asked if I wanted to buy the skirt….”no way, it’s got a giant cut in it“.
  48. I use $4 cleanser bought at the Indian supermarket in East Tamaki…. and it’s the business.
  49. I don’t know how, but almost every time I stay in a motel or hotel I get shower water ALL OVER the bathroom floor.
  50. When I was at Kindergarten we were asked to draw pictures of the wind… everyone else drew leaves blowing, washing on the line etc etc. I drew a the wind as “a rough and tumble man” blowing around the neighbourhood. I don’t think my teacher really got it.