It is surprisingly hard to think of 8 random things. So here are 8 probably not so random things.
- I can’t spell. At all. As a teacher of English, I am obliged to pretend that I care about this, but really I couldn’t give a monkeys. Furthermore, secretly, I consider that people who can spell show a pedestrian lack of imagination.
- Sandwiches made from large pieces of bread should be cut once, to turn them into decent sized triangles or rectangles. Not twice, to turn them into squares or small triangles. I truly believe this makes them taste better.
- I love driving and miss it with a passion. I haven’t driven for 8 years and 2 months. Unfortunately, the last time I drove was to pick up my Brother on my way to our Grandmother’s funeral. It was a satisfyingly lengthy road trip, but hardly one I like to reminisce about. Every now and then I try to persuade B that we need to hire a car for some reason or another, but so far I have been unsuccessful. This probably fuels my hatred of British public transport (“…but I want to drive.”).
- I also like loud shouty music with energetic guitars, or lots of bass if we are talking classical music. I don’t like Heavy Metal. Heavy Metal is defined as any loud guitar band I don’t like.
- I tend to mix up names. For years I was baffled as to why Frank Sinatra seemed to be getting younger and had completely changed his style of music, and then I found out that I thought he and Bruce Springsteen were the same person. Last night I discovered that I had been making much the same mistake with Bob Dylan and Dylan Thomas.
- Whenever I get on a plane, the lemon scented napkins make me laugh.
- I am appalling in the mornings. It is really much better if I don’t have to interact with anybody face to face for at least an hour and two cups of coffee. In fact, I have to get up early just to ensure I have that time before I am forced to go out and be pleasant to people. I firmly believe that the success of my and B’s marriage is down us never having been on a work schedule that means we are in the house together in the morning on a regular basis.
- I got a D in Maths for A level. I am very proud of that D. I worked hard for it. However, in my next life, when everybody says ‘don’t do Maths for A level, Sol’ perhaps I will listen to them.