50 Things About Me, With A Twist!

Hello everyone. Being a nosey inquisitive sort of person, I think people are fascinating.
Im not talking about celebrity people, but about wonderful, unique ‘normal’ people. People like my fellow bloggers.
Its for this reason I love the ’50 things about me’ posts I see occasionally. I’m in total awe of people who write these posts. In a recent blogger award post I had to write just 5 facts about myself and it took ages.
At the end of the 50 facts posts, bloggers often write sentiments such as ‘that was easier than I though’. My reaction to this is always disbelief. Not that I think they are lying, but HOW do you come up with 50 facts for a post?
I believe if I manage it, it will take days if not weeks, so this is the ‘twist’ referred to in the title.
It’s currently 11.20am on Saturday 24th October. In a few minutes I am going to try to write 50 facts about me. There is no prompts list, or pre-formed ideas here, these will come completely off the top of my head. after every 10 facts I will give you time (and date) update until I manage 50 facts, or get fed up and press publish anyway.
So ladies and gentlemen here we go……..

Facts 1-10

1) I have blue eyes. They have a dark ring around the outside of the blue, and are the one feature on my face that I like.
2) The only hot drink I like is black coffee with two sugars.
3) My dad was a herdsman, so most of my childhood was spent living on or nearby a farm (I loved it).
4) I am a history nerd. I love anything mediaeval and know all about my kings and queens (good pub quiz knowledge).
5) I love pub quizzes.
6) I love bags. All sorts of colours, all sorts of shapes. But I still tend to throw a purse and phone in my pocket rather than hunt out a bag when I go out.
7) I am a short arse, just 5’3″. Two of my brothers are 6’7″. This makes for some interesting family portraits.

8) I cannot drive. I failed my test 7 times. I did pass the theory part of the test first time with a 100% perfect score.
9) I an hopeless at looking after house plants. I either neglect or drown them.
10) My favourite puddings have apple in them. Apple pie or apple crumble. With cream.

Time update 11.40am. Yay, I managed 10 facts in 20 minutes. I only got slightly distracted by Come Dine With Me (I love Dave Lambs commentary).

Facts 11-20

11) I am partially deaf. Its worse with high frequency noises. I don’t hear doorbells or phones ringing.
12) My favourite flowers are sweetpeas. I love highly scented flowers.
13) I would love to live by the sea. There is something about the sound of the sea which calms the soul.
14) The first single I ever bought with my own money was Alice Coopers Poison. (Please don’t make me feel old by asking what a single is).
15) I love dragons and have dragon related items in most rooms of the house, including a fabulous dragon toilet roll holder.

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16) My favourite season of the year is spring, I love the colours of the trees, flowers and plants waking up.
17) My favourite month of the year is June because its the month with the longest days in the UK, and thus the month when most stadium gigs happen.
18) My favourite TV program of all time is Dr Who. I am a massive whovian, and love talking theories with other like minded individuals.
19) I have never been on an aeroplane. Next year I’m planing a small trip to Edinburgh on a plane to amend this.
20) I believe in ghosts. I use to work in a haunted building. It was so bad the boss got a vicar in to bless it.

Time update. 2.06pm Saturday afternoon. Well that was significantly harder than the first 10. I watched the end of Come Dine With me. I’ve also had my lunch (cheese and potato pie). I was going to settle down to the list after lunch, but got caught up in a twitter chat about ghosts and bitchface school mums (not the same conversation, although I think both are equally scary!).

Facts 21-30

21) I do not like odd numbers. My favourite number is 8, its nice and neat and curvy.
22) I have always wanted a four poster bed, complete with curtains.
23) I do not like drinking alcohol. I’m not 100% teetotal but you can count the number of alcoholic drinks I have in a year on one hand.
24) I don’t like curries. Its not the heat that puts me off (as some people think) but the spices used in them. I think my lack of tea drinking, alcohol drinking and curry eating make me a very poor Brit.
25) I am allergic to non precious metals and silver. I can wear gold and platinum. Its a shame my bank balance doesn’t match my skins expensive taste.
26) I love Yankee candles. My favourite smelling one is Fresh Cotton. I don’t like the vanilla ones.
27) It was my birthday a few weeks ago and I worked out I’m now 42 years old. I spent most of last year thinking I was 42, so I’ve sort of gained a year.
28) I snort when I laugh. The hubster calls it snortling. Its very unladylike.
29) I have (touch wood) never broken a bone in my body.
30) I can use very basic British sign language and I can finger spell.

Time Update It is now 4.23pm Saturday. I am more than half way through my list. I have probably deleted as many facts as I have written down because they looked a bit boring when I read them back. I am very boring!! I have also managed to write a first draft of another post while thinking of these 10 facts. I’m now off to have a coffee and maybe even a biscuit.

Facts 31-40

31) I love learning. I completed most of an Open University Psychology degree. A lack of time and money and being a bit mental prevented me completing it, but if I ever had the opportunity now I would.
32) I do not like green beans. Not runner beans, string beans, broad beans or french beans for me, thank you.
33) My natural hair colour is a mousey brown. In my adult life it has very rarely been left undyed. Red or purple are my favourite colours, but I have also been a blond, brunette, had black hair and for a short while it was even Blue!!

34) My kareoke songs of choice are Snow Patrols ‘Chasing Cars’ or anything by Meatloaf.
35) My first crush was Adam Ant.
36) I do not like the colour pink. Its far too girly for my linking.
37) My wedding dress was made out of a pair of curtains!
38) I have never tried to smoke. Not even one puff on one.
39) I don’t like Superman, he is far too much of a goody-goody.
40) On the flip side of that I love Iron Man. Robert Downey JR is gorgeous, but as well as that I love Iron Mans attitude. ‘Yes, I’m a rocking super hero and proud’.

Time updateIts 8.15pm.I have eaten tea (pancakes) drunk coffee and watched Strictly Come Dancing. No more blogging will be done tonight, because its time for Doctor Who.

Facts 41-50

I am starting this again at 10.40am Monday morning. Sunday is a day of blogger rest.

41) I am quite good at crochet. My specialities are woolly hats and fingerless gloves.
42) Although I write right handed, I do most other things such as using a knife and fork as a left handed person would.
43) I love wind turbines. They look elegant and are calming to watch. You will never catch me protesting against the erection of new ones.
44) My favourite chocolates are Lindor Lindt (the red balls) and Lilly O Brian chocolates.

Time update 4.44Pm. I know I’m meant to do this after every 10, but I’m not sure I can carry on. I don’t KNOW anything else about me worth sharing. I really am very boring.
Ok…whinge over…..I will do this…….

45) I love reading biographies about mediaeval kings, queens and other important figures, as well as novels about them.
46) I hate searching films based on books I have already read. They always get things wrong (the worst offender is the Harry Potter series).
47) I can not do the Vulcan/Spock greeting thing with my hands. I am envious of people who can.
48) I can’t click my fingers either.
49) I love doing IQ tests. My average score is around 120.
50) I can not do those magic picture things. You know the ones where if you stare at a pattern for long enough you will see a picture emerge. Nope, never happened for me.

WOOOOO!!!! I did it. The time is now 9.34pm Monday evening. That was bloody difficult.
I can fairly confidently say In will never attempt another 50 things about me type challenge.

Have you ever done one of these challenges? Did you find it as hard as I did?

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  1. Rose Tinted Ramblings

    October 19, 2018 at 2:12 am

    I don’t think there are 50facts about me!!!! Well done you x

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      October 19, 2018 at 9:15 am

      Oh come on, you do bog snorkeling, have a pink car and an alter ego as well as being an ace crafter. I challenge you to do it 😁

  2. Bear and Cardigan

    March 19, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Just discovered this from an “archive” tweet and I am glad I did! I just loved it. I love your dragon toilet roll holder, I kept thinking, gosh we are so alike! Until the alcohol, totally opposite lol. I spent a year in my thirties thinking I was a year older, it’s great to get that year back. I could do with one now.

  3. Random Musings

    November 8, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    I once did an 11 facts challenge and I struggled to find 11 interesting things, so I am well impressed with this. I really enjoy these type posts. I love your dragon loo roll holder πŸ™‚ Were you being serious about the wedding dress or was it just to check we are paying attention lol!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes
    Debbie

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      November 8, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      No I am serious. I initially bought the curtains to make a mock up of the dress to try out the pattern as my friend had to alter it for my size, but we both thought the material was too beautiful to waste on a mock dress, so we saved it for the real dress xx

  4. debsrandomwritings

    November 5, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Hi Tracey, a tricky challenge for sure and one I’m not sure I’d be able to do. Love the family photo, it looks like you’re on your knees! And give me a Lindor red Lindt ball over an alcoholic drink any day!

    Nice to meet you.

    xx

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      November 5, 2015 at 11:03 pm

      Oh yes, we can share a box while everyone else gets drunk x

  5. acornishmum

    November 5, 2015 at 12:13 am

    I’m only 5 foot 2 πŸ˜‰ I passed my driving test first time although I have been told by various family members that they have no idea how – the cheek! πŸ˜‰ Fab list, and Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      November 5, 2015 at 12:15 am

      All the best things come in small packages πŸ˜€ xx

  6. MummyandMonkeys (@MummyandMonkeys)

    November 3, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Well done you, 50 things is a lot of info and they are all interesting. I love your family photo. I also love Yankee candles and fresh cotton is one of my favourites. I too am allergic to lots of things and can never wear cheap earrings. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      November 3, 2015 at 9:46 pm

      Oh, earrings are the worst. Just 10 minutes and I want to pull my ears off. I learnt long ago its not worth the aggravation x

  7. Victoria Welton

    November 3, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    What a really interesting read – and it is great to see you in person too πŸ™‚ It sounds like your brothers got your fair share of the height there! I wish I lived near to you, I would help you with your driving (former driving instructor!). Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo x

  8. Diane

    November 3, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Fab list you are far from boring. Don’t think I could think of 50 things! im a short arse too 5ft2 but they say the best things come in small packages (or something like that) πŸ™‚ x. #fartglitter.

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      November 3, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      Yay, that is a very true sentiment (although my very tall brothers are cool too) xx

      1. Diane

        November 3, 2015 at 3:04 pm

        Haha yes alot of my family are taller than me and they are cool too πŸ˜‰

  9. Mama

    November 3, 2015 at 2:56 am

    I’m also allergic to anything but gold which is why I’ve given up on piercings. That’s so funny that you are so much shorter than your brothers. My mum is 5’3 and the rest of us are 6′ or over. She gets her revenge by hanging all the mirrors at her height.

    Thanks so much for linking up to #fartglitter x

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      November 3, 2015 at 7:19 am

      Ah, the reason for our differences in height is that were not genetic siblings. Saying that my real brother is close to 6 foot. Xx

  10. Something Crunchy Mummy

    November 2, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Love this!! Great facts and love the time updates. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      November 2, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      Thanks, it was harder than I thought it would be xx

  11. An imperfect Mum (@animperfectmum)

    November 2, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    I love how these posts give you a real insight into our fellow bloggers lives and personalities. Well done for 100% on the theory! Love the photo of you and your brothers too. I think finding 50 things is hard too! #fartglitter

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      November 2, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      I certainly wont be rushing to do anything similar anytime soon xx

  12. bumbismom

    November 2, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Loved reading more about you! What a challenging post! I don’ know if I could do it! But you have a lot of interesting sides to you! xx #fartglitter

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      November 2, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      Thank you xx

  13. sizzlesue15

    November 2, 2015 at 2:23 am

    Oh I love this post and you are definitely NOT BORING! I have really been able to get to know you better through this post and I think it is a great way to learn about others. In fact we do have some things in common – I’m 5’2″ with mousy brown hair but blonde thanks to my hairstylist! Thanks for sharing who you are with us at #AnythingGoes and see you next week!

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      November 2, 2015 at 8:05 am

      Mousey brown is not a popular colour is it xx

  14. Angela Milnes

    November 2, 2015 at 1:55 am

    A very interesting post and I really did like learning more about you! I have blue eyes too! I also love history and quizzes!

    Angela

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      November 2, 2015 at 8:04 am

      History is amazing isnt it. Anyone who thinks its dull and boring obviously isnt reading the right stories xx

  15. musingmumma1

    November 2, 2015 at 1:51 am

    Nice to learn some new things about you. It also made me go, “ooooh, IQ test, haven’t done one of those for a while”, might go searching for one now! #anythinggoes

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      November 2, 2015 at 8:03 am

      Lol, hope you find some xx

  16. alan herbert

    November 1, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Don’t worry I also know what a single is.

    I don’t think it was my first single purchase (that was Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovi) but I do recall buying Poison by Alice Cooper.

    Like you I’m a bit nosy and love reading these types of posts. I was contemplating writing one, but thanks to your commentary and time updates I think I’ll wait a while before writing it.

    Live long and Prosper

    #justanotherlinky

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      November 1, 2015 at 12:04 am

      Ohh, what excellent taste in music you have. When you finally do complete it, please let me know, I would love to read it xx

  17. agentspitback

    October 31, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Lovely list – I love finding out more things about bloggers I follow. Interesting bits- especially about the wedding dress! There must be a whole post to that – would love to see a picture! #justanotherlinky

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      October 31, 2015 at 11:07 pm

      Look at the pic of me and my brothers, thats the dress xx

  18. min1980

    November 1, 2015 at 12:01 am

    I generally find that 50 facts is stretching it, but these were actually really interesting. I particularly love the dragon toilet roll holder. Like you I don’t drive, but I have only taken one test so I console myself with the thought that hopefully all is not lost!

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      November 1, 2015 at 12:06 am

      Thank you. I did discard a whole load of facts because they were too dull. I could probably have done another 50 boring facts about me post!! xx

  19. Robyn

    October 31, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Tough task – you did well! I also can’t drive (also aced the theory, but never sat the practical), always glad to meet a fellow non-driver since we’re a bit of a rare breed (where I’m from, anyway!)

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      October 31, 2015 at 11:20 pm

      The same here. The general feeling being your a bit odd if you dont drive. I admit I am odd, but not for that reason x

  20. nightwisprav3n

    October 31, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    I’m shorter than you. I am only 5ft. I can’t be with men taller than 6ft or I just feel like a little kid next to them and I hate that feeling. LOL! I love your dragon toilet paper holder! I want one! Love Dr. Who. I watch it with my little one and I’m such a history buff it isn’t even funny. I have the History Channel Favorited on my cable box! I love your facts and I, too, love reading them because its fun getting to know people through them.

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      October 31, 2015 at 5:40 pm

      You can buy them from amazon, though I bought mine on holiday.
      Dr Who is fab, im loving the new series. Peter Capaldi is developing into an excellent doctor(i wasnt so keen on him last year). Xx

      1. nightwisprav3n

        October 31, 2015 at 5:47 pm

        I feel the same about Peter Capaldi. I wasn’t too sure about him last year but I like him now though it’s taking my boy a little longer to warm up to him. His favorite doctor is still David Tennent!

        1. The Anxious Dragon

          October 31, 2015 at 7:02 pm

          Matt Smith is my favourite (just above tennant). I loved his relationship with the ponds, they were my all time fav series

          1. nightwisprav3n

            October 31, 2015 at 7:03 pm

            I loved that relationship too! Matt Smith and David Tennant were my favorites but I am liking Capaldi too!

  21. Sarah Howe

    October 31, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    I love the way this took so long but 50 things is actually tonnes! The picture of you and your brothers is brilliant πŸ™‚ it will be great when you fly somewhere! I actually think taking off is really fun πŸ™‚ great to learn lots about you xx #justanotherlinky

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      October 31, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      That is one of my favourite pictures ever, taken at my wedding reception xx

  22. This Mum's Life

    October 31, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Wow, fascinating read Tracey! I feel like I know you so much better now! I love that you love to learn, such an enviable quality (that I lack!) I’ve also found out that we are really rather different!! I am tall (5″8) I don’t like puddings (cheese all the way!) I don’t watch Dr Who (I really am sorry about this one!) I drink a lot (!!) and I love curry! I DO snort when I laugh too!!!! I like superman (especially when he’s played by Henry Cavill!!!) I don’t know how to crochet, and, I’m sorry to say I’m VERY girly!! If I could dress every day in tutus and tulle, I would! I hope we can still be friends…!! BUT, I can’t click either, nor do those magic picture things!!
    So nice to know a bit more about my twitter friend!!
    #justanotherlinky

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      October 31, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      Variety is the spice of life. I think we would make an awesome duo, me all short and gothy, you all tall and girly and fabulous.

    2. This Mum's Life

      October 31, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      Unfortunately not fabulous at all, with my snot and vom stained clothes! Just once in love with tulle and frill! My best friend at school was short and a goth, we were totally inseparable! So opposites definitely attract!!
      X

      1. The Anxious Dragon

        October 31, 2015 at 8:27 pm

        Yay, a long a fruitful friendship is on the cards then xx

  23. Zenobia K

    October 31, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    That toilet paper holder πŸ˜€

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      October 31, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      Its fabulous isnt it. I bought it last year in a little gift shop dedicated to all mythical creatures. X

  24. Becky, Cuddle Fairy

    October 31, 2015 at 10:10 am

    It’s not easy – I wrote this post as well. Side note, I love come dine with me & it is very distracting lol The photo of you with your brothers is so funny! Such a height difference! It must be really hard not hearing your phone ring, that’d drive me crazy. #JustAnotherLinky

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      October 31, 2015 at 10:59 am

      I look like a little hobbit in that picture don’t I πŸ˜€
      The phone thing isnt a problem for me, primarily because no one rings me anyway, because they know I never talk to people in the phone (i can hear people on the phone, but not that clearly) xx

    2. The Anxious Dragon

      October 31, 2015 at 11:02 am

      Oh, could you give me the link to your 50 things post, I would love to read it xx

      1. Becky, Cuddle Fairy

        October 31, 2015 at 11:20 am

        Here it is! I forgot it was 50 things that make me happy lol http://www.cuddlefairy.com/50-things-that-make-me-happy/

        1. The Anxious Dragon

          October 31, 2015 at 11:28 am

          Thank you Xx

  25. rhymingwithwine

    October 31, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Love it! So many questions though now… I’d love to know more about your ghostly experiences. I also highly commend your karaoke choices. Brilliant post as always. #justanotherlinky x

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      October 31, 2015 at 10:53 am

      I think the ghosty one deserves a post to itself at some point xx

  26. crummymummy1

    October 31, 2015 at 8:35 am

    I don’t like even numbers – all the important dates – our wedding, kids’ christenings etc have had to be on odd dates! #justanotherlinky

  27. cupcakemumma

    October 30, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Have you ever heard of the 5000 questions that will free your mind? I got half way through and gave up that! I’d find this hard too but I love how you’ve written it!

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      October 30, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      Ohhh, that sounds both interesting and very difficult at the same time x

  28. perfectionistsloth

    October 30, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Your facts were all ace and I was like, I do that too, I’m like that or no thanks and not so much that one in my head throughout. Really good idea to write on the timings too. I hadn’t thought of doing this, If you think you’re boring then I guess I’m dull as ditch water but I guess I might try it one day #PickNMix

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      October 30, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      I guess we all think we are more boring than other people do. I bet your 50 facts would be interesting to read x

  29. 25castleson25clouds

    October 30, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    I loved it, well done you!

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      October 30, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      It nearly killed me, so thank you πŸ˜€

  30. Messed Up Mum

    October 30, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Hi can you think you’re boring?! There are so many facts listed here that I buzz from! I believe in ghosts too, have also never been on a plane, and completely agree with the Superman and Iron Man comments. There’s so much more I could comment on too but I’ve a poorly boy I should be looking after….! X

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      October 30, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      Oh poor little man. Go give him lots of snuggles xx

  31. Jenn P.

    October 30, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Adam Ant!! The very first concert I ever went to. I think I got some of his sweat on me….it was awesome. I love everything about this post, well done πŸ™‚

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      October 30, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      Ohhh……I would never have washed again!!

  32. Kyles

    October 30, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Well done. I loved your little pieces of commentary. I think I would find it incredibly difficult too. 50 things seems like an awful lot. I can’t do those magic eye things either. I’ve always kind of assumed that no one can do them but that some people just say they can see it so as not to look a fool. Oh yeah, it’s a boat. #pocolo

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