Me Circa 1983
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50 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

Yes, that picture is of me when I was a baby!

Last year I wrote an article (with lots of guest contributers), titled 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Me and it attracted over 100 comments and is still my most popular post to date. People loved the article because it asked others to get a little more personal and share some of their life and personality.

This year I wanted to take this concept a step further and let you into a little part of my life. I’ve compiled 50 funny, shocking and downright mad facts about myself that will hopefully inspire you to share something about yourself in the comments.

Here goes…..

1. I’ve met two James Bonds – Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan.
2. American politics fascinates me.
3. I wish I could DJ.
4. If I could ask God one question it would be “Why don’t you do something?”
5. The only movie that ever made me cry was 7 Pounds.
6. When I find a song I like, I’ll listen to it on repeat until I get sick of it.
7. My favorite book is No Logo by Naomi Kleine….that book changed my world.
8. I converted my family from PC to Apple.
9. My idol is my Father. He taught me so much more than he ever realised.
10. I love karaoke but I’m not a great singer.
11. I rarely drink alcohol….though I am partial to West Coast Cooler.
12. I’m a movie junkie and go to the cinema at least 3/4 times a month.
13. My ringtone is Daft Punk – Face to Face.
14. I love driving.
15. My favorite childhood toy was My Little Pony – though my brother thought it was funny to dye and cut their hair!
16. I’ve never broken any bones, though I did have 4 stitches in my ankle after I fell when I was 10.
17. My current desktop wallpaper is a picture of my dog Prada, who died suddenly just a few days ago.
18. I hate writing postcards.
19. My dream holiday would be to go skiing and snowboarding in the Alps
20. My iPod Touch goes everywhere with me.
21. I can never have enough hugs.
22. The Moomins were my favorite cartoon growing up.
23. I can’t stand manufactured Pop music.
24. My favorite music artist is Prince.
25. I hardly ever carry cash (I prefer to use a Debit Card).
26. My favorite junk food is Nice ‘N’ Spicy Nik Naks.
27. I love sneakers (especially BabySham & Converse) and have around 30 pairs.
28. My best ideas come before I fall asleep, that’s why I always keep a notebook by my bed.
29. The best gig I ever went to was Prince at the O2 arena in London….little guy….huge amount of talent.
30. I was captain of both the Netball and Hockey teams at school.
31. I drink a lot of milk, so much so my family regularly blames me when me run out!
32. I’m addicted to tea (but it has to be Punjana).
33. I’m not a ‘phone person’, so spend as little time on it as possible.
34. I secretly wish I spoke with a devon accent.
35. My claim to fame when I was a kid was meeting the cast of Gladiators.
36. I could never go on holiday just to lie on a beach.
37. I can’t listen to any songs that remind me of my Dad, especially Dire Straits, Paul Brady or Fleetwood Mac.
38. My favorite fictional character is Rorschach from Watchmen.
39. When I’m bored I have a tendency to buy books I never read.
40. I can watch “Father Ted” and “30 Rock” hundreds of times and still die laughing
41. I think Kathryn Janeway was the best Star Trek captain.
42. My brother and I were obsessed with NBA Basketball when we were kids and watched it every Saturday on TV.
43. If I never had to work again, I’d spend my time traveling the world with my trusty Canon 350D camera and kit.
44. I always order the same thing when I go to a Chinese Takeaway.
45. I hate gardening.
46. I won several competitions when I was younger for drawing and art.
47. Having a nephew has been a great excuse to play with Lego again!
48. I consider myself one of the few good women drivers!
49. My favorite video game of all time is Grand Theft Auto III.
50. Two charities I regularly support are Chest, Heart & Stroke and Epilepsy Action.

Now it’s your turn to share! Please leave a comment below with a few fun facts about yourself and let’s get to know each other a little better!

21 Comments

  1. Alan says:

    I love that you appreciate that most women are awful drivers :P

    • Grace says:

      Believe me, I really do! Don’t get me wrong there are some amazing female drivers (professional and otherwise), but they are let down by the majority that can’t park, don’t look in their mirrors and generally cause havoc.

  2. Alan says:

    haha my Fiancee’s sister would be one of them.

  3. Preston says:

    Grace, This was very entertaining! I drink more than my fair share of milk too and I hate talking on the phone. Also, I am expecting my first son soon (who is my excuse to play with legos). You may not know, I am also a Christian. Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter–Day Saints, actually. I have come to know that God HAS done something. I know it’s hard to believe when we see so much hurt and suffering going on. But I know He watches over us and He has restored His true church in our day through living prophets just like in old times. I would love to chat with you more about this stuff-as friends of course-in a casual way. Do you profess any religion?

    • Grace says:

      Hi Preston, we may just have to form a lego playing, milk drinking club ;-) I was quite a spiritual person before I suddenly lost several members of my close family in a short period of time, which led to a real loss of faith. Something which I’ve never been able to recover. Would definitely be interested in chatting to you more about this.

  4. Daniel Apt says:

    This is such a fun post :D!

    Join the milk-drinker’s-club!

  5. I still play with legos sometimes at nearly 27. I once broke my leg and didn’t know about it for a month.

  6. Nikki says:

    I don’t think you ever need an excuse to play Legos. They’re cool no matter what age you are. ;)

  7. Preston says:

    Grace,
    Death can be a really hard thing to deal with, especially when it’s so close to home. Perhaps this isn’t the right venue for this discussion. I’ll send you an email soon. Good to talk to you again.

  8. Einar Rice says:

    Grace..if you love sneakers – you should check out http://www.sneakart.com dress them feet up!! Love the post…this is an awesum display of self awareness – I wouldn’t be surprised if we all tried to sit down and do this…that we may find it a bit difficult… I will test my theory..lol
    PS: I so love Old Dutch BBQ Chips!

  9. Emma Taylor says:

    Great post Grace!! Definitely up for joining the lego playing, milk drinking club!!! ;)

  10. Sam Hardacre says:

    Great post!

    A couple of random facts about me.

    1. I got my first job (still working there now after 7 years) by meeting the boss in the pub. No interview, no experience. I was just told “Come in Monday and we’ll find something” Probably one of the best conversations ever!

    2. Twitter (and friend connections) brought me to my future wife who lived almost 300 miles away at the time. Now we live here in Yorkshire and are getting hitched next September : D

    3. In 2006, I nearly died from Bilateral Pneumothorax. In 2 months I had 2 operations (one left me with a badass scar that runs right down my chest) and a total of 8 chest drains leaving me with more scars. One of the best things to happen to me as it kicked a 5 year smoking habit.

  11. Agree completely with two of your points above all of them, NO LOGO was an essential reading text for uni and I agree it was a complete eye opener, plus lego, what can I say from the moment my son was born I was round into my parents roofspace digging out my own and am now counting down the days until he’s old enough not to eat it put play with it instead, have to suffice with the big blocks for now, but I play with lego at least 3 times a week ;)

  12. McBonio says:

    Great read! I have a five year old so I get to play Lego everyday! (I made social media icons the other day!)

    So sign me up to the Lego club but not the milk one! :)

  13. Loved reading this post. Several times you had me laughing and nodding in agreement.

    I do #6 all the time and it drives my husband nuts.

    I also had My Little Ponies, I somehow managed to keep them and the original barn, I still need to clean them up.

    And yes I agree as someone who loves to drive as well, many women drivers suck.

  14. I didn’t know that I didn’t know these things about you !

  15. Harold says:

    Always fun to read about the people we follow.

    Here’s a few…

    I started following your posts because they were always useful
    That was before you said something nice about me… :-)
    I have eleven kids and am the father of none of them

  16. Silverback says:

    Now I know all that about you, there are no secrets left. Or are there ? Taping fingers for the sequel !!

  17. Since until now I didn’t know anything about you except the fact that we have the same name and profession, thanks for sharing that list! Here are a few random facts about me:

    If I could wake up tomorrow with any talent in the world, it would be an amazing voice
    I’ve been known to drink warm milk before bed
    I have dreams that I’m flying and nightmares that I’m floating
    My favorite shoes tend to be red
    I’m a wine and food fanatic who loves to bake

    Take care!

  18. Matthew says:

    I wish I could be a DJ too ;)

  19. Stu says:

    Totally agree on ‘no logo’, what an amazing book. Have you read ‘the shock doctrine’?

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