You know how sometimes people on your friendslist post about stuff going on in their life, and all of a sudden you think "Wait a minute? Since when were they working THERE? Since when were they dating HIM/HER? Since when???" And then you wonder how you could have missed all that seemingly pretty standard information, but somehow you feel too ashamed to ask for clarification because it seems like info you should already know? It happens to all of us sometimes.
Well, here is some completely irrelevant information about me. Copy it to your own journal if you like, delete my answers, and substitute your own.1. What toys did you take to bed with you when you were a kid?
A teddy called David, a squirrel called Mrs Squirrel, and a cat called Joanna. I wish I knew where Mrs Squirrel is now. Here is a picture of me with David.2. What is your favourite colour?
Orange, then black, then green.3. What was your first experience of computers?
When I was about five, my parents took me along to a computer course they were attending at Hitchin Technical College, for which I will be forever grateful. A short while later, my headmaster bought a BBC Micro for the entire school, and invited me up to his office. "I've noticed", he said, "that your handwriting is the worst in the school. This computer has a thing in it called a wordprocessor that might help you."4. When you were a kid, who did you want to win the Boat Race?
Cambridge, honestly! It was because they lost about a dozen times in a row and I always cheer for the underdog.5. What was the title of your first book?
"The Squirrel Army". I was about seven. It was the first of a series of four. I'm sure my mother still has them.6. What was your favourite Christmas present ever?
. I spent hours
solving all the levels. You had to solve ten addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division problems in four different levels within a certain time limit. I loved it.7. What clubs did you join as a kid?
The Puffin Club; Mensa; the National Association of Gifted Children; the Vegetarian Society.8. What was your favourite part of Christmas?
I was asked this by a teacher once, and after some thought I said it was Boxing Day, because you had plenty of time to look at all the things people had given you. She stared at me and said "That's rather boring."