Sunday, March 13, 2011

150, baby!

Holy shit, y'all. This is my 150th post. One hundred and fifty posts of me wibbling on about nothing and generally making myself fat through baking too much. Anywhatsit, to celebrate me sticking with my little corner of the interweb, here's 150 things you never wanted to know about me! (I readily admit to stealing this idea from Rox and Lor's 100th post)

10 random facts about me
1. I wanted to be a librarian when I was a kid. I guess curator isn’t *that* far off!
2. I taught myself to read when I was four. Totally freaked Mum out.
3. I went to primary school with Prince William’s fiancée, Kate Middleton. Except back then, she was Catherine.
4. I can’t do long division. I went from doing long division in Grade 4 of Australian primary school to doing algebra in Form 3 in England, so I never learnt how. Also, that’s what calculators are for.
5. I think I’m taller than I actually am. It sometimes takes me years to realise if people are taller than me, especially if I always seem to see them when I’m wearing heels.
6. I spent most of my childhood overseas or interstate – 3.5 years in Toronto, 2 years in England, and a year each in Sydney and Brisbane.
7. My favourite subject at uni was “Pox, Plagues and Pestilence: The History of Medicine”. The lecturer used to tell us disgusting stories about living in Sierra Leone.
8. I tend to order the exact same dish every time I go to particular restaurants. I could probably tell you right now what I’d order at half a dozen restaurants in Melbourne, half a dozen restaurants in Canberra, a restaurant in Peru and a restaurant in Ecuador...
9. I’m pretty much the most indecisive person on the planet. If I can avoid making a decision, I’ll do it. Weirdly, this doesn’t seem to apply to showcase installation (thankfully)!
10. I worship at the altar of Joss Whedon, but still haven’t managed to see Dollhouse :(

10 movies I’ve seen so many times I basically know the scripts off by heart
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
2. Love Actually
3. The Princess Bride
4. Eurotrip
5. Bridget Jones’ Diary
6. Dirty Dancing
7. Sleepy Hollow
8. The Day After Tomorrow
9. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
10. 27 Dresses

My 10 favourite collecting institutions to visit
1. The British Museum, London
2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
3. The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
4. Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Mexico City
5. Library of Congress,Washington DC
6. State Library of Victoria, Melbourne
7. The Smithsonian, Washington DC
8. The Natural History Museum, London
9. Musee D’Orsay, Paris
10. Shipwrecks Gallery, Western Australian Museum, Fremantle

My top 10 cancelled TV shows
1. Firefly *sigh*
2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
3. Ashes to Ashes
4. That 70s Show
5. Two Guys and a Girl
6. Blackadder
7. Black Books
8. Reaper
9. Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (okay, so it wasn’t really a TV show, more an internet sensation. But I maintain that it counts!)
10. Gavin & Stacey

10 places I want to visit
1. Jordan (specifically Petra)
2. Turkey
3. Egypt
4. Hawaii
5. New Zealand
6. New York (Okay, this is kind of cheating. I’ve been there twice, and I’m going again in September. But I love New York so much that I want to have its babies. And I hate children (see below), so this is a pretty big claim from me! )
7. Italy
8. Russia
9. Alaska
10. Ireland

My 10 favourite songs (at the moment)
1. Blue as Your Eyes – Scouting for Girls
2. Six at Best – Eddie Perfect
3. Fuck You – Cee Lo Green
4. Swing, Swing – The All-American Rejects
5. The Captain – Biffy Clyro
6. Love Drunk - Boys Like Girls
7. Bad Things – Jace Everett
8. Get Loose – The Salads
9. Dynamite – Taio Cruz
10. Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude – Yo-Yo Ma

My 10 favourite recipes
1. Triple chocolate brownies
2. Gingerbread cake
3. Cheesecake brownies
4. Mixed berry and dark chocolate bread and butter pudding
5. Pizza dough
6. Tom kha gai
7. Yorkshire pudding
8. Chocolate fudge cake
9. Lamb and chickpea couscous salad
10. Spaghetti bolognaise

My top 10 current TV shows
1. Fringe
2. Grey’s Anatomy
3. Glee
4. True Blood
5. Supernatural
6. 30 Rock
7. Bones
8. Castle
9. How I Met Your Mother
10. Farmer Wants a Wife

10 books I couldn’t live without
1. Carpe Jugulum – Terry Pratchett
2. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
3. Persuasion – Jane Austen
4. Notes from a Big Country – Bill Bryson
5. Bitten – Kelley Armstrong
6. Murder with Peacocks – Donna Andrews
7. Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling (Yes, I’m cheating. You can't honestly expect me to choose between them!)
8. One for the Money – Janet Evanovich
9. Temple – Matthew Reilly
10. The Lollipop Shoes – Joanne Harris

10 things I can’t stand
1. Seafood
2. Horses
3. Children (I make an exception for my niece, Little Miss A, because she likes pirates and baked goods and calls me The Macaroni and Cheese Queen)
4. Mushrooms
5. Butterflies and moths
6. People dressed up as cartoon characters (in the Disneyland sense)
7. Olives
8. Cyclists (seriously – are you a vehicle or a pedestrian?? You can’t be both, people!)
9. Talking on the phone
10. Speaking in public. I turn the colour of a beetroot when people look at me...

10 of my favourite quotes
1. “Be yourself. Unless you suck.” – Joss Whedon
2. “What a crazy, random happenstance!” – Billy, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
3. “Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.” – Charles Dickens (Great Expectations)
4. “Multiple exclamation marks are a sure sign of a diseased mind.” – Terry Pratchett (Maskerade)
5. “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” – Nelson Mandela
6. “Well, my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle.” – Mal Reynolds, Firefly
7. “Fuck you, I’m fabulous” – Joanna Harris (The Lollipop Shoes)
8. “To the well organised mind, death is but the next great adventure.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
9. “There is no sin except stupidity.” – Oscar Wilde
10. “As you wish.” – Westley, The Princess Bride

10 things I love
1. Domino
2. Chocolate
3. Cheese
4. Strawberry daiquiris
5. Sourdough bread
6. My family and friends
7. Books
8. Macaroni and cheese
9. All of my bloggy readers!!
10. My SLR

10 somewhat embarrassing facts about me
1. I can tap dance
2. I have a crush on Rupert Grint after seeing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. I blame Daniel Radcliffe for being little and weedy and making Rupert Grint look EXTRA buff and tall and hot in comparison...
3. The smell of eggs and bacon makes me gag a little. Going out for breakfast with me is EXTRA fun...
4. I took my cousin to my year 12 formal because I couldn’t find a date
5. I own a “Team Eric” t-shirt
6. I got drunk on fondue when I was six, and didn’t drink again until my 24th birthday
7. I played clarinet in the pit orchestra for our high school production of Carousel
8. One of my favourite albums is Bat Out of Hell
9. I can’t drive. Not in an “I’m a bad driver” sense. In an “I’ve never learnt to drive” sense
10. I got chicken pox when I was seventeen. Two days before Christmas. When I went to see CHICKEN RUN. Yeah. That happened.

10 blogs that make me do a happy dance when I see a new post
1. The Bloggess
2. Late to the Party
3. Cake Wrecks
4. Sleep Talkin’ Man
5. Hyperbole and a Half
6. The Southified Masshole
7. Things I Want to Punch in the Face
8. Regretsy
9. Go Fug Yourself
10. The Oatmeal

10 pieces of eye candy to reward you for reading 150 posts worth of my wibble

1. Jake Gyllenhaal (honestly, is anyone surprised that my future husband is number 1?)

2. Jensen Ackles

3. Richard Armitage (as Mr. Thornton in North and South, obviously!)

4. Nathan Fillion (as Mal Reynolds in Firefly, obviously!)

5. TJ Thyne (who is most definitely NOT ginger, despite what my housemate D may have to say!)

6. Matthew Morrison (my favourite Sue Sylvester insult about Mr. Shue? "Spongehair Squarechin")

7. Ryan Reynolds

8. James Marsters (from the Buffy era, not now when he's playing a villain in the craptacular remake of Hawaii Five-O)

9. Joshua Jackson

10. Alexander Skarsgard

Here's to another 150 posts! Thanks for reading - I love you all :)

K xx


  1. Congrats on 150 posts! That's awesome! I totally think you need to watch Dollhouse. It is AMAZING!

    And also, you are going to have to fight me for Richard Armitage. He's all mine!

  2. Dollhouse is definitely on my list of things to watch. Sadly, it hasn't even aired on free to air TV here, let alone being available on DVD *sigh*

    And perhaps we can come up with some kind of a timeshare arrangement for Armitage instead of resorting to violence?? ;)

  3. What an indepth post.
    And sigh at Pacey.
    This one, agreed: Cyclists (seriously – are you a vehicle or a pedestrian?? You can’t be both, people!) - I nearly got run over by a cyclist last week.
    Cute dog - did s/he walk into a spiderweb?

  4. Cyclists are especially bad up here because there's not the 'If you're over 12, you can't ride on the footpath' rule that they have in Victoria. I nearly get run over by cyclists every couple of days...

    And yes - he disappeared around the side of the house and came back inside with a cobweb stuck over his face...


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