Thursday, January 29, 2009

TT #95: about me


Thirteen random things about me
I've been tagged for several random-things-about-me-memes and I decided to do them in the form of a TT. The first one (tagged by Mike) exists of 9 random questions, the other two (tagged by Randilin and Beverly) just ask random facts about me.

  • Have you ever been on TV? Yes, years ago Patrick Stewart (Capt. Picard) was in The Netherlands to promote the first Star Trek The Next Generation DVD-box. I was interviewed with some other Trekkies for a live morning program called “Goedemorgen Nederland” (“Goodmorning Netherlands”).
  • Have you ever sung in public? Not solo, but several times together with others.
  • Have you ever had your hair blond? My hair is darkblond and I have strings of lightblond done, like I had them naturally when I was younger.
  • Have you ever eaten frogs' legs? Yes, but I didn’t especially like it. I prefer chicken.
  • Have you ever received a present that you really hated? Not that I remember. Gifts that weren’t really me, but hated? No.
  • Have you ever walked into a lamp post? I’m sure I have, I’m clumsy enough to do it again.
  • Have you ever cooked a meal by yourself for more than 15 people? Noooooo way! I hate cooking and I never do. Ron is the cook in our household and a very good one too. :)
  • Have you ever fallen or stumbled in front of others? O yes, often. I have fear of failure. I have learned to hide it by acting sure of myself, but before I could do that I was a mess. Still am sometimes.
  • Have you ever done volunteer work? Yes, since my teens. I like doing it. I have worked for a cultural foundation in our city for quite some years. Later I switched to the local Animal Welfare Unit and pet shelter. I still do work for those.
  • In highschool I had a lot of foreign penpals (no e-mail back then): in Lithuania, England, France, USA, Philippines and lots more. The most letters I exchanged with a girl from Denmark called Lene Andersen. She played in a school orchestra which came to The Netherlands one day, so I could meet her. Over the years we lost touch.
  • I met Ron in a drumband. I was a majorette and he drummed. I had just broken up with my fiancĂ© and Ron was fooled by his girlfriend. We took it slow, but the only way was up! That is almost 23 years ago.
  • I have done my driving exam 8 times. I was so nervous I failed the test 7 times. The 8th time was different. I had a nervous breakdown before I stepped into the car, so the driving went okay. I couldn't believe I finally did it! That was in 1991 and I wouldn't want to miss my license!
  • I don't drink alcohol and I don't smoke, but I have several addictions. To name a few: chocolate, books, internet! :)


The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted

Unfortunately the original TT website doesn't exist anymore.That's a pity, but I'll keep on doing TT's and I hope everyone else will.
There's a perfect new hub : Thursday-13!


  1. we're the same on your last list, I don't drink and smore, never was and no reason to do it in the future. :)

  2. Thanks for sharing a little bit about yourself. It's always fun to learn interesting facts about your fellow bloggers. I did the same tag a few days ago. It was fun. Happy TT!

  3. It's so cool that you've been on TV and sung in public! And I met my SO in a band too! =) Happy TT!

  4. great answers,thanks forplayingalong.I'll ler you in on a little secret one time I tried to get mu drivers licence and failed thr driving part but passed the parking part.Dad really let me have it over that one.All the way home from the testing station all I heard was how in the he** do you fail the driving part and pass the parking part? it is usually the other way around.

  5. Those were interesting. I share ALL of your addictions (smile).

    My TT this week:
    "13 Things I Assure You I Don't Want To See"

  6. I have the same addictions--chocolate, books and the internet. Happy TT!

  7. oooh, I know a real-life TV superstar! :)

    I've got two 13s this week, one on the book blog and one on the travel blog.

    You should get the guess on the travel blog right away!

  8. Fun list! I share your addiction to books. I even put myself on a book budget :) Happy T13!

  9. Hm, doing T13 in the form of a Q&A seems to be the new thing lately. I like that. I might have to borrow that idea for my next one.
    And wow, taking the driving test 8 times shows an incredible amount of dedication. I probably would have just given up after the third time or so. :)

  10. Great list. Your humble honesty about failures as well as successes was refreshing.

  11. YAY! What a treat to learn a little more about you. I love that you have Ron. You guys seem so good together.

  12. re: The Last Point... Which of these addictions do you believe would warrant an intervention at some point? :)

  13. Patrick Stewart? You met him? Did you talk to him? Did he smell good?

  14. Nice list. I like learning new things about other bloggers.

    Happy TT!

  15. Well, we have #13 in common, that's for sure!

  16. I haven't gotten up the courage to take my driving test even one time! lol!

  17. Thank you for sharing, I love chocolate too.

  18. Great facts about yourself. I failed once on the driving test. But I was scared of driving too, and didn't even get my license until I 24 yrs. old.

    Thanks for stopping by mine :)

  19. Great list. Nice to see you passed your driving test on the eighth go, if only because I've failed seven times so far.

  20. I've never been on TV, but I was once hugged by Ursula LeGuin.

  21. i'm like you with the addictions. books and the computer. :)

  22. The driving test there must be very difficult!

    Good list. I may steal that idea for a TT.

  23. Anonymous30/1/09 07:17

    Nice to know you a little biut more, tink! xoxo! Up with Veeery cute TT! Up with WoW in Thornesworld
    Happy TT!

  24. Oh Tink, thank you so much for thinking of my Billie! She is feeling so much better now. I'm sure all of the positive energies being sent out helped. I have a Bastet statue too. I try to light a candle next to her every night.
    Have a Blessed Brigid the Bright-Imbolc!
    I enjoyed your TT. :)
    Blessings and Hugs,


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