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25 facts about me

I've seen a few people do these 'facts about me' posts recently and I haven't done one on here since I first started blogging so I thought it'd be a bit of fun to do another.  I was planning on doing 50 but it got a bit long so I'll do another 25 next week (unless people hate these kind of posts, in which case I might leave you hanging - let me know!)  Here goes...

1. Last FM says that my most played artists of all time are The Mountain Goats, City and Colour, Say Anything and Austin Lucas.

2. I did karate from when I was about 11 years old until I was 15.  I got to brown belt but left to focus on revising for my GCSEs.  I'd love to go back but I haven't plucked up the courage yet.  My Dad went too (but to the adult classes) and our Sensei once accidentally broke my his arm.

3. I find it really difficult to tell the time on an analogue watch. I wear my Michael Kors watch every day but when people ask me the time I have to check it on my phone.

4. An anagram of my name is 'Aspiring Poet'. Also 'Posing Pirate'.  I think I have been both of these at some stage in my life.

5. I am utterly repulsed by mushrooms.  I can't stand to watch people eat them or see them on people's plates - it makes me feel physically sick.

6. I was a total tomboy when I was younger and much preferred climbing trees, skateboarding and beating the boys at Street Fighter to doing anything girly.

7. I was born in Cornwall and lived there until I was 7 (my Dad was in the Navy so we moved around a little bit).

// Me being a Naval Officer in the garden with my Daddy
8. I once fell off my bike on the way to school and broke my ankle.  My brother and his friends laughed at me.  I also broke my arm falling off a rope swing.

9. I am a major fonts geek, I'm always downloading new fonts and use of Comic Sans or Times New Roman physically pains me.

10. I am definitely a 'cold person'.  I'm always trying to sneakily up the temperature on the central heating thermostat and the lounge is always freezing to me so if I'm in there I'll be found hiding under blankets and lots of layers on the sofa.

11. I've always been a major chocoholic.  When I was younger I used to save my lunch money to buy five bars of chocolate for a £1 at the corner shop and eat them in one sitting.

12. The sound of light aircraft engines when they're flying overhead makes me feel really sad and lonely.

13. As does when horses in horse races carry on even though the jockey has fallen off.

14. I have a quote from the film 'Me and You and Everyone we Know' tattooed across my calves.

15. When I about 13 I got a bit obsessed with Matthew Perry and wrote him a fan letter.  He didn't reply.

16. I have a little stuffed animal called 'Doggy' that I got the day after I was born.  He still sleeps in my bed every night.

17. When I was very young he had to have some emergency stitches as his stuffing was coming out.  I went and put on my nurse's uniform and oversaw the operation.

18. If I say the word hippopotamus without thinking I say it as hippotopamus.  I have to really concentrate to get it right.

19. One of my favourite books as a child was an Usborne book about ghosts and monsters.  I still have a real curiosity about the supernatural and can while away hours reading about mysterious sightings and stories on Wikipedia.

20. When I was in Infant's School my teacher wrote on my school report 'Rosie does not suffer fools gladly'.  This is probably still true.

21. A few years ago I spent ten days in hospital in Florida with an ulcerated oesophagus (worst holiday ever).

22. My favourite films are Amelie, Rushmore (well, pretty much anything by Wes Anderson), Goodfellas, Fargo, No Country For Old Men and Juno.

23. I met my boyfriend, Tom, when we were part of a team on a yacht at a sailing training event for the organisation we both work for.  One of my close friends originally had his place but he was drafted in to replace her when she became poorly (fate!) We worked at completely different locations so if it hadn't been for the event we'd never have met.

24. Tom and I have a matching set of freckles on our left arm and they both look like the Orion's Belt constellation.

25. My favourite number is 43.

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33 comments

  1. These are so cute and interesting! Number 24 is so weird (in a good way!).

    www.bethbabblesblog.blogspot.com

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  2. I love these kinds of posts. It's so interesting to hear about your life - you've picked some really obscure and interesting things, better than 'my favourite tv show' etc. My boyfriend and I have matching freckles/birthmarks too - I like to think it's a sign that the old Greek myth about Zeus splitting people in half is true! x

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  3. 5. OMG WHY?! I <3 them.

    15. What a bastard!

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  4. I love these kind of posts! I also can't stand mushrooms (the thought/smell/feel of them makes me want to vomit!) and I also struggle telling the time, especially in 24 hours.. I'll be that one person counting on her fingers to remember what time 22:00 is! The stories about you and Tom are lovely, it's definitely fate! x

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  5. My dad was also in the Navy, we moved all over, lived in Cornwall for a while as well.
    Goodfellas is my favourite film, good choice :)

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  6. I love reading these - feel free to do another 25! I posted one today on my blog too :)
    The Life of Emily-Alice


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  7. I love these! your name anagrams are so cool, I'm fascinated by anagrams I dont know why :-)

    burgundybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  8. Oh thank god! I thought there was something wrong with me! I love watches but I don't wear one because if someone asks me the time I panic and have to work out which is the big hand and then which is the small hand and what it's pointing at and whether it is 'past' or 'to' by which time the person who asked has wandered off bored or I've had a minor stroke and collapsed. Also majorly dislike mushrooms. They are rubber-like fungus. Who decided that we should eat them? WHO I ASK?! xx

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  9. Love these kind of posts... I just googled 'anagram finder' to see if my name was an anagram for anything funny, but no joy! xx

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  10. I like reading these kind of posts, I like it when blogs are really personal and individual :)

    emilyblogsaboutstuff.blogspot.com

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  11. I love posts like this, they're always so interesting! Inspired me to do one myself! xx

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  12. I'm sooo with you on the mushrooms and Comic Sans/TNR!

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  13. Love these posts! I still sleep with my childhood teddy which a lot of my friends think is weird so glad to read other peeps do :) I also hate mushrooms. So wrong.

    Allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com xx

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  14. Such a cute post! I also used to be obsessed with Matthew Perry haha! x

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  15. Loved reading this :)
    I think those name anagrams are especially cool!
    I always feel like I'd have nothing particularly fascinating to say if I did one myself aha,

    Rosie x

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  16. I feel the cold really badly, always wearing a jumper or two! Mushrooms have alarmed me and I tried one recently just to check, I was right all along - they're fowl! x

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  17. 1. Say Anything <3
    5. Because mushrooms are horrible! I have a similar thing with beetroot!
    9. Comic Sans makes me sad inside :(
    24. Totally meant to be!

    I love these kinds of posts, as I'm really nosy, I'm looking forward to the next 25 :) x

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  18. I am totally woth you on the chocolate subject. Could never get enough!

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  19. I love reading these posts, I'd struggle to think of five facts about me though! x

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  20. I don't know why, but the one thing that jumped out of me was the 'hippotopamus' comment. I imagined you working for a company called 'Hippopotamus Publishing' and screwing it up every time you picked up the phone. He he :) x

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  21. Loving how you and Tom met, and as for you and your dad- so so nice. I really miss my dad having seen this.

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  22. At fact 16# I had to smile.

    I still have mine as well, it's called "bärli bär" which is "bear-y bear" if you translate it , haha :)

    xx, Sandra

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  23. Cute photo :) I love posts like this!
    It sounds like you & Tom really are meant to be.
    I too was a major Tom boy, always choosing to climb trees & hedge jump instead of playing nicely with the girls! Xx

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  24. I agree with you about the light aircraft engines. It has the same effect on me, although I don't know why..

    Lea x

    It's Such A Wonderful Life -
    http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com

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  25. I love Me You & Everyone We Know! What quote do you have? Great post x

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  26. Yay your facts are really interesting! I've enjoyed reading everyone's fact posts and am thinking I'll do one myself...I just don't know if I have enough interesting facts.

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  27. So cute in that hat! I'm still working on my list, I think i'm going to try and do it in a video, but i've only got to 31 and think I must be able to think of a few more!!
    Your american holiday sounds horrible, poor you! xx

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  28. Love this!
    I tried out this post too http://marisajade.blogspot.co.uk/ x

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  29. Such a cool post! I love your blog & can't wait to read more of your posts as your new follower :)

    xo, Llana
    www.chicncoveted.com

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  30. Great list. I over thought mine so it takes me forever to write one up. I am the same way for #3. The Orion's Belt thing is crazy. Maybe you would of met still!

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  31. This looked like so much fun I decided to create my own list of facts!! http://phoebe-bialkowski.blogspot.co.uk/ xoxo

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  32. WoW!!! some interesting stuff there-in a good way. Love these kinds of post, doing one myself right now!!
    (please follow me and i will follow back)
    www.smilessor.blogspot.co.uk
    Tamara
    <3

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  33. I like these kind of posts! Love the photo of you and your father.
    Iulia xo
    www.iulena.blogspot.com

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