10 Things You Never Knew You Never Knew About MePosted on: Jul 19, 2017
A few people that I’ve met at networking events have commented that they’ve read this blog and felt they got to know me a little better. I have covered quite a few topics over the years, from the personal to the professional, but if you can’t be arsed to go through the archives, here’s your Cheat Sheet guide to me. After all, ‘About Me’ pages are a bit old hat now, aren’t they?
I’m incapable of maintaining my body temperature during hot or cold weather.
In summer I don’t sweat enough and overheat, in winter my crap circulation means I always have cold hands.
Mild temperatures are my friend.
If I’m comfortable around you, you’ll know it as I’ll be swearing with abandon and glee.
I love swearing and sprinkle every other sentence with a generous portion of profanity.
During my late teens I played bass in a heavy metal band with three boys. We played a Metallica mega mix, for crying out loud.
It was awesome.
I have four tattoos, three of which I designed myself and are heavy with meaning. The cat on my back dedicated to a school friend (and the drummer in the band) who took his own life, the initials of the other half and myself on my wrist, the smiley face on my inner arm that my late mum drew on every birthday card.
The star on my upper arm, my first tattoo, has absolutely no meaning at all.
Even horoscope sceptics have to admit I’m a textbook Aries: headstrong, impatient and prone to headaches.
I am, if anything, pointlessly overqualified to do my job.
I have an A-level in Art, a BTEC in Art & Design, an HND in Visual Communications, and a BA in Illustration.
After all that, I still hate drawing hands.
My favourite colour is a toss-up between orange and teal.
The best investment I ever made was a rhinoplasty the year I turned 30.
I paid the price of a second-hand car to get a bump in my nose corrected, and to me it was worth every penny.
Honestly, my old schnoz made Barbara Streisand’s look cute.
I love being tall but I’m not crazy about the big feet that go with it.
And because foot-reducing surgery is not a thing, I’ve learnt to live with them.
90% of my waking hours are spent drinking tea and snacking.
I am mystified by people who don’t enjoy tea and am instantly mollified by the reassuring presence of Tunnock’s Tea Cakes in the snack cupboard.
What’s the one thing you think I should know about you? Let me know in the comments!