10 Things you Didn’t Know About Me.

Tagged by the wonderful @SunnivaAnne following on from her blog post, so here goes.  10 things you (probably didn’t know about me).


Actually, this is pretty hard.  I mean, there’s a lot of personal stuff you don’t want to have on the Internet, information that could well be used for nefarious purposes.  But anyway, here goes.

  1. I played my first roleplaying game at age 10.  Red box Dungeons and Dragons one school lunchtime with a trainee teacher and 3 other kids.  That hobby has stuck with me since though I won’t touch the current incarnation of Dungeons and Dragons with a 10′ pole.
  2. I’m English through and through but I look good in a kilt.  I’ve only worn one once and I didn’t have the beard when I wore a kilt but I reckon I’d look even better now.  If anyone has any kilt-wearing opportunities for me, let me know.
  3. I’ll come back to 3.
  4. If I had a time machine, the first thing I’d do would be to catch up on all the concerts I’ve missed in my life.  Queen playing Wembley in 1986, Huey Lewis & The News, Genesis, Mark Knopfler, Mike Oldfield and others in Edinburgh while I was at University.  I had a terrible habit of seeing posters around – “Hey, Genesis are at the Playhouse!  When?  Yesterday.  Bugger.”  I have seen some of the big bands I wanted to, but Queen is one I’ll never get the chance to now.  The new line-up doesn’t work for me.
  5. I like some really bad movies.  LXG, Time Bandits, Sky Captain, Wild Wild West, the list is very long indeed.  Reminds me.  Must get hold of Return of the Killer Tomatoes for the kids.
  6. See #3.
  7. I would have been over-qualified for James May’s Grade 1 Orchestra, having reached grade 3 in piano.  But that was a very long time ago and if you put me in front of a piano now I’d just about manage a C Major scale.
  8. A long time ago, I sang with Sir Harry Seacombe.  There were a lot of us, it wasn’t just me.  I wanted to take my Goon Show LP along to get him to sign it but mum didn’t think it was a good idea to take it to school.
  9. I don’t like the Harry Potter films.  Didn’t like the first one, haven’t really paid much attention to the rest.  The books were good – got far too long around the middle few but the last one was about right – and Stephen Fry’s audiobooks are excellent for long journeys, but they miss far too much out of the films.
  10. I am undecided about spots.
Now I’m supposed to tag a few more people on this.
  • MyDaddyCooks
  • dadcooking2nite
  • wheniwasakid
All 3 excellent twitter types.  Should be interesting…

5 responses to “10 Things you Didn’t Know About Me.”

  1. Dungeons and Dragons, Time Bandits,Wild Wild West and Queen, I’m beginning to suspect that you have secretly been living my life. Next you’ll be telling me that you went to see Star Wars when it came out and read the Lord of the Rings Triology in your youth.

    Nice list I’ll have to see what I can come up with.

    • I certainly did read Lord of the Rings in my youth – and several times since over the years. Unfortunately, the only Star Wars movie I caught on it’s release in the cinema was Return of the Jedi. I did catch all 3 when the remastered ones were released at the cinema back in the 90s.

  2. Not sure about 6, but I’ll have a good guess at 3…
    Don’t remember the trainee teacher tho, was I there?
    Now, how about ’10 things other people know about you that you haven’t mentioned in the list you compiled?
    Or maybe that will overlap with the ‘things that shouldn’t be on the internet at all’ injunction?
    Maybe even worth compiling a list of things you wish were true, mostly for the delectation of identity thieves and future employers?

    • The Red Box was before we met, mate. Back at junior school.

      I like the idea of the “10 things you wish were true about you” list but the other one might have to be addressed with some form of bribery. “How much will you give me not to publish this list of 10 things I know about you that you wish I didn’t?”

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