8 random things about me

Applie has been tagged to write down 8 random facts about herself, and though she didn’t tag me, I decided to join in the fun. Applie, you can tag me now. 😀 

I am the middle child of 3 girls, middle in many respects. I have one sister who is taller, and one who is shorter. One sister has dark brown hair, the other is much blonder than I. The blonde one’s hair is really curly, mine is slightly wavy, the brunette sister’s hair is dead straight.  We don’t really look like sisters at all. 😀

When I was in grade school we once found a harmless garden snake in our pool filter. It became my pet and I took it to school one day. My best friend didn’t want to be my friend anymore because she said the snake was of the devil. Another girl loved snakes and wanted to be my friend because she hoped I would give it to her.

We had a beach house when I grew up and every summer holiday we would spend about a month there.  The waves get quite big there and I once saw a surfer go right underneath me (and he wasn’t hunched over) while I was on the top of the wave trying to catch it on my boogie board.  Those waves were quite something and I lost my nerve with them after a while.

I like to see myself as a what-you-see-is-what-you-get person. I love honesty, I don’t like guile and I hate it when people play games. Give me the honest truth any time…I can handle it. I probably already think what you are going to say anyway. Sorry…this is turning into a rant…

I failed my entire second year at university because I socialised too much. The dean of my faculty happened to be the brother of my aunt by marriage, and it was particularly embarrassing having to meet with him to ask him to allow me another chance at my studies.

I made jewelry out of the weirdest things as a teen: macadamia nut shells, seeds, copper sheeting, clothes pegs, to name a few.

When I am with people I don’t know or that I am not quite comfortable with, I get this totally weird block in my brain and I turn into a dumb blonde. My hubby knows a side of me that many people don’t see because of  these ‘duh’ moments.

I like nature, and I like “roughing it’ and I used to love going on camps as a teen and learning about survival skills in the wild. I enjoyed taking physical challenges like gruelling obstacle courses and crossing ravines by only using a rope slung across it. The tougher and the dirtier, the better.

There ya go. I could have kept going…hehehe

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4 responses to “8 random things about me

  1. I learned more about you than I had known before. I would have thought you just got shy not having duh moments.

    You do need to come to Alaska and really rough it before you get called to leave the States. 🙂

  2. I loved reading your post, Sumi. If you go to Alaska to see Elaine and “rough it”, I’ll go with you. 😀

    That’s so funny about the snake. 😆

    Thanks for tagging yourself. This has been fun. 🙂

  3. Hello Sumi. 🙂 My name is Robin and I came here by way of Applie’s Place. 😀 I have enjoyed reading your blog. I love your ceramics! You have quite a gift. We just planted some Calla Lillies, so that one was fun to see. The one right below it is my favorite – love the red and other colors in it. :mrgreen:

    It was nice to ‘meet’ you here. Have a nice day! 🙂

  4. Hi Robin! It’s nice to meet you! 🙂

    The piece you mentioned is my favorite too.

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