I feel that my blog became very boring recently. Every day is the same: I made this and I printed that, it's good I leave out the endless browsing through catalogues and web-sites looking for good deals on services and materials.
Thank God that lovely and talented Patricia from http://alittlehut.blogspot.com/ announced an open call for An Honest Scrap Award: http://alittlehut.blogspot.com/2009/09/some-truths-about-me.html
The rules are these: everyone who was tagged should share 10 true things about themselves and then pass the award on to 10 other bloggers. Unfortunately, I don't think I can find 10 people who read my blog at this moment, so I will follow Patricia and let everybody who read this post decide if they want to be tagged and do it.
Here we go: 10 TRUE THINGS ABOUT ME.
1) I am of Russian, Mongolian and Polish heritage. Sometimes I annoy strangers, because nobody can guess my ethnic background.
2) You know all these joke about people who were dropped on their head when they were babies? I actually was dropped on my head right the next moment after I was born: young nurse slipped up. Go ahead, mock me.
3) When I was about 12 years old, my parents told me that a woman could never make a great cook, only a man can. They were giving me as an example my father who was, indeed, a great cook. Being your normal tomboy rebel I didn’t want to be associated with womankind in any way. I quickly picked up cooking and I was enjoying it ever since. And yes, I do think that it was my parents’ secret goal.
4) I hate learning languages, and I have no aptitude for it. I hate it so much I started to learn Esperanto when I was young as an act of protest against the very existence of foreign languages.
5) I am an author of three novels, but I don’t have any formal education nether in creative writing, no in literature. I have PhD in Philosophy. Sadly, it’s true.
6) I used to write for "Cosmopolitan" and I had being writing a "Style Guru" column online for four or five years. I have very unhealthy love-hate relationship with fashion.
7) In the perfect life I would be a teacher. When I was doing my doctorate study I was teaching in college and I loved it. It’s a shame I can’t teach now. Why? See par.4.
8) I am a registered background performer. Meaning that I work as a movie extra from time to time. My biggest gig was “I am not there” with Kate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Richard Gere and others.
9) I can swim with my hands tided up behind my back. Actually, I don’t think I am able to drown in any circumstances.
10) Once, when I was a kid, I fell through the ice on the lake. My friends pulled me out. It was April, and I don’t remember being cold, only a little scared and very surprised. My mother still doesn’t know about this episode.