Thursday, May 31, 2007

Where'd she go?

It has been very silent on this site for the last two weeks. Sorry. I went on holiday to Crystal Springs, and there was no internet.

I lieu of a proper post, I am instead going to respond to the get-to-know-you's from Kiki and Kris:

First, Eight Great Things about me:
(well, actually they are just random)
  1. My inbox is the dead zone for chain mail of any description. These are about the first I have ever responded to.
  2. I have read an average of a book a week since I was about nine. I am almost 32. That's a lotta books.
  3. I have found a spelling or grammar error in almost everything I have ever read, and have now had to stop reading the local press because I can't bear the illiteracy. I am just some schmo who makes frequent mistakes, so you can imagine what is going on in those papers.
  4. In the pre-yoga days, I was sometimes late for work because I would compulsively check whether my front door was locked before leaving. And before going to bed. Living alone in South Africa may have had something to do with that, though.
  5. When I was 13, one of my parents' friends said I looked Rubenesque. I didn't know what that meant at the time, but now I realize it has always been my fate to be, well, Rubenesque. Pity that's not the fashion any more.
  6. By the time I was ten, I had moved house 21 times (I think, didn't fact check this with my mom) and I had lived in three countries.
  7. At 15, I defected from Catholicism in favor of the Methodist Church, but abandoned them when a girl was ostracized for appearing on the back page of the Sunday paper in her very sedate bikini.
  8. That said, immodesty offends me and I think we would all be happier if we weren't confronted by mass images of women in (basically) their underwear from every billboard and magazine cover.
4 jobs I have held:
  1. Call-centre sucker
  2. Recruitment agent
  3. Researcher
  4. Yoga Teacher
4 Movies I can watch over and over:

Not a one. I would rather read than re-watch something I have seen and remember scene for scene.

4 places I have lived:
  1. Zimbabwe
  2. Namibia
  3. South Africa
  4. UK
4 Categories of TV I enjoy:

Sorry, don't really watch TV, but if forced to choose, I choose the Discovery Channel.

4 places I have been on holiday:
I have a bad case of the travel bug, so:
  1. South America - Argentina
  2. Asia - Thailand, Hong Kong, India
  3. Africa - within SA, Comores, Mozambique, Kenya, Swaziland, Lesotho
  4. Europe - UK, France, Belgium, Holland, Spain
Sigh, so many places, so little time...

4 favorite dishes:
  1. Pasta and tomato sauce, made by Husband
  2. Oven grilled veg and vegetarian schnitzels
  3. Dhal soup
  4. Green and Blacks chocolate! Mmmmm
4 websites I visit daily:
Like Kris, I try not to go online daily, but I cycle through all the links on my sidebar just about every time I log on!

4 places I would rather be right now:
Nah, here is fine. Although it wouldn't kill me to be in India...

I am meant to tag other people to do this, but, true to my dead zone style with this type of thing, I leave it in your hands: if you want to, do it, and let me know so I can read it!


Karen Beth said...

You truly fascinate me. :)

My inbox is also a deadzone for any sort of chain mail or "send this on or you will have bad luck for seven years". I just don't get into that sort of thing. Glad you don't either.

I have done memes and would do this one but I already have I think.

I admire that you read so much. And, I think we are all exposed to too much immodesty as well. It is everywhere!

Great to learn more about you!


Karen Beth :)

Linda (Sama) said...

cool, nadine! I've missed your posts....

now explain to me what a meme is!

hey, I'm almost finished blogging about my India trip last year, check it out! and I have nailed down my itinerary for this year...woo-hoo! only 209 days and 5,030 hours, but who's counting? :)

isha said...

i think not watching the idiot box is way cool. which reminds me, i've got to cancel my cable subscription since i'm hardly at home (most of my time is spent either teaching or practicing yoga) :)

ombites (mary) said...

Aww, thanks for sharing. You're definitely one interesting cool chick. I hope you had a fabulous time away!

yogaglamgirl said...

so great to get to know you!!! I can't believe how much you've moved. and I agree, too many women wearing not enough clothes...and no matter what the trend is (rubenesque or not) I think you look gorgeous. apologies in advance though...i'm not the best speller. in fact, I had to double-check on how you spelled rubenesque *heee heee*.

Nadine Fawell said...

Hee hee. Funny how unique we all are, yet how much we have in common...
So interesting how many of us are non-TV watchers - apparently there is now a whole demographic that advertisers can't reach because we don't watch enough TV!

yogaglamgirl said...

ps...thanks for your comment back about the spelling thing. that makes me feel better. Writing can sometimes be a daunting thing for me, something I've never studied much or cared much about until recently as a dared dip my little toe into this massive blogosphere..