Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Odd one out results - Elementary my dear Watson -

As TFE brilliantly deduced - (see my comments page frm 2 days back) - no 4 was the fib. Indeed I didn't dream of creepy parrots as a child, sure parrots are lovely things, and anyway - you don't dream in colour.

1. I recieved a letter from George Bush Snr - It was a response to my request for an interview for my newspaper, which I ran weekly or whenever I felt like it at the time, 20p per copy for an A4 page back and front. He declined my request - obviously knew of my brilliant and probing interview skills even then.

2. I was a backing dancer in a Bollywood film
- very far back, very very far back, a short film, filmed in dubland earlier this year.

4. I was offered a job on the Statue of Liberty and declined.
This was for the J1, a job in the gift shop, minimum wage, in a city where rent would've been astronomical, you basically would have had to be able to pay for the priviledge - and I wasn't.

5. I had a job breeding fruit flies - this was in a lab in Germany, as part of my college course, I had to feed them. I was useless at getting them to stay where they should stay though, so we used to have little clouds of them around the place.

6. I had a job making cardboard boxes - summer and weekend job during college, one of those things where you never wondered how they were produced until you end up working at the factory where they're made, like the magic door in Bosco.

7. I was nicknamed Sid Vicious as a child. This followed several wrestling matches with my brother and Dad - probably when I was about 5 or 6, both of whom emerged from the fight defeated, with tiny but deep bite marks.

8. I attended the Eurovision song contest - girly holiday with my mam the year Lordi triumphed in Athens. I'd heartily recommend it as a holiday choice. Fantastic hype, great caberet tack and brilliance. And you'll be a mini celebrity for a while afterwards.

9. I was a member of the "Caring and Sharing Association" in my teens, a great fun organisation to be part of, organising social events for people with disabilities - despite the corny name it was one of the best things I ever did.

10. I had a note for a fictional verruca for several years worth of PE
- this is true, my mother collaborated and rewrote it for me whenever it got old looking. At the end of one of the terms the PE teacher wrote "Hope the verruca clears up for next year" on my report card.

13 comments:

Rachel Fox said...

If I tell my little girl about your verruca scam she will want to copy it for sure!
x

Niamh B said...

It was brilliant, actually made a life long friend of a girl who was working a similar scam at the time, nothing seals friendship like hours and hours of tidying the same tidy PE equipment room.

Uiscebot said...

Jesus you're so interesting! I must hang out with you more often you cool person you.

Uiscebot said...

that sounds sarky but it's not supposed to be! I dream in colour by the way

Totalfeckineejit said...

So funny about not being able to get the flies to stasy where they should and clouds of them everywhere.'SIT flies! Aw, come on now STAY, you little feckers'

Niamh B said...

Uisce - Didn't think that sounded sarky at all, I am absolutely fascinating really. Looking forward to your list.

TFE - yes - very disobedient they were (have you ever tried to train a fruit fly?). There were some cute ones with curly wings as a mutation, they were slightly easier to control, as they could only walk, no flying.

Domestic Oub said...

Your PE teachers were very tolerant. If I'd pulled that scam for more than one week, they'd have beaten me to death and then buried my body under the of the six hockey pitches.


~(cool, my word verification is Fanta)

beedlemama said...

I'm obviously too late, but am loving the fictional verruca.

Niamh B said...

Oub - yeah - they knew I was crap at sport anyway, so it didn't bother them that much.
BM - where's your list? All the cool kids have one...

Dominic Rivron said...

Good for your mum!

Niamh B said...

It could be said that she should have encouraged me to exercise, but she just knew there was no point forcing me, one day we were actually on the way to school when we remembered the note and she pulled over to write one for me.

Jessica said...

Man. I have no idea what verruca even is. Guess it's time for Google!

Niamh B said...

Jessica - by now you've probably googled, and I have to inform you, I did actually have one once, which inspired the eternal PE note.