Monday, 22 September 2008

The Random Things Meme

I was tagged by Shameless. Let's do this. First, the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Write 6 random things/unspectacular quirks about yourself
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them
5. Let each person you have tagged know by leaving a comment on their blog
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is posted.

Six Random Things:

1. I never wear heels. I own no dresses and only one skirt. I had great legs, right up until I turned 35, and even now they're not so bad. But I live in jeans or moleskins these days.

2. In my late twenties I spent the best part of eighteen months working with the Royal Navy, as a researcher. I toured around, went on nuclear subs and slept in the room where Prince Andrew bunked as a Naval recruit. I learned to call Royal Marines "Bootnecks" and RAF pilots "CrabFats". I had a whale of a time.

3. I love horror movies. I used to sneak into X rated slash flicks with my brother when I was just 15. I'd memorise a false date of birth in case anyone quizzed me; they never did.

4. I used to write boy/boy porn. A lot of it.

5. I have a mild case of survivor guilt because I wouldn't have been born but for the atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. My mother was a child internee in a Japanese camp, sentenced to death by the Japanese just days before the Allies dropped the bombs. This bothers me in all sorts of ways I don't often voice.

6. I love being a mother. Deeply, madly. It changed me as a person, in ways I'm still finding out. My seven year old is an independent as they come but still it's like I'm missing a limb when she's not someplace I can reach out and hug her when I want to.

As for tagging others, I think everyone I know has already been tagged. If not, consider yourself tagged!


Shameless said...

Thanks, Sarah!

Lots of great random, quirky things about you. Boy/boy porn! That is funny.

Your life has been interesting so far.

Sarah Hilary said...

Cheers, Kevin. I suspect you knew about the porn already. :)

Shameless said...

Aw... Just because I know secret identities doesn't mean I exploit them.

Hadn't gotten that far, I guess.


Sarah Hilary said...

I thought you were holding out until I was rich and famous - haha. I shall pay you in action figures!

Shameless said...

Now THAT'S a payment worth extortion! Or would it be blackmail?

Ah well, I won't do it either way. But if I should happen to one day receive the hottest action figure of the time (maybe one with a signature on its foot, or wherever you could sign an action figure) in my mailbox, I'll be a happy, happy dude.

K.C. Ball said...


Here's something I learned in four years as a corrections officer.

Extortion is obtaining money through intimidation or physical threat; blackmail is obtaining money through threat of exposure.

I can't imagine you doing either.

Sarah Hilary said...

Corrections Officer? KC, you dark horse! I am now officially a bit scared of you..!

Kev, you do my confidence a whole world of good. x