Something about me meme

I’ve picked this up from both and , which is appropriate because they both fall very much into the category of people I hardly know at all: I added because I had quoted one of her reviews, and because she sent me a note about Ray Bradbury’s stories set in Ireland.

I know very little about some of the people on my friends list. Some people I know relatively well. Some of you I hardly know at all. Perhaps you lurk, for whatever reason. But you read my blog and I thank you.

But here’s a thought: why not take this opportunity to tell me a little something about yourself. Any old thing at all. Just so the next time I see your name I can say: “Ah, there’s so and so…she likes spinach.”

I’d love it if every person who friended me would do this. Yes, even those I know really well. Then post this in your own journal, if you feel like it.

Tell me something you think I don’t already know. I’m curious.

Three things about me:

When doing my M Phil I discovered Eleanor of Aquitaine’s long-forgotten exact date of birth from a medieval horoscope. (As I type, the clock has just ticked into what would have been her 880th birthday, December 14.)

I played the clarinet in the school band, and percussion in the City of Belfast Youth Orchestra and occasionally at Cambridge. My children have chewed the ends off my timpani sticks now, though I don’t mind as it’s almost fifteen years since I last used them.

Going back to the cource of the meme, I never used to like spinach but learnt to tolerate it combined with cheese. However when I lived in Bosnia several of the local restaurants did a deliciously garlicky spinach arrangement called a “dalmatinska garnitura” and it completely changed my view.

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  1. In a weird bit of synchronicity, recently discovered she has a pair of great-great-great grandparents who were born in Maskinonge, the largely rural Quebec riding that’s the subject of the story you quote.

    There will no doubt be a spate of stories about woefully unprepared NDP MPs, mostly from Quebec; this is what happens when your party suddenly surges from a distant third nationwide to a strong second.

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