Sunday, May 31, 2009

Five Fives

For those of you who don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, a couple of days ago I asked folks to challenge me with blog post subjects, as I was feeling the need to "stretch my legs" a bit with my blogging.  I have some suggestions, which I will start to work on over the next few days, but I'm still open to suggestions (er, challenges) if you have any.  Everything suitable will be attempted!

So this is going to be my first challenge blog, and I'm going to start with a nice simple one until I find my feet.

@lilabris (who is my luvverly friend Kylie) challenged me to a "5 Things" meme.  Which is basically groups of five things about me.  So, here goes.

Five Favourite Musicians Ever (tough one)

  • Elvis Costello
  • kd lang
  • Tom Waits
  • Queen
  • Indigo Girls

Five Cities I Could Live In (Besides Brisbane)

  • New York City - it's all shades of awesome!
  • Perth - so pretty and laid back, and much less built up
  • San Francisco - it has EVERYTHING and is very creative
  • Chicago - or nearby, I have beloved friends that live at Aurora, I'd love to be near them and Chicago was so funky.
  • Melbourne - I love the coffee culture and the CBD is so lovely there.

Five Favourite Fictional Characters

  • Mr Darcy - Pride and Prejudice (what woman doesn't?)
  • Nick Schultz - Blue Heelers (what can I say, I fell in love when I was very young)
  • Anne Shirley - Anne of Green Gables
  • Hellboy - one of my favourite comic book heroes of all time.
  • Arthur Dent - I always kind of felt that I know just how Arthur feels in the Hitchhiker books.

Five Strange Things I Have Eaten

  • Echidna (damn good!)
  • Scorpion (crunchy)
  • Testicles (Rocky Mountain oysters, bush oysters, prairie oysters, whatever you call them)
  • Haggis (it was worse than the testicles)
  • Ostrich (kind of beefy really)

Five Random Facts about Me

  • I used to own a music shop.
  • When I was 21, I started a radio station with my friend Marty.  It's still running today, over 15 years later.
  • I collect postcards, but they must have gone through the post (not necessarily to me)
  • Peas make me gag.
  • I am a sucker for underdogs and "waifs and strays" in life.
So there you have blog challenge post number 1!  Watch this space for more to come.


Robin said...

I think Anne Shirley would be in my top 5 too. :)

Flibbertigibbet said...

I saw kd lang live last year, I did not expect her to do a hoedown. Her version of Hallelujah blew me away live too! She was playing at a festival and I caught her by accident, never having listened to her really, but those songs really surprised me.
I love Tom Waits too!

Also, I have a long-standing dream to go to San Francisco.
Last thing, before I was veggie my mother fed me random stuff, frogs legs, snails, shark etc, I remember finding kangaroo in the freezer once.
It's no wonder I ended up weird.