5 things you didn’t know about Emma

I’m going to do my last meme for the year. That’s only because it’s nearing Christmas and work is as busy as I’ve ever seen it, trying to get a website redesign developed in time for January, and I can’t think of anything worthwhile to write about right now. I was tagged by Joe Dolson and, from the looks of it, this one has been doing the rounds!

The clue is in the title. I have to tell you five things that you probably didn’t know about me.

  1. I’m an avid fan of the television program “Casualty” and have been watching for over 15 years! I love the fact that it always starts out with some mundane scene, such as kids playing football, man ploughing a field with a huge rusty tractor, a factory worker shredding cardboard in an industrial shredding machine, etc. and you just know that something gruesome is about to happen to one of them.
  2. My first kiss wasn’t until I was 19! At a work lunch last week, a question went around the table asking how old you were when you had your first kiss. The average age must have been about 12 years old, so that’s why I refrained from answering!
  3. I have a bright purple mole on my right upper arm. It’s actually quite small but looks like someone once stabbed me with a purple biro.
  4. When I was younger I had dreams of becoming a landscape gardener or interior designer. Unfortunately, despite the Art A-level, I seem not to have much sense of “what goes together”.
  5. I’m a geek on the inside (well maybe outside too, but I hope not). I’ve been playing around with computers since I was 8 years old. The first computer we had was an Amstrad 386, a hand-me-down from a family friend, and one of the things I remember programming were Christmas cards. I loved choosing the colour numbers from the book, size of text and seeing how it turned out on screen. Much like the reason I love being a web developer, I suppose!

That was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be and I hope I haven’t embarrassed myself too much.

I can only think of 3 people to tag and they are; Paul Haine (even though I don’t think he’ll do it), Caroline Mockett and Howard Stredwick.

Tags: ,

7 Responses to “5 things you didn’t know about Emma”

  1. paul haine says:

    “even though I don’t think he’ll do it”

    You think correctly!

  2. Joe Dolson says:

    Purple? Really? I’ve got a bright red one on my lower right arm, actually…I’m sure there’s another name for these things than “mole”, but that’s well out of my zone of information…

  3. Howard says:

    I was going to write some utterly banal “round up of 2006” post, in a hackneyed attempt to show that no, my blog isn’t utterly, hopelessly neglected.

    But now I have to do the meme thang.

    Thank god.

  4. Keys says:

    I knew 1, 3 and 5 … what do I win??? BTW I still hate Casualty!

  5. Jamie says:

    (Best said in a geeky-dorky voice…)

    eer… i think you’ll find that the first computer we had was an Amstrad CPC464 actually. With an integrated 3 1/2″ floppy disk drive in the keyboard.

    thank you.

  6. Emma says:

    Oli – You don’t win anything unless you knew all of them.

    Bro – Thanks for that. Don’t fight the geek that’s inside you.

    I don’t think there’s any one person who knows all of those things, which is quite cool.

  7. Jo says:

    I think I probably did know all 5 things about you, just about, although I probably couldn’t have named the computer in as much detail
    as Jamie!

Leave a Reply