It's been a long time since anyone tagged me..

Actually, it was quite a long time since Tigermama tagged me with this one but I haven't felt like doing a meme but I have a teeny bit of time on my hands so here we go.... 1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts. 2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves. 3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules. 4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names. 5. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog. ok, 8 random facts about me: 1) I always tell people that I am 5ft 11 but in reality I am closer to 6 ft tall. 2) I love purple and hate green because my primary school uniform was green and I got sick of if after 7 years! 3) My middle name is Joanne, my confirmation name is Josephine. As my son is called Joey, you can tell I have a thing about JO- names! ;-) (My brother is actually called Jonathan but that is another thing completely) 4) The reason my middle name is Joanne is because my mum was nursing a terminally ill woman when she was pregnant with me and that woman had never been able to have kids but said that if she loved the name Joanne and would have named a daughter that. My Mum promised to name me Joanne if I was a girl and although she called me Midori instead, she honoured her promised by giving me Joanne as my middle name. 5) Despite being quite outgoing and generally confident, I do have alot of self-doubt and self-esteem issues. 6)Like Tigermama, I used to be a waitress and it has made me a sympathetic customer but it also makes me hate bad service and moody staff because I know that even when you are panicking and rushed off your feet, it is still possible to provide good service and a smile. 7) I used to have a belly button piercing but took it out because I bought a belt with a big buckle that kept bumping it. I had to choose between the piercing and the belt and went with the belt.. probably for the best as that is the only area I have pregnancy- induced stretch marks so it probably would have been very uncomfortable when pregnant. 8) I am never late. I invariably turn up at least 5 minutes early for stuff ( even after Joey was born, much to everyone's amazement!) and I really hate people being late. (Although that is something I am slowly getting more accustomed to.) One of the things I loved about Japan is that when people said they would turn up at a certain time, failing a national emergency, they were there when they said they would be. Almost everyone I know who blogs has already been tagged so I am not going to tag anyone. Have a good weekend everyone! On sunday I am taking Joey to an annual reunion type event at my old school. I am looking forward to seeing how my school has changed and hanging out with some of my mates. I am kind of freaking out about starting work on Monday (especially as my offer letter has yet to arrive thanks to postal strikes!) but I am sure I will be fine. Joey is loving daycare, I am just hoping that he continues to love it as much when he realises that it is an all-day every day affair!


Granny said...

I found the belly button piercing fascinating.

Again, I'm glad everything is falling into place for you. It was such a big decision and move.

Hugs to you and Joey.

Gina said...

I loved reading your answers to this Midori! My personal fav was #4. That was really very sweet of your mom to honor that promise! : )

Tigermama said...

I liked #4 too! And, I`m always on time too. :)