Aug 162007

This is the first time ever that I have been tagged twice for something. By Lisa of u-handbag and another “bag lady”, Joanna of joanna bags. As far as I know this is just the basic 8 random things about me-meme.

  1. Something I wrote has been put up by another blogger. (We belong to the same writing group. Look at the top of her sidebar. (Well, her blog’s sidebar, really.)) It is quite macabre and not what I’m usually writing. I did it as a homework assignment for the writing group. The assignment was to write something titled “Open”. All I can say is that I read Neil Gaiman‘s Harlequin story from “Fragile Things” at that time.
  2. Just a few days ago did I realize that so far I have spent more than two weeks of my summer break waiting. I didn’t do anything that couldn’t be interrupted on the drop of a hat. So I did a lot of blog reading but not a lot of writing, making music or sewing.
  3. While I wrote a sweet little line in my last post about my feet being prone to dance I haven’t danced in years. One reason for this is that Germans don’t dance at parties. Another that I gave up jazz dance and hip hop when pregnant. I could just dance around the house, but I never do.
  4. I spent three of the last five weekends away from home. With my family. Each weekend involved an overnight stay complete with sleeping bags. Once we even packed the tent. We were at two parties, and visited with friends who live next to Austria.
  5. I have gone from an extravert to an introvert in the course of the last few months. When I first did the Myers-Briggs test in June I scored as a ENFP. I did it again at the beginning of August and now I’m obviously a INFJ. That’s Introvert, iNtuitive, Feeling, Judgmental. Now I know why I haven’t been enjoying parties anymore. Apart from parties among middle-aged couples being a little, um, boring, I have gone from the one in the middle of the crowd who tells the funny stories to the one at the edge of the crowd bringing her crocheting. And leaving early.
  6. I have felt quite lonely for the past few weeks. I turned 40 on July 27th, and apart from my family there was: an e-mail of a friend that came a week too early (She had remembered my birthday the first time ever though. We have been friends for almost 20 years.), a phone call on my answering machine a day late (A friend who told me she’d phone again a few days later. But she didn’t.) and a text message (I never send those) a week late from a friend of my husband. In a way I’m still waiting for a birthday card to arrive. But obviously I don’t have many friends left. – Interestingly I don’t feel lonely anymore since yesterday. You know what I did? I played the piano.
  7. The last thing I’m waiting for is a trip to Paris with my husband at the end of the month. I have never been there and have been wanting to see it for ages. I don’t really know what I want to see, maybe I’ll just soak up the atmosphere. We are only staying for three days so we won’t look at all the pictures, museums and whatnots. What would you want to see in Paris?
  8. If you want to hear me sing you can go to my husband’s blog and listen to our latest collaboration: dusk

First I thought everybody already did this so I didn’t want to tag somebody. But then I thought, “How about tagging people who don’t get tagged that often?” So I’m tagging Sabrina who has just moved to New York (an went on hunger-strike to get a job, obviously), Adrian who is on vacation but he will have to do it when he comes back, my husband for his German blog (This is for the ones of you who can read German.), and also I’d like to hear from the people reading here who don’t have a blog of their own. Leave your “8 things about me” in the comments, please.

(By the way you can leave anonymous comments here on my blog if you don’t have a google account but you can also go to the “other” option and just type a name into that form. You don’t even have to give an e-mail address.)

If you do have your own blog feel free to steal it.

  11 Responses to “8 things about me”

  1. I love it! Steal this meme is taking off, far and wide. πŸ™‚

    Your list was a good one.. because it is so revealing. Especially the one about the birthday. I’m in the same position.. but it is oddly okay. Attention like that makes me nervous anyway.

    But.. belated happy birthday. πŸ™‚

    No fuss.

    Renovation at my site. I’d value your opinion. πŸ™‚



  2. Happy Birthday. i wish i’d sent you that card. πŸ™‚

  3. Happy belated birthday, friend.

  4. beautiful song.

    and happy birthday.


  5. i love learning more about you. and you make 40 look passionate and delicious.

  6. Oh! I’m ENFJ! So, I should drag you out to parties so we can feel and judge people?! πŸ™‚ (sorry, had to go for the laugh…)

    You and my 2 favorite people share the same birthday–my brother and Grandma!

  7. Happy birthday wishes as well! 40, what a youngster you are. May the year be filled with many moments of health, happiness, and joy.

  8. i love your eight things i think i will do that test to see how i score.

    According to my mum 40 isnt old and infact 60 is the new 40!!!!!!!!!! make any sense to you??????

  9. I would love to go back to Paris. It’s been almost 20 years since I was last there. Just walking along the streets is an experience not to be missed. πŸ™‚ The Crazy Horse is another experience. OK, I didn’t go in, but just walking by was more than enough.

    Have fun!

  10. Me and Florian are also both INFJ and proud of it.

    Here is a you-are-the-best-person-in-the-whole-world-so-have-the-most-wonderful-birthday.

    It is a bit late but that is because you forgot to warn me ahead of time.

    I also leave parties early and don’t dance as much as I should. Thank you for reminding me I will remember to dance with fey again.

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