Wednesday, June 06, 2007

tagging along

I have been electronically tagged by the lovely Nunhead Mum of One to disclose eight previously unknown facts about myself. As this is very much a ‘confessional’ style of blog there isn’t much intimate and personal detail that hasn’t been included already but Ill have a go anyway:

1. The chancellors of Oxford and Cambridge fought a duel to decide who had the honour of me attending their university. They both missed, as hitting educational targets is rather red brick, after all.

2. Even though I knew Iain Dale when his famous diary was just a single sheet newsletter run off on one of those manually operated duplicating machines and delivered through the letterboxes in his cul-de-sac when Iain did his milkround he still has not added Strife in the North next to Wife in the North on his blogroll and I try as I might I cannot think what I did back then to upset him.

3. I'm often asked what do I think is the attraction of this blog. I put it down to the fact that in these busy times people do not have time to watch paint dry anymore, but they do still like to read about it.

4. It is a great regret to me that I have no recollection of the births of any of my four children due to the amount of drugs I was high on at the time. This applies to their conception as well and I feel equally, erm, regretful about this too, sigh.

5. I want to live like the common people, I want to do whatever common people do...

6. I failed my maths O-level

7. Very badly, which is why I had to withdraw my book advance in cash and count it on the kitchen table, a hundred and seventeen times

There are my eight facts then. Thank you for bearing with this blog whilst it struggles through this month apparently lacking in meaning or purpose, but I suppose at least I’m not alone in that respect, and thank you as well to anyone who nominated SITN for the blogpower award. Would I get expenses to go down to London to attend the ceremony does anyone know, it’s just that I have a meeting down in town with my agent coming up...

14 comments:

Stay at home dad said...

Rilly, I felt I already knew you so intimately, but now, well, you are just like one of the family. Thank you, thank you, thank you...

The thinker said...

I haven't read it yet Rilly as I've had to print it off to read later - with a cuppa in the garden But I couldn't miss seeing that you have been 'tagged'. How simply awful for you - does that mean you can't travel and have to report in to a Police station every night?

Lizzie said...

Dear Rilly, might we be allowed to know what O levels you did pass?

P.S. I've been 'tagged' again. I'm still thinking about it. It's such a responsiblity, last time I couldn't face it. You are very brave.

Lizzie said...

P.S. 'Electronically' tagged? Are you under curfew then??

aminah said...

i was feeling pretty down till i read your blog! thankyou

aims said...

Oh dear - Apparently you really are upset about being tagged - Is that why you forgot number 8?

(leaving the dumb part until the last) - I think I've missed what being 'tagged' means....(I'm hoping it refers to us voting for you on blogpower)....

aims said...

Oh dear - never mind - I went and read Nunhead -

Sometimes it's nice being such a dunce.....(most times it's just embarrassing)

mutterings and meanderings said...

Rilly, I fear you'd be even colder that you already were if you were to attend a Blogpower awards ceremony, as Mr Higham lives in Russia...

@themill said...

Does your tag carry your name and number in case you get lost in the grim north?

lady macleod said...

Oh come on I bet you have more fessing up to do. Think woman think.
I did it! I did it! I was the first to nominate you.... or was that you?

Anonymous said...

Rilly, Couldn't you combine a trip to the Blogpower awards with seeing to your husband, sorry, seeing your husband ?? Not at the same time of course..

rilly super said...

stay at home dad, if I'm one of the family, can I come and live with you back in london?

the thinker, actually what you describe there applies to my neigbour, having to go to the police station every night, although he is the desk sargent there

lizzie, are you inferring that you think I might in all probablilty have flunked english as well dear? If you have been tagged, just have a stiff drink, taker a deep breath, and pretend you are going to confession, it works for me

I thought that was the term for being tagged by internet - does that mean something else as well?

animah, thanks for visiting and welcome. I looked at your profile and you seem very intriguing. I think you should start a blog you know. Anyway, it is when people say such lovely things that my day is cheered up as well, so thankyou, and you can come back any time my dear!

aims, oh dear, that seems to be my poor grasp of artithmatic getting the better of me again, sigh

I don't think you are a dunce, I mean you know lots of things I don't, like about a thousand different things to do with maple syrup I bet...

M&M, crikey, is he in russia. he dodn't leave the UK shortly after that mysterious incident with the sushi did he? And I'm sure it can't possibly be colder than up north, that's impossible!

@mill, I dop have a tag which tells people in the north that I am from down south and asks them to please speak slowly and to lead me to the nearest starbucks if they find me wandering around lost

me ladyship, the first I heard of it was when I got a referral from the link on blogpower site so no, it wasn't me. Thanks for being the first as it seems it was you indeed


anonymous, he will probably be too busy on some big job with his assistant fabio to see me dear. I think he is doing some job for the navy because he keeps mentioning an Admiral Duncan...

The Secretary said...

As a fellow maths failure - I salute you!

The thinker said...

Rilly, I think I've sussed out why Iain Dale not put you on his blog roll. I reckon he thinks you already on there as Wife in the North..