Following in the footsteps of Viewtiful_Justin, I have decided to do a "Ten Things" list.
1 – I have an irrational fear of soapsuds.
I think this dates from the time when, as a kid, I watched a film in which several boxes of washing power got thrown into a swimming pool. The result was a whole garden fully of fluffy white suds. I don't know why I find them so disturbing and I'm OK if they're in small numbers like in a washing-up bowl. No idea why. N.B. This does not mean I don't bathe!
2 – I used to tell people my middle name was Sarah
My usual joke is that "my family was too poor to afford middle names". When I was a kid, I really wanted one, so I used to pretend I had. Not sure why Sarah though as it's not a name I'd be that keen to have now. My little sister got a middle name though, what's that about, Mum?
3 – I love spiders and snakes.
That's it, I just do.
4 – My eyesight is about a tenth as good as normal and it only works in black and white.
Well; it's just enough of a disability to get me a free bus pass, but otherwise, it's a bit rubbish, really. It also means I can't stand bright light so I'm the doofus wearing shades on a rainy day. At least I have my ears.
5 – I Once Busked in the City Centre of my hometown
I love music and along with the not-being-able-to-resist-singing-along, I also like to write and play my own stuff. I learned more about music by trying to create it that I ever did in Mr Thorne's lessons at school. I tried my hand at busking many years ago and it was quite exciting and scary but only earned me £4 (6$?) for a couple of hours' work so I was never going to make a living at it.
6 – I tried abseiling down an 11-storey building to cure myself of my fear of heights.
Did it work?
7 – My house contains more than 3,000 books.
I cannot conceive of a life without books. Open one up and you can be anywhere, doing anything and you can stop and start anytime, the words will be waiting for you. I don't think these e-books will ever replace the weight, the feel, the smell of a book. I like second-hand books too, sometimes they have inscriptions in the front and it makes you wonder what the people were like that thought of this book as a suitable gift for that person.
8 – My most coveted superpower would be a healing touch.
Not bothered about flying or x-ray vision, but to be able to ease pain and suffering, that would be soooo cool. If I can't have that one, then teleportation please so I can stay in bed later in the mornings and still not be late for work (see item 9).
9 - I'm a night person
Seriously, I am lousy at getting out of bed in the morning. If they would just shift the workday back a few hours so I can get up about 11:00, that would be great. I've tried going to bed earlier at night, but all that happens then is I lie awake until the usual sleep time, so I've gained nothing.
10 - I got married at 17
That's quite young here in the UK, although maybe not so much in some of the states of the US. I wasn't pregnant, he was my first boyfriend, he was 12 years my senior and we're still together after 30 years.
So there you have it, 10 useless facts about yours truly.